Right-wingers call Emanuel a 'Hellenist'

Ben-Gvir, Marzel accuse White House chief of staff of "whispering in Obama's ear against State of Israel."

January 25, 2010 00:34
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Right-wing activists Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel sent a threatening letter to Rahm Emanuel over the weekend, entitled 'Re: Your son's Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel,' which accused the White House chief of staff of working against Israel's interests.

"Not only are you as far from keeping the mitzvot as East is from West, but you have also cast yourself as the latest of the Hellenists who work against the People of Israel and the Land of Israel!" they wrote in the letter.

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The letter went on to accuse Emanuel of "whispering in [US President Barack Obama's] ear against the State of Israel."

"You have incited against the State, insulted it and you serve as a fifth column in the White House against the State of Israel and the entire Jewish People," Ben-Gvir and Marzel charged.

Further into the letter, in bold font, the activists ranted, "You are not the first Jew in the history of the Jewish people who seeks to advance himself at the expense of his people.

"Such traitors as Josephus Flavius preceded you, as well as others who supposedly celebrated their sons' Bar Mitzva, but in the end we will all remember them as an eternal disgrace, as lowlife traitors who helped to harm the Jewish People in return for jobs, honor and money!"

Ben-Gvir and Marzel threatened that when Emanuel arrives in for his son's bar-mitzva, he will be showered "not with flowers or candies, but with boos and disgust for what you represent."

"We survived Pharaoh, and we will survive you and Obama, too!" the letter concludes.

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