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Members of Jewish Student Group Test Permissible Discussion on Israel

Published: December 28, 2013

At Harvard, the Jewish student group Hillel was barred from co-sponsoring a discussion with a Palestinian student group. At Binghamton University, a Hillel student leader was forced to resign his position after showing a film about Palestinians and inviting the filmmaker’s brother to speak. And on many other campuses, Hillel chapters have been instructed to reject collaboration with left-leaning Jewish groups.

At American colleges, few values are as sacred as open debate and few issues as contested as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But Hillel, whose core mission is to keep the next generation of Jews in the fold, says that under its auspices one thing is not open to debate: Those who reject or repudiate Israel have no place.

This month, the students at the Swarthmore Hillel rebelled, declaring themselves the first “Open Hillel” in the nation. They will not abide by Hillel guidelines that prohibit chapters from collaborating with speakers or groups that “delegitimize” or “apply a double standard” to Israel.

The Hillel dispute has amplified an increasingly bitter intra-Jewish debate over what is permissible discussion and activism about Israel on college campuses.

In a major step affecting that dispute, professors in the 5,000-member American Studies Association voted this month to boycott Israeli academic institutions over Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.

Hillel’s defenders say that in an atmosphere so hostile to Israel, Jewish campus organizations must draw parameters and that this is why Hillel established new guidelines in 2010.

Alan M. Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School who was once a faculty adviser for the Harvard Hillel, said in an interview: “I don’t think this is a free-speech issue. The people who want divestment and boycotts have plenty of opportunity to speak on campus. The question is a branding one. You can see why Hillel does not want its brand to be diluted.”

In interviews, some students said that college should be a place for no-holds-barred discussions about Israel and that Hillel should host those discussions, since Hillel emphasizes inclusion and takes its name from a rabbinical sage who welcomed intellectual challenge.

“Hillel does a fantastic job of bringing together Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, secular students, and respecting everyone’s different religious practice,” said Rachel Sandalow-Ash, a student active in the Hillel at Harvard. “But in the political realm, that sort of pluralism just doesn’t exist, and students who have more dissident views on Israel are excluded in many ways.”

Joshua Wolfsun, a student on the Swarthmore Hillel board, said, “There are a lot of really smart people across the political spectrum on Israel that we want to talk to, and we feel that Hillel should not have a political litmus test on who is allowed and who is not.”

In a manifesto, the Swarthmore Hillel students proclaimed: “All are welcome to walk through our doors and speak with our name and under our roof, be they Zionist, anti-Zionist, post-Zionist, or non-Zionist.”

But the president and chief executive of Hillel, Eric D. Fingerhut, responded to them in a letter saying that “ ‘anti-Zionists’ will not be permitted to speak using the Hillel name or under the Hillel roof, under any circumstances.”

The organization’s guidelines specify that it will not host or work with speakers or groups that deny the right of Israel to exist; “delegitimize, demonize or apply a double standard to Israel”; support boycotts, divestment or sanctions against Israel; or “foster an atmosphere of incivility.”

A nationwide online petition in support of the Swarthmore Hillel’s rejection of those guidelines has gathered 1,200 signatures.

In an interview, Mr. Fingerhut said, “If we’re an organization that is committed to building Jewish identity and lifelong connections to the Jewish world and to Israel, then we certainly have to draw lines.”

But some students active in Hillel say the lines are either muddy or wrong. Hillel’s adult staff members on more than a dozen campuses have refused to allow J Street U, an affiliate of the liberal group J Street, to co-sponsor events. The explanation was that donors to Hillel do not support J Street, which supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but is critical of Israeli settlement building and the occupation of the West Bank.

J Street is challenging the dominance of the more conservative establishment Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Leaders of Hillel and Aipac recently published an essay in The New York Jewish Week hailing their partnership on campuses.

David Eden, a spokesman at Hillel, said that each of the 550 campus Hillel branches worldwide was independently funded. “But as far as Hillel international is concerned,” he said, “J Street and J Street U and other groups are more than welcome.”

In contrast, the leaders of Jewish Voice for Peace, a group that supports the boycott and divestment movement, say their organization has been unable to affiliate or work with any campus Hillel in the United States.

Hillel chapters have also shunned collaborations with Palestinian student groups, which tend to support boycott and divestment.

That is what happened at Harvard. Hillel held a dinner with about 15 students for Avraham Burg, a leftist former speaker of the Israeli Parliament. The students then walked over to the Quincy House dormitory for Mr. Burg’s speech — Hillel refused to host the speech because it was co-sponsored by the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

Showing documentary films about the Palestinian experience has also caused friction on many campuses. In one case, Benjamin Sheridan, a senior at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York, said he arranged a showing last year of the Academy Award-nominated film “5 Broken Cameras” and a talk by the filmmaker’s brother, a Palestinian angry about the occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The event was sponsored by Dorm Room Diplomacy, a student group that holds video conferences between American and foreign students.

Mr. Sheridan said he was forced to resign from the board of Bearcats for Israel, a Hillel affiliate, and from a paid internship promoting study abroad programs in Israel. He said the Hillel director told him he could no longer hold these positions because he had broken the guidelines and put donations to Hillel at risk. (Mr. Eden, the spokesman for Hillel, disputed this, saying fellow students forced Mr. Sheridan out.)

Mr. Sheridan, 21, wears a wristband that says “Israel Is Strong” in Hebrew. He spent his gap year in Israel, has an Israeli flag in his dorm room and did an internship at the American Jewish Committee.

“The second I question Israel — Israeli policies, not its existence — all of a sudden I’m a pariah?” he asked. “If Hillel is going to be the group that represents all Jews, how can it say, ‘On Israel we have one policy only’?”

Jewish Studies / Evangelicals and Jews
« on: December 09, 2013, 04:43:07 PM »

Ch. 11

Jessica Hahn

Unable to conclusively verifiy if she's a Jew.  However, she was born on Long Island, deep in Jew territory.  Appeared on Howard Stern several times and took up with Hollywood Jew Ron Leavitt.  So, draw your own conclusions.

the temptress who attained fleeting fame in March 1987 by bringing down evangelical minister Jim Bakker for sexual dalliance, threw more than Bakker's multimillion dollar PTL empire into crisis.  She focused attention, in the waning years of the Reagan presidency, on the turmoil in the evangelical Christian movement in America.  The televison-driven industry had previously managed to function surprisingly free of public scrutiny

It certainly didn't escape from Jew scrutiny though.

considering its $2 billion a year income from audiences among the country's poorer communities.

Such things really attract Jew attention.

Once the Bakker-Hahn scandal broke, the Internal Revenue Service took an interest in the possiblities of irregularities in both collection and dissemination of funds in many churches that prospered with televangelists.

Thus began the process of herding the flock into Christian Zionism. 

The movement had stayed out of trouble for so long because it showed a remarkable lack of prejudice and minority hatreds that had characterized earlier Southern fanaticism.

Typical in that Jews are never considered fanatical or extremist.

It does get interesting here.

In fact, a Jew, Howard Phillips, was one of the founders of the Moral Majority, which originally yoked conservative politics onto the soaring chariot of televised evangelism to produce the political movement in 1979.

So, the seeds of the so-called "neo-conservative" movement were sown long ago. 


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TwitterFacebookHow Can A White Supremacist Be 14 Percent Sub-Saharan African?

   by Gene Demby

November 13, 2013 3:20 PM 

Craig Cobb wanted to turn tiny Leith, N.D. into a haven for white supremacists. But a recent DNA test found that 14 percent of his ancestry comes from sub-Saharan Africa.

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Craig Cobb wanted to turn tiny Leith, N.D. into a haven for white supremacists. But a recent DNA test found that 14 percent of his ancestry comes from sub-Saharan Africa.

Kevin Cederstrom/AP Craig Cobb, an outspoken white supremacist, made national news a few months ago when he announced a plan to turn the tiny, remote town of Leith, N.D. — population: 19 — into a haven for white supremacists.
He hasn't gotten very far. But Cobb remains undeterred.

To advance his cause, he thought it wise to go on a daytime talk program, The Trisha Goddard Show (recent topics: "Test Me! I Never Sold My Daughter For Drugs" and "Family Race War: I'm Devastated My Daughters Are Dating Black Men"), and agree to a genetic test to prove his racial purity.

As you probably guessed, he was trolling the Fates.

The test determined that 14 percent of Cobb's DNA came from sub-Saharan Africa, according to Goddard, the show's host.
"You've got a little black in you," Goddard said, gleefully, offering him dap.

"Oil and water don't mix," Cobb protested. He later said that the results were part of a plot by the show to "promote multiculturalism."
So yes — justice is poetic and all that. But we had another reaction: Just what does being "14 percent sub-Saharan African" even mean? We often talk about race being a social construct and not a biological fact, so how much can science tell us about someone's race in cases like these?

Craig Paul Cobb has a very bad day.

Neil Risch, the director of the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco, said that depending on how thorough a DNA test is, you can get a pretty accurate picture of where someone's forebears hailed from. "With genetic markers, you can actually do pretty well localizing people, even within a continent," Risch said. "You could pretty well separate Vietnamese, Chinese, Koreans."
The U.S. has a long history of conflating race with ethnic ancestry. Back in 1916, the eugenicist Madison Grant sketched out a crude framework for determining people's races:

"Whether we like to admit it or not, the result of the mixture of two races, in the long run, gives us a race reverting to the more ancient, generalized and lower type. The cross between a white man and an Indian is an Indian; the cross between a white man and a Negro is a Negro; the cross between a white man and a Hindu is a Hindu; and the cross between any of the three European races and a Jew is a Jew."

Similar logic informed the "one-drop" rule used in the Jim Crow era to determine for legal purposes whether someone was a Negro (the threshold for being classified as a Negro varied from state to state). Much of this, in reality, was just folks looking at someone else and guessing: Did that person seem like he might be black?

The racial categories still with us today aren't especially nuanced, either. Risch says there are averages of genetic profiles of people from certain populations, but even those aren't very illuminating for individuals. "I could tell you what the average Mexican would be — 50 percent European, 45 percent Native American and 5 percent African, but it's a very broad spread," he said. That makeup might vary wildly from person to person. The "typical" ethnic ancestry for a Mexican is very different from that of someone who is Dominican — or, say, a Filipino person whose DNA comes mostly from East Asia — but all might be lumped under the same racial umbrella and deemed to look "Latino."

The racial profiles we assign ourselves — I'm black, I'm Asian, I'm white — remain overly simplistic, even though we're better able to get these high-def pictures of our ancestries. As those pictures become cheaper, more accurate and easier to obtain, there are likely to be some big surprises in store for many of us. Like an ardent white supremacist who discovers that he's part sub-Saharan African.

Jewish Studies / Upstate New York Schools Sued Over Anti-Semitism
« on: November 09, 2013, 01:15:31 PM »
Upstate New York Schools Sued Over Anti-Semitism

The Pine Bush school district in upstate New York is being sued by several parents who claim their children were subject to anti-Semitic bullying and harassment, the New York Times reported.
Swastikas proliferated all over school grounds and students’ notebooks, and teachers or school officials reortedly did not intervene, despite myriad complaints from both students and their parents, the parents told the Times.
The former superintendent of the school district , Philip G. Steinberg, called the lawsuit a “money grab”  ;D and that the allegations are “embellished.”
A lawyer for the district says they have “responded diligently” to reports of anti-Semitic behavior, including bringing in Holocaust survivors to speak to school assemblies, and holding anti-bullying training for students and teachers.
Pine Bush schools serve parts of Sullivan, Ulster and Orange counties, west of Newburgh and about 90 minutes drive from New York City.

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Money & Markets / Meet the Four Jews Shaping the U.S. Economy
« on: October 31, 2013, 01:20:14 PM »
Meet the Four Jews Shaping the U.S. Economy

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This could sound like yet another bad-taste Oscar night joke, but turns out that the U.S. economy is run by Jews.
Well, at least the federal government’s top advisers.

On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Jack Lew, an Orthodox Jew, as Treasury Secretary. He will joined by Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council at the White House, Alan Krueger, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Jeffrey Zients, who heads the Office of Management and Budget. All are Members of the Tribe.

With Lew’s confirmation as Treasury Secretary, he is officially no longer the White House chief of staff. But the Jewish community, a former official with the administration assured, will not lose access. His replacement, Dennis McDonough may be Catholic, but he still has a soft spot for Jewish activists. During his tenure as deputy national security adviser, McDonough launched a tradition of monthly conference calls with Jewish leaders for updates on international issues and was known to meet with almost every major Jewish federation delegation that came to Washington.

The World Below / Jew Backs Hillary Clinton For President In 2016
« on: October 24, 2013, 09:37:18 AM »
George Soros Backs Hillary Clinton For President In 2016

By Gabriel Debenedetti

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Billionaire financier George Soros, a major Democratic donor, is backing an effort to persuade former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Soros, 83, has pledged $25,000 to political action committee Ready For Hillary, the largest and best-funded independent group backing a potential Clinton candidacy. The wife of former President Bill Clinton would be widely viewed as the favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination if she decides to run.

"His support for Ready for Hillary is an extension of his long-held belief in the power of grassroots organizing," said Soros spokesman Michael Vachon.

Soros' pledge puts him on the PAC's National Finance Council, along with several other major Democratic donors and officials, the group said.

But symbolically, Soros' support could mean much more - particularly at a time when Clinton's supporters are seeking to ward off potential challengers to her in Democratic presidential primaries.

Soros was a huge financial backer of Democrats during the 2004 election cycle, donating an estimated $27.5 million. He also contributed heavily to Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008. Clinton lost the Democratic nomination to Obama that year.

During last year's election, however, Soros largely stayed on the sidelines, expressing a distaste for new election laws that allowed unlimited fundraising and spending by new "Super PACs" and non-profit groups. Soros eventually supported some independent Democratic groups during the November election.

Clinton, 65, a former U.S. senator from New York whose four-year run as secretary of state ended in February, has acknowledged that she is considering another run for president but has said she likely will not decide until next year.

In the meantime, she has begun to look like a candidate - staying in the spotlight by appearing at a series of paid speeches and fundraisers. Last weekend she publicly endorsed family friend Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for Virginia governor.

Ready For Hillary, which is not officially affiliated with Clinton, was founded this year by a former aide in Clinton's unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.

The group had raised $1.25 million by July and now claims to have more than 20,000 donors, including many longtime Democratic fundraisers and Obama supporters. Members of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign also have signed on.

Besides Soros, Democratic donors Amber and Steve Mostyn and Clinton friend Susie Tompkins Buell are among the major donors to Ready For Hillary. Democratic lawmakers such as U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have publicly urged Clinton to run for president.

The most recent Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll in mid-September showed Clinton nearly 40 percentage points ahead of her nearest potential challenger in a Democratic presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden.

Reuters/Ipsos polling also showed her to be Americans' top choice for president, with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as her closet potential challenger among Republicans. Americans preferred Clinton over Christie by 19 points, the September poll said. (Editing by David Lindsey and Doina Chiacu)

Jewish Studies / French Nationalist Party
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:43:42 AM »
2 new articles have appeared on Henry Makow's site.   Both contain excellent information.  It's the author, who troubles me.  When a Jew has an influential position in nationalist party, it reeks of controlled opposition, and it's surpring that nobody's speculated as much in the comments section.  If nothing else, he could be a plant to provide intelligence back to the Zios, and help assure that the party never grows.

France Fights Masonic Jewish Hegemony

October 17, 2013

(Left. FNP Supporters. France is one of the few Western countries to have a strong nationalist party.)

David Masada is a patriotic young Frenchman. We asked him to report on the Front National Party, which recently made gains in local elections. He believes the FNP represents French resistance to domination by Organized Jewry and Freemasonry whose policies are satanic in character.

(Editor's Note: I post this because it characterizes the political situation in the West, and because, as a Jew, I believe many Jews want no part of it. )

by David Masada


France is ruled by Freemasonry and Organized Jewry. One is designed to serve the other. The will of French citizens, their vote, the survival of their history, their heritage, their culture and ancestral religion (Catholicism), does not matter to this clique.

Their aim is to destroy every root, every memory, every link to the past, every vestige of religious meaning, and above all, any shred of patriotism left in the heart of the French people. That's why they always emphasize the dark side of French history and ask the French people to genuflect in front of Jewry and the holocaust.

The aim of Organized Jewry is not to exert a benevolent and impartial power for the benefit of mankind and its general well-being. Its aim is to replace God, and to be worshiped the same way.

For century, France was the bastion of Christianity and stands in the the way of the Jewish globalist agenda. They do not want any nation left standing that could challenge their domination. Organized Jewry's thirst for power, greed for money, ignorance of moral and religious ideals all are behind our present culture of death and destruction.


In France, behind every call for "progress" and "social change," you always find a Jew.

The removal of death penalty was initiated by the Jewish lawyer Robert Badinter. The abortion law was perpetrated by Jewess Simone Veil. The "anti-racist" groups were all set up by Jews. (SOS Racisme was created by the Jew Julien Dray and the Jew Harlem Désir; all chairmen have been Jews since then, up to today with the Jewess Cindy Léoni).

As in every country they settled, French Jewry has created many groups to exert pressure on the host people to disarm legitimate resistance to their Luciferian agenda.

The survival of French people as autonomous entity doesn't matter to them, because they simply don't regard themselves as any part of it. Their sole allegiance goes to their tribal entity, Freemasonry, and for some, Israel, but not to France and its people.


Hence, they made of the Front National and [its founder] Jean-Marie Le Pen (left) their number one enemy. He  refused to bow in front of the Jewish power. Therefore,  he had to face this occult power that control everything and hold  the destiny of France and of its people in its hand, just as they control the fate of the American people (leading them to bankruptcy)...

History is stubborn; that's why they are suppressing the young generation. (Jewish Freemason Minister for Education Peillon removed Louis XIV, Napoleon, and François 1er from school books last year...).

Only the colours of events appear to change, but in fact the meaning of history remains the same.

But let's make one thing very clear. We are obviously not talking about individuals here. We are talking of Jewish Money Power and all its proxies, mainly Freemasonry (B'nai Brith, Bilderberg, Skulls and Bones, CFR, Trilateral Commission, etc.) We are talking about a centuries-long agenda of subversion that is now close to fruition.

The two most important Jewish populations - outside of Israel - are to be found in France and in the U.S. That alone explains the recent policy of war carried out by the French government.

The current President of France is the Marrano Crypto-Jew Hollande (left)

The current minister for Foreign Affair is the Jew Fabius
The current minister for Education is the Jew Peillon
The current minister for Economy is the Jew Moscovici

Obviously they are all Freemasons...

I could draw the same list about people on the media (press, TV, etc) university and so on. French people are getting more and more aware of it. But  they cannot yet understand how Jews can be so evil toward them when they hold the best positions in most sectors of economy (particularly in media, culture and of course banking). They enjoy much higher status than the average French citizen. But it's surely not enough for them...

Jean-Marie Le Pen was told by a high ranking B'nai Brith member that they feared that their "thought control" will fail to prevent him from being elected in 2002; and thus for years, the Front National was the main subject of concern of organized Jewry. That is the reason behind the media campaign of slander on the party and its President.

The "Republican Front" (Front Républicain) was put in place by the other opponent parties (Socialist and UMP) during an assembly of B'nai Brith (Masonry exclusively for Jews). It was an agreement among political parties to combine their vote whenever they were facing a Front National member during an election... (That's the democratic ethic of the political elite in France, to bypass the vote of citizen in order to maintain their grip on all positions of power...)

This is how the Socialist party and the Leftists ensured their election.


Tomorrow - Rude? French Society Under Constant Attack  (Friday)

Will Newman - Is Lucifer the God Judaism?
Makow ------- Protocols Updated
             -------- The Satanist Banker Conspiracy

First Comment by TJ:

I am a 34 french man from Paris and a regular observer of the french political life. The Front National is not a real opponent to Judeo-Masonry. It's its toy. As a writer said it, it is an equivalent as a political party of Goldstein, the false opponent to the system from 1984, trying to channel the malcontents.

Louis Alliot, vice-president of the parti is a jew for Christ's sake! A Jew who went in Israel to make the point that he and the FN are friends of that country. Gilbert Collard, famous noisy lawyer who became a Front National representative in the French National assembly, is a freemason. And there are many others agents infiltrated in that party. Jean-Marie Le Pen made a couple of déclarations about the jews and the Masons but it was mostly to make humoristic and provocative comments about the Shoa, not to denounce the Judeo-Masonic domination over our country, or at least not clearly. Marine Le Pen never say a word about those subjects.The leaders of the party never declared themself against the French Republic, which is judeo-masonic creation.

 Of course it would have been a very hard position to take if you want to be a legitimate party of the system, but once you make that concession, to accept the Republic, you cannot be a real opponent to that system, as a consequence the solution cannot be found in a political party.

The FN as also been used by the socialist party to win over the "right" party RPR before and UMP today in the elections.

And, finally, more and more they make ideological compromises or even shifts that make them every day more compatible with the dominant ideology.
For all those reasons, Front National is a scam and not a real force of opposition.

David Masada replies:

I agree with comment from TJ. His statement is correct and he has a point with Louis Alliot (Marine Le Pen boyfriend...)

However, I was more referring to the struggle of Jean-Marie Le Pen throughout his political career...

Although the validation of the Republic is necessary to any political party, the FN has genuine intention to withdraw France from NATO, European Union, European Currency and so on.

They are making choice strategically ; they cannot openly bribe about being opponent to Jewry and Freemasonry.... That would be their end politically ; but they know who pull the strings and who control media and people's brain...
They know that Freemasonry IS the Power in France.

In that sense, they are the only political alternative left (for those voting...)

A political party cannot be as purely radical as one can be writing an article or comment on website. It has to deal with the reality of power.

Otherwise, there is no hope on the political scene. There is no alternative, no turning back from our predicament, if anybody doesn't take control again and serve the best interest of the French, that will be the end of France, its people, its independence, its sovereignty, its wealth, its heritage.... But perhaps all that is already gone after all...

One last thing,

If the FN was not seen as threat and a serious opponent, it would not be labelled as evil by the politicians of all stripes and the media altogether... - See more at:


February 6, 2012·by inourwordsblog· in Editorial, LGBT, Life, Religion. ·

by: Kayla Higgins
One of my greatest anxieties growing up with a Jewish mother and an Irish Protestant father was that my Jewish peers would not consider me “Jewish enough.” At the sleep-away camp I attended for six summers as a pre-teen, the Jewish girls there pronounced that I could not possibly be Jewish because of my skinny nose and red hair. I didn’t look “Jewish enough.” Then, several years later at the Hebrew school I attended, I was socially exiled for claiming one day at bagel break that my celebrity crush was Leonardo DiCaprio, a statement met with awkward silence and then the bewildered statement from one girl: “But he’s not Jewish!” I was left to wonder what she would have said if I had mentioned that my father was not Jewish, or that my second-biggest celebrity crush was Keira Knightley.
Shortly after that experience, I stopped attending Hebrew school and almost gave up on ever feeling “Jewish enough.” It wasn’t until my freshman year in college that I decided to tap into my Jewish identity again by going on a Birthright-Israel trip over winter break. I immediately felt comfortable in my group as I started to recognize a lot of other students on the trip that, like me, came from interfaith and progressive Jewish backgrounds.
However, on one of our long bus rides I got into a heated argument with an Orthodox Jewish student over his claim that if one did not believe that Jews were “G-d’s chosen people,” then one was not truly Jewish.  Something about that claim struck a chord inside me, and I argued with him vehemently that the belief that Jews were “holier than non-Jews” was, in fact, contradictory to Jewish beliefs about the equal value of all people, and that it was not so different to say that Jews were holier than non-Jews than it was to say that straight people were holier than gays!
Until the words flew out of my mouth, I didn’t realize that I cared. But the passion that arose inside me as I said them made me realize that this was a conviction I had been carrying around inside for years, along with the knowledge that I was queer and for that reason I might never be considered by some Jews as “Jewish enough.”
I soon discovered through my Jewish exploration in college that I was not alone in my convictions among other progressive Jews, and even among some conservative Jews. Indeed, I discovered that the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards holds that the Talmudic concept of Kavod HaBriyot (translated literally as “honor due to G-d’s creations”) permits lifting rabbinic decrees on the grounds of human dignity, and used this principle in a December 2006 opinion lifting all rabbinic prohibitions on homosexual conduct.
The benchmarks for what allowed me to pass as “Jewish enough” changed as I grew older but were more or less always the same premise in disguise: that there was one standard of what it meant to be Jewish, and that not fulfilling that standard made me somehow inferior. What I know now is that the concept of Kavod HaBriyot makes this benchmark of “Jewish enough” irrelevant, because Judaism ultimately upholds the equal dignity of all human beings, even bisexual redheaded half-Jews like me.

Kayla Higgins recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Law, Letters & Society. She now divides her time working as a Research Assistant at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and volunteering as an intern with the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender. She identifies as a bisexual Jewish feminist and presented as such on a panel last Spring called “Queering the Faith Townhall Discussion: From Dialogue to Action” at the Adler School of Psychology.  In her spare time she likes to run, read comics, and veg out in her vegan housing co-op with her adoptive family of 24.

The World Below / FBI arrests N.Y. rabbis in Jewish divorce-gang probe
« on: October 11, 2013, 05:14:10 AM »

Ovadia Yosef

Men allegedly used cattle prods and karate to urge men to grant wives religious divorces.   :o

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A federal prosecutor said Thursday that the a New York rabbi and nine others kidnapped and tortured as many as 24 Orthodox Jewish men -- sometimes using a cattle prod -- to coerce them into granting their wives religious divorces.

"It was not about religion," Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony R. Joseph said during the arraignment of Monsey Rabbi Mordechai "Martin" Wolmark and his nine co-defendants in federal Court in Trenton, N.J. "Frankly, even if it was about religion, you shouldn't be able to torture people to get them to do things."

Wolmark is head of Yeshiva Shaaraei Torah in Monsey, N.Y., which was raided by FBI agents Wednesday night as part of a sweeping investigation into the gang.

Also arrested was Rabbi Mendel Epstein, a prominent Ultra-Orthodox divorce mediator in Brooklyn who this summer published a "Bill of Rights of a Jewish Wife." Others named in the FBI court complaint include Ariel Potash, believed to live in Monsey, and a man known only as "Yaakov."

The group reportedly plotted to kidnap and torture a man they thought was the recalcitrant husband of an Orthodox woman, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday. The woman was an undercover FBI agent.

STORY: Film on Jewish divorce quotes rabbi arrested by FBI

Authorities said the organization did coercion jobs about every 18 months, charging desperate Orthodox women and their families tens of thousands of dollars to kidnap and torture reluctant husbands until they agreed to religious divorces, known as "gets."

The get is essential for the woman. Those who are unable to obtain them are known as chained women, because they cannot remarry until they obtain a get. The woman can take her case to a "beit din," or rabbinic court, although some husbands ignore the court's decrees.

In conversations secretly recorded by undercover FBI agents, Epstein said husbands could be convinced to give the get by "tough guys" who used karate and handcuffs and sometimes put plastic bags over their heads. A preferred method involved a cattle prod, he said.

"It can get a bull that weighs five tons to move … you put it in certain parts of the body and in one minute the guy will know," Epstein told the undercover agent during a secretly recorded conversation.

An administrator at Yeshiva Shaarei Torah in Monsey, N.Y., asks the media to leave the school's parking lot Oct. 10, 2013. The head of the yeshiva was taken into custody after a raid by the FBI investigating a gang that allegedly pressured Orthodox Jewish men to grant their wives religious divorces.(Photo: Peter Carr, The Westchester County, N.Y., Journal News)

According to the complaint, the group would charge $10,000 for the rabbis to approve a kidnapping and $50,000 to $60,000 to hire the thugs who would do the actual violence.

A lawyer for Wolmark said after the hearing that coerced divorces are a longstanding tradition and that his client was not involved in any for money. Attorneys for some of the other defendants sought to minimize their clients' roles.

All of the men were ordered held without bail until hearings next week.

The arrests were reportedly made in Middlesex County in New Jersey as part of the sting operation.

Sources said the probe began after the 2011 arrest of a Lakewood, N.J., rabbi, David Wax, and his wife, who were accused of arranging the beating of an Israeli man who had refused to give his wife a get.

Epstein's 'guarantee'(AT)

The sting began in early August when the FBI agent and another agent posing as the woman's brother contacted Wolmark and told him they were desperate to obtain a get for her. According to the complaint, Wolmark described what would happen, said it would be costly and put them in touch with Epstein.

Epstein met the agents a week later at his home in Ocean County, N.J., telling them: "Basically what we are going to be doing is kidnapping a guy for a couple of hours and beating him up and torturing him and then getting him to give the get," according to a recording described in the complaint.

"I guarantee that if you're in the van, you'd give a get to your wife," he told them. "You probably love your wife, but you'd give a get when they finish with you. … Hopefully there wouldn't even be a mark on him."

He claimed to have done similar kidnapping and torture sessions about once every year or year and a half, adding that he'd gone as far as South America for such a job.

The undercover agents arranged with Wolmark and Epstein to have a beit din convened in Rockland County on Oct. 2 to have the kidnapping authorized. At the beit din, "Yaakov" took notes as the undercover agent described why she needed her marriage to end. The notes would be incorporated in the decree that would be issued supporting the methods to force the get.

Potash showed up and was identified as the "shaliach" -- the agent who would accept the get from the husband -- since she would not be present. He told her he did "whatever the rabbis tell him" but that she had no reason to know who he was.

"I'll make it even more clear. If you see me, two months … down the street, you don't know me, I don't know you," he reportedly said.

Two other young men then signed a document that they were witnesses to Potash being the agent, though they kept their last names off the document.

Afterward, Epstein told her the plan to force the get was a good one and warned her "you should be out in public" at the time they did it, so witnesses could say she wasn't involved.

Later that day, after the decree was issued, the second undercover agent wired Epstein $20,000, according to the complaint.


Ovadia Yosef

JERUSALEM — Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who became a fiery figure in Israeli politics as the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, championing the interests of Jews of Middle Eastern and North African origin, died here on Monday. He was 93.

His death was announced by Avigdor Kaplan, the director of Hadassah Medical Center in the Ein Kerem neighborhood of Jerusalem, where the rabbi had been treated. It set off a huge outpouring of grief and one of the biggest events the city has seen.

By police estimates, 700,000 people — almost one-tenth of the population of Israel — swept into the streets and onto rooftops along the route of the funeral procession, many of them chanting prayers and tearing their clothes in a show of grief that brought much of the city to a standstill.

The van carrying Rabbi Yosef’s body took more than four hours to inch through the throng, mostly men and boys in black Orthodox dress, on its short journey from the Porat Yosef yeshiva in the Geula neighborhood to Sanhedria Cemetery, where the rabbi was buried shortly before 11 p.m.

Rabbi Yosef, instantly recognizable by his lush gray beard, gold-embroidered robe, turban and dark glasses, embodied a particular blend of religion, tradition, populism and ethnicity. As the leader of a Sephardic council of Torah sages that founded Shas in the early 1980s, he harnessed the underdog sentiment of many non-European Israeli Jews, worked to restore their pride and turned them into a potent political force.

Under Rabbi Yosef’s leadership, Shas became a major player in governing coalitions, and Israeli leaders of all stripes made pilgrimages to his home in Jerusalem seeking his support. As a Sephardic Torah scholar and arbiter of Halakha, or Jewish law, he was often described by followers as “the greatest of the generation.” He wrote Talmudic commentaries and volumes of answers, known as responsa, to questions on religious law. In 1970, he was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for rabbinical literature.

“The Jewish people have lost one of the wisest men of this generation,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Monday. “Rabbi Ovadia was a giant in Torah and Jewish law and a teacher for tens of thousands.”

President Shimon Peres said he had been at the rabbi’s bedside hours before his death. “When I pressed his hand, I felt I was touching history,” Mr. Peres said, “and when I kissed his head, it was as though I kissed the very greatness of Israel.”

Yossi Elituv, editor of the Orthodox family magazine Mishpacha and co-author of a book about the life and works of Rabbi Yosef, said that the rabbi’s greatness in interpreting religious law was based on his chronicling of rulings of the last 200 years and the boldness with which he issued his own, often lenient rulings, sometimes on delicate issues that other rabbis dared not approach.

“Life challenges the Torah with questions because the world changes, and those changes need to be contended with,” Mr. Elituv said. “Rabbi Ovadia took on every mission.”

In one landmark ruling that challenged the traditional Ashkenazi Orthodox camp, Rabbi Yosef determined that it was permissible for Israel to concede territory in return for true peace, based on the Halakhic principle that saving lives comes above all. But he and the Shas Party began to take a more hawkish line, especially after 2000, as the peace process dissolved into the violence of the second intifada. The Palestinians’ intentions were not genuine, he said.

In another unconventional ruling, the rabbi allowed hundreds of women whose husbands were missing after the 1973 war to remarry, although, traditionally, remarriage is allowed only after a woman has received a religious bill of divorce from her former husband or there is incontrovertible proof that her former husband has died.

Rabbi Yosef’s weekly sermons, delivered on Saturday nights after the Sabbath, were broadcast by satellite to wide audiences and, in the last few years, uploaded to YouTube. While dealing with the intricacies of the laws of the Sabbath and festivals, the sermons also became the rabbi’s platform for lashing out against those he despised — rival politicians, gay people and perceived enemies of Israel.

When Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was pushing a plan for unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, Rabbi Yosef said, “God will strike him with one blow and he will die; he will sleep and not awake.” (Mr. Sharon had a devastating stroke in early 2006 and remains in a coma.) In 2009, Rabbi Yosef cursed Iran’s president at the time, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying he hoped he got sick. In 2010, he called President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority “evil” and asked God to strike “these Ishmaelites and Palestinians with a plague, these evil haters of Israel.”

Ovadia Yosef was born on Sept. 23, 1920, in Baghdad to Yaakov Ben and Gorgia Ovadia. He was 4 when his family moved to Jerusalem, where his father ran a grocery store. He was ordained at 20 and began working as a judge in a religious court. When he was 24, he married Margalit Fattal, the daughter of a respected rabbi of Syrian Jewish descent. They had 11 children.

She died in 1994; their second child, Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, died earlier this year. The elder Rabbi Yosef is survived by his 10 remaining children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Rabbi Yosef moved to Cairo in 1947. He ran a religious court there and then headed a yeshiva, before returning to the newly founded state of Israel in 1950. He went on to become the Sephardic chief rabbi of Tel Aviv. In 1973, he was elected the Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel, serving alongside the Ashkenazi chief rabbi, Shlomo Goren, for a decade.

(Sephardic Jews were originally those who left Spain or Portugal after the 1492 expulsion, many of whom settled in North Africa and the Ottoman Empire. In modern Israel, the term generally refers to Jews who came from North Africa and the Arab world and who complained of decades of discrimination and humiliation at the hands of the Ashkenazim, Jews of European stock who made up Israel’s early leadership elite.)

With his popular touch, Rabbi Yosef had a galvanizing effect on working-class Sephardic Jews, also known as Mizrachim.

“He restored the pride of the Mizrachi public because nobody could deny that he was a great authority,” said Yehuda Ben-Meir, a public opinion expert at the Institute for National Security Studies and a onetime politician in the Ashkenazi National Religious Party. “He could compete with the greatest Ashkenazi rabbis as a Torah authority. That was the essence of his power.”

Shas first ran candidates for Parliament in 1984, winning four seats in the 120-seat Knesset and joining a national unity coalition led in rotation by Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir. By the late 1990s, Shas — a Hebrew acronym for Sephardic Torah Guardians — controlled 17 seats in Parliament and had become the third largest party. It has participated in most of the country’s governing coalitions for almost 30 years.

The party now sits in the opposition with 11 seats. Some political analysts have suggested that infighting after the rabbi’s death could weaken it.

Shas’s primary agenda is to ensure state financing for its independent religious school system and to aid needy families among its constituency. Many Israelis criticize the Shas schools for imitating Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodoxy, neglecting secular studies and turning out a new generation ill equipped for the modern workplace.

Rabbi Yosef was often featured in the party’s colorful election campaigns. During the 2003 campaign, he was shown telling congregants that when they were judged after death, an angel would reassure them: “Don’t worry, relax. You went to the ballot box, and you put in a ballot for Shas. You go to heaven — go to the fifth floor.”

Media Watch / "The Jewish Media - The Lie That Won't Die"
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:22:08 AM »

When Marlon Brando declared on Larry King Live (4/5/96) that "Hollywood is owned by Jews," he only said what quite a few Americans believe. Since they don't know who owns the media, millions think that it's "the Jews."
It is an old canard. Having been codified in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (forged by Czarist cops in 1905), the lie was sold here by Henry Ford through the 1920s. ("The Twelfth Protocol," proclaimed his Dearborn Independent, "contains the entire plan of Control of the Press, reaching from the present time into the future when the Jewish World Government shall be established.")
In the 1930s, the lie was propagated much more broadly by a loose network of native fascists guided or inspired by Berlin. The best-known of those tools was Father Joseph Coughlin, whose Sunday broadcasts had an audience in the tens of millions, and whose weekly Social Justice had perhaps a third as many readers. Others fiercely seconded his thesis that the media were run by so-called "aliens"--a myth that, on the fringes, lasted through the war. "The motion picture industry," far-right demagogue Gerald L.K. Smith railed in 1945, "is being exploited by Russian Jewish Communists determined to inject their materialistic propaganda into the fresh young minds of our children."
Starting in the late 1930s, there was a notable attempt to set Americans straight. The radio cleric's charge that U.S. media were in the hands of "orientals" (one of his codewords) sparked a salutary counter-propaganda drive by academics, clergy and journalists. The Institute for Propaganda Analysis, based at Columbia University, publicly refuted the canard, as did Dorothy Thompson, whose syndicated column "On the Record" made clear to a massive public that the media were not "Jewish": not the press, not publishing, not even Hollywood, which was dominated not by those crude "moguls" but by New York's major banks, most run by WASPs.
Gentiles in High Places
Today, the myth may be as widespread as ever--and no one is refuting it. Every type of far-right propaganda luridly revives the spectre of the "Jewish media." In a pamphlet and website entitled "Who Owns America?" the prolific neo-Nazi William Pierce, author of The Turner Diaries, tells us that the news and "entertainment media" are "Jew-controlled," which is why they push miscegenation, homosexuality and other race-polluting practices.
Meanwhile, the same spectre haunts the propaganda churned out by the Nation of Islam and other Afro-fascists--all of whom Pierce's readership would like to string up from the streetlamps. Every time Khalid Abdul Muhammad vents in public, he and his audience exult together in the fiction that the whole shebang is "Jew-controlled."

All such diatribe plays up your Eisners and your Sulzbergers--and plays down many other names: Jack Welch and Michael H. Jordan, CEOs, respectively, of GE (NBC) and Westinghouse (CBS); Rupert Murdoch (who owns 20th Century Fox); John Malone, CEO of TCI, the nation's largest cable company; maverick globalist Ted Turner; and many more. Also tuned out are such goyische giants as Hearst Communications, Times Mirror, the Chicago Tribune's empire, Reader's Digest Inc.--and the Shintoist directorship of Sony (which owns Columbia Studios and Tri-Star Pictures).
The far-right media "critique" also ignores the role of major shareholders: buccaneers like Warren Buffett (Disney's largest investor); cyberlord Bill Gates (who owns a big piece of Dreamworks and MSNBC); Gordon Crawford, who manages the media holdings for the secretive Capital Group (which owns a chunk of every major player).
But more important, the far-right attack ignores the crucial point about today's media: Increasingly, their owners are publicly traded multinational corporations, chiefly answerable to banks, insurance companies and other institutional investors--and to advertisers, who are almost always the key source of revenue. Thus guided, corporate capitalism runs the show with no concern for any race or faith or for anything but profits.
Nixonian Jew-Baiting
While crackpot screeds have clearly riled up some explosive folk out on the margins, most of those who think "the Jews" control the media have probably been thus persuaded not by any neo-fascist agitation, but by the systematic rabble-rousing of some big-time pols and their supporters in the press.
The mass distrust of the alleged Hebraic cabal behind the media was first politically exploited at the highest levels by Richard Nixon, who sincerely hated that imaginary clique. He often raved to H.R. Haldeman about those "satanic Jews" atop the networks and the New York Times. Nixon's button-man in the campaign was his felonious understudy, Spiro Agnew, whose paranoid attack on the news media--"a tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one"--was tacitly anti-Semitic.
His animus became much more explicit after Agnew's forcible retirement: "All you have to do is look around and see who owns the networks, who owns the Washington Post, the New York Times," he declared in 1976. "As you look around in the big news business, you see a heavy concentration of Jewish people."
Agnew's assault on Big Media was both conceived and crafted by the young Pat Buchanan. Since then, Buchanan has ebulliently parlayed his media celebrity into a full-time political jihad against the media (among other targets), and has done so with a tang of anti-Semitism so pronounced that even William Buckley finally had to clear his throat.

Arnold Good, Murphy Bad
However, many a rightist less flamboyant than Buchanan has deployed the Coughlinesque innuendo. In his contretemps with Murphy Brown, Dan Quayle suggestively attacked the "cultural elite" who "mock us in newsrooms, sitcom studios and faculty lounges across America." Christlike, he declared: "I wear their scorn as a badge of honor!" The identity of these folks was left deliberately vague: "I know exactly who the cultural elite, the media elite and the Hollywood elite are," Quayle noted darkly. (Presumably he did not mean his his own family, which controls a billion-dollar media empire that includes the Arizona Republic and the Indianapolis Star.)
More recently, Bob Dole, pretending to take on Hollywood entire, swung his wrath pointedly and only at Time-Warner (CEO: Gerald Levin). At the same time, Dole praised as family-friendly the film True Lies, starring noted Aryan and cinematic serial killer Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is surely no coincidence that True Lies was released by 20th Century Fox--the studio owned by Rupert Murdoch, dark financial angel of the New York Post, the Weekly Standard and other founts of GOP propaganda.
Meanwhile, off the stump, the trope of the "the liberal media" has been copiously reconfirmed for years by countless rightist hacks and true believers. While "liberals" need not always stand for "Jews," the rhetorical strategy is the same in both cases: to distract attention from the real elite that actually controls the media by scapegoating the usual minority as conspiratorial outsiders.
Thus the time has come for another counter-propaganda drive--and not just to fight the rise of anti-Semitism, but to reaffirm democracy itself, which is again at risk.

Philosophy & Religion / The Gay Manifesto
« on: September 29, 2013, 01:19:29 PM »

The Gay Manifesto
  First Published in Gay Community News, February 15-21, 1987
We shall sodomise your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.
Women, you cry for freedom. You say you are no longer satisfied with men; they make you unhappy. We, connoisseurs of the masculine face, the masculine physique, shall take your men from you then. We will amuse them; we will instruct them; we will embrace them when they weep. Women, you say you wish to live with each other instead of with men. Then go and be with each other. We shall give your men pleasures they have never known because we are foremost men too, and only one man knows how to truly please another man; only one man can understand the depth and feeling, the mind and body of another man.
All laws banning homosexual activity will be revoked. Instead, legislation shall be passed which engenders love between men.

All homosexuals must stand together as brothers; we must be united artistically, philosophically, socially, politically and financially. We will triumph only when we present a common face to the vicious heterosexual enemy.
If you dare to cry faggot, fairy, queer, at us, we will stab you in your cowardly hearts and defile your dead, puny bodies.
We shall write poems of the love between men; we shall stage plays in which man openly caresses man; we shall make films about the love between heroic men which will replace the cheap, superficial, sentimental, insipid, juvenile, heterosexual infatuations presently dominating your cinema screens. We shall sculpt statues of beautiful young men, of bold athletes which will be placed in your parks, your squares, your plazas. The museums of the world will be filled only with paintings of graceful, naked lads.
Our writers and artists will make love between men fashionable and de rigueur, and we will succeed because we are adept at setting styles. We will eliminate heterosexual liaisons through usage of the devices of wit and ridicule, devices which we are skilled in employing.
We will unmask the powerful homosexuals who masquerade as heterosexuals. You will be shocked and frightened when you find that your presidents and their sons, your industrialists, your senators, your mayors, your generals, your athletes, your film stars, your television personalities, your civic leaders, your priests are not the safe, familiar, bourgeois, heterosexual figures you assumed them to be. We are everywhere; we have infiltrated your ranks. Be careful when you speak of homosexuals because we are always among you; we may be sitting across the desk from you; we may be sleeping in the same bed with you.

There will be no compromises. We are not middle-class weaklings. Highly intelligent, we are the natural aristocrats of the human race, and steely-minded aristocrats never settle for less. Those who oppose us will be exiled.
We shall raise vast private armies, as Mishima did, to defeat you. We shall conquer the world because warriors inspired by and banded together by homosexual love and honor are invincible as were the ancient Greek soldiers.
The family unit-spawning ground of lies, betrayals, mediocrity, hypocrisy and violence - will be abolished. The family unit, which only dampens imagination and curbs free will, must be eliminated. Perfect boys will be conceived and grown in the genetic laboratory. They will be bonded together in communal setting, under the control and instruction of homosexual savants.
All churches who condemn us will be closed. Our only gods are handsome young men. We adhere to a cult of beauty, moral and esthetic. All that is ugly and vulgar and banal will be annihilated. Since we are alienated from middle-class heterosexual conventions, we are free to live our lives according to the dictates of the pure imagination. For us too much is not enough.
The exquisite society to emerge will be governed by an elite comprised of gay poets. One of the major requirements for a position of power in the new society of homoeroticism will be indulgence in the Greek passion. Any man contaminated with heterosexual lust will be automatically barred from a position of influence. All males who insist on remaining stupidly heterosexual will be tried in homosexual courts of justice and will become invisible men.
We shall rewrite history, history filled and debased with your heterosexual lies and distortions. We shall portray the homosexuality of the great leaders and thinkers who have shaped the world. We will demonstrate that homosexuality and intelligence and imagination are inextricably linked, and that homosexuality is a requirement for true nobility, true beauty in a man.

We shall be victorious because we are fueled with the ferocious bitterness of the oppressed who have been forced to play seemingly bit parts in your dumb, heterosexual shows throughout the ages. We too are capable of firing guns and manning the barricades of the ultimate revolution.
Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks.

Media Watch / Jew billionaire totals parked car, drives off
« on: September 11, 2013, 09:52:53 AM »

A single mother was left with a mountain of bills and a totaled car after billionaire New York Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman struck her Ford Fusion and then drove off.

Zuckerman told police he was driving down Main Street in East Hampton when he "looked away from the road". He veered right and slammed into Charlene Peele's Fusion so hard the car was pushed for several feet. Witnesses told The East Hampton Star he looked at the damage and drove away. Peele was at her job as a manager at Starbucks when the accident occurred.

"The car was totaled, I knew as soon as I saw it," Peele told The New York Post. "They said he left a business card, but it wasn't on my car when I got there. They gave me the card the next day and told me to make sure to call him."

Despite leaving the scene of an accident, Zuckerman was not fined and did not receive a ticket. When Peele contacted Bedford Insurance Brokerage, Zuckerman's insurance agency, they offered her the book value of the car wrecked car: $13,055. Peele explained she still had $17,700 left to pay on the car. They've gone back and forth, but the bottom line is that Peele doesn't have enough money to put down on a new car.

"I have been straightforward and honest, but they are playing me off as an idiot. Five weeks ago, I had a working car. Now I don't, and I have to come up with a down payment for a new one. It's an insult." Peele told The New York Post.

The World Below / gay Jew calls for boycott of Russian vodka
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:36:31 AM »

Gay and lesbian activist Alan Klein says he's not convinced that the IOC can guarantee safety of gay and lesbian athletes and spectators at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

That's why he's one of the leaders in New York calling for a boycott of Russian products -- including vodka -- and the Sochi Games in response to anti-gay violence in Russia and legislation supported by Russian president Vladimir Putin. Klein is a co-founder of Queer Nation, an organization of activists supporting a campaign along with other LGBT leaders in the U.S. to "Dump Russian Vodka".

Hadn't heard about Queer Nation in years.  Had no idea of the name of the founder until reading this article.  Not at all surprised that it, like Act Up with Larry Kramer, was led by a Jew.

"We understand that the IOC made these unsubstantial claims that LGBT athletes and spectators would be safe during the Games," Klein said Sunday. "We don't think that LGBT athletes and spectators anywhere in Russia are safe. Certainly LGBT citizens are not safe. What happens after these two weeks?"

He doesn't attempt to explain why LGBT athletes have reason to feel "unsafe," nor does anybody attempt to make him explain further.

Putin signed an anti-gay bill that outlaws "homosexual propaganda." Public events that promote gay rights and public displays of affection by same-sex couples are illegal.

Sharp contrast to the US and Canada, where gay propaganda is rammed down everybody's throats on a constant basis.  International spread of gay propaganda is so critical in certain circles that the Obama Adminstration, at the instigation of Jew George Soros, tied it to foreign aid for Uganda.

The World Below / world's oldest Jew dies
« on: June 14, 2013, 05:25:04 AM »

NEW YORK -- The world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti-Semitism in the 1880s, has died at age 113.

Kozak died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack the day before, her granddaughter Brucha Weisberger said. She was buried next to her parents in a cemetery in Brooklyn.

Kozak was the world's oldest documented Jewish person and the world's seventh-oldest person, said Robert Young, a senior database administrator at the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, an organization of physicians, scientists and engineers who validate supercentenarians, people 110 or older.

Media Watch / revisiting "Testimonial of a SuperJew"
« on: June 12, 2013, 05:13:18 AM »

By J.R. COLSON, American Defense League

Allow me to introduce myself.
I am a Jew.
You have probably seen me at your local supermarket, or maybe at a local restaurant.
Indeed, our paths have crossed many times.
When you saw me, I did not, of course, seem any different from you, or your friends.
After all, I have white skin. I wear clothes similar to yours; I even drive a car similar to yours.
I have a wife, who probably looks similar to your wife, and a couple of kids, who probably look almost like your kids. I even belong to the Lion’s Club, just like you do.
I even took up that low-brow, all-American pastime known as bowling, to further blend into your culture, although I do find it a little too unintellectual; see, we Jews have always put a premium on brains over brawn, on intellect over stupidity; most of the people that I bowl with are mental midgets, but I dare not say that aloud.
Yes, I realize that my people used to look very ‘foreign’; we were kind of dark and Turkish-looking, but no longer. Years of living in Europe and America has lightened our skin remarkably. We now look ‘White.’
Indeed, you and I could even appear, to a stranger, to be related. That is how alike we appear to be.
But, you should know that I am different. Very different. In fact, if you knew just how different, you would be truly shocked.
My very unusual history, which is unlike the history of any other people on earth, makes me different. I can’t physically deny this history, even if I wanted to. It is part of me — in my genes, religion, and culture.
To relieve my temporary boredom, and to amuse myself as well, I am now going to let you in on a few of the reasons we Jews are so different from you gentiles, even though we appear to be so much alike.
It is important for you, as a non-Jew, to realize this critical fact about us: our people bred and mixed only among themselves for hundreds and hundreds of years. While other peoples interbred and mixed with many tribes who were different from themselves, we Jews did not. Modern DNA evidence shows this very clearly.

You must also realize that my people were kicked out of every country on earth as well. Over and over again. For centuries. Endlessly. To the point of it being a common occurence. No other group of people has experienced eviction on such a large and continuing scale. Ever.
Further, we Jews were also directly oppressed, as a people, for centuries, because our beliefs held that we were superior to all other people on earth. We believed it then, and we believe it now (but we do not say this publicly, and we have even altered our religious tracts and documents to hide this fact; further, we very strongly deny this if someone mentions it).
Curiously, in a very Darwinian sense, that endless oppression actually helped us. It forced us to become much more cohesive, much more forward-thinking and much cleverer than the gentiles we lived among. We had to in order to survive — to help ensure that we were not evicted yet again. We also had to learn how to lie at the drop of a hat about anything we might be asked, in order to prevent still more oppression, and those centuries of automatic lying actually became, in a sense, genetically ingrained. Today we continue to lie about Jewish activity without really thinking about it; it seems automatic in many ways.
We also became experts at preventing ‘anti-Semitism’ in the dominant culture by engaging in very specific forms of activity, such as entering vocations that let us better control the host culture — newspaper and book publishing, for instance. This activity allows us to control what information is consumed by the gentile masses. It allows us to decide which ideas the masses will hold in their heads. Great power, that.
Why do you think that the ‘official newspaper of record’ in America, the New York Times, has been Jewish for many, many years? It wasn’t just a happy accident! And most other major newspapers get their articles directly from the New York Times, if they are not already heavily Jewish!
Figure it out. (Ditto Life magazine, Time magazine, Newsweek magazine, etc. They are all heavily ‘kosher’ as well).
Now, I know what you are probably thinking.
You have been told many times that ‘Jewish’ is only a religion. (I always laugh when I hear this, but not aloud when in mixed company).
What you probably do not know is that we have worked very hard to get the term ‘Jewish’ reclassified as a religion only, no longer as a race, on various official Government forms and documents. And we have been very successful. Few people today know that we are a race as well as a religion.
And this ignorance works greatly to our advantage.
You see, for years, many gentiles (non-Jews) insisted that Jews acted alike, and engaged in certain behaviors and activities destructive to their gentile host nations. Which was indeed true.
But then, a man named Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. You know the story about that; I do not need to repeat the details.
However, I will admit that Hitler was unique. Sure, many leaders before him, like Napoleon, and also various Russian leaders as well, tried to grasp and deal with the centuries-old ‘Jewish Question’; they also knew that Jews are very big trouble indeed. But none of them went all out to solve the problem for good. The real amazing part, known by very few people, is that the Nazis designed Nazism after Judaism. In other words, they used Judaism as a model. They were intrigued by the idea of a people breeding and mixing only among themselves for centuries (to preserve their genotype) and existing in the same cultural mode for 1,000 years or more. No other people had done this so exclusively and successfully as the Jews.
At any rate, Hitler was one of the greatest threats to Judaism that we, as a people, ever encountered. We actually faced near-total extinction as an ethnic group.
We had to make sure that a Nazi-type movement could NEVER happen again. Ever.
So, we started a calculated effort to make the gentile public believe that ‘Jewish’ was only a religion. And, slowly, we succeeded. Marvelously so. Beyond even our own expectations.
Today, any non-Jew who calls Jews a ‘race’ is automatically labeled a ‘Nazi.’ This discredits ANYTHING that non-Jew says, no matter if his political or racial viewpoints are correct or not.
Clever, isn¹t it?
We also prevent the chances of any Nazi or anti-Jewish movement happening again by dominating many key areas of your gentile/Christian culture, such as the media, Hollywood, banking/finance, book publishing, and magazine publishing.
We use this control of large areas of American culture to our own ends, of course; to push any ideas that we see fit, and to block out any ideas we don’t agree with (the criticism of Jews, any overt Christian religious themes, or traditional patriotic symbolism are three good examples of things we censor, alter or water down before they reach the general public).
We are also very anti-gun as well; we do not want millions of non-Jews, who could later rise up and oppress us, to privately own firearms. We consider that a very big threat. That is why the people leading the anti-gun crusade in the U. S. Congress (Charles Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, etc.) are all Jewish by ethnicity. It is not an accident.
Is all of this a plot, you ask? A conspiracy, as some say? Do we Jews meet in dark, smoke-filled rooms to discuss how ‘the plan’ is coming along?

Nope. We do not have to. We do it automatically. This habit is inborn, the result of being oppressed for hundreds of years, in many different countries, over and over and over again.
Really, you must understand that our mental make-up is different from yours (although you would not know it from talking to us). It is actually far superior to yours in many ways, and modern I. Q. tests prove this very well. Jews routinely score 1 standard deviation higher than a gentile, which is a significant difference — as wide a gap as that between black and White.
This is why, when you look in your telephone book under ‘Attorneys,’ half the names are Jewish (Goldberg, Weinstein, Tannenbaum, Horwitz), even though we make up JUST 2.4% (two point four percent) of the U.S. population, a very tiny number. Impressive, isn’t it?
Ditto the fields of medicine and science. We dominate those areas, too. Again, our numbers are very small, but we dominate you in every field of importance. (This is why no one ever criticizes us in public! In private, yes, but not in public!)
You see, we Jews naturally rise to the top (we’re funny that way). We naturally become the CEOs, the chairmen, the V. P.s. We are on all the boards of all the foundations and charities and corporations and associations (this is also why you rarely hear anyone criticize us!)
Yes, if you gentiles only understood that when you let us out of the ghettos and allowed us to become ‘equal citizens’ just after the French Revolution you were signing your own death warrant. When you got rid of most of the laws preventing Jews from entering certain vocations and occupations, you were really unleashing a unique people that would soon run rings around you; and use its new freedom to destroy many of your beloved institutions.
We had to, by default. We, as a people, have a massive superiority complex, and we are generally smarter than you as well. What else would we do but dominate you, a people we consider to be inferior, barbaric and often drunk — a people with low intellect and drive, a people we consider to be morally inferior to us, ‘the Chosen’?
Did you ever happen to notice that most of the sociopolitical movements that we Jews started (Communism, feminism, egalitarianism, student radicalism) are ‘alienating’ movements, designed to pit one segment of society against another, making them fight it out? Did you notice that? Hmmm?
Well, that’s because we know that this historically weakens the cohesion of your gentile societies. Again, this is not a plot; we do it automatically. We did it hundreds of years ago, too. Benjamin Disraeli, who was born Jewish himself, even mentioned this Jewish habit of subverting various countries in a public speech at the House of Commons.
Think about it: your societies become culturally weaker, while we remain cohesive in our own little sub-society (we still marry, and breed with, other Jews only, almost without fail; Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is a visible exception to that rule).
So, there now, you have a little bit of our unusual history to chew on.
Don¹t choke on it!
And, of course, if you tell anyone about this questionable history, or even about this conversation, I will strongly deny it. (I’m good at that. I’ve had lots of practice). Heck, I might even call you an ‘anti-Semite,’ just to discredit you completely (I’m good at that, too).
You know, I smile when I realize that our historic domination of your non-Jewish societies has actually INCREASED over the years, as the result of many corporate/company mergers — that is, one company owning many other companies (we actually started that little idea, too, as well as modern banking; much of our ethnic history revolves around finance and commerce). Sure, we have always owned or controlled most of the media, most of Hollywood, most book and magazine publishing, and most financial institutions in the West, but now there is even ‘more power in fewer hands.’ Our hands, that is.
And, of course, if you, as a non-Jew, complain about our enormous power, you will be immediately branded as an ‘anti-Semite,’ and you will likely be fired from your job, or at least be forced to undergo ‘sensitivity training’ by your boss for your ‘racist’ views (I laugh so hard when I see this! Happens all the time!).
In fact, ‘anti-Semitism’ is now almost a thing of the past, given our enormous power, influence and heavy-handed political activism. In a few short years, ‘anti-Semitism’ will actually become a crime in America, First Amendment or not (you just let us worry about how we will do that; we bypassed the First Amendment once, by actually writing, and then pushing, certain ‘hate-crimes’ laws, and we can do so much more than that).
Heck, we have already made ‘anti-Semitism’ a crime in other countries, like England and Germany (who do you think helped write, and helped push for, those laws? Yep, the Jewish ADL and other Jewish groups).
Well, it’s getting kinda late, gentile. I will concede that it has been fun privately admitting all of this to you; you see, I did it just for the chance to see a wide-eyed look of shock and horror on your face…………… that one!
Because, after all, your minister never told you about any of this, huh?
Of course not. After all, your minister always insists that ‘Jesus was a Jew,’ and all that other funny stuff, and, if you ever happen to mention Jews, he will quickly change the topic of conversation to much more important things, like ‘Romans 53:39,’ about the joys of turning the other cheek while certain people destroy your country unopposed. (Don’t you just love those little Christians? We do! They’re so naive! We actually use the ‘Jesus was a Jew’ thing, in public, at least, at every opportunity — in films, in television, etc., just to make sure that those Christians don’t get any funny ideas about doing another Third Reich! Oy! Oy Vey! Can’t let that happen!)
So, gentile, I’ll now take my leave; and you will kindly take care to keep going to church regularly, and to keep believing very strongly when your preacher or minister tells you that we Jews are merely ‘innocent Hebrews,’ and that we are ‘just like you.’
Because we really need that. It helps us greatly. In fact, it keeps us alive, unharmed and unoppressed. It keeps us free to do whatever we want, whenever we want, to whomever we want, without anyone complaining.
And remember, gentile: You must never say a negative word about us. Nope. Not one negative word about my people, ‘the Chosen.’ Never forget that we are chosen. Ever. We say that we are ‘the Chosen,’ and we mean it, understand? No complaining. It is forbidden, remember?
Good boy. Real good. You have been well taught by your church, and your schools, and your boss, and the media, and Hollywood, and even your own family. You know the rules, don’t you?
Sure you do. Those rules are part of you now. They are deeply ingrained in your mind. You have been well trained, and it shows.
Which is a good thing, because, after all, you would not want to be called an ‘anti-Semite,’ would you?


The alarmed critics of the Ritalin disaster are now getting support from an entirely different side. The German weekly Der Spiegel quoted in its cover story on 2 February 2012 the US American psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg, born in 1922 as the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, who was the “scientific father of ADHD” and who said at the age of 87, seven months before his death in his last interview: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease”

Media Watch / trash talk shows
« on: May 07, 2013, 03:04:06 PM »
Sally Jesse

Think that there's still a link between Jews and cultural decay?

Media Watch / active NBA player comes out as gay
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:12:58 AM »

Having an active male major league sports figure come out as gay has been a media obsession for years.  Now that's it's finally happened, not coincidentally during the propaganda slam for gay marriage around the country and Supreme Court, the media is collectively ramming this story down America's throats.  A columnist for USA Today is already comparing this with Jackie Robinson.  Media types also are collectively obsessed with Twitter feeds.  Thus, it's considered extremely important to get "reactions" to help frame the story.  Anything ever remotely negative or indifferent toward this revalation will undoubtedly be derided as "bigoted," "ignorant" or "hate."  Kind of ironic that after demands for open conversation or national dialogue, an honest opinion has to immediately be shouted down.

Getting back to this Jason Collins fellow.  He's probably a decent guy and a great teammate, as has been said.  Years ago, the organized gay movement supposedly only wanted "tolerance."  If that was the goal, then this should've been enough.  Apparently not.  At the time, they've never been able show why this matters.  What sort of sexual activities Jason Collins engages in is not my concern, and it doesn't make me feel enriched in any way to know the he's openly gay.

With that in mind, we shall see where this leads.  He is not a star player and is a free agent. 

This deserved its own thread!

An Israeli opera singer says he was attacked with stink bombs during a performance Monday night in South Africa to celebrate Israel’s Independence.
Yaniv D’Or wrote on his Facebook page that he “felt the venom of hatred”:

“During a performance in Johannesburg a group or (sic) protestors stormed the Lyric Theatre and shouted some strong pro palestinians slogans as I was singing the wonderful melody of Eli Eli which is written by Hannah Senesh at the time of the holocaust.
“They hated me for the wrong reasons. I am a proud Israeli and British citizen and very much supporting freedom for Palestine…
“I continued singing as if nothing happened in hope it was a one off incident. I was so wrong. After the break without any particular reason another protestor (female) stormed the stage as I was singing and started shouting again pro palestinian slogans, this time also exploding stinky bombs on stage.”
D’Or proceeded to lead the woman off stage, where security personnel took over. It was unclear who the perpetrators were, but anonymous blogger Elder of Ziyon noted that an anti-Israel tweeter tweeted that two white females were apprehended–and later released.

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