Floridian quits DNC after ripping Israel

A Democratic National Committee member who likened Israel’s West Bank policies to apartheid and slavery has apologized and resigned.

Emails sent in 2011 by Evelyn Garcia included the claim that “Slavery was ended, apartheid was ended and so this occupation must end.”

In another email, Garcia said the Palestinians were made to suffer a “guilt trip” for the Holocaust. “I deeply resent U.S. taxpayer funds being used to continue Israeli aggression,” she said.

It was not clear to whom the emails were sent, the Palm Beach Post reported July 9.

Garcia, elected to the DNC in 2008, resigned the post and apologized in separate statements to the Post and the DNC. She is still one of four candidates running for the Florida House from the district, which includes West Palm Beach. — jta n