U.S. Congressman Called Jewish Residents of Judea And Samaria ‘Termites’


Democratic Representative Hank Johnson calls Jewish ‘settlers’ in Judea and Samaria ‘termites’, in speech to anti-Jewish organization.

A US congressman referred to ‘settlers’, Jews living in Judea and Samaria, as “termites” eating into Palestinian homes, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Speaking at an event for the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, an anti-Israel organization which tries to gather support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, representative Hank Johnson, a Democrat from the state of Georgia, told the world what he thinks about the situation in Judea and Samaria.

“There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get into a residence and eat before you know that you’ve been eaten up and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement activity that has marched forward with impunity and at an ever increasing rate to the point where it has become alarming,” rambled the congressman.

Representative Johnson first came to the world’s attention in 2010, when he memorably suggested in an Armed Services Committee hearing discussing the US controlled island of Guam that the island might capsize if it becomes overpopulated, prompting the Admiral whom he was addressing to exhibit admirable self-control in calmly responding: “We don’t anticipate that.”

In his speech to the anti-Israel group, Johnson went on to make additional wild accusations against Israel’s conduct, implying that Israelis expel people from their homes willy-nilly, for no apparent reason; an ironic claim, considering that the Jewish town of Amona is in danger of being demolished due to old claims of ownership by Palestinians.