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Jayapal comments...

On Saturday, July 15 Representative Pramilla Jayapal, Chair of the 103-member Progressive Caucus publicly announced that she has been fighting hard “to make clear that Israel is a racist state.”Thankfully, the leaders of the Democratic Party responded with a strong rejection of her remarks. But because she and so many others like to make this and similar fallacious arguments, it is worth responding to and debunking it in a fuller fashion.

The assertion that the State of Israel is itself a racist endeavor is antisemitic on its face, as no one seems to have a problem with the existence of over 50 Muslim nations and over 100 Christian countries.

Calling it “racist” also serves to justify and promote the delegitimization and destruction of the lone Jewish state. Of course, it is important to note that there is a difference between calling the entire existence of the State of Israel itself a “racist endeavor” and criticizing any particular Israeli government policies or practices as “racist.”

One is flatly antisemitic, while the other is a criticism of Israel like that of any other country.

Jayapal’s retraction openly disavowed the first, but she did not back away from the separate claim that Israel is a racist state in practice, which remains the kind of massively pernicious charge that needs to be backed up with evidence, of which she has none. The attempt to impose an American lens of race on a conflict she does not seem to understand is inexcusable in the context of an elected leader publicly maligning an entire country—and a close American ally.

The reason that she cannot present any evidence to support her position is because there is none, and calling Israel a racist state is counterfactual and ridiculous.

The term “Palestinians” as it is used today includes Arabs who are Israeli citizens; Arabs residing in the Gaza Strip and the disputed territories; and Arabs who were displaced as a result of the conflicts in 1948 and 1967.

Israel treats all of its citizens, including its Arab citizens, equally under the law. Israeli Arabs enjoy positions in the highest levels of every branch of government, including the legislative branch (the Knesset), the executive branch (the Israeli cabinet) and the judicial branch (the Supreme Court). In fact, in some cases, Arab citizens of Israel have more rights than Jewish citizens of Israel, including the fact that Arab citizens of Israel are not required to serve in the military. <Source>

One wonders how a racist that often denigrates America winds up as Chair of the 103-member Progressive Caucus -- but that's the progressive communist democrats for you.

Imagine if there were only nine openly anti-Semitic haters of present-day Israel in the House of Representatives…

House approves pro-Israel resolution after outcry over Jayapal comments

The House voted overwhelmingly to approve a resolution Tuesday backing Israel and condemning antisemitism, a move sparked by recent comments from Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) that ignited a firestorm on Capitol Hill and highlighted Democratic divisions on the highly delicate topic of Israel-Palestine relations.

The vote was 412-9-1 to endorse the symbolic measure, which says Israel “is not a racist or apartheid state,” rejects antisemitism and xenophobia in all forms and declares that the U.S. “will always be a staunch partner and supporter of Israel.”

The lone opponents were liberal Democrats — most of them members of the far-left Squad — who have been highly critical of Israel’s human rights record toward Palestinians, particularly under the conservative administration of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. <Source>

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
  • Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)
  • Jamaal Bowman (D-NY)
  • Summer Lee (D-PA)
  • Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
  • Cori Bush (D-MO)
  • André Carson (D-IN)
  • Delia Ramirez (D-IL)
  • Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)

… how many racists and open haters of present-day America must be in the Congressional Black Caucus?

  • Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
  • Cory Booker (D-NJ)
  • Terri Sewell (D-AL-7, Birmingham)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA-12, Oakland)
  • Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA-37, Los Angeles)
  • Maxine Waters (D-CA-43, Los Angeles)
  • Joe Neguse (D-CO-2, Lafayette)
  • Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5, Wolcott)
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-AL, Wilmington)
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC-AL, Washington)
  • Maxwell Frost (D-FL-10, Orlando)
  • Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL-20, Miramar)
  • Frederica Wilson (D-FL-24, Miami Gardens)
  • Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2, Albany)
  • Hank Johnson (D-GA-4, Lithonia)
  • Nikema Williams (D-GA-5, Atlanta)
  • Lucy McBath (D-GA-7, Marietta)
  • David Scott (D-GA-13, Atlanta)
  • Jonathan Jackson (D-IL-1, Chicago)
  • Robin Kelly (D-IL-2, Matteson)
  • Danny K. Davis (D-IL-7, Chicago)
  • Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14, Naperville)
  • Andre Carson (D-IN-7, Indianapolis)
  • Troy Carter (D-LA-2, New Orleans)
    Glenn Ivey (D-MD-4, Cheverly)
  • Kweisi Mfume (D-MD-7, Baltimore)
  • Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7, Boston)
  • Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5, Minneapolis)
  • Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2, Bolton)
  • Cori Bush (D-MO-1, St. Louis)
  • Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-5, Kansas City)
  • Steven Horsford (D-NV-4, Las Vegas)
  • Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ-10, Newark)
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12, Ewing Township)
  • Gregory Meeks (D-NY-5, Queens)
  • Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8, Brooklyn)
  • Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9, Brooklyn)
  • Ritchie Torres (D-NY-15, Bronx)
  • Jamaal Bowman (D-NY-16, Yonkers)
  • Don Davis (D-NC-1, Snow Hill)
  • Valerie Foushee (D-NC-4, Chapel Hill)
  • Alma Adams (D-NC-12, Charlotte)
  • Joyce Beatty (D-OH-3, Columbus)
  • Shontel Brown (D-OH-11, Warrensville Heights)
  • Emilia Sykes (D-OH-13, Akron)
  • Dwight Evans (D-PA-2, Philadelphia)
  • Summer Lee (D-PA-12, Pittsburgh)

if you are wondering why I singled out the Congressional Black Caucus., the answer is simple. This single subset of the House seems to embody vociferous racism and hatred for present-day America. These people owe their livelihood to stoking division in America and appear to view everything through a racial lens that demands unconstitutional special privileges and entitlements.

While not everybody in the CBC thinks alike, I defer to residents in areas governed by this subset. Many govern areas of poverty, illiteracy, health issues, and crime – and you are correct in judging what they have done with the significant sums of money allocated to resolving issues within their area of governance.

Bottom line…

Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East that steadfastly supports America. To turn our back on givers to support corrupt takers is unconscionable. As for Benjamin Netanyahu, he is among the world's great leaders and will be judged accordingly by honest historians, not a corrupt corporatized media acting as the Democrat's propaganda machine.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

Reference:  Roll Call 338 | Bill Number: H. Con. Res. 57 (Expressing the sense of Congress supporting the State of Israel)


Expressing the sense of Congress supporting the State of Israel.

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that—

(1) the State of Israel is not a racist or apartheid state;

(2) Congress rejects all forms of antisemitism and xenophobia; and

(3) the United States will always be a staunch partner and supporter of Israel.


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