Rosenberg says he will now defer to the sensibilities of "some good people [who] were genuinely offended by it," and drop its use altogether. Rosenberg notes that these "good people" who objected to the term were mostly "on the right," which is probably the first time he has ever said anything flattering about right-wingers, but I guess when it comes to Jewish right-wingers, Rosenberg has a different set of standards.
Not surprisingly, I have been under assault by various people on the right for my vigorous criticism of AIPAC and its role in promoting confrontation with Iran. My critics are particularly irked that I use the term Israel Firster to describe people who, in my opinion, put the interests of the Israeli right above everything else. This includes politicians such as Newt Gingrich, who as far as I know, is not Jewish. Watching the AIPAC conference convinced me that I must recommit myself to fighting those who are working to lead this country and/or Israel to war in Iran.I'm not really surprised that Rosenberg has backed away from the term, given his strong Jewish identity.
But I will do so without using the term "Israel Firster." The term was coined in 1960 by the late Abram Leon Sachar, founding President of Brandeis University, and a renowned Jewish historian (his son Howard Morley Sachar remains the greatest historian of contemporary Jewry) and was first used by the elder Sachar in a speech he delivered that year to a Zionist organization.
It has proven to be a distraction, allowing the pro-war lobby to focus on my choice of words rather than the substance of my arguments. I will not be using it again, for many reasons including the fact that some good people were genuinely offended by it...
The fact of the matter is, the term "Israel-firster" perfectly describes the Diaspora Jewish Zionist virtual nation, which is in so many ways Israel's twin, and is absolutely crucial to the overall Zionist racket. The term also perfectly captures the subversive, treasonous essence not only of the Jewish Zionist Diaspora nation, but of its Gentile accomplices, lackeys and useful idiots from left to right (like Newt Gingrich) as well.
Its effectiveness and accuracy are likely the real reason that Rosenberg will no longer be using it. And consequently, he has now been subdued by his co-religionists, no doubt by way of coercion, guilt-tripping and shunning, just as was Judge Richard Goldstone who briefly let slip the truth about the essence of organized Zionist Jewry in a report on the massacre of Gaza that took place in '08/'09 before turning tail and retracting his own findings under Zionist pressure.
Rosenberg has apparently now learned the same lesson that Goldstone was taught: When it comes to the Jewish Zionist cult and racket, you can't get a little bit pregnant; in for a penny, in for a pound; with them, or against them.
It seems the kosher Rosenberg is now all in. Apparently he now recognizes that you can't serve two nations, and the Jewish Zionist nation, including Israel and it Diaspora satellites, is his nation of choice.
Doesn't that essentially make him an Israel-firster? No wonder he no longer wants to use the term.