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CPAC: Fighting for Israel

Posted on | February 28, 2020 | 1 Comment



Dalia Al-Aqidi (left, in a photo by my brother you can click to enlarge) is the Republican challenger to Rep. Ilhan Omar. She attended a CPAC event I covered Thursday night:

In emphatic terms, Jewish leaders praised President Trump during a reception Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “He has been the greatest friend for Israel any American president has ever been,” declared Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America. Speaking at a reception organized by the Israel Heartland Coalition, Klein’s remarks were applauded by an audience committed to making permanent the Jewish settlements in what the media usually calls the West Bank, but which Israeli patriots call by the historic names of Judea and Samaria.
As our own Dov Fischer has noted, last year the Trump administration vindicated the legality of these Jewish settlements, repudiating United Nations Security Council resolution 2334, passed in the waning days of the Obama administration. This move, perhaps even more than the decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has won Trump the gratitude of Israelis and pro-Israel Jews.
It seems odd to write that phrase, “pro-Israel Jews,” which one might think would be redundant were it not for the existence of left-wing Jews who seem devoted to Israel’s destruction. The fact that Democrats might soon nominate Sen. Bernie Sanders as Trump’s opponent in the fall election brings this strange irony to the forefront. Sanders (who for a few months in 1963 actually lived in an Israeli kibbutz) has recently accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of “bigotry,” and slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “reactionary racist.” . . .

Read the rest of my latest column at The American Spectator.



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