The rabbi scheduled to deliver remarks at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration charged President Barack Obama as an anti-Semite.
According to a Wednesday news release sent to Mic News, Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, will participate in the January 20th inauguration ceremony with five other faith leaders.
The five other faith leaders speaking at Trump’s inauguration announced by the transition team Wednesday are: Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York; the Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Christian Center; the Rev. Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; and Bishop Wayne Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International.
Named after Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal, the center listed Obama as complicit Tuesday among the “Top Ten Worst Global 2016 Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Incidents.” Adding insult to injury, the organization also created the Twitter hashtag #TopTenAntiSemitic2016.
The slam against Obama comes immediately following the administration’s defense of its abstention vote on a resolution condemning Israeli settlements at the UN Security Council last week.
The Wiesenthal Center stated in its report, “The most stunning 2016 U.N. attack on Israel was facilitated by President Obama when the U.S. abstained on a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel for settlement construction. It reversed decades-long U.S. policy of vetoing such diplomatic moves against the Jewish State.”
Others who made the center’s Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Incidents list include Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party, and former British politician Baroness Jenny Tonge.
According to the ranking, the center stated that “antisemitism in the [Labour] party has greatly escalated.”
The French government was slotted in third place for “singling out Israel. Amid a backdrop of devastating and murderous Islamist terrorist attacks, continued targeting of French Jewry and reports of the refusal of some Muslim police officers to guard synagogues, the French government became the first member of the European Union to implement the requirement of labels on all Israeli goods produced beyond the Jewish state’s 1967 borders.”