Give me a break! Just look at what members of Team Obama say about hatred towards Israel
Via Weekly Standard:
The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, recently told a conference hosted by the European Jewish Union that Israel is to blame for growing anti-Semitism harbored by people of Muslim faith.
“A distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians,” Gutman reportedly said, according to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. “He also argued that an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty will significantly diminish Muslim anti-Semitism.”
So, I guess SOME anti-Semitism, and yes violence IS acceptable then? But wait there is more! Take it away Leon Panetta
(AFP) — US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged Israel to try and end its increasing regional “isolation” by repairing diplomatic ties with Egypt and Turkey and renewing peace efforts with the Palestinians.
“Unfortunately, over the past year, we’ve seen Israel’s isolation from its traditional security partners in the region grow, and the pursuit of a comprehensive Middle East peace has effectively been put on hold,” he said.
It was crucial for Israel to reach out and “mend fences” with countries such as Turkey, Egypt and Jordan that he said share an interest in regional stability, said Panetta, who issued similar appeals in a visit to the region in October.
As for Egypt, he said the United States shared Israel’s concerns about security in the Sinai peninsula and over the recent attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo.
But the best response was to step up “communication and cooperation with Egyptian authorities” instead of “stepping away from them,” he said.
Israel needed “to lean forward on efforts to achieve peace with the Palestinians,” Panetta said at an event organized by the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for the Middle East, a Washington think-tank.
Is Panetta REALLY this stupid? Apparently so. It is obvious he does not live in the real world. But, again, we see more radicalism oozing from the cesspool that is the Obama administration! Just another reason why 2012 is SO important! WE have to elect a Republican president, AND get the majority in the Senate!