Benjamin M. Emanuel
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OverviewBenjamin M. Emanuel is a Chicago pediatrician and former member of the Irgun12 He is the father of U.S. Congressman and Obama-Biden administration White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, NIH bioethicist Ezekiel J. Emanuel, talent agent Ari Emanuel, and adopted daughter Shoshana.. Born in Jerusalem in 1927,1 he later emigrated to America in the 1950s and married Martha Smulevitz. They lived first in Chicago and later moved to Wilmette1. Emanuel's family adopted their surname in 1933, after Benjamin's brother, Emanuel Auerbach, was killed in a skirmish with Arabs in Jerusalem1. According to Benjamin Emanuel, his son Rahm is the namesake of Rahamim, a Lehi combatant who was killed2.
"Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn't he be? What is he, an Arab? He's not going to clean the floors of the White House."
Emanuel became somewhat infamous for this quote, and later apologized for it.
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- 2008-11-13 [Talk|Index] Emanuel Apologizes for Father's "Arab" Comments § “Representative Rahm Emanuel, ... President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, called the president of an Arab-American group today to apologize for comments his father made to an Israeli newspaper.”
- When will Wikipedia undelete Benjamin Emanuel's (Obama's chief of staff father) entry? has additional links about Wikipedia's deletion of this article (these should possibly be filed)
- 1997-06-15 "The Brothers Emanuel" by Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times, retrieved for Wikipedia 2008-11-06 but apparently not available as of 2008-11-15
- 2006-11-06 "Obama's first pick: Israeli Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff" by Anshel Pfeffer and Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz, retrieved for Wikipedia 2008-11-06.
- 2008-11-06 "Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is no pal of ours, Israel's foes say" by Matthew Kalman, New York Daily News, retrieved for Wikipedia 2008-11-07
- 2008-11-06 "Interview with Benjamin Emanuel" (in Hebrew), Ma'ariv, retrieved for Wikipedia 2008-11-08
- 2008-11-06 "Emanuel to be Obama's chief of staff", Jerusalem Post, retrieved for Wikipedia 2008-11-06