[Ed. – Maher Bitar served on Obama’s NSC under Samantha Power, and as her deputy at the UN. His c.v. includes SJP and a stint with UNRWA, among other usual-suspect anti-Israel organizations. But note: his portfolio is not Israel/Palestinian issues (as it was on Obama’s NSC): Bitar is the senior director of intel for the NSC, meaning he will coordinate intelligence for all national security and foreign policy issues. Another must-read, to get a load of the full-frontal radicalism.]
The job of Senior Director for Intelligence at the National Security Council is supposed to go to an intelligence professional. How did an anti-Israel activist go from helping host a conference for an organization whose speakers have supported Islamic terrorism to a top intelligence job?
At the PSM conference in Georgetown, Bitar had run a session describing how to best demonize Israel. Next year, he facilitated a Palestinian Student Society summit addressed by Joseph Massad who had called Israel a “Jewish supremacist state” and praised terrorism.
Massad had also argued that the idea that “any manifestation of hatred against Jews in any geographic location on Earth and in any historical period is ‘anti-Semitism’ smacks of a gross misunderstanding of the European history of anti-Semitism.”
Israel’s “political existence as a state is the cause for Palestinian dispossession and statelessness,” Bitar wrote in one paper. “Israel’s rejection of their right to return remains the main obstacle to finding a durable solution.”
The so-called ‘right to return’ would mean the destruction of Israel.