Skip to comments.A Response (to Time Mag) from the Office of Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu
Posted on 01/19/2011 9:05:55 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
Dear Mr. Stengel,
I wanted to bring to your attention a recent article in Time entitled "Israel's Rightward Lurch Scares Some Conservatives." I hope that you will agree that the article's obvious bias and numerous distortions are not worthy of the standards of your prestigious magazine.
Israel is depicted in the article as essentially sliding towards fascism. Your correspondent refers to Israel's Shin Bet (the equivalent of the FBI) as a "secret police," claims that the Israeli government "increasingly equates dissent with disloyalty," and accuses the Prime Minister of "taking a page from neighboring authoritarian states."
The evidence offered for these outrageous allegations includes a preliminary vote in our parliament that would require naturalized citizens to make a pledge of allegiance, a proposal to strip citizenship from Israelis convicted of espionage and terrorism, a motion to investigate foreign government funding of local NGOs, calls on Jews to not rent property to Arabs, and demonstrations demanding prohibitions of Arab boys from dating Jewish girls.
But your correspondent did not find it necessary to inform your readers of a few facts.
Oaths of allegiance are commonplace in most democratic countries, including the United States. Naturalized citizens in America swear an oath to its Constitution and to defend the country against "all enemies, foreign and domestic." Israel's proposed pledge would require naturalized citizens to swear an oath to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, words taken directly from our Declaration of Independence.
Moreover, Great Britain, France, Germany, and Italy are just some of the many countries where citizenship can be stripped for various infractions that are defined as undermining "national interests." Are these European countries not democratic?
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Time magazine... so mind-numbingly stupid, they probably didn’t even feel the gigantic backhand across the mouth that the Prime Minister just handed them.
Don’t worry, Mr. Netanyahu, nobody reads Time Mag anyway.
I have admired Bi Bi for a long time now and this makes my day. LOL!
You beat me to it. No one reads those left wing rags anymore. Newsweek was sold for $1; can Time be far behind? But good for Prime Minister Netanyahu for standing up to the arab terrorist loving scum at Time. He is a great leader. Israel is lucky to have him.
> obvious bias and numerous distortions are not worthy of
> the standards of your prestigious magazine.
Pssst ... Bibi ... those *ARE* their standards.
And, Bibi, you forgot the “/s” after “prestigious”.
TIME has no standards at all
...except maybe the the old Double Standard.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I hope that you will agree that the article's obvious bias and numerous distortions are not worthy of the standards of your prestigious magazine.Wait, I thought he sent this letter to Time...
I have had the pleasure meeting (and listening to) Ron Dermer. My wife’s best friend’s daughter is married to him. Everytime you hear Bibi give a great speech, it’s Ron Dermer’s words.
Wow, that was a smack down.
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