May 22, 2021
I have always believed that words have consequences, so you should choose them carefully. Many on the left take that to an extreme and claim that words are equivalent to violence and should be criminalized. Even now, they’ve banned former President Trump from social media and are still trying to blame him for the Capitol violence, just because he urged his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically protest.”
Well, if they want to criminalize speech that genuinely incites violent and racist assaults, then they’d better start lining up at the nearest federal prison because their pro-Hamas, anti-Israel rhetoric is definitely inciting their followers to commit horrifying and disgusting acts of anti-Semitism. There are so many, I’m not going to try to list them all, but I’ll link to this article that compiles a shocking number of them from across America.
Mostly (surprise) in blue cities, they range from random threats hurled at Jewish families by passing drivers to outright attacks, such as two cars adorned with Palestinian flags, their occupants yelling, “Allahu akbar!” as they tried to run down a Jewish man who was walking home from Synagogue in Los Angeles…
…to someone throwing commercial fireworks at Jewish people out of a car in Manhattan, and a pro-Palestinian gang viciously beating an older man in Times Square who was wearing a yarmulke.
These incidents sound like something out of Nazi Germany, and it’s sickening to see them happening in the United States. It’s even more appalling to hear allegedly responsible, high-ranking elected officials in the Democratic Party, media figures and social activists like the leaders of BLM make outrageous false equivalencies between Hamas militants hiding behind human shields as they fire hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, and Israel retaliating by carefully targeting the Hamas leaders and giving up their own element of surprise by warning civilians to get clear before a strike.
If you are genuinely incapable of telling the difference between the brutal, heartless terrorism of Hamas and Israel doing its best to defend itself and stop the threat to its people while trying to protect innocent Palestinians, then you are either mentally deficient or so warped by your sick anti-Semitism that you might as well be.
Over the past year, we’ve all had to endure the most disgusting levels of hypocrisy from top level Democrats, as they excused, enabled and justified a year’s worth of violent riots, only to turn on a dime and describe one day of violent protest in the Capitol as the worst insurrection since the Civil War. Now, they have turned on a dime again and are publicly cheering on outright terrorists firing missiles at Israeli civilians, falsely condemning Israel as the aggressor, and obviously encouraging anti-Semitic hatred and violence on our own shores.
If they have any consciences whatsoever, they should hang their heads in shame and immediately and publicly denounce this violence that their rhetoric has encouraged. Sadly, they’re showing few indications that they are capable of that kind of soul-searching or self-awareness.
If it is possible, however, maybe it will be thanks to this amazing 10-year-old Israeli girl, whose heartfelt and heartbreaking video response to alleged comedian John Oliver’s condescending denunciations of Israel went viral. Let us pray this will be powerful enough to smash through the thick bubble of safety, privilege and smugness in which Oliver and other American liberals who actually take him seriously reside.
May 20, 2021
The left in America is once again making it clear that for all their accusations of Republicans being bigots, they have long been reflexively anti-Israel, and the anti-Semitism behind that political stance has never been more obvious. So far this week, as Israel has defended itself against hundreds of missiles launched by Hamas terrorists at its civilian men, women and children, here’s how America’s Democrat leaders have responded:
President Biden is reportedly pressuring Israel to call a ceasefire, even while they’re still under attack. Even that’s not enough for far-left “Squad” members like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who are criticizing Biden for not being harsh enough in condemning Israel for defending itself.
On a 217-209 party line vote, House Democrats blocked a Republican bill to apply sanctions on Hamas militants and on foreign entities that are supplying Hamas with funding that supports its terrorism. The same bill passed the House unanimously in 2019, but wasn’t taken up for a vote in the Senate
This kind of pro-Hamas propaganda from the top is filtering down to Democrat voters. In a new Trafalger poll, nearly twice as many Democrats blamed Israel for the violence in Gaza than blamed Hamas or the Palestinian Authority combined, despite the fact that Israel is acting in response to hundreds of missiles being launched by Hamas at its civilian population centers.
The most egregious of all is “Squad” leftist Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who claims Palestinian heritage and is openly siding with Hamas and spreading slanderous falsehoods about Israel. Rep. Dan Crenshaw shared a video from Arab journalist Yoseph Haddad, who lives in Israel and who ripped her claims to shreds. This is a MUST-READ:
Haddad said that while Tlaib accuses Israel of unprovoked violence against Arab Muslims, Hamas has fired over 1600 rockets (“each one a war crime”) into Israel, where Arab Muslims like him also live. He said she makes “no mention of the fact that Hamas murdered Israeli Arab Muslims in Lod, no mention of the fact that Palestinians started a violent riot…which is why police were forced to [be] involved in the first place. No mention of the fact that this terrorist organization is targeting 1.9 million Israeli Arabs or that they have already murdered 17 Palestinians in Gaza with rockets intended to hit Israel. Do those Palestinians’ lives not matter, Rashida?”
She even blamed Israel for a power failure in Gaza that Haddad points out was actually caused by an errant Hamas missile, and it’s hardly the first time that’s happened.
Haddad went on to blast Tlaib for trying to hijack the Palestinian cause the same way she tries to hijack the black struggle in America to make it about herself, concluding, “Rashida, I’m telling you, as an Arab-Israeli on the ground, your words contribute to division and violence in my country…you don’t have to live with the consequences. Represent your people — in Michigan. Because you sure as hell…don’t represent us.”
I have nothing to add other than to point out that she also uses her words to contribute to division and violence in this country and seems to have zero interest in representing the people of Michigan either. If she were really concerned about racism, she might acknowledge her own, since as Dennis Prager has pointed out, anti-Semitism is the worst form of racism because it seeks to exterminate an entire ethnicity.
Prager also has an excellent premium article in the Epoch Times in which he observes that the dispute Hamas and its backers in Iran have with Israel isn’t over anything Israel has done, it’s over Israel’s existence. And nothing will satisfy them short of Israel agreeing to destroy itself, which also seems to be what it would take to satisfy American leftists like Tlaib. As Prager writes:
“For most (not all) Muslims and for most (not all) Muslim states and for the left, there is room in the world for 22 Arab countries and for more than 50 Muslim countries, but there is no room for one Jewish state, even one the size of New Jersey and smaller than El Salvador.”
May 20, 2021
The New York Post posed a question that I addressed a couple of days ago, about the AP’s claims that it was unaware Hamas was sharing their building in Gaza that Israel leveled (the AP ridiculously called that a “war crime” to “silence the media,” even though Israel gave them advance warning to clear out of the building.) The Post asked, "If the A.P. didn't know it was sharing space with terrorists, how can we trust its reporting?”
I’ll point out that I already answered that question: we can’t trust its reporting, at least not from Gaza. That branch of the A.P. has a long history of covering up for Hamas, including not reporting when Hamas threatened them or that missiles were being fired from right outside their own building, and turning off their cameras at hospitals when wounded militant fighters arrived, to give the illusion that only civilians were being injured by IDF retaliatory strikes.
One of their own reporters slipped up and accidentally reported the truth in 2014, that Hamas regularly operated in and around the A.P.’s building.
So if it’s any conciliation, the answer to the Post’s question isn’t “No, we can’t trust them because they’re too stupid to be competent reporters." It’s “No, we can’t trust them because they’re lying propagandists for Hamas terrorists." Is that really any better?
May 19, 2021
Mike HuckabeeIn case there are still any illusions that Black Lives Matter is a legitimate civil rights group rather than an organization run by radical leftists (not that it’s ever been much of a secret)...
May 17, 2021
I reported Friday that Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza and had troops and tanks on the border, but I made it clear that they had not entered Gaza. Too bad for Hamas that they don’t get this newsletter and receive accurate information. A lot of other media outlets were so eager to condemn Israel that they ran stories accusing Israeli troops of entering (or “invading”) Gaza. That was wrong, but it was also exactly what the Israelis wanted Hamas to believe. To quote that great military leader Admiral Ackbar from “Star Wars,” “It’s a trap!”
Thinking Israeli troops were nearby, hundreds of Hamas fighters who had been hiding among the civilian population fled into the Hamas tunnel network to prepare for battle. But when they came charging out of the tunnel, there were no Israeli troops on the ground and no civilians around to use as human shields. Just 160 Israeli aircraft flying overhead that wiped out their clear, easy target from above.
It was an ingenious trick on behalf of the IDF, but it never would have worked without the media’s reliable habit of running any story that makes Israel sound bad without bothering to get the facts straight. So thanks, anti-Israel leftist media: they couldn’t have killed all those Hamas militants without you.
May 15, 2021
Here’s an update on the latest escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas and Palestinian militants. Israel has begun a ground operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, but it’s reportedly only tanks and artillery. Israel says no ground troops have entered Gaza, but 9,000 reservists have been called up and at least three brigades have massed on the border.
Since Hamas began firing missiles into Israel, the Iron Dome defense has blocked about 90% of the missiles, but even so, the rockets have killed one Israeli soldier and six civilians, including one child. Gaza reports at least 109 Palestinians killed, including 28 children, but Israel says many of those may be due to Hamas’ own missiles misfiring.
Also, for those trying to draw equivalencies or say that Israel is the aggressor/oppressor: please note that Hamas is deliberately shooting missiles at unarmed civilians. Israel is targeting known Hamas militant headquarters, which they deliberately place amid civilians to use them as human shields.