The most important facts about Senator Chuck Schumer and anti-Semitism are: When President Barack Obama forced the Iran nuclear deal on the United States, Schumer opposed it, but not in his caucus.
When the deal was reviewed in the Senate, Schumer’s party filibustered the vote, preventing Congress from blocking it. The deal gave Iran access to about $100 billion in assets, with billions more available in collateral deals to pay ransoms for Americans held in Iran. That money financed terrorism and Hamas.
At the time, Mr. Schumer made some great statements about how bad the Iran deal was. I even thought it might be a “game changer”.
Seasoned observers of the future Senate Majority Leader told me to watch his actions, not his words.
they were right.
Years later, Schumer, like other elected Democrats, refused to attend the opening ceremony of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and also refused to attend a celebration party held by the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. .
reason? Schumer and Democrats didn’t want to take credit for President Donald Trump. They put partisan interests ahead of what was good for America and the American-Israel alliance.
Schumer’s speech on anti-Semitism in the Senate on Wednesday was no different.
Schumer has been praised by the establishment. speechThat includes the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which maintains a façade of bipartisan support and thus consistently struggles to praise Democrats for pro-Israel actions.
Some conservatives are also happy that Schumer has gently criticized the left and college campuses, finally acknowledging that the Democratic base is the root of the problem.
Did it take Schumer eight weeks to realize the painfully obvious?
Like everything Schumer does, this speech had a partisan purpose. to calm Democrats nervous about the party’s anti-Semitic tendencies, and especially Jewish Democratic voters, some of whom are considering supporting the Republican Party in 2024. It’s about reassuring them.
Schumer, predictably, found time to slam President Donald Trump, claiming that Trump had instituted a “Muslim Ban” in 2017.
No, Trump didn’t ban Muslims, but it’s worth noting that Muslim immigrants likely caused some of the rise in anti-Semitism, although Schumer doesn’t acknowledge that point. did not.
Schumer also attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for allegedly encouraging “militant settlers in the West Bank.” (This was the only mention of Prime Minister Netanyahu, not words of support.)
The Senate Majority Leader pointed out that pro-Palestinian demonstrators across the country have failed to condemn Hamas. He pointed out that Jews want Israel to be strong because it is the only guarantor of Jewish safety in times of persecution. It is important to repeat all of these.
But these are just words.
Schumer authorized President Joe Biden to appoint radical figures like Kirsten Clark, who has a troubling history of anti-Semitism, to key positions.
Clark heads the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, which has done nothing to protect the rights of Jewish Americans. (The Ministry of Education more active. )
Schumer, like President Trump, prides himself on providing humanitarian aid to the Palestinians without asking where the aid is going.
Schumer has not yet delivered the $14 billion in emergency aid to Israel, as he insists on adding it to even more aid to Ukraine.
So, as always, when it comes to Schumer, keep an eye on what he does. That’s more important than what he says.
Joel B. Pollack is a senior editor at Breitbart News. Breitbart News Sunday Sunday nights from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PT) on Sirius XM Patriot. He is the author of a new biography, Rhoda: “Comrade Cadderly, you are abnormal.”. He is also the author of a recently published e-book. Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. He is the recipient of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter @joelpolak.