Jew-Bashing NYT Columnist Calls Obama 'Israel's Best Friend'

Thomas Friedman, who has come under fire in recent weeks for endorsing classic antisemitic motifs of Jewish financial control of Congress, has repeated the charge again in a column claiming that President Barack Obama is "Israel's best friend."

"[M]oney in politics has never been more important for running campaigns," Friedman writes, "and the Israel lobby — both its Jewish and evangelical Christian wings — has never been more influential, because of its ability to direct campaign contributions to supportive candidates."

Friedman provided no evidence of his claim that pro-Israel groups play a decisive role in campaign finance or in determining winners and losers in elections. His reference to evangelical Christian support is a fig leaf for the underlying, classic antisemitic motif, which Friedman--though Jewish himself--has deployed in desperation as he attempts to defend Obama's indefensible record.

Taking heart from Obama's recent speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and from a recent Obama interview with the sympathetic Jeffrey Goldberg, Friedman declared that Obama's apparent willingness to leave military force as an option for stopping a nuclear Iran made him "the most pro-Israel president in history," or at least "one of the most."

Friedman did not mention Obama's immediate walk-back of his commitment to Israel's defense, when the president told Jake Tapper that his speech to AIPAC "was not a military doctrine that we were laying out for any particular military action." Nor did Friedman mention Obama's long appeasement of the Iranian regime--or the numerous damaging confrontations instigated by the Obama administration against Israel on the subject of Iran, the Palestinians, and even internal Israel religious politics.

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