Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Today's HuffPo-Sponsored Jew Bashing

The other day the Huffington Post published an admittedly combative article about how attacking Iran might  be justified by Dovid Efune, a pro-Israel guy with an obvious Jewish name but who isn't Israeli. Although Israel only appears twice in the article, and American Jews never appear at all, some of the Huffington Posters thought it was a good opportunity to accuse American Jews of cowardice and/or treason:

Thank goodness he said "a certain ethnic group" just in case you were confused and thought he was talking about "Zionists." Here's the next one:

Yes, that's right. American Jews are "above" serving in the military and "expect" America to fight Iran. All of them. Every single one. I'm really glad that these guys are spelling out exactly what they think for a change, it's refreshing. Be sure to note as well how long these comments stay up and the number of favorites. A couple more:


"All Jewish organizations" huh? What an enlightened attitude. As I said, Jews and Jewish organizations never appeared in the article in question, not even once. So all of these posters jumping out of the woodwork throwing accusations toward American Jews came up with them entirely out of their own heads. Furthermore, I'm not sure where "MarcEdward" got the impression that Mr. Efune was representing Judaism (or that he called for the destruction of Iran), but we know that Marc has his own issues with the Jews, so maybe that's why.

The Jewish Chaplain's Council estimates that there are about 10,000 American Jews currently serving in the military. And if you would like to know how many have died (because apparently counting bodies is something anti-Zionists do for fun) click here. Finally, a little more than half of American Jews support a military strike on Iran, in contrast with the same percentage of Americans who would support an Israeli strike, but far less would want us to do it ourselves.

Still, it's informative to see that Jew hatred is still acceptable on the Huffington Post. They didn't even need to disguise it this time behind weasel words.

2 comments:

  1. They attack Jews even on a subject that has nothing to do with American Jews and in which Israel received a bare mention!

    Judeophobia is alive and well on the HP!

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  2. Re: Jewish war dead
    Reflecting on the Lives of the American Jewish Service Members Who Died Fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan
    http://www.forward.com/articles/135331/
    note : Sgt. Elijah Tai Wah Wong and Spc. Benyahmin B. Yahudah more diversity than MSNBC and CNN.
    In Australia
    A South African-born Jewish soldier serving in the Australian army was killed in Afghanistan.
    http://www.jewsingreen.com/2009/01/australian-jewish-soldier-kia-in-afghanistan/
    nice site btw
    http://www.jewsingreen.com/
    The all time champ from WW2 Harold Baumgarten
    Baumgarten, who is Jewish, had drawn a Star of David on the back of his field jacket, as an act of defiance against Nazi Germany's brutality against European Jews.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/05/us-dday-veterans-idUSTRE7541CX20110605
    Ian

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