Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage magazine takes a long, deep look into the Democratic Party’s ongoing purge of Jewish people.
Jewish Americans are one of the Democratic Party’s most loyal voting blocs. Republicans often wonder why they keep supporting Democrats, when the Party has turned so hostile toward Israel in recent years, and seems to have more sympathy for Palestinian terrorists who launch rockets into Israel than for the Israelis they hit.
Many analysts have tried to explain the solid Jewish support by saying that American liberal Jews tend to be Jewish in heritage only, and are more loyal to “progressive” politics than to Israel or the Jewish religion. Their avatar is Bernie Sanders, a Brooklyn Jew who is openly atheist and socialist. These voters don’t care that Donald Trump is a great ally of Israel; they feel more loyalty to the New York Times editorial page and couldn’t imagine voting for anyone other than the Democrats.
But as Greenfield makes clear, the current Democratic Party isn’t just “tough” on Israel or “sympathetic” to the Palestinians. The far-left “progressive/Democratic socialists” who are quickly taking over the Party are openly hostile to all Jews and are systematically purging them from the Party, and the establishment is going along with it. Just as radicals like AOC and Ilhan Omar got into office by targeting incumbents in safe blue districts, they’re also using gerrymandering to ensure that Jews, even in heavily Jewish areas, are broken up so they no longer comprise a majority in their districts, to deny them representation.
As Greenfield observes, New York City has the largest Jewish population in America, yet in the 117th Congress, the number of Jewish New York Representatives will have dwindled to only two. Many Jewish residents will be “represented” by radical secular leftists who are openly hostile to Israel, support groups that are murdering Jews, and are indifferent to their Jewish constituents. This isn’t true in other heavily Jewish areas such as Florida, but as the Party moves left and continues the winnowing, it soon will be.
If you’re justifiably concerned about the rising anti-Semitism in the Party (and not just from fringe voices: Omar just won her primary easily and with full support of the Party apparatus and Nancy Pelosi), you need to read this. And if you are a Jewish voter who thinks only the Democrats can be trusted, then you really need to read this.