By Abraham H. Miller, Originally published in The American Spectator
When you compare Jews to termites, the implication is that what is wanting is a call to the exterminator. So, when Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (D) compared the Jews of Judea and Samaria to termites, you would naturally think that the Anti-Defamation League would criticize his remark as somewhat more horrendous than “unhelpful.” It was sort of like telling Hitler that Mein Kampfwas “somewhat unfair” to Jews.
Of course, Congressman Johnson is a Democrat. Jewish organizations do not particularly like criticizing Democrats, and then Johnson doesn’t always seem to be all there. He has become a source of derision on the Hill ever since he opined that an American military base on Guam would so overpopulate the island that it would tilt and fall into the ocean.
On October 5, 2014 the Washingtonian published its 15th biennial “Best & Worst of Congress” list. Congressional staffers voted Rep. Johnson “Worst Speaker” and “Most Clueless.”
Needless to say, these are the sterling qualities that would qualify one to speak to an anti-Israel audience that believes that if Israel cannot be tilted into the sea, perhaps the Jews could be pushed there. After all, that was the refrain of the Arab states when they refused to accept the partition plan of 1948 and vowed to push the Jews into the sea.