Are there 13 Jewish U.S. senators and 27 Jewish U.S. representatives who have dual U.S. and Israel citizenship? No, that's not true: A meme listing 40 Jewish members of the 112th congress (in 2011) falsely claims that each one has dual U.S. and Israel citizenship and therefore holds "dual loyalty" between the two nations. None of the senators and representatives named were born in Israel and one only was born outside of the United States -- Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat born in New Delhi, India. None of these politicians carry Israeli passports.
While the false claim has circulated since 2011, it was being shared again in 2019 by followers of Q, the purported intelligence source who is leaking messages from the inside about President Trump's war against the "Deep State." This post (archived here) was shared on October 29, 2019 listing the 40 Jewish members of congress with the message:
This is so HUGE, multiple fassets involved.
Mossad intertwined with FBI, CIA & DOJ & DeepState.
DS politicians with duel citizenship will not be able to claim asylum if embassies are closed worldwide. Oh shit moment for DS!🙌
Q 916 "We are saving Israel for last."
This is what social media users saw:
This is the text in the meme:
Corporate U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives that are Israel Dual Citizens:Dual-CitizenshipDual-LoyaltyThe US SenateRichard Blumenthal (D-CT)Barbara Boxer (D-CA)Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)Al Franken (D-MN)Herb Kohl (D-WI)Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)Joseph Lieberman (Independent-CT)Carl Levin (D-MI)Bernard Sanders (Independent-VT)Charles Schumer (D-NY)Ron Wyden (D-OR)Michael Bennet (D-CO)House of RepresentativesGary Ackerman (D-NY)Shelley Berkley (D-NV)Howard Berman (D-CA)Eric Cantor (R-VA)David Ciciline (D-RI)Stephen Cohen (D-TN)Susan Davis (D-CA)Ted Deutch (D-FL)Eliot Engel (D-NY)Bob Filner (D-CA)Barney Frank (D-MA)Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ)Jane Harman (D-CA)Steve Israel (D-NY)Sander Levin (D-MI)Nita Lowey (D-NY)Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)Jared Polis (D-CO)Steve Rothman (D-NJ)Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)Adam Schiff (D-CA)Brad Sherman (D-CA)Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)Henry Waxman (D-CA)Anthony Weiner (D-NY)John Yarmuth (D-KY)
The list of Jews in congress originated in a January 2011 article by JewishCurrents.org titled "Jews in the 112th Congress" The website said the list was "based on research by Alyssa Goldstein, our magazine's intern at Bard College." The list with the same names in the same order was then published as a graphic in a September 23, 2018 article on Conservative-Headlines.org titled "Senators and Congressmen Who Hold Dual Citizenship with Israel" which suggested that all of the Jewish members of congress were "real traitors":
Many of our Senators and Congress hold dual citizenship citizenship with Israel. We are in Syria because of Israel. Ask yourself who is the real traitors to the country sacrificing American soldiers for the benefit of a foreign country.