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UN Panel discovers the cause of anti-Semitism!

by Paul C / November 21, 2004 6:29 PM PST

And unsurprisingly for a UN dependency, it finds the cause to be...Jews:

Yesterday the House International Relations Committee revealed that money from the United Nations Oil for Food program, which was supposed to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, helped pay the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. This shouldn't come as a surprise. The U.N. has a problem with anti-Semitism: It doesn't know what it is.

In order to figure it out, the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and Unesco invited a group of experts to Barcelona last week. Their mission: to provide the U.N. special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Doudou Di

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Ever since the largely moslem faith African countries joined
by Ziks511 / November 21, 2004 10:04 PM PST

the UN the balance has been shifting against Israel.

But a number of contentions here need to be put into some perspective. A lot of people are denied entry or exit from the US for frivolous reasons. There's a list if you care to look it up but the one I most cherish is Farley Mowat the Canadian author of Never Cry Wolf and the Deer People, who once wrote the US government that if American planes continued flying over his house he'd be tempted to open fire on them with either a shot gun or a .22 rifle. Since the aricraft were at about 40,000 feet it was a frivolous and provacative gesture, utterly meaningless, but the Reagan White House banned him. Now Farley is a well known curmudgeon usually fuelled by scotch so that's the extent of that threat. I'll pass over Cat Stevens being taken off the plane.

Esther Ben Bassa is, as I understand it, a Sephardic Jew from North Africa and her views are known and accepted in academic circles.

Half of Israel espouses in one way or another the ending of the Jewish State, the extreme left as well as some of the Religious who do not belive in a secular state at all.

Frankly I think Tariq Ramadan's views are important when taken as a whole and not in the tiny quote you provided. Who can look at the war on Iraq and not see other agendas cropping up? And Saddam was certainly a straw man considering how quickly he folded.

Osama Bin Laden and Al Quaeda are a clever tiny insect able to inflict a dangerous bite. It is to be hoped that the real war on Terror, Afghanistan, has seriously impaired his ability to make war, and that he is captured, tried, and executed soon.

Rob Boyter

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Re: wow!
by jonah jones / November 22, 2004 2:42 AM PST

#Half of Israel espouses in one way or another the ending of the Jewish State, the extreme left as well as some of the Religious who do not belive in a secular state at all.#

you must mean the 3 million israelis i have never talked to?


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Number overstated but sentiments there.
by Ziks511 / November 22, 2004 4:31 AM PST
In reply to: Re: wow!

Do you dispute that some extremely Orthodox Jews are opposed to Israel as a secular state?

Rob Boyter

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it should that in iseral when the un handed all weapons to
by Mark5019 / November 22, 2004 12:48 AM PST

arab countries

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Re: UN Panel discovers the cause of anti-Semitism!
by gearup / November 22, 2004 1:49 AM PST

Thats like saying bull$hit has only one source...bulls!

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Re: UN Panel discovers the cause of anti-Semitism!
by Chorus-Line A1-QMS / November 22, 2004 4:34 AM PST

The cause of anti-Semitism

be specific and careful not to sum up all Jews in one spaghetti bowl Happy Not all Jews are missing half of their brains in the bloody sauce.

Israel Shanak is one of my favorite and respected person of the Jewish faith who wrote quite a few article and books on the subject of political and religious Judaism such as the Jewish History, Jewish Religion and Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel a must read to understand how, what, why, when....absolutely enlightning and interesting books.

Another Jewish writer Henry Makov, wrote "The Real Cause of Anti Semitism" - Great article! a must read.

Not gonna go through the tee tee for taa taat on this one -- I just simply share their views. Happy


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Re: UN Panel discovers the cause of anti-Semitism!
by Diana Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 8:05 AM PST

The main cause of anti-Semitism is that the Jews didn't go out and try to convert the world to Judaism like the Christians and Muslims tried to convert the world (frequently at the point of a sword).

click here to email semods4@yahoo.com

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(NT) (NT) Just wondering: What is "perennization"?
by Dragon / November 22, 2004 8:09 AM PST
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