Democrat Hakeem Jeffries from Brooklyn, NY, gave the most amazing speech I’ve heard from a Democrat in support of Israel. It was unequivocal. There was no ‘Israel has a right to defend itself’ mumbo jumbo like we hear from the Obama administration. In fact there’s no way Obama would ever give a speech like this.
Jeffries adamantly supported Israel’s right to exist and said Israel should not have to apologize for their strength, especially in a ‘neighborhood’ where strength is the only thing their enemies understand.
And never once did he mention calling for a cease-fire and he gave this speech yesterday.
I will add that Jeffries support for Israel is likely the only thing we’ll agree on. His support for Obamacare is detestable and most of the time he votes right down the line with Nancy Pelosi.
If Israel weren’t at war right now in a world that is increasingly anti-Semitic, I wouldn’t bother posting this speech from someone who stands for almost everything I stand against.
But Israel needs all the unequivocal support they can get right now and that takes precedence over how I’d normally feel about Jeffries.