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As Liberals Embrace Anti-Semitism, Conservatives Welcome Jews

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Posted: Mar 04, 2019 12:39 PM
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As Liberals Embrace Anti-Semitism, Conservatives Welcome Jews

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CPAC 2019, the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted near Washington DC this year, welcomed Americans and friends of America from all backgrounds, colors, and countries. In what would come as a surprise to the mainstream media and their relentless campaign of painting conservatives as haters, a significant fraction of CPAC’s attendees were religious Jewish men in kippahs. In fact, CPAC hosted a kosher dinner and a kosher lunch for its Jewish guests.

In high contrast to the liberal dogma that Jews are victims of the MAGA movement, CPAC revealed the truth - that conservatives are people from all religions and countries of origin who join together to embrace American values and freedoms. CPAC’s Nazi symbol count was zero.

And while conservatives continued to concentrate on the shared values that bring us together, liberals continued their fall down their anti-Semitic rabbit hole. Democrat darling Ilhan Omar, a repeat offender anti-Semite, declared that it is disloyal for American Jews to support Israel. (The proposition is that non-Jews can support Israel, that is okay, but for Jews to support Israel is treasonous.) This nugget of brilliance came from a woman whose best friend in Congress, Rashida Tlaib, draped herself in a Palestinian flag when she won an American election and who replaced the country of Israel with Palestine on her map as the first course of business in US Congress. Omar has never called Tlaib disloyal to America.

Last week, Ilhan Omar, while sitting next to Rashida Tlaib, had blamed her anti-Semitism on the Jews, claiming that they don’t let her get away with saying anti-Semitic things…

This was just a few weeks after Omar was scolded by some (not all) members of her own party for repeating the anti-Semitic trope that Jewish money, and Jewish money alone, is the explanation for why Americans support Israel. Some liberals, including a number of journalists, audaciously defended Omar’s anti-Semitic comments. “Accurately describing how the Israel lobby works is not anti-Semitism,” tweeted Ashley Feinberg, a writer for the alt-left Huffington Post. Omar shared this and other tweets made in her defense in a bid to affirm her anti-Semitic tropes as true. The evermore-liberal Nancy Pelosi refused to remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee after Omar made and then defended the anti-Semitic canard, sparking outrage from conservatives and Vice President Mike Pence.

Compare and contrast the Democrats’ approach to Omar with that of the Republicans when Steven King made a remark indicative of an embrace of white supremacy. Republicans immediately took action and removed King from committee assignments. Democrats, on the other hand, kept Omar on the Foreign Affairs Committee, the exact place where Omar’s anti-Israel and anti-Semitic predispositions can do the most damage.

In response to Omar’s most recent anti-Semitic comments, Democrat chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Eliot Engel said that Omar’s remarks amounted to a “vile anti-Semitic slur” and called on her to apologize. But, yet again, he did not call for Omar to be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee. Pelosi has not yet commented on Omar’s most recent canards.

Omar’s anti-Semitism is nothing new. In 2012, Omar tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” During her election, conservative media blasted the then-candidate Omar for her anti-Semitic tweets while CNN, which I have previously exposed as vehemently anti-Israel, unsurprisingly made no mention of Omar's tweet. After her election, Omar defended the tweet and stated that conservatives are going after her only because she is Muslim.

Omar’s current twitter feed is a slew of pro-Muslim articles. Omar has not apologized for the anti-Semitic comments but is instead calling on Republicans to apologize for an anti-Muslim poster found in a West Virginia statehouse. 

Democrats and liberals remain shockingly quiet about Omar’s continuous and pervasive anti-Semitism. This is on the heels of the neo-Democrats’ position the US should embrace discrimination against Jews and Israel.

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin aptly stated back in January that rather than supporting Israel and countering anti-Semitism, liberals "are now empowering it." Zeldin’s words are truer now than ever.