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Adelson ‘Bomb Iran’ Comment Exposes Double Standard (Full Video)

The reaction to his statement has been illuminating as to the double standards that are often employed on matters relating to Israel.
The discussion featured (R-L) Sheldon Adelson, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Bret Stephens, and Richard Joel.

The discussion featured (R-L) Sheldon Adelson, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Bret Stephens, and Richard Joel.
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But in light of Ahmadinejad being invited to address Ivy League Universities and the most prestigious think tanks in America amid his stated goal of exterminating the Jewish state, I now understand. Whatever Hitler said, nobody took him seriously. They treated his rantings as a tasteless form of benign political posturing. They found him darkly amusing. And it took the incineration of six million Jews and the destruction of much of Europe to discover that ultimately the joke was on us.

I would hope that the alarm engendered by Sheldon’s statement on the extent to which the United States should go to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon will at least engender a much stronger protest against its actual development. And if so, then at least, whatever the disagreement with Sheldon’s hyperbolic comments, he sure got your attention.

About the Author: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi” whom the Washington Post calls “the most famous Rabbi in America,” is the international best-selling author of 29 books, including The Fed-up Man of Faith: Challenging God in the Face of Tragedy and Suffering. Follow him on Twitter @RabbiShmuley.


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5 Responses to “Adelson ‘Bomb Iran’ Comment Exposes Double Standard (Full Video)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    No one in Iran ever said kill everyone in Israel. They asked for regime change in Israel. Israel has been asking for regime change in IRan for decades.
    They are not the same. Get a new Farsi-English dictionary

  2. Dan Silagi says:

    I didn't know starting an unprovoked nuclear war is a "Jewish value."

  3. Anonymous says:

    Iran is controlled by a radical Islamic dictatorship. It's a theocratic tyranny. Elections are staged mainly for propaganda purposes. The results are rigged. The office of "president" is merely ceremonial. The Ayatollahs give the orders. Rouhani, who is a radical Islamist and not a moderate, is mainly a spokesman for the Ayatollahs. But no matter who was installed as "president," the regime will continue to violently oppress the Persian people, to be the major sponsor of terrorism around the Middle East and other parts of the world, and will race to acquire nuclear weapons in order to intimidate and possibly incinerate other nations. The good people and decent nations must work together to prevent the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapon and perpetrating their genocidal ambitions.

  4. the fault lies with YU
    New appeal of Adelson – he's money they can no longer get from Madoff
    Why a right-wing collection of nutjobs including Brett Stephens – Apologist for the NeoCons, Adelson – Newt Gingrich's moneyman, and Shmuley – failed Republican candidate for House

    Is YU so desperate for political relevance that all it can come up with is a 3rd rate cast of wall street journal characters

    Does anyone expect Adelson to say anything other than that which would sound moronic

  5. Subject: I DO NOT THINK ADELSON IS CRAZY, ONLY CRAZY AS A FOX

    I believe this to be true. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG . I DO NOT THINK ADELSON IS CRAZY, ONLY CRAZY AS A FOX

    Israel urged the United States to pass a new round of sanctions against Tehran, and warned that Iran could potentially have enough fissile material for a bomb within weeks.

    An Israeli official issued comments on Iran’s nuclear program in response to reports from Washington that the White House wanted Congress to hold off on passing a new round of sanctions against Iran as a gesture in the midst of the ongoing six-party talks to diplomatically disarm Iran’s nuclear program

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