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Anti-Defamation League is shocked and stunned at Obama administration

It's one thing to catch it from conservative critics, it's quite another to catch it from one of the most liberal, far left Jewish organizations out there:

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

We are shocked and stunned at the Administration's tone and public dressing down of Israel on the issue of future building in Jerusalem.   We cannot remember an instance when such harsh language was directed at a friend and ally of the United States.  One can only wonder how far the U.S. is prepared to go in distancing itself from Israel in order to placate the Palestinians in the hope they see it is in their interest to return to the negotiating table.

It is especially troubling that this harsh statement came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly and privately explained to Vice President Biden the bureaucratic nature in making the announcement of proposed new building in Jerusalem, and Biden accepted the prime minister's apology for it.  Therefore, to raise the issue again in this way is a gross overreaction to a point of policy difference among friends.

The Administration should have confidence and trust in Israel whose tireless pursuit for peace is repeatedly rebuffed by the Palestinians and whose interests remain in line with the United States.

Is it incompetence?

Or is it something else?

H/T Dan Driedman in email.

Crossposted(*).


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Comments (19)

Uh, ADL, is this *just now*... (Below threshold)
Brett:

Uh, ADL, is this *just now* dawning on you? From the start Obama and his cronies have been vehemently and proudly anti-Semetic and have been acting accordingly.

Buyer's remorse is tough, eh?

Brett - Nailed it ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Brett -

Nailed it in one. Actually the Israelis were against Obama from the start. They were possibly the only one of our allies to see him for what he was. Unfortunately, the American Jewish population is too caught up in their socialist dreams to realize that Barry is the anti-semite that he is. I guess they didn't pay attention to the fact that he sat at the feet of a virulent anti-Semitic pastor for 20 years. Or that he had surrounded himself with foreign policy advisers who all took the line that Israel was an apartheid state and had the contra-historical belief that Israel had stolen the land from the Palestinians.

As a Jewish sage once said,... (Below threshold)

As a Jewish sage once said, "Duh!" Why are you surprised?

Or: Duh! למה זה מפתיע אותך?... (Below threshold)

Or: Duh! למה זה מפתיע אותך?

Stop. Look over there.... (Below threshold)
Green Steve:

Stop. Look over there.

Some Republican somewhere once said something that was later called anti-Semitic by someone in the MSM. So you see, everyone does it.

Maybe there is a bust of Da... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Maybe there is a bust of David Ben-Gurion lying around the White House that Obama can return or something.

They shouldn't be too surpr... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

They shouldn't be too surprised to see this from an individual who was raised in a Muslim household and tradition and who listened to the sermons of an anti-Israel/anti-semite preacher as an adult.

Is it incompetence? <... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Is it incompetence?

Nah, just business as usually in Barryland. Maybe Foxman should has the Brits how it feels to get knifed in the back.

Get used to it Foxman.

Most incompetent administra... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Most incompetent administration, EVER.

They constantly insult and denigrate long standing allies. They make friendly overtures to what can at best be described as governments that do not have our best interests at heart and seem insulted when the previously friendly governments take actions that their opponents dislike.

When did the Israelis not see this coming? I rather think that they were planning this all along just to see what kind of reaction it would provoke just as a demonstration to the world where our current (P)residents loyalties lie.

Yes, it was obvious to those that looked into 'The Won's' past prior to his election but others that did not want to see now have no choice but to admit that the truth is this administration's loyalties lie with the enemies of Israel.

Obama Ackbar! : http://tiny.cc/UU8jC

Not to worry...jews will vo... (Below threshold)
serfer62:

Not to worry...jews will vote for Kommies at the drop of a hat

You know, at first I figure... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

You know, at first I figured I'd just give you a down vote serfer62... But then I thought better about it.

Someone describing an group as monolithic is an act based in prejudice. And by your comment (10) that describes you, asshole. Begone troll.

meh...everybody's just sayi... (Below threshold)

meh...everybody's just saying what they're supposed to say, biden, obama, ADL...

none of this changes anything about what they do or who they support. all just posturing, wake us up when they support his GOP opponent in a couple of years

I guess the morally bankpru... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I guess the morally bankprupt are easy to shock and stun. One day some are going to be "shocked and stunned" that Ahmadinejad actually used a nuclear weapon.

Yeah upset old guy...I've a... (Below threshold)
serfer62:

Yeah upset old guy...I've argued for years with my JEWISH relatives and year after year they vote KOMMIECRAT!!!
But then I guess a constant 85% vote for Kommies is just a racist begotted ration.

"I guess the morally bankru... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"I guess the morally bankrupt are easy to shock and stun. One day some are going to be "shocked and stunned" that Ahmadinejad actually used a nuclear weapon."

No. I expect them to turn out into the streets and dance with the muslims after he incinerates Tel Aviv.

Do you really want to invok... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Do you really want to invoke the "Some of my best friends......" defense?

Personally I don't give a crap who some of your relatives are, or are not. You identified a group of people as being monolithic. But maybe that's not prejudice on your part, maybe you're just mono-synaptic. Either way, I'll have no more to do with you.

I indeed hope the Jewish pe... (Below threshold)
poptoy:

I indeed hope the Jewish people are indeed shocked enough to stop voting for liberals by wide margins. Obama is no friend of the Jewish people. His very own actions prove this.

BryanD-Dude...The ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

BryanD-

Dude...The Branch Davidians were taken out by Janet Reno's Justice Dept. Reno was a Clinton appointee.

Your always tenuous grip on reality seems to have slipped significantly recently. Please do something to help yourself.

Dear Old Guy, you Pompous P... (Below threshold)
serfer62:

Dear Old Guy, you Pompous POS...who asked for you to have anything to do with me?
Stick your oatmeal and rocking chair...maybe there are reruns of Daffy Duck on your Black & White...




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