There has been a trend in America growing for the last decade. It’s a trend that was pretty much under the radar until recently when a pair of freshman Congresswomen – Ilhan Omar (D-MN) an Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) – brought it to the forefront. They are masquerading their anti-Semitism behind the guise of anti-Zionism, bringing their growing masses of radical progressive supporters with them down the road to institutionalized bigotry.
And nobody on the left or in mainstream media are willing to call them out.
Thankfully, many pundits on the right are ringing the bell.
Remember when ppl tried to argue that Tlaib and Omar were consistent advocates of human rights and not simply antisemites looking for an excuse? Good times.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 5, 2019
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) May 6, 2019
Defending genocidal Jew-hating terrorists right on cue https://t.co/k5MBp1l9hp
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 5, 2019
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 5, 2019
A diligent media would ask Omar and Tlaib if they expressly condemn this Hamas rocket fire.
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) May 5, 2019
This is the exact opposite of the truth.
Hamas targets Israeli civilians, while hiding behind Palestinian civilians.
Israel targets Hamas combatants and minimizes civilian casualties.
Rashida Tlaib is an apologist for terror who wants Israel destroyed. https://t.co/s2sqdXGUaR
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) May 5, 2019
Tlaib is a relentless liar and bigot https://t.co/4JsJM7Cv36
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) May 5, 2019
Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005. There is no occupation. The humanitarian crisis and the violence is all created by Hamas, a terrorist group which victimizes Israelis and Palestinians. Your attempt to blame Israel for the violence Hamas crates is telling and deplorable.
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) May 5, 2019
1. Hamas controls Gaza.
2. Hamas is firing rockets at civilians in Israel. 3. @IlhanMN is defending Hamas. Real question is how many times will @IlhanMN rush to the defense of terrorists? https://t.co/mrKQBz1TDa
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 5, 2019
Anti-Semitic Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) fails to condemn Palestinian terrorists firing 250 rockets at the homes of Israeli citizens https://t.co/AVG575xMzg
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 5, 2019
Congresswoman spreading Hamas lies. No matter how much restraint Israel shows they’re condemned by the likes of Tlaib who have a fundamental issue with the country’s existence. No other country in the Middle East is held to same standard as Israel. https://t.co/WUsitzNapA
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) May 5, 2019
Anti-Semitism in America is often expressed by the elite in terms that are intended to disguise their true intent. They express cozy sentiments like, “I’m against the occupying Israeli regime, not the Jewish people,” but then willfully deny any and all wrongdoing on the part of those being “occupied.” This isn’t new, but the trend has been growing thanks in large part to the increased popularity of the two outspoken anti-Zionists on Capitol hill today.
There is no way to separate out anti-Zionism from anti-Semitism without blatant denial of the atrocities and provocations committed by Hamas, Iran, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Authority proxies in Israel itself, and/or Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the terrorist organization working with Hamas from the Gaza Strip that is much more active in attacking Israel than American mainstream media ever attributes.
Perhaps their name is too telling, so the media just pretends like they don’t exist.
Omar and Tlaib aren’t just wrong. They’re despicably wrong. The difference between just being wrong and despicably wrong is in their intent. I don’t blame every anti-Zionist for believing as they do because many of them have suffered through intense indoctrination for years. They truly believe Israel is wrong about everything while Hamas, the PA, and their cronies are all peace-loving people who simply want to land they believe rightfully belongs to them. They are just wrong. But Omar, Tlaib, and the vast majority of anti-Zionist leaders in the United States are despicably wrong because they are very aware of the crimes committed by the people they support.
They know about them, but they don’t care.
They know Hamas and the PIJ attack Israeli civilians in areas densely populated with Palestinians because the best headlines for them are written when Israel kills civilians.
They know aggression invariably starts as a result of actions in Gaza, but they only want the narrative framed with Israel looking like the aggressors.
They know Israel should have the right to defend itself as a sovereign nation, but they’re unwilling to acknowledge this right because they challenge their sovereignty.
Worst of all, they know if they ever got what they claim to want – a sovereign Palestine – that they’d change their own narrative to push for more. The only thing that might satisfy them is the obliteration of the nation of Israel itself. Even then, it might not be enough for Omar and Tlaib.
Americans need to stop relying on mainstream media to give them the news about the Middle East. The truth is out there. It’s here. It’s at Conservative Review, The Daily Wire, The Blaze, and other proper news outlets. Open your eyes, America.