05 February, 2021

This isn’t an Accident

Rabbis: Democrats Cheapened Anti-Semitism Endangering Jews (pjmedia.com)

“Had the House operated by a fair and neutral standard,” Rabbi Yaakov Menken, Managing Director of the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV) said in a statement, “Rep. Greene would not be the only Member of Congress losing her committee assignments. Let there be no mistake: the American Jewish community is at greater risk today, because partisans chose to ‘virtue signal’ instead of taking real action to fight Antisemitism and hatred.”

CJV sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), urging the House to adopt a “neutral standard” on anti-Semitism that would involve condemning statements from Democrats that came in the past few weeks as well as statements that Greene made two years ago.

The letter noted that Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Minn.), Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Marie Newman (D-Ill.), and Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) falsely accused the Jewish State of Israel of refusing to vaccinate Palestinians when the Palestinian government has vociferously refused the Israeli vaccine and even repeatedly refused COVID-19 medical aid from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because the UAE had been working toward normalization with Israel. Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Gilad Erdan condemned Tlaib’s accusation as a “modern-day blood libel.”

The Left doesn’t care whether Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14) is anti-Semitic or not. In fact, they likely applaud that if anything, at least privately. But it’s something they can use to bludgeon her and the Republican party with. They’ve been attacking the Right as anti-Semitic for decades. But the truth, as the Rabbi notes above, is that it is far more prevalent on the Left. In fact, in some places on the left, anti-Semitism is a prerequisite for career advancement.

So, I applaud Rabbi Menken for sending this letter to the House Democrats, but he’s naïve if he thinks anything is going to change. Jews have always voted heavily Democratic, and I’ve been hoping that they would wake up to the hatred of them within their own party for quite a while. Maybe Rabbi Menken’s letter means it’s finally going to happen.

But I won’t hold my breath.

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