His latest affront to the large Jewish and Pro-Israel district he supposedly represents is fundraising from Anti-American, Anti-Israel Organizations associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
This is how the Long Island Congressman and DCCC Chair celebrated the day before Israel's independence day. He Joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Reps Andre Carson and Keith Ellison in Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood in the US.
According to a report by IPT
In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Executive Director Nihad Awad was perhaps the most prominent attendee and played a key role in organizing the event.
CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007-2008 Holy Land Foundation Hamas money-laundering trials, was described in FBI testimony as having been created by Hamas. In a 2007 federal court filing, prosecutors described CAIR as conspiring with other branches of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists.
The FBI officially severed relations with CAIR in 2008 because of its ties to Hamas.
Awad has openly championed Hamas and defended suicide bombings as "legitimate resistance."
Also in attendance was Jamal Barzinji, a founding father of the Muslim Brotherhood in America and co-founder of theMuslim Students Association (MSA), an incubator for Islamic radicalism in North America. MSA was the forerunner ofIslamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).
Barzinji was named in a federal affidavit as being closely associated with Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas. His name appears in a global phone book of Muslim Brotherhood members recovered by Italian and Swiss authorities in Nov. 2001 from the home of Al-Taqwa Bank of Lugano founder Youssef Nada, one of theleaders of the international Muslim Brotherhood.
Hey Steve..maybe you can give some of that dirty money to the Dix Hills Jewish Center, the Synagogue you stiffed out of thousands of dollars when you left during your first divorce.
This is not the first anti-Israel/anti-Semitic cause backed by Steve Israel, who represents a district with a large liberal Jewish population. When President Obama was trying to push the anti-Israel group J-Street down the throats of the pro-Israel community, the Long Island Congressman lent his name to the Organization. He didn't care that the group wanted President Obama to begin talks with the terrorist group Hamas and ease up the Iranian sanctions. Later on when J-Street tried to convince the US Congress to accept the Goldstone Report, a one sided UN Report with trumped up charges of Israeli War Crimes during the Gaza war, Congressman Israel was silent about the group for which he lent his support.
As President Obama began to implement his anti-Israel foreign policy, Steve Israel who never before had been reluctant to speak out in support of Israel, was strangely silent. Even as Republicans began to stand up to support the Jewish State, Congressman Israel said nothing. His silence is the result of his inability to have a thought independent of the Administration. This past May when President Obama made his one sided anti-Israel Middle East there was plenty of criticism regarding Obama's call to begin negotiations with Israel ceding the disputed territories, but none of it was from DNCC Chair Steve Israel.
And lets not forget the fact Congressman Israel accepted campaign funds from a man convicted for smuggling weapons to Iran, a country threatening to destroy the Jewish State.
And as DCCC chair he supported the anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street.
I do not believe that Congressman Israel believes in the Antisemitic/anti-Israel Stance of Occupy Wall Street, nor does he agree with the stances of J-Street or the Iranians his donor was convicted of arming. In fact there is no evidence that he agrees with the President's anti-Israel policies which he remains silent about. No, the DNCC Chairman is much worse than that. Steve Israel is a political hack, who abandons the Jewish State and the Jewish people, not because of an actual belief but because he wants to get ahead in the Democratic Party political organization.
Sadly here in New York's Second 3rd Congressional District (formerly the 2nd) we do not have a Congressman who represents this slice of Long Island, instead Steve Israel believes his role is to represent the national Democratic Party as well as everything this President says and does. Even if it goes against the beliefs of his own constituents.
That is why it is very important for all voters living in the newly formed 3rd CD of NY to vote for Stephen Labate who is not only a veteran who fought for us against terrorism in Iraq, but an honest decent family man who will represent the district rather than the whims of the Democratic Party leadership who support every anti-Semitic and anti-Israel group crossing their path.