web analytics
September 22, 2014 / 27 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Christian Century Editor Blogs with Virulent Antisemites

Is this the face of Christianity, as Christian Century would like to see it displayed? For my part, I repudiate it without hesitation.
Sample anti-Semitic imagery from Mathis blog posts at VNN.

Sample anti-Semitic imagery from Mathis blog posts at VNN.

I’ve been watching this one from the sidelines for the last couple of weeks, hoping the leadership at Christian Century would take it seriously when the organization CAMERA notified the venerable Christian publisher than one of its editors, James M. Wall, blogs at a site where anti-Semitism is rampant.

Veterans News Now, which purports to have the interests of American military veterans at heart, is a hotbed of conspiracy theories, 9/11 Truther-ism, and anti-Semitism.  CAMERA highlights one particularly ugly post by someone named Mike Stathis, “Zionist Washington Ensuring End of America,” from June 2011.  See the link for CAMERA’s samples from the post; it is stuffed from beginning to end with the full complement of memes and themes in anti-Semitic demagoguery.  The passage I quote here might have been lifted directly from Nazi propaganda ca. 1935:

Zionist Jews have effectively caused the societal and economic collapse of the U.S. This is a process that has been under way for several decades. Throughout this long period of deceit and subversion, they have created covers, distractions and deflections. They have transformed politicians into puppets. They have enslaved consumers using their banks. They have defrauded the entire population using their control over Wall Street. They have used their control over media, politicians and policy makers in order to shield any criticism of their crimes and their powerful crime syndicate.

There are over 8,000 words in this vein.  With antisemitism like this, the reductio ad Hitlerum is inevitable, prudent, and just.

I don’t provide a link to the above post – web-clicks hygiene is more important – but search on the title and it comes up immediately.  (The top link in your search results may be to Veterans News Now’s sister site, Veterans Today, which is even more openly and virulently anti-Semitic.  It’s the same piece, though.  Several of the writers in the “Veterans” stable post their material at both sites.)

Other posts on similar topics at Veterans News Now include:

“Earth’s alpha predator: Zionist Mafia” by Rand Clifford (samples at CAMERA)

“[David] Cameron’s ‘Torah’ Party Rules!” (Subtitle: The unbearable shame; Section heading: “So many Jews that the Tory Party should be known as the ‘Torah’ Party”) by Stuart Littlewood

“The Most Famous American Journalist Exposes the Zionist Conspiracy” by David Duke (yes, that David Duke)

“Will the Church of Scotland Cave in to Zionist Bullies?” by Stuart Littlewood

“How Zionists Manage to Get Away with Their Myths and Lies?” by Gilad Atzmon (yes, that Gilad Atzmon)

“Arch Zionist Gets Top BBC Strategy Job” by Nureddin Sabir

“New York Times Flacks for Jewish Groups Against 15 Major Christian Leaders” by James M. Wall

In this last post, from October 2012, Mr. Wall takes the New York Times to task for reporting that Jewish groups were upset, just prior to an interfaith conference, when 15 Christian leaders sent a letter to Congress demanding that Israel be “held accountable” to the standards of U.S. policy.  In Wall’s characterization, NYT was “flacking” for the Jewish groups, a point he drove home by featuring the name of the reporter (Laurie Goodstein) several times, and including her photo with the post, the better to illustrate her Jewishness, apparently.

The whole post is intemperate, accusing Goodstein of a “not-so-subtle attack” on the Christians because of this passage from her article:

A letter signed by 15 leaders of Christian churches that calls for Congress to reconsider giving aid to Israel because of accusations of human rights violations has outraged Jewish leaders and threatened to derail longstanding efforts to build interfaith relations.

The Christian leaders say their intention was to put the Palestinian plight and the stalled peace negotiations back in the spotlight at a time when all of the attention to Middle East policy seems to be focused on Syria, the Arab Spring and the Iranian nuclear threat.

(I actually think only a minority of NYT readers would interpret this passage as even mildly critical of the Christians, but that’s an argument for another time.)

Wall berates the reporter for not sufficiently clarifying that some of the Jewish groups involved are secular – non-religious – groups, but then he goes further to accuse organizations like the Jewish Council for Public Affairs of “infiltrat[ing] religious denominational meetings to intimidate voters and water down resolutions.” This comes off as tinfoil-hat boilerplate, perfectly at home with the tone of the Veterans News Now site.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

9 Responses to “Christian Century Editor Blogs with Virulent Antisemites”

  1. Nathan Katz says:

    Extremely disturbing because CC had been thought well of for many years, even though it has adhered to a missionizing agenda.

  2. Wake up. What has changed about Christianity regardless of the rhetoric and smokescreen?

  3. John Keytack says:

    The important question is what was he saying on those blogs? Just the act of making comments on a blog is not necessarily bad by itself. Are the blogs in question anti-Semitic, or are the comments by people in the discussion thread anti-Semitic? There is a difference. I frequently engage people on these sites. Is he agreeing with the people who make anti-Semitic comments?

  4. Stuart Wragg says:

    Christians in my country are firmly on the side of Israel. True Christians that is, not religious people who have chosen to rather cloak themselves with a Christian mantle instead of another.

  5. forgive them. it was all the explosions. anyway, these "bloggers" and their zombie followers are very mentally deranged.

  6. Bob Talbot says:

    Shameless? We see otherwise.

  7. John Erthein says:

    It seems clear that the leadership of the Christian Century doesn't really care about anti-Semitism. It's just not an important issue for them. That should say it all when it comes to evaluating the worth of that magazine.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I have been relentless in attempting to force the Holocaust Claims Conference to re-evaluate and change their methods. At least they are enacting these corrections. However, why shouldn’t the money they have in their possession be distributed immediately to Holocaust survivors? There are precious few survivors left and soon they will be gone. Only the youngest are still alive. My father Jacob, a survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, passed away 30 years ago. My mother, a survivor of Skarzish and Buchenwald, passed away 20 years ago.

    I ask every Holocaust survivor reading this to protest to the Claims Conference or their attorneys and ask what is happening with the funds. Twenty percent of these funds goes to birthright, Holocaust museums, writers etc.. Ask why individuals who are not really Holocaust survivors but were added to the list receiving funds.

    It is your money and you deserve it now. How is it possible for Holocaust survivors to be in need of food and medications when the Claims conference holds so much money?

    I am only one person. You must speak up now.

    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

    Edison, N.J.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Logos of the Arab Bank
Arab Bank Found Liable for Hamas Terror Funding
Latest Indepth Stories
George Bush and Barack Obama

The big service ISIS is doing the West right now is checking Iranian power, just as the Sunni rebels inside Syria are keeping the Iranian agent Hezbollah in check, and just as the PLO is keeping Hamas in check, at least to some degree.

Cannabis Greenhouse

Research shows that high doses of marijuana can produce acute psychotic reactions, lower IQ in teens

donny pic

The current missionary problem in Samaria is still relatively unknown throughout Israel&to most Jews

Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed

Rosh Hashanah is a universal, stock-taking, renewal and hopeful holiday,

No mutual clash between parties, it was Jews repeatedly attacked by Arabs, not the other way around.

Israel would love to be in the coalition,but it’s never going to happen, because, in the end, most of America’s allies would walk away if Israel were on board officially.

Why has his death been treated by some as an invitation for an emotional “autopsy”?

SWOT analysis: Assessing resources, internal Strengths&Weaknesses; external Opportunities&Threats.

Strategy? For the longest time Obama couldn’t be bothered to have one against a sworn enemy.

Seventeen visual skills are needed for success in school, sports, and everyday life.

We started The Jewish Press. Arnie was an integral part of the paper.

Fear alone is substantial; without fusing it to beauty, fear doesn’t reach its highest potential.

Fortunate are we to have Rosh Hashanah for repentance, a shofar to awaken heavenly mercy.

Arab leaders who want the US to stop Islamic State are afraid of being dubbed traitors and US agents

National Lawyers Guild:Sworn enemy of Israel & the legal arm of Palestinian terrorism since the ’70s

More Articles from J. E. Dyer
Steven Joel Sotloff as a hostage of ISIS, before his beheading.

In his travels as a journalist in the Islamic world, Sotloff never referred to his Jewishness.

ZIM Piraeus in happier days. (Image: ShipSpotting.com user b47b56)

ZIM Piraeus isn’t Israeli-owned or flagged, incidentally, it is Greek operated.

Obama is transparent, if you read his oracular signs with the right key.

ISIS has no intention of “marching on” Baghdad. The Sunni affiliates of ISIS are going to disrupt life there.

Oslo’s moment of unchallenged American supremacy and the illusion of unforced global stasis, passed.

Could the Obamas be any more “let ‘em eat cake”?

The Obama administration wants to take over the short-term financial services industry.

The topics are “The Reagan Strategy,” and the “Iran Time Bomb.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/j-e-dyer/christian-century-editor-blogs-with-virulent-antisemites/2013/07/21/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: