August 17, 2005

Democrats: Blame Israel

You get America out of Iraq and Israel out of Palestine and you'll stop the terrorism.”
-- Cindy Sheehan, anti-war protestor in Crawford.

The front page of just about every newspaper this weekend noted the anti-war protest of Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier who was killed in Iraq. The Democrats have jumped on board Ms. Sheehan’s protest – casting her and her message as heroic examples for the rest of the nation.

She has been heralded by Democrats such as Joe Trippi, campaign manager for Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean’s campaign for President, Michael Moore, and organizations such as Democrats.com, MoveOn.org, True Majority, and Democracy for America.

While Democrats are busy making Cindy Sheehan their spokesman and avatar of their views, we see her as yet another example of how critics of Israel within the Democratic Party have taken control of the party's agenda.

If Cindy Sheehan’s ideas are what the Democrats have to offer, then more and more American Jews will continue to see that there is no place for them in the Democratic Party.

Read it all. As a Jew, who made the party switch (in large part due to the Democrats continued affiliation with anti-Israel and anti-Semitic groups and people), I am living proof.
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