The Calming Feeling as Jew-Hate Now Takes Deeper Root in the Democrat Party - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
The Calming Feeling as Jew-Hate Now Takes Deeper Root in the Democrat Party

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) accused Israel of hypnotizing the world. That lie, which seems to have permeated the Somali Muslim community, initially outraged Democrats no less than it did Republicans. If Israel is so good at hypnotizing the world, why does it never win a vote in the United Nations, the vile sewer where that very “world” congregates to lynch Israel regularly?

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has logged tomes of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish tweets and rhetoric. Those tweets initially outraged Democrats no less than they did Republicans. And then the Democrats started counting votes. They figured out three things:

  1. There are more anti-Jewish votes on the Intersectionality Left — a Democrat base — than there are Jews or supporters of Israel.
  2. A segment of Jewish liberals are so assimilated out of their Judaic heritage and are so bereft of serious Judaic learning, culture, and simple Jewish self-respect that they are tucked away safely in the Democrats’ pocket no matter what, and they will keep voting for and giving money to Democrats even on the way to being exiled from the party… and worse.
  3. Michigan was lost in 2016, but only by a smidgeon, and we may as well make a play for the anti-Jewish vote that Rashida Tlaib can help us win over.

1. On Benjamins, Bernies, Nazis, and Communists

Barack Obama campaigned on the historicity of becoming the first Black President, Hillary on potentially becoming the first woman President, Buttigieg on becoming the first gay one. Bernie Sanders never contemplates becoming the first Jewish President. Bernie Sanders does not wake up thinking “I am a Jew.” He calls Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist,” calls the Israeli government “racist,” does not use such terms to describe communist leaders, pronounces that Ilhan Omar is not a bigot. Such blights as he have polluted Jewish history. Like the Trotskys, Kamenevs, Zinovievs, and Radeks of a prior time and place, his comrades ultimately will have no further use for him. Meanwhile, he is their Useful Idiot, an old apologist for Soviet Communist breadlines, and this blight provides cover for Jew haters in his ambit. Just attack Jews and then run to Red Bernie for protection.

When Ilhan Omar tweeted that Jews control because “It is about the Benjamins, baby,” she revealed herself not a convenience-store-quality bigot but a ready-for-primetime Nazi. Not every Nazi in the 1940s acted violently. Most Nazis simply stood along the avenues and highways of Germany and cheered as Hitler’s limo drove by. Some made speeches. Muslims led by the Grand Mufti, Haj Amin el-Husseini, were among Hitler’s best Nazis. When Omar tweeted about “the Benjamins,” she revealed her Nazi moorings. The irony, hardly surprising, is that it is she who rakes in the cash. Ilhan Omar has leveraged her anti-Semitism to raise more than a million dollars in record time. Damn straight it was about the Benjamins — hers.

She flies all over the country earning money for her coffers, the nation’s best known Jew hater, a real crowd pleaser — for the Intersectionalist crowds. She knows where to find Leftist Democrat Jews for cover. Bernie in D.C. Mayor Steve Adler, another such dreg, joining her for an Iftar celebration in Austin, Texas. Jews willing to join her in condemning Israel or to give her cover for political gain. The only Americans who despise such Jews more than do Nazis are other Jews who grit their teeth, clench their jaws, and imagine what it feels like among devout Catholics when they see Catholics like Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and Andrew Cuomo lead the drive to consecrate gay marriage and to expand abortion into the ninth month — and beyond.

“Benjamins” refers to a major denomination of American currency, the $100 bill that bears Benjamin Franklin. No entity in America wields more Benjamins in impacting our country’s foreign policy than does the Arab Muslim world. Beyond the influence that comes with a $110 billion pending arms deal with the Saudis, amounting to tens of thousands of American jobs, or $300-400 billion in new trade agreements with the Saudis, there is something far more pernicious. The Arab Muslim world pinpoint-targets its petro-billions at distinct targets in the United States to influence American politics and to buy our youth. That is why we have admitted Saudi foreign-exchange students to come into this country to learn how to fly planes without having to learn how to land them.

The Clintons obtained several seven-figure (i.e., in the millions) Saudi donations to the Clinton Foundation. Back in 2005, a member of the Saudi royal family, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud, donated $40 million — $20 million to Harvard and another $20 million to Georgetown University — to advance “Islamic studies,” Saudi-style. The money funded four new senior staff professorships and an endowed chair at Harvard, and three new faculty chairs and certain targeted scholarships at Georgetown.

The influx of Saudi millions into American universities has generated the expected surge in Saudi students now enrolled at such American schools. In 2005, there were 3,000 Saudi students in American universities. That number had grown to nearly 60,000 by 2014-15. Equally pernicious, several high-caliber American universities like University of Texas at Austin, Stanford, and UC Berkeley reciprocated in recent years by establishing satellite schools in Saudi Arabia. This manipulative Saudi campaign to influence American universities seems to date back to a 1976 million-dollar grant to the University of Southern California. By 1979, the Saudis were giving Duke University $200,000 for a program in Islamic and Arabian Development studies. Soon, Harvard was given at least another $10 million. The Middle East Studies center at the University of Arkansas was given $20 million. The University of California at Berkeley was given $5 million for its Middle East Studies Center. Cornell was given $11 million. Texas got half a million. Rutgers University of New Jersey got $5 million, and Princeton got $1 million. Like Saudi oil, the spigot flows unabated — and always so crude. Stanford. CalTech. Georgia Tech. Saudi influence peddling and bribing everywhere.

While the Saudis have been spending billions of dollars funding Middle East Centers at our universities, hundreds of madrassas for children in our country, and as many as 80 percent of all mosques in the United States, they bar anyone anywhere from building churches or synagogues there. Jews and Christians even are banned from setting foot in cities like Mecca and the main parts of Medina. Here are Muslim-educated children in Philadelphia performing songs and a cantata at a special celebration only a few weeks ago on April 22.

So much for Benjamins, baby. These children are being taught this vile hate in your American cities, funded by Saudi and other such billions. Right under your noses. Impacting your Benjamins.

2. Jew-Hatred Now Taking Root in the Democrat Party’s Core

The initial outrage felt among Democrat leaders when Omar and Tlaib tweeted Nazi tropes is no more. The turning point came when the Democrats prepared to condemn anti-Semitism within their ranks, then learned that they could not pass such a resolution, that the Old Timers had lost control of the ship, that the new trope driving discrete small but influential primary voting blocs is that Israel and Jews do not fit into the world of contemporary Intersectionality. Rather, as the vile Jew-haters who lead “The Women’s March” have demonstrated, Israel-hatred and Jew-hatred is cool.

The Left has adopted hatred of Israel as a new sacrament. In a world where tyrants persecute in Iran, North Korea, China, Venezuela, Cuba, Saudi Arabia — indeed, the entire Arab and African Muslim world that desecrates and burns churches by the thousands — it is Israel, tiny democratic Israel, alone that must be boycotted and sanctioned. These are the Left’s new targets. Hitler made it un-cool to say “I hate Jews,” so they say “I hate Zionists.” Just as they denominate all non-Jewish political opponents who are reasonable conservatives as “racists” or guilty of “White privilege.”

The British Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn has become so anti-Semitic that Jews in the United Kingdom long ago fled to the Conservative Party, with Jews now comprising the strongest conservative voting bloc in England. In Israel, fully two-thirds of all Jews now vote conservative, and fewer than ten percent vote Left. In the recent Israeli national elections, the conservative bloc of Jewish parties emerged with 65 seats, the centrist bloc with 35 seats, and the leftist bloc with 10 seats.

And now the winds of Jew-hate have come to America’s Democrat Party. A few months ago, the problem seemed superficial. But the hate now is rooted in the core of the party. It is not just about Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. They are two blips of time, two mistakes that will be ignored by future American historians. But what has happened is that Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer have counted the tea leaves and, in rapid time, have determined that it is bad Democrat politics to call out the Jew haters and Nazis in their party for what they are: Jew haters and Nazis. We have seen this political cynicism, placing politics over principle, before among Democrats:

It now is commonplace to recognize that Democrats — including Obama, Biden, Schumer, Clinton, and all the rest of them — all strongly supported building a border wall and keeping out Illegals. Biden even complained openly about “corrupt Mexico.” It was a key part of the Democrat program, dating back to the days of California’s Hispanic union leader Cesar Chavez, that the Illegals must be kept out because they take jobs from the economic underclass and bring down their wages by eagerly working for crumbs. Democrat Orthodoxy taught that the party had to protect African Americans and union workers from the influx of uncontrolled cheap labor.

And then the Democrats did some vote counting. They realized that they have the African-American voting population in their pockets anyway. They assumed that the White union workers never would leave either, since union bosses are well provided for by the Democrats. At the same time, the Democrats came to realize that an influx of Illegals rapidly would change the American electorate. They were right. They have changed the electorate in the California that once elected Nixon and Reagan. They have changed Colorado and New Mexico. They are changing Nevada and Arizona. They even are aiming at Texas. So they sold out African Americans — as they always do — and White union workers for a greater payoff at the voting booths.

It is that same calculus that has driven Pelosi and Hoyer, who know better, to defend Tlaib’s and Omar’s every anti-Semitic tweet. The Democrats have assessed that they have Jewish liberals in their pocket, no matter what, so they may as well expand to attract the much larger Jew-hating vote, too.

In time, even the Jewish liberals will leave the Democrats because they will be kicked out, directly or indirectly. Their boat has sailed without them, and the tide has turned. They are the last of their era. Some will cling desperately for crumbs and will learn to accept the Jew-hatred infecting their ranks on fear of otherwise getting primaried out. As the British Labour Party has spit out its Jews and as Jews all over the world, especially in Israel, have moved in a massive Jewish tsunami towards political conservatism and away from the Left, so the tide has turned in America. Those Jews who miss their boats will find themselves having to march against Israel, calling decent Jews like Benjamin Netanyahu “racist,” and acquiescing to an Intersectionality that sees them marching behind vile Jew-haters like Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Al Sharpton while their party seats Ilhan Omar on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and regularly defends Rashida Tlaib for speaking “Her Truth.”

In time those Jews will disappear into a void of history that has seen the family lines of so many before them disappear from the annals of their people. And that is why Orthodox Jews, who overwhelmingly vote Republican conservative, are predicted by every serious demographic survey to become the American Jewish majority in this century. The Bernie Sanderses and Mayor Steve Adlers will go the way of so many others forgotten and not missed.

Dov Fischer
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Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., is Vice President of the Coalition for Jewish Values (comprising over 2,000 Orthodox rabbis), was adjunct professor of law at two prominent Southern California law schools for nearly 20 years, and is Rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. He was Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review and clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit before practicing complex civil litigation for a decade at three of America’s most prominent law firms: Jones Day, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. He likewise has held leadership roles in several national Jewish organizations, including Zionist Organization of America, Rabbinical Council of America, and regional boards of the American Jewish Committee and B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation. His writings have appeared in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Federalist, National Review, the Jerusalem Post, and Israel Hayom. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit. Other writings are collected at
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