Friday, May 27, 2011

When In Doubt, Blame The Jews

Rep. Joe Walsh, a Republican from Illinois (and a Catholic) in an Op-ed that appears to have been written by a 3rd grader:
It pains me to say this, but President Obama is not pro-Israel. After last Thursday’s speech, that should be clear. His call for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement based on the 1967 borders should leave no doubt where he stands. The 1967 borders are entirely indefensible. He is not pro-Israel.
President Obama has effectively abandoned the 50-year-old U.S. alliance with Israel.

So, where is the outrage from the American Jewish community? Don’t they understand that the president is not pro-Israel? Aren’t they troubled by his history of pro-Palestinian writings, speeches, and actions? The short answer is that most American Jews are liberal, and most American liberals side with the Palestinians and vague notions of “peace” instead of with Israel’s wellbeing and security. Like the president, the U.N., and most of Europe, too many American Jews aren’t as pro-Israel as they should be and too many share his belief that the Palestinians are victims of Israeli occupation. Nothing could be further from the truth.

If we want peace in the Middle East, we need a paradigm shift. The U.S. can no longer be an honest broker, a “referee” between two opposing sides. That mindset has gotten us nowhere.
The US as an honest broker... cause... well... yeah.

Damn those anti-Israel American Jews! So just what exactly have they stopping Israel from doing?

Continuing to expand settlements on other people's land?

Carpet bombing a civilian area for having voted the wrong way?

Murdering unarmed peace activists?

Using chemical weapons in civilian areas?

Yeah, not so much. I shudder to think of the monstrous actions Joe Walsh thinks Israel has been prevented from undertaking.

1 comment:

  1. I don't understand how anyone can argue for the blind support of Israel after everything they've done. Not that the Palestinians haven't committed the same kind of horrors.

    What I also love about this is the idea that all of the United States' Jewish population would somehow feel some kind of allegiance to Israel...not everyone is Rahm.