Rahm And Israel, Cont'd

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THE PLANK JULY 31, 2009

Rahm And Israel, Cont'd

His father, whose public comments have caused trouble in the past, talks again to for a long Ha'aretz article about the White House chief of staff and Israel:

When Rahm's father hears that the interlocutor is an
Israeli journalist, Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, a retired Jerusalem-born
pediatrician who moved to Chicago in the 1950s after finishing his
studies in Switzerland, switches to Hebrew.

"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. 

--Michael Crowley

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