Written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief on October 24, 2014
I am a Jewish Republican. I know there aren’t that many of us – not even in my own family, as it happens. But whenever we GOP Jews — a minority of a minority — get together, we always wonder how most American Jews can be Democrats – and in fact vote for Barack Hussein Obama not once, but twice?
Don’t these Jewish Democrats see they have no friend in President Obama, who has more time for the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Abbas, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan than Benjamin Netanyahu? Even the fact he refers to ISIS as ISIL gives a pretty big hint, but then again maybe that’s too subtle for some.
But perhaps it’s too much to expect American Jewish Democrats to feel any concern for Obama’s apparent disdain for Israel when even their own fellow Jews serving in Congress can’t even stand up for Jews in Israel.
This week we reported about the Islamic terror attack in Jerusalem in which a jihadi plowed his car into a crowd of people waiting for a light rail train. A three-month-old baby girl with dual American and Israeli citizenship was thrown from her carriage and died from her head wounds. Fortunately, her murderer was shot and killed.
But he was celebrated for his “heroic martyrdom.”
According to Palestinian Media Watch, “Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor has glorified the terrorist who murdered three-month-old Israeli-American Haya Zissel-Brown and injured eight others yesterday, when he intentionally drove his car into people waiting for a train. Sultan Abu Al-Einein, advisor to Abbas, praised the terrorist, calling him a “heroic Martyr” on his official Facebook page.”
“Abbas’ Fatah movement likewise glorified the killer, posting an obituary for the murderer on its official Facebook page, and also using the words “heroic Martyr.” Fatah portrayed his death as “his wedding” – a reference to the Islamic belief that Martyrs for Allah are wedded to 72 virgins in Paradise.”
Also according to Palestinian Media Watch, five Democrat members of Congress demanded Abbas remove Al-Einein for glorifying murder. The five were: Eliot Engel (NY), Nita Lowey (NY),Ted Deutch (FL), Brad Sherman (CA) and Ed Royce (CA), who is the only non-Jewish member in the list. I’m not sure why these were the only members of Congress who saw fit to complain, but I am surprised the entire list of Jewish members didn’t follow suit.
Where is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on this? Where is my representative, Lois Frankel? I suppose we can excuse lone Jewish Republican Eric Cantor from not speaking out, but honestly, what does he have to lose at this point?
Here’s the remaining list of Jewish Members of Congress who were not moved to comment on the Palestinian leadership’s glorification of the murder of a 3-month-old American-Israeli infant:
David Cicilline (D-RI)
Stephen Cohen (D-TN)
Susan Davis (D-CA)
Alan Grayson (D-FL)
Steve Israel (D-NY)
Sander Levin (D-MI)
Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Jared Polis (D-CO)
Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Brad Schneider (D-IL)
Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)
Henry Waxman (D-CA)
John Yarmuth (D-KY)
Why do you think that is? Why is there no outrage? I’ll tell you why. Because liberalism always trumps faith, morality and truth. Whenever I ask Jewish liberals why they continue to support a party that clearly does not support Israel, that even votes to take “God” out of its platform, that has succumbed to moral relativism and political correctness, the most common response I get is a shrug. I simply don’t understand it.
Why would you support a party that breeds racial divisiveness, punishes those who achieve material success and constantly makes apologies for those who have stated (and demonstrated) they wish to destroy you? It makes no sense to me.
But so much being done by Democrat leadership in this country makes no sense to me. Perhaps the polls are correct. Perhaps the American electorate, no matter what religion or race, is finally waking up to the damage this administration has done to our nation. I pray it is so.