Via Roger Simon at Pajamas Media:
This could be yet another flashpoint in the increasingly sensitive relations between the administration, the American Jewish community, and Israel. The revelation in Maariv came only a day before the arrival in New York of Tariq Ramadan — controversial grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna — whose visa was reportedly championed by Secretary of State Clinton. Yesterday as well, new rules disavowing the term “Islamic radicalism” were announced by Secretary of Defense Gates.
According to Maariv: “…. workers at the Dimona reactor who submitted VISA requests to visit the United States for ongoing university education in Physics, Chemistry and Nuclear Engineering — have all been rejected, specifically because of their association with the Dimona reactor. This is a new policy decision of the Obama administration, since there never used to be an issue with the reactor’s workers from study in the USA, and till recently, they received VISAs and studied in the USA.”
For the record, in Obama’s America, Iran, a rogue nation who kills American troops with impunity in Iraq, has a right to nuclear energy, but Israel, our ally sitting in the middle of a violent sea of danger, can’t have their nuclear scientists here.
As I wrote before, if Bizarro were suddenly revealed to be in charge of the Obama foreign policy, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.
Also, I thought this might be a good time to once again point this out to our Jewish readers:
Despite the tense rift between Republican and Democratic Jews over the course of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, exit polls on Tuesday showed that Barack Obama received about 77 percent of the Jewish vote.
These numbers were higher even than the 2004 election, when Democratic candidate John Kerry received 74 percent of the Jewish vote. Al Gore received the highest percentage of Jewish votes in 2000, with 79 percent.
Perhaps it’s time to reconsider your allegiance to the Democrat Party.