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German Publisher Included in Wiesenthal List of Top Anti-Semites

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Dear friends,

there is an ongoing debate in Germany these days about whether the Simon Wiesenthal Centre (Los Angeles) included German publisher Jakob Augstein for good reason.

Jakob Augstein is the son of SPIEGEL's founding editor Rudolf Augstein and writes on SPIEGEL ONLINE. SPIEGEL is one of the most important media in Germany.

The list can be found here: http://www.wiesentha...}/TT_2012_3.PDF

I think, anybody can read that Augstein dispersed anitisemite slogans. BTW the list quotes Augstein transmitting thanks to Günther Grass, who wrote a strongly antisemite poem not long ago (i). So, I ask, why the outcry in Germany? Is it only because Augstein is placed in the same category as Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood or Iranien President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Augstein received backing by the vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Salomon Korn, as well as from deputy leader of the governing CDU, Julia Klöckner.

One of the leading German newspapers, namely "Die Zeit", that also published an interview given by Wiesenthal's Abraham Cooper (ii), cannot understand how Augstein could be included in the list. In contrast to Klöckner, that argued that Augstein only made use of his right to freedom of speech (iii), "Die Zeit" goes as far as blaming Israel of destroying the prospect of a two-state solution by building new settlements (iiii). I think that "die Zeit" is referring to the newly envisaged "E1" settlement.

Angela Merkel also does not like the E1 settlement, either. However, her criticism did not go beyond a polite "agree to disagree" style during her meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu some weeks ago, this is at least how she is reported to have said in "Die Welt" (v).

Have a good day,


(i) http://www.guardian....srael-poem-iran

(ii) http://www.zeit.de/g...-cooper/seite-2

(iii) http://www.zeit.de/g...ismus-vorwuerfe

(iiii) http://www.zeit.de/2...itismus-vorwurf

(v) http://www.welt.de/p...nter-Druck.html

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Dear friends,

here is the link for what Salomon Korn said: http://www.zeit.de/g...eidigt-augstein - just for you so you could verify if you know to read some German.

But now I would like to discuss what Die Zeit had to say about Jewish settlements

Die Zeit said that Israel "is about to prevent a two-state solution by new settlements" (the link for the source is the same as (iiii) from the above posting.). Their argument is that the west bank would be devided into two parts (i). But let's have a look at the map:


I think it's clear that E1 won't cut the west bank into two...


(i) http://www.zeit.de/p...kampf-besatzung

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Thanks For The Heads Up


The Reason Folk Fear The Muslin Squatter

There is no fear of God before their eyes. Romans 3:18

But Not The Returning Almighty The Messiah Of Israel

Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.

For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.

But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.

Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;

Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.

For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.

And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.

And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.

And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD's. Obadiah 1:8-21

Is They Just Will Not Believe

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Romans 11:25-29

Jesus Saves

Even His Beloved Jews

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You're welcome Joe,

meanwhile, the Simon Wiesenthal Center explained a bit how the criticism against Augstein has been meant. They meant the quotations only, not the person (how friendly), says Abraham Cooper according to Die Zeit (i). However, if he failed to apologize correctly, he would be deemed an anti-semite? Abraham Cooper layed out according to Die Zeit that they had a close look on how he would react now. Interesting.... waiting for things to come.

According to the same article, the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, condemned what Augstein has declared.



(i) http://www.zeit.de/g...smus-wiesenthal

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