Good news! According to the White House, ISIS doesn't target Jews!

Obama’s proposal for use of force against ISIS has an important omission. And a couple of Republicans are speaking out about it: Freshman Freshman Congressman Lee Zeldin and Governor Bobby Jindal. CNN reports:

Bipartisan criticism of President Barack Obama's proposed authorization of force against ISIS mostly has to do with the use of U.S. troops and limits on the commander-in-chief. But one Republican lawmaker noticed something else that he calls quite troubling - omission of the word "Jews."

Freshman Lee Zeldin is the only Republican Jewish member of Congress, and says it immediately leapt off the page that the President's proposed resolution specifically singles out several ethnic groups threatened by ISIS: Iraqi Christians, Yezidis and Turkmens, but says nothing about Jews.

"I see an understanding, a recognition in the resolution with regards to ISIS attacks on Muslims, on Christians and others, and I didn't see a reference to Jews," Zeldin told CNN in an interview. "And one of the efforts I've been involved in is trying to raise awareness for the rising tide of anti-semitism."

The New York Republican questioned whether the White House deliberately left out Jews as an ethnic group that ISIS has threatened.

"I think that when the White House is drafting a resolution for the authorization of force, that every single word, every phrase in there is done deliberately -- it has to be," said Zeldin.

According to the CNN report, language from the section in question was borrowed from last year’s resolution when Democrats were in charge of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Menendez wrote: “Whereas ISIL has threatened genocide and committed vicious acts of violence against religious and ethnic minority groups, including Iraqi Christians, Yezidi, and Turkmen populations.”

My question is: So what?

Just because it was written that way last year doesn’t mean it was right then. Or right now.

And it wasn’t then. And it’s not now.

Meanwhile, in addition to Zeldin’s statement, Governor Bobby Jindal also spoke out about the omission. The Free Beacon reports:

Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal took aim at the White House for “disrespecting Israel and the Jewish people” after it was revealed that President Barack Obama’s authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS) failed to mention that Jews are a prime target of the terror group, according to a statement provided to the Washington Free Beacon. (snip)

Jindal told the Free Beacon in a statement that the White House’s omission of Jews is part of a pattern of hostility towards Israel.

“It’s inconceivable that the White House left the Jewish people out of the list of the Islamic State’s targets in their request for authorization for military force,” Jindal said. “There are countless examples of the Obama administration disrespecting Israel and the Jewish people, but this omission in the AUMF follows two signs of disrespect in only the last several days.”

Jindal said that these repeated shots at Israel and Jews are intentional.

“These are not mistakes. These are not gaffes. Undermining America’s longstanding alliance with Israel and disrespecting Jewish people seems to be a strategic aim of this White House,” Jindal said.

In addition to the war authorization, the administration has come under fire for calling the anti-Semitic attacks on a kosher supermarket in Paris a “random” act that targeted no one in particular.

“For some bizarre reason, they fail to recognize the threat that Israel and the Jewish people face in the Middle East and in Europe,” Jindal said. “There is a rising tide of anti-Semitism in the world and America has to stand with Israel and the Jewish people against these extremists.”

Good for Jindal for saying what may be glaringly obvious to us, but which is rarely said: that the Obama administration is intentionally disrespectful to Israel and Jews.

Jindal could have gone farther, but these days we have to take what we can get and encourage those who are speaking out to do so in an even more bold and forthright way. In Jindal’s case, it’s regrettable that he said “for some bizarre reason,” as it is imperative that our elected officials put it all out on the table. They need to say that we have an unthinkable reality before us; that the person sitting in the oval office is an anti-Semite, an enemy of Israel, and an Islamic sympathizer.

Meanwhile, bravo to Congressman Zeldin who was the first voice to point out the omission of Jews in the resolution. Lord knows, Islamic terror organizations are targeting all of civilization and Israel/Jews have been, and continue to be, in the cross hairs like never before.

Hat tip: Pamela Geller/Atlas Shrugs and The Right Scoop

Obama’s proposal for use of force against ISIS has an important omission. And a couple of Republicans are speaking out about it: Freshman Freshman Congressman Lee Zeldin and Governor Bobby Jindal. CNN reports:

Bipartisan criticism of President Barack Obama's proposed authorization of force against ISIS mostly has to do with the use of U.S. troops and limits on the commander-in-chief. But one Republican lawmaker noticed something else that he calls quite troubling - omission of the word "Jews."

Freshman Lee Zeldin is the only Republican Jewish member of Congress, and says it immediately leapt off the page that the President's proposed resolution specifically singles out several ethnic groups threatened by ISIS: Iraqi Christians, Yezidis and Turkmens, but says nothing about Jews.

"I see an understanding, a recognition in the resolution with regards to ISIS attacks on Muslims, on Christians and others, and I didn't see a reference to Jews," Zeldin told CNN in an interview. "And one of the efforts I've been involved in is trying to raise awareness for the rising tide of anti-semitism."

The New York Republican questioned whether the White House deliberately left out Jews as an ethnic group that ISIS has threatened.

"I think that when the White House is drafting a resolution for the authorization of force, that every single word, every phrase in there is done deliberately -- it has to be," said Zeldin.

According to the CNN report, language from the section in question was borrowed from last year’s resolution when Democrats were in charge of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Menendez wrote: “Whereas ISIL has threatened genocide and committed vicious acts of violence against religious and ethnic minority groups, including Iraqi Christians, Yezidi, and Turkmen populations.”

My question is: So what?

Just because it was written that way last year doesn’t mean it was right then. Or right now.

And it wasn’t then. And it’s not now.

Meanwhile, in addition to Zeldin’s statement, Governor Bobby Jindal also spoke out about the omission. The Free Beacon reports:

Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal took aim at the White House for “disrespecting Israel and the Jewish people” after it was revealed that President Barack Obama’s authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS) failed to mention that Jews are a prime target of the terror group, according to a statement provided to the Washington Free Beacon. (snip)

Jindal told the Free Beacon in a statement that the White House’s omission of Jews is part of a pattern of hostility towards Israel.

“It’s inconceivable that the White House left the Jewish people out of the list of the Islamic State’s targets in their request for authorization for military force,” Jindal said. “There are countless examples of the Obama administration disrespecting Israel and the Jewish people, but this omission in the AUMF follows two signs of disrespect in only the last several days.”

Jindal said that these repeated shots at Israel and Jews are intentional.

“These are not mistakes. These are not gaffes. Undermining America’s longstanding alliance with Israel and disrespecting Jewish people seems to be a strategic aim of this White House,” Jindal said.

In addition to the war authorization, the administration has come under fire for calling the anti-Semitic attacks on a kosher supermarket in Paris a “random” act that targeted no one in particular.

“For some bizarre reason, they fail to recognize the threat that Israel and the Jewish people face in the Middle East and in Europe,” Jindal said. “There is a rising tide of anti-Semitism in the world and America has to stand with Israel and the Jewish people against these extremists.”

Good for Jindal for saying what may be glaringly obvious to us, but which is rarely said: that the Obama administration is intentionally disrespectful to Israel and Jews.

Jindal could have gone farther, but these days we have to take what we can get and encourage those who are speaking out to do so in an even more bold and forthright way. In Jindal’s case, it’s regrettable that he said “for some bizarre reason,” as it is imperative that our elected officials put it all out on the table. They need to say that we have an unthinkable reality before us; that the person sitting in the oval office is an anti-Semite, an enemy of Israel, and an Islamic sympathizer.

Meanwhile, bravo to Congressman Zeldin who was the first voice to point out the omission of Jews in the resolution. Lord knows, Islamic terror organizations are targeting all of civilization and Israel/Jews have been, and continue to be, in the cross hairs like never before.

Hat tip: Pamela Geller/Atlas Shrugs and The Right Scoop