Biden has tapped a known anti-Semite for the National Security Council’s new Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. Maher Bitar has helped organize a Palestine Solidarity Movement conference at Georgetown, danced in front of a “Divest from Israel” sign and served as Representative Adam Schiff’s top legal adviser and general counsel for House Intelligence Committee Democrats in Trump’s first impeachment.
Bitar was also in the Obama administration as the National Security Council’s Director for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs. Bitar will be “responsible for relaying sensitive intelligence material between the White House and intelligence community and will guide President Biden on critical decisions” reports Foreign Desk News.
Bitar was a board member for Georgetown University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and supports the promotion of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the BDS movement a “cancer” and “anti-Semitic” in November of 2020. Bitar was praised by Robert Malley, who is believed to be chosen for Biden’s special envoy to Iran.
Foreign Desk News reports “if the Palestinian push for ‘right of return’ is granted, this would ultimately spell the end of the Jewish state and would impose overwhelming national security breaches for Israel, as Palestinians generally do not recognize Israel’s right to exist and would vastly outnumber the Jewish population.”