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74 Anti-Israel Democrats
FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 04/19/2012 5:02:13 PM PDT by SJackson

One of the favorite myths of the left is that the right is the source of all anti-Semitism. To be sure, there are anti-Semites on the right – much of the constituency of Ron Paul is deeply anti-Semitic, as is the Pat Buchanan crew. But while many conservatives sympathize with Ron Paul’s small government program, both Paul and Buchanan are considered fringe characters on the right overall.

The same is not true for the left.

Mainstream figures on the American left rub elbows with anti-Semites on a regular basis. Many of them embrace the anti-Semitic program of forcing Israel into concessions to terror groups like Hamas. And many of them sit in Congress.

Even as Israel faces attack from Iran, Egypt, and Gaza, 74 House Democrats joined J Street, the radical front group for George Soros that essentially advocates for the destruction of the State of Israel. J Street, as editor-in-chief Joel Pollak has pointed out, has supported the morally depraved Goldstone Report and opposed sanctions against Iran. J Street has purportedly backed off of some of these positions, likely at the behest of the Obama administration, which has been feeling so much heat from the Jewish community that it reportedly asked Media Matters to dump its in-house anti-Semite, M.J. Rosenberg.

The newest J Street initiative is the Cohen-Yarmuth-Connolly letter, named after three members of Congress: Steve Cohen (D-TN), John Yarmuth (D-KY), and Gerry Connolly (D-VA). The letter itself pushed the Obama administration to take a harsher role in the peace process, effectively forcing Israel into concessions to terror groups. Here’s a full list of the signatories to J Street’s letter:

Steve Cohen (TN-9)

Gerald Connolly (VA-11)

John Yarmuth (KY-3)

Tammy Baldwin (WI-2)

Earl Blumenauer (OR-3)

Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1)

Bruce Braley (IA-1)

Lois Capps (CA-23)

Michael Capuano (MA-8)

Andre Carson (IN-7)

Hansen Clarke (MI-13)

William Lacy Clay (MO-1)

Emanuel Cleaver II (MO-5)

John Conyers, Jr. (MI-14)

Jim Cooper (TN-5)

Danny Davis (IL-7)

Susan Davis (CA-53)

Peter DeFazio (OR-4)

Diana DeGette (CO-1)

Rosa DeLauro (CT-3)

John Dingell (MI-15)

Lloyd Doggett (TX-25)

Mike Doyle (PA-14)

Donna Edwards (MD-4)

Keith Ellison (MN-5)

Anna Eshoo (CA-14)

Sam Farr (CA-17)

Chaka Fattah (PA-2)

Bob Filner (CA-51)

Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20)

Raul Grijalva (AZ-7)

Luis Gutierrez (IL-4)

Martin Heinrich (NM-1)

Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)

Rush Holt (NJ-12)

Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2)

Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)

Hank Johnson (GA-4)

Ron Kind (WI-3)

Barbara Lee (CA-9)

John Lewis (GA-5)

Dave Loebsack (IA-2)

Stephen Lynch (MA-9)

Edward Markey (MA-7)

Betty McCollum (MN-4)

Jim McDermott (WA-7)

Jim McGovern (MA-3)

Brad Miller (NC-13)

George Miller (CA-7)

James Moran (VA-8)

Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)

John Olver (MA-1)

Ed Pastor (AZ-4)

Chellie Pingree (ME-1)

Jared Polis (CO-2)

David Price (NC-4)

Charles Rangel (NY-15)

Laura Richardson (CA-37)

Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)

Bobby Rush (IL-1)

Jan Schakowsky (IL-9)

Kurt Schrader (OR-5)

Louise Slaughter (NY-28)

Adam Smith (WA-9)

Pete Stark (CA-13)

Mike Thompson (CA-1)

John Tierney (MA-6)

Paul Tonko (NY-21)

Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)

Chris Van Hollen (MD-8)

Melvin Watt (NC-12)

Henry Waxman (CA-30)

Peter Welch (VT-AL)

Lynn Woolsey (CA-6)

There are a number of prominent Jewish congresspeople on this list. There’s a reason for that: one of the great goals of the Obama administration has been the mainstreaming of J Street. AIPAC’s supporters have largely turned on the Obama administration, seeing it as a force hostile to Israel; J Street was an attempt to build a counterweight to AIPAC that could sucker Jews into supporting the Democrats no matter how anti-Israel they became. One crucial factor in accomplishing that goal was creating the perception that Jews in Congress, who just must be pro-Israel since they’re Jewish, back J Street.

That effort, unfortunately for the left has failed. J Street remains an extremist organization, and one dedicated to harming Israel. And the Congresspeople who signed onto this letter – with a few exceptions — are generally no friends to Israel. Chris Van Hollen, for example, urged the Bush administration to back a ceasefire during the Israel-Lebanon war that would have protected Hezbollah; Jim McDermott, when he wasn’t spending time flacking for Saddam Hussein, was voting against a House Resolution supporting Israeli action in Lebanon. The list goes on and on.

The Democratic Party is the new home of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment. Their association with J Street cements that status.

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1 posted on 04/19/2012 5:02:17 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.


2 posted on 04/19/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: SJackson

Certainly not a list of America’s Best & Brightest, is it

3 posted on 04/19/2012 5:09:53 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: SJackson

May each and every one of them be voted out of office and may they be replaced with people who understand we must protect Israel and let Israel protect itself..

4 posted on 04/19/2012 5:13:51 PM PDT by marmar ((Although, I may look different then blood still runs..RED, WHITE, & BLUE. RETIRED USAF))
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To: SJackson

This list is the modern day version of the Tories voting against the American Revolution. Throw the bums out!

5 posted on 04/19/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: SJackson

Of these 74 Democrat members of J Street, 49 or about 2/3 are also members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Looking at it another way, 49 of the 76 members or about 2/3 of the Progressive Caucus are also members of J Street.

When will most Jews realize that liberals, progressives, socialists, Marxists, Democrats, and Communists are NOT their friends?

6 posted on 04/19/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT by MikeNJ
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To: SJackson

Below is the anti-Israel list. If they are also “Progressive” they have a Y in front of their name. I think there are 49 Yes, 25 No. What a surprise! Commies don’t like Israel.


Y Ed Pastor (AZ-4, Phoenix)
Y Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7, Tucson) - Co-Chair


Y George Miller (CA-7, Richmond)
Y Barbara Lee (CA-9, Oakland)
Y Pete Stark (CA-13, Fremont)
n Janice Hahn (CA-36, San Pedro)
n Michael Honda (CA-15, San Jose)
Y Sam Farr (CA-17, Monterey)
Y Xavier Becerra (CA-31, Los Angeles)
n Judy Chu (CA-32, El Monte)
n Karen Bass (CA-33, Baldwin Hills)
Y Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34, Los Angeles)
n Maxine Waters (CA-35, Inglewood)
Y Laura Richardson (CA-37, Long Beach)
n Linda Sánchez (CA-39, Lakewood)
Y Bob Filner (CA-51, San Diego)


Y Jared Polis (CO-02, Boulder)


Y Rosa DeLauro (CT-3, New Haven)


n Corrine Brown (FL-3, Jacksonville)
n Frederica Wilson (FL-17, Miami)


Y Hank Johnson (GA-4, Lithonia)
Y John Lewis (GA-5, Atlanta)


n Mazie Hirono (HI-2, Honolulu)


Y Bobby Rush (IL-1, Chicago)
Y Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2, Chicago Heights)
Y Luis Gutierrez (IL-4, Chicago)
Y Danny Davis (IL-7, Chicago)
Y Jan Schakowsky (IL-9, Chicago)


Y André Carson (IN-7, Indianapolis)


Y Dave Loebsack (IA-2, Cedar Rapids)


Y Chellie Pingree (ME-1, North Haven)


Y Donna Edwards (MD-4, Fort Washington)
n Elijah Cummings (MD-7, Baltimore)


Y John Olver (MA-1, Amherst)
Y Jim McGovern (MA-3, Worcester)
n Barney Frank (MA-4, Newton)
Y John Tierney (MA-6, Salem)
Y Ed Markey (MA-7, Malden)
Y Mike Capuano (MA-8, Boston)


Y John Conyers (MI-14, Detroit)


Y Keith Ellison (MN-5, Minneapolis) - Co-Chair


n Bennie Thompson (MS-2, Bolton)


Y William Lacy Clay, Jr. (MO-1, St. Louis)
Y Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5, Kansas City) - Chairman, CBC

New Jersey

n Frank Pallone (NJ-06, Long Branch)
Y Rush Holt (NJ-12, Hopewell Township)

New Mexico

n Ben R. Luján (NM-3, Santa Fe)

New York

n Jerry Nadler (NY-8, Manhattan)
n Yvette Clarke (NY-11, Brooklyn)
Y Nydia Velázquez (NY-12, Brooklyn)
n Carolyn Maloney (NY-14, Manhattan)
Y Charles Rangel (NY-15, Harlem)
n José Serrano (NY-16, Bronx)
Y Maurice Hinchey (NY-22, Saugerties)
Y Louise Slaughter (NY-28, Rochester)

North Carolina

Y Mel Watt (NC-12, Charlotte) y


n Marcy Kaptur (OH-9, Toledo)
n Dennis Kucinich (OH-10, Cleveland)
n Marcia Fudge (OH-11, Warrensville Heights)


Y Earl Blumenauer (OR-3, Portland)
Y Peter DeFazio (OR-4, Eugene)


n Bob Brady (PA-1, Philadelphia)
Y Chaka Fattah (PA-2, Philadelphia)

Rhode Island

n David Cicilline (RI-1, Providence)


Y Steve Cohen (TN-9, Memphis)


Y Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18, Houston)
Y Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30, Dallas)


Y Peter Welch (VT-At Large)


Y Jim Moran (VA-8, Alexandria)


Y Jim McDermott (WA-7, Seattle)


Y Tammy Baldwin (WI-2, Madison)
n Gwen Moore (WI-4, Milwaukee)


n Donna M. Christensen (Virgin Islands)
Y Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)

7 posted on 04/19/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault; MikeNJ

Oops. The list is the list of “Progressives.” If they are anti-Isreal, they have a Y.

MikeNJ and I agree on the count.

8 posted on 04/19/2012 6:26:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Let the wrath of all Tea Parties descend upon them.

9 posted on 04/19/2012 7:07:08 PM PDT by MikeNJ
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To: SJackson

Both of the Congressional Muslims signed it. Quel surprise.

10 posted on 04/19/2012 8:02:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SJackson; Right Wing Assault; MikeNJ

Thanks, guys. It’s good to know who the basturds are ........................................... FRegards

11 posted on 04/19/2012 9:11:40 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Most of the black folks did, also.

American “Jews” will vote for these anti-Israel, ‘progressives.’

12 posted on 04/20/2012 1:57:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

what? no Ron Paul?
has Rand expressed himself yet re. Israel and foreign policy?

13 posted on 04/20/2012 10:23:03 AM PDT by Optimist
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