On Friday, President Trump fired off a harsh answer for Democrats after Thursday’s House resolution created by Democrats that avoided criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar for her virulently anti-Semitic comments, minimizing the issue by lumping anti-Semitism together with a bunch of other forms of hatred. Trump blasted, “The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party; they’ve become an anti-Jewish party.”
Trump’s complete statement before he left for Alabama was: “I thought yesterday’s vote by the House was disgraceful, because it’s become, the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party. They’ve become an anti-Jewish party. And I thought that vote was a disgrace and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer. If you get an honest answer from politicians, they thought it was a disgrace. The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party; they’ve become an anti-Jewish party, and that’s too bad.”
Trump has a point. The Democrats long ago left Israel behind, as evidencd by the 2012 Democratic National Convention, when Democrats booed language identifying Jerusalem, which is regarded by Jews as their eternal capital, as the capital of Israel. As even the left-wing Huffington Post noted:
After they took heat for omitting any reference to “God” in their platform, and for eliminating language from the 2008 platform that identified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Democrats tried to add the language back into their party platform with a voice vote … when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the convention chairman, came to the podium to ask for the approval of the delegates, those who shouted opposition to the language change were as loud, if not louder, than those who voiced their support … Even though the no’s were again as loud if not louder than the aye’s on the third vote, Villaraigosa said he had determined that two thirds of those present had voted in favor. Boos filled the arena in response.
The New York Post reported of the 2016 DNC, “Bernie Sanders delegates were seen waving Palestinian flags in full view of the TV cameras. In fact, there were more Palestinian flags on the convention floor than American flags onstage. On Tuesday, Sanders fans and other protesters burned Israeli flags outside the convention center, chanting, ‘Long live the intifada.’ Of course, Sanders himself appointed three anti-Israel activists to the Democratic platform committee in hopes of steering the language of the party’s official position.”
And of course, it was the Democratic party and their president Barack Obama who pushed for and got the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, which emboldened Iran, whose nuclear aspirations are the greatest existential threat to the Jewish state of Israel.
Leftists are fond of divorcing attacks on Israel from attacks on Jews or Judaism as a whole, which is a lie; the Jewish state, resurrected after almost 2,000 years in the aftermath of the Holocaust, is as vital to Jews and Judaism as the Vatican is to Catholics or Mecca for Muslims.
Trump is only pulling the veil back so the Democratic Party can be seen for what it truly has become.