“It is clear that anti-Semitism in the United States has become a social movement that is swiftly metastasizing into mainstream institutional politics.”
The progressive wing of the Democratic party doesn’t even try to hide it.
Benjamin Kerstein writes at the Jewish News Syndicate:
The emergence of the Congressional Pogrom Caucus
A prominent editor of a Jewish publication once pointed out to me that the United States had never seen the emergence of a mainstream and institutionalized anti-Semitic politics. My response was simple: Not yet. A few months ago, he wrote me and said that—unhappily—I had been proven right.
I take no pleasure in being right, but there is also no sense in denying it. It is clear that anti-Semitism in the United States has become a social movement that is swiftly metastasizing into mainstream institutional politics. It has captured large sections of the Democratic Party, especially its progressive wing, and essentially taken over America’s institutions of higher learning. It is ubiquitous in the activism that drives left-wing politics in the U.S. It has taken to the streets in the form of the May 2021 pogrom committed by Muslim-Americans. And it has now entered Congress, the citadel of American democracy itself.
The entrance of systemic anti-Semitism into mainstream national politics marked a milestone this week when Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) introduced a House resolution demanding official recognition of the Nakba—a term used to lament the Arabs’ failure to commit genocide against the Jewish population of then-Palestine in 1947-48.
The resolution is too long for a full accounting here, but suffice it to say that it is an entirely predictable but nonetheless remarkable document. It is predictable in that it parrots almost word-for-word the rhetoric of hardline Palestinian nationalism—it is closer to Hamas than the Palestinian Authority—but also remarkable in its honesty.
In particular, it openly advocates the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state via the Palestinian “right of return.” It asserts that international law “recognizes that descendants of refugees retain their rights as refugees”; that “a just and lasting resolution requires respect for and the implementation of Palestine refugee rights”; and demands that the United States “support the implementation of Palestinian refugees’ rights.”
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