Sarah Posner, who will once again be blogging regularly at RD, recently broke the story of George W. Bush’s appearance as the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, “a group that trains people in the United States, Israel, and around the world to convince Jews to accept Jesus as the Messiah. The organization’s goal: to “restore” Israel and the Jews and bring about about the second coming of Christ.”
In addition to being widely written about in other media, the story resulted in both the removal of all information about Bush’s appearance from the group’s website, and a fairly tepid statement of “disappointment” from the Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Foxman. Foxman’s capacity to go easy on powerful figures who uncritically support Israel, like Bush and Sarah Palin, is truly a wonder.
In any case, watch Posner discuss the story with host Chris Hayes and Sam Seder on MSNBC today: