It’s bad enough that Politico has been beating this drum about every other week for the past two years, but we have to listen to this complaining from “Jewish Leaders” who are “worried” that Obama doesn’t love Israel enough. What should he do? Make an undivided Jerusalem the capital of the United States?
Good lord this constant complaining and fear-mongering is worse than Shabbat dinner at my inlaws’ house.
Note to Jewish leaders, whoever you are: Here’s an idea- if you don’t want an end to the Mideast conflict and if you want to blindly support a foreign government because of some bizarre idea of loyalty, then go ahead, vote Republican and be done with it. Stop using the media to try to threaten the administration into promoting policies that are fundamentally at odds with our interests in the region. Stop trying to paint this administration as anti-Israel. Stop helping Benjamin Netanyahu undermine the peace process and embarrass YOUR President.
Because you know what, if this continues, then the Jewish community should share in the blame when Israel becomes even more of a pariah state and there is a backlash against U.S. policies in the region.
You are not helping Israel.
PS. The subtle racism involved in the suspicions expressed about Obama are really unseemly. The fact that anyone would say out loud that they feared Obama was anti-Israel simply because he knew/was friends with a few Palestinian academics, just shows how mainstream Islamophobia is. If we changed the words “Palestinian academics” and replaced it with “Jewish academics” there would be a huge outcry, right? Right. Racism is wrong irrespective of who the target is and who is expressing it.