Aryeh Spero

Democrat Party Bows to Anti-Israel Power Base

Though proposing a massive, unprecedented spending bill of $3.5 trillion dollars, Democrats have decided to cut one $ billion of already pledged aid for Israel’s lifesaving, defensive Iron Dome system. This cut will assuredly not make a dent in the behemoth $3.5 trillion proposal; but it is demanded by the Democrat Party’s ever-growing ‘progressive’ wing as an opportunity to demonize Israel – a chance for them to say while every idiocy in the world is worthy of funding by this Congress, Israel is an unworthy cause.

The we-hate-Israel caucus knows that without Iron Dome, Israeli citizens are victims of the thousands of missiles launched from all sides by Islamist organizations into populated Israeli neighborhoods. Those forever sermonizing about human rights seem indifferent to life when it comes to Jews in Israel.

Obviously, it is the hope of the we-hate-Israel caucus to force Israel, absent the protection of Iron Dome, to launch a ground war next time it is attacked by Hamas/PLO, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad. The political left is eager for this situation so that it can then blame Israel for what it will call ‘war crimes,’ hoping to expel Israel from the U.N. and ignite leftwing protests worldwide against Israel, Jews, and Jewish students on campus.

This is yet another capitulation by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the anti-Semites of her party. A couple of years ago Pelosi would not support a congressional resolution against anti-Semitism because Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and members of certain caucuses were against it. She is once again bowing to these forces.

Many Americans, including Christians of faith, are alarmed and concerned regarding this open hostility and demonization of Israel within a major political party here in America. No doubt they will condemn it. The sixty-four-thousand dollar question is: Will liberal and ‘progressive’ Jewish groups be alarmed enough to momentarily waive their loyalty to the Democrat Party so as to condemn this in-you-face anti-Jewish maneuver?

About the Author
Rabbi Aryeh Spero, president of Conference of Jewish Affairs, is an ordained Orthodox rabbi, who served congregations in Ohio, Manhattan, and Long Island. His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Human Events, American Spectator, Breitbart, American Thinker, Tradition, Judaism, and Jerusalem Post. He is a frequent guest on Fox News and other programs, and hosts “The Rabbi Spero Show” weeknights 8pm Eastern on CRN Talk Radio. He is author of "Push Back: Reclaiming Our American Judeo-Christian Spirit" and "Why Israel Matters to You."
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