"Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." Louis Brandeis
The Great Neck Synagogue should be proud that they incurred the ire of the viciously anti-Israel cabal of craven quislings -- lapdogs for annihilationists.
These are not Jewish groups but anti-Jewish groups which, when they are not attacking Jews, are calling for a kristallnacht against the tiny Jewish state. They promote and sponsor the vicious boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) movement designed to alienate and cut Israel off from the rest of the world.
Here is the full statement I gave to the Forward (they only used one or two sentences):
"These are not truly Jewish organizations. Their fundamental allegiance is to the political left. They are consistently anti-Israel, and manifest complete indifference -- or worse -- when innocent Jews are murdered in cold blood by Islamic jihadists, and when the Gaza Muslims celebrate those murders. Jewish history is plagued with these quislings, who are willing tools serving as the public face for supremacists and annihilationists.The left uses these Jews to defame and destroy a Jew who is truly standing up for Israel and for the principles of freedom and human rights that the Jewish State represents. It's inexcusable. The kapos had guns to their heads. What's their excuse?"
These savages speak whenever and wherever they want, but challenge the big lies and the manufactured myths and you are in for a world of pain. Huge props to the Great Neck synagogue for standing firm for free speech -- a Jewish value, I might add. I urge my readers and all freedom lovers to join me at the Great Neck synagogue on April 14th and drown out these voices of darkness.
By Josh Nathan-Kazisgetty images
Leftist Jewish groups are calling on a Long Island synagogue to cancel a speech by an outspoken Jewish blogger known for her outspoken anti-Muslim views — raising questions about a double standard on free expression.
New York activist groups Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, and Jews Say No! announced their opposition to a speech set for April 14 by Pamela Geller, an activist known for her extreme anti-Muslim rhetoric, at the Modern Orthodox Great Neck Synagogue.
In an email sent to JVP activists on April 3, the organization called on members to contact the Great Neck Synagogue and ask it to cancel the event. Rebecca Vilkomerson, JVP’s executive director, told the Forward on April 4 that at least 50 people had contacted Great Neck Synagogue at the group’s behest.
“Our hope is that the synagogue will cancel her appearance,” Vilkomerson said. “The kind of venom that she spews against Islam is completely inappropriate for a synagogue.”
Geller, in response to the campaign against her event, criticized the leftist groups as insufficiently Jewish.
“Jewish history is plagued with these quislings, who are willing tools serving as the public face for supremacists and annihilationists,” she wrote in an email to the Forward. “The left uses these Jews to defame and destroy a Jew who is truly standing up for Israel and for the principles of freedom and human rights that the Jewish State represents. It’s inexcusable.”
The campaign comes weeks after some of the same leftist Jewish groups organized against efforts to cancel a panel on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement at Brooklyn College. One of the groups also opposed a decision by the LGBT Community Center in New York to block an appearance by a pro-BDS scholar.
One gay community activist, who opposed the BDS ban at the LGBT Community Center, slammed the leftist Jewish groups for their apparent free expression flip-flop.
“I’m startled [the leftist Jewish groups] didn’t learn any lessons from the controversies of two months ago at the Gay Center and at Brooklyn College,” said Bill Dobbs, a longtime gay activist. “They’ve lost the moral high ground.”Read the rest.