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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:14 PM
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Murdoch: Europe Is ‘Poisoned’ By Anti-Semitism
(JTA) -- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch said Europe was “poisoned by an anti-Semitism we thought had been dispatched to history’s dustbin.”

Murdoch made his remarks Wednesday evening in New York upon receiving the National Human Relations award from the American Jewish Committee.

Murdoch also said of Israel: “In the end, the Israeli people are fighting the same enemy we are: cold-blooded killers who reject peace… who reject freedom… and who rule by the suicide vest, the car bomb and the human shield.”

“These are men who can't abide by the idea of freedom, tolerance and democracy, they hate Israel, they hate us," the 77-year-old media baron, who owns News Corporation, said. "No sovereign nation can sit by while a civilian population is attacked."

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JTA: http://jta.org/news/article/2009/03/06/1003510/murdoch-...
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:16 PM
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1. And our airwaves and printed press are poisoned by Rupert Murdoch
Murdoch is the last person to be preaching about "freedom, tolerance and democracy."

Find another messenger!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:18 PM
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3. Precisely.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:23 PM
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4. There is a disturbing increase in anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere, but
Rupert Murdoch is not the person I would be having as the front man on this issue.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:16 PM
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2. Oh, Rupert. Yawn.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:26 PM
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5. I found that to be true everywhere but W. Germany
in France in the 1960s and late 1970s, in parts of the U.K. (business and shipping and oil) in the early to mid 1970s and in Austria -- all the time. Murdoch thinks it is worse than it was. It was always there. Murdoch was associating with above average people in terms of wealth and social standing. I worked, lived and dealt with ordinary people in poorer to middle class areas of cities and in small towns and villages. With a couple of exceptions, people did not display their anti-semitism until you really got to know them and they felt at ease with you. And then, Oh Boy!

One of the exceptions was a man from the small town in which I lived at the time who sat himself down opposite me on a train and lectured me on Hitler's racial and religious theories all the way from Vienna to where I was living. I was terrified by the time I got home. My knees were shaking so much I could hardly stand up.

I could tell many stories about the anti-semitism that I experienced. It was really awful. You would probably still find that kind of racism in backward parts of America.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:30 PM
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7. Or on DU.
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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:52 PM
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11.  JDPriestly
JDPriestly

I feel sorry if you was afraid when in Europe.. Many people seen to have forgotten what become of anti-Semites.. Or if they did, they just doesn't care and are back to old traits

I for one, try not to be an anti-Semite, or to hate people just because all have told me to do it.. I had once a uncle who was clearly a anti-Semite, by his own words.. But I try to not care for that, and treat people anyway their religion the same way I would have treated my own familiy... I believe it to be wrong, to "hate" a group of people because they are a jew or whatever they must been..

It is wrong, and absolute disgusting to just hate people because they are of a belief or whatever they tend to believe in.. I for one is fascinated by the religion of judaism, and have read a lot of what it is.. But of course, I would never know it as an jew, anyway.. In Europe the Jew, specially after 1789 when they, in the napoleon wars was liberated from old habits, they flourished as never before.. And was part of Europe -until the horrible act of Nazi-Germany and Hitler.. Who poised most of europe to believe jews to be bad... But of course, Holocaust had never been possible, if not enough people had been in agreement about killing jews. And I would say, this is a stain never to be washed away on Europe..a Jew is no worse, or better than others, and should be treated the same way.. I do not care about the religion.. I respect it as best I can..

I can disagree with what the State of Israel are doing, even that I do support Israels right to exist, inside secure border.. I can be in disagreement with many thing people in Israel are doing, and not be a anti-Semite. I for one would be more than happy to one day visit Israel, and se for myself what Israel are.. But I know that day is still long away, more because my purse is tight than everything else...

Diclotican
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 08:46 PM
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16. Thanks.
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:27 PM
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6. One thing is obvious.
The American Jewish Committee doesn't give a rat's ass about what kind of bastard they're honouring, so the award can't mean much.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:34 PM
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8. Murdoch does not care a rats ass about "freedom, tolerance and democracy". nt
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 07:35 PM by bemildred
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:19 PM
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9. AS a progressive and a Jew, honoring Murdoch for ANYTHING is sickening.
this doesn't affect my concern for the existence of the "poison of anti-Semitism" that even certain elements of the left too often dismiss, or find excuses for( please, no flamewar on this statement; I said certain elements, meaning a small minority), but to honor that bastard Murdoch? and a "human relations " award? In this case the American Jewish Committee DOES NOT speak for me, and I will try to contact them to let them know what I think of them honoring this enemy of virtually everything I stand for and believe in.
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:36 PM
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10. ...And the world is poisoned by Rupert Murdoch.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:04 PM
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12. If at the end of WW II
Europeans gave the land and property back to the Jews who survived the Jewish state in Israel would have never been formed. Everyone looks for a scapegoat when they fail. Jews have been convenient scapegoats throughout history.
Why is the guy who runs the propaganda arm of a political party that uses bigotry and fear concerned about anti-Semites in Europe?
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:58 AM
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13. Antisemitism and other forms of racism exist everywhere; but Murdoch is hardly the cure for them
"men who can't abide by the idea of freedom, tolerance and democracy"

Just look in the mirror, Murdoch. You are one of the main spreaders of intolerance; and such power in the hands of an unelected media mogul is hardly 'democracy'.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 09:58 AM
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14. Is It Anti-Semitism, or Anti-Zionism?
The two are not the same. One can find Israeli politics repelling and dangerous, and have no quarrel with Judaism.

And as for the linking of Jews and the collapsing world economy, there may be CERTAIN members of the tribe engaging in criminal finance (Bernie Madoff being the most obvious), but I'm willing to put 10 to 50 Nominal Christians up against each self-identitfied Jew. And I expect that would be true for most sane people.

I can't help the insane.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:37 PM
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15. Is it anti-semitism masqerading as anti-zionism?
That's a common pose currently.

Even "anti-zionism" is tricky. It can mean opposing many Israeli actions, or it can mean calling for the disappearance of Israel. We've seen that called for here on DU.
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