Richard Falk, former Princeton University professor, and now UN special rapporteur for Palestinian territories continually is charged with being a “self hating Jew” because of his stand in defense of Palestinian rights. I have also encountered this charge of being a “self hating Jew” due to my defense of Palestinian rights or the rights of any oppressed people. I find the comment ironic. Historically, to be a Jew was to be someone who stood up for human rights. To be a Jew was to take a stand against fascism and totalitarian dictators. I was raised in an East European Socialist neighborhood in which we were expected, BECAUSE WE WERE JEWS to defend the rights of Negroes and Puerto Ricans who were being brutalized by society. The “self hating Jews” of my youth were wealthy Jews who ignored the plight of those being persecuted because they wanted to fit into the power structure of a White Anglo Saxon Protestant(WASP) society!
People like Richard Falk ARE Jews. Their detractors who support brutality and hatred are “SELF HATING JEWS!” If a single Palestinian, if a single Jew is confronting hatred and discrimination then it is my responsibility AS A JEW to defend their rights. The self hating Jews are those in charge of the Israel government. They wouldn’t know what a real Jew was like if they met one!
EAch day we offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.
UK, Independent: “Whatever happened to the class of 95?”
You can find them down at the unemployment office.
Russia, Moscow Times: “Baboons Go On Run”
So, that’s where the Republicans are running to.
Australia, Brisbane Times; “Horn Accident Clears Highway”
This is one story in which there is nothing to toot about.
New Zealand, New Zealand Star: “Swim Star Divorces Parents”
And, made a big splash in the media.
Sweden, The Local: “Troops Prefer Pea Soup Dinner”
This doesn’t sound like the US Marine dinner.
South Africa, Argus: “Sayings of President Maleme”
They must begin with, “I am the boss,”
Finland, Sanomat: “Russia Leads World In Billionaires”
they also lead the world in corruption.
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Bill O’Reilly is upset because the media refers to Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Behring Breivik as a “Christian.” According to Mr. O’Reilly, “No one believing in Jesus Christ commits mass murder. The man may have called himself a Christian on the net, but he is certainly not of that faith.” Gee, I think Mr.O’Reilly is a bit confused:
1. Spanish and Portuguese conquerers in the Western Hemisphere spread the word of Jesus Christ and in that process, killed about 30,000,000 people. If Mr. O’Reilly doubts the existence of this mass slaughter of the innocent, I refer him to the words of 16th century, Father Bartholomew de Las Casas, who told the King of Spain his forces were engaged in mass murder.
2. Mr. O’Reilly, I believe leaders of Nazi Germany were CHRISTIANS. As far as I know, Hitler was born a Christian and died a Christian. Benito Mussolini, dictator of Fascist Italy, signed a concordat with the Pope.
3. Collaborators with the Nazi death plan included Christian leaders in France, Hungary, Rumania, etc…
Bill is upset and charges the “left wants you to believe that fundamentalist Christians area threat just like crazy jihadists” H eis convinced the media “doesn’t like Christians very much.”
For some reason, fundamentalist Christians and their supporters believe it is OK to brand ALL MUSLIMS AS TERRORISTS due to the actions of a few. But, when CHRISTIANS murder, it simply means Anders was not a Christian. ANDERS WAS A MUSLIM!
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