Thursday, July 29, 2010


By Schmoel Yitzhak

Film-maker Oliver Stone may know more than a little about the cinema but like so many liberals opposed to Israel, he knows nothing about either common sense nor basic history.

Among other things, Stone has been preaching a "Be kind to Ahmadinejad" homily.

He regards the Iranian government as something akin to the Boy Scouts of America.

Stone demeans the Holocaust by suggesting that the Russians suffered more during World War II at the hands of the Nazis and therefore the Jewish tragedy should be minimized.

No one would dare minimize the Soviet Union's death toll of over 20 million during that conflict but to infer -- as Stone had done -- that six million Jewish deaths at the hands of Adolf Hitler is small potatoes reveals the magnitude of Jew-hating in the man's mind.

There were approximately 12 million Jews in the world prior to Pearl Harbor. By the time peace was restored in 1945, about half that number was left. One could not make that statement about Russia which was left with so much of its population intact.

In a feeble attempt to "atone" for his sinful remarks recently made to the Times of London, Stone offered a muted apology through his public relations firm. It hardly was worth the paper on which it was written.

Once again, the Israel-bashing damage had been done and it reminds me of a recent comment by Gil Troy in the Jerusalem Post.

"We're living in a topsy-turvy moral universe," wrote Troy.

In reference to Stone's observations, I'll borrow one of Troy's other two words -- "moral idiocy."

As Troy so aptly notes, "While Israel gets bashed, tremendous leniency is afforded Islamism."

The latter quote reminds me of the attempt to build a huge mosque near Ground Zero in New York.

If approved, the mosque would rise in the shadow of the World Trade Center site where a group of jihadists killed more than three thousand Americans while blasting to nothingness an American landmark.

As far as I can tell, no official connected with the mosque project has publicly endorsed the State of Israel.

There has been no affirmation from the American Muslims behind the Ground Zero mosque project that Israel even has a right to exist.

Then again, we haven't heard anything of the kind from the Palestinian Authority and certainly not from Hamas.

Interestingly, some of the most sensibly logical commentary has come from Newt Gingrich in a logic-filled statement related to the projected mosque.

"There should be no mosque near Ground Zero," comments Gingrich, "so long as there are no churches nor synagogues in Saudi Arabia.

"The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over."

We'll add a bit of editorial license to Newt's final three words.

Instead of "is," we'll replace it with "should be over."

Unfortunately, facts on the ground and on the airwaves tell us it is not over.

As long as Israel is bombarded with moral idiocy thanks to the likes of Stone, double standards will remain until Christians and Jews are allowed to enter Mecca.

Tragically, this double standard favoring the Islamists is about as likely to be reversed as the Nile River will go dry tomorrow night!

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