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Another Jew from Clinton Gov't to Join Obama-Biden Team
Arutz 7 ^ | 11-14-08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 11/13/2008 8:49:08 PM PST by Nachum

(IsraelNN.com) Vice President-elect Joe Biden has appointed former Clinton administration aide Ran Klain as his chief of staff, one week after President-elect Barack Obama tapped Clinton aide Rahm Emanuel to head the White House as chief of staff.

Both appointees are Jewish, but while Emanuel is an observant Jew, Klain intermarried more than 20 years ago and his family observes Christmas.

Klain, like Emanuel, promoted the Oslo Peace Accords, which eventually exploded into the Oslo War that has been raging since September, 2000. Emanuel choreographed the handshake between Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn in 1993.

Klain was an advisor to Gen. Wesley Clark, who as a presidential hopeful said in 1994 that the Middle East needs "a sustained and energetic American engagement to resolve the conflict."

Vice President-elect Biden's new top aide also served in the same position for Clinton's vice president Al Gore.

The reliance on Clinton administration officials endows the Obama-Biden government leaders with strong organizational skills but also with a legacy of handshaking and making declarations as a way to solve the Israeli-Arab struggle.

Klain was not directly involved in developments in the Middle East, in contrast to Emanuel. A public relations consultant who worked with Emanuel stated last year said that Emanuel "would like nothing more than to participate in another peace agreement signing."

Klain's religious background is light years from that of Emanuel, whose father was in the underground Irgun resistance movement during the British Mandate and who is an observant Jew.

Klain grew up in the Midwestern state of Indiana where Jewish identity meant not having a Christmas tree, he stated in a New York Times article last year. He is married to a non-Jew with an agreement that they celebrate Christmas but raise their children as Jews.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1993; 1994; 2000; 200009; clinton; demoracyalliance; ebolaczar; govt; jew; obamabiden; oslo; osloaccords; oslopeaceaccords; ronklain; thirdway; wesleyclark
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1 posted on 11/13/2008 8:49:08 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Klain, like Emanuel, promoted the Oslo Peace Accords, which eventually exploded into the Oslo War that has been raging since September, 2000.

LOL!

2 posted on 11/13/2008 8:50:51 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Poor Norway.


3 posted on 11/13/2008 8:52:36 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Nachum
Emanuel is an observant Jew </i> - Nachum, how important is this? I ask not to be flippant but just asking, because to me he appears to be one tough sob, which I can respect, his beliefs I don't know but his actions I have a certain amount of respect.
4 posted on 11/13/2008 8:54:32 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Nachum

I love this article. This is the right wing version of any given LA Times or NY Times article. So refreshing.


5 posted on 11/13/2008 8:59:24 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Nachum

Some of these guys are JINOs (Jewish in name only).

Having an interfaith family is not a problem to any Jew worth their salt, but one basic tenet of real Jews is to say “Never Again” and then do something to make sure it doesn’t happen again. One Holocaust was enough (I lost my European family in it).

JINO’s of the Left don’t give a damn what happens to Israel because Israel gave up socialism for capitalism which is why is it so economically successful today, and it beat the communists/arab forces time after time.

I’m Jewish and I support Israel’s right to exist, in peace if possible, but well armed when necessary.

I also would like a peaceful Palestine state living next to Israel but that isn’t going to happen as long as the Palestinian Charter is still in effect, anti-semitic hatred is taught in their schools, terrorism is a way of life, and they think deliberately killing children is fair game.

Maybe in 40 years a decent Palestine will emerge from the cesspool of Arafat, the PFLP, PLO, Hamas, and Fatah, but not today, boychek.

Obama would have been smarter to hire Rahm’s father. He was a man who knew how to get things done, like winning and not apologizing to the enemy as his son just did.

Not a chip off the old block - more like a little turd.


6 posted on 11/13/2008 9:01:40 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

peaceful Palestine state = oxymoron


7 posted on 11/13/2008 9:04:07 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

damn, who’s gonna build the sukkah?

not surprisingly the Messiah’s closest advisors are Jews....stands to reason

in all seriousness this is very very collectivist social engineering Machiavellian bunch which hate Sarah Palin and all she stands for with their every fiber

far and away the most radical bunch in US governing history...

this could very well end violently down the road....call me an alarmist, I study history the way most folks read sports page...always have and we are jumping off the bridge with this bunch in power


8 posted on 11/13/2008 9:05:18 PM PST by wardaddy (just bought my newest pair of LaCrosse Grange boots, bucks moving and it's chilly...life is good)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
they may reject Judaism but they are culturally Jewish and raised in the community

Axlerod’s parents were stereotypical Jewish socialists who were rumoured to be actual party members and Axlerod is just more of the same

it's rarely Jews who are adherents who are the problem, it's those who've absorbed collectivist anti-pluralism and embraced messianic social engineering

they usually hate Judaism but may go to Yom Kippur if forced but their particular vitriol is for Christian conservatism which they quite literally equate with Nazism at worst or backwater hillbilly preacher fanaticism at best.

that Jews have attached themselves to messianic collectivist thought since the progressive movements of the mid 1800s and rejected their own history is unquestionable, but how they have gained yet another foothold with Obama is a small wonder.

Jewish leftists...JINO or otherwise are as big a part of Obams’s sphere of governance as Christian Conservatives were to Magnus

we are now going to see what it's like when they rule in America pell mell

this is so troubling at every level.....it bodes very very badly

9 posted on 11/13/2008 9:14:40 PM PST by wardaddy (just bought my newest pair of LaCrosse Grange boots, bucks moving and it's chilly...life is good)
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To: wardaddy

We are dinosaurs my friend...i am so out of step with todays society....dang i wish i was a trust fund baby! ;)


10 posted on 11/13/2008 9:15:39 PM PST by chasio649 (no longer sick of it all ...)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“Some of these guys are JINOs (Jewish in name only).”

Perhaps they are being picked as “show ponies” to try to dispel the pro-Islamic tilt that the Obama administration will eventually covertly, and overtly, take....

- John


11 posted on 11/13/2008 9:17:10 PM PST by Fishrrman
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To: Nachum
Another Jew from Clinton Gov't to Join Obama-Biden Team

More like another Dhimmi, it seems.

12 posted on 11/13/2008 9:17:45 PM PST by rock_lobsta (Not Your Ordinary Crustacean.)
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To: Nachum

Kapos at your service!


13 posted on 11/13/2008 9:35:04 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (SARAH *** JOE *** 2012!)
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To: Nachum
while Emanuel is an observant Jew

If Emanuel were truly "observant", he could not serve Obama. Does not the Talmud have a dictate that any Jew who aids the enemy against the People of Israel must be put to death? I recall hearing a lot about that about the time Rabin was knocked off.

14 posted on 11/13/2008 9:42:50 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Nachum

Are these guys called “neo-libs” or “neo-comms”?


15 posted on 11/13/2008 9:46:49 PM PST by AZLiberty (I hope Obama changes.)
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To: Nachum

I wonder- should republican congressfolks defy Obama and go over seas and try to shape foriegn affairs like the democrat congressfolk did to President Bush?


16 posted on 11/13/2008 10:06:17 PM PST by CottShop
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To: Nachum

A few more appointees and they might earn the nickname ‘The White House Knesset’. ;>)


17 posted on 11/13/2008 11:32:23 PM PST by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: Nachum
Emmanuel's father may have helped the Irgum, but Emmanuel's mother is one of these so-called Peace Now types and Emmanuel follows her ideologically (while telling Republicans to eff themselves).
18 posted on 11/14/2008 2:15:47 AM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: wardaddy

“not surprisingly the Messiah’s closest advisors are Jews....stands to reason”

Obama wants to prove that he is not a Muslim.


19 posted on 11/14/2008 5:05:29 AM PST by SQUID
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To: Nachum

Well for a guy who promised “change” all I’m seeing are Clinton retreads—and especially the ones who are ticked that the Clintons didn’t stay on script...


20 posted on 11/14/2008 5:41:08 AM PST by browniexyz
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