Listen: Israel, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat Party discussed on Chad Benson
"Reporting on the domestic story in the United States looking at the mid term particularly a Senate race and a governor's race. We started New York Kirsten gillibrand is running for the presidency in two thousand twenty. She's bold about it. She doesn't hide the fact that she's preparing herself and raising money for the primaries for the Democratic Party. But in the meantime, she's facing reelection in New York in a decidedly democratic machine New York. Hence, everything is about what the blue Democrats want. There's no Republican here at the moment. I welcome Aaron because he has published a column at Breitbart that takes us into gillibrand transformation from a moderate democrat talked about weapons having owning weapons to a left is not adequate. A progressive democrat who is taking striking positions against Israel with BBS and against the success of Israel, these last years in defending itself against Iran, Aaron very good evening to you. The transformation is surprising. So we need to comment on why what is an explanation for Jill. Lebron appointed by governor of New York. To fill to serve out a an unfinished term that would be MRs Clinton's what is in it for her to move against Israel and against those who support Israel in a state that is dominated by the pro Israel Jewish vote. Good evening to good evening. And I think actually visit this gillibrand at our move clearly into the anti Israel camp, clearly and transparently taking positions neater positions that can only be interpreted for what they are. And that is anti Israel. This is deliberate. It has to be a deliberate. And I think that it says a lot about the future of the democrat party in twenty and twenty because LeBron as you mentioned used to be a moderate democrat. She was in fact, pro and RA, and you look at the way that she seems to be going with the political wins. And it seems that she believes. In order to position herself in twenty twenty those political winds dangerously within the democrat party, look like they're trending toward anti Israel ideology. And I think that goes along with the last elements of the progressive of anti Israel side by side with I would say anti patriotic ideology, certainly anti-capitalist, certainly sort sort of borderline socialist ideology. So to me, it's one thing, and we expect it when we see radical. Let's say like Bernie Sanders who has scandalously promoted HAMAs propaganda. In fact, he's going further than HAMAs claiming, for example, that Israel killed ten thousand people in the Gaza war when even a mosque didn't claim that claiming Israel bombed hospitals on student exactly claim that it's one thing to see a within the. Progressive establishment? Let's say with a Cossio court has also a New Yorkers open the radical. But the fact that you have a political Adamo lake Jila brand somebody who has to be doing this as a political calculation to me. I think this sets off alarm bells. I'm looking at what's happening in Europe right now, especially the transformation that we're seeing also within huge chunks of the UK labor party. And we do need to ask some questions about whether the democrat party is also trending in that direction in that direction. Again is clearly the anti Israel camp. So I wrote this piece it's five reasons Senator Kirsten gillibrand is dangerous for Israel. And I go through we had many reasons, but we boil down to five those reasons and and to me they're stunning. Let's begin the first one because this is about the Democratic Party. Senator Ben Cardin is. One of the sponsors of the Israel anti-boycott act in the governor, and the congress, and this is to oppose the BBS movement the boycott divestment and sanctions movement. Not a controversial boycott opposition. Not at all. And Jill LeBron was for it before she was against it is that the fact not only wish you for it. Actually, she was a sponsor. He was one of these sponsors originally. Israel anti-boycott act, which couldn't be more straightforward. And then all of the sudden, she meets with the ACLU, and then she had a bunch of town halls where you had radical anti Israel groups showing up like Jewish voice for peace leg US campaign for Palestinian rights, and they're questioning her about her support for the Bill, and then she withdrew. So it's not just that she in general withdrew support she actually withdrew her legislative support from clear Bill this Bill that couldn't be any more clear in that it opposes the extremist illegitimate. BDI's campaign that tries to up boycott and the single out Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, the only democracy, by the way Kirsten gillibrand me leader where women in the Middle East have equal rights, whereas the BBS movement doesn't go after or even actually ignores the Muslim women throughout. Out the Middle East who are being persecuted. So she pulls away from that. And then she tried to kind of have it both ways she said that she would support a future Bill. She says that she has some problems with whether this impedes on free speech. How will actually the democrat members of Senate at her colleagues have explained to her? This has nothing whatsoever to do with free speech. And also, I know that there's a particular radical anti-israel radicals name as Raphael Shimono of who was associated with brands campaign. He's one of the owners of if not now, which is a radical anti Israel group and also founders of Jews for Linda as in Linda Sarsour, who was closely associated with children, he takes responsibility for Gelo Brad, backing off the BBS bills. I don't think it's about free speech. Clearly, she goes to a bunch of town halls where anti Israel protesters. Confront her about this. He says this anti Israel activist says he's behind flipping gillibrand on the BDO. So we have that. Then of course, you have gillibrand provided really critical support at a time for the Obamas. Disastrous nuclear deal at a time where you had some key Democrats going both ways wavering, and then Hulett brand supports it. And then you have other Democrats jump on the Obama again scandalous very dangerous Iran nuclear deal bandwagon. So she also very much helped there with the deal that BB Netanyahu. Of course, had was so nervous about that. He addresses a joint meeting of congress to Warren. And there's a very rare friend has really prime minister deal to do about this deal. Also, I'm looking at Jila brands praise open praise in time magazine. Zien for anti Israel, radical Linda are sore, of course, famously said nothing is creepy or Zionism. And then she claimed that you can't be a feminist Zionists. Which again, I point to the fact that is the only country any entire Middle East, Linda wrestler where women are treated equally. So actually, a feminist by definition should in fact, must support the state of Israel. She comes out, and she has praised source, or including in a time magazine piece where she wrote about Sarah sore. He's spoken at numerous events with source or with other be the leaders. And so yes, I'm very concerned about that. Here's the puzzle sh- doesn't Chile brand. Oh, her success to Chuck Schumer. He sponsored her originally when she was appointed to the Senate seat, and he endorsed her all to my memory all through these last years. What does he say about this controversial conduct by hers this transformation? Well, you know, not much publicly. And and I would like Chuck Schumer who has on many occasions, Al evidence himself say what you will about domestic politics as a pretty stable supporter of the Jewish state where the Iran deal, for example, quite quite quite a quite at the at odds with President Obama at the time. So where is he when his colleague in New York is clearly taking a calculated against Israel. I actually would love to see major members of the democrat party who support Israel and then by the way by the very definition support western civilization and. Democracy. Do something about what seems to be. A troubling is problem within the democrat party? And this is part of the struggle. And the fact that you have gillibrand who you know, I don't know what she believes. But she has until recently been a pretty staunch supporter of Israel. The fact that she was is toward twentieth. Twenty would take this seat change is really telling she's gone to town hall events where she cited, and I have all of her quotes in the article with an anti Israel activists who claimed that Israel doesn't respect Palestinian rights. And then also she she accused BB Netanyahu who has been begging mock Mata Alba's to come to the bargaining table. At who by the way, has offered in the past Arafat, and then all boss, a state numerous times and Israel has she accused him of not having a plan for peace, which is. Is absurd while ignoring of course, the fact that the Palestinians have walked away from every plan ever given to them. And in fact, instead have started into Fatah's rejected that she didn't criticize that, and I also know that gillibrand, and I think that New Yorker is should pay careful attention. She voted against confirming David Freedman as President Trump's or Israel. And of course Friedman is a star. In fact, I don't think Israel has ever had American ambassador more pro Israel than David Freedman as part of the backbone of support for the Jewish state, and she voted against him, very interesting. And she is now reelection campaign for twenty eighteen but her eyes on twenty twenty. So we have much to watch and Senator gillibrand presuming she's successful. This is Aaron Klein of Breitbart Jerusalem, we're going to Florida next and the Florida's. Gubernatorial race. I'm John Batchelor. This."