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World Israel News: Jexodus to Exodus: Movement to wean Jews from Democratic party expanding
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Jexodus, the movement created by Trump supporter and model Elizabeth Pipko, has been renamed the Exodus Movement and will feature chapters in 11 states.

By Joseph Wolkin, World Israel News

The Exodus Movement, previously known as Jexodus, is expanding throughout the United States.

Led by Elizabeth Pipko, the movement will start with chapters in 11 states.

Some states, such as New York, will have multiple chapters based on growing interest in the movement, which seeks to convince Jewish and non-Jewish pro-Israel voters to switch to the Republican Party prior to the 2020 election.

“When we first launched, we had a sign-up page online with our email list,” Pipko told World Israel News. “A lot of people wanted to volunteer, so we contacted them in these counties and states. We also went out looking for chapter heads.

“We went to people in different states who they could recommend, who were active, connected and focused on the mission. It took three months to get it together. We’re going to take another month or so and launch the next crop of chapters,” she said.

The group, founded in March, immediately received plenty of attention and media coverage.

President Donald Trump also signaled his support for the movement in a tweet. Pipko had worked on his campaign, first as a volunteer and then as hired staff.

“Everywhere that there’s a need for it, I’m going to be there, whether it’s a group who wants me to speak or has an event,” she said. “A lot of that is on college campuses because they turned so liberal and anti-Semitic recently. I do hope to be involved with them.

“The chapters, because there are so few Jews in America, it didn’t make sense to make a college chapter program. It’s a lot bigger than that, and it’s a lot bigger than just Jews. The fight for anti-Semitism should not be just Jews. I want to grow grassroots chapters out of nothing and create big chapters.”

The movement seeks to galvanize young Jewish Americans who are afraid to speak out about their political beliefs.

Anti-Semitism has created a divide in the Democratic party. Its far-left criticism of Israel has at times crossed the line into anti-Semitism.

Read the full story at World Israel News.

The Jewish Voice: My Grandfather’s America
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As I walked up to the stage to give my speech at Turning Point USA’s Young Jewish Leadership Summit earlier this week, I could only think about one thing. My grandfather’s voice was rushing through my head, almost more clearly than if he had been right there next to me; then again maybe he was.

My grandfather was the proudest Jew I had ever known. He fought with all that he had for his faith in every aspect of his life and taught me to do the same. Growing up I always wondered what he meant when he told me to “fight for my people.” I grew up in New York City, attending synagogue regularly, and loving every minute I spent in my religious Jewish school. I had no idea what it meant to fight to be a Jew. In fact, I had no idea what it meant to fight for anything.

My grandparents believed in sharing history. I was told about the holocaust regularly, and retold and retold.

As a child, thinking about the holocaust kept me up at night. My grandmother often showed me photos of concentration camps and told me stories of Jews who managed to keep their faith even in a time when it seemed impossible. This may have been just a few years ago, but clearly much has changed in such a short amount of time. The term “concentration camp” was one I was never even comfortable saying out loud. The murder of six million Jews was something I couldn’t fathom or begin to understand. This was a time when the term “concentration camp” was not thrown around for political reasons or dramatic effect, clearly a lot has changed.

I often wonder what my grandfather would be feeling and doing if he was alive today; witnessing the anti-Semitism sweeping the country which he loved so much. The country that he risked his life to escape to.

Today, we are living in a time where anti-Semitism has become mainstream. Where members of Congress make jokes and comments about Jews and their connection to money, or “Benjamins baby,” where popular celebrities make antisemitic comments and don’t have to apologize for them, and when one of the most popular newspapers in the world thinks it’s alright to publish a cartoon depicting a Jew and Israeli as a dog on a leash.

We have entered a time where synagogues now must be protected by armed guards. And as grateful as I am by the support and protection we are able to receive in America, I am terrified for the direction that we are heading in. Some days I just sit and wonder what I can do.

In these times I think to what my grandfather would tell me, I know if he was here today, he’d tell me to fight. To fight for my people and what we have been through, to fight for the country that made my freedom possible, and to fight for the young Jewish children that deserve to be brought into a world where antisemitism isn’t accepted or defended.

My grandfather often told me how important it was to stand up for what mattered, even if it meant standing alone. That is why I founded The Exodus Movement. My organization is focused on supporting Jewish Americans, fighting anti-Semitism wherever it appears, and defending Israel and its right to exist. Jewish Americans deserve more than to be taken for granted by people that continuously prove that they don’t support them, and in a time where antisemitism is clearly on the rise, I will make it my mission to make sure that Jewish Americans are never taken for granted again.

Elizabeth Pipko is a former model and 2016 Trump campaign staffer from New York City. Elizabeth is currently the founder and president of The Exodus Movement, committed to fighting the rising anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism of the far left as well as promoting the importance for support of the State of Israel.

Read the full article at The Jewish Voice.
Exodus Movement Founder Elizabeth Pipko responds to Ilhan Omar on OAN
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Our founder Elizabeth Pipko was on One America Network discussing Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and the anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist agenda “the squad” is pushing.

The Exodus Movement Announces The Creation Of Their Chapter Program
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The Exodus Movement Chapter Program Will Allow For Supporters To Join Up And Spread The Messages Pushed Forward By The Group

NEW YORK, NY: Today, The Exodus Movement, a group run by Red Sea Rising, a 501(c)(4) organization, announced the launch of their chapter program and the initial wave of chapters across the county. These chapters, which are located in diverse, strategic locales, will serve as a means for supporters of The Exodus Movement to gather and push a platform of opposition to liberal anti-Semitism and will enable Jewish Americans to unite in support of issues that reflect their Jewish values.

 

“Today I am very excited to announce the launch of The Exodus Movement’s local chapter program,” said Elizabeth Pipko, Founder and President of The Exodus Movement. “The creation of these chapters will allow our organization to expand our footprint to effectively communicate our message and educate Jewish Americans – and Americans more broadly – about the dangerous creep of anti-Semitism emanating from far-left extremists. While this is only the first wave of chapters, we look forward to expanding our footprint into further regions as time progresses.”

 

“I’m honored to be working with the Exodus Movement as President of the Maricopa County Chapter here in Arizona,” said David Ludwig, President of the Maricopa County, Arizona Exodus Movement Chapter. “Given the current political climate where supporting Israel and recognizing critical Jewish concerns seems to be taboo among the far left, an organization like the Exodus Movement is needed now more than ever. With such a strong, diverse Jewish community in our county and across Arizona, I’m very excited to be involved, helping to highlight the issues that are truly relevant to our people, and encourage broad participation across the spectrum.”

 

Deputy Mayor Mark Schwartz of Teaneck, a Democrat, added he was excited to grow the organization in New Jersey. “As an American-Jewish elected official in New Jersey, I’ve found that college campuses and local communities are often the front lines of combating anti-Semitism, including for example the appalling BDS movement,” said Schwartz. “Unfortunately, too often our voices in opposition are not adequately heard. Organizations like The Exodus Movement are urgently needed right now in our political discourse to encourage active participation and engagement to confront the very real issues of concern for the Jewish community, such as rising anti-Semitism and security.”

 

List Of First Wave Of Chapters:

 

Arizona: Maricopa County

 

California: Los Angeles County

 

Colorado: Denver County

Florida: Broward County, Palm Beach County

 

Michigan: Oakland County

 

New Jersey: Bergen County

 

New York: New York County

 

North Carolina: Wake County

 

Ohio: Cuyahoga County

 

Pennsylvania: Bucks County, Philadelphia County, Montgomery County

 

Texas: Dallas County

Exodus Movement Founder Elizabeth Pipko on Fox & Friends
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Exodus Movement Founder Elizabeth Pipko appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss antisemitism in America and the recent shooting at Chabad of Poway.
Fox News: Model Elizabeth Pipko doubles down on efforts to encourage Jews to leave Democratic Party with Exodus Movement
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While many across the world celebrate the holiday of Passover this week, commemorating the Biblical account of God freeing the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt, a new movement encouraging young Jews to exit the Democratic Party is underway.

Model Elizabeth Pipko relaunched her efforts to inspire American Jews to reconsider the Democratic Party because she says its leaders disregard their values and beliefs.

Pipko, who made headlines earlier this year when she faced backlash for announcing her support for President Trump and co-founding Jexodus — now called the Exodus Movement — told Fox News she is doubling down on her efforts to encourage Jews to leave the Democrats in favor of politicians who align with their core beliefs.

Elizabeth Pipko founded the Exodus Movement. (Annie Wermiel/NY Post)

“[The Exodus Movement is] hoping to inspire Jews, and I think all people actually, to vote with their conscience and their beliefs and not with any fears whatsoever,” Pipko told us. “I think the further the Democrats shift to the left, the harder it is for any religious person, I think, to align with them.”

“[The Democrats’] failure to condemn the anti-Semitism — there’s a lot of things that are happening in our country that are proving how divided we are and I thought it was time to unite people of similar beliefs,” she said. “Any time you turn on the TV, you’re told that you’re wrong if you disagree with what [the Democrats are] telling you. You’re told that you’re wrong if you’re religious in any way and I thought it was time to unite those people.”

Pipko, 23, said Trump’s recent recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy, has definitely helped bolster interest in her organization. But the New York native says it’s actually the Democrats that are the No. 1 driver for people to join Exodus.

“What’s really hitting people is actually the other side. If you look at just 10 years ago, Democrats and Republicans both supported Israel very equally – it was a bi-partisan issue,” Pipko said. “Then all of a sudden we have Donald Trump getting a town named after him in the Golan Heights and we have 20 or almost 20 Democrats [running for president in 2020] and none of them are coming out and saying they want to focus on the Israeli-U.S. relationship.

“Aside from saying [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is a racist and saying terrible things about Israel, it’s becoming a much more controversial issue than ever before.”

Pipko, who has put her modeling career on hold to focus her efforts on Exodus, recalled the time when she hid her political beliefs from her friends and industry contacts. But after working for the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, where she met her husband, she decided it was time to come clean.

“I think it was just time. I think I spent two years kind of wondering what would have happened if I just announced it? I kind of realized that once I reached a certain age, it’s time to not be scared anymore,” she said.

But it was after Kanye West first spoke out about Trump that Pipko really felt she should come forward.

“[Kanye] came out with his Trump support, not because of anything political, simply because he was tired of living in fear. And I was like, ‘Why would I ever have to live in fear of supporting my president? It doesn’t make any sense.'”

While Pipko said she has received a lot of support from those excited about Exodus, she said those in the modeling industry “distanced themselves” from her shortly after.

“The [response from the] modeling industry was exactly what I expected. A lot of the photographers and people that I had grown super close with kind of blocked me on social media and distanced themselves,” she recalled.

Elizabeth Pipko said after she voiced support for Trump, the modeling industry “distanced themselves” from her. (L’Officiel Baltic)

A question the 23-year-old gets a lot is: “Why do you support Trump?”

“I support his support for the State of Israel and moving the embassy [to Jerusalem], something that so many presidents promised to do and they didn’t. I support that he puts our country first, something that is shockingly not heard of apparently with candidates that are running for president in this country.

“I support the way that he shares his views the same way that I share my views. I support the fact that he’s not politically correct and tells it like it is and gets young people excited for their futures in the country…and apart from politics, he also continued on and fought probably every critic…that told him he was never going to do it. He continued on, stayed confident and became probably the most powerful man in the world. So if you can’t get inspiration from that, then that’s a deeper issue.”

Read the full article at Fox News.

The New York Times: The Genesis of ‘Jexodus’
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WASHINGTON — At 23, Elizabeth Pipko has branded herself on social media as a onetime figure skater, a part-time poet and a former Trump campaign aide, an Instagramista whose feed spotlights her Mar-a-Lago wedding and racy swimsuit and lingerie modeling shots.

But when President Trump latched onto Ms. Pipko’s concept of a “Jexodus” — a fledging, and some would say crass, effort by Republicans to woo Jews away from the Democratic Party — even Democratic leaders found themselves defensively responding to a young woman they did not know existed a month ago.

The rise of Ms. Pipko and the notion of a Jexodus — there is no evidence that any such thing is occurring — is an object lesson in how an idea can migrate from a no-name messenger to the broad body politic, through the organ of Fox News and the megaphone of the president’s Twitter account.

“We left Egypt, and now we’re leaving the Democratic Party,” Ms. Pipko declared last week on “Fox & Friends,” the president’s favorite television program, prompting a flurry of tweets about Jexodus from Mr. Trump, and an angry retort from Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the House Democratic leader.

About that exodus: Some 79 percent of Jews voted for Democrats in last year’s midterm elections, according to exit polling data, up from the 71 percent who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and the 69 percent who voted for Barack Obama in 2012. And Jews take a dim view of Mr. Trump, according to a 2018 Gallup poll that found that just 26 percent of Jews approved of the president’s performance, the lowest of any major religious group.

And about that name, Jexodus. “Obviously, it’s a play on Exodus,” Ms. Pipko said on Fox. (There was, of course, an Exodus in the Bible. It involved Jews. So why the J? Is the next step renaming Passover as “Jassover”?)

“The Exodus is the most important master class in redemption in human history, and it is the ground for why we care about all those who are oppressed by slavery,” said Rabbi Jonah Pesner, the director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. “To crush that redemptive narrative into the crucible of partisan politics, I find very troubling.”

The Palestinian-American writer Yousef Munayyer took a lighter view. “Jexodus,” he said, reminded him of “a bad Weird Al Yankovic parody” of Bob Marley: “Movement of Jah people.”

Jexodus may have gotten the hint on the name. On Thursday, its leaders announced that they were rebranding it “the Exodus Movement,” an initiative of Red Sea Rising, incorporated by Ms. Pipko as a tax-exempt “social welfare” organization. On Wednesday afternoon, the Jexodus.org website was taken down; a new one, TheExodusMovement.com, went live on Thursday.

But on the mission, Ms. Pipko said she was undeterred. “We’re obviously super-realistic and aware that overwhelmingly, the Jewish people have supported Democrats over the years,” Ms. Pipko said in an interview, though she added, “I love a challenge.”

In a strategy memo shared with The New York Times, she wrote that she intended to use “extensive microtargeting” to find “persuadable Jews” in eight states — Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan and Minnesota — where Jews make up more than 2 percent of the vote in a total of 31 House districts.

The effort comes at a fraught moment for Israel supporters in the Democratic Party. Two freshman Democrats — Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — embrace the boycott-Israel movement and have been fending off charges of anti-Semitism for weeks. The Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee have streamed out a barrage of news releases accusing Democrats of anti-Semitism or coddling anti-Semites.

One America News: Elizabeth Pipko on the launch of the Exodus Movement
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Exodus Movement’s Founder & President Elizabeth Pipko joined One America News to discuss the launch of our organization.

VIDEO: Introducing The Exodus Movement
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A New Initiative Run By Elizabeth Pipko Committed To Rejecting The Hypocrisy, Anti-Americanism And Anti-Semitism Of The Far-Left

NEW YORK, NY: Due to overwhelming initial support, Red Sea Rising, a newly-formed 501(c)(4) nonprofit, announces the launch of The Exodus Movement, a grassroots platform for Americans who believe in standing up for their Jewish identity and that our connection to Judaism makes us better Americans. It is the movement for those who understand the importance of staunchly supporting the Jewish State and the people of Israel.

The Exodus Movement was formed in the wake of progressives moving away from their support of the Jewish people and their beliefs. This can be seen in their support for disastrous policies such as the Iran deal, their promotion of anti-Semitic causes like BDS and their unwillingness to confront the threat of radical Islamic terrorism head-on.

The Exodus Movement is run by Elizabeth Pipko, a model, athlete and published author from New York City who previously served on Donald J. Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign.

Per Pipko, “Jewish voters have seen an increased animosity towards them in the last decade from progressives and liberals, starting with President Obama and continuing today with extremists such as Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. There has been an unwillingness by many liberals to condemn clearly anti-Semitic comments being made by some in their ranks, leaving Jewish voters feeling unmoored. The Exodus Movement aims to show Jews that they don’t need to hitch their wagon to people who won’t advocate for the issues they hold near and dear.”

For more information on The Exodus Movement, go to TheExodusMovement.com and TheRedSeaRising.com.

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