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You really cannot, in fairness, blame President Obama for naming “Chuck”
Hagel, one of the most clearly anti-Israel, anti-Semitic members of the Senate
(or ex-members in his case) to be Secretary of Defense. President Obama has not
changed his views on Israel since his firstspeechat the Democrat convention in 2004,
when he made it clear that his sympathies in the Middle East lay with the
Palestinians. In a way, you have to admire his consistency. Of course, he has to
pay lip service to Israel when he visits Miami Beach, but how he must laugh at
the audiences that applaud him.
He is achartermember of the Chicago angry black man
entity, and they — including former pals Jeremiah Wright andMinisterFarrakhan
— have little love for the Jews. So, again, his contempt for Israel and for Jews
is not a surprise.
The parts that are so heart breaking are that:
1.) Most American Jews clearly supported Mr. Obama in his bid for
President against a GOP that has been an incomparably stronger supporter of
Israel than the modern-day Democrat party. If one is to judge from the stony
faces at the DNC whenever Israel was mentioned, and the fervent support of Iran
on those same faces, one can clearly see who was Israel’s friend and who was
not. Never mind, Barack Obama got two thirds of the
Jewishvote. That was
decisive in Florida, Virginia, and Ohio. Barack Obama’s most productive
fund-raisers, especially at the “millionaires and billionaires” level that Mr.
Obama supposedly hates so much, were almost unanimously Jews. How they are going
to square this with Senator Hagel’s nomination to a post that is of life or
death importance to Israel is anyone’s guess.
But here is a clue: the really committed left-wing Jew does not care much
about Israel. Jews in many cases have loyalties that trump their interest to
Israel. Their support of Mr. Obama is a case in point. Obviously, it is the
right of left-wing American Jews to have contempt for the Jewish state. That’s
what freedom means.
On orders from Moscow, American Jewish Communists suspended criticism of
Hitler during the August 1939-June 1941 period of the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact.
Violation of that edict was called “premature antifascism” and men died for it.
Not for a moment would I compare Mr. Obama to any of the evil names above in
this paragraph. I merely point out that those who think all Jews in America
consider Israel a high priority are mistaken. The left-wing group-think
partylinefar outranks Zionism for many, many
You are going to see this in the immediate future, as Mr. Obama lines up
his many Jewish friends and supporters to back Mr. Hagel.
2.) I hope the people who are supporting Chuck Hagel know that by
confirming him, they are cementing at 100 percent that odds that Iran will get a
nuclear capability without U.S. interference. Whether Israel can survive an
Islamic bomb is questionable at best. This means a vote to confirm Mr. Hagel is
a vote that expresses no interest in whether Israel survives.
As a student of anti-Semitism in Europe before, during, and after the
Holocaust, no amount of hatred and loathing for Jews surprises me. Americans who
do love Israel should be aware, though, that it is growing much more likely by
the moment that there will be a second Holocaust. The only real friends that
Israel has on this earth, evangelical Christians, will take note. Whether anyone
else will is a big question.
3.) In a few days, we will mark that 100th birthday of Richard Nixon, the
best friend in the White House that Jews have ever had. Even now, if you mention
Nixon to Israelis, they tear up with gratitude about how Mr. Nixon saved them in
1973. American Jews have a very different attitude. I suspect that Mr. Obama
will get away with his contempt for Israel, and that the same Jews who have
always put the party line ahead of Israel will still support him. If Iran kills
two million Jews in an afternoon (God forbid!) they will find a way to blame
George W. Bush.
Poor Israel, poor beleaguered Israel, abandoned by so many people who
call themselves Jewish, so alone, so terribly alone.
Ben Steinis a writer, actor, economist, and
lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for
every issue ofThe American Spectator.