Jews blast US talks with Brotherhood

2011-07-01 10:32

Los Angeles - The Obama administration's decision to enter a dialogue with Egypt's once-banned Muslim Brotherhood is a "sell-out" to the Europeans that should be overturned, a US anti-Semitism group said on Thursday.

The Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre cited the Brotherhood's "hatred of Jews and Israel" in urging President Barack Obama and his administration to drop any engagement with the Islamist group.

"The political landscape in Egypt may have changed since the end of the [Hosni] Mubarak regime," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Jewish human rights group.

"But the Brotherhood's hatred of Jews and Israel has not changed at all. This seems like a sell-out to the European position and I hope it is not a signal that the United States will acquiesce to Europe and begin talking to Hamas as well," he continued, citing the conservative Palestinian rulers of the Gaza Strip.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said earlier that Washington has been in "limited contacts" with the Brotherhood, pointing to the "change of the political landscape in Egypt" after popular uprisings brought Mubarak's 30-year rule to an end.

The Brotherhood welcomed the move, telling AFP it was open to contacts with the United States as long as its "values are respected", but said there had been "no direct contacts" in the past.

But Hier said the United States should not be speaking with an "organisation that can lay claim to being the world's leading purveyor of anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews".

"Legitimising the Muslim Brotherhood sends the wrong message that you can hate Jews, and still sit and talk with world leaders," the rabbi continued.

  • Badballie - 2011-07-01 11:00

    This is propaganda and nothing more than smoke and mirrors. It is common knowledge that Jewish money controls the US in the same way the the Jews run Hollywood.

      Temp - 2011-07-01 11:48

      Good insight, Badballie.

      Zanu - 2011-07-01 13:52

      U ask why I support Israel? Cause this below can happen anywhere in the Middle East except for Israel. The real apartheid in this world ??

      james4usa - 2011-07-01 14:14

      The Media in the US is controlled by J's TWO on US Supreme Court.

      Zanu - 2011-07-01 14:35

      Badballie, Temp & James4USA. Jews control the Media? Really? Nope - its just more Islamic fundamental propaganda that has not changed since the days of Hitler Lets take a look: BBC - not owned by a Jew CNN - owned by a Jew-Hater The Star - not owned by a Jew The Citizen – not owned by a Jew The wall street journal - – not owned by a Jew Time magazine - not owned by a Jew Aljezeera- not owned by a Jew Fox- not owned by a Jew RT- not owned by a Jew EuroNews- not owned by a Jew Sky- not owned by a Jew Mnet / DSTV - OK, owned by a Jew - you got me! You hate of Jews…well that’s not owned by a Jew either

      Zanu - 2011-07-01 14:39

      The world is a fickle place -- Anti-Semitism hasn't gone away; it's merely morphed into hatred of Israel. The Jews will never be "loved". The world will love the Jews greatly were they to roll over and die, and that is not going to happen. I'm with Machiavelli -- it is far, far better to be feared than to be loved. This is why I will support them to the best of my ability; there are 50 Arab/Muslim nations in this world. There is only one Jewish nation - and it is the size of the Kruger National Park So attack them as much as you want - they are home again and now protected by God.

      Tabib - 2011-11-18 18:08

      Jews don't own Hollywood, because Zanu said so!Anti-semitic holocaust-junkie.

  • I_Say - 2011-07-01 11:55

    mmm,so the Jews are allowed to hate the Muslims but the muslims can't hate the Jews? WTF

      LexLuther - 2011-07-01 12:07

      Don't be stupid I_Say. This is a political organization dedicated to the murder of Jews, not independent individuals. It's like the Klu Klux Clan. The point is that you shouldn't legitimize a political party whose main reason for existence is the hatred and killing of Jews. Of course you can't stop muslim hating Jews, but you can make a point of not engaging with them.

      Tabib - 2011-11-18 17:53

      Hey I say I say is antisemetic. Let's kill arabs(or Islamists)!

  • ratex - 2011-07-01 12:11

    I smell a rat here. Firstly for all you jewsish folk. Israel was populated with Russian jews not Israeli Jews. Secondly, Israel as a country has STOLEN land from their neighbouring countries. Israel as a country has grown by over 75% in land mass since they got their independance. Lastly, where does it say in your Holy books that you have the right to condem / criticise another persons religion? I could have sworn that the Torah says be tollerant of others beliefs? I aint jewish or Muslim, but I do tolerate without pre judging, other peoples religions.

      LexLuther - 2011-07-01 13:30

      My word Ratex, your ignorance is truly amazing. Do you really believe that the whole of Israel's population is made up of Russian Jews only? It is made up of Jewish people who lived in the area for thousands of years, as well as Jews from all over the world. Obviously the idea is that it is a Jewish homeland, so Jews all over the world have gone there to escape the prejudice and hatred they have experienced for thousands and thousands of years. Secondly, the only time Israel's territory expanded dramatically was in 1948, when it was founded by the predecessor to the UN. As soon as that happened, all the Arab countries around it declared war on Israel in a fit of hatred against the Jews. Israel won that war and, in accordance with international law, the territory of Israel was increased. In 1967, the Arab countries again declared war. Jordan, which "occupied" the West bank - funny how the "palestinians" never wanted independence from the Jordanians, and Gaza, "occupied" by Egypt - again no claims from independence, lost that war. Instead of taking that land back when they surrendered, they deserted the "palestinians". Suddenly the "palestinians" wanted independence from Israel, who never wanted their land in the first place. Why would Israel want land that threatens her existence as a Jewish state? At the moment, the West Bank and Gaza are not governed or occupied by Israel, much though the ignorant Jew-haters like to claim. They run their own land and governments.

      LexLuther - 2011-07-01 13:35

      Ratex - where are my comments a criticism of muslims? I am talking about the political party the muslim brotherhood.

  • james4usa - 2011-07-01 14:10

    See Real Zionist News.

      Tabib - 2011-11-18 17:55

      Anti Semitic! I bet you are an Islamist! You want to haulocaust me!

  • saga6 - 2011-07-01 16:17

    lol, Lex Luther thinks everyone that doesn't share his opinoin is a jew-hater. ur a hater. u think that ur opinion is the only relevant one.

      Tabib - 2011-11-18 18:00

      Somebody drove into me while I drove straight through a stop street. He was anti-semitic! I'm going to tell FOX news!He was trying to halacaust me

  • Frank - 2011-07-01 22:27

    Why is anyone who does not agree with what isreal is doing to the palestinians termed anti jew? Get a grip people and remove the rock of your backs maybe people will like you more.

      Tabib - 2011-11-18 18:06

      Anti-semitic.Go pray to your Islamists God. We are all God's creation- except gentiles. Gentiles were made by the chinese.

  • plur - 2011-07-01 22:40

    @badballie: you are truly an ignoramus. Dont even need to waste more time on you @I_say: no one is allowed to hate anyone. I invite you to find me 1 single organisation primarily made up of Jewish people whose doctrine states anything about the elimination of any group of people. I also suggest you read Hamas' manifesto. Particularly their first few points. @saga6: please see @badballie

  • plur - 2011-07-02 13:47

    g-d some ppl in this world are truly, truly stupid. I implore you ppl to actually do some research before you just write whatever crap is stewing between your ears and that is unfounded, untrue and pure subjective opinion. Please tell me 'sparkling edward cullen' (your nik is a joke even) how did Ethiopian Jews land up in Israel in the first place? Because they were persecuted in Ethiopia and thus the Israeli government came to their rescue. Have u ever even been to Israel? There are non-jews serving in every level of the government, military, public service etc. Are there the same level of rights and privileges given to non-muslims in muslim countries? I think not. Quite the opposite in fact. please see Thats what happens to ppl who dare challenge the great prophet mohammeds infinite glory in muslim countries that dont separate religion from state. There have also been countless examples of Israel helping non-jews in African states that are in famines, droughts etc. While you are at it, also go look at the Israel armies' moral code of conduct. 'Israel have the most moral army in the world' That's a quote by a South African (forgot rank) officer who spoke at Wits. Once again to all those naive, ignorant bigots out there, go do some research before u make any stupid, unsupported comments.

      Tabib - 2011-11-18 18:03

      Yes. Israel is nice. I watched tears of Gaza. They paint smiley faces on there explosive devices

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