Obama Chooses Anti-Israel Arab Foreign Policy Adviser

In politics, talk is cheap. You can find out a lot more about a candidate by seeing who he or she associates with, and who he/she picks as an adviser. Therefore the fact that Obama has chosen Robert Malley as his foreign policy adviser.

His father Simon Malley was born to a Syrian family in Cairo and at an early age found his métier in political journalism. He participated in the wave of anti-imperialist and nationalist ideology that was sweeping the Third World. He wrote thousands of words in support of struggle against Western nations. In Paris, he founded the journal Afrique Asie; he and his magazine became advocates for “liberation” struggles throughout the world, particularly for the Palestinians.

Simon Malley loathed Israel and anti-Israel activism became a crusade for him-as an internet search would easily show. He spent countless hours with Yasser Arafat and became a close friend of Arafat. He was, according to Daniel Pipes, a sympathizer of the Palestinian Liberation Organization — and this was when it was at the height of its terrorism wave against the West . His efforts were so damaging to France that President Valerie d’Estaing expelled him from the country.

Malley has seemingly followed in his father’s footsteps: he represents the next generation of anti-Israel activism. Through his writings he has served as a willing propagandist, bending the truth (and more) to serve an agenda that is marked by anti-Israel bias; he heads a group of Middle East policy advisers for a think-tank funded (in part) by anti-Israel billionaire activist George Soros; and now is on the foreign policy staff of a leading Presidential contender. Each step up the ladder seems to be a step closer towards his goal of empowering radicals and weakening the ties between American and our ally Israel.

Robert Malley’s writings strike me as being akin to propaganda. One notable example is an op-ed that was published in the New York Times (Fictions About the Failure at Camp David). The column indicted Israel for not being generous enough at Camp David and blamed the failure of the talks on the Israelis.

Malley has repeated this line of attack in numerous op-eds over the years, often co-writing with Hussein Agha, a former adviser to Yasser Arafat (see, for example, Camp David: The Tragedy of Errors ). He was also believed to be the chief source for an article by Deborah Sontag that whitewashed Arafat’s role in the collapse of the peace process, an article that has been widely criticized as riddled with errors and bias.

Now, will this send a red flag to all those liberal Jews who will reflexively vote for anyone with a “D” next to his name? I doubt it.


8 responses to “Obama Chooses Anti-Israel Arab Foreign Policy Adviser

  1. And lets not forget zbignew Brezynski who was on a panel with walt and Mearshimer defending their anti semitic book.

  2. This is a blatant lie and has been debunked all over the internet. Obama’s middle east advisor is Dan Shapiro.

    An Obama spokesman, Tommy Vietor, says, “Rob Malley has no day-to-day advisory role in the Obama campaign. He is among many people who has given his advice to the campaign. The actual day-to-day Middle East advisor is Dan Shapiro.”


  3. Well we still have Brzezinski the defender of walt and mearshimer with a long dislike of Jews and Israel . http://volokh.com/posts/1189741142.shtml

  4. OH.btw Edmund i’m sure you really have Israels best at heart judging from your site


  5. It doesn’t matter what my views are, I don’t mis-state facts. You obviously have your views but posting something that is patently false is low.

  6. I read the articles you linked to.

    However it did not deny that this Malley person was an adviser to Obama, but that he was one of many. However, I would like to hear what Obama has to say.

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