The Virginia student was upset about the U.S. funding Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday nodded when a college student accused Israel of “ethnic genocide.”
The exchange took place while Harris took questions from students at George Mason University, Virginia. A female student who identified herself as being of Yemini and Iranian descent objected to the U.S. support for Israel.
A video caught Harris nodding in agreement while the student talked at length. “Your voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth cannot be suppressed, and it must be heard,” Harris said in approval.
Yemeni student in US university claims problems in America are because the US is funding “ethnic genocide of Palestinians” and “giving money to #Israel” and @VP responds with “no one can silence your truth”
No part of that is true Kamala, and you know it. pic.twitter.com/lGwX6bzosk
— Emily Schrader – אמילי שריידר (@emilykschrader) September 29, 2021
The Jerusalem Post reported the troubling exchange:
During a discussion with students about National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, US Vice President Kamala Harris did not challenge a comment by a student at George Mason University in Virginia who accused Israel of “ethnic genocide” and defended her right to say it.
The student, who identified herself as part-Yemeni, part-Iranian and “not an American,” also expressed outrage at US funding of the Iron Dome.
“You brought up how the power of the people and demonstrations and organizing is very valuable in America,” she said. “But I see that over the summer there have been protests and demonstrations in astronomical numbers standing with Palestine. But then just a few days ago, there were funds allocated to continue backing Israel, which hurts my heart because it’s ethnic genocide and displacement of people, the same that happened in America, and I’m sure you’re aware of this.” (…)
“The people have spoken very often of what they do need, and I feel like there’s a lack of listening, and I just feel like I need to bring this up because it affects my life and people I really care about’s [sic] life,” she said. In response, Harris said she was “glad” the student spoke up.
“Your voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth cannot be suppressed, and it must be heard,” she said. (…)
Regarding the student’s reference to Middle East policy, Harris said: “We still have healthy debates in our country about what is the right path, and nobody’s voice should be suppressed on that.”
The student was upset over the recent approval of funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system by the U.S. House of Representatives. The defensive system shields the Israeli civilian population from rockets fired by Hamas, Hezbollah, and other Palestinian terrorist groups.
The Congressional approval angered Democratic Party’s left-wing Squad, particularly Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib. “Yes, I wept,” AOC admitted following the vote.
— David M Friedman (@DavidM_Friedman) September 29, 2021
The student, who brought up her Iranian and Yemini descent, failed to mention the Iran-backed Houthis militia’s massacres happening in Yemen. The pro-Iranian Yemini terror group, also known as Ansar Allah, openly calls for a genocide against Jews. The jihadi group’s official slogan says it all: “Allah is Greater, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam.”
While accusing Israel of imaginary genocide, the student overlooked that Israel is the only country in the region threatened with annihilation. The Iranian regime, which is racing to develop nuclear weapons, has repeatedly called for “wiping” the Jewish State off the face of the earth.
She applauds lies, but ignores Biden's true mistakes. https://t.co/gQehadgERX
— Hananya Naftali (@HananyaNaftali) September 29, 2021
Author Douglas Murray on Harris’s behavior: “I think it’s a demonstration that the Democrats are in trouble.”DONATE
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