ENEMY OF THE JEWISH STATE: Jewish Leader Warns How Obama Can Still Seriously Harm Israel
American Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein says the “obsession” with the presidential election is extremely dangerous, taking focus from what the current US administration under Obama could still do.
Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice-chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, cautioned American Jews against obsessing about the 2016 presidential race rather than taking note of what the current president could do before the end of his term.
“The obsession, I have to say, with the presidential election is, to me, one of the most dangerous things that is happening,” Hoenlein remarked during a forum hosted by JP Updates and moderated by New York City Councilman David Greenfield in Brooklyn, the Jewish Journal reported. “We have nine months still to go where these issues are going to be in play. People are not talking about it. They’re not thinking about it. All they are thinking about is watching the circus of the political realm.”
Over the next nine months, Barack Obama might work hard to improve relations with Cuba and create a basis for the creation of a Palestinian state, Hoenlein warned, saying the US president “has made clear that he has a legacy agenda that he wants to implement.”
‘Government in Washington is Not Stopping’
“I’m telling you, we’re going to all look back in a few months and say, ‘How did all of these things happen?’ The government in Washington is not stopping. They’re going ahead, and on critical issues to our future,” he told the crowd of about 40. “These issues are not going to be decisions for years. They’re going to be things that will affect your grandchildren and their grandchildren. These are decisions
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