Joe Biden’s travels, Bibi’s humiliation

Latest pratfall in the Bibi-Boehner slapstick routine: the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister is now calling the Prince of Orange untrustworthy.

It appears that the speaker of Congress made a move, in which we trusted, but which it ultimately became clear was a one sided move and not a move by both sides

So, having mortally offended the Democrats (including most American Jews) Bibi is now throwing the Republican Speaker of the House under the bus for a stunt that was obviously dreamed up by his own Ambassador (and career Republican operative) Ron Dermer.

And now the other shoe drops: the Vice-President’s office has announced that the Veep will be “traveling overseas” and unable to attend he joint session of Congress when Netanyahu speaks. Just to drive the point home, they’re not even specifying where Biden is going: it’s just that, wherever he will be that evening, he won’t be standing behind Bibi as the PM tries to prevent a peaceful resolution of the Iranian-nuke situation.

This reminds me of a (true, I believe) story from the McGovern campaign of 1972. After the Eagleton fiasco, McGovern’s folks wanted to send him to Ohio, and tried to schedule a joint appearance with Wayne Hayes, a very conservative and very senior Democratic Congressman. Hayes’s staffer told McGovern’s staffer “I’m sorry, but the Congressman will be on a trade mission in Peru that weekend.” When the McGovern guy asked about changing the date, the Hayes guy said, “Maybe I didn’t make myself clear. The Congressman will be on a trade mission in Peru whenever the Senator plans to visit the district.”

Bonus Derp The head of the Zionist Organization of America announces that siding with the President of the United States rather than the foreign head of government who insulted him is “anti-American” and “anti-patriotic.” No, seriously. If you think I’m capable of making this stuff up, you’re giving me way too much credit.

Alan Dershowitz calls Binyamin Netanyahu an anti-Semite

According to Dershowitz, accusing some American Jews of having a primary loyalty to Israel is speading neo-Nazi propaganda. According to Bibi, all Jews “know deep in their hearts that they have one country: the state of Israel.” Abe Foxman, call your office.

Binyamin Netanyahu, in a Tweet posted today:

“I believe that Jews know deep in their hearts that they have one country – the state of Israel, home for all of us.”

Alan Dershowitz, two years ago:

It’s the kind of virulent hate speech you’d expect to find on a neo-Nazi website or in a Patrick Buchanan column: American Jews who support current Israeli policies are accused of dual loyalty and called “Israel firsters.”

AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) fares even worse: “Saying AIPAC is guilty of dual loyalty is giving it credit for one more loyalty than it holds.”

In other words, this widely respected American organization, and the hundreds of thousands of Jews (and Christians) who support it, have absolutely no loyalty to our nation; their sole loyalty is to the foreign nation of Israel.

This false accusation of disloyalty to country was a central tenet of Nazism, Stalinism and other anti-Semitic regimes. Today, it is the mantra of Jew haters and neo-Nazis.

So, according to Alan Dershowitz, Binyamin Netanyahu is spreading neo-Nazi propaganda.  Abe Foxman, call your office.