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What is the Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus?


by Kyle Rogers

During the “Civil Rights Movement” many Jewish groups urged their supporters to aggressively support blacks like Martin Luther King. Jewish organizations argued that blacks would remember the aid they received from Jews. Instead militant black organizations currently target Jewish people as “the worst of the whites.” Not to mention the fact that blacks are much less likely to be pro-Israel than whites.

Jewish aid to blacks  during the 1960’s failed miserably to win any long term support from blacks. Now many Jewish groups have been calling for Jews to aggressively support open borders and amnesty. They claim Latinos will remember the aid they received from Jews in the future.

By putting a Jewish face on the open borders/amnesty movement, Jews are only provoking the anger of the majority of the population of the US. Not to mention the extreme unlikelihood that Hispanics will remember and support Jewish interests in the future.

Currently Jewish people hold a disproportionately large number of spots in the US government. Jews make up 2-3% of the US population. According to Forward magazine, the largest Jewish publication in the world, Jews make up 33% of the US Supreme Court, 13% of the US Senate, and 10.3% of the US House.

According to the Jewish Telegraph, the Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus is about two issues. Jewish members agree to support open borders and amnesty, while Latinos members agree to support Israel in foreign policy concerns.

As the flood of Latinos pour in, does anyone really think that they will remotely care about Israel? The notion is absurd. In fact many radical Latino groups are already comparing themselves to the Palestinians.

From JTA…

U.S. House members formally launched the Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus.

The bipartisan group started Tuesday recognizes the developing ties between the two communities.

The four caucus co-chairs each spoke during the opening ceremony of the shared interests and values held by the Latino and Jewish communities. The leaders — Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) — said they hoped the caucus can foster progress on joint issues of concern.

“We all are very concerned about the Iranian regime and its proxies like Hezbollah and Hamas, and they are increasing their influence lamentably in countries in our own hemisphere,” Ros-Lehtinen said. “These developments are negative for the U.S., they’re negative for Israel and they’re negative for freedom-loving people who live in Latin American countries.”

Engel mentioned the recent moves of some Latin American countries, including Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile, to recognize an independent Palestinian state and the possibility of a recognition vote in the United Nations General Assembly in September.

“Some of the countries, particularly in South America, have disappointed a little bit lately,” Engel said. “As we know peace can only come when two sides who are willing to sit down and respect each other and negotiate a peace happen.”

Other House of Representatives members who have joined the caucus include Reps. Shelly Berkley (D-Nev.), Joe Baca (D-Calif.), Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), David Rivera (R-Fla.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Albio Sires (D-N.J.).