…by Jonas E. Alexis
In his recent article “5 Jewish things to know about Kamala Harris,” Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has said that Kamala Harris is “more AIPAC than J Street.” This is not new at all. Harris sold her soul to the Israeli regime long ago. Back in 2017, Harris said unequivocally:
“Let me be clear about what I believe. I stand with Israel because of our shared values which are so fundamental to the founding of both our nations. I believe the bonds between the United States and Israel are unbreakable, and we can never let anyone drive a wedge between us.
What about the poor Palestinians, Ms. Harris? Do they have the right to self-defense? What if your home, your children, your neighbor, and country were literally obliterated by a racist and terrorist state? What if the same state continues to expel the Palestinians from their homes through the so-called the annexation plan? Do you have a moral right to fight back? We keep beating a dead horse, but it seems pertinent to bring in Israeli and Zionist historian Benny Morris in our political equation here again. Morris declared:
“A Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them. There was no choice but to expel that population. It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads. It was necessary to cleanse the villages from which our convoys and our settlements were fired on.”
Will Harris address that specific issue for us? Doesn’t she know that this liquidation process is still going on under a different name (the so-called Israeli settlements)? Does she mean to tell us that wiping the Palestinians off the map isn’t as bad or wicked as “anti-Semitic” slur? Harris declared elsewhere:
“No one should have to worry about their children’s safety when they drop them off at the JCC. No one should have to be afraid to put a menorah on their front window or on their front lawn. And no one should ever have to fear that the grave of a loved one might be desecrated because of their faith.”
No one should have to worry about their children being raped by Israeli soldiers either. That is exactly what happened in 1948. You see, Harris cannot address those issues because she is essentially working for Israel and AIPAC. Even the Jewish Daily Forward that AIPAC “should register as a foreign agent.” The journal declared:
“But it’s AIPAC that is the registered lobby on Capitol Hill, and it is AIPAC whose clout on matters relating to Israel exceeds the clout of the National Rifle Association on matters related to guns; while the NRA’s sway is almost entirely over Republicans, AIPAC has historically drawn its support from both parties. Is there any place but AIPAC that not only gets Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the same room, but also gets to hear them in near total agreement?”
Listen to the Jewish Daily Forward very carefully here:
“But there’s something strange, too, about AIPAC. Consider Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks at last year’s conference: ‘Every freedom-loving American stands with Israel — because her cause is our cause, her values are our values and her fight is our fight.’
“How can America’s representatives declare that any other country’s fight — even one as close to us as Israel is — is our fight, its cause our cause, its values our values?
“It’s precisely this kind of over-identification that George Washington warned against in his 1796 farewell address. ‘A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils,’ Washington said. ‘Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists… betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification.’
“To protect against this kind of passionate attachment, the United States has laws in place that forbid foreign governments from wielding certain kinds of influence or lobbying.”
M.J. Rosenberg, the author of those words, “worked at AIPAC from 1974 to1976 and from 1982 to 1986.”
The Israeli regime has been given unlimited access to the United States for years, and this has caused nothing but misery for Americans and much of the world. So Kamala Harris is just going to support the elephant in the room. You cannot be an Israeli firster and be supporting the average American. It’s a blatant contradiction, one that continues to destroy virtually every presidential candidate in the United States.
Will Harris be better on the Israeli/Palestine issue than Trump? No doubt about it. Like Obama, perhaps she will call Benjamin Netanyahu or Israeli officials “chickenshit.” But she is still an Israeli firster.
-  Ron Kampeas, “5 Jewish things to know about Kamala Harris,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, August 11, 2020.
-  Zaid Jilani, “As democrats shift left on Palestine, 2020 contender Kamal Harris gives off-the-record address to AIPAC,” The Intercept, March 7, 2018.
-  “Survival of the Fittest? an Interview with Benny Morris,” Counterpunch, January 9, 2004.
-  “California senator to introduce resolution condemning anti-Semitic attacks,” Times of Israel, March 8, 2017.
-  See Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004); Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oxford: OneWorld, 2006).
-  M. J. Rosenberg, “It’s Time For AIPAC To Register As A Foreign Agent,” Forward, March 2, 2018.
-  Ibid.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.