ISRAEL/RELIGION: “The White House press briefing is underway, and press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre began with a question about Donald Trump’s attack on American Jews.

She called the former president’s comments ‘antisemitic, as you all know, and insulting both to Jews and to our Israeli allies.’

‘But let’s be clear, for years, for years now, Donald Trump has aligned with extremists and antisemitic figures and it should be called out,’ she added. ‘We need to root out antisemitism everywhere it rears its ugly head. … With respect to Israel, our relationship is iron clad and it’s rooted in shared values and interests. Donald Trump clearly doesn’t understand that either.'”

-Lauren Gambino, “White House calls Trump’s remarks on American Jews ‘antisemitic and insulting’ – as it happened,” theguardian.com, October 17, 2022