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Published on August 29th, 2017 | by Eli Clifton

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Sebastian Gorka Accuses ‘Liberal’ Jews of ‘Betraying’ US-Israel Relations

Recently departed White House aide Sebastian Gorka never seemed to hold his tongue during his tenure as an adviser to President Donald Trump. He called criticism of the White House’s omission of Jewish victims of the Holocaust in a Holocaust Remembrance Day statement “asinine” and regularly attacked television anchors for their ratings, deriding them as “fake news.” But Gorka, who left the White House under unclear circumstances on Friday, was apparently holding back his vitriol for left-wing Jews, who he denounced as “doing so much to betray our great friendship with Jerusalem,” in a radio interview on Tuesday.

Gorka, speaking to right-wing radio host Michael Savage, said:

Some great Jewish Americans came to my defense […] and even numerous rabbis from New York and they taught me and they educated me. They told me that this is one of the saddest phenomena of American politics now that liberal, the liberal elements of the American Jewish population has basically become anti-Israeli. It’s the greatest saddest paradox. You know there are key people such as at The Forward, at The Forward, who are pro-BDS, who are pro-Iran deal.  It’s this very tragic phenomena that the people who should be supporting Israel and US-Israel relations the most have really done so much, done so much, to betray our great friendship with Jerusalem.

Listen to it:

Gorka’s decision to lash out at “liberal” Jews and The Forward was driven by the publication’s coverage of his ties to a Nazi-collaborating group (characterized as such by The State Department), Vitezi Rend, in Hungary and his apparent endorsement of a racist and anti-Semitic Hungarian militia in a 2007 television interview.

LobeLog first published photos of Gorka wearing a medal with the Vitezi Rend symbol to Trump’s inauguration and posed questions about his ties to the group.

Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)  wrote to the Trump administration earlier this month asking if Gorka was under criminal investigation for failing to disclose his ties to Vitezi Rend in his application for U.S. citizenship.

“Sebastian Gorka should never have been an advisor to POTUS. He should still be investigated for concealing neo-nazi ties,” Durbin tweeted on Monday.

 

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3 Responses to Sebastian Gorka Accuses ‘Liberal’ Jews of ‘Betraying’ US-Israel Relations

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  1. avatar AddictionMyth says:

    This is hilarious and tragic. It sounds like they know they lost. Also so many great contradictions. I love the fact that his kid is an environmentalist – nothing to be ashamed of there! But the big thing is Cardin, who aggressively opposes BDS which Gorka also no doubt opposes. So they are allies on Israel even though they are mortal enemies on Nazis. Cardin is going to have to start wondering – “Why is that?”

  2. avatar John O says:

    One less Nazi in the White House. Well done, Lobelog, for your efforts in exposing Gorka.

  3. avatar Greg Bacon says:

    Why is American and Americans always getting turned inside out by a segment of our population that is around 2%?
    Nary a day passes without this Jewish faction or that Jewish side claiming victim-hood over something, demanding the govt step in and make it right–for them–then the MSM chimes in, blasting demands 24/7, while the rest of the world’s happenings get ignored?

    Or is that life under the boot-heel of Israeli Occupation?


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Eli Clifton reports on money in politics and US foreign policy. Eli previously reported for the American Independent News Network, ThinkProgress, and Inter Press Service.



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