Wealthy Jewish donors meet to decide how to spend their money influencing American politics to help Israel. In this case, they’ve decided to go after Rep. Rashida Tlaib for supporting BDS.
Ron Kampeus writes:
At the Jewish federation round table, there was a consensus: The Palestinian-American freshman in the 13th District has got to go. …
“We in this community will go against Rashida Tlaib,” said Lisa Lis, a philanthropist who is also a contributor to Democratic candidates, and who otherwise during the roundtable was vocal in her criticism of President Donald Trump.
There were nods around the table. I was told that there had already been outreach to Brenda Jones, the Detroit City Council president whom Tlaib defeated in last year’s primary, and who is considering another run. I was also told that pro-Israel folks were already socking away money to target Tlaib…
“The weaker one is and the darker one is” determines who is “in the right,” the lay leader said of The Squad, an “anti-intellectual” posture that bodes ill for Jews and Israel.
Phil Weiss writes, “The meeting was semi-official, put together by a branch of the largest Jewish org in the U.S.”
He quotes Lara Friedman saying:
“[I]f someone was speculating that these were the views, rather than reporting what people said publicly, they’d be accused of anti-Semitism.”
@kampeas reporting from Detroit on organizational Jewish Dems’ views of @RashidaTlaib [if someone was speculating that these were the views, rather than reporting what people said publicly, they’d be accused of antisemitism…]
— Lara Friedman🔥 (@LaraFriedmanDC) August 2, 2019
It was a shocking & revealing ugly portrait of intolerance. MI’s Jewish leaders are mobilizing to “take out” Rashida. Can you imagine the indignation if MI’s Arab Americans were mobilizing to “take out” newly elected Jewish members cuz they disagreed w/ their position on Is/Pal?
— James J. Zogby (@jjz1600) August 7, 2019