Obama slammed as ‘racist’ at Jerusalem Protest…
‘This insolence will bring about the downfall of the American leadership”…
(ht/ Aaron Klein)
ANTI-Obama Protest at U.S. consulate in Jerusalem last night
JERUSALEM – President Obama’s policies against Jewish construction
in eastern Jerusalem and the strategic West Bank were slammed as “racist” today by participants in a rally drawing about 2,000 Israelis in front of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem.
“George Mitchell go home!” yelled protestors in front of the U.S. government building.
Mitchell, Obama’s envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is here discussing the American administration’s call for a halt to all Jewish settlement activity, including natural growth or accommodating the needs of existing Jewish populations in the areas in question.
“Obama should not be pressing Israel to compromise and freeze building in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem,” protest organizer Yaacov Steinberg told WND.
Speaking at the rally, Rabbi Eliezer Waldman, who heads the prestigious “Nir” Torah seminary in the West Bank city of Kiryat Arba, called Obama a “racist.”
“How dare he tell the Jews where they can or can’t live! The era when Jews were banned from living in different places has ended,” Waldman exclaimed.
“Obama beware. This insolence will bring about the downfall of the American leadership. Anyone who dares give an order to prevent Israeli life in Jerusalem or anywhere else in the land of Israel is destined to fall,” he said.
Pinchas Wallerstein, director of the Yesha council of Jewish communities in the West Bank, told the crowds, “This week the American pressure reached new highs that are a shame to democratic societies.”
Wallerstein was referring to the summoning of Israel’s ambassador to Washington last week by the State Department to demand a Jewish construction project in eastern Jerusalem be immediately halted.
“It’s absolutely an outrageously racist policy,” Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, told WND. “Especially in light of how Obama should be sensitive when it comes to anything that would remotely constitute discrimination of people based on ethnicity or religion.”