Thursday, March 14, 2019

Is Claiming that Jews have Dual Loyalties Anti-Semitic?

ז' לוחדש השנים עשר ב' תשע"ט Bernie Sanders aide defends Omar with term seen as anti-Semitic, apologizes
Joseph A. Wulfsohn, March 13, 2019 (Fox News' Liam Quinn contributed to this report.)

Sen. Bernie Sanders
A top staffer to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign apologized Tuesday for invoking “a dual allegiance” of Jewish Americans while defending Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
Belén Sisa, Sanders’ national deputy press secretary, was discussing the term seen as anti-Semitic in a Facebook thread over the weekend -- and argued that questioning it was legitimate, Politico reported.

This is a serious question: do you not think that the American government and American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel? I’m asking not to rule out the history of this issue, but in the context in which this was said by Ilhan,” Sisa wrote...
...Last week, the House of Representatives passed an anti-hate resolution sparked in large part by Omar's recent suggestions that Israel supporters want U.S. lawmakers to pledge “allegiance” to the Jewish state – which was widely condemned as echoing the age-old “dual loyalties” smear against Jewish politicians. The resolution did not mention the freshman congresswoman by name...
Esser Agaroth (2¢):

Well, looking at the banner and catch phrase for the American Israel Public Action Committee's [AIPAC] upcoming Policy Conference, I would have to say that they want the U. S. and Israel to be "connected for good."

I, on the other hand, do not.

I guess that's one of the reasons I am sometimes labeled as an "extremist."

Of course, it wasn't my idea; it was and is the idea of The Holy One, Blessed Be He.

Sure, if you're Satmar or Neturei Karta, then you believe that Jew's took control of the Land of Israel at the wrong time, the wrong way, and by the wrong people. But, they still believe that it WILL eventually be in the hands of the Jewish People, having been Divinely-promised to us.

But, if you call yourself a "Zionist" -- which incidentally wasn't not invented by Theodore Hertzl, but rather by The Holy One, Blessed Be He -- then why on earth would you have any loyalty to the U. S. at all? Appreciation and gratitude, yes. Commitment to be a helpful citizen while you still reside there, yes. But, why the heck are you still residing there, if you're a "Zionist??"

The gates have finally been opened. You have no excuse not to make aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel), certainly not if you identify as a "Zionist."
Waiting till your children reach a certain age, so it's less difficult on them.
Waiting for them to finish college, or any other goal they have. Their age won't matter. You'll find an excuse for every age or goal.
Waiting till you get your full pension benefits, if you only have a little time left. OK, maybe. I myself do not believe I will be getting any retirement benefits from the U. S. So,...
Single parents not wanting to part from your children, whom you share custody with your ex, I feel for you, and don't know what to tell you.

I am not sure which is more hurtful to Jews, accusations of dual loyalties, or of President Trump's declaration that the U. S. is the Jews' country, too.

It is not.

I certainly am against dual loyalties. But, what others see as dual loyalties, in order that Israel can have influence over U. S. policy, I see as Erev Rav policy to prevent Jews from relinquishing ties to the U. S. and moving to the only, true Jewish Homeland.

And by the way, just to be clear, I said "homeland," and not "state."

מי שמבין יבין.

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