The relations that Democratic candidate for the vice presidency, Kamala Harris, has cultivated with the anti-Israeli group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), would put at risk the results for Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
“Every American Jew should be concerned about a potential vice president who aligns herself with groups that support terrorists,” said Randy Fine, a former Florida Republican politician who went up against CAIR on several initiatives, according to The Washington Free Beacon on Oct. 13.
“I don’t think we want people in the White House inviting anti-Semites to the table,” Fine added.
CAIR is one of the nation’s leading anti-Israeli groups and promotes a boycott of Israel, which would eventually alienate Jewish voters who might have an interest in the radical-left agenda that Joe Biden represents.
Harris worked in California with CAIR, and then expressed her “gratitude and admiration” in writing to CAIR in 2018.
In addition, CAIR donated thousands of dollars to Harris’s campaign when she ran for the Senate, and also contributed money to the campaign of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), which would show her leftist leanings.
“The organization’s positions and work have been overshadowed by early connections between some of CAIR’s top leaders and organizations that are or were affiliated with Hamas,” the American Anti-Defamation League reported.
“Hamas has long been associated with the pursuit of the complete elimination of the State of Israel and with suicide bombings targeting civilians,” it added. Hamas is considered a terrorist group by the United States.
Indian-American Muslims and Sikhs also hailed Harris as a Democratic Party vice presidential candidate, considering her to be of benefit to their community.
Harris’s association with CAIR is noteworthy for the Republican campaign.
“Senator Harris’s long relationship with an anti-Semitic group like CAIR is disturbing,” said Steve Guest, the Republican National Committee’s director of rapid response, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
“Today’s Democratic Party is under tremendous influence from anti-Semites like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. It is clear that in the Biden-Harris administration, anti-Semitic groups like CAIR will run the show in the same way that [Reps. Ilhan] Omar and [Rashida] Tlaib do in the Democratic caucus,” Guest added.
Although Biden has shown himself to be favorable to the state of Israel, he has also cast a shadow over this image by attacking the construction of Jewish houses in the disputed areas in Israel.
President Donald Trump has an approval rating of 30 percent among potential Jewish voters, a very high percentage considering the historical data.
It is quite possible that now, with President Trump’s decisive participation in the conclusion of the peace pact between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Jewish support has been strengthened.
Also, the move of the embassy in Israel shows that Trump’s support for Jews is not an afterthought.