Jewish millennials who say they are tired of the Democratic Party's "blatant disregard for anti-Semitism" have launched a movement called "Jexodus" that encourages Jews to support Republicans, The Jewish Voice has reported.
While many Jexodus members have beliefs that are more aligned with Democrats, they say anti-Israel agendas and even anti-Semitism are becoming more prominent in the party.
For decades, Democrats has often taken Jewish support for granted, with the party winning at least the plurality of the Jewish vote in every presidential election since the State of Israel was founded more than 70 years ago, according to The Daily Wire.
But the Democratic Party has faced recent backlash following Rep. Ilhan Omar's, D-Minn., anti-Semitic comments, according to The Jewish Voice. Even though the party largely criticized her statements, it failed to push through a resolution in the House specifically condemning Omar's anti-Semitism, passing instead a watered-down version that focused on many types of bigotry, including anti-Muslim hatred.
In a press release at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference last Friday, the group said "We reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left. Progressives, Democrats, and far too many old-school Jewish organizations take our support for granted . . . We're done standing with supposed Jewish leaders and allegedly supportive Democrats who rationalize, mainstream, and promote our enemies."
Jexodus national spokeswoman Elizabeth Pipko told The Daily Wire that "We need to help encourage and support young Jews to feel safe and proud enough to feel unafraid to stand up for themselves and their beliefs."
Jexodus, a play on words relating to the Jewish people's exodus from Egyptian slavery, will begin holding rallies in April in New York and Florida around the time of Passover, the holiday which commemorates the biblical event.