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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    It's because it is very bad debate style. And yes, I believe it is disrespectful towards the memory of past Jewish persecution. In a way, it's even a variation of Godwin's Law. A rabbi may disagree, but I am sure there are quite a few people, Jews and non-Jews alike, who feel the same.

    Actually, the only folks "outraged" over this, are far left folk and certain elements of the media.... Do a search, find me some jewish leaders who are up in arms about this....


    I for one found Hillary's comparing loughner to islamic terrorists, infering right wing extremism is a problem like they have in the ME, far more abhorrent.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    The Left-wing can only spout their inner core of character ..
    they are the perpetrators of projection ..
    the Left-wing is totally guilty of what they accuse the Right-wing of . . .
    I thing they would like to create a platform for violence
    ( since they can't win at the ballot box or the arena of ideas ) . . . yes,
    the verbal violence is now on parade ..
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    I haven't heard it from anyone else recently, but it goes without saying that I'd find it just as inappropriate and tasteless if another politician in a free political system used it to describe opposition to him, no matter if Democrat or Republican, leftist or rightie.
    You might want to take time to re-examine your sensitivity threshold, German Guy. Raise the bar a little.

    No Jewish people appear bothered by the phrase so you might want to seek out other public phrases where you might be offended. But next time chose one that might get you some credibility.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    You know what "blood libel" means, do you?
    Yes, I do.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    It's because it is very bad debate style. And yes, I believe it is disrespectful towards the memory of past Jewish persecution. In a way, it's even a variation of Godwin's Law. A rabbi may disagree, but I am sure there are quite a few people, Jews and non-Jews alike, who feel the same.
    Well if you search diligently enough you might be able to find one or two Jews who were offended. Be sure to check back when you discover who they are.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

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    Do a search, find me some jewish leaders who are up in arms about this....

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    Palin slammed for using ‘blood libel’ term | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

    Palin slammed for using ‘blood libel’ term
    January 12, 2011
    (JTA) -- Sarah Palin's use of the term "blood libel" to decry blaming conservatives for the Arizona shooting has raised the ire of some in the Jewish community.

    In a video statement released Wednesday when she said that “Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them. Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.”

    The blood libel refers to accusations that began in the Middle Ages that Jews used the blood of murdered Christian children to make matzah for Passover.

    Palin has been criticized since the shooting for using images of a gun crosshair to identify vulnerable districts in the November elections, including that of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot in the head and seriously injured in the Jan. 8 attack at a Tucson shopping mall that left six dead and at least a dozen injured.

    Jewish Funds for Justice President Simon Greer was among the Jewish figures who said Palin erred in using the "blood label" term. He pointed out in a statement that the term is not a synonym for false accusation but rather refers to a specific false accusation, adding that Palin's usage is "totally out of line."

    "Sarah Palin did not shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Only the perpetrator can be found guilty for this act of terrorism," Greer said. "But it is worth pointing out that it was Rep. Giffords herself who first objected to Ms. Palin’s map showing her district in the crosshairs. Ms. Palin clearly took some time to reflect before putting out her statement today. Despite that time, her primary conclusion was that she is the victim and Rep. Giffords is the perpetrator."

    Hank Sheinkopf, a Jewish New York-based Democratic political consultant told Politico that "The blood libel is something anti-Semites have historically used in Europe as an excuse to murder Jews -- the comparison is stupid. Jews and rational people will find it objectionable. This will forever link her to the events in Tucson. It deepens the hole she’s already dug for herself. … It’s absolutely inappropriate.”

    Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin, however, said the politician was justified in using the term.

    "Sarah Palin got it right, and we Jews, of all people, should know a blood libel when we see one," said Benyamin Korn, the group' s director. "Falsely accusing someone of shedding blood is a blood libel, whether it's medieval Christians accusing Jews of baking blood in Passover matzahs, or contemporary Muslim extremists accusing Israel of slaughtering Arabs to harvest their organs, or political partisans blaming conservative political figures and talk show hosts for the Tucson massacre."

    Among others who criticized Palin's use of blood libel included J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and David Harris, the president and CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

    "When Governor Palin learns that many Jews are pained by and take offense at the use of the term, we are sure that she will choose to retract her comment, apologize and make a less inflammatory choice of words," Ben-Ami said.

    Harris said that "All we had asked following this weekend's tragedy was for prayers for the dead and wounded, and for all of us to take a step back and look inward to see how we can improve the tenor of our coarsening public debate. Sarah Palin's invocation of a 'blood libel' charge against her perceived enemies is hardly a step in the right direction."
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    It's because it is very bad debate style. And yes, I believe it is disrespectful towards the memory of past Jewish persecution. In a way, it's even a variation of Godwin's Law. A rabbi may disagree, but I am sure there are quite a few people, Jews and non-Jews alike, who feel the same.
    Well if you search diligently enough you might be able to find one or two Jews who were offended. Be sure to check back when you discover who they are.

    It's so noble of you to take up this struggle on their behalf.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    You can't pretend she didn't want to evoke associations with the historical persecution of Jews, when she said it, can you?
    Geez... Give it a rest.

    She meant it in the modern way it's used in American English. Even the Anti Defamation League acknowledged that.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    everybody who hears the term "blood libel" and has basic historical knowledge, associates this term with anti-Semitic accusations against Jews.
    I’m betting that you had never heard of “Blood Liable” before and that 70% of our population had heard the tem before last week.

    inappropriate and tasteless if another politician in a free political system used it to describe opposition to him,
    She didn’t use the term to describe opposition to her – as to say that she was suffering a “Blood Liable” - but to correctly imply that the liberal horde is accusing her of being liable for the blood shed.

    [/quote]Defending those Jews the world over who were offended by this phrase?[/quote]

    I have yet to see a Jew on TV complaining about this statement.

    Such questioning has revolved around what she HAS done rather than being made up, has NOT accused her of anything so heinous as the intentional murder of children, and has NOT targeted an ethnic group.
    Do any of you media and left wing dog apologists have one comment from Palin that you think is valid to question as to whether or not that statement had anything to do with the AZ shootings????????????

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If you read that closely you'll see that they are Democrats and are trying to using the phrase as a political tool, just as you are.

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