The Corner

Obama’s Anti-Israel Rabbi

On Tuesday, the Obama campaign announced “Rabbis for Obama.” According to the campaign, “these rabbis mirror the diversity of American Jewry. Their ringing endorsement of President Obama speaks volumes about the President’s deep commitment to the security of the state of Israel and his dedication to a policy agenda that represents the values of the overwhelming majority of the American Jewish community.”

The Republican Jewish Coalition noticed today that at least one of these rabbis is actually the exact opposite. Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb from California is a leader of the Jewish Voice for Peace, an infamously anti-Israel group that supports the boycott, divestment, and sanction movement against Israel. The group has even come out against the existence of Israel. She has also gone to Tehran and met with Ahmadinejad, thus lending him legitimacy. The question is whether the Obama campaign failed to vet its list of rabbis, or did they know about Gottlieb’s extremist stances and include her anyway? Either way, the Obama campaign should remove Lynn Gottlieb from its list if it wants to maintain any credibility with the Jewish community.

Most Popular

Education

Gender Dissenter Gets Fired

Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished psychiatrist who, since 2003, has transformed the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology at the University of Louisville from a struggling department to a nationally acclaimed program. In the fall of 2017 he appeared on a panel at the Heritage Foundation ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Pelosi’s House of Pain

Not so long ago — as recently as the cover of the March 2019 Rolling Stone, in fact — they seemed like the best of friends. I'm referring to Nancy Pelosi and the members of "The Squad": Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and (not pictured) Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. They shared some good ... Read More
PC Culture

A Herd Has No Mind

sup { vertical-align: super; font-size: smaller; } Funny thing about my new book: I had begun shopping around the proposal for writing it long before my brief period of employment with that other magazine and the subsequent witless chimp-brained media freakout and Caffeine-Free Diet Maoist struggle ... Read More