Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MJ Rosenberg Stereotypes Again

Supposedly "pro-Israel" Huffington Post blogger MJ Rosenberg is back, complaining about how pro-Israel the Obama administration is right now. No, it doesn't make sense to me either. His article was short, all it consists of is Rosenberg copying and pasting links to news stories about how the rift between Israel and America is being repaired, along with a few trademark Rosenberg groans and moans. But it was really this sentence that I wanted to showcase to you:
"Israelis do not trust Obama, meaning they suspect that, in his heart, he may not adore everything about Binyamin Netanyahu and his policies. (One can only hope). Here is the latest poll."
We are long used to Rosenberg stereotyping AIPAC, neocons and "Zionists" as unthinking zombies mindlessly devoting to not only Netanyahu himself but all of his decisions. This is the only time that Rosenberg has gone so far as to imply that Israelis all support unquestioningly everything their PM does, and that is why they don't look favorably upon Obama.

Not only does Rosenberg not provide any information to back up this ridiculous claim but in fact the poll that he linked to above indicates the opposite, from Netanyahu's perspective, that Israelis just don't know everything that is going on:
"When Netanyahu was asked why Israelis disliked Obama, in an interview with CBS news anchor Katie Couric last week, Netanyahu said that Israelis did not have all the facts before them like he did.

“Maybe they don’t have the opportunity to have the kind of conversations that I had,” he said. “And maybe they’re not aware also of the ongoing cooperation between Israel and the United States. In the fields of security, intelligence – the fact that the Iron Dome program to protect against missiles is something that has been bolstered by this administration and by this president. We have a common goal to achieve a secure peace. I’m looking forward to working with him to achieve it.”
Without actual evidence to back up his beliefs, this is just more yellow journalism from Mr. Rosenberg.

1 comment:

  1. MJ Rosenberg is the kind of blogger who never bothers to do his homework. And if he was really pro-Israel, one would think he would welcome the reconciliation between the Obama Administration and Israel. Both countries want to see a just and stable peace in the Middle East. How telling he doesn't like it.