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Exclusive: Senior State Department Staffer
Told Ambassador David Friedman: ‘Don’t
Be So Jewish’

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Posted By: Imright, 2/2/2022 11:50:00 AM

A senior staffer at the State Department told then-U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in 2017, “Don’t be so Jewish.”Friedman reveals the antisemitic episode in his explosive new memoir, Sledgehammer: How Breaking with the Past Brought Peace to the Middle East, set to be released on February 8 by HarperCollins. In the book, Friedman tells the story behind President Donald Trump’s diplomatic success in the Middle East — and how achieving it required smashing old prejudices.The context of the remark was Friedman’s urgent preparations for President Trump’s first visit to Israel and the Middle East in May 2017. Trump had promised to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, but

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 2/2/2022 12:00:05 PM (No. 1059067)
Dems are largely anti-Semites. It's just that simple. And yet, most Jewish people are so totally locked in to voting Dem that they still support the people who hate them as Jews.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TexaTucky 2/2/2022 1:40:41 PM (No. 1059178)
Context is important. With his "Don't be so Jewish" comment, a colleague in the State Dept was apparently trying to redirect Friedman's focus to his role as representative of the U.S. . . . not of Israel. Yeah, I'd be ticked at the comment, too, but it kinda blows it out of proportion when it's reported like this. Do we really have to set our own hair on fire every time somebody says something that makes us mad? What were yesterday's insults that could have been handled on the spot have now become these tragic humongous big effin deals if the hearer can find any way whatsover to lump them into one of the protected categories that has a victim-label ending in -ism. Friedman shoulda just told the schmuck to FO and dropped it instead of carrying the chip around with him the rest of his life.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/2/2022 2:23:59 PM (No. 1059224)
I understand since Coca Cola told some of us to be less White.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 2/2/2022 2:37:08 PM (No. 1059243)
What, too many matso ball or lox and bagels?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: marbles 2/2/2022 3:14:46 PM (No. 1059267)
You're Jewish and you're the American ambassador to Israel. Advice given to you by haters of Israel is to betray you're religion .
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Reply 6 - Posted by: marbles 2/2/2022 3:26:29 PM (No. 1059274)
#4 There's a lot more to being Jewish than food.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 2/2/2022 4:15:41 PM (No. 1059337)
Yes, #6, obviously so. That was intended to be a sarcastic comment. I forgot the /s off
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Reply 8 - Posted by: udanja99 2/2/2022 6:38:03 PM (No. 1059472)
The State Dept is a communist shiitehole and has been for decades. Just imagine if some staffer there had told Colin Powell, “Don’t be so black”.
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