Eileen Fleming, an extreme left-wing, anti-Israel in the name of human rights resident of Florida is running for Congress in Florida's 5th Congressional District.
Just how anti-Israel is she?
First, her website home page features articles on the Israeli air force attack on the USS Liberty in the Six-Day War in 1967 when it was mistaken for an Egyptian war ship. Israel apologized for the attack following investigations by US and Israeli armed forces and civilian groups. But that has not been enough for Miss Fleming.
Second, Miss Fleming's position on all things Palestinian is one of either ignorance or intentional malice towards Israel and Israelis. She has bought into the canard that Arab Christians are fleeing Israel when the opposite is the case, and decries the physical separation of Israeli and Arab communities without mentioning the reasons why the wall and fences were necessary in the first place.
Third, Miss Fleming cannot distinguish between the thousands of missile attacks launched from Gaza by Hamas, et al, and the need for an Israeli response in Operation Cast Lead.
The list goes on and on. Surely, she won't win the election, but America is such a great country that it gives her the opportunity to run for elected office.
That's what think.
Stephen M. Flatow