New York City Council member and Israel’s critic, Charles Barron, is predicted to beat his opponent Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries 42, in the June 26 Democratic primary that could send him to the US Congress representing district’s 20% pro-Israel Russian Jewish population.
Pro-Israel Jewish groups are running crazy demonizing Barron. A recent poll taken among the Jewish community in the district denounced Barron in the harshest terms.
“They called him an anti-Semite, a hate monger for remarks calling Israel “the biggest terrorist in the world” and likening Gaza to a death camp. They also called him “viper”, a “bigot of highest order” and a “scary monster“, ” reported the NY Daily News on June 13, 2012.
Charles Barron 61, who has served in City Council for decade – is an outspoken Afro-American nationalist. Last year, he mourned the brutal murder of Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi, by saying: “out there they don’t know that Qaddafi was our brother. The man was a freedom fighter“.
The Jewish press has endorsed Barron’s opponent Hakeem to replace the retiring Rep. Edolphus Towns. Afro-American Baptist Towns has already angered Jewish groups by endorsing Charles Barron. However, the Jewish groups fear that Hakeem has no chance to beat Barron who has been endorced by federal labor unions (AFSC, ME, AFSCME, CSEA, etc.)
Israel lobby group, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has slammed Barron for praising Louis Farakhan, the leader of Nation of Islam (NOI); supporting British MP George Galloway , Malik Zulu Shabaz and Gaza’s elected government of Hamas. Abbe Foxman listed a few of Barron’s statements to prove that Barron is a Jew-hater.
“I am tired every time you criticize Israel, you are anti-Semitic. Well technically my pastor taught me about the Semitic people, the Semites are black.”
“Gaza is a concentration camp and you’re deliberately causing the death of people and you cannot continue to justify that by saying that you’re trying to secure Israel or you’re fighting against terrorism“.
“The young children of Gaza are dying at the hands of the Israeli army and the Israeli government and the United States is accomplice in this murder.”
“If you really want to do something, then block the military aid to Israel. If you want to sanction somebody, sanction Israel“.
Incidently, Hakeem is nephew of professor Leonard Jeffries Jr. (CUNY) who was fired from the university for his 1991 speech in which he claimed that rich Jews financed the slave trade. Watch video below.