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Democrats: The Pro-Hamas Party

Posted on | March 15, 2024 | Comments Off on Democrats: The Pro-Hamas Party

First, the news:

President Joe Biden on Friday praised the speech delivered by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., a day earlier in which he said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “lost his way” and called for new elections in Israel.
“He made a good speech and I think he expressed a serious concern shared not only by him but by many Americans,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office when asked what he thought about Schumer’s remarks.

How shameful is this? Because about 100,000 Democratic primary voters in Michigan voted “uncommitted,” and because polls show Trump leading in Michigan (a must-win state for Joe Biden) Democrats have decided Israel’s democratically elected government is illegitimate:

President Joe Biden’s endorsement Friday of a call by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for Israel to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and hold new elections marks the worst crisis in the history of U.S.-Israel relations.
Israel is currently fighting to defeat Hamas, which murdered 1,200 people in the October 7 terror attack. It is also under attack from Hezbollah in Lebanon, and has even faced missile attacks launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen.
All of these groups are funded and armed by Iran, which views the United States as its enemy. Instead of backing Israel fully, Biden is not only criticizing Israel in increasingly strident terms, but demanding it remove its democratic leader. . . .
Meanwhile, the Senate — at Schumer’s direction — is refusing to pass billions of dollars in military aid for Israel. And there are reports that the Biden administration is “slow-walking” deliveries of ammunition already promised to Israel.
This is happening because Netanyahu — like most Israelis — rejects Biden’s plan to impose a Palestinian state after the war, which would reward Hamas for terror. Israelis also want to win the war — not to wait, and allow Hamas to survive.
Biden is furious, and wants Netanyahu out of the way. So he, and Schumer, have sent a message to Israel: if you do not replace Netanyahu, you will not be receiving more money and more weapons. You will be on your own against terror. . . .

Read the rest of that by Joel Pollak. The Democrats’ scapegoating of Netanyahu is irrational, as John Podhoretz has explained:

Chuck Schumer stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate and declared that Israel needs a new government under a prime minister other than Benjamin Netanyahu. Schumer is calling for this despite the fact that, were there to be such a change in government right now, it wouldn’t change policy at the most important level. Israel’s populace and its politicians are in alignment. Its government is a unity government in which the prime minister’s most formidable rival is sitting alongside the majority coalition. The current Israeli government, the one Schumer says he wants to see replaced, unquestionably represents a consensus view of the Israeli electorate on the most important issues, and that view is shared by something like 75 percent of Israeli voters.

Israelis overwhelmingly support the war to destroy Hamas, so even if the Democrats were to succeed in getting rid of Netanyahu, this would not meaningfully change Israel’s policy. Keep in mind that this unprecedented maneuver — top U.S. leaders demanding “regime change” in a country with whom we are supposed to be allies — is driven entirely by the domestic politics of Biden’s reelection campaign. There is no fundamental principle involved, except to appease Arab voters in Michigan. The bogus claim that Israel is committing “genocide” in Gaza is based entirely on Hamas propaganda. Ace of Spades takes a long look at that propaganda, referencing an analysis by Tablet‘s Abraham Wyner, demonstrating that the “civilian casualty” figures provided by Hamas are almost certainly fictitious. Hamas has claimed that more than 30,000 civilians have been killed in Gaza, and these claims have been repeated by top administration officials, including Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Wyner’s analysis finds that “the numbers are at a minimum grossly inaccurate and quite probably outright faked.”

So on the basis of fake statistics, enemy propaganda and 100,000 disgruntled Democratic primary voters in Michigan, U.S. foreign policy is now treating our ally as an enemy and vice-versa. Democrats have become the pro-Hamas party, and this is somehow supposed to help Biden become more popular? Good luck with that.


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