Qatar tries the Jewish angle - Opinion

Qatar tries the Jewish angle

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:29 am

A strange consequence of the anti-Semitic belief that Jews have undue influence in America is that countries who want to influence the U.S. government try to ingratiate themselves with American Jews, or somehow show support for Israel. This may be behind Qatar’s courting a number of prominent American Jews, as reported by Hannah Dreyfus and Dan Friedman in Mother Jones. The writers detail how a Qatari diplomat and a Jewish restaurateur in New York worked together to court “conservative Jewish Americans who viewed the Arab state located on the Persian Gulf coast as a threat to Israel.”

By and large the effort worked. Prominent critics who branded Qatar as a state sponsor of terror included Mort Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America; attorney Alan Dershowitz; and Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

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