The GOP's latest effort to smear Democrats as antisemites
My latest for +972 Magazine takes a look at how the Republican Party used an obscure parliamentary maneuver to paint Democrats as insufficiently concerned over anti-Jewish bigotry.
This was just the latest instance of Republicans and their supporters using antisemitism as a wedge issue, as the party tries to peel away Jewish voters from the Democrats ahead of next month’s elections, and appeal to right-wing Jewish donors that help fund their party.
Read the full article here.
I also recently wrote for +972 about Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to withdraw from her planned participation in an event commemorating Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated 25 years ago.
The controversy over AOC’s participation was fueled in part by, er, me—which was a lesson in just how powerful my Twitter account can be. I then was fingered as somehow being the ringleader in an online mob harassing AOC to pressure her to pull out of the event, which is far from the truth.
The whole saga ended up being the subject of Roger Cohen’s latest column in the New York Times. Check out his piece here for a liberal Zionist’s take.
That’s all for now—more soon!