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Jewish Groups Blast Maureen Dowd over ‘Anti—Semitic’ Imagery Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Sep 16, 2012, 06:07 PM
Anti Dowd.jpgMaureen Dowd, a New York Times columnist, sparked outrage from the Jewish political community with her piece about the GOP ticket’s foreign policy proposals that, according to her critics utilized anti-Semitic imagery.

According to Politico, “Dowd fairly observed that neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan are experts in the field of foreign policy, but asserted their strategy was orchestrated by a ‘neocon puppet master’ who was leading the neocon effort to ‘slither back’ into power.”

Her language appears to have offended experts on American-Israeli relations as inappropriate, due to its anti-Semitic stereotypes, which is particularly offensive ahead of the first night of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

Politico quotes Steven A. Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council for Foreign Relations, as saying on Twitter, that, “Dowd’s use of anti-Semitic imagery is awful.”

Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, said, “amazing that apparently nobody sat her down and said, this is not OK.”

To read the entire article from Politico, link here:

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written by Darius , September 17, 2012

Well I'm an outsider(to both American and Judaism), but I can still see why her article might be perceived as offensive. She is not attacking Jews per se, but a particular type of Jew.To make sound 'neo-cons' as some sort of super-organisation controlling America (and in turn the world) for their vested interest is an old wine in a new bottle. It is quite similar to when right-wing parties used to attack 'International communism' so as to attack Jews indirectly. Moreover the worst part is it exonerates the Republican leaders, who are at the forefront (Bush, Romney, Palin et al) of any blame. as they are merely puppets and not perpetrators - To be pitied and not to be loathed.


written by George , September 17, 2012

written by K. D. , September 17, 2012

This woman is not worthy of comment as is her LEFT WING paper! She marches to the tune of the liberals all the way!

written by Bigmo , September 24, 2012

The question though is whthere what she was saying is the truth or not. As far as Bush/Cheney etc, its pretty obvious that the Neocons did not gain that influencxe with them without them needing their support.

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