Sunday, March 13, 2016

Bernie Sanders Denounced as Not a Jew by Arutz Sheva Columnist

Arutz Sheva is a far right media outlet in Israel that caters for national religious Israeli Jews. It is closely associated with the settlers. Its headquarters are in Beit El, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Being right wing predictably they do not like Bernie Sanders. One columnist recently proclaimed that he is not a Jew in a polemic against him. (March 8, 2016.)
Bernie Sanders hates discussing his Jewish roots, but that hasn’t stopped his lefty Jewish fans from gnawing at the subject like poorly trained puppies chewing on old tennis shoes.
The author then slurs Sanders by associating him with Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Congressman Keith Ellison and Khalid Abdul Muhammad to accuse him of associating with anti-Semites and portray him as loyal to the left and not to fellow Jews.

The author then insists there is hardly anything Jewish about him.
The truth about Bernie Sanders is that he is not Jewish in any sense other than the genetic. He is a left-wing radical who is uncomfortable with any mention of his Jewish background because he does not like Jews. Even his time on an Israeli Kibbutz, a staple with which his Jewish fans nurtured their fantasies of a Jewish Bernie, fell apart when it emerged that his Kibbutz had flown a red flag and admired Stalin and the Soviet Union as part of a radical leftist movement that had initially opposed the creation of Israel.

His first and foremost allegiance has always been to the left at the expense of the Jews.
Sanders is accused of exploiting the memory of the Holocaust out of a sense of self importance.
Bernie Sanders invokes the Holocaust when asked about his Jewish identity, not because he has empathy for Jews, but in a classic leftist maneuver to distract attention from that lack of empathy. His conception of the Holocaust is detached from Jewish suffering. It is purely about his leftist politics.
Surreally he references the Holocaust only to add that it taught him that politics is “important”. The Holocaust has no Jewish meaning for Bernie Sanders. It merely validates his self-importance.
Sanders is then accused of having nothing Jewish about him except his accent.
Bernie Sanders does not want to be the first Jewish president. He wants to be the first Socialist president. There is nothing Jewish about Bernie Sanders except his vestigial accent. He makes common cause with anti-Semites because Jews don’t matter to him, only the agenda of the left does.
Is it really necessary to question his Jewish identity just to express disapproval of his politics? That is quite a personal topic. It would be better to address public affairs instead of speculating about just how Jewish he is according to one standard or another.

And to think the COGs trust this media outlet.

Arutz Sheva is often quoted by PCG and to a somewhat lesser extent by UCG, LCG and RCG. It is never criticized by the COGs. The COGs trust Arutz Sheva. They have never bothered explaining to their readers the political stance Arutz Sheva tends to take.

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