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shaayecanaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-11 07:09 PM
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U.S. Jews warn Israel not to get too cozy with Glenn Beck
The warm welcome extreme right-wing media personality Glenn Beck has receiving in Israel has led to criticism of the American pundit by Jewish leaders in New York.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, told Haaretz he believed that Beck was very extreme and controversial even among right-wing groups in the United States. Yoffie pointed to the Fox News television network, which had canceled Beck's show and distanced itself from him.

Yoffie said that Beck had mocked the distress of hundreds of thousands of protesters in Israel, referring to the right-wing pundit's comments about the tent protests in Israel earlier this month when he compared protesters' calls for increased social benefits to those of the former Soviet Union.

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In contrast, Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said Tuesday that Beck had come to Israel to show support and solidarity with Israel and he should be welcomed as a friend.

Foxman also said the fact that Beck expressed views people did not agree with was no reason to ostracize him.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/u-s-jews-warn-israel-not-to-get-too-cozy-with-glenn-beck-1.380323
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-11 07:12 PM
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1. I find it highly ironic
that the national director of the Anti-Defamation League feels there is no need to ostracize Beck because people don't agree with his views. Ostracizing people they don't like for their viewpoints on Jews is THE FUCKING REASON the Anti-Defamation League exists!
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Mosby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-11 07:28 PM
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2. the ADL calls out bigots and racists. (nt)
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shaayecanaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-11 07:53 PM
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3. No reason why they should have any problem with Glenn Beck then
Edited on Wed Aug-24-11 07:54 PM by shaayecanaan
I guess Beck must be one of those Obama-type liberals.
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Mosby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 02:36 PM
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5. The ADL supports free speech
ADL: Glenn Beck's Comments About Reform Judaism Demonstrate "Bigoted Ignorance"

New York, NY, February 23, 2011 The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today criticized remarks made by Glenn Beck on his radio program, in which he compared Reform Judaism to radicalized Islam, as "highly offensive and outrageous."

During his February 22 radio show, Beck described Reform rabbis as "generally political in nature. It's almost like Islam, radicalized Islam in a way radicalized Islam is less about religion than it is about politics When you look at the Reform Judaism, it is more about politics."

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/DiRaB_41/5983_41.htm

Beck is very conservative, I'm a little surprised you aren't aware of that.

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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 04:59 PM
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6. He is from Australia,maybe he does not know ? nt
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:33 PM
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8. Any Australian who's watched him on Foxnews or who posts on DU knows what he is...
Even though I've got Foxtel, I've never watched Foxnews. While I've heard lots about him here at DU, the only time I've seen him in action is in this video from Charlie Brooker, who was so funny he got me almost wanting to go and watch Foxnews and have a chuckle...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_depaSOa4I

btw, 'Obama type liberal' referred to a comment a few weeks ago about the rather stinky Barry Rubin....
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:34 PM
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9. Glen Beck is a raving lunatic nt
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:38 PM
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10. Yeah, that comes through loud and clear in the video I posted a link to...
The part about Beck starts at 3:30 minutes....
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:14 PM
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7. 'Obama-type liberal'
It's a tongue in cheek reference to what you said about the Islamophobic Barry Rubin only a few weeks ago:

'he is a Liberal - an Obama type liberal but not a Kucinich or Sanders type.'

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=124&topic_id=359681&mesg_id=359696

Foxman is so wrong in saying that because Beck's a 'supporter of Israel' he should be welcomed. No decent person should welcome anyone like Beck, and imo the ADL would be a far better organisation without Foxman at it's helm...
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-11 08:00 PM
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4. Will that do any good when Beck has Rabbi Rifkin in his corner?
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 05:44 PM
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11. well Alan Dershowitz disagrees and so does 'Obama style liberal' Barry Rubin
both support Beck
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:10 PM
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12. There is approx. 5 to 6 million Jews in the US nt
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:59 PM
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13. and? so at least you seem to admit that there is no monolithic Jewish opinion
as we see seemingly portrayed here so often
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 07:17 PM
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14. Lots of people have very different views, however
People don't have to agree just because they belong to the same ethnic group - least of all, Jews; as the saying goes, 'two Jews, three opinions.'

I'm pretty sure most American Jews will *not* be fans of Glenn Beck. Certainly there has been a lot of opposition to him in Israel, both from the Left and significant sections of the Right.

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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 07:36 PM
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15. well thank you as I pointed out to the other poster there is no monolithic Jewish opinion
you are quite correct
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 04:22 AM
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16. Zionist Organization of America Honors Glenn Beck
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"The Zionist Organization of America, a hard right organization that has far more in common with Rabbi Meir Kahane than it does with Theodore Herzl or David Ben Gurion, is honoring disgraced discredited talk show host Glenn Beck. Beck was fired from Fox News after organizations as varied as the Anti Defamation League (ADL) and Media Matters, along with hundreds of rabbis and tens of thousands of Fox viewers, complained about Beck's lies, his insane rants, and his false claim that as a 14 year old boy, left wing financier George Soros was a Nazi collaborator.

It appears that Morton Klein and his cadre of neo-fascists have reached a new low:

MEDIA ADVISORY

Zionist Organization of America to Honor
Glen Beck and U.S Cong. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen at Annual Gala

ZOA Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner Event Details

When: Sunday, November 20, 2011
Reception 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel
109 East 42nd Street, New York City

Honorees:

Glenn Beck, TV/Radio Host, Commentator, Recipient of the Dr. Miriam & Sheldon Adelson Defender of Israel Award presented by Sheldon Adelson

U.S. Cong. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chair, House Foreign Affairs Committee Recipient of the Dr. Irving and Cherna Moskowitz Award

Among the other guests scheduled to attend are:
Rep. Michelle Bachmann, William Kristol and Gary Bauer



http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2011/11/zionist-organization-of-america-honors-glenn-beck-345.html
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