Thursday, July 30, 2009

Obama’s ‘Hit Man’ Emanuel Splitting US American Jewry

You all know by now that I think that BO stinks. Here's an interesting article which describes how Obama achieved his low rating here in Israel and increasingly among American Jews as well. A taste:
President Obama revealed this week that his White House advisor Rahm Emanuel, whose father was an Israeli and part of the underground resistance movement under the British Mandate, tells him everything he needs to know about Israel.

Emanuel also is the man who choreographed the handshake between former President Bill Clinton, former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn.

He has pushed the president into a head-on collision with the Netanyahu government, but there is a growing opinion that he has also left the president out on a limb. Emanuel’s strategy was to demonstrate that the pro-Israel lobby American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) no longer speaks for American Jewry.

Mondoweis Blogger Philip Weis, who continually attacks a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, wrote last month, “Obama's game is to defeat the Israel lobby from within. He could not defeat the lobby from outside it…. But now he is cracking it like a nut, and counting on Jews to do the cracking.”

That strategy has turned into a wall of opposition, both in Israel, where the president’s popularity rating is near-zero, in the U.S. where Emanuel has simply ignored opposing views of major Jewish organizations, and in the normally anti-settlement American press.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rahm Emmanuel represents the same thinking found among the traitors at ''J-Street'' - a far left, anti-Israel position closely allied to Islamists. Only the looney-left marginalized Israel-haters here in Israel share these views. What I would call the relatively sane Left in Israel is in despair because of such positions. Such confrontation has made it even harder to sell their BS peace plans to an Israeli public very, very sceptical of any more ''peace'' plans. They want an Obama administration to win us over to this large-scale Oslo fiasco re-run with better public relations, a soft approach, like putting a chocolate-covering on BS to make it easier to swallow.

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