Last week, Jerusalem gave Washington the finger by announcing the construction of new settlements, timed for maximum humiliation of Vice President Biden. The Vice President was furious, and, as Spencer notes, told the Israelis they were endangering American troops. So beyond the pale was the Israelis action that the Secretary of State called it “insulting.”
But for the ADL, it’s the Obama administration that’s the problem.
“We are shocked and stunned at the Administration’s tone and public dressing down of Israel on the issue of future building in Jerusalem,” ADL director Abraham Foxman said in a statement. “We cannot remember an instance when such harsh language was directed at a friend and ally of the United States.”
Maybe you can’t remember one, Abe, because “friends” of the United States typically don’t pull fuck-you moves like that on our Vice Presidents.
The fact is, the US was making a good-faith effort to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinian people, and the Israeli government expressed its gratitude by doubling-down on a reckless, aggressive policy that every US president since Jimmy Carter has opposed. But how dare anyone criticize Israel for it.
The ADL has officially become as relevant as the Catholic League.