The normalizing of Israel hatred in the Democrat Party needs to be fought. Attack ads like this are a good start. However, separate attack ads need to be released against Bernie Sanders exclusively. Bernie Sanders is the one who is most responsible for legitimizing the anti-Israel rhetoric in the Democrat Party, which now includes the other leading Democrat Party presidential candidates.
For close to two years the Geller Report has extensively chronicled Bernie Sanders’ vicious and outrageous anti-Israel attacks, along with his numerous associations with some of America’s worst anti-Semites. The anti-Israel attacks from Bernie Sanders went largely unchallenged, which is why this crisis has spread to many other Democrats.
American Jewish groups (the ones with dignity) should study how Britain’s Jews have dealt with Jeremy Corbyn, the head of Britain’s Labor Party. Like Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn is a virulent Israel-hater and anti-Semitic Leftist. However, Britain’s Jews have relentlessly attacked and exposed Corbyn, since he gained control of the Labor Party in 2015.
In exposing Corbyn, Britain’s Jews have played a profound role in delegitimizing Corbyn as a candidate. If Corbyn loses to Boris Johnson this December, British Jews will be able to take significant credit for his loss. The same delegitimization campaign needs to be done against Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders will often reference his own “Judaism” to legitimize his anti-Israel bias, knowing full well that most people are not aware of the phenomenon of self-hating Jews. Sanders will also state that criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic. This is nonsense. Criticizing Israeli policy is one thing. Being an anti-Israel bigot is something else. As is aligning with numerous people who call for Israel’s destruction.
It is time for Bernie Sanders to pay a price for his anti-Israel bias, and for his support of America’s worst anti-Semites.
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‘Shanda’: Republican Jewish Coalition Releases Ad Bashing 2020 Democrats For Failure To Support Israel
By Daily Caller, November 4, 2019:
The Republican Jewish Coalition released its first ad Monday accusing Democratic 2020 presidential candidates of being anti-Israel.
The ad targets Jewish voters, warning that the “radical left” has taken over the Democratic Party and aims to “undo decades of bipartisan support for America’s crucial ally.”
“Leading Democrats have completely turned their back on Israel,” said a narrator as the ad pans over images of headlines about top Democrats threatening to withhold aid to Israel. “Democratic leaders cozy up to fringe groups who attack Israel. Front running Democrats are campaigning on cutting critical aid to the world’s only Jewish state.”
This behavior is shameful, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) warned in the ad, harkening back to the ad’s title “Shanda,” the Yiddish word for shame.
“It’s sad what is happening to the Democratic party,” the narrator concluded. “It’s shameful.”
The RJC authorized $10 million in April in campaign funds for the Republican Party, the largest sum the RJC has ever authorized to a campaign budget.
“We’re at the intersection of a very unique moment in time where we have the most pro-Israel president ever in history in [President] Donald Trump, and we also at the same time have the Democratic Party — because of the pressure of the progressive left— moving away from the traditional support for Israel that has existed going back to 1948,” RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said in April. Brooks has served in this role for around 30 years,
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