Amid reports of a potential cease-fire, scores of Hamas rockets continued to rain down on Israeli communities, and Hamas terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli bus.
Yet in the face of these continued terrorist attacks, left-wing politicians from President Biden on down are putting all their pressure on Israel, not Hamas.
As the Jewish state battles the Islamic supremacists of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are introducing resolutions to block a major arms sale to Israel. In a tweet, Sanders declared:
"At a moment when U.S.-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms sale go through without even a Congressional debate."
Again, Sanders's tweet lacks all context.
Many on the left insist that the conflict currently raging between Israel and its Palestinian enemies is all Israel's fault. They claim, as Bernie Sanders did, that Israel has launched inexcusable attacks on innocent Palestinians.
That's the exact opposite of the truth! But if you ever get confused by the spin, here's a way to sort through the lies.
If someone tells you that Israel and the Jews are the cause of the conflict, ask yourself if they have ever lied to you before. Generally, if someone lies to us, we don't trust them again.
Well, the people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you there are dozens of genders. That's not true.
The people blaming Israel today are the same people who insist that America was founded in 1619. It wasn't. America was founded in 1776.
The people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you that all whites are born to be racists. That is not only a lie, it's racist!
The people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you that unborn children really aren't human beings with any rights we are bound to respect. That's just a lie.
The people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you that men can give birth. That's a lie.
The same people blaming Israel today are the same people telling you that the Judeo-Christian God is a myth. That's a lie. I know I don't have to explain that to you.
So, when you have people denying the reality before your own eyes every day, why would anyone believe what they have to say about the Middle East?
By the way, next time you hear AOC pontificating on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, remember this video.
The trend has been well established that Joe Biden is committed to reversing everything that Donald Trump did. But it was particularly striking that in the past 24 hours Biden rewarded an enemy of the United States, Russia, and came down hard on our ally, Israel.
Writing in Newsweek, Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel, correctly observes that the reason there is fighting between Israelis and Palestinians once again is because of Joe Biden's weakness. Consider these excerpts:
"Just five weeks after the Biden administration reopened negotiations with Iran—the patron of Hamas—and announced it would be restoring U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority, Hamas attacked.
"What has happened as a result of the administration's weak posture stands in stark contrast to the results of the previous administration's foreign policy, which united Arabs and Jews behind greater pressure on Iran, recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and drastically increased the number of Arab states maintaining normalized relations with Israel.
"In the Middle East, weakness begets conflict and strength begets stability. The Biden administration's resistance to this simple reality is now playing out in Gaza."
Here's the simple truth: If Israel was weak and its enemies stronger, Israel would literally be wiped off the earth. There would be a second Holocaust, just as Iran's supreme leader frequently demands, just as Rashida Tlaib seems to desire.
Thankfully, Israel does have powerful weapons, and the people of Gaza live in peace unless and until the terrorists of Hamas attack Israel. Even then, Israel goes to great lengths to ensure there are as few civilian casualties as possible.
Meanwhile, Hamas is not only responsible for any lost civilian lives because it is committing war crimes by using civilians as human shields, it is also killing innocent Palestinians.
Since Democrat Harry Truman recognized the modern state of Israel 73 years ago this month, American support for Israel has been strong and constant. But that's changing now because of the rise of the progressive left. Two new polls demonstrate the dramatic shift among Democrats.
According to the latest Economist/YouGov poll:
- 61% of Republicans say it is very important for America to protect Israel. Just 22% of Democrats agree.
- 61% of Republicans sympathize most with Israel. Democrats are divided – only 16% of Democrats sympathize most with Israel, 23% sympathize most with the Palestinians and 35% sympathize with both sides equally.
- 53% of Republicans blame the Palestinians for the current conflict; only 14% of Democrats agree.
A Politico/Morning Consult poll asked similar questions. It found that:
- Republicans sided with Israel over the Palestinians 51% to 3%.
- Democrats sided with the Palestinians over Israel 35% to 12%.
An analysis of the Politico/Morning Consult poll declared:
"There is no unified position among U.S. voters on the escalating fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas militants. . . Support for Israel is driven largely by Republicans and older voters, while Democrats and younger voters are more likely to back the Palestinian cause."
Critical Race Trash
Critical race theory is clearly reaching a critical mass in America. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is so secure in her own racism that she is now proudly refusing to give interviews to white journalists. She will only speak to "journalists of color."
Some leftists argue that it is impossible for a black person to be a racist because you must have power to deny others their rights, and, of course, they claim that whites possess all the power.
Well, Mayor Lightfoot obviously has power, and she's using her power to discriminate against white journalists. Racism exists among all races.
I'd like to think that the Department of Justice will be launching an immediate investigation of her obvious racism, but I'm not holding my breath.
Every leading Democrat official should be asked on the record to either affirm or condemn Lightfoot's bigotry.
Sadly, this is how far the left has strayed from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of a society that does not judge people by the color of their skin. Many leftists today are actually promoting segregation with separate college dorms and graduations.
And to give you another example of just how extreme the left has become, even MLK himself is coming under attack.
So-called "social justice courses" in some Maryland schools are teaching children that the concept of "colorblindess" – not seeing race – is a form of "covert white supremacy." So, too, is the idea that "we're just one human family."
These ideas were central to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s teachings. In fact, it was Reverend King who said in his famous I Have A Dream Speech:
"When we let freedom ring . . . from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'"
But the Marxist ideology of critical race theory isn't about freedom. And judging people by the color of their skin will never make us free. It will always lead to discrimination, division and oppression – precisely the goal of any Marxist ideology.
Please stand with me as we fight the radical left!