Far-Left rabbi has ‘fangirl moment’ in chance encounter with Turkey’s anti-Semitic Erdogan

Why would she be so thrilled to meet this anti-Semite? They share the same world view.

“WATCH: J Street Rabbi Has ‘Fangirl Moment’ During Chance Encounter With Anti-Semitic Dictator,” by Andrew Stiles, Washington Free Beacon, September 19, 2022:

Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has repeatedly denounced Israel as a “terrorist state,” met an unlikely admirer during his stroll through Manhattan over the weekend. Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg of Queens, N.Y., a prominent supporter of the liberal advocacy group J Street, had a “fangirl moment” upon encountering the notorious anti-Semitic dictator in Central Park.

“Oh my gosh,” the starstruck rabbi said in a video recorded by Turkish propaganda operatives. “Really? Can I shake your hand?” Goldenberg’s reaction was rather unusual, given that Erdogan has been widely condemned for his anti-Semitic rants. In 2021, for example, he denounced Jews as “murderers” who “kill children” and “only are satisfied by sucking their blood.”

The House Anti-Semitism Task Force issued a statement blasting Erdogan’s anti-Semitic remarks as “tantamount to blood libel against the Jewish people.” The U.S. State Department called the comments “reprehensible.” Several months after the Turkish leader’s anti-Jewish tirade, a Turkish man who called Erdogan a “Jew” was sentenced to 10 months in prison for insulting the dictator’s “honor, dignity, and reputation.”

Erdogan was “warmly welcomed” during his stroll through Central Park, according to the Turkish propaganda outlet Daily Sabah. Alas, the fawning encounter with Goldenberg was not mentioned by the pro-government media apparatus, presumably for anti-Semitic reasons….

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