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What If He Were Muslim?: Jewish American Newspaper Publisher Suggests Israel Assassinate Barack Obama

To date Obama has been one of the most pro-Israel presidents ever.

To date Obama has been one of the most pro-Israel presidents ever.

What If He Were Muslim?: Jewish American Newspaper Publisher Suggests Israel Assassinate Barack Obama

Andrew Adler wrote that he thinks Benjamin Netanyahu should assassinate President Barack Obama because he is not pro-Israel enough. Obama has been one of the most pro-Israel presidents out there and still you got the nutbags on the Right who want him dead.

Imagine if an American Muslim publisher had wrote this? He would be getting water-boarded in Guantanamo as we speak. Also, you could bet that the condemnations from Muslim leaders would barely be recognized, unlike in this case, where the outrage at Adler’s statements from within the Jewish community is highlighted very well.

Uproar after Jewish American newspaper publisher suggests Israel assassinate Barack Obama

(Haaretz)

NEW YORK – The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, has suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu consider ordering a Mossad hit team to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama so that his successor will defend Israel against Iran.

Adler, who has since apologized for his article, listed three options for Israel to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons in an article published in his newspaper last Friday. The first is to launch a pre-emptive strike against Hamas and Hezbollah, the second is to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and the third is 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 goes on to write: “Yes, you read “three correctly.” Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel’s existence. Think about it. If have thought of this Tom-Clancy-type scenario, don’t you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel’s most inner circles?”

Adler apologized yesterday for the article, saying “I very much regret it; I wish I hadn’t made reference to it at all,” Adler told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. And in an interview with Gawker.com, Adler denied that he was advocating an assassination of Obama.

The op-ed in Atlanta Jewish Times.

The op-ed in Atlanta Jewish Times.

The American Jewish Committee in Atlanta last night issued a harsh condemnation of Adler’s article, saying that his proposals are “shocking beyond belief.”

“While we acknowledge Mr. Adler’s apology, we are flabbergasted that he could ever say such a thing in the first place. How could he even conceive of such a twisted idea?” said Dov Wilker, director of AJC Atlanta. “Mr. Adler surely owes immediate apologies to President Obama, as well as to the State of Israel and his readership, the Atlanta Jewish community.”

Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, also blasted Adler on Friday, saying “There is absolutely no excuse, no justification, no rationalization for this kind of rhetoric. It doesn’t even belong in fiction. These are irresponsible and extremist words. It is outrageous and beyond the pale. An apology cannot possibly repair the damage. Irresponsible rhetoric metastasizes into more dangerous rhetoric. The ideas expressed in Mr. Adler’s column reflect some of the extremist rhetoric that unfortunately exists — even in some segments of our community — that maliciously labels President Obama as an ‘enemy of the Jewish people.’ Mr. Adler’s lack of judgment as a publisher, editor and columnist raises serious questions as to whether he’s fit to run a newspaper.”
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  1. Well thats whats happening to Palestinians. Because theyre neither Jewish nor “pro-israel” they experience a special massacre every day.
    Plenty of leaders and people arent pro-israel, what he wants to kill them too? And were the terrorists! Up yours, man.

  2. Sounds like Mr. Adler should be subject to the NDAA and get a taste of his own medicine.

  3. Threatening the President of the United States is a class D felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making “any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States”.

    Convictions under 18 U.S.C. § 871 have been sustained for declaring that “President Wilson ought to be killed.”

    Guess he gets off free because he’s Jewish.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threatening_the_President_of_the_United_States

  4. We should assassinate him since he’s not a supporter on America

  5. Dear Mr. Adler,

    Have you paid any f*cking attention to everything that Obama has done for Israel in the last 4 years? He pays its annual $10 billion allowance, wanks when Israel is asked to sign the NPT, cuts of spending to UNESCO when it recognizes Palestine, and refuses to recognize Palestine. He is extremely pro-Israel, in fact, aggressively so.

    As for bombing Iran, Iran’s government has made it clear MANY TIMES that its is a peaceful nuclear program and that nuclear weapons are “un-Islamic” and immoral. Israel is believed to possess around 200 nukes. Should Iranians advocate an invasion of Israel? Iran has not attacked another country within the last 100 years. Israel has bombed, invaded, and occupied its neighbors Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Who seems more likely to be a threat?

    If you to use the “Ahmadinejad said “wipe Israel of the map”” copout, news flash: that was a gross mistranslation by the media. He actually said that the “regime occupying Al Quds (Jerusalem) must vanish from the page of time”, and the context of the quote was that the Israeli regime must change, just like how Soviet regime changed. Also, while Iran’s government is anti-Semitic, it distrusts Jews but does not attempt to kill them. In fact, synagogues and other Jewish institutions have been financed by the government under Ahmadinejad’s administration, and the Torah, some of the writings of Maimonides, and other Jewish religious texts are studied at the Islamic Mofid religious university in Iran.

    You mention Iran’s support for Hamas and Hezbollah. Sure Iran supports terrorist groups, but so does Israel. Israel supports the anti-Iranian terorrist group Mujahideen-e-Khalq, which is on the U.S. State Department’s list of terrorist groups. According to the State Department’s website, “During the 1970s, the MEK assassinated several U.S. military personnel and U.S. civilians working on defense projects in Tehran and supported the violent takeover in 1979 of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.” Supporting MEK is just as bad as supporting Hamas and Hezbollah.

    My advice to you: read a history text book, or some unbiased news articles.

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