Obama and two senior advisers participated in anti-Israel ADC convention
Hey Jewish voters… Still voting for Barack Hussein Obama? It seems Obama and two of his senior advisers participated in a conference that was organized by an Arab-American group whose members and affiliates routinely condemn Israel. According to the Washington Free Beacon, this group also refers to Israel’s leaders as terrorists, and equates Zionism with racism.
Obama recently filmed remarks for the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee’s (ADC) 2012 conference, which took place last week in Washington, D.C. The ADC bills itself as a civil rights organization that is focused on protecting Arab Americans from discrimination, yet it has often come under scrutiny for promoting views that are highly critical of Israel.
In addition to filming remarks, Obama also directed two of his top advisers to speak at the confab: Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and Ari Matusiak, executive director of the White House Business Council.
The administration’s endorsement of a conference that featured a Palestinian advocate who has labeled Israel an “apartheid state” and presented an award to the author of an essay titled “Zionism is a Form of Racism” has raised eyebrows among advocates of the Jewish state. They worry that in its race to secure votes in a tough election, the administration is cozying up with those who aim to subvert the U.S.-Israel alliance.