[Marxism] Fwd: Meet Shmuley Boteach, the Right-Wing Reality Show 'Rabbi' Hustling His Way Into the Trump Campaign | Alternet

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Nov 23 08:15:00 MST 2016

As is obvious from the last couple of days, the NY Times is trying to 
spin Donald Trump as moving toward the center. Although reading Thomas 
Friedman is a painful experience, I checked his op-ed column today since 
its title was "At Lunch, Donald Trump Gives Critics Hope". Poorly 
written as usual, it was filled with bromides along these lines. This 
one really had me laughing out loud:

->Speaking of the Middle East, Trump said unprompted: “I would love to 
be able to be the one that made peace with Israel and the Palestinians,” 
adding, “I have reason to believe I can do that.” And he hinted that his 
son-in-law, Jared Kushner, could be his special envoy and “he’d be very 
good at it. … He knows the region.” (Wow, watching Trump try to forge a 
deal between Bibi Netanyahu and the Palestinians would be pay-per-view!)<-

In fact, this is complete bullshit. Kushner has lined up the disgusting 
Shmuley Boteach to semi-official status as Trump's court Jew as well as 
hiring him to wrote columns for his NY Observer, a one-time liberal 
weekly that is to the right of the NY Post now. This is a useful article 
on all this:


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