Thursday, 8 September 2016

Politicizing Anti-Semitism on the campaign trail

From RRW

Editorial Comment:
Aside from all the specific issues
The issue of double standards and hypocrisy underlie them all 

If Donald Trump were a Democrat
And said to welcome all Syrians including terrorists
And to welcome all Mexicans including rapists and criminals
The Dems would love him and his bombast
They hate him now mostly because he plays for the "wrong team" and not for who he is as a person.

For most of Donald's adult life he has been a Democrat
And Hilary supported Goldwater in 1964.

Essentially, this is not about people or issues, it's about labels.
 The following column is not a political endorsement -- it merely provides observations and commentary based on the records of the candidates and their parties regarding Israel and anti-Semitism.  Readers may draw their own conclusions.

Arutz Sheva

Politicizing Anti-Semitism on the campaign trail

Matthew M. Hausman.

As the 2016 presidential season heats up, Jewish Democrats are elevating partisan politics over concern for Israel and distorting their party’s and Hillary Clinton’s record on the Jewish State.  They dismiss Donald Trump as unqualified, and in order to dissuade Jews from voting Republican have accused him of arousing populist anti-Semitism. 

Trump’s bombast and lack of experience may well be legitimate concerns, but Democrats who accuse him of anti-Semitism conveniently ignore the hatred for Jews and Israel that has become common on the left and in their own party.  Those who defend BDS activism as political speech and indulge false accusations of Israeli apartheid should look in the mirror before wielding the fear of anti-Semitism as a political weapon. 

Progressive Jews are oblivious to anti-Semitism when it comes from the left, and sometimes they are complicit.  During the Democratic National Convention they tolerated the presence of BDS supporters – including Cornell West and James Zogby – on the platform committee, ignored chants of “the intifada lives” by hostile crowds who burned Israeli flags just outside the convention center, and overlooked anti-Israel comments by Palestinian flag-wavers. 


1 comment:

Mr. Cohen said...

Please read this-pro-Israel article: