Monday, August 03, 2009
Obama Bestows Medal of Freedom on Anti-Semite Mary Robinson
From Romantic Poet:
Mary Robinson, an architect of the 2001 U.N. World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, which was boycotted by Secretary of State Powell because the Bush administration deemed it too hostile to Israel, has been hired as a professor in the Department of International and Public Affairs by Columbia University.
The bestowing of the Medal of Freedom on Mary Robinson is a travesty. Beyond that, it is a slap in the face to the pro-Israel community. Obama just met with the leaders of a collection of Jewish groups, ostensibly to quell their concerns about his approach towards Israel. Barely two weeks later, he gives an award to a person who has actively campaigned against Israel. Is this just a sign he couldn’t care less about what those leaders think or feel?
Robinson is an ardent foe of Israel and was the Commissioner of the U.N Human Right Commission when it condoned suicide bombing by the Palestinians as a legitimate means to establish a Palestinian state. As Jennifer Rubin points out in her blog at Commentary Contentions, Robinson has a pattern of anti-Israel actions stretching across many years (and continents).
From Israel Matzav:
...in her capacity as president of Ireland, [Robinson] also happily provided millions of dollars of support to the PLO, which were used in terror attacks:
During the last four years of Robinson’s tenure, the European Union donated large sums of money to the Palestinian Authority. Ireland even held the presidency of the European Union for the second half of 1996. During this time, Arafat siphoned large amounts of European aid money away to pay for terror. Robinson can plead ignorance, but documents seized during the recent Israeli incursion into the West Bank revealed that the Palestinian Authority spent approximately $9 million of European Union aid money each month on the salaries of those organizing terror attacks against civilians. While European officials like Robinson looked the other way, the Palestinian Authority regularly converted millions of dollars of aid money into shekels at rates about 20 percent below normal, allowing the Palestinian chairman to divert millions of dollars worth of aid into his personal slush fund.
Ms. Robinson, in fact, is an anti-Semite, a Jew-hater, in practice if not on a personal, visceral level. That, by the way is not an accusation I make lightly. But when a person encourages anti-Semites in their agenda, presides over anti-Semitic meetings, endorses, however tacitly, attacks on Jews and defends those who murder innocent Jews by selective enforcement and double standards, the label fits. Criticism of Israel is one thing; endorsing Jew-hatred and protecting the murderers of Jews is quite another.
You American-Jews out there who voted for The Kenyan...any regrets yet, or are you too steeped in denial to admit how wrong you were?
Read the links to the NEWS stories Moron.
Oh, another fake blogger: "Profile not available." What's it like living life as a Coward?
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