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Jewish DNC Chair’s Friends and Family Doubt Obama’s Support of Israel

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz with friend.

Is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz still a friend of Prime Minister Netanyahu?
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The Chair of the Democratic National Committee Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), possibly President Obama’s biggest Jewish supporter, can’t convince her own friends and family that he is a friend of Israel.

“I hear the rumors, too,” Wasserman Schultz wrote in the Florida Jewish Journal Tuesday. “I receive the dubious email forwards from friends and family. But no smear campaign can change the fact that the President has not wavered in his support for the Jewish state and effort to curb the Iranian nuclear program.”

Apparently addressing the senders of those dubious emails, she wrote:

President Obama is not naive about the Iranian regime’s threat to Israeli or American security. He understands the grave threat a nuclear-armed Iran would pose to Israel. That’s why the President has repeatedly made clear that no options — including military force — are off the table in dealing with this threat. And that’s why he has consistently demonstrated America’s unbreakable commitment to our closest ally.

When the Washington Free Beacon, which was first to cite the Congresswoman’s op-ed piece in the FJJ, requested clarification on the precise nature of those dubious email messages, Wasserman Schultz’s office did not respond.

Jews have serious reasons to be feeling dubious about the Obama administration “watching Israel’s back,” as the President put it. Some have quickly turned that phrase to “knifing Israel’s back,” in light of earlier statements by senior Administration officials.

Daniel Senor, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, reminded his WSJ readers:

October 2011: Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Israel, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta raised provocative questions about Israel. “Is it enough to maintain a military edge if you’re isolating yourself in the diplomatic arena?”

This characterization of self-created isolation surprised Israeli officials. After all, for almost three years President Obama had pressured Israel to make unilateral concessions in the peace process. And his administration had publicly confronted Israel’s leaders, making unprecedented demands for a complete settlement freeze—which Israel met in 2010.

You can say many things about Jews, but our memory is intact. We remember slights we suffered 3500 years ago, so how can we forget the October 2010 open mike faux pas, when French President Nicolas Sarkozy said to Prisdent Obama: “I can’t stand Netanyahu. He’s a liar.” And Obama, rather than watching his greatest Middle East ally’s back, joined in the merriment, saying: “You’re tired of him? What about me? I have to deal with him every day.”

A great deal of laughter was shared by all. Except for US Jews, some of whom will probably attend Debbie Wasserman and Steve Schultz’s Passover Seder this year and give them an earful.

The Wasserman-Schultzs probably shouldn’t invite to their seder Commentary’s Jonathan S. Tobin, who wrote:

 No one is disputing that Obama or any Democrat with a pulse will get a majority of Jewish votes in 2012. But neither is there much doubt that there is much chance that he will not get the same 78 percent of Jewish support that he got in 2008. The question is, after three years of distancing himself from Israel and engaging in disputes with the Jewish state, how big will be the drop off this year?

and

[President Obama’s] standoff with Iran and the president’s willingness to back up his talk on the nuclear question with action, will have a major impact on the Jewish vote this year. The potential for a significant drop off from Obama’s 78 percent — especially if the GOP nominates a candidate not identified with the Christian right — is something that [realistic] Democratic sources are right to take very seriously.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is certainly on Israel’s list of friends in the US Congress, but like many Democrats, her positions are to the left of the current Likud government. In fact, she replaced Congressman Peter Deutsch, her political mentor, whom the Forward dubbed “among the most hawkish congressional Democrats on Middle East issues,” and so her moderate views on the two-state solution can be seen as a sharp turn to the left, in terms of her constituency’s views. She now must balance her national ambitions as one of the stars of her party, against Israel’s simple and straight forward need for defense against a threat to its existence.

Let’s all just keep sending her those dubious emails…

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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6 Responses to “Jewish DNC Chair’s Friends and Family Doubt Obama’s Support of Israel”

  1. old crock says:

    “The Next To Last American President”

    Barack the next to last American President
    Had a contract put out on U.S.
    His Government took power
    The people lost theirs
    There is only so much liberty
    Either for him or for us
    You will obey your master
    He will make you pay and pay
    Placing our resources off limits
    Green or die you will be
    Barry is smarter than all of US
    He gloats as Illegal’s flood our country
    Saying “That’s another vote for me!
    Moslem terrorist stimulus plan
    Watch out “Big and Little Satan”
    The Free Market System is the only way
    Of this I will never sway
    Borrow, Borrow to buy votes
    Debt and more debt is drowning US
    “Never been proud of my country” MO
    “Reparations don’t go far enough” BO
    Can he bankrupt US into prosperity?
    Wake up; it’s almost too late!

  2. old crock says:

    The Muslim teachings and indoctrination would stay with Obama forever and be critical in his quest for power and glory. It was now clear the path needed for revenge. He must at all cost avenge his birthright and complete the jihad against the “Great and Little Satan” (US and Israel).The dreams of Barrack, his father and father’s father once carried to fruition became our socialist progressive nightmare on Elm Street. This dream of Barack was most dangerous during his waking hours. As President, Barack and his progressive minions worked around the clock to implement his dastardly agenda. The country wished it could awake from his four year nightmare, but it was too late! May God save Israel and US! With Obama, the gifts from Allah keep on giving.

    Obama’s Muslim school notes on Jihad against America:
    1. Force your enemy into financial oblivion with major budget deficits

    2. Create a multi generational group totally dependent on the Government.
    This Group known as the “Takers” will blindly support your Progressive Agenda. They are “easy” when buying their votes.

    3. Encourage open borders between the US and Mexico. Accuse any one against this as racist. A country without borders cannot survive.

    4. Form a separate civilian defense force as large and well funded as the US Military. This is needed for any successful coup. You cannot trust the military leaders, particularly in the United States to turn against its citizens. One day this will become the Obama Civil Defense Force (OCDF) The first members of this force will be union thugs, Black Panthers and American Muslims.

    5. Remove all weapons and ammo from the public. Then they will lack the means to resist and they must submit to Allah.

    6. Islam says a Muslim can lie or verbally mislead the Infidels. Say or do anything that will give you the advantage. Obama has mastered the art of deception to a point that he cannot distinguish between the truth and his lies. He says he is a Christian only to deceive the electorate. The Progressives hang on and believe his every utterance. Allah is result oriented and will reward one with 70 virgins and a one-way ticket to their paradise for destroying Israel and America.

    Young Barack was a daily fixture at his local mosque in Indonesia. Arriving early, he had his regular spot on the front row nearest to the presiding cleric. This way he could hear clearly the daily vitriolic sermons and never have to gaze upon the rear of another man. Also, since most worshippers bathed once weekly, it was better to keep your distance. He leaned forward towards the cleric as the words of Jihad filled the room. The cleric was most animated and spoke with authority when he preached “Death to Israel, Death to Americans.” Barry often recorded the cleric’s words, playing them over and over until the words were firmly engraved in his mind and heart. His prayer rug being completely worn from wear had to be replaced monthly. Ms. Dunham fumed at her son for wearing out the knees of his trousers. It became such a problem that reinforced knee patches were required. The other Muslim children often made fun of Barack, calling him “patches”. But young Barrack was a favorite student in the eyes of the radical clerics. They saw he had great radical Muslim potential, and often would let young Obama lead the chants” Death to America, Death to Israel”. The clerics knew that with their help, the boy would go far and be critical in defeating the enemies of Islam. The clerics now had an unholy instrument to destroy their enemies. With Barry, they would tame the “American Dog” and use American laws and kindness to destroy US. We must always show tolerance till our end! One would never wish to be called a bigot, intolerant or racist.

    Some refer to Obama as a Manchurian Candidate, being a political figure planted and supported by our enemies. I don’t know about Barry being a Manchurian Candidate. To be more precise, he was an Indonesia Candidate. From this point forward, the Indonesia Clerics sponsored and gave him special Islamic training He also received financial, immoral and other unholy support. It now seems the clerics have an excellent return on their investment, a gift that keeps on giving. Praise is to Allah!

    On February 27th, 2007, Barack Hussein Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in “The New York Times”, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer – the Adhan -with a first-class Arabic accent. He must take a daily refresher course!

    The Adhan is as follows: ( At the cost of one’s soul, do not read out loud)

    Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great
    Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great
    I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
    I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
    I bear witness that Muhammad is the apostle of Allah.
    I bear witness that Muhammad is the apostle of Allah.
    Come to prayer, Come to prayer
    Come to Success. Come to Success.
    Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great
    There is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.

    The Islamic dogma is deeply engraved in Barrack’s heart and mind. He knew the significance of these words from his Quranic Studies. A satanic aura surrounded “The One” as he earnestly spoke the words. Maybe this was the origin for many of their dark lord!

    The Clerics remarked that Barack was their best student and future jihadist. After the cleric’s instruction, he would be in the hands of Allah. They knew after he returned to Hawaii the American System of social justice, would further advance Barrack with social promotion and affirmative action. Years later the Progressive Media would protect and shield their favorite son. The kindness of the American People will one day be their undoing. May God protect Israel from the pestilence of Barrack Insane Obama. Barack will soon learn that his God is a mirage, or it is Satan.

  3. Charles Fritts says:

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz is quite intellectually entertaining in a political arena. I would suggest a video to watch, it is on youtube.com the title is spinball wizard. At her passover seder I hope someone will ask her about the spinball wizard video. BEST WISHES (BE SAFE) CB

  4. Chana G. says:

    In his first speech to the AIPAC convention in 2008, as a presidential candidate, Obama stated that ‘Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel’. However, on the following day, after receiving flak from the Muslims, Obama reneged on his own words. More recently he asked Jewish donors to his campaign to support him when he pressures Israel in the future. Other actions have also been one-sided in favor of Muslim demands.
    Obama’s allegiance is clearly for Islam and not democracy; this does not augur wel
    for the U.S. as well as Israel.

  5. Joseph says:

    Did Representative Wasserman Shultz make her pro-Obama speech on Purim? Obama seems to be a ‘Purim friend’ of Israel. Put not your trust in Presidents. The true Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.

  6. jmm says:

    Bibi is a true statesman and understands the Iranian threat for Israel and the entire world. President Obama looks like just another politician next to Bibi and he is clearly not pro-Israel, as the past threes years have indicated. Unfortunately, the majority of Jews will vote for him again as President and he will likely be reelected. That’s why Israel must strike before the presidential election since Israel cannot rely on Obama to strike Iran after the election and it will be too late for Israel to strike and be effective. G-d forbid that Iran ever acquires nuclear weapons and uses them against Israel. But, if that ever happened, I can just hear the Jewish Obama supporters exclaim ” Obama did everything that he could ” or ” We didn’t think Iran would really act irrationally and really use them”. After three years and having buyers regret ( I was part of the majority of Jews supporting him), I will not vote for Obama. I could not live with myself if Israel was destroyed and by supporting Obama, I contributed to the destruction. My hands will not be dripping with my fellow Jews’ blood!!

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