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Hesperia City Councilman Cameron Gregg Serves It Up To Anti-Israel Petitioners

Back in February, Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau delivered a speech for the ages in support of Israel, in response to some petitioners requesting the village adopt a Gaza cease-fire resolution.

Now, a councilman called Cameron Gregg from a place called Hesperia has also responded to some Gaza ceasefire petitioners. And while it is not quite an articulate riposte as we saw from Mayor Pekau, it is nevertheless quite the stinging rebuke to those who definitely need it.

At the April 16 meeting, High Desert For Palestine asked the council to sign a ceasefire resolution and support divesting from any Israel-owned businesses on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions list.

“Not only do I think that that is ludicrous, but I’d also like to propose that we do a resolution from our city council supporting Israel,” Gregg said in response to the group’s request.

Gregg continued that he hoped the student group wasn’t from Hesperia but “it’s a new generation we’re living in of ‘uneducatedness’.” He followed these remarks with a statement saying that he won’t be giving sympathy to anyone who wants him to “support terrorists.”

At the May 7 meeting, 13 High Desert For Palestine advocates publicly addressed the Hesperia City Council, most of whom spoke directly to the left side of the council panel, in the direction of Gregg.

Among them were organization leaders Cresenciana Rios and Roo McMahon, as well as members Maria Neto, Alexis de Jesus, and Layla Abdugani.

All asked for an apology from Gregg.

“Represent the people of Hesperia and our request for an apology along with a ceasefire resolution,” de Jesus said in front of the council, “or these will be your last terms in those seats.”

The group was met with a Uno reverse type of apology by Gregg that’s “not going to be the one you guys want.”

Gregg stated that he was sorry that “society has failed you.” He continued that the group was “coddled” and led down a misguided path of supporting Hamas terrorists invading another country.

Gregg also mentioned the GoFundMe.com that have been started by Hesperia residents trying to evacuate their families from the warzone. He threw money across the meeting podium in the direction of the activists, stating that he wanted to donate so that Palestine supporters could go to Middle Eastern countries and witness the lack of freedom.

“And yet, you stand here, fighting for something that’s a thousand miles away,” Gregg shook his head.

The group has also made demands for Gregg’s recall.

“Won’t be the first and it won’t be the last,” he said.

Yes, don’t worry. I went through the meeting videos and extracted the relevant parts.

Actually, this isn’t the end of it. After the May 7 meeting, Gregg swore at some of the haters after being confronted by them outside.

“Go back to your own [incoherent] cities,” he said in the video. As he walked away, Gregg also called those he was speaking with “(expletive) nuts.”

Good for him.

In 2020, Gregg became the youngest mayor in Hesperia’s history. He definitely seems to be made of the right stuff.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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