Progressivism found a home in the Democrat Party. If you don’t believe me, believe Hillary Clinton who, in a Democratic primary debate, said, “I am a progressive who likes to get things done.” Progressives support:
- The “Free Palestine” movement
- The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israel
- Islam against both Christianity and Judaism
- Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam
- George Soros’ backed, Democrat founded anti-Israel lobbying organization, J Street.
Democrats are currently running a slate of anti-Israel candidates – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison (for state AG) in Minnesota, Leslie Cockburn in Virginia, Scott Wallace in Pennsylvania.
Back before the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin went insane, she reported how “an NGO with connections to President Obama’s 2008 campaign used U.S. taxpayer dollars attempting to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015.”
So-called liberal American Jews constantly oppose Israel. Quoted in Haaretz, KC Johnson, a history professor at Brooklyn College, former Fulbright instructor at Tel Aviv University and regular Washington Post contributor said:
“Democratic base voters are more hostile to Israel than at any point in decades, which will produce a less supportive House Democratic caucus next year. As the 2020 presidential primaries take shape, it’s easy to imagine more ideologically flexible contenders (such as Kirsten Gillibrand or Kamala Harris [the California senator]) sharply criticizing Israel to boost their standing with progressive activists.”
Meanwhile, President Trump and the GOP has:
- Pulled the US out of the Iran “deal” that allowed Iran to threaten Israel with its continued development of nuclear weapons
- Followed through on the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 and moved the American embassy to Jerusalem.
- Blocked Israel-hostile actions at the United Nations; via perhaps the most proactively pro-Israel envoy since Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Nikki Haley
- Approved a record aid package to Israel – $38 billion over 10 years
- Deported a Nazi death camp guard ignored by the Obama administration
- Supports Israel in finding a two-state solution to the Palestinian question
So, the question is this – about the antisemitic acts recently committed in Pittsburgh and a rise of anti-Israel sentiment, which group is more likely to have stoked violence against Jews in America?
Hint – it isn’t the latter.