by Jett Rucker
The piece is about an exchange that took place at The National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel Special Relationship on March 7th 2014 between Mondoweiss’ Philip Weiss, an anonymous member of the audience Allen Brownfeld, Justin Raimondo and Jeff Blankfort. The only change I’ve made is to put the clip of the exchange at the top.
In it, Weiss, as well as affirming the inviolability of the Holocaust and the imperative for all our children to read The Diary of Ann Frank also asserts that “The West incurred a debt toward the Jews from the Holocaust, and the Palestinians paid for that …”
Weiss is fully entitled to his views on the Holocaust and, as for his claim of what is owed to Jews, I’ll leave Jett Rucker to deal with in his piece.
Personally, I can’t see what place an ideological Jew like Philip Weiss has in any discussion of Jewish control of America. If anyone wants a real live Jew to tell them how other Jews act and feel about something, they should ask me.
Philip Weiss: The Holocaust’s Shylock
As a founder and the namesake of the anti-Zionist Website Mondoweiss, Philip Weiss has become a global icon of Jewish conscience regarding the depredation of Palestine and Palestinians by the colonialist theocracy called Israel. As an observant Jew in his own right, Weiss has since 2006 occupied and well served an enterprise that exemplifies Jewish morality.
Thus it comes as a disappointment to note his utterances at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel Special Relationship at the National Press Club Washington, DC on March 7. On that occasion, Weiss, who may have been the moderator of a question-and-answer session of the conference though he was seated at one end of the dais, ended an exchange that had begun five minutes earlier with a question from an unidentified woman in the audience who asserted that legislative mandates of teaching of the Holocaust [mainstream version] were a “violation of Constitutional rights.” From the panel, the major response to this assertion was delivered by Jeffrey Blankfort, who recounted his experience as a teacher in a California school system, in which he and his colleagues were required to subject their students first to reading Anne Frank’s Diary and, the following year, to reading Elie Wiesel’s Night, the while giving comparative short shrift to genocide and oppression of Americans by Americans in conflicts with Native Americans and in the institution of slavery.
But the entire fracas came to an end as Philip Weiss closed the subject with the following pronouncement: “The West incurred a debt toward the Jews from the Holocaust, and the Palestinians paid for that …