I guess we should all be grateful that Andrew Adler has resigned his position as publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times and put the venerable weekly (originally the Southern Israelite) up for sale. In case you missed the story, Adler devoted his January 13 column to envisioning a scenario whereby Israeli president Binyamin Netanyahu, faced with a military threat to the Jewish State's existence, would 1) order preemptive strikes against Hamas and Hezbollah; 2) attack Iran's nuclear facilities; and 3) "give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States' policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.”
Adler figured that number three was actually on the table in Israel's "most inner circles." Then, when Gawker asked him about it, he figured "of course not." Then, as word of the column spread around the world, he figured he better apologize. Then he threw in the towel.
I figure Adler would have survived if he'd instead proposed that the third-richest person in America rid 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue of its present occupant by buying the job for a former metro Atlanta congressman. Five million here, five million there, and pretty soon you're talking about a nominee who's worthy of Bibi, not to mention making the world safe for casino gambling. Just about as crazy as a Mossad hit but actually true. Can I be the first to suggest that the American presidential campaign has now come down to The Jerusalem Candidate versus The Salt Lakian Candidate for the right to oppose The Nairobian Candidate?
Be that as it may, right-wing Jewish derangement is hardly limited to Adler and Adelman. Consider Genocidal Liberalism: The University's Jihad Against Israel and Jews, by Simmons College professor Richard Cravatts. That's of a piece with a campaign that's been ginned up by an outfit called the Institute for Jewish and Community Research to bring civil rights lawsuits against institutions of higher learning where anti-Israel activities take place. Last December, one such suit, against the University of California at Berkeley, was found to have no merit by a federal district court. Just like Andrew Adler, it was slam-dunked by sanity.