Prominent Orthodox Jewish Philanthropist Shlomo (Sol) Werdiger Endorses Hillary Clinton


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weI endorse Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

Mrs. Clinton is by far the superior candidate in the Democratic primary on the issues that matter most to our community, both nationally and internationally. She has a long history and strong record of combating efforts to delegitimize Israel, confronting anti-Semitism across the globe, and standing up for the needs of our community. Her opponent, unfortunately, has no such history or record, and has taken certain actions and made certain ill-founded statements that should be of deep concern to supporters of Israel and the larger Jewish community.

I hope you will join me and vote for Hillary Clinton on April 19 to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for President.

Sol Werdiger
Chairman of the Board- Agudath Israel of America

It should be noted: The views expressed in the endorsement by Sol Werdiger are his alone and do not necessarily represent the views of Agudath Israel of America. They were expressed by Mr. Wordier in his individual capacity and the listing of his position as Chairman of the board at Agudath Israel of America is for identification purposes only. Agudath Israel of America, as a 501(c)(3) and wouldn’t make that sort of endorsement.

Seen in the photo above is Sol Werdiger and NYC Councilman David Greenfield – who also endorsed Hillary Clinton. They both join Satmar which has also thrown its support behind Hillary.

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  1. She does not have long history and strong record of combating efforts to delegitimize Israel. She is for Gay marriage. Who cares who Mr. Werdiger endorses. Do you want to know who my neighbor endorses ?

  2. I would have to agree. Bernie would certainly be anti-Israel. In things that trump has said I’m also not confident that he is a strong supporter of Israel. Cruz is a strong supporter, but he comes to it from a “messianic” viewpoint which espouses that Jews will “do teshuvah” and accept their shitah

  3. The fact of the matter is every candidate has at least one major flaw. Sanders is a Marxist, Cruz is a religious extremist, Trump is a narcissist, and Clinton is a Patholgical liar. Unfortunately this a classic example of pick your poison (or don’t).

  4. Since Agudah is constrained from making a political endorsement they telegraph their position, which certainly emanated from the Moetzes, through private endorsements made by members of their lay leadership. To most people this is obvious.

    It should also be obvious that Hillary is probably no one’s first choice for President and that the intent of the endorsement is to assure that she, and not Sanders, will run against whoever the Republicans put up.

    As problematic as Hillary is, for many reasons, Sanders would be catastrophic and our leaders are right to pull out all stops to prevent his nomination and the remote possibility that he would actually be elected President.

    Hopefully the Republicans will nominate someone that the frum community can wholeheartedly endorse, and not just accept as the lesser of two evils.