1,000 RABBIS ACCUSE LINDA SARSOUR OF 'PEDDLING IN ANTISEMITIC FALSEHOODS'
Some Jews are willing to excuse Jew haters like Linda Sarsour. Fortunately, some aren't. Nobody should.
A group of more than 1,000 traditional rabbis are calling on American political activist Linda Sarsour to apologize for “peddling in antisemitic falsehoods,” according to reports.
Sarsour called Orthodox Jewish City Councilman Kalman Yeger “a blatant bigot” and demanded a public apology from him for saying that the State of Palestine does not exist. Otherwise, she said, he should be removed from New York's Immigration Committee.
The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), described as representing over 1,000 traditional rabbis in matters of public policy, issued a public statement on March 29 in support of Yeger and said that “achieving peace requires we address the reality — and to claim that Arabs have a ‘right’ to take more land from the Jews of Israel inverts reality, in a classically antisemitic fashion.”
The battle between Yeger and Sarsour started last Wednesday when Yeger tweeted that United States Representative Ilhan Omar is an antisemite and then that “There is no Palestine.”
“Palestine does not exist,” Yeger wrote. “There, I said it again. Also, Congresswoman Omar is an antisemite. Said that too. Thanks for following me.”
These days, as we know, it has been deemed "Islamophobic" to expect Judeophobes like Sarsour and Omar to accept responsibility for their anti-Semitic outbursts. It has also become a sign of bigotry to tell the truth about Palestinians. In spite of that, let's take it a step further: Not only is there no Palestine, but there has never been a country called Palestine. Palestinians as a people did not exist until the 1960s.
Kalman Yeger, of course, as Sarsour demanded, has been punished for telling the forbidden truth about Palestinians, or as some refer to them, the "Fakestinians."
As George Orwell said,
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
We've entered a period of history in which the people in power are inclined to believe the liars and haters like Sarsour and Omar while ostracizing people like Yeger for telling the truth. If you doubt that, take another look at the Democratic party and the people who have achieved power whether as party members or as supporters. How long has Al Sharpton had an MSNBC show?
We at MJAC will continue to spread the truth because as Orwell also said:
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”