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    • Roberto
    • 12.11.09 | 05:27 (IST)

    Another one of Liebler's comments on Strenger: But he [Strenger] goes further. He implies that my views "could be taken seriously by someone like Yaakov Teitel," the alleged fiendish deranged Jewish terrorist. I will not dignify such an obscene assertion by a response. This is what Strenger wrote I want to make it clear: Leibler does not call for physical violence. Yet terms like "apostates" and "excommunication" are a clear way of delegitimizing the large proportion of the Jewish people, who disagree with him. He should not forget that there might always be somebody like Yaakov Teitel who takes him more seriously than I assume he wants to be taken. I hope that Mr. Leibler condemns such acts unequivocally as every civilized human being, Jewish or not, should. Again: Liebler completely distorts and misrepresents what Strenger wrote. Strenger simply meant that vilifying critics and calling for their "excommunication" could be understood by primitive fanatic minds as a green light t

    from the article: Response / On 'exorcising' Israel bashers from the Jewish mainstream
    First published 09:37 10.11.09 | Last updated 08:10 11.11.09
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