Monday, November 10, 2008

Peres: McCain and Republicans are like Hitler and Nazis

Speaking to my good friend this morning, "The Holy Hyrax", he expressed dismay at some of the crucial issues in Israel.

We summed it up that Israel has very little common denominator for its citizens -- which makes it very difficult to rally around any single idea.

On the flip side, Holy Hyrax gushed on about the wonderful spirit in America today, that despite political differences, Americans in general would like to rally around the new president elect, and are hoping for a better future.

Unfortunately, Israel has a lot to learn from America.

Perhaps the single person in Israel who is supposed to be a unifying factor is the President of Israel. While even the Chief Rabbinate is sectarian with separate Ashkenazi and Sephardi Chief Rabbis, there is only one President of Israel, and more than anyone else, the Israeli Presidency is supposed to be about unity.

Failing to grasp the simple concept of "unity", Israel's President Shimon Peres continues to spew rhetoric "in memory of Yitzchak Rabin", when in reality, its simply a political springboard to further his own politics (and bash opponents).

His latest vulgarity is probably the worst:
On the recent victory of US President-elect Barack Obama, Peres said he was "happy"... Obama's victory, according to the president [Peres], was a "moral victory" over racism, and the likes of "Hitler and Nazis." (Jerusalem Post)
While there may be liberal wackos in the US who think like that, I doubt that any serious politician is crass, obtuse or stupid enough to actually make such a brainless comparison...let alone the President of Israel.

Yet Shimon Peres is not only clueless on the spirit of American democracy and unity, his blind attempts to continue to seed hatred and disunity within Israel leaves one speechless.



Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד

6 comments:

Jack said...

Good old Shimmy has lost his mind.

Anonymous said...

ok so you know thats not what he said, you know thats twisting his words. poor choice of words only an implication but not what he said. he was comparing the triumphs. you are biased media. you are no different than the radical left wing media that twisted hillary clinton's line about RFk being assinated during june to mean something other than what she had obvuously intended it to mean. you are biased media twisting and saying things that arent said. you are no better.

JAy said...

The people would never have voted this senile old fool in.
At least in America they have a say.
Peres has done more damage to Israel than any other politician with his persistent self indulgent push for a bogus Palastinian state and refusal to admit the Oslo failure.
The whole Rabin square memorial is a farce and even Rabin himself said just before his untimely death, that Israel should never give away and divide Jerusalem!

Lurker said...

Anonymous @ 9:30 PM: poor choice of words only an implication but not what he said.

"Poor choice of words"?! Wow, that's got to be the understatement of the week. In the blogosphere, we'd call Peres' statement an out-and-out violation of Godwin's Law.

Anonymous: ok so you know thats not what he said, you know thats twisting his words.

You're completely missing the point. Does Peres actually think that the electoral opponents of Obama were "the likes of 'Hitler and Nazis'" (or would he think so if he bothered to take a few moments to think about it)? No, probably not, and Jameel wasn't trying to say that he does. But that is exactly what Peres said. The point is that he's a complete idiot, who spews forth incredibly shocking stupidity like that all the time. For a few examples of what I'm talking about, see here. (You can find similar collections of Peres quotes all over the internet.) Take a few minutes to read it, and tell me honestly if you really think that I'm wrong.

Kylopod said...

While there may be liberal wackos in the US who think like that, I doubt that any serious politician is crass, obtuse or stupid enough to actually make such a brainless comparison

Uh, huh.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Kylopod: touche!

There are wacko rightwingers AND liberals everywhere.

Yet another reason not to overly limit gun control ;-)

Thanks for sending that link -- that a US congressman could be so pathetic...sheesh. (Republican from Georgia...what a NUT!)

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