Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sultan Knish: Congressional "Pro-Israel" Kabuki Theatre

"The pro-Israel politics of Republican presidents, like the rest of their conservative ideological commitments, is more talk than reality. You can get a Republican president to say nice things about Israel, small government, the value of life, religious freedom and all that, but you can't get him to do anything about it, like moving the embassy, ending the funding of terrorism or ending the pressure on Israel to comply with assorted PLO demands."

"When I encourage Jews to go Republican, it's not because it will usher in a glorious pro-Israel era. It's because being associated with a Democratic Party dancing to the fiddle of the left is deeply corrosive."

"Being around the left is damaging. It's a destructive movement that poisons everything it touches."

"Especially people."