Thursday, February 20, 2020

American Jews against Israel

Three weeks ago the Trump administration offered a new plan to bring about peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. As noted, here, there and everywhere the plan took the Israeli side of the dispute. And this provoked wails of outrage from within the State Department and the American Jewish community. 

Or, should I say, from within the Deep State and the American leftist Jewish community.

Seth Mandel notes (via Maggie’s Farm) that many Arab nations cast a benevolent eye on the plan. This has never happened before. In a better world it would have counted as a diplomatic triumph:

Attending the White House ceremonial release of the plan were envoys from Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. In a statement, the Saudi foreign ministry said it “appreciates the efforts of President Trump’s administration to develop a comprehensive peace plan between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides” and encouraged further talks using the Trump plan as the basis for negotiations. Similar statements came from Morocco and Qatar. Even Egypt chimed in with praise.

The plan is extraordinarily favorable to the Jewish state’s security without condemning a Palestinian state to the dustbin of history, and the Arab world—including Saudi Arabia, the authors of a competing peace plan—are comfortable with it. American Jewry must be over the moon, right?

Now, you would think that the Palestinian terrorist organizations, their backs against the wall, their will to destroy Israel having been called out, would want to sue for peace.

If they have decided to hunker down in their bunkers, wasting their money and the lives of their people on a doomed terrorism campaign, the reason must be that they believe that Israel will ultimately fold, will surrender to their superior capacity for violence.

Why might they think such thoughts? Simply put, they have received support, and not just from the European anti-Semitic left. Jewish American leftists have embraced the Palestinian cause. Apparently, they believe that Barack Obama was their Messiah… thus, they must fulfill his legacy.

Mandel lists the negative reactions coming from the American Jewish left:

J Street called it “the logical culmination of repeated bad-faith steps this administration has taken to validate the agenda of the Israeli right, prevent the achievement of a viable, negotiated two-state solution and ensure that Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank becomes permanent.” A group called National Security Action penned an angry open letter from former administration officials, featuring past U.S. ambassadors to Israel Daniel Kurtzer, Martin Indyk, and Daniel Shapiro, denouncing the peace plan as “a recipe for perpetual conflict” meant to “help re-elect Benjamin Netanyahu.”

And also:

The Israel Policy Forum—founded in the wake of the Oslo Accords to satisfy Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s desire for a rival to AIPAC and now advised by prominent philanthropists such as Charles Bronfman, Haim Saban, and Ronald Lauder—called the plan “an Orwellian exercise in doublespeak” intended to bury any chance at peace. 

Other Jewish organizations feared that the deal was slanted toward Israel. Huh?

The idea that the plan might be too favorable to Israel was a particular concern to the Jewish Democratic Council of America. “The complete absence of the Palestinians today speaks volumes about the illegitimacy and naiveté of the process that led to the plan’s creation,” the JDCA said in a statement, blaming everyone but the Palestinians for their intransigence.

So, Saudi Arabia does not consider the deal to be too slanted toward Israel. But,. American Jewish groups do.

Better yet, Mandel continues, American Jewish leaders are pretending that the origin of the rising tide of American anti-Semitism lies in the radical right, in white supremacy. They do so even though the vast majority of cases of anti-Semitism are perpetrated by American Muslims, and especially by members of the African-American community:

Mandel explains:

The media ignored the violence until there was blood in the streets; the organized Jewish world reacted like a deer in the headlights; non-Orthodox rabbis sneered at the Haredi community as it absorbed daily assaults; Jewish intellectuals pretended nothing was happening. Well into the Brooklyn violence, anti-Semitism chronicler Liam Hoare insisted that “despite the endless handwringing about anti-Semitism on the left, it is far-right extremism which constitutes the paramount threat to American Jewish life today.” It was a line the Anti-Defamation League had been pushing hard as well. But the renewed violence in the New York area wasn’t coming from white nationalists or alt-right posers. Many of the attacks caught on tape featured African-American suspects in outer-borough neighborhoods where religious Jews were framed as land-grabbing outsiders, with some residents telling interviewers they viewed Israel as the point of origin for these Jews. In Jersey City, the shooters were reportedly Black Hebrew Israelites, a kind of extreme black nationalist group, apparently motivated by a conspiracy theory that Jews pull the strings of the police to kill black people—a calumny that took original form as a claim that Israel was training U.S. cops to persecute minorities. “Israel” very quickly becomes “Jews.”

As of today, the Democratic Party has cornered the market in American anti-Semitism. It’s leading anti-Semites have all joined the Bernie Sanders campaign. You might think that Bernie is Jewish. If you do, keep in mind that the members of the Jewish Councils were too.


Sam L. said...

Them folks has got their heads on upside down and backwards. Can't think that way, with their brains disconnected.

The Stupid is STRONG in these ones.

Peter B said...

The Jewish Councils, but also, more germane to Communists, the Yevsektzias.

Sam L. said...

ses, a lot of people are just closed-minded, and refuse to let bad news into their minds.