Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld
Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld Arutz Sheva

Many American Jews are becoming increasingly concerned over US President Barack Obama's approach towards both Israel and Iran. While Israel, a close US ally, has been on the receiving end of increasing hostility from the White House, Iran, a sworn enemy of America (which its leaders refer to as "the Great Satan"), has been wooed and even fawned over in an attempt to achieve a deal over its nuclear program deemed favorable to Tehran.

Seen in that light, Obama's behavior toward Israel recently is "very strange," opined Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld, the rabbi of Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills in Queens, NY, and a member of both the Queens Rabbinical Council and the Rabbinical Council of America, in a special Arutz Sheva interview this week. 

Schonfeld noted that he has written unpublished letters to the New York Times over the issue, and added that he has written extensively about the hypocrisy of Obama calling out Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on comments he made involving Arabs during the elections, while the Palestinian Authority (PA) banning Jews is ignored. 

Similarly, he blasted Obama for continuing to negotiate with Iran, despite Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calling Jews "monkeys and apes." 

"Suddenly, when it comes to Prime Minister Netanyahu, it's a different story altogether," Schonfeld lamented. 

Schonfeld called for an organized rally, by both Jews and non-Jews alike, against Washington's policies on Israel and the involvement of the US in the elections in particular - such as there were at other times over Israel, e.g. during the Second Intifada. 

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