Democrats wrong to back anti-Semitic reps

By August 18, 2019August 27th, 2019Foreign Policy, Politics

The Democratic Party — so consumed with hate toward the president — displayed to the world this week how truly radical it’s become by taking sides with anti-Semites within its ranks, Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, in a feud with Israel, our longstanding geopolitical ally.

Despite objections from the left, Israel — the only democracy in the Middle East — announced it was barring the radical congresswomen from visiting the country this weekend for good reason.

For starters, the far-left congresswomen Omar and Tlaib openly support BDS, the Boycott Divest Sanction movement that has as its No. 1 goal to destroy Israel.

If that’s not alarming enough, Omar and Tlaib, two prominent members of the so called “squad,” won’t even acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.

Case in point: When describing their planned itinerary to Israel, the congresswomen referred to it as “Palestine,” a state that doesn’t exist.

And then there’s the troubling fact that their planned trip was reportedly sponsored by MITFAH, a controversial pro-Palestinian group whose members have reportedly voiced support of terrorism.

Omar and Tlaib’s sponsors have also excused jihad, aligned itself with American Neo-Nazi groups by publishing white nationalist and homophobic treatises on its website while also condoning the actions of Palestinian terrorists that have slaughtered Israelis — including children — according to the National Review.

Is this who Israel is supposed to roll out the red carpet to?

You must be kidding.

Add to it Omar, a Somali refugee, has tweeted about the “evil doings of Israel,” and compared Israel to Nazi Germany while her anti-Semitic buddy Tlaib made disturbing and bizarre remarks about having “a calming feeling” when thinking about the Holocaust.

But none of that stopped high-ranking Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler of New York and others from slamming Israel and the president. They were quick to throw the United States’ greatest ally in the Middle East under the bus despite the fact that Israeli officials reversed course and agreed to let Tlaib visit her grandmother in the West Bank — an offer Tlaib rejected for political purposes.

On Friday Trump tweeted, “Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!”

Radical anti-Semites Omar and Tlaib are quickly becoming the face of the Democratic Party.

A losing political strategy that will no doubt backfire come Election Day.

Adriana Cohen

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