Israeli ambassador to UN calls on Dems, GOP to condemn Omar, Tlaib

Israeli ambassador to UN calls on Dems, GOP to condemn Omar, Tlaib


OCCUPIED. DAVID: WELL NOW THE CONGRESSWOMAN WANT TO BOYCOTT MA HER, SO ARE THEY GAINING OR LOSING SUPPORT FOR THEIR CAUSE?>> HOPEFULLY, LOSING. LOOK I HAD NO IDEA ANTI-SEMITISM CAN DO STANDUP COMEDY. THE FIRST TIME I WENT TO ISRAEL, SEVEN OUT OF THE 10 DAYS I WAS THERE, WE HAD ROCKETS GOING OVERHEAD, WE HAD TO RUN OUT OF THE MARKET BECAUSE OF IT AND THAT WAS COMING FROM THE PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP JUST NEXT DOOR. THAT’S WHAT’S CAUSING THE PROBLEMS THERE. THEY PLUNDER ALL OF THE ASSETS, ALL OF THE MONEY THEY KEEP THEIR PEOPLE DOWN, ISRAEL IS ONE OF THE GREATEST PLACES ON EARTH. WE HAVE MUSLIMS, JEWS, CHRISTIANS, EVERY RACE, CREED, COLOR, GENDER, LIVE, PLAY, AND WORK SIDE BY SIDE. THIS WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOKE AND I’M AT HOPES THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SAYS NO TO THIS BUT I’M NOT SO SURE.>> I MEAN IT’S ALMOST BEWILDERING GARY TO YOUR POINT ISRAEL IS THE MOST OPEN PLURALISTIC PROTECTIVE OF FREE SPEECH, THE PROPERTY, CAPITALISM , IN THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST. THEIR NEIGHBORS ARE THE ONES WHO STONE ADULTERS AND THROW HOMOSEXUALS OFF BUILDINGS. THEY ARE SAVAGE AND TRIBAL AND TO YOUR POINT MAYBE THE BEST THING WOULD HAVE BEEN TO LET THESE CONGRESS PEOPLE VISIT THE MIDDLE EAST AND VISIT ISRAEL. EVERYONE SHOULD VISIT ISRAEL AND JUST SEE WHAT A LITTLE BIT OF FREEDOM AND CAPITALISM CAN DO WITH IT REALLY UGLINESS. DAVID: THERE IS ANOTHER LAYER TO ALL OF THIS. THERE ARE NEW REPORTS OUT SOME SENIOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS MAY BE WEIGHING LEGISLATIVE ACTION AGAINST U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL DAVID FRIEDMAN AND ISRAEL ‘S AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON, RON DERMER, AS RETALIATION AGAINST ISRAEL’S BAND LET’S BRING IN THE AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS , DANNY DANNON FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. SO HOW WOULD ISRAEL RESPOND TO SOME KIND OF CONGRESSIONAL SANCTION?>> WELL WE’RE VERY PROUD OF IT. WE WELCOME EVERY AMERICAN TO COME AND VISIT ISRAEL AND BY THE WAY LAST WEEK WE HAD MORE THAN 70 COMMON WHO CAME IN WITH A BIPARTISAN DELEGATION, BUT WHAT HAPPENED HERE WE SAW TWO REPRESENTATIVES AND I WOULD CALL THEM SANTA FE I SEMITES AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HISTORY, THE TWEET, THEY ARE ANTI-SEMITES. THEY TRIED TO COME TO ISRAEL TO INSTIGATE, TO CREATE PROVOCATION AND WE CAN SAY NO. THE U.S. WOULD BE THE SAME IN THE PAST WHEN YOU ADD OTHER LEADERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WANTED TO COME AND CREATE PROVOCATION IN THE U.S. SO WE ARE SAYING IT’S NOT ABOUT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICANS. THOSE TWO REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE ISOLATED. SHOULD BE CONDEMNED BY DEMOCRATS , AND REPUBLICANS, AND IF YOU TALK ABOUT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, WE VALUE THE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT OF BOTH PARTIES. DAVID: BUT AMBASSADOR VERY QUICKLY YOU DIDN’T ANSWER MY QUESTION. IF THERE IS A SANCTION BY THE U.S. CONGRESS AGAINST ISRAEL HOW WOULD YOU DEAL WITH THAT?>> I’M WORRIED ABOUT THAT WE HAVE MANY FRIENDS AND SUPPORT IN CONGRESS AND IN THE DEMOCRATIC POLICY AND I DON’T AGREE WITH WHAT THOSE CONGRESSWOMAN ARE SAYING, WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THIS IS NOT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THIS IS AN EXTREME RADICAL CONGRESSWOMAN AND THEY SHOULD BE ISOLATED.>> AMBASSADOR ONE OF THE REASONS THEY WERE NOT LET IN PRESUMABLY IS BECAUSE THE MEETINGS THEY WERE NOT GOING TO BE ATTENDING THE MEETINGS WITH ISRAELI OFFICIALS. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT WE’VE READ IS THAT THE CASE THAT BASICALLY THEY HAD SORT OF LAID OUT A TRIP THAT WAS GOING TO BE VERY SORT OF POLITICALLY CHARGED?>> ABSOLUTELY AND LOOK WHO INVITED THEM. AN ORGANIZATION INVITED THEM TO COME TO A RADICAL EXTREMIST ORGANIZATION ANTI-SEMITISM I’D AND CONNECTION TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, SO ONCE WE LEARN ABOUT WHO IS INVITING THEM WE SAW THE ITINERARY AND WANTED TO CREATE IT THERE AND WE SAID NO THANK YOU. YOU CAN DO THE PROVOCATION HERE IN THE U.S. , BUT NOT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.>> AMBASSADOR YOU’RE BRINGING UP HARSH WORDS FURTHER ADDING TO THIS POLARIZATION AND IF WE TAKE POLITICS OUT OF THE GAME BOTH GARY AND JONATHAN BROUGHT IT UP ABOUT FREE SPEECH AND BEING A DEMOCRACY. ISN’T THIS JUST TAKING AWAY FROM YOUR IMAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE?>> SO THERE WAS A DEBATE IN ISRAEL. MANY PEOPLE SAY WE SHOULD HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO COME IN, MEET THE PEOPLE, LOOK AT THE HISTORY, MAYBE THEY WILL LEARN SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU CAN TELL THEY DON’T KNOW THE HISTORY, WITH TWEETS AND FACEBOOK PAGES.>> A FEW TWEETS I DON’T THINK YOU CAN COME TO THAT CONCLUSION.>> WELL YOU SEE WHAT THEY SAY I DON’T THINK THEY ARE THAT KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST. THEY ARE INCITING AGAINST ISRAEL , ABOUT THE JEWS IN THE U.S. , SO YES, SOME PEOPLE ALLOWED THEM TO COME IN IN ISRAEL BUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE PROVOCATION WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF WE CREATE PROVOCATION IN ISRAEL, WE DECIDED NOT TO ALLOW THEM TO COME IN AND IT WAS NOT AN EASY DECISION FOR US, BECAUSE TODAY EVERY AMERICAN CAN FLY TO ISRAEL AND WE WELCOME EVERYBODY TO COME.>> CAN I JUST ADD ONE THING? I NOTICE THAT THESE TWO WOMEN TODAY DID NOT MENTION THAT THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY BANNED LGBTQ ACTIVITIES IN THE WEST BANK BECAUSE IT SAYS IT HURTS THEIR WHATEVER THEY DO OVER THERE. SO ALL THIS TALK ABOUT ISRAEL AND YOU’VE BEEN RIGHT, THEY MAY NEED TO LOOK INTO THEIR OWN HOUSE BEFORE THEY START COMMENTING ON OTHERS AT THIS POINT IN TIME.>> YES.>> AMBASSADOR HOW IS THIS BEING PLAYED OUT IN TERMS OF THE ELECTION COMING UP IN ISRAEL?>> IT’S NOT A MAJOR ISSUE IN ISRAEL. TO THOSE REPRESENTATIVES, AND PEOPLE COMING AGAINST US, TAKE ENGLAND FOR EXAMPLE. YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING ON THE OPPOSITION, WHO IS ALSO AN ANTI-SEMITISM I’D WHO SPEAKS TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL, SO WE ARE UNFORTUNATELY WE’RE USED TO IT. IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT IT’S COMING NOW TO THE U.S.. WE SAW IT IN EUROPE FOR MANY YEARS AND NOW UNFORTUNATELY WE SIGH IT ALSO COMING HERE. DAVID: JONATHAN GO AHEAD.>> QUICKLY AMBASSADOR THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. WHETHER OR NOT THESE PEOPLE WERE LET IN HOW SHOULD AMERICANS WHO WANT TO FIGHT BDS APPROACH IT? HOW SHOULD THEY ADDRESS IT AND FIGHT THESE IDEAS HERE AT HOME?>> SO I THINK WE DO HAVE THE SUPPORT AND WE SPOKE ABOUT THE CONGRESS AND THE CONGRESS PASSED LEGISLATION, CONDEMNING BDS, SO I THINK THE MORE WE SEE THE DEFLATION AT THE STATE LEVEL THE MORE WE HAVE THE BOYCOTT ISRAEL, THE U.S. WILL BOYCOTT THE BOYCOTTERS THAT IS VERY EFFECTIVE AND WE DO HAVE THE SUPPORT IN THE U.S.. DAVID: BY THE WAY BDS WANTS A PALESTINIAN STATE FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA. ANYBODY WHOSE SEEN A MAP KNOWS THAT THAT COMPLETELY EXCLUDES ISRAEL. WHAT HAPPENS TO ISRAEL IF THEY GET THEIR WISH?>> WE ARE NOT HERE TO TRY IT. WE HAVE WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVEMENT WE ARE HERE TO STAY AND WHEN WE HAVE A DIALOGUE WITH MUSLIM LEADERS AND WE SPEAK ABOUT THE FUTURE AND NOT THESE

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