April 10, 2008, - 3:12 pm
More on the Company Obama Keeps: Anti-Semitic Hatred From Key Obama Supporter Shocks Naive Jewish Liberal Donor
By Debbie Schlussel
Many people have sent me this letter, below, and it now appears on many sites. It is an important read to remind people that anti-Semitism is all over, and that far too many key Barack Hussein Obama supporters openly hate Jews, and want you to know it. And that Obama is far too lax in looking the other way.
But the letter is also confirmation of another thing I and many of my readers and friends have known all of our lives: Foolish Jewish liberals continue to throw money at our enemies, and then they are shocked–shocked!–that those enemies tell them, “Hey, we hate Jews.” Hello . . .?
While I live and grew up in a Black city, in a Black neighborhood, and graduated from a Black high school; And while I know that there are many philo-Semitic Black Americans (we have many such readers on this site and I have many such friends with whom I grew up and whom I’ve known most of my life), the fact is that the Black community has far too much tolerance for anti-Semitism. And it’s not just Farrakhan, Jackson, Sharpton, and Wright–though their popularity in Black America is symbolic, as their anti-Semitism is never rejected by the collective Black community.
In fact, regardless of the history of Jews going out of their way for Blacks and Black civil rights–several literally gave their lives and were shot as they marched for Blacks–and helped found the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Blacks comprise the only ethnic group in America (Muslims are not an ethnic group) where anti-Semitism remains high. They are also the only ethnic group in America–in poll after poll–where anti-Semitism goes up as socio-economic status (earnings, education, etc.) goes up. I have a tremendous love for Black Americans–who helped build this country–and I deplore racism. But I deplore all forms of racism, including Black-on-White racism, and I do not love the collective, tolerated hatred of Jews that is far too rampant in Black America.
That toleration and embrace of anti-Semitism is not new. That’s why, as I read this letter by Daphna Ziman–and as I watch plenty of naive, guilt-ridden Jews embrace Barack Obama despite his close ties to Wright and Farrakhan–I believe that they get what they deserve. Ms. Ziman had no business giving money to this group in the first place. She should have known this was their sentiment. It only reminds me of philantropist Mort Zuckerman buying and donating greenhouses in Gaza for HAMASniks and not easily predicting the greenhouses’ quick destruction and non-appreciation for the Jewish favor in 2005.
So, here is the letter by this very naive Jewish philanthropist Daphna Ziman, who now is shocked–shocked!–by the anti-Semitism towards her, a Jew, despite her donation to those she should have known–from a litany of media reports throughout her life about “Hymietown” and “Zionist interlopers” and “gutter religion” comments–do not wish her well:
JEWISH PHILANTHROPIST ENCOUNTERS ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK – Letter by Daphna Ziman
by Daphna Ziman
April 8, 2008
I have to tell you of an experience I had last night that was so anti Semitic and frightening:
Last night I was honored by Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, for my work with Children Uniting nations with African American children who are living out of home care. I have dedicated my life to saving these children from abuse, neglect and a life of crime. We created ‘adoption day’ and “Day of the child” determined to recruit caring adults to be mentors and life savers for our at risk children in the inner cities.
The mayor was present and City council member Bernard parks, Assemblyman Mike Davis, Senator Mark Ridely Thomas etc. I was introduced as a children advocate and a leader in the Jewish community. I began my speech by talking about how I woke up in the morning and listened to Hillary Clinton’s speech, in the spirit of Dr. King from Memphis that moved me so deeply. I expressed to the crowd how grateful I was to listen to Sen. McCain apologize to the community for mistakes he has made in the past. I acknowledged Sen. Obama’s speech from the campaign trail about Dr. King’s mentorship.
After I spoke and thanked the fraternity and their members, Rev. Eric Lee, pres. and CEO of Southern Christian Leadership Conference of greater Los Angeles, was introduced as the key note speaker.
He began his speech by thanking Jesus for Obama, who is going to be the leader of the world. He continued by referring to other leaders Like Dr. King, being that this was the moment of celebrating Dr. King’s spirit on the anniversary of his death, and Malcolm X.
It was right after the mention of Malcolm X that he looked right at me and started talking about the African American children who are suffering because of the JEWS that have featured them as rapists and murderers. He spoke of a Jewish Rabbi, and then corrected himself to say “What other kind of Rabbis are there, but JEWS”. He told how this Rabbi came to him to say that he would like to bring the AA community and the Jewish community together. ” NO, NO, NO,!!!!” he shouted into the crowd, we are not going to come together. “The Jews have made money on us in the music business and we are the entertainers, and they are economically enslaving us.”
He continued as to how now the salvation has come and the gates have open for African Americans to come together behind Barack Obama, because now is the time to show them.(meaning the Jews).
He continued to speak about ‘ White supremacy’ vs the talents and visionaries in the core of African Americans. He demeaned being given freedom, by saying “To what?” to a country that kills women and children.
I could no longer be polite and sit in front of the crowd, so I walked out.
Members of the fraternity ran after me as did my staff, I was not able to contain my tears and I cried.
I cried for me and my family, who have tried so hard to help the African American community, because we adopted children from the same realities and wanted to give back to other children and people. We have been completely color blind, for us it was only helping those children in need. I cried for our beloved country and the division that Barack Obama has caused with his Rev. Wright opening the gates to ‘hate’ against the Jews and whites. I grew up so looking at America as the land of Freedom. I was honored to receive my citizenship accompanied by members of the Kennedy family. Now, I’m afraid for Israel because Barack sat there for 20 years listening and not standing up for what’s right, why would he standup for Israel?
I cried for the Jewish community who are so blind that they can’t see that there’s a movement here that will destroy us. I cried because for the first time in my life I was afraid of the future.
I cried for our world that is moving backwards and not forward. Everyday, I see children so lost, and so deserving of hope and love. I look into their eyes, knowing that it is their lives that are in our hands.
I’m crying now, so I’m going to stop writing because it is so painful. I just had to share this experience with you.
Well, I’m glad Ms. Ziman is crying now. But what took her so long? Unlike Ms. Ziman, I don’t cry at this old hat “news” that for her is a sudden, shocking revelation. I cry that there are so many extremely naive Jewish liberals like her, who look the other way at the wholesale anti-Semitism of the Black community. And constantly throw money at–and enable–them.
And continue to refuse to wake up. Why the heck was she giving them a dime in the first place?
And that’s not all to which she’s giving her dimes. Ms. Ziman claims she’s worried about Israel and anti-Semitism. Yet, she continues to give oodles of money to the anti-Israel UNICEF and to donate to the Muslim “refugees” of Kosovo, who are rife with anti-Semitism. (Check out this page detailing where her money goes.) She’s clearly quite ignorant, but for her April 8th “epiphany.”
She is the enabler of the kind of hatred which she now decries, and she seriously needs to look in the mirror.
We are going through a modern-day Dreyfus Trial all over the world. But people like Daphna Ziman are clueless and won’t face the fact that court is in session.
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