California Petty Politics Muds Israel and Jews

Many California legislators want to join the impressive club of states that have already passed a law banning the vile BDS movement.

In a nutshell, the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement is propelled by anti-Semitism and deep rooted hatred for the Jewish state, hate that has been built on lies and deception, just like the hate of Jews the Nazis propagated in 1933 onward, designed by Hitler’s Nazi propaganda master, Joseph Goebbels.

Today there is a proposed state bill AB-1552, introduced by Legislator Travis Allen [Republican] for the California State Assembly from Huntington Beach (District 72).

Assembly Member Travis Allen
Assembly Member Travis Allen

In my previous article I mentioned that the Joint-Author of the AB 1552 bill is Assembly Member Richard Bloom, a Democrat and a member of the Legislative Jewish Caucus.

What is disturbing to know is that several members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus still do not support and did not sign on the AB 1552 bill. That makes no sense.

In a new development, it is rumored and there is speculation that those members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus who have, until now, supported the bill, decided to remove their names from it and will no longer support the AB 1552 bill. More so, they are after introducing their own bill, which again makes no sense when there is an existing bill AB 1552 that will put an end to the BDS activities in California.

So what is going on, one can ask?

Why do the members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus wish to come off the existing bill and write their own, while their Democrat and Republican colleagues, alike, are supporting and co-authoring the sate AB 1552 bill?

Is it that the California Legislative Jewish Caucus members wish to withdraw their support for AB 1552 and write their own as part of petty politics and the desire to get credit for a bill they wrote, instead of joining in support of the existing bill, written out of pure care for American values and our ally, the state of Israel?

Is it that the AB 1552 bill was introduced by a Republican, non-Jew, who cares a great deal for California-Israel relations and the fate of the Jewish State that is unfavored by the California Legislative Jewish Caucus? After all, Christian Democrats and Republicans have signed on this bi-partisan bill that enhances our American values.

The Knesset Speaker of the House and the Knesset members in Israel, as a whole, support any help their country can get to squash the ant-Semitic BDS movement.

Why then do members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus want to derail the existing bill and do not wish to join in the fight with the Knesset, other union states and their colleagues in Sacramento Capitol Hill?

I, the writer, am one of the American people. I hereby call on the California Legislative Jewish Caucus to do the right thing. Stand up for your people in Israel, join in support of the existing bi-partisan AB 1552 bill that makes sense and stop thinking petty politics, and who gets the political and otherwise glory.

During the 2006 second Lebanon War, Nurit Greenger, referenced then as the “Accidental Reporter” felt compelled to become an activist. Being an ‘out-of-the-box thinker, Nurit is a passionately committed advocate for Jews, Israel, the United States, and the Free World in general. From Southern California, Nurit serves as a “one-woman Hasbarah army” for Israel who believes that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.

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