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Governor’s Israel Comment Stirs Controversy, Demands for Resignation

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  • Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is criticized for her comment on Israel.
  • Aryeh Lightstone, a former adviser to the U.S. ambassador to Israel, demanded Whitmer’s resignation.
  • Whitmer made a subsequent post expressing clear support for Israel after facing backlash.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing sharp criticism and calls for her resignation after what’s been labeled a vague response to the situation in Israel.

Whitmer initially shared her thoughts on the attacks in Israel, stating on social media site X, “I have been in touch with communities impacted by what’s happening in the region. It is abhorrent. My heart is with all those impacted. We need peace in this region.”

Aryeh Lightstone, a former adviser to the U.S. ambassador to Israel, responded with criticism, reminding her of the hospitality he had extended to her. “I hosted you for Thanksgiving in Israel just a few years ago. I am embarrassed for you and by you & disappointed that I opened my home and my family to you,” Lightstone posted in reply to Whitmer.

Speaking to Fox News, Lightstone expressed disbelief over the perceived insincerity of Whitmer’s comments. “The job of a leader is to know the difference between right and wrong. The job of a politician is apparently to say nothing, and she demonstrated that she’s a politician,” he observed. He further insisted on her resignation, stating, “She watched this happen in real time… She should resign immediately.”

Lightstone did not hold back in pointing out Whitmer’s direct experience with Israel, emphasizing, “She was in Israel. She saw what happened. She went to the border. She saw the people.”

Subsequent to Lightstone’s comments, Whitmer offered a more pointed statement on X. “The images that continue to come out of Israel on the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War are devastating… There is no justification for violence against Israel. My support is steadfast.”

However, Lightstone felt that this subsequent statement from Whitmer was merely a reaction to being publicly called out. “There’s only two sides of this. There’s a right side and a wrong side. She chose the wrong side… I just think she’s a politician,” he remarked.

He went on to stress the challenges Israel is facing, noting, “Israel is resilient, Israel is strong, but Israel is going through the worst day in its history… Israel has never asked for and never will ask for a single American troop on the ground here.”

Addressing the broader narrative surrounding Israel, Lightstone underscored, “Every one of these people chanting ‘death to Israel’ finishes the sentence with ‘death to America.’” He concluded with an assertion on Israel’s unity, emphasizing that, “The people of the United States of America, I believe, strongly love Israel.”

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  1. HAROLD MELTON

    October 16, 2023 at 1:34 am

    Genesis 12:3
    And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that cursed thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. The Jews are God’s chosen people and was given the land of Cannan.

    • John

      November 23, 2023 at 10:31 pm

      Dim-wit-mer is the wicked witch of the north. She pulled voter fraud like the rest of the D.C. cabal parasites.

  2. Jim

    October 16, 2023 at 10:14 am

    This is only One of the things ol joey/bama biggest supporter should Resign for!! This Tyrant should have been replaced,along with her ag,long ago!!

  3. Jeremy

    October 17, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    If you don’t say what you mean in a way that a first grader will understand, somebody will take offense and interpret it for you. And it probably won’t be in the way that you meant.

  4. Bud

    October 17, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Her name should be wittless, she is really stupid.

    • Carolyn

      October 17, 2023 at 6:58 pm

      Love it. Very appropriate.

    • John Vance

      October 18, 2023 at 2:53 pm

      She is no more a Gov. than I am.!!!!!!

  5. Joel Cronin

    October 17, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Long Live Israel!

  6. Gorillaboy

    October 17, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    What a hateful evil woman. Judgement Day will not be kind
    to her unless there is a sincere change in her.

  7. Tom Wilde

    October 17, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Just typical in the evil world we unfortunately live in today. Israel is barbarically attacked and the Globalist/Communist world blames them!

    End Times Prophesy – wrong will be the new right, right will be the new wrong. Truth shall be lies and lies shall be truth.

    ANYBODY that stands behind a 6th century barbarian that beheads BABIES is a truly sick individual.

    WAKE UP, America! You’re electing your own executioners!

  8. Henry Ford

    October 17, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    She is a vile, morally corrupt 2 bit politician

  9. Michael O'Connor

    October 17, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    A just and fair punishment for Whitmore would be a plane ticket so she could go live with Hamas.

  10. Paul

    October 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    She is a Democrat and in Michigan. She is required to pander to the Dearborn and West Detroit Arab contingent. Which is interesting because many of them are Christian Arabs who left the Moddle East due to persecution by Muslim Arabs and tend to support Israel, especially the Lebanese Christians. But Gretchen Witless probably does not know the difference.

  11. Sandra

    October 17, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    I just hope the “chosen people” can hold up, thrown in amongst a snake pit only the help and support of western and northern nations can they prevail. Israelis are a strong and brave people who have weathered overwhelming odds.

  12. James Gary

    October 17, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    The woman made a general statement about the tragedy all around. Where is the vitriol coming from and what for?
    You people make something innocently expressed for a humanity standpoint and get all crazy. Just stop it!

  13. Tom Wilde

    October 18, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    How long will it be until Jerusalem is “compassed by armies”? The End Times are upon us. Things are about to get much worse.

  14. Tom Wilde

    October 18, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve posted comments two days in a row and you have rejected them both for no reason that I can fathom.

    Just another PHONY COMMENT SITE. Go screw yourselves!

    UNSUBSCRIBING.

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