Ron DeSantis delivers familiar pro-Israel message at Republican Jewish Coalition gathering.

Ron DeSantis Republican Jewish Coalition
The Governor has been refining his message for weeks, and hit the familiar notes Saturday in Vegas.

Gov. Ron DeSantis joined other GOP presidential candidates Saturday, addressing a high-profile Republican Jewish Coalition event in Las Vegas on the heels of Mike Pence suspending his own 2024 campaign.

DeSantis didn’t remark on the narrowing of the race, however, instead sticking to now-familiar lines about the Israel-Hamas conflict and related issues.

“If these (Hamas) barbarians had their way, they would try to do a second Holocaust in our time,” DeSantis said, describing the October 7 terror attacks as the “personification of evil.”

“Israel values life. These Hamas terrorists value death,” DeSantis said, denouncing “reprobates” at the United Nations and campus protesters and vowing that the U.S. will help Israel achieve “total victory in this conflict.”

DeSantis related the situation in Israel to Florida, noting the state “took action” by activating Highway Patrol and other law enforcement assets to protect the Jewish community. He also described evacuation flights to help Floridians and others “struggling” to get stateside while the “Biden administration was dragging its feet.”

“We’ve rescued 700 Americans,” DeSantis said. “Mostly Floridians, but not all, because we’re all Americans.”

DeSantis also reiterated promises to cancel student visas of pro-Palestinian protesters, while spotlighting his own efforts to stop campus chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine for “giving material support to terrorists.”

“I’m sick of funding our enemies,” DeSantis said.

The Governor said it’s imperative to “fight back” nationally, as Florida has, noting the upcoming Special Session that includes sanctions against Iran. It’s not immediately clear how much business Florida does with the Tehran government, of course.

As he has before, DeSantis suggested people who came from the Southern Border, from Iran, China, Russia, and the Middle East, will be agents of terror in the years to come. He vowed to “send the military to the border.”

“I’m stopping the invasion,” DeSantis promised.

DeSantis also reiterated his position that Palestinians are effectively Hamas supporters, learning that “Israel should be wiped off the map.”

“We can’t vet all this stuff out,” DeSantis said, contending that allowing refugees would be tantamount to “importing toxic ideologies” from the region.

Ahead of the speech, DeSantis’ campaign rolled out a website “detailing his long-standing record of supporting Israel and combating antisemitism.”

Yet while Team DeSantis launched a landing page, former President Donald Trump landed one of the most significant supporters in the pro-Israel community.

As first reported by Marc Caputo, Trump will dine with Miriam Adelson, the widow of Sheldon Adelson on Saturday. That conclave would seemingly undo years of work DeSantis has spent cultivating support from the Adelsons, seemingly signalling formal support for the former President over the Florida Governor.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • My Take

    October 28, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    What a simpering pandèrèr.
    And Mrs. Adèlson’s support is likely aimed merely at the probable winner.

    • Julia

      October 28, 2023 at 3:16 pm

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    • Michael K

      October 28, 2023 at 6:50 pm

      What a despicable, creepy little man. He grovels and debases himself over and over – and at great expense to Florida taxpayers who are footing the bill for his personal aspirational fantasies. He says all this while courting white supremacists and white Christian Nationalists – and giving a pass to the MAGA neo-Nazis..

    • MH/Duuuval

      October 30, 2023 at 10:27 pm

      “Trump will dine with Miriam Adelson, the widow of Sheldon Adelson on Saturday.”

      No dinner for Ron. This is what Dee gets for dissing Randy Fine, Trump supporter and an acquaintance of Mr. Adelson when Fine worked in Vegas..

  • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

    October 28, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    Lets all take a moment to thank The Lord God that we have his blessing in the form of Ron Desantis to take control of our Great Nation from the historical and folklorical White House in 2024 and onward.
    Not only will Desantis quickly “Clean-Up” everything 8IDEN “€FFED-UP” in about 5 – 6 short months.
    Desantis also will implement “The Desantis Accords” through-out the entire Mid-East which will delay WWIII along with Armageddion for 157 years.
    In Jesus Holy Name We Pray,

  • rick whitaker

    October 28, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    doesn’t desantis know that the jewish coalition knows that he is a nazi at heart, apparently not.

    • My Take

      October 28, 2023 at 3:38 pm

      Evilvangelicals use Zionist Jews whom they despise.
      Maybe some Jews can use neoNazis, or at least use their existance for alarm.

    • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

      October 28, 2023 at 3:47 pm

      Good afternoon America,
      I did ask Ron to go a little easy on these American Jews.
      WHY EARL?
      Well they are all feeling a little guilty right now.
      WHY’s THAT EARL?
      Well not only did they kill our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ 2023 years ago, they all supported Isreal’s recent baby beheadings and other atrocities by their illogical block voteing for Democrats.
      Thank you America,
      Earl Pitts American

      • rick whitaker

        October 28, 2023 at 4:09 pm


      • JD

        October 28, 2023 at 4:13 pm

        That right there is Earl’s true colors – he has just proved he’s a f@cking racist and antisemitic.

        Got your Klan hood with your Swastika arm band there you Nazi?

        There’s no difference between an Evangelical Christian hillbilly with a beard and an AK-47 or a Muslim Jihadist in Afghanistan with a beard and an AK-47 killing people over religion. They all are the same mindset and should be called and ostracized.

        • JD

          October 28, 2023 at 4:14 pm

          *called out and ostracized.

          • rick whitaker

            October 28, 2023 at 4:22 pm

            you got it. i wish more people could see though the real intentions of the maga cult. stephen miller is a good example

        • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

          October 28, 2023 at 4:34 pm

          Evil JD,
          I, Earl Pitts American, am rubber. You, evil JD are glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you.
          Take that evil JD,

          • JD

            October 28, 2023 at 4:46 pm

            Evil? LMAO

            Disgruntled Floridian moderate at best.

            Just go away Earl. I only look evil because you’re so far down the fascist rabbit hole everything looks evil.

            Bias to anything that might have a hint of “left” or liberal because of the Twitterverse Twatizes destroying any semblance of the truth.

            Murdock should be exiled to Tasmania for his Fox news. I know you’re not evil EarL – you are just a brain washed loser. It’s just you get a vote and should be rebuked for your lunacy and idiocy.

            Why? Because elections matter. Representative government matter. And Florida’s GOP at the state level is doing a REALLY BAD JOB.

          • JD

            October 28, 2023 at 4:51 pm

            In reality, I think the moniker is really an FP staff or writer doing it to stir up traffic. Maybe AGG? He would be the right age to know Burbank’s work.

            The moniker seems to post a lot on his stories, but he also posts a lot.


  • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

    October 28, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    JD you are a doer not a thinker. You are henceforth no longer authorized to attempt the use of the thinking part of your brain.
    Florida thanks you JD ,

  • MH/Duuuval

    October 28, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    I don’t suppose any effort has been made to pull out Palestinian Americans?

    • My Take

      October 28, 2023 at 10:57 pm

      I THINK I saw mention of two or three on the fliģhts. Residents of Florida.

  • My Take

    October 28, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    Likudlicker Trumpy carried the day with that crowd.

  • My Take

    October 29, 2023 at 7:45 am

    You’d probably be ŕun out of that room if you spoke realistically about possible paths ro peace in israel-Palestine. Two-state setup for instance. Or a prosperous Gaza.

  • rick whitaker

    October 29, 2023 at 5:56 pm

    jd i’ve noticed earl primarily comments on posts about desantis, but not too much on posts that aren’t about desantis. so he must really love desantis over trump. why anybody would like desantis or trump is a sign of mental instability. his infatuation with dook (shit ) and sphincters is very telling. maybe his sphincter has failed him so he wears adult depends as he shits on himself.

  • My Take

    October 29, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    I wonder what the receptions would have been from a cross-section of politically interested American Jews, not GOP party specific.

  • My Take

    October 29, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    A conceptual model of the Israel/Gaza problem.
    Two sets of barbarians–Likud and Hamas, along with their smaller and even more rabid and bloodthirsty allied groups–both want the same land. They thus hate each other. Periodically they murder as many of each otther as they can reasonably get away with in front of a disgusted world. Their chiefs lie like dogs. Their innocent peoples die like dogs. No one else tries very hard to stop them. The tolls increase.
    The civilized world’s declaring and treating them both as pariah states would be a start: a colonialist apartheid stste, and a terrorist state.

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