Thursday, July 9, 2009

apparently I'm a "self-hating Jew" too

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can't get the White House to pick up the phone, so apparently he's decided that any Jews in the Administration who do not agree with the Likud stance on settlements are "self-hating Jews." From Haaretz (hat tips to Andrew Sullivan and Matthew Yglesias for digging this one up too):

Netanyahu appears to be suffering from confusion and paranoia. He is convinced that the media are after him, that his aides are leaking information against him and that the American administration wants him out of office. Two months after his visit to Washington, he is still finding it difficult to communication normally with the White House. To appreciate the depth of his paranoia, it is enough to hear how he refers to Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, Obama's senior aides: as "self-hating Jews."

Hm, this kinda reminds me of all those "liberals hate America" attacks that one hears from the likes of Glenn Beck. Rather beneath a head of state, right? So why is such a man still in power? Well, check out the sharpest tactics of his opposition (again, from Haaretz here):

Later, Kadima supporters handed out stickers with anti-Netanyahu slogans in the Knesset cafeteria.

Tell me this does not remind you of Draco Malfoy distributing magical "Potter stinks" buttons to Hogwarts students in the fourth Harry Potter book. Or am I just a nerd?

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