Friday, December 28, 2007

Crude, Rude, and Embarrassing

What kind of crude person would tell Condoleezza Rice that "it has always been my wet dream to address the secretary of state?" Who, when expressing the legitimate view that the U.S. should excerpt more pressure on Israel to compromise with the Palestinians, would say to Rice that "Israel wants to be raped" by the Americans? David Landau, editor in chief of the Israeli paper Haaretz - thats who!

Ehud Ya'ari, an Israeli TV commentator, who was present at the meeting between Landau and Rice, said it was "embarrassing." No kidding !

When asked, Landau said Rice was "
completely unfazed" by his remarks. Yeh, as a black woman growing up in the American south, she is no doubt used to crude sexist remarks thrown at her by crackers of all kinds.

Feh!! Made me feel sorry for Condi.

For more details see here.


Anonymous A. H. Zoot said...

Landau may be crude but as far as I know he his positions and advice have never killed anyone or wasted billions destabilizing the world. He was treating Condi Rice with far more respect than she deserves.

4:25 pm  
Blogger Sydney Nestel said...


Don't get me wrong. I have no sympathy for Rice's policies. And I agree with most of Landau's positions. But nevertheless he reveals himself as a boor. His language is inappropriate. It is shameful for a Jew to talk that way. It is shameful for a liberal/progressive to talk that way. As someone who identifies as a liberal/progressive Jew I am embarrassed. With no irony at all, this is a "shanah fer der goyim".

6:56 pm  

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