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Ellison, Farrakhan, Black Caucus: only part of it


According to the Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Party, Rep. Keith Ellison, his colleagues don’t care about his ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. He is probably correct because anti-Semitism is embedded into the Democratic Party.

On Wednesday, Ellison received unanimous Democratic consent to take over work on the Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act, succeeding former Rep. John Conyers (D., Mich.), who retired last year amid multiple sexual misconduct accusations.

As he campaigned for the Medicare bill, “None of my colleagues ever asked me about that, only reporters,” Ellison told the Washington Post. “I am telling you, no one cares. I’ve been all over Minnesota, all over Alabama, all over Missouri, all over Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and nobody ever asked me about this. People ask me about wages, about pay, about health care, about guns, about immigration. They ask me all kinds of challenging questions. But for some reason, some folks in the Fourth Estate think that this Farrakhan thing needs to be inquired about instead.”

Ellison has been a  keynote speaker at many BDS events including those of the American Friends Service Committee, which runs a BDS boot camp; Progressives for Palestine; and the ironically-named Jewish Voice for Peace.

But anyone who focuses on the Congressional Black Caucus’ support of Farrakhan and Ellison’s historical support of anti-Semites is only looking at part of the picture. Anti-Semitism has become institutionalized in the Democratic Party.

•In 2012, Denicrats removed planks from its platform that were designed to protect Israel from terrorism and to protect its status as a Jewish state.

•Democrats such as New York’s Senator Kirstin Gillibrand protected anti-Semite and Farrakhan supporters Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, both organizers of the Women’s March.

•Governor Andrew Cuomo invited Sarsour to speak to state college students.

•Al Sharpton, who led two anti-Semitic pogroms in New York, is an adviser to Democrats and celebrated by such Jewish politicians liaske Schumer, who bragged about attending Sharpton’s 60th birthday gala.

•And of course, leading the Democratic charge until January 2017 was Barack Obama, who reawakened the medieval anti-Semitic blood libel with false accusations against the Jewish state. Obama refused to acknowledge the Palestinians’ use of human shields and he condemned Israel for civilian casualties even though his own Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said that Israel went to “extraordinary lengths” to limit civilian casualties during the last war in Gaza.

“They did some extraordinary things to try to limit civilian casualties [including] calling out, making it known that they were going to destroy a particular structure,” he said. “Even developed some techniques, they call it roof knocking, to have something knock on the roof, they would display leaflets to warn citizens and population to move away from where these tunnels.”

Immediately afterward, State Department spokesman Jen Psaki did what she could to shoot down General Dempsey.

“It remains the broad view of the entire administration that they could have done more,” Psaki said. “And they should have taken more feasible precautions to prevent civilian casualties.”

The truth is that Obama, Kerry and the Democratic Party team of Israel haters that included Hillary Clinton simply want to demonize the Jewish State — as a way to demonize Jews.

For years, the U.S. Presbyterian Church owned a piece of land in the West Bank where it ran a tuberculosis hospital and then a hostel on the site. Obama didn’t care when it was owned by Presbyterians. But when the land was legally purchased in 2009 by Dr. Irving and Cherna Moskowitz, the Obama administration objected to the fact that Jews were going to live in those buildings.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, run at the time by Long Island Democratic Rep. Steve Israel, published a petition supporting Occupy Wall which had already been proven to be anti-Semitic with signs and speeches blaming “Wall Street Jews” and “Jewish billionaires for the world’s economic problems.

From its first day, the 2016 Democratic Nominating convention was an anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hate fest. Beginning on the first day when Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) a Hillary Clinton super-delegate, took time away from his party’s nominating event to speak at an anti-Israel meeting sponsored by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, an organization trying to unite the anti-Semitic BDS organizations against Israel.

According to the Washington Free Beacon Johnson, who once warned that too many Marines on Guam may tip the Island over, said among other things that Jews who lived in the disputed territories were termites.

In January 2018 a Senate committee was evaluating the nomination of Ken Marcus for the position assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education. Mr. Marcus was subjected to an aggressive slander campaign by leading anti-Israel groups seeking to kill his nomination because he has worked to combat the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement on college campuses and is the founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a pro-Israel group.

When meeting with Marcus supporters a senior policy adviser to Democratic Senator Patty Murray said her office in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) does “not care about anti-Semitism,” according to two people who attended the meeting.

Keith Ellison’s history and actions of mainstream Democrats in recent years demonstrate that no one should really be surprised that over 20 Congressional Democrats so far have been outed as having relationships with Louis Farrakhan and his anti-Jewish hatred.

The examples above prove the Democratic Party has become the anti-Semitic party (there are additional examples but this article is already long enough). The only remaining question is, will my fellow American Jews who overwhelmingly (and blindly) support the Democratic Party finally wake up and smell the cholent.