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Jewish Lobby Wages War against Christmas, What if they Were Muslim?

Christmas to be boycotted?-Reuteurs

A new Jewish lobby is proposing a war against Christmas. Stating amongst other things,

Fliers and ads distributed among the public read, “The people of Israel have given their soul over the years in order to maintain the values of the Torah of Israel and the Jewish identity.

“You should also continue to follow this path of the Jewish people’s tradition and not give in to the clownish atmosphere of the end of the civil year. And certainly not help those businesses that sell or put up the foolish symbols of Christianity.”

Imagine if a Muslim group of scholars made a similar statement, or if a Muslim lobby group waged such a campaign, Bill O’Reilly and the rest of the gang at Fox News would be up in arms about how these groups are waging war on Christianity. Also notice the befuddling silence from Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller on this issue, it isn’t newsworthy if it isn’t “Mooslim.”

Jewish Lobby Wages War on Christmas Trees

A new front for religious battles: Hotels and restaurants. The “Lobby for Jewish values” this week began operating against restaurants and hotels that plan to put up Christmas trees and other Christian symbols ahead of Christmas and the civil New Year.

According to the lobby’s Chairman, Ofer Cohen, they have received backing by the rabbis, “and we are even considering publishing the names of the businesses that put up Christian symbols ahead of the Christian holiday and call for a boycott against them.”

Fliers and ads distributed among the public read, “The people of Israel have given their soul over the years in order to maintain the values of the Torah of Israel and the Jewish identity.

“You should also continue to follow this path of the Jewish people’s tradition and not give in to the clownish atmosphere of the end of the civil year. And certainly not help those businesses that sell or put up the foolish symbols of Christianity.”

The Jerusalem Rabbinate also works each year to ensure restaurants and hotels receiving kosher certification from the Jerusalem Religious Council do not put up Christian symbols.

According to a senior official in the kashrut department, this is done each year consensually, but that businesses which do not meet this requirement may find their kashrut certificate revoked.

It should be noted that most of the hotels in Jerusalem and a significant part of the restaurants in the capital receive permanent kosher certification from the city’s religious council.

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  • Biz

    Shlomo, What does having a Christmas tree in the window of your business have to do with whether the food in your restaurant is Kosher? The two do not go hand in hand.

    But the point of the article again is where are Bobby Spinster and Fox News? This is an obvious attack against Christmas and Christians and they are here to protect us and our faith. Right?! W where are you?! You are the decider?!

  • Surely Jews can be proudly Jewish in Israel.

    If any business still wants to go ahead and use Christian symbols, that is their decision, but they cannot then complain about not being awared a Kosher Certificate.

  • Sultana

    Typo. In the last but third line above, where I said

    “but the orthodoxy would have a big problem with Israel.”

    I meant to say
    “but the orthodoxy would have a big problem with Christianity”

    Apologies.

  • Sultana

    Jock

    Jock,
    Judaism regards Christianity (due to it’s trinity, it’s rejection of the laws and saying Jesus is a deity) as idolatry. In that respect it isn’t much different from Islam, but at least Saudi Arabia doesn’t pretend to be a democracy.

    This story was to show the hypocricy of Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller and others who are alwasy decrying the “intolerance” in Musim countries against “dhimmis” and Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs, has never spoken about the Jewish intolerance against Christianity in Israel. Whatever freedom Chrisitans have there is due to American pressure. Israel cannot do this sort of thing and call itself a “democracy”. It should either become a theocracy (like Iran or Saudi) or act like a democracy.

    Emperor

    Thanks, this is a good story, please also mention the country where the news happens, in this case Israel.

    The news story took place in Israel, which as a Jewish state wants to be one place where Jews should be able to be Jewish.

    Fine. In that case Israel should stop calling itself a democracy, and Pamela Geller should start writing about the intolerence in her own religon against Christiantiy.

    If Israel ever becomes a theocracy, they would probably let the monotheistic religons be practiced, (bne Noach, Islam, Druze,)but the orthodoxy would have a big problem with Israel.

    Some Orthodox sects of Islam also regard Christians (Pauline Christianity) as idolators for the same reasons but at least they don’t pretend to be a democracy.

  • jock

    Seriously though, what do all these clowns have against Christmas?

  • retaane

    That would be ANTI_SEMITISM

  • Nabeela

    Yup, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer need to explain this, in context of the “Judeo Christian” lie they and the neocon’s pretend exists.

  • Pam(not Geller)

    I CHALLENGE ROBERT AND PAMELA TO ADDRESS THIS

  • Samantha

    This reminds me of an SNL (Saturday Night Live) skit where they say Jews take over the streets on Christmas day. Get it? Cause all the others are in their homes.

  • Mike H.

    When I read the title, I immediately thought of Fox news. Don’t they already think people have a “war on Christmas?”

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