Jew Haters of the World Crawling Out From Under their Rocks

Jew Haters of the World
Crawling Out From Under
Their Rocks

© David Burton 2021

Jew Haters

NOTE: All residents of the former British mandate of Palestine are Palestinians. I use “Palestinians” to denote the Arab peoples living in the Gaza Strip and certain areas of the West Bank who are not Israeli citizens.

     In the US, the left-wing of the Democrat Party has demonstrated that it is becoming increasingly anti-Israel. So called Democratic progressives accuse Israel of committing human rights abuses, using “excessive force,” stealing land from Arabs, and refusing to make peace. Some on the left oppose the very existence of Israel as a Jewish state.
     Left wing Democrats and their enablers in the liberal media employ a well-worn vocabulary of demonizing words: They say Israel is apartheid, colonialist, and militaristic. A recent accusation from the left is that Israelis are white supremacists - this despite the reality that half of Jewish Israelis are refugees from Arab countries and their descendants, and thus are not exactly white. Also, Israel has accepted black Ethiopian Jews as Jews and citizens.
     None of these accusations by Liberals make sense. For example, the charge of apartheid is more accurately applied to the treatment of Jews by most Arab countries, where Jews (and other non-Muslim ethnic groups) have been repeatedly massacred and routinely discriminated against. In Israel on the other hand, despite some discrimination, Arabs (and all non-Jewish ethnic groups) are fully free and their freedoms are totally guaranteed by the State of Israel.
     Not all liberals oppose Israel and not all conservatives support it. But anti-Israel views of liberals and pro-Israel views of conservatives are so pervasive, that this divide should be questioned. Why does it exist?
     The answer lies in differing Liberal-Conservative world views and in how these world views determine attitudes toward Israel. One Liberal view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that the Jews are perpetrators and the Arabs, victims. This view is initiated and perpetuated by liberal academics, progressive Democrats, biased politicians and anti-Semitic journalists.
     Despotic “Palestinian” governance and a warlike attitude guarantee that “Palestinians” will lag behind Jews on economic and social well-being, so that the Liberal will always see “Palestinians” as victims, even though the “Palestinians” themselves – and the “Palestinian” leadership in particular - are the root cause of their ongoing problems. At the same time, Israeli defensive actions - checkpoints, military operations to ferret out terrorists, the Gaza blockade, and so on - convince the “blind” Liberals that Jews are the bad guys. Conservatives, on the other hand, believe in personal responsibility for life’s circumstances. They are thus more likely to see the Arab contributions to their own suffering.
     When things go wrong in the developing world, Liberals believe that it is because of Western aggression, colonialism, white supremacy, militarism or economic exploitation. The Liberal is unable to see the ways in which people in the developing world create and contribute to their own problems. So, for example, while the liberal Western press covers Israeli political corruption in excruciating detail, they treat Arab political corruption as non-existent or irrelevant.
     Many Liberals will say: “After all, Arabs and Jews all want the same thing for their children.” Some do. But many Arabs believe in Jewish inferiority, the unacceptability of Muslims living under Jewish rule, the need to seek revenge for military defeats, and the glorification of the afterlife. Thus, a Jewish mother likely hopes her son will marry, get a good job and raise a family. Many Arab mothers likely feel the same way. But an alarming number of them, including prominent “Palestinians” such as Yasser Arafat’s wife, proclaim publicly that their greatest hope for their sons is that they will become martyrs - that is, they will murder Jews to assure honor to their family and a coveted place for themselves in the afterlife.
     Many anti-Israel organizations - the United Nations, the European Union, university intelligentsia, and liberal human rights groups - have charged that Israel is the culprit in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is almost impossible for Liberals to resist the siren call of these seemingly legitimate voices. On the other hand, A well-informed conservative is unlikely to fall into this trap. That is, he is unlikely to believe that the UN is unbiased, has true moral authority or that its decisions have anything to do with keeping the peace.
     Liberals will not admit the obvious, that international conflicts are not resolved by nice-sounding resolutions or territorial concessions; that the UN is a collection of competing interests dominated by the anti-Israel Non-Aligned Movement, i.e., by countries that have been mostly anti-Semitic Muslim countries, or have been countries that were/are dependent on oil from Arab states hostile to Israel.
     Liberals cannot acknowledge that, by necessity, Israel’s enemies have forced it to pursue unpopular solutions - for example, the pre-emptive attacks of the June 1967 war, the bombing of the Iraqi and Syrian nuclear reactors, the invasion of Southern Lebanon, and its constant military efforts to neutralize terrorist forces, mostly Iranian-backed proxies. In all cases these actions were undertaken without the agreement or participation of other nations. Thus, they have been perceived as lacking international legitimacy and have constantly been condemned by the international community – and by Liberals. Liberals cannot admit, that without these actions, Israelis would have faced genocide long ago.[1]

     Here in the United States, with Democrats now in control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, the extreme left wing of the party, i.e., the Democratic Liberals, feels so confident that they are exposing their true nature with respect to the State of Israel – utter stupidity concerning the decades-old attempts to bring peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors, coupled with a latent hatred for an enormously successful Jewish homeland and the only true democracy in the Middle East.

Liberal Democrats Ignore the Facts about the 70-Years of the Mid-East “Peace Process”

     As one example of Liberal Democrats being anti-Israel zealots, consider that ultra-liberal Democratic senator from Massachusetts - Elizabeth Warren. Like so many in her political party, she can only envision a return to the failed liberal Democratic policies that have fostered war, terrorism, and Islamic terrorism throughout the Middle East ever since the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, nearly 75 years ago. She and her fellow travelers will never admit that they have been dismally wrong, that their policies have been a prime contributor to the Middle East turmoil that had characterized the region until the recent bold and successful actions of President Donald Trump. She and her other closet anti-Semites hate Israel out of jealousy for it being such a success in spite of the blatant and rampant global anti-Semitism that Israel has been enduring for so long.

     “Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday {19 April 2021} said that the Biden administration has the ability to save the two-state solution, which is “on life support” due to the policies of the Trump administration. She also called for restricting the use of U.S. military aid to pressure Israel.” (Ref. 2)

     The “the two-state solution” which Warren is referring to, would effectively mean the end of Israel – something which she probably desires. It would create a terrorist Islamic state in the heart of the historical Land of Israel with the expressed goal of destroying Israel and killing or driving all Jews out of the region. But to Warren and her ilk, that would be a small price to pay for achieving her “final solution” to this Middle East problem.

     Warren and other Israel-hating Democrats won’t admit that prior to the Trump administration, the previous 7 plus decades of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East were totally ineffective in bringing the two sides to a real peace settlement. Trump’s abandoning of this failed policy and his jumping directly into the peace process has resulted in the first true progress in the peace process in more than 70 years. But why let facts and what’s obvious to anyone with eyes and an open mind get in the way!

     Like any good Democratic Liberal, Warren “said she opposed Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem ‘without any equivalent step for the Palestinians.’
     “Warren said it is no longer enough for the U.S. to insist that the parties get together and work out their differences through negotiations.
     “ ‘When the imbalance of power between the two sides is as vast as it is between Israel and the Palestinians, passive calls for a negotiated solution do little more than perpetuate the status quo. It is time to act,’ she said.” (Ref. 2)

     Warren’s doublespeak really meant that it was time to put Israel in its place and to restore the region to its past history of Israel- and Jew-hatred, terrorism, fighting and instability. According to Warren and her anti-Israel leftist Democrats, how dare Israel and other peace-loving peoples of the region think they are entitled to live in peace and prosperity?

     “In addition to Biden’s restoration of funding to the Palestinian Authority, {Warren} called on the U.S. to take immediate action to restore its relationship with the Palestinians.
     “ ‘We should immediately reopen the U.S. consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem and the PLO delegation office in Washington, DC,’ said Warren.
     “She encouraged using U.S. military assistance, which she called ‘the elephant in the room,’ to put pressure on Israel.
     “ ‘If we’re serious about arresting settlement expansion and helping move the parties toward a two-state solution, then it would be irresponsible not to consider all of the tools we have at our disposal,’ said Warren.
     “ ‘One of those is restricting military aid from being used in the occupied territories. By continuing to provide military aid without restriction, we provide no incentive for Israel to adjust course,’ she said.” (Ref. 2) Surprisingly, Warren didn’t call for the U.S. to provide missiles, tanks and other advanced weapons to Hamas and Fatah in support of their most recent attacks on the Jewish nation in order to encourage “Israel to adjust course.”

     The underlying meaning of Warren’s words was: Let’s stop being the only country that has been willing to reliably supply arms for Israel to defend itself. Let’s put Israel’s security in jeopardy. With a little bit of luck, the Islamic terrorists and despotic regimes in the Middle East might then actually get their way and destroy Israel. She and the anti-Semites of the world would then get their wish and be rid of the “Jewish problem”

     Liberal Democrats have for many years now subscribed to the premise that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the root cause of the Middle East's problems. Never mind the obvious truth: Fundamentalist and extremist Islam is at the root cause of this region’s instability.

     Among the more prominent foreign voices articulating this notion has been Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He has asserted that the absence of a “Palestinian” state is at the crux of all problems in the Middle East. Elizabeth Warren and other gullible Democratic liberals are espousing the same view.

     The widespread use of the words "Middle East Peace Process" (MEPP) has served to reinforce this view that if the heart of the region's problems is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, then, ipso facto, solving it could usher in a Kantian era of "perpetual peace."
     Consider, for instance, the job titles of these officials dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian agenda: Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process; Fernando Gentilini, the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process; and Tony Blair, until recently the Representative of the Quartet to the Middle East Peace Process. (For the record, the American counterpart position is named U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations.)
     But, of course, there's one fundamental flaw in this reasoning - it ignores the facts. But ignoring facts has never stopped American Democratic liberal intellectuals. After all, with all their wisdom, if they don’t know the real facts, then who does?
     According to these liberal intellectuals, an enduring accord between Israel and the “Palestinians” would remove one of the long-standing conflicts in the Middle East. No doubt about that. Moreover, peace in and of itself is a sacred objective.
     But the idea that such a settlement is the pathway to wider peace in the Middle East, or that it would take the wind out of radical Islam's sails, is unsupported by the facts. Apropos, when al-Qaeda listed its "grievances" prompting 9/11, the Palestinian issue wasn't even mentioned.
     Let's assume for a moment that Israel somehow added a peace treaty with the “Palestinians” to those it's enjoyed with Egypt since 1979 and Jordan since 1994. Or, for that matter, let's go a step further and, for a minute, remove Israel from the regional picture entirely, as if it did not exist.
     Would that prove Erdogan right? Would the Middle East achieve peace?
     Not even close. If you believe that, you also believe in the tooth fairy.
     Would Iran abandon its nuclear ambitions, ICBM program, regional destabilization, apocalyptic eschatology, support for terrorist groups, and human rights oppression?
     Would Syria's civil war, with its heavy outside involvement, suddenly come to a halt? Would the massive killings cease? Would all the various groups turn their swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks? Would the millions of refugees confidently return home to live happily ever after? Would the collapsed state be rebuilt?
     Would Yemen overnight end its civil war that has drawn in Iranians and Saudis on opposite sides? Would the country stop serving as a sanctuary for al-Qaeda and its leaders who plot against Americans, among others?
     Would the centuries-long Shi'ite-Sunni split, with its profound political and strategic ramifications, just evaporate into thin air? Would the deadly bombings of one another's mosques come to a halt?
     Would Iraq magically transform itself into a unitary nation? Would Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds gather around campfires to sing "Kumbaya?" Would Iran end its interference in Iraq's affairs?
     Would the Islamic State (ISIS) disappear, abandoning its quest for a caliphate, withdrawing from areas it's captured in Iraq and Syria, leaving the Yazidis alone, and calling on its affiliates, such as Boko Haram, to stop their spree of killings and kidnappings? And would it reconsider its chilling ultimatum to Christians - leave, convert, or be killed?
     Speaking of Christians, would the dramatic outflow of persecuted Christians from the Arab Middle East instantaneously come to an end?
     Would the millions of Kurds, scattered across Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, enjoy self-determination and a nation of their own?
     Would Turkey withdraw its troops from northern Cyprus where they've been deployed for the past 41 years, release imprisoned journalists, ease the conditions of the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, and become more cooperative in dealing with the flow of "foreign fighters" en-route to and from Iraq and Syria?
     Would Saudi Arabia stop exporting its Wahhabi model of Islam, with its narrow, obscurantist view of the world and rejection of non-Muslims as so-called infidels, across the globe? And would it allow women to drive, permit construction of churches, and teach respect for all faiths in its school system?
     Would the radical Muslim Brotherhood just close up shop in Egypt, Gaza, Jordan, and elsewhere?
     Would disintegrating Libya awaken the next morning as a stable and unified country, with a central government, control over its borders and weaponry, and no significant trace of the Islamic State?
     The painfully sad truth is that it is political oppression, human rights abuses, religious dogmas, intellectual suffocation, and gender discrimination that explain, far more than other factors, the chronic difficulties of the wider Middle East.
     To be sure, there are no overnight or over-the-counter remedies for these deeply entrenched maladies that would allow the region to unleash, at long last, its vast potential, but let's be clear: these and other issues, and not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are at the true epicenter of the Middle East problem.
     Let’s face the truth about the Middle East and stop living in the world of illusions. A first step would be to drop the misleading term "Middle East Peace Process." That's not simply wordsmithing, but rather changing the way we think about this vital and volatile region.[3]

     And to our Liberal Democrats who link Israel with all the problems of the Middle East, let’s get real and admit the fact that: blaming Israel for all the problems of the Middle East is a red herring. If Israel were to disappear - as they not-so-secretly desire – the problems of the Middle East would remain. America’s Liberal Democrats have the wrong target in their sights. But that may be immaterial – these egghead liberals just may be sighting on their real targets – Jews and Israel.

Liberal Democrats Hatred of Israel Now Coming Out in Open

     The anti-Semitic leanings of America’s Liberal Democrats have become more pronounced in recent years. One ultraliberal Democrat is Representative “Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who was voted ‘Antisemite of the Year’ in 2019 by The Jerusalem Post.” (Ref. 4) There are others who could just as well qualify for the award.

     “Congress should reprimand three of its members for participating with financiers of Islamic terrorism in a conference sponsored by an anti-Semitic group with deep ties to Hamas, the Palestinian extremist group that calls for eradicating the state of Israel. The legislators who joined forces with the extremists over the {2020} Thanksgiving weekend include Ilhan Omar and Betty McCollum of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. All are Democrats with a history of supporting anti-Semitism. [Emphasis mine] Omar and Tlaib are the first two Muslim women in Congress and their tenure as elected officials has been marred with tremendous controversy.
     “The powwow they recently starred in was bankrolled by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a Virginia-based group that advocates for Palestinian rights and claims to educate the public about the just cause of Palestine. The lineup at the recent event read like a ‘who’s who for the Muslim Brotherhood,’ . . .
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     “At the Thanksgiving weekend event, the three federal lawmakers rubbed elbows with an assortment of terrorist supporters and funders. AMP was founded in 2006 by a University of California, Berkeley professor, Hatem Bazian, who is an anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activist. He also founded a group called Students for Justice in Palestine, whose members are notorious for intimidating and harassing Jewish and pro-Israel students on college campuses around the U.S. Bazian, who still operates AMP, has employed an array of terrorist financiers to help run his group . . . At least five AMP officials previously served with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s pro-Hamas Palestine Committee. The Palestine Committee was a secret body set up to advance the Brotherhood/Hamas agenda in America. Bazian has proclaimed that Muslim-Americans must follow in the footsteps of the ‘uprising in Iraq,’ which was against American soldiers, and the ‘intifada in Palestine’ by starting an intifada in the U.S. that changes the country’s political dynamics.
     “After hobnobbing with allies of Islamic terrorists, one of the congresswomen took to social media to advance their cause. On the last day of the AMP conference Tlaib . . . promoted a message on her twitter account that has long been reiterated by those calling for the complete destruction of the state of Israel and its Jewish citizens. It reads: ‘From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free.’ (Ref. 5)

     “In 2012, US Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted ‘Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.’ . . . The progressive politician also wrote that Israel is an ‘apartheid’ regime, and she supports the BDS movement.
     “In addition, Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib also supports boycotting Israel and the BDS movement.
     “{Another of the Liberal Democrats,} Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has condemned Israel’s ‘ occupation’ of Palestine and answers ‘no comment’ to whether or not she supports BDS like fellow Democrats Omar and Tlaib.
     “How did someone with such anti-Israel views become a Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee? How are there two Democrats in Congress, and possibly a third, who support boycotting the Jewish state?
     “The answer lies in the Democratic Party’s tolerance of antisemitism and anti-Israel bias. [Emphasis mine] While it’s difficult to know exactly what’s in Omar’s heart, her singular focus on Israel and her claim Israel ‘hypnotized’ the world correlate with long-standing antisemitic myths. Omar would likely never state Hamas ‘hypnotized’ the planet to ignore its execution of 23 Palestinians or its ‘systematic arbitrary arrests and torture’ according to Human Rights Watch. Also, everyone from progressive pundits on YouTube to Democratic candidates for Congress routinely expresses anti-Israel sentiments, without pushback from mainstream Democrats or liberal voters. It’s accepted to blame Israel for retaliating when Hamas, Islamic Jihad and others within Gaza launch hundreds of rockets to murder Israeli civilians. [Emphasis mine]
     “Furthermore . . . why have many Democrats jettisoned support of the Jewish state for extreme positions like BDS?
     “According to a Pew Research report titled ‘Republicans and Democrats Grow Even Further Apart in Views of Israel, Palestinians,’ the political landscape of liberal America has shifted away from backing Israel.
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     “{Only} 27% of Democrats side with Israelis, while Republicans overwhelmingly support Israel, the shift in public sentiment among liberals has resulted in Democrats appeasing anti-Israel and sometimes antisemitic viewpoints. Ultimately, it comes down to votes.
     “Democrats need the votes of people who hate Israel; sad but true. [Emphasis mine] In doing so, politicians such as Nancy Pelosi within the Democratic establishment look the other way when certain viewpoints correlate to antisemitism.
     “The Democratic Party caters to these sentiments because liberal voters are far more critical of Israel than conservatives. This criticism almost always morphs into hyperbole and vitriol, blaming Israel for human rights violations while overtly ignoring the crimes of Hamas. . .
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     “Ultimately, Democrats need the votes of anti-Israel voters and will overlook antisemitic sentiments, even by their own politicians. [Emphasismine] Unfortunately, this is a reality of American politics that Jews around the world must recognize. The days of liberals supporting Israel, or condemning statements that used to be seen as overly antisemitic, are likely over.” (Ref. 6)

     Jews have historically been ardent supporters of liberal Democrats since the days of Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. But today, the Liberal Democratic elite establishment has betrayed American Jewry and their main focus – Israel. In spite of this, Jewish voters have yet to punish their political oppressors at the ballot box.
     Anti-Israel and anti-Jewish liberals and Liberal Democrats have even found Jews in their midst. Among them, we can find the strangest Jews in academia, whether Noam Chomsky, the linguist or Norman Finkelstein, the child of Holocaust Survivors or George Soros funding of J Street whose head is the son of a notable Irgun fighter or Bernie Sanders, the ever-present socialist.
     Going back to Barak Obama, the Democrat Party is now the home for radical Leftist extremists. Even the meek and mild President Joe Biden is now attempting to show that he can outdo Obama. Obama was, and still is, idolized by liberals and leftists because he was an activist liberal whose goal, in his own words, right before he was first elected, was “fundamentally transforming the United States of America”. So much so, that he hosted the anti-Semitic Al Sharpton at the White House no less than on 72 occasions!
     Two Jews, in particular, have played a major role in Joe Biden’s success; the Marxist, Bernie Sanders - the non-Jewish Jew - and the Hedge Fund master, George Soros.
     As vice president, Biden told AIPAC, “you’re not going to like my saying this, but do not build more settlements,” a preview of what is now happening under his watch as president. Jews cannot say they weren’t warned.[1]

     True to form - the two leading Democratic anti-Semites, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) – have ignored Palestinian violence in Jerusalem in early May 2021 and instead criticized Israel over a court-ordered legal process in Jerusalem.
     Arab residents of Jerusalem were rioting for several days as “Palestinian” leaders whipped up incitement over a court order to evict several “Palestinian” families who had been living in homes that were owned by Jews before the neighborhood was captured by Jordan in 1948.
     For some 15 years there was a legal battle over ownership of several buildings in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. Early in 2021, a Jerusalem District Court upheld an earlier court decision that the buildings were owned by a Jewish group. Four Arab families were served with eviction notices.
     As usual, Senator Bernie Sanders sided with the “Palestinians” after a Knesset Member set up an office in Sheikh Jarrah. Arabs rioted at the move. The city had already seen weeks of violent attacks by Arabs against Jews. Not surprisingly, Sanders was joined by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Israel’s ambassador to the United States slammed the criticism of Israel by what he called hypocrites. “The scenes from Jerusalem are disturbing but what is more disturbing is the hypocrisy of those who are cynically politicizing these events, inflaming tensions and holding Israel to a double standard, while ignoring the basic truths and realities in this sensitive and holy city,” the ambassador tweeted.
     Referring to the rioting in Jerusalem and the violence emanating from the Muslims on the Temple Mount, the Israeli ambassador added: “It’s time to stop this unhealthy obsession with Israel and look at the truth. Are these protestors calling for freedom to worship? No! Are they calling to halt evictions? No! They are using their holy site to lob firebombs and chant to destroy Tel Aviv”.[7]

     But once more, our liberal Democrats let their hatred of Jews and Israel show by denouncing Israel for taking legal action and by ignoring the illegal and violent assaults being committed by the Muslim mobs in Jerusalem under the instigation of Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas other terrorist groups.

     At the first presidential debate in 2020, Joe Biden took ownership of today’s Democrats with an uncharacteristically clear proclamation: "I am the Democratic Party." With that, Biden assumed responsibility for repudiating and distancing himself from the anti-Semitism surging through his party's ranks, particularly the liberal, socialistic wing of the Democratic Party.
     Anti-Semitism has been on full display among Democratic leaders and left-wing protest groups alike in recent years. But the strain of anti-Semitism runs deep. Biden was only the most recent pre-election Democratic leader to embrace Al Sharpton, whose anti-Semitic rhetoric led to the 1991 Crown Heights pogrom and the 1995 Freddy's Fashion Mart massacre. Louis Farrakhan is rapidly becoming acceptable among the Democratic mainstream. Two months prior to the 2020 election, Biden and VP candidate Kamala Harris ran to meet and praise known Farrakhan supporter Jacob Blake, Sr.
     The danger is hardly restricted to outside activists. Keith Ellison, despite his documented support of Farrakhan, was elected DNC vice chair before becoming Minnesota's attorney general. Democrats long recognized as antagonistic towards Jews and Israel, including Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee, have assumed leadership roles. Majority Whip James Clyburn - the kingmaker whose endorsement secured Biden's nomination - explained why anti-Semitism is acceptable from "women of color."
     The radical progressive "Squad" arrived in Congress in 2019 and immediately moved the needle. After Nancy Pelosi refused to censure Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitism, any effort to restrain Squad behavior collapsed. Their radicalism, including their radical anti-Semitism, shaped the Democratic Congressional agenda and Biden's 2020 platform. In 2020, with Omar and Rashida Tlaib facing credible primary challengers, Pelosi endorsed both anti-Semites. Biden's anti-Israel 2020 platform earned high praise from the pro-Iran National Iranian American Council and pro-PLO James Zogby. Congressional Democrats reportedly told Jewish leaders of their plans to redefine anti-Semitism to exclude the defamations most common among their progressive base.
     Pre-election, Liberal Democrats tried to gaslight Jewish voters with the defamatory claim that Donald Trump - the man who was standing strong for America's Jews, the Jewish state and the free exercise of faith while strongly opposing anti-Semitism - wouldn't repudiate white supremacists. In fact, the question Jewish voters should have been asking Democratic candidate Joe Biden was: “Why aren’t you, Joe Biden, repudiating the anti-Semites who are wielding considerable power in ‘your’ Democratic Party?”[8] Here in 2021, the question all Americans should be asking President Joe Biden is: “Why aren’t you, President Biden, repudiating the anti-Semites who are wielding considerable power in ‘your’ Democratic Party?”

     In light of the reactions from Washington to the Hamas- and Fatah-inspired Arab violence in Jerusalem and throughout Israel in May of 2021, it is hard to see how Israel will likely be able to maintain a constructive dialogue about its relations with the “Palestinians” with the Biden administration, or more to the point, with the anti-Israel Liberal wing of the Democrat Party.
     Indeed, the reactions coming out of Washington to the Arab violence in Israel indicate that Israel will be hard-pressed to conduct a constructive dialogue with Washington about anything.
     On 6 May, arch anti-Israel Democratic liberal Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts published a shocking post on her Twitter account in response to the Arab riots in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. She wrote “The forced removal of long-time Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah is abhorrent and unacceptable. The Administration should make it clear to the Israeli government that these evictions are illegal and must stop immediately.” Clearly Senator Warren had no desire to describe the true facts and, instead, went ahead with a cheap shot at Israel, which had been strictly adhering to formal legal proceedings against the illegal Arab squatting in a Jewish owned property in East Jerusalem for decades.
     Warren’s statement wasn’t a demand for justice for Arabs. It was a demand for injustice for Jews. Warren became the first senior U.S. official to call for Jews to be barred from doing something specifically because they were Jewish since Ulysses Grant barred Jews from entering Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky at the height of the Civil War.
     The situation in Sheikh Jarrah was and is cut and dried. Buildings in the neighborhood that were purchased by Jews 146 years ago were illegally seized in 1948 by Jordan as its forces illegally occupied eastern, northern and southern Jerusalem and the Jordanian Registry of Enemy Property then illegally leased the Jewish-owned buildings to Arab tenants.
     When Israel liberated the Jordanian-occupied areas of Jerusalem in 1967, the owners of the buildings reasserted their property rights. Their ownership over the properties in Sheikh Jarrah was duly registered in Israel’s land registry in 1973. But when the owners tried to retake possession, a 48-year legal battle between the owners and the squatters began.
     In countless court decisions, judges have found time after time that the Jewish owners were the legitimate owners and the Arabs illegal squatters. The squatters admitted this was the case in 1982. And yet, 39 years later, the children and grandchildren of the squatters from 1982 had still refused to leave the buildings.
     The current Arab violence in Sheikh Jarrah and surrounding areas of Jerusalem has been incited by Hamas, partly with the false accusation that Israel was illegally evicting Arabs from houses in East Jerusalem. It was in this context that Warren made her demand that the Biden administration insinuate itself into the middle of a legal dispute in a foreign country on behalf of the side that is clearly in the wrong against the side that is clearly right.
     Warren adopted this position, and was demanding that the Biden administration adopt it as well in order to empower terror groups presently engaged in organized violence against Jews. If the Jewish owners of the properties in East Jerusalem were Muslims or Christians or members of any other group, Warren wouldn’t have cared. But since they are Jews, she is spreading blatant lies that effectively justify terrorism, thuggery and mob violence.
     Even before Warren opened her mouth, the State Department issued an anti-Israel statement on the events in Sheikh Jarrah. This statement effectively joined those seeking to deny Jews their well-established property rights simply because they are Jews. Such is not a legitimate side in this policy debate with Israel. This is just anti-Semitic!
     Statements like Warren’s and the State Department’s don’t serve to calm the situation and restore peace to Jerusalem. They serve to incite still more violence by inspiring the likes of Fatah and Hamas to believe that the United States supports them as they threaten an all-out terror offensive, beat Jews, burn Jewish property and intimidate Israeli judges, government ministers and police into unlawfully discriminating against Jews.
     In light of the administration’s hostile behavior, and the even more hostile positions of the dominant progressive wing of the Democrat Party, the prospects for constructive relations between the Biden administration and Israel have all but disappeared.[9]

     Even as Israel was under unprecedented violent attacks from “Palestinian” terrorists, liberal Democrats here in America continued to rant against the Jewish State and its people who were being subjected to these atrocities. But there were some who knew the truth and weren’t afraid to speak up.

     Former U.S Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, expressed her support for Israel on Twitter as the country copes with Arab street violence, rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, veiled criticism from foreign countries and unsympathetic press coverage.
     In a tweet Monday {10 May 2021}, she wrote, “Jerusalem is being attacked by violent rioters and the terrorist group Hamas. It is a shame that some on the left are pushing misinformation and anti-Israel propaganda that stokes the flames.”[10]

     Joining with Haley, “Former U.S. President Donald Trump had harsh words for President Joe Biden on Wednesday, saying in a statement that Biden’s reticence to take Israel’s side in the latest round of conflicts had emboldened Hamas and other enemies of the Jewish State. [Emphasis mine]
     “ ‘When I was in office . . . Israel’s adversaries knew that the United States stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked,’ Trump said. ‘Under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies.’
     “ ‘America must always stand with Israel and make clear that the Palestinians must end the violence, terror, and rocket attacks, and make clear that the U.S. will always strongly support Israel’s right to defend itself.
     “ ’Unbelievably, Democrats also continue to stand by crazed anti-American Rep. Ilhan Omar, and others, who savagely attack Israel while they are under terrorist assault,’ [Emphasis mine] he added.” (Ref. 11)

     Others joined in denouncing the criticism by Liberal Democrats of Israel’s response to the massive upsurge in “Palestinian” terror attacks against Jews and Israel. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) referred to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as the “Jihad Squad” in a tweet. The three, known as “The Squad”, had joined other progressive Liberal Democrats in lashing out at Israel on social media over the violence in Jerusalem. In her tweet, Greene said: “The Jihad Squad @IlhanMN @RashidaTlaib @AOC doesn’t think Israel has the right to defend itself from terrorists Hamas when they fire rockets into Israel. They also support terrorists Antifa/BLM who attack Americans.” She added: “Members who support terrorism don’t belong in Congress.”[12]

     Another liberal Democrat displayed her hatred of Israel with an utterly absurd and false accusation against the State of Israel. “On Friday {14 May 2021}, radical Democratic congresswoman Cori Bush from Missouri tried to connect the death of a Palestinian-American in her district, who died from a heart attack, to ‘militarized police occupation’ that she said was exported from Israel.
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     “Amid Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s continued onslaught {against the civilians of Israel}, Bush told Congress she stood in ‘solidarity with the Palestinian people’ beside a picture supposedly of a member of her district . . . who apparently had a heart attack and died three years ago while taking the bus in St. Louis.” (Ref. 13)

     It is a sad commentary on America today that we are sending anti-Israel bigots like Bush to Washington. By the way, is there any difference in being anti-Israel, anti-Jewish or anti-Semitic?


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    20 April 2021.
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    PECKFORD 42, 3 December 2020.
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    14 October 2020.
  9. The US has plunged its relations with Israel into crisis, Caroline Glick, World Israel News, 10 May 2021.
  10. Haley blasts left-wing attacks on Israel as rockets fall, World Israel News, David Isaac, 11 May 2021.
  11. Trump: ‘Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel’ leading to war, World Israel News, Lauren Marcus,
    12 May 2021.
  12. Congressional ‘Jihad Squad’ slammed for supporting Jerusalem terror, World Israel News, Josh Plank,
    12 May 2021.
  13. US Lawmaker Spreads BLM ‘Blood Libel’ About Israel Amid Deadly Palestinian Rocket Attacks, Yakir Benzion, United With Israel, 16 May 2021.

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