Here are two more straws in the wind showing that the discourse about the issue in the U.S. is changing. 1, North Carolina Democratic Party considers a resolution blasting Israel for “illegal occupation” — no, that didn’t happen in New York– and 2, there is a sharply anti-Zionist piece at Huffpo by Moriel Rothman based on the planned destruction of Susiya in the West Bank, saying that Israel is a perversion of his Jewish values. (Rothman is also on the news, by the way, the big demo in Susiya yesterday).
Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller:
The North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) is seriously considering passing a resolution that would criticize Israel for its “illegal occupation” of Palestine, the latest in a long line of controversial moves coming out of one of the major battleground states President Barack Obama’s team is banking on to win re-election.
The resolution didn’t pass at this weekend’s NCDP state convention, but was tabled and referred to the executive committee for further consideration later. It attacks the United States for providing Israel with “$3 billion annually in military aid,” while the “Israeli occupation, disenfranchisement and impoverishment of significant numbers of the Palestinian population, and Israel’s overwhelming military might and its role as the only nuclear power threaten stability in a region witnessing increased demands for democracy and an end to autocratic rule.”
Here is Moriel Rothman at Huffpo saying that Israel is a perversion of his Jewish values:
I once wrote that young Jews were going to respond in fury to the bill of goods they were sold in Israel, and I wonder if Rothman is not evidence for that belief.