Who has the moral authority to speak out about Israel’s excesses? Certainly not Donald Trump

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Who has the moral authority to speak out about Israel’s excesses? Certainly not Donald Trump

Opinion piece Israel-Hamas

Robin Abcarian

March 24, 2024

Senate Majority Leader

Charles E.



Humer was not only brave, but right, recently when he called for new Israeli elections and the ouster of far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has thumbed his nose at the world with his callous and continued attack on the people of Gaza.

We love Israel down to our bones, said S



a democrat and

the highest-ranking elected Jewish official in American history, as he went on to explain why, for Israel to survive and prosper, Netanyahu must leave.

We must not let the complexity of this conflict keep us from proclaiming the plain truth, p


said Humer. Palestinian citizens do not deserve to suffer for the sins of Hamas, and Israel has a moral obligation to do better. The United States has an obligation to do better.

Offended that S


Humer dared to speak the truth to Bibi, Senate Republicans immediately invited the Israeli leader to address them privately. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has said he will invite Netanyahu to speak at a joint session of Congress. S


Humer rejected Netanyahu’s request to address Senate Democrats privately, but he welcomed the idea of ​​an address to the full Congress.

Israel has no stronger ally than the United States and our relationship transcends any president or prime minister, Fr


Humer said in a statement. I will always welcome the opportunity for the Prime Minister of Israel to speak to Congress in a bipartisan manner.

And former President Trump’s contribution to this delicate moment?

The GOPs


The 2024 presidential candidate has once again demonstrated his inability to demonstrate the intellectual, emotional or political nuance required of world leaders.

“Every Jewish person who votes for Democrats hates their religion,” Trump told podcast host and MAGA sycophant Sebastian Gorka. “They hate everything about Israel, and they should be ashamed because Israel will be destroyed.”

Trump’s increasingly desperate rhetoric reflects his increasingly desperate legal and financial situation.

He has failed to raise enough money to cover the multimillion-dollar judgment against him in a New York fraud case and now finds himself in a place previously unthinkable.

He considers what must be the horror for him of declaring bankruptcy or selling off some of his valuable real estate, much of which is apparently less valuable than he has claimed.


why he is in this predicament in the first place.

Trump does

one like one

cornered animal, spitting and growling its way towards November.

Just over a week ago, he warned autoworkers in Ohio of a bloodbath if he doesn’t win the 2024 campaign. His choice of words has prompted much commentary about whether he was speaking narrowly about the fate of the auto industry in a second Biden administration, or generally about


a loss would resonate with his disappointed voters. (The actual quote was ambiguous: If I don’t get elected, it will be a bloodbath for the whole, to say the least. It will be a bloodbath for the country.)

Anyway, look for subtlety

or clarity

in a Trump speech is meaningless.

But for the sake of argument, let’s say he was speaking metaphorically and not calling for a literal armed uprising in the event of yet another election failure.

Does anyone really think that if Trump loses to President Biden a second time, he will leave quietly?

He has already predicted a literal massacre, which took place on January 6, 2021, and he seemed to enjoy it immensely.

In fact, on the same day, Trump railed against auto workers in the former Wyoming


Rep. Liz Cheney, his nemesis, was interviewed by biographer Walter Isaacson at the New Orleans Book Festival.

Cheney told Isaacson that during testimony before the House committee investigating Jan. 6, she learned that the president, who watched the riot unfold on television, did nothing to stop it even after he was told that someone had been shot while trying to break in. House room. (That was of course

Ashli ​​Babbitt

of whom Trump has tried to become a martyr


with the “hostages” and “incredible patriots” now imprisoned for storming the Capitol.)

“We know that when he got that note, he put it on the table in front of him and continued to watch the attack on television,” Cheney said. “I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent, that’s depravity.

No question about that.

In his new book, The Return of Great Powers, CNN’s top national security analyst says

Jim Sciutto

quotes Trump’s second chief of staff,

John F Kelly

by saying that Trump had spoken positively about Adolf Hitler.

Well, but Hitler did some good things, Kelly said, Trump told him when Kelly urged the president to stop bringing up the genocidal Nazi warmonger.

However, it’s hard to believe he missed the Holocaust, and hard to understand how he missed the 400,000 American soldiers who died in the European theater, Kelly told Sciutto.

Hard to believe this is the man the Republicans are trying to get back in the White House.



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