Skip to comments.Lawmaker’s Slur That Jews are ‘Termites’ Reminds Jewish Voter of Hitler’s ‘Vermin’ (Den Congressman)
Posted on 10/24/2018 5:18:26 AM PDT by SJackson
A Democratic Congressman calls Israeli Jews living in Judea and Samaria "termites;" a Jewish voter remembers Hitler calling Jews "vermin."
A vicious anti-Semitic slur flung by a Democratic member of Congress on Monday against Israeli Jews living in Judea and Samaria hit one Jewish voter square in the face with the ice-cold memory of another time, when similar words were spoken.
With just one word, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia proved to anyone who bothered to pay attention that the Democratic Party is no longer the traditional safe haven of the American Jew. Advertisement
Speaking in Philadelphia at an pre-Democratic National Convention event sponsored by a group from the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the House Armed Services Committee member compared the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria to termites, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Outraged, Sara Z. told JewishPress.com that anti-Semitism in the American Democratic Party is growing by leaps and bounds.
In an exclusive interview, Sara (who requested anonymity out of fear of reprisal from neighbors) said the phenomenon is similar to the rising anti-Semitism in Britains Labour Party. She said it has destroyed a party where Jews once felt welcomed and that she could see that day coming for Democrats in the U.S., maybe sooner than they realized. Perhaps Senator Hank Johnson has forgotten history, or is this another way to echo Adolf Hitlers sentiments? In 1938 the anti-Semitic rhetoric was that Jews were vermin, she said.
In 2016, we are now termites. It seems like nothing changes. In the era of Black Lives Matter it seems that once again, the Jews are the worlds scapegoats, the disposable ones, she continued.
Do we never learn from history?
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Johnsons address to the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation included the following remarks:
There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get into a residence and eat before you know that youve been eaten up and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement activity that has marched forward with impunity and at an ever-increasing rate to the point where it has become alarming.
It has come to the point that occupation, with highways that cut through Palestinian land, with walls that go up, with the inability or the restriction, with the illegality of Palestinians being able to travel on those roads and those roads cutting off Palestinian neighborhoods from each other, Johnson continued.
And then with the building of walls and the building of check points that restrict movement of Palestinians. Weve gotten to the point where the thought of a Palestinian homeland gets further and further removed from reality.
You see one home after another being appropriated by Jewish people who come in to claim that [Arab] land just because somebody did not spend the night there, he said. The home their ancestors lived in for generations becomes an Israeli home and a flag goes up. The Palestinians are barred from flying flags in their own neighborhoods.
The fact is the Israeli government, which is the most right-wing government ever to exist in the State of Israel in its history, the most right wing government, you got a guy like Trump who is now the Minister of Defense in Israel calling the shots on defense, he said.
No wonder Democrats have been largely silent about the Farrakhan termite comment. High ranking Dems have apparently been using it for years.
Interesting, farrakhan said almost the exact same thing just a few days ago....what a weird coincidence.
And how many American Jews will still vote dem/lib/bds supporters ?
Are they all worried that too many Jews on tee island will make it capsize?
These “Canadians” are using “termite” as a hate code. Luis Farrakhan did this recently too saying he was an anti-termite, not an anti-semite. Another stupid “Canadian”.
Hmm. Now what do I call people from Canada? Oh yeah, Canucks.
Is this the same Hank Johnson who asked one Admiral Dillard (I believe his name was Dillard) whether the island of Guam would capsize after placing greater military assets there?
No, they are now Kanuckistanis.
Article is from 2016.
“And how many American Jews will still vote dem/lib/bds supporters?”
Only 70-80%. Of course if stories like these would get any coverage that might change.
It’s OK, He’s a black democrat. He can say anything he wants. /s
Yes, same idiot.
American secular Jews will never give up Leftist politics no matter how much hatred is directed at them from inside the Democratic Party. Their real religion is socialism.
and only farrahkhan’s comment and tweet made the american news cycle.
but rosanne barr was fired inside a week for less.
that would explain why it didn’t make this week’s news cycle.
I don’t recall it making the news cycle in 2016 either
And yet the Jews will vote DemonRAT by a huge margin every time.
this is from 2 years ago...
Jews who continue to support the Democrat party have a death wish.
“And how many American Jews will still vote dem/lib/bds supporters?
Only 70-80%. Of course if stories like these would get any coverage that might change.”’
Yes! That is the story that does need telling. American Jews, unlike their counterparts in Israel, are in large measure undermining our Republic, and owing to their wealth, they are being very effective at it (Just look at the vast sums of money men like Soros, Steyer, Zuckerberg, and Bloomberg are spending and the arrogance with which they operate, thinking that their obscene wealth gives them the “right” to buy our county to fit their personal visions of how America should look and behave). And their actions are “excused” by their conservative counterparts: The first ploy is that these miscreants “really aren’t Jews any more, as if their “Secular Progressivism” causes them to cease to be Jewish. Secondly, we are told that they are a “minority” of the American Jewish population, when the truth the matter is they represent, as you point out, 70 to 80% of the Jews in this country. My hat’s off to the few who have risen to take up the cause of freedom, but even they skirt the issue of Jewish Secular Progressivism (really Marxism) for the most part.
In 2016, Johnson was using the term “termites.” In 2018, Farrakhan is using it.
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