Skip to comments.Why Israel Hates Obama
Posted on 10/01/2009 8:15:20 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
The president's approval rating has fallen to an astonishingly low 4 percent in the Holy Land. As his envoy jumpstarts peace talks, Richard Wolffe reports on Obama's plans to win the ally back.
Is Obama surrounded by self-hating Jews? That was one of the most ridiculousand yet perversely tellingstories to emerge from the last several weeks of Israeli media coverage.
Not because the president is surrounded by Jewish aides who want to sabotage their own identity. Far from it. David Axelrod openly reveres the old Jewish deli in Chicago known as Mannys. He has a sign in his West Wing office saying Barack Obama in Hebrew script. And Rahm Emanuel could no more hate his Jewish and Israeli ties than he could the vocabulary of the Anglo-Saxons.
On those terms, Axelrod and Emanuel are self-hating self-haters.
Still, one of the leading Israeli newspapers, Haaretz, reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyanhu was so paranoid that he described both Axelrod and Emanuel as self-hating Jews. The White House says that the Israeli government denied the story and dismisses the idea, with plenty of reason.
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“David Axelrod openly reveres the old Jewish deli in Chicago known as Mannys
Uh, being Jewish is a little more than liking corned beef on rye. Wolffe is such a dope.”
Geez, I hate to have anything in common with the likes of David Axelrod, but I love Manny’s too. Fantastic deli.
It didn’t sound like anything Bibi would say. He’s too much of a gentleman and diplomat.
Yes, he is that.
It could have come from someone IN the White House.
Agreed. My money’s on Rahm Emanuel. He has a direct line to caged bird and MSNBC hack, Richard Wolfe.
The sad thing is that to the author of this piece, “Jewish identity” IS nothing more than loving a deli or having a sign with Hebrew writing on it. If you set the bar that low, what’s to self hate? To be sure, there are self-hating Muslims who think that this world conquest and mass conversion of all infidels by the sword is a bad idea, even if they do like couscous and stuffed grape leaves. But Axelrod can’t be a self-hating Jew, because he eats bagels and lox. What else IS there about being Jewish? A belief in our mission to be a light to the nations? A belief in our existence as G-d’s chosen people? Naaah.
“HATE! HATE! HATE! Everyone HATES OBAMA! The Tea Party folks HATE OBAMA! The Angry Mob HATES OBAMA! Conservatives HATE OBAMA! Israel HATES OBAMA! Sarkozy (sob, sob) HATES OBAMA! The Pope HATES OBAMA! You and me HATE OBAMA! Were all racists, and we all HATE OBAMA!”
I tried, but the most I could muster is disdain and contempt for The One. How do you hate someone who’s such a light weight? I hate what he’s doing to both the country of my birth and my newly adopted country, I hate waiting for yet another shoe to drop on the economy, the value of the dollar, the war on terror, immigration, health care, free speech and the free market. I hate wondering which Reichstag will be set on fire next, but hate Obama? He’s nothing but a symbol for the philosophy that now pervades in two out of three of the branches of the federal government. I hate the philosophy, not its symbol.