Skip to comments.Obama Fundraiser and Ambassador Blames Israel for Anti-Semitism (American Jews: Had Enough Yet?)
Posted on 12/03/2011 11:35:33 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, recently told a conference hosted by the European Jewish Union that Israel is to blame for growing anti-Semitism harbored by people of Muslim faith.
A distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Gutman reportedly said, according to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. He also argued that an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty will significantly diminish Muslim anti-Semitism.
According to the account in the Israeli paper, The legal experts at the event were visibly stunned by Gutmans words, and the next speaker offered a scathing rebuttal to the envoys remarks.
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I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Gutman and his fellow travelers operate under the mentality that if Jews and Israel didn’t exist, there be no anti-Semitism. Isn’t Gutman a Jewish name? I never thought I’d see the day when Jewish anti-Semitism was on the rise.
We have a moose limb as a leader, what else do you expect from him?
Gutman is a DNA Jew shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
but is totally unfamiliar
with YHvH and His WORD.
Yes a name like Howard Gutman......90% probability he is Jewish. Self hating Jewish to be exact
Yes, yes divide Israel for “peace”. That is the message being sold here.
Israel has made concessions in the past. Remember the deal that Clinton tried to broker at the end of his presidency? Israel gave Arafat 95% of what they asked for. The PLO wouldn't even drop the clause in their charter that stated that Israel did not have the right to exist. Arafat refused. No counter-offer. Just a return to terrorism. Peace Treaty? The Arabs will only sign if the Israelis reenact Masada on a national scale.
Gutman is the son of a Holocaust survivor. Slip-and-slide lawyer who hit the jackpot suing Microsoft and worked for the FBI(!). Big Democrat contributor. Had a gig on Fox News last presidential election.
He’s popular in Europe for his Israel-bashing.
Obama gets endorsement of major Jewish groups.
-Headline in the next couple of months
and will the people hear about this, not a chance. The MSM will cover for their messiah and investment yet again.
Howard Gutman parrots the anti-Israel line perfectly and by doing so takes the concept of ‘blaming the victim’ to new levels of absurdity. Because Jews defend their homeland against Arab terrorists pretending to be ‘refugees’ the Jews are the ‘problem’. Oh.
Funny how he doesn't say that Mulim hatred for Jews which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinians should be condemned.
POLL: Jewish approval of Obama on rise — in Israel...
Keep in mind it’s Politico.
probably not.......(but please, prove me wrong)
Both terrifying and sickening. But then again, we've had Noam Chomsky for a few decades, so Gutman's mild in comparison.
At least stuff like this is a good reminder to BLOAT. As if a reminder were needed....
Polls reported that 90% of American Jewish Voters voted for Obama Hussein in 2008! Hopefully that number is down to 80% by now, but I am not counting on that!
Really? I thought that Arafat and his Palestinians were kicked out of all the other Muslim countries, and only Israel took them in.
Polls showed 80%, not 90% in 2008 and they undersample Jews not living in the Northeast, southern Florida, and LA.
Rush Limbaugh himself confirmed the 90 %, but for you in Rio Linda, I was joking that they might be down 10% by now! They should be at Zero
Percent by now and that’s where they should have been in 2008! Former Mayor Koch confirmed that recently as he was supporting the Republican Candidate in the Weiner Scandal Replacement Election, but perhaps You don’t stay current with political current events?
They should be at Zero Percent by now and thats where they should have been in 2008!
You do realize that about 1/3 of Jews either don't care about Israel, or are hostile to it.
Former Mayor Koch confirmed that recently as he was supporting the Republican Candidate in the Weiner Scandal Replacement Election, but perhaps You dont stay current with political current events?
I'm a New Yorker and involved in local politics. I went to Queens a few times to volunteer in the race and an overlapping assembly race. NY-9 is not a typical district. It is the only urban district in the Northeast, that has become more Republican since 2000. The Jews are not just the third and fourth-generation American upper middle class Jews that people think of. There were many former Soviet Jews (tend to be Republican), Syrian Jews (socially conservatives), and Orthodox Jews. Many are also blue collar and lower-middle class. Ed Koch's effect was minimal. The more typical American Jews did not heed Koch's advice and those areas voted for the Jewish Weprin. Israel motivated some Jews, but so did gay marriage. Weprin, an Orthodox Jew, said that he voted for gay marriage because he is an Orthodox Jew. This motivated not only socially conservative Jews, but also Christians. Turner split (50-50 +- 2%) the Hispanic vote, despite wanted to reduce legal and illegal immigration. His position on immigration cost him the endorsement of a Chinese-American Republican City Councilman, Kim, and ensured that Weprin carried the Asian vote. Weprin also got the black vote. (Big surprise). In the end a Jewish majority and a large majority among other whites allowed Turner to win.
So, yes, I keep up with current events.
A distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians
Brains have not been handed out equally and Gutman like his chief and fearless leader in the white hut apparently got what was left over. I just have a feeling that some times or another all this ongoing crap with muslims (spelled on purpose lower case) will have to be settled.
Too bad some crazy pedophile cobbled together a system, some call a religion and great many ignorant people been falling for this crap ever since. Eventually islam (spelled on purpose lower case) just like socialism will have to go as it brings nothing but bedlam for mankind in the long run.
I am not Jewish but I know plenty of their ancient history and always have and will continue to support the TRUE JEW and their faith, probably more so than a lot of American Jews who support that garbage which occupies the white hut right now and are Jews by name only.
Battered wife syndrome is apparently very tough to shake.
The Palestine National Charter to this day states that one of it’s goals is to drive Israel into the sea , not live in peace next to them but drive them into the sea . Why is it that people make excuses for their hatred ? Why is it that people close their eyes to this ?
It’s to bad Howard Gutman doesn’t have to live next to them for a few years .
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Classic European antisemitism from the Obama administration, if someone hates the Jews, it must be the Jews fault. It's easier for Muslims, the prophet told them to hate them. Beyond fundraising what qualifies Gutman, who is a talented lawyer, to be an Ambassador, I don't know. Columbia/Harvard Law background, Community Organizer in Chief probably liked that. And he's defended on of Bill Ayers domestic terrorist pals (he's defended Republicans too), I guess that's enough.
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