Palestinians in Gaza launched over 400 rockets Monday and Tuesday in an act of terrorism against the State of Israel. But the left-wing media and Democratic lawmakers have barely devoted any time to these acts of clear anti-Semitism. This is because covering the terrorist acts would justify President Donald Trump’s stance against the Palestinians.
Left-wing leaders and the media were quick to condemn the anti-Semitic shooting in the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue precisely because the shooter in that case was a white man. CNN’s Don Lemon, in an act of pure identity politics, went as far as to suggest that white men are the biggest terror threat in this country.
The Left supposedly stood united with Jews across the country when they pointed the finger at President Trump and his administration for spewing white nationalism that led to the attack. CNN host Alisyn Camerota said, “You can draw a direct line from all of the vitriol and hate rhetoric about the caravan that’s some 2,000 miles away from our border and the gunman in Pittsburgh, who referenced that, and somehow turned it into an attack on Jews.” The Washington Post also tried to draw some connection between the synagogue attack and the Charlottesville protests.
But now, when Jews across the country are watching the world’s Jewish homeland being bombarded with rockets by a recognized terrorist organization, there is no talk of anti-Semitism. There is nobody using this to justify President Trump’s actions against the Palestinians. There is no understanding in President Trump’s pro-Israel stance.
The Left’s focus on anti-Semitism in the white nationalism context is flawed. The Left can either condemn anti-Semitism and call out every act in which it is apparent, or ignore it as a whole. But picking and choosing isolated acts in an attempt to weaponize it against the sitting president is a gruesome tactic that should not be tolerated by Americans, whether Jewish or not.