After House Democrats announced they will cut roughly $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system from the short-term government funding bill, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) chief Morton Klein blasted the “overt Jew-haters” among the Democrats who supported the move.
“It is frightening that the U.S. Congress now consists of overt Jew-haters like Reps. AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez](NY), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Mark Pocan (Wis.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Jamaal Bowman (NY), Cori Bush (Mo.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Betty McCollum (Minn.) and others who are supporting the anti-American Palestinian Arab terrorist dictatorships of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority over the pro-American human rights loving democracy of Israel,” Klein’s statement begins.
“Their opposing funding [of] Israel’s solely defensive weapon of the Iron Dome shows their ugly antisemitism has no limits,” it reads. “Their opposing Israel’s purchase of certain US precision weaponry that allows Israel to target only Hamas terrorists, rocket launchers, and terror tunnels while avoiding harming Arab civilians shows these Congress members’ Jew-hatred is more important to them than fighting radical Muslim terrorists,” the statement continues.
“Just as troubling is the refusal by leaders of the Democratic Party from [President] Joe Biden to [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and [House Majority Leader] Steny Hoyer to publicly condemn these bigots by name and punish them by removing them from every Committee on which they serve,” the statement continues.
“Their refusal is allowing the dangerous mainstreaming and legitimization of antisemitism,” Klein notes.