Sunday, January 10, 2021

Georgia's Jon Ossoff's Election (Paid) to the US Senate to Represent Israel

Editor's note: Bought and paid for by Jewish interests Jon Ossoff who is the US Senator elect from Georgia representing Israel, will owe his Jewish backers big time for getting him into the senate. Ossoff's father, Richard Ossoff, is of Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish descent. Ossoff was raised Jewish. With Ossoff's Jewish paid for election to put him in the senate will mean the Democrats will control the senate for the first time in ten years, while old men in Palestine are beaten to within an inch of their lives - if they're that "fortunate." We are heading for confrontation in America: America's Whiteness crisis, and Zionism's

Source: The Unz Review

The Role of the Israel Lobby in Jon Ossoff's Ascendance

Democratic Majority for Israel Facebook post congratulating "Senator-elect Jon Ossoff on your victory in Georgia! DMFI PAC was proud to support your candidacy, and we're thrilled that the first Millennial in the Senate will be a strong pro-Israel Democrat." 

The new US Senator from Georgia, a 33-year-old who received the most campaign donations for a Senate candidate in US history, began his political career in 2006 helping to defeat Georgia’s first Black woman to be elected to Congress. She had been targeted for removal by the Israel lobby…

Jon Ossoff, the 33-year-old Democrat who has just been elected U.S. Senator from Georgia, had relatively few credentials to win a major national position.

He had never held elective office at any level. His resume consists of a relatively low level staff position in Congress, conducting a run for Congress (which he lost), using some of the money he had inherited from his grandfather to become CEO of a London media company and then using this inherited money to finance its work (helped by a $350,000 infusion from Silicon Valley billionaire Pierre Omidyar).

He did, however, have some other attributes.

In an analysis of how Ossof got to where he is, the New York Times reports that Ossof "capitalized on his own well-off upbringing and a series of well-timed introductions and personal endorsements to rise through Democratic politics in Georgia."

The first of those introductions was to a Black candidate for Congress named Hank Johnson. Ossoff worked in the campaign that won the relatively unknown Johnson his seat in Congress. Ossoff was then rewarded with a staff position, which opened the next door.

Ossoff parlayed this Congressional staff position into a 2017 run for Congress which he almost won despite being only 26 years old. One of the ways he did this was through inflating his Congressional position with Johnson and his alleged expertise and experience.

Ossoff claimed "five years of experience as a national security staffer in the U.S. Congress," and announced that he "held top-secret security clearance." Below are some of his ads emphasizing these claims:

In reality, however, two of Ossof's claimed five years as a Congressional staffer had consisted of part-time work while he was a college student. He had held a security clearance for a total of five months, obtained so that the $10 an hour assistant could accompany his Congress member to some briefings.

In some spheres, however, it appears that Ossoff did indeed have significant influence in this position, and he used it to benefit Israel.

The Jewish Forward reports that Ossoff "was in charge of foreign policy issues in the office of Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson. As such, he worked on legislation improving military funding for Israel and mandating tougher inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities." (Keep in mind, Israel has received far more US tax money than any other nation, and Iran has long been targeted by Israel and its advocates.)

Partly through emphasizing his pro-Israel credentials, Ossoff was able to raise $33 million for his 2017 campaign, and the race became the most expensive House race in American history up to that time.

On his list of priorities, Ossoff emphasized his support for Israel. Below is a sample (the whole document is here):
Jon is committed to Israel's security as a homeland for the Jewish people and to strengthening the historic, unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel.

Jon has traveled twice to Israel — once while a graduate student at the London School of Economics and once after his Bar Mitzvah. Jon has deep personal relationships with family who live in Jerusalem and many friends who live in Israel.

As a national security staffer in Congress, Jon worked closely with talented Israeli diplomats to strengthen diplomatic and military ties between the U.S. and Israel.

While working in Congress on military and counterterrorism programs, Jon drafted a Congressional resolution demanding the inspection of Iran's secret nuclear facilities. He also worked on defense authorization bills that helped fund the Iron Dome and David Sling's defense systems, which are essential to protecting Israel from missile and rocket attack… read more
Ossof's statement ignored many significant facts. For example, Palestinian rockets from Gaza had begun only after Israel had invaded and shelled the region extensively. Moreover, in all the years the rockets have been used, they've killed a total of about 30 people; Israeli air strikes have killed thousands of Gazans.

In 2020, Ossoff posted a similar, even longer document detailing his support for Israel. (In both races, Ossoff’s Republican opponents also pledged unquestioning support for Israel.)

Ossoff's position statements indicate that, despite positioning himself as an expert on international relations, Ossoff seems significantly uninformed on Israel-Palestine.

For example, his statements fail to note that Israel was established, in the words of an Israeli historian, by ethnic cleansing. In addition, he seems unaware of the current situation.

Although Ossoff also positions himself as a progressive, he virtually never appears to mention Israel's long record of human rights violations as documented by Human Rights Watch, Christian Aid, Amnesty International, the International Red Cross, and numerous other respected groups, including a number of Israeli NGOs.

He also seems untroubled by Israel's systemic discrimination and daily violence against Palestinians.

Please go to The Unz Review to read the entire article. 



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