Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Bureaucracy's Democrat Majority Made America a One-Party Government - Daniel Greenfield

 

by Daniel Greenfield

The most fundamental virtue of our constitutional government is that the public has supreme power over the government. The civil service system has effectively eliminated that power.

  • This is what a slow-motion coup looks like.

  • The solution to patronage isn't professionalism, it's smaller government. Government is not a meritocracy and there's no point in keeping up the pretense that any part of it is merit-based. The most fundamental virtue of our constitutional government is that the public has supreme power over the government. The civil service system has effectively eliminated that power.

  • A smaller government begins with a much smaller bureaucracy.

  • Apologists for the bureaucracy claim that eliminating the permanent patronage of the civil service would erode "public trust in our government" and "undermine the role of civil servants as stewards of the public good".

  • The public has no trust in the government. The one thing most of the country, across political and racial lines, can agree on is not trusting the government. Currently only about 29% of Democrats and 9% of Republicans trust the government. How much more trust is there to lose?

  • Civil servants are not "stewards of the public good". The American people are. Monarchies and tyrannies have stewards of the public good. The only true constitutional and democratic virtue of a civil service is that it is easy to fire. A bureaucracy that can't be gotten rid of isn't serving the people, it's mastering them, and that is what the administrative state has long since become.

  • The only reason Democrats are panicking over permanent patronage reform is because the ranks and especially the senior management of the federal bureaucracy are full of their people. There's nothing democratic or merit-based about letting a corrupt partisan faction control the administrative state and the lives of hundreds of millions of people with no recourse.

  • The next president who isn't beholden to the administrative state should provide that recourse.

The most fundamental virtue of our constitutional government is that the public has supreme power over the government. The civil service system has effectively eliminated that power. This is what a slow-motion coup looks like. (Image source: iStock)

When former President Donald Trump, Governor Ron DeSantis, and Senator Ted Cruz, among others, endorsed rolling back the power of bureaucrats and their administrative state, Democrats panicked.

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Hillary Clinton's former running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, introduced a countermeasure which they called, "Preventing a Patronage System Act" according to Kaine, to "protect the merit-based hiring system for our federal workforce".

Media editorialists claimed that making it easier to get rid of federal employees would bring back patronage or the spoils system. The problem is that patronage never left.

We have spent generations living under a permanent patronage system. The spoils system, as bad as it was, kept one party from permanently packing its supporters into the government. Removing it just meant that the Democrats have permanently packed the federal bureaucracy.

That's how America became a one-party government at the federal level in Washington D.C. Politicians of both parties come and go, but it's the Democrat bureaucrats who call the shots.

The same media outlets now fussing about "patronage" were gleefully reporting how a "resistance" was operating within the federal bureaucracy to undermine President Trump. That same "resistance", without the public posturing, has quietly sabotaged every Republican administration and any conservative piece of legislation that gets through the process.

Before the 2016 election, one in four federal employees claimed that they would leave if Trump won. Six out of ten federal employees supported Biden. Only 28% backed Trump.

In the 2022 cycle, the American Federation of Government Employees has doled out over a million dollars to political campaigns. 94% of that money has gone to Democrats.

Not only does the federal workforce tilt leftward, but the number of Republicans fell from a third to a quarter over the last generation. The federal machine that controls the lives of most Americans has limited representation for one of the country's two major political factions.

But even that's misleading.

The men and women who actually run things are mostly Democrats. 63% of the senior executives, the highest officials within the bureaucracy, are Democrats, while the number of Republicans drops into the low 20s. A National Bureau of Economic Research paper notes that the "the overrepresentation of Democrats increases as we move up the hierarchy".

"Among employees in grades 1-12 of the GS, we find about 50% of Democrats (30% of Republicans and 20% of independents), which rises to approximately 56% at the top of the GS (grades 13-15), and to 63% among career SES," the research showed.

This is what a slow-motion coup looks like.

Apologists for the bureaucracy might claim that this reflects a lack of qualifications by Republicans, but the share of independents similarly drops. Only the share of Democrats steadily rises. If we were looking at a similar breakdown of racial groups in which the share of every racial group declined as it moved up the ranks, except one, it would be evidence of bias.

And a political coup is far more corrosive and dangerous to a government than racial bias.

Democrats want us to believe that the consolidation of the civil service by one political faction is somehow a natural occurrence which does not reflect a calculated strategy or patronage.

In between political tests like diversity and equity, the insistence on concentrating federal leadership in Democrat areas, and providing special entryways and promotions to members of identity politics groups more likely to vote for their party, Democrats claim that it's all "merit".

After fighting to eliminate merit in college admissions, the military, and federal contracts, they want us to believe that they not only believe in merit, but want to protect it in the civil service.

Democrats created an independent bureaucracy that provides its own patronage. That corrupt system has led to everything from massive theft to IRS investigations of political opponents. And the result is much worse than the rotten spoils system ever was because it's immune to change.

The modern civil service owes its existence to a crooked bargain between President Grover Cleveland, the first post-Civil War Democrat to occupy the White House, and one of the most personally and politically corrupt men to hold that office in the century, and the Mugwumps, the Never Trumpers of the era. The federal workforce massively exploded from 5,837 before the Civil War to 15,344 after the Civil War to millions over the next century. The civil service "reforms" were a key ingredient in what became a permanent patronage system built to benefit the Democrats and the liberal Republicans who were instrumental in imposing it on Americans.

Where before individuals had traded on their political support and campaign activities to win a few hundred offices during the spoils system, urban political machines packed the civil service with tens of thousands and then hundreds of thousands of their supporters in the next century.

The liberal promises of Wilson, FDR and JFK required a symbiotic growth in government. The government programs never delivered a better life, except by providing government jobs for Democrats. The spoils system was corrupt, but permanent patronage has not only rewarded members of one party with jobs, especially senior roles, to the tune of billions, but it also shifted power away from the voters and elected officials, and to partisan bureaucrats.

The solution to patronage isn't professionalism, it's smaller government. Government is not a meritocracy and there's no point in keeping up the pretense that any part of it is merit-based. The most fundamental virtue of our constitutional government is that the public has supreme power over the government. The civil service system has effectively eliminated that power.

Firing federal employees is a long, difficult process. The Merit Systems Protection Board has repeatedly intervened to protect even the worst abuses by workers, including outright criminal behavior. Americans can lose their jobs, but they can't do anything about the bureaucrats who control their lives. Politicians come and go, but the Democrat administrative state abides.

A smaller government begins with a much smaller bureaucracy. President Trump's commitment to wielding Schedule F is important, as are other ideas by conservative politicians. Schedule F would be crucial in rolling back the power of key policy-making bureaucrats, but it's only the beginning. The Founding Fathers understood that government is innately oppressive. And government, like any parasitic infection, naturally grows unless it's shrunk or it kills the host.

Apologists for the bureaucracy claim that eliminating the permanent patronage of the civil service would erode "public trust in our government" and "undermine the role of civil servants as stewards of the public good".

The public has no trust in the government. The one thing most of the country, across political and racial lines, can agree on is not trusting the government. Currently only about 29% of Democrats and 9% of Republicans trust the government. How much more trust is there to lose?

Civil servants are not "stewards of the public good". The American people are. Monarchies and tyrannies have stewards of the public good. The only true constitutional and democratic virtue of a civil service is that it is easy to fire. A bureaucracy that can't be gotten rid of isn't serving the people, it's mastering them, and that is what the administrative state has long since become.

The only reason Democrats are panicking over permanent patronage reform is because the ranks and especially the senior management of the federal bureaucracy are full of their people. There's nothing democratic or merit-based about letting a corrupt partisan faction control the administrative state and the lives of hundreds of millions of people with no recourse.

The next president who isn't beholden to the administrative state should provide that recourse.

 

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

Source: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19174/bureaucracy-democrat-majority

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'Flagrant betrayal': Luminaries blast Biden's Iran envoy for 'abetting the suppression of liberty' - Aaron Kliegman

 

by Aaron Kliegman

As Iran tries to crush anti-government protests, the State Department undercuts the Iranian resistance.

 

A bipartisan group of high-profile former lawmakers, military officers, and other senior officials lambasted President Biden's special envoy for Iran for what they described as a "betrayal" of both the cause of freedom and the Iranian people, who've been protesting against their government in what analysts describe as the greatest threat to Iran's Islamist regime since its inception in 1979.

The joint statement, issued Monday, blamed Robert Malley, who's been spearheading the Biden administration's efforts to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Iran, for comments by the State Department earlier this month discrediting Iran's most prominent opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK), which seeks to overthrow the Iranian regime.

Earlier this month, a State Department spokesperson told the media outlets Foreign Policy, Radio Farda, and Iran International that the U.S. government sees the MEK as a liability rather than an asset.

"While the United States revoked the designation of the MEK as a foreign terrorist organization in September 2012, the United States does not see the MEK as a viable democratic opposition movement that is representative of the Iranian people," the spokesperson said. "The State Department continues to have serious concerns about the MEK as an organization, including allegations of abuse against its own members."

The comments appeared to be in response to a Foreign Policy article, which included Iran's accusations that the U.S. works with the MEK to attack Iran — accusations adamantly denied by the State Department.

"Rather than being content with denying the Iranian claim, Mr. Malley saw an opportunity to appease the regime by making these false and disparaging allegations," said the joint statement. "What Mr. Malley needs to understand is that his action, taken while tens of thousands of Iranian women and men are fighting and dying for freedom from tyranny, is a flagrant betrayal of both the Iranian people and a foundational principle which our country has long honored."

The joint statement said Malley, whose office is housed in the State Department, released the comments about the MEK through a public affairs officer, a claim which Just the News has not been able to independently confirm.

In response to the State Department earlier this month, the MEK said the department was "rehashing previous allegations" against the MEK as a "gesture of goodwill" toward the Iranian regime as it cracks down on anti-government protests.

"The future of Iran will be determined by our people and freedom fighters in the campaign for freedom in the streets of Iran now and through the ballot box tomorrow," said a Paris-based spokesperson for the MEK. "Foreign powers have nothing to do with it."

The MEK is part of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coalition of Iranian opposition groups whose stated mission is to end the theocratic regime currently in power and promote a "free and democratic" Iran.

Just the News has previously reported on so-called "Resistance Units" associated with the MEK shaping and guiding anti-government protests, conducting operations against the regime inside Iran.

Iranian leaders have blamed the MEK (along with the U.S. and Israel) for the demonstrations, waging a campaign against the group — and seemingly undermining the State Department position that the MEK lacks support inside Iran.

"Perhaps at some junctures, the belief was that [the MEK] has no support ... and that there's no need for us to refer to them any longer. But this is not our view anymore," Kazem Gharibabadi, deputy for international affairs of the Iranian judiciary, told Iranian state media in June. "In the [Iranian year] 1400 [beginning March 20, 2021], a very good and joint campaign began, and heavy pressure was brought to bear on countries that were hosting [the MEK]."

Gharibabadi, who was in New York earlier this month on a United Nations visit, added that there's "no meeting between U.S. and European delegations where we haven't discussed" the MEK.

Earlier this year, an annual rally organized by the MEK and NCRI was canceled "due to terrorist threats and conspiracies," according to the event's organizers. An Iranian diplomat, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Belgium last year for plotting to bomb a NCRI rally in a suburb of Paris in 2018. He was accused of following orders from Iranian intelligence.

Among the 23 signers of the new joint statement rebuking Malley were former Sens. Joe Lieberman and Robert Torricelli, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, legal expert Alan Dershowitz, former FBI Director Louis Freeh, former Obama National Security Adviser James Jones, and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey. Read the full text here:

In the joint statement, the group accused Malley of seeking "to appease the Iranian government by publicly discrediting one of [the] regime's primary opposition groups" in hopes of reviving stalled talks to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.

Malley supported the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which placed temporary curbs on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting large-scale sanctions on Iran. Since former President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal in 2018, Malley has been a vocal advocate of restoring it.

Three U.S. diplomats, including Malley's deputy, Richard Nephew, stepped down from the nuclear talks in late January in protest of concessions to Iran. The officials had wanted the Biden administration to adopt a tougher negotiating stance.

U.S. officials have recently said nuclear negotiations aren't on the administration's agenda right now as Iran violently cracks down on protesters and supplies drones to Russia to use against Ukraine.

However, Malley has left the door open to talks, saying he would only resume "when and if" Iran stops killing protesters and providing Russia with drones.

According to the joint statement, though, the State Department is facilitating the regime's abuses by discrediting a key part of the Iranian resistance.

"To witness a senior American official repeating such false claims while MEK and fellow protesters are being brutally suppressed is outrageous, and in fact facilitates the regime's killing machine on the streets and campuses across Iran," the statement read. "If Mr. Malley mistakenly believes that adopting the regime's false, anti-MEK propaganda will persuade the terrorists to revive JCPOA negotiations, he needs to be relieved from this important mission. The Administration and [Secretary of State Antony] Blinken must reach out with support, and not condemnation, to the thousands of freedom fighters being killed and imprisoned in Iran. Mr. Malley's reckless action aids and abets the suppression of liberty and democracy in Iran."

Just the News has reached out to the State Department for comment for this story.


Aaron Kliegman

Source: https://justthenews.com/government/diplomacy/flagrant-betrayal-luminaries-blast-bidens-iran-envoy-abetting-suppression

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The New York Times – Mouthpiece for the Palestinians - Joseph Klein

 

by Joseph Klein

How a Times correspondent parrots the Palestinian victimhood narrative.

 


Last February, the New York Times hired Palestinian terrorist apologist Raja Abdulrahim to serve as its correspondent in Jerusalem, focusing on Palestinian affairs. In that capacity, she has written a series of pro-Palestinian screeds that the New York Times has published as purported “news” articles.

On November 27th, for example, the Times published an article by Ms. Abdulrahim, which claimed that Israel’s so-called “blockade” on the entry of dual-use materials into Gaza “has devastated Gaza’s economy,” including its fishing industry. Ms. Abdulrahim lamented that the so-called “blockade,” in her words, has prevented Gazan fishermen “from buying motors, propellers, fiberglass and many other items needed to repair the boats and maintain a functioning fishing fleet.”

First of all, Ms. Abdulrahim needs to bring her “reporting” up to date. If she had checked with reliable sources on the ground in Gaza, she would have learned that Israel has already approved the entry of more dual-use materials recently, including fiberglass and other materials for Gazan fishing boats. Ms. Abdulrahim also conveniently ignored the fact that Israel has increased the number of permits allowing Palestinians from Gaza to work in Israel to their highest level since 2007, the year that the Hamas terrorists threw the Palestinian Authority out of Gaza and took control.

Secondly, Ms. Abdulrahim has failed to report how Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups themselves have brought misery upon the Gazan civilian population as a result of their relentless build-up of military capabilities to attack Israelis. For example, Palestinian terrorist groups have been caught trying to smuggle fiberglass into Gaza for the suspected purpose of building rockets, not to replace or repair damaged fiberglass in Gazan fishing boats. But Ms. Abdulrahim has neglected to provide such factual context for Israeli restrictions on the entry of dual-use materials and equipment into Gaza, which, despite continuing Palestinian terrorist attacks, Israel has actually loosened.

Ms. Abdulrahim wrote an article that the New York Times published on November 18th regarding a deadly fire that engulfed an apartment in Gaza, in which she claimed that “Israel’s presence in the occupied territories” includes Gaza. This is patently false. Israel has had no presence in Gaza since its complete unilateral withdrawal in 2005. Nevertheless, Ms. Abdulrahim blamed the so-called Israeli “blockade,” not Hamas’s malfeasance in administering the enclave that it controls, for “severely damage[ing] Gaza’s infrastructure, health care system and industries by preventing or limiting the importation of ‘dual-use’ items…”

In article after article, Ms. Abdulrahim portrays the Palestinians as innocent victims of Israeli occupation, including in Gaza from which Israel withdrew completely seventeen years ago. Nowhere does she acknowledge the factual circumstances in which Israeli military and police forces felt it necessary to act in response to Palestinian terrorists’ continuing unprovoked attacks against Israeli civilians.

A New York Times article by Ms. Abdulrahim published on April 16th, for example, carries the loaded title “We’re Exhausted’: Palestinians Decry Israeli Raids as Collective Punishment.” Her article focuses on the heavy toll that Israeli military raids in the West Bank, conducted to arrest Palestinians suspected of murdering Israeli civilians inside of Israel, has taken on Palestinians during Ramadan. It has not occurred to Ms. Abdulrahim that Israeli civilians are exhausted from being repeatedly targeted by Palestinian terrorists in Tel Aviv and other Israeli civilian population centers simply because they are Jews.

In a dispatch from the West Bank that the New York Times published on April 10, 2022, Raja Abdulrahim refused to acknowledge as true that there has been a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria (now referred to as the “West Bank”) for thousands of years. Instead, she reduced an historical fact, backed up by archeological evidence that the Palestinians have tried to block from seeing the light of day, to merely an insistent claim by Israeli authorities.

Indeed, Ms. Abdulrahim has never been interested in objectively reporting the facts, no matter where they may lead. This so-called “journalist” is little more than a propagandist for the Palestinians, a role that she has played for more than two decades.

Way back on September 26, 2001, for example, while Ms. Abdulrahim was a student at the University of Florida, she wrote a letter to her campus newspaper denying Israel’s legitimacy as an independent Jewish state from its inception. “Ever since its occupation in 1948, Israel has killed innocent Palestinians, demolished their homes, overrun their businesses and destroyed their farm fields,” Ms. Abdulrahim declared. (Emphasis added) She added that it was erroneous to refer to Hamas and Hezbollah as “fundamentalist” and “terror organizations,” which is exactly what they are. Ms. Abdulrahim wrote this letter just two weeks after the deadly attacks on the U.S. homeland by another Islamist terrorist group, al Qaeda.

In March 2002, Ms. Abdulrahim wrote another letter in which she justified the Palestinians’ rejection of Israel’s good faith peace offers in the Camp David Accord. She wrote that “this offer was as big of a sham as the state of Israel itself” – another denial by the future New York Times “journalist” of Israel’s legitimacy.

In June 2002, this budding “journalist” wrote a guest opinion column for her campus newspaper entitled “Palestinians driven to bombing,” placing the blame for a slew of lethal Palestinian terrorist bombings solely on Israel. Ms. Abdulrahim claimed that “Another suicide bomber has attacked and the finger pointing has begun in every direction. But the fact is that the finger belongs not on the Palestinian Authority or some ‘Islamic militant group,’ it belongs squarely on Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces.”

Ms. Abdulrahim made excuses for the Palestinian terrorist suicide bombers who willingly blew themselves up and took the lives of many innocent civilians along with them. Her ludicrous attempt to shift the blame for the Palestinian terrorists’ own evil acts to the Israelis was reminiscent of the old expression, “the devil made me do it.”

As expected, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), whose co-founder Nihad Awad declared support for Hamas, was so proud of Ms. Abdulrahim’s writings that CAIR awarded her with thousands of dollars in academic scholarships.

Ms. Abdulrahim may have tempered her tone somewhat in the intervening years. But her message has remained essentially the same. Israel is the evil oppressor and the Palestinians are the innocent oppressed.

By hiring Raja Abdulrahim as its Jerusalem bureau correspondent and giving her a platform to disseminate her pro-Palestinian propaganda in the guise of “news” articles, the New York Times is doing a disservice to whatever remains of journalistic integrity.


Joseph Klein

Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-new-york-times-mouthpiece-for-the-palestinians/

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Elon Musk flames 'coordinated' Democrat attacks against him: 'Actors on the political stage' - Lindsay Kornick

 

by Lindsay Kornick

Senate Democrats have threatened investigations into Twitter after Musk's acquisition

 


Tech mogul and Twitter CEO Elon Musk Tuesday blasted what he called "major Democrat politicians" for "coordinated" attacks against him.

Twitter user Jason Debolt provoked the response by pointing out how Democratic politicians have come out against Musk recently. He noted that Musk did not insert himself into political debates prior to these interactions.

"Elon wasn’t super political on Twitter until Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren started attacking him for no reason. Then others followed. Of all the dudes they could have attacked, they chose the guy most capable of helping government solve problems. Strange choice," Debolt wrote.

Musk responded to the tweet by agreeing and suggesting that these Democratic figures were mere "actors on the political stage."

Many on the left are sounding the alarm about Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover.

Many on the left are sounding the alarm about Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover.  (FOX)

ELON MUSK’S DIET COKE TWEET LIGHTS UP INTERNET: ‘F---ING TRAILER PARK SIMPLETON’ 

"Several other major Democrat politicians attacked me too, all around the same time. It was coordinated. Outside of party leadership and independents like Manchin, they are essentially actors on the political stage, not directors or script writers," Musk tweeted.

Over the years Musk gotten into tussles with Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., over taxes and spending, once memorably calling Warren "Senator Karen."

More recently, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attacked Musk over his plan to charge Twitter users $8 a month for a blue check verification mark on their accounts. Musk replied mocking Ocasio-Cortez, pointing out that her website sold a nearly $60 sweatshirt.

Musk also responded positively to a meme attacking the Democratic Party for ignoring scandals such as the Biden’s family dealings with China and Ukraine and TikTok sharing user information with the Chinese Communist Party in favor of investigating him for legally purchasing a social media company.

 

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., appeared on "The Mehdi Hasan Show" Wednesday to attack Twitter CEO Elon Musk.

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., appeared on "The Mehdi Hasan Show" Wednesday to attack Twitter CEO Elon Musk. (Peacock)

Several Democratic senators have threatened investigations and governmental intervention on Twitter following his purchase. On Nov. 1, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., called on the Biden administration to investigate Musk’s acquisition, suggesting that the site could be influenced by Saudi Arabia. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., has threatened Musk with regulation for not responding to his letter about the Twitter verification process.

Musk trolled these efforts on Nov. 18 with a mocking tweet attacking their lack of interest in crypto giant FTX declaring bankruptcy after losing a billion dollars.

ELON MUSK MOCKS SENATE DEMOCRATS AS CLUELESS FOR THEIR CALLS TO INVESTIGATE TWITTER

Several Twitter users chimed in agreeing with Musk’s comment about Democrat attacks and coordination.

Tech entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal said Musk was "ripping @TheDemocrats a new one."

"I genuinely wonder why they started attacking you, because if it wasn’t for you and Tesla, EVs would not be mainstream. You’ve been an ally to the Democratic Party. And when you speak out against them attacking you, they paint you as far right. Senseless," Teslarati senior writer Johnna Crider tweeted.

 

"This is true. And they're gonna attack him, even more, tomorrow for saying it," outspoken singer Philip Labonte wrote.

Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson said, "Coordinated propaganda campaigns are what the media, Big Tech, political and corporate interests have been all about for yrs now."

Sports journalist Jason Whitlock exclaimed, "Good lord, this man is a true disruptor."

 

Elon Musk has attacked Democratic politicians such as MA Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey for calling on the government to intervene with his Twitter policies.

Elon Musk has attacked Democratic politicians such as MA Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey for calling on the government to intervene with his Twitter policies. (Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Despite this, some left-leaning social media users continued to attack Musk for his comment.

Condé Nast legal affairs editor Luke Zaleski wrote, "You’re another trump. This is so boring."

Vanity Fair correspondent Molly Jong-Fast tweeted, "So your values are based on who’s nice to you?"

 

"Manchin is one of the biggest proponents of taxing the hell out of billionaires on the Hill. He just doesn't like doing it wantonly. His main beef is making sure it goes to earned income, rather than unrealized gains," MSNBC columnist Eric Michael Garcia wrote.

"None of this is true. What it shows is your naïveté about politics," author Jeff Nesbit said.

 

Lindsay Kornick 

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/media/elon-musk-flames-coordinated-democrat-attacks-actors-political-stage

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Israel to the FBI: No Thanks - Dougls Altabef

 

by Dougls Altabef

There are several implications of the American intrusiveness - none of them good.

 

FBI, Pennsylvania Ave
FBI, Pennsylvania Ave                                                                                                     istock

There is something deeply unsettling about the recent trend of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to be interposing itself in cases of violence involving dual citizens here with American citizenship.

Most notable was the recent decision of the Biden Administration to have the FBI take it upon itself to investigate the shooting death of Palestinian journalist Abu Akleh, caught in the crossfire between Palestinian Arab terrorist gunmen and IDF soldiers in Jenin.

Despite an extensive and ultimately inconclusive investigation by the IDF, the Americans thought it was important, necessary and somehow salutary to, in effect, have the last word by unleashing the FBI to find out what “really” happened.

And now, we learn that the FBI has decided that it needs to be involved in investigating the bombing incident in Jerusalem in which dual Israeli/American citizen Naomi Pilichowski was injured. Again, there have been extensive investigations by Israeli law enforcement professionals, leading to the inevitable question of what added value the American investigation would provide.

The attitude to these investigations was succinctly summed up by Naomi’s father, the highly impactful educator Uri Pilichowski: “It’s a huge mistake for the FBI to get involved…We’re a sovereign country.”

This self-evident statement says it all. We are a sovereign country; these incidents took place here where we are in the position to exercise discretion and competence as to their investigation.

There are several implications of the American intrusiveness - none of them good. On its face, there is a certain skepticism being conveyed as to the professionalism or the objectivity of any Israeli investigations.

It would be one thing to harbor those sentiments with an adversary or about a repressively closed society, but with a supremely open, meticulous and friendly country such as Israel, the concern seems completely misplaced.

More likely, however, there are more subtle and ultimately more troubling reasons for the overtures. One is to reflect a Biden Administration concession to the Progressive Democrats who now dominate the Democratic Party.

And that is to acknowledge that Israel cannot really be trusted.

Another is to build on the modus operandus that our previous government adopted vis a vis the Americans: deference bordering on cravenness.

Perhaps, the Americans have been hoping that they can continue the full court press that resulted in the Lebanon Maritime Agreement, with Israeli leaders willing to defer to American policies and sensibilities.

In their overwhelming desire to show the world that they were the anti-Netanyahus, and would thereby restore bi-partisan American support for Israel, our previous government leaders bent over backwards to be accommodating and deferential to American interests.

They thereby made two mistakes.

One was enabling Americans to assume that they could impose their interests and run roughshod over ours.

And the more fundamental mistake was to think that they could restore the good feeling and benevolence that they assumed Bibi had destroyed.

This latter mistake was both great hubris and mind boggling naïvete: our leaders completely misunderstood that Bibi was a convenient target, but that the real target was Israel itself.

In other words, no amount of self-abasement by the likes of Bennett and Lapid was going to make Progressives like Israel.

The more one considers the events and the larger environment, the more these concerns seem viable. After all, there have been attacks on American Israelis for years, particularly in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria. Where was the FBI then?

Did the FBI investigate the infamous bombing of the Café Hillel on Emek Refaiim Street in Jerusalem during the Second Intifada?

Is the overture to investigate the bombing that injured Naomi Pilichowski somehow intended to dilute and deflect the concerns over the interest in investigating the shooting of Abu Akleh?

Ultimately, Naomi’s father has it right: we are a sovereign country.

Our new government (representing, ironically, the return of the Netanyahu bogeyman) needs to make clear to the Americans that while we value our friendship and our alliance, and while we welcome American concerns as to our own policies and what happens here, we alone will will determine what has happened here and why.

This is what sovereign countries do. They remind other countries that they are not vassals of anyone.

Bennett and Lapid were right about one thing: our relationship with the United States needed repair. But the repair is the exact opposite of what they thought was needed.

Israel needs to look America in the eye and say: sure, we are smaller than you, but you need us as much as we need you. And on that basis, let’s work together as mutually respectful equals.


Dougls Altabef is the Chairman of the Board of Im Tirtzu, Israel’s largest grassroots Zionist organization, and a Director of B’yadenu and the Israel Independence Fund. He can be reached at dougaltabef@gmail.com.

Source: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/363672/

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Biden Rewards Palestinians for Terrorism, Incitement - Bassam Tawil

 

by Bassam Tawil

The Biden administration, which resumed financial aid to the Palestinians -- without any conditions attached -- has chosen to ignore the Palestinian leadership's role in encouraging violence, hate and efforts to eliminate Israel, and to erect, in its place, yet another Islamic state.

  • The Biden administration's recent decision to upgrade its relations with the Palestinian Authority (PA) is yet another sign of how the US is rewarding the Palestinians, as they are the Iranian regime, for their ongoing toxic incitement and terrorism against Israel.

  • It is the first time the US has created a position at the State Department that is solely responsible for Palestinian affairs.

  • The decision coincided with two bomb attacks in Jerusalem, in which a 16-year-old Jewish boy was killed and 14 other people wounded.

  • The Palestinian Authority, in fact, offers stipends to the terrorists and their families as part of its "Pay-for-Slay" program -- which serves as an incentive, especially in an area that is not wealthy, for its citizens to continue their violence.

  • Several Palestinian groups issued separate statements lauding the Jerusalem bombings as "heroic operations" and calling for the murder of more Jews.

  • Abbas has never called on the terror groups to halt their attacks.

  • One would have expected the Biden administration to demand that the Palestinian leadership dismantle the terror groups operating under its auspices in the West Bank.

  • One would have expected the Biden administration to demand that the Palestinian Authority halt the monthly payments for terrorism to the terrorists and their families.

  • One would have expected the Biden administration to pressure the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table with Israel and abandon their long-time policy of rejecting all offers without even proposing a counteroffer.

  • The Biden administration, which resumed financial aid to the Palestinians -- without any conditions attached -- has chosen to ignore the Palestinian leadership's role in encouraging violence, hate and efforts to eliminate Israel, and to erect, in its place, yet another Islamic state.

  • The payments to the terrorists and their families successfully encourage many Palestinians to carry out attacks against Israelis: they know that they or their families will be added to the Palestinian Authority's payroll.

  • The Biden administration is dead wrong if it thinks that upgrading its relations with the Palestinian Authority will have a moderating effect on the Palestinians or prompt them to improve their policies toward Israel. On the contrary, the move is likely to increase the Palestinian leaders' intransigence because now they feel that the US is on their side, notwithstanding their incitement and support for terrorism.

  • By upgrading US-Palestinian relations, the Biden administration is also sending a message to these Arab countries that it stands behind the Palestinians' rejection of normalization and peace between the Arabs and Israel.

  • The Biden administration has anyway done nothing to support the Abraham Accords or try to get more Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, on board. Instead, the Biden administration has done everything in its power to antagonize America's traditional allies in the Arab world, first and foremost Saudi Arabia. The Biden administration's policy of appeasement of the mullahs in Iran has already alienated some Arabs, especially the Gulf states.

The Biden administration's recent decision to upgrade its relations with the Palestinian Authority (PA) is yet another sign of how the US is rewarding the Palestinians, as they are the Iranian regime, for their ongoing toxic incitement and terrorism against Israel. Pictured: US President Joe Biden meets with PA President Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem on July 15, 2022. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

The Biden administration's recent decision to upgrade its relations with the Palestinian Authority (PA) is yet another sign of how the US is rewarding the Palestinians, as they are the Iranian regime, for their ongoing toxic incitement and terrorism against Israel.

The decision sends a message to the PA and its president, Mahmoud Abbas, that the Biden administration does not care if the Palestinians continue to glorify and embrace terrorists who murder and wound Jews and others.

A senior US State Department official was quoted as saying the Biden administration notified Congress that it has appointed Hady Amr as a new "special representative for Palestinian affairs."

The move is an upgrade in US-Palestinian relations. It is the first time the US has created a position at the State Department that is solely responsible for Palestinian affairs.

The decision coincided with two bomb attacks in Jerusalem, in which a 16-year-old Jewish boy was killed and 14 other people wounded.

It also came hours after Palestinian gunmen snatched the body of Tiran Pero, an 17-year-old Israeli Druze, from a hospital in the West Bank city of Jenin. Pero was taken to the hospital after being critically injured in a car accident near Jenin. His family said that the gunmen who stormed the hospital disconnected Pero from the life support machines while he was still alive. The gunmen held his body for more than 24 hours before handing it over to the Palestinian Authority.

The PA has not condemned the twin bombings in Jerusalem. In fact, its leaders stopped denouncing terror attacks against Israel a long time ago. Instead, Palestinian leaders often praise terrorists who murder Jews as "heroes" and "martyrs."

They, in fact, offer stipends to the terrorists and their families as part of the PA's "Pay-for-Slay" program -- which serves as an incentive, especially in an area that is not wealthy, for its citizens to continue their violence.

The Biden administration's decision to upgrade US-Palestinian relations also came as Palestinians were celebrating the Jerusalem terror attacks by handing out sweets and praising the terrorists. Some of the celebrations took place in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, which did not take any measures to stop this practice -- one that has been taking place after almost every terror attack against Israel.

Several Palestinian groups issued separate statements lauding the Jerusalem bombings as "heroic operations" and calling for the murder of more Jews. Two of the groups, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) are part of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which is headed by Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian Authority president did not criticize these groups for praising the terror attacks.

The abduction of the Israeli-Druze teenager took place in Jenin, a city which is under the exclusive control of Abbas's security forces. In the past few years, Jenin has become a hub for various terror groups responsible for a series of attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians. These groups have been able to operate freely in Jenin thanks to the Palestinian Authority's failure or unwillingness to crack down on terrorism.

One of the terror groups, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, is openly affiliated with the ruling Fatah faction headed by Mahmoud Abbas. This group continues to claim responsibility for shooting attacks against Israelis in the West Bank. Abbas has never called on the terror groups to halt their attacks.

One would have expected the Biden administration to demand that the Palestinian leadership dismantle the terror groups operating under its auspices in the West Bank.

One would have expected the Biden administration to demand that the Palestinian leadership stop its massive campaign to delegitimize Israel and demonize Jews through mosques, the media and official speeches.

One would have expected the Biden administration to demand that the Palestinian Authority halt the monthly payments for terrorism to the terrorists and their families.

Moreover, one would have expected the Biden administration to pressure the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table with Israel and abandon their long-time policy of rejecting all offers without even proposing a counteroffer.

The Biden administration, which resumed financial aid to the Palestinians -- without any conditions attached -- has chosen to ignore the Palestinian leadership's role in encouraging violence, hate and efforts to eliminate Israel, and to erect, in its place, yet another Islamic state.

The payments to the terrorists and their families successfully encourage many Palestinians to carry out attacks against Israelis: they know that they or their families will be added to the Palestinian Authority's payroll. The daily incitement against Israel by the PA and its leaders is what prompts young men and women to carry a knife to go out to stab the first Jew they meet.

The Biden administration is dead wrong if it thinks that upgrading its relations with the Palestinian Authority will have a moderating effect on the Palestinians or prompt them to improve their policies toward Israel. On the contrary, the move is likely to increase the Palestinian leaders' intransigence because now they feel that the US is on their side, notwithstanding their incitement and support for terrorism.

The policies of the Biden administration do not bode well for the future of any peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Biden administration is also ignoring the fact that Palestinian leaders were the first to condemn the Abraham Accords between Israel and four Arab countries – the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

By upgrading US-Palestinian relations, the Biden administration is also sending a message to these Arab countries that it stands behind the Palestinians' rejection of normalization and peace between the Arabs and Israel.

The Biden administration has anyway done nothing to support the Abraham Accords or try to get more Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, on board. Instead, the Biden administration has done everything in its power to antagonize America's traditional allies in the Arab world, first and foremost Saudi Arabia. The Biden administration's policy of appeasement of the mullahs in Iran has already alienated some Arabs, especially the Gulf states.

Some of these Arab countries have turned their back on the Palestinians, accusing them of being ungrateful and biting the hand that fed them for decades. Because of their rhetorical attacks on the Arabs who signed peace treaties with Israel, the Palestinians have lost the financial and political support of several Arab countries, especially the wealthy Gulf states.

While the Arabs have finally woken up to the fact that the Palestinians are dead-set on continuing their jihad (holy war) to eliminate Israel, the Biden team is rushing to embrace Mahmoud Abbas and his associates, who have rejected every peace offer made to them by Israeli leaders over the past two decades, and who continue to push their people to bathe in Jewish blood.


Bassam Tawil is a Muslim Arab based in the Middle East.

Source: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/19172/biden-rewards-palestinian-terrorism

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Biden should stop providing weapons to new Israeli gov't -ex-US ambassador - Jerusalem Post Staff

 

by Jerusalem Post Staff

Ex-diplomat Daniel Kurtzer and negotiator Aaron David Miller call on the US to limit interaction with Ben-Gvir and Smotrich.

 

 The Iron Dome missile defense system in action. (photo credit: Israel Defense Ministry Spokesperson’s Office)
The Iron Dome missile defense system in action.
(photo credit: Israel Defense Ministry Spokesperson’s Office)

The United States should no longer provide offensive weapons or military assistance to Israel's incoming government for actions in Jerusalem and the West Bank, a former US ambassador to Israel and a former US State Department negotiator said in an opinion piece published in The Washington Post on Wednesday. 

Ex-diplomat Daniel Kurtzer and negotiator Aaron David Miller, both American Jews who have worked on the Arab-Israeli peace process, wrote in The Post that the US should continue to support Israel's "legitimate security needs," but should warn against efforts to change the status of the West Bank, Temple Mount and settlement outposts. 

US boycott of Ben-Gvir and Smotrich

With Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben-Gvir as national security minister and Religious Zionist Party leader Bezalel Smotrich as Finance Minister, Kurtzer and Miller expressed in The Post their fear that the incoming government will also foster increased settlement activity, settler violence, and loosened rules on the use of force by Israeli security forces. Such actions would ostensibly lead to the end of the two-state solution.

Consequently, the former US officials wrote that President Joe Biden's administration should set terms to Israel that it will not have any dealings with Ben-Gvir, Smotrich or their ministries, and that US support for international forums such as the UN and international courts have limits. 

Current US leadership has been apprehensive about the role of Otzma Yehudit and RZP in the incoming Israeli government. 

The Biden administration, at the beginning of coalition negotiations following the Israeli general election, called on Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu to appoint ministers that the US could work with, Ynet reported.

While the day after ballots closed US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides assured that he looked forward to working with the new government, the US State Department has also issued scathing rebukes of Ben-Gvir, after he attended a memorial for the late far-right Israeli politician Rabbi Meir Kahane.

Senator Robert Menendez, who has been extremely supportive of Israel during his political career, reportedly told Netanyahu that his partnership with an extremist leader could shatter support for Israel in the United States.Menendez told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he had related this to the former opposition leader in September, but Netanyahu did not receive the advice well. 

Palestinian role in the equation

Abraham Accords state should also be admonished by the US for their lack of interest in the situation of the Palestinians, which the two contend in The Post would undermine their relationship with Israel.

 Aviation ordonancemen stand next to JSOW (Joint Standoff Weapon) (left) and JDAM satellite guided bombs (right) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier in the northern Gulf April 9, 2003 (credit: YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) Aviation ordonancemen stand next to JSOW (Joint Standoff Weapon) (left) and JDAM satellite guided bombs (right) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier in the northern Gulf April 9, 2003 (credit: YVES HERMAN/REUTERS)

Biden must also address the Palestinian role in the dynamic, according to the op-ed. Kurtzer and Miller wrote that US support for the Palestinian leadership should depend on a willingness to hold democratic elections and curb violence and terrorism. They also warned that the new Israeli coalition's policies could trigger increased terrorism against Israelis and even another conflict with Gaza.

"To date, the United States has provided Israel $150 billion in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding."

Congressional Research Service

Past calls to end arms sales to Israel

US politicians have previously called on US administrations to end US arms sales to Israel.

In September 2021, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced an amendment to the US defense budget bill which would suspend the transfer of $735 million worth of guided missile conversion kits to Israel. Ocasio-Cortez argued that US munitions had been used to harm Palestinian civilians, which had to be prevented in the future.

In May of that year, Senator Bernie Sanders wanted to initiate a Senate vote to block the sale, but according to the Wall Street Journal dropped the effort when he had discovered the sale had already been finalized. 

Progressive Democrats also in September sought to block $1 billion in Iron Dome funding by refusing to vote on a broader bill in which the funding was included. This move was also led by Ocasio-Cortez, as well as Congresswoman  Rashida Tlaib.

The efforts came on the heels of the 2021 Operation Guardians of the Wall conflict against Hamas-ruled Gaza. 

The Biden Administration requested $3.3 Billion in foreign military financing for Israel in the 2022 financial year, according to the Congressional Research Service. This included funds for Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow II and III. To date, the US has given Israel $150 billion in bilateral assistance and 

"To date, the United States has provided Israel $150 billion in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding," wrote the CRS in a February report.

Israel is also a purchaser of many US-made defense products. According to the CRS, the US has sold 50 F-35s to Israel in three separate contracts, funded with US aid.


Jerusalem Post Staff

Source: https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-723701

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Air marshals call on Biden admin to return them to flights instead of southern border - Ben Whedon

 

by Ben Whedon

Air marshals are currently present on far fewer flights than normal.

 

Air Marshal National Council President Sonia Labosco this week warned that the Biden administration's deployment of air marshals to help with the migration at the southern border was compromising the security of air travel.

Air marshals are currently present on far fewer flights than normal, Labosco told Fox News. Many of them have been reassigned to border regions to supplement existing border authorities that are overwhelmed by the surge in illegal migration.

"We have been decimated. We have been depleted. We're on less than 1% of flights," Labosco said. "These ground-based duties that they're pulling us out of the sky to go to the border are just demolishing our chances at stopping another 9/11."

"There have been numerous incidents — a level 4 threat which means someone tried to breach a cockpit two days ago on a Southwest flight," she added. "So the message is, 'Sir, please replace the air marshals on the border. Stop taking them out of the sky and let us do the job that we were trained to do.'"

Earlier this month, a Utah man was arrested after holding a straight razor to a woman's throat on a flight from New York, the New York Post reported.

Labosco's plea to the administration comes ahead of the Christmas season, during which many more Americans will use air travel than under normal circumstances.


Ben Whedon

Source: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/air-marshals-call-biden-admin-return-them-flights-instead-southern-border

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Stealing From Holocaust Survivors to Support BLM - Daniel Greenfield

 

by Daniel Greenfield

Why is aid for Holocaust survivors being used to promote an antisemitic hate group?

 


The Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities hails the antisemitic hate group Black Lives Matter and falsely claims that America is guilty of ongoing “mass atrocities” against black people by a “racist society”.

That’s despite the fact that Black Lives Matter is an antisemitic hate group which not only denounces the Jewish State, but whose riot were associated with attacks on synagogues.

It would be easy to mistake the institute bearing the name of the infamous Polish concentration camp where over 1 million Jews were murdered for a Holocaust memorial organization.

It’s not. What it is is a lot more troubling.

Despite its Manhattan address, the Auschwitz Institute was actually set up in Poland and “approved” by the state museum which operates under the auspices of the Polish government.

Supporters include the Ford Foundation, which has a history of funding anti-Israel movements along with Black Lives Matter, the French and German foreign offices, the Dutch government, the United States Institute of Peace and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

The Conference was set up to provide reparations by Germany to Holocaust survivors. It’s supposed to help survivors and yet it’s listed as a donor to a political organization that supports an antisemitic and racist movement that slurs the nation which ended the Holocaust.

The latest available tax documents show $10,000 provided by the Claims Conference to the Auschwitz Institute, alongside funding from the Australian, Irish and United States governments.

The Auschwitz Institute’s staff is notable for being largely non-Jewish, but does include Duaa Randhawa, a program officer for online education, who is a veteran of the violently antisemitic Council on American-Islamic Relations: whose associates have supported the murder of Jews.

Some have even praised Hitler and called for another Holocaust.

Dina Bailey, the head of U.S. programs for the Institute, is an African-American diversity trainer.

The  Auschwitz Institute has employed, coordinated and cited materials from George Soros’ Open Society networks. Soros had collaborated in the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust, has blamed Jews for antisemitism and funded antisemitic activities since then.

And while the Auschwitz Institute takes no particular anti-Israel position, nor is it particularly concerned with the threatened genocide aimed at a nation with millions of Jews.

The troubling hijacking of the Holocaust to promote Black Lives Matter, issue ‘land acknowledgements’ and other woke virtue signaling is all too typical of the appropriation of the Holocaust for leftist causes.

Holocaust museums have been clearing out exhibits about the mass murder of Jews to make way for Black Lives Matter propaganda.

The Holocaust Museum of Houston promotes Ibram X. Kendi’s “How To Be An Antiracist” and “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” by Patrisse Kahn-Cullor. The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida triggered a massive backlash with its George Floyd exhibit. But the Auschwitz Institute is a particularly graphic example of not only a growing trend of woke Holocaust exploitation, but also Holocaust expropriation.

The Claims Conference acts as the official trustee for Holocaust victims, claiming and negotiating over property and compensation in their name, and then dispensing it. These funds are supposed to be allocated to organizations that provide support for survivors.

It’s difficult to see how the Auschwitz Institute fits that criteria.

The Auschwitz Institute actually represents the troubling intersection of Holocaust universalization and state-sponsored wokeness. The role of foreign governments, including some of those involved in perpetrating the Holocaust, which now support an institute that smears the country that ended the Holocaust, is obscene. Especially when that institution also appears to be funded with money that was meant to be used to help Holocaust survivors.

The transformation of the Holocaust from history to metaphor has been a convenient way of moving past the inconvenient facts and to the convenient narratives in which international organizations and multilateralism are the solution to preventing future genocides, even though they not only failed to prevent the Holocaust, but any actual future genocides whatsoever.

International organizations have instead become the enablers of genocide, impotent in the face of actual atrocities, but all too willing to accuse America, Israel and other free countries of war crimes. The metaphorical alchemy that turned the victims and liberators of the Holocaust into the perpetrators has also relieved the activists from having to address actual antisemitism.

It is no coincidence that the multilateral organizations that promised to prevent another Holocaust have instead become some of the loudest enablers of Islamic terrorists, of Hamas, the PLO and Iran, of those who admire Hitler and boast of wanting to finish his work.

A few years ago, the Government Affairs Coordinator of Minnesota’s CAIR chapter allegedly posted, “i wish hitler was alive to f*** up the jewish ppl and add more jewish causalities to the 6 million he killed in the holocaust.” It was one of multiple antisemitic and genocidal views put forward by figures associated with CAIR.

A CAIR employee in St. Louis had tweeted, “#crimesworthyoftherope being a Jew” and “I just want to spit in their faces. All of them any Jew Israeli I come across I hate them all.”

CAIR’s Arizona Outreach Coordinator had tweeted in the past, “All of the Palestinians are wondering why hitler didnt finish the job. Still my hero though.” A CAIR intern tweeted that Israel, “will become the Jews’ grave.”

And now a former CAIR figure can work for the Auschwitz Institute.

There is something fundamentally wrong with this picture. And it begins with the detachment of the Holocaust from the Jews. And the complicity of Jewish liberals in this narrative. Much like the detachment of Jewish history from Israel, it enables a worldview that justifies genocide.

All over again.

And that is also how money intended for Holocaust survivors can be used to fund activities involving an organization that promotes an antisemitic hate group whose rioters vandalized synagogues.


Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/stealing-from-holocaust-survivors-to-support-blm/

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