Commentary: Democrats Can’t Hide Anti-Semitism In Their Ranks

Exclusive Commentary from Harlan Hill - political advisor, media commentator, and an advisory board member of the Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

Harlan Hill

The Democrats just can’t hide the rampant anti-Semitism in their ranks — and their radical supporters can’t get enough of it.

In a recent speech, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — who has referred to Jews as “satanic” and “termites” — praised U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar for tweeting anti-Semitic tropes and urged the lawmaker not to apologize for her outrageous remarks.

“Sweetheart, don’t do that,” Farrakhan said in reference to Omar. “Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for.”

Farrakhan’s praise came several days after Omar issued a half-hearted apology for an anti-Israel Twitter rant in which she implied that the pro-Israel lobbying organization AIPAC has bought the support of U.S. lawmakers.

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Omar said in her apology. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.”

Of course, Omar should have stopped right there — but she didn’t. Instead of taking full responsibility for her anti-Semitic remarks, the House Foreign Affairs Committee member tried to justify her logic, but ended up taking yet another shot at the pro-Israel lobbying group.

“At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA, or the fossil fuel industry,” she wrote. “It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”

This isn’t a genuine apology — and Omar knows it. Sadly, though, her remarks are just a small part of a larger trend of prominent Democrats making anti-Semitic comments.

Senator Cory Booker, for instance, recently compared the Green New Deal to America’s fight against Nazi Germany in World War II, demeaning the suffering inflicted on millions of Jews by that genocidal regime.

“Our planet is in peril, and we need to be bold,” Booker said. “And when the planet has been in peril in the past, who came forward to save Earth … from the scourge of Nazis and totalitarian regimes?”

U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, who was dogged by anti-Semitism concerns throughout her 2018 election campaign, also reportedly penned a 2006 op-ed for Final Call, a publication founded by the rabidly anti-Semitic Farrakhan. Final Call describes itselfas “the official communications organ of the Nation of Islam.” While Tlaib’s article does not address Israel directly, Farrakhan’s frequent anti-Semitic remarks were already well known by the time she contributed the bylined article to his publication.

Sadly, the Democrats will continue trying to disguise their true convictions by falsely accusing their Republican counterparts of supporting a racist agenda — but they can’t hide the fact that the Democrat Party has become a sanctuary for anti-Semites who seek to annihilate the Jewish State.

Harlan Hill is a political advisor, media commentator, and an advisory board member of the Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.