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Liberals Getting Worried That Israel Trusts GOP More Than Democrats

July 29, 2014

You know what? They should be worried.

Conservatives aren’t the ones chanting “Gas the Jews” at anti-Israel protests. Republicans weren’t the ones who booed the idea of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at their national convention in 2012.

Josh Marshall of the liberal site Talking Points Memo is just beside himself…

Nothing gets the Obama administration’s ire up like the perception (very often grounded in reality) that Netanyahu and his government ministers are trying to scuttle his initiatives by inveigling themselves into domestic partisan conflict in the US. Specifically, using GOP proxies as cut-outs to push back against the President’s initiatives.

I wish Netanyahu and his government had a better sense of the toxic repercussions of mobilizing GOP proxies as cut-outs in this way. It should go without saying that the Israel-US alliance becomes more brittle as it becomes more clearly identified with a single US political party.

Know who’s responsible for that, Josh? Your party!

Ann Althouse adds…

Marshall won’t say it directly, but this feels like desperation about the 2014 elections.

Glenn Reynolds notes an excellent comment from Ann’s post…

The other day we read that with the defeat of Eric Cantor, American Jews don’t have a Republican they can go to. Today we are told the Republicans are working for the Israelis. Anyway, it’s all absurd. After all, the Israelis have no better friend than John Kerry; what do they need Republicans for?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. KALKI permalink
    July 29, 2014 9:14 pm

    “(…) The most treacherous way of harming a cause is to defend it intentionally with faulty arguments(…) A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.”.

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