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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 02:22 PM

Democrats Do Israel, As White Supremacist Threat Looms

BY NATHAN GUTTMAN August 12, 2019 in Latest, Moment's DC Dispatch, Politics


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1. Congress Goes To Israel

It was exactly what Democratic House leadership had wished for—a massive expression of support for Israel, strong enough to drown out critical voices in the party, and powerful enough to deliver the message that “the squad,” a quartet of first-term progressive Congresswoman, some of whom had taken a harsh tone toward Israel, don’t speak for the party.

The size of the delegation, which included a record number of 41 Democratic lawmakers, 32 of them freshmen, helped drive home what Democrats hope will be a winning message: Sure, there are critical voices, some of them even extreme, but they are a tiny minority in a party which overwhelmingly supports Israel. The visit, as many other delegations to Israel, was organized and sponsored by the American Israel Educational Foundation (AIEF), an AIPAC sister organization.

It also included 31 House Republicans. For freshmen, for those visiting Israel for the first time, and for those who are less involved in foreign affairs, these visits are valuable, and yes, even educational. AIEF are pros in tailoring a perfect experience for top American visitors—from high-level meetings (a group sit down with Netanyahu is a must) to in-depth security briefings, full with helicopter rides and border visits, and a well-crafted program that exposes the lawmakers to many facets of Israeli society, including a decent representation for opposition views and civil society groups.

The result—lawmakers who had been immersed with issues of their local constituency and who hadn’t had the chance to delve into Middle East issues end the visit with a deep knowledge of Israel, strong personal ties with Israeli politicians (and more importantly, with pro-Israel lobbyists) and with a better understanding of what they’re voting for when it’s time to approve foreign aid, or joint missile programs. They also come home with a valuable political tool—the ability to show constituents, whether Jewish, evangelical or those with a strong national security inclination, that they care about Israel enough to take a week off their recess time to learn more about it.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:14 PM

1. White Supremacists! Head for the hills! Dey everywhere! Dey everywhere!

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 10:17 PM

2. Cutting to close to the bone for some, indeed.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:03 PM

3. Booga Booga

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:18 PM

4. Explain "booga booga" could you? Po-po lingo is it? Maybe like "time to do the parking meters" or

something along that line???

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