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jcitybone

Great post as usual Subir

AIPAC’s cheerleading for Netanyahu may backfire on them. More and more Dems will be turned off.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-republicans-chutzpah-at-aipac/2019/03/26/21c12356-4fff-11e9-a3f7-78b7525a8d5f_story.html?utm_term=.f77e357a3849&utm_source=reddit.com

Netanyahu’s speech was another knife into the heart of the bipartisan U.S.-Israel alliance. He attacked Democrats, singling out one Muslim member of Congress for remarks that were seen as anti-Semitic, while ignoring the many anti-Semitic remarks by Republicans. And he leveled the scurrilous claim that anyone who opposes AIPAC is anti-Semitic.

“Take it from this Benjamin: It’s not about the Benjamins,” Netanyahu said, referring to a tweet by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

Now that’s chutzpah.

On Monday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) literally read from Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” on the House floor and borrowed Hitler’s “big lie” allegation against Jews to use on Democrats. “Unconscionable,” said the Anti-Defamation League. But Republicans, and Netanyahu, said nothing.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest branch of American Judaism, noticed that the AIPAC crowd had “beyond a doubt” become mostly pro-Trump conservatives, not the cross section of Israel supporters that AIPAC once drew. The rhetoric fit the room. “To suggest anti-Semitism is part of the Democratic Party and liberal part of the spectrum and not also part of Republican leaders’ discourse . . . is corrosive,” he said. “The thing that has kept Israel safe over the decades is rock-solid bipartisan support.”

humphrey

Kudos to Ilhan Omar as she did not back down. In a series of tweets she responds.

humphrey

Still not done. She later followed up by retweeting this.

polarbear4

Thanks, Subir! So infuriating. Glad it is finally being exposed, though.

phatkhat

Good article. I have had no use for the Israeli government since I traveled in Israel in 1979. I’ve refused to buy Israeli goods for decades. I am not an antisemite – unless all my Jewish fellows at Jewish Voice for Peace are as well. I have nothing against Jewish people – only the Israeli government.

orlbucfan

T and R, Subir!! Hoyer is a Turd Way moran. Rand was a hypocrite, and a mediocre writer, to boot!

Torabs
Torabs

Lengthy read, but the length was necessary, I think, to expose what dog whistles these Democrats are using. White Supremacist ideology is not exclusive to the Republican party. Great post.

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