The Huffington Post had an article about a clip from the Daily Show in which Jon Stewart reveals some highly anti-Semitic cartoons created by Hamas for Palestinian children. Watch the clip, and then come back.
Many of the HPers were rightly horrified, but a few took the opportunity to remind us the Palestinians are suffering in Gaza, and others complained that Stewart should have mentioned the Palestinians' suffering for "more balanced coverage". Far be it for them to simply condemn the cartoons outright rather than making excuses for them.
Anyway, on to the comments.
[I think he has a problem with the fact that anti-Semitism means Jew hatred...]
MiddlePassage Theatrixnyc Don't they harvest the organs? Same difference....[as Jews drinking Palestinian blood]
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simply head shaking material...
[off topic anti Israel deflection. Link to a satirical Israeli clip, which I recommend watching, it's pretty funny]
As a Jeww, I find Jon Stewart's skit UNFUNNY and UNINFORMED. What is happening in Gaza is unacceptable to say the least. You have to go there to know how dfficultt lyf is for the Palestiniians.
Cartoons making fun of M.uslims = freedom of speech
Cartoons making fun of J.ews = OMG!!! Unacceptable!!
Yeah, it makes total sense...
I'm sure the cartoons from the Polish ghettos were equally hilarious.
Unfortunately the cartoons are a reflection of the truth and I guess Hamas decided not to confuse reality for their children. There are a lot of Jews that feel that what successive govts. of Israel have done is atrocious and just plain horrible but the majority of Israelis do not lose a wink of sleep if let's say 100 Palestinian children were killed earlier that day. To a Zionist a Palestinian or a Lebanese life is equivalent to that of a cockroach and that unfortunately is the reality. You have to see it to believe it and I have seen it.
Maybe Jon Stewart should visit the ghetto called The Gaza Strip. Hamas' cartoons are justified, all things done to them by the Israelis, considered.
Now, Stewart should show a few films of Israel blowing up Palesrtinians. Be even-handed for a change. [remember Stewart's interview with Barghouti and Anna Baltzer? I do]
The term Semite, is commonly associated with the Jews, but it is historically a word which encompasses most of the people in the middle-east. That said, because one disagrees with the policies of Israel, doesn't make them an anti-Semite. Its an argument which has been worn thin.
[That argument is the only thing 'worn thin']
If he's taking a shot at them, then I'm divided.
On one hand, I'm not a big fan of the term "anti-Semitic". Immediately when
I hear it, I'm going to be against those perpetrating it.
On one hand, let's face it, the Israelis are doing some terrible things to
And I say that as someone whose great-grandfather died in the Holocaust.
Dr Norman Finkelstein.
One of the last decent people who tells it like it is.
Notice the idioticwoman crying..........................pathetic.
Hamas is right and Jon Stewart of course is a JOOOOOOO.
The most racist , arrogant people on earth.........and always play the HolocaustCard as they are doing the same thing to the Palestinians WHO ARE SEMITES!!!
[saved the "best" for last for you]