Monday, July 30, 2018

Robert Francis accepts money from anti-Semites

"Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day.”
Genesis 19:36-38

Wow, from Cruz's campaign:
HOUSTON, Texas— Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke has been misleading Texas voters by saying he doesn’t accept help from any special-interest Political Action Committee (PAC). On Sunday at an event in El Paso while discussing PACs, O’Rourke said that, “we will accept none of their help.” But O’Rourke’s promises do not match his actions. He has allowed at least one influential and extremist PAC to help his campaign by raising significant sums of campaign cash for him. He has accepted a total of $172,285 bundled by the J-Street PAC since being in Congress, according to the most recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. 
[Note: Emphasis added.]
 Cruz's press release then goes on to describe J-Street thusly:
J-Street Group is an anti-Israel group, whose support for a Palestinian state is publicly guised as concern for Israel’s safety. O’Rourke has close, longtime ties with J-Street. In 2015, he took a controversial $10,000 trip that was paid for by the “J Street Education Fund.” During the week-long trip, J-Street took O’Rourke to the West Bank.
That is, of course, a very...polite...way to describe "J-street."

In reality, "J-street" is a left-wing front group designed to provide political cover for every jihadist group in the region.

From their greatest hits:
When Israel (in December 2008) launched “Operation Cast Lead,” a military operation aimed at stopping the incessant rocket attacks that Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorists had been directing against southern Israel for several years, J Street accused the Israeli Defense Forces of war crimes.


J Street chose not to reject the UN’s Goldstone Report (authored by Richard Goldstone), which asserted that Israel had committed war crimes during its Operation Cast Lead campaign against Hamas in 2008-09. Indeed, J Street staffers actively promoted Goldstone's meetings with members of Congress. Moreover, the organization backed the crusade to delegitimize Israel by the UN's "Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People."
And this:
On April 23, 2014, Fatah -- the negotiating party of the Palestinians and the governing body in the West Bank -- reached a unity agreement with Hamas, the governing body of Gaza. According to J Street, Fatah's alliance with an organization irrevocably committed to the genocide of Jews was no reason to disrupt peace talks. Rather, J Street said it “regards today's news of a preliminary agreement on political reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas with caution and urges the United States to press forward with an even more assertive effort to forge a two-state solution.”
Who could forget this:
In December 2016, J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami came to the defense of Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison despite then-recent revelations about the congressman's long history of anti-Semitic statements, positions, and associations. "I think that there's nothing troubling about his record," said Ben-Ami. "I think that the witch hunt that is going on on Keith Ellison is reminiscent of the witch hunt that goes on every single time somebody who has dared to criticize the policies of the government of Israel steps forward and has a potential to hold position in this country." A few days later, Ben-Ami described Ellison as "one of the most tolerant and open-minded people that many of us know."
These are, of course, a small sample of what "J-street" has done over the years.

And Robert Francis has taken over $100k from them...all while lying about one of the central premises of his campaign.

Bottom Line: However one feels about the underlying issues, jihadist front groups ought to be considered off limits.


BONUS: Read our 2013 write up about the connections between "J-street" and a disgraceful act of Old Testament incest here.

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