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There’s nearly nothing Democrats can do to wreck America, or Israel, that might change most American Jews’ political leanings.
The most recent instance befell simply final week. A school scholar talking to the vp of the US, a Democrat, condemned America for supporting Israel, and charged Israel with committing “ethnic genocide” in opposition to Palestinians.
“Your voice, your perspective, your expertise, your fact can’t be suppressed, and it have to be heard.”
It was certainly the scholar’s fact — which suggests it was a lie. “Your fact” at all times means “a lie.” When an individual says one thing that’s true, individuals don’t say, “that’s your fact.” They are saying, “that’s true.”
And certainly, what the woman stated to the vp was a whole lie. Not a partial lie, a whole lie. As a rule — besides on the Left with regard to Israel — teams which might be victims of genocide lower in quantity. But the Palestinians have had one of many highest inhabitants development charges on the planet. In response to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in 1991, there have been 2,783,084 Palestinians residing within the West Financial institution and Gaza. In 2021, there have been 5,227,193. This quantity doesn’t embody one other 2 million Palestinians who’re residents of Israel. What number of different nationwide or ethnic teams have doubled in measurement within the final 30 years?
But, regardless of this revealing incident, it’s arduous to think about that one American Jew will in any approach rethink his or her dedication to Biden-Harris.
One motive is that few Jewish Democrats even comprehend it occurred. I Googled “big apple instances kamala harris george mason college” and the next outcomes got here up (on this order): New York Publish, Politico, Instances of Israel, JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Company). Subsequent got here the New York Instances — an article from 2020: “Kamala Harris Makes Historical past as First Girl and Girl of Coloration as Vice President.”
I may discover nothing concerning the incident within the news sections of the Washington Publish or Los Angeles Instances both.
A few of the strongest forces within the Democratic Celebration (the rationale for the $3.5 trillion spending invoice) are indistinguishable of their hatred for Israel from Hamas, Hezbollah and the Iranian regime. Does this disturb American Jewish Democrats?
Not practically as a lot as Donald Trump disturbed them. Most American Jews loathed Trump regardless of the information that he was essentially the most pro-Israel president since Harry Truman; that his daughter and grandchildren are spiritual Jews; and that he engineered the Abraham Accords, a peace settlement between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and Israel, which was adopted by normalization of relations between Sudan and Israel and between Morocco and Israel.
Most American Jews consider the Democratic Celebration is an efficient and ethical occasion and that the Republican Celebration is immoral and maybe even evil.
This view is totally emotional, which is why it’s tough to think about it altering.
Most American Jews establish Republicans with the appropriate and so they assume “the appropriate” means “fascist” and even “Nazi.”
Most American Jews establish Republicans with the wealthy and highly effective and the Democratic Celebration with the poor and downtrodden, regardless that the wealthy and highly effective are overwhelmingly Democrats.
Most American Jews establish the Democratic Celebration with secularism and the Republican Celebration with faith (spiritual Christians and Orthodox Jews). And they’re as dedicated to secularism as Christians are to Christ.
Most American Jews have signed on to simply about each secular substitute for Judeo-Christian religions: feminism, environmentalism, “anti-racism,” humanism, socialism. Jews, I’ve usually famous, might be essentially the most spiritual individuals on the planet — however for the nice majority of them, Judaism isn’t their faith. And the Democratic Celebration is the occasion of all these secular religions.
That is all an ideal tragedy — not only for America however particularly for American Jews.
America has at all times been the most effective nation Jews have ever lived in outdoors of Israel. That’s the reason a Jew wrote “God Bless America” (and did so at a time when antisemitism was far more prevalent and accepted in American society than it’s immediately). That’s the reason essentially the most influential spiritual Jew of the twentieth century, the Chabad chief, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, described America as a (SET ITAL) medina shel chesed (END ITAL), a “nation of kindness.” Coming from Europe, he didn’t evaluate America to Utopia however to all the opposite nations Jews lived in.
But, one thing occurred to American Jews after World Battle II. They veered an increasing number of left — changing into capable of help America-hating actions (just like the Black Panthers, for whom Leonard Bernstein and different outstanding Jews in music and Broadway threw an notorious fundraiser).
And why did that occur? As a result of Jews grew to become much less and fewer dedicated to Judaism, substituted the New York Instances for the Torah and went to varsity in better proportions than every other ethnic or spiritual group in America. Schools corrupt most college students’ values. Jews aren’t any exception.
That helps clarify why a Democratic vp may reward a scholar who simply informed her that Israel commits ethnic genocide — and have it imply nothing to most American Jews.
Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His newest e-book, printed by Regnery in Could 2019, is “The Rational Bible,” a commentary on the e-book of Genesis. His movie, “No Protected Areas,” was launched to residence leisure nationwide on September 15, 2020. He’s the founding father of Prager College and could also be contacted at dennisprager.com.
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