California’s land is mostly flat. Today, it can claim to be the home of the first pro-terrorist city in the United States.
Richmond, California, a city with a population of more than 116,000 people that sits 20 minutes north of Oakland, will be the first openly pro-terrorist city in the country. The famous title is the result of the Richmond City Council voting 5-1 in favor of a resolution stating that “the city of Richmond stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza, who are currently facing the a campaign of ethnic cleansing and collective punishment by the state of Israel.”
Mayor Eduardo Martinez emphasized the lie that Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by claiming that Israel is committing war crimes. The resolution should be amended to make a passing reference to the fact that Hamas terrorists invaded Israel and massacred 1,400 civilians. It then went on to quote Hamas’ fictitious estimate of how many Palestinians were killed in Israel’s response.
Why anyone would need the city of Richmond to fight a foreign conflict is anyone’s guess, but the least it can do is provide the right answer. A proper response is to condemn Hamas’ killing of Jewish civilians, demand the release of the hostages, and call on Hamas to stop using its resources to attack civilians and stop hiding behind the scenes. own civilians as human shields. Instead, the city offers antisemitic, ahistorical lies about “apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing,” which it does not apply to Israel and the latter is the goal of Hamas.
Richmond wants the country and the world to know that it is a city run by antisemites, illiterate history, or both. It is, at best, adopting the talking points of an antisemitic terrorist organization that just killed 1,400 civilians (including many Americans) and could commit an actual ethnic cleansing if it had the chance, which is the attack on October 7 showed. The leaders of Richmond proved that they did not deserve to lead at best, if not something worse about them and their judgment.