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The Democrats Declare a Jew Ban
Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2020 | Jeff Ballabon

Posted on 07/27/2020 10:58:14 AM PDT by Kaslin

Editor's note: The column was co-authored by Bruce Abramson. 

Anyone concerned with Jews and Israel should be horrified by the Democrats’ newly released 2020 platform. It directly threatens the Jewish state, employs double-talk calculated to stoke antagonism between the American left and Israel, and pays passing lip-service to opposing antisemitism, but in the gaslighting way Linda Sarsour and Ilhan Omar do; to deny it where it exists and point fingers elsewhere. In both narrative and policy, the platform crosses over the line into deep antisemitic territory. It’s a dangerous acceleration of an approach first tested when Joe Biden was Vice President and in which he played an active role.

Upon entering office, President Obama immediately terminated the decades-old US policy ensuring “no daylight” with Israel.  Beyond leaking Israeli intelligence and sabotaging operations, Obama introduced a radical redefinition of “Two-State Solution” that inverted decades of American priorities: Palestinian statehood was not an enormously risky incentive in a process aimed at creating peace and security for all, but an unconditional matter of justice and right, wrongfully withheld by Israel. 

This launched a correspondingly inverted set of narratives, policies, and loyalties. Though claiming to be “pro-Israel,” Obama – and then Democrats generally - relentlessly demonized Israel’s center-right Likud party and its popular leader, Bibi Netanyahu. When that attempt at scapegoating didn’t suffice – a solid majority of Americans deplored the “Iran deal” – they blamed American Jewish disloyalty, money, and influence. The viciousness of these attacks was magnified by the reality that most American Jews actually supported the deal, because most supported Obama.

The rising strain of antisemitic tropes and threats in national Democratic politics, was thus already being foreshadowed – and normalized – by the Obama Administration’s attacks on Israel and Jews.  Their narrative is now the norm among Democrats across the spectrum: the establishment’s anti-Israelism is deniable as “anti-Netanyahu” or “anti-Likud” while the progressives’ antisemitism is sanitized as “intersectionality” or “anti-Zionism.” As for actual policy shocks, their 2015 Iran Deal strengthened, enriched, and normalized the Islamic Republic over Israel’s fearful pleas.  Their 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) neutered Israel’s ability to engage with pro-Israel members of Congress.  Their parting shot, UN Resolution 2334, criminalized the mere act of living in Judea while Jewish.  

Outgoing Secretary of State Kerry announced that when Democrats were back in power they would punish Israel for its stubborn refusal to be bullied into suicidal positions “for the sake of peace.”  Biden’s platform delivers on that threat. 

The platform proudly reaffirms the Iran Deal and the MOU.  It equates America’s liberal, democratic ally Israel with corrupt, anti-American, terrorist PA. It equates Jewish homeownership in disputed areas not with Arab homeownership in those same areas, but with Arab terror—effectively casting a Jew simply residing in a place deemed off-limits as justification for murder.  It reserves this antipathy for indigenous Jewish territories in which Jews have lived for more than 3,000 years and over which the state of Israel possesses legal claims far superior to those of any other entity.  Though studiously avoiding the words “illegal occupation,” it characterizes Jewish life in the historic Jewish homeland as criminal and intolerable. Democrats thus deny Jewish history, selectively apply law to discriminate against Jews, endorse ethnic cleansing of Jews, and champion the principle of judenrein—a geographic area off-limit to Jews.

This is the position of a major American political party as regards the most Jewish of all places on Earth – Israel, Judea, Jerusalem. It advances the agenda of a collective that has displayed no purpose other than Jewish genocide. All within living memory of the mass slaughter and expulsion of Jews from European and Arab countries. This platform is a crisis as grave as any Jews have confronted at any time in our history.

There is no equivalent American policy applicable to any other ethnic or religious group anywhere in the world.  No one would even dare to suggest such an atrocity.  And there is an exquisite cruelty to the Democrats’ agenda redolent of ancient empires seeking to grind the Jews under their heels: it is their demand that Israel execute their evil bidding. In every respect the Democrats’ agenda is intended to break Israel’s back; to punish the Jews for daring to survive. 

In obscene, almost cinematic irony, the Democrats released this platform the very same week they trumpeted their “NOBAN Act” – the House’s vote against a Trump immigration policy they call the “Muslim Ban.” Consider: against a backdrop of Democrats raging about a purported “Muslim Ban” that does not ban Muslims from entering or living in any part of any country, the Democrats proudly pronounce their commitment to outlawing Jews from living in Judea - a certifiable Jew Ban.

Employing anodyne platitudes – call it the banality of evil – Democrats have articulated a brutally antisemitic program treating Jews and Israel as pariahs, uniquely worthy of discriminatory treatment.  It makes mockery of Israel as a sovereign state and an American ally.  It directly aligns the Biden campaign—and the entire Party—with Israel’s mortal enemies.  

An administration pursuing this agenda would continue to promote antisemitic narratives hostile to Jewish life in America and pose an existential threat to the Jewish State.



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1 posted on 07/27/2020 10:58:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This is what I’ve always said - if it’s a “Muslim Ban” because some of the countries have a Muslim majority, then discrimination against Israel is a “Jewish Ban”, i.e. anti-Semitism.


2 posted on 07/27/2020 11:01:34 AM PDT by LouieFisk
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Thank the jihadists in Congress and the media.

4 posted on 07/27/2020 11:07:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Kaslin

The Democrat Party is neo Fascist, body and soul.


5 posted on 07/27/2020 11:08:15 AM PDT by Bayan
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To: Kaslin

The DNC is now the Democrat Nazi Communist party. Dangerous as Hell To America and American values, and then some. It must be stopped


6 posted on 07/27/2020 11:08:54 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, theyÂ’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: Kaslin; Impy; BillyBoy; LS; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; Clemenza; ...

Well, at least that demonic party can be open and honest about their stance on Jews. We know what party Hitler would be supporting.


7 posted on 07/27/2020 11:11:44 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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To: Bayan

They have no soul.


8 posted on 07/27/2020 11:12:08 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
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To: crz

“Is money that important to that ethnic group that they will march shamelessly to the next Holocaust? “

Nice use of stereotypes.


9 posted on 07/27/2020 11:18:54 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: Bayan

They are those things and more.

They have just invoked the wrath and curse of Almighty God on themselves and with that in mind, perhaps the riots are a form of judgment.

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10 posted on 07/27/2020 11:21:18 AM PDT by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all antisemites)
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To: Kaslin

It’s taken a while, but I think American Jews are waking up. Due to genuine systemic discrimination for thousands of years, the natural inclination is to join with those purporting to support social justice. But the reality that there is no justice in the modern “social justice” movement is becoming apparent. It’s a facade and its activists are reminiscent of the brownshirts. They blame whites (and Jews) for their problems just as the NAZI’s blamed Jews. The parallels are alarming.


11 posted on 07/27/2020 11:36:11 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: crz

They are not ignorant, and it’s not about money. It’s about self-hatred. Best way to show you’re a good leftist, vote Democrat, not in spite of its anti-Israel stances, but because of them. They want to be patriotic internationalists, and help the poor Palestinians to be oppressed by the PA instead of the Israelis, who are less oppressive by objective measurements.

A Magavnik might under some circumstances beat up a Palestinian and arrest him. A PA cop or a vindictive Pali neighbor might acuse him of collaborating with Israel, cut his balls off and drag him around off the back of a motorcycle until he bleeds out. I’ve seen pictures.


12 posted on 07/27/2020 11:37:41 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ("SHUT UP!" he explained.)
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To: Kaslin

This is the rough draft platform. We’ll have to wait until convention time to see the final product.


13 posted on 07/27/2020 11:46:56 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (In time of peace, prepare for war.)
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To: LouieFisk

Not only that, but Governor Bakewhore of signed a bill to make JewTeeth an official holiday in Massghanistan.


14 posted on 07/27/2020 11:47:30 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (I miss Don Imus!)
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To: Kaslin

I thought a Jew Ban, was a Jew from Havana.

Ba-Dum-Tish!


15 posted on 07/27/2020 11:50:33 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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17 posted on 07/27/2020 12:20:47 PM PDT by SJackson (wondered...what 10 Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through..Congress, RR)
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To: FewsOrange

“Nice use of stereotypes.”

Well is it more important to them? They have done it in the past. Russia during the revolution, etc.

You do know the old saying do you not? The definition of insanity and all that?

How dam stupid could a people get? Antisemitism rampant within the party they support and they blindly continue on as if there is nothing to it.


18 posted on 07/27/2020 1:03:59 PM PDT by crz
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To: Kaslin

Are they banning Nadless and Schooooomer? They’re both Jooos.


19 posted on 07/27/2020 2:02:26 PM PDT by beethovenfan (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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