3 thoughts on “ZOA: Anatomy of a Smear – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. BTW, I believe that Tutu was implicitly comparing the powerful of the Apartheid government with that of Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Pinochet, Milosevic, and Idi Amin.

    He was trying to argue that in the end the power of the Jewish lobby would not make much difference. He brought up the Apartheid government specifically because it was not appropriate to compare the Jewish lobby directly with Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Pinochet, Milosevic, or Idi Amin.

    Tutu’s approach to the comparison was correct, for the Jewish (or Israel) lobby is most appropriately compared and contrasted with the Inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church.

  2. I am impressed by how long IMRA (2002), the ZOA (2002), FPM (2003), the NCLCI (2004), Powerline Blog (2006), and the DP (2007) worked to move the slur from the ethnic and sectarian blogosphere to main stream news sources.

    I have seen the phenomenon of citation rings or chains to turn factoids into facts, but how was this slur kept alive? Was the ZOA regularly circulating talking points about Tutu?

    Every few months I receive a letter from the International Hillel society, and it contains the same set of lies about Huwaida Arraf, Mahdi Bray and Hatem Bazian.

    Such letters seem to be meant to indoctrinate American Jews so that they would respond reflexively to a query like the one from the University of St. Thomas.

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