I find it interesting that Republicans (who usually skew more to the right) in this country (US) have to own the darkest parts of 20th century history with comparisons to National Socialists and the Third Reich. Interesting because, among other things, Republicans have almost unanimously been historically supportive of the state of Isreal. Now the brother-in-law "of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is claiming that "there is an anti-Semitic president in America,". Hagi Ben-Artzi stated...
"As a politician, who ran for presidency, he had to hide it, but from time to time, it bursts out from inside," Ben-Artzi said. Netanyahu's office quickly issued a statement saying he "totally disagrees" with the charge from his wife's brother. The charges come in the wake of what many are calling a crisis in U.S.-Israel relations stemming from Israel's announcement -- during a visit to the country by Vice President Joe Biden -- that it would build new housing units in East Jerusalem. The United States responded aggressively to the announcement, calling it an "insult" and pressing the Israelis to change course."
Lost in all of this is the feel-goody sentiment is the fact that the left often acts like it has has cornered the market on tolerance and are too cool by half when it comes to playing nice-nice with minorities. However Isreal's position in the Middle East as a minority surrounded by numerous hostile neighbors somehow doesnt warrant "favored" minority status with this administration. None of this suprises me since Nazism was a phenomenon of the Left and we have the most left-wing presidency in this country since FDR.
TRIVIA QUESTION: For all of you "free-thinkers" out there. Who was the German atheist that first coined the term "anti-Semite"? I can hear it now. B-b-b-but are you sure it wasnt an AGNOSTIC?!