A stunning new report today in the Washington Free Beacon reveals that a U.S.-based progressive alliance will use operatives who worked on President Obama’s 2012 reelection to drum up votes among Arabs in an effort to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The group, known as Ameinu, “is in contact with experts from Obama’s reelection team, which was involved in ‘similar’ operations,” according to the Beacon.
“We are already in touch with a highly talented combination of knowledgeable Israeli professionals and American experts with experience in similar recent operations, including the Obama presidential campaign,” the group stated in a strategy document obtained by the Beacon. The $3 million initiative is described in the document as “a massive, non-partisan Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign targeting selected demographic and geographic segments of Israeli society.”
From the document:
While voting levels in the ultra- orthodox, settlers and religious-Zionist communities remain high, the voting levels among young secular Israelis, non-wealthy secular Jews and the Arab community are much lower. For example, in the Arab community, voting levels in national elections have dropped to 55%, while in municipal elections, 85% of Arab citizens have voted recently.
Okay, let’s think about what’s going on here. Even as the White House protests that Obama could not possibly meet with Netanyahu when he comes to Washington next month because it might somehow affect the upcoming Israeli election, Obama’s former operatives are trying to use Arabs to get rid of Netanyahu.
Oh, but don’t worry, I’m sure the White House has no contact with any of its former campaign staff.
And what they’re doing is exactly what they did to beat Romney – drilling down with the “base” and making sure they get to the polls. Only in this case the Obama political team is trying to pump up Arab participation in an election in the Jewish state.
The Beacon notes:
The Arab Israeli community in particular is expected to play a larger role than usual in Israel’s March elections. The four major parties that represent Arab Israelis merged in January, a move that could make it easier for the left-leaning Labor Party to form a government.
If Obama is really concerned with not affecting the Israeli election, he should call off his dogs.