Monday, March 21, 2022

New Hampshire Democrat state representatives overwhelmingly oppose bill supporting Israel and Jews

A bill was proposed in the New Hampshire House of Representatives:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That we reaffirm our strong support for the Jewish people and our truest ally in the Middle East, the Nation of Israel; the recognition of the current and historical capitol [sic] of Israel being in Jerusalem; and the location of the embassy of the United States now finally in Jerusalem where it should have been and where it should remain.
This prompted NH House Democrats to call Israel an apartheid state:

A simple resolution expressing the New Hampshire House’s support for Israel unleashed complex emotions on the House floor last week, with supporters sharing tearful stories and opponents labeling the nation an “apartheid state.”

For Democrats, who overwhelmingly voted against the pro-Israel resolution, the troubling issue of antisemitism within their ranks was raised yet again.

Democrats tried tabling, amending, and indefinitely postponing the resolution, all in an effort to keep it from passing. The final vote was 175 to 107 in favor, with just 15 Democrats joining the Republicans’ unanimous support.

Progressives, led by Democrat-turned-independent Rep. Tony Labranche, opposed the resolution for being too pro-Israel. In remarks from the floor, Labranche claimed Israel has “long illegally occupied Palestinian lands” and cited nationally-known progressive groups to label Israel “an apartheid state.”
There is nothing offensive in this bill except for people who actively hate Israel and/or the Jewish people.

This is the future of the Democratic Party unless saner heads actively fight back against the progressive wing.

(h/t Daniel L)

Read all about it here!