Sunday, December 27, 2009

Anti-Semitism Czar Takes Shot at....Israeli Ambassador

Cross-posted by Gary Fouse

It's called "diplomatic incident."

As I predicted when she was appointed, Hannah Rosenthal is turning out to be a lousy choice to be President Obama's "Anti-Semitism Czar". What is the first thing this left-winger from J Street does in her role? She goes over to Jerusalem and takes a shot at Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren. It seems the ambassador turned down an invitation to speak to J Street, a newly formed, left-wing Jewish group that is not a big fan of Israel. Conversely, Israel is not enamored of this organization, which was formed as a counterweight to AIPAC, a solid advocate for the Jewish state.

Here is a subsequent statement released by an embarrassed State Department spokesman named Jeff Feltman:

"The Department of State values its close relationship with Ambassador Michael Oren and his staff at the Embassy of Israel in Washington. The United States and Israel enjoy extraordinarily close ties based on shared values, interests, and history, as well as the deep bonds between the Israeli people and the American people. Ambassador Oren plays an indispensible role in maintaining and strengthening our relationship through his day to day interaction with the Administration and Congress on issues of vital importance to both countries and his vigorous outreach to Americans of all origins and points of view."

Rosenthal is just the latest in the line of far-left worker bees that Obama is sticking into government posts to further his agenda while he poses as a moderate. No wonder Israel is worried about the Obama administration.

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