A Moslem kills four Jews in France and you can hear the crickets singing with the mainstream press around the world… The concern voiced by the New York Times is possible violent backlash against Moslems. It’s starting to feel like the late 1930s all over again…
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I have been disappointed in President Obama’s actions towards Israel, and I have also been dismayed by the lengthy acquiescence of members of Congress to Obama’s actions, particularly Jewish members of Congress in both the House and Senate. When the members of both House and Senate finally spoke up and voiced their differences with the President – albeit through letters addressed to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – the President got the message. In total, 333 House members and 76 senators signed the protest letters. I was surprised by the names of those who did not sign. Key among those missing signatures was that of John Kerry, former presidential candidate of the Democratic party who ran against George W. Bush in 2004 and lost by three million votes.
… a final comment by Ms. Rahola: “I am not Jewish. Ideologically, I am left and by profession a journalist. Why am I not as anti-Israel as my colleagues? Because as a non-Jew, I have the historical responsibility to fight against Jewish hatred and currently against the hatred for their historic homeland, Israel. To fight against anti-Semitism is not the duty of the Jews, it is the duty of the non-Jews. As a journalist, it is my duty to search for the truth beyond prejudice, lies and manipulations. The truth about Israel is not told. As a person from the left who loves progress, I am obligated to defend liberty, culture, civic education for children, coexistence and the laws that the Tablets of the Covenant made into universal principles. Principles that Islamic fundamentalism systematically destroys. That is to say that as a non-Jew, journalist and lefty, I have a triple moral duty with Israel, because if Israel is destroyed, liberty, modernity and culture will be destroyed too. The struggle of Israel, even if the world doesn’t want to accept it, is the struggle of the world.”
Rabbi David Nesenoff made headlines recently when he inadvertently exposed veteran American journalist Helen Thomas’ virulently anti-Israel views…. Nesenoff said Sunday that his background and motives had been misunderstood. Far from attempting to expose Thomas, he told CNN, he was a supporter of hers who had been unaware of her anti-Semitic views.
When he approached Thomas and asked her for her thoughts on Israel, he was not expecting her response, he said. “Of course, there might be anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian [opinion]. That’s very different than anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish and wanting to cleanse a piece of land,” he explained.
Nesenoff described himself as “a New York Democrat Jewish liberal supporter of Obama” who is now reconsidering his political views in light of what has happened.
“Now I have to reevaluate totally,” he said, “…because if I was part of a team where their agenda was that Israel and the Jewish people don’t have a connection… I have to really reevaluate liberal and conservative [views] and really find out where I stand, because I think I’ve been a little blind.”