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Thread #88448   Message #1659491
Posted By: Don Firth
01-Feb-06 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: FLAME and radical liberal anti-semitism
Subject: RE: BS: FLAME and radical liberal anti-semitism
Martin Gibson is merely spouting the "party line."

"The latest production of Israel's apologists is the "New Anti-Semitism." ...Thirty years ago, Anti-Defamation League national leaders Arnold Forster and Benjamin Epstein published to great fanfare a study entitled The New Anti-Semitism, and less than a decade later ADL national leader Nathan Perlmutter (with his wife, Ruth Ann Perlmutter) put out The Real Anti-Semitism in America, alleging yet again that the United States was awash in a new Anti-Semitism. The main purpose behind these periodic, meticulously orchestrated media extravaganzas is not to fight anti-Semitism, but rather to exploit the historical suffering of Jews in order to immunize Israel against criticism." (Norman Finkelstein, Beyond Chutzpah)

and

"The ADL has virtually abandoned its earlier role as a civil rights organization, becoming 'one of the main pillars' of Israeli propaganda in the U.S. These efforts, buttressed by insinuations of anti-Semitism or direct accusations, are intended to deflect or undermine opposition to Israeli policies, including Israel's refusal, with U.S. support, to move towards a general political settlement." (Noam Chomsky, Necessary Illusions)

I didn't say it, Marty, so there's no point in attacking me. I'm just quoting two writers, both of whom are Jewish.

Don Firth