Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Ripped As A ‘Colonialist Rabbi’

Philip Weiss blogs:

The Washington Post reports on John McCain talking with Jewish American "leaders," including Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who asks McCain

"why he won’t ‘hammer’ Obama hard for [the Rev. Wright] association. Riskin, from Brooklyn, is a leading rabbi in Efrat, Israel, where he resides."

Says Blankfort: "Quite apart from the fact that this disgusting Rabbi Riskin from Brooklyn was included in a conference with Jewish leaders, no doubt arranged by the Republican Jewish Coalition, the Washington Post’s Abramowitz lists his current address as Efrat, Israel. It just happens to not be in Israel but outside of Hebron and is home to some of Israel’s most fanatic Orthodox Jewish bsettlers, many if not most of whom are American transplants."

Again, you just want to go out and vomit. This fact was reported by Michael Abramowitz of the Post. Proving again that what I am engaged in, in part, is a Jewish identity project, about unconscious Zionism in the diaspora success class– conducted by someone, me, who has really only taken one active step here: I have actually been to Hebron. And seen Riskin’s intolerant confiscatory religious community. Which some how qualifies him as an American leader?????

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