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September 17, 2013 3:16 pm

Facebook Under Fire for Allowing Hate Speech Against Jews to Proliferate Online

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Remove Hate from FB has called for an "offline" protest at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, to protest anti-Semitism online. Photo: Screenshot.

Remove Hate from FB has called for an "offline" protest at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California, to protest anti-Semitism online. Photo: Screenshot.

Facebook, Inc. came under fire on Tuesday for allowing hate speech against Jews to proliferate in its online community.

A group called “Remove Hate From FB” said the online site has gone far in blocking pages denigrating other minority groups, but attacks against Jews are allowed to linger online.

“Why is Facebook routinely and automatically removing hate group pages which target African Americans and the Gay Community, but when it comes to hate group pages that target Jews, they seem to turn an anti-Semitic blind eye?” asks organizer Michael Mendelson.

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Remove Hate From FB has called for an”offline” protest at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on October 14.

Separately, the Zionist Organization of America issued a statement calling for Facebook “to enforce its own guidelines on ‘Community Standards’ and shut down several anti-Semitic hate sites that clearly violate Facebook’s own guidelines.”

Facebook’s Community Standards page prohibits hate speech, which it defines as “attack[ing] others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.”

Mort Klein, ZOA National President said, “Facebook hosts a number of viciously anti-Semitic sites, like ‘The Untold Story,’ a Sweden-based anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying site run by a group called the European Knights Project and partnered with the Institute of Historical Review, one of the leading international purveyors of Holocaust denial. A report in the Algemeiner Journal notes that the site ‘offers all of the anti-Semitic greatest hits: Jews control America and want to control the world; the Holocaust never happened; Jews exploit the Holocaust myth for money; the Allies did far worse to the Germans, Japanese, and Japanese-Americans than the Nazis did to the Jews; Hitler was a great guy who was just standing up for Christian civilization; Communism is a Jewish tool; Israel is the source of all evil in the world; 9/11 was a Mossad job; etc.'”

Klein said, “Facebook has permitted various toxic hate sites to proliferate on Facebook, but has also taken down a number of them, following protests. We are puzzled and outraged at Facebook’s bland response to notification of new hate sites and its evident unwillingness to enforce its own guidelines regarding such material. Failure by Facebook to act will send the message that Facebook lacks the will to enforce its own standards on the content it permits. This will be a disaster that will encourage more extremists, racists and anti-Semites to organize violent campaigns on Facebook. We urge Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg: close the ‘Third Intifada’ page by closing new hate sites as they emerge.”

Remove Hate From FB compiled a list of some 1,200 pages that it considers in breach of Facebook’s ‘Community Standards’ guidelines. The list includes The Untold History, I do hate ISREAL!, Hate Israel, I Hate GEO (Jew) News, I Hate Israel, Hates Zionism, I Hate Israel FaceB, I Hate America Israel-India, We Hate Israel, I Hate Isarel., We Hate AMERICA And Israel, We All Hate Israeel, rsam mogrem, Anti-Zionism, i-hate-israel, we hate Israel, We Hate Israel, Hitler2016, Don’t you hate it when a Jew hides all your stuff in his beard :/ xI hate when Jew invite yourself to Shit, Ihateisrael100, Hate Israel, and killing2013.

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  • SortingHat

    When I use this address my comments don’t get blocked but when I use my wavecable address I get blocked before even making it to the moderation page?

    Is this the automatic spam filters? I hate Word FK!

  • Benjamin H Freedmen

    get real cryfags you mock jesus you mock Christians But Noooo not the Jews Get real who cares you put porn everywhere but don’t tell the truth & insult the jews Get real jews

  • NoHateOnline

    Instead of trying to regulate FB, just let it be but don’t use it. FB is not a good place anymore, we just need to let go of our addiction to it. Spend you precious time elsewhere. It is the best protest ever. FB leadership will need to make a choice and decide if what they really want is a reputation of the “host of haters”. Free market will do it’s job if we let it. There are people out there who are smarter and richer than Mr Zuckerberg. Someone will create a better social network that will be actually usable and fun. It is just a matter of time. It happens to everything and to everyone. It will happen to Zuckerberg too. He made FB for money, nothing else. So the very thing that made FB possible, will kill it. It a law of the free market. Unregulated markets work just like jungle. As long as there is a bigger animal around, the smaller and weaker ones are doomed – sooner ot later. Once the animal becomes a host of too many parazites, the animal is weakened. Hates are the parasites – they will either kill FB or be eliminated

    • SortingHat

      Where is this elsewhere? Most of these services started in the Bush era when the economy was good and new things were being tried.

      FB was originally a garage project and now it’s a big monolithic Jewish ran organization and we need a HUGE cleansing.

      I pray to Mother Earth that the Jews either shape up or ship out.

    • SortingHat

      If we have another economic upswing that is not temporary then we may have another period of competition but now it’s all big corporation crap that is milking things.

      I hope FB starts charging it’s users as at least we will have better service. It can only go uphill from here as it can’t get any worse then it is outside of UN troops knocking down our doors and dragging us by our ears.

  • I hope you have thick skin, Mr Zuckerberg,because there is a sizable campaign out to defame you – on your very own social media website.

    Given that you have a high profile, it is expected to come with the territory that you’ll be on the receiving end of a number of unjustifiable attacks.And for that reason (amongst many others) some reading will completely (and deliberately) miss the points that I am making by writing this. But being a high profile character is no excuse whatsoever to be misrepresented and attacked in such a manner as I and many thousands of others have observed.

    However, of course,I am not talking about pages which occasionally grumble about unwanted or misunderstood changes to Facebook. I am not even speaking of those who convey their strongly held disagreements with you and your policies via satirical means. People are still by and large entitled to exercise their freedom of speech whether it be factual or not.

    What I am referring to is an open, unwarranted and deliberately cruel and inhumane attack on you, your character and everything you believe and stand for on a personal level and they are flaunting it on your site in the belief that you will do nothing about it in spite of your stand against such behavior.

    There is a semi-organised yet exponentially growing and influential network of people who not only disagree with you- they hate and utterly loathe you and will not hold back from proselytizing that sentiment. In fact, that is the stated purpose of many of these pages in their ‘about’ section or even as the title of their pages themselves! From the pedestrian ‘I hate Mark Zuckerburg’ to the more colourful ‘Mark Zuckerburg, son of a slut should be raped and die’ these pages only exist to bring misery to you and those who care about you. I am confident that you would agree that such pages are not covered under ‘freedom of speech’ and as such have no place here.

    I realise that the above are bad enough, but sadly, it gets much, much, much worse- many going into sordid and pornographic detail.

    Furthermore, I regret to inform you (if you weren’t already aware) that many hundreds if not many thousands are not content in creating vile communities of libelous and deceitful defamatory debauchery. They are targeting your friends and family. These same people have gone out of their way to learn who likes your page and ‘troll’ them. Of course in the past, it was a simple matter to block them, but now they are exploiting a simple yet gaping loophole in your attempts to eliminate hate speech: the ‘like’ system.

    As long as they do not post anything, they can create the most horrific names and display them for all to see without fear of repercussion with a single click of a mouse…and they often do it to each and every post on a page.

    By now, many readers must be wondering how this could be, considering all the time and effort you and your team have put into your ‘reporting’ system in recent history. Again, I regret to inform you that a good number of those whom you have employed to handle these reports don’t do their job- at least consistently:

    Even when a page unequivocally states that its very purpose is to “hate” and malign Mark Zuckerburg and its content reflects this in no uncertain terms – if and when reported, this isn’t always considered “hate speech”, according to the official Facebook feedback.

    Even when a page is explicitly pornographic, detailing lewd and perverse sexual situations that they imagine doing to Mark Zuckerburg – if and when reported, this isn’t considered pornographic according to the official Facebook feedback.

    Even when threats of violence or even death against Mark Zuckerburg or your followers are displayed textually or graphically as the very theme of their page – this, too, for an inexplicable reason is not considered to be a violation of the Facebook terms of service.

    For that matter,the question is begged why a page entitled “Mark Zuckerburg should have been aborted with a rusty clothes hanger”does not register as being an example of abusive spam when it ‘likes’ every post on a page called ‘The Mark Zuckerburg Appreciation Society”?

    For some who have read this far, this is news for them and simply won’t believe that this is true. After all, this kind of deviant, anti-social behaviour is clearly antithetical to the purpose of Facebook and as such would never, ever be allowed- especially to someone who is respected as much as Mark Zuckerberg on his own website. To those, I would respond: do a Facebook search for yourselves- if you can stomach the content- even a simple investigation will yield many more than you would have imagined and they have been active and spreading like a malignant tumor for a number of years without concern of being shut down.

    One last caveat however: when you search for these flagrant hate pages which are clearly in violation of the Facebook Terms of Service – change Mark Zuckerburg to Jesus Christ.

    • SortingHat

      It’s okay for Apple and Google to do this but not FaceBook. *Scratches Head*

  • Fortune

    WHY WASTE TIME OBJECTING TO FACEBOOK HATE?

    ZUCKERBERG TOSSED HIS JUDAISM LONG AGO, MARRIED OUT, WENT PUBLIC AND WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT?

    A PERFECT FORUM FOR JEW HATRED TO BE SPEWED DAILY UNDER SO-CALLED U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS.

  • Anyone interested in attending. Contact me at rhatepages@yahoo.com

  • Andrei Cosma

    Could the reason be that Zuckerman doesn’t want to be considered too “Jewish”? So, like the Hollywood Jewish moguls of the 30’s and 40’s, who shied away from condemning Nazism, Zuckerman wants FB to maintain an appearance of “impartiality”. If that is the case, FU!, Zuckerman.

  • John Popovich

    No anti-hate group with the likes of Pamela Geller involved will be taken seriously.

    • Ilbert Phillips

      What is this nonsense about Pamela Geller? Geller objects to anti-Jewish groups and Muslims who attack Israel’s existence or who assert Jews are evil.

  • Some good places that fight anti-semetism…

    TIP- The Israel Project
    http://www.seconddraft.org
    CAMERA
    MEMRI
    UN Watch
    Palwatch.org

    These are all off the top of my head and a few of the more mainstream organizations. there are many more.

  • Dear sirs, We would appreciate it if you would stop spreading lies about our organization. The European Knights Project does NOT run the Untold History. Some of our news stories have been spread via the moderators that run their page as they are critical of Zionism (for good reason as evidenced by the wretched lies you’ve disseminated in this hateful post) however the European Knights are in no way, shape or form responsible for or in charge of the Untold History.
    Continuing to play the victim by fabricating stories that support your bogus cause is exponentially more abhorrent than the hatred you’re supposedly fighting. If I don’t see a retraction on your webpage and receive a personal written apology within 48 hours I will be contacting my local police department and filing charges for incitement of hatred. The damage you have done to the credibility of our organisation is irreparable and will be dealt with in due time.The fact that without any evidence you’ve made the claim that our organization runs a facebook page we do NOT run, speaks volumes about the hatred you have in your hearts and the deceitful nature of you organisation.
    Giacomo Vallone
    EDITED VERSION

    • SortingHat

      Says some random dude.

  • Terrible the double standards… The same thing happens on YouTube.

    I’ve started making videos combating all the hate. Most Jews will look the other way from what anti-Jews say, but if someone who is not educated reads the stuff these haters post, it may get them to start thinking all the lies as well.

    My videos are found at YouTube.com/IntuitiveHeartHealer — The show I do is called, Race Wars

  • John Popovich

    No anti-Hate event with Pamela Geller involved will be taken seriously.

    • Why is that? I dont think ive heard any hate coming from pamela in the last couple years ive been paying attention to her. Everything ive heard is fact. im interested to know otherwise

    • bev

      you have no idea what you are talking about. Pamela Geller is doing a great and important job—stop the Islamization of America. What is wrong with this—do you want to live under sharia law and have your females wear a burka.

  • Ilana

    Well done Michael Mendelson and all those who help on taking down hate speech pages. There are so many haters who make the same claims on Israeli online FB pages and no matter how horrible their posts are (Israel should be annihilated, etc) FB rarely removes their comments no matter how many times they get reported.

  • Joy

    How can I join a protest group against Facebook ignoring blatant antisemitism? I do think power of reason does lead to change.

  • arcaneone(James Goldman

    On October 3, 2000, a pogrom was held in Paterson, NJ, to
    support the Palestinian intifada which began 4 days before.
    At some point, this crowd of about a hundred began chanting
    “We hate Jews! We hate Jews!” The situation became inflamed enough that I told my son, who is Orthodox and looks it, to
    change his clothes so he wouldn’t appear automatically as a
    Jew in the crowds perception–this, in the city where I was born.

    If the crowd had been screaming “We hate Mexicans!” or “We hate Blacks!”, the perpetrators would probably have lost their credibility forever. But “We hate Jews!”, and all the segments of the social structure came together to
    prevent embarrassment to theMuslims. Aside from the original article in the North Jersey Herald News(Oct. 4, 2000), and a coule of letters over the years until the
    present, the story was completely frozen out of media
    attention. There are 2 newspapers here, and one didn’t
    print anything at all on it.

    There were locally prominent politicians attending, and
    Imam Mohammed Qatanani, probably the most prominent Muslim
    clergyman in northern Jersey at the time, but neither
    newspaper mentioned anything about the irony of such an event while they were attending. There is an active inter-
    faith council, which refused to address this issue, and
    even Jewish rabbis on the council made no statement–
    apparently, the social esteem of Muslims is more important
    than the rights and safety of Jews.

    A 13-year-old Girl was quoted as saying that the Holy Land
    fighting was “…not fair, because the Jews have all the guns…” This child did not get such ideas from inside her
    head. You could see videos of Jews and Muslims staging
    stand-up gunfights, so the Jews quite plainly did not have all the guns. When they feel a need for political moderation, Palestinians will claim that they differentiate between Zionists and Jews, but here they were
    quite plainly not differentiating, and the Leftist Jews
    who promote this falsehood are left naked to the public
    with their falseness open to every scorn.

    Note that in 2003, at the Islamic Co-Operation Council held
    in Malaysia, Council director Mohamed Mathir, achieved a
    unanimous vote supporting the principle that Islam was locked in an existential war with Jews worldwide a war that
    could only end with the disappearance of the Jews as such
    (not limited to the Zionists). Karzai, our man in Kabul , supported this interpretation. Turkey, close ally of Israel, supported it, seven years before the aid convoy to Gaza. Egypt and Jordan, with actual peace treaties with
    Israel, supported it Mishbuccha, there is nothing pretty
    about the self-deception that has gone into developing a
    world-view so divorced from reality.

    arcaneone
    (James Goldman)

  • Let’s get this in perspective, hate postings against individuals and groups in the social media is the new sport for psychopaths. Governments all across the world (including the USA where the First Amendment is misinterpreted and abuses) must take immediate action. In a recent TV programme in the UK, a reporter questioned an (anonymous) hate-mailer who enjoys insulting and denigrating people he has never met. It was chilling. There have been suicides of young people in the UK who were targeted with hate messages, how can governments stand by and allow this to happen?

  • Sandy Brown

    None of this surprises me! Yahoo has the same if there is a story on the Middle East. I made a complaint to Yahoo through a friend in LA and that seemed to help at the time. But it seems to be everywhere. But if you make a comment about Muslims, they get up in arms about it. And they feel so hurt! Especially in the UK where I live. We are not allowed to be be racist towards them but it is OK to slag off the Jews, the Christians, et al, over here. There is that Muslin woman in London at the mo who has been told to take her veil off in Court. If she wants to keep it on, then go back to the Middle East. That is what I think.

  • Michael Mendelson

    For those willing to come or help in anyway. My cell number is on the flyer.

    • Joy

      I’m in Australia so I don’t have your flyer. Do you have an email address and if so where can I get it.

  • Chavieu BenYana BenYakov

    All humans,regardless, of religion, ethnicity,race, etc., are so egotistical to thank that any one group or person is better than another. Bottom line of all of this ranker and hatred boils down to this, if we were so different from one another, we would never be able to conceive and have children together.

    • there are many groups of people clearly better than muslims….as a group

  • Fred

    Is Mark Zuckerberg Jewish ??? How could he stand by betraying his own people by doing nothing about the untrammelled hate mongering on Facebook . Surely as he invented & conducts Facebook the must be some mechanism to delete the hate messages like they would child pornography.

  • Debra Michels

    Please, Algemeiner: tell us how to make our voices heard, in any and all articles you print! Thanks!

    • All the jewish organization should expose face book about allowing to spread anti Isreali anti jewish and anti American propaganda.And stop using it until it stops this hate groups. Money talks.

  • Wallace Edward Brand

    Someone ought to publish The Protocols of the Elders of Islam which can be found in the Project document found at a villa in Campione Switzerland by Swiss authorities not long after 9/11 and from the document submitted in the Holy Land terrorist financing case entitled “An Explanatory Memorandum On the General Strategic Goal for the Group In North America” The group is the Ikwhan or the Muslim Brotherhood. This is their strategic goal in their own words: “their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
    The Project Document sets up a one hundred year plan for world domination by the Muslim Brothers.

    • Kaddafi stated the objective to “destroy from within”, in a UN speech he gave years ago.

      • ANONYMOUS

        WHY ? ZIONISTS WOULD DO THIS: TO CONFUSE YOU ? TO TAINT YOUR SOULS TO SEND YUR SOUL[S]to HELL AFTER YOU DIE, FOR [[ YOU FOR BEING TOO LAZY TO PASS SIMPLE COMMON SENSE TEST = ]]BEING SUCH [AN] UTTER MORON[S], MEANING: EVERYTHING ZIONISTS DO IS TO TEST U ON YUR SO CALLED COMMON SENSE is EASY TO PASS, IF YOU HAVE ? AN OUNCE OF COMMON SENSE OR/+ REAL LIFE LOGIC, WHICH MOST DON’T, SINCE MOST R GRADED on their MEMORY SINCE 4TH GRADE IN PAST WHERE OBVIOUS WAS NEVER PART OF THE GRADE, SO U DON’T SEE THE OBVIOUS. SO, THEN END RESULT = U TAINT YUR OWN SOUL: BEING INTELLECTUALLY LAZY=TO HELL, FOR NEGLECTING TO USE YOUR BRAIN = INSULT TO GOD[S]THAT U CLAIM TO WORSHIP. SO, U END UP IN HELL.

  • Efram Paul

    Zuckerberg is the archtypical self-hating anti-Semitic Jew. What do you expect? Vermin such as he infest the darker and evil regions of this world. It would be a simple thing for him to stop this, but he does not want to. He takes some sick perverse pleasure in seeing Jews, and only Jews, denigrated, hated, libeled; and would undoubtedly rejoice at Israel’s destruction, G-d forbid. It is a pity that so many sub-human examples of excrement, such as the low life Zuckerbergs, continue to thrive in this world.

    • Why don’t you tells what you think of Zuckerberg?

    • kertitor

      Unfortunately Zuckerberg is not the only one. He is not self-hating, only one of the intellectuals who wants to be popular. Sadly, there is Jew and Israel-bashing in the air (instead of love).

    • Jon Carp

      Funny thing is, those like Zuckerberg miss the point.

      When the Nazis, or their present-day incarnations, come for the Jews, it won’t be Zuckerberg who decides whether or not he’s Jewish – it’ll be the Nazis.

      Many wealthy and influential assimilated and self-denying Jews in pre-war Germany learned this the hard way and paid the ultimate price for their complacency.

      • ANONYMOUS

        WRONG, MEANING JEWS PLAY GAME OF CHESS ON GLOBAL SCALE, WHERE they SOMETIMES USE EACH OTHER AS PAWN[S] TO SACRIFICE: WHY ? DISTRACTION, SO THAT THEIR PREY OR VICTIMS DO NOT FIGURE OUT THEIR GOAL: 2 TEST U. 2 TEST WHAT ABOUT U ? 2 TEST YUR COMMON SENSE 2 FIGURE OUT OBVIOUS.

  • It is not possible to hate Jews but love Jesus. Jesus was a circumcised and bar mitzvahd Jew. He preached love of neighbor just as love of self. But when he, together with his disciples armed with whips, broke the law by attacking the money changers, he was arrested and put on trial. He then insulted the court by refusing to speak in his own defense, and only then was he turned over to the Romans. No one, not even his disciples, thought at that time that Jesus was a God, or the son of God. Hating Jews must include the people who conceived him and educated him, and Jesus, as well.

  • AS I SIT HERE QUESTION IS WHO OR HOW I SHOULD PROTEST FB ?ANYONE <PLEASE SEND ME THE E_MAIL TO JOIN PROTESTERS

    • lisa calvert

      it’s so sad that people want to hate that little small land and it’s people. they’re a blessed nation and people because they’re god’s chosssen.we have the same privileges and promises as them if we would choose to except his son jesus christ as our lord and saviour.poor little country i stand and pray dailey for isreal.

      • Paul R. Kessler II

        Thank you so much for your prayers & sentiment.

        Exodus 4:22 “Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Israel is My son, My firstborn.”

    • rhatepages@yahoo.com to get involved

    • ANONYMOUS

      YOU WON’T HAVE SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY UNTIL AFTER 6 TO 9 YEARS: WHY ? THAT’S EITHER HOW GOD[S] SET UP REALITY OR/AND HOW ZIONISTS SET IT UP TO GIVE TO U CHANCE TO WIN to UNDO OR/AND REVERSE THE FOOLISH MISTAKE[S]U DID2YURSELF, EXCEPT MOST R TOO DAMN INTELLECTUALLY LAZY TO EVER USE SUCH OPPORTUNITY, THAT IS NOT TO SAY JEWS R PERFECT@STRATEGY, SINCE THEY LACK COMMON SENSE IN SENSE THAT THEY SOMETIMES OVERPLAY THEIR HAND OR ADVANTAGE TO A FAULT, CAUSING THEIR VICTIMS 2 FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS ALWAYS OBVIOUS, EXCEPT ITS NOW ALMOST TOO LATE,UNLESS SOMEONE DECIDES to TAKE LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH NOBLE INTENTION AND IF ACCEPTED BY THOSE THAT HE OR SHE WISH TO HELP, ELSE FAILURE TO ESCAPE TRAPS FOR PREY OR VICTIMS FROM ZIONIST TRAPS R DIFFICULT to ESCAPE BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE: IF VICTIMS CAN COOPERATE,BUT THEY RARELY DO = JEWS WIN !

  • Julian Clovelly

    The only really effective means of dealing with these problems is to be beyond reproach. Antisemitism makes this very difficult. But there are areas that the Jewish people could address physically and culturally.

    One is the impenetrability of the religious divide on the Judaic side – the historical tradition of non recognition of converts. Hardly any other religion imposes this, and it is percieved as racist. Thus when the public percieves a discrepancy between muslim and Judaic standards of living in and around Israel ,they also see an impenetrable racist barrier, and they simply do not understand it.

    Another is Israeli and Jewish closeness to the Conservative Right in politics. Israel was once regarded as a shining light in the area of progressive social change. That perception is largely lost

    The third is the settlements – disapproved of internationally from grass roots to UN level

    These are issues for the Israeli and Jewish people to think about. Many of your friends worry about the company you are keeping, and ultimately that is what much of the Facebook disapproval is based on. If I were to make a suggestion as to how you might proceed it is to re-examine the very core of your culture – a Reformation in fact.

    And perhaps only a non-Jew would be cheeky enough to suggest it, it is time for a new Talmud – an assemblage of recent and progressive writings, a reopening of the basic theological debate.

    A more open and accessible Judaism might well find an echo in the will of others to help protect the peace and the friendship we all crave. Judaism is one of the sources from which western society has evolved, together with Greek philosophy, Roman Law, the Enlightenment, the modern social democratic movement. And yet access is largely shut off to that source that underlies both Christianity and Islam.

    You can view the challenges in many ways and they are indeed diverse. But one of them is the desire of peoples to be one humanity, and not many. This is the voice that is needed to drown out those other voices. Censureship alon, albeit desireable will do little but provide another target for unthining prejudice and rage.

    • lambslettuce

      Interesting perspective. What would you have advised the Jews of 1930s Europe do to prevent being the targets of prejudice and rage? Convert? Abandon their businesses among non-Jews? Stop intermarriages? Would that have accomplished the goal of being “beyond reproach?” Got news for you: converts, intermarried, forsaking businesses, integrating, keeping to ourselves, fighting back, being humble – none of it worked! While “Judaism may be one of the sources from which Western society has evolved,” anti-Semitism from Western society is one of the sources from which modern Israel has evolved. And for your additional info, identification with conservatism has much more to do with the efforts of the political right than those initiated by Jews, but should this matter, really? Political position is now a justification for hatred? Are you telling us it’s time to “behave” ourselves to avoid our victimization? Not only are you woefully misinformed, your cheekiness is downright disgusting.

      • ANONYMOUS

        READ ABOVE: IT WAS ALREADY PLANNED DECADES BEFORE BY THEIR LEADERS.

  • H Barbara Cutler

    Irresposnible.

  • Ken Blankstein-Ure

    Hate! Hate! Hate! Isn’t there enough in the world now? And look @ where the world is!!

    • Ron

      People hate mostly for one simple reason – It makes them feel as though they are superior to whatever it is that they hate. Also, early education plays a role, and something that is taught in early childhood is rarely questioned. Instead, it is believed to be truth.

  • Ken Blankstein-Ure

    Facebook should be more responsible to people than $$$$$$$$$!

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