Is There a Future for Jewish Americans in the Democratic Party?

Nearly all Americans, Republican and Democrat, see their Jewish neighbors as good members of the community — solid co-workers, fine friends, and beloved relatives. Ugly prejudice remains but its thin stuff compared to the genuine article which has been expelled from decent circles. The recent controversy over the remarks of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), however, and the insipid reaction of the Democrats to her bigotry vividly show that Jewish Americans, who have traditionally voted Democrat, should wonder whether the old monster of anti-Semitism is alive in their political home and if their loyalty is misplaced. To recap:

With Omar’s arrival in Washington, D.C., her 2012 tweet resurfaced: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

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