Skip to comments.N.Y. mayor at closed AIPAC gala: Part of my job is to defend Israel
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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I’m sure his handlers will get to him; and a correction will be coming soon.
Funny how this leaked out of a “closed-door” meeting.
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.
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.
If true it is interesting that he would part with Obama on this issue.
“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
Yes...other than there are so many of my Jewish brethren there.
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.
Is part of his job description to defend America?
Obama says essentially the same thing when appearing before AIPAC,
“Yes...other than there are so many of my Jewish brethren there.”
The mayor of any town should take of his/her city first.
“If during this political season you hear some question of my administrations support for Israel, remember that its 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.”
Saying that it is his job to defend Israel is absolutely ridiculous.
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.
How many troops and weapons does he plan to send?
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.
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.
Needs the rich jews to stay and pay for his commie programs I see
No argument there, friend...I was not defending this commie, just giving a reason he would be pandering. And he really IS a commie.
Wow, that must be an interesting Oath of Office. I thought he was just supposed to take care of NYC.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
The mayor should worry about protecting the citizens of NYC from street thugs before he worries about defending Israel.
Telling the crowd in front of him what they want to hear. Standard politics.
Gotta keep those liberal Jewish bucks (campaign donations) coming in!!!! So throw the Jews a bone. It costs DiBlasio nothing
Gotta keep the Jewish money flowing into his campaign coffers
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.
The commies will say anything. No lie is to big or bad.
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.
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.
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.
“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.