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Sundown: The East Jerusalem (Non-)Issue

Plus the tailor from Auschwitz, and more

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The tailor Martin Greenfield.(NYT)

• President Obama’s top Mideast national security adviser assured Jewish leaders that the administration hadn’t meant to make a big deal over last week’s East Jerusalem housing announcement. [JTA]

• Martin Greenfield is a tailor to the New York stars; he has been doing it for 60 years. His introduction to the trade came in Auschwitz. [NYT]

• Create your own Pamella Geller rant! [Little Green Footballs via Goldblog]

• Ron Radosh, who has written extensively on the Rosenbergs, responds to Gil Troy’s essay about Jonathan Pollard. [Pajamas Media]

• Tablet Magazine is co-sponsoring a nonfiction essay contest. Winner gets to go to Vilnius. Yes, yes, Vilnius in summer. [Summer Literary Seminars]

• Gagosian Gallery is running a very Jewish show, Anselm Kiefer’s “Next Year in Jerusalem.” [WSJ]

Jewish Funds for Justice finds the consonances between Glenn Beck’s Soros documentary and the Protocols.

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Mr. Tracy — This is the sixth or seventh time you have featured items suggesting that Beck is anti-Semitic for his piece on Soros. Each time, I have asked you to please explain why you claim that. As far as I can see, you logic seems to be: (1) Beck’s attacks on Soros are inaccurate in part and unfair, particularly the part regarding Soros’ activities about the Holocaust [I agree you are on firm ground here], and (2) Soros is Jewish and has a foreign accent, so (3) ergo, the attack on Soros, being crazy, is also anti-Semitic.
Is this your argument, or is there something I am missing? I am sure your readers would be grateful for an explanation before you run another item on this.
This video seems to argue that by using puppet imagery, Beck is directly linked to a specific anti-Semitic image. Is that the problem – that puppet strings in singularly linked to anti-Semitism?

Many of the charges against Soros are valid political claims and have a basis in fact.

There is a basis to speak of Soros’ money as blood money, gained through causing suffering to peoples and nations. Soros does use his money to advance his political agenda. Even Soros has spoken of this.

Regarding Soros, he has made it very clear that he does not identify himself as Jewish. And the charges do not link Soros to other Jews as Jews.

Those on the left who agree with Soros may not like the attacks by Beck, but I do not see anti-Semitism in Beck’s criticism of Soros.

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