Juan Williams should check his facts before speaking on national media.
To say that Jewish people can’t live wherever they want to live, is the same as saying Black people need to back of the bus.
To say that Jews must be restricted from building in certain neighborhoods is to say that you support Jim Crow racial separation.
To say that Jews must be confined to particularzones and may not be permitted to move freely is to reintroduce the Nuremberg Laws.
We are accustomed to racist slurs, but it was doubly hurtful to hear you, Juan Williams, a leading African American spokesman, a confidante of Barack Obama, jump in with that comment. How about a moratorium on backstabbing from you and from our supreme leader?
The talk was about the just-concluded Israeli elections, won by Benjamin Netanyahu. Since you are the Liberal on that panel, Fox News’ “The Five,” it was expected of you to be disapproving. But still, it was surprising to hear you jump in to declare Israel guilty of “occupying Arab territory.”
“That’s a fact,” you said.
Well, no it isn’t. Some other time we’ll discuss Israel’s absolute right to the entire “West .” Read the Levy Report for a start.
Meantime, you seemed so pleased, so proud of yourself to present that nugget of information to the many of us who enjoy “The Five” for its lively chatter – and if not for Fox News, where to go? Fox News remains the only network consistently fair and upright in news and opinion.
See this for the drama of the media’s war against the Jews. Might prove illuminating at this period.
Many of us have given up on Obama in terms of friendship. His grudge against the Jewish State, hence the Jewish people, seems limitless.
But I expected better from you, Juan.
I had placed you in a special category so far as being a Liberal. Every now and then you veer off script and speak as a man with a mind of his own. I respect you for this, for not being robotic, still do, but on this one you lost me.
The word “occupied,” to certain Jews, like me, sounds like the “N” word to you.
The term “occupied” as applied to Israel, rather against Israel, is another way of saying that Jews need to be segregated.
If the rest of us need more sensitivity about what it’s like being Black, perhaps you and some others could use some sensitivity on what it’s like being Jewish. There was a time when we marched together. I prefer to think that we still do, with partners like Thomas Sowell and Amy Holmes and Harris Faulkner, thank goodness for them, but then this happens, and I wonder.
I wonder if we can count on you in a pinch, as you counted on us at Selma. With rabbinical leaders like Abraham Heschel, we showed up.
Will you? Or will you, and Mr. Obama, always stick to the thought that Jews must know their place.
This too might sound familiar, Juan, to you and to nearly every member of the African American .
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants a national discussion about race relations. If that’s okay, I suggest we take up Mark Levin’s proposal – a national conversation about anti-Semitism. I say this politely. Levin, speaking to Sean Hannity, is far more direct:
“The fact of the matter, Sean, I want to say this and it’s important. Eric Holder said this nation is full of cowards because we won’t have a discussion about race. Well, I think this nation needs to have a discussion about what’s going on in this White House and this administration about anti-Semitism.
“Mr. Holder, Mr. Obama, let’s have a national discussion about the anti-Semitism that reeks from your administration.”
As for me, I’d rather not have this discussion. These conversations seldom end well. Better to simply know that we have friends in a world full of enemies.
Piling on is what we don’t need.
Jack Engelhard Deadline, a heroic editor’s singlehanded war on terror and against media bias. Engelhard wrote the int’l bestseller Indecent Proposal that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. Website: www.jackengelhard.com a regular column for Arutz Sheva. The new thriller from the New York-based novelist, The Bathsheba