Imagine if President Trump touted the endorsement of a group that supported the Nazis or the KKK. But this sort of thing gets a pass.
Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign website touts an endorsement from the radical group, Dream Defenders, and the group’s co-director, Phillip Agnew, is a top Sanders surrogate.
The group’s political arm, Dream Defenders PAC, has been holding twice-weekly phone banking events in support of Sanders.
Dream Defenders, which first launched in Florida in 2012, has declared its support for the anti-Israel boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) movement, which has its own ties to designated terrorist organizations. It has also has repeatedly promoted the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which has been a U.S.-designated terrorist organization since 1997.
An educational resource Dream Defenders created in 2016 for schools depicts the PFLP as victims of oppression and draws comparisons between the two groups.
“The PFLP is fighting against Israel, the Zionist movement, the Palestinian Authority governing body, global imperialism, and Arab reaction,” the documents states, noting that the group’s “tactics have included hijackings, assassinations, car bombings, suicide bombings, and paramilitary operations against civilian and military targets.”
“They want to be free from global imperialism,” it adds. “They want liberation. They want equal rights. Just like the Dream Defenders.”
The PFLP is a Marxist terrorist group that carried out numerous bombings, hijackings, and other terrorist attacks. Its preferred targets were Jews. All the way back to the first and only hijacking of an El-Al plane back in 1968.
An El Al Israel National Air Lines passenger liner flying from Rome to Lydda International Airport was hijacked by Arab terrorists shortly after midnight today and forced to proceed to Algiers.
The plane, carrying 38 passengers and a crew of 10, put down safely at the North African airport two-and-a-half hours later. The Algerian authorities first announced that all 38 passengers would be flown immediately to France. Later, however, only 20 were permitted to depart for Paris in an Algerian plane. The remaining 18 -Israelis and Jews of American and other nationalities — were not allowed to depart and were reported tonight to have been placed in detention.
The targets were Jews, regardless of citizenship.
The PFLP attempted multiple other airline hijackings, including the Dawson’s Field hijackings which were an inspiration for 9/11. The results of attacks on El Al however were less successful as Israeli flight crews were hardened vets.
Seconds later a flight attendant’s voice came through the intercom: two people, armed with a gun and two grenades, wanted to enter the cockpit. If he didn’t open the door, they would blow up the plane.
Bar-Lev sent flight engineer Uri Zach to look through the peep hole. The “Honduran” man, Nicaraguan-American Sandinista supporter Patrick Argüello, a former Fulbright scholar operating on behalf of George Habash’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was holding a gun to a female flight attendant’s head. Uri, she said to the pilot through the locked door, they are going to kill me if you don’t open up.
According to the International Air Transport Association rules, Bar-Lev said, a pilot is responsible “for the welfare of his passengers” and therefore must acquiesce to the demands of terrorists. His thinking was just the opposite: acceding will only further endanger the passengers. Giving voice to an unformed thought, he said aloud, “We are not going to be taken hostage.”
Bar-Lev lifted the nose of the aircraft, dipped one of the wings, and then tilted the nose down to earth. The plane began to plummet, dropping 10,000 feet in a minute. When he pulled out of the dive, Kol charged through the door and killed Argüello.
The second terrorist, Leila Khaled, a Palestinian veteran of previous skyjackings, rolled a grenade forward but it didn’t explode. In her memoir, Bar-Lev said, Khaled claimed to have been violently subdued, but the air marshals found her passed out from the dive and quickly arrested her.
“The whole thing took two and a half minutes,” Bar-Lev said.
Leila Khaled has become an international heroine. The SJP has put up numerous posters of her. And Dream Defenders is also a fan.
But the very worst PFLP atrocites were the massacres in Kiryat Shmona and Maalot.
Kiryat Shmona is about 35 miles from Tiberias. A city in the Northern District of Israel, near the Lebanese border.
On 11 April 1974, terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) attacked civilians in Kiryat Shmona. These terrorists first tried to attack a school, but there was nobody inside. Instead they attacked a nearby residential building. Rehov (St) Yehuda Halevi number 15. They went from flat to flat in a barbaric killing spree. Eighteen people were murdered, half of them were children.
As you read this, remember that no one will ask Bernie Sanders why his campaign is affiliated with a hate group that supports this.
The bare bones of the story: In the early-morning hours of May 15, 1974, three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a radical anti-Israel group, snuck across the border from Lebanon. Dressed as Israeli soldiers, they made their way to Ma’alot, where they killed three members of the Cohen family — apparently chosen at random — before entering an elementary school that was hosting more than 100 teenagers and teachers from a religious school in Safed for the night.
The terrorists held 115 hostages, including 105 students, and threatened to kill them if Israel did not release 23 prisoners being held on terror charges. For more than 12 grueling hours the young Israelis huddled in a booby-trapped classroom, abandoned by their teachers, until the terrorists turned on them with guns and grenades during a bloody rescue effort by the military.
Yishy Maimon, the former mayor of Safed, was 17 at the time, and he describes standing by an open window in the classroom about to jump to safety when he remembered his younger brother, Shimon, was still being held. How could he go home and face his parents having left his brother behind?
Maimon-Bokris, who was famously photographed being carried to safety in her brother’s arms, recalls the terrorist leader telling the children that they were “all going home now” before spraying them with gunfire and hurling a grenade at them.
“Throughout the day we tried to persuade them not to kill us,” she relates in the film. “One said, soon you’ll be soldiers — we have to stop you now.”
When he finally reached the classroom and saw the carnage — flesh clinging to the walls, headless bodies swimming in pools of blood — Levin’s heart broke.
This is the vile murderous filth that the Bernie Sanders campaign is associated with.