It doesn’t happen that often, but occasionally the good guys win one.
I wrote about Sarah Margon all the way back in the spring of 2021.
Margon was active on social media “urging companies to pull out of the Israeli Settlements”, but her hatred for the Jewish State goes beyond an economic war of BDS in all its forms.
When Peter Beinart put out his infamous, “I No Longer Believe in a Jewish State” op-ed, Margon highlighted an excerpt calling for one state and the destruction of Israel.
“Peter Beinart on fire,” she cheered.
That’s Biden’s Assistant Secretary for Human Rights supporting the destruction of Israel.
As Hamas supporters rioted at Israel’s border fence with the terrorist statelet, a New York Times puff piece celebrated one of the rioters who was “screaming ‘Allahu akbar!’ and hurling stones”.
Sarah Margon tweeted a link to it with the comment, “Extra important read when the new US SecState comes out of the gate noting Israel has a right to defend itself.”
After HRW, Sarah Margon joined one of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations as its director of foreign policy advocacy.
Biden has stacked his administration with assorted extremists, including those linked to Soros, but this is one he didn’t get.
It took a while, but under two years later, her nomination has been pulled.
President Joe Biden’s nominee for a top human rights position is withdrawing from contention in the face of unrelenting opposition from a Senate Republican who questions her support for Israel.
Questions her support? She pathologically hates Israel.
“At present, I don’t see a path forward for confirmation, and after 1 ½ years, it’s time to move on,” Margon said in the statement. “I will continue to work on democracy and human rights, and am grateful to President Biden and Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken for their confidence in me and the honor of a nomination.”
Margon faced opposition from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s ranking Republican, Jim Risch of Idaho. Risch, citing past tweets of hers, accused Margon of supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which targets Israel due to its policies toward the Palestinians.
Good for Senator Risch. Politico can cry as hard as it likes, but this is a win for actual human rights.
Margon denied supporting the BDS movement, but her attempts to clarify the tweets didn’t sway Risch. Neither did a letter of support from a bipartisan group of foreign policy professionals, some of them prominent in the Jewish community, who dismissed the anti-Israel allegations against Margon.
Who could that have been? The letter was signed by the head of Soros’ J Street hate group, Rosa Brooks and Ben Rhodes. Yasser Arafat’s rotting corpse apparently wasn’t available. If there’s anyone word we can take on antisemitism, it’s the enablers of antisemitism and the murder of Jews.