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  • Yes, Indeed: It Makes Sense and It’s Right for the U.S. to Stand by Israel

    Surge Summary: Gary Bauer commends congress for shooting down the anti-Semitic/anti-Israel BDS movement and reminds us why the U.S. is right to support that loyal ally.

    Chad Groening/OneNewsNow.com updates us:

    Writer and conservative activist Gary Bauer says Congress was on the mark when it voted overwhelmingly to condemn the “BDS” — Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions — movement.

    With a commanding 398-to-17 tally, the House of Representatives passed a resolution formally repudiating the toweringly misguided Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement against the nation of Israel.

    The measure – a refreshingly sensible and decent one in an environment of exploding fecklessness and ugliness – not only sent a much-needed message to the rest of the world, but also slapped down troublemaking advocates of BDS like Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

    Bauer’s support of Israel is of seasoned vintage, tracing back to the Reagan administration. He announces flatly the BDS movement is anti-Semitic and aims to delegitimize and destroy Israel, the only Jewish state in the world.

    “They’re the last country that deserves that kind of treatment,” he says of Israel. “They’re a loyal ally. They pay their own way. “

    House Resolution 246 — this vote to denounce the BDS perfidy and support Israel – was introduced by Rep. Bradley Schneider in May. At the same time, Rep. Omar introduced a resolution supporting the anti-Israel movement.

    “It’s ironic and shameful, Bauer tells OneNewsNow,” regrettably needing to state the obvious,

    witness[ing] a lawmaker single out Israel when many other countries, such as North Korea, China, and Russia, deserve condemnation for their actions.

    The whole BDS nonsense has been a wretchedly consistent modus operandi of the Left for decades now: our most solid democratic ally in that tumultuous and tinderbox Middle East region, under tireless attack, while some of the worst tyrannies and regimes on the planet are ignored, or even find rhetorical cover, from Progressive precincts.

    To the delighted surprise of not a few of us, the House of Representatives came together, across party lines, to say: Not okay.

    Good for them.

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