President Barack Obama reportedly held a recent meeting with nine foreign policy editors to discuss Afghanistan, Israel, NATO and the G8 Summit at Camp David. Some of the participating editors are known for being critical of Israel.
The journalists came from publications such as The New Yorker, Time Magazine, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the meeting included author Peter Beinart, who has come under fire since writing a New York Times op-ed titled “To Save Israel, Boycott the Settlements.” Beinart’s opinions are considered extreme even among those who regularly criticize Israel.
Additionally, the meeting included The New Yorker’s David Remnick, who has compared the Jewish state to Syria and Egypt, and Time’s Joe Klein, who has said that Iran is developing nuclear weapons merely to “deter Israel.”
“If President Obama believes Peter Beinart’s opinions are credible or anywhere near mainstream thought, then that is a five-alarm fire for Israel supporters all across the world,” said one senior GOP adviser, according to the Free Beacon.