CNN is continuing to cement itself as an identity politics network and this just continues to prove it.
“House approves resolution opposing Israel boycott movement in divisive vote,” a Tuesday CNN headline read. Sounds interesting! Just how divisive was it? Oh. Not very. Not at all. In fact, it was a more unified vote than any other vote I have followed this year. The vote was so unified that it would best be described as a bipartisan united vote, a complete contradiction to the CNN headline.
BDS is an anti-Israel propaganda movement started by Palestinians and their supporters, which operates via economic warfare. The intent is to financially cripple the Israeli people and their government, thereby creating an opportunity for Palestinians to overtake the Jewish nation. “The BDS campaign does not support Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, and rejects a two-state solution to the conflict,” explains the ADL. BDS is basically a white-collar version of Palestinian terrorism with the same goals as related campaigns: “The Great Return March,” arson terrorism, environmental terrorism, and terror tunnels. The BDS movement is part of the Palestinian movement that wants to destroy Jewish Israel and replace it with an Islamic Palestine, also knows as a “one-state solution,” an idea which Rashida Tlaib fully supports.
So why does CNN continue to assist the BDS campaign and engage in terrorist amelioration? Why does CNN coverage indicate that CNN wants Americans to hate Israel?
Muslim-raised Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a research fellow at Stanford University, has recently explained a neo-liberal philosophy that I believe is likely at play at CNN. Hirsi Ali described her Islamic upbringing as strongly intertwined with a vigorous hatred of Jews and the sole Jewish nation, extreme anti-Semitism that dominated her understanding of the world. She went on to discuss how she believes the intersectionality of Islamic anti-Semitism and liberalism took hold. “Islamists have understood well how to couple Muslim anti-Semitism with the American left’s vague notion of ‘social justice.’ They have succeeded in couching their agenda in the progressive framework of the oppressed versus the oppressor. Identity politics and victimhood culture also provide Islamists with the vocabulary to deflect their critics with accusations of ‘Islamophobia,’ ‘white privilege’ and ‘insensitivity,’” Hirsi Ali explained. Coincidentally, the Israeli government has released a report showing how Islamic terrorists use the BDS movement to “exploit Western governmental funding, philanthropic foundations, financial platforms and civil society to advance their goal of dismantling the State of Israel.”