October 04, 2021

Analysis/Opinion: The Democratic Party has become the home of Jew hatred

Democratic Representatives Ayanna Pressley,
Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib. 
Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

By Josh Mandel

In Genesis 12:3 the Lord tells Abraham, “I will bless those who bless Israel, and I will curse those who curse Israel.” It appears that the Democratic Party is trying to get itself cursed.

Last week we learned that pressure from Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandra Ocazio-Cortez, and other members of the “Squad” resulted in the removal of $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system from the budget bill.

This move cemented what we already knew from the Obama era, that the Democratic Party has become the official home of the cursed Jew-haters.

Christians United for Israel, a Christian Zionist group that supports the US-Israel relationship and passionately carries out God’s commandment in Genesis 12:3, put it this way: “The simplest explanation is the accurate one — there are fringe members of Congress who despise Israel’s existence, and today, their party’s Congressional leadership buckled to their blatant, vile hatred.”

The Iron Dome system is an extremely sophisticated, and unfortunately expensive, missile defense system Israel uses to shoot down rockets fired from Palestinians and aimed at innocent women, children and families. The Iron Dome is a purely defensive weapons system. It’s what protects innocent people from the thousands of rockets fired at them every year. It protects Jewish, Christian and Muslim homes alike, and simply put, it saves lives.

By the end of this year’s May Gaza conflict, over 4,000 rockets were fired at innocent civilians, with 1,500 of them aimed towards populated areas. Of those 1,500 rockets, 1,428 were intercepted by the Iron Dome. Overall, the Iron Dome system is said to have between an 85 and 90 percent success rate in striking down incoming terrorist missiles.

The United States is, and always has been, a key supporter of the Iron Dome, and without United States financial support it’s unlikely the system would function as well as it does. The Iron Dome batteries reportedly cost over $50 million each, and every interceptor rocket fired costs between $20,000 and $100,000.

Recognizing not only Israel’s strategic importance as America’s strongest ally in the Middle East, but also the simple moral imperative of insuring innocent Israeli civilians are protected from being murdered by terrorists, President Trump was a strong and unwavering supporter of Iron Dome funding.

“It’s not even thinkable what’s happened to Israel in Congress,” said President Trump during an interview on the Real America’s Voice network last week. “They’re anti-Israel,” he said. “And they hate Jewish people.”

He’s right. The members of the “Squad” show absolutely no interest in saving innocent lives as long as those lives are predominantly Jewish, nor do they apparently even place value on those lives. By forcing Democratic leadership to strip funding for the Iron Dome system from the budget, the “Squad’s” message was clear: Jews deserve to die.

One would think that given its previous promises of commitment to Israel, the Biden administration would have done something to distance itself from the Squad’s sickening antisemitism. But no. Instead, this week Vice President Kamala Harris praised a student who accused Israel of “ethnic genocide” for “speaking” her “truth.”

The Democratic Party is now the official home for the Jew-haters and as promised by God in Genesis 12:3, those Jew-haters and their enablers will be cursed.

Josh Mandel served as the 48th treasurer of Ohio for two terms and is currently a GOP candidate to represent the State of Ohio in the United States Senate.