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WildJew

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22 hours ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - Muslim Girls Arrested ... · 0 replies · +1 points

On the front page of this site it said "French Girls Arrested for Plotting Attack on Shul." I had to click on the link to see is was Muslim girls. Like most news stories the headlines give no indication of the identity of the perpetrators. The other day I looked at the headlines of our New York Times owned newspaper: "Officials Worried About Radicalized Americans." No mention of Islam or Muslim anywhere in the heading or subheading.

4 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - SodaStream May Close C... · 0 replies · +3 points

Interesting piece:

"...For centuries, stateless Jews played the role of a lightning rod for ill will among the majority population. They were a symbol of things that were wrong. Did you want to make the point that greed was bad? Jews were greedy. Cowardice? Jews were cowardly. Were you a Communist? Jews were capitalists. Were you a capitalist? In that case, Jews were Communists. Moral failure was the essential trait of the Jew. It was their role in Christian tradition—the only reason European society knew or cared about them in the first place. . . .

"Today, people in the West tend to believe the ills of the age are racism, colonialism, and militarism. . . . When the people responsible for EXPLAINING THE WORLD TO THE WORLD (emphasis mine), journalists, cover the Jews' war as more worthy of attention than any other, when they portray the Jews of Israel as the party obviously in the wrong, when they omit all possible justifications for the Jews' actions and obscure the true face of their enemies, what they are saying to their readers--whether they intend to or not--is that Jews are the worst people on earth. The Jews are a symbol of the evils that civilized people are taught from an early age to abhor. International press coverage has become a morality play starring a familiar villain..."

Google: 'The Most Important Story on Earth' Israel, the press and anti-Semitism.

4 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - SodaStream May Close C... · 0 replies · 0 points

"Scarlett Johansson Designs Anti-Hobby Lobby Shirt For Planned Parenthood"

Wonderful....

4 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - SodaStream May Close C... · 2 replies · +4 points

What did the vaunted "world" offer to do to help desperate German Jews in the late nineteen thirties at the July 1938 Évian Conference?

"On the last day of the Evian Conference, July 15, a resolution was passed which stated that 'the countries of asylum' - such as they were - are not willing to undertake any obligation towards financing involuntary emigration'. Other resolutions expressed the Conference's sympathy toward the plight of refugees - Jewish and non-Jewish alike. On the following day a journalist from a Swiss newspaper asked one of the Palestinian Jews present, Golda Meir, for her comments. ' There is one ideal I have in mind', she replied, 'one thing I want to see before I die - that my people should not need expressions of sympathy anymore.' (Israel: A History by Martin Gilbert, page 95)

Why should Jews put any faith in the collective wisdom of the world?

6 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - With All Due Respect, ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Are you talking about conservative critics of Obama's war in Libya?

6 days ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - With All Due Respect, ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Thanks for the heads up! I just found the video. Ali Abunimah is one slick debater; a superb demagogue.

Ali Abunimah: "The horrible pogrom Israel is carrying out (in Gaza)....J. J. has offered us all the propagandistic talking points that don't stand up the scrutiny...." etc.

Ali Abunimah asks Goldberg if he's visited Gaza so he can see first hand what the "siege" has brought to the people of Gaza. Goldberg confessed he hasn't adding if he did he would be shot. Abunimah hit the roof saying, "This is libel! This is Libel J. J.!" Abunimah said Golberg is making the Palestinians into monsters. I wonder if Abunimah watched the October 2000 Ramallah Lynching (Google it) of a couple of off-duty Jewish reservists who accidentally took the wrong turn into the Palestinian city.

1 week ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - With All Due Respect, ... · 1 reply · 0 points

He's right. Why try to rationalize what many of us had doubts about from the beginning? We know Hamas terror organization, widely supported by the Palestinian peoples, is dedicated to Israel's destruction.

1 week ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - With All Due Respect, ... · 0 replies · 0 points

Even though I oppose the two state paradigm, for those who support it what if a state or land in Israel is not what the Palestinians want in the first instance? What if what they want is the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state and the subjugation of those Jews who remain in the land as it's been with non-Muslim minorities historically in throughout much of the Muslim world until today?

1 week ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - With All Due Respect, ... · 0 replies · +4 points

As to Jonathan Tobin's comment: "Jews have long labored under the delusion that they can reduce anti-Semitism by behaving differently and those who think Israel can lower the level of hatred by making concessions to the Palestinians or refraining from acts of self-defense are just as wrong as those who believed it could be accomplished by different types of behavior in the past."

J.J. Goldberg responds: "This is a familiar argument.....It happens to fly in the face of classical Zionism, which was premised on the fact that Jews can indeed reduce their conflicts with their neighbors by living and acting differently (as any reader of Pinsker or Borochov should recognize). But that’s neither here not there."

I have no problem changing my / our behavior if it is wrong or bad. Making immoral (detrimental) concessions to the Palestinians or refraining from acts of self-defense are just plain wrong as Tobin says. Whether they might or might no reduce anti-Semitism is irrelevant.

1 week ago @ Jewish Daily Forward - With All Due Respect, ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I don't know but it can be frustrating. Especially when you are working on a post that takes some time and research. Poof, it's gone.