Forward: For those who want to fight antisemitism, the choice in Georgia is clear

December 17, 2020

By Deborah Lipstadt 

In a recent Zoom conversation organized by Jewish Democratic Council of America, Warnock reiterated these positions. He described Israel as America’s “most important ally” in that part of the world and unequivocally declared that we cannot “allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon.” He also condemned BDS “and its refusal to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.” Though he had indeed signed a letter a few years earlier that said Israel’s “heavy militarization of the West Bank [was] reminiscent of the military occupation of Namibia by apartheid South Africa,” in his JDCA appearance, Reverend Warnock unequivocally rejected the charge that Israel is an apartheid state. Suggesting that he now recognized that his previous statements were one-sided, he acknowledged that he has come to learn of the danger groups such as Hamas pose to Israel and the Jewish people.