After clarifying why I called My Catbird Seat & Veterans Today anti-Semitic I asked three questions. Is James Wall anti-Semitic because he writes for and befriends MCS & VT? / Is IPMN anti-Semitic because they keep linking to and praising James Wall? /Is the PCUSA anti-Semitic because they keep allowing IPMN to continue in this relationship?
Now my updates: Wall’s article has been placed on both MCS & VT’s sites. Despite protests by one of my commenters that James Wall should not be characterized in such a manner, on my blog’s feed I saw Wall visiting my article. The next evening which was the 29th and today the first of March, I began seeing visitors from all over the world coming through VT on my blog’s feed. I checked and in the comment section under Wall’s article on the VT site Menon has put a link to my posting with the words, “This Blogger has a problem with us. Check her out.” The same comment and link is on her site under Wall’s article.
There are really four connections here; there is Wall and Menon and Duff, but there is also a fourth person, the IPMN’s Communication's Chair, Noushin Framke who linked to and commented on Wall’s article. With the comment Framke linked to a Middle East newspaper writing, “Here is the latest on this front: Progressive Democratic hero Elizabeth Warren enlists to serve AIPAC’s pro-war agenda, by Max Blumenthal. She also quotes from the article. It is basically a diatribe toward Warren insisting that although she is progressive she has sold out to the Jewish lobby.
But here is another important detail: the paper is Al Akhbar based in Lebanon. It is a paper some refer to as a Hezbollah paper. That is a militant political group with connections to Iran’s totalitarian government and also to Syria. In the paper are some articles insisting that the Western Media and governments are wrong about what is happening in Syria. That includes an insistence that the military of the Syrian government hasn’t committed the carnage of which they have been accused. For instance there is, “Questioning the Syrian Casualty list,” and “High-Tech Trickery in Homs?,” both are also posted on VT.
Debbie, judging by the comments on that link, the ADL’s job is finished over there and it can close down operations. I only scanned through the comments, but I get the impression the premise of the discussion is that criticizing the behavior of organized Jewry or Israel is ipso facto proof of anti-Semitism, which presupposes that Jews acting collectively have never, nor will ever, do anything wrong. To even quote prominent Jews in context on the subject of their organized behavior is apparently grounds for anti-Semitism. If you, Gordon, or Mr. Wall were to quote Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s reaffirmation of Talmudic halacha that the Jews should kill all the goys except those needed to serve the Jews, those bloggers would probably call for your head, not his.That is anti-Semitism and the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as well as James Wall, are helping to spread it all over the world.