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“Rahm Emanuel: Self-hating Jew or peace-broker?” Haaretz lays it all out. Bottom line is that his dad, Benjamin Emanuel, says Rahm is a good Zionist: I’m simply surprised that in Israel they jump down his throat,” he says angrily. “I love the country, my children are Zionists, they came to Israel every year, and I ...

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"Rahm Emanuel: Self-hating Jew or peace-broker?" Haaretz lays it all out.

Bottom line is that his dad, Benjamin Emanuel, says Rahm is a good Zionist:

Rahm Emanuel: Self-hating Jew or peace-broker?Haaretz lays it all out.

Bottom line is that his dad, Benjamin Emanuel, says Rahm is a good Zionist:

I’m simply surprised that in Israel they jump down his throat,” he says angrily. “I love the country, my children are Zionists, they came to Israel every year, and I don’t know why they’re attacking Rahm. I support Netanyahu, I was a member of the Etzel” — referring to the right-wing pre-state military underground.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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