Elder Patriot – After decades of half-hearted support for Israel and the Jewish people in general, we finally have a U.S. president who is unambiguous about his willingness to call out the forces of moral equivalency that have fed the rising level of anti-Semitism the world is witnessing today.
Last weekend the New York Times made reaffirmed its long standing anti-Semitic position when its international edition ran multiple racist cartoons deprecating Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.
The backlash was immediate and while the Times printed a retraction it didn’t issue a formal apology. More importantly, it couldn’t erase its history of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
New York Times tradition of anti-Semitism on full display today. This is shocking even for the Times. https://t.co/a5fB28puxp
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) April 27, 2019
You can listen as Mark Levin goes in depth on the anti-Semitic history of the NY Times by clicking here.
On Saturday, President Trump retweeted a link to an article castigating the Times and the rising tide of anti-Semitism on the mainstream left:
The national conversation about anti-Semitism, however, should extend well beyond this specific controversy, which is only the tip of the iceberg. Our country is witnessing a resurgence of anti-Semitism on the political left, and we need to call it out by name wherever we see it.
Every single American should be outraged when one of our elected representatives in Congress suggests that Jews are buying off lawmakers by bribing them to support Israel.
Every single American should be disgusted when a presidential candidate such as Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) diminishes the slaughter of millions of Jews during World War II by comparing the Green New Deal to the fight against Nazi Germany.
Every single American should be appalled when a political party passes a milquetoast anti-hate resolution that doesn’t even mention the hate-fueled remarks that inspired it.
There are many people on the left who try to draw a fine line between Israel-hatred and Jew-hatred (see Omar, Farrakhan). This distinction is completely false. It’s inexcusable Jew-hatred and must be identified as such.
The left far too often gives anti-Semitism a pass if it’s disguised as criticism of Israel.
Trump, and the author, Jason Meister, an advisory board member for the 2020 Trump campaign, are challenging mainstream media distortions that tell us any targeting of radical Islamists (as with Trump’s travel ban from heavily terrorist laden nations) is a sign of Islamophobia while, at the same time:
many people on the left who try to draw a fine line between Israel-hatred and Jew-hatred (see Omar, Farrakhan). This distinction is completely false. It’s inexcusable Jew-hatred and must be identified as such.
The charges of Islamophobia against Trump would be laughable if they weren’t so vile and damaging to American interests.
Such allegations would’ve been dismissed if we had an honest media early in the Trump presidency when he traveled to the Middle East and formed a coalition of the largest Arab nations intent on driving terrorism from the region.
Trump will will not allow the dishonest media to now separate the Jewish people from the Democratically elected Jewish state.
The president has rejected the moral relativism of the past, that saw terrorists elevated to co-equal negotiating partners with the legitimately elected government of Israel, that previously marked the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.
President Trump’s commitment to the Jewish people extends to Israel, the only Democratically elected government in the Middle East.
That’s why yesterday’s Iranian-funded Hamas terror attack on Israel was followed by President Trump’s tweets and reassuring actions. More than 600 missiles had been fired from Gaza into Israel, including into residential neighborhoods.
National Security Adviser John Bolton also announced that the U.S. would be moving an offensive strike force into the region to bolster our Democratic allies:
“In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force. The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.”