American Jew from Israel tells Americans enough: Sean Spicer made a minor mistake

Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Attrib: White House, CC
Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Attrib: White House, CC

I am a Jew, and I would like to tell my fellow Jews, and anyone else, to stop badgering the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about his Holocaust comments. Spicer made an honest mistake, get over it!

Liberals (and sadly some Conservatives) are over-dramatizing this issue. It has to stop. Sean Spicer is NOT a Holocaust denier. He is NOT an anti-Semite. And he is NOT a white supremacist. I can tell you from my own experience that he is far from all of those things. And quite frankly, he does have a point to his comparison, at least in some respects.

Why is it such a sin for Spicer, a Republican, to make a comment comparing chemical weapons use against Syrians to the Holocaust? After all, Liberals obviously think it is perfectly okay to compare Trump to Hitler. A comparison which could not be further from the truth!

Holocaust awareness is meant to teach history and to prevent it from happening again. It should not be used to further a political agenda, which is what Liberals do. Just because you Liberals disagree with someone does not make them a Nazi or Hitler. If you don’t like the Holocaust or Hitler being brought up, don’t do it yourself. And if you truly want to see a white supremacist in action, visit David Duke’s Twitter page.

My fellow Jews, especially the Liberal ones: we are able to defend ourselves in this day and age. Consider the fact that we have had our own homeland for over 60 years. We are no longer victims. So let’s stop acting like one! We need to stop playing the race card [NOTE: Race? Judaism isn’t a race! It’s a religion and a culture, but it’s NOT a race.] when either the Holocaust or Hitler are mentioned. Instead, we should use our stubborn, righteous anger that God gave us.

Where were all of you when President Obama sent millions of dollars to the Iranian regime? This is a regime who actually wants another Holocaust of our people to happen? Where were you when women marchers had radical Islamic terrorist supporters leading the marches? In fact, one of them actually helped with a terror attack which resulted in two Israelis being murdered. Where were you then?

How about helping Jews defend themselves against anti-Semitism on American college campuses? This is a serious problem on college campuses across the U.S. Jewish voices are actively being silenced and intimidated under Liberal leadership who more willingly sympathize with Muslims.

There is REAL anti-Semitism going on in the world. To play the race card [religion card] over a single misspoken statement by the Press Secretary is just crying wolf. It’s a distraction used to demonize someone you don’t like. If you keep doing that, people will stop listening, just like the boy who cried wolf. There is a very distinct difference between REAL anti-Semitism and someone throwing the race card [religion card] to create distraction and garner media attention. Wake up! And call out those who are trying to use us for their political motives.

To Sean Spicer, I want you know that I forgive your mistake. Our people should be a forgiving people and they should forgive you as well. Let’s all move on from this and continue to work to Make America Great Again.

David Weissman was born in Queens, NY and served 13 years in the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant, including two deployments to Afghanistan. Upon being honorably discharged he made the Jewish right of return (Aliyah) and moved to the city of Ashkelon in Israel where he experienced the war with Hamas in the summer of 2014. David is now a freelance writer living in the city of Efrat in the Jerusalem district.