Democratic congressman suggests Israel “go back” to first century borders | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Democratic congressman suggests Israel “go back” to first century borders

Juan Vargas, a Democratic congressman from California, tweeted on 4 March what many of his colleagues have tried to deny in recent weeks: “Questioning support for the US-Israel relationship is unacceptable.”

Vargas is on the foreign affairs committee in the US House of Representatives with Ilhan Omar, but unlike the congresswoman from Minnesota he has telegraphed that he will allow no piece of information or evidence to lead him to question the relationship.

In Vargas’ view, if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes coalition deals with Kahanist racists – as he recently did – there is no space to question the US-Israel relationship.

Such unquestioning support comes as no surprise from Vargas. Late last year the congressman went so far as to voice support for the “67 borders” of Israel.

But he wasn’t referring to the June 1967 boundaries – before Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Syria’s Golan Heights and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Rather, he was referring to the first century.

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