A major wacko left-wing extremist donor to The New Israel Fund is Edith Everett. Not surprisingly, she also rants and raves about how great a deal America got with Iran – a deal which across the political spectrum Israeli politicians say endangers the survival of Israel. Everett claims Obama is the best friend Israel has ever had in this op-ed in The Jewish Week – and naturally is a major funder of NIF who continues to support a boycott of Israel.
Everett – a board member of The Jewish Week – foolishly says that: “If President Obama could not demand of Israel, our closest and most dependent ally, a cessation of settlement building, a relatively simple request, can he make demands on China and Russia, our generally unreliable negotiating partners? In reality, how much can he demand of Iran? The idea that the United States, however powerful, can pull all the strings is a kind of arrogance that needs to be tempered with reality. No other nuclear country, including Israel, would even consider observers of their facilities. The fact that Iran has engaged in this dialogue is a credit to Obama who, before proposing a military option, is intelligently and sensibly trying first to negotiate an arrangement that would limit Iran’s ability to build a nuclear weapon. Among his predecessors, American presidential scholars agree that President Obama, both in word and deed, has been the greatest friend to Israel. He has no equal in terms of financial support and intelligence sharing. Whatever the outcome of the negotiations, the president has pledged to do whatever is necessary to protect Israel. Yet there are those who will find a word here or there that help them confirm their preconceived notion that the president is untrustworthy. It’s time to get over it. It’s time to support President Obama’s effort on behalf of all of us to continue working to achieve the best path to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.”
An American Jew who thinks a deal with Iran is great and boycotts of Israel are permissible is clinically insane.
In Israel traitors are facing an unsurpassed backlash. Today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that BDS’ers who seek to boycott Israeli goods was reminiscent of Nazi Germany’s campaign against Jews. He noted that, “”The attacks on the Jews were always preceded by the slander of the Jews. What was done to the Jewish people then is being done to the Jewish state now,” Netanyahu said. “In those days we could do nothing. Today we can speak our mind, hold our ground. We’re going to do both.” Also, the Minister of Culture and Sport, Miri Regev said “Anyone who wants to defame Israel will do it without the government’s help or funding,” and she added, ““What is all the fuss about? That the Government of Israel and I, as its representative, thought that a sane government should not commit suicide? What is the shouting about? That we expressed a clear stance, that the Government of Israel will not use its cultural budget for plays or institutions or artists who boycott Israel? Is there something immoral about that or does that harm freedom of expression?” she asked. “Whoever wants to defame Israel can do it alone. We won’t block it, but we won’t fund it,” she concluded.
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