Thursday, 18 July 2019

The Forward: Never Never Trumpism v. Zionism

Michael J. Koplow (The Forward) is the policy director of the Israel Policy Forum. Caught between Never Never Trumpism and Zionism, Michael knows where his priorities are. With the Zionist hive, of course:

But even if you think that Omar, Tlaib, and company are only getting their just desserts for their past lack of sensitivity in how they speak about Israel and its Jewish supporters in the U.S., there is another angle to Trump’s diatribe that should give pause.

Yup, those who show insufficient respect for plucky little Israel will always suffer the Lobby's wrath.

When Trump specifically links his attack on this group of members of Congress to Israel, in what is a flimsily far-fetched post-hoc defense even by his laughably low standards, he causes enormous damage to Israel in this country. Any fair-minded person, irrespective of their political leanings, can easily see the callous racism in Trump telling American citizens who are minorities – three of whom were born in this country – that they should go back to where they came from.
"enormous damage to Israel in this country." ROFLOL.
Hiding behind the shield of standing up for Israel as a justification for this behavior does not wash the taint of bigotry off Trump, but instead paints Israel with Trump’s racist brush.

You hear that, Trump?

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