— Palestinian Rights (@US_Campaign) August 3, 2018
Does Senator Cory Booker believe anything? Did he ever believe anything at all? He’s certainly not a good actor. But he’s not a method actor either. Instead he’s a kind of human vacuum. A blank space trying to compensate for its emptiness by being twice as loud about anything it claims to believe.
The abrupt momentum with which a politician who had formerly played at being the best friend of the Jewish community turned into one of its most determined enemies in the Senate is truly historic. Here, Cory Booker, just about completes the 180 degree turn by posing with a terror-linked BDS group’s sign calling for the destruction of Israel.
Booker, standing next to radical activists from the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, is holding a sign that says, “From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go,” a slogan used by the group in its call for the removal of Israeli security barriers used to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks.
The picture of Booker was posted by the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a radical activist group that supports anti-Israel campaigns such as the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement and was recently found to be financially tied to designated terrorist groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Booker’s spokesman is claiming that he had no idea what he was doing.
“Just before delivering a speech in New Orleans, Senator Booker was approached by dozens of people for photos,” said spokesman Jeff Giertz. “In one instance, amid the rush, he was posing for a photo and was passed a sign to hold—he didn’t have time to read the sign, and from his cursory glance he thought it was talking about Mexico and didn’t realize it had anything to do with Israel.”
Who’s he kidding?
Booker wants to be president. He’s got people around him to make sure that he doesn’t endorse anything he isn’t supposed to.
Standing next to Booker in the picture is Leah Muskin-Pierret, who heads government affairs for the group and is wearing a shirt that says, “Palestine is a feminist/queer/refugee/racial justice issue.”
She also contributed to the legal defense fund for Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted for her role in 1969 terrorist bombings in Jerusalem that killed numerous Israelis. The U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights has regularly voiced support for Odeh, professing its “love” for the terrorist and saying it hopes to see her in a “liberated Palestine.”
Senator Booker regularly attacks Israel in the Senate. He’s hanging around with terror supporters. So the odds are that it wasn’t a mistake. It’s what he now believes.