J-street claims to be pro-Israel, but the next time it takes a stance that matches that of the majority of Israelis it will be the first time. openly campaign against Israel on the grounds that it possesses a superior understanding of what is best for Israelis. Seeded with dollars by self-proclaimed Nazi collaborator George Soros, and given “legitimacy” by President Obama because he agrees with their anti-Israel position, J-Street works to lobby the US Government to pressure Israelis, contrary to their will, to take steps that could have life and death implications.
That’s why it seemed like such a cynical move when President chose J-Street Board Member and anti-Israel activist Hannah Rosenthal, as his head of the U.S. administration’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.
Ms Rosenthal chose as her first public act to take on Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States. His Crime, not supporting J-Street.
In an interview with Haaretz in Jerusalem, where Rosenthal was the administration’s envoy to the Foreign Ministry’s Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Rosenthal, who once served on J street’s board of directors, said she opposes blurring the lines between anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel.
“It is not 1939,” she said. “We have the state of Israel. We have laws in countries that are holding people accountable.”
When Ambassador Michael Oren turned down J Street’s request to be keynote speaker at its first annual conference, and chose not to attend, debate over the group, already intense in the American Jewish community, reached as far as Jerusalem.
Under the motto is “pro-Israel, pro-peace,” J Street began to promote issues like being easy on Iran and negotiating with Hamas. Obama has worked very hard to legitimize J-street as a Jewish too to push his Anti-Israel, pro-terrorism agenda. Has has even gotten Democrats such as Steve Israel, to abandon Israel and help push his J-Street agenda.
Rightfully so, the Israeli government has turned a cold shoulder to the group. Obama’s national security adviser, General James Jones, gave the keynote speech at the conference, while Israel sent a low-level official, because J Street works against Israel’s interests.
Rosenthal, who also served on the board of directors of left-wing group Americans for Peace Now, said she believed Oren “would have learned a lot” if he had participated in J Street’s conference.
“I came away realizing what a generational divide there is and I don’t know how it is in Israel. Young people want to be part of the discussion, they feel they have fresh ideas and they feel that we have to end the stalemate,” she said.
Ambassador Oren has been working tirelessly and effectively since his appointment to build upon and enhance the strong relationship between the United States and Israel. All members of the Obama Administration with whom I have discussed his work have been deeply appreciative of his efforts. As an official of the United States government, it is inappropriate for the anti-Semitism envoy to be expressing her personal views on the positions Ambassador Oren has taken as well as on the subject of who needs to be heard from in the Jewish community. Such statements have nothing to do with her responsibilities and, based upon comments I am already receiving, could threaten to limit her effectiveness in the area for which she is actually responsible.
Josh Block, a spokesman for AIPAC, the largest Israel advocacy group in Washington, agreed with Solow
“AIPAC totally agrees with the sentiment expressed by Alan Solow and the Conference of Presidents, and those views are widely held by members of the Conference.”
A senior Jewish official in Washington who asked to remain anonymous called the Rosenthal interview, published in Haaretz on Thursday, “a very troubling occurrence. I can’t recall a circumstance in which an American diplomat criticized an ambassador of any country in such a significant way.”
In the Weekly Standard Michael Goldfarb asked:
Are there not enough anti-Semites to keep Rosenthal busy even for a month before she starts attacking the Jews? It’s as if Melanne Verveer had attacked Ayaan Hirsi Ali during her first month on the job, or if Carol Browner had gone after the head of Greenpeace. Still, I’m less interested in whether Rosenthal was acting in an official capacity when she attacked the Israeli Ambassador, but whether she was carrying out her official duties to combat and monitor anti-Semitism while she attended the J Street conference — and when can we expect her report.
The Bottom line is Hanna Rosenthal is living up to expectations, she is becoming Barack Obama’s in house Jewish Attack machine. For the President, its so much cleaner to have a Jew do his anti-Israel attacks for him.