NCCI was heartened to learn that Democrats concerned about three antisemitic resolutions would be forming a new North Carolina Jewish Democrats (NCJD) caucus. We thought the cavalry was coming to protect Jews from antisemitism in the party. We were wrong.
Ghettoization and Other Antisemitic Tropes
To provide background, in June, 2022, the North Carolina Democratic Party published three antisemitic resolutions, two of which were adopted. Israel was falsely accused of harming Muslim Palestinian communities by expropriation and “ghettoization” of land, and more. The claims are heinous and unfounded.
The vile, incendiary resolutions echoed the conspiracy theory embraced by Jew-haters that Jews maintain a powerful global cabal to dominate and abuse others. Democrats in North Carolina portrayed Jews as sinister, evil, and greedy; the age-old antisemitic tropes used to incite Jew-hatred for centuries.
Fighting Antisemitism not a Priority?
Sadly, we learned that the primary goal of the NCJD would be to turn North Carolina “blue.” Among the listed goals, fighting antisemitism in the party did not even make the list.
The “Jewish Democratic” caucus appears to be simply a mechanism for promoting the Democratic Party. Note that the only two requirements for membership in the new NCJD caucus include being:
- “a registered NC Democrat and
- support for a Jewish state of Israel alongside a future negotiated state of Palestine in accordance with the Democratic National Party Platform.”
Support for a Jewish state cannot be conditional on there being a “state of Palestine.” Such an entity could well be a terrorist state at some point.
A Fool’s Errand – NCCI members who reached out to their respective NC Representatives to express concern about the antisemitic resolutions were referred to the NCJD caucus. Since the caucus shows little interest in protecting the Jewish community, this is a fool’s errand.
More Information on North Carolina Jewish Leadership Betrays Jewish Interests
Jewish leaders in North Carolina betray Jewish interests – Why is a new “Jewish caucus” refusing to fight anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party? (August 29, 2022 / JNS) The deadliest forms of anti-Semitism are often the result of politics organized against the Jewish community and Israel, the world’s only Jewish state. Here in North Carolina, anti-Semitism has been found in our universities and cities like Durham. Alarmingly, it is now also being promoted by the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP). Worse still, this is supported by local Jewish leaders who are so dedicated to progressive ideology that they are willing to sacrifice Jewish concerns to advance a partisan political agenda. Click here to read the full article by Josh Ravitch and Amy Rosenthal in Jewish News Syndicate
Antisemitism Finds Safe Harbor in the North Carolina Democratic Party – The age-old hatred of Jews reared its ugly head at the North Carolina Democratic Party’s June state convention with the proposal of three (and passage of two) resolutions, found in the 2022 Resolutions Report. The anti-Israel agenda is clear for all to see, but few understand how and why these resolutions are so grossly antisemitic. The Blogs of Amy Rosenthal in The Times of Israel – click here to read the blog post
Caption for featured photo: North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh