Skip to comments.Will U.S. Jews Stand With Israel - Or Obama?
Posted on 06/03/2009 1:43:42 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator
American Jews overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama, the Candidate of Change, despite credible warnings and ample evidence that he would obsessively seek to create a Palestinian state at Israel's expense and "engage" nuclear-arming, Islamist Iran.
After four months of Change, Obama's support in the Jewish community seems rock solid. Besides, many Jews say, Obama's appointment of two Jews to key White House positions - Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff and David Axelrod as presidential senior adviser - proves Obama is OK for Israel. So what if the meeting with Netanyahu didn't go as well as first advertised? Bibi's a right-winger, anyway. Under Obama, there was a kosher Passover Seder in the White House. Progress! Hope! Change!
Hmm. The head-spinning, stomach-turning developments make this lifelong Jewish supporter of Israel think Hitler made two big blunders in his quest for world domination. He attacked the Soviet Union - and he did not invite American Jewish leaders to a catered kosher lunch in Berlin before the war.
Seriously. Had Hitler been able to hide his fanatical hatred of Jews for only a few hours, he might have been able to mobilize liberal American Jewish opinion in favor of a policy of appeasement toward Nazi Germany - perhaps, even, a formal pledge of non-interference in Germany's internal affairs.
Admittedly, a free kosher lunch might not have been enough to win over the so-called Jewish leaders. The Nazi madman probably would have had to appoint a Jewish adviser (on Jewish affairs, say) to accomplish his aim.
A high-level Jewish adviser - yes! That would have worked wonders for the Fuhrer. The Jewish leaders would have returned home to reassure their concerned fellow Jews and the American media that Hitler had no intention of starting a war, regardless of Germany's ominous rearmament and military buildup; that he was instead interested in forging a closer relationship between Germany and the United States, one that could possibly even lead to an alliance of some sort to preserve peace in Europe.
As for "the Jewish Problem," the American Jewish bigwigs would have said that while some Jews were indeed suffering in Germany, there really was room for progress - quietly, of course, behind the scenes. Quiet, patient, principled diplomacy - that's the ticket!
And so it would have gone. Dialogue and diplomacy are the answers, the Jewish leaders would have said; no sanctions, no big, public protests - they would only make matters worse for Germany's Jews and needlessly antagonize the Nazis. No talk of armed intervention or future conflict, heaven forbid.
The impact of their meeting with Herr Hitler and call for engagement and dialogue would have been instant (or what passed for instant in the time before television and the Internet). Overnight, the brave minority warning of a rising, imperialist threat across the ocean would have been marginalized -maybe forever. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, there could have been a crucial decision by the U.S. government to avoid or delay declaring war on Germany as well as Japan, perhaps accompanied by a presidential speech reminding the public of Germany's great contributions to Western civilization and culture and to the shaping of American society.
Though the anti-Semitic rabble - the foot soldiers in armbands and jackboots and white sheets - would have been appalled by Hitler's meeting with Jewish leaders, the Fuhrer's more sophisticated American supporters and sympathizers would have understood his diabolically clever move. Influential isolationists and fascists - the Pat Buchanans of that era - would have laughed all the way to the next America First or German American Bund (or Silver Shirts, or Black Legion, or Ku Klux Klan) rally.
The Roger Cohen of that day - there is always a Roger Cohen whenever and wherever Jewish communities are threatened with annihilation and persecution - would surely have written a series of articles for The New York Times about Jewish conditions in Germany being not so bad after all, despite the beatings and racial laws, the persecution and the humiliation, the incessant anti-Semitic propaganda. (In fact, the liberal Jewish columnist Walter Lippmann wrote approvingly of Hitler in the late 1920s, advising his readers that the Nazi leader would "moderate" his views upon achieving power.)
Obama is no Hitler. Obviously. God help us if that were the case. But Obama's policies and actions are giving new Hitlers - the leaders of Islamist Iran - time to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles capable of destroying Israel and bringing America to its knees.
In other words, Obama's appeasement of Iran and betrayal of Israel is effectively helping to prepare the ground for a new Holocaust and a new world war.
And American Jews and Jewish organizations - seemingly slavishly bound to a Democratic Party with a left wing that now views the establishment of Israel as a mistake - are going along for the ride. American Jewish voters overwhelmingly chose Obama over John McCain, a proven friend of Israel, and they don't seem at all ready to jump ship. They are not even close to the exit ramp.
What will it take for American Jews to stand up and be counted? Would a call by Obama for a Palestinian capital in Jerusalem open their eyes? Probably not. In contrast with bible-believing Christians and observant Jews, liberal Jews are fashionably forsaking Israel's capital. Strong support for Israel is so yesterday ... so ... Bush/Cheney.
The time is fast approaching for American Jewry to decide between loyalty to a political party that bears no resemblance to that which their parents and grandparents adored for generations and their professed love of Israel whose security, along with the security of the United States, is being undermined by everything Obama is presently doing, has done, and plans to do.
With whom do you stand, American Jews - America and Israel or Obama and the Democratic Party?
Obama. Many of the Jews here are self-hating, and don’t care about Israel.
I believe sadly that many maybe most American jews have sold their souls to the left and support the palestinians over Israel. Leftism is a horrifying self destructive cancer.
They came for the Jews and I did nothing because I was a liberal Jew.
Liberalism is their true religion.
American Jews would light the ovens for Israeli Jews.
They will stand with Hussein first. These are liberals, not Jews. Their religion is an accident of birth, used to their advantage when necessary/possible.
American Jews no longer care about Israel. They are liberal Democrats BEFORE they are supporters of Israel.
If the Jews don’t support Israel, why should we?
I believe that that country receives the biggest slice of our foreign aid. We need our money. Let the NY libs support the darned country.
The Jewish people were given great gifts and talents that have enabled them to excel many areas throughout history. Seems they were also significantly shorted on common sense, at least those outside Israel.
Obama - nuts, but true.
Jews fear Jesus Christ more than a terrorist. That is why they cannot vote for the GOP because the Christian Coalition is part of its membership. A leveled headed Jew once screamed at another Jew who voted for Obama despite 9/11 - “the worst thing an Evangelical Christian can do is make you listen for ten minutes why Jesus is the Messiah and how it is up to you to accept him, while an Islamic terrorist will just walk up to you and kill you!!!” The Dem loving Jew wimpered - “ I cannot vote GOP because they mistreated my great uncle, the first in my family to become rich when he tried to become a member in the country club in the Poconos, they made my grandmother bow her head in public school and they prayed in the name of their false Messiah. I can not forgive them, never!!!, sob cry cry”.
Whats’ really sad, to me, and somewhat ironic, is the fact that liberal, nay radical, Jews have had such a large part in making the Democratic Party what it is today.
He that sows the wind shall reap the whirlwind.
And of course many of the organizations they founded, and fund to this day, were created for the sole purpose of attacking the foundation and values of this country.
This Jewish family stands with Israel.