December 19, 2011 | 4:33 pm
Buried deep toward the very end of David Rothkopf’s The 14 Biggest Lies of 2011 you can find this observation:
“I love Israel.”
Everybody in U.S. politics says it. Most of those who say it however, mean, “I want American Jews to think I love Israel enough to vote for me and give me money.” Think we will move the embassy? That they’ll make their first trip there? That the U.S. will stand loyally by Israel under any circumstances, even if Israel continues to complicate matters with its settlements policy and the rest of the region creeps toward something like democracy? Ha. This is right up there with “the check is in the mail,” “I’ll respect you in the morning” and that other one.
That’s why I love America. No - I really do.
12.12.13 at 8:05 am | Does Hillel really have to let BDS supporters to. . .
12.12.13 at 3:53 am | We bring you a daily round-up of the interesting. . .
12.11.13 at 7:28 am | The first part of an exchange with Dr. Howard. . .
12.11.13 at 4:33 am | Headlines & Reads: US Lawmakers Criticize Iran. . .
12.10.13 at 8:02 am | A Government plan intended to help the Negev's. . .
12.10.13 at 4:22 am | Headlines & Reads: US Adds Funds to Israel. . .
12.8.13 at 7:57 am | According to Obama there is no more than a 50%. . . (666)
12.9.13 at 8:10 am | The odd partnership between Yair Lapid and. . . (370)
12.5.13 at 8:35 am | The third and final part of an exchange with. . . (185)
We welcome your feedback.
Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.
JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.
JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.
Jewish Ideas Daily
NY Jewish Week
Public Policy Polling
Sabato’s Crystal Ball
The Cook Report
The Jewish Channel
The Jewish Forward
The Monkey Cage
The Washington Institute for NE Policy
Walter Russell Mead