RJC: Warren’s Comments to J Street Were Disgusting

Washington, DC –– Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), speaking at the leftwing group J Street’s annual conference today, said that one of the foreign policy tools at the Biden administration’s disposal is restricting military aid to Israel if Israel does not "adjust course." RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

In Senator Warren’s view, the decades-long strategic alliance between the US and Israel is only useful as leverage to advance the anti-Israel agenda of the progressive Democrats she leads.

To advocate, as Sen. Warren does, that the US pressure Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians while the Palestinian Authority condemns Israel’s existence, incites violence against Israel and Jews everywhere, and continues its “Pay for Slay” salaries to terrorists and their families, is disgusting. 

The RJC maintains that the United States has been and should be firmly committed to supporting Israel as a legitimate, permanent state in the Middle East, with the same rights to self-determination and self-defense as any other state. Most Americans – and the vast majority of Republicans – agree. Sen. Warren and her radical comrades do not.

Mainstream Jewish Democrats, if there are any left, must denounce Warren’s comments and show that they support Israel. Our special relationship with Israel should never be used as a cudgel against her.