Yesterday in Virginia’s 5th Congressional district Democrats chose Leslie Cockburn to run against Rep. Tom Garrett. Cockburn has a long history of anti-Semitism. She and her husband are extreme anti-semites, blaming Israelis for nearly all ills in the United States and elsewhere, in their book entitled “Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship”. From the NY Times:
…their book, supposedly a history of the secret ties between Israel and the United States, is largely dedicated to Israel-bashing for its own sake. Its first message is that, win or lose, smart or dumb, right or wrong, suave or boorish, Israelis are a menace. The second is that the Israeli-American connection is somewhere behind just about everything that ails us. (emphasis mine)
From Commentary magazine:
This book is no less than a history of the world since 1948, with the United States of America cast as the chief evildoer, and Israel as the evil genie. As the Cockburns see it, Israel, playing Iago to America’s Othello, has brought out the worst in this stupid, great power. Israel’s leaders, unprincipled, cynical addicts to military force and dirty tricks, manipulate America through American Jews—“women with blue hair and pseudo-athletic men.” These Jews have so corrupted America’s politics with their money that U.S. Presidents, too, have been led to betray our national interests by joining in massive coverups of Israeli misdeeds, including the illegal transfer of U.S. military technology on a scale “much bigger than Pollard.”
How do these inside dopesters account for so much evil committed by one tiny country? Mostly by fabricating quotations, twisting logic, and imputing guilt for nonexistent enormities.
Why, in general, do Israel and the United States collude? Because, say the Cockburns, the military-industrial complexes of both countries need war, in order to maintain their privileged positions in society. (emphasis mine)
In response to the Democrats’ choice in the 5th district Holocaust survivor and co-founder of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, Jay Ipson said:
“I don’t know to which hate group she was trying to cater with her book, but her [Cockburn’s] claims are wildly inaccurate.”
“Cockburn and the Democrats want to take away Israel’s ability to defend itself,”
Indeed. Democrats are not supporters of Israel as Cockburn has made very apparent.
Recently the Democrat party chairman in the Greene County, Elizabeth Alcorn, resigned citing harassment by Leslie Cockburn and her staff. More on that story here.