Disloyal 'Allies'

The Gaza war became the time of reckoning for American Jews. When the National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People sided with the antizionist cause, Eli Wiesel’s son, Elisha Wiesel, published a statement:

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My mother came to the US in the early 50s, after having been a refugee across Europe who narrowly avoided the Nazi death camps.  She was a passionate Zionist, and upon seeing the racism that existed in the Jim Crow era, she quickly became a card-carrying NAACP member and began regularly attending civil rights protests.

Our family is betrayed beyond words that the NAACP is asking the United States government to end its military  support for Israel.  The Jewish people are fighting for our lives against an enemy that has raped, butchered and murdered our family members, and has announced it’s intention to do so again and again.

Shame, shame, shame on you @NAACP.

This is becoming a watershed moment in American Jewish history. The son of two Holocaust survivors and activists, one of them a Nobel laureate, is not alone in feeling betrayed. According to the latest AJC survey, less than half of American Jews still describe themselves as liberal. To be sure, they didn’t turn conservative overnight, but nearly one-third are now self-identified moderates.

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