BRITONS face their most important decision in decades with the December general election. So do the Americans. In the run-up to the 2020 Presidential election, disturbing trends are emerging among the top four Democratic Party primary candidates.
Former Vice-President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Elizabeth Warren are all pushing, in varying degrees, an anti-Israel manifesto.
Sanders’s hatred of the Jewish state is well documented and is so extreme that he has appointed the anti-Semite Linda Sarsour as his campaign surrogate.
Warren is also not fond of Israel. Last year she criticised President Donald Trump’s correct decision to cut off aid to the Palestinians. Yet, in a breathtaking show of hypocrisy in October, she threatened to cut off US aid to Israel. To support ‘pay for slay’ for Palestinian terrorists while warning a US ally is not a good look for Warren, or any politician claiming to have America’s best interests at heart.
Not to be outdone, Buttigieg also said he would withhold US aid to punish Israeli polices he doesn’t like, such as ‘settlement’ building. This is known as blackmail.
Most of the Democratic anti-Israel rhetoric revolves around ‘the settlements’ and the two-state solution. Barack Obama is responsible for exaggerating the impact of settlements, using this to excuse the Islamist war against Israel. The reality is that Israel has frozen settlement building at times and given up land for peace, Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula being examples. The reward has been a bombardment of rockets launched by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza into the south of Israel. The Sinai is riddled with Isis and other Islamist insurgents who frequently attack Egyptian security forces there.
The much-touted two-state solution was dead on arrival despite its mythical reputation. This plan is unachievable because the end goal of Israel’s enemies such as Hamas, Hezbollah and their paymasters, Iran, is not peace or compromise but the destruction of Israel.
Its only use now is for US politicians to virtue-signal and create an equivalence where there is none. Israel’s enemies show no let-up in their war to destroy the Jewish state, with Hamas even holding their own citizens hostage in their relentless war against Israel.
This truth is ignored by the Democratic hopefuls, eager to display their anti-Israel credentials and appeal to core supporters. The recent rocket attack on Israel by Hamas and Islamic Jihad prompted a lukewarm response from the Democratic presidential candidates, with only Biden offering unequivocal support for Israel. But his words ring hollow, given that should he win he will reverse Trump’s decision to nix the Obama-led Iran deal, endangering Israel’s security even more.
Biden and his ‘centrist’ competitor, Buttigieg, position themselves as ‘moderates’ but they are still part of a political party which gives succour to the terrible trio – Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – and their anti-Western and anti-Semitic sentiments.
As for Sanders and Warren, their predictable response was to tell Israel to dismantle their ‘blockade’ against the Islamist enclave of Gaza, an obtuse statement on several levels. Israel does not ‘occupy’ Gaza, having withdrawn from it 2005. Advocating for Israel to ‘end its occupation’ is code for the destruction of the Jewish state. Israel also sends humanitarian aid to Gaza on a regular basis, a fact ignored by its detractors.
Should Israel acquiesce to the demands of these deluded politicians and open its borders, rocket attacks will be accompanied by jihadists freely moving into Israel to attack civilians. As always, Leftie critics of Israel neglect to ask Egypt to remove their blockade on the Gazan border.
Their alignment with the enemies of Israel and US was made to look even more suspect with Mike Pompeo’s announcement this week that the settlements are not illegal, something that most Israelis, and their supporters, have known for decades. Trump’s timing was perfect and a firm metaphorical right hook aimed at the Democratic party. Cue outrage from their presidential candidates, including those who position themselves as ‘friends of Israel’. The more shrill these four are in their discourse against Israel, the more anti-American they appear.
Trump knows that Israel is central to the battle against Islamists. Israel’s geographical position and security intelligence forms the West’s frontline against jihadists. The threat to Israel’s survival from Islamists and their useful Western idiots such as Labour and the Democratic parties is counterproductive to the West’s security and freedom.
As I wrote at the beginning of the year, the parallels between Labour and the Democrats are undeniable and increasing. Both parties are tainted by anti-Semitism, hatred of the West and their love of socialism. A dark shadow hangs over the US and Britain. The only way to bring the light back is not to vote for Labour or the Democrats in any form. Should either or both win the elections in their respective countries, the West will be in more peril than ever before.