Rick, this gives us additional insight into the behavior of Rabbi Jack Moline, who in his ample writings never revealed that Obama brushed off the Israel invitation. Moline organized the event, screened out open critics of Obama, and then covered up Obama’s terse response.
Why conceal Obama’s response? Of course Moline knew quite well that Jews would be insulted and dismayed by the curt retort. And after all, it was Moline’s job to improve Obama’s standing with American Jews. Thankfully, there was a more honest rabbi in attendance.
As for Moline. he might want to think about the whole bearing-false-witness thing. It’s No. 9.