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Monday, January 28, 2019


There were only two GOP congress members elected in 2018 and one them, Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.), has introduced a Resolution that according to Adam Credo, "categorically rejects anti-Semitism in all its forms and calls out some newly elected Democratic members who have ridden a popular wave into Congress on the backs of anti-Semitic leaders and causes." I've recently written a few posts on this growing strain of Democrat anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment, here, here and here. The trained hamsters in the mainstream media are, of course, silent on this, but it's becoming a growing problem for the Democrat establishment, who fear, I think, that at least a a few major Jewish donors just might come to their senses and withhold support going into 2020.

Credo reports:
Zeldin's measure—which is expected to be brought for a vote in the coming weeks—is shaping up to be a sort of litmus test for the Democratic leadership as it figures out how to deal with a class of freshmen who are open about their distaste for Israel and support causes like the Boycott, Sanction, and Divestment movement, or BDS, which wages economic warfare on the Jewish state.

"It's going to require more in the Democratic party, especially at the higher levels of leadership, to not be unspoken about whether or not these new freshman Democrats are speaking for the party or speaking for a policy that represents the future of the party," Zeldin said. "If they're silent it is only going to grow."

While Democratic leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and House Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) have been vocal in the past about their opposition to BDS and similar anti-Semitic movements, they are now dealing with a new cast of young Democrats such as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), and Ilhan Omar (Minn.), all of whom have embraced at one point or another anti-Semitic leaders and their causes.

"Their strong support of BDS and so much more really leads to the heightened level of concern that anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred is infiltrating not just American politics, but specifically the halls of Congress," Zeldin said.

Asked if Democratic leaders are doing enough to combat anti-Semitism in their ranks, Zeldin pointed to the recent appointment of Omar to the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"The House Democratic leadership is empowering it," Zeldin said. "When you place that new member from Minnesota on the House Foreign Affairs committee as your first action in response to widespread criticism of many horrible things said and policies supported, that's not minimizing or mitigating the power of that voice. It's elevating it."

Zeldin's measure also calls out the blatantly anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Jews who provide emotional and financial support to the Dems should watch this vote with interest. For a party that continually accuses others of "white supremacy," it's interesting that the Democrats are less than enthusiastic about promoting outright condemnation of their own congressional members who support ideas (and people) that parrot an ideology that would make more than a few white supremacists proud.