Head of DNC sees eye to eye with rightwing funder Sheldon Adelson when it comes to Netanyahu
(MondoWeiss) -- by Philip Weiss --
Last night, Chris Matthews attempted to politicize support for Netanyahu, and say that Republicans line up for Netanyahu while Democrats support Obama. Well if he wants to drive that wedge, good for him, it might actually politicize the issue ultimately, but it's not accurate as things stand. Cynthia Tucker responded to Matthews last night, saying, Democrats too! [line up behind Netanyahu against Obama]. And isn't this the ultimate proof-- in Politico today, Debbi Wasserman Shultz, the head of the Democratic National Committee, meeting with Netanyahu and rightwing One-Jerusalem Sheldon Adelson!!! Get on that, Chris:
It’s a powerful enough force to bridge some divides among American Jews, as Netanyahu hosted a meeting with 10 prominent Jewish Democrats and 10 prominent Jewish Republicans, including Democratic Reps. Steve Israel of New York and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Republican casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, at Blair House on Monday....LINK
A source familiar with the discussion said “there may have been a little bit of airing of grievances about the politicization of Israel.”
While support for Israel is far from unanimous — there is a committed, bipartisan corps of lawmakers who side more closely with the Palestinians — it is overwhelming.
Netanyahu publicly humiliates Obama on American soil, before a U.S. audience, on behalf of an Israel-first agenda, because Jewish power means he can