Thursday, August 21, 2008

Daniel Kurtzer Receives the First Annual Chaim Rumkowski Prize

Chaim Rumkowski was a wealthy Polish Jewish industrialist. He achieved his greatest fame (or infamy) in his capacity as head of the Lodz Ghetto. Before he himself was deported, his job was to come up with successive quotas of Jwish men for "labour assignments", which were really one way tickets to concentration camps. He rationalised this by saying that he was protecting the majority in the ghetto by giving up a "small" number of Jews. In the end, he saved no one.
Daniel Kurtzer is the recipient of the first annual Chaim Rumkowski prize. He was under Bill Clinton an American ambassador to Israel. Now he advises the Obama campaign on foreign policy. It is with apologies to Chaim Rumkowski that I bestow the award bearing his name upon Daniel Kurtzer,who has according to World Net Daily traveled to Syria on behalf of the Obama campaign. His advice to Syria was to press full speed ahead on negotiations with Israel to get back a big chunk of the Golan Heights, which Syria used in two wars already to attack Israel. (See excerpt and link below)

Obama adviser travels to Syria
Urges Damascus to speed up talks aimed at Israeli retreat from Golan

Posted: August 20, 2008
3:12 pm Eastern

By Aaron Klein
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

Daniel Kurtzer
JERUSALEM – A key foreign policy adviser to Sen. Barack Obama has traveled to Damascus where he reportedly urged Syrian officials to fast-track negotiations with Israel, it has emerged.

Both Israel and Syria announced in May they were holding indirect talks aimed in part at an Israeli evacuation of most of the Golan Heights, which looks down on Israeli population centers and twice was used by Damascus to mount ground invasions of the Jewish state.

The talks have been progressing at a very slow pace, with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Russia today discussing military cooperation between Damascus and Moscow.

But Daniel Kurtzer, a top adviser to Obama on Israeli-Palestinian affairs who visited Syria last month, reportedly has offered Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem some advice.

"I urged him to move ahead in the Israel-Syria negotiations as much as possible so that whoever is the next president would not start from too far down the track," Kurtzer disclosed yesterday in an interview with the New York Sun

At the very worst, Rumkowski was trying to save himself and his family, in a situation we can not imagine. Daniel Kurtzer does not have any such excuse. Perhaps he fancies himself as an up and coming Henry Kissinger wannabe. Maybe he wants flashbulbs in his face as the press fawns all over him. But like Rumkowski he is advancing himself at the cost of Jewish blood. He is a disgraceful human being . Additionally, there are laws against private citizens conducting their own negotiations with foreign powers.
If Obama thinks he is winning Jewish support by employing slime like Kurtzer, he is sadly mistaken. There are unfortunately enough scoundrels in Jewish history to whom Kurtzer may be compared.
The Rumkowski prize will be a half rotten potato and a scallion, which in a concentration camp would have been considered a meal. I apologise to Mr. Wumkowski for comparing him to the likes of Kurtzer. For the sake of Israel and of America, I prsay for the failure of Kurtzer's endeavours

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