Readers Write: Gillibrand no supporter of Israel

Once upon a time, Jews worldwide – including America – were horrified beyond words to learn about Hitler and his henchmen’s savage murder of 6-million innocent Jewish men, women, children, and infants in the Holocaust of World War II, just because they were born Jewish.

 These same Jews exulted when President Harry Truman paved the way for the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. And they celebrated again when the straggling survivors of the world’s greatest crime against humanity fought back and successfully repelled the genocidal fanatics of the five Jew-hating Arab armies (from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon) that attacked the fledgling Jewish state on the very evening it declared its independence, May 14, 1948.

 Again, in June of 1967, the combined armies of Jordan, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, attacked Israel in the Six-Day War. And yes, miraculously, the Israeli Army defeated all of them, conquering Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and Eastern Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

But Israel’s Arab and Muslim enemies were not through. In October of 1973, Egyptian and Syrian armies attacked Israel on Yom Kippur, advancing into the Sinai and the Golan Heights and inflicting grievous casualties. 

Yet in spite of a devastating loss of Jewish life, American Jews started to turn against Israel. They had just successfully protested the Vietnam War and were advertising themselves as all peace and love and social justice.

As long as Israel had a strong military, she was the bad guy and her defeated enemies were the victims.

Now we have New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand running for her second six-year term in a state that boasts the second largest Jewish population in the world.

But the formerly pro-gun, pro-life political conservative from upstate New York is supporting the virulently anti-Semitic, Sharia-law-defending Linda Sarsour, who has stated publicly that Gillibrand “works for us on the inside.”

Gillibrand supports the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act,” which opposes the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement targeting Israel.

Gillibrand voted for the nuclear deal with Iran – a state of fanatical anti-Semitism which vows every day to wipe Israel off the map and kill every Jew who walks the earth.

How any Jew can vote for this anti-Israel senator is incomprehensible to me.

On Nov. 6, all right-thinking people have an opportunity to vote for Chele Farley, who has said that Gillibrand is “America’s Neville Chamberlain, a public official who has betrayed the cause of a strong and free Israel.”

The quite brilliant and credentialed Farley has gone on to say, with 100 percent accuracy, that Gillibrand has “emerged as a leader of the dangerous socialist left of the Democratic Party which has turned its back on Israel.”

Wake up, Long Island!

Here is the perfect opportunity to “do the right thing” by voting against Gillibrand and sending a message to all far-left Democrats that their hate-Israel agenda is exactly what it appears to be – vintage anti-Semitism!

Joan Swirsky
Great Neck

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