The National Jewish Democratic Council, who backs the 54 Infamous Dem Congressmen, suggested in clear terms that being against Israel is not anti-Semitism. This opinion is shared by the radical pro Palestinian-Jewish group “Neturei Karta,” whose members attended the Holocaust denying conference held in Iran.
Daily Archives: 06/21/2012
The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), who for a decade didn’t rebuke the elected NYC Dem Councilman Charles Barron and has never called upon fellow Democrats to denounce him, is now out in force to deny Barron from rising in the Democratic Party. Here is Press Release from the NJDC as posted by Politico:
Tablet Mag has an article about my writings. The article leads off with a screen-shot of a May 24 tweet that someone sent me and I re-twitted it. The Tweet reads: “Yossi, so finally you admit that you are Pro-Israel?”
Obviously, few people have a clear sense where I stand on the issue and can paint whatever picture they want: Some think I am pro-Israel (as that Twitterer thought he “finally” nailed my views on the issue), while others think I am anti-Israel. But as Tablet writes, “Though Gestetner blogs avidly and has tweeted over 12,000 times, a look at his prolific output will yield very little on one issue that delivers many Jewish voters toward Republican candidates: Israel. Of the several hundred tweets he’s sent out into the world in the past month alone, Gestetner only mentioned Israel 11 times” and none of those tweets were negative. Better yet, I wrote 305 (305) weekly current events/political columns for Der Blatt, a Satmar weekly whose Editors are solidly anti-Zionist, but only once (in my third year), did I touch the Israel issue in a Blatt column.
As I indicated in interviews (but it didn’t make it to press because it does not fit the narrative that some journalists want to paint about me), intimidation of victims should not be permitted nor condoned. However it was strange for me to learn that Brooklyn’s DA’s Office arrested four people in Williamsburg Brooklyn for allegedly offering – without Gloria Allred present – a $500,000 settlement to a boy-friend of a Hasidic girl who has leveled abuse charges against a Hasidic coach that reporters have given the title ‘Rabbi’. Three of the four, all brothers, were accused for giving their father a Rabbi the liberty to remove a “Certificate of Kashrus” from the boy-friend’s store after his public actions indicated that rabbinical supervision – in certain cases – is not something that he deems important.
The Jewish Week reports of a study which finds that Female Reform Rabbis are paid by their congregants 20% less than their male counterparts. This is strange coming from a stripe in Judaism that prides itself with being progressive on Women’s Rights. The Editors of the Jewish Week – who were out bashing Dee Tzeitung for removing Hillary Clinton from a White House photo that had only two women in a group of sixteen people which would indicate a sexism in Obama’s WH – were not available for comment.
Former KKK Grand Wizard and member of the Louisiana Legislature David Duke released a video endorsing Charles Barron in his race for Brooklyn’s 8th Congressional district against Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. “In a race for Congress between an anti-Zionist black activist and a black activist who is a bought and paid for Zionist Uncle Tom, I’ll take the anti-Zionist any day,” Mr. Duke says in the video. “In this election of limited choices, I believe that Charles Barron is the best choice. Why? Because I think there’s no greater danger facing the United States of America and facing the world than the unbridled power of Zionist globalism. … Charles Barron stands against that power. If I lived in New York City, I would certainly vote for Charles Barron.”
American officials and experts urged U.S. President Barack Obama this week to take a tougher stance on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, with some advising the administration to provide Israel with the arms needed for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. – Haaretz
I saw today a short article by the JTA which writes “The Jewish outreach official for New York Republicans quit not long after he was hired because of revelations of his ties to an anti-Zionist haredi group.”
The above narrative is pushed out there by a reporter from a Jewish news station that has fewer views in a busy week than what this blog has on a slow day, and that reporter is obviously looking for some relevance. However, no one sane thinks that a professional needs to have the same – or agree with the – views of each organization that requests consulting services. My opinions and views about Israel is in line with huge majorities of Americans; Jewish and non-Jewish alike, and as far I am concerned the NYGOP did not have an issue with it. After all, Bob Turner won NY9 with the support of voters who agree with me on the issue of Israel.