92d St Y speaker decried those who ‘suck the cocks of Jew-haters’

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I don’t know the context for this explosion, but Gawker published it in 2011:

Check out what Commentary’s John Podhoretz said to Max Blumenthal on Twitter yesterday! “Whatever their flaws, they don’t suck the cocks of Jew-haters and murderers, Maxie boy.” He later apologized and deleted that tweet. Still, the point is that John Podhoretz likes to talk about the cocks of Jew-haters.

Podhoretz later apologized. But the tweet is preserved here:

People have been recirculating the tweet because Podhoretz will be speaking at the 92d Street Y next week, alongside Jane Eisner of the Forward. “Jewish Leaders to Engage on What It Means to Be Pro-Israel.”

Jeremy Ben-Ami, David Harris, John Podhoretz will discuss Israel, Iran, Jewish communal politics December 16, at 8:15PM at 92Y

NEW YORK—With the spotlight on Israeli-Palestinian and Iranian negotiations—two areas in which the US and Israel have common stake, if not always shared vision—four leading American Jewish voices from across the political spectrum will come together to discuss what it means to be pro-Israel in America.

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami will join American Jewish Committee Executive Director David Harris and Commentary Magazine editor John Podhoretz for a community conversation moderated by Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of the Jewish Daily Forward. The event will take place on Monday, December 16 at 8:15pm at 92Y.

Note that the 92d Street Y cancelled an appearance by Gaza doctor/author Izzeldin Abuelaish, whose three daughters were killed by Israeli onslaught but somehow forgave the act, because a Jewish counterpart bowed out and it couldn’t have a Palestinian solo-ing on the main stage. (So much for Jewish IQ.)

And here’s a question for Podhoretz: Commentary’s mission statement, on its website, states its dedication to “the preservation of high culture in an age of political correctness and the collapse of critical standards.” And neoconservatism has historically decried the fall of civility, blaming the vulgarity of popular culture on a decline in religious faith and the growth of government. Now Podhoretz is Exhibit A in degradation, coarseness and contempt for civility. What happened on the way to the forum?

Update: Original post left the impression that Podhoretz had just tweeted that abuse to Blumenthal. He did so in 2011. It’s getting fresh life because of Podhoretz’s role as a Jewish leader.

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