Emmanuel is a hero. His father is a hero. His mother is a hero.
His father was a fighter in Irgun, fighting British supporters of Arab terror and Arab terrorists. He is a close friend and advisor of Bibi Netenyahu, and served with the hero Menachim Began. He was instrumental in freeing the Jewish homeland from arab killers.
Emmanuel's mother fought with Haganah.
Benjamin Emmanuel's brother was murdered by Arab killers in Eretz Israel before Independance.
Rahm Emmanuel maintains friendships with numerous high level conservative personalities in Israel.
He is destested by anti-Jews who claim that he has been employed by Mossad.
Emanuel supported the October 2002 joint Congressional resolution authorizing the Iraq War, differentiating himself from all nine other Democratic members of the Illinois Congressional delegation (Sen. Richard Durbin, Reps. Bobby Rush, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Bill Lipinski, Luis Gutiérrez, Danny K. Davis, Jan Schakowsky, Jerry Costello and Evans) elected in 2002. According to Fox News, in accordance with his deep Jewish roots he volunteered in Israel when it was under attack from Saddam Hussein's missiles in the first Gulf War,and he has indicated consistent support for Israel.
I am so proud of President-Elect Obama for making this appointment.