Skip to comments.Israel rift roils Democratic ranks
Posted on 12/07/2011 10:07:42 AM PST by Nachum
Two of the Democratic Partys core institutions are challenging a bipartisan consensus on Israel and Palestine that has dominated American foreign policy for more than a decade.
The Center for American Progress, the partys key hub of ideas and strategy, and Media Matters, a central messaging organization, have emerged as vocal critics of their partys staunchly pro-Israel congressional leadership and have been at odds, at times, with Barack Obamas White House, which has acted as a reluctant ally to Benjamin Netanyahus Israeli government.
The differences are ones of tone but also of bright lines of principle and while they have havent yet made any visible impact on Democratic policy, theyve shaken up the Washington foreign policy conversation and broadened the space for discussing a heretical and often critical stance on Israel heretofore confined to the political margins.
The daily battle is waged in Media Matters emails, on CAPs blogs, Middle East Progress and ThinkProgress and most of all on Twitter, where a Media Mattters official, MJ Rosenberg, regularly heaps vitriol on those who disagree as Iraq war neocon liar (the Atlantics Jeffrey Goldberg) or having dual loyalties to the U.S. and Israel (the Washington Posts Jennifer Rubin). And while the Center for American Progress tends to walk a more careful line, warm words for Israel can be hard to find on its blogs.
Events of recent years such as GOP attacks on Obama as insufficiently loyal to Israel, Israels controversial raid on a Turkish ship bound for Gaza and debates over the Iranian nuclear program have deepened the divide between some on the Democratic left and the partys mainstream foreign policy apparatus.
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In what alternative universe did that happen?
——————————————————————————————”...Barack Obamas White House...has acted as a reluctant ally to Benjamin Netanyahus Israeli government.”
‘This is a joke, right?’
Yes, but the joke is on us. :(
By “reluctant ally” they mean the he is not known to have gone as far as privately offering nuclear weapons to the Palestinians.
If there’s one thing the not-so-pro-Israel Jews I know really hate, it’s being overtly treated as if they’re stupid. If they start thinking Obama is going to make them look (more) stupid, it’s game over for NY fundraising.
MJ Rosenberg = MOTHAH-JUMPAH...
POS traitor, iirc he was formerly AIPAC; put him at the top of the list to go to Gitmo.
So your lib Jew friends don't mind being treated as if they are stupid, as long as it's kind of covert, and they don't have to openly acknowledge that they are dupes. It fits.
EVERYTHING out of obama or his party is a lie of the 10th power.
When Sarah Palin was still in the mix, I'd tell my co-religionists at cocktail parties I really liked her...just to watch their heads explode.
"You know, she's written as many Harvard Law Review articles as Obama..."
L O L ! Perfect.
But they sure will allign with the anti-semite left, but I guess that is considered guile not stupidity.
My Christian friends, here and in meatspace, **understand** Israel better than my cocktail party crowd. Feh.
The Soros-funded Center for the American Progress
Traitor to which country?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
The left in Israel (and the US) is anti-deomocratic.
In Israel the left wants to get the US to pressure the democratically elected government to change course. They can’t get it done by election because they are a minority so they want it imposed from the outside.
How sick is that.
He’s a traitor to his / our country, America, and he’s a traitor to his Jewish heritage.
Except for not wishing to insult my many Christian friends who love the pork, I think someone should send MJR a tube of crazy glue and some very small pieces of bacon, and tell him where to glue it, and undo it (his connection to Judaism).
Jews, who know nothing of history and the Holocaust and those who would trust and support Hitler are the ones who love Obama, in my opinion.
And this is not to mention support for... gay rights (a violation of the Torah btw...).
You think you got it tough, try being a WASP, some think they have transcended to god status, some want to date their close cousins.
Thanks justice, hope what you say comes true!
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