‘Without U.S. influence, Jews in Europe could be in danger’

The Conference of European Rabbis on Monday kicked off its annual conference, being held this year in Minsk, Belarus.

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis and the chief rabbi of Moscow, spoke to Arutz Sheva on the sidelines of the conference and related to the election victory of Donald Trump in the United States, which he called a “new world order”.

“I’m not discussing what Mr. Trump said during his campaign, which might have been a little bit exaggerated. I’m discussing his comments after his election and his phone call with the correspondents of The New York Times,” the rabbi continued.

In that conversation, said Rabbi Goldschmidt, Trump indicated that the relations between the U.S. and its allies would change significantly under his presidency and the United States would “demand payment to help other countries to protect themselves.”

“If this happens, it means that the whole relationship with the United States, which has for many years expounded the idea of American exceptionalism, if this component is no longer a part of U.S. foreign policy – it will impact the lives of many minorities all over the world,” he opined.


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