Friday, September 6, 2013
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has joined the Israeli lobby AIPAC in an all-out public campaign for a U.S. war on Syria
Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League have invoked the Holocaust, with Hier charging that the United States and Britain failed to rescue the Jews in 1942. The Republican Jewish Coalition, too, bankrolled by Sheldon Adelson, the Jewish casino mogul, is also backing Obama's war. Adelson, who shelled out $70 million to bring down Obama, wants his pay-off — war on Syria. And he is getting it. Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have saluted and enlisted. Sheldon, fattest of all fat cats, is buying himself a war. Yet, is it really wise for Jewish organizations to put a Jewish stamp on a campaign to drag the United States into another war that a majority of gentile Americans do not want to fight? Does the Jewish community in the United States really want to be responsible for starting a war that ends with two million Christian Syrians facing possible extermination? About 67% of Israeli Jews support a U.S. attack on Syria, while 17% oppose an attack, according to a new Israel Hayom survey.