You have undoubtedly seen The Breitbart article written by David Horowitz denouncing Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol for his efforts to organize a third party presidential candidate.
The storm that has arisen from this has little to do with Horowitz’s article, but rather the headline which reads:
Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew
That’s the sort of headline I would expect from a white supremacist website or Ann Coulter. But now that Breitbart has become Donald Trump’s Pravda I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised.
While I don’t think that was Horowitz’s headline, it is clear he did not object to it. Consider his concluding paragraph:
I am a Jew who has never been to Israel and has never been a Zionist in the sense of believing that Jews can rid themselves of Jew hatred by having their own nation state. But half of world Jewry now lives in Israel, and the enemies whom Obama and Hillary have empowered — Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, ISIS, and Hamas — have openly sworn to exterminate the Jews. I am also an American (and an American first), whose country is threatened with destruction by the same enemies. To weaken the only party that stands between the Jews and their annihilation, and between America and the forces intent on destroying her, is a political miscalculation so great and a betrayal so profound as to not be easily forgiven.
While there is no question that President Obama and Hillary Clinton have done more than anyone to empower those who would destroy America and Israel, the premise that Donald Trump, in his capacity as Republican Party standard bearer, is the only thing which “stands between Jews and their annihilation and between America and the forces intent on destroying her” is absolute rubbish. Let us remember that it was Trump who openly criticized Israel for being unwilling to make peace with the Palestinians, not the reverse and later said he would be “a neutral guy” where it concerned freedom loving Israelis and tyranny supporting Palestinians. It also wasn’t so long ago that Trump was perfectly content to let ISIS take over Syria.
As bad as a Hillary Clinton presidency would be, Donald Trump simply does not inspire my confidence where it concerns foreign policy nor anything else. America can and must do better. If that of kind thinking makes me a “Renegade Jew” then so be it.
UPDATE: Perhaps “Renegade Jew” was Horowitz’s idea after all. The article is also up on Horowitz’s FrontPageMag and retains the same title.