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Friday, August 17, 2012

Orange County Jew haters go after Travis Allen

Some of you might recall that on Tisha b'Av, when I happened to be in the right place at the right time to see Mitt Romney at the Kotel (Western Wall), I ran into a California State Assembly candidate from Orange County named Travis Allen.

This evening, I received an email from reader Morry W, who forwarded this link to me from the blogs of the Orange County Weekly. The blog is one of the bluest pieces I have ever seen in a mainstream publication (40 years ago, it would have been laced with the term 'expletive deleted' several times), and goes after Allen for being a friend of Israel.
Allen is expected to lose, so he's hitching his campaign on an issue that most voters in the 72nd couldn't give a shit about: Israel, and its insatiable thirst to boot Palestinians out of the West Bank.

On his issues page, Allen goes from pertinent issues (education, taxes, budget) to the non-sequitor that is Israel. "As part of his service," reads his website, "Travis Allen is currently running for the California Legislature to begin a career of public service which will enable him to directly impact US policy toward Israel as our most cherished ally in the Middle East, and a bastion of Democracy and Security in an increasingly hostile environment."

Because that'll improve the atrocious asphalt streets in Westminster how?

But Allen is no mere chicken hawk; he's a war eagle for the idea that Israel should occupy as much land as they damn well please. He wants a "unified Israel that includes Judea and Samaria, the heartland of the Jewish people, and the recognition of Jerusalem as the undivided and eternal capital."

Judea and Samaria, of course, is the far-right term for what the rest of the world calls the West Bank, almost universally recognized as (at worst) occupied territory taken away from and (at best) the land for a future Palestinian state.
I'm going to post below the video highlights of Allen's trip to Israel, because they show just how strong a friend of Israel Travis Allen is. I don't know how many of my readers vote in the 72nd Assembly district in California, but if you do, I would urge you to vote for Travis Allen.

Let's go to the videotape.

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