‘Most Wanted’ poster of imperial Jewish life hypes attack on Syria

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This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page.

I can’t get it out of my head.  The poster came into my life last night as I surfed the net.  I awakened this morning with my head throbbing, wondering what the poster symbolizes to me.  Then it hit – a Most Wanted poster of Jewish life.

(Image: Facebook)

(Image: Facebook)

Here’s what the poster advertises.  At the end of this month there will be a panel discussion at Cooper Union in New York.  The subject is “Genocide:  Do the Strong Have a Responsibility for the Weak?”  The program is billed as a prelude to the UN’s commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and – here’s the outlier – as an “international response to the Syrian chemical slaughter.”  The sponsorship is strange enough to merit a separate reflection.  The featured speakers are enough to set the stage.

They’re a Who’s Who of enabled injustice.  The set-up crew includes:  moderator, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, founder of the Jewish Values Network; introduction, Sheldon Adelson, listed as a “Global Holocaust Memory Philanthropist”; concluding remarks, Michael Steinhardt, co-founder of Birthright Israel.   If you combine a cartoon version of a Rabbi, then mix a billionaire settlement guru with a leader of a program that sponsors Jewish youth in a way that ensures their imperial Jewish identity, the result is a toxic brew of contemporary Jewish life.

The surrounding cast, though, is only a preview of the featured speakers.  The first, Elie Wiesel, is an enabler of injustice because of his silence on Palestine.  The other, Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, is a human rights violator and more.

Human Rights Watch has an entire dossier on Kagame, not only in Rwanda but in the Congo as well.  It’s amazing how he has become the darling of the genocide set.  Even some in Peace and Conflict Studies accept plane tickets and world class hotel stays at the Rwandan government’s expense to study genocide – and, of course, to remember the Holocaust.

I was invited once to such an affair – almost.  The proposed invitation never materialized.  I assume this is because of my stand for Palestinians and criticism of Israeli policies in the occupied territories.  But what political advantage does memorializing the Rwandan genocide if the Rwandan government doesn’t link itself to Israel?

Elie Wiesel is the great marketer of the Holocaust.  Without taking away from his experience in the Holocaust, Wiesel’s silence on Palestine is longstanding.  This silence truncates his witness to the Holocaust and makes him culpable in the suffering of the Palestinian people. In his later years Wiesel keeps upping his enabling of injustice.  In doing so he helps trivialize another round of mass suffering.

As with the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide stands alone.  However, the instrumentalization of the Rwandan genocide, along with the instrumentalization of the Holocaust, is a second crime.  This allows the named suffering to bury those who suffer in the present without being named.  By using one suffering to obscure another, the initial suffering is trivialized.  The suffering of others becomes unspeakable.

Holocaust, Rwanda – Syria?  The suffering in Syria is immense.  Whether or not it fits in the genocide category is for others to discuss.  The chemical weapons angle, though, is politically clear enough.

The protest against the use of chemical weapons in Syria isn’t about suffering.  It’s about mobilizing the United States on behalf of Israel against her “enemies,” most especially Iran.

How did we come to the militarization of Jewish life?  Our militarization has become ingrained, without thought, our second nature.  We are stuck in the Samantha Power take on history – flaunt your morality by mobilizing the memory of the powerful on behalf of your own self-interest disguised as the moral imperative.  Our Most Wanted marketers of the Holocaust – and Israel – should be ashamed of themselves.

We know “moral” interventions are always selective and self-anointed.  Otherwise our most immediate intervention would be in the Congo.  Did I leave out a military intervention to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land?

We do have a responsibility to protect the weak.  If only our Most Wanted were carrying out this mandate, I would be in full support.  At the same time, we would remember the victims of the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide in the only appropriate way – by embodying the justice they were denied.

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Marc H. Ellis is retired Director and Professor of Jewish Studies at Baylor University and author of Burning Children: A Jewish View of the War in Gaza which can be found at www.newdiasporabooks.com

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  1. W.Jones
    September 18, 2013, 12:02 pm

    “As with the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide stands alone.”
    The Jewish Virtual Library says there were 5 million nonJewish victims of the Holocaust. Perhaps there was suffering together with others?

  2. pabelmont
    September 18, 2013, 12:56 pm

    I like the idea that some brave soul will ask if there is, in the view of any panelist who cares to respond, a duty of “the strong” to care for the Palestinians — inside Israel, in the OPTs, and in exile? In that case, which “strong” and how would Israel respond to their efforts?

  3. Krauss
    September 18, 2013, 1:13 pm

    Several millions of Ukrainian civilians died in a genocide of active neglect and at times brutal persecution. I didn’t even know about this until a few months ago. The insistence of some Jews to try to elevate the shoah above all other people’s suffering is disgusting. It happens to be the kind of Jews like Steinhardt or Adelson.

    By the way, for me it’s still a mystery how a right-wing fanatic like Elie Wiesel can be seen as a ‘liberal’. Or how you can have people directly bankrolling colonialism, and slow-motion ethnic cleansing/occupation like Adelson, somehow be seen as fit to talk gravely about human rights.

    A travesty and a farce.

  4. hophmi
    September 18, 2013, 2:48 pm

    You’re not very sophisticated, are you, Professor.

    You apparently are completely unable to handle any sort of complexity.

    Kagame is not perfect. But he is also credited with created a modern, sustainable Rwanda, that has, heretofore, not fallen back into its old sectarian divisions. I think Kagame is certainly qualified to speak on genocide. Can you give me a list of African heads of state from Kagame’s region that you would consider similarly qualified to speak on the subject of genocide?

    “Elie Wiesel is the great marketer of the Holocaust. ”

    Elie Wiesel is not perfect either. He just happens to be one of the most eloquent speakers and writers on genocide we have in the United States. You really have some nerve talking about a Holocaust survivor that way. Who do you think you are? You didn’t have his experience. How dare you. You are not worthy of having an opinion on Elie Wiesel. You are nothing compared to him, and your accomplishments in making the world a more just place are nothing compared to his.

    Shmuley Boteach has been outspoken in his advocacy of responding to genocide, rather than just condemning it.

    What’s your record, Professor? What work have you done to fight genocide? Have you left the comfort of your teaching position? Do you live a completely moral life that you can sit in judgment of a giant like Wiesel? Have you spent your life going around the country giving speeches about the importance of being good to other people and learning the lessons of the Holocaust? You haven’t. You’re not in a position to judge.

    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Your house isn’t even as strong as glass. You’re a moral midget.

    • Woody Tanaka
      September 18, 2013, 3:20 pm

      “You really have some nerve talking about a Holocaust survivor that way. ”

      LMAO. Who gives a damn if he’s a Holocaust survivor? Some Holocaust survivors are living saints; some evil toads and some loudmouth blowhards. Wiesel ain’t the first, may be the second, but is most surely the third. Being in the Holocaust doesn’t get someone special dispensation from criticism, especially given the fact that he aligned himself with the evil-doers in the great Human Rights question of the second half of the 20th-early 21st century: the zionist oppression of the Palestinians.

    • Cliff
      September 18, 2013, 3:50 pm

      So what if he didn’t have his experience?

      Being a Holocaust survivor doesn’t make you a good person BY DEFINITION (which is clearly your implication).

      Shmuley Boteach is a Zionist. Who cares if he’s outspoken on an uncontroversial issue like blah blah Darfur, blah blah Sudan, etc. etc.

      Do you think there’s some powerful pro-genocide in Darfur Lobby that’s scare-mongering people into supporting genocide?

      Taking ‘a stand against’ genocide whilst living in the most powerful country in the world, takes ZERO courage.

      It’s called a BANDWAGON and Shmuley Boteach is in it, grandstanding to boot.

      Elie Wiesel makes a lot of money giving his talks. He isn’t educating anyone about the importance of blah blah because he’s a Zionist and doesn’t talk about apartheid Israel or the Palestinian refugees or any other topic that addresses his identity.

      Once again, it takes ZERO courage to lecture about the profundity of the Holocaust in America.

      NONE whatsoever. All rational people would agree that genocide is an evil and it’s important to fight it in its early signs.

      The people you mention are politicians – not humanitarians.

      People like you trumpet the Wiesels and (LOL) Shmuley Boteach (who is a nobody that is just well-connected and an example of the Zionist Jewish Establishment) while downplaying Marek Edelman – who would not agree with your Holocaust Industry swill.

      When we talk about Desmond Tutu or Nelson Mandela or the many other people who fought against Apartheid – racists like you are predictably dismissive.

      The only ‘voices’ that matter to you are those which perpetuate Holocaust Industry fear-mongering so as to make Israeli suffering ‘unique’ and Palestinian suffering ‘academic’ (something you’ve explicitly said).

      SO the real question is, who the hell do YOU think you are?

      You’re not a Holocaust survivor. You’re not an ancient 3000 year old Jew.

      All you will EVER be is a yuppie Zionist Jew who promotes racism and apartheid in Israel but would not want it here in America (unless Jews were spared since you think rape/torture/massacre/ethnic cleansing is A-OK so long as it’s non-Jews being abused and/or murdered).

    • amigo
      September 18, 2013, 4:00 pm

      In 1948, Wiesel became involved with the Irgun, translating articles from Hebrew to Yiddish for its periodicals”

      He is a terrorist.

      link to en.wikipedia.org

      What was that about moral midgets.

      You are a moral vacuum.

      .

      • hophmi
        September 18, 2013, 5:30 pm

        “[Elie Wiesel] is a terrorist” because he translated articles for the Irgun? LOL.

        I’ll have to check out that Israeli novel I have at home, “The Crime of Writing.”

      • Woody Tanaka
        September 19, 2013, 10:42 am

        “I’ll have to check out that Israeli novel I have at home, ‘The Crime of Writing.’”

        I just received a transmission from beyond the grave:

        To Whom It May Concern:

        Hoppy is right. There’s no crime in writing.

        Sincerely,
        Julius Streicher

      • amigo
        September 19, 2013, 4:35 pm

        Touche

      • traintosiberia
        September 19, 2013, 7:35 pm

        Did not Eli Wiesel grow and prosper a little more in recent history of war on terror that built its case against some individuals for they had downloaded some artciles from internet or borrowed certain books from library, or quoted some old literature ? Did n’t UK manufacture the dossier over available material on the internet? Yes in todays world recognizing that is already recognized could be an offense or could be re recognized as something new. It is obvious that he had more than simple business relationship with them back in those days .There was no isolated and hidden library ( Irgun’s) of propangada or internet or archives.
        In that cauldron of violence,intrigues, and spying he had to be a participant in more than one level to earn their protection and trust .
        Wiesel’s pathetic support for Iraq war is in the same category that motivated him to get intimate with Irgun who was promising Hitler aNazi Germany in Palestine ( Shamir promised Hitler that he would create a country like Germany and protect Germany’s interest ) . His silence on tthe collective punsihment of Iraq,Iran,Gaza,and Syria can not be explained by the conscience that earns Noble Prize but by the same mindset that did not evoke second thought in minds of like like Kissinger,Shamir,or Begin before they showed up to receive the Noble Prize. The assertion that he deserves better for experince of holocaust is as hollow as to let go the arsonist and murder go scot free for experiencing childhood sexual molestation. It would be equally hollow in future if liberated and strong Arab started oppressing the Israelis for current and past crimes against them by these folks.

    • Keith
      September 18, 2013, 4:21 pm

      HOPHMI- “Kagame is not perfect. But he is also credited with created a modern, sustainable Rwanda, that has, heretofore, not fallen back into its old sectarian divisions. I think Kagame is certainly qualified to speak on genocide”

      Indeed he is, Hophmi, but from the perspective of a perpetrator. Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report describes him as “America’s genocidaire in central Africa.” Some quotes:

      “Paul Kagame and his mentor and fellow warlord in neighboring Uganda, President Woseri Museveni, were given the green light by the West to kill and steal at will in Central Africa. They are the two main architects of the genocide in the eastern Congo, where some estimate six million people have died since Rwanda and Uganda invaded the region, in the mid-Nineties. The soldiers of these two U.S. henchmen are still there, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, looting precious minerals for sale to multinational corporations under cover of tribal warfare – wars created and nurtured by Kagame and Museveni, themselves, for the sake of power and profit and the favor of the United States and Europe. Kagame and Museveni have more blood on their hands than any combination of men in Africa – which makes them heroes to the West” (Glen Ford)
      link to blackagendareport.com

      “The U.S. tells the world it can’t figure out how six million people died in the Democratic Republic of Congo – while Washington writes the checks and arms the perpetrators to the teeth. Like Mafia Dons pretending to be honest businessmen, successive U.S. administrations subsidize and direct the worst genocide since World War Two. The United States has financed and given overall direction to the worst genocide since World War Two, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 1996, Washington has drenched Congo’s eastern provinces in the blood of over six million people. The governments of Rwanda and Uganda, the direct perpetrators of this holocaust, are in every sense of the word agents of U.S. foreign policy, who operate with impunity under the imperial umbrella.” (Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report)
      link to zcommunications.org

      HOPHMI- “You are nothing compared to him, and your accomplishments in making the world a more just place are nothing compared to his.”

      Perhaps you could share with us some of the accomplishments of this diehard supporter of Israel and empire? When has he ever criticized an imperial war or intervention? Hell, he is promoting an imperial assault against Syria, already the victim of imperial intervention resulting in massive loss of life. And yes, Wiesel is a shameless exploiter of the Hollocaust. But then again, what Zionist isn’t?

      As for the other three warmongers, they are classic Jewish supremacists promoting Israel and empire. And when mentioning glass houses, you would do well to look in the mirror.

    • Donald
      September 18, 2013, 4:44 pm

      Is Kagame qualified to speak on genocide? As a member of a group that suffered it, yes. As a leader of a country whose army is responsible for mass rapes and killings in the Congo, perhaps even more so. Who better? He knows the issue from both sides.

      As for Wiesel, he denied the Nakba. Listen to him on the subject of the Holocaust. Treat him with contempt on the subject of Israel/Palestine, because he has earned it.

    • American
      September 18, 2013, 5:05 pm

      ”You’re a moral midget’…hoppy

      that is not deserved or true…say those of us who might disagree with some of his points but no way can you say he is not moral in the large sense.
      fair is fair
      and you’re not
      and Wiesel is a moral ‘hypocrite’
      yep, there’s that word again….hypocrite.
      get use to it, it’s what defines your side.

    • eljay
      September 19, 2013, 10:01 am

      >> Elie Wiesel is not perfect either. Who do you think you are? You didn’t have his experience. How dare you. You are not worthy of having an opinion on Elie Wiesel. You are nothing compared to him, and your accomplishments in making the world a more just place are nothing compared to his.

      Your indignation is amusing.

      Surviving the Holocaust does not make one person better than another.

      What does make one person better than another is consistently and unequivocally condemning injustice, inequality and immorality. Mr. Ellis appears to do this; Mr. Wiesel does not. Compared to Mr. Wiesel, Mr. Ellis is the better man.

      >> People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Your house isn’t even as strong as glass. You’re a moral midget.

      Says the moral gnat.

  5. just
    September 18, 2013, 4:27 pm

    hop– you elevate rudeness to new heights. You do know that everyone has the right to free speech, don’t you? You do know that Professor Ellis is a respected contributor to this site, don’t you? You are a “guest” here– don’t like it?– you can always leave, you have a choice.

    Holocaust survivors are not above reproach– not here, not anywhere. And Kagame is responsible for much and many deaths.

    I happen to agree with Marc Ellis. Are you going to lambaste me as well and treat me with your brand of invective and vilification?

    • hophmi
      September 18, 2013, 5:28 pm

      “You do know that Professor Ellis is a respected contributor to this site, don’t you?”

      I’m not sure what’s he’s respected for. Most his writing is high-horse moralistic drivel. Like, if you don’t agree with him, you’re not a “Jew of Conscience.” Please.

      “Holocaust survivors are not above reproach”

      No, they’re not. Neither is Marc Ellis.

      “I happen to agree with Marc Ellis. Are you going to lambaste me as well and treat me with your brand of invective and vilification?”

      Nah. You can learn vilification from the rest of your friends here, who are frequent practitioners of it.

      • Donald
        September 19, 2013, 9:38 am

        Hophmi’s replies are pure snark and no substance. No reply to the charge of Kagame’s war crimes (“not perfect” is vacuous–nobody is perfect, but lots of imperfect people manage to avoid responsibility for massive atrocities). No reply to the fact that Wiesel denied the Nakba and is at best utterly fatuous on the I/P conflict. Hophmi thinks Ellis committed some terrible sin in criticizing Wiesel and other than his initial proclamation that Wiesel is some sort of moral demigod, hasn’t explained why.

  6. LanceThruster
    September 18, 2013, 5:39 pm

    I think what bothers me most about Elie Wiesel is that any cause he is associated with is supposed to be, by default, noble and unassailable.

    He does not even adhere to the principles of his own words –

    see: link to consortiumnews.com

  7. DICKERSON3870
    September 18, 2013, 9:17 pm

    RE: Here’s what the poster advertises. At the end of this month there will be a panel discussion at Cooper Union in New York. The subject is “Genocide: Do the Strong Have a Responsibility for the Weak?”

    MY COMMENT: So, at a discussion of whether the strong “have a responsibility to protect the weak”, a billionaire like Sheldon Adelson with “anti-union mania” will be making the opening remarks. Absolutely incredible! ! !

    RICK PERLSTEIN’S DISCOURSE ON SHELDON ADELSON’S “ANTI-UNION MANIA”:
    “Why GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Is Mad, Bad and a Danger to the Republic”, By Rick Perlstein, Rolling Stone, 4/10/12

    [EXCERPTS] . . . Adelson’s anti-union mania (I would argue) is the most important thing to know about him. For it reveals just how crazy, and how unscrupulous, the man is.
    Let’s start at the very beginning. Adelson remembers meeting Gingrich in Washington in 1995, when Gingrich was House Speaker and Adelson was lobbying to get the U.S. embassy in Israel moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Other reports have them being introduced in 1996 by a far-right anti-union operative in Nevada who worked for Adelson. Details of the subsequent courtship are murky, although the huge favor Gingrich did for Adelson in 1996 by turning off a federal investigation of the gambling industry probably did a lot to cement their friendship.
    Two years later, Nevada conservatives sponsored a “Paycheck Protection” ballot initiative – the right-wing term for measures weakening unions by banning them from automatically deducting dues from members’ pay. Adelson was gung-ho for it – and “would spend any amount of money,” D. Taylor, secretary-treasurer of Las Vegas’s Culinary Workers Union Local 226, told me . . .
    . . . In 1999, Adelson closed one casino, the Sands, and completed work on a new one, the Venetian, stiffing so many contractors that there were at one time 366 liens against the property. Taylor, of the Culinary Workers, said he and his colleagues presumed that “like every other casino that had done that, workers in the [closed] hotel would be given priority when the [new] hotel was built.” Instead, Adelson refused even to talk. All this, in a union town like Vegas, was unprecedented. “Even when you’re having battles, you continue to have talks. Shit, we’re talking to the North Koreans right now!” he told me. “The Israelis talk to the Arabs. Talking doesn’t necessarily solve anything, but at least you understand the other guy’s position.” Adelson, not much interested in understanding the other guy’s position, proceeded to launch a campaign against the Culinary Workers that Taylor calls “beyond aggressive.”
    Right before the grand opening of the Venetian, in 1999, the Culinary Workers staged a demonstration on the public sidewalk out front. Adelson told the cops to start making arrests; the cops refused. Glen Arnodo, an official at
    the union at the time, relates what happened next: “I was standing on the sidewalk and they had two security guards say I was on private property, and if I didn’t move they’d have to put me under ‘citizen’s arrest.’ I ignored them.” The guards once again told the police to arrest Arnodo and again, he says, they refused. The Civil Rights hero Rep. John Lewis, in town to support the rally, said the whole thing reminded him of living in the South during Jim Crow. . .
    . . . Did I mention Adelson is nuts? But don’t take my word for it – it was George W. Bush who called him “some crazy Jewish billionaire.” . . .

    ENTIRE ARTICLE – link to rollingstone.com

  8. DICKERSON3870
    September 18, 2013, 10:09 pm

    RE: ‘Most Wanted’ poster of imperial Jewish life hypes attack on Syria

    TAKE ACTION! ! ! TAKE ACTION! ! ! TAKE ACTION! ! !</b

    FROM RootsAction.org: We helped prevent U.S. missile strikes on Syria. Public pressure made Congress turn against an attack, opening the door to diplomacy. Now let’s stop the flow of “lethal aid” to Syria.

    Send this email to your lawmakers: “As a constituent, I urge you to halt all ‘lethal aid’ in the Syrian conflict. The last thing Syria needs is more weapons, ammunition and other military supplies. The U.S. government and allies should stop sending lethal aid to rebels in Syria, while working for a reciprocal cutoff of all military assistance to the Syrian government by Russia and Iran.”

    If you’d like to send this message to your senators and representative, as well as to President Obama, click here. - link to act.rootsaction.org

    P.S. FROM Avaaz.org
    To US President Obama and President Rouhani of Iran:
    As citizens around the world horrified by the slaughter of innocents in Syria, we call on you to put aside your differences and meet to find a diplomatic path forward that brings all parties to the table to negotiate a ceasefire and peace. You are in a unique position to help broker such a solution. There must be a bold diplomatic breakthrough.
    We are calling on you to create one and start saving lives.
    TO SIGN THE PETITION - link to avaaz.org

  9. traintosiberia
    September 20, 2013, 11:49 am

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    1-My father was born in Iran and remains firmly attached to his Iranian heritage. He loves the food, the music, the language and the culture. It is something that I have witnessed with most Iranian exiles. They have internalized their country so much that it travels with them wherever they go.

    And why not? Iran was once one of the world’s greatest civilizations and the Middle East’s most highly educated nation.

    Then came Khomeini, and the slow descent into barbarity began.link to jewishjournal.com – Thought for you Rabbi- One Israeli agent admitted that if Iranain knew what Israel did under Shah to comon Iranian throught notorious SAVAK ,there would be major problem .It was an understatement.

    • traintosiberia
      September 20, 2013, 10:52 pm

      Yaakov Nimrodi,a longtime intelligence and military analyst [ Israel] and arm merchant,was posted to Tehran in 1955 for 13 years .according to Nimrodi ” When one day we shall be permitted to talk about all that we have done in Iran ,you will be horrified… it is beyond your imagination.” in
      page 40 of Spy Trade How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy- by Grant F Smith

  10. traintosiberia
    September 20, 2013, 11:55 am

    Author and speaker Rabbi Shmuley Boteach denounces the United Nations for allowing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to spew his hatred of Jews and blame the U.S. for 9/11 during the “30 Years After” conference in Los Angeles
    link to youtube.com
    Iran did not question any more than other figures and citizen of various countries including in US had done so on the lack of impartial investigation,evidences of negligence intentional and uninetentional ,inability or decision not to follow the clues and the cues and total givernmental and media silence on continued arrival of new evidences of the government negligence pertaining to 911. Rabbi- you may not have noticed intentionally but it does not mean the world wont.

  11. traintosiberia
    September 20, 2013, 12:03 pm

    “We Americans died to liberate the Iraqis. We spent more than a trillion dollars of our national treasure on complete strangers to stop them from being slaughtered by Saddam Hussein.” link to algemeiner.com Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    Yes rabbi and now you are asking US to die again and spend 1000,000,000,000 dollars again?
    BTW the money is spent on US contractors,US arms,US officials,US food,US construction company, US travel, and US oil companies and come right back to US plutocrats enriching Bankers and top brass at pentagon through the invisible hands of Goldman Sachs

    • traintosiberia
      September 20, 2013, 12:27 pm

      what President Dwight Eisenhower called the “military-industrial-congressional complex” does explain the spenditure and expenses on and in Iraq.It goes right out of American week to wek paycheck to the zillion dollars bonus of the bankers and the bankers

  12. traintosiberia
    September 20, 2013, 12:16 pm

    “We Palestinians took the largest per capita foreign aid ever given to a people and we allowed corruption and hatred of Israel to squander the funds on bombs and bullets rather than building universities and schools. We elect leaders democratically who then, like Hamas, or Muhammad Morsi, precede to dismantle democratic institutions. We see the Jews as our enemies rather than using them as an example of what we ourselves should aspire to. They returned to their land after long ago being dispersed by foreign European powers and made the desert bloom. We can surely do the same.”

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, whom The Washington Post calls ‘the most famous Rabbi in America’ will be publishing “Kosher Lust” this October. Follow his twitter feed on his visit to the genocide commemorations of Rwanda @Rabbismuley.
    link to algemeiner.com

    Sure Rabbi.Your love of democracy is like the love for the delicious chicken , soft,free -ranging ,vibrant,and always inside children’s play ground , never to be allowed to go free or off the reservation or behave like a bird who can fly away to freedom.Morsi adn Hama are here for the perpose of adavncing the dreams and the needs of people like you . (How dare they dismantle the democracies!
    Rabbi what democarcy that was dismantled you are talking about again?)
    When they fail , not only they should but the whole ,the entire,the constituents of the the society, the nation – should suffer collectively for not bringing the right kind of chicken to the entity -the beautiful,the productive,the rational,the progressive known as Israel .God was not served the right kind of offerrings. So rabbi – you dont only blame and refuse but you figure out why they do that -”Why They Hate Israel and America”

  13. traintosiberia
    September 20, 2013, 12:19 pm

    And your friends include
    Adelson.

    “Shmuley Boteach eyes next pulpit: Congress
    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, one of the United States’ most influential rabbis, is running a well-funded congressional race with the backing of Sheldon Adelson. But he’s finding hurdles along the way as some Jewish groups keep their distance.” link to haaretz.com

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