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‘Billions in our community’ — Israel supporters make frank appeals to Jewish wealth and influence

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In the last year, Israel’s supporters in the U.S. have made frank appeals to Jewish wealth and power as weapons to fight Israel’s delegitimization from the left. The Israel lobby used to be more veiled when flexing its monetary muscles. But these calls have gotten pretty explicit, as Josh Block’s program for Jews to use the “billions… at rest in our community” to buy up media properties and turn those publications into tribunes for Israel shows.

Here’s a list of four statements by Israel supporters citing Jewish influence.

A leading funder of neoconservative causes, Roger Hertog spoke of Jewish wealth and influence, and “billionaires,” in the context of the battle over Israel, at the conservative Jewish Leadership Conference last year.

All of us are aware that this has been a remarkable era for American Jews. Our forefathers who came to this country generations ago could never have conceived of what their children, their grandchildren, great grandchildren would accomplish. Not just unparalleled material success, but recognition and influence in the larger society beyond most of what we could ever have thought was possible. Jews today make up ten percent of the Senate and a third of the Supreme Court, 25 percent of the billionaires, not to mention science, medicine, culture, religion, arts, the academy, and yes philanthropy. But this is no ordinary time. Serious struggles do confront us, especially as it relates to what is happening with assimilation, intermarriage, open anti-semitism disguised as anti-Zionism on college campuses and elsewhere. And as the Pew studies show, young American Jews have increasingly become indifferent to Israel.

Hertog is not the only man to cite billionaires. Last week Eli Clifton reported that Josh Block of the rightwing Israel Project (which is funded by Paul Singer and Seth Klarman among others)  issued a challenge to the Jewish Funders Network last March about the power of wealth to “control the media.” Block’s statement has been taken down from that forum, but here’s an extended excerpt:

TIP [the Israel Project] was founded in 2002 based on the recognition that “they who control the media, define the narrative – and they who control the narrative secure the outcomes they desire.”…

There are billions of dollars capital at rest in our community, philanthropic and otherwise.

Jeff Bezos parked $250m of his money to buy the Washington Post. Let’s even say the paper loses $20m a year to operate – some of our community foundation give away multiples of that in tzedkah [charity] annually.

What is the value of defining the topography of truth? Especially at a time when there is a deliberate war being waged by Israel’s adversaries on history and an effort to delegitimize Zionism, Jewish history and, connection to the land of Israel…

Newsweek is for sale yet again, after being bought for $1 and its debt by IAC & Barry Diller, and then sold for an undisclosed sub-$10m sum to a South Korean Christian Cult that is a spin-off of the Moonies.

This presents an opportunity for pro-Israel messaging in the media. What if it were owned by members of our community? Can you name a SINGLE MAINSTREAM magazine or media outlet that is reliably pro-Israel? Any that is not seen as conservative? The WSJ will soon change hands from generation to generation, where the views of the Middle East differ greatly.

There IS so much capital at rest in our community….and so many ways to leverage those sums for altruistic philanthropic aims, through PRIs and other philanthropic and traditional venture funding. There are even ways to profit, and do well while doing good…

Imagine a media investment fund – to acquire brands at a discount, and create new high-value, niche audiences of hundreds of thousands who help us reach billions — as TIP has proven can be done….

Are you interested in taking our destiny in our own hands – or should we let others define who we are and what the place of a Jewish state in the world is?

If you would like to join me in a discussion of the low barriers to entry in building and acquiring media outlets today – and the IMPERATIVE of thinking differently about what is possible with venture philanthropy and benefit corporations to build the media and information infrastructure that the Jewish and pro-Israel community require — please contact me.

During her Rosh Hashanah sermon equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl of New York’s Central Synagogue was honest about Jewish power.

I want to acknowledge that despite the stories I shared [of rising anti-Semitism] that right now in America is perhaps the best time in our history to be a Jew. We should recognize that sitting in this room– our Jewish community holds extraordinary levels of power.

As we reported last year, Alan Dershowitz spoke of the Jewish contribution to American society and our right to “power” and “influence” on foreign policy as a result, at a Westchester synagogue:

People write a book called the Israel lobby and complain that AIPAC is one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington. My response to that is, that’s not good enough. We should be the most powerful lobby in Washington….We are entitled to use our power. We have contributed disproportionately to the success of this country. We have done so much for this country. When you think of how much better this country has become since our grandparents and great grandparents took the risk of coming here, we have not only the right we have the obligation to speak out, and use every piece, every bit of power available in support of Israel…. Look, we are the most affluent successful generation of Jews anywhere in the world, that’s the good news. … We are a very influential community. We deserve our influence.

Having written about Jewish influence myself over the years, and been called an anti-Semite for doing so, it’s fascinating to me to see Israel supporters rallying round that influence. I’ve long stated that Jews of my generation and older believed that we deserved our (astonishing) success in the U.S. because we are smarter than non-Jews, and we had fostered engines of the U.S. economy from entertainment to media to Wall Street. There’s a strong inhibition about discussing this, though, because the Jewish elite social function in Europe was a source of resentment that led to pogroms and genocide; and as a tiny minority we are felt to be equally vulnerable today.

Months ago Nada Elia wrote a piece here about the need for Jews to abandon privilege in order to be effective in pushing Palestinian rights. I essentially agree; though that privilege has a structural character, and these statements support such a view, that the Israel lobby is based on wealth and influence.

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  1. eljay
    eljay
    September 25, 2018, 3:16 pm

    … A leading funder of neoconservative causes, Roger Hertog spoke of Jewish wealth and influence, and “billionaires,” in the context of the battle over Israel, at the conservative Jewish Leadership Conference last year.

    … Jews today make up ten percent of the Senate and a third of the Supreme Court, 25 percent of the billionaires …

    Mr. Hertog’s blatant and anti-Semitic “singling out” of American Jews is going to give Jackdaw some serious conniptions. The Dersh’s “Jew hatred” will put him into cardiac arrest.  :-(

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso
      September 26, 2018, 9:01 am

      @eljay, et al

      Proclaimed effective 15 May 1948, it’s now more than 70 years since the racist, expansionist, illegal occupier entity known as “Israel” began in earnest its brutal dispossession and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous Arab inhabitants by means of armed might, several massacres, mass rape and intimidation, i.e., about one million, 250,000 were expelled between late 1947 and June, 1967. And yet, it is still financially dependent on U.S. taxpayers** as well as tax deductible contributions from American pro-Zionist individuals and organizations. In short, after over seven decades, “Israel” is still unable to “stand on its own two feet.” So much for the “success” of Zionism. In fact, it is a miserable failure, a beggar “state.”

      **https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mid…
      “Congressional Research Service, U.S. Foreign aid to Israel, Jeremy M. Sharpe, Specialist in Middle East Affairs, April 10, 2018.”
      “Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $134.7 billion (current, or non inflation-adjusted, dollars) in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding. Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance, although in the past Israel also received significant economic assistance. At a signing ceremony at the State Department on September 14, 2016, representatives of the U.S. and Israeli governments signed a new 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on military aid covering FY2019 to FY2028. Under the terms of the MOU, the United States pledges to provide $38 billion in military aid ($33 billion in Foreign Military Financing grants plus $5 billion in missile defense appropriations) to Israel. This MOU replaces a previous $30 billion 10-year agreement, which runs through FY2018.”

      • jackal
        jackal
        October 17, 2018, 12:02 am

        This is only the contribution from the United States. The contributions from other countries, the EU, etc., are rarely mentioned and they get billions a year from them. The 5 nuclear-ready submarines the Israelis got from Germany, practically free, were estimated at a billion each. The Israelis named a forested park after the half dozen Canadians contributed the funds for it. Jewish people in Australia are also big contributors. The list goes on and on.

  2. JWalters
    JWalters
    September 26, 2018, 4:53 am

    “these statements support such a view, that the Israel lobby is based on wealth and influence.”

    Thanks for this excellent article focusing on this central fact. Anyone who delves into the topic of Israel can easily see that the Zionist influence in America is based on extensive financial influence. It is obviously not based on an appeal to justice. To the contrary, it demands that American editorial writers and politicians IGNORE standard norms of justice, and IGNORE America’s declared bedrock values of equal justice for every human being. Zionist actions and policies from the beginning through today are in direct OPPOSITION to these values. The drafters of the US Constitution did not foresee how vast wealth could allow a foreign country to take over America’s major institutions. That defect needs to be corrected.

    The Zionist focus on strategic control of the media as discussed in this article is not surprising. Here is an excellent related article on the significance of today’s “war by media”.
    “The Battle for Our Minds”
    https://consortiumnews.com/2018/09/25/the-battle-for-our-minds/

    • Misterioso
      Misterioso
      September 26, 2018, 10:01 am

      @JWalters

      This news item will drive the pro-Israel gang nuts, including Netanyahu and Trump’s paymaster, Sheldon Adelson.

      https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/eu-iran-agree-payment-system-skirt-sanctions-180925050920569.html

      “Five world powers and Iran agree to set up legal entity to circumvent US sanctions after Trump pullout from 2015 deal.”

      EXCERPT:
      “In a major snub to the United States, the European Union has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering US sanctions.

      “The EU will create new payment channels to preserve oil and other business deals with Iran, Federica Mogherini, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said late on Monday, in a bid to evade US punitive measures.

      “US President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal in May and re-imposed sanctions on the country.

      “Mogherini’s announcement came after a meeting with foreign ministers from Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, and Iran on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

      “‘In practical terms this will mean that EU member states will set up a legal entity to facilitate legitimate financial transactions with Iran and this will allow European companies to continue to trade with Iran in accordance with European Union law and could be open to other partners in the world,’ she told reporters after the closed-door

      “The EU, along with Russia and China, said in a joint statement that the so-called ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ will ‘assist and reassure economic operators pursuing legitimate business with Iran’.

      “The statement added that the six countries signatory to the 2015 nuclear agreement ‘reconfirmed their commitment to its full and effective implementation in good faith and in a constructive atmosphere.'”

      • JWalters
        JWalters
        September 27, 2018, 1:20 am

        Very good news.

  3. RoHa
    RoHa
    September 26, 2018, 6:13 am

    “Having written about Jewish influence myself over the years, and been called an anti-Semite for doing so, it’s fascinating to me to see Israel supporters rallying round that influence. ”

    Yes. Suggesting that Jews are good at making money and use that money to influence governments for their own advantage is one of those evil tropes, isn’t it? A bit odd to see it proclaimed quite so blatantly.

    • Keith
      Keith
      September 26, 2018, 10:27 am

      ROHA- “A bit odd to see it proclaimed quite so blatantly.”

      Perhaps that is because Phil’s articles/comments don’t have to pass moderation?

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        September 26, 2018, 11:49 am

        “Perhaps that is because Phil’s articles/comments don’t have to pass moderation?”

        Funny world, isn’t it? At Keith’s NO EMPIRE Blog” the situation is just the opposite.

      • Keith
        Keith
        September 26, 2018, 3:54 pm

        MOOSER- “Funny world, isn’t it? At Keith’s NO EMPIRE Blog” the situation is just the opposite.”

        Not at all. Since I haven’t had a comment posted to my blog in several years, that is hardly an issue. In the beginning, when there were a few comments, the only comments I deleted were robo spam. And while you may have carte blanche to say what you will, there are those of us who are kept on a very tight leash on this particular topic. Thanks for mentioning “Keith’s NO EMPIRE Blog.”

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        September 26, 2018, 7:09 pm

        ” Thanks for mentioning “Keith’s NO EMPIRE Blog.”

        With pleasure. Hope you get more R&R (readership and response).

      • Keith
        Keith
        September 27, 2018, 11:05 am

        MOOSER- ” Hope you get more R&R (readership and response).”

        You might be interested in my latest post. I usually wait for more material, which I leave up for several days, however, I thought this very timely to the discussion.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        September 27, 2018, 4:33 pm

        “You might be interested in my latest post. I usually wait for more material”

        These are comments which didn’t ‘print'(so to speak) at Mondo?

      • Keith
        Keith
        September 29, 2018, 11:04 am

        MOOSER- “These are comments which didn’t ‘print'(so to speak) at Mondo?”

        Yes. Check the latest update.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        September 29, 2018, 3:06 pm

        “Yes. Check the latest update.”

        Thanks, but I’m not sure that would be right. If a comment is deleted, I’m not supposed to see it. If I can see it, what’s the point of deleting it?

      • Keith
        Keith
        September 30, 2018, 3:13 pm

        MOOSER- “Thanks, but I’m not sure that would be right. If a comment is deleted, I’m not supposed to see it.”

        God forbid! Your loyalty to the Mondoweiss moderators is duly noted. I am sure that Phil will sleep a little easier tonight knowing that Mooser has not been led astray by uppity Keith. I am a bit concerned, however, that posting the latest rejected comments may detract from my mini essays which is the primary purpose of the blog. In any event, I delete the entire post after several days.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        September 30, 2018, 5:02 pm

        “Keith”, please, it may take me some time to get used to the idea of reading deleted comments.

        I’ve never seen anybody else’s deleted comments, so there’s the privacy aspect, too. And, as you mention, there is the issue of detracting from the other content.

      • Keith
        Keith
        September 30, 2018, 7:48 pm

        MOOSER- “Keith”, please, it may take me some time to get used to the idea of reading deleted comments.”

        Jeez, Mooser, get a grip. I am not trying to entice you to read these deleted comments which I will delete shortly. My last comment was a rare attempt at humor. It is not a big deal. You sound like Sophie Portnoy telling how Doyle tricked her into eating Lobster and almost destroyed her kishkas. Mooser Portnoy?

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        October 1, 2018, 4:32 pm

        “You sound like Sophie Portnoy …”

        I never read it, but I’m sure the lobster wasn’t Sophie’s choice.

  4. Ossinev
    Ossinev
    September 26, 2018, 6:59 am

    A lot of this sounds to me like a Protocolesque recipe. The Desrshowitz comments are inane as of course is the man.
    “When you think of how much better this country has become since our grandparents and great grandparents took the risk of coming here, we have not only the right we have the obligation to speak out, and use every piece, every bit of power available in support of Israel”

    Screw all you Scots,Irish,English,French,Spanish gentiles you name it who took no risks it was the Jews of whatever nationality”who took the risk” FFS ! of coming to America who were the ones who really made America great. You couldn`t make this crap up except of course that this weasel just did.

    • jackal
      jackal
      October 17, 2018, 12:14 am

      Funny how people hear about, make comments about, make films about the Italian Mafia. But, because they kept a slightly lower profile, but probably made just as much illegal money, had quite a few killings of their own, the Jewish Mafia didn’t get in the news that often. I wonder what happened to the folk involved with that organization ?

      • Keith
        Keith
        October 17, 2018, 10:25 am

        JACKAL- ” But, because they kept a slightly lower profile, but probably made just as much illegal money, had quite a few killings of their own, the Jewish Mafia didn’t get in the news that often.”

        Yes, and Hollywood inundates us with Holocaust films while ignoring Jewish gangsters and Jewish mob lawyers.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        October 17, 2018, 7:38 pm

        I hate to stand up for Hollywood, but I have to point out that “Once Upon A Time In America” was almost completely Jewish. The “Godfather” films made it clear that Hyman Roth (Meyer Lansky) was a Jew, and even had him going to Israel. Mo Green (Bugsy Seigal) was less obviously Jewish, but the name hints at it.

      • Keith
        Keith
        October 17, 2018, 11:31 pm

        ROHA- “I hate to stand up for Hollywood….”

        It is never a good idea to stand up for Hollywood. The Godfather films were an exception in showing characters that were Jewish, however, the overall emphasis in the Godfather films was on Italians and Sicilians, not Jews. Jewish involvement in organized crime has been significantly downplayed. And the Jewish mob lawyers like Sidney Korshak are never mentioned. Instead we get a fictional (Irish?) Tom Hagen.

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        October 18, 2018, 2:25 am

        Then “Once Upon A Time In America” has to be an exception, as well.

        But, yes, there is a tendency to concentrate on the Italian side of the old gangs. No mention of the membership of Murder Inc.

        Spelling correction: Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel.

  5. Boomer
    Boomer
    September 26, 2018, 9:52 am

    As he has done before, Phil has the courage and conviction to discuss a topic rarely mentioned in polite circles. It’s an important topic, and relevant to public policy and discourse. At the same time, while there are specific elements that are uniquely Jewish (including the taboo on talking about it) it isn’t unique in our society and system of government.

    It has long been obvious that our elected officials are exquisitely sensitive to organized special interests. It’s a dynamic well explained in “The Logic of Collective Action.” And it has long been obvious, and documented by political scientists, that elected officials are generally more responsive to the preferences of the wealthy. But some recent events have prompted a greater awareness on my part that other parts of society can be equally sensitive to a similar dynamic.

    As readers here will know, the editor of the New York Review of Books recently “resigned” after publishing an essay by a man who had been accused of violent sexual misconduct. Evidently all it took was a call of complaint from a major advertiser. The specifics are discussed at length in a story in The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/resignation-new-york-review-books/563069/

    Whatever one thinks of the specifics of that case, it reveals how sensitive our capitalist media can be to financial considerations, especially when coupled with activism from a group of people who feel passionately about an issue.

  6. CigarGod
    CigarGod
    September 26, 2018, 10:40 am

    So glad MW has the courage to take in a wider view.

    • Steve Grover
      Steve Grover
      September 26, 2018, 1:52 pm

      Interesting retort Jimbo.
      You and Weiss perpetuate the lie that Israel commits genocide which is an anti-Semetic attempt to delegitimize the Jewish State of Israel.

      You and Weiss believe Jews have no right self determination as a people. Also an act of anti-Semitism.

      This piece that Weiss wrote like so many of his which you defend engage in the Protocols of The Elders of Zion brand of Anti-Semitism.

      You both also have a disdain towards the Jewish religion and religious Jews.

      So Jimbo, you and Weiss are multifaceted anti-Semites.

      • James North
        James North
        September 26, 2018, 1:57 pm

        Mooser: More brilliance! Your long years studying the Mondoweiss comment section have paid off. You’ve taken some of the most idiotic “arguments” and stuffed them into the mouth of your sock-puppet, “Grover.” (By the way, where did you come up with the name “Steve Grover?” More genius.)

      • Talkback
        Talkback
        September 26, 2018, 2:20 pm

        Steve Grover: “You and Weiss perpetuate the lie that Israel commits genocide which is an anti-Semetic attempt to delegitimize the Jewish State of Israel.”

        Nope. It’s not antisemitic, because Jews as such are not defamed and Apartheid states have no legitimacy.

        Steve Grover: “You and Weiss believe Jews have no right self determination as a people. Also an act of anti-Semitism.”

        Nope. It’s not antisemitic, if one doesn’t argue that Jews don’t have a right to national self determination in Palestine simply because they are Jews. It is obvious that the citizens of Palestine were the people of the country and not only its Jews. You are trying to hide Jewish exceptionalism behind the accusation of antisemitism.

        Steve Grover: “This piece that Weiss wrote like so many of his which you defend engage in the Protocols of The Elders of Zion brand of Anti-Semitism.”

        If you were intelligent, I would ask you to elaborate this accusation.

        Steve Grover: “So Jimbo, you and Weiss are multifaceted anti-Semites.”

        Steve Grover accuses others of racism. Cute.

      • Maximus Decimus Meridius
        Maximus Decimus Meridius
        September 26, 2018, 2:20 pm

        “You and Weiss believe Jews have no right self determination as a people.”

        Jews have the same rights to self-determination as members of other religious and ethnic groupings in the nations of which they are citizens.

        They do not have any rights to self-determination in a foreign land, at the expense of the native people.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        September 26, 2018, 2:57 pm

        (By the way, where did you come up with the name “Steve Grover?”)

        “Grober” is Yiddish for “coarse, uncouth, crude person”. It was a natural.

      • CigarGod
        CigarGod
        September 26, 2018, 9:42 pm

        “Jimbo,” you say.
        You used to say “Jumbo” in a seductive yet coarse, come hither way.

  7. Steve Grover
    Steve Grover
    September 26, 2018, 11:30 am

    Some Jewish people have worked hard and are very high achievers. Some have become billionaires and some have gained political prominence. And Phil Weiss is complaining. I guess Phil Weiss wants Jewish people to not try incredibly hard to succeed.
    And why do many of these successful people support the only Jewish Country in the world any way they can? Because they know that it is the correct and moral thing to do. And all that people like Phil Weiss do with their hatred aimed towards the only Jewish Country is motivate them more to Stand Up For Israel.

    • Mooser
      Mooser
      September 26, 2018, 12:00 pm

      “Some Jewish people have worked hard and are very high achievers. Some have become billionaires and some have gained political prominence.”

      And this in spite of all the obstacles thrown in our way, and the US Government’s obdurate refusal to recognize Jews as a people. They could do that for African-American slaves and Native Americans, but refused to extend the privilege to Jews!

      • Steve Grover
        Steve Grover
        September 26, 2018, 12:44 pm

        Mooser you say your Jewish and Phil Weiss says as a result you have way too much money, power and influence. Are you donating the massive amounts of money you obviously have to organizations that seek the destruction of Israel? I mean your 10s of thousands of comments here at Mondoweiss amount to nothing towards this cause.

      • James North
        James North
        September 26, 2018, 12:57 pm

        Mooser: You astonish me with your genius! Making your sock puppet attack you with such a silly non-argument! Just when I think, “That Mooser — he’s reached a peak” — you outdo yourself. Please keep at it; your puppet “Grover” provides tremendous comic relief in an otherwise deadly serious reality.

      • James North
        James North
        September 26, 2018, 12:59 pm

        Moose: I love how you stuck “your” instead of the correct “you’re” in there to lead us off the track! Sheer genius!

      • Steve Grover
        Steve Grover
        September 26, 2018, 1:10 pm

        Hey North. Thanks for catching the typo. Still you’re an Israel hating anti-Semite.

      • James North
        James North
        September 26, 2018, 1:11 pm

        Mooser: I’m speechless at your genius. No real person could be this silly and childish.

      • Talkback
        Talkback
        September 26, 2018, 2:29 pm

        Steve Grover: “Hey North. Thanks for catching the typo. Still you’re an Israel hating anti-Semite.”

        Oooh, that must have hurt North coming from someone like you. If the same accusation came from one of the most stupid commenters here on MW it would be totally different.

      • Mooser
        Mooser
        September 26, 2018, 2:39 pm

        “Please keep at it; your puppet “Grover” provides tremendous comic relief in an otherwise deadly serious reality.”

        Deal! And you keep the Mods off my back. (I don’t need no catharsis interruptus)

        “No real person could be this silly and childish.”

        I can’t believe I am getting away with this. I expected to get banned for some pretty outright antisemitism when you made “Grover” my sock puppet.

      • jackal
        jackal
        October 17, 2018, 12:29 am

        The latest polls indicate that more and more of the younger American Jewish generation are turning away from support for Israel. They can obviously see what is happening in Israel is apartheitism or colonialism. It is so unfortunate that the rich, older Jews can’t see the light and the writing on the wall for Israel. The Israeli dream of controlling all of the land from the Med Sea to the Euphrates River will never happen. Even younger people in Israel will no longer fall under the spell of their rabinical teachers. Many other ex-soldiers are joining the group to let others know what had been going on in the moral IDF. Other young people are refusing to join the army and have had to serve time in jail because of it.
        Soon, hopefully, all the money coming from the States and other countries will dry up. Why? Because the younger generation will begin to accept that the Holocaust is no longer their reason for being.
        Suggested reading: Finklestein — The Holocaust Industry
        Pappe — The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, and his follow-up book — The Biggest Prison in the World

    • eljay
      eljay
      September 26, 2018, 12:11 pm

      || Steve Grover: Some Jewish people have worked hard and are very high achievers. Some have become billionaires and some have gained political prominence. And … ||

      …then guys like Hertog and Dershowitz anti-Semitically “single out” those Jewish people. I understand your anger and disgust.

    • Talkback
      Talkback
      September 26, 2018, 2:37 pm

      Steve Grover: “And why do many of these successful people support the only Jewish Country in the world any way they can?”

      Mhm. Maybe, because it has become a safe haven for Jewish pedophiles?
      https://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium-israel-becoming-a-refuge-for-pedophiles-1.5420848

      Or maybe, because they can be violent against Nonjews or disenfranchise them with total immunity?

      Who knows why someone supports immorality.

  8. Maghlawatan
    Maghlawatan
    September 26, 2018, 2:16 pm

    Influence must include the NYT.
    Here the paper goes for Kavanaugh

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/opinion/brett-kavanaugh-women-sexual-assault-questions.html

    Richly deserved. Imagine the NYT giving any senior Bot similar treatment. Any warmongering Bot for example.

  9. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    Maximus Decimus Meridius
    September 26, 2018, 2:23 pm

    Don’t the Dersh and the rest see that this open boasting about Jewish power and wealth kind of negates the whole ‘case for Israel’? If Jews are so wealthy and so influential, why do they need a bolthole on the other side of the world?

    Now, I get the argument that Jews were wealthy and influential in pre-war Germany too (not all of them obs, but a disproportionately high number of them) and that didn’t do them much good. True, but Jews were rarely if ever senior members of goverments or the judiciary in pre-war Europe as they are in the contemporary US, and indeed in other Western nations. So to claim that they need an extra country ‘just in case’ – and of course at the great expense of the natives – is nonsense. Not that Dersh and the rest would ever dream of taking up residence in that dump at any rate.

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