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    Fear Factor 2012

    Fear Factor 2012

    Reader John forwarded me this quote from Caroline Glick written in late May regarding Obama’s position on Israel’s borders:

    The question is, why are American Jewish leaders defending Obama?

    It would seem that there are three possible explanations.

    The first explanation is fear. Several American Jewish philanthropists have mentioned over the past two years that they fear Obama. If he is reelected, they worry that since he will no longer need Jewish political contributions, he might strike out at Jewish-owned businesses the way he struck out at Republican-owned General Motors car dealerships when he nationalized GM. If they attack Obama for his positions on Israel, they worry that they will give him further justification for going after them.

    The obvious response to these fears, it would seem, is to do everything possible to ensure that Obama is not reelected. If he is hostile enough to even consider going after American Jewish interests in a second term, then nothing American Jews do or don’t do will have any impact on him.

    Put aside the policy issue.  It may just be that many American Jewish leaders agree with Obama.

    Focus on the fear factor.

    I think there’s something to the quote, not so much that Obama will “go after” American Jews, but that he will seek to impose borders and other terms of a peace deal on Israel. 

    It’s a point I’ve made before; removed of the need to placate the American electorate, which overwhelmingly supports Israel particularly among evangelical Christians, Obama will seek to force his vision on one of the only nations in the world upon which Obama is capable of forcing a solution.

    And then all the countries and peoples which hate us will love us.  And he can say, see I earned that Nobel Peace Prize.

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    kitty | June 12, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I'm at a loss to understand how Jews can support Sharia Law anywhere:
    Jewish groups in US backing Sharia law
    American Jewish groups are fighting a proposed ban of Sharia law in the state of Oklahoma.
    A coalition of organisations that include the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) are backing a legal appeal against a measure that would prevent Islamic law from being used in the state's courts.
    The AJC filed a brief last week with the US Court of Appeals arguing that the ban is an attack on religious freedom.

    @Kitty

    Easy. Pro-Obama/Left-Wing Jews are the modern equivalent of 1st century bc Hellenistic Jews who actively supported the 'liberal' policies of their Greek overlords, the Seleucids; who besides imposing taxes and seizure of Jewish property; made observance of Jewish law a capital offense (e.g., proposed SF-style ban on circumcision).

    If Hellenists Jews and the Seleucids have reappeared in the form of Left-wing Democrats…

    Who and where are the Maccabeans of our time?

    Like Jimmy Carter in November of 1980, Obama will unite the entire nation again in November of 2012.

    Rarely are the moments this country has ever been so united.

    I hope Professor Jacobsen will be able to clarify this.

    "I'm at a loss to understand how Jews can support Sharia Law anywhere:
    Jewish groups in US backing Sharia law
    American Jewish groups are fighting a proposed ban of Sharia law in the state of Oklahoma."

    It is my understanding that a Sharia Court would be considered in the same light as an arbitration court. Both sides agree to abide by the ruling and in this case the ruling would be based on the Sharia, and the other parts of the Islamic docrine.

    There are similar courts in the US for Jews to use in lieu of the normal courts. This may be why Jewish groups are fighting the ban.


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