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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Abe Foxman attacks Allen West

A fundraising letter sent out by the ADL's Abe Foxman contained a veiled attack on Congressman Allen West (R-Fl), one of my favorites.
Just this past week, a Member of Congress was quoted referencing Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels when discussing communication techniques of the Democratic Party.

We are truly living in troubled times when politicians feel they can benefit the national discourse with such vitriolic comparisons which insult the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.

This was not the first time this has happened in this political season and I fear it will not be the last time we hear such ignorant and spiteful discourse between now and next November.
Foxman made the mistake of sending that letter to Rob Miller, and Rob took him down.
I realize that you and the ADL are very much involved in the Obama campaign,but are there no limits?

The fact is that Allen West, the member of Congress you mention is exactly correct when he compares the Soros-funded media machine and its adherents throughout the mainstream media as people Goebbels would be proud of, because they promulgate the Big Lie constantly when it comes to Israel and the Jews. And by the way, he didn't mention the Holocaust, so your accusation that he trivialized it is simply untrue.

Do you realize that you are engaging in lashon hora, the defamation of a true friend of Israel and the Jews? Are you and your organization so wrapped up in the Democratic party that right and wrong simply have ceased to matter to you? Or did they not teach about lashon hora where you went to yeshiva?

Before he was in Congress, Colonel West stood with Israel and the Jews in Fort Lauderdale, Florida when pro-Hamas mobs attempted to spew their anti-Semitic bile on the streets. Where were you when that battle was being fought, Rabbi? How do you have the chutzpah to try and demonize this brave man? And to ask me for money to help fund it?

We now have the most anti-Israel administration in history sitting in the White House. Have you forgotten the way the Obama Administration has already trashed previous agreements with Israel, told them they have no right to their religious shrines , threatened an aid cutoff, and instituted what amounts to a de facto arms embargo during the early part of his term?
Read the whole thing.

The one thing I would have added would have been to ask why the ADL is doing so little to fight Muslim anti-Semitism.

More on West's remarks here, here and here.

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