Jewish Voters Need to Recalibrate in 2020
American Jews are under siege by the New Left and the Democratic Party’s craven leadership.
The Democrats could not bring themselves to condemn anti-Semitic remarks from an ignorant, petty, narrow-minded, rookie congressperson. The bigot, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., fortunately drew criticism within her district from Muslims and non-Muslims alike. One hopes she will be successfully primaried against next year in her heavily Democratic district.
Omar said that Israel has “hypnotized the world,” suggested Jews and Israel have bought U.S. politicians and implied that American Jews have divided loyalties. These are classic anti-Semitic tropes. It’s not a debate.
The New Left declared she said nothing wrong. So did David Duke, Holocaust denier and former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who defended Omar.
Minimal Jewish street cred for the New Left is to denounce Benjamin Netanyahu, although one would be in better graces by bashing Israel’s very existence and “Jewish money and influence.” Yes, Netanyahou is vile and should be voted out of office, but his oppressive policies give cover to the New Left bigots.
The Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel initiated by the New Left is a great example. The thus-far-impotent exercise geared to delegitimizing the Jewish