Monday, June 7, 2010

On Israel and Jews

How is this for an unbiased reporter - old Helen Thomas:  r  [In this video, Helen is heard using the aforementioned quote, during a Jewish Heritage Celebration at the White House on May 27, 2010, of all places!  Doesn't this anti-Semite know that Jews lived in Palestine before the Holocaust?  Or that 6 million Jews were killed in their "homes" of Poland and Germany?]

[Then, on June 1, 2010, following the flotilla incident] Newsbusters writes:  Helen Thomas was on her typical, Israel-hating self Tuesday when during the White House press briefing, she called the previous day's flotilla incident a "deliberate massacre, an international crime."  [Never mind that the actual facts of the situation were not yet known.]

As National Review Online writes:  In contrast to the general directions of Helen ("Go back to Germany and Poland") Thomas, the peace-lovers aboard the Mavi Marmara were more specific:
In response to a radio transmission by the Israeli Navy warning the Gaza flotilla that they are approaching a naval blockade, passengers of the Mavi Marmara respond, "Shut up, go back to Auschwitz" and "We're helping Arabs go against the US, don't forget 9/11".
[How is this for our President making America more loved across the world"]  From the Israeli National News:  In the hubbub surrounding the “battle of the flotilla,” Netanyahu’s quick reversal of his decision to remain in the United States has been largely ignored. It turns out that Obama told him to leave because he didn’t want Netanyahu to use the White House as a stage on which to present Israel’s side of the story. (Snip) The meeting was to have been a way for Obama to make up for the humiliation he dealt Netanyahu on his last visit, when he refused to be seen with the Israeli leader in public.
The flotilla violence caught Netanyahu in the midst of a diplomatic trip to North America. He was in the Canadian capital of Ottawa at the time, about to leave for Washington for a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. The meeting was to have been a way for Obama to make up for the humiliation he dealt Netanyahu on his last visit, when he refused to be seen with the Israeli leader in public.
Netanyahu announced immediately after the flotilla news broke that he would remain in North America and would meet with Obama as scheduled. However, within minutes after media reported Netanyahu would continue with his trip as scheduled, he abruptly announced a change of plan and set off immediately for Israel to “deal with the flotilla crisis.”
U.S. President Barack Obama is anti-Israel, says Israel National News, and “is willing to throw Israel under the bus in order to please Muslim nations," former New York City Mayor Ed Koch charged.  According to Israel National News: 
Koch, a Jewish Democrat, has been gradually “falling out of love” with President Obama, a term he used in a commentary he published last August. The recent snub by the president of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, highlighted by a meeting without a press conference or even an official photograph, broke the proverbial camel’s back for Koch.
After having opposed President Obama’s health care reform plan and expressing disappointment over his failure to convince Russia and China to back harsh sanctions against Iran, the former mayor recently wrote, “President Obama’s abysmal attitude toward the State of Israel and his humiliating treatment of Prime Minister Netanyahu is shocking.”   "I have been a supporter of President Obama and went to Florida for him, urged Jews all over the country to vote for him, saying that he would be just as good as John McCain on the security of Israel. I don't think it's true anymore.”
On the subject of lionizing Joseph Stalin, National Review writes:

Lee Edwards of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation: Since the fall of the Soviet Union, statues of Joseph Stalin have been torn down all over Europe and even in the former Soviet Union itself. The world is closer than ever before to a consensus on the evils of communism and Stalin's primary role in the worst crimes of the last century. And yet a statue of Stalin is included in the National D-Day Memorial, to be dedicated in Bedford, Virginia, this Sunday, June 6.


1 comment:

  1. Big news on Koch! I hope he becomes more vocal, and that his fellow Jews (and those who support them) follow his lead.