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12-27-2009, 06:15 AM
CZAR WARS:Anti-Semitism czar's first target is Israel

Obama envoy hails group accused of working against Jewish state

"A New Breed Of American Jew,One that Hates The Jewish State and Zionism !"

JERUSALEM In her first major interview since becoming President Obama's newly appointed anti-Semitism czar last month, Hannah Rosenthal yesterday blasted the Israeli government for its criticism of a lobby group accused of anti-Israel activity.

Rosenthal characterized as "most unfortunate" a decision by Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, to not attend the annual dinner in September of J Street, a lobby group that is mostly led by left-leaning Israelis and that receives funds from Arab and Muslim Americans.

In an interview yesterday from Jerusalem with Israel's Haaretz newspaper, Rosenthal said Oren "would have learned a lot" if he had participated in J Street's conference.Rosenthal was in Israel as the Obama administration's envoy to the Foreign Ministry's Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism.

"I came away realizing what a generational divide there is and I don't know how it is in Israel. Young people want to be part of the discussion, they feel they have fresh ideas and they feel that we have to end the stalemate," she said, speaking of the J Street dinner.Rosenthal stated it was important that new and different voices need be heard regarding Israel in the American Jewish community."It is not 1939," she said. "We have the state of Israel. We have laws in countries that are holding people accountable."