What is wrong with Mayor Bloomberg?

Lauri Regan
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has endorsed Representative Joe Sestak for Senate. Sestak is a controversial candidate for several reasons and it is well known that, unlike his opponent Pat Toomey, Sestak does not support Israel or policy sympathetic to Israel. This, on the heels of Bloomberg’s vociferous endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque, not only pits him squarely against the majority of Americans (and according to polls, almost 45% of Pennsylvania’s citizens), but it certainly adds him to the list of apparently self-hating Jews who make decisions, policies, and statements completely anathema to the interests of American Jews.

A liberal Jewish friend recently commented to me that he was disappointed by Bloomberg’s announcement regarding the building of the mosque and the obvious ignorance that resulted in that decision. My friend did not understand how Bloomberg and Obama could overlook the symbolic significance of this “victory” to Muslims across the globe – especially based on history and statements that so clearly reveal the true intent underlying the desire to build atop this hallowed ground.
 

While the Ground Zero Mosque clearly touches the emotions of all Americans who were impacted by the tragedy of the events that took place on 9/11, the controversy surrounding its construction provided the first glimpse of American Jews waking up from their liberal slumber. Polls indicate that the majority of Jews do not support the building of a mosque at Ground Zero, notwithstanding the underlying arguments made by its supporters regarding the right of Muslims to exercise their freedom of religion.
 

And that is why it is surprising to hear a powerful Jew like Michael Bloomberg stand before the citizens of New York and chastise them for standing up for what they know is in the best interests of this country. It is surprising to hear a Jewish mayor of New York City ignore the facts regarding Islamic fundamentalists’ desire to conquer the infidels – especially the Great Satan and the Little Satan who are integrally tied together by the sheer loathing of those who seek to annihilate Israel and America. For 9/11 united Americans and Israelis like no event preceding that catastrophe.
 

Yet Michael Bloomberg has the audacity to criticize those who recognize that Imam Faisal is not a moderate Muslim, but is a man who has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, who refuses to call Hamas a terrorist organization, and who believes that America is partly responsible for the worst attack on US soil in the history of the nation. And New York’s Jewish mayor has the callousness to dictate and lecture to Americans about values and tolerance in the face of terrorism directed at Americans and Israelis on an incessant basis. This is the same Mayor Bloomberg who claimed that the Times Square bomber was likely protesting Obamacare completely ignoring the obvious nature of his attack on New Yorkers – the citizens entrusted to the care of this ignorant man.

So it was not surprising that Bloomberg announced his support of Joe Sestak. Sestak is one of the most anti-Israel representatives in the House. His record is clear and has been the subject of advertisements sponsored by the Emergency Committee for Israel and the Republican Jewish Coalition. The RJC published a fact sheet with regard to Sestak’s anti-Israel positions. These include the signing of the Gaza 54 letter in which 54 Democrats asked Obama to pressure Israel to alleviate the Gaza blockade (which is the only means that Israel has to police the shipment of arms to Hamas whose raison d’etre is the annihilation of Israel), refusing to sign the Hoyer-Cantor letter reaffirming America’s commitment to Israel (when two-thirds of the House signed the letter), and giving the keynote address at a CAIR fundraiser (claiming that the terrorist supporting organization does “good work”).

Bloomberg is not alone as a self-hating American Jew who refuses to recognize Israel’s significance to US national security, Israel’s significance to the survival of the Jewish people, and Israel’s special place in the history of the world. He has now joined the likes of George Soros, Noam Chomsky, and Rahm Emanuel – all of whom have turned their back on the only place in the world where they are truly welcome – unless of course you sell your soul. Then a Jew can be welcome anywhere - including a mosque at Ground Zero.

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has endorsed Representative Joe Sestak for Senate. Sestak is a controversial candidate for several reasons and it is well known that, unlike his opponent Pat Toomey, Sestak does not support Israel or policy sympathetic to Israel. This, on the heels of Bloomberg’s vociferous endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque, not only pits him squarely against the majority of Americans (and according to polls, almost 45% of Pennsylvania’s citizens), but it certainly adds him to the list of apparently self-hating Jews who make decisions, policies, and statements completely anathema to the interests of American Jews.

A liberal Jewish friend recently commented to me that he was disappointed by Bloomberg’s announcement regarding the building of the mosque and the obvious ignorance that resulted in that decision. My friend did not understand how Bloomberg and Obama could overlook the symbolic significance of this “victory” to Muslims across the globe – especially based on history and statements that so clearly reveal the true intent underlying the desire to build atop this hallowed ground.
 

While the Ground Zero Mosque clearly touches the emotions of all Americans who were impacted by the tragedy of the events that took place on 9/11, the controversy surrounding its construction provided the first glimpse of American Jews waking up from their liberal slumber. Polls indicate that the majority of Jews do not support the building of a mosque at Ground Zero, notwithstanding the underlying arguments made by its supporters regarding the right of Muslims to exercise their freedom of religion.
 

And that is why it is surprising to hear a powerful Jew like Michael Bloomberg stand before the citizens of New York and chastise them for standing up for what they know is in the best interests of this country. It is surprising to hear a Jewish mayor of New York City ignore the facts regarding Islamic fundamentalists’ desire to conquer the infidels – especially the Great Satan and the Little Satan who are integrally tied together by the sheer loathing of those who seek to annihilate Israel and America. For 9/11 united Americans and Israelis like no event preceding that catastrophe.
 

Yet Michael Bloomberg has the audacity to criticize those who recognize that Imam Faisal is not a moderate Muslim, but is a man who has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, who refuses to call Hamas a terrorist organization, and who believes that America is partly responsible for the worst attack on US soil in the history of the nation. And New York’s Jewish mayor has the callousness to dictate and lecture to Americans about values and tolerance in the face of terrorism directed at Americans and Israelis on an incessant basis. This is the same Mayor Bloomberg who claimed that the Times Square bomber was likely protesting Obamacare completely ignoring the obvious nature of his attack on New Yorkers – the citizens entrusted to the care of this ignorant man.

So it was not surprising that Bloomberg announced his support of Joe Sestak. Sestak is one of the most anti-Israel representatives in the House. His record is clear and has been the subject of advertisements sponsored by the Emergency Committee for Israel and the Republican Jewish Coalition. The RJC published a fact sheet with regard to Sestak’s anti-Israel positions. These include the signing of the Gaza 54 letter in which 54 Democrats asked Obama to pressure Israel to alleviate the Gaza blockade (which is the only means that Israel has to police the shipment of arms to Hamas whose raison d’etre is the annihilation of Israel), refusing to sign the Hoyer-Cantor letter reaffirming America’s commitment to Israel (when two-thirds of the House signed the letter), and giving the keynote address at a CAIR fundraiser (claiming that the terrorist supporting organization does “good work”).

Bloomberg is not alone as a self-hating American Jew who refuses to recognize Israel’s significance to US national security, Israel’s significance to the survival of the Jewish people, and Israel’s special place in the history of the world. He has now joined the likes of George Soros, Noam Chomsky, and Rahm Emanuel – all of whom have turned their back on the only place in the world where they are truly welcome – unless of course you sell your soul. Then a Jew can be welcome anywhere - including a mosque at Ground Zero.