US ambassador attacks Israel

President Obama’s ambassador to Belgium says that Muslim anti-Semitism is Israel’s fault:

“There is significant anger and resentment and, yes, perhaps sometimes hatred and indeed sometimes an all too growing intimidation and violence directed at Jews generally as a result of the continuing tensions between Israel and the Palestinian territories and other Arab neighbors in the Middle East,” Gutman told the group, according to a transcript of his remarks published in the European Jewish Press.

I’ve heard many leftists make this sort of argument, and, as always, the historical illiteracy is appalling. This has the casual relationship precisely backwards. The conflict between Israel and its surrounding enemies exists precisely because of Middle Eastern Arabs’ long-standing refusal to live alongside Jews.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: