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Friday, August 24, 2012

Anti-Israel rabbis for Obama

Desperate to shore up his flagging standing in the Jewish community, President Obama's reelection campaign released a list of 'rabbis for Obama' earlier this week. On Thursday, the Emergency Committee for Israel's William Kristol responded to the list.
The “Rabbis for Obama,” your campaign says, are “committed to re-electing” you due to your “policy agenda that represents the values of the overwhelming majority of the American Jewish community” and your “deep commitment to the security of the state of Israel.”

Though we have differed with you on many policy matters, we at the Emergency Committee for Israel have taken you at your word as to your basic commitment to Israel’s security. Thus it was particularly shocking to see that your campaign had recruited, and was touting the support of, rabbis who have no commitment to Israel’s security, and whose values are representative of a small and extreme group of anti-Israel activists – and certainly not of the pro-Israel community.

“Rabbis for Obama” includes many leaders of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Movement, a movement inimical to Israel’s well-being. It includes founders of the pro-Hamas “Fast for Gaza” initiative. It even includes one person who was pleased to dine with Iranian President Ahmadinejad in 2008 and another who says the United States and Israel bring terrorism on themselves. Several members of “Rabbis for Obama” are officials of Jewish Voice for Peace, a radical group that the Anti-Defamation League featured in its list of the “Top 10 Anti-Israel Groups in America.”

Far from demonstrating a “deep commitment to the security of the state of Israel,” these figures have demonstrated a deep hostility to the state of Israel and a deep commitment to demonizing the Jewish state and undermining the U.S.-Israel alliance. We are sure that you will be distressed to discover that your own campaign has included so many of them on the list of “Rabbis for Obama.” We cannot imagine their endorsements are ones you welcome.
According to my sources, the 'rabbis for Obama' who are anti-Israel include the following:
Jewish Voice for Peace

Chava Bahle, Suttons Bay Michigan

Rachel Evelyne Barenblat, Lanesboro MA

Haim Beliak, Los Angeles

Lynn Gottlieb, Berkeley (Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Co-founder of Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence, Stony Point, NY, JVP Advisory Board”

Linda J. Holtzman, Philadelphia

Rebecca Lillian, Chicago

David Mivasair, State College

Brant Rosen, Evanston, co-founder Taanit Tzedek-Jewish Fast for Gaza

Rabbis for Human Rights

Charles M. Feinberg, Washington DC

Gerald Serotta, Chevy Chase MD

Simkha Y. Weintraub, Brooklyn

Sharon Brous, Los Angeles

Aryeh Cohen, Los Angeles

Ayelet S. Cohen, New York

Maurice D Harris, Eugene OR

Ellen Lippmann, Brooklyn

Sidney Schwarz, Rockville MD
Both Jewish Voice for Peace and Rabbis for Human Rights are demonstrably anti-Israel organizations. But Obama says he's got Israel's back. And sadly, some 60% of American Jewry still believes him.

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At 5:01 AM, Blogger Nomadic100 said...

Obama is a Muslim. The evidence is overwhelming! Why cannot Jews grasp that reality?

At 5:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wont vote for romney, the question remains will i vote at all.

bothers me that kristol needed "sources" as one can easily google the names on the list, and provide evidence of the sinas chinam of these so called rabbis

for example, here is aryeh cohen


he needs to be asked to step down from the committee

i urge everyone to google the names for themselves

didnt see jvp, but they are not a jewish org.

in any case, may the next election matter not at all and may we be roi to see mashiach come in our days

At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bacci, the mashiach may come in an hour or he may come in two centuries time.

But, for heavens sake, vote for Romney while holding your nose, because the current stench in the White House is much more repugnant and toxic.

At 8:57 AM, Blogger InMemoryOf Yossi said...

The two from Richmond are openly gay. Reform congregation. The communist from the conservative place here wasn't on the list but his son in Berkeley was.

At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noamadic1000 you are incredibly stupid, first of all:

Obama is a Muslim. The evidence is overwhelming! Why cannot Jews grasp that reality?

Poll: American Jews Favor Muslims & Mormons Much More Than Conservative Evangelical Christians


and second

Obama is not a Muslim, he is a Christian, and most Christian denominations are liberal, or ultra liberal.

Conservative Christians neither have the wealth, nor political clout nor the education (they're mainly the underclass) to make any difference, except.

Does it sink in? Here let me spell it out, had he been a Muslim he would have had far more Jewish support.


If I were to run for office, I wouldn't need to court Jewish votes, they'd be mine for the taking :)

At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


But, for heavens sake, vote for Romney while holding your nose, because the current stench in the White House is much more repugnant and toxic.

Oh poor Shyguy, I do understand your insecurity. You can't expect the US to prop up your illegal occupation for ever. Even Romney will have to end the occupatoin by giving Israel an ultimatam. You're a fool, you can have an Israel or you can risk it with your greed for more territory and lose it all.

If it comes to war eventually, Israel will lose. It won't forever hold it's current military superirority. When Iran goes nuclear, the US will shift allegiance to Iran.

as an insecure settler you know you will either have to pack and relocate to Israel or take up Palestinian nationality.

So which will you choose, sweetie?

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shyguy, like the thief living off ill gotton goods, always looking over your shoulder.

I hope you don't become homeless, baby :)

If that happens, don't blame Obama or the US, blame your idol of Zionism with it's sense of entitlement to schnorring of funds for illegal settlements.

At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chayma: you belong to a gang of islamofascist thieves, murderers and liars, those who were fighting my farther generation in WWII and who were exterminated. Keep your mouth shut, Israel land is not for palestinian uslamofascists who will be totally exterminated.


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