Tuesday, January 30, 2007
January 30, 2007
Protest tomorrow on behalf of Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer. If you're in the NYC, please consider showing your support:
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2007 - Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer's trial is scheduled for this Thursday. An informal group of New York City residents are joining together in solidarity for a peaceful protest of the government of Egypt's treatment of Kareem, and to plead for all charges against him to be dropped. The protest has been organized for this Wednesday, January 31 at 3:30pm, in front of the Egyptian Consulate in New York.
Kareem has been imprisoned in Alexandria, Egypt, since November, after posting to his website statements calling for equal rights for women and protection of free speech, as well as other statements critical of the Egyptian government. He has been denied bail and faces a long prison sentence if convicted of the charges held against him. The New York group is trying to mobilize the national news media in hopes that increased visibility of Kareem's circumstances will pressure the Egyptian government to act responsibly.
The Egyptian Consulate in New York is located at 1110 2nd Avenue, between E. 58th and E. 59th.
For more information about Kareem Amer, visit http://www.freekareem.org , and to sign an online petition to the Egyptian government, visit http://www.petitiononline.com/KAmer.
For more information about the Wednesday rally, or for media inquiries, please contact Constantino Diaz-Duranat firstname.lastname@example.org , or Chris Kilmer at email@example.com.
Please sign the petition!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
First, President Carter has proved capable of distorting the truth about such meetings and consultations in public remarks following them. In particular, he mischaracterized the meeting he had with the executive committee of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix, saying he and they had positive interactions and prayed together, when in fact others present stated that the meeting was highly confrontational and that the prayer was merely a pro form a closing invocation. (See "Letters," The New York Times, Dec. 15, 2006, p. A32.) However modest my reputation may be, I will not jeopardize it by participating in a meeting that might subsequently be so starkly misconstrued.
Second, in television interviews I have seen over the past week, President Carter has revealed himself to be so rigid and inflexible in his views that he seems to me no longer capable of dialogue. In an interview with Soledad O'Brien of CNN he failed to address a single one of the criticisms she quoted from various experts in a very serious tone of voice, pointing out that she was not reading the worst of the criticisms; he began laughing inappropriately while she spoke, and when she asked him how he would respond to the criticisms he stated, "With laughter." In a number of interviews I have seen and heard him respond to highly specific questions merely by stating again and again in one form or another, "My book is completely accurate." This rigidity of thought and complete failure to engage criticisms from much greater experts than me about his numerous and serious errors of commission and omission make it clear to me that an attempt by me to advise him would be pointless and counterproductive. In addition, his repeated public insinuations that the Jews control the media and the Congress - well-worn anti-Semitic slurs that- especially coming from President Carter, present a clear and present danger to American Jews are offensive to me beyond what I can politely say.
Third, I am now carefully rereading parts of this very puzzling and problematic book, having read it through once quickly. I am not going to point out again here all the mistakes and misrepresentations pointed out by others ( to take just one example, his flat contradiction of the accounts by President Clinton and Dennis Ross of events at Camp David at which they were present and he was not) -- none of which he has answered- nor explain the grotesque distortion caused by his almost completely ignoring Jewish history between ancient times and 1947 (he devotes five lines on page 64 to that millennial tragic story and mentions the Holocaust twice; his "Historical Chronology" at the outset contains nothing nothing between 1939 and 1947). However, I will call your attention to a sentence on p. 213 that had not stood out for me the first time I read it: "It is imperative that the general Arab community and all significant Palestinian groups make it clear that they will end the suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism when international laws and the ultimate goals of the Roadmap for Peace are accepted by Israel."
As someone who has lived his life as a professional reader and writer, I cannot find any way to read this sentence that does not condone the murder of Jews until such time as Israel unilaterally follows President Carter's prescription for peace. This sentence, simply put, makes President Carter an apologist for terrorists and places my children, along with all Jews everywhere, in greater danger.
excerpt from a letter by:
Melvin Konner, M.D., Ph.D. ,Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
Department of Anthropology and Program in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Emory University Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology ,
Emory School of Medicine
...and today Jimmah ran again. From Dersh and hard questions at Brandeis, as well - and the University refused to let an Oscar winning director film for a movie. What's he afraid of? That Jooos will beat him up? I know they don't make Jews like Jesus anymore, but c'mon now... Jimmy wants to beat up Israel and the Jews and doesn't want to have to defend his position. Strikes me that the peanut farmer is yellow (even as he pockets his Saudi and others' $$$).
Sunday, January 21, 2007
The letter, written and signed by Carter, asked that Sher show “special consideration” for a self-acknowledged guard in the Mauthausen death camp in Austria. In fact, there was proof of his direct murder of Jews in this camp.
A copy of the letter has been posted on the web by the New York Sun. The upper right-hand corner contains the note requesting 'special consideration.' Click here to view it.
Bartesch, who had immigrated to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, admitted to Sher’s office and the court that he had voluntarily joined the Waffen SS and had served in the notorious SS Death’s Head Division at the Mauthausen concentration camp where, at the hands of Bartesch and his cohorts, many thousands of prisoners were gassed, shot, starved and worked to death. He also confessed to having concealed his service at the infamous camp from U.S. immigration officials.
“We had an extraordinary piece of evidence against him – a book that was kept by the SS and captured by the American armed forces when they liberated Mauthausen,” Sher said. “We called it the death book. It was a roster that the Germans required them to keep that identified SS guards as they extended weapons to murder the inmates and prisoners.”
... The family approached several members of Congress. “The congressmen would, very understandably, forward their claims over to our office and when they learned the facts they would invariably drop the case,” Sher recalled.
But there was one politician who accepted the claims without asking for any further information.
“One day, in the fall of ’87, my secretary walks in and gives me a letter with a Georgia return address reading ‘Jimmy Carter.’ I assumed it was a prank from some old college buddies, but it wasn’t. It was the original copy of the letter Bartesch’s daughter sent to Carter, after Bartesch had already been deported.
“In the letter, she claimed we were un-American, only after vengeance, and persecuting a man for what he did when he was only 17 and 18 years old.
“I couldn’t help thinking of my own father who returned home with shrapnel wounds after he joined the U.S. Army as a teenager to fight the Nazis and hit the beaches at Normandy at that same age on D-day.
“On the upper corner of the letter was a note signed by Jimmy Carter saying that in cases such as this, he wanted ‘special consideration for the family for humanitarian reasons.’
Is there any doubt at all that this man is anti-semitic? See the Hannity and Colmes interview with Sher at Foxnews here. It is really excellent!
Monday, January 15, 2007
This story was aired on Sunday, Dec. 17 (7PM ET/PT on CBS) on “60 MINUTES” about a long-secret German archive that houses a treasure trove of information on 17.5 million victims of the Holocaust. The archive, located in the German town of Bad Arolsen , is massive (there are 16 miles of shelving containing 50 million pages of documents) and until recently, was off-limits to the public. But after the German government agreed earlier this year to open the archives, CBS News’ Scott Pelley traveled there with three Jewish survivors who were able to see their own Holocaust records. It’s an incredibly moving piece, all the more poignant in the wake of this week’s meeting of Holocaust deniers in Iran . We’re trying to get word out about the story to people who have a special interest in this subject.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Under the Democrats, the person who is now third in line to succeed the President is a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan: Dems Set to Regain Power in Congress. That would be D of W. VA -- Byrd, of course. The 2006 LGF Award Winners
Every year Little Green Footballs offers up two awards which are democratically voted on, the Idiotarian (the “Fiskie”) and Anti-Idiotarian (the “Fallaci”) "Awards for 2006. This year's winners both worked at the United Nations. John Bolton and Kofi Annan." I have to put up the picture, by Cox and Forkum, especially for my mother, who will just love it! See the original here. It is even better, lol!