For years, Senator Cory Booker courted New Jersey’s Jewish community. He spoke at pro-Israel events. He spoke at Jewish events. Booker also befriended the prominent Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. The pro-Israel Boteach supported Booker during the earlier stages of his career. Booker received significant support (with votes and funding) from New Jersey’s Jewish community. However, once Booker decided that he would one day run for President, he slowly began to betray his many pro-Israel Jewish supporters.
Like many of his Democrat Party colleagues, Booker knows that he will not be able to win his party’s nomination for President unless he appeases the “Progressive Wing” of the Democrat Party by adopting a more anti-Israel tone. Booker knows that his party is moving against Israel rapidly. A recent Pew survey showed that nearly twice as many Liberal Democrats sympathize with the “Palestinians” as with Israel. Booker has adjusted his posture accordingly.
In 2015, Senator Booker backed Obama’s genocidal and treasonous Iran Nuclear Deal, aka the JCPOA. In 2017, Booker (who is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee) refused to support the Taylor Force Act. The Taylor Force Act slashes funding for the “Palestinian” Authority due to their “Pay to Slay” Israeli citizens policy. Booker also refuses to condemn the BDS Movement. Just last week, Booker posed with a radical anti-Israel group (U.S Campaign for Palestinian Rights), which supports the BDS Movement. This event took place at the Netroots Nation Conference. Booker held a sign that called for the end of Israel’s security boarders. Booker actually had the audacity to claim that he did not know what was written on the sign. Incredible. Imagine the uproar in the main stream media if President Trump (or any Conservative) gave such an explanation after being caught holding a sign (with a hate group) that practically calls for genocide.
Unfortunately, Senator Booker’s latest act of betrayal against many pro-Israel Jewish voters (Jewish Democrats) will likely be forgotten. Booker will no doubt receive an invitation from AIPAC to speak at their policy conference. Booker will most certainly accept the invitation. Booker will then give a meaningless speech (that only a fake supporter would give) to the folks at AIPAC. Booker will then leave the AIPAC Policy Conference with pockets stuffed with Jewish money. Afterwards, Booker will support organizations and policies that are hostile to Israel. Sound familiar? It should. That is exactly what Barack Obama did.
“Does Sen. Cory Booker support the pro-Palestinian movement?,” JTA, August 5, 2018:
A Booker spokesman told JTA the senator had no idea the sign had anything to do with Israel.
Booker, a New Jersey Democrat who is known for his closeness to the Jewish community, is sen posing while holding a sign reading “From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go” and depicting a crumbling brick wall. The slogan was coined by the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, which posted the photo Friday on Twitter.
The sign likens President Trump’s Mexican wall proposal to Israel’s security barrier.
A spokesman for Booker, Jeff Giertz, said Booker believed the sign referred only to Mexico.
“Just before delivering a speech in New Orleans, Senator Booker was approached by dozens of people for photos,” Giertz told JTA in an email.
“In one instance, amid the rush, he was posing for a photo and was passed a sign to hold – he didn’t have time to read the sign, and from his cursory glance he thought it was talking about Mexico and didn’t realize it had anything to do with Israel,” Giertz said. “He hopes for a day when there will be no need for security barriers in the State of Israel, but while active terrorist organizations threaten the safety of the people living in Israel, security barriers are unfortunate but necessary to protect human lives.”
The Twitter post said the photo, in which Booker poses with three other people, was taken at the Netroots Nation conference taking place this week in New Orleans. Booker is shown posing with Leah Muskin-Pierret, the government affairs associate of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a group that endorses the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. She is shown wearing a shirt with a pro-Palestinian slogan.
“Excited to be here at Netroots Nation talking with progressives like Sen. Cory Booker about our shared commitment to freedom, justice, and equality for all people,” the Twitter post said. Netroots Nation is an annual conference for progressives.
Supporters of Israel reject comparisons between the Israeli security barrier – which they credit with virtually ending terrorist attacks within Israel – and a wall on the Mexican border largely seen as a bid to stop immigration overall.
Palestinians oppose Israel’s security barrier, which in many instances takes the form of a wall, because it cuts through the West Bank instead of running along the 1967 border and inhibits travel for Palestinians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stirred outrage from Democrats in 2017 when he favorably likened another Israeli wall – on the border with Egypt – to Trump’s proposal.
Booker, the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has for years been a favorite speaker at Jewish and pro-Israel groups. He has studied Jewish texts since joining the L’Chaim Society while attending Oxford University.
In 2015, the founder of the L’Chaim Society, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, broke with Booker over his support for the Iran nuclear deal….
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