15 thoughts on “Paul Katz and the Pathology of Jewish Extremism – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I agree that it is very important to understand (to the extent possible) what is going on in the heads of the ‘angry right’.


    I Found My Gut Reason for Voting Obama
    by: David Sirota

    Thu Sep 25, 2008 at 20:31

    We all have our own reasons as to why we are going to vote whichever way we are going to vote. I’ve long had many reasons why I supported Obama in the Democratic primary contest with Hillary Clinton, and why I plan to cast my vote for him in November. My brain tells me he’s far more progressive on most of the issues that I care about. But finally last week, I found my gut reason – the reason why I’m going to go into that voting booth and slam my vote through that ballot box with real umph: I’m voting for Barack Obama to reject the people and the views I met head on earlier this week in a debate with fringe-conservative radio host Dennis Prager…..

    ARTICLE- http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=8546

  2. Thanks for posting that important article.

    Many progressives exist in a bubble, refusing to acknowledge how MANY stupid and hate-filled people there are, like the ones described.
    We tend to conduct our lives among people like ourselves.

    The article reminds us of the millions of people who lovingly and fawningly follow Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, etc.

  3. Thanks for the article, Richard.

    I went to “pro-semite-undercover” and checked it out. It’s quite clear these folks are very pro-Israel DEMOCRATS. I checked out their political forum and nearly all of them, especially GabbysPoppy and the other big posters there, are trashing McCain and are in favor of Obama.

    You also mentioned Dershowitz in your article. How is he a rightwinger? Has he ever voted rightwing or republican? As far as I know, he’s a big supporter of Hillary Clinton and I’m 99% certain he will vote Obama in 5 weeks.


    I accuse

    By Carlo Strenger

    Tags: Ze’ev Sternhell, Israel

    On the night between September 24 and 25, it happened again. Prof. Zeev Sternhell, an internationally acclaimed political scientist and historian, recipient of this year’s Israel Prize for political science, was wounded by explosives put at his doorstep. As yet, we do not know who the perpetrators were, but whoever they will turn out to be, there are those who should wonder what is their part of the responsibility for this despicable act…….

    J’accuse- http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1024899.html


    Ze’ev Sternhell Warnings on the Growth of Israeli Fascism
    It Can Happen Here

    The German name Sternhell means bright as the stars. The name fits: the positions of Professor Ze’ev Sternhell indeed stand out sharply against the darkness of the sky. He warns against Israeli fascism. This week, Israeli fascists laid a pipe-bomb at the entrance of his apartment and he was lightly injured……

    ENTIRE ARTICLE- http://www.counterpunch.org/avnery09292008.html

  6. @rundmc:

    You didn’t just “go” to PSU. You’re a member in good standing there w. member name phx_dem. That automatically makes anything you say suspect. So first, yes members at PSU are “very pro-Israel.” As for being Democrats, you’d have to provide proof on a case by case basis for me to believe that claim. As for the claim that Paul Katz is pro-Obama, I’ll believe it when you can find anything he’s written that confirms it.

    Alan Dershowitz, like PSU, is an ardent pro-Israeli militant. He may be a Dem. but Henry Jackson was a Dem too. He’s a hawkish pro war Dem. He was undoubtedly pro-Hillary. For God’s sakes, even Marty Peretz can pretend to support Obama. What does it mean? Very little.

    Most important is the vile nature of ea. of their pro-Israel rants and the violence of their hates & opinions.

  7. You know, on the computer games forums I frequent we call these people trolls – they write shocking things to affect you, and hope to provoke you into an impassioned response, and the more people hate them and write about it the more “fun” they have.

    This guy is for real though.

    Truly interesting.

  8. The Omen In My Mail

    By Kathleen Parker
    Wednesday, October 1, 2008; Page A17

    Allow me to introduce myself. I am a traitor and an idiot. Also, my mother should have aborted me and left me in a dumpster, but since she didn’t, I should “off” myself.

    Those are a few nuggets randomly selected from thousands of e-mails written in response to my column suggesting that Sarah Palin is out of her league and should step down……

    ENTIRE COLUMN- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/30/AR2008093002315.html?sub=AR

  9. How I Became A Target For Israel’s ‘Jewish terrorists’

    from “The Independent”, Thursday, 2 October 2008

    Peace campaigner attacked with a pipe bomb tells Donald Macintyre why right-wing extremism should be feared

    Zeev Sternhell is careful about his choice of words when he unhesitatingly calls the pipe bomb which exploded outside his front door last week “an act of Jewish terrorism.”

    As a Holocaust survivor orphaned by the age of seven and a combat veteran of Israel’s wars, Professor Sternhell, 73, who was lucky to have only been injured in the leg by flying shrapnel…..

    ENTIRE ARTICLE- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/how-i-became-a-target-for-israels-jewish-terrorists-948610.html

  10. An excellent Haaretz article by Claude Kandiyoti: A red line is needed between Jews, Israel

    A discursive red line

    By Claude Kandlyotl

    BRUSSELS – Let me start with two Belgian stories – unfortunately, not funny ones……

    …..These two tales are typical of the gap of understanding that divides Belgian Jews, indeed European Jews in general, and the national communities they belong to. The Jews often feel lonely, even abandoned, when they hear Israel subjected to public criticism, and they react angrily. Most politicians and commentators in turn fail to perceive anything but paranoia in their response. Michel and Flahaut genuinely do not see themselves as anti-Semitic, and believe they are sincere friends of Israel and the Jewish people. The Jews, on the other hand, are shocked by their attitudes toward Israel, and tend to see them both as enemies, who conceal their hatred of Jews under the cloak of opposition to Israel’s government……

    ENTIRE ARTICLE- http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1026026.html

  11. Glenn Greenwald
    Thursday Oct. 2, 2008 12:33 EDT

    The right’s two-pronged religion of rage and self-pity

    The Right in this country — meaning the faction that followed George Bush for the last eight years — long ago ceased being a movement of political ideas and is driven by two, and only two, extreme emotions: (1) intense, aggressive rage towards their revolving door of enemies, and (2) bottomless self-pity over how unfairly they’re being treated. As their imminent defeat looks increasingly likely (potentially on a humiliating scale), these two impulses are in maximum overdrive, feeding off one another in endless self-perpetuation (the more they lose, the more victimized they feel, the more they rage against their enemies who oppress them, etc.)……..

    ENTIRE COLUMN- http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/10/02/self_absorption/index.html

  12. Apparently it’s only Loshon Hora when “Kapo scumbag liberals” do it. Sigh – do these people have ANY sense of irony, or self awareness?

    GH”T and all that.

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