If you thought they would stop with ripping down hostage posters or blocking traffic, you have not been paying attention. When they say “Globalize the Intifada” they mean it.
Protesting at someone’s home is crossing a boundary. It’s an act of intimidation. It’s an implied (and sometimes express) threat.
We’ve seen leftist activists repeatedly cross that boundary, including at the homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices. The publication of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home address for the purpose of such home protests led to an assassination attempt.
AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is hated by those who oppose Israel because it is so effective at exercising the constitutional right guaranteed in the First Amendment, “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” In modern political terms, that’s called lobbying. It’s legal and it’s a guaranteed right.
“The Israel Lobby” is a favorite insult hurled by the anti-Israel left and the far smaller anti-Israel right. But “The Israel Lobby” actually is the American people, a point I have made many times. AIPAC is so effective because it operates in an environment in which there is deep support for Israel.
AIPAC is a membership group. I’ve seen varying numbers as to members, from “over 100,000” to “over 3 million.” Regardless, it’s a large organization. But it’s not anywhere near the list of top lobbying spenders. It’s effective because its cause is popular and it can mobilize people far in excess of its membership or its own spending.
AIPAC, through a related policial action committee, has targeted anti-Israel congressional representatives.
Despite their clear history of supporting women, people of color, and progressive candidates.https://t.co/IYbdalepMS
— Mark Goldfeder (@MarkGoldfeder) November 23, 2023
For 2024 AIPAC is targeting The Squad. It does so not by organizing threats at Squad members homes, but by supporting political challengers. AIPAC also promotes pro-Israel American policies, including with regard to Israel’s response to Hamas’ October 7 Massacre.
The President of AIPAC does not appear to be a full time position. The organization is run by an Executive Director. But the AIPAC President Michael Tuchin has been targeted at his home in Brentwood, California (part of greater L.A.)
It’s not clear if this is the group that perpetrated the attack.
Everyone is out and ok
— People's City Council – Los Angeles (@PplsCityCouncil) November 23, 2023
These videos appear to show someone – not clear if it is the AIPAC president – confronting protesters on his driveway as smoke filled the air.
Additional footage of the vandalism.
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— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) November 23, 2023
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