In today’s Times of Israel website, there are two op ed blog postings that argue why each of the mainstream US political parties are pro-Israel. You can find them at:
Might as well give up trying to paint Democrats as weak on Israel, by Michael M. Adler
No contest: GOP is the pro-Israel party, by Jeff Ballabon and Bruce Abramson
Both articles are well written and are compelling. However, Mr. Adler purposely omits mentioning the trend that many left wing groups have embraced intersectionality with Palestinian causes, championed by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and others. Worse these groups have adopted anti-Semitic tones and tactics, including Black Lives Matter (BLM) formal adoption of anti-Israel language in its platform. The Democrats have been quite silent on this subject, mostly because they do not want to loose the Bernie Sanders contingent. I feel many justify not correcting these groups as they feel they are all subscribing to the same mantra, i.e. “people should be treated equally”.
It would be great if these groups actually treated people or championed people who treat others as equals. We see how MSA and SJP treat Jews on campus. More importantly, the groups they indirectly support are Islamic Radicals. These Islamist sub-state and state actors (like Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Daesh, Boko Haram…) persecute gays, women and non-Muslims. They also practice slavery and preach the total destruction of Israel, mass genocide of the Jews and conquering of the West.
Why they cannot or refuse to connect the dots is mind boggling. In my opinion, these left wing groups are the antithesis of liberal thought, as they support or are complicit with Islamo-Fascism. Rather than yelling “Duetschland Uber Alles” like the Germans did in the 1930s, the Democrat mantra is now tainted by the sound of “Allahu Akbar“.