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Sep 8, 2011

Rabbi won't testify against another Jew

 


Court tables ruling in 'mesira' contempt case
September 8, 2011

(JTA) -- A federal court judge said she will rule at a later date in the case of a Chasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate "mesira," the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.

Margaret Morrow of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles heard arguments Wednesday in the case involving Rabbi Moshe Zigelman. Prosecutors want Morrow to imprison Zigelman for contempt unless he testifies against others in an alleged tax fraud scheme that involved his Spinka sect, The Los Angeles Times reported. 

Zigelman, an executive assistant to the sect's leader, already has served a 2-year sentence for his role in the scheme, which involved soliciting large tax-deductible donations and secretly funneling most of the money back to the donors.

Zigelman, 64, says his testimony would violate "mesira," although most modern scholars say it applies only in regimes that oppress Jews.



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...an Israeli lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter, seeking $5 million in damages because his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" allegedly defamed Israel. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3pltqg2

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This is scary stuff...

 


Associated Press
Muslim students stand trial for speech disruption
By AMY TAXIN , 09.07.11, 07:20 PM EDT 5935515a754535705970414143625574.gif5935515a754535705970414143625574.gif

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Prosecutors have argued that 10 Muslim university students broke the law when they shouted down a speech by the Israeli ambassador on a Southern California campus.

Prosecutor Dan Wagner on Wednesday says emails from the leader of a Muslim campus group at University of California, Irvine show that students carefully drafted a plan to disrupt an address by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren last year and read from scripted statements to carry it out.

But defense attorneys say the students planned their protest within the boundaries of the law and their combined statements lasted no longer than five minutes.

The opening statements came in the trial of 10 Muslim students facing misdemeanor charges that carry a maximum sentence of a year in jail if convicted.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

The Muslim students stood up to shout last year at the Israeli ambassador, halting for 20 minutes his talk on U.S.-Israel relations to a California university audience in a protest that left several students facing charges and has evolved into a broader legal tussle over whose free-speech rights were violated.


Opening statements were scheduled Wednesday in the trial of 10 students on misdemeanor charges of conspiring to disturb a meeting and disturbing a meeting for interrupting Ambassador Michael Oren's speech at the University of California, Irvine in February 2010.

Students claim they had a right to protest. But Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas contends that right ended when it infringed on the wishes of hundreds of members of the public who had come to hear Oren.

The case has generated an impassioned debate about free speech and raised questions about prosecutorial discretion as some members of the public - including some who disapproved of the Muslim students' actions - say student protests are nothing new and the case is a colossal waste of taxpayers' money.

The students, many who have since graduated from college, say they are being singled out because they are Muslim and that similar protests on other college campuses didn't elicit criminal charges.

"This is selective punishment," said Kifah Shah, a spokeswoman for a campaign of community activists in support of the defendants. "At this point, it is not just about these 10 students anymore. It is about every single one of us and about whether our right to freedom of speech is going to be upheld."

That isn't how everyone sees it. Michael Shapiro, a law professor at the University of Southern California, said charging the students with conspiracy isn't necessary to uphold free speech rights in this case since campus authorities already did so by enabling Oren to give his talk and by disciplining students who participated in the outburst.

But the students don't have a constitutional right to shout down a speaker, he said.

"It is just maddening and outrageous that they think they have a free speech right to shut everybody else up," Shapiro said. "That's not the way the First Amendment works."

Prosecutors have accused members of the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine of plotting to disrupt the upcoming speech six days before the talk entitled "U.S. Israel Relations from a Political and Personal Perspective." Several hundred people attended the event on the sprawling suburban campus 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles that evening, including students and community members.

Authorities say the students stood up one by one and shouted out phrases such as "you are a war criminal" and "propagating murder is not an expression of free speech." The students were cited and released and disciplined at the university, which revoked the Muslim Student Union's charter for a quarter during the academic year and placed it on two years of probation.

Nearly a year later, Rackauckas filed criminal charges against 11 students, which prompted an outcry from the American Civil Liberties Union and a host of Jewish, Muslim and campus groups.

The incident also sparked a media frenzy and Superior Court Judge Peter Wilson eventually issued a gag order to prevent prosecutors and defense attorneys from arguing the case outside the courtroom.

Since then, the charges against one defendant were dropped, but 10 students - some who attended UC Irvine and others who attended the nearby University of California, Riverside - still face prosecution.

The trial is expected to last several weeks. If convicted, the students could face a sentence ranging from probation with community service and fines to up to a year in jail.

Moutaz Herzallah, whose son is one of the defendants, said he has never heard of American students being tried over protests.

"I decided to immigrate to this country with my family so we could have peace, freedom of speech, dignity and honor," Herzallah, a Palestinian who came here from Bahrain several decades ago, told reporters outside the courthouse Wednesday. "Apparently the district attorney of Orange County threw the American Constitution in the trash."

Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, said he believes the students are being singled out for protesting against the Israeli government's policies in Gaza.

The case has split residents of affluent Orange County, a traditionally Republican-stronghold that is home to sizable Jewish and Muslim populations. Residents have written vociferous letters to the editor of the local newspaper, the Orange County Register, on both sides of the debate.

Those who attended Oren's speech that evening also left with different views about how the incident should be handled.

Ron Ovadia, a 61-year-old advertising consultant, said he thought the protest was inappropriate but that didn't make it a criminal act. Ovadia, who is Jewish, said he was disciplined in college when he shouted out a speaker during a 1968 anti-war protest - but wasn't prosecuted.

"I just personally think that if these were a bunch of white, middle class students from Newport Beach and Irvine they would have had their hand slapped and that would be the end of it," Ovadia said. "I certainly don't condone what they did. I just thought it was handled and we need to move on."

Jesse Rosenblum, president of the Zionist Organization of America's Orange County chapter, said the students should have backed down once authorities told them they could face criminal charges. That's what happened during protests he recalled witnessing during his days as a college administrator in New Jersey, said the 71-year-old, who supports Rackauckas' position.

"You're sending a message, an important message of what is permissible and what is not permissible in our democracy and that must occur," Rosenblum said. "It's not just about these students - it is about any group who feels their voice is so important they have to drown out every other voice."


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



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...an Israeli lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter, seeking $5 million in damages because his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" allegedly defamed Israel. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3pltqg2

"...when you have laws against questioning the Holocaust narrative, you are screaming at the other person to stop thinking!!!" ---Mike Santomauro. *Anthony Lawson's Holocaust Video "were the Germans so stupid"... Link: http://tinyurl.com/44nsrco

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Rabbi won't testify against a fellow Jew says who will not testify because he says it would violate the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.

 


Court tables ruling in 'mesira' contempt case
September 8, 2011

(JTA) -- A federal court judge said she will rule at a later date in the case of a Chasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate "mesira," the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.

Margaret Morrow of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles heard arguments Wednesday in the case involving Rabbi Moshe Zigelman. Prosecutors want Morrow to imprison Zigelman for contempt unless he testifies against others in an alleged tax fraud scheme that involved his Spinka sect, The Los Angeles Times reported. 

Zigelman, an executive assistant to the sect's leader, already has served a 2-year sentence for his role in the scheme, which involved soliciting large tax-deductible donations and secretly funneling most of the money back to the donors.

Zigelman, 64, says his testimony would violate "mesira," although most modern scholars say it applies only in regimes that oppress Jews.



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Now FREE to watch all 91 minutes: "Defamation," from Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir. LINK: http://tinyurl.com/3rvhdvc

Some of His Best Friends Are Jewish: The Saga of a Holocaust Revisionist By Nathaniel Popper. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3v6m88c

...an Israeli lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter, seeking $5 million in damages because his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" allegedly defamed Israel. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3pltqg2

"...when you have laws against questioning the Holocaust narrative, you are screaming at the other person to stop thinking!!!" ---Mike Santomauro. *Anthony Lawson's Holocaust Video "were the Germans so stupid"... Link: http://tinyurl.com/44nsrco

An anti-Semite condemns people for being Jews, I am not an anti-Semite.--Mike Santomauro. Link: http://tinyurl.com/42z9p8o

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Muslim students stand trial for speech disruption

 


Associated Press
Muslim students stand trial for speech disruption
By AMY TAXIN , 09.07.11, 07:20 PM EDT 5935515a754535705970414143625574.gif5935515a754535705970414143625574.gif

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Prosecutors have argued that 10 Muslim university students broke the law when they shouted down a speech by the Israeli ambassador on a Southern California campus.

Prosecutor Dan Wagner on Wednesday says emails from the leader of a Muslim campus group at University of California, Irvine show that students carefully drafted a plan to disrupt an address by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren last year and read from scripted statements to carry it out.

But defense attorneys say the students planned their protest within the boundaries of the law and their combined statements lasted no longer than five minutes.

The opening statements came in the trial of 10 Muslim students facing misdemeanor charges that carry a maximum sentence of a year in jail if convicted.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

The Muslim students stood up to shout last year at the Israeli ambassador, halting for 20 minutes his talk on U.S.-Israel relations to a California university audience in a protest that left several students facing charges and has evolved into a broader legal tussle over whose free-speech rights were violated.


Opening statements were scheduled Wednesday in the trial of 10 students on misdemeanor charges of conspiring to disturb a meeting and disturbing a meeting for interrupting Ambassador Michael Oren's speech at the University of California, Irvine in February 2010.

Students claim they had a right to protest. But Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas contends that right ended when it infringed on the wishes of hundreds of members of the public who had come to hear Oren.

The case has generated an impassioned debate about free speech and raised questions about prosecutorial discretion as some members of the public - including some who disapproved of the Muslim students' actions - say student protests are nothing new and the case is a colossal waste of taxpayers' money.

The students, many who have since graduated from college, say they are being singled out because they are Muslim and that similar protests on other college campuses didn't elicit criminal charges.

"This is selective punishment," said Kifah Shah, a spokeswoman for a campaign of community activists in support of the defendants. "At this point, it is not just about these 10 students anymore. It is about every single one of us and about whether our right to freedom of speech is going to be upheld."

That isn't how everyone sees it. Michael Shapiro, a law professor at the University of Southern California, said charging the students with conspiracy isn't necessary to uphold free speech rights in this case since campus authorities already did so by enabling Oren to give his talk and by disciplining students who participated in the outburst.

But the students don't have a constitutional right to shout down a speaker, he said.

"It is just maddening and outrageous that they think they have a free speech right to shut everybody else up," Shapiro said. "That's not the way the First Amendment works."

Prosecutors have accused members of the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine of plotting to disrupt the upcoming speech six days before the talk entitled "U.S. Israel Relations from a Political and Personal Perspective." Several hundred people attended the event on the sprawling suburban campus 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles that evening, including students and community members.

Authorities say the students stood up one by one and shouted out phrases such as "you are a war criminal" and "propagating murder is not an expression of free speech." The students were cited and released and disciplined at the university, which revoked the Muslim Student Union's charter for a quarter during the academic year and placed it on two years of probation.

Nearly a year later, Rackauckas filed criminal charges against 11 students, which prompted an outcry from the American Civil Liberties Union and a host of Jewish, Muslim and campus groups.

The incident also sparked a media frenzy and Superior Court Judge Peter Wilson eventually issued a gag order to prevent prosecutors and defense attorneys from arguing the case outside the courtroom.

Since then, the charges against one defendant were dropped, but 10 students - some who attended UC Irvine and others who attended the nearby University of California, Riverside - still face prosecution.

The trial is expected to last several weeks. If convicted, the students could face a sentence ranging from probation with community service and fines to up to a year in jail.

Moutaz Herzallah, whose son is one of the defendants, said he has never heard of American students being tried over protests.

"I decided to immigrate to this country with my family so we could have peace, freedom of speech, dignity and honor," Herzallah, a Palestinian who came here from Bahrain several decades ago, told reporters outside the courthouse Wednesday. "Apparently the district attorney of Orange County threw the American Constitution in the trash."

Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, said he believes the students are being singled out for protesting against the Israeli government's policies in Gaza.

The case has split residents of affluent Orange County, a traditionally Republican-stronghold that is home to sizable Jewish and Muslim populations. Residents have written vociferous letters to the editor of the local newspaper, the Orange County Register, on both sides of the debate.

Those who attended Oren's speech that evening also left with different views about how the incident should be handled.

Ron Ovadia, a 61-year-old advertising consultant, said he thought the protest was inappropriate but that didn't make it a criminal act. Ovadia, who is Jewish, said he was disciplined in college when he shouted out a speaker during a 1968 anti-war protest - but wasn't prosecuted.

"I just personally think that if these were a bunch of white, middle class students from Newport Beach and Irvine they would have had their hand slapped and that would be the end of it," Ovadia said. "I certainly don't condone what they did. I just thought it was handled and we need to move on."

Jesse Rosenblum, president of the Zionist Organization of America's Orange County chapter, said the students should have backed down once authorities told them they could face criminal charges. That's what happened during protests he recalled witnessing during his days as a college administrator in New Jersey, said the 71-year-old, who supports Rackauckas' position.

"You're sending a message, an important message of what is permissible and what is not permissible in our democracy and that must occur," Rosenblum said. "It's not just about these students - it is about any group who feels their voice is so important they have to drown out every other voice."


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



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Now FREE to watch all 91 minutes: "Defamation," from Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir. LINK: http://tinyurl.com/3rvhdvc

Some of His Best Friends Are Jewish: The Saga of a Holocaust Revisionist By Nathaniel Popper. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3v6m88c

...an Israeli lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter, seeking $5 million in damages because his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" allegedly defamed Israel. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3pltqg2

"...when you have laws against questioning the Holocaust narrative, you are screaming at the other person to stop thinking!!!" ---Mike Santomauro. *Anthony Lawson's Holocaust Video "were the Germans so stupid"... Link: http://tinyurl.com/44nsrco

An anti-Semite condemns people for being Jews, I am not an anti-Semite.--Mike Santomauro. Link: http://tinyurl.com/42z9p8o

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2011 USS LIBERTY MEMORIAL SERVICE

 

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2011 USS LIBERTY MEMORIAL SERVICE

LIVE (today, Sept. 8th, 2011) from the Mediterranean Sea..............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF3Hje2bvzs 

 

 

 

 

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National Policy Institute

 

http://www.thenationalpolicyinstitute.org/

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...an Israeli lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter, seeking $5 million in damages because his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" allegedly defamed Israel. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3pltqg2

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Robert Gates Says Israel Is an Ungrateful Ally

 



September 8, 2011 
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Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over Gaza Flotilla Row 
BBC News 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14762475 

Turkey has expelled Israel's ambassador and suspended all military agreements over its refusal to apologize for last year's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla. This came as the UN published a report saying that Israeli commandos used excessive force when they boarded an aid ship. Nine Turkish activists died. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said it was "time Israel pays a price for its illegal actions". Israel has refused to apologize and said its troops acted in self-defence. 


Turkey Does the Right Thing 
Prof. Lawrence Davidson 
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29030.htm 

... The Israelis define all acts of resistance to their aggression as attacks which require their defending themselves. The Mavi Marmara action fits neatly into this Zionist world of peculiar logic. In this sense, they turn the world upside down ... Not only do the Israelis disregard international law, be on the high seas, in the maintenance of the obscene ghetto of Gaza, or through their colonial impositions in the West Bank, but they assiduously seduce others to support their criminal behavior anywhere and everywhere they have lobby influence. Everywhere they go they are the poor victims who need carte blanche to protect themselves. They are the victims who victimize others in the name of self-defense. 


Hitler's `Eagles Nest' CafĂ© Is Surprise Tourist Attraction 
Daily Mail (Britain) 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032888/Hitlers-mountain-tea-house-attracts-300-000-year.html 

The dark allure of Adolf Hitler has turned his tea house at the top of a Bavarian mountain into one of the most visited sites in Germany. Tourism authorities announced that over 300,000 people visited the retreat on the peak of the Kehlstein mountain which was built for him as a 50th birthday gift by Nazi party secretary Martin Bormann in 1939. This is nearly 30,000 up on last year. Although Hitler's Berghof home on the mountain was destroyed by the Allies in bombing raids and after WW2, the tea house survived to become a tourism magnet in peacetime. Officials said that most visitors to the mountain are Americans followed by Britons. 


Robert Gates Says Israel Is an Ungrateful Ally 
Jeffrey Goldberg - Bloomberg 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-06/robert-gates-says-israel-is-an-ungrateful-ally-jeffrey-goldberg.html 

... It was Robert M. Gates, the now-retired secretary of defense, who seemed most upset with Netanyahu. In a meeting of the National Security Council Principals Committee held not long before his retirement this summer, Gates coldly laid out the many steps the administration has taken to guarantee Israel's security -- access to top- quality weapons, assistance developing missile-defense systems, high-level intelligence sharing -- and then stated bluntly that the U.S. has received nothing in return, particularly with regard to the peace process ... Gates argued to the president directly that Netanyahu is not only ungrateful, but also endangering his country by refusing to grapple with Israel's growing isolation and with the demographic challenges it faces if it keeps control of the West Bank. 


London No Longer An English City, Says John Cleese 
Daily Mail (Britain) 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032956/John-Cleese-London-longer-English-city-thats-got-2012-Olympics.html 

Mass immigration has turned London into a city that is 'no longer English', John Cleese claims. The former Monty Python star says he now feels like a foreigner walking through the capital's streets. ... "I'm not sure what's going on in Britain. Or, let me say this - I don't know what's going on in London, because London is no longer an English city. That's how we got the Olympics. They said we were the most cosmopolitan city on Earth. But it doesn't feel English." 


Likelihood of War in Middle East Is Growing, Says Israeli General 
Ynet News (Israel) 
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4118220,00.html 

Recent revolutions in the Arab world and the deteriorating ties with Turkey are raising the likelihood of a regional war in the Middle East, IDF Home Front Command Chief, Major General Eyal Eisenberg warned Monday. "It looks like the Arab Spring, but it can also be a radical Islamic winter," he said in a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. "This leads us to the conclusion that through a long-term process, the likelihood of an all-out war is increasingly growing," the IDF general said. ... Referring to what he characterized as the possibility of a "radical Islamic winter," Major-General Eisenberg said: "This raises the likelihood of an all-out, total war, with the possibility of weapons of mass destruction being used." 


The Vast and Expansive US Secret Army 
The Washington Post 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/top-secret-america-a-look-at-the-militarys-joint-special-operations-command/2011/08/30/gIQAvYuAxJ_story.html 

The CIA's armed drones and paramilitary forces have killed dozens of al-Qaeda leaders and thousands of its foot soldiers. But there is another mysterious organization that has killed even more of America's enemies in the decade since the 9/11 attacks. CIA operatives have imprisoned and interrogated nearly 100 suspected terrorists in their former secret prisons around the world, but troops from this other secret organization have imprisoned and interrogated ten times as many, holding them in jails that it alone controls in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, this secretive group of men (and a few women) has grown tenfold while sustaining a level of obscurity that not even the CIA managed. 


The CIA Rendition Flight Network 
The Guardian (Britain) 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/aug/31/rendition 

Global map shows extent to which US intelligence was able to pick up and transport suspects with ease and send them to 'black sites' where many of them faced torture. 


US Eavesdropping on Israeli Embassy in Washington Revealed 
The New York Times 
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/us/06leak.html 

When Shamai K. Leibowitz, an F.B.I. translator, was sentenced to 20 months in prison last year for leaking classified information to a blogger, prosecutors revealed little about the case ... The reason for the extraordinary secrecy surrounding the Obama administration's first prosecution for leaking information to the news media seems clear: Mr. Leibowitz, a contract Hebrew translator, passed on secret transcripts of conversations caught on F.B.I. wiretaps of the Israeli Embassy in Washington ... Former counterintelligence officials describe Israeli intelligence operations in the United States as quite extensive, ranking just below those of China and Russia, and F.B.I. counterintelligence agents have long kept an eye on Israeli spying. 


Gaddafi Regime's US-Britain Spy Links Revealed 
BBC News 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14774533 

US and UK spy agencies built close ties with their Libyan counterparts during the so-called War on Terror, according to documents discovered at the office of Col Gaddafi's former spy chief. The papers suggest the CIA abducted several suspected militants from 2002 to 2004 and handed them to Tripoli. The UK's MI6 also apparently gave the Gaddafi regime details of dissidents. 


Obama Ratings Sink to New Lows 
The Washington Post 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-ratings-sink-to-new-lows-as-hope-fades/2011/09/05/gIQAIytZ5J_story.html 

Public pessimism about the direction of the country has jumped to its highest level in nearly three years, erasing the sense of hope that followed President Obama's inauguration and pushing his approval ratings to a record low, according to a new Washington Post- ABC News poll. More than 60 percent of those surveyed say they disapprove of the way the president is handling the economy and, what has become issue No. 1, the stagnant jobs situation. Just 43 percent now approve of the job he is doing overall, a new career low; 53 percent disapprove, a new high. 



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Some of His Best Friends Are Jewish: The Saga of a Holocaust Revisionist By Nathaniel Popper. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3v6m88c

...an Israeli lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter, seeking $5 million in damages because his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" allegedly defamed Israel. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3pltqg2

"...when you have laws against questioning the Holocaust narrative, you are screaming at the other person to stop thinking!!!" ---Mike Santomauro. *Anthony Lawson's Holocaust Video "were the Germans so stupid"... Link: http://tinyurl.com/44nsrco

An anti-Semite condemns people for being Jews, I am not an anti-Semite.--Mike Santomauro. Link: http://tinyurl.com/42z9p8o

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