To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

'Disturbing Trend': Will the Democratic Party Turn Anti-Semitic?

Michael Brown-Opinion : Mar 7, 2019  CharismaNews.com

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was 'taken aback' this week by the growing dissent and anger among rank-and-file Democrats over a possible resolution to formally condemn anti-Semitism ... highlighting Pelosi's tenuous grip on control over the House and underscoring the growing power of the party's nascent far-left progressive wing." -Fox News report

airlift[CharismaNews.com] I have often observed how church denominations which become liberal inevitably change their views on abortion, homosexuality and Israel. And the more liberal they become, the more militant their pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality and anti-Israel stances become. Will this be the fate of the Democratic Party? It's already more than two-thirds there. (Photo: Rep. Nancy Pelosi/Flickr)

On Tuesday, we posted a meme on Facebook with a picture of Linda Sarsour and this text: "Radical feminist and anti-Semite Linda Sarsour claims Nancy Pelosi 'is a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men' because of her support for Israel. The left is devouring itself."

In response, Renee commented, "Mark my words, the Democrat party will, like the Labour U.K. party, turn into a full-fledged anti-Semitic and anti-Israel party. Its metamorphosis is happening now by being complacent in addressing the anti-Semitic cancer within the party!"

Could she be right?

According to a May 6, 2019 headline on Gallup.com, "Americans, but Not Liberal Democrats, Mostly Pro-Israel."

According to the article, based on results from a survey conducted in February, "The percentage of Republicans saying they sympathize more with Israel in the conflict [with the Palestinians] fell from an all-time high of 87 percent in 2018 to 76 percent today. Last year's reading was taken as the Donald Trump administration was preparing to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a change that highlighted Trump's strong support of Israel.

"The percentage of Democrats siding more with Israel fell less sharply, from 49 percent to 43 percent; however, today's figure approaches the lowest level of Democratic partiality toward Israel since 2005."

Is it a coincidence that the Republicans are more strongly pro-life and pro-family, as well as pro-Israel, than the Democrats? Are these three issues somehow related? And does the Democratic shift towards the radical left signal the end of (or, at least, the great diminishing of) their support for Israel?

To quote the Gallup article again, "conservative Republicans have long been the most partial to Israel in the conflict, given their consistently high net-sympathy ratings. Moderate/liberal Republicans have the second-highest net-sympathy for Israel, followed by moderate/conservative Democrats, while liberal Democrats have the lowest net sympathy for Israel."

Do you see the trend?

It's not simply that the Democrats are now the party of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. It's that many Democrats side with them when it comes to the debate about Israel.

That's why the attempted, direct rebuke of Oman for her recent anti-Semitic comments reportedly turned into "acrimonious" arguing, leading the Washington Post to announce, "House Democrats splinter over response to Rep. Omar's alleged anti-Semitism."

In response to this attempted unified rebuke, Sarsour led a protest rally in which Israel was flatly denounced.

As reported on Breitbart, "Rabbi Alissa Wise, deputy director of Jewish Voice for Peace, said the activists would 'stop the desecration of God's name' by 'standing together in praise of Rep. Omar for her courage, her honesty, her truth-telling, her bravery to stand up against those that insist Palestinians are not deserving of human rights.'" (Yes, there are liberal Jews, almost certainly Democrats, who are very harsh critics of Israel.)

According to Wise, we must critique the "Israeli government as it practices Apartheid." Yes, apartheid. Shades of President Jimmy Carter's 2006 book Palestine Peace Not Apartheid. (And in case you forgot, Carter was a Democrat too.)

Did I say there was a pattern?

Now, you might simply say that the left is being consistent, be it spiritually or politically. Those on the left are compassionate, standing for the rights of women to control their own bodies and standing with the rights of the discriminated, marginalized and outcast, which would include gays and Palestinians.

Naturally, I have a different perspective on this in terms of true compassion and justice. But either way, the point remains the same. As the Democrats move farther left, they will become increasingly hostile to Israel. And as they become increasingly hostile to Israel, they will buy into larger, anti-Semitic tropes.

Fox News reported that, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was 'taken aback' this week by the growing dissent and anger among rank-and-file Democrats over a possible resolution to formally condemn anti-Semitism, a Democratic source told Fox News on Wednesday—highlighting Pelosi's tenuous grip on control over the House and underscoring the growing power of the party's nascent far-left progressive wing."

But this is not just a matter of Pelosi being surprised at her lack of control over her own party. I believe it is a matter of Pelosi being surprised that so many were willing to defend Omar's anti-Semitism—or at the least, were loath to condemn it.

I truly hope I'm wrong and that the rising tide of anti-Semitism in America (and, specifically, in the Democratic Party) will be turned back.

But in light of other disturbing trends abroad (see, for example, this utterly shocking news from Belgium along with this concerning reportfrom Iceland), we should take nothing for granted.

Nothing is written in stone that America will remain a true friend of Israel. Even less it is written in stone that the Democrats will. Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

Praise! An Update on Bibles in Schools

Consider This Your Sign to Start Homeschooling Your Kids

Former Acting ICE Director: 'Under Biden, We've Had Over 700 Migrant Deaths on US Soil – That's a Record'

'Pro-Life Victory!' Texas Supreme Court Blocks Order That Allowed Abortions to Continue in Lone Star State

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Killing 6 at Highland Park Parade Shooting

The US Supreme Court is Taking Up a Major Case on Election Integrity, and Democrats are Already Panicking

How President Trump Almost Drained the Swamp: the Astonishing Implications of Schedule F; 'A Complete Remake of Washington, DC'

Commentary: Faith and Freedom Go Together

PJ Media Exclusive: FOIAs Reveal Progressive Money Fueling FBI, DOJ, Leftist Activist and Election Official Coordination

'2000 Mules' Allegations Prompt Calls For 2020 Election Probes: 'We Want to Restore Confidence to the Election System'

Patricia Heaton Slams Senator Warren for Siding with Violence as Abortion Radicals Target Pro-life Centers across US

Biden Wants to Toss Senate Filibuster Just So Democrats Can Enshrine Abortion

Lone Pro-Life Democrat in US House Sounds Off on AOC Remarks, Biden Admin's Disregard for Border Security Ahead of Midterms

Cornell University Removes Bust of Abraham Lincoln after Getting 1 'Complaint'

Cancel the 4th? 'The 56' Honors the Declaration of Independence Heroes Who Signed Their Own Death Warrants

'Not My First Rodeo': SD Gov. Kristi Noem Reflects on Life Lessons from the Heartland

Israel's Parliament Dissolves, Sets Fifth Election in over Three Years

Parental Warning: Disney Kids' Show Promotes Absurd Idea That Men Have Periods, Too

SCOTUS Reins in the Power of the EPA

Supreme Court Lets Biden Admin Terminate Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' Policy



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com