If the Biden administration wants to fight anti-Semitism, it can stop funding anti-Semitic terrorists.
On December 4, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stopped by the annual J Street conference being held at a DC hotel owned by a Spanish airline and famous for its haunted “ghost suite.” But the real ghosts were those of the murdered Jews whose lives had been taken by the pro-terrorist policies that Blinken and the anti-Israel group he was celebrating had imposed on Israel.
Blinken, who served as vice chairman of the board of directors of Human Rights First, an anti-Israel group, prior to his current appointment bragged about $890 million in taxpayer money directed at “Palestinians.” Expendable funds that will inevitably subsidize the murder of Jews.
Three days later, Kamala’s husband called a high-profile DC summit to fight anti-Semitism. There was no mention at the summit that the Palestinian Authority’s supreme Sharia judge, and a special adviser to its terrorist ruler, Mahmoud Abbas, recently smeared Jews with the traditional Islamic insult of “monkeys and pigs.”
That is not the anti-Semitism that the summit was looking for.
Muhammad Al-Lahham of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, which leads the political movement behind the Palestinian Authority terrorists, was caught on video praising the “patriotic consciousness” of a terrorist who opened fire on a rabbi who took his son from 2 years. It’s for a walk.
“Fatah is not content with sentences alone. Fatah emphasizes that the occupation must be avenged and the souls of the martyrs must be avenged,” the official warned as he boasted of the Palestinian Authority’s involvement in the murder of Jews.
“If we talk about 2022, around 170 martyrs ascended,” Al-Lahham said. “Most of those who died as martyrs while resisting, 90% of them were Fatah members. Yes, if the death toll among the occupation was 20, Fatah is the one who carried out these operations.”
A member of the Palestinian Authority ruling class bragged about killing 20 Jews. And in DC, a member of the Biden administration bragged about helping finance the Palestinian Authority.
Secretary of State Blinken stated that “we will always condemn acts of terrorism or violence against civilians. There can be no justification for it, and anyone who gets involved in it must be held accountable. As President Biden has often said, we will also condemn those who do not condemn such attacks or, worse still, those who praise or reward terrorists or their families.”
And yet neither he nor his ambassador have ever once condemned terrorists by name. They only condemn the abstract principle of terrorism, not the actual terrorists committing the attacks.
The Palestinian Authority spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on its Pay-to-Slay program that rewards terrorists or surviving family members with large sums of money.
This year was the 20th anniversary of the Hamas bombing of the Frank Sinatra cafeteria at the Hebrew University. The families of the terrorists who did it received millions from the Palestinian Authority.
Janis Ruth Coulter from Massachusetts, who had been guiding foreign students on campus, Marla Bennett from San Diego, who was studying on campus, Benjamin Blutstein from Pennsylvania, who was about to become a professor, and David Gritz, a pianist from Massachusetts. , were among those killed in the Hebrew University terror attack.
Unable to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars from our government earmarked for Palestinian Authority terrorists, the families of the victims took the terrorist organization to court. They won $218.5 million in damages, potentially cutting off some of our funding to terrorists.
“At first I was elated to hear the verdict, then a minute later I was crying because my son was still dead,” said Katherine Baker of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Benjamin’s mother.
However, the Obama administration went to work defending the PLO. He complained that the initial prize was too large and would cripple the terrorist regime’s ability to function.
Blinken, then deputy secretary of state, submitted an affidavit complaining that anything that “deprives the Palestinian Authority of a significant portion of its revenue” would “undermine several decades of US foreign policy.” He concluded by offering some crocodile tears, along with “grievances and outrage” over the “grave injuries and losses suffered by the American victims of the attacks.”
The Anti-Terrorism Act, which Blinken claimed to support, had been passed in response to the PLO’s murder of Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly American in a wheelchair. According to Blinken, the law passed specifically to hold the PLO accountable could not be used to hold them accountable.
This year, on the 20th anniversary of the murder of four Americans, the terrorists got a 14% pay raise. That’s on top of the $2.5 million they’ve already received in the past 20 years.
Who paid it? The hundreds of millions that Biden pumped into the Palestinian Authority no doubt helped.
According to Blinken, funding terrorists so they could kill Jews was in the national interest in 2015. It is still in the national interest today with Biden, Blinken and Power resuming the flow of massive amounts of money to the Palestinian Authority, not to mention other Islamic terrorists. .
It might be time to consider the possibility that it’s because they want to see more Jews dead.
When someone spends enough time, effort, and money to kill you, they might be smart to consider the possibility that they want you dead, rather than having entirely benevolent motives that drive them to harm you on a regular basis. The latter is what is known as gaslighting.
The essence of acknowledging antisemitism is simply admitting that when someone says they hate you, they mean it, and when they try to kill you, they want you dead.
Gaslighting is at the heart of Democratic foreign policy toward Israel. The constant undermining of Israel and the empowerment of its enemies is always rationalized. And the Jews do much of the rationalization. But rationalization falls apart when people start paying attention.
On J Street, Blinken broke down in tears, warning that his administration would “work tirelessly to prevent any party from taking actions that could escalate tensions or further escalate tensions and push the two-state solution further away.”
The target of all that “relentless” activity would be Israel.
The secretary of state’s examples of acts he would “implacably” and “unequivocally” oppose were “settlement expansion; moves towards annexation of the West Bank; alteration of the historical status quo in holy places; demolitions and evictions; and incitement to violence.
All but the last are specific references to the Biden administration’s criticism of Israel.
Despite a wave of Islamic terror attacks in Israel, one of which recently killed a 16-year-old Canadian boy and injured an American teenager, Blinken falsely claimed that he had “observed dramatically increased levels of violence in the West Bank, perpetrated by both Palestinians and Israeli settlers.
After repeatedly criticizing Israel at the J Street hate conference, Blinken conceded that the “Palestinian Authority must carry out meaningful reforms” and “must show that it has the willingness and ability to be a true partner in a process that can drive to two states.
However, Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the Palestinian Authority, recently warned: “I am not adopting military resistance right now, but I may change my mind tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, or at any time.”
According to the man whose terrorist regime has been funding Blinken, he could turn terrorist tomorrow or at any time. But according to another senior official, they are already responsible for 90% of terrorism, including the murder of 20 people. And that’s a drop in the bucket as the Palestinian Authority continues to pour trillions into its terror-sponsoring Pay-to-Slay program.
There has been no reaction to this. Instead, the Biden administration continues to threaten Israel, warning that it will boycott some Israeli ministers it considers to be “far right”.
But on J Street, Blinken led a round of applause for Hady Amr, the administration’s emissary to the PLO, who admitted he was “inspired by the Palestinian intifada.”
Hady Amr accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and coordinated an organization that smeared Israel as “apartheid.” And he warned “all Israelis” that Arab Muslims “will never forget what the Israeli people, the Israeli army and Israeli democracy have done” and that “thousands will seek revenge” for the airstrike that killed a Hamas leader. .
That’s not too extreme for a Biden administration.
Addressing J Street, Blinken said: “Hady is here today. I hope you appreciate the applause. As everyone who works with him knows, his knowledge, his experience, his relationships, his principles will make him an ideal leader for this role.”
Knowing Hady’s principles is also knowing Blinken’s and Biden’s principles.
While it’s nice that Kamala’s husband took time out of his busy schedule to convene a summit on anti-Semitism, the listening session has nothing to do with politics. In fact, anti-Semitism is on the rise and no administration is likely to do much about it, but the only thing this administration could do is stop funding the murder of Jews.
Unfortunately that’s too much to ask.
“I’m 12 years old, I’m from New York and I’m going to live,” Jamie Sokolow recalls saying when the family was attacked in Jerusalem after his father survived 9/11.
These were the people that Blinken had worked to thwart and continue to finance the murder of Jews.
That’s what J Street is dedicated to, most recently lubricated by a $1 million donation from Soros.
If the Biden administration wants to fight anti-Semitism, it can start by doing as basic as possible and end its continued financial and political support of the world’s worst anti-Semites who describe Jews as “monkeys and pigs” and call for their extermination. of the Jewish people.
But it won’t. And that tells us everything we need to know. The rest are just empty words.