“Showering encomiums on Siddiqui, Rosen takes President Donald Trump to task for dedicating his first tweet of 2018 to Pakistan giving “safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan”. He laments the Pakistani people “must feel abandoned, their sacrifices in vain,” adds the Economic Times, clearly unable to understand how Pakistan is being successful in the US foreign policy arena.
Ali Jehangir Siddiqui assumed office as Ambassador to the United States in May 2018. Earlier, he served as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister following his successful entrepreneurial and professional career.
Critically mentioning how Mr Rosen has been supporting Pakistan, the Indian newspaper further wrote that in 2005, Mr Rosen was promoting then Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf as a man of peace and called his (Musharraf’s) meeting with Jewish leaders a “historic moment”.
“But it is Rosen who is the more curious actor here. He appears to be using whatever clout remains of his organisation to lobby the Trump administration on Pakistan’s behalf.
The Indian newspaper also cites another article that appeared in the World Israel News that Rosen was using his organisation as a “cover” to lobby for Pakistan Yigal Carmon, president of the Middle East Media Research Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit that monitors the press, and Tufail Ahmad, a British-Indian who is a senior fellow, recently wrote in World Israel News (American Jewish Group Lobbies for Pakistan’s Anti-Semitic, Pro-Jihad PM, August 27 2018) that Imran Khan is anti-semitic and that Rosen and the American Jewish Congress should not support Pakistan. Imran Khan cannot possibly be anti-semitic as he married Jemima Goldsmith, who herself is Jewish. Imran Khan simply pointed out that world media is largely Jewish owned and that is enough for the Middle East Media Research Institute, their founder Yigal Carmon and their British-Indian fellow Tufail Ahmad to label Imran Khan as an anti-semitic to discourage American Jews from understanding and supporting Pakistan’s position.
Could something sinister be at play here with a third country trying to influence the opinions of American Jews so that they are distanced from Pakistan? The message is clear: if you are Jewish and you listen to Pakistan’s point of view, you will instantly be labelled anti-semitic and attacked.