Skip to comments.Another Jew from Clinton Gov't to Join Obama-Biden Team
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.
I love this article. This is the right wing version of any given LA Times or NY Times article. So refreshing.
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.
peaceful Palestine state = oxymoron
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
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
We are dinosaurs my friend...i am so out of step with todays society....dang i wish i was a trust fund baby! ;)
“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....
More like another Dhimmi, it seems.
Kapos at your service!
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.
Are these guys called “neo-libs” or “neo-comms”?
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?
A few more appointees and they might earn the nickname ‘The White House Knesset’. ;>)
“not surprisingly the Messiahs closest advisors are Jews....stands to reason”
Obama wants to prove that he is not a Muslim.
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...
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