Vice President Kamala Harris, alongside her Second Gentleman husband Doug Emhoff, has stirred a brand new diplomatic scandal.
The scandal involved them consuming the wrong brand of wine, one that seems to vindicate controversial Israeli settlements in West Bank territories in Palestine.
This runs contrary to the policy of the Biden administration on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Kamala ‘Takes’ Israeli Settlers’ Side with Wine Choice
The major diplomatic blunder occurred on Friday, April 15.
This is when Harris and Emhoff hosted the Passover seder, the Jewish holiday dinner, at the official residence of the vice president of the United States.
It is the first time Passover has been hosted by the vice president.
Emhoff, who is Jewish, posted on Twitter a photo of the Passover dinner for which he and Kamala were joined by their aides, sending out good wishes on the occasion of the holiday.
However, the photo in question showed at least one of the two bottles of wine on the vice-presidential family’s Passover Seder table from the “Israeli-occupied” territories of Palestine.
Tonight, @VP and I were honored to celebrate Passover with our hardworking staff by holding a Seder at the Vice President’s Residence.
Whether you’re celebrating with your family, your work family, or the family you have chosen, we wish you all a Happy Passover! pic.twitter.com/g9qLOHqFUM
— Douglas Emhoff (@SecondGentleman) April 16, 2022
The label appeared to be that of the Malbec red wine of the Psagot Winery, a wine maker based in the Israeli settlement of Psagot in the West Bank.
To top it all off, back in November 2020, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the settlement, a visit construed as support for Israeli expansion, to the outcries of the pro-Palestinian, anti-American, and anti-Semitic radical left in the United States and abroad.
The embarrassment for Harris and her family, however, is theoretically even greater since the Psagot Winery actually has a brand of wine named after Mike Pompeo in recognition of his visit.
Huge yikes: Kamala Harris @VP served wine from Psagot at her Passover Seder. It is produced in an illegal Israeli settlement which is colonizing the occupied West Bank. This demonstrates serious contempt for Palestinians and int’l law. https://t.co/UvUMG7bEeI
— Michael Bueckert (@mbueckert) April 16, 2022
The wine served at the Seder was in no way intended to be an expression of policy. https://t.co/ONLP3UU0ZF
— Herbie Ziskend (@HerbieZiskend46) April 17, 2022
Not Intentional, Just a Kamala-Style Blunder
Kamala’s wine blunder is sure to outrage anti-Semitic Marxist “elites” from the West Coast of the United States all the way to the West Bank in the Middle East.
It appears to legitimize, or at least justify, the Israeli settlements in the disputed territories.
It remains unknown just how sober the Second Family and their staff were with the Israeli settlers’ wine around when the compromising photo was posted to Emhoff’s Twitter account late Friday night.
Herbie Ziskend, a spokesperson for Harris, denied the wine choice in question has any symbolic or political meaning for the Biden administration’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Ziskend told The Daily Mail the wine served was “not intended” in any way to serve as an “expression of policy.”
If that is true, then the very act of doing so, or at least of showcasing it on Twitter, is at least a serious political and diplomatic blunder on Kamala’s part.
The blunder in question comes after the White House released the Harris-Emhoffs’ tax returns. They revealed the Second Couple was very stingy on their donations last year, despite raking in more than $1.6 million in cash.
It’s not surprising that @VP Kamala Harris is serving Israeli settlement wine at her Seder dinner.
It’s also not surprising that the UN duty free shop in Jerusalem sells Israeli settlement wine.
The policy that Israeli settlements are illegal is lip service across the board. https://t.co/LyP03nYYrE
— Dr. Yara Hawari د. يارا هواري (@yarahawari) April 17, 2022
Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff serve Israeli wine from a West Bank settlement in first known Passover seder at Vice President's residence https://t.co/YNLwNyMQd9
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 18, 2022
— Mondoweiss (@Mondoweiss) April 17, 2022