“We just can’t stop talking about Hitler”

JNS.ORG
Confronting the Politicization of the Holocaust
by Ben Cohen
January 20, 2017

On January 17, our outgoing president, Barack Obama, appointed his deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, to the council of the US Holocaust Memorial MuseumRhodes, you will remember, was the White House staffer who constructed the Administration’s smoke-and-mirrors communications strategy around the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. And after having crafted the myth of a moderate, cooperative Iran, which meant dismissing the Islamic Republic’s official doctrine of Holocaust denial as rhetoric without consequence, Rhodes has landed a post that feels like a thumb in the eye to many Jews, Democrats and Republicans alike [a friend of mine characterized this as “Obama throwing a grenade into the council”]. One can only speculate about what Obama was thinking — it was revenge, many said, and that is probably true up to a point…READ MORE

This entry was posted in Israel & Middle East, Jewish and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s