By JAVIER MANJARRESPresident Obama’s trip to Israel is considered by many to be a ‘damage control’ visit, in an effort to show the world that the two countries are unified. The President seems to be pulling out all the stops to show that he is 100 percent behind Netanyahu and Israel, including bringing along Jewish-American Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) along on the trip.
Wasserman Schultz is a reform Jew, or as some more conservative-minded Jews would call reformists, a “Jew in name only” (JINO). While there are reformist Jews in Israel, the majority of the population in Israel is considered to be more conservative and “traditional”, in their religious practices.
“With so much going on in the region, this trip is significant for many reasons, as the president will spend time with the people of Israel, discuss our shared concerns, and reaffirm the deep bond that exists between our two countries.”-Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Is President Obama only taking the Congresswoman along to be his ‘Token Jew’ simply to exploit the fact that she is Jewish, and happens to have a very Jewish name?Thoughts? Share the story below.