Download File The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling: About the forthcoming meeting at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, a nonsensical name for a group which revels in creating emotional violence all the time, leader Scott Kennedy chooses to invite speakers to spew their hate for Jews. Kennedy lost his credibility as a reasonable non-biased person when years ago it was reported that he made several visits to Israel to have an audience with the Palestinian leader and terrorist Arafat so he could kiss his ring and , by implication, compliment him for killing Israelis. Unlike many local Jewish community leaders, I am not outraged by the visit of Professor Norman Finkelstein. Probably I developed an early tolerance for bigots when as a little girl living in a Brooklyn, New York, German neighborhood in the early 1930s, I was scared and bewildered when often I was called ?a dirty little Jew girl?. I believe that Finkelstein, who minimizes the Holocaust and refers to Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel as a clown, and the highly respected Simon Wiesenthal Center as a gang of heartless and immoral crooks, is himself an irrational self-hating Jew who grew up in a Palestinian area where from early childhood he was educated to despise Jews. Inasmuch as he became a professor, he should have known better, but he opted to spread hate. Both Finkelstein and Scott Kennedy are to be pitied because both exist to disseminate venomous hate, the emotion which decays one’s own soul. What a blessing it is to live in a country where free speech exists. Despite others? protests, Scott Kennedy and Professor Finkelstein will continue to spread their poison, but will only infect bigots. While antisemitism is an incurable social disease, let us hope that those infected are in the minority. For KSCO and KOMY, this is Kay Zwerling. Copyright 2006 Kay Zwerling

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