Shocking Footage by Some Israelis and American Jews in Jerusalem to Obama’s Speech in Cairo

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I debated whether or not to publish Max Blumenthal’s shocking footage of the reaction by some Israelis and American Jews in Jerusalem to Obama’s speech to the Muslim world.

The Huffington Post scrubbed the video clean and said the comments were really nothing more than the rants of drunks. To some extent this is probably true but, it doesn’t change the fact the many Jews were deeply troubled by the Obama administration’s embrace of Muslims and, for not including Israel in his travel itinerary to the region.

You will not see this video in the corporate-owned U.S. media. Nor will you hear similar comments echoed by cable TV pundits. In the U.S., President Obama’s visit to Cairo was almost uniformly portrayed in a positive light.

Regardless of how you feel about Mr. Obama, one fact remains: he has a very serious problem with a large portion of the Jewish population. In the interest of keeping my readers informed, I am presenting this video.

Editors Note: Bowing to pressure from special interest groups in the U.S. and in Israel, YouTube has joined with the Huffington Post and removed this video from public consumption. Remember, in 2009, we are not allowed to see anything that portrays Israel is a negative light. Israel must always be seen as infallible. I hope my viewers has a chance to watch it before YouTube pulled it down.

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18 Responses to Shocking Footage by Some Israelis and American Jews in Jerusalem to Obama’s Speech in Cairo

  1. feminazi says:

    I don’t think Obama was ever the choice of Israel for president. Israel likes Hillary which makes no sense to me because she’s always been a critic of the West Bank settlements. I think Israel is very accustomed to being first in the US foreign policy food chain and for an American president to visit Cairo and speak directly to Muslims, many Israelis feel threatened.

  2. Big Hank says:

    People often say what the feel when alcohol loosens up their inhibitions.

    Some of these comments should be a cautionary tale for President Obama.

    Not everyone is embracing the “Change” thing. In fact, he’s starting to worry people.

  3. Walk on Socks says:

    I blame the Likuds. Plain and simple.

    The election of Benjamin Netanyahu is turning out to be a disaster for Israel. Netanyahu is every bit as nutty as Iran’s Ahmadinejad.

    Neither of these men will be happy until Israel and Iran are nuked off the face of the planet. People like Netanyahu and Ahmadinejad fan the flames of nationalism and incite paranoia.

  4. Rachel says:

    I think there’s a lot we can criticize Obama for but I can’t criticize him for trying to reach out to Israel’s enemies by saying it’s a new day. For 8 years, Bush and that gang rubbed salt in the wound separating the Muslim world from the U.S. and Israel and I personally think this is what led to 9/11. Do you think that awful day would have happened if Gore had been allowed to become president? These kids in the video are just drunken morons. They need to sober up and be quiet.

  5. Adirondacky says:

    The woman claims she’s a political science major but she’s never heard of Benjamin Netanyahu? No wonder Israeli politics are screwed up. Really, this is embarrassing and she needs to repeat high school.

  6. .
    Doesn’t shock me at all. I’ve been hearing this sort of drek from this sort of shtick-dreks since the 60’s, at least. It really blew up during the 1968 NYC teacher’s strike. There was a lot of Jewish-teacher-vs-black-student racism back & forth. That’s when the JDL got started.

    The “Jewish Defense League” later moved to Israel and morphed into the Kach Party under nutjob Meir Kahane, who was later assassinated in NY. Baruch Goldstein, who shot 29 Muslims praying in a mosque in Israel, was a member of Kahane’s group, and an American Jew.

    A lot of the more extreme settlers in the West Bank are from Brooklyn or Nassau County, as you can tell when they fulminate on the evening news about “OW-WAH LAY-UND” in their thick illiterate accents. They took their racism with them, and transferred it from blacks to Arabs using all the same terms. Ironically, they’re the same terms Hitler might have used to foment hatred and violence against Jews. That’s the part I would find shocking, if it hadn’t become so common in right-wing Eretz Israel, under Bushco.

    Most American Jews are still moderate, tolerant, liberal Democrats who would be shocked and embarrassed by this sort of thing. It’s Israel that is in trouble with the majority of US Jews, not Obama. They’ll back him up as they did Clinton when he almost sealed a deal between the Jewish State and the PLO, which Arafat then f**ked up. He’s gone, and Ehud Barak’s Labour Party is now #4 in the Knesset. Again, thank the blind support of radical right-wingers by Bushco. They all seem to eagerly anticipate Armageddon.
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  7. Fran says:

    No video is showing up on my screen to click to play– just a blank space???

    Can you post a link, please.

    In any case Obama is walking a real tightrope– here he is “embracing the Muslim world”, while dropping bombs from drone planes in Pakistan, and ramping up a surge, sending 30,000 plus soldiers into Afghanistan, while still mired in Iraq.

    It’s hard to pitch the “love” while perpetuating 3 wars simultaneously.

    I thought it strange Obama admonished Palestine to *stop the violence*, when Israel is the one pummeling Palestine with heavy bombing & artillery. His handslap remark to Israel was to stop with the settlements on the West bank.

    I often wonder if other countries think– who the hell does the U.S. think it is offering advice on how to get along with other countries while they are quagmired in wars?

  8. to this american jew (yes me) – i am often appalled at the treatment of the palestinians by the israelis – just as i am of hamas and hezbollah and their hurling of rockets into israel

    there is plenty of blame to go around –

    but it is obvious that what america has done for 42 years is NOT working.

    israel, syria, the us, the palestinians, jordan all have to make concessions.

    sadly i dont think this will happen anytime soon.

    ps – it really bothers me when american jews (and i know quite a few) vote solely on “israel” – if that is your issue, move there, and no matter what obama or anyone says, no one is abandoning israel – it is about time someone told the israelis enough – publicly!

  9. Brigadoon says:

    The American Jews in the video are from Brooklyn and Long Island. They’re as ignorant as the Italian guineas from Brooklyn and Queens we saw in Saturday Night Fever. The kid who called Obama a “faggot?” What the fuck is up with that? At least they’re not living in the U.S. now.

  10. rckweho1981 says:

    Thanks for posting this.

    People need to be informed and hear the voices and opinions other than those the U.S. government want us to hear.

    Not everyone is comfortable with the president embracing Muslims — right or wrong, this is new territory for an American leader.

  11. jimmy says:

    People, especially wingnuts, didn’t seem to have a problem when W was playing kissey-face with Saudi royalty. I guess it depends on which muslims we’re talking about.

  12. Peace Nick says:

    The fact is, the Israeli voters put Netanyahu and his Likud party in office.

    There was no stolen election, no coercion, and no handing power to a party Don. The voters in Israel saw something in Netanyahu’s fiery rhetoric that gave President Obama an ultimatum on Iran and when Obama pushed back, Benny said fine, I’ll take care of the problem.

    I see no interest on either side, be it Israel and Iran, Israel or Jordan, or Israel and Lebanon, that suggests any party is willing to stop the insanity.

    You know, they say war is a young man’s game. By the time you reach 30 and 40, people are more willing to trust diplomacy first.

  13. bradfrmphnx says:

    Holy shit Abraham! Since when did it become OUR duty to care only for Israel? This only reconfirms my opinion that there will never be peace over there as long as man walks the face of the earth. The prejudice and hate spills forth from the bloodshed that has been wrought. Out of the mouths of fools, that evil is magnified from ignorance. Obama doesn’t even have an f’n birth certificate…right, what’s up with that? Hard to want to feed the hand that bites you. Are you listening Hebrews?

    Go to YouTube sometime and watch pictures of young Israeli toughs like these supposed jerks, going into Palestinian settlements and walking up to old men and women and knocking the bejesus out of them. Just walking right up to them and beating them up. Helpless old folks. Its a good thing they are over there talking out their collective drunk asses, because they wouldn’t stand a chance over here in Mr. Brad’s neighborhood. What is up with the homophobia, and the slander towards blacks with them???

    I’m not foolish enough to believe that everyone who is Jewish is like that, nor naive enough to believe that Muslims don’t do the same thing. So why the hell do we bother? Why the hell do we take this upon ourselves? I don’t get it and I doubt if I ever will.

    Of all the places in the whole wide world, Jews had to pick that spot to settle down and make a nation. Why didn’t someone give them Greenland or Paraguay or some place like that? For that matter let’s give them Alaska and tell them to shut the F up. I hate the haters, and they would fit right in with Palin.

    “I just want some pussy!” NO! You forgot to say Puhh-leeeze. No sobbing on the wall for you this week. Lachiem!

  14. Robster says:

    What has America done for Israel? Um, what has Israel done for us?

    I couldn’t watch that whole video because I recognized the Brooklyn accents right away. Bunch of American bigots hiding behind their religion in another country. I hope they stay there.

  15. Woodcliffe says:

    Ignorant drunks can be found anywhere.

    In the U.S., or in Israel and this isn’t going to change anytime soon. What I was struck by watching the video is the hostility directed at Obama. It wasn’t anger at him over policy — it reeked of racism.

    The watermelon comment came from the Brooklyn kid. Isn’t it nice to know we’re exporting this type of garbage to foreign countries?

  16. James Carville once summed up this kind of trash when he said “If you run through a trailer park, waving a $20 bill, don’t be surprised what kind of trash comes running.”….or words to that effect. O is in a pickle with the AIPAC crowd and his embrace of the plight of the Palistinians is sure to win him some very loud enemies, especially those on the far right in Israel and here at home who believe that there is no such thing as a good Arab.

  17. JollyRoger says:

    It is little surprise that there would be a measurable number of knuckle draggers in Israel. We also have a measurable number of them.

    Perhaps we all need to look at how it is we create such vermin.

  18. libhomo says:

    Racism in the video also targetted Palestinians.

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