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Report on Beth Israel vigil 07-05-14

Posted on July 7th, 2014 at 8:49 am by

It’s Good to be the King

For those not familiar with the Detroit metro area, there are two mainstream daily print publications, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press, which entered into a joint operating agreement in 1987 “while maintaining separate editorial staffs”, according to Wikipedia. Nolan Finley remained as the News’ Editorial Page Editor, and also remains a staunch Zionist. He penned a falsehood-filled editorial last month, and this writer sought to focus on only one of the distortions, via an email letter:

June 23, 2014
Editor, The Detroit News
Editorial Page
615 W. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48226.

Dear Sir/Madam:

Nolan Finley should have contacted the fact checkers before he penned his op-ed, “Divest from Palestinians, instead.”* He writes “The Palestinians pioneered and perfected terrorism as a means of gaining political leverage.” This is factually not true, in spite of Mr. Findley’s attempt here to alter the record. Menachim Begin, interviewed in 1948, was asked: “How does it feel, in light of all that’s going on, to be the father of terrorism in the Middle East?” Begin proclaimed “In the Middle East? In all the world!” (source: Against Our Better Judgment; The secret history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel by Alison Weir, p. 61)

Mr. Finley could also clear the air for us by considering one question: Was it Palestinians who invaded Poland in 1948 and threw out 750,000 Jews to create an Islamic state in Europe based on some misreading of the Qu’ran? Or is it more factually correct to say that Jews, using terrorist tactics along with superior political and military clout, were the ones who invaded Palestine and threw out 750,000 Palestinians to create a Jewish state based on a misreading of the Bible? Many authors, including Shlomo Sand (The Invention of the Jewish People) are telling us what Arab intellectuals have been doing for years: Ashkenazi (European) Jews never originated in the Middle East, and their claim to a biblical “homeland” isn’t sustainable.

* Also titled “Divest, sure, but not from Israel”

Henry Herskovitz
Ann Arbor, MI

Well, since the fox Finley has positioned himself as keeper of the henhouse, we can now assume – since it’s been about two weeks without my letter appearing – that my email was sent to Data Heaven. Like the Zionist Melvin Kaminsky (aka Mel Brooks) says “It’s good to be the king.”

You can read Mr. Finley’s piece here and notice some of JWPF’s signs in the included photo.


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One Response to “Report on Beth Israel vigil 07-05-14”

  1. Ibrahim Soudy

    The biggest sign, in my view, that America is on a steep hill of decline is the quality of its journalists in general……….They do a great job misinforming the public. No wonder the vast majority of Americans are simply “misinformed” about much of what is going on in the world including in the US itself. Nolan Finely is doing a great job adding to the ignorance of many in the US.
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