Three lovers of Israel offer nutty advice on the latest political developments. “Trump is in danger of becoming a great man.” Shmuley Boteach says. “Everyone knows that blacks are on average better dancers than other people,” says Mort Klein. And Obama “assented” to a “holocaust war” in Syria, and every day in the Muslim world “there is a vast death happening,” says Marty Peretz.
Now you wonder why Zionism has become a dirty word?
@realDonaldTrump in danger of becoming a great man? The beginning of great men and leadership is to safeguard life, protect humanity
Boteach went on:
Gd bless you Mr President @potus for what you have done for the people of Syria and the safeguarding of life. #thankUTrump…
In Syria, Trump Restores America’s Human Rights Leadership – Breitbart
Second, Mort Klein of the Zionist Organization of America, the first Jewish leader to formally meet with the Trump administration after the inauguration, was quoted in Politico saying he thought a group of Hasidic men were black because they were such good dancers. Josh Nathan-Kazis of The Forward then called him on the phone. Klein ripped him a new one.
“What are you, stupid?… Each different peoples have different talents that everyone knows. And everyone knows that blacks are, on average, are better dancers than other people….“If people say that Asians are smarter on average than other people in America, that is not racist… That is simply something that most people know happens to be the case. People like you, Josh, you should really be ashamed of even calling me about this.“I don’t even think about difference in colors… Except I recognize that whites cannot compete with blacks in basketball… and on average, blacks are much better dancers. That’s simply a fact. That’s a positive trait.”
Finally, here is the redoubtable Marty Peretz at Tablet, yes, a few weeks back, defending his friend Robert Kraft for his friendship with Donald Trump, and taking on the “affluent Jews” who don’t like Trump. He uses this as an occasion to slag Muslims and Obama and Syria.
America is suffering from a psychological malady. I call it “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Has Trump contributed to this delirium? Certainly. He has people around him whose views I do not admire and whose behavior I may find noxious. I found plenty of them in the Obama administration… Let me assure you, though. I did not vote for The Donald. But I also did not vote for Hillary … on character grounds. And because she had an exercised bitch against me going back to an article in The New Republic of which I was the editor. But not the writer. I waited on line on East 53rd street for more than an hour … and voted only for Chuck Schumer, who was my tutee at Harvard. He is now pledged to Keith Ellison as Democratic national chairman, whom he should oppose, and not just on Jewish grounds.
Even those who are exceedingly hostile to the president may grasp that the street opposition originates in a derangement syndrome. It is not natural or logical or reasonable. It is composed of an admixture of attitudes and affectations. It is not exactly nuts, but nutsy. Let me make clear: There are many issues with and on which I disagree with Trump… The Trump opposition believes—or feigns belief—that there is no peril from militant Islam either to us and maybe not Europe, either. Or that there is no militant Islam at all. But, of course, there is. Virtually every day in the world of the Muslims there is a vast death happening … even two or three. Syria, to whose holocaust war its own former president Obama has darkly assented (without much dissent in the United States), is poised along with Hezbollah-dominated Lebanon and Shi’a Iraq, plus near-nuclear Iran, to wage war against the Jewish State. I believe that “no man is an island…” that, therefore, the threat to Nigeria, for instance, is also a peril to us. And, by the way, Mr. [Matthew] Fishbane, did not Obama do immense damage, with his pompous secretary of state and his self-righteous U.N. ambassador, to Israel? I suspect that you do not believe he did. And there may lie the key to your antipathy to Trump. Poor chap.