Huckabee: Restricting West Bank Settlements Would Be Like Jim Crow Segregation
While in Israel, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gave an interview to an extremely sympathetic reporter for PajamasTV. Asked about “the Obama administration’s view of Jewish settlements,” Huckabee compares the idea of telling Jewish families not to move to the settlements to American segregation. “We tried that in the United States,” Huckabee says. “We had neighborhoods that were all white. Black people couldn’t live there. Didn’t work out real well for us.”
To tell Jewish people they can’t live in certain neighborhoods is really to deny them not just their neighborhood, it’s to deny them their basic sense of liberty.
That’s not far from the line of The Israel Project, an extremely conservative Zionist group that’s compared the Obama administration’s policy here to “racism.”