As a pro-Israeli non-Jewish American, what I dislike most is the dishonesty of the Jewish community when it comes to this topic. Certainly most Jews would reject the rabbi's views, but it is annoying that so many Jews act as though this kind of banter isn't entirely common in certain circles (i.e. the Haredi and Hasidic communities). The only real debate in those circles is when bringing up their anti-gentile attitudes constitutes chillul HaShem. I can't say to what extent general Jewish apathy toward such opinion is a product of ignorance about ultra-Orthodox views, wanting to pretend Jews don't think like that, or wanting to give fellow Jews a pass, but it is stunningly hypocritical coming from a people who look for signs of antisemitism under every rock. It comes as no surprise to see the Jewish blogosphere, ranging from frum to secular, has almost entirely ignored this story. If Mel Gibson--a person whose opinions carry no authority and are without consequence--had another drunken outburst, we would never hear the end of it from large numbers of those same bloggers.
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)