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Biden meets with Chabad group
June 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Chabad emissaries convening in Washington met with Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden met the emissaries, who came from around the world and the United States, during their meetings Thursday with administration officials.
The U.S. leader reviewed Chabad teachings he had acquired over the years, including the necessity of combing “wisdom, knowledge and understanding,” and explained how these could be applied to statecraft.
The two-day emissaries’ conference, organized by American Friends of Lubavitch, also featured meetings with 20 members of both houses of the Congress, including the majority and minority leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives, a dinner featuring a speech by Nobel Peace laureate and Holocaust memoirist Elie Wiesel, and a lunch with ambassadors from countries where Chabad emissaries serve.
Jack Lew, a deputy secretary of state, shared stories about having to build a busy schedule around his Shabbat observance.
Top Turkish diplomats attended the lunch and the dinner with Wiesel, part of a bid to reassure American Jews that Turkey’s Jewish community remains safe despite recent Turkey-Israel tensions.
“No matter what we do, everybody is against us.”
“If we put our weapons down, everyone will kill us.”
International condemnation has deepened the [Israeli] public’s siege mentality, leading many demonstrators to claim that anti-Semitism best explained the world’s motives … Such convictions were understandable in light of the aggressive propaganda campaign the Israeli Defense Forces and Israeli Foreign Ministry have waged … Mondoweiss: Pro-IDF, Anti-Turkish Rally in Tel Aviv (or a Glimpse Into Collective Israeli Derangement)
Who will acknowledge the fact that paranoia-inducing IDF and Israeli Foreign Ministry propaganda is only a “secular” adaptation of the teaching of Judaism so fundamental that it is equated with the physical laws of nature: ‘Eisav’ soneh l’Yaakov’?
Counterfeit Israel: “No one judges us.”
Noahide U.S.: “No one judges them.”
After a marathon session, 15 members of the U.N. Security Council agreed early Tuesday morning on a presidential statement on the [May 31, 2010 IDF attack on a Gaza-bound humanitarian ship in international waters], but the final product was far less than Islamic nations had sought.
Led by Turkey, the tougher measure would have condemned the incident “in the strongest terms” and called for “an independent international investigation.” After about 13 hours, the wording of the U.N. statement doesn’t mention Israel by name and allows Israel to conduct its own probe.
In his remarks to reporters Tuesday morning, the deputy U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Alejandro Wolff, insisted the U.S. was comfortable with Israel conducting its own investigation.
“We are convinced and support an Israeli investigation as I called for in my statement earlier and have every confidence that Israel can conduct a credible and impartial, transparent, prompt investigation internally,” Wolff told reporters, according to the official transcript. (“Obama administration seeks a fine line after Israel’s raid of Gaza flotilla turns deadly,” L.A. Times, June 1, 2010)
Exceptionalism and double-standards are not Zionist exclusives. It’s not accurate to posit distinctions between Zionism and Judaism on these grounds. Judaism is fundamentally a two-tiered system of double-standards. This is the root of the injustice of “the ‘Jewish’ state.” What the world correctly identifies as hypocrisy in Israeli behavior is “justice” to the mind which has been infected by the ideology of Judaism which teaches that, ideally, it is the world’s authority and that it (and no one else) governs itself according to the preferential laws of Judaism and everyone else according to lower-tier “Noahide laws.” Judaism (tribe of Judah-ism) at its most fundamental level is advantage for the tribe, counterfeit Judah, and disadvantage for everyone else. There is no universal application of universal standards in Judaism.