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“I also know countries that do deserve the apartheid label,” Deng continued. “My country Sudan is on the top of the list, but so are Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. What has happened to people in Sudan is a thousand times worse than apartheid in South Africa. And no matter how the Palestinians suffer, they suffer nothing compared to my people. Most of the suffering is the fault of their leaders.”
After the 9/11 attacks, Tutu urged Americans to engage in soul-searching as to what motivated al Qaeda and its supporters, implying they had legitimate, rational grievances because many were “not lunatic fringe.” He himself already knew the answer: “poverty” (apparently bin Laden was down to his last $500 million). Unlike the understandable terrorist attacks, however, the U.S. military response was inexcusable “vengeance” in Tutu’s view.
It is not surprising to learn that Tutu is a supporter of the like-minded Rev. Jeremiah Wright. While in Chicago last year to accept the Lincoln Leadership Prize from Oprah Winfrey, Tutu reprimanded Americans for getting “very, very upset” at Wright and defended Wright’s anti-Semitic, pro-terrorist outbursts as necessary commentaries on “race.”
Seemingly to remove any doubt about his true intentions in honoring Tutu, Obama is also awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson, who as president of Ireland sent millions of dollars to the PLO. Later, as UN commissioner, she led the 2001 Durban conference that Secretary of State Colin Powell walked out of when he saw it was nothing more than an anti-Semitic rally.
A message is being sent to the Jewish community and Israel that differs dramatically from the message of healing and reconciliation conveyed to the rest of the world.
About the Author: Edward Olshaker is a longtime freelance journalist whose work has appeared in various publications and websites including History News Network, American Thinker, FrontPageMagazine and The Jewish Press.
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Wye would be seen to have set the groundwork for the creation of a Palestinian state
Blaming Israel for the violence in Gaza, he ends up justifying Hamas’s terrorism.
In the Thirties it was common for anti-Semites to call on Jews to “go to Palestine!”
“This arbitrary ban is an ugly stain on our democracy, and it also undermines the rule of law.”
We take US “aid” for psychological reasons-if we have an allowance, that means we have a father.
ZIM Piraeus isn’t Israeli-owned or flagged, incidentally, it is Greek operated.
Foolish me, thinking the goals were the destruction of Hamas thereby giving peace a real chance.
The free-spirted lifestyle didn’t hold your interest; the needs of your people did.
And why would the U.S. align itself on these issues with Turkey and Qatar, longtime advocates of Hamas’s interests?
Several years ago the city concluded that the metzitzah b’peh procedure created unacceptable risks for newborns in terms of the transmission of neo-natal herpes through contact with a mohel carrying the herpes virus.
The world wars caused unimaginable anguish for the Jews but God also scripted a great glory for our people.
We were quite disappointed with many of the points the secretary-general offered in response.
Judging by history, every time Hamas rebuilds their infrastructure, they are stronger than before.
After spending two years condemning Israeli checkpoints and roadblocks as impediments to peace, President Obama congratulated Egyptian demonstrators – reportedly members of the Muslim Brotherhood – for setting up checkpoints and conducting body searches.
When radio host Don Imus crudely insulted the young African-American ladies on the Rutgers women’s basketball team, then-Senator Barack Obama called for Imus to be fired.
Repeat anything often enough, regardless of accuracy, and eventually it becomes engraved in people’s minds as the truth: “Lizzie Borden took an ax” and butchered her parents; Mama Cass choked to death on a ham sandwich; Israel launched a war on Lebanon in 2006.
Today’s skinheads of the Left are not confined to the streets; they also enjoy an active media presence.
After years of monitoring the hate speech disseminated by conservative radio and Internet (one of my reports is cited in David Brock’s recently released The Republican Noise Machine), I am forced to conclude that the “politically correct” vitriol of the Israel-hating activist Left makes the venomous rhetoric of right-wing ideologues seem mild by comparison.
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