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Mr. T for Tolerance


Apparently Richard Silverstein has been stirring up trouble at the J Street conference by having an audience member, Hillel Stavis, forcibly removed by security from the “Bloggers” panel.

Hillel Stavis runs a rather interesting website called JStreetJive that questions the “pro-Israel” nature of J-Street and it seems that Stavis’ crime was that he doesn’t quite share Silverstein’s enthusiasm for the pro-Israel, pro peace group.

Sounds like a rather familiar problem if you know what I mean.

Anyway, you can read Stavis’ version of the events at JStreetJive and watch the actual video over at Solomania.

And of course we’re eagerly awaiting Mr. Silverstein’s return to CiF so he can rejoin the ranks of Lerman and the Guardian’s other house Jews and help dig a bigger hole for the Guardian than they are already in.

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  1. Great movie at the Solomania link. Shows just how ‘free speech’ orientated some lunatic are.

    Stavis seems to have prepared for this by having someone near bye to record and film Kapo Dickey doing his usual ditty.

    If JStreet want respectability, they do not want Dickey.

  2. No, it can’t be!!! Dickey doing some ethnic cleansing, chasing out somebody just because he isn’t a member of the J-Street tribe???

  3. Well, Trickey Dickey’s perception of what constitutes Tikkun Olam is certainly bordering on the bizarre.

  4. Pro-peace Silverstein resorts to silencing critics on his web-site by blocking any who would disagree with im from commenting, and similar tactics in the physical world by forcing the ejection of someone who disagrees with him.

    “Tkkun olam” my foot. If that’s the world that he’s looking forward to, he would be better off living in Tehran than Seattle.

  5. Oh dear – Dicky is a little out of pocket after the not very successful (2 1/2 stars) JStreet conference:

    2 1/2 Cheers for Historic J Street National Conference
    October 28th, 2009

    To support my expenses and participation in the J Street conference, please consider, if you haven’t already done so, making a generous contribution.

    And he doesn’t mince words when reporting on events:

    Another denizen of the right-wing Jewish deep slime, Hillel Stavis, crashed the panel, taking pictures of the panelists and attendees without authorization and had to be escorted from the room. Since he was a registered conference goer, J Street allowed him to remain in the hall even though he wrote a scummy report at his own blog complaining of his “shabby” treatment.

    (According to Stavis, no-one else needed “authorization” from the Kapo to take pictures – in fact, the scene where Silverstein runs across the hall to force Stavis out was FILMED BY ANOTHER ATTENDEE!!)

    With language like Silverstein’s I think we can draw our conclusions about the kind of “Tikkun” this “progressive” would like to see. He draws his inspiration from the Protocols, the Stalinist 30’s and the little Red Book, it seems.

    This is a superlative example of why I strenuously object to the attempt by JStreet and its hangers-on to usurp the “progressive”, “left wing”, “liberal” labels. They are actually throwbacks to a repressive past.

  6. I really must run, but there is so much to mock in Silverstein’s summation of the conference it could keep me going for hours!

    I particularly liked this little bit:

    Gen. Jim Jones, Obama’s national security advisor, gave the keynote speech and I’ve rarely heard a less illuminating, more canned speech. ….

    But the speech I most objected to followed Jones and was delivered by Rep. Robert Wexler, who was Barack Obama’s court Jew during the election campaign.

    Try referring to Silverstein, a frequent contributor to CiF, as a “court Jew” and see how long the comment would last and how long it would take before the commentator is banned!!

    But for our “progressive” to refer to another Jew on his blog in that way is … just fine!!

    Jstreet must be seething – they played up Jim Jones’ appearance as one of their great successes and he let them down … at least in the eyes of a progressive, pro-peace, pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, liberal, left wing, anti-Obama-court-Jew attendee!!.

    Mind you, Jeremy Ben Ami is probably wise enoguh not to read reports of his conference on “progressive blogs”, though he would do well to read CiFWatch.

  7. Sorry – the italics got messed up:

    Gen. Jim Jones, Obama’s national security advisor, gave the keynote speech and I’ve rarely heard a less illuminating, more canned speech. ….

    But the speech I most objected to followed Jones and was delivered by Rep. Robert Wexler, who was Barack Obama’s court Jew during the election campaign.

    Try referring to Silverstein, a frequent contributor to CiF, as a “court Jew” and see how long the comment would last and how long it would take before the commentator is banned!!

    But for our “progressive” to refer to another Jew on his blog in that way is … just fine!!

    Jstreet must be seething – they played up Jim Jones’ appearance as one of their great successes and he let them down … at least in the eyes of a progressive, pro-peace, pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, liberal, left wing, anti-Obama-court-Jew attendee!!.

    Mind you, Jeremy Ben Ami is probably wise enoguh not to read reports of his conference on “progressive blogs”, though he would do well to read CiFWatch.

  8. JerusalemMite

    I think calling him kapo you are not fair…with the kapos.
    I was told by survivors that most kapos were ordinary people, lacking the moral, emotional, intellectual ability to resist the temptation to save their lives (only temporarily). They did what they did in very extreme and probing circumstances, on the brink of being killed if not cooperating or for the sake of some ounces of rotten bread after months of unbearable hunger. Most of them were the victims of the extraordinarily probing circumstances caused by the Nazis. For Silverstein there is no extenuating circumstances.

  9. Had I known from the outset that Silverstein was active on J Street I would not have bothered to even read about it. I have had my own experience attempting to correct impressions by posting on his tikkun blog and finding myself ”moderated”. I have serious doubts about Silverstein’s own moderation.