• MJAC Staff

Here’s the anti-Semitism the media doesn’t want to mention


We know that we're only supposed to notice anti-Semitism when it comes from the Right. Coming from the Left, it's been downplayed or ignored. Because of that, anti-Semitism is becoming more acceptable on the Left. As it becomes more prevalent, though, it's getting harder to ignore. When anti-Semites are elected to Congress because they're women, minorities, or both, it's even worse. Mainstream news sources, who had access to the records of newly elected officials like Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and other Democrats, chose to sit on that information, preferring to gush over the changing complexion of the House of Representatives. It's another clear case of putting an agenda above engaging in proper, honest journalism.

Meanwhile, the other Muslim woman headed to Congress is Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants who wants to cut aid to the Jewish state because supporting it “doesn’t fit the values of our country.”

Writer David Steinberg identified 105 news stories written in the immediate aftermath of Omar’s victory, and not a single one mentioned that she believed Jewry possessed mind-control abilities or that Israel was “evil.” No one called on the Democratic Party to distance itself from this rhetoric.

No one at the partisan Anti-Defamation League, ostensibly tasked with stopping anti-Jewish libel but in reality busy hyperventilating over every far-flung right-wing bigot with a handful of supporters, paid her any attention.

Now, it isn’t inherently anti-Semitic to be critical of Israeli political leadership or policies. The Democratic Party antagonism toward the Jewish state has been well-established over the past decade. But Omar used a well-worn anti-Semitic trope about the preternatural ability of a nefarious Jewish cabal to deceive the world.

It’s something you would expect to read in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion or hear from a professor of comparative literature at Columbia University, not a US congresswoman.

Speaking of Ilhan Omar

Minnesota’s newly elected congresswoman Ilhan Omar has voiced her support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement aimed at Israel despite calling it “counteractive” during her campaign.

During a candidates’ forum before the US midterm elections last week, Omar visited a synagogue in Minneapolis where she said the BDS movement “stops the dialogue” and is “counteractive” to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution.

How many of that synagogue's members believed her before her win? Well, they'd better believe her now.

From another report:

On Monday, TC Jewfolk reached out the congresswoman-elect to clarify her position. In a series of screengrabbed text messages posted to the TC Jewfolk website, Omar says that her position has always been the same: that she believes and supports the BDS movement. She defended her answers at the forum, saying that nothing she said was politically expedient.

Is anyone surprised?

https://nypost.com/2018/11/11/heres-the-anti-semitism-the-media-doesnt-want-to-mention/

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/188664-181114-ilhan-omar-says-backs-bds-after-calling-it-counteractive-for-jewish-audience

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/11/14/ilhan-omar-israel-boycott-bds-movement/

#ilhanomar #rashidatlaib #davidharsanyi #antisemitism #democrats #journalism

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