Skip to comments.Nader criticized for anti-Israel comments
Posted on 08/15/2004 12:17:57 PM PDT by wagglebee
Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League's national director, fired back at Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader on Friday in what has become an ongoing sparring match over Nader's assertion that Israel and American Jews are "puppeteers" who control Congress and the White House.
Foxman replied to a letter from Nader, in which the candidate stood by his original assertion. Nader's August 5 letter to Foxman said, "The Israelis have a joke for the obvious that the United States is the second state of Israel."
"How often, if ever, has the United States either the Congress of the White House pursued a course of action, since 1956, that contradicted the Israeli government's position?"
Foxman wrote in reply: "I was disappointed to read your letter of August 5 because it merely confirmed my concerns about your original comments Rather than allay our concerns, your letter only furthers conspiracy theories about Jews and borders on bigotry."
Foxman said Nader had ignored the fact that "there are many examples of US disagreement with Israeli policies." And he described Nader's accusation about Jewish power as "false and offensive."
Nader is so far only on fewer than a dozen states' ballots in the November election.
What religion/nationality is Nader?
And don't you dare tell me "American". You know what I mean....
Looks like he's going after the Buchanan vote.
Nader is an Arab but he was born here.
His parents were Lebanese immigrants, so I would assume that anti-Semitism is somewhat ingrained in him. I don't know what his religion is, though I doubt he is practicing regardless of his faith.
We won't need Nader to take votes from Kerry. He's just another Kerry problem. Kerry is not even close to the caliber of candidate the Dems would need to beat George Bush this year.
I think you are probably right. I'm beginning to sense that the only reason Kerry is in the race is to insure that Hitlery has a clear slate in four years.
He IS taking votes from Kerry with this kind of talk.
As Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead says: "Vote anyone but Nader."
Nader courts the arab muslim anti american not to hip on Kerry either vote
He is an American, I am sorry to say. From what I remember, he is of Lebanese descent.
This will end quick, someone's going to mention to Abe that giving Nader publicity as a Anti-Semite is going to siphon off more of the Kerry supporting anti-Semite vote, and that, that would be a travesty.
Oh yeah I remember now, "the religion of peace for safe and enviornmentally friendly automobiles movement", I think I got a mailing from them on recycled banana peel paper recently./sarcasm off
Lebanon used to be mostly Christian. Majority of Lebanese immigrants are Christian as were parents of Nader.
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When Nader talks like this he is taking votes from Kerry.
"Looks like he's going after the Buchanan vote."
I am surprised that Buchanan isn't his veep choice. Most Americans would not be able to tell which one of them wrote a hate oped or article if the name and magazine was removed from the oped/article.
"He's a Democrat, so I would assume that anti-Semitism is somewhat ingrained in him."
I'm sure that you hear from the mouths of liberals in Seattle the same vile anti-Semitism trash talk that we hear from liberals in the N California area. If I just let a liberal go on an insane rant against GW and not interupt. Most will go on an anti Israel/Jew tirade before finishing their rant. Then I interrupt and say, "You dare to call us Nazis. Look at the mirror to see a real Nazi!"
Then, I leave them looking like a stunned ox while blabbering they aren't Nazis.
Yes, think of the late Danny Thomas. There's a great children's hospital, St. Jude, in Memphis thanks to his promise to God and all his fundraising efforts. There were a lot of fine Lebanese Christians that immigrated.
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