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Far-Right MK Reminds Rahm He’s Jewish

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Somehow National Union party leader Ya’akov Katz has managed to position himself as so right-wing that he couldn’t find a way into Bibi Netanyahu’s rightist coalition government. He also has some odd ideas about public relations:

National Union chairman Ya’acov “Ketzele” Katz sent a letter to White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel last week admonishing him not to forget his Jewish and Israeli origins.

Katz’s missive came in response to a reported verbal exchange between Emanuel and an unidentified American Jewish leader.

That’s all basically sideshow antics. But James Besser has a good item in New York Jewish Week about how most folks figured Barack Obama’s talk about a serious drive for peace was just talk, but now a lot of Israel hawks are starting to worry he might mean what he says.

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