It’s not good when Pat Robertson has more of a sense of moral outrage than the vast majority of Israeli Jews and right wing American Jews.
It’s not good when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has more of a sense of anti-Semitism when she sees it than the vast majority of Israeli Jews and right wing American Jews.
Let’s take the second one first. Among the many words of wisdom I’ve shared with you over the years is that every major news story, no matter what it is about, has Jews in the middle of it.
Let’s take the Ukraine scandal which has led to the impeachment inquiry currently going on in the House targeting our peach faced president. It revolves around a call that Trump had with the president of Ukraine. One Volodymyr Zelensky. Who is, wait for it, Jewish.
Yes, the president of Ukraine, one of the most anti-Semitic countries ever, has a Jewish president. Which proves another of my many words of wisdom, namely that Jewish life today is better than it has ever been in our history.
But that’s for another time. Ukraine has a Jewish president who was on the other end of the line when our president tried to enlist a foreign country to dig up dirt on one of his political opponents.
That abuse of power and violation of his oath led to an impeachment inquiry. An impeachment inquiry being headed by House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, who is, wait for it, Jewish.
Yes, Zelensky and Schiff, two Jews at the very center of the scandal and the investigation into the scandal. Yet again proving my theory about Jews and the news.
Of course, Trump immediately attacked Schiff, accusing him of no less than treason and calling for no less than his arrest. Trump also called the impeachment inquiry Schiff is heading a “coup.”
And then, inevitably, came the nickname. “Shifty Schiff” is a “lowlife,” Trump said. “He should resign from office in disgrace and frankly they should look at him for treason.”
And the tweet. “We don’t call him ‘Shifty Schiff’ for nothing. He’s a shifty, dishonest guy.” And then another tweet lambasting “Democratic savages,” Trump singling out Schiff and Rep. Jerry Nadler. Nadler, who is Jewish, heads the House Judiciary Committee.
Shifty Schiff. Savage Nadler. Sound anti-Semitic to you?
Well, of course, shamefully, we didn’t hear a peep complaining about calling prominent American Jews shifty and savage from someone who is very quick to apply the label anti-Semitic, namely the soon to be indicted prime minister of Israel, Supreme and Eternal Leader The Bibi, who is in love with Trump because he gives him whatever he wants whether it’s good for him or not. And you didn’t hear a peep from all those super right wing American Jews out there who usually love to scream anti-Semitism but who continue to overlook Trump’s anti-Semitism and disgusting behavior because he moved the embassy to Jerusalem and killed the Iran deal and so he can do no wrong, no matter how many Jewish values and ideals he desecrates.
Incredibly, it took Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who many Jews are uncomfortable with, to see the anti-Semitism staring us in the face.
“Understand that Trump is engaged in deliberate, atrocious, targeted anti-Semitism towards Chairman Schiff,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted with a retweet of an article in The Intercept suggesting that Trump’s attacks against Schiff come from the neo-Nazi playbook. “Then ask yourself why no one cares to denounce it — esp when his accusation of it towards others drove full news cycles earlier this year.
“It’s wrong. It’s harmful. And his bigotry is reflective of the white supremacist base he relies on for political gain.”
Exactly. American right wing Jews are so quick to label AOC as anti-Semitic, even though she has never said any of the hateful things about Jews and Israel that Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have and even though she has Sephardic Jewish heritage.
And if you say that her having Jewish heritage doesn’t mean she can’t be anti-Semitic, please note that all those right wing Jewish Trump tushie kissers, in trying to rescue Trump against charges of anti-Semitism in the way he talked about Schiff, defended him by noting he has a Jewish daughter and son-in-law. But then hypocrisy is something one expects these days from right wing Jews.
Meanwhile, it took loony tunes TV evangelist Pat Robertson, who once called Trump “God’s man for this job,” to express outrage about Trump’s recent move to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and abandon our allies the Kurds so they could be slaughtered by the Turks.
Please note that Turkey absolutely despises Israel. Read some of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s vile comments the last couple years about Israel and you would be shocked. He has made no secret of his desire to see Israel destroyed.
And yet one phone call with Erdogan and Trump made it possible for Erdogan to send his troops into Syria which, please remember, has a border with Israel. Yes, a mortal enemy of Israel now has troops next door in Syria. Thanks to the great Donald Trump who Miriam Adelson, now the most powerful Jew in the world, has said should have a biblical book named after him.
When Trump announced he was pulling U.S. troops out so Erdogan could move Turkish troops in, Pat Robertson called it “one of the most shocking miscues in diplomatic history…
I am absolutely appalled that the United States is going to betray those democratic forces in northern Syria…The president, who allowed (Jamal) Khashoggi to be cut in pieces without any repercussions whatsoever is now allowing the Kurds to be massacred by the Turks.”
He added that Trump is “in danger of losing the mandate of heaven if he permits this to happen.”
No danger of him losing the mandate of right wing American Jews and Israeli Jews.
Bibi, who now has Turkish troops next door, said not a peep against Trump for abandoning the Kurds, who Israel has always seen as a kindred spirit. Nor did super right wing American Jews. Despite the fact that the move is so bad and so dangerous that it even got Sen. Lindsay Graham, who long ago sold his soul for Trump, to find his spine and condemn it.
Graham said Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria will “eventually become a nightmare for Israel.” He called the move “shortsighted and irresponsible” in a series of tweets.
“The most probable outcome of this impulsive decision is to ensure Iran’s domination of Syria. The U.S. now has no leverage and Syria will eventually become a nightmare for Israel. This decision to abandon our Kurdish allies and turn Syria over to Russia, Iran, & Turkey will put every radical Islamist on steroids. Shot in the arm to the bad guys. Devastating for the good guys.”
One Jew who well understands the Middle East and what this move means did open his mouth. Dennis Ross, who served as a peace negotiator in the Obama, Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, tweeted “another Trump call with Erdogan, another impulsive decision for the US to withdraw. Good news for Putin and Khamenei who want the US out of Syria. Turkey’s deeper move into Syria will mean more refugees, ISIS can re-emerge, and the US betrays those who actually fought ISIS.”
It is truly hard to understand what it will take for right wing Jews, who consider themselves the Jewiest of Jews, the greatest lovers of Israel, to recognize that Trump is no friend of Israel or the Jews. Yes, he moved the embassy which, let’s face it, doesn’t seem to have made any difference at all. No major country has followed suit, indeed only two minor countries moved their embassies. So what good did it do?
And if you say it’s good that the most important country in the world has its embassy in Jerusalem, well fine but why are we such insecure needy people that we need someone else to validate what we know is true. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, always has been, always will be. Did we really need Trump to make it so?
As for killing the Iran deal, that has already blown up in our faces. Iran had stopped its nuclear program as a result of the deal. Now as a result of the U.S. backing out of the deal, it is once again enriching uranium and moving closer to having a nuke. Some favor Trump did Israel with that one.
And now this great lover of Israel who has train stops and villages in Israel named for him, has made it possible for Turkey, an avowed enemy of Israel, to move its troops into Syria, right smack next door to Israel. And has again diminished the stigma against using anti-Semitic labels against Jews. If the president of the United States can call him ‘Shifty Schiff’ what’s to stop white supremacists from calling Jews names?
If Trump is our great friend, he sure seems to be helping make things easier for our great enemies.