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by Trevor Asserson
Interviewed by Manfred Gerstenfeld
SUMMARY: Trevor Asserson, a leading British litigation lawyer, has undertaken three well-documented studies detailing the BBC's systematic bias against Israel.
The BBC is increasingly developing from an organization that reports news into an organization that manufactures it.
Where Israel is concerned, the BBC is in breach of all or most of the guidelines set forth in its Agreement with the Government to which its material must conform. These guidelines include, inter alia, issues such as fairness, respect for truth, due accuracy, attachment to fundamental democratic principles, not broadcasting their own opinions on current affairs or matters of public policy, ensuring that opposing views are not misrepresented, and ensuring that the audience would not be able to gauge reporters' personal views. BBC news reports about Israel are distorted by omission, by inclusion, by only giving partial facts, by who is interviewed, and by the background information or lack of it that is provided. Distorted media reporting creates an atmosphere in which anti-Semitism can thrive. It is no longer appropriate for the BBC to exist in its present form in a free market. The British government should not renew the BBC Charter when it comes due in 2005.
On behalf of a number of concerned Christians of whom we are aware in NZ, we respond to the campaign by Stephen Tollestrup and Tear Fund to mobilise Evangelical Christians in New Zealand against Israel in Israel's fight for survival against Islamic terrorism.
Yeshua warned blatantly about and against those taking upon themselves the religious titles of both "father" and "rabbi", because both usurp the place of God as our one true Father and our one true Teacher (rabbi meaning teacher but deriving from the Hebrew term "great"). Just as we have Roman Catholic clergy wrongfully calling themselves "father", today in the Messianic Movement we have many kooks calling themselves "Rabbi" (some of whom are not even ethnically Jewish and most of whom never trained as rabbis, never studied rabbinics or talmudic Judaism, and in the majority of cases can't even speak Hebrew).
I know nothing of this individual calling himself Rabbi Yoseph Moishe Koniuchowsky, but MORIEL has been asked to comment on his diatribe.
In the years preceding the World War II there was a worldwide underlying and growing anti-Semitism. As the World War spread so did the fever to do away with the Jews. While the epicenter was Berlin, the Jews everywhere experienced this fermenting hatred. We may not remember the ship Saint Louis and its ill-fated voyage; nonetheless many ports in North, South, and Central America turned its 1100 Jewish passengers who had valid entry visas to America, away. Their fate was to be returned to the work camps of Germany and death at the hands of the Nazis.
The Academy of Hillel taught that the 15th of Shvat is the New Year for Trees. Talmud Tractate Rosh ha Shana. Reckoned to be the day when trees stop absorbing water from the ground and instead draw nourishment from their sap. Tithes for the fruit of trees had to be given from each year's growth separately and it was consequently necessary to determine when the New Year begins for this purpose. Most of the rains had fallen before this date, so that the fruit that blossomed after the date belonged to the next year for tithing purposes. Time to collect money to plant trees in Israel. In Israel it has become an agricultural festival. Custom to eat fruits from the seven species for which land of Israel is praised. (Deut 8:8) A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and date honey.
Special Dispatch - Egypt/Arab Antisemitism
May 3, 2002: No. 375
The following are excerpts from an article by Fatma Abdallah Mahmoud titled "Accursed Forever and Ever," which recently appeared in the Egyptian government daily Al-Akhbar:
"They are accursed in heaven and on earth. They are accursed from the day the human race was created and from the day their mothers bore them. They are accursed also because they murdered the Prophets. They murdered the Prophet John the Baptist and served up his head on a golden platter to the singer and dancer Salome. Allah also cursed them with a thousand curses when they argued with and resisted his words of truth, deceived the Prophet Moses, and worshiped the golden calf that they created with their own hands!!"
By Edward Kessler
In Jewish-Christian relations an old problem has been generating a new controversy and has compelled some people to ask whether we are facing a " ˜new antisemitism". In this case, concern has been raised about the doctrine of replacement theology - the doctrine that Christianity has simply replaced Judaism. This has revived fears among some Jews about the spectre of a resurgence of Christian antisemitism. Replacement theology suggests that since the time of Jesus, Christians have replaced Jews in God's favour and that Christianity has inherited all of God's promises, including the land of Israel.
by Daniel Pipes
New York Sun
For all their rhetoric about Israel's "vicious" and "brutal" occupation, Palestinian Arabs - including their leaders - sometimes let down their guard and acknowledge how they prefer Israel to the Palestinian Authority. Here are some recurring themes:
By Joseph Farah
World Net Daily
Over the last quarter century, the Hispanic population of the United States has exploded.
Immigration laws have been ignored. The huge border separating the U.S. and Mexico is virtually unpatrolled. And the illegal population of recent immigrants has been offered a series of amnesties forgiving past trespasses.
Some within that community - and it is certainly a small minority of the population - are resentful about life in America. Some are even promoting the idea of creating a separate Spanish-speaking state of Aztlan in the southwestern United States.
All this raises an obvious question: If life in America is so bad for Spanish-speaking immigrants, why do they continue to flock to the United States?
Arson attacks on synagogues escalate fears
By Sarah Liebowitz, Globe Correspondent
LONDON -- Recent arson attacks against two north London synagogues have fueled already heightened concerns among British Jews about what they perceive to be an escalating climate of anti-Semitism. More than 100 synagogues have been desecrated in Britain since 2000.