One terrorism expert asserts that Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is in dire need of a history lesson.
The mayor of South Bend, Indiana – who is the first openly homosexual presidential candidate – has been leading the polls in Iowa and is now on the rise in New Hampshire.
While on the stump, Buttigieg – like his Democrat counterparts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) – has been very critical of the State of Israel and has opposed the decision by President Donald Trump to support Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
In fact, the 37-year-old Democrat has gone so far as to call for an end of Israel's so-called "occupation" of that territory.
Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer further discussed Buttigieg’s pro-Palestinian/anti-Israeli foreign policy.
"They speak about so-called Palestinian lands, and Buttigieg says U.S. policy should not be promoting this kind of settlement construction denouncing the possibility that Israel might annex the West Bank,” Spencer pointed out. “Now the thing is Buttigieg doesn't know history in this regard – that the West Bank belongs to Israel. Israel has the only valid claim on it in terms of international law."
However, Spencer says Democrats – like Buttigieg – have completely abandoned that position and are becoming increasingly anti-Israel in their courting of the hard-left.
"The left is increasingly anti-Israel, and that includes the Jewish left,” the leader of the government watchdog organization asserted. “And consequently, they know they have nothing to lose – nothing to fear in terms of alienating their own base. It might not play in the country at large, but certainly, they have no problem with losing Democrat support by being anti-Israel."
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, recently visited Israel to sit down with Israel's counterparts. His presence signified the "depth of partnership" between the two countries, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi said in a statement.
Spencer believes that if a Democrat is elected president in 2020, it could spell the end of the U.S.-Israel alliance.