Burning Churches In Israel – Silencing of Legitimate Criticism via Antisemitism
As a conservative and a Christian I will have to tell folks, facts do not care about your feelings or the individual who delivers it. I am no fan of Omar’s politics or ideology, but the one thing she says that I agree with and the fire was immediate to vilify her remark, which was of course true. The debate over the influence of pro-Israel groups could be informed by an investigation by Al Jazeera, in which an undercover reporter infiltrated the Israel Project, a Washington-based group, and secretly recorded conversations about political strategy and influence over a six-month period in 2016. That investigation, however, was never aired by the network — suppressed by pressure from the pro-Israel lobby. In November, Electronic Intifada obtained and published the four-part series, but it did so during the week of the midterm elections, and the documentary did not get a lot of attention then.
In it, leaders of the pro-Israel lobby speak openly about how they use money to influence the political process, in ways so blunt that if the comments were made by critics, they’d be charged with anti-Semitism.