Congressman [Joe Walsh] Endorses Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing for Palestinians - Robert Wright - International - The Atlantic

Congressman [Joe Walsh] Endorses Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing for Palestinians - Robert Wright - International - The Atlantic

Offhand, I don't recall a member of Congress in my lifetime saying anything so grotesquely at odds with American ideals about ethnic relations and for that matter basic human rights. Will the Anti-Defamation League denounce Walsh? Will the American Jewish Congress? Will AIPAC have anything to say about the congressman whose strongly pro-Israel views its newsletter approvingly highlighted? If not, why not?

via Congressman Endorses Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing for Palestinians - Robert Wright - International - The Atlantic.

1) Make the occupied territories part of Israel;

2) Give Palestinians who live in those territories "limited voting power" in the new, bigger Israel that they'll have suddenly become residents of. (Walsh doesn't define his euphemism, but no doubt the idea is that Jews get one-person-one-vote and Palestinians get something less, so that Israel can remain a Jewish state.)

3) Palestinians who don't like having "limited voting power" can move to Jordan.

Those are the ideas "Rep. Joe Walsh, a Tea Party Republican from Illinois," has to solve the Palestinian problem for the Zionists.

I have to say outright that this Joe Walsh is a spiritual monster. His heart is small, cold, and hard. I think Robert Wright, the article's author and senior editor at The Atlantic, is correct when he says that he can't remember offhand in his lifetime anyone in Congress being "so grotesquely at odds with American ideals...." However, I can remember a number of racist members of the Senate and House who could have given Joe Walsh a run for his money. They're all dead now, as far as I know. There might be a few who are still clinging. That should tell you something. The pre-repentant George Wallace lives again in Joe Walsh, only in Congress. I think Strom Thurmond might fit even better. He had plenty of friends in both chambers. Jesse Helms was another major doozy.

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