Daily Israel Report

Bachmann Says US Jews are Selling Out Israel

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says Jewish organizations prefer Obama's future over Israel's.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 3/5/2014, 8:17 AM

Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann
Reuters

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann Bachmann has accused American Jews of having “sold out Israel” by voting for President Obama in 2008 and 2012.

“The Jewish community gave him their votes, their support, their financial support,” Bachmann told Tony Perkins on the Family Research Center's radio channel, “and as recently as last week, 48 Jewish donors who are big contributors to the president wrote a letter...to the Democrat [sic] senators in the U.S. Senate to tell them to not advance sanctions against Iran.”

“This is clearly against Israel’s best interest,” Bachmann continued, “and what has been shocking has been seeing and observing Jewish organizations who it appears have made it their priority to support the political priority and the political ambitions of the president over the best interests of Israel.”

“They sold out Israel,” she concluded.

Slate.com says that Bachmann also described to Perkins her conviction that End Times, as predicted in the Bible, were coming. As proof, she pointed to Obama’s “threatening” of the Jewish state:

“The nations of the world will come against Israel and the scripture very specifically says all nations,” Bachmann said. “[F]or the United States, we don’t have that experience until recently under President Obama with the United States not standing with Israel.”

Seventy percent of Jewish American voters picked President Barack Obama when he ran for reelection in 2012.