Ann Coulter accuses GOP candidates of pandering to ‘f—ing Jews’

Ann Coulter attends the Time 100 Gala, to celebrate the 100 most influential people in the world, on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in New York. (Peter Kramer/AP Images)

Ann Coulter, shown attending a New York gala in 2011, has drawn outrage for her tweets on Jews and Israel in commenting on the Republican debate. (Peter Kramer/AP Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In a series of tweets during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, conservative political pundit Ann Coulter slammed the candidates for pandering to “f—ing Jews.”

Her most profane tweet read:

Coulter posted the tweets during the final minutes of the three-hour debate Wednesday evening in Simi Valley, California, when four of the 11 candidates mentioned their support for Israel in their closing remarks. The four candidates were former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who said he would move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem as one of his first acts as president; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

In a follow-up tweet, Coulter said:

Later, when Christie made his pledge, Coulter tweeted:

She then tweeted:

The sequence of tweets drew outraged and satirical responses:

Christians United for Israel excoriated Coulter in a news release.

“Ann Coulter’s tweets this evening concerning Israel were completely inappropriate,” spokesman Ari Morgenstern said in the statement. “The U.S.-Israel relationship is both a moral and strategic imperative. There are tens of millions of Christians in this country who stand with the Jewish state.”

Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, described Coulter’s remarks as “hyperbolic and hateful.”

“Ms. Coulter is pandering to the basest of her base. Her messages challenging the candidates’ support for Israel were offensive, ugly, spiteful and borderline anti-Semitic,” Greenblatt wrote in a statement. “Her tweets give fodder to those who buy into the anti-Semitic notions that Jews ‘control’ the U.S. government, wield disproportionate power in politics, and are more loyal to Israel than to their own country.”

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