Congressman Steve Israel of Long Island has reached new heights of pandering on twitter:
ICYMI: I submitted Amb. Ron Prosor’s speech to the Congressional Record. Honest speech about the UN’s anti-Israel agenda.
Ambassador Prosor? That’s Israel’s ambassador to the UN, who describes himself as a “proud representative… of the Jewish people.” The speech is the one he gave to the UN on November 25. Much of it was directed against European nations’ recognition of a Palestinian state. Excerpts:
Israel is tired of hollow promises from European leaders. The Jewish people have a long memory. We will never ever forget that you failed us in the 1940s. You failed us in 1973. And you are failing us again today.
Every European parliament that voted to prematurely and unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state is giving the Palestinians exactly what they want – statehood without peace…
To the nations that continue to allow prejudice to prevail over truth, I say “J’accuse.”
I accuse you of hypocrisy. I accuse you of duplicity.
I accuse you of lending legitimacy to those who seek to destroy our State.
I accuse you of speaking about Israel’s right of self-defense in theory, but denying it in practice.
And I accuse you of demanding concessions from Israel, but asking nothing of the Palestinians.
Thanks to Scott Roth, who points out re Rep Israel, “He’s really not sure which country’s legislature he’s part of.” Israel was till recently head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. My first line inspired by this tweeter.