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Pittsburgh Jews say Obama will allow ‘Second Holocaust’ while Israel’s ambassador openly lobbies Capitol Hill

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As we’ve pointed out before, the politics of the Iran Deal have unfolded as a largely Jewish affair. Not a very democratic process! But there is an upside. As Paul Pillar writes at the National Interest, the Israeli government’s politicking has backfired, fostering “disgust in the United States that raises new questions and doubts among Americans about the extraordinary U.S.-Israeli relationship.” So people are catching a clue, at last.

Here are the latest stories that reveal Israel and its American supporters trying to kill the deal.  

Nahum Barnea at Ynet reports that Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. is actively lobbying members of Congress against the deal, going from office to office on Capitol Hill; and that there may be hell to pay for this conduct:

Israel’s Ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer is, according to American accounts, making the rounds from one room to the next in Congress, from one office to another, trying to convince the members of Congress to vote against the deal. From their perspective, this is an intolerable interference in the internal affairs of another nation. You could only imagine what Israel would think if the American ambassador was working to lobby members of the Likud party to vote against Netanyahu. The American administration will have a hard time letting this go after the crisis passes; Obama, despite his aversion to mixing personal feelings with politics, will not forgive this.

Barnea points out that in 2002 when Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu lobbied for the disastrous Iraq War, Dermer was right behind him (graphic above).

About 100 Jews in Pittsburgh have signed a full-page ad in the Jewish Chronicle that virtually accuses President Obama of allowing the “Second Holocaust.” Excerpt of this truly crazy ad:

To our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren….

If Iran violates this agreement, it will be a nuclear state that much sooner thanks to all fo the concessions that this White House has offered. If this appeasement of evil passes, wiping Israel off the face of the Earth could become a reality.

When our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren ask what the Pittsburgh Jewish community did to try to prevent Iran from obtaining the means to effect an attack on the United States and a Second Holocaust in Israel, they will know that the undersigned visited Capitol Hill, lobbied our congressmen and senators, and did everything in our power to stop this deal.

Who will condemn this hysterical language?

The Jewish Federation of Chicago wants it both ways. It says it studied the deal and opposes it. Israel is singled out, the Federation says, as the only country to oppose the deal and the country Iran wants to annihilate. But in taking this pro-Israel position, the Federation also wants to maintain Jewish unity and diversity. It says it respects all Jewish opinion.

Jewish unity is a preeminent Jewish value, and we value it dearly. Before and after Congress votes, every Jew is a precious, welcomed, valued member of this cherished community. No matter your views, you are us, and we are you. We are all better together

You are us, and we are you, and we are better together– that sounds a bit like a cult. Richard Goldwasser, a member of the J Street board, blasts the Federation:

“We approach this complex issue with humility.” How very humble to pretend you speak on behalf of the entire community.

The absolute, unvarnished, and condescending chutzpah.

Democratic congressman Brad Ashford returned from Israel to his swing district in eastern Nebraska to announce that he’s against the deal. Because it’s not good enough for Israel! Omaha World-Herald:

“This deal is not good enough for Israel, not good enough for the United States of America, not good enough for the Middle East, and not good enough for the world,’’ Ashford said in a speaking engagement before two Omaha Jewish groups.

Roger Cohen of the New York Times is troubled by Netanyahu’s direct appeals to American Jewish voters to oppose the deal, in his webcast warning American Jews that Iran will have “hundreds of bombs tomorrow” if the deal is signed.

Netanyahu’s performance was of a piece with his habit of intervening in American politics, evident at the time of the last presidential election, when his preference for Mitt Romney was clear. His relations with Obama are bad. He tries to circumvent Obama, often in clumsy ways, further undermining the relationship. It’s enough to imagine Obama calling thousands of Israelis to encourage them to oppose a piece of sensitive legislation in the Knesset to gauge how inappropriate Netanyahu’s behavior is.

The Netanyahu webcast was co-sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations (an umbrella organization so resistant to the age-old fertile cacophony of Jewish opinion that it rejected J Street’s application for membership last year) and Jewish Federations. Several leading Jewish groups — including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac), the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League — have come out against the Iran deal. This is unsurprising; they tend to move in lockstep with Israel. But it’s troubling because it’s unclear how representative of American Jews as a whole these organizations are.

Why are the Jewish organizations unrepresentative? Todd Gitlin and Steven M. Cohen have an important piece up at the Washington Post explaining that the leading Jewish groups do not represent the 22 percent of Jews who say they are No Religion. JNRs are for the deal:

Why is the “Jewish leadership” so unrepresentative of the population it claims to speak for on one of the most consequential and controversial American foreign policy decisions of our time?..

For one thing, the dominant leadership is somewhat older and more conservative than Jews on the whole. Perhaps even more important, it disproportionately represents wealthy Jews…

But perhaps the most critical distinction is that the [organizationally-] affiliated include hardly any of the large minority of Jews who profess no religion. These “Jews with no religion” (JNRs, in Pew’s lexicon) did not answer “Jewish” when asked their faith but did say they were Jewish when asked, “Aside from religion, do you consider yourself Jewish or partially Jewish, or not?” … [W]hile 39 percent of Jews-by-religion want Congress to reject the deal, only half as many (19 percent) of the JNRs are opposed…

Jewish organizations are understandably populated by Jews who are more engaged in conventional Jewish life. Not so understandably, surveys that purport to delineate American Jewish opinion frequently ignore what is perhaps the fastest growing “denomination” in American Judaism: Jewish with no religion.

(Cohen and Gitlin are both Zionists, and their sword cuts both ways. How do you think JNRs will answer that simple but essential question: Is your homeland biblical lands in the Middle East? When the dust settles, and the deal goes through, the liberal Zionist/non-Zionist coalition that won it will break apart over those issues.)

Next, two slightly-stale stories I wanted to mention here. The leading Israel lobby group, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, flew 700 folks to Washington to lobby the Congress, and the White House made it a point to meet with these folks. So it sent over a weighty delegation. But after the White House officials made their presentation, AIPAC did not permit questions. A truly appalling scene, and indicative of how much power AIPAC thinks it has vis-a-vis the White House. The Times report, by Julie Hirschfeld Davis:

[State Department negotiator Wendy] Sherman; Adam J. Szubin, the Treasury official who handles financial sanctions; and Denis R. McDonough, the White House chief of staff, all made presentations to the group, but were barred from taking questions to further explain it….

Mr. Obama took offense and later complained at the White House to Aipac leaders that they had refused to allow Ms. Sherman and other members of his team to confront the “inaccuracies” being spread about the agreement, leaving him to defend the deal to wavering lawmakers who had been fed misinformation about it.

And the second data point: White House official says anonymously that Senator Chuck Schumer, who announced against the deal last week, came to the administration with questions that he had gotten straight from AIPAC:

Schumer came to meetings with a list of questions, but “those questions were lifted straight from AIPAC” a senior U.S. official was quoted as saying by Reuters. “He came into it with a certain mindset.”

So much for all that midnight oil the senator said he’d burned studying the deal.

Lastly, the Washington Post is doing little to raise American consciousness. It has a piece up on Iran Deal “mega-donors” outspending the Deal’s supporters and lists five organizations that are trying to kill the deal. Four are explicitly devoted to Israel (and United Against Nuclear Iran is chiefly funded by pro-Israel donors). But reporter Catherine Ho never mentions Israel or the Israel lobby. Whatever happened to calling a spade a spade?

Daniel Levy at Foreign Affairs is much more straightforward about what is happening in our politics:

The U.S.-Israeli relationship is not about to be turned on its head overnight—the role of money in U.S. politics guarantees against that…

Philip Weiss

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  1. Keith on August 17, 2015, 3:22 pm

    PHIL- (Quoting the Jewish Federation of Chicago) “Jewish unity is a preeminent Jewish value, and we value it dearly.”

    Ah, kinship, solidarity, my tribe right or wrong! Jewish unity not Zionist unity. The reality that dares not speak its name! And if spoken by the Goyim becomes a trope, prima facie evidence of anti-Semitism!

    • philweiss on August 17, 2015, 3:44 pm

      True. And it is a central factor in the Former Israel Lobby (the one in which liberal Zionists did not call out neoconservatives for promoting the Iraq war, and always blamed it on Bush and Rumsfeld and the Republicans.)

      • Mooser on August 17, 2015, 6:33 pm

        Yup, Zionism is the ecumenicism of the Jewish denominations. Sad. The unifier.

      • MRW on August 17, 2015, 11:50 pm

        the one in which liberal Zionists did not call out neoconservatives for promoting the Iraq war, and always blamed it on Bush and Rumsfeld and the Republicans

        No shit.

    • RoHa on August 17, 2015, 4:38 pm

      “you are us, and we are you. We are all better together ”

      And who is the Eggman?

      • JLewisDickerson on August 17, 2015, 5:23 pm

        REPLY: I don’t know who the hell the Eggman is, but I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob! ! !

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        Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.
        Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
        I am the egg man, they are the egg men.
        I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob. . .

        . . . Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.
        If the sun don’t come, you get a tan
        From standing in the English rain.
        I am the egg man, they are the egg men.
        I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob. . .”

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      • JLewisDickerson on August 17, 2015, 6:06 pm

        P.P.S. RE: “No matter your views, you are us, and we are you. We are all better together.” ~ The Jewish Federation of Chicago

        ■ A MEMORABLE IMAGE: Philanthropist Lester Crown, left, presents the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s “Spirit of Courage” award to former Univ. of Illinois trustee Christopher Kennedy for overseeing the firing of Steven Salaita, 11 June, in Chicago.
        SOURCE – https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/univ-illinois-official-who-fired-steven-salaita-admits-destroying-evidence

    • hophmi on August 18, 2015, 7:15 am

      That’s because when a Jewish organization says it, it means something completely different from when someone like you says it. You say it to connote something conspiratorial and negative. We say it because we don’t want members of our tiny community to be at war with one another, informed by a history of how people like you have exploited divisions in the Jewish community to defend antisemitic viewpoints, and divide and conquer.

      • Keith on August 18, 2015, 10:45 am

        HOPHMI- “…our tiny community….”

        Well, I suppose that is one way to describe the new nobility. One can almost imagine Lords Adelson and Saban huddled in fear lest folks like Phil destroy their conformity of thought and unity of purpose. Our tribe right or wrong, diversity of opinion and action an existential threat, the weak dividing and conquering the powerful, fear of Phil the logical response. Priceless!

      • Mooser on August 18, 2015, 1:41 pm

        “That’s because when a Jewish organization says it, it means something completely different from when someone like you says it.”

        ‘When I use a word,’ Hophmi Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

      • Marnie on August 20, 2015, 12:08 am

        BWWWWAAAAAAHHHHHHAAAAAAAHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

      • just on August 20, 2015, 12:24 am

        lol, Marnie! Ditto.

        Mooser~ that is priceless!

      • annie on August 20, 2015, 1:03 am

        can’t stop laughing (Hophmi Dumpty) !

        and keith! Lords Adelson and Saban huddled in fear lest folks like Phil destroy their conformity of thought and unity of purpose.

        omg, it’s priceless – and while listening to dickerson’s i am a walrus. a trifecta.

      • Mooser on September 7, 2015, 2:06 pm

        “omg, it’s priceless”

        Annie, I must say it, I am starting to feel a little, well, ungracious, especially after some of Hophmi’s latest efforts. Shouldn’t we all chip in and maybe get him, you know, a little something, some tchotchkes for his office, or maybe make a gift to his “Jewish-Muslim Volunteer Alliance”

  2. Krauss on August 17, 2015, 4:00 pm

    It’s kind of weird but I didn’t really initially wince when I read that Dermer was going door to door in Congress. I actually had to force myself thinking of, say, the British ambassador creeping around the halls of Congress, pushing an agenda that the president is against.

    And only after that did I really become shocked, first of how Dermer even feels he has the political backing to do that, but second just how accustomed people have become to this. No other country would get away with this kind of in-your-face sabotage against the POTUS.

    P.S. Cathy Ho certainly knows about the ethnic politics but is a chickenshit on the issue and refuses to name them. This is part of the Omertà that many non-Jews have been trained to think(or not to think) and she has clearly assimilated those beliefs. Don’t talk about Jews and money, even when it is in front of your eyes, even when your job is to report on lobbying(ironically enough).

    • Rusty Pipes on August 17, 2015, 6:20 pm

      Or thinking of say, the Syrian Ambassador slinking around the halls of Congress. Oh wait — there is no Syrian Ambassador and the Syrian UN representative is banned from traveling as far as DC.* Why? Because neocons and Israel Firsters, like Elliott Engel**, pushed through the AIPAC-drafted Syrian Accountability Act in 2003, steadily poisoning America’s relationship with and limiting the Executive’s options for diplomacy with that country ever since.

      *Syria’s Jaafari is the only UN representative restricted to travel to within 25 miles of NYC.
      **Elliott Engel was one of the first Democrats to oppose the Iran Deal.

      • hophmi on August 18, 2015, 7:16 am

        If you think that foreign Ambassadors do not regularly meet with members of Congress to promote their country’s interests, you are very naive, indeed.

  3. Blownaway on August 17, 2015, 4:22 pm

    Sadly not only will Obama let go but he will go groveling to Netanyahu with billions in new toys to terrorize the Middle East for ever. That will be another legacy. Netanyahu knows Obama has feet of clay or else he wouldn’t have dared to pull off such a stunt. What’s another bitch slap to the President of the United States? The real damage is to the U.S. In the eyes of the world. Who can respect the U.S. Ever again? This more than anything the neocon republicans can come up with is the real threat to our national security

    • Kay24 on August 18, 2015, 7:16 am

      You are right. After all this interfering, insults, and acts of sabotage, Obama (and every President afterwards) will keep kissing up to Israel, and shower it with love, unwavering support, and endless aid including shiny weapons, to use on helpless civilians. I have never seen such a shameless display of buttering up of a rogue state by a superpower, to this extent.
      We have lost all pride and dignity, when it comes to keeping Israel content, and wanting to be controlled by it. Any other parasitic nation would have been asked to go to Hell.

    • Marnie on August 20, 2015, 12:13 am

      It’s not up to the US anymore. The US is a joke. Will talk the talk, but never, ever walk the walk. And they are on board leading the world to WWIII. The leadership of the US continues to prove again and again that the only position they will take on I/P is on their knees, with their eyes shut and mouths wide open.

  4. michelle on August 17, 2015, 4:38 pm

    .
    he’s back
    each time he/Israel does something like this more space opens between America and Israel
    such an ‘eye’ opener this person has turned out to be
    .
    those who flock to these events show the public what country they truly serve
    .
    good one that
    .
    G-d Bless
    .

  5. JWalters on August 17, 2015, 6:32 pm

    Donald Trump made an interesting point about mega-donors in Iowa, calling them “highly sophisticated killers”. At about 7:45 in this video =
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?327525-6/presidential-candidate-donald-trump-iowa-state-fair

    “Many of the people who gave to Jeb, and to Hillary, and to everybody else, they’re friends of mine, or enemies of mine, but they’re people I know. These are not people who are doing it because they love the color of his hair, believe me. These are highly sophisticated killers. And when they give 5 million dollars, or 2 million, or a million to Jeb, they have him just like a puppet. He’ll do whatever they want. He is their puppet. … Believe me, nobody played the game better than I did. I know the game from the other side. And that’s the way it works.”

    This reminded me of Kay Grigg’s testimony about people controlling politicians with blackmail and murder. Her key points are here –
    http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/semitic-israel-lobby/comment-page-1#comment-788665

  6. ritzl on August 17, 2015, 7:35 pm

    This isn’t just a Jewish discussion in a vacuum.

    It’s a Jewish discussion with non-Jews taking it all in, starting to talk and, not wanting to send their kids, neighbors’ kids, grandkids, or any other relations or acquaintances off to neverending war,* deciding if they can/will ever trust a Jewish power/influence structure (and those who so obviously and unquestioningly service it) that so clearly does not share that interest in/desire for a common better future.

    Yeah this Iran deal discussion is a pristene public display of divergent/dual-loyalty by the establishment Jewish community and those who claim to speak for all Jews. But more viscerally, to the extent one believes that Jews are the “deciders” on this opportunity for a better future for so many non-Jews, it screams US v. THEM.

    The neon rainbow aura of Jewish courage and common cause that was so hard-won in the 60s (and unrepeatable), carefully nurtured and/or sustained since, and which was/is arguably (but correctly and justifiably, imho) a principal currency of Jewish acceptance and political ascendancy in the US, is now being cashed in at a breathtaking rate — all for Israel.

    What a price to pay to support and perpetuate such an overtly racist mistake.

    Oh well.


    * And a raft of other quality of life and present/future economic well-being issues completely eviscerated by the $Ts required to perpetuate a half dozen “little wars” at any given time.

    • MRW on August 17, 2015, 11:49 pm

      @ritzl,

      This isn’t just a Jewish discussion in a vacuum. It’s a Jewish discussion with non-Jews taking it all in.

      No kidding. I’m traveling out of the country and hearing this.

      • hophmi on August 18, 2015, 7:18 am

        It’s only a Jewish discussion because most others do not prioritize the safety of Jews. That’s why there’s an Israel. Jews aren’t depending on other people to keep them safe anymore.

      • RoHa on August 18, 2015, 8:53 am

        “It’s only a Jewish discussion because most others do not prioritize the safety of Jews.”

        I think that is true, actually. It seems to me that neither the ADF nor the Australian police regard the safety of Australian Jews as more important than the safety of other Australians.

        “That’s why there’s an Israel. Jews aren’t depending on other people to keep them safe anymore. ”

        That’s fine. It’ll reduce the work load on the police if they can forget about protecting Jews.

      • eljay on August 18, 2015, 9:12 am

        || hophmi: It’s only a Jewish discussion because most others do not prioritize the safety of Jews. That’s why there’s an Israel. Jews aren’t depending on other people to keep them safe anymore. ||

        1. All people should be safe. People who are Jewish are not entitled to “priority safety”.
        2. Why do you anti-Semitically lump all Jewish people together? There are Jewish people in many places in the world (like, say, you in America) who depend on others to keep them safe.
        3. People who are Jewish are safest in Israel…except for when they’re perpetually on the verge of being wiped off the map and pushed into the sea. That’s a strange concept of safety.
        4. Once again, the 20% of Israelis who are not Jewish don’t count. That’s shameful – but unsurprising – bigotry on your part.

      • mikeo on August 18, 2015, 12:25 pm

        That’s why there’s an Israel. Jews aren’t depending on other people to keep them safe anymore.

        Yeah, US Jews are depending on Israel to keep them safe. Blah, blah, blah…

        You live in Cloud Cuckoo Land and can’t even see it.

        Delusional, paranoid and traumatised – obviously this stuff can be passed on from generation to generation – you are living proof : (

      • Mooser on August 18, 2015, 1:38 pm

        “Delusional, paranoid and traumatised – obviously this stuff can be passed on from generation to generation – you are living proof”

        Sorry, must disagree strongly. What Hophmi shows us is how useful Zionism has found the pretensions of being traumatized, paranoid and deluded. Basically, he’s showing us the Zionist “nut bag” has always paid off before, and he gets very frustrated when it doesn’t, and he can’t find any other way.

      • tree on August 18, 2015, 2:31 pm

        That’s why there’s an Israel. Jews aren’t depending on other people to keep them safe anymore.

        Good grief, you can certainly spout some insanely obtuse crap, but posting this comment in a thread about Philadelphia Jewish groups warning that the US needs to quash the Iran deal or Israel will face a “Second Holocaust” is the height of cluelessness. Why is Israel running to the US to protect it? Because its depending on the US, and US Jews, to keep it safe. Israel is totally dependent on the US for funds, and diplomatic and military protection from the adverse effects of its own lunatic actions. Israel isn’t protecting Jews; its a liability. You’re just too much of an ethnic chauvinist to acknowledge the reality.

      • mikeo on August 20, 2015, 5:08 am

        Good grief, you can certainly spout some insanely obtuse crap, but posting this comment in a thread about Philadelphia Jewish groups warning that the US needs to quash the Iran deal or Israel will face a “Second Holocaust” is the height of cluelessness. Why is Israel running to the US to protect it? Because its depending on the US, and US Jews, to keep it safe. Israel is totally dependent on the US for funds, and diplomatic and military protection from the adverse effects of its own lunatic actions. Israel isn’t protecting Jews; its a liability. You’re just too much of an ethnic chauvinist to acknowledge the reality.

        Absolutely spot on Tree!

        You have summarised the contradictions inherent in Hophmi’s nonsense perfectly.

      • ziusudra on August 20, 2015, 6:22 am

        Re.: Hophmi,
        …Jews aren’t depending on other People……
        Psst, then pay your own bills!
        ziusudra

  7. Citizen on August 17, 2015, 11:20 pm

    Yep

  8. traintosiberia on August 17, 2015, 11:51 pm

    ‘A board member of the Zionist Organization of America candidly told TIMES magazine ,People thought they had seen a Jewish Lobby operate before. They haven’t anything yet”

    That unveiled threat [ against Carter administration] soon became a reality. ”

    TIME,June 27, 1977.
    from THE LOBBY
    Jewish Political Power And American Foreign Policy
    by EDWARD TIVNAN

    AIPAC accused Carter administration of pro-Arab bias,demanded that the White House fired some of the Middle East experts and published a list of 21 grievances . It also mounted protests letter writings . NY Rabbi chimed in to add his 2 cents on the power of the Jewish vote bank ,asserting the scope and the magnitude of that power in this remarks
    ; Carter wouldn’t be in power had he said in October what he has been saying now in this spring.

    What has changed ?

    AIPAC nor Rabbi have changed much . America has ,thanks to the Iraq war and the books by Carter and M&W.

    • Theo on August 20, 2015, 10:38 am

      I would like to add the following:
      The State Department has a ME section, that serves about 5 million israelis. (jews), and around 200 million arabs, yet there is not a single person with arab background working there, only jews!!!
      The walls are decorated with israeli flags and Star of David, pictures from Israel and invitations to visit that country. One must wonder, what kind of balanced policy can that office provide?
      I am sure Hophmi finds it just right, after all we americans are there only to serve israeli interests.

      • annie on August 20, 2015, 11:45 am

        The State Department has a ME section

        theo, do you mean the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA)? if not, what section, where did you read/here about it, see photos or have you been there? i’d love to see a photo of what you’re describing.

      • Theo on September 7, 2015, 12:07 pm

        Hallo Annie

        I am back from vacation. I read a report on this a couple of years ago, there are commentators in MW who know a lot more about this. Sorry, all I have is my memory of the text.

      • annie on September 7, 2015, 1:03 pm

        thanks theo. no worries. from your description it sounds like Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), but i did a google search for photos and couldn’t find any. oh well. i was just curious.

  9. just on August 18, 2015, 3:52 am

    “340 U.S. Rabbis Send Letter to Congress Supporting Iran Deal

    Rabbis express support due to their concern over ‘the impression that the leadership of the American Jewish community is united in opposition to the agreement.’

    In a letter to Congress, 340 U.S. rabbis from the major streams of Judaism expressed support for the Iran nuclear deal.

    The letter sent Monday urges the House of Representatives and Senate to endorse the agreement, in which sanctions are lifted in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program.

    Noting that “we are deeply concerned with the impression that the leadership of the American Jewish community is united in opposition to the agreement,” the letter states, “We, along with many other Jewish leaders, fully support this historic nuclear accord.”…”

    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.671681?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  10. Kay24 on August 18, 2015, 7:50 am

    These words could have come from Bibi and his band of war mongers. Using the Holocaust once again for devious purposes, this one to interfere in American policies, politics, and insert themselves into many of our institutions. We have to question Jewish Americans at this time and find out exactly when they would think enough is enough. When are those who keep buying the lies and exaggerations, which go against the policies of their President, and will sabotage the efforts made not only by American officials but many other nations, to broker a deal with Iran, and be unafraid to criticize Netanyahu’s interference, by stating he has gone too far? He has kept lying to us for decades, and are we still going to act like his warning and predictions have any credibility? Enough of the testimonies, and war mongering speeches in front of congress, and the manipulation and interference of US policies. Shame on the Pittsburg Jews for doing the bidding of a proven war monger and liar, who shows nothing but contempt and disrespect for those who do nothing but aid and support them.

    A NYT oped:

    “Moskowitz and Lippy listened as Netanyahu claimed the deal would give Iran “hundreds of bombs tomorrow”; turn any terrorist group backed by Iran into a “terrorist superpower”; allow Iran to “have its yellowcake and eat it, too”; cause a nuclear arms race in the Middle East; provide Iran with billions of dollars; and pave Iran’s path to a bomb.

    The Israeli prime minister was contemptuous of the view, expressed by President Obama, that those who oppose the deal favor war, calling it “not just false, but outrageous.” Netanyahu insisted, against all evidence, that he rejects the deal “because I want to prevent war.”

    Lippy was not impressed. She thought all the doomsday lines were tired. She’s not about to get on the phone to her representative to press for Congress to condemn the deal and then gather enough votes to override Obama’s inevitable veto of the resolution. That’s what Netanyahu wants to achieve, the deal’s demise, using American Jews as a vehicle.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/opinion/roger-cohen-iran-and-american-jews.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

    They have to spend millions in our nation to go against their own President, and Congress keeps being used as their tools.

  11. Qualtrough on August 19, 2015, 3:19 am

    hophmi – It’s only a Jewish discussion because most others do not prioritize the safety of Jews. That’s why there’s an Israel. Jews aren’t depending on other people to keep them safe anymore.

    So the tiny geographic entity that you call Israel is for the safety of Jews? That’s a pretty poor strategy, putting all your eggs in one basket. Wouldn’t having a population dispersed around the world be a much surer way to protect against any holocaust happening again? Or is it all about biblical prophecies, red cows, end of the world stuff?

    • Theo on August 20, 2015, 10:48 am

      Should an american president or the congress have the courage to cancel US military, political and financial support to Israel, they would not survive more than two years. They are like a new born baby, it cries a lot and causes great problems for all around it, but could not survive three days without those great tits.

  12. Rashers2 on August 19, 2015, 11:19 pm

    In the case of any other country’s ambassador lobbying elected representatives to oppose an international agreement made by the President, the Secretary of State would (rightly) have been instructed to summon that ambassador, return his credentials to him and tell him to be on the next available flight back to his country of origin. The headline “Ambassador expelled for suborning lawmakers and undermining President” might begin to educate the American public about the true nature of the “special relationship” and whose interest it served….

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