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Rahm Emanuel: Self-hating Jew or peace-broker? ('he's a jerk')
Ha'aretz ^ | 18:20 31/07/2009 | Natasha Mozgovaya

Posted on 07/31/2009 9:15:04 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl

Edited on 07/31/2009 10:07:21 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON - When I ask a liberal American Jew involved in politics what he thinks of the claim that Rahm Emanuel is an anti-Israeli fifth column in the Obama administration, he laughs. "So, do they really think in Israel that Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, Dan Shapiro, Mara Rudman, Dennis Ross and the other good American Jews who work with Obama are a fifth column?" And then he says slowly, like someone explaining something to a person who has difficulty understanding: "How many times do you have to be told ... "

"... that you love us?" I try to complete the sentence.

"No. That your policy is screwed up." The most interesting stories about Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, are recounted with the recording device turned off. "He has a good memory, and I don't want a dead fish delivered to me," snickers one of interviewees. Emanuel once sent a dead fish to a pollster who predicted a significant gap to the detriment of the candidate for whom Emanuel was working then, at the beginning of his impressive career.

While associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are convinced that Emanuel is inciting the U.S. president against Israel behind the scenes - and providing the amateurish psychological explanation that he is "a Jew consumed by self-hatred" - people in Washington who disapprove of his conduct don't look for profound psychological motives. Indeed, some sum up their viewpoint simply by saying: "He's a jerk."

With his coarse short-temperedness, Emanuel stands out even in a city like Washington, D.C, about which Obama himself once said, quoting president Harry S. Truman: "They say if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel
KEYWORDS: agenda; democrats; emmanuel; israel; obama; rahm
Even his Dad won't defend Rahm's views on Israel.
1 posted on 07/31/2009 9:15:04 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Rahm is just a Socialist JINO (Jewish in Name Only).


2 posted on 07/31/2009 9:18:19 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

“(Jewish in Name Only)” = Bingo.


3 posted on 07/31/2009 9:21:08 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Rahm is a commie. That’s all there is to it.


4 posted on 07/31/2009 9:25:13 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

“Rahm Emanuel: Self-hating Jew or peace-broker?”

No, Rahm is an Israel-hating Jew.


5 posted on 07/31/2009 9:30:54 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Can I vote for “Walking Turd”?


6 posted on 07/31/2009 9:33:06 AM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: NativeNewYorker

What about “neo-liberal?” ;)


7 posted on 07/31/2009 9:34:57 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

From the article: “...The enrichment menu included ballet lessons and visits to shows and museums. They also attended demonstrations with their mother, an activist for Afro-American civil rights, who was also arrested several times. Although Rahm did not pursue a career as a professional dancer, he inspired a spate of articles that presented him as proof of the fact that it’s possible to be both macho and a ballet dancer.”


8 posted on 07/31/2009 9:35:55 AM PDT by flowerplough (Barack Obama, Teleprompter Reader of the Free World.)
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To: Marguerite; Tax-chick
But look at it from Bibi's perspective. Bibi and his brother Yoni fought for the state of Israel, for the Jewish people, Yoni was killed saving Jews. Their blood is in the soil. For Rahm to advocate kicking Jews out of Judea/Samaria and making them more vulnerable to arab missiles is to throw your own family to the wolves. To Bibi, that's hating your own people, your self.

Bibi in the IDF.

9 posted on 07/31/2009 9:38:52 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: GraceG; CaptainAmiigaf

“Rahm is just a Socialist JINO (Jewish in Name Only).”

Perfect term: JINO!

Emanuel is a .....(I’m a lady I can’t type what I am thinking)


10 posted on 07/31/2009 9:47:15 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: Cinnamon Girl

bump


11 posted on 07/31/2009 9:48:15 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you’d like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High Volume.

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12 posted on 07/31/2009 9:58:38 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Rahm Emanuel: Self-hating Jew or peace-broker? ('he's a jerk')

My money's on psychopath.

13 posted on 07/31/2009 10:09:42 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Great photo, Cinnamon Girl!

Have you checked out Robert Avrich’s website? http://www.seraphicpress.com/

He also wrote the article “Help, I’m A Hollywood Republican” in David Horowitz’s Front Page Magazine:

http://frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=7529


14 posted on 07/31/2009 10:19:58 AM PDT by bethtopaz (www.rapturealert.com)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
If Rahm is your broker, you would be better with one of the Madhoff clan.

If Rahm is your broker, you better look for dead fish in your annual statement

If Rahm is your broker, you would discover he has been short selling into a rising market. Or at least, only siding with your enemies and telling you it will improve your position in the "real negotiations"

15 posted on 07/31/2009 10:28:28 AM PDT by dalight
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Honestly, Rahm and the other Obama servants are convinced that they must throw the Israeli Jews under the bus in order to make the US Jews popular in the Democratic party. Its probably that simple.


16 posted on 07/31/2009 10:30:27 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

He’s not a Jew, He’d have to be human to be a Jew, and he’s not either. He is of the Cast Down...the Damned.


17 posted on 07/31/2009 10:31:41 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Marguerite

“No, Rahm is an Israel-hating Jew.”

and an America-hating Chicagoan


18 posted on 07/31/2009 10:34:53 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

So you think you can dance?
19 posted on 07/31/2009 10:37:17 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

power hungry freak


20 posted on 07/31/2009 10:42:59 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Rahm Emanuelle is a hyperactive lunatic. He doesn’t even know why he does what he does but America will suffer for it if it gets implemented

He is a self hating Jew but is so busy with his socialist power grab that he could care less


21 posted on 07/31/2009 10:47:06 AM PDT by dennisw (Free Republic is an island in a sea of zombies)
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To: the invisib1e hand
My money's on psychopath

Just like most commie/fascists
22 posted on 07/31/2009 11:15:59 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: the invisib1e hand
My money's on psychopath.

Maybe... But definitely a sociopath.

Mark

23 posted on 07/31/2009 12:00:27 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Rahm's dad was a war hero. Rahm was, well, Rahm is, a ballerina:


24 posted on 07/31/2009 12:29:54 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

My money is on closet queer with severe daddy issues.

Daddy doesn’t approve of his queer ballernia son.

Daddy loves Israel, fought for it.

Ergo, son hates Israel.


25 posted on 07/31/2009 12:32:09 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca
well, all that adds up to Ted Bundy in a yarmulke to me.

The really disturbing thing is that his brother Zeke, from what I've read, almost makes him look normal.

26 posted on 07/31/2009 12:36:36 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: Jewbacca

27 posted on 07/31/2009 12:44:08 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

I don’t think one can make a real distinction between hating Israel and hating Jews. Israel is, in today’s world, essential to the survival of the Jewish peope, so to wish for the state to be destroyed is to seek the destruction of all Jews.


28 posted on 07/31/2009 1:50:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("If the worst that Barack Obama does is ruin the economy, I will breathe a sigh of relief." Sowell)
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To: Tax-chick

Exactly. I just watched “One Day in September” again on Tisha B’Av. No country will look out for us the way Israel will.


29 posted on 07/31/2009 1:56:30 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Anti-Semitism doesn’t go away; it seems to be more accepted now, among what are supposed to be decent people, than 20 years ago.

The state of Israel is important both as a symbol and as a geographic reality.


30 posted on 07/31/2009 2:14:49 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("If the worst that Barack Obama does is ruin the economy, I will breathe a sigh of relief." Sowell)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
With his coarse short-temperedness, Emanuel stands out even in a city like Washington, D.C.
Because of the tax evasion?
31 posted on 07/31/2009 7:09:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Rahm is a putz who works for a schmuck.


32 posted on 07/31/2009 7:25:40 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Marguerite

He’s a kapo..


33 posted on 07/31/2009 8:42:12 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Because of the tax evasion?

Do you mean he's the only top tier Obama appointee who has not been linked to tax evasion? (LOL!!!)

34 posted on 08/01/2009 5:43:08 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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