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November 4, 2014 5:22 pm

Susan Rice Mocks Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer: ‘He’s Too Busy Traveling to Sheldon Adelson’s Events’

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Susan Rice, who was appointed as U.S. National Security Advisor after serving as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Photo: U.S. Government.

Susan Rice, U.S. National Security Adviser. Photo: U.S. Government.

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice ridiculed Israel’s Ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, for spending time with Republican casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, The Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday.

According to the report, Rice was asked in a recent meeting with a top American Jewish leader why she had not held meetings with Dermer. She responded, “He never asked to meet me.”

“Besides, I understood that he’s too busy traveling to Sheldon Adelson’s events in Las Vegas,” she added, referring to the major Jewish philanthropist who also owns Israeli daily Israel Hayom.

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Haaretz reported that Rice was referring to Dermer’s attendance as guest of honor at a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition in March. The event, the newspaper claimed, proved that Dermer continues to “dabble in American domestic politics as a sympathizer with the red, Republican side.”

Rice asserted in a Twitter post last week that U.S-Israel relations remain stronger than ever. “As I said yesterday, U.S.-Israel security relationship is stronger than it has ever been,” she tweeted.

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  • char

    she should wash her hair

    • American

      And you should stop stealing Palestinian land.

  • Rick

    A disgrace to our country and a disgrace to her race.

    • American

      The only disgrace to Jews all over is the rat Pollard.

  • esther noodelman

    WHAT AN UGLY ANTI-SEMITIC REPLY FROM A U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, AND NOT TO BE ASHAMED TO SPEAK THAT WAY! AMERICA IS REACHING A NEW LOW EVERY DAY!SHAME ON WHAT WAS ONCE A GREAT COUNTRY!

    • American

      Israel is not our friend. Get that through your thick skull.

  • American

    That is how it begins. Americans are tired of the back-stabbing Israelis. America will dump your silly little country and your chickenshit leaders.

  • DocReality

    Ms. Rice is quite familiar with individuals who run off to black-tie events; look at her Commander In Chief.

  • Jonah

    Thanks to the elections her days of being warshipped will come to an abrupt halt.

  • Dr.M.Otero

    What the US is doing is not reassuring. “Having your back’ is Chicago speak too vague and unreliable. Bibi has seemed to be a thorn in Mr. O’S side because Mr.O doesn’t want to divulge his State Department’s plans. O’s stalling must have signaled Bibi that something was afoot. Since then State has declared itself off limits to Bibi. What balm can the US offer Israel for one alleged to be a close ally? The US strategy is not risk free unless Russia can store Iran’s stockpile dependably, Chances of that?

  • Tess

    and ms rice your boss is playing golf and fundraising the same day Americans are being murdered and be headed.

  • Emanuel

    Wow, what a piece of trash, I guess the black organizations want nothing to do with her, who can blame them?

    • American

      AIPAC and the rest of the traitors will get their day in court, eventually.

  • art

    Disrespectful smug …person. Yet another Obama associate showing distain to an Israeli. But they also dissed the Dali Lama, PM Brown of UK. Meanwhile they fall all overthemselves to honor the iranians and the murderers of the pa. Wake up Jewish Americans wake up

    • American

      He is a chickenshit and a coward, perhaps.

  • She works for an antisemite and she is an antisemite.

    • DocReality

      Well-stated, and most likely true.

  • Lucille Kaplan

    Apologies: In my comment, above, “wretch” was intended as “retch.” (Writing while enraged can cause fat finger syndrome (:^).)

  • Lucille Kaplan

    Normally, I try to be analytical in reacting to developments like these, but Rice’s sarcasm about Ambassador Dermer evokes only the urge to wretch. Couple Rice’s snide, ad hominem remark with the vulgarity delivered through The Atlantic, just a few days ago, and we have a U.S. Administration proving that it has the mentality and maturity of a self-absorbed middle-schooler (actually, that is giving this Administration too much credit). As for Rice’s objections to Ambassador Dermer spending time with Jewish Republicans. . .Hmmm . . .Shall we actually believe that a political operative and former UN diplomat in the Obama Administration is so unschooled in diplomacy and politics that she fails utterly to grasp that it would be severely remiss of Dermer NOT to establish working connections with Israel’s only reliable supporters in the U.S.? Moreover, would any Ambassador to the U.S. in his right mind shun supporters in favor of spending time with the foul-mouthed insulters of Israel who now fill the halls of the White House?

  • Marv Hershenson

    This person is an embarrassment and contributes to the non-existing foreign policy of the USA. She has a responsibility to reach out to the Ambassador. What a self-serving fool.

  • Bernard Ross

    why would anyone want to meet with a set of incompetent adolescents who appear to be playing at topsy turvy day in high school.

  • Fanfare

    And she’s too busy kissing the rear ends of the Iranians.

    Her, Powers, Kerry, Obama, Hillary, every single one of them are lined up with the jihadists.

    Any Jew or Christian who supports Israel and votes for a Dem is an idiot.

    • AmericaN IN aSIA

      So true Obama is very bad news

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