''We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,'' tweeted Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., once again trying to create a moral equivalency between the West and terrorist organizations.
As elected Democrats continue to send these types of messages, it’s no wonder antisemitism is dramatically on the rise worldwide.
Last month in London, cars with Palestinian flags drove through the streets where Jewish residents lived honking their horns and screaming obscenities and ill-wishes; some were directed at mothers and their daughters.
In Brussels, at a demonstration in support of the Palestinian people, the crowd chanted, '' ... Khaybar, O Jews, Muhammad’s army is returning,'' referring to the battle of Khaybar in 628 when the troops of the Prophet Muhammad went to war with the Jews in the city and won.
And in Times Square in New York, a violent mob waving Palestinian flags chanted, ''Death to the Jews.''
Now, in an irrational and mind-boggling act, the leaders of the left in America are joining in, voicing the support for Israel’s attackers. In fact, a national Trafalgar/Convention of States poll found that 40% of Democrat voters actually blamed Israel for the violence.
Facing backlash from reasonable Americans, Democrat leaders, like Rep. Omar, are trying to assure Americans that their opposition is not to Jews specifically, but rather equating the Israeli and U.S. governments as equally guilty parties with Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.
For years anti-Zionists, now led by Rep. Omar, and other congresspeople such as Rashida Talib, D-Mich., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., have claimed that one can be against the state of Israel and not be antisemitic. That myth has once again been blown out of the water. Pro-Palestinian demonstrations weren’t shouting threats to Israel’s government or even Israelis.
Not every Jew is Israeli, yet the mob was shouting death and violence to the Jews ... wherever they lived.
The left — which prides itself on protesting and fighting against any whiff of discrimination and prejudice it sees — is virtually silent when it comes to Israel and the Jews.
They are at the front of the Black Lives Matter marches, pushing anti-Asian bias legislation through Congress, and spearheading the #MeToo movement. But when it comes to Jews and Israel, their self-proclaimed moral superiority goes out the window. Instead, the left stands in solidarity with a Palestinian government that opposes everything the left claims it holds dear.
For example, Section 152 of the Penal Code applicable in Gaza criminalizes consensual same-sex sexual activity and makes it punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment. The Palestinian Authority has said that homosexual activity is "a violation of the highest ideals and values of the Palestinian society." Not stopping there, PA asked citizens to report to police any person they think might be involved with one of the prominent Palestinian gay rights groups. It’s no surprise then that many gay Palestinians flee to Israel for safety and protection.
Women’s rights are also nearly non-existent under State of Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas. Palestinian Media Watch — a watchdog organization that translates Palestinian news and media reports directly to English — broke the news about government approval of domestic violence. One of Abbas’ presidential advisers stated that it is acceptable for a husband, father or brother to beat a disobedient woman, assuring on public TV that ''It is good for society and good for the man and the woman.''
Gaza’s Supreme Judicial Council, a body run by Hamas authorities, issued a notice earlier this year: Unmarried women may not travel without the permission of their ''guardian,'' which would refer to their fathers or another older male relative.
But women do have an important role under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas rule — raising the next generation of terrorists. Broadcasts from Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party share stories of mothers telling their children, ''My son, we were not created for happiness. In my eyes, you are meant for martyrdom! ... Jerusalem is ours, our weapon is our Islam, and our ammunition is our children. And you, O my son, are meant for martyrdom.''
This culture of violence is also seen in President Abbas’ recent assurance that the salaries of terrorists who attack Israeli citizens would still be paid ''if we only have one penny.'' Despite what Abbas tells the United States, slay for pay continues. Not to be outdone, Hamas assures Muslims that ''Killing Jews is worship to Allah.''
It is time for the civilized world, and especially freedom-loving Americans, to realize that the chant: ''from the river (Jordan) to the sea (Mediterranean), Palestine will be free'' leaves no place for the State of Israel.
Yet none of the realities of the Palestinian leader’s terrorism against Israeli citizens, and inhumane treatment of his own citizens, seems to matter to a growing number of Democrat leaders. While they tell us that one can be anti-Zionist and not antisemitic, their actions speak volumes of how they really feel.
This isn’t about a conflict between countries, it’s antisemitism plain and simple. The same Democrats that preach against hate, and for love, of every imaginable people group are fanning the flames for hatred and violence against Jews around the world.
If America truly is the leader of the free world, we must not only stand against the hatred of a people group based on race and religion, but our so-called leaders that are fomenting that hate. If we do not, the violence and chaos will only escalate.
Every American can prevent this with a simple action: call out and reject those leaders who hollowly claim to stand against hate and discrimination as the liars and antisemites they are.
Charles Mizrahi is Editor of Alpha Investor and Host of "The Charles Mizrahi Show." Read His Reports - Here.
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