Fantasia

“My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I’m Jewish. My family follows Judaism. We’ve made numerous family visits to Israel.”
These were journalist, Daniel Pearl’s last words, following which, his throat was slit by terrorists.
To his executioners, it was not only the fact that he was a Jew, but he was a Jew who supported Israel.
Seventeen years later, global anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism not only live, they thrive and to the surprise of some, have found a public refuge among the contemporary American Left.
Israel is their new “Trump”.  Democrats blame everything on Trump. Have a drinking problem? Trump. Someone in your political party says an outrageous, indefensible thing? Trump? Borders? Trump.
Israel’s “misdeeds” have become the rallying cry of declared Democrat presidential contenders, many of whom have never been to Israel or even made prior statements about Israel.
Israel is the “go-to” target in their sights.
They have been quoted as saying
“Israel’s human rights record is problematic and moving in the wrong direction.” (Mayor Pete Buttigieg)
“In other words, the goal must be to try to bring people together and not just support one country, which is now run by a right-wing, you know, dare I say, racist government. So…” (Senator Bernie Sanders)
“I am deeply concerned about the deaths and injuries in Gaza,” …. “As additional protests are planned for the coming days, the Israel Defense Forces should exercise restraint and respect the rights of Palestinians to peacefully protest.” (Senator Elizabeth Warren)
“Today’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal jeopardizes our national security and isolates us from our closest allies. This nuclear deal is not perfect, but it is certainly the best existing tool we have to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and avoid a disastrous military conflict in the Middle East.” (Senator Kamala Harris)
The genie has been let out of the Yankee bottle and he is the malevolent winged demon of Disney’s “Night on Bald Mountain”.
About the Author
Elaine Rosenberg Miller writes fiction and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous print publications and online sites, domestically and abroad, including JUDISCHE RUNDSCHAU, THE BANGALORE REVIEW, THE FORWARD, THE HUFFINGTON POST and THE JEWISH PRESS. Her book. FISHING IN THE INTERCOASTAL AND OTHER SHORT STORIES will be published by Adelaide Books in 2019.
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