18 September 2008

Ahmadenijad, Hillary and Democrats

It seems according to this story running on Arutz Sheva, that silly politics has become more important than defending Israel.

Since the anti-Ahmadinejad at the UN rally has become a political affair, it should be cancelled. If Jews cannot even get together and use what ever means possible to protest the terrorist from Teheran, and in Elul nonetheless, it is better not to even try.

This failure to even schedule speakers, (yes all who can help should come, Hillary as well as Gov. Palin) is embarrasing. Iran and all islamic facist terrorists are strengthened by our divisions and dis-unity.

And, thanks democrat-liberal Jews for finally admitting that your political agenda comes before the well-being of your brethren in Israel. And to the democrats in general, thanks for your whole hearted support of the Jewish people. The parted curtains reveal a petty political organization of easily offended operatives who hold by “my way or the highway”. I call upon the democrat party to send a high level representative to NY, (if the event is not cancelled) possibly even one of the two candidates on their presidential ticket and I call upon the organizers to re-invite Sarah Palin. Don’t force the conclusion upon the world that you only care about Israel and the Jews when it is politically convenient to do so.

Iran and the madman must be stopped but more importantly, the unification of the Jews must begin. The first goal cannot be met until the second goal is achieved.

I remember attending the big Soviet Jewry rally in DC in the late 80's. Politicians from across the spectrum spoke and to my knowledge, no one was axed due to party affiliation. HaShem should have mercy on his people.

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k.connell said...

"In order to keep the focus on Iranian threats and to ensure that this critical message not be obscured, the organizers of the rally have decided not to have any American political personalities appear..."

Well, there it is. The half-hearted rationale for “dis-inviting” Governor Palin.

If the organizers of this protest think for a moment, however, that they can delude us into believing that this slap in the face to Governor Palin is nothing more than an "effort to keep the focus on Iranian threats", they are very sadly mistaken. Most of us are far less gullible than that.

No doubt, the presence of both Mrs. Clinton & Governor Palin would have been an overwhelming example of political solidarity against the fanatical regime in Iran. But, for reasons beyond understanding, Mrs. Clinton decided that sharing the stage with Mrs. Palin was not politically advantageous.

But even least sophisticated among us realize that Sarah Palin’s presence, albeit without Mrs. Clinton, would have drawn cameras from around the world to the event. And that those cameras would have broadcast a loud, clear, unified rejection of the Iranian regime. To say that Governor Palin’s presence would, “obscure” that “critical message” is utter nonsense. It would have done exactly & precisely the opposite.

I would have thought that, as members of the Jewish Community , the organizers of this protest would have been a bit more serious about the very real threats that face Israel. And concerns, such as offending the political sensibilities of Mrs. Clinton or the Democratic Party, were not of paramount importance. Evidently, that is not the case.

aprpeh said...

thanks for comments

you and I both know why Hillary was reluctant to share a stage with Sarah Palin. But as you point out, this should not be the concern of the sponsors.

{The rally, organized by the National Coalition to Stop Iran Now, is sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, United Jewish Communities, U.J.A.-Federation of New York, and Jewish Council for Public Affairs. INN}

In fact to even further support your point, having both politicians together onstage for a cause itself would draw attention to the cause they assembled to support (no matter what the cause was).

it is indeed truly a tragedy that democrat loyalty must run so deeply within Jewish official organizations that Jewish blood and Israel's safety must take second place.

What Words Offend Arabs? The Truth.

Children's Poetry Booklet Recalled After Arabs Complain
(Israeli censorship kowtows to Arabs.
When Will We Tell The Truth Without Fear)

(IsraelNN.com 7 Sivan 5768/June 10, '08) Ynet's web site and Arab complaints against a ten-year-old boy's poem about terrorists has resulted in the recall of all of the Nes Ziona municipality's children's poetry booklets.

Ynet boasts that its coverage of the poem resulted in its being recalled.

The text of the poem (Ynet's translation):

Ahmed's bunker has surprises galore: Grenades, rifles are hung on the wall. Ahmed is planning another bombing!What a bunker Ahmed has, who causes daily harm.Ahmed knows how to make a bomb. Ahmed is Ahmed, that's who he is, so don't forget to be careful of him.We get blasted while they have a blast!Ahmed and his friends could be wealthy and sunny, if only they wouldn't buy rockets with all their money.

Poetry competition director Marika Berkowitz, who published the booklet, was surprised at the protests and told Ynet: "This is the boy's creation and this is what he wanted to express. Of course there should be a limit, but I think the there is no racism here. 'Ahmed' is a general term for the enemy. These are the murmurings of an innocent child."

The Education Ministry told Ynet: "The local authority that published the booklet should have guided the students in a more correct manner through the schools. The district will investigate the issue with the local authorities."
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