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N.Y. mayor at closed AIPAC gala: Part of my job is to defend Israel
Haaretz ^ | Jan. 25, 2014 | Haaretz

Posted on 01/25/2014 8:47:31 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a heartfelt speech praising Israel at a private gala event hosted by AIPAC at the Hilton hotel in midtown Manhattan Thursday night, the local website Capital New York reported.

According to an edited audio recording obtained by the site (below), de Blasio said that "part of his job description is to defend Israel" and that it is "elemental to being an American...

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TOPICS: Egypt; Israel; Russia; Syria; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aipac; billdeblasio; chirlanemccray; cya; deblasio; egypt; gaza; iran; israel; lebanon; newyork; newyorkcity; russia; syria; turkey

1 posted on 01/25/2014 8:47:31 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’m sure his handlers will get to him; and a correction will be coming soon.


2 posted on 01/25/2014 8:53:45 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Funny how this leaked out of a “closed-door” meeting.


3 posted on 01/25/2014 8:54:52 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The anti-Semite left won’t be pleased with the mayor. I expect he will be told of his “error” in standing with Israel by the appropriate people.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 8:56:24 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Olog-hai

Not sure it’s part of the job description of the mayor of NYC; but hopefully there are some Americans left to realize the importance of Israel.


5 posted on 01/25/2014 8:57:01 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If true it is interesting that he would part with Obama on this issue.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 8:59:00 AM PST by keat
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“Pssst, I’m secretly on your side, but I have to load you on to these trains, you know, just to make it look good for my friends.” ~ de Blasthole


7 posted on 01/25/2014 9:00:06 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Yes...other than there are so many of my Jewish brethren there.


8 posted on 01/25/2014 9:01:22 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Olog-hai

Doesn’t pass the smell test.

Anyway, anti-Zionist Jews (most of Che de Blasio’s wealthy backers) will quickly point out the error of his ways, and he can then gracefully go over to the dark side of blaming Israel for all that’s bad about the Middle East.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 9:04:10 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Is part of his job description to defend America?


10 posted on 01/25/2014 9:25:22 AM PST by kabar
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To: keat

Obama says essentially the same thing when appearing before AIPAC,


11 posted on 01/25/2014 9:26:03 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

Kerry too.


12 posted on 01/25/2014 9:29:57 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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13 posted on 01/25/2014 9:37:52 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Pharmboy

“Yes...other than there are so many of my Jewish brethren there.”

The mayor of any town should take of his/her city first.


14 posted on 01/25/2014 9:39:07 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“If during this political season you hear some question of my administration’s support for Israel, remember that it’s not backed up by the facts,” Obama said in his speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). “There should not be a shred of doubt right now: When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.”


15 posted on 01/25/2014 10:16:42 AM PST by kabar
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Saying that it is his job to defend Israel is absolutely ridiculous.


16 posted on 01/25/2014 10:40:25 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: dowcaet
I expect he will be told of his “error” in standing with Israel by the appropriate people.

Maybe. But since he's one of the elected officials in the country who are furthest to the left, DiBlasio and the anti-Zionist left may just agree to disagree about this. There's too much at stake for them to push him too far.

17 posted on 01/25/2014 10:56:05 AM PST by x
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To: all the best

How many troops and weapons does he plan to send?


18 posted on 01/25/2014 11:44:47 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Commisar Wilhelm and his antisemitic Sandinista friends. Did Commisar Wilhelm applaud when the Sandinistas burned the only synagogue in Managua, along with the attempted genocide of the Miskito Indians. The Sandinistas are some of the sleaziest Commies around and Commisar Wilhelm supports them.


19 posted on 01/25/2014 11:47:08 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Wonder if AIPAC will be mesmerized by DeBlasio’s lies as they were by Obama’s lies. I’m betting they will. For some strange reason, it seems only to take a soothing word - false though it may be - or vague promise to garner the great majority of American Jewish votes for the most vile of Israel haters in politics.


20 posted on 01/25/2014 12:39:50 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Needs the rich jews to stay and pay for his commie programs I see


21 posted on 01/25/2014 1:57:27 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: HereInTheHeartland

No argument there, friend...I was not defending this commie, just giving a reason he would be pandering. And he really IS a commie.


22 posted on 01/25/2014 2:57:21 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
According to an edited audio recording obtained by the site (below), de Blasio said that "part of his job description is to defend Israel"

Wow, that must be an interesting Oath of Office. I thought he was just supposed to take care of NYC.

23 posted on 01/25/2014 3:07:49 PM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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The mayor should worry about protecting the citizens of NYC from street thugs before he worries about defending Israel.

24 posted on 01/26/2014 5:47:15 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Telling the crowd in front of him what they want to hear. Standard politics.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 5:54:34 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Gotta keep those liberal Jewish bucks (campaign donations) coming in!!!! So throw the Jews a bone. It costs DiBlasio nothing


26 posted on 01/26/2014 7:23:03 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ronnie raygun
Needs the rich jews to stay and pay for his commie programs I see

Gotta keep the Jewish money flowing into his campaign coffers

 

27 posted on 01/26/2014 7:24:57 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; Zionist Conspirator; Jewbacca; MestaMachine; nolongerademocrat; ...
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a heartfelt speech praising Israel at a private gala event hosted by AIPAC at the Hilton hotel in midtown Manhattan Thursday night, the local website Capital New York reported.

Wonder why he didn't say anything like that during the long mayoral campaign. Don't expect a leftist like Comrade DeBlasio to have any heartfelt love or appreciation for Israel nor for Jewish interests in general. Seems like this story may have been distorted by "Capital New York" (whatever the heck that is) and left-leaning Ha'aretz in Israel for propaganda purposes.

28 posted on 01/26/2014 9:34:29 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The commies will say anything. No lie is to big or bad.


29 posted on 01/26/2014 9:45:20 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: DPMD; rmlew; ml/nj; Nachum; Yehuda; NYC GOP Chick; miss marmelstein; firebrand; juliej; ...
For some strange reason, it seems only to take a soothing word - false though it may be - or vague promise to garner the great majority of American Jewish votes for the most vile of Israel haters in politics.

I agree with you on that, except that the once great majority of Jewish votes for the most vile of Israel haters (i.e., the doctrinaire lefties, or, with few exceptions, the Demonrats) is gradually shrinking. There will come a time when that great majority won't be a majority at all - if we still have free and fair elections in the US, that is.

30 posted on 01/26/2014 4:00:15 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Bill the Bolshevik is a stalking horse for Hillary. His goal: distance the PIAPS from Obama, portray her as a moderate, obliterate her anti-Israel Foreign policy as Sec of State, and keep the Jewish community of NY in line for Hillary! 2016.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 8:16:10 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA NO CLINTON ***)
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To: justiceseeker93

Mayor DeBolshevik loves Israel the way Hussein Obama loves Israel:

TO DEATH.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 12:15:56 AM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A cs p)
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To: justiceseeker93

It’s demographics. Jews are either getting more religious or assimilating ‘til they no longer regard themselves as Jewish. Those who are more religious have more kids and move further right. So time is on the side of common sense.


33 posted on 01/29/2014 11:25:24 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“part of his job description is to defend Israel”, except not with guns because those are dangerous and the average person has no business owning one and the UN should ban personal individual possession and international sale and transport of guns.


34 posted on 02/11/2014 7:13:08 PM PST by monkeyshine
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