‘Liberal’ Democrats attack Obama over mild criticism of Israel:
“The appropriate response was a shake of the head – not a temper tantrum,” Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), a member of the House Jewish Caucus, said in a statement today, “Israel is a sovereign nation and an ally, not a punching bag. Enough already.”
Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) criticized the White House for making their response so public.
“The Administration, to the extent that it has disagreements with Israel on policy matters, should find way to do so in private and do what they can to defuse this situation,” he said in a statement.
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) criticized the administration for an “irresponsibly overreaction.”
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said the response had been “disproportionate” and added that “we all have to take a step back.”
Not reported is the fact that all of the above are Jewish themselves.