“JUST DAYS AFTER BEING DENIED ENTRY FOR PROMOTING BDS AND ISRAEL’S DESTRUCTION, THE TWO ANTISEMITES OF CONGRESS TRIPLED DOWN BY SHARING A GROTESQUE CARTOON FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS MOCKED THE MURDER OF SIX MILLION JEWS,” SAID DOV HIKIND
Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the denial of entry to Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar into Israel over their support for the BDS movement and the erasure of Israel, both congresswomen shared a cartoon depicting Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump each silencing Omar and Tlaib. Not only is the cartoon itself antisemitic as ‘Jews silence their opposition’ cartoons can be found in the notorious work of the Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, but the cartoonist they purposefully chose to promote is Carlos Latuff who has a long history of trivializing the Holocaust while also painting Israel as Nazis.
And now, instead of dealing with their antisemites in Congress, Democratic leadership is threatening to condemn Ambassadors Ron Dermer and David Friedman for the row instead of condemning the antisemitic scourge that is overtaking the party! Instead of supporting Israel’s right to sovereignty and to control who enters the country with the same exact discretion exercised by the United States, the feckless Democratic leadership is focused on excoriating its ally.
But we are watching very closely, and will not forgive the Democratic leadership for its repeated failures to rein in the haters from within. It’s clear that far from being disowned by the party, despite every hateful statement and act by the pair of antisemitic congresswomen, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are embracing them further, as the party moves away from its “special relationship” commitment to Israel. With friends like them, who needs enemies?
One thing is certain, as the son of Holocaust survivors, I will not sit idly by as anyone, let alone members of Congress, trivialize the memory of six million murdered Jews to promote their nefarious political agendas!