Rahm's Dad is Anti-Semitic and Anti-Arab
Here is the view from some in Isarel:
For those who believe that Rahm Emanuel, in his position at gatekeeper to the president, will not further skew US foreign policy because of his strong ties to Israel, I would offer the following, which appeared in The Guardian on Saturday. “Emanuel’s position has raised concerns among those looking for an even-handed approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In an interview with the Israeli daily Ma’ariv, Emanuel’s father was quoted as saying: ‘Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn’t he be? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to clean the floors of the White House.’”
Emanuel’s dad is reported to be a former Irgun terrorist who blew up the King David Hotel and massacred Arab villagers, so he knows how handle Arabs, one presumes. What he knows about cleaning floors is not clear.
Pretty racist. Will Rahm be questioned on this? Does he agree with his father's assessment of his priorities or the job prospects of Arabs?
Rahm's dad must be an anti-Semite to say Rahm might use his power to influence the US government for the benefit of Israel.
Or maybe Rahm's dad is just telling the truth, something that others are too afraid to say.