BY ALLEN WEST
Just last Sunday I spoke for the Russian Jewish Community Foundation (RJCF) of Boston annual Gala. What a great group of Americans who truly know from two perspectives the struggle for liberty and freedom.
This is a very special year for the Jewish people. It was 100 years ago that British Foreign Minister Lord Balfour issued the Balfour Declaration announcing the support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in the region called Palestine. Now, we’ve often shared with y’all the genesis of the word “Palestine” which was created by Roman Emperor Hadrian as a punishment for the Jewish people for the Simon Bar Kohkba revolt, 132-135 AD. There has, always was, always will be a Jewish homeland in Judea from the West Bank of the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea…that is history. As well, fifty years ago in 1967, the 19-year-old modern-day State of Israel fought the Six Day War and won back Jerusalem.
And here we are in 2017, and the fight for Israel has not lessened; it has indeed intensified. We have the leftist BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) movement…while the Obama administration and leftists lifted sanctions on Iran. Anti-Semitism is thriving and rampant on many American college and university campuses, brought on by an alliance between progressive socialist and Islamo-fascist student groups, like the Students for Justice in Palestine.
But, recent revelations are evidencing that the State of Israel has an even greater adversary…one who wanted to be president.
As reported by the Jerusalem Post, “It’s already been established that one of Hillary Clinton’s most trusted advisers, Sid Blumenthal, sent her anti-Israel articles, ideas and advice during her time as secretary of state. But the stream of anti-Israel advice received by Clinton was much more comprehensive.
In the entire forced dump of Clinton’s emails, you will be hard pressed to find a single one sympathetic toward the Jewish state from any of the people she relied on. The negative, poisonous approach to Israel throughout this email expose shows the atmosphere that she had established around herself. These emails seem to demonstrate that a huge segment of her close advisers and confidantes were attacking Israel, condemning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and strategizing how to force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria at all costs.
This was occurring against the backdrop of Israel’s recent Gaza withdrawal, which led to the takeover of Gaza by Hamas. There is almost zero mention of the huge risks to Israel’s security in withdrawing as Clinton and the Obama administration did everything they could to pressure Israel to capitulate to their demands.”
Now, it’s a challenge indeed being a black conservative, but one which I am willing to take on. I’ve seen the policies of the progressive socialist left, the Democrats, decimate and destroy the black community. And yet, we know the voting history — nearly 90 percent electoral support of the left regardless of the demise of the inner city black community all over the country.
There’s a parallel in the Jewish community.
Having lived in South Florida for eleven years after retiring from the U.S. Army, and still having a home there, I know the strength of the Jewish community there. And I’m still perplexed as to why the American Jewish community votes in lockstep support of the Democrat Party, which is the wind beneath the wings of anti-Semitism in our nation. Could it be that the majority of the American Jewish community has a death wish for its own existence, for their own people?
That’s what you come to learn from these leftist liberal progressive Jewish groups such as J-Street. I know why the black community has fallen head first for the progressive socialist left. They’re promised “free stuff,” made out to be victims, and enabled so by corrupt black elected officials, such as the Congressional Black Criminals (CBC). Many of whom, like Maxine Waters, are rich one-percenter millionaires who don’t reside within these districts they supposedly represent. But, why does the Jewish community support a political faction funded by a former Nazi collaborator who is Jewish, George Soros…a kapo. Should that not create a detestable stench in the nostrils of the American Jewish community? I know it does for my newfound friends of the RJCF.
Here’s just an example of what Hillary Clinton’s emails have uncovered:
“Sandy Berger was Clinton’s foreign policy adviser during her 2008 presidential campaign. In September of 2010 he sent her ideas on how to pressure Israel to make concessions for peace.
Berger acknowledged “how fragile is Abbas’s political position,” and how “Palestinians are in disarray,” and that “failure is a real possibility.” Berger was well aware of, and informed Hillary of, the very real possibility that Israel would be placing its national security at grave risk in a deal that would very likely fail and lead to a Hamas takeover. But Berger felt the risks to Israeli lives were worth it. He advised the need to make Netanyahu feel “uneasy about incurring our displeasure….” Berger emphasizes the need “to convince the prime minister – through various forms of overt persuasion and implicit pressure – to make the necessary compromises” and talks of the “possibility – to turn his position against him.”
Astoundingly, Berger seems to accuse the Jews in America of racism toward Obama. He writes, “At a political level, the past year has clearly demonstrated the degree to which the U.S. has been hamstrung by its low ratings in Israel and among important segments of the domestic Jewish constituency….” He then adds, “Domestically, he faces a reservoir of skepticism on this issue which reflects many factors, including inexcusable prejudice.”
Let’s not forget it was Barack Obama who advocated for a return to pre-1967 borders and dispatched campaign operatives to undermine the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
”Anne Marie Slaughter was Clinton’s director of policy planning from 2009-2011. She wrote to Clinton in September of 2010 and devised a scheme to encourage wealthy philanthropists to pledge millions to the Palestinians (which no doubt would have been embezzled by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his cronies as were other funds). She wrote: “This may be a crazy idea…. Suppose we launched a “Pledge for Palestine” campaign… Such a campaign among billionaires/multi-millionaires around the world would reflect a strong vote of confidence in the building of a Palestinian state….” She adds: “There would also be a certain shaming effect re Israelis who, would be building settlements in the face of a pledge for peace.”
With friends like these folks — and never forget that Bill and Hillary Clinton had Yasser and Mrs. Arafat as regular visitors to the White House — who needs any enemies? So, with these revelations, how much more love will the American Jewish community be showing the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton? As a matter of fact, why does the black community have such a Hillary Clinton love fest when she has publicly called former West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, a mentor? As well, Mrs. Clinton is the recipient of the Margaret Sanger Award, named after the founder of Planned Parenthood, a well-known white supremacist, racist, and speaker at Klan rallies.
The Democrat Party is the party of white supremacism, racism, Jim Crow, right along with anti-Semitism favoring Islamic terrorists and jihadists. The question is, when will folks wake up? Then again, we all know the usual response from the progressive socialist leftists: “I do not agree with your facts.”
In other words, like the drill sergeants would say, ya just can’t fix stupid.
Editor’s Note: This column previously appeared at AllenBWest.com. Used with the permission of the author.
Lt. Col. Allen B. West is the former U.S. Congressman representing Florida’s 22nd District, a Fox News Contributor, a contributing columnist for Townhall.com, the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas Texas, and the author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom. Col. West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22 year career in the United States Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals (1 with Valor device), and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year. Col. West believes it will be principled constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which will secure a sound economic future for Americans.