...it's because they are liberals first and Jews second. And they see how Bibi has - virtually effortlessly - exposed Obama as a naive waif, an intellectual lightweight, an uniformed ignoramus, and essentially as a sideshow clown with delusions of grandeur, believing he can, with his sophomoric tricks, earn the adoration of the center ring.
So they lash out at Israel. They lash out at Benjamin Netanyahu. They lash out at their fellow Jews. Anything they can do in an attempt to discredit those who make their true god-king - Barack Obama - seem anything less than divine.
They are suicide bombers, in a way, willing to poison the citizenry with antisemitic lies - given heft by their own status as Jews - in order to advance their liberal agenda. Again: They are willing to kill their fellow Jews - literally, if you believe words have meaning - in order to protect Barack Obama, and serve the "progressive" cause of the Democratic party. They would rather see Israel be destroyed by liberal policies than saved by conservative ones. American liberal Jews would die for their party, but not for their religion, or the one nation that would shelter them, should the great storm arise once more. They would rather kick up the storm in the vain hope they would be spared, then to confess they have chosen the wrong path. Such is the hatred held in the hearts of the liberal American Jew.
I give you the story of Thomas Friedman and Joe Klein, two of America's worst antisemitic Jews. Elliot Abrams exposes them, warns us, and asks where the condemnation is.
It's not forthcoming. Happy Hanukkah, anyway:
First came the Thomas Friedman column in the New York Times: “I sure hope that Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, understands that the standing ovation he got in Congress this year was not for his politics. That ovation was bought and paid for by the Israel lobby.
And now we have Joe Klein, in Time magazine, in a section accurately entitled “Swampland”: “Iowa Republicans are not neoconservatives. Ron Paul has gained ground after a debate in which his refusal to join the Iran warhawks was front and center. Indeed, in my travels around the country, I don’t meet many neoconservatives outside of Washington and New York. It’s one thing to just adore Israel, as the evangelical Christians do; it’s another thing entirely to send American kids off to war, yet again, to fight for Israel’s national security.
These two recent statements are as vicious as it gets in the mainstream media, and here we have two Jews—Friedman and Klein—spreading the two major themes of contemporary American anti-Semitism. Why? Why now?
Why does it matter? Perhaps it is their hatred of Israel’s right of center government, or of modern Israel, or of the rise of Orthodoxy in Israel and in the American Jewish community. Let us not descend into such analyses when what matters is not abnormal psychology but the bounds of public discourse. Once upon a time, William F. Buckley banned Pat Buchanan from the pages of National Review and in essence drummed him out of the conservative movement for such accusations. Today, where are the Anti-Defamation League, and the American Jewish Committee, and all the Jewish “defense” organizations? Where are all the Jewish groups which have given Klein and Friedman awards, demanding them back? Where are Jewish Democrats in Congress, who have no doubt wined and dined both Klein and Friedman in a thousand dinner parties, and Congressional leaders from Nancy Pelosi to Harry Reid? And what about our other supposed moral leaders, religious, intellectual, or political?
It isn’t a small matter, because as we have learned the hard way with Walt and Mearsheimer, once the infection of anti-Semitism enters the mass media and the academy, it grows and grows. What begins as a “controversial statement” ends up on every reading list. Klein and Friedman, whatever their personal motivations for these statements, are helping popularize and make acceptable anti-Semitism in America. Their own publications will no doubt reward them for their advanced thinking. Will the rest of our society?