The State Department said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by overseas staff including a report that an ambassador patronized prostitutes after a leaked memo said the agency had ignored the misbehavior.
The U.S. ambassador alleged in State Department memos to have solicited prostitutes, including minors, was embroiled two years ago in a controversy over Israel.
We have all been taught to fight anti-Semitism wherever it exists. That’s why it is so shameful when the label ‘anti-Semitism’ is tossed around for political gain.
Howard Gutman had the temerity to say that anti-Semitism is being stoked by the failure of Israel and the Palestinians to talk peace. What’s wrong with that, asks J.J. Goldberg.
Pentagon chief Leon Panetta was clear as can be about Israel and the peace process: ‘Get back to the damn table.’ Hillary Clinton had sharp words, too.
While just what U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman said is in dispute, his comments about Muslim anti-Semitism have gone beyond serving as Republican ammunition against the Obama administration and spilled over to now include Democrats and Jewish organizations.