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In spiked Vanity Fair piece, Jewish leaders worry about Obama
Politico ^ | 10/8/2010 | Ben Smith

Posted on 10/08/2010 3:36:10 PM PDT by Qbert

Prominent American Jewish leaders cast doubt on President Obama's policy in the Middle East in a long article posted today on Huffington Post by the writer Ed Klein.

The most striking material is from the Anti-Defamation League's Abe Foxman:

[A] clue to the president's true intentions came in March 2009, when Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, met with the president's then chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.

"This is Israel's moment of truth," Emanuel told Foxman. "This president is determined to make peace between Israel and the Arabs."

Foxman spoke to Klein, a former New York Times Magazine editor and author of gossipy books about the Kennedys and Hillary Clinton, about a meeting that July between Jewish leaders and Obama:

"I came away from the meeting convinced that Obama has introduced a new and dangerous strategy and that it's revealing itself in steps," Foxman told me. "Unlike other administrations, this one is applying linkage in the Middle East. It's saying that if you resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the messiah will come and the lions will lie down with the lambs."

The piece is sharply negative, but the a Vanity Fair spokeswoman, Beth Kseniak, said it was killed for reasons of space, not content; Klein said he'd been told the same, and had no reason to doubt it.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abefoxman; israel; obama; rahmemanuel

1 posted on 10/08/2010 3:36:12 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Vanity Fair may not be fair, but it sure is vain!


2 posted on 10/08/2010 3:41:22 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: Qbert

Barry’s immanentizing his eschatons? He doesn’t seem the type.


3 posted on 10/08/2010 3:41:52 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Qbert
It's saying that if you resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the messiah will come and the lions will lie down with the lambs."

He got it wrong. The administration actually believed that the messiah had come in November 2008, hence the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be resolved.

4 posted on 10/08/2010 3:42:45 PM PDT by paudio (How could you be an open-minded person if you are a liberal?)
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To: Qbert
"This president is determined to make peace between Israel and the Arabs."

This president is lacking in essential marbles ...

5 posted on 10/08/2010 3:43:06 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Qbert

Zero knows he can ignore Foxman and his ilk, as long as he’s pro-abortion. They care more about killing babies than they do about Israel.


6 posted on 10/08/2010 3:44:50 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If the train leaves Hartford on May Day, how many turkeys will have snowballs in the Bahamas?)
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To: Qbert

Why can’t we just stay out of the Israel-Palestine dispute?
It might help if we just quit funding both sides and let them figure out what they need to do on their own. Maybe they want to blow themselves into another world, but I doubt it. It’s obvious that we haven’t been much help.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 3:46:42 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Qbert

Too bad!

The Jews funded and placed the guy.

May the children of Israel suffer for generations to come.

I’m a very,very rare conservative US Jew.


8 posted on 10/08/2010 3:46:54 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: Ken522
The president is either a Muzzie sympathizer or a complete fool.
9 posted on 10/08/2010 3:47:53 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

He can be both!


10 posted on 10/08/2010 3:53:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If the train leaves Hartford on May Day, how many turkeys will have snowballs in the Bahamas?)
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To: NoLibZone
Too bad! The Jews funded and placed the guy. May the children of Israel suffer for generations to come. I’m a very,very rare conservative US Jew.

Maybe so, but you still sound like a bigot/idiot. In fact, it was mostly George Soros who "placed" Obambi, and other than having Jewish parents, theres nothing much "Jewish" about the guy, or any of the JINOs who follow him around.

11 posted on 10/08/2010 3:53:53 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Qbert
The piece is sharply negative, but the a Vanity Fair spokeswoman, Beth Kseniak, said it was killed for reasons of space, not content...

Uh, huh.

12 posted on 10/08/2010 3:55:38 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Qbert
Prominent American Jewish leaders cast doubt on President Obama's policy in the Middle East

They will still vote Democrat. They can't help it. Somehow, they will persuade themselves that the next Democrat candidate (Hillary?) will be more pro-Israel. They don't get it: all of the prominent Democrats are anti-Israel.

13 posted on 10/08/2010 4:01:00 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

It’s not so simple when you have leaders in a country like Iran, stating that they want to ‘wipe Israel off the face of the Earth”, while actively seeking nuclear weapons. For the US to cut and run would send a signal for Iran and other countries to pile on. One way or another, they would get their nukes...


14 posted on 10/08/2010 4:01:13 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Say ... I think John Bunyan wrote about these Vanity Fair guys a few hundred years ago:

'...and at the town there is a fair kept, called Vanity Fair. It is kept all the year long. It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where it is kept is lighter than vanity, Psa. 62:9; and also because all that is there sold, or that cometh thither, is vanity; as is the saying of the wise, “All that cometh is vanity.” Eccl. 11:8; see also 1:2-14; 2:11-17; Isa. 40:17'.

It wasn't a good place then, and it isn't a good place now...

15 posted on 10/08/2010 4:06:15 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: NoLibZone

“The Jews funded and placed the guy.
May the children of Israel suffer for generations to come.”

???

Why should the Israelis have to suffer because of the acts of certain leftist Americans?


16 posted on 10/08/2010 4:06:22 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“The president is either a Muzzie sympathizer or a complete fool. “


I don’t see these as mutually exclusive option, and in fact truly believe both are applicable and operative!


17 posted on 10/08/2010 4:07:07 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Obadiah

“Uh, huh”

Journalista Ben Smith taken in. :-)


18 posted on 10/08/2010 4:07:59 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
Well, I'm not sure we'll ever have a world in which someone isn't threatening to blow somebody up. And, in the view of some, every case is a special case and can only be solved by the USA.

Why can't we let somebody try to solve some of the world's problems? Why can't we appoint say, Canada and Japan, and tell them that they can handle the continuing drama of Israel and Palestine? We can send them a note reminding them of Iran's bellicose baloney.

19 posted on 10/08/2010 4:09:23 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Walts Ice Pick

“Why can’t we appoint say, Canada and Japan, and tell them that they can handle the continuing drama of Israel and Palestine?”

They would never do it. What interest would Japan have in the matter?


20 posted on 10/08/2010 4:15:19 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Rocky
They will still vote Democrat. They can't help it. Somehow, they will persuade themselves that the next Democrat candidate (Hillary?) will be more pro-Israel. They don't get it: all of the prominent Democrats are anti-Israel.

Hillary is not pro Israel however. That f'kn Jew bastard that is attributed to Hillary is probably true.

21 posted on 10/08/2010 4:21:46 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Qbert
What interest would Japan have in the matter?

Well, you're right, the Japanese might very well tell us that the best thing to do is to quit funding both sides (the Israelis and the Palestinians) and to let the parties settle their own dispute in the way that they think best. Maybe the Japanese would opine that they can't solve the problem for the Israelis and the Palestinians.

I've just become convinced that we can't solve all of the world's problems and this is one of the problems that experience has shown us that we can't solve.

22 posted on 10/08/2010 4:23:42 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks Qbert. I'm opening the HuffPo version, so far it's in three installments.
a long article posted today on Huffington Post by the writer Ed Klein... [A] clue to the president's true intentions came in March 2009, when Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League...
"I came away from the meeting convinced that Obama has introduced a new and dangerous strategy and that it's revealing itself in steps," Foxman told me. "Unlike other administrations, this one is applying linkage in the Middle East. It's saying that if you resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the messiah will come and the lions will lie down with the lambs."
The piece is sharply negative, but the a Vanity Fair spokeswoman, Beth Kseniak, said it was killed for reasons of space, not content...

23 posted on 10/08/2010 4:28:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: J Edgar

I think you may be on to something...


24 posted on 10/08/2010 5:04:07 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: El Cid

Thackeray’s Vanity Fair was a great book. Can’t say the same for the magazine.


25 posted on 10/08/2010 5:07:05 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: Qbert

btt


26 posted on 10/08/2010 5:21:32 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Stepan12
Hillary is not pro Israel however.

Exactly my point. None of the leading Democrats are pro-Israel. You have to look to the Republican Party for Israel supporters. Thanks for putting that Hillary quote in there. I remembered vaguely that she had made an anti-Semitic remark, but couldn't recall exactly what it was. And yet she was elected to the Senate in New York. That wouldn't be possible without Jewish support.

27 posted on 10/08/2010 5:23:32 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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28 posted on 10/10/2010 6:30:31 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Qbert

Vanity Fair always has room for anti-Conservative pieces.


29 posted on 10/10/2010 6:32:26 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: NoLibZone

Do you know what self-restraint is?
You may be Jewish but you come off like a self hating moron. Go run that crap by your rabbi and see him smack you in the face

Me-— Jewish and unimpressed by your psycho-babbling


30 posted on 10/11/2010 3:43:15 AM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: NoLibZone

“The Jews funded and placed the guy.”

Oh, grow up.

If every Jewish voter voted for McCain, Obama would still be president. We are 1.7% of the population.

You need to stop blaming Jewish people for your problems -— oh wait, that would require self-evaluation for your people’s shortcomings.

Much easier to just blame the JOoooooooooos.


31 posted on 10/11/2010 9:21:53 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: dennisw

He is no more Jewish than I am Roman Catholic.


32 posted on 10/11/2010 9:22:46 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca; NoLibZone

You are right he probably isn’t even Jewish. Just another idiot.


33 posted on 10/11/2010 12:32:28 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: Jewbacca

Our numbers don’t make a difference but our influence and money do.

The reason US Jews continue to support those that hate us is because of folks like you.

Was your Dad Haganah?

Mine was.

Look it up so you’ll know what it means.


34 posted on 10/11/2010 1:05:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: NoLibZone

“The reason US Jews continue to support those that hate us is because of folks like you.”

Pffft.

“Was your Dad Haganah?”

My grandfather was Etzel, actually. If you were actually Jewish Zionist, you would know the Haganah were pussies.


35 posted on 10/11/2010 1:44:58 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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