sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

May 20, 2011

It’s Jewish American Heritage Month, and I’m Offended!

Not that American Jews need a heritage month.  Every day is a Jewish American heritage day, because not a day goes by without hearing about our achievements in science, literature, arts, economics — what have you.  But since that’s the language our President understands, I’m going to declare myself offended.  Why did he have to pick the month of May to announce his plan to divide our Jewish capital, Jerusalem?

Oh, and did you know that East Jerusalem Arabs prefer Israel to a Palestinian state.  As they say, LOL!  In any event, there was always a large Jewish community in East Jerusalem — until Jordan occupied it and forcibly expelled all Jews in 1948.  So yeah, lets now call it “Arab East Jerusalem”.

And while our dear President wants Arab “right of return” to be a part of the final settlement — a major diversion from classic American policy — what about the Jewish refugees?  If “Arab Spring” is worth anything at all, why not ask the presumably newly free Arab countries to compensate Jews they were so happy to kick out  a half a century or so ago?  In fact, why not make compensation for Jews kicked out of East Jerusalem a part of bilateral negotiation?

Obama’s on thin ice with Jewish voters.  I’m sure he’s still going to get the majority, but not 78% majority, and many will sit out the election.  He can count on fewer donations, too.  He’s scheduled to deliver speech to AIPAC on Sunday, apparently.  They should boo him.

Oh, and Assad heard Obama’s call of liberalization, and fired on protesters.  Killed 9.

…Actually, I’m not offended.  I’m absolutely outraged and scared.

UPDATE: Damage control already.



  1. There’s no way Israel will agree to the 1967 borders since that would jeopardize their security. Maybe Netanyahu will make Obama face reality when they meet later today.

    Comment by Ben Hoffman — May 20, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    • Ben, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I don’t see any agreement coming out of either.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — May 20, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

  2. And yet so many Leftist American Jews support Obama. I wonder if they will change their support now?

    Comment by Harrison — May 21, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    • I’m sure there will be some change, or at least lack of enthusiasm. I think quite a few Jews are wising up about his economic policies too.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — May 21, 2011 @ 5:14 am

  3. […] a previous post, I mentioned that May is Jewish American Heritage Month: Not that American Jews need a heritage […]

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