Now that John McCain has decided that John Hagee, who believes that Hitler was doing God’s work when he killed all those Jews, is too hot to handle, can we hope for a little bit of repentance, or at least shame, from the “Jewish leaders” who have allied themselves with Hagee and his Christians United for Israel? AIPAC (which invited Hagee to address its national convention last year), Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, Joel Meyers of the Conservative rabbinical assembly, and the rest had no problem tolerating Hagee’s anti-Catholicism, lunatic Armageddon fantasies, support for the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, and use of classically anti-Semitic language and conspiracy theories because CUFI “supports Israel” (i.e., gets off on the idea of killing Arabs). It would be too much to expect them to change their minds. Remember, the same crew had no problem with Nixon’s anti-Semitism either, because he, too, “supported Israel.”
But they might at least catch some flak from the Jewish majority that still remembers “If I am only for myself, what am I?”
Time to join J Street, and send them some money.