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>How Jewish Rabis Become Killers Of The Truth

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Rabbis Protest Becks’s Use of Holocaust Imagery

Four hundred rabbis will publish a letter Thursday calling on Fox News to sanction host Glenn Beck for repeated use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery and for airing attacks on World War Two survivor George Soros.
In an open letter to Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns Fox, the rabbis also demand an apology from Fox News chief Roger Ailes for characterizing Beck’s Jewish critics as nothing more than “left-wing rabbis.”
The letter will appear as an advertisement in the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal Thursday for which the rabbis spent more than $100,000, a spokesman said.
“We haven’t seen the ad,” said Joel Cheatwood, Fox News senior vice president of development, “but this group is a George Soros backed left-wing political organization that has been trying to engage Glenn Beck primarily for publicity purposes.”
In the letter, the rabbis cited “unacceptable attacks” by Beck against Soros, a billionaire financier who grew up in Nazi-occupied Hungary and is a frequent target of conservative commentators.
“And George Soros used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off,” Beck said in November.
“Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps. And I am certainly not saying that George Soros enjoyed that, even had a choice. I mean, he’s 14 years old. He was surviving. So I’m not making a judgment. That’s between him and God.”
Beck, according to the rabbis, has made “literally hundreds of on-air references to the Holocaust and Nazis when characterizing people with whom he disagrees,” compares American leaders he does not like to Nazis and has said putting the “common good” first leads to “death camps.”
“In the charged political climate in the current civic debate, much is tolerated, and much is ignored or dismissed,” the letter said.
“But you diminish the memory and meaning of the Holocaust when you use it to discredit any individual or organization you disagree with. That is what Fox News has done in recent weeks, and it is not only ‘left-wing rabbis’ who think so

What A Great Day – With Glenn Beck At The Helm We Shall Not Fail!

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>Big Fun at The UN: Red Noses and Rainbow Hair

>I read JapanToday most days, and the following is from that source, except for the barbs on each:

Ahmadinejad dropped Holocaust denial from speech

GENEVA —

A Tiny Subterfuge: A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad caused an uproar with a speech attacking Israel at a U.N. conference on racism, the U.N. said Tuesday that Ahmadinejad had actually dropped language from the speech that described the Holocaust as “ambiguous and dubious.”

That Phoney B…Who knew? When I Slapped His Hand I Saw Him Wince: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he had met with the Iranian president before his speech Monday and reminded him the U.N. had adopted resolutions “to revoke the equation of Zionism with racism and to reaffirm the historical facts of the Holocaust.”

But oh this guy is sly and dishonest. His first-grade teacher must have had quite a time with him: Ahmadinejad may have decided to drop the Holocaust phrase that was in his original text to deliver his condemnation of Israel in a more palatable fashion for many countries.

This is because he’s so nasty, not at all like nice-guy Obama. It’s got to make you wonder how America under Barak Obama can stand up to him: Still, Ahmadinejad’s accusation that the West used the Holocaust as a “pretext” for aggression against Palestinians still provoked walkouts by delegates including every European Union country in attendance. But others, including those from the Vatican, stayed because they said he stopped short of denying the Holocaust.

You can’t throw water balloons, so what else could we do?: The walkout came after Ahmadinejad accused Western nations of complicity in violence against Palestinians surrounding the foundation of Israel.

He has a guilty mind: The original text of his speech said “following World War II, they resorted to military aggression to make an entire nation homeless on the pretext of Jewish sufferings and the ambiguous and dubious question of Holocaust.”

You can’t believe a word he says. Make sure you frisk him at the door for guns: U.N. spokeswoman Marie Heuze said U.N. officials had checked back with the interpreters and the Farsi recording of Ahmadinejad’s speech, and determined that the Iranian president had dropped the terms “ambiguous and dubious,” referring instead in Farsi to “the abuse of the question of the Holocaust.”

Course it didn’t: Adding to the confusion, the live English translation of the speech did not mention the word “Holocaust” at all, while the French stayed true to the spoken words of Ahmadinejad. The English translator apparently was following the prepared text and stopped speaking when the Iranian president changed the wording.

Rainbow wigs and Clown noses are hardly what should have been thrown at him: The meeting turned chaotic from the start when two protesters in rainbow wigs tossed red clown noses at Ahmadinejad as he began his speech with a Muslim prayer. A Jewish student group from France said it had been trying to convey “the masquerade that this conference represents.”

We missed all the fun. I told our leader we should stick around and get in on the Brouhaha: The United States and eight other Western countries had already boycotted the event that started on the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, because of concerns Muslim countries would drown out all other issues with calls to denounce Israel and restrict free speech when it comes to criticizing Islam.

It wouldn’t matter if a thousand countries signed it, the Jews are still uncomfortable that Iran wants to bomb it out of existence: Over 100 other countries on Tuesday approved a 16-page declaration calling on the world to combat intolerance. The declaration did not mention Israel, but among dozens of other points, it reaffirms a 2001 statement issued after the U.N.’s first global racism meeting in South Africa that recognized the “plight of the Palestinians” while affirming the Jewish state’s right to security.

It had to say something: That support of the 2001 document was cited by President Barack Obama’s administration as the reason it boycotted the Geneva meeting.

You bumb, Obama, you stiffed your own color: African-American groups participating in the conference sharply criticized Obama and his administration for not attending and not signing its declaration against racism.

Now Obama knows what it feels like to be president of a multi-racial, multi-colored country: “The boycott of the Obama administration both saddens us and angers us,” said Jaribu Hill, executive director of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights.

That’s a great line — Obama merely “stands inside black skin” What is he, some kind of carnival character to be laughed at?: “We will not let Mr Obama off the hook simply because he stands inside black skin, or because his campaign served to energize and inspire thousands of young people and people of color,” she said.

After all the negativity, he was glad to get anything out of this fight: Ban, the U.N. chief, was heartened at the adoption of the declaration by consensus and urged countries not at the conference to rejoin the fight against racism.

Good point. If you said you’d fight or debate the guy, you’ve got to show up, coward: In Paris, France’s foreign minister criticized the U.S. decision to stay away from an event featuring Ahmadinejad while declaring itself open for negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.

Mistake? Is there some hidden, ominous meaning in this?: “More than a paradox, it could really be a mistake,” Bernard Kouchner said.

I’ll bet Benjamin did, and it likely said: “It was so nice of you guys to shun that obtuse Ahmadinejad monster and refuse to attend his coming out party”: But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a note Tuesday thanking those nations that boycotted the Geneva conference.

Well, when you turn your stage over to a total stinker, what do you expect? “This decision restored a bit of sanity to a world in which an anti-racism conference turns its stage over to a Holocaust denier who expresses his desire to wipe Israel off the map,” the note said, according to his office.

I told you ‘A’ is not brilliant. He’s going on past fumes and hasn’t an incredibly original idea in his narrow head: Most of Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric was not new but its timing and high profile could complicate U.S. efforts to warm ties with the Islamic republic. Alejandro Wolff, the U.S. deputy ambassador to the United Nations, denounced what he called “the Ahmadinejad spectacle.”

I stunk it up in New York, but they love me in Tehran. They’d better, or I’ll have the whole lost of them shot: In Tehran, some 200 people gathered at the airport to give Ahmadinejad a hero’s welcome as he returned home.

Ahmadinejad owns all the TV stations, even writes his own copy: Iranian state TV described him as having defended Palestinian rights against a racist regime. The official IRNA news agency quoted lawmaker Mohammad Reza Bahonar as saying that Ahmadinejad’s speech in Geneva was a “great achievement for (Iran’s ruling) system.”

Not a high number expelled for the ruckus caused. But it’s like an umpire throwing players out of the game. They know the game can’t continue and they won’t get paid if they clear both dugouts: The U.N. said it expelled 13 people Tuesday from the conference, including members of Jewish and Iranian groups that disrupted Ahmadinejad’s speech.

There’s no dignity left on Earth. Let’s hold this on Mars next year: “At the United Nations we demand that conferences and debates be held in a spirit of mutual respect and dignity,” Heuze said.

>Washington Post Story Is Critical of Churches

>Writer Michael Gerson of the Post paints a not-too rosy picture of Christians who may have participated, overtly or passively, in the Holocaust or mass murders of Jews.

Whether you agree with Gerson or not, it would behoove you to at least take a look at his op-ed article printed in part below. A large part of it is not objective, but how objective can one get when we’re talking about something that happened 60 to 70 years ago?

Let’s face it — the Jews have been persecuted for centuries. Pop open your Bible and read about the persecution of the Jews, even in Egypt, and when Noah was building his ship on which only something like eight people survived the flood.

Every time people decide to live God’s commandments to the letter, such as Nephi’s people in the new world as told in the Book of Mormon, there are always dissenters and others who persecute by enslaving God’s people. Nephi’s older brothers began systematically criticizing this righteous man, Nephi, by lying to the Lamanites that Nephi had robbed them of their heritage, status, priesthood, and their honored place before God. The Lamanites, throughout the Book of Mormon, were more numerous than the Nephites — and a whole lot more warlike, indolent, and lazy most of the time — and they were constantly attacking, causing wars to take over cities the Nephis had built through honest industry.

It’s the same today. America has been industrious and has prospered. Yet terrorists, for no objective reason I know of except they misread their own religion, want to create havoc here and around the world and, of course, in Israel. Because Americans have a love of all peoples — we are of the blood of all peoples and  lands — especially those espousing Judeo/Christian concepts of brotherhood and love, we are the target of the same animus as the Jews. Terrorists don’t just want to kill our people and damage our cities, they want to wipe us off the face of the earth.

Today, persecution occurs because people lack faith, and it is the former members of the church who do the worst damage. God grant that we will never again be part of persecuting our brothers, the Jews (or the Mormons or other people), no matter if it’s overtly or passively as we did in the last primary election when Evangelicals decided they couldn’t stand seeing a Mormon elected president and voted almost in mass against Mitt Romney and embraced a liberal Republican, John McCain. What foolishness!
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Pope Benedict XVI gestures during the weekly general audience in Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called on Pope Benedict XVI to make a "very clear" rejection of Holocaust denials after the Vatican's rehabilitation of a former bishop who questioned whether 6 million Jews were gassed by the Nazis. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Benedict XVI gestures during the weekly general audience in Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called on Pope Benedict XVI to make a “very clear” rejection of Holocaust denials after the Vatican’s rehabilitation of a former bishop who questioned whether 6 million Jews were gassed by the Nazis. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (Andrew Medichini – AP)

There are those who maliciously print articles which denigrade churches today, and especially Jews,  but I doubt this is one of them. Gerson is a highly respected author and writer, though this was intended as an op-ed article, not reportage.

The Post leads with two articles about the Holocaust.

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The following is by Michael Gerson:
Many items on the list of horribles laid at the door of religion are libels or exaggerations. But this charge — the indifference or complicity of many Christians during the great genocides of modern history — is one of the genuine scandals.
In Hitler’s Germany, Christians responded to mass murder with general acquiescence and only isolated defiance. Protestants earned the most shame. In the Evangelical Lutheran Church elections of 1932, so-called “German Christians” won two-thirds of the vote — and later praised the fight “against the political and spiritual influence of the Jewish race.” Catholic leaders were less overt in their anti-Semitism but hardly heroic in their resistance — usually accommodating rather than confronting the Nazi regime. “Charity is well and good,” said one Vatican official at the time, “but the greatest charity is not to make problems for the church.”
During the Rwandan genocide, writes Timothy Longman, “Numerous priests, pastors, nuns, brothers, catechists and Catholic and Protestant lay leaders supported, participated in, or helped to organize the killings.” Two Benedictine nuns collaborated with Hutu militias in the murder of 7,000 people just outside their convent grounds. A priest participated in the burning and bulldozing of a church with 2,000 men, women and children inside.
It is very difficult to understand how those who worship a man on a cross could help to drive the bloody nails themselves. But the record is clear: When religion is infected by racism, ideology or extreme nationalism, it can become a carrier of hatred instead of conscience. And when churches are concerned mainly with their institutional self-preservation, they often end up neck-deep in compromise or paralyzed by cowardice. Read the entire Post story . . .

>Three Cheers For The Pope

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Vatican: Holocaust denier must recant

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during the weekly general audience in AP – Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful during the weekly general audience in Pope Paul VI hall, at the …

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Wednesday demanded that a prelate who denied the Holocaust recant his positions before being fully admitted as a bishop into the Roman Catholic Church.
It also said Pope Benedict XVI had not known about Bishop Richard Williamson’s views when he agreed to lift his excommunication and that of three other ultraconservative bishops Jan. 21.
The Vatican’s Secretariat of State issued the statement a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the pope to make a clearer rejection of Holocaust denials, saying there had not been adequate clarification from the church.
The Holy See on Jan. 24 announced the rehabilitation of four bishops excommunicated in 1988 after being consecrated without papal consent.
Just days before, Williamson had been shown on Swedish state television saying historical evidence “is hugely against 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed” during World War II.

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