Palin uses term 'blood libel'


By Melvyn Kohn
January 12, 2011
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Today Sarah Palin shot herself in the foot, telling the world that those questioning her use of cross hairs were guilty of 'blood libel'...This is a typical response from the US diaspora:

“The blood libel is something anti-Semites have historically used in Europe as an excuse to murder Jews – the comparison is stupid. Jews and rational people will find it objectionable,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a New York-based Democratic political consultant and devout Jew. “This will forever link her to the events in Tucson. It deepens the hole she’s already dug for herself… It’s absolutely inappropriate.”

In 2008 I wrote about Palin when Miriam Shaviv was writing in the JC - and noted that ultimately, the likes of Shaviv would not want to support Palin too much...
Some commentators on my blog seem rather broiges with me for my anti-Palin stance, but I think I have this one spot on. Palin ought to go back to Alaska and leave us all alone. Any comments?

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jose (not verified)

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 16:50

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Yep. It is not blood libel, just libel and stupidity.


Yoni1

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 17:24

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The stupid Sheinkopf doesn't speak for me, although he probably deludes himself that he does. I am Jewish, and I find the term blood libel perfectly apt here.


jose (not verified)

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 18:24

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Note that Kohn doesn't explain why a Tea Party member or sympathiser could be seen at a demonstration, burning a US flag. He just continue his Palin-bashing thing and political libel (which is not "blood libel", the only thing Kohn has correctly stated there).


amber

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 18:42

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On a previous blog, Kohn tried to imply that Palin was responsible for the actions of the shooter. Due to zero evidence for such a stupid claim, he is now going with this new and equally baseless line of accusation.

The hysteria of the anti-Palin bloc is ludicrous.


jose (not verified)

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 19:13

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Yes amber, as anti-Palin as I am (and I am), I don't indulge in hysteria.
But the lefties do.


Yoni1

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 19:27

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Hmm, earlier you claimed not to be anti-Palin.


jose (not verified)

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 19:28

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Never claimed such a thing. I'm anti-Palin as hell, especially since she is Obama's best hope for a second term.


Yoni1

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 19:35

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Jose, change your prescription.


Kahina

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 20:41

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What I love most about Palin is how she gets the blinkered Obamites in such a rage.

Melvyn have a look at the article I posted here: http://www.thejc.com/blogpost/why-do-american-jews-vote-their-enemies

If you cared about your cousins in Israel, you wouldn't be voting for Obama.


Kahina

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 21:01

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And when the Melvyn's of the world come spouting their Obama stuff to us, in true British style, we nod our heads politely (as probably did Miriam Shaviv), and the second they're out of the room we say "they're bloody mad"!

The thing about the internet is Melvyn, because of the anonymity here, there are plenty of Joses and Yonis here who will say it direct to you without the British politeness.


Kahina

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 21:03

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And as you get your points marked down.... you know you're upsetting the Obamites!! Hehe :)

Keep doing it, pleeeeze.


Yoni1

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 22:48

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Hear, hear, Kahina.


Melvyn Kohn

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 23:29

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Kahina - I NEVER VOTED FOR OR SUPPORTED OBAMA; I think a previous post - ca. 2008 election time - on this blog - will set the record straight. Assumptions are not objective reason for which our flock is noted.
I told many African American friends of mine that they would be the most disappointed when he got in; they now hate him.
Never, never assume. Due diligence would have brought facts to light before you jumped on Joses's bandwagon here.
And BTW, Jose never answered my question about whether he has any ties to or experience of Bolivians or their country - which could be a friend of Israel if treated calmly and with respect; which Jose does not deign to show me.
Also, there seems to be the assumption that I am from the UK - again, read my blog -
I am from the US.
If anyone is going to jump on me at least know what I do and do not stand for...


Melvyn Kohn

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 23:32

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Jose - when and where was a Tea Party supporter burning a US flag? This is really news to me. You must have some real deep research the major media are missing...please do tell, they probably would like to report this ASAP. You are a real font of information...


amber

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 23:45

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Kohn, it was on BBC News at Ten and ITV News and Sky News.

It's not deep research - it's merely knowing what one is talking about.


jose (not verified)

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 06:55

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Jose - when and where was a Tea Party supporter burning a US flag?

There was not, never, that is exactly what I said. Therefore the killer is not a Tea Party member. Learning to read could help, but without a brain it must be difficult.


jose (not verified)

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 06:58

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And BTW, Jose never answered my question about whether he has any ties to or experience of Bolivians or their country

Well, this is not inability to read but outright faslehood. I answered you that I was a native Spanish speaker and that I visited Bolivia once, something you never did yourself despite being much closer than Europe.


jose (not verified)

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 07:02

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So Kohn has only arrogance and states falsehoods shamelessly.
We have a killer without any link to Palin but he puts the blame on her and libel her.
I am as anti-Palin as can be but I would never lie about her. That is the difference between a normal person and a leftie propagandist.


jose (not verified)

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 07:10

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It's not deep research - it's merely knowing what one is talking about.

Kohn has first to understand what we are talking about. He still holds the religious belief that the killer is a Tea Party member, so he cannot understand why he would burn a US flag.
Whereas it is obvious for us that he is not a Tea Party member, so we have no difficulty in accepting the fact that he burned a US flag.

But of course, this way, Plain cannot be blamed as easily...

Too bad! Let's wait for another mistake of hers.


Yvetta

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 09:16

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Sarah Palin had every right to use the term - we have not patented it.
How bankrupt the left is when it has to take pot shots at an engaging politician who is a good friend to Israel.
How desperate it must be.
And I smell more than a whiff of sexism.


jose (not verified)

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 09:35

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So for the moments we have a nuts, encouraged by leftie and Islamist propaganda to hate Jews, and who goes to shoot one.
What has Palin got to do with that? As far as everybody knows she doesn't hate Jews.
Oh, but wait! If Palin is guilty, leftie and Islamist hate speech are innocent, right? Best defence is attack.


Melvyn Kohn

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 19:11

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For the record, Jose says first this:

"Note that Kohn doesn't explain why a Tea Party member or sympathiser could be seen at a demonstration, burning a US flag."

The he changes to this:

"There was not, never, that is exactly what I said. Therefore the killer is not a Tea Party member. Learning to read could help, but without a brain it must be difficult."

Yes, Jose learning to read - and write - could help.

He does finally answer my question about any link to Bolivia - he is a native Spanish speaker - que bueno, entonces, hablaremos en espanol, o sea, castellano por usted...gracias por decireme esto, pero no explica que enlace tiene con Bolivia o que conocimiento tiene de su poblacion...huelga decir, habla mucho de lo que no sabe...

In plain English, Jose's answer does not show any link to Bolivia or knowledge of its people...

When I mention Bolivia to my friends, they tell me that it has a poor relationship with Israel - which is true; they may ask me what I have in mind, or to explain - which is intelligent on their part. I do. I say it is not an enemy but has issues about the Palestinians which it perceives as being treated badly. I then point out that they are a very approachable people and we can mend fences to our mutual benefit.
They are working with me because they, unlike Jose, did not just start accusing and trying to put down what is a good idea. They are interested in Israel's good, and would like to create friends and trading partners for Israel. Sadly, some cannot do that because they lack diplomacy and vision. Imagine if Jose were an MK member - or an Israeli diplomat! No way, Jose.
So let those with a knowledge of a subject and a love for Israel work on true diplomacy and research.
Comprende?


jose (not verified)

Sat, 01/15/2011 - 11:36

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Yes, Jose learning to read - and write - could help.

Then start with reading, I never changed anything in my story and so understood amber.

no explica que enlace tiene con Bolivia o que conocimiento tiene de su poblacion...huelga decir, habla mucho de lo que no sabe...

Well, maybe you confuse with yourself. I just speak about what I know.

I then point out that they are a very approachable people and we can mend fences to our mutual benefit.

No, Bolivia has just become just as antisemitic as Venezuela. No fences will be mended until the Evo Morales idiot get out and a new government becomes more reasonable.

How many times have you been to Bolivia, Kohn? Zero? Then, I beat you by one.


jose (not verified)

Sat, 01/15/2011 - 11:39

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Please note again that, having no argument at all, except his irrational conviction that Bolivia is a big friend of Israel because the Bolivian dictators in the past have offered shelter to some persecuted Jews...

What is so difficult in understanding that Bolivia1940 is not Bolivia2000.


Melvyn Kohn

Sun, 01/16/2011 - 14:44

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Jose says:

"No fences will be mended until the Evo Morales idiot get out and a new government becomes more reasonable."

With an attitude like that, no fences WILL be mended; but with a more intelligent approach, they can be...what do we prefer?

Again, Jose says:

"What is so difficult in understanding that Bolivia1940 is not Bolivia2000."

Jose, it might be worth noting it is 2011...you are 11 years behind.


jose (not verified)

Sun, 01/16/2011 - 15:01

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but with a more intelligent approach, they can be...

But then, you are not the one who will find such approach, Kohn.

Jose, it might be worth noting it is 2011...you are 11 years behind.

I noted that, but I remind you that my sentence is still valid. As usual, you neglect the important things because of your poor understanding skills.


Melvyn Kohn

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:21

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The important things - such as Jose's opinion?
Which I am sure he thinks is more important than knowing
the year...or the facts.


jose (not verified)

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:46

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The important things - such as Jose's opinion?

No! You see that your reading skills are impaired?
The important thing: 2000 is posterior to 1940, and many things happened in this long time. You don't get the important things, quibbling on irrelevant details.
Facts totally escape your grasp, such as the election of a Venezuela-style leader, more than potentially dictatorial, and linked to both the ultra-left and the Islamists.

Apart from that, Bolivia is a big friend of Israel, Kohn, you're right!


Melvyn Kohn

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:12

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Jose - 2000 and 2011 in Bolivia are light years apart politically.
Do a little reading on the history. Passing by as a tourist and speaking the language - or one of the languages, does not qualify you as an expert.
Linked to the Islamists? Like how many mosques did you see on your visit to Bolivia?
FYI, they got sick of Ahmadinejad when he asked nurses to wear hijabs...so don't go thinking Bolivia is about
to commit jihad. Way too feminist for one thing - were you there before or AFTER Evo Morales' election to office?
Before, or after, 2000 for that matter?
It is not a big friend of Israel - that I stated initially - but it COULD be if people with more than just a knowledge of Spanish were working with them not accusing them of being "linked to the Islamists". The sorry act of bearing false witness about them selling uranium to Iran was a SIN. Read the Commandments and follow them; we would not be in such a mess if people did. Is it not that simple?

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