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Monday, July 20, 2009

The usual State Department callousness on Jerusalem

As you might imagine, the top news in Israel Monday morning is Prime Minister Netanyahu's standing up to President Obama. I will have more on that later, but in the meantime, Rachel Abrams at the Weekly Standard points to another aspect of the outrageousness of the American demand.
This is outrageous in a number of ways, but let’s begin with the fact that the demand was made “over the weekend.” “Over the weekend” means Saturday, the day of rest for Jews, and indeed it is the one day of the week designated for respite in that six-day-work-week country. The decision to send an opprobrious message to the Jewish State on a Saturday is an indication that the traditional contemptuousness of the foreign-service anti-Zionists is once again ascendant—and worthy of Jimmy Carter and James Baker at their nastiest.
In fact, I believe that Ambassador Michael Oren (pictured) is a Sabbath observer, which means he had to walk to the State Department to receive the Obumbler's demand.

How many days is it to January 20, 2013?


At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im just curious carl....how many more names for obama can you come up with?

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Ashan said...

The ultimate definition of "chutzpa". Outrageous and vile. I hope that we will not have to wait till 2013 to be rid of these loathsome, anti-Israel, Judeophobic vermin.

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


Hang around and find out.


At 10:32 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Michael Oren strikes as a secular Jew. I can't imagine an Orthodox Jew desecrating the Sabbath. Still, its a sign of how Obama really views Israel and its not an accident it was delivered on Shabbat. That is its own message.


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