Letter to the Editor: Samuel Bahn
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Letter to the Editor: Samuel Bahn

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Pastor Warnock and Israel

The well-known pastor Raphael Warnock is a black liberation theology advocate whose embrace of Rev. Jeremiah Wright – G-d Damn America, America deserved 9/11, blame them Jews, Jesus was a Palestinian, Israel is an apartheid state…” and his support for America’s No. 1 anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan – puts him well outside the pale for election to the U.S. Senate.

Pastor Warnock’s convenient pre-election conversion to “I Support Israel” is reminiscent of similar anti-BDS [Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions] promises by [Congresswoman] Ilhan Omar to the Minneapolis Jewish community. But once in Congress, Omar’s true face reappeared: support for Israel is from “the Benjamins ($100 bills) baby;” “dual loyalty;” pro BDS. (Unpleasant memory: Obama wooed the Jewish community in 2008, but his hostility to Israel immediately resurfaced once elected.)

Until his election driven turnabout, Pastor Warnock’s sermons and endorsements demonized Israel: Nazis, South Africa, racism, oppression, cut off military aid … and as recently as May 2018, “we saw the government of Israel shoot down unarmed Palestinian sisters and brothers like birds of prey …”

Samuel Bahn, New York

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