“It is not up to Shmuley Boteach to make it appear this is the way the Jewish community treats our friends.”
The ‘good rabbi’ has finally gone too far and seems to have pissed off the entire Jewish community which he thinks chose him to be their spokesman ….
It started this week with his attack on Susan Rice which appeared in the Friday edition of the Jerusalem Post and other zionist media …. Click HERE to see his report.
SUSAN RICE AND THE POLITICIZATION OF GENOCIDE
As if that was not enough, he then placed a full page ad in the Saturday edition of the New York Times denouncing Rice …
Obviously the Sabbath is not very holy to some ‘rabbis 😉
Which led to the Jewish community leaders denouncing him!
Outrage Spreads Over Shmuley Boteach ‘Genocide’ Ad Smearing Susan Rice
Rabbi Denounced for Attack on Security Adviser
A wall-to-wall array of Jewish groups condemned an ad accusing National Security Adviser Susan Rice of turning a blind eye to genocide.
“Susan Rice has a blind spot: Genocide,” said the ad appearing in Saturday’s New York Times, touting a talk on Iran this week in Washington hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the New Jersey-based author and pro-Israel advocate.
As soon as the Sabbath ended, Jewish groups rushed to condemn the ad. The American Jewish Committee called it “revolting,” the Anti-Defamation League called it “spurious and perverse”, the Jewish Federations of North America called it “outrageous” and Josh Block, the president of The Israel Project, said it was “entirely inappropriate.”
Marshall Wittmann, the spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which will host Rice on Monday at its annual conference, said, “Ad hominem attacks should have no place in our discourse.”
Also condemning it were the Orthodox Union, J Street, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative movement. In a combined statement, the leaders of the Union for Reform Judaism and Reform’s Religious Action Center called the ad “grotesque,” “abhorrent” and a “sinister slur.”
The ad notes Rice’s recent complaints about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next week, organized without consulting the White House. Netanyahu plans to speak against nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers, which Obama backs. Rice said last week that the way the speech was organized was “destructive” to the U.S.-Israel relationship.
The ad also notes a controversy from the 1990s, when Rice was on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council staff and reportedly advised against describing the mass killings in Rwanda as “genocide.”
“Ms. Rice may be blind to the issue of genocide, but should treat our ally with at least as much diplomatic courtesy as she does the committed enemy of both our nations,” it said.
In an interview, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, who directs the Rabbinical Assembly, said Rice deserved an apology from Boteach.
The ad “is completely inconsistent with the record of friendship and loyalty this public official has shown Israel and the Jewish people,” Schonfeld said.
Rice grew close to pro-Israel and Jewish groups during her stint, in President Barack Obama’s first term, as U.S. envoy to the United Nations., through her efforts to head off attacks on Israel and to protect vulnerable populations in Sudan.
“It is not up to Shmuley Boteach to make it appear this is the way the Jewish community treats our friends,” Schonfeld said.
Boteach, whose talk on Monday will take place in a Senate office building and will include Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust memoirist, and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has appealed to AIPAC activists to attend. AIPAC, like many of the groups that have condemned the ad, is skeptical of the Iran nuclear talks.
Nathan Diament, the Washington director of the Orthodox Union, a group that has been pronouncedly skeptical of the talks, on Twitter described the ad as an “inappropriate ad hominem attack” that “doesn’t advance discourse on key issue of Iran.”
Rabbi Steve Gutow, who heads the JCPA, the public policy umbrella for the community, said the ad was a blow against bipartisan support for Israel.
“It’s a sad moment for the jewish community to have this ad appear,” he said in an interview.
Even the ADL joined in …
ADL denounces Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Susan Rice attack ad in NY Times
The Anti-Defimation Leage (ADL) on Sunday criticized an ad in Saturday’s New York Timesthat called National Security Advisor Susan Rice “blind” to genocide.
Rice gave an interview earlier in the week criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The ad was taken out by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach through his organization This World: The Values Network run by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
Obviously, some Jews know and appreciate who butters the bread on Israeli tables!
Here’s a video of the idiot ‘rabbi’ on the streets of New York a few months ago …