Keith Ellison Donor: ‘Israelis Have to be Bombed,’ Only Understand ‘Resistance’

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) speaks to a reporter during a rally on jobs December 7, 2016 at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. Our Revolution and Good Jobs Nation, the organizer, held a rally to demand good jobs and workers' rights from the incoming President-elect Donald Trump administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Free Beacon: An official at the anti-Israel American Muslims for Palestine group who openly advocates for violence against the Jewish state contributed $2,500 to Democratic Party leader Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) last year, according to campaign disclosure documents.

The contribution from Taher Herzallah, AMP’s associate director of outreach and grassroots organizing, came in March 2017 shortly after Ellison was named the Democratic National Committee’s deputy chairman.

Herzallah is best known as one of the “Irvine 11,” a group of students who were sentenced to three years probation for actions taken to disrupt a 2010 speech by then-Israeli ambassador Michael Oren. He more recently—just a few weeks before his contribution to Ellison—was arrested for disrupting confirmation hearings for U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman. more …

Opinion: Taher Herzallah is the Associate Director of Outreach & Community Organizing for American Muslims for Palestine. Herzallah, not to be confused with Hezbollah, acts as a liaison between campus activism groups on campuses across the country:

The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) firmly believe that educating the American public of the evils of Jewish people living in Israel is key to bringing about change in the Middle East.

Taher Herzallah is not interested in the two-state solution, rather he advocates for simple annihilation:

“Israelis have to be bombed, they are a threat to the legitimacy of Palestine, and it is wrong to maintain the State of Israel.”

and …

“What if as Muslims we wanted to establish an Islamic State? What if as Muslims we wanted to use violent means to resist occupation? Is that wrong?”

Taher Herzallah harboring homicidal thoughts of murdering Jews is not new, but his being a financial supporter of the Vice Chairman of the Democrat Party might be (key word might).

I have to keep saying this over and over: this kind of hatred is from very old. It began with a set of twins who were grandsons of Abraham. The younger son received the birthright to the covenant land. The older son has been trying to kill his brother, whom God called Israel (Genesis 35:10), for over 3500 years.

“So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” Genesis 27:41

I will go so far as to say that almost no one you know understands where this hatred comes from, and when you try to explain it they won’t listen.

I know — I have tried.