Sometimes the truth hurts.
(The Hill) — A freshman House Republican on Wednesday singled out “most” liberal American Jews for not being sufficiently pro-Israel.
Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) questioned why U.S. Jews have not expressed more outrage over President Obama’s demand that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process be based around the 1967 borders, with mutually agreeable land swaps.
“The short answer is that most American Jews are liberal, and most American liberals side with the Palestinians and vague notions of ‘peace’ instead of with Israel’s well-being and security,” Walsh wrote in an op-ed for the conservative Daily Caller.
Walsh, who is Catholic, added that the American Jewish community should be more pro-Israel.
“Like the president, the U.N., and most of Europe, too many American Jews aren’t as pro-Israel as they should be and too many share his belief that the Palestinians are victims of Israeli occupation,” he wrote. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”