• The Left vs. Israel: Democrats Are Once Again Putting It on Display

    Surge Summary:  Recent moves by prominent Democrats confirm the Left’s hostility toward the State of Israel. Republicans are resisting, but Democrats in the White House and taking over Congress following the 2020 elections would clearly be detrimental for Israel — and America.

    by Gary Bauer

    There are many values at stake this November, which could change dramatically depending on the result of the election.  While we usually think of domestic issues like abortion, immigration and tax policy, there are serious foreign policy issues on the line as well.

    For example, will America remain Israel’s strongest ally?  Sadly, we got a disturbing indication recently of just how eager some elements of the Democrat Party are to abandon the Jewish state.

    Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) were pushing a letter warning Israeli leaders that efforts to annex parts of Judea and Samaria would undermine Israel’s bi-partisan support in Congress and “threaten” Israel’s security.

    Not surprisingly, the radical anti-Israel group J Street supported this letter, and at least 10 Democrat senators had agreed to sign it.

    These senators and leftist American groups are clueless about public sentiment in Israel.  Israel’s leaders agree that parts of Judea and Samaria must remain under Israeli sovereignty.  After a serious backlash, Sens. Kaine, Murphy and Van Hollen have reportedly revised their letter.

    But don’t forget that Joe Biden ordered his foreign policy team to sit down with Bernie Sanders’s radical advisers.  The Obama/Biden Middle East policy was a disaster that led to the rise of ISIS, the appeasement of Iran and the isolation of Israel.  Returning to such a terrible policy is not in Israel’s interest or America’s interest.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: By Maj Stephanie Addison – http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imageRetrieve.action?guid=76cf0f38e90b32ca2b9d28cf69a4242a64e3e2f2&t=2, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25536479

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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