Feeling the hate in Jerusalem, in reaction to Obama’s Cairo speech

June 5, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More

What do young Jewish adults in Israel (many of them with dual U.S. Israeli citizenship) think of Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo?    Max Blumenthal got an earful of offensive language, much of it hateful toward Obama.

Who looks moderate now?

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Speaking of hate . . .

    A prominent African-American pastor says Southern Baptist leaders should publicly repudiate comments by a former Southern Baptist Convention officer that he is praying for President Obama to die.

    http://www.abpnews.com/index.php?option=com_conte

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    And (again), speaking of hate, see here: http://imgur.com/uRTLo.jpg

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Enough with the drunken hooligans. Here is a thoughtful post translating articles from the Israeli press about Obama's speech.

    http://www.juancole.com/2009/06/osc-israeli-press

  4. ohr says:

    as you can tell by their accents, and the kippahs, those are religious americans in israel, not israelis. living in israel for i few years, i found that the most racist, zealous jews in israel invariably came from the UK or the US, not "home-grown" in israel. also, a very sizable portion of the settler movement is made up of and supported by american jews, not israelis. so to say that that clip shows "israeli" views is disingenous. it shows religious views.

  5. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    ohr: Excellent observation. I wish to add that most of the hate mongering among the Israeli people is not from native borne Israelis, but from those that are "naturalised" in to Israel from other part of the world. Many of these seem to come from Easter and Western Europw and the US. They are the settlers, and the method of settlement is designed to increase the hatred between the Israelis and Palestinians.

    Most of the settlers claim the land was promised to them by God in ancient times.I don't believe the ancient writings provide an accurate description of borders of the "Promised Land".

    Many countries and individuals are punished for questioning the legality of the treaties that created the state of Israel, especially those that contend the state of Israel has no roght to exist, yet many are directly in alignment with the claim by supported of the Israeli policies that deny Palestine's right to exist.

    Personally I have a formulated a hypothesis that any group that bases it's cultural identity as victims, can often free their conscience of the guilt of committing any atrocity against those who are weaker than them. The former victims become the new opressors. eventually the new victims become the old victims and the New opressors.

    When the French occupied part of what we now call Germany, they were cruel. Germany found unity under Hitler through the oppression of the Jewish people, and it appears that many Jewish people are being unified with Israel in the oppression of the Palestinians.

    Obama certainly has his work cut out in foreign relations, considering the decades of hate that has been nurtured by Israeli expansion policy among all people of the world.

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