In what was perhaps the low point of a low performance, Obama used Peres’s words to slander his domestic critics as racist oppressors.It tells us that Obama is not our friend and that the Peres admired by likes of Bill Clinton and Justin Trudeau was a clueless and dangerous peace-monger.
“Shimon,” he began harmlessly enough, “believed that Israel’s exceptionalism was rooted not only in fidelity to the Jewish people, but to the moral and ethical vision, the precepts of his Jewish faith.”
You could say that about every Israeli leader since the dawn of modern Zionism.
But then Obama went for the jugular.
In a startling non sequitur he continued, “‘The Jewish people weren’t born to rule another people,’ he [Peres] would say. ‘From the very first day we were against slaves and masters.’” We don’t know the context in which Peres made that statement. But what is clear enough is that Obama used his words to accuse the majority of Israelis who do not share Peres’s vision for peace – including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who was sitting in the front row listening to him – of supporting slavery.
This libelous assault on Israel was probably the most unhinged remark ever directed at the Jewish state by an American president. What does the fact that Obama said this at Peres’s funeral tell us about Obama? What does it tell us about Peres?...
Friday, October 7, 2016
Caroline Glick Slams Obama for His "Hostile" Peres Eulogy
I would have called it "passive-aggressive," but "hostile" works too (my bolds):