I certainly don't think so, and consider it terribly unfortunate that Sullivan has exposed himself to this damaging accusation through his reflexive enthusiasm for all things Obama -- just as he once was denounced as a "neocon" because of his reflexive enthusiasm for all things Bush.
I'm normally rather hesitant to play the Jew hater card myself...but in Sully's case, I have absolutely no problem pulling it out.
He may not even realize how much of an anti-Semite he actually is.
Andrew is one of the new breed of Jew haters, who attempts to mask his bigotry by promoting it as 'anti-Zionism',using the term 'neocon' as a synonym for Dirty Jews and questioning why the US doesn't cut loose from Evil Israel,and by implication agrees with Osama bin-Laden and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that 9/11 and the current War against Jihad we're currently engaged in is basically Israel's fault . He also spends a lot of time fantasizing about the all powerful Jewish lobby, a staple of anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists.
Even his Atlantic colleague Jeff Goldberg has noticed a certain smell about his increasingly paranoid ravings.
So fine, we've established that Sully has a major jones against Israel and `Zionists'. Does that make him a Jew hater?
There's no such thing as a perfect nation, Israel's no exception to that rule and I'm the last person who would suggest that it is.
But when you make special rules for the only Jewish country that you apply to no other country, when you place an inordinate focus on Israel's supposed sins, when you want to restrict Jews and only Jews as to where they may live and build homes, when you bitch at them for the sin of actually defending themselves from genocidal enemies and when you actually shill for those enemies, then the label Jew hater applies.
That's a simple truth, even if you have self-hating,misguided Obamabots like J-Street to wear as a mask.
Another thing Sully and the people with his particular outlook always neglect to mention is the huge upside to America's alliance with Israel, one of our major strategic allies.
That's makes him and people of his ilk not only unpatriotic but either ignorant, willfully disembling or both.