Last week Democratic Party Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that Republican nominee Donald Trump turned a blind eye to his anti-Semitic supporters. As the saying goes people who live in anti-Semitic glass houses should not throw stones. A look at Hillary Clinton’s supporters shows an extensive list of Jewish and Israel haters. This post provides a sample, a baker’s dozen of Hillary’s haters, whose anti-Jewish and anti-Israel bigotry is ignored by Ms. Clinton and the mainstream media.
Note: for those of you who don’t believe that hating Israel is the same as hating Jews I give you two quotes: “When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews. You’re talking Antisemitism” The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. “To attack Jews is Antisemitism, but an outright attack on the State of Israel is also Antisemitism. There may be political disagreements between governments and on political issues, but the State of Israel has every right to exist in safety and prosperity,” Pope Francis.
With the hatred identified, lets take a look at some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters who stir the pot of hatred:
Rev. William Barber II: Tried to de-legitimize Israel during the DNC by claiming that Jesus was a Palestinian Jew.Rev. Barber’s branding of Jesus as a Palestinian wasn’t really the result of a flaw in his education, he was repeating a piece of Palestinian propaganda. It’s one of the things they use to disassociate Judaism from its roots in the holy land. Jesus was not a Palestinian. He was a Judean. The name Palestine was given to the Jewish State by the Romans as a punishment a century after Jesus lived. After the Bar Kochba revolt in 135 CE the Romans punished the Judeans (Jews) for revolting again by changing the name of their country from Judea (after the Tribe of Judah which is where the term Jewish came from) to Syria Palaestina. The name came from Phylistiim, the Roman word for the ancient Jewish enemy, the Philistines. According to page 313 of the Oxford encyclopedia of archaeology in the Near East, had disappeared in the late 5th century B.C.E.
Who would you vote for if the elections were held today?
[Support to Israel] not only diverts much needed funding from domestic education and social programs, but it makes US citizens complicit in the abuses committed by the Israeli government. Israel is an apartheid state with over 50 laws on the books that sanction discrimination against the Palestinian people. Palestinian homes and land are routinely bulldozed to make way for illegal Israeli settlements. Israeli soldiers also regularly arrest and detain Palestinians as young as 4 years old without due process. Every day, Palestinians are forced to walk through military checkpoints along the US-funded apartheid wall. —Build invest/divestment campaigns that ends US Aid to Israel’s military industrial complex and any government with human rights violations.
Max Blumenthal: Some call Max Blumenthal a self-hating Jew, that is a falsehood. He Loves himself. Max is a Jew hating Jew. Max is the son of Sidney Blumenthal, the friend of Hillary that has been connected to the email scandal. Max Blumenthal’s writings about Israel go beyond a simple criticism of the Jewish State and into the repulsive realm of Antisemitism . His latest book Goliath includes chapters comparing Israel to the Nazis, such as “The Concentration Camp,” or “The Night of Broken Glass,” and others which are just slanderous, like “How to Kill Goyim and Influence People,” all of them reminiscent of the anti-Semitic blood libels popular in medieval Europe. F. Glenn Miller Jr., the 73-year-old avowed anti-Semite accused who shot and killed three Jews outside a Jewish community center in Kansas two years ago, was a huge fan of Max Blumenthal’s anti-Semitic rantings. Max’s writings were emailed to Hillary by his father. She sent them around to the State Department to read.
Sidney Blumenthal: Max may have gotten his anti-Israel/anti-Semitic feelings from good friend of Hillary Clinton, his dear old dad, Sidney. Sid Blumenthal sent many emails about Israel. Along with forwarding articles from his anti-Semitic son Max, Sidney sent policy recommendations about Israel, generally one sided describing Israel as the oppressor. Like the time Hillary was preparing for her 2010 AIPAC speech and Blumenthal
instructed Clinton to “hold Bibi [Netanyahu]’s feet to the fire” on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. “Perhaps most controversial,” he continued, would be for Clinton to “remind [AIPAC] in as subtle but also direct a way as you can that it does not have a monopoly over American Jewish opinion. Bibi is stage managing US Jewish organizations (and neocons, and the religious right, and whomever else he can muster) against the administration. AIPAC itself has become an organ of the Israeli right, specifically Likud.”
You can find more of Blumenthal’s Israel emails to Hillary at National Review:
By the way, if you asked Likud, they would claim that AIPAC favors Israel’s leftist parties, and the Democrats in the U.S.
Center For American Progress (CAP) In lead up to the last election Politico published a piece about how CAP was fighting to change the Democratic Party to the Anti-Israel party. Stories by CAP bloggers had appeared in the vehemently anti-Israel fringe publication The Electronic Intifada. CAP bloggers have also accused American Jews of a dual loyalty, calling them “Israel-Firsters” The Simon Wiesenthal Center went beyond calling CAP anti-Israel, they called them anti-Semitic.
Rep John Conyers (D-MI) : Considered one of the most anti-Israel members of congress. In May 2002 Conyers was one of 17 House Democrats who voted against a Resolution (HR 392) expressing support for Israel as it faced terrorist attacks that had killed more than 600 civilians, including several Americans. Conyers has opposed Iran sanctions and U.S. funding of the “Iron Dome” anti-missile system, which saved hundreds of Jewish lives.
Laurie Cumbo– A NY City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo justified the black-on-Jew “knockout game” attacks in Brooklyn because, they were worried “they would be pushed out by their Jewish landlords or by Jewish families looking to purchase homes.” She made it clear that Jewish real-estate speculators are a prime enemy in her anti-gentrification outlook.
Tim Kaine: Mr J-Street. Open Secrets reports that J-Street was the number one donor($178K) to Tim Kaine campaigns over the course of his entire political career. In turn Kaine has shown himself to be a supporter of J-Street. In 2016 he spoke at the group’s national convention for the second time, saying in part, “There is no organization no NGO in the United States now that so stands for the values of diplomacy as J-Street” Allow me to provide examples of the “diplomacy” Kaine supports. During the 2008 Israeli action against Hamas, when the IDF was protecting the country after it suffered tens of thousands of rockets from Gaza, J Street called Israel’s “escalation in Gaza counterproductive.” It also made a moral equivalency argument between the policies of Israel and Hamas, stating that they found difficulty in distinguishing “between who is right and who is wrong.” The group has also advocated that the US negotiate with Hamas, rewarding the group for its terrorism. And tried to get the U.S. Congress to endorse the discredited anti-Israel Goldstone Report.
Khizr Khan: Muslim-American father of Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in action fighting in Iraq in 2004. Captain Khan is a hero who should be honored for his sacrifice. And his parent should be comforted for their loss. But Hillary supporter/ gold star dad Khizr Khan’s feeling about the Jewish State of Israel, matches that of many other Hillary supporters”
It would have been 13 minutes, but the DNC advised me to cut my comments on Israeli settlement policy. https://t.co/8cbzwVo3MB
— Khizr Khan (@RealKhizrKhan) July 31, 2016
Here, no one is a second class citizen because their religion. This isn’t Israel.
— Khizr Khan (@RealKhizrKhan) July 31, 2016
Media Matters For America: Uses anti-Semitic rhetoric including the canard that American Jews have a dual loyalty (they use the term Israel-Firsters). They’ve also claimed “evil Zionist lobby” controls both the media and the U.S. foreign policy. Media Matters tried to promote the falsehood that the Muslim Brotherhood does not want to attack Israel, Hamas was created by the Muslim Brotherhood and attacks Israel constantly. A 2010 Media Matter article written by Lara Friedman, of Americans for Peace Now, and Isaac Luria from J Street (both groups regularly demonize Israel) we learned that the years of Hamas rocket attacks against civilian towns in the Negev were Israel’s fault, Israel should negotiate with HAMAS, and Israel doesn’t need to be recognized as the Jewish state, which is nothing short of anti-Semitic.
Will Quigg: The Grand Dragon of the California KKK announced in March that he endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Al Sharpton: Led two anti-Semitic pogroms in NYC, Crown Heights and Freddy’s Fashion Mart. According to the sworn testimony of Efraim Lipkind, a former Hasidic resident of Crown Heights:“Then we had a famous man, Al Sharpton, who came down, and he said Tuesday night, kill the Jews, two times. I heard him, and he started to
lead a charge across the street to Utica. —“ Giving the eulogy at Gavin Cato’s funeral Sharpton said “The world will tell us he was killed by accident. Yes, it was a social accident. … It’s an accident to allow an apartheid [Jewish] ambulance service in the middle of Crown Heights. … Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights. The issue is not Antisemitism; the issue is apartheid” The Freddy’s massacre was incited on Sharpton’s radio show, with calls for the money grabbing to stop trying to push the Black people out of Harlem.
George Soros: Creator of the anti-Israel organization J-Street. Recent document leaks exposed Soros‘ Open Society Foundation’s funding of anti-Israel advocacy groups. Soros condoned European Antisemitism saying it is “a result of the policies of Israel and the United States.” George Soros spewed an anti-Israel article in the NY Review of Books in 2007 where he complained the powerful Israel Lobby [those damned Joooos], were preventing peace in the Middle East.
There you go, a baker’s dozen of Hillary Clinton supporters, Jew and/or Israel haters, there are plenty more where those came from (including anti-Semitic statements from Ms. Clinton). The point here isn’t to label all of Hillary Clinton’s supporters Jew-haters (although many of them are). The point is to point out the hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton pointing out some of Trump’s supporters, none of whom he recruited, are anti-Semites. With the exception of Grand Dragon of the KKK, the Clinton supporters above have all been recognized by, donated big money to, or advise Hillary Clinton as supporters.
Therefore, when Hillary asks the question she asked last week, “Why does trump turn a blind eye to his anti-Semitic supporters?” the media should respond by asking her, “Why Does Hillary Clinton Turn a Blind Eye To Her Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Supporters?”