“Jewish history overflows with tales of sorrow. Are we to endure yet another loss, but this time perpetrated by our own foolish hands? Those who think that bombing Iran serves a defensive purpose should reconsider and remember a forgotten people, the 35,000 Jews of Iran. What will happen to them?,” says Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb.
Reform Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb 63, is among the 600 rabbis who just endorsed Obama for re-election. The ‘Republican Jews for Israel‘ gang has asked Barack Obama to drop her from the ‘Rabbis for Obama’ campaign group – as she is a ‘self-hating Israel-threateng’ Jew.
According to pro-Israel Jewish crowd, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb’s past actions are uncoming of the ‘Jewish identity‘. Gottlied is founder of the Shomer Shalom Institute for Jewish Nonviolence. she was recognized as one of America’s 50 most influential Rabbis by the Newsweek magazine in 2012.
Israel Lobby’s some of problems with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, are – she led a Fellowship of Reconciliation delegation to Iran in 2009, thus becoming the first American Rabbi and the first female Rabbi to visit Iran in a public delegation since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. On September 25, 2008, she participated in an interfaith gathering in New York at which President Dr. Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke. She also attended a dinner party Ahmadinejad gave in honor of the interfaith group. Her views on Iran after her visit can be read here.
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb’s other anti-Semitic actions include; her support for BDS (watch video below), she was against US invasion of Afghanistan for the revival of the lucrative drug market for the Russian Jewish drug mafia – and she was against invasion of Iraq for the security of Israel. On the ‘positive side’, Gottlieb had criticized Dr. Ahmadinejad for ‘denying the Holocaust’ – which he never did, except he did challenge the account of six million Jews being killed by Nazis. In fact, Canadian Rabbi Wolf Gunther Plaut (died 2012) in his book, ‘The Man Who Would Be Messiah’, has claimed that Frankist Jews committed the Holocaust.
Gottlieb is a prominent member of the Jewish Voice for Peace, which the Israeli lobby group ADL has declared one of the “top 10 anti-Israel groups”.
In response to her Jewish critics, Gottlieb wrote on her Facebook page: “I signed on to be a rabbi for Obama. There are no other clergy groups, such as Imams or Priests for Obama. Really, what Jewish person wants to vote for a (Christian Zionist) guy who believes all Jews should move to Israel so that we can all finally convert and bring the end of time and go to heaven or be burned up in the apocalypse?”.