Bowman Asked Rabbi for Photo to ‘Show World I’m Friends With Jewish People’

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    (JNS) – Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), a member of the progressive congressional “Squad,” tried to bolster his image among Jews by soliciting “pics of us” from a rabbi, a screenshot of a spring 2022 text exchange provided to Jewish Insider reveals.

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    The representative, one of the most vocal in condemning Israel even before the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks in southern Israel, had requested via text: “Do you have pics of us? So I can show the world I’m friends with Jewish people.” Jewish Insider has kept the rabbi’s name private at his request.

    Rather than provide an image, he deflected, saying, “‘Oh, I’m sure you guys have it. Don’t worry about it,’” wrote the Jewish Insider.

    Bowman did not request photos from the rabbi again, who told the news outlet: “I was like, ‘I don’t want to be his court Jew.’ That wasn’t what I signed up for.”

    Justin Brasch, a Jewish Democrat who serves as a councilman in White Plains, N.Y., told Jewish Insider that Bowman “is not someone who wants to build bridges with Jews and the Jewish community.”

    Brasch said “he doesn’t reach out. He doesn’t reach back. He’s not interested at all in the Jewish community.”

    Amy Paulin, a Democrat and member of the state assembly, said Bowman “doesn’t tell the truth” since he had told her and others that he did not support the BDS movement before coming out in favor of the effort to destroy the Jewish state.

    She described Bowman’s BDS advocacy as “clearly antisemitic” and told Jewish Insider, “I don’t believe anything he says anymore.”

    The anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace has endorsed Bowman. In May, the congressman sought—and received—the endorsement of the BDS-supporting Democratic Socialists of America.


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    voros
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    voros
    28 days ago

    why is this fool in congress?

    The_Truth
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    The_Truth
    28 days ago

    Should have photoshopped him with a pic of “Rabbi Linda Goldstein” (the chief rabbi of Gaza) and sent it back to him.

    anonymous
    anonymous
    28 days ago

    The guy is a virulent antisemite and Israel hater. He is really a “Dem-Socialist” squad member like Bernie and Shresthra.

    dumdems
    dumdems
    28 days ago

    He’ll be pulling the fire alarm in Shul next Shabbos.

    Esther in LA
    Esther in LA
    28 days ago

    The fact that he was the principal of a public highschool helps explain the disastrous situation in our public schools.

    Leftism is a mental disorder
    Leftism is a mental disorder
    28 days ago

    But of course that would not be racist. Only if it was the other way, like I had a picture taken with a schucher, would that be racist.

    Unfortunately these idiots don’t realize what racist is because they think it’s only when it’s done to them. Unfortunately they cater to the idiots who don’t even know what raceism is. They just operate by how good they feel about things.

    Nachum
    Nachum
    28 days ago

    I’m reminded of that saying that is occasionally spoken by anti-semites, namely “Why, some of my best friends are Jews”. Patrick Buchanan, when he was confronted with his bigoted remarks about Jews, stated that “his Accountant was Jewish”.

    Rena We
    Rena We
    27 days ago

    Bowman is a vile anti semite and a disaster for the Jewsin his district. Many people in his district, Jews and non Jews changed their party affiliation from Independent or Republican to Demoncrat so they can vote Bowman out. People in Riverdale hated Bowman because he is an anti semite. The same people love Richie Torres, a good man, a mover and a shaker and a great supporter of Riverdale. We hope he runs for Mayor of NYC. It’s not that Latimar is so great; it’s that Bowman is a terrible choice. He’s a Jew hater. Ilhaan Omar, Rashida Tlaib AOC, Cori Bush spew the same antisemitic lies.

    Charlie Hall
    Charlie Hall
    28 days ago

    Good news. I was driving all around central Westchester County today and saw lots of signs for Bowman’s great opponent George Latimer and not one sign for Bowman. We have a chance to end Bowman’s political career next Tuesday. Everyone here should contribute to Latimer’s campaign!