Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. AP/Getty Images

In a recent, impassioned and wholly unexpected speech on the floor of the US Senate, US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer called for new elections in Israel. Schumer’s remarks were welcomed by many, scorned by some with a muted response from AIPAC. Breaking with with longstanding precedent in American foreign policy, Schumer’s actions took courage.

Given that this is an election year and the results of the US Presidential Election in November are uncertain at this point, Schumer’s speech on the Senate floor may have had an alterior motive.

Remaining a popular New York Democrat, Senator Schumer characterized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a

“major obstacle to peace” and that “he lost his way”.

and said new elections were needed.

In a rather muted statement following Senator Schumer’s remarks, AIPAC said

“Israel is an independent democracy that decides for itself when elections are held and chooses its own leaders,”

Schumer was most likely reacting to the avalanche of criticism and protest from just about everyone in his home state and from the “Progressive Wing” of his party. As a side note: to characterize any Democrat today as a “Progressive” is a misnomer when compared to real progressives like FDR or JFK. With the exception of one or two in the party, and including the President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, they’re all to the right of Ronald Reagan or Richard Nixon, both Republicans, the former easier on the immigrant population than Barack Obama ever was and the later credited for establishing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Denouncing Schumer’s remarks, Netanyahu shot back that the Senator’s remarks were

“wholly inappropriate”

and continuing

“We’re not a banana republic” and

“The people of Israel will choose when they will have elections, and who they’ll elect, and it’s not something that will be foisted on us.”

Continuing in his tirade against Israel’s greatest ally and supporter in the person of Senator Schumer, he said that

“The majority of Israelis support the policies of my government. It’s not a fringe government. It represents the policies supported by the majority of the people. If Sen. Schumer opposes these policies, he’s not opposing me. He’s opposing the people of Israel,”

Netanyahu and Israeli War Cabinet Need to Go

If the above is true and, by all accounts, it may be if the comments by an influential Israeli Rabbi can be taken at face value, then the United States needs to seriously rethink it’s entire relationship with this failed settler-colonial project in the Middle East. If they want to continue their genocide, the US will have no part in it and they will be on their own. All arms sales and shipments to Israel must end immediately. One has to wonder how this rabbi reconciles his remarks with the 5th article of the Decalogue: “Thou Shalt Not Kill“.

If the US port project on the Gaza shore bordering the Mediterranean Sea is what they purport it to be and not some nefarious project to steal large swaths of natural gas below Gaza, then the project should continue.

Ostensibly, the port, proposed by President Biden during his SOTU address, would temporarily facilitate aid and supplies shipments to the starving and displaced tens of thousands of Gazans and Palestinian civilians land-locked in the south of Gaza and within walking distance of Rafah.

In a related comment, Netanyahu clearly indicated that their “operations in Rafah” would happen

“We will operate in Rafah. This will take several weeks, and it will happen,”

If the the Port Project is completed and is used as proposed, will Israel’s continuing Blitzkrieg, now in its 5th month and moving towards Rafah, affect the aid and humanitarian assistance to be provided by the temporary port facility now being constructed by the US military?

King Khazar would be impressed at how his group of wanderers, vagrants, thieves, liars, grifters, imposters and bankers, led by “Bibi” Netanyahu, have evolved to become the most malign, most evil group of criminals in modern historical memory, more evil by population density than Hitler’s pre-war Germany ever was.

AIPAC to “Uncork” $100 M War Chest

It’s small wonder that the US Congress and many important agencies in the US Government are compromised when it comes to Israel. It  now emerges that AIPAC is set to spend $100 M to “defeat Progressive candidates” or anyone running for political office in this country who isn’t ok with Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing operation, the wholesale murder of Palestinian civilians in Gaza and Greater Palestine and the use of US military aid in the commission of a genocide.

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