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That orgy of elite devotion to Israel that is the AIPAC policy conference has featured one prominent Democrat after another seeking to outflank the Trump administration in their expressions of love for Israel.

Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer took the prize by slinging mud at Palestinians and Arabs as the reason there is no end to the conflict. Schumer said the problem is that the Palestinians don’t believe in the Jewish Torah:

Now, let me tell you why – my view, why we don’t have peace. Because the fact of the matter is that too many Palestinians and too many Arabs do not want any Jewish state in the Middle East. The view of Palestinians is simple, the Europeans treated the Jews badly culminating in the Holocaust and they gave them our land as compensation.

Of course, we say it’s our land, the Torah says it, but they don’t believe in the Torah. So that’s the reason there is not peace. They invent other reasons, but they do not believe in a Jewish state and that is why we, in America, must stand strong with Israel through thick and thin…

In a speech laden with Hebrew, Schumer also said that Israeli settlements and land-grabs have nothing to do with the conflict, and threw in praise for the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

Now, some say there are some who argue the settlements are the reason there’s not peace, but we all know what happened in Gaza, Israel voluntarily got rid of the settlements there, the Israeli soldiers dragged the settlers out of Netzarim, and three weeks later the Palestinians threw rockets into Sderot. It’s sure not the settlements that are the blockage to peace.

Some say it’s the borders. Oh, Israel wants different borders, but they forget during the negotiations in 2000, Ehud Barak was making huge territorial concessions that most Israelis didn’t like, it was Arafat who rejected the settlement. It’s not the borders neither. And it’s certainly not because we’ve moved the embassy to where it should belong in Yerushalayim. It’s not that either.

(“In which NY’s senior senator engages in hate speech of the worst kind in the worst of all arenas,” S cott Roth commented.)

Other Democrats praised the Trump administration, or said it wasn’t doing enough to support Israel.

This morning Delaware Senator Chris Coons hailed Ambassador Friedman and his “great team at the embassy.”

He also praised Trump’s U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley– but said she should be doing more against “anti-Israel bias” at the U.N.:

Our ambassador Nikki Haley has been a strong and capable and good leader. But we should be doing more.

She’s the ambassador who has said she wears heels in order to stomp out anti-Israel bias.

While New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez criticized the Trump administration for not fully implementing the sanctions against Iran that Congress has authorized. Menendez said war was on the horizon.

The security of the United States is strong when the security of Israel is strong… We know that Israel has always been surrounded by enemies. Today the stakes are even higher…. These growing threats demand that we do everything we can now to push back against Iran’s continued aggression.

We know that Israel would prefer to keep the sword of freedom sheathed… [But if war comes] We will stand on the side of our one true ally in the Middle East.

Coons (who is said to be on a par with Joseph Goebbels in his warmaking rhetoric) also issued declarations about a war with Iran being our fight:

I have not seen a security situation as immediately threatening as today… … Iran [is] increasingly and aggressively challenging Israel…

When Iran and Russia challenge Israel directly they are also challenging the United States.

House Democratic whip Steny Hoyer called Israel the “miracle in the Middle East” and all but trashed President Obama’s Iran deal in his comments.

that agreement clearly was not perfect. That agreement clearly should have dealt, in my opinion with the nonnuclear malign destabilizing activity that Iran precipitates. It also should have dealt with a permanent solution, not a temporary solution. So, I’m supportive, as [Republican Majority leader Kevin McCarthy] is, of us moving towards renegotiation, cooperating with our European partners –

Queens congresswoman Grace Meng, a Democrat, and Claire Shipman of ABC (who is married to Jay Carney, the former Obama spox) outdid one another to highlight the supposed threat to world peace from Iran:

Shipman: Of course, just a few weeks ago Iranian forces in Syrian sent a drone into Israel and set off an entire series of destabilizing events. Earlier today Admiral Stavridis said to me he thinks that Iran and the way we deal with it really has to be the premier foreign policy challenge that we have right now in the Middle East. How do you think the U.S. and Israel can work together to confront the Iranian threat… and to be sure Israel has the support it needs to deal with the threats?

Meng: Well, it’s a good question. It’s why I voted against the deal in the first place and I think many people in this room agree that we knew that this threat would become more and more serious. You can clap. The answer is very generally two-fold…

One is to work here in Congress in a bipartisan way to insure that Israel has the resources it needs to defend herself and that doesn’t just keep and make Israel safer, it makes all of us safer around the world.

Do these Democrats really think that bellicose stances are going to get young progressives to go to the polls for Democrats, or to support Israel?

How will young Jewish Dems feel when they see VP Mike Pence at AIPAC calling Donald Trump “the most pro-life president ever” — a faux pas that underlines the rightwing bona fides of supporting Israel.

Not one of the big Democrats addressing the conference could bring themselves to speak about the occupation or discrimination against Palestinians, issues that are souring young progressives on Israel.

Amy Klobuchar, the progressive senator from Minnesota, said there’s a crisis for Democrats in that trend, but she said nothing about Palestinians. She said the trick was to talk about the Holocaust to young people, because they don’t know that history.

Getting youth involved and seizing on some of those issues that Israel and that this community has long stood up for, whether it is taking on climate change, whether it is immigration reform, whether it is standing up for refugees, these are issues that the Jewish community has been uniquely active on, and I think those are issues that are appealing to young people, and ways of talking about and teaching people what happened with the Holocaust and what the Jewish community has experienced because so many of them don’t really know that history.

While Schumer said that young progressives don’t know the history of Israeli victimhood.

Too many of our younger generations don’t share the devotion to Israel that our generations have. That’s a problem. We have to face it and deal with it…

Too many of the younger Americans don’t know the history and as a result, they tend to say, both sides are to blame. Many Americans, younger Americans didn’t grow up knowing Israel was attacked time after time. They think Israel has always been strong. They do not realize that if Israel were weak, her enemies would immediately seek her destruction…

The unfairness springs from a deep well of bias that has always existed, unfortunately, against Eretz Yisrael. If only the younger generation knew more about this unfairness, I believe it would affect them powerfully. And there are two things we can do immediately that will help rectify this situation…

One of those things, per Schumer, is to attack the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, BDS, with legislation in Congress. Schumer said the BDS campaign is anti-Semitic. “Let us delegitimize the delegitimizers by letting the world know when there is a double-standard, whether they know it or not, they are actively participating in an anti-Semitic movement.”

I don’t think that tack is going to get young people back on board.

(Republished from Mondoweiss by permission of author or representative)
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  1. “Iran [is] increasingly and aggressively challenging Israel”

    Christ, these people must honestly think that other people don’t have maps.

  2. The gear up to go heavy on Iran has been going on for a very long time. The goal destabilize Iran. with no regional power base to challenge Is-real (Saudi arabia is on board too). Initial gas attacks looked very close to pulling the US into the hot seat in Syria. Defying all logic defys all logic. Asad was winning his civil war, no need for some desparate action. They try the gas story a second time – ruse not gaining traction. I wonder if they want the US in the middle of Syria so that “some” missle hits a US battalion. Blame the “some” missle on Iran – mission accomplished – Sic the the US on Iran; good dog.

  3. Weiss is obsessed with Jews and ‘progressives’ and, after that, Palestinians and others.

    But why are ordinary, white (but non-Jewish and ‘non-progressive’) gentiles so unimportant to Weiss? They never register on his radar. Are we just ‘deplorables’–or worse?

    Does Weiss believe that run-of-the-mill whites are indifferent to Zionist warmongering and pro-Zionist injustice committed in America’s name? Well, we’re not.

    Does stating this fact make me an ‘anti-Semite’?

    Must I profess a heartfelt appreciation of Jews in order to prove that I am morally fit and ‘qualified’ to speak ‘objectively’ about Jews as well as America’s intractable (and pro-Zionist) conflicts in the Middle East?

    What if I refuse?

    Does this act of ‘disloyalty’ disqualify me from participating? Does it prove that I am ‘prejudiced’?

    If so, then why does in-your-face, militant, pro-Zio-Jewish bias invariably get a pass?

    Why the one-way street?

    I see double-standards at work. Deep ones.

    Does Weiss see this? He must.

    Yet for all his hand-wringing over Israel’s murderous conduct, Weiss cannot bring himself to utter the term ‘Jewish supremacism’.

    Yet it’s a shoe that fits Israel and the Jewish establishment.

    Does saying this make me a ‘bigot’?

    Ha! Inevitably so.

    This absurd dishonor shows how dishonest the American ‘discussion’ has become. In fact, there is no genuine national discussion on any number of ‘sensitive’ subjects, with Israel being the most protected.

    Why the speech restrictions?

    Jewish censorship.

    America’s political culture has drifted downward. And it’s no accident. Uttering plain truth is now beyond the pale.

    Meanwhile, wonderful, smart, oppressed, mega-powerful Jews remain dedicated to addressing ‘Jewish issues’ (including fighting ‘anti-Semitism’), protecting the Jewish people, securing Israel (and fighting ‘terrorism’), as well as celebrating Jewish greatness. Whoopee!

    Whites on the other hand must resist such impulses. Why? White cohesion and white pride endangers Jews!

    So, like the rest of his co-ethnics, Weiss has no problem at all with tossing around the worn-out meme ‘anti-Semitism’.

    Who does he think he’s fooling?

    Jewish supremacism is real, Mr. Weiss. White supremacism, on the other hand, is dead. But Jewish supremacism is on a tear, even when Israel wears the mask of victim. The latest AIPAC conference demonstrates this fact.

    little insecure Israel is now ‘ruling the nations’ and smiting its foes. Sadly, America is its hapless tool. This situation is beyond pathetic. It is not only shocking but hugely dangerous. Israel is a fanatical state rife with religious fundamentalism and nuclear bombs.

    And once Assad’s Syria is crushed, it’s next target is Iran.

    Like it or not, American power will be harnessed to assure an Israeli victory.

    Despite their extraordinary talents, the political energy generated by Jewish supremacism has caused immense misery around the globe. And it’s ramping up. Are Israelis feeling guilty over this. Very few. But Weiss does deserve some credit for sounding his assorted alarms.

    Many whites, meanwhile, are in a state of economic, political and demographic decline. So why is there so much chatter about ‘white supremacism’?

    The Zions dominate our news and entertainment industry.

    Ironically, whites have created the most diverse, tolerant and integrated civilization in human history. At the same time, Israel is expelling non-Jews. There’s no ‘affirmative action’ for gentiles in the Jewish state.

    So let’s get real. ‘Anti-Semitism’ is a term now used to quash organized resistance to Zionist exclusiveness, Zionist militarism, Jewish hypocrisy, and Zionist hegemony. And the taboo is working. It’s time we ended it. Let’s talk openly.

    To what extent is global Jewry responsible for Zio-America’s destruction of Iraq, Libya and Syria?

    Has not the spirit of Jewish supremacism contaminated Washington–and beyond?

    It’s time to open up the discussion about US policies in the Middle East. In all due respect to Mr. Weiss, we have far too many Jewish experts on this particular beat. It’s had a very distorting impact.

    This unimportant American–and countless others–are no longer interested in hearing only what Jews (and their neocon subordinates) have to say about how Zio-America should impose itself in the Middle East. Their kosher expertise has produced a series of miserable failures. Can’t we bring in a fresh team?

    Non-Jewish Americans have heard it all. We basically know what Israeli-Americans have to say on the subject, despite their noisy, in-house disagreements. For them, it’s still all about Israel. The rest is theater. It’s time for America to reverse course.

    Here’s the new paradigm:

    The major ‘threat’ to America’s security and well-being is not Russia or Iran or ISIS or North Korea. The real and ongoing threat is militant Israel’s corrupting influence in Washington.

    Zionists have successfully steered Washington into numerous and unnecessary wars over the past century. And they’re still at it. Millions have died. Millions more have been dislocated. Trillions of dollars have been wasted.

    Meanwhile, Israel–with its nuclear arsenal and its unacknowledged leverage over Washington–continues to expand its borders, foment war (using American power and prestige) while ethnically cleansing its non-Jewish inhabitants. This is an ally?

    Israeli aggression–with its international cast of spies, trolls, celebrities, double-agents, provocateurs, financiers, arms dealers, public intellectuals, jurists, militarists and media baron–constitutes the most pressing security crisis of our day; not North Korea, Iran, Russiagate or ISIS. Those are mere side shows.

    The profound dual loyalties embraced by countless Israeli-Americans is real. Their presence in Washington (and elsewhere) frequently undermines the sovereignty of host nations, including ours.

    Crypto-Israelis intend to use American power to terrorize the Jewish state’s foes as they augment Israeli power. It’s how they operate. Zio-Washington’s destruction of Iraq, Palestine, Libya and Syria proves this.

    Here’s another problem: ‘Diaspora’ Jews suffer from a colossal conflict-of-interest in matters concerning US policies in the Middle East. Their tribal loyalties often supersedes their national loyalties. This may benefit the local ‘Jewish community’ but it is a huge liability for every host country. Israel’s ‘Law of Return’ formalizes this predicament since all Jews in the world qualify automatically as Israeli citizens.

    This privilege explains why Israel’s secret service (Mossad) is the most effective intelligence agency in the world. Diaspora Jews commonly work as double agents.

    The case can be made that Israeli-Americans should recuse themselves from holding top positions in government sectors where US / MidEast policies are formulated. If that’s not a viable solution, then the issue of Zio-Jewish bias in public life must be confronted openly and freely. Taboos must fall.

    Unfortunately, we’re presently forbidden from talking about this issue. Sensitive subjects concerning Israel are reserved for the Chosen People. This restriction is another product of Jewish power.

    Fact: the pro-Israel establishment been doing a terrible job as stewards of America’s Mideast policies. This must end. Pro-Zionist wars involving Syria, Russia, Lebanon and Iran are on the horizon.

    Americans are tired of watching crypto-Israelis buy up Washington. They’ve had it with government-engineered murder sprees, despite what Zionist advocates say on TV.

    Most Americans understand this moral principle: Preemptive serial warfare is a criminal enterprise. Criminal.

    Washington’s foremost political crisis is not ‘Russiagate’. It’s the hardened and ongoing matter of embedded and militant Zionist operatives influencing government policy from all angles. As a consequence, needless wars that do not benefit America have been waged. Whole nations have been destroyed.

    These wars (Iraq and Syria in particular) were based on enormous, sophisticated lies. There are Zionist fingerprints all over these false narratives.

    The enemy of America is militant Zionism and its deplorable Fifth Column inside Washington.

  4. Till the corruption/campaign financing laws are fixed and enforced with jail time, don’t expect any change.
    Neither dems nor repubs give a hoot about average Americans, only the billionaire donors.
    The system is broke and must be fixed.
    Citizens united made the problem much worse and its pretty clear to see.
    The International corporations, banks, AIPAC, foreign lobbies, have all the money to bribe the pols, fund the campaigns, until we fix this, we’re just whizzing in the wind….
    Shutting down the CIA, kicking out all the Mossad agents, ending the Fed scam, would be a good change too.
    JFK tried to do these things and they killed him.
    AIPAC is traitors pep rally.

    The Zionist Project 2. Israel 9/11, All Of The Pieces

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