Why is the DNC Hosting a Candidate Forum at an Anti-Israel Restaurant?

The Democratic National Committee decided to host its candidate forum at a restaurant known for its anti-Israel views. Candidates for the top DNC post will participate in a candidate forum later this month at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., according to a Politico report.

The restaurant is owned by Andy Shallal, an Iraqi-born political activist who uses his venue to advance a far-left political agenda. More specifically Shallal is anti-Israel activist.

“Israel continues to violate international law … while the U.S. and its allies sit on the side, getting its marching orders from Tel Aviv,” Shallal said during the World Says No to the Israel Occupation rally in 2007. “Folks, this is not an accident—this is a plan to create a new American-Israeli century, and those who dare to speak out will be squashed.”

With the Democrats under fire for their increasing shift to an openly anti-Israel agenda, one wonders why they chose to allow the forum to take place at Shallal’s restaurant. The answer is, they just don’t care.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the restaurant has hosted numerous 9/11 truther events, fundraisers for the Gaza Flotilla, and even a speech by Bill Ayers.