Thursday, October 27, 2011

Republican Jewish Coalition: We Will Not Be Silenced on Israel

Hat Tip: The Republican Jewish Coalition Newsletter:

Washington, D.C. (October 24, 2011) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded today to a call from the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee, asking Jewish groups to pledge not to use Israel as a "political wedge issue" or, in the words of ADL's Abe Foxman, to "avoid polarizing debates" and refrain from questioning "the current administration's foreign policy approach vis-à-vis Israel".
What? Refrain from questioning the Obama administration's foreign policy in regards to Israel. Why?  There is only one reason. The left leaning organizations, ADL and AJC, who don't even exhibit a pretense to be non partisan anymore, know that to talk about this administrations policy vis a vis Israel, will be damaging to them politically.   I just wonder if this were a Republican administration who was just as non supportive of Israel as this administration, would they have made the same call for such a pledge of restraint?   I doubt it.

Here is what Matt Brooks, the Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, stated in response:

 "An open and vigorous debate on the questions confronting our country is the cornerstone of the American electoral process. Allowing the American people to see where candidates stand, pro and con on critical issues, is the hallmark of our free and democratic political system. For this reason, the RJC will not be a signer to this pledge.

 "This effort to stifle debate on U.S. policy toward Israel runs counter to this American tradition. Accordingly, the RJC will not be silenced on this or any issue."
I have a suggestion on how the ADL and AJC could better use their time. Go after the sickening anti semitism that is being displayed from too many of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.  Oh, wait, I forgot, most of the Democrats and this administration support "OWS".  Forget that suggestion.

God Bless the Republican Jewish Coalition for standing up for free speech and pledging not to be silenced on such an important issue.

In full disclosure, I am a proud member of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

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