November 15, 2016

Keith Ellison’s Extreme Record: Anti-Israel Edition

Keith Ellison’s extremism has been well-documented by America Rising since he announced his candidacy for the DNC chairmanship. One troubling aspect of Congressman Keith Ellison’s record is his strongly anti-Israel statements. A bipartisan cornerstone of American policy has long been a strong support for Israel. Ellison’s elevation to leadership in the Democratic Party would shatter that bipartisan consensus.

See below for some of Ellison’s strong advocacy against Israel:

  • This year, Ellison pushed for the Democratic Platform to include language condemning Israel’s actions.
  • Ellison has also strongly supported Gaza, and by extension Hamas:
    • Ellison pushed for the inclusion of language about the Gaza blockade in the 2016 Democratic Platform.
    • Ellison was a defender of Hamas-controlled Gaza’s actions during the 2008 Gaza war.
    • Ellison signed a letter supporting the ending of the blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza.

Ellison’s reflexive bashing of Israel is out of step with the American people. If Ellison is elected as Chairman of the DNC, and he’s already being called the favorite, it will be the clearest sign yet that the Democratic Party is abandoning any claim to reasonableness.