In a now-viral clip, 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was caught on camera, while campaigning in New Hampshire, affirmatively agreeing with a questioner’s utterly vile depiction of prominent bipartisan pro-Israel organization American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
“I’m an American Jew,” the leftist begins, “and I’m terrified of the unholy alliance that AIPAC is forming with Islamophobes and anti-Semites and white nationalists. And no Democrat should legitimize that kind of bigotry by attending their annual Policy Conference. I’m really grateful that you skipped the AIPAC Conference last year. And so my question is if you’ll join me in committing to skip the AIPAC Conference this March.”
All along, Warren is seen visibly and passionately nodding. She then simply responded to the interlocutor: “Yeah.”
Trump re-election campaign Deputy Director of Communications – Research Zach Parkinson tweeted out the following accurate description to accompany the video: “Tonight, Elizabeth Warren nodded along and smiled as a questioner slandered AIPAC as ‘an unholy alliance’ of ‘Islamophobes,’ ‘anti-semites, and white nationalists’ that perpetuates ‘bigotry’ Without blinking, Warren then agreed to boycott next year’s AIPAC conference.”
Tonight, Elizabeth Warren nodded along and smiled as a questioner slandered AIPAC as "an unholy alliance" of "Islamophobes," "anti-semites, and white nationalists" that perpetuates "bigotry"
Without blinking, Warren then agreed to boycott next year's AIPAC conference pic.twitter.com/U2MJ6DCTdZ
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) February 7, 2020
Warren has been consistently anti-Israel, in terms of both policy and personnel, throughout her entire campaign.
“It is the official policy of the United States of America to support a two-state solution,” Warren intoned back in November, “and if Israel is moving in the opposite direction, then everything is on the table.”
“Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) revealed on Saturday that she is open to withholding billions of dollars in military aid to Israel until the government ceases building settlements in the country’s West Bank,” The Daily Wire similarly reported at the time.
Sounds a lot like a quid pro quo, no?
The Daily Wire has also criticized Warren’s naive foreign policy views with respect to Israel and her mollycoddling of anti-Semitic congresspeople: “She supports a ‘two-state solution’ to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has often been critical of Israel’s need to robustly defend itself amid a sea of existential enemies surrounding it. Warren has disingenuously implied that congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has merely engaged in criticism of Israel’s present government, rather than also engaging in overt anti-Semitism.”
Perhaps worst of all, last summer Warren hired Max Berger, a co-founder of vehemently anti-Israel, self-hating “Jewish” group IfNotNow, to be a top campaign operative. Amazingly, Berger was actually once named “Anti-Semite of the Week” by the organization StopAntiSemitism.org: “Max Berger is a co-founder and one of the most prominent leaders of the radical … group IfNotNow. The groups calls for the destruction of the state of Israel, idolizes terrorists and spreads lies and false propaganda against the Jewish State. … This week, Berger caused outrage for a now-deleted 2013 tweet in which he confesses he would ‘totally be friends with Hamas’ — a designated terror organization in the U.S. which is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.”
AIPAC, of course, is not exactly a fiery right-wing group. Last March, following its 2019 Policy Conference, I wrote a Daily Wire op-ed entitled, “What Exactly Is The Current Role For AIPAC?”:
And yet AIPAC is hardly a particularly conservative group. Indeed, many of us in the more traditional, Eretz Yisrael-inspired camp of Zionism tend to view AIPAC as a nuisance at best and a counterproductive gadfly at worst. AIPAC stubbornly continues to lend de facto support to the Oslo Accords — the single biggest geopolitical blunder in Israel’s national history. Two bloody intifadas, countless thousands killed by Islamist extremism, and one outrageous Gaza unilateral withdrawal later, AIPAC continues to support a “two-state solution” entailing the carving out of a new PLO terrorist state somewhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. AIPAC’s institutionally self-aggrandizing support of mass U.S. military aid to Israel, furthermore, actually redounds against the long-term interests of Zionism.