At The American Spectator, Rabbi Dov Fischer calls Bernie Sanders “the most intense critic of Israel in the United States Senate.” Fischer writes (abridged):
The same shameless hypocrisy is manifest in Bernie Sanders, who dares not call his ideology “communism” because that term reminds all Americans of Stalin and Mao, midnight show trials and firing squads, forcible removal to reeducation camps and mass slaughter. So he calls it “socialism.”
But it is the communism that sees him honeymooning in the Soviet Union and praising Soviet communist bread lines without advocating for freedom of the oppressed seeking to leave.
It is the communism of praising Castro in Cuba, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, and himself calling for government reining in private enterprises and capital. As Michael Bloomberg noted, this is quite some country where a communist who attacks capitalism himself owns three houses and is a millionaire. So Sanders, like Warren, now attacks the billionaires, but not the millionaires.
He is two-faced and despicable.
The man is a Jew, but an apostate who distances himself from the mainstream of those of his own ethnicity, aligning himself instead with the leftist radical outliers and the Jew-haters.
He is the most intense critic of Israel in the United States Senate and is unabashedly and unequivocally endorsed for president by three of America’s worst Jew-haters: Linda Sarsour, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar.
Obviously, such Jew-haters do not hate each and every last Jew. In every generation, there always is an apostate Bernie Sanders or George Soros to endorse … until the haters ultimately have no more use for them. Tlaib, Omar, and Sarsour had a cesspool full of Democrat presidential candidates from whom to select — and they glommed onto Sanders.
Understand that anyone who sells out his fellow ethnic travelers for the support of those who endorse his apostasy likewise will sell out others who get in his way later. Fortunately, he never has had influence, and he ultimately will fail and bring down the Democrats as George McGovern did in 1972.
Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit.
The American Spectator February 21,2020
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