Skip to comments.Does Obama Know that Elena Kagan Is Pro-Israel ?
Posted on 06/30/2010 5:21:51 AM PDT by RobinMasters
A little embarrassing for The One, wouldnt you say?
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said her admiration for a former Israeli chief justice was rooted in her Jewishness and admiration for Israel.
[Aharon Barak] is very often called the John Marshall of the State of Israel because he was central in creating an independent judiciary for Israel and in ensuring that Israel a young nation, a nation threatened from its very beginning in existential ways and a nation without a written constitution he was central in ensuring that Israel, with all those kinds of liabilities would become a very strong rule of law nation, she said.
She also admired Barak for personal reasons.
As you know, I dont think its a secret I am Jewish, she said. The State of Israel has meant a lot to me and my family.
This actually puts Zionist conservatives in a tough spot. On the one hand, we have a rare defense of Israel from someone in the Obama camp who is genuine, well-informed, and morally sensible.
On the other, we have an endorsement of an Israeli jurist whose exegetical views would elevate judges into a position not indistinguishable from the philosopher-kings of Platos Republic. Obviously, she should be voted down. But still.
the StayPuft nominee’s views don’t matter- Kagan is a good soldier and will do as she is ordered
‘Why should it matter? And an associate justice on the Supreme Court, Kagan has no say in foreign policy’
Well, she would have a little more influence on foreign policy than your typical postal clerk.
Justice Barak has single handedly struck down Israel's identity as a Jewish state in favor of his definition of a democratic state. Here is an excellent review of his philosophy by Nathan J. Diament Director, Institute for Public Affairs Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.
Kagan's support for Barak's juridical philosophy means that she will stand for the internationalization of US law.
Barak believed that every human activity is under the rule of the courts. There can be no more infamous belief. This is profoundly dangerous appointee.
the House of Saud will immediately ask Obummer to reject her nomination. If not them then George Soro’s and the DC J-Street crowd will immediately scream that she is not qualified. We don’t have to work about our side striking here at this time.
She is likely to be invited to Embassy cocktail parties, not the mailman.