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White House meets with rabbis to assuage concerns on Israel
jta ^ | 5/14/10 | Ron Kampeas

Posted on 05/14/2010 12:46:50 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- If you tell the rabbis, they will spread the word.

That was the thinking behind two intimate White House meetings -- the second of which took place on Thursday -- with a carefully selected slate of 15 rabbis from across the country and representing the Orthodox, Reform and Conservative streams.

Jack Moline, a Conservative rabbi at Congregation Agudas Achim in Alexandria, Va., initiated the meetings after a talk he had with his friend Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, about the Obama administration's perceived deficit of friendliness toward Israel.

The two meetings, the first of which was held last month, were part of a charm offensive after relations between the Obama and Netanyahu governments hit a low in early March, when Israel announced a major building start in eastern Jerusalem during a visit to Israel by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. The Obama administration wants Israel to freeze settlement in the West Bank and building in the eastern part of Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day War and subsequently annexed.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: house; meets; rabbis; white
What a crock.
1 posted on 05/14/2010 12:46:50 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 05/14/2010 12:47:15 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
"after a talk he had with his friend Rahm Emanuel"

The good Rabbi can't be that conservative. Emanuel doesn't have conservative friends, only conservative enemies.

3 posted on 05/14/2010 12:48:28 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Nachum

got that right. :o/


4 posted on 05/14/2010 12:49:01 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Nachum

Beer summit?


5 posted on 05/14/2010 12:50:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum
Do any of the the good Rabbis believe in HaShem ?
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

6 posted on 05/14/2010 12:50:44 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Nachum
There has to be a blockbuster movie in the tawdry story of, Barry and the Jews.
7 posted on 05/14/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT by Hans
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To: Nachum
Maybe he could resign to "assuage the concerns" of some of us here at FR? (I really don't think meeting friends of Rahm Emanuel is going to do it.)

ML/NJ

8 posted on 05/14/2010 12:56:25 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Nachum

Not all Jews are smart. :(


9 posted on 05/14/2010 12:56:44 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: OldDeckHand
The good Rabbi can't be that conservative.

In this context Conservative only refers to the level of religious observance. It has nothing to do with political conservatism. Sadly, most American Jews have and will continue to drink the Obama Kool-Aid.

10 posted on 05/14/2010 12:57:14 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

I’d like to know who the “orthodox” rabbis were.


11 posted on 05/14/2010 12:57:16 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Probably these guys

Neturei Karta - Orthodox Jews United Against Zionism


12 posted on 05/14/2010 1:04:49 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Nachum

A rabbi friends with Emmanuel is no rabbi.


13 posted on 05/14/2010 1:05:57 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Nachum
Jack Moline, a Conservative rabbi at Congregation Agudas Achim in Alexandria, Va., initiated the meetings after a talk he had with his friend Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, about the Obama administration's perceived deficit of friendliness toward Israel.

PERCEIVED??? Well, Rabbi Moline, you're a kook if you believe Hussein and his puppetmaster RAHM give a damn about your concerns. They'll talk a REAL good talk (see: Campaign 2008), but when it comes time to PERFORM, they're miserable failures.

Now, if you go to Hussein and ask him to clamp down on Americans' first amendment rights, or "certain bloggers" and "talk radio", he'll be more than glad to accomodate.

Hussein, by his actions, proves that the only Jew he likes is one who will roll over and obey him. Bibi is not such a Jew--and I am grateful every day to the Creator for that fact.

14 posted on 05/14/2010 1:10:08 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum
I’d like to know who the “orthodox” rabbis were.

Perhaps Modern Orthodox like Rahm's Rabbi: Rabbi Asher Lopatin

15 posted on 05/14/2010 1:15:47 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Nachum

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137515

Isn’t gonna work; any Jew that believes Zero, needs to re-read the history of Nazi Germany.


16 posted on 05/14/2010 1:17:41 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Nachum

This White House is a haven for Kapos.


17 posted on 05/14/2010 1:18:06 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Nachum
about the Obama administration's perceived deficit of friendliness toward Israel??

I see the JTA's reporters are in the same league as our American media--wholly, clueless!

There AIN'T nuttin "perceived" about the FASCIST Community Agitator's HATRED of Israel and his anti-Jewish, pro-Islam, agenda.

When Dear Leader makes the next (which will also be the FIRST) demand on the Islamo-Fascist Moozies or insists they make ANY concession (as he has continually done with Israel) I MIGHT reconsider my opinion.

18 posted on 05/14/2010 1:20:20 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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Jack Moline, a Conservative rabbi at Congregation Agudas Achim in Alexandria, Va., initiated the meetings after a talk he had with his friend Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff ...

Was Rahm Emanuel wearing clothes at the time and did Rahm jam his finger into the chest of Rabbi Achim during these "talks" ?

As an aside ...

I recall the article about Rahm Emanuel on Free Republic that said;

QUOTE They point out that “to our sorrow” during the last year, President Barak Obama’s tenure in the White House, “You have worked against the State of Israel and the Jewish People”. They remind Emanuel of his recent comment to Israel’s consul general to Los Angeles, in which he is quoted as saying “I have had it with the Israelis”. “You are not the first Jew in history trying to advance himself at the expense of his people. There were traitors before you such as Josephus Flavius and others, who in all likelihood also celebrated their bar mitzvah but we remember them as traitors, seeking riches and honor, at the expense of their people." UNQUOTE

Rahm Emanuel receives public condemnation and is publicly branded as a traitor to Israel (and America for that matter). And then Rahm Emanuel and the White House claim to have a Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along" moment with "Conservative Rabbis" ?

Interesting ... very interesting indeed.


19 posted on 05/14/2010 1:20:58 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: Nachum

Rahm Emmanuel hates Israel because he hates his daddy.


20 posted on 05/14/2010 1:29:15 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Nachum
"I’d like to know who the “orthodox” rabbis were. "



Pretty sure it was this crowd from NJ. Obama promised somethng about "time served" and "good behavior" if they pretend Obama doesn't want all the Jewish people in Israel dead.
21 posted on 05/14/2010 1:34:39 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Nachum
The 15 chosen ones to make the selection's for the death camps.
22 posted on 05/14/2010 2:00:37 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: Jewbacca

The Jewish Case Against Barack Obama Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PDh7s1pjIw


23 posted on 05/14/2010 2:01:20 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Nachum

They’ll fall for it....they are all Democrats FIRST, most likely!!


24 posted on 05/14/2010 2:45:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum

I’ll bet he took up offering at some point during the meeting

He wanted to do something religious


25 posted on 05/14/2010 2:49:33 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Nachum

He probably handed them all yellow stars to sew on their sleeves.


26 posted on 05/14/2010 2:52:44 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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