‘Pathetic And Rank Anti-Semitism’: John Fetterman Risks The Wrath Of His Own Party To Support Israel
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) speaks to members of the press at the U.S. Capitol on November 15, 2023 in Washington, DC. The Senate is expected to vote soon on a continuing resolution that will avoid a government shutdown after midnight on this Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) continued to risk the wrath of the far left within his own party, taking to X to call out anti-Israel protesters who had targeted a Jewish-owned restaurant in his home state.

Fetterman was responding to a video from Philadelphia in which protesters surrounded a falafel restaurant and accused Israel of committing genocide in Gaza.

“Protestors in Philadelphia stand outside of a Jewish & Israeli owned falafel restaurant,” Jordan Van Glish posted. “‘Goldie, Goldie you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.'”

“They could be protesting Hamas,” Fetterman said in response. “They could be protesting Hamas’ systematic rape of Israeli women and girls or demanding the remaining hostages be immediately released. Instead, they targeted a Jewish restaurant. It’s pathetic and rank antisemitism.”

Fetterman has been vocal in his support of Israel since the October 7th massacre, when Hamas terrorists breached the border and slaughtered more than 1,200 Israelis — men, women, and children, most of whom were civilians — and took more than 200 hostages with them back to Gaza.

The Pennsylvania Senator has also repeatedly called for the release of all hostages — some of whom were released as part of a temporary ceasefire that came to an end late last week — and covered the walls of his offices with their missing posters.

“In my front office I have displayed the posters of the innocent Israelis kidnapped by Hamas.   They will stay up until every single person is safely returned home,” he said at the time.

Fetterman has faced resistance from within his own party, such as Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who warned that Democrats could lose support from the hard left if they continue to support Israel. Jayapal also called for “balance” in condemning Hamas’ use of sexual violence and rape to terrorize Israeli women, suggesting during a recent CNN interview that Israel’s targeted response to Hamas amounted to a violation of international law.

“I think we have to be balanced about bringing in the outrages against Palestinians. Fifteen thousand Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes, three-quarters of whom are women and children …” she said.

“And it’s horrible,” anchor Dana Bash agreed, stopping Jayapal cold: “But you don’t see Israeli soldiers raping Palestinian women.”

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