Why Your 2018 Midterm Vote Is Crucial For America AND Israel
Maybe it's a bit early for this reminder, but make sure you vote in November. And make sure you vote for candidates who will not throw the United States and Israel under the bus.
It looks to get worse. Throughout the primary season, the Democrats have nominated leftist anti-Israel candidates such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who called Israel an occupier but couldn’t answer when asked to explain herself
Almost guaranteed to win in the general election is Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress, Somali-American lhan Omar, who once tweeted that Israel had “hypnotized the world” to ignore its “evil doings.” Earlier this year she defended that tweet saying she was calling attention to the “Israeli Apartheid regime” and was not anti-Semitic.
Michigan Democratic Party nominee for Congress Rashida Tlaib is also not a fan of the Jewish State. After her primary win, she told In These Times that she no longer believed in the two-state solution, “One state. It has to be one state. Separate but equal does not work. I’m only 42-years old, but my teachers were of that generation that marched with Martin Luther King. This whole idea of a two-state solution, it doesn’t work.”
The Palestinian American who is also a Democratic Socialist believes that the U.S. should not be giving aid to Israel, “Americans should not be aiding any country that doesn’t support human rights. I’ve been very clear. I will not support racist countries that pick and choose who gets access to justice.”
Her positions are so radically anti-Israel that even J-Street withdrew their endorsement.
Not even J-Street could ignore Democratic Socialist anti-Semitism, but how many progressive Jews will still continue to support an increasingly anti-Jewish (even among Jewish Democrats) party?
It's not like Democrats have been hiding their hatred:
If you are a supporter of Israel before you vote, remember how the party has moved away from Israel in its 2012 and 2016 platforms. Remember how the deputy chairman of the party is Keith Ellison, a student of Louis Farrakhan. Remember the twenty-one other Democratic members of Congress in the Congressional Black Caucus who hid their association with Farrakhan. Remember how Democrats such as Kirstin Gillibrand and NY Governor Chris Cuomo demonstrated their support of anti-Semite Linda Sarsour, or how Democrats fawned over Al Sharpton who led two anti-Semitic pogroms in New York City at his 60th birthday gala. It was attended by Democrats like Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Jerold Nadler. Remember how the Democratic Party voted for the Iran Deal, and how Obama trashed Israel with a vote at the UN days before he was to leave office. Remember to ignore the leadership of Jewish Organizations such as the ADL, and the AJC who knew about Obama’s plans to drive a wedge between the U.S. and Israel but remained silent, proving their primary loyalty is to the Democratic Party.
Here is one more thing to consider.
And remember that over thirty years ago Secretary of State James Baker said: “F**k the Jews they won’t vote for us anyway.” But because of most American Jews’ blind Democratic Party loyalty no matter what– the Democratic Party attitude today is “F**k the Jews they will vote for us whatever we do!”
Your November vote is important.