RJC Ad Hammers ‘Today’s Democratic Party’ for Anti-Israel Displays

The Republican Jewish Coalition released an ad Friday charging that the Democratic Party of today is hardly the one of old when it comes to support for Israel.

Citing the Washington Free Beacon report that Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, called Jewish settlers "termites" before an anti-Israeli group, the narrator said "anti-Israeli Democrats are on full display at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia." Johnson offered up a half-hearted apology for the comment, calling it a "poor choice of words."

While Democrats waved the Palestinian flag at the convention, the Israeli flag was burned outside the arena while onlookers chanted in support of the intifada. The Clinton campaign condemned the burning.

However, the ad featured other activists around the convention in Philadelphia speaking out against Israel, including one woman who said the U.S. was acting like a "terrorist" by giving money to Israel and another making the oft-repeated slur against Israel as an "apartheid" state.

Secretary of State John Kerry used this slur in 2014, remarking his concern that Israel could become an apartheid state if a two-state solution was not reached soon.

"Radical Democrats. Stridently anti-Israel," the narrator said. "Sadly, this isn't the old Democratic Party. It's today's Democratic Party."