It seems as though Israel has become our enemy in recent months, rather than a cherished ally.
That outlook is largely due to the young, radical Democrats who call themselves the “Squad” — and Mike Huckabee believes they have “co-opted” the platform of the entire party.
In recent weeks, there has been considerable tension in the Democratic Party between Israel and members of the “Squad.” Prior to 2016, it would have been unthinkable that Israel would deny any member of Congress from visiting that country.
After Trump got elected, however, things started to change rather dramatically. The more Trump embraced Israel, the more critical of Israel the Democrats seemed to become.
The 2018 election escalated the tensions even more. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has not only been critical of Israel from day one, but she has also supported groups and organizations supporting the extinction of Israel as we know it today.
In recent weeks, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has also gone on the attack. “Squad” leader, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has supported both of them throughout without hesitation.
Their actions and words resulted in Israel informing Reps. Omar and Tlaib they were not welcome in the country.
Co-Opting the Party
Under Barack Obama, the relationship between Israel and the United States became strained. However, when push came to shove, overall, the Democrat party remained supportive of Israel. The same cannot be said in today’s political climate.
While the Democratic Party did censure Rep. Omar for some anti-Semitic comments she made earlier this year, the party has left her largely unchecked in this regard.
In fact, most Democrat members of Congress have supported her. Democrats had an opportunity to call out Omar and her fellow “Squad” members when Israel denied them entry, but they actually attacked Israel. Some members of Congress have even proposed penalizing Israel over the matter.
Huckabee addressed this issue, stating: “It shows there is a different Democratic Party at work today than there was. It used to be, John, that Democrats were reliable supporters of Israel — in fact, even more so than Republicans. And that no longer is the case.”
— America’s Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) August 23, 2019
It is a sad state of affairs that two radical and extremely far-left Democrats are now the voice of the party when it comes to the relationship the United States has with Israel.