Rahm Emanuel, former Democratic Chicago Mayor, placed blame at the feet of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the political debate surrounding support for Israel.
During a panel discussion on ABC’s “This Week,” Emanuel asserted that Netanyahu was responsible for the partisanship of defending Israel by insulting President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama, whom Emanuel served as White House Chief of Staff.
“The younger generation has only known one prime minister in Israel,” Emanuel said. “A person who insulted Vice President Biden when he came to visit on the settlement, and insulted President Obama by not checking with him about his speech to the Congress, and then fully embraced Trump. He made Israel a partisan issue.”
While Emanuel blamed Netanyahu for the issue’s partisanship, far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) indicated her own partisan stance by arguing that Israel should be held accountable for “every war crime committed” during the recent conflicts between Israel and Palestine, a conflict in which Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups launched "hundreds" of rockets targeting Israel.
Omar is not alone in choosing a partisan side against supporting Israel.
Co-member of the “squad” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) echoed Omar in a tweet calling for funding to Israel’s “apartheid government” to be conditioned on their holding up of Palestinian “human rights.”
A ceasefire is necessary, but will not alone achieve freedom, justice, and equality for all who live under Israel's apartheid government.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 20, 2021
The U.S. must condition funding to uphold human rights, and end the funding entirely if those conditions are not met. https://t.co/HOHzwiLJ8a
The 11-day conflict was put to rest by a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, which has held firm since it was instituted last Thursday.
For video of Emanuel's comments, watch below:
H/T: Daily Caller