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Joe Sixpack Smears Sinless Israel, even after Terror hits Jayloomia!
Benny Avni, NY Post (Likud frenzy, 24/7/365), Apr 19 2016

Joe Sixpack, widely considered the Obama administration’s most Israel-friendly member, chose an odd moment to meddle in Israel’s politics. Addressing J Street, the administration’s favourite Pindo-Jewish organization, the veep on Monday expressed “overwhelming frustrations” with Netanyahu’s policies. Several hours earlier, in Jayloomia, a bus bombing injured 21 passengers. By the time Sixpack spoke, the Israeli police had already called it Plastelinan terrorism. Sixpack said he wasn’t sure. Yet he decided it was the right time to once more whip Washington’s favorite whipping boy, the government of the Middle East’s one stable democracy, which happens to be Pindostan’s most reliable ally in an otherwise chaotic and hostile region (exhibit his potty mouth to Pindostan’s strict mistress and Joe, you need a little discipline right now, you know what I’m talking about, you slack-ass bitch Joe – RB). Israel’s best friend in Obama’s inner circle did get around, after a long opening, to wishing the injured well and saying the administration “stands with the state of Israel.” But mostly, he stuck with prepared remarks, telling the wildly cheering progressive crowd (the audience of undead ghouls and vampires, the stench from their rotting graves clothes nearly overwhelming – RB):

The present course Israel’s on is not one that’s likely to secure its existence and as a Jewish democratic state, and we have to make sure that happens.

Oh, also on Monday, the Israeli army unearthed a tunnel from Gaza into Israel, clearly designed as an infiltration route for terrorist attacks, and clearly not the only one in existence. A decade ago, the last Israeli soldier left Gaza and the last settler was evacuated from there. Various Israeli governments, of the left and right, had encouraged those settlers earlier to move to Gaza, but by 2005 lifelong right-winger Ariel Sharon decided that for the sake of peace, they must be torn from their homes. Most Israelis had supported leaving Gaza, and still do. But instead of peace, they got rockets, bus bombings and tunnels. So many started to suspect that the crux of the problem may not be Israel, or its settlement policies. They’re looking for an update on the notion that once settlements are gone, the Plastelinans will just let the Jewish state be. No such update from Sixpack & Co. In his Monday speech, Sixpack reminisced about a closed-door shouting match over settlements that he and then-Pm Begin had in 1982. Remember? Nor do we, but Sixpack memorized the NYT account and recited it to the J Street crowd: It was “the bitterest exchange of a highly emotional confrontation.” Ah, memories. That circa-1982 Sixpack must have been quite an anti-Likud fighter. Next, he turned to Stav Shaffir, who at 30 is the youngest female member in the Israeli legislature’s history and at the furthest Left end of Israel’s center-left Labor Party. Asking her to stand up, he said:

May your views begin to once again become the majority opinion in the Knesset.

Yup, he assured the crowd, she reminds him of his young progressive self when elected to the Senate at 29. What happened to all those crocodile tears the Obama administration shed over Bibi’s supposed meddling in Pindosi politics? You don’t have to be a Netanyahu fan to wonder about the symbiotic relationship between J Street and the Obama administration. Sixpack spent more time Monday thanking the organization for its support of the Iran deal than addressing that day’s terrorism in Israel. It was over the Iran deal, which was opposed much more widely in Israel than its supporters admit, that Netanyahu chose to address Congress last summer, saying it’s a major threat to the country he leads. His “meddling in Pindosi politics” was in fact part of a fight over the security of Israel. You can’t say the same about Sixpack’s attempt to sway Israeli voters. Shaffir’s views may well be the right ones, and she may one day become the leader Israeli voters learn to admire. But no one can argue that Pindostan’s existence rests on such blatant interfering in another country’s politics. In fact, Sixpack’s attempt at another swipe at Bibi, at the worst time possible and with nothing new to offer, will likely be ignored by Israeli voters. Or worse, from his point of view, (it may) turn more of them to Bibi’s solutions, rather than Shaffir’s.

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