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Obama’s ‘Jewish Experts’
by Jack Engelhard
This is getting uncomfortable.
A few days ago, George Mitchell once again expressed his position, and opposition, even to “natural growth” in Judea and Samaria. Both Mitchell and Hillary Clinton speak for themselves and for President Barack Obama, who’s made this – Jewish life in the “settlements” – his priority above all other international disputes.
Even the language is disturbing. Mitchell – top Middle East envoy along with Clinton – explained that the controversy centered on “the number of Jewish births.”
Where have we heard this before? To my mind, as someone who was born under similar conditions, in France under Vichy, where Jews were kept within “restricted zones,” this sounds too much like Verboten!
When I hear American diplomats, and Obama himself, count the number of children allotted per Jewish family, at the same time measuring Jewish growth by the inch, the images that come to mind, to my mind, are of an earlier time, though not so long ago, when the Third Reich confronted the “Jewish Problem” by way of the Nuremberg Laws and the Wannsee Conference.
I picture Reinhard Heydrich and Adolf Eichmann. They, too, were “Jewish Experts.”
I hear echoes of “none is too many.” That was the response from Canada’s Mackenzie King’s government on the question of how many Jews were to be allowed inside the country following the Holocaust. Those words still ring throughout Canada, especially among survivors, but how did “none is too many” become an American position so fast and furious?
On top of that, there’s The New York Times’ Blood Libel of the Day. Today, it’s Tony Judt’s turn for his “expertise.”
I’m not saying that Mitchell and Clinton are Heydrich and Eichmann – but I am watching too many scenes that feature (in my imagination) long speeches amplified by radio, round-ups, sealed trains, enclosures, ghettos, quotas. This takes me back to all that and it is unpleasant. We were supposed to allow this never again.
The past has returned, as my eyes see it, and we’re watching it unfold with diplomacy that’s too familiar.
When our ship came in – into Philadelphia – we were greeted, but not with brotherly love, back in April 1944. This boat was the Serpa Pinto (one of the few Jewish refugee voyages that were successful) and, as my sister Sarah recalls in her memoirs:
“The city arranged planks upon the docking area and had us under armed guards lest we step on American soil.”
We were, paradoxically, en route to Canada. America wouldn’t have us. (Finally and thankfully, yes.)
Here we go again – but now in Israel? None is too many?
Mitchell and Clinton, and certainly Obama – do they know the Jewish Experience and what it means to restrict Jews and place them into “zones”? I’m not talking politics and policy. That’s too complicated for this trip.
I’m talking about the sound, the roar of approval this brings to mind, from the beer halls in Bavaria on to the rallies in Berlin when the chancellor spoke.
I hear those sirens, still, and when they – Mitchell and Clinton – prohibit Jewish children, so diplomatically but emphatically, I can’t help myself. I find my father packing our bags to prepare for an escape, and when the language gets to “the number of Jewish births,” I’m not hearing Mitchell, but watching Leini Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will.
Those who’ve been there before, like me, are on alert for slippery talk like “peace process” when we know the merchandise being sold is the yellow badge.
“They make smooth their tongue,” wrote King David, “against Your anointed…. Save Your people and bless Your inheritance, Your children.”
(italics etc were mine; to read the original article, go to Arutz Sheva by clicking HERE
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Well said, Lee – as always 🙂
I urge readers to check out Lee’s superb site, EMET NEWS. You’ll also find it in the links section on this site!
In response to WENNINGTON’S post:
“more objective and realistic”? You’ve got to be kidding! Surely you mean this tongue in cheek (but alas, it’s obvious you don’t). Being “more objective and realistic” would mean telling the Arabs they need to fulfill ALL of the terms of the agreements before Israel needs to make any more concessions, and that would take quite a while.
It would mean coming clean and admitting that Islam is responsible for 98% of all terrorism in the world today. Being “more objective and realistic” would be Obama stating that “militant Islam” IS Islam, all others are apostates.
Being “more objective and realistic” would be Obama stating that Islam’s goal is to rule the world: to take those regions which Islam does not currently dominate and control ( dar al-harb and make them dar al-islam dominated and controlled by Islam. Very clearly: the word”islam” means submission, surrender.
I guess wennington that you would say the American Indians are overacting in their claim to the land stolen from them by the “Christian” Americans of the 1700s.
Thankfully, blogs like this and others exist to be “more objective and realistic” in telling the truth about what is really happening in the Middle East.
Oh, please… ‘objective’???
He’s made his top priority the Israelis who – how dare they! – live in land OWNED BY ISRAEL!
If he was ‘objective’, why has he pressured Israel to allow the ILLEGAL Palestinian Arab settlements in East Jerusalem, then…?
Talk about a double standard.
If you’re going to comment on these things, get your basic facts straight!
And Obama is hardly ‘objective’ – the man read a veritable love letter to Islam and is bending over backwards to placate and appease Iran, hence his less than passionate condemnations of what’s happening out there right now!
Innocent Iranians are being shot just for voicing opinions – perhaps Obama should make THAT his top priority!
Overreactung, once again. obama is not anti-israel, he is just more objective and realistic then previous presidents.
Beautifully said, LEE 🙂
It is, indeed, astonishing what Obama et al are trying to do with regard to Israel. Can anyone imagine them even thinking of saying similar things to the Arab or Muslim worlds…?!
Thanks so much for your comments, as always 🙂
It’s interesting that Obama and Mitchell have chose to use this “China One-Child Program” against the only people in the entire world whose God has specifically commanded them to “be fruitful and multiply”. Perhaps Israel could create a special program for those Jews who wish to obey this command (as many faithfully do) and cut their taxes for each child they have. Or, maybe those of us in the Diaspora who support them could start a fund to hep support any that need it.
The idea that the US — which continually holds itself up as a supposedly righteous nation — is now beginning to use the tactics of its enemies, e.g., torture, childbearing limitation programs, says quite a bit about the rapid decline of the nation itself (remember the decline of Rome?). Will Obama and Mitchell be asking for serialization programs next?
This should shock anyone with any sense of values. It should make the world shudder. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to faze too many people, which only goes to show the rapid declining state of values in the world. Thankfully, we can rely on One who is much greater and has true values.
Thank you Johnny 🙂
Your words of support are greatly appreciated!
Yeah, right on. It is sad to see the anti-Israel stance of the US becoming more and more firm as time passes.
I’m not a Jew, but from my understanding of the Bible (and the Koran!), and history, I can see through the lies of the media and most politicians.
You have my support.
‘It is very worrying that much of the world is falling for this myth that Israel is the ’cause’ of all Middle East problems.’
We shouldn’t be worried but expect it as it is G-d’s plan and trap for the nation to come against Israel.
‘One can only pray that Bibi remains tough’
Here is another example of Bibi’s pandering to Obama that is hidden from much of the Israeli media today.
Road Blocks Removed
The poodle is just another in a long line of weak and faithless Jewish leaders who bend their knee to their false god in Washington.
The time of failed,weak secular Jewish rule should already be over.
I share the sentiment, HUMBLE SPIRIT 🙂
That said, I must point out that this blog does not endorse violence against Obama or anyone else.
Instead, let us hope and pray that he doesn’t get voted in again. Also that Israel refuses to give in to these suicidal demands on the part of the Dhimmi in the White House.
Many thanks for your comments 🙂
EXCUSE ME! He cannot tell israel what to do. He cannot tell israel you cannot go there you must stay here. I’ll go to the white house myself and slap him in the face if that’s what it’ll take for that arsewhole to get his head out of his..
NEVER AGAIN! meant something. Stop Obama before it get’s worse.
It is very worrying that much of the world is falling for this myth that Israel is the ’cause’ of all Middle East problems. It’s nonsensical.
Israel takes up 0.01% of the region. She’s involved only in the Israel/Arab conflict because the Arab world has always rejected any notion of a Jewish presence in the Middle East. The size of the Jewish state is irrelevant.
And irrespective of the threat to Israel, a nuclear Iran is seriously bad news for the WHOLE democratic world. We already know that many devout Muslims view being a ‘shahid’ or ‘martyr for allah’ a great honour. For Iran to have nuclear weapons, coupled with a leader who subscribes to this insane view, is a real menace to everyone, not just Israel.
One can only pray that Bibi remains tough and that even if he doesn’t, the Israel people refuse to have yet more of
their tiny nation stolen in order to build a 23rd Arab state!
Obama’s Iran Letter
(reading between the lines)
Prior to this month’s disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an improvement in relations, according to interviews and the leader himself.
U.S. officials declined to discuss the letter on Tuesday because it might awaken the Jews to the grave danger they face under President Obama, a day in which President Obama gave his strongest staged photo op condemnation of the Iranian crackdown against protesters.
An Iranian with knowledge of the overture, however, told The Washington Times that the letter was sent between May 4 and May 10 and laid out the prospect of “cooperation in regional and bilateral relations”.The main issue being how to settle the “Israel problem” once and for all and get on with peaceful co-existence and a resolution of the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.
Obama informed Khamenei that his stooge in Israel,Netanyahu was weak and easy to control and more surrender and appeasment towards Islam was coming from the slowly dying problem state.