Indianapolis Deserves Better Than Rep. Andre Carson’s Israel Bigotry
Indianapolis deserves better than Rep. Andre Carson, and his latest show of bigotry should prove this to even his most ardent supporters.
As fighting intensifies in Israel with Hamas (a terrorist organization funded by Iran,) Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN,) Rashida Tlaib (D-MI,) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and others have moved quickly to decry Israel’s rational self-defense. They have pushed the radical lies (talking points) of calling Israel an “apartheid state,” and claim that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a “racist” guilty of war crimes, along with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF.)
The situation in Israel is, in a word, tense. And that word may be a great understatement. What ostensibly sits at the heart of this most recent conflict is the removal of Palestinians from land that does not belong to them. A case in front of the Israeli Supreme Court highlights the issue:
The latest such dilemma involves the Sheikh Jarrah property dispute.
The case entails the disposition of property in what had been a Jewish-owned enclave and the site of the tomb of Temple-era scholar Shimon HaTzadik (“Simon the Righteous”), immortalized by his contributions to Pirkei Avot (“Ethics of the Fathers”) from 2,000 years ago. Jews lived there until the 1948 War of Independence, when the Transjordanian Arab Legion invaded the country and took both Sheikh Jarrah and the Old City. The Jews who lived there were ethnically cleansed, and Arabs began squatting on the Jews’ property.
Israeli laws seem to sit on the side of those trying to get their land back. The court of public opinion may seem to side with not throwing Palestinians out of their houses. This is not an easy needle to thread. Letting Palestinians keep land that is not theirs is a signal to the Palestinian Authority that they have a right to all of Israel. This, of course, is not true. Israel belongs to the Israelis; to the Jewish People.
But this isn’t about facts, it’s about narrative. Why discuss the question of land and rights when you can attack, and revive the violent obscenity that Israel has no right to exist?Read More