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9 hours ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - John Kerry Slams \'Chi... · 1 reply · +3 points

Stanley, you wrote: "wait till President Ted Cruz sits in the Oval office,or Mr Perry that Texas wing nut reigns,they will be taking orders from the Reverend Hagee,and the first one will be an executive order declaring the US to be a Christian country...."

I don't lightly dismiss your concerns. I have had many a debate with my Christian neighbors over some troubling aspects of their theology. Democrats mock Republicans over this Ebola "hysteria." I wonder if you aren't guilty of a similar hysteria yourself. Why didn't self-professed born-again Christian George W. Bush declare the US to be a Christian country? He had eight years to do it?

10 hours ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - John Kerry Slams \'Chi... · 1 reply · +2 points

The way Barack Obama has treated Israel does not bother you in the least?

10 hours ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - John Kerry Slams \'Chi... · 1 reply · +4 points

These charges of bigotry and racism by supporters of Barack Obama are becoming tiresome. Just as Samuel Johnson said of patriotism, it is the last refuge of a scoundrel I am thinking the same might hold true with charges of racism and bigotry where none exists.

I know from first-hand experience (I was politically active for eight years) a politician's long-term, especially unsavory, political associations like Obama's are not to be lightly dismissed. Obama addressed the throwing of his twenty year spiritual mentor (who was "like a father" to him) under the bus for political expediency like he addresses virtually every other issue when he is misleading the public.

11 hours ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - John Kerry Slams \'Chi... · 1 reply · +4 points

Mr. Obama is constrained by domestic political considerations to degree. Don't you think? Congress and the American people presently are much more supportive of Israel than Obama. If it wasn't the case, if the American people were overwhelmingly hostile toward Israel and supportive of the Palestinians, do you think Obama would be worrying about giving the impression he stands by Israel who I believe he loathes?

13 hours ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - John Kerry Slams \'Chi... · 6 replies · +5 points

I think PM Netanyahu has been remarkably polite, cordial and patient with this man who sat in a racist church for twenty years, listening to anti-Semitic, racist, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian, anti-American sermons. Don't you?

“The idea that we saw a black president in our lifetime is wonderful,” said New York City’s former mayor, Ed Koch. “It conveyed to us that this country has come such a long way. But I never fully accepted that Obama didn’t hear his minister [Jeremiah Wright] make those awful anti-Semitic statements over twenty years. I wanted to believe him. I willed myself to believe him.... What he has done is break that trust. Like Humpty Dumpty, once you break it, you can’t put it together again.”

The Amateur by Edward Klein

14 hours ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - John Kerry Slams \'Chi... · 3 replies · +7 points

Why did it take two days following a media uproar for Kerry to issue a condemnation? Call me cynical. There's an election coming up Tuesday and Obama's party needs Jewish votes.

1 day ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Feud Escalates on \'No... · 0 replies · +2 points

I am not a fan of Dick Cheney or Senator Patrick Leahy. I am not going to defend Cheney because I don't know to what degree or extent his business ties affected his politics. This thing with the Obama Administration and his State Department began as a result of Obama's irritation that a Jew might build or buy an apartment in Jerusalem, Israel's undivided capital. I have a problem with Obama on that. Don't you? Why should he become all worked up because Jews live and build in our land unless like former Mayor Ed Koch intimated, Obama like his mentor might have a problem with Jews.

Here: “The idea that we saw a black president in our lifetime is wonderful,” said New York City’s former mayor, Ed Koch. “It conveyed to us that this country has come such a long way. But I never fully accepted that Obama didn’t hear his minister [Jeremiah Wright] make those awful anti-Semitic statements over twenty years. I wanted to believe him. I willed myself to believe him.... What he has done is break that trust. Like Humpty Dumpty, once you break it, you can’t put it together again.”

The Amateur by Edward Klein

1 day ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Feud Escalates on \'No... · 0 replies · +4 points

I Google this Security Guarantee you speak of. It looks to have been first issued by the John F. Kennedy Administration in 1963. That makes sense because the U.S. imposed a punitive arms embargo on Israel from the late nineteen forties throughout the nineteen fifties, imposed by the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. I am in a bit of a hurry but one provision caught my attention:

"Arab leaders and the world at large are in no doubt as to this commitment, and the Arabs contemplate no military attack on Israel at this time."

You might recall following the 1956 Sinai campaign President Eisenhower gave Israel assurances should Egypt in the future again impose a blockade on the Straits of Tiran, it would be an act of war that would precipitate an American response. But no response came about in the lead up to the 1967 Six day war. Where were those guarantees from the United States.

There is "The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy written by Seymour Hersh.

"It refers to the nuclear strategy whereby Israel would launch a massive nuclear retaliatory strike if the state itself was being overrun, just as the Biblical figure Samson is said to have pushed apart the pillars of a Philistine temple, bringing down the roof and killing himself and thousands of Philistines who had gathered to see him humiliated." (Wikipedia)

I have the book on my shelf. Hersh maintains but for this threat by Golda Meir, Nixon might have further delayed a desperately needed arms shipment to Israel. The Soviets were massively arming Egypt and Syria during the 1973 war. In other words if Israel did not have nuclear weapons the United States might have (and might in the future) stand idly by while Jews are slaughtered en mass like the U.S. and the British did throughout the Holocaust years by not lifting a finger to help the Jews.

As to Bibi supporting Romney, I saw those allegations and I followed the campaign and Romney's trip to Jerusalem pretty closely. I don't think there was anything substantial there. Nothing like the way Bill Clinton and James Carville intervened to help Barak defeat Netanyahu in the 1999 election.

1 day ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Feud Escalates on \'No... · 0 replies · +1 points

I believe you are right but it is not just name calling, it is using juvenile (often insolent) language in response to or toward people who should accorded some respect.

Remember last May when President Obama's former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor discussed the Benghazi terror attack of 2012 with FOX News Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier.

'Baier asked about President Barack Obama's whereabouts the night of the attack, as well as whether Vietor had a hand in allegedly changing the White House's messaging directives following the tragedy....

"Maybe, I don't remember," Vietor responded, "Dude, this was two years ago!" '

1 day ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Feud Escalates on \'No... · 2 replies · +4 points

I wrote about American military aid. Why are you changing the subject?

What specifically did Netanyahu do in support of Mitt Romney? Can you please refresh my memory?