Leftist letter: Bibi encourages anti-Semitism
Published: 12.01.11, 23:59
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1. Liberalism is a mental illness
Mike ,   SD   (01.13.11)
...and the lefty Euros and lefty Jews prove it all the time.
2. what total BS!!!
eddie ,   London UK   (01.13.11)
These idiotic "academics" have no idea what they are talking about: a) The terror campaign began as soon as Oslo accord were signed, and Labour imported PLO terrorists into Gaza, west bank, and armed them. b) Anti semitism was a cause of zionism, not an effect. c) In 1948, the Arab nations didnt want a mini Jewish state. They didnt want the 67 borders. They got Gaza back, but this encouraged them to fire more missiles. d) anti semitism in Europe has always existed. It has risne in recent years not because of Likud or Bibi, but becasue of Barak, the failed camp david and the 2nd intifada. It is also an islamic anti semitism.
LAWRENCE ,   SAFED ISRAEL   (01.13.11)
Antisemitism never existed before Netanyahu .After all ,the spanish Inquisition ,ukrainian pogroms and the Holocaust are figments of the imagination .The vile left have reached new lows .
4. If getting rid of Left means end of democracy:bring it on!
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.13.11)
5. PURE McCarthyism !
CK Tan ,   Singapore, Singapore   (01.13.11)
And fascism too ! How dare these "academicians, artists and Israel Prize winners" single out and attack the non-Labour's members for ruining democracy, endangering Jews in the world..... Oh wait, of course they can. What was I thinking? They are the Left. These people and the NGOs they support - they are eternally entitled to do anything to delegitimise the state of Israel, including using staged or FALSE evidences. They must never be asked to be accountable for every of their actions, like they demand from the Right. And unlike the Right, they can never do anything wrong. Left is forever right, Right is forever wrong.
6. Out of the mouth of Korah
Len ,   Australia   (01.13.11)
These leftists who call themselves academias don't sound any different from Korah and his followers who tried to stop Moses from taking the people of Israel out of Egypt. They never stopped bickering and complaining in the wilderness. They loved Egypt their enemy and the luxuries and food that it offered they didn't mind their dhimmitude as long as the enemy spared their cowardly necks. "Take our freedom but spare our lives they cried"!! Sound familier doesnt it?
7. BLind.
~~Lengualima~~ ,   I   (01.13.11)
These Democrats of words, but action tyrants. They think they possess absolute truth, there ever reviewed the history of the ideology they claim to represent. According to his infinite wisdom the only ones who have the right to rule is their ideological affinity. When the people of Israel chose the Left parties to govern, no problem But when natural trend, voters change their preferences toward the center or right, the smaller epithet is racist, apartheid, dictatorship. The worst punishment they will have on the polls, each day will have fewer votes, Blind.
8. Hitler didn't care if you were liberal
Phil ,   USA   (01.13.11)
Those so-called academics are the same type of cowardly so-called leaders that represented American Jews during the Holocaust. The Jewish-owned NY Times (Sulzburger family) deliberately downplayed the extermination of European Jews because they did not want the Times to be considered as a Jewish paper. Can you believe that any human being could be so unfeeling that he refuses to use his power to save lives? Other prominent Jews in Roosevelt's cabinet (except Morganthau) could not care less about the 2 million Jewish children who were slaughtered as long as their own asses were safe. Even Jewish jurists such as Brandeis and Frankfurter placed their political connections above saving lives. Can you believe that Brandeis would have a university named after such a stinking coward? Courageous Jews such as those in the Bergson group, Ben Hecht, and others were hounded by Jewish leaders such as Rabbi Wise for being too outspoken. To Aloni etc; you are moral idiots and in denial. Hitler didn't care if a Jew was liberal or conservative, orthodox or reform. He wanted them destroyed. Since Israel was not in existance and Netanyahu was not even born, who caused European antisemitism then? To blame the victims is so appaling that I wish there was a way of exiling them from the Jewish people.
9. more irellevancy from the left.
ralph   (01.13.11)
10. I'd have to say less
Robert ,   NY USA   (01.13.11)
It was worse under Olmert. The PR was so over the top and rediculous that it made people more suspicious and untrusting. Israel has no need to use propaganda. The truth will counter others propaganda against Israel much better.
11. Wake Up People
David ,   Boulder, CO USA   (01.13.11)
Israel will be in deep, deep trouble if much of the world begins to believe Israel an apartheid state. Boycotts, realignment of geopolitical support....all spell disaster. The PM is kidding himself if he thinks his path has no consequences.
12. strange logic
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (01.13.11)
Since 1993 and the Oslo accords, antisemitism has been on a steady rise. Antisemitism reached a peak during the extreme-Left regime of Olmert when Olmert, Livni and Barak were considered international war criminals for a war of self defense
13. You may not want to hear it...
Rafi ,   US   (01.13.11)
... but this group of letter writers is unequivocably correct. Yes, there was always anti-Semitism... but it has risen astronomically since the advent of the current Likud govt. Again, you may not want to hear it... but fact is fact: during Rabin's last premiership, Israeli govt representatives were welcome across the globe. Rabin himself visited Indonesia, other Israeli govt officials openly travelled to Persian Gulf states. This is a far cry from the pathetic situation that exists today - where Israeli govt officials are under threat of arrest in some west European states (much less Indonesia)! Wonder what's changed... let's see... could it be the rise of secular (Lieberman) and religious (heredi) fascism/ bigotry? No... that couldn't be it. Somehow it must be those leftist liberals...
14. Losers of the Left
Marcel ,   Florida   (01.13.11)
The weak and defeatist Jess of the left are responsible for what they blame Netanyahu for. From Ehud Barak's midnight retreat from South Lebanon to the failure of the left to defeat Hamas and Hamas has emboldened Israel's enemies and weakened Israel. The grasshopper Jews of the left only know the Neville Chamberlain art of appeasement.
15. You don't have to be a leftist to be against bigotry.
noa ,   israel   (01.13.11)
17. Thank you Rafi :)
Gregg ,   Haifa, IL   (01.13.11)
18. wow that is exactly what the right wingers said before
ghostq   (01.13.11)
Rabin assasination, I think this should not be in democratic system, inciting against prime minister blame him for antisemitism? sorry to tell them but it existed even when he wasn't in power, sad how tables had turns. lefties realy make you sick when it come to ethics, they use it when it convienient.
19. to #15 yes you can when it comes to political
ghostq   (01.13.11)
stance, it is basic logic, if you got it.
20. Bet labor's main funding comes from ramallah and gaza.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (01.13.11)
Who else would want these people to be in the Knesset?
21. I'm happy!
Ricardo Macher ,   Karnei Shomron IL   (01.13.11)
When I read about letters like this it makes me happy. Translated to plain language, this letter means fear! Fear to recognize that an era is ending. That the "shtetel mentality" is dead, that we are sick and bored of bending against the goyim. This people represent what is left of the coward Jews who run away every 20 years. Life is changing, the second step after creating the State of Israel is being proud of it and it's Jewishness, time has come!!!!!
22. Rafi - what changed is the left now is against Israel
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (01.13.11)
Strange, Rafi, but a few years ago the left was calling for peace talks. Now, the left is calling for trade and academic boycotts of Israel to "force" Israel to negotiate. Don't buy from the Jews, don't sell to the Jews, and definitely don't talk to the Jews. Very strange behavior indeed, since it is the Palestinians who are refusing to negotiate, and the leftist and Pal propaganda has convinced you that it is Bibi's fault. It is these extreme leftist Jews who are promoting the rise of anti-semitism around the world.
23. Israel with a left
Ali ,   Scotland   (01.13.11)
What a laugh.These politicians Livini Barak and the other so called lefties. These people are not lefties,they're only considered left in Israel. Israel is so far right that Politicians right of centre are considered lefties.We in europe can see all signs ,it reminds me of the rise of Germany in the 30s. .Please wake up people before its too late,
24. sadly he does
ivan ,   haifa   (01.13.11)
25. Leftists care about anti-semitism?... interesting!
tejas ,   India   (01.13.11)
26. Fallacious argument
Brod ,   USA   (01.13.11)
The Leftists do not know what they are talking about. Their argument is fallacious. The fact is AntiSemitism was invented by Papism-the Apostate church led by Satan. The Book of Revelation describes them as the 'Beast' led by the Dragon (Satan).
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