Donald J. Trump’s presidency, Jewish Republicans rationalized the bigoted fringes of Mr. Trump’s coalition, arguing for the unsavory supporters within his midst and The antisemitic tropes that he used paled in comparison with His administration’s pro-Israeli policies.

However, Trump dined last week at Mar-a-Lago on Palm Beach. with The performer Kanye WestHe was already detained for making antisemitic remarks. and with Nick Fuentesa outspoken antisemite and Holocaust denier, giving the antisemitic fringe honor at his table Some of Mr. Trump’s Even the most staunch supporters can’t ignore the aiding of bigotry by the Republican Party’s nominal leader.

“I am a child of survivors. I have become very frightened for my people,” Morton Klein, head of the right-wing Zionist Organization of America, said on Monday, referring to his parents’ survival of the Holocaust. “Donald Trump is not an antisemite. He loves Israel. He loves Jews. But he mainstreams, he legitimizes Jew hatred and Jew haters. And this scares me.”

However, not all Republican leaders have spoken out. Jewish Republicans slowly are shedding their loyalty to a former president, who for many years insisted that he had no connections to the far-right bigots, but refused to retract it. Jewish Figures and organizations that have stood by Mr. Trump, from Mr. Klein’s group to the pro-Trump commentator Ben Shapiro to Mr. Trump’s Your former ambassador to Israel and A one-time bankruptcy attorney David M. FriedmanSince the dinner,, have all spoken out.

Jews are concerned about more than just one meal at Mar-a-Lago. However, that meal has become a defining moment, particularly for Jews. Jewish Republicans.

“We have a long history in this country of separating the moral character of the man in the White House from his conduct in office, but with Trump, it’s gone beyond any of the reasonably acceptable and justifiable norms,” Jay Lefkowitz is a former adviser of President George W. Bush and Many of Mr. Trump’s Policies were announced Monday.

American Jewry believes that the dinner debate has highlighted what could be the most disturbing moment in American history for half a century or more.

“The normalization of antisemitism is here,” Jonathan Greenblatt, Chief Executive of the Anti-Defamation League.

Senator Chuck Schumer from New York, Democratic majority leader, went to Senate to denounce Mr. Trump’s These actions “disgusting and dangerous,” They were then called “Them”. “pure evil.”

Mr. WestA figure with An enormous fan base has propagated hatred for the Jews. Kyrie Irving, basketball star, propagated antisemitic views with He sent a tweet, but he later apologized. Neo-Nazis have returned to Twitter, bringing back memes and coded messages Elon Musk has now restored accounts that had been closed for bigotry, which was something that it hadn’t seen in years. Musk tweeted Monday a cartoon about “Pepe” The symbol of white supremacists, the alt-right section adopted the frog as a symbol. The rest was history. a tweet last month of a German soldier from World War II, which was cited by white nationalist Telegram accounts as evidence of Mr. Musk’s like-mindedness.

House Republican leaders have stated that they will restore Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (Republican of Georgia). and Paul Gosar (Republican of Arizona) to the committees from whom they were jettisoned in part by Democrats for their antisemitic remarks or associating with White supremacists such as Mr. Fuentes.

“The level of antisemitism being expressed, antisemitic acts at a very elevated level, and the acceptability of antisemitism — it is all creating an environment which is, thank God, unusual for the United States, and it has to be nipped in the bud. That’s it. That’s the moment we’re in,” Rabbi Moshe Hauer, executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union, represents the branch Judaism most supportive of Donald Trump.

Northwestern University historian Peter Hayes made comparisons with the 1930s when prominent figures such as Charles Lindbergh and Henry Ford were popular. and Father Charles Coughlin used radio broadcasts and newspapers and The speakers circuit was designed to echo the antisemitism that was taking root in Germany. American Jews were divided on whether to face Nazism through protests. and Professor Hayes said that it was against the law to boycott the event or to work behind-the scenes in fear of inflaming Antisemitism.

Now, Mr. West Has promised Twitter to “go death con 3 ON JEWISH PEOPLE.” Dave Chappelle, comedian and actor, delivered a sharp monologue. “Saturday Night Live” On “the Jews” and Their numbers in Hollywood. American Jewry is split over whether Trump’s denigration might hurt American policy toward Israel if he returns to power, Mr. Hayes explained.

“The more people prioritize Israel, the more they are willing to make excuses for Trump, and that just makes me sad,” He said.

During his presidency, Donald Trump tried to keep the racists at bay and antisemites who supported him at an arm’s distance without banishing them altogether. Many Jews accepted his sleight-of-hand because his policies gave gift after gift to Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Israeli government: moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, pressuring the Palestinians relentlessly, recognising the annexation the Golan Heights, and scuttling nuclear agreement with Iran is pursuing peace negotiations between Israel and Iran and The Gulf States and Let go of all pressures to destroy the organization Jewish Settlements in the occupied West Bank.

After the antisemitic and racist remarks, the issue almost reached its peak. “Unite the Right” March in Charlottesville (Va.) in 2017, when Donald Trump stated that there had been “very fine people on both sides” The deadly confrontation. Prominent Jewish Members of his administration almost resigned over Mr. Trump’s Refusal to give up on bigotry with greater force.

In an interview, Mr. Klein again supported Mr. Trump’s actions on Charlottesville, though he acknowledged being troubled by the president’s failure to clarify his “both sides” remark. Even now, Mr. Klein acknowledged that it was hard for him to denounce Mr. Trump. On Nov. 13, the group presented a tribute to Trump’s actions for Israel at a gala. “and,” Mr. Klein said, “he deserved it.”

Mr. Trump’s excuses for dining with Mr. Fuentes and Mr. West — that he didn’t know the white supremacist and was offering his help to the musician — have fallen short. Monday was Monday when Senator Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Louisiana, posted on Twitter. “President Trump hosting racist antisemites for dinner encourages other racist antisemites. These attitudes are immoral and should not be entertained. This is not the Republican Party.” Senator Susan Collins (Republican from Maine) also condemned the dinner.

Mr. Shapiro, who came under near-constant attack in 2016 from neo-Nazi Trump supporters but stood by Mr. Trump at the time nonetheless, also rejected the former president’s excuses: “A good way not to accidentally dine with a vile racist and anti-Semite you don’t know is not to dine with a vile racist and anti-Semite you do know,” On Sunday, he posted a tweet.

The Orthodox Union did not just call on Donald Trump to condemn his dinner guests. and Cut all ties with These, as well as asked “responsible leaders — especially those in the Republican Party — to speak up, as former U.S. David Friedman is the Ambassador to Israel. and be counted among those who explicitly reject antisemitism.” Quoting the Talmud, Rabbi Hauer, the group’s executive vice president, said Mr. Trump’s His bad acts on hate did not get him out of his good deeds for Israel. and It is vice versa.

“That’s what makes life complex,” He said.

On Sunday, Gov. Arkansas’ Asa Hutchinson, who has ambitions to run in the Republican presidential nomination 2024, stated, “I hope someday we won’t have to be responding to what former President Trump has said or done. In this instance, it’s important to respond.” He accused the former President of “empowering” the country’s bigoted extremes.

As they waited to see if Mr. Trump would once again win the controversy, others seemed to be confused. The Republican Jewish Coalition’s initial statement condemned Mr. Fuentes and Mr. West Their “virulent antisemitism” But he didn’t mention the former president. Instead, he called “on all political leaders to reject their messages of hate and refuse to meet with them.”

Facing criticism, Matt Brooks, the group’s executive director, then followed with, “Let me dumb it down for y’all. We didn’t mention Trump in our @rjc statement even though it’s obviously in response to his meeting because we wanted it to be a warning to ALL Republicans. Duh!”

Ari Fleischer is a former press secretary under George W. Bush and Member of the Republican Jewish Coalition’s board, said he accepted Mr. Trump’s statement that he didn’t know Mr. Fuentes. He also said that Trump should have added this, “had he known, Fuentes would never have been allowed into Mar-a-Lago.”

Yet, Mr. Fleischer was able to temper his criticisms of Mr. Trump with An old photo of Barack Obama, former President with Louis Farrakhan, virulently antisemitic leader of Nation of Islam. He also added in an email: “I should also mention that I do not consider Trump an anti-Semite and I remain appreciative of his deep support for Israel and for the four peace treaties he helped secure in the Middle East. I do consider the former president someone who mistakenly succumbs to flattery from dangerous places.”

Mike Pence, Mr. Trump’s He also stated Monday that he does not believe Trump is an antisemite, or a racist. He told Leland Vittert, on the broadcaster NewsNation. That Mr. Trump was a racist. “demonstrated profoundly poor judgment in giving those individuals a seat at the table” and He should apologize and “denounce them without qualification.”

Many Republicans have said little, including Representative Kevin McCarthy, California, who hopes to be the House speaker next year. and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida Mr. Trump’s The strongest competitor for the Republican presidential nominating party in 2024.

Calls and Emails Jewish Figures of Mr. Trump’s Administration, such as Steven Mnuchin (ex-Treasury Secretary), and You can find us on Facebook. Jewish Republican donors including Ron Lauder, Miriam Adelson, Lewis Eisenberg and Paul Singer, no one responded. Gary Cohn was a senior economic advisor who almost quit following Charlottesville. He declined to comment.

Trump for his part does not show any signs of complacency. His spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, told a right-wing broadcaster Trump announced Monday that he was “probably the most pro-Israel president we’ve ever had,” Then, you can add: “President Trump is not going to shy away from meeting with Kanye West.”

Maggie Haberman Contributed reporting