Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Toughts Anti-Israel Endorsement

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and their staff members, render honors during the playing of the national anthem during an honor arrival ceremony in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 24, 2011. Defense Department photo by Cherie Cullen (released)

Virginia Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is touting the endorsement of an anti-Israel group.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe welcomed an endorsement from an activist group that staunchly defends the anti-Israel boycott movement, calling into question his past opposition to the campaign.

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In a June tweet, McAuliffe said he was “tremendously grateful” to have “the support and endorsement” of Emgage Action, a Muslim-American advocacy group that has described Israel as an “apartheid” state and routinely lobbies in favor of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS). According to the group’s website, Emgage asks “every candidate” seeking an endorsement “questions related to Palestine, settlements, and the right to boycott,” which make up a “key part” of its “endorsement process.”

The endorsement could signal a flip-flop on Israel policy for McAuliffe. In 2017, the Democrat joined a “Governors United Against BDS” initiative, which condemned the boycott movement as “incompatible with the values of our states and our country.” The Virginia General Assembly also passed a resolution condemning BDS during McAuliffe’s tenure, and the Democrat in 2016 joined the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board on a trade mission to Tel Aviv in an attempt to attract Israeli companies to the state.

Neither McAuliffe nor Emgage responded to requests for comment on whether the Democrat made concessions regarding Israel and BDS to land the group’s endorsement. Emgage touted the endorsement in a June tweet but did not release a candidate questionnaire. The group’s 2020 endorsement survey asked respondents if they support “efforts to criminalize Americans who engage in political, social, and economic boycotts of foreign countries,” increased foreign aid to the Palestinian territories, and “the Trump Administration’s position equating criticism of the actions of the state of Israel with anti-Semitism.”

Pro-Israel groups have called McAuliffe’s embrace of the organization “intolerable.”

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Mikey
Mikey
26 days ago

Let’s hope Virginia has a sizable Jewish population.

Dan
Dan
26 days ago

Another Clinton dirt bag!

Lynn
Lynn
26 days ago

If a person asks most Democrats what they stand for this week, then asks the same question the next week, the answers will change depending on who is listening.
It is unbelievable that we have avowed anti-Semites serving in Congress and state and local government in this country while anyone who dares point out the violent tenets of the Koran is excoriated.

Catherine
Catherine
26 days ago
Reply to  Lynn

🇺🇸😢

Anna
Anna
26 days ago

I hope she will Flank

Elizabet h Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….ANYONE Who is NOT a FRIEND to ISRAEL….is GOD’S ENEMY. GOD DESTROYS HIS ENEMIES. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Catherine
Catherine
26 days ago

Democrats such as Harry Truman no longer exist. They are communists! Hate Jews. Kill babies. Defraud elections. Anti Christian. They should be afraid. Very afraid!

Jamey
Jamey
26 days ago

The American Democrat monsters are all in favor of genocide of the most horrible kind, if it will only get them elected to exercise their dictatorial powers against the American public. Let’s face it, folks. The Democrat Party is “no damn good”!!!!

jawad
jawad
25 days ago

Why do you think many call ’em DemonCrats? The ruling Party of Satan! Good old Saul Alinsky the Bolshevik born too late, in his Rules for Radicals, dedicated his how-to to Satan, the first radical.

Peter K Baker
Peter K Baker
25 days ago

Does anyone think Israel isn’t going to get it’s money this year. What no. Then all of this over the last month is basically a loud fart in congress . Omar ,this guy, who ever comes next makes a big stink and then the one’s answering to the Israel lobby say thank you for your opinion and now we will vote Israel it’s money this year again as always. I am far more concerned about why we keep giving foreign countries like Israel, South Korea , NATO ,Ect. all this money for their protection while our border looks like a Colander with lots of holes , not to mention exactly what part of bringing Muslim’s into this country post 9/11 didn’t set off alarm bells .

jawad
jawad
25 days ago

TOUGHTS? This is not a word. For Pete’s sake, hire an editor!!!

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