Jun 10, 2011

Hey, over 10 news items in this one E-mail --- enjoy!


Obama Attack on Libya is Illegal 
Rep. Ron Paul 

Last week, more than 70 days after President Obama sent our military to attack Libya without a congressional declaration of war, the House of Representatives finally voted on two resolutions attempting to rein in the president. This debate was long overdue, as polls show Americans increasingly are frustrated by congressional inaction .. .. All of these votes demonstrate that members of Congress increasingly understand that our foreign wars are deeply unpopular with their constituents. We are broke, and the American people know it .. .. The president's attack on Libya was unconstitutional and thus unlawful. This policy must be reversed. 

Weiner's Downfall A Reminder of Perils of Jewish Pride 
Alex Weisler - JTA ( New York ) 

He was supposed to be one of Congress' rising stars, a Jewish boy from Brooklyn with great ambition and promise. A truculent Democrat with a penchant for media attention, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was an unabashed liberal on domestic affairs and a hard-liner on foreign policy, particularly Israel .. .. In the Jewish community, which long had regarded him with pride, Weiner's spectacularly public downfall was a reminder of the perils of associating a particular person's successes or failures with his Jewishness. Weiner's perennial prefixes -- "Jewish congressman, from New York , staunch supporter of Israel " -- clearly identified him in the public mind. 

Hail Caesar 
Paul Craig Roberts 

.. .. Why does anyone think that the President, who does not obey the War Powers Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, US and international laws against torture, or any of the laws and procedures that guard civil liberty, is going to feel compelled to obey the debt ceiling? As long as the US is at war, the American President is a Caesar. He is above the law. The US Justice (sic) Department has ruled this, and Congress and the Courts have accepted it. 

Smurfs Accused of Anti-Semitism, Stalinism, and Racism 
The Guardian ( Britain ) 

A little blue army of fans has mobilised to defend the Smurfs against accusations of antisemitism, racism and communism. Antoine Buéno, a lecturer at Sciences Po university in Paris, makes the claims in his new book Le Petit Livre Bleu, in which he points out that the Smurfs live in a world where private initiative is rarely rewarded, where meals are all taken together in a communal room, where there is one leader and where the Smurfs rarely leave their small country. "Does that not remind you of anything? A political dictatorship, for example?" asks Buéno, going on to compare the Smurfs' world to a totalitarian utopia reminiscent of Stalinist communism .. .. 

The Smurfs Are Racist, Anti-Semites, Suggests French Scholar 
Huffington Post 

Smurf Village or Hitler's Berlin ? Same thing, posits one new book. French sociologist and author Antoine Buéno asserts in "Le Petit Livre Bleu," or, "The Little Blue Book," that the seemingly friendly little blue creatures living a mostly idyllic existence are actually packed with racial propaganda and are, "the embodiment of a totalitarian utopia, steeped in Stalinism and Nazism" .. .. Buéno says that Papa Smurf, the leader of the village, is an authoritarian figure, and that their lack of private property and collective-style economy is a clear nod to socialism. Meanwhile, their enemy seems Jewish .. .. 

Pope Benedict XVI Praises Wartime Croatian Cardinal 

Pope Benedict XVI honoured Sunday Croatia's late controversial World War II Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac as a "defender of Jews, the Orthodox and of all the persecuted." Stepinac, who headed Croatia 's Catholic Church during World War II, is accused by critics of not standing against the persecution of Serbs and Jews by the pro-Nazi Ustasha regime. He was later jailed by the post-war communist Yugoslav authorities for collaboration with the Ustasha, which he denied .. .. The American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants labelled the cardinal in a statement as an "avid supporter of the Ustasha." 

Spain's High Court Overturns Conviction For Nazi Writings 

Spain's Jewish community has slammed a ruling by the country's Supreme Court that overturns the conviction of four people connected to a Barcelona bookstore that sold Nazi literature. The four connected to the now defunct bookshop, Kalki, had been found guilty by a lower court of fostering xenophobia and anti-Semitism through the selling of Nazi literature. The acquittals include a publisher in the nearby town of Molins de Rei . In 2009, the four were each sentenced to three and a half years in jail after being found guilty of selling publications that justified the Holocaust and praised the Nazi regime. In the Supreme Court's ruling, Justice Miguel Colmenero wrote that the selling of Nazi propaganda that promotes genocide is only a crime when there exists a danger that it could create a climate of hostility that would incite violence. 

Oy Vay! Foreskin Man Sparks Cutting-Edge Scandal 
World Net Daily 

An organizer behind a growing campaign to outlaw circumcision for infant boys now has created a comic book specifically targeting that Jewish practice, and critics say he's gone too far by using Nazi images and stereotypes .. .. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the comic book's "Monster Mohel" and its "grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes" are "disrespectful and deeply offensive." 

Anti-Semitism Turns Off Supporters of Circumcision Bans 
Erik Hayden -- The Atlantic Wire 

Jena Troutman, the primary subject of last weekend's New York Times report about the growing "momentum" of circumcision bans, has dropped her bid to outlaw the practice in the seaside city of Santa Monica, CA. Troutman, The Jewish Journal first learned, is saying her campaign against circumcision has been misrepresented as an attack on religious freedom. "It shouldn't have been about religion in the first place," she said. She is the latest opponent of circumcision to drop her support because of anti-Semitic undertones of the pro-ban movement. 

In Australia , Frederick Toben Fights Bankruptcy Proceedings 
AdelaideNow ( Australia ) 

Holocaust `revisionist" Fredrick Toben is back in court, this time on bankruptcy proceedings. In 2009, Toben served a three-month jail term for contempt of court. He breached Federal Court orders banning him from using the internet to insult and abuse Jewish people. The court found Toben had acted "wilfully and contumaciously" by uploading articles that implied Jewish people offended by Holocaust denial were of "limited intelligence". Toben insists he is not a Holocaust denier, saying he is "someone who asks questions". 

In New York City , 30,000 Celebrate Israel 
European Jewish Press 

Around 30,000 people participated Sunday [June 5] n the annual Celebrate Israel Parade in New York City , the the largest such event in the world, to celebrate Israel 's 63rd year of independence. The parade, up Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets, has been held every year since 1964. The Empire State Building was lit up in blue and white Saturday night as a tribute to Israel . Participants included Israel 's Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora, Yuli Edelstein , New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Senators 


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