December 12, 2015

OBAMA’S DISGRACEFUL HANUKKAH PARTY: At Power Line, Paul Mirengoff links to a post on the Obama administration’s 2015 Hanukkah party by Daniel Greenfield of Front Page, who notes that “the White House chose Susan Talve to light the Menorah. Talve is a member of the anti-Israel group T’ruah which is currently promoting assorted ‘soft BDS’ programs. She’s also a Ferguson activist. Her behavior was deeply insulting to the religious Jewish community and made it clear that the White House was determined to hijack even a Chanukah party to promote an anti-Jewish agenda:”

Talve. . .seemed determined to jam as many leftist talking points as possible in her limited time. Instead of talking about Chanukah, Talve blathered on about getting, “guns off our streets” and to “clean up the fires of toxic nuclear waste”.

Talve screeched, “I stand here with my fierce family of clergy and black lives matter activists who took to the streets of Ferguson”.

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Then, not satisfied with having made a disgrace of the Chanukah ceremony, Susan Talve declared, “I stand here to light these lights to say no the darkness of Islamophobia and Homophobia and Transphobia.”

Talve babbled about insuring “justice for Palestinians” and began gleefully chanting, “Ins’Allah, Ins’Allah”. Or “Allah Willing”.

Mirengoff writes “If Greenfield’s account is accurate, it makes me wonder whether Obama has much use for Jews other than as cheerleaders for his “social justice” agenda — in other words, left liberalism.”

Whatever his editorializing, Greenfield’s transcription of Talve’s speech certainly sounds accurate – her speech was clipped by a C-Span user and can be watched here. It’s also on YouTube, at least for now:
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