Naturally Ben Rhodes would bash Israel before a vote on anti-BDS legislation in congress. Ben Rhodes was one of Obama’s most prominent Israel-haters and chief propagandists. In fact, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, has correctly referred to this shameless liar as a “master of fiction” for promoting some of Obama’s most damaging anti-Israel policies.
Rhodes falsely accused Israel of ethnic cleansing on Twitter for demolishing Palestinian homes. Rhodes neglects to disclose that these homes were illegally built right next to the security barrier with Israel. Rhodes also conveniently left out just how serious of a security threat that these homes are to Israelis, due to the rampant Palestinian incitement. In addition, Rhodes fails to disclose how these homes would likely still be standing if it were not for the Palestinian “pay to slay” Jews policy.
This statement by Ben Rhodes, who was a high ranking Obama official, is an example of just how vicious the Obama administration must have been to Israel behind closed doors. Naturally fellow Jew-hater Rep. Ilhan Omar chimed in on Twitter as well. #Jexodus.
JP: Following the demolishing of the buildings in Wadi al-Hummus, just outside of Jerusalem, Ben Rhodes wrote: “Imagine having your home destroyed just because of who you are, and that being the point.”
The structures in question were located within 400 m. of the security barrier and their construction began after 2014, even though a 2011 edict prohibits construction within such a short distance of the barrier. The residents said they did not know of the edict when they began building.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who has stirred controversy with several antisemitic remarks since taking office and has just announced that she is bringing forth a pro-BDS resolution, retweeted Rhodes’ statement, writing that “Ben is right. Palestinians deserve self-determination and statehood just like their neighbors, not destruction of their property and indefinite military occupation of their land. This has to stop!”
“Fake News: Obama Deputy NSA Ben Rhodes tweets that Palestinian homes destroyed this week by Israel solely for racist motivations.” Friedman wrote on his own Twitter. “Faker News: Rhodes’ lie immediately endorsed by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.”
Friedman pointed to the lengthy legal proceedings and the selective razing applied only to structures that were built after the edict to disavow the racism claims.
“Real News: Demolition authorized as to some but not all illegal structures on national security grounds by the highly regarded Israeli High Court of Justice after seven years of legal proceedings. Yet another phony charge of racism,” Friedman said.
Real News: Demolition authorized as to some but not all illegal structures on national security grounds by the highly regarded Israeli High Court of Justice after seven years of legal proceedings. Yet another phony charge of racism.
— David M. Friedman (@USAmbIsrael) July 23, 2019
The High Court of Justice had ruled that the structures could be demolished because they “constitute a security danger to the area of the security fence,” the Civil Administration said on Monday. “Enforcement procedures were carried out in accordance with authority and procedures and subject to operational considerations.”
In June, the High Court of Justice rejected an appeal by residents to halt the demolitions. The court is now in the midst of hearing a second appeal, but rejected a request for an injunction against the demolitions on Sunday, until such time as all the legal proceedings were completed.
The Civil Administration said the structures were demolished because they were too close to the security barrier. The buildings were “in an area that falls under an injunction prohibiting building signed by the GOC Central Command on the outskirts of Sur Bahir in close proximity to the security fence,” the Civil Administration said.
The Jerusalem Municipality promised to advance within 180 days a new building plan for 5.5 hectares in Sur Bahir, which will house businesses, creating 1,500 jobs.
Ben Rhodes leaves a lot of details out of his tweet about Israel demolishing structures
Ben Rhodes, who once said that the reporters among who he was able to create an “echo chamber” about the Iran deal “literally know nothing,” apparently is sticking to that belief, because what he tweeted Monday has nothing to do with the AP story he was retweeting:
By Twitchy, July 23, 2019
Imagine having your home destroyed just because of who you are, and that being the point. https://t.co/4yUUEdfIDz
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) July 22, 2019
Imagine having your home destroyed just because of who you are … no, seriously, imagine it, because it didn’t happen. The Israeli military ordered the construction to stop years ago, and Israel’s Supreme Court just this month rejected the residents’ final appeal.
Imagine ignoring the actual reason for the destruction of these homes in order to propagandize against Israel. https://t.co/RRGGiwuECj
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 22, 2019
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