Israeli’s PM Netanyahu Is Siding With Trump And His GOP Cronies Racist Rhetoric/ Policies

Today, the world finds out that Donnie Trump and Benji Netanyahu are brothers in bigotry, in hatred of “other”. The first thing I saw when I woke this morning was that Trump was urging Netanyahu to bar two Congresswomen from traveling to Israel. 15 minutes later, my phone dinged with the “breaking news” that Netanyah had acceded to Trump’s wishes. This, my friends, is the epitome of racial hatred, of white supremacy, or religious exclusion. Our government is now complicit in religious terrorism. Neither Trump nor Netanyahu deserve the positions they hold, and I deem them both evil, greedy, arrogant beings. I will applaud when they are ousted from their positions, hopefully in leg irons and handcuffs. Thank you, Gronda!

Gronda Morin

REPS. OMAR/ TLAIB

I’m shocked at Israel’s officials decision to bar two Muslim US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering Israel based on an August 15, 2019 demand from the republican President Donald Trump. Until August 15, 2019,  the Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer had said US Reps. Tlaib and Omar would be allowed to visit Israel “out of respect for the U.S. Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America.”

On a personal level, I had literally started planning a trip to Israel, a trip that’s number one on my bucket list. I’m crushed because I can’t visit a country that’s trumpeting/ amplifying the president’s Trumpian Republican Party’s racist rhetoric/ propaganda that GOP officials have chosen to implement as their 2020 campaign strategy. What kind of country does Israel want to become?

If Israelis want an explanation as to why hate crimes in USA have risen dramatically…

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23 thoughts on “Israeli’s PM Netanyahu Is Siding With Trump And His GOP Cronies Racist Rhetoric/ Policies

  1. Jill, I am copying what I said on Gronda’s post. It is difficult to pick just one word to define the preponderance of actions and words of the current US president. Are they vindictive? Or untruthful? Or bullying? Or short-sighted? Or self-serving? Or inhumane or unempathetic? Or impatient or chaotic? But, the one that comes to mind more these days is reckless. Keith

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    • You are kinder (cleaner) in your choice of adjectives than I am, my friend. But every one of the ones you list and many more are apropos. The one that more and more comes to my mind is “evil”. I’ve come to think, in the last 2-3 months, that he is truly evil, that there is something very rotten in his head.

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  2. The inerrant problem within Israel is the political system, which when set up to allow everyone a chance to speak sowed the seeds for intolerant zealots to have more say than they are due. Netanyahu being the shrewd and duplicitous operators that he is can exploit this to his heart’s content and combining this with the Old Fear Factor drip feed to the public can stay in power for as long as he wants. Now that he has a his very own potato head in the Whitehouse and a hot-line to the Kremlin (huh-huh) he’s got it made.
    The issue therefore for anyone who truly cares about the situation there (I mean truly cares not because it is the current ‘fashionable’ cause) is to look at Israel itself.
    If Israel were contextualised into a young adult (which in terms of age of nationhood it is), the socially minded and compassionate would be putting out the case for therapy, citing how the kid was kicked around as a child and brutalised and no one wonder they turned out like this. They could also make the same case for a dysfunctional ostracised and harassed community in a big city. (In historical terms to be neat, let’s say Anti-Semitism from circa 1000 AD). However because Israel is a nation this point is not considered. This is a nation whose recent race memory is of attempted near extinction. Let’s face that fact. The Arab governments between 1948 to 1973 didn’t help either. You can slice it and dice it anyway you want. That is a nation of one heavy state of alert and being humans just used the old tragic saw…’hit them before they hit us’. They are not the only ones at this dirty game either, ask any minority in any nation.
    If folk really wish to change matters in Israel the fight has to be to aid those courageous folk who work within such as…..
    Meretz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meretz#Stated_principles
    Hadash https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadash#Election_platform
    Haaretz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haaretz
    And read…
    Amira Hass https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amira_Hass

    One of the dirty little secrets lurking in Europe is of course is that Israel is full of Jews, and actually the secret little folk-memory suspicion or dislike of Jews has never gone away. Which is why Assad got a free-ride from the British Left (Oh yes, it’s there, still, as much as they try and deny it…’The Jew’ is still a target)
    Which is another bonus to Netanyahu….’Look’ he says ‘They still treat us as ‘The Jew’ he says to the people. If we don’t defend ourselves. They will get us’
    Support the fight within.
    And in Old Testament terms. If Israel keeps on being the way it is. Then it will fall and go through the whole Old Testament business again. I know it’s written in poetic language, but the historical thread is there. (Oh and by the way do not think for one moment then all will be flowers and happy shining people, the victors will fight over the spoils, viciously. In terms of governments there are no Good Guys out there)
    Ok I’m done.

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    • You’ve hit several nails on the head here. One, of course, being that anti-Semitism is alive and well and like every other form of bigotry, never goes away, but just sometimes hides under rocks waiting for the right opportunity to slither out. I don’t understand that one any more than I understand homophobia or racism or any of the other bigotries. And is still a new nation … you called it a young adult, but I would likely call it a teenager. Being half Jewish, I grew up hearing grandparents and great-aunts & great-uncles speak of the Holocaust, and in a sense it all became very real to me, for their passion came across in their speech. As such, I support Israel in one sense, however I cannot support the arrogant cruelty and irrationality toward Palestinians who also have a legitimate claim, and I cannot stand the arrogance and cruelty of Netanyahu. The fact that he and Donnie have formed a ‘brotherhood’ is yet another strike against him in my book. Everything about the Middle East is far more complex than Trump is capable of understanding, yet he jumps in and acts anyway, even against the advice of his advisors.

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  3. It seems freedom of speech is not welcomed in a “democratic” society like Israel. They are the chosen ppl, to do what I have no idea, but it’s certainly not love, tolerance or compassion toward one’s neighbors. Political power corrupts absolutely when the individual is not worthy or capable of that responsibility. The two “leaders” are like brothers from another mother… as the saying goes.

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  4. I guess that puts me in the “boycott Israel” group.

    If the Israeli people have the common sense to defeat Netanyahu in the next election, then I will reconsider.

    We cannot support Israel if they are going to block elected members of congress.

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    • I’ve been in that “boycott Israel” group ever since Trump moved the embassy and I really sat up and took notice of the treatment of the Palestinians. Netanyahu is a clone of Trump … evil, greedy and arrogant. Both need to go!

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  5. I’ve been to Israel several times. Frankly the way the government treats the Palestinians is outrageous…much like we here in the US treated Germans and Japanese during WWII. It didn’t surprise me to hear how our occupant of the White House and their idiot President made an agreement to bar our two Muslim representatives. Shameful but not unexpected considering their attitudes.

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    • Their treatment of the Palestinians is indeed outrageous, yet Trump supports them. It is rather like our own treatment of the migrants at the southern border. Neither Trump nor Netahyahu are good men of conscience, but are evil, greedy and arrogant men.

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  6. That’s sickening, but not surprising. Both presidents are obvious racists. I mean, Ben has called African migrants “work infiltrators” and didn’t get up in arms when that Ethiopian Israeli man got shot (keep in mind, that said Ethiopian was also Jewish, too). This is beyond petty.

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  7. It’s shameful that the president of another country would bow to the leader of an ally, especially in such a petty case as this. Those representatives are free to travel anywhere they deem necessary to represent the people of their districts and this nation for that matter.
    I wouldn’t go so far as to call this religious terrorism though it is certainly a stupid political move and discriminatory at best.

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    • It is indeed shameful. There is no honour among these thieves, only a lust for power and money. They scratch each other’s backs, so when Trump says these Congresswomen shouldn’t be allowed in Israel because they have spoke out, a) against Trump himself, and b) against Israels treatment of the Palestinians, then Netanyahu goes along with Donnie for … after all, Donnie did Benji a favour by relocating the embassy, against ALL sound advice.

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