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NORPAC, State Dept. Respond to Pro-BDS Resolution

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Originally published August 15, 2019
https://www.jewishlinknj.com/features/32851-norpac-state-dept-respond-to-pro-bds-resolution?fbclid=IwAR3k8RKtGK8cy2Xmhalktn2tVRcSz2QFsqzd-tsLWqxiJfDr0KDe5LYtsUI



In response to a bipartisan House resolution that sought to combat the anti-Semitic BDS movement, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced her own pro-BDS resolution. The resolution has its allies and opponents. Counted among the allies are civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and two New Jersey Representatives, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12) and Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10). Amongst the opponents of this pro-BDS resolution is NORPAC, who wrote an open letter to Rep. Lewis, and the Trump administration’s State Department, who made a move this week directed at the resolution. In the open letter, NORPAC’s national president Dr. Ben Chouake asked Congressman Lewis to withdraw his sponsorship of House Resolution 496. This resolution, deceptively titled as “Affirming that all …

The Left’s Most Shameful Week Since Covington

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Originally published August 14, 2019
https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/politics/1003-the-left-s-most-shameful-week-since-covington



After the horrific massacre of innocents at the hands of not one, but two mass shooters last week, the nation had the opportunity to use the moment to come together. One shooting was by a white supremacist, the other by an Antifa-supporting socialist. While there is still a deep divide on how to address the problem, everyone should have banded together to universally condemn white supremacy and Antifa violence. That didn’t happen because there are too many who are willing to stand on the graves of the dead to score political points against President Trump. This egregious display is not the first occurrence of shameful reporting in 2019. In February, the top story in the country was about a group of MAGA-hat-wearing students from Covington Catholic School “harassing” a Native American man after the March for Life. The reality was quite the opposite.…

Gabbard co-sponsors Omar’s pro-BDS bill

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Originally published August 14, 2019
https://www.jns.org/opinion/gabbard-co-sponsors-omars-pro-bds-bill/


(August 14, 2019 / JNS) In July, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) sponsored a Pro-BDS resolution in which she compared the State of Israel to Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa and other human rights violators. After public backlash the resolution was mostly forgotten; there wouldn’t be enough popular support for it to come up for a vote on the House floor, let alone pass Congress. However, recent co-sponsorships of the resolution should make pro-Israel voters sit up and take notice, while the Trump administration’s State Dept. is fighting back.

The resolution was originally co-sponsored by Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and co-sponsorships by other radical-left members of Congress, such as fellow members of “The Squad” Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), quickly followed.  Surprisingly, though, Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi G…

Why Chakrabarti’s Ousting Is Good For Pro-Israel Dems

Originally published August 7, 2019
https://www.jns.org/opinion/why-chakrabartis-ousting-is-good-for-pro-israel-dems/
(August 7, 2019 / JNS) Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had a shakeup at her D.C. office, with the sudden resignations of her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, and communications director, Corbin Trent. Chakrabarti has been a source of controversy in the Ocasio-Cortez office, as he has a more leftist vision for the Democratic Party than the party is willing to embrace at this time. His resignation should be considered a victory for all Democrats who want to keep the party firmly in the pro-Israel camp. An organizer for the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign, Chakrabarti founded the Justice Democrats in 2017. The Justice Democrats are a far-left organization that seeks electoral victory by targeting deep blue districts with entrenched incumbent Democrats. Banking on a low turnout in primary elections in these districts, if a Justice Democrat candidate …

The Weekend’s Violence Highlights The Universality Of Evil

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Originally published August 7, 2019 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/featured-stories/973-the-weekend-s-violence-highlights-the-universality-of-evil
This weekend, the nation reacted to the news that there were two mass shootings, one in El Paso, Texas, and the other in Dayton, Ohio. In an all too familiar and an all too predictable reaction, every side of the issues said what they always say. There was little to no mourning for the victims of the tragedy, because the nation is too engrossed in political point-scoring to focus on the humanity. This situation is unique as the two shooters seem to be complete opposites politically. The El Paso shooter posted a white-supremacist, anti-Hispanic manifesto. The Dayton shooter has an online profile littered with support for Elizabeth Warren, socialism, and climate change. The El Paso shooter frequented 8chan, which has become a site for white supremacists, and hated both the Democratic and Republican Parties. The Dayton shooter cons…

Unity Goes Both Ways, And The Left Isn't Interested

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In the aftermath of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, the left (which is comprised of the Democrats and the Mainstream Media), has displayed an utter lack of interest in unifying the country.  President Trump has made overtures towards unification, but those are rejected wholesale.  Instead, the left is more interested in a tyrannical takeover of every single institution in America.

This can easily be seen, as the only shooting that matters is the one in El Paso, not Dayton.  The Dayton shooter was a clear leftist, so he get's off the hook from the media's ire and scrutiny.  The El Paso shooter, on the other hand, wrote a manifesto that espoused white nationalist and racist views.  President Trump condemned this hate loudly and repeatedly.  The left ignored that.  They used the fact that he read off of a teleprompter, as he does with many of his speeches, as a sign of lack of sincerity.  They hearken back to the Charlottesville Lie to "prove" that Trump is friend…

Dan Rather Just Explained Why Trump's Tweets Matter

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Dan Rather, former CBS Evening News anchor, just provided a perfect explanation as to why it's so important that Trump communicates via Twitter.  
"To my fellow members of the press," Rather writes, "I suggest we refrain from quoting the presiden'ts words from prepared speeches into headlines and tweets without context.  He sometimes says the right thing.  The real questions are what he does and what he really believes."

Rather tweeted this after President Trump delivered remarks about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton where he condemned white supremacy.  "The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate," Trump said.  "In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy.  These sinister ideologies must be defeated.  Hate has no place in America.  Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul.  We have asked the FBI to identify all further resources they need to investigate an…