Enough of Extremists

Jan 23, 2012 Published under Israel, United States

As the Israel Policy Forum stated in its recent newsletter (below), enough is enough.  Atlanta Jewish Times owner Andew Adler’s call for PM Netanyahu to allow for Mossad agents to take out the US president and replace him with someone more friendly towards Israel is shocking and appalling.  His point of view is extreme and will not aid Israel in the ways that he may imagine.

Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, by Adeena Schlussel


Israel Policy Forum


Israel Policy Forum today released the following statement:

Israel Policy Forum is shocked and appalled by the column published in the Atlanta Jewish Times by its owner and publisher Andrew Adler calling for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “to give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies."

Adler puts to shame Jewish values, reneges on American patriotism and discredits journalism. His statement of regret is clearly not sufficient.  Adler told reporters that he was attempting “to get a reaction.”  He is rightfully getting one from the Secret Service for threatening the life of our President.  He should also get a strong, loud and adamant reaction from a united American Jewish community—We will not stand for this.

Enough is enough. 

We are tired of extremists on the fringes of the political spectrum dragging the US-Israel relationship into the mud. Adler’s remarks are just the latest and most extreme example of how the discourse in the Jewish community has gone awry when it comes to issues concerning the future of the State of Israel.  The US-Israel relationship is too important for the Jewish community to tolerate this any longer.

Israel Policy Forum will soon announce a new effort to bridge the gaps that divide our community and bring together the vast majority of American Jews – from across the political and denominational spectra – in support of a simple goal: reason.  

It is a simple message, but one that has clearly been lost amidst the noise emanating from extremists like Adler. 

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