Skip to comments.The new power of a Latino-Jewish coalition in L.A.
Posted on 03/20/2011 2:18:19 AM PDT by ruination
On a Shabbat afternoon in February, state Sen. Alex Padilla spoke on a panel at Young Israel of Century City (YICC), a large Modern Orthodox synagogue in Pico-Robertson. The event was co-organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and Padilla knew what message he was expected to deliver. The panels trilingual title Israel at lo levad! Israel ¡No estas solo! Israel, you are not alone! made that clear.
Padilla, who represents part of the San Fernando Valley in Californias state Senate, talked mostly about his two trips to Israel. He first traveled there in 2003 when he was president of the Los Angeles City Council on a trip sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. His went again on an AIPAC trip for Latino leaders in December 2009.
When it came time for questions, a white-haired man in a gray suit raised his hand. How can we make sure that Latino youth dont get incorrect information about Israel? the man asked. A second man wanted to know why Israel isnt more widely recognized in all communities as a democratic society that upholds liberal values.
Responses to these questions came from all over the room, not just from those on the podium. Even YICC Rabbi Elazar Muskin, from his seat in the front row, mentioned a program aimed at improving Israel education among the citys Latino youth.
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Its the fundamental rule of coalitional politics, said Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center (RAC) of Reform Judaism. The RAC was one of at least six national Jewish organizations that urged the lame-duck Congress in late 2010 to pass the DREAM Act, which would have offered a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents before they turned 16. If you want to have a friend, Saperstein said, youve got to be a friend.
Translation: if Hispanics want amnesty, we should help them get it if they do favors for Jews and Israel.
Just despicable. Israel has enough friends in D.C. without catering to fifth columinist for Calderon. And don’t these Jews-in-Name-Only (JINOs) realize that La Raza and MEChA are completely allied with Hamas and Hezbollah and Hugo Chavez? And no ethnic group is converting to Islam faster than are Hispanics. Sounds like a great deal for the Aztlan traitors. They get money and links to power circles, and AIPAC et al get NADA.
Latinos better guard their wallets.
Rabbi David Saperstein? Is he related to Abe Saperstein, the Satan-worshipping doctor character in the film “Rosemary’s Baby”?