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In another context, the message of “Free Palestine” would simply be insipid. In the context of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, sparked by the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack that echoed the worst days of the Holocaust, it is infuriating. Palestinian-related protests are no longer about Middle Eastern graduate students getting their rocks off during their studies in the U.S. and proving they haven’t forgotten the homeland. They’re not just about American hipsters showing how in tune they are with the “oppressed peoples” by putting a fist in the air for Palestinians while wearing their “Free Mumia” T-shirts and Che berets. What the world saw in the Oct. 7 massacre was an evil as deep and deplorable as the evil that drove the Holocaust — as centuries of anti-Semitism burst into view on a bloody day in the Jewish homeland. What United States has seen since — with pro-Hamas rallies sullying the streets of major cities and college campuses, with vandals tearing down posters bearing images of those taken hostage — is an endorsement of that evil. And as the Saturday mob in D.C. proved — with the extensive vandalism on record combined with only one arrest — it’s happening while the government turns the other way. Meanwhile, the Biden administration makes noises about Israeli restraint.
AFTERMATH: The site where Pro-Palestine Democrat Activists vandalized statues in Lafayette Park in front of The White House pic.twitter.com/1B6b988g3Z— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 6, 2023
Does anyone doubt for a second that if tens of thousands of Donald Trump supporters had converged on the White House, the crowd would have been dispersed with tear gas and police batons before spray paint play could begin? Does anyone doubt that a mob of parents protesting the use of public libraries around the country to satisfy grown men’s urging for sexual cosplay would have been locked up on the spot, with the District of Columbia and Capitol Police running out of plastic handcuffs to hold everyone? But these hordes are “protestings for Palestine,” a cause sanctioned by the international left, big names in entertainment and many prominent American Democrats — such as “squad” members Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. While it’s true that some Democrats have attacked Tlaib for her position, give the party time, and a rising body count. It’s a good bet it won’t be long before Democrats are pushing en masse for an Israeli “cease-fire” that would make Hamas the victor in its existential struggle. The terrorists of Hamas and their backers, the murderous mullahs of Iran, are betting on the short memories of the American public to help demonstrators like this get their way. [firefly_poll] They’re assuming the country can be misled by the likes of former President Barack Obama, who hedges on a decision about a war between civilization and savages by declaring that “nobody’s hands are clean.” Meanwhile, American taxpayers are left footing the bill for the childish temper tantrum that passed for a protest in D.C. on Saturday. The protesters left one message for Biden. That was: “Free Palestine.” They left another for the American people. That was: “You’re fools. And we’re proving it.”
Thousands rally in DC for Israel-Gaza ceasefire, Palestinian rights – The Washington Post https://t.co/eCuma0qOGp— Maha Azzam (@MahaAzzam_ERC) November 4, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.