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‘Obama feeding nest of anti-Semitism’

Criticism from the PM’s new Head of Public Diplomacy Ran Baratz is not limited to Israeli politicians, but extends to US leaders as well.

By Cynthia Blank

Dr. Ran Baratz’s criticism is apparently not limited to President Reuven Rivlin, a review of the Mida editor’s Facebook page by Channel 2 revealed Thursday.

Appointed Wednesday as Head of Public Diplomacy and Media at the Prime Minister’s Office, Baratz quickly came under fire for controversial comments mocking Rivlin for “marginality” and lacking importance.

But, Baratz appears to have also focused his “satire” on a number ofelected officials across the political spectrum – at home and abroad.

“[US] President Obama is not ignorant,” Baratz wrote in August. “He must know he’s feeding a years-long nest of anti-Semitism, which blamesAmerican Jews for dragging the United States into wars.”

In another post, Baratz derided US Secretary of State for linking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Islamic State, asserting that “to Kerry’s credit, no other Miss America could have said it better.”

“It’s time to wish the Secretary of State good luck, and to go and count two years on the calendar with the hope that someone in the State Department will wake up and start seeing the world through the prism of man whose mental age is higher than twelve.”

Baratz also blasted former education minister Shai Piron’s call to accept Syrian refugees into Israel as a


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