December 19, 2008, - 10:54 am

OUTRAGE–New Justice Dept Double Standard: “Jews Shouldn’t Get Bail”

By Debbie Schlussel
Remember the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on the kosher meat plant in Iowa? As I noted then, ICE agents told me they’d never raid a halal meat plant, and none has ever been raided (even though they’ve been documented to launder money to terrorists). Illegal alien Guatemalan Catholics lost their jobs to “legal” Somalian Muslim extremists. And kosher meat is in short supply all over America. Now, there’s a new outrage resulting from Julie L. Myers and Marcy Forman’s $10 million charade of immigration enforcement.
As an American who happens to be Jewish, let me make something clear to the U.S. “Justice” Department about me and most Jews here in America: We are American citizens. We are not Israeli citizens. I do not hold an Israeli passport.


Muslims “Thank” America, While America “Thanks” The Jews

But apparently, right before we start celebrating the mighty Channukah story, the Justice Department bigots don’t get this. With a ton of Muslims fleeing to Arab countries every time they commit a crime, who is the Justice Department seeking to deny bail for? The Jews, that’s who.
Hmmm . . . is it time to get my grandmother’s old Yellow Star patch out?:

The Justice Department is contending that a Jewish defendant in Iowa should be denied bail in part because he, like all Jews, is entitled to Israeli citizenship if he seeks to immigrate to the Jewish state.
The argument against the defendant, Sholom Rubashkin, could in theory apply to all Jewish criminal suspects. Mr. Rubashkin faces multiple charges related to the alleged hiring of illegal immigrants at a kosher meatpacking plant he formerly headed in Postville, Iowa. . . .
Prosecutors cited several reasons that Mr. Rubashkin, 49 years old, is a flight risk . . . . They also argued that Mr. Rubashkin’s “Jewish heritage” made him a “de facto dual citizen” who could abscond to Israel.
“If defendant were released, he would easily be able to immigrate to Israel under the Israel’s right-to-return law, and would be allowed what essentially is…as a practical matter, dual citizenship,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan Jr. said at a Nov. 19 hearing.
Mr. Rubashkin’s attorney, Baruch Weiss of the firm Arent Fox, said the government’s argument discriminates against Jews.The Justice Department’s position “means that 5,300,000 Americans would be viewed as heightened bail risks simply because they are Jews,” he argues in legal papers.
Bob Teig, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Cedar Rapids, said the government is not singling out Jews, but “making an argument related to citizenship. If someone was a citizen of Guatemala or had dual citizenship” with that country, a similar argument would apply, he said.

Um, again, I am NOT–nor is this Rubashkin dude–a citizen of Israel. I don’t hold dual citizenship, nor do most Jews in America–5.2 million of us.
And, aside from that, America has an extradition treaty with Israel and for the most part has returned defendants to justice here. On the other hand, we have no such treaty with Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan, Somalia, and all of the other Muslim countries with a few million living here. Many Muslim criminals have fled to those countries to escape justice here.
Why isn’t the Justice Department pursuing a “no bail for Muslims and Arabs” policy?
Gee, maybe Jews should have thrown planes into buildings and murdered 3,000 Americans. Perhaps we’d get better treatment. Being an integral part of this country since before its founding simply wasn’t the way to go, apparently . . . at least in the “due process” being pursued by the U.S. Justice Department.
Just so you know, the Germans started by pursuing exactly this kind of policy. It was an omen of things to come there.
The Maccabees are turning over in their graves. And so are the Jewish veterans of every single war America has ever fought, including the Revolutionary War.

20 Responses

Is that David Blaine?

ObamaSlammaJamma on December 19, 2008 at 2:13 pm

I hope Sholom Rubashkin gets bail to prove who’s right. If he gets Israeli citizenship and flees, then the JD was right. If he doesn’t, Deb’s right.

Norman Blitzer on December 19, 2008 at 2:13 pm

“If he gets Israeli citizenship and flees, then the JD was right.” What?? Debbie’s already “right”. This is the beginning of the acceptability of government persecution of Jews as scapegoats: just like Hitler and Nazi Germany.

ObamaSlammaJamma on December 19, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    I really encourage all of you to re-read your comments and see how you are blinded by your own racism. I imagine the racist and slanderous language you use is very similar to the Nazi propaganda used to turn Germans against the Jews in the first place. You are heading down a dangerous path of hatred. And, as so many of you stated, you know where that leads.

    SM on October 12, 2009 at 5:19 am

This is racist and bigoted by the Justice Department. They know that there are many countries, such as Korea, Vietnam, Japan, etc. that consider Korean-Americans, Vietnamese-Americans, Japanese-Americans, etc. to be de facto dual citizens (even if the American does not.)
For example, all a Korean-American has to do to be a Korean citizen is to have Korean ethnicity. A Korean-American could just hop on an airplane, land in Seoul, and declare his wish to be a Korean citizen, and all he would have to do would be to prove his ethnicity.
To single out Israel and not any other country is to show how Muslims are starting to really influence policy in certain agencies.

Gabe on December 19, 2008 at 3:02 pm

The U.S. Justice Department’s position is legally (not to mention morally) flawed. There is a difference in Israeli law between a (1) native Israeli being the subject of an extradition request by the United States (or any other nation) to try him in that country for crimes committed in that country, and (2) a non-citizen of Israel fleeing to Israel and then becoming an Israeli citizen to escape trial in the United States (or in any other country) for a crime committed in that country.
In the first situation, it is difficult to get extradition due to Israel’s policy of trying and imprisoning native Israelis in Israel even for crimes committed outside Israel (with Israel’s government permitting the other country to send its prosecutors to Israel, at Israel’s expense, in order to assist Israel in prosecuting the accused native Israeli).
In the second situation, there is no problem at all. Israel has never shielded Jewish immigrants from being extradited back to their originating countries for crimes committed there prior to their immigration to Israel.
In other words, even if the Jewish owner of the meat packing plant fled to Israel and sought to become a citizen, he would be still be returned to the United States for trial.
The proper reason for denying him bail should have been his propensity to flee (of which there was ample evidence) to somewhere else (whether that somewhere else might be Israel or Switzerland) rather than the mere fact that he is a Jew.
This does lead the U.S. down the slippery slope towards official Antisemitism.

Mark Rosenblit on December 19, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Fortunately, we can count on the ACLU to fight this kind of religious discrimination. Certainly the ACLU wouldn’t want to lose this wonderful opportunity to confront the Bush Administration one last time.
The ADL is right on the ACLU’s heels in fighting this obvious case of religious discrimination.
(In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m being sarcastic here)

There is NO Santa Claus on December 19, 2008 at 3:33 pm

“Hmmm . . . is it time to get my grandmother’s old Yellow Star patch out?”
If you have to wear one, they’ll make my family I wear something like this soon for being LDS!

bhparkman on December 19, 2008 at 3:42 pm

It does sound like the Justice Department is reasoning Jewish people have divided loyalties. That is a unjustifiable indictment. Some of these raids have resulted in catch and release of illegal aliens around the county. Not many show up to appearances and have no loyalty to America. This administration has gotten it backward and we won’t expect much change in the next administration.
I find it frightening that the sworn enemy of the Jews, Muslims, are working at this kosher meatpacking plants. Food taster anyone?

californiascreaming on December 19, 2008 at 5:19 pm

[I find it frightening that the sworn enemy of the Jews, Muslims, are working at this kosher meatpacking plants.]
But at least they’re legal.

Norman Blitzer on December 19, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Our gubmint is full of ant-semitism. Especially the State Dept. with DOD and DOJ not far behind. Every Jew should arm themselves. Get your firearm legally and learn to use it.

lexi on December 19, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Once again, Debbie Schlussel has publicized an event that will almost certainly be ignored by the mainstream media, and without her efforts such outrageous, stupid, and discriminatory practices by our own Justice Department would never otherwise be known. Thank you, once again, Debbie; perhaps your coverage of this case will cause sanity to prevail. How depressing it is to come upon example after example of how our government is, in effect, giving aid and comfort to our enemies while singling out groups who are far less of a threat to us (if they are a threat at all). Mark Rosenblit should also receive a thank you for his informative comment.

commonsense on December 19, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Is it just me, or is the guy in the picture dressed like a woman? It looks like “he” is wearing a hijab, and the shirt design looks a bit feminine.
Debbie, count me in as a Christian who will stand by your side. After all, we are both “people of the Book”, according to the muslim mafia manual, the koran.
Do you remember Casper Ten Boom, who wore a yellow star in Holland, to share in the suffering of the Jews, even though he himself wasn’t one? I hope I can be as brave.

PersonOfTheBook on December 19, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Mark R,
US foreign policy has already gone far down the slope of antisemitism. The State Dept constantly complains about Jews living in Judea-Samaria, the heart of the ancient Land of Israel. The excuse is that Jews living in those places are “an obstacle to peace” or “harmful to peace efforts” or some such garbage. Britain and the EU go farther and say that it is “illegal” for Jews to live in those places, thus disregarding the Jewish National Home set up by the League of Nations that recognized the Jewish right to live throughout all the territory west of the Jordan river [1922]. This position is racist indeed. So this anti-Jewish racism is not limited to within the US.

Eliyahu on December 20, 2008 at 1:03 pm

Once again, as lexi pointed out above: Only on Debbie Schlussel’s site do we learn about this (to steal a word the left overuses ad nauseum, but which here is quite appropriate) CHILLING development.
Two points:
-This refutes those who say “the Joooos” control everything: If they did, they would simply spring this guy. Nor would they permit this “no bail for Jews” malarkey.
-This development REALLY shines the spotlight on the powerful and normally very VOCAL (generally, far left liberal) Jewish members of the Senate, such as Schumer, Feinstein, Boxer, Lautenberg, Sanders, Kohl, Lieberman, et al, to SPEAK OUT AGAINST this absurdly unfair policy on the part of the DOJ. (Why do I only hear crickets thus far? Has the cat got their tongues?)
-One final point: The evident influence of Muslims on our Government has reached VERY dangerous proportions — starting at the top: Both Bush and Obama seem to have man-crushes on some of the most loathesome Muslim world leaders.

gunjam on December 20, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Mark R wrote: “Britain and the EU go farther and say that it is “illegal” for Jews to live in those places, thus disregarding the Jewish National Home set up by the League of Nations that recognized the Jewish right to live throughout all the territory west of the Jordan river [1922]. This position is racist indeed.”
Indeed: UK PM Gordon Brown is the worst sort of this kind of nit-picker: While Muslims are causing mayhem from India to Nigeria, he focuses on “illegal” settlements of Jews living in THE HOLY LAND. He is a little Nazi.

gunjam on December 20, 2008 at 3:37 pm

“Why isn’t the Justice Department pursuing a “no bail for Muslims and Arabs” policy?”
Because, the USDOJ would lose CAIR’s free cocktail luncheons. And after all, we can’t piss off the American-Islamofascists, and lose free lunches to boot!

Jackson Pearson on December 20, 2008 at 6:38 pm

I agree with Debbie’s remarks, and with most of the comments here. There is no doubt that the bail policy reflects anti-Semitism. The key departments of the Govt., DoD, State, Justice, etc. have been anti-semitic for a long time. And of course, using this argument, I wouldn’t expect any illegal immigrants to get bail, e.g. all of Mr. Rubashkin’s former employees. While there are clear anti-semitic tendencies in the Government, that date way back, and are characteristic of the elites, I also think that part of this reflects the fact that generally people (including lawyers) who work for the Government are not the brightest bulbs. Since anti-semitism often reflects stupidity in addition to blind prejudice, maybe some of the Government nitwits actually believe the anti-semitic trash that is being reflected more and more in our society, especially in the mainstream press. They may not have the intellectual skills to think about this.
Another possibility is careerism. Maybe the Government hacks involved in this sense that using an argument like this would be a good career move, being aware of the anti-semitism that pervades the Government.

c f on December 21, 2008 at 7:36 am

The Jews were citizens in Germany too…and we all know how THAT turned out!
They always tell US to go back to Africa…so you KNOW what they think of Jews…and if you don’t, just listen to Daniel Carver the next time he’s on Stern.

EminemsRevenge on December 21, 2008 at 11:53 am

Hi Debbie, the comments made by the ICE agents that they’d never raid a Halal place are interesting to ponder. We can cast our minds back to the year 1933, when the Nazi regime passed a law banning Kosher killing. The interesting point to keep in mind is that there was a least 3000 Muslims living in Berlin at that time and I’d be fairly certain they weren’t all vegetarians.
Anyway Debbie, welcome to the world of the dead white male.

darrinh on December 21, 2008 at 8:45 pm

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