Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Wrapping an Anti-Israeli Message With an Israeli Flag


On January 22nd, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz was reelected as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). A big reason for progressives to want Wasserman Schultz back as leader of the party is that she represents two large American voting blocks, women and Jews, blocks that the Democratic Party relies on to win elections and blocks that President Barack Obama relied on to be reelected, himself.

However, while the congresswoman represents these two groups, that does not necessarily mean she represents their best interests. Case in point: Wasserman Schultz’s lack of support for the Jewish state of Israel.

Wasserman Schultz is recognized as being an advocate for Israel. Upon visiting her congressional website, you will notice that the first two photos which pop up are her with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and her laying a wreath at Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem. And though these things appear as if Wasserman Schultz is a staunch supporter of the Jewish state, the reality is that they are a convenient cover for her anti-Israel activity.

In May 2009, Wasserman Schultz co-hosted an event for J Street, a left wing group linked to financier George Soros that promotes on its website a moral equivalence between Israel’s fighting in Gaza and Hamas suicide bombers. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told the Jerusalem Post that he believes “J Street has done more damage to Israel than any [other] American organization.” At the J Street event, Wasserman Schultz praised the group, saying that “J Street has worthy goals.” In October 2009, Wasserman Schultz was a featured speaker at J Street’s first major conference, even after a dozen other members of congress dropped out.

In February 2011, after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was imprisoned by Islamists, Wasserman Schultz ignored Mubarak’s role as Israel’s peace partner and took the side of his violent jailers. She stated, “For the past two weeks the world has heard a truly momentous grassroots call for democracy from the streets and squares of Egypt. Today, with the resignation of President Mubarak, the voices of the people of Egypt were finally heeded.” As a result of this tragedy, Egypt is now led by Israel’s enemy, the Muslim Brotherhood, and new President Muhammad Morsi, who not long ago referred to Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs.”

In May 2011, when President Obama came out with his disastrous plan to push Israel back to her pre-1967 lines, which Prime Minister Netanyahu rejected as “indefensible,” Wasserman Schultz didn’t hesitate to throw her weight at the initiative. The headline from the Miami Herald read, ‘Debbie Wasserman Schultz backs President Obama’s remarks on Israel.’ The article stated, “The new chair of the national Democratic party — and prominent Jewish lawmaker — is out with remarks praising President Obama’s call for Israel’s pre-1967 borders…”

To say that she supported indefensible borders for Israel only to back the position of her boss, Barack Obama, would not be entirely accurate. In October 2011, just five months after the borders flap, Wasserman Schultz told an audience of mostly Jewish seniors that there are parts of Israel that are “not important” – quote “not important.” It took place at Wynmoor Village, located in Coconut Creek, Florida.

In September 2012, at the DNC Convention, Wasserman Schultz, the DNC leader, allowed the Democratic Party platform to be voted on without mention of Jerusalem as being Israel’s capital. Following criticism from the GOP – or as the Associated Press put it, “Embarrassed by Republicans” – the DNC amended the platform the next day to include the word “God” and Jerusalem (amidst boos from the crowd). When confronted about it by a reporter, Wasserman Schultz claimed that the platform was changed because President Obama wanted it changed. She said it was “directly the result of his personal view” – evidently not hers.

In January 2013, President Obama nominated former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel to become Secretary of Defense. His nomination was seen as highly controversial, as Hagel’s past statements and voting habits made him appear as though he was anti-Israel and a defender of Israel’s enemies. Hagel complained about the existence of a “Jewish lobby,” a derogatory and conspiratorial term that suggests an unwarranted Jewish influence/intimidation in American politics. After he spoke to and apologized to Wasserman Schultz, she endorsed Hagel, saying that much of the concern “could be chalked up to misunderstandings over his true positions.” Both the apology and the acceptance of it smacked of political expediency.

All of the above paints a damning picture of U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz. It suggests that any notion of the congresswoman as being pro-Israel is a notion built on false perception and a lack of knowledge of her offending behavior. The image that Wasserman Schultz has created for the public is completely a facade. While she is indeed Jewish, her actions show a lack of care for the greater Jewish community in Israel.

Joe Kaufman is a candidate for United States Congress. He is an expert in the fields of counter-terrorism, foreign affairs and energy independence for America.

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  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Debilah – as we refer to her in Jewish nationalist circles – is what we call a ringer, a poser too. She is as anti-Israel as she is un-American. The two go hand in hand.

    She is emblematic of all those who pretend to know what is in Israel's interest, yet stab her in the back at the same time. It is akin to a rapist telling his victim, lie back and enjoy the violation.

    The following describes her mindset well, as well as all the rest who have "Israel's back". Phew!
    http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/22/when-leftist-

    As far as real Zionists are concerned, she would do well to crawl back under the rock she came from! We are hip to her jive talk. Goes double for the Islamist-in-Chief, her boss.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • zalukas

      Debilah ! LOL!

      And and loyal kapo, methinks.

  • Mary Sue

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Concern Troll.

  • Fred

    I would hate to be married to this "mug". Imagine what she looks like after waking up in the morning? And she is one of the radical leftist who have taken over the Democratic Party. Their agenda is to bring down America and Israel.

  • Chanameel

    There's a little Bud Macfarlane in all of us.

  • Ezra

    I wish my fellow Jewish brother would wakeup. Having Jewish parents doesn't equal Jewish children. Maybe her parents were Jewish, but that doesn't make Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Jewish. Time to redefine what makes somebody Jewish.

    • EthanP

      Under Jewish law, she's Jewish. We have all too many of these self hating Jews. Most are on the left. Not all. There are many liberal/far left Jews in my Shul. Many hate Bibi and Likud. Yet I've never met a one who's anti Israel. I think those that have turned on Israel have turned on their faith.

      • PAthena

        George Soros was born a Jew, was a Nazi collaborator in Hungary in 1944, and is anti-Israel. He bankrolled "J Street." He has bankrolled President Obama.

        • kafir4life

          Senator Schumer's office confirmed that when the time comes, Chuckles is hopeful to have his mentor George Soros' old job, but here, not in Hungary. His staff indicated he'd be very good at it.

        • Neils60

          Great comment in response to EthanP.

      • visitor

        I think it is wrong to use "self-hating Jew" as a synonym for "a Jew who does not agree with the Likud party's political line," just as it is wrong to use "anti-semite" as a synonym for "a non-Jew who does not agree with the Likud party's political line." The Talmud says the second Temple (beyt ha-migdash sheni) was destroyed because of "groundless hatred." Josephus spells out the details concerning the fanaticism of the Zealots and the violent tactics of the Sicarii directed at their Jewish adversaries. Let's say instead that conservative and liberal Jews have different ideas as to what is best for Israel's security and not impugn the motives or demonize those folks with whom you disagree. We have enough real enemies.

        • EarlyBird

          Wow! I just read a sane and fair minded statement on Front Page Magazine! Thank you.

          • visitor

            Yeah but I'm a liberal visitor. I try to inject a little taste of reality amidst all the hate. The far right and far left resemble each other more than either resembles sanity IMHO.

          • EarlyBird

            I'm a conservative visitor, not the radical, far right nutjobs which have taken over conservatism in the past as represented by this site.

            I'm trying to drag them out of the fever swamp.

    • Ghostwriter

      That's rich,EarlyBird and vistor,considering that you don't really care about Israel at all.

  • Elliott

    One of the best definitions of "being Jewish" appears in a Jewish person's daily prayers: You are Jewish if your grandchildren are Jewish.
    "How come?" you ask.
    Answer: Judaism IS NOT A CLUB. You can't be 'partially' Jewish. To be Jewish requires 100% commitment. You cannot be Jewish without educating your children to know what Judaism is all about, and it includes the return of the Jewish Nation to its homeland. This homeland DOES NOT STOP at the 1967 ARMISTICE LINES. (NOTE: Not 'borders"). By educating your children to be Jewish, there is a good chance that they will educate THEIR children to be Jewish, and so on throughout the generations.
    So, IS Debbie W-S Jewish? You'll have to ask her grandchildren.

    • Mary Sue

      Never mind her grandchildren, I bet her own kids aren't religiously Jewish.

    • EarlyBird

      Elliott, what does it mean to be an "American" and an "American representative in the Congress of the United States"?

      Where should Wasserman's loyalties lay, with Israel or the United States?

      • Ghostwriter

        I've got a question for you,EarlyBirdbrain. Why do you side with the Islamists? Why do you want to see Israelis dead in the streets?

        • EarlyBird

          Don't be ridiculous.

  • Itzrak

    "Not all of our friends are Jews, and not all Jews are our friends."

  • Winston

    American leftist Jews are so patheticly anti-zionists that it makes this Israeli-loving Christian sick. Just because they have some portion of Jewish blood in their veins does not make them protected by God's eternal judgment.

    • EarlyBird

      Christian Americans' interest in "Jews," or even Israel, is strictly in that you wish to hasten the Second Coming followed by Armageddon.

      • Neils60

        EarlyBird, Make certain that when you respond to a statement, you make it clear that you're speaking for yourself, not the Jewish community in general. Why? Because you're not.

  • mcmorrowpc

    She is living proof that one cannot equate being a Jew to being pro-Israeli. She is a disgrace and would be dangerous if anyone took her seriously.

    • EarlyBird

      Why should a Jewish American automatically be pro-Israeli? Why does that make her a disgrace to her religion and people?

      I'm an Irish Catholic American. Does that require me to be mindlessly "pro-Northern Ireland"? My loyalties lay with the USA. So does Wasserman's to her credit, considering she represents Americans, not Israelis.

  • Michael Margolies

    Actually I think she is just remarkably stupid. My guess is she will side with whatever she is expected to do just to advance. As Jackie Mason might say, she doesn't know what she is advancing to, but she thinks she is advancing.
    And yes she is a malevolent force whether she understands it or not.

  • Sadie H.

    Deborah Wasserman-Schultz is a bomb thrower who suffers from a bad case of hoof in mouth disease.

  • crackerjack

    She isn't anti-Israel. She's anti israeli rightwing/religious orthodox administration, just like the rest of the civilized world.

    • Mary Sue

      Uh, no. Wrong.

    • Zionista

      no – just Jew hating trolls like you

    • kafir4life

      It's a pig.

    • EarlyBird

      I wouldn't go that far, CrackerJack (and don't do the PR work of the Israel Firsters on this board).

      I think Wasserman is simply an American representative in Congress who understands that she represents an American constituency, not an Israeli one. That doesn't make her "anti-Israel," but rather, pro-American. In as much as Israeli interests overlap with American ones, she supports them.

      • Ghostwriter

        Well,you're not,EarlyBird. Being pro-American DOESN'T mean attacking our allies or giving comfort to our enemies like you and crackerjack seem to do.

        • EarlyBird

          You're getting worked up again, Ghosty.

      • Neils60

        As evidenced by what?

  • EarlyBird

    Sorry, Joe, but I don't get it:

    "… she represents two large American voting blocks, women and Jews…"

    and:

    "However…that does not necessarily mean she represents their best interests. Case in point: Wasserman Schultz’s lack of support for the Jewish state of Israel."

    But she represents AMERICAN Jews, not Israeli Jews. So where is the disconnect?

    • Neils60

      She represents American Jews? How so? Personally, I cringe when I see her on news reports, regardless of the subject matter that she purports to know something about.

  • Ghostwriter

    Ms. Wasserman-Schultz should be looking out for our allies,and since Israel is an ally of ours,we should be watching out for it. Get with the program EarlyBird.

  • DaveHolden

    Jews are a large voting block? LOL! Not even close.

    Whites are a larger voting block – so where is the appeal to Whites?