Sunday, March 07, 2004

the blood libel never dries
I wonder if in the light of this (via Atrios)

I am a high school teacher and the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Monday morning, Period 1, a student, age 17, comes into my room. She asks me if I had seen the film "The Passion."

I answer, "No."

She continues, "It was so sad. I cried so much. I hate the Jews."


and this... (via tbogg)

A billboard unveiled on Ash Wednesday, the same day that a controversial movie depicting the last hours of Jesus Christ premiered, is sparking criticism from people of all faiths.

The large-size outdoor marquee, which sits on the property of the Lovingway United Pentecostal Church at Colorado and Mississippi, says, "Jews Killed The Lord Jesus" and the word "Settled!"


certain lobbyists regret stuff like this

We had suspected this but didn't get a confirmation until a questioner in the audience asked Wisse about Billy Graham's 1972 conversation with Richard Nixon, memorialized on the White House tapes, and made public earlier this year by the National Archives.

In the conversation, Graham says to Nixon that "a lot of Jews are great friends of mine."
"They swarm around me and are friendly to me," Graham says. "Because they know I am friendly to Israel and so forth. They don't know how I really feel about what they're doing to this country."
And how does he feel?

Graham tells Nixon that the Jews have a "stranglehold" on the country, and "this stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain."

"You believe that?" Nixon says.

"Yes, sir," Graham replies.

"Oh boy," Nixon says. "So do I. I can't ever say that, but I believe it."

So, the questioner wanted to know whether Professor Wisse considered these sentiments, as expressed by Graham and widely publicized earlier this year, to be anti-Semitic.

No, they are not anti-Semitic, Professor Wisse says.

Not anti-Semitic?

No, anti-Semitism exists today in the form of "political organization" against Israel.


I wonder if we've reached the stage where being pro-Israeli has become a reliable indicator of being anti-semitic amongst non jews?