U.S. Rep. Bachmann: American Jews Sold Out Israel

Minnesota congresswoman says U.S. Jews have prioritized Obama's ambitions over the best interests of Israel.

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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has accused American Jews of selling out Israel by supporting U.S. President Barack Obama and opposing additional sanctions against Iran, Right Wing Watch reported Tuesday.

"The Jewish community gave [Obama] their votes, their support, their financial support and, as recently as last week, 48 Jewish donors who are big contributors to the president wrote a letter to the Democrat [sic] senators in the U.S. Senate to tell them to not advance sanctions against Iran," Bachmann said in an interview with Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, a self-described "American conservative Christian group and lobbying organization."

"This is clearly against Israel’s best interest," she said. "What has been shocking has been seeing and observing Jewish organizations who it appears have made it their priority to support the political priority and the political ambitions of the president over the best interests of Israel. They sold out Israel," the congresswoman concluded.

Bachmann said that Obama is "threatening Israel" and pressuring it to relinquish land to Al Qaida-affiliated terrorists, adding that the Bible predicted the president's actions.

“The nations of the world will come against Israel and the scripture very specifically says all nations," she said. "[F]or the United States, we don’t have that experience until recently under President Obama with the United States not standing with Israel.”

In an interview last month with Perkins, Bachmann attacked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry over his warning of increasing boycotts against Israel should peace talks with the Palestinians fail.

“President Obama and John Kerry have preferred Iran” over Israel, Bachmann said, according to Right Wing Watch, which is dedicated to "monitoring and exposing the activities of the right-wing movement."

“At the same time while the United States is giving a free pass to Iran, our secretary of state is rattling a saber and effectively calling for an economic war against our greatest ally Israe," Bachmann said. "It doesn’t make any sense.”

U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, March 16, 2013Credit: Reuters

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