It Is All About the Benjamins

by | Aug 11, 2019

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.”

Read the rest here.

About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan , editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Arms. He’s conducted more than 5,700 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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