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October 21, 2005

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Robert Becker Pro Travel – world’s best travel agent

That guy completely discredited himself sitting there pontificating like he knew what he was talking about at all, sitting there trying to simply be a critic without any basis, grasping for words as if for straws - how do these idiots hold jobs anywhere? I thought your responses were brilliant and I thought that the film obviously made a huge fucking impact because look at the passions that were aroused, look at the ire that it brought forth, immediately, in that room alone. I was GLAD it did and it told me that you really hit a LOT of nails on the head.
Its a fucking courageous film because nobody ever wants to call shit like this on the carpet, Americans have this need to dance around subjects and cage them in terms of endearment and propriety. Why are people like this permitted to actively disseminate hate without being exposed? You have done a bold thing. Let them rake you for it if that is the reason for the raking, right?

But, remember the fire in that room, and remember that the room was pretty full, with a pretty large cross section of populace. Those are the two important things to remember about tonight. I dont give a shit about what some gasbag from a fascist rag that brought us the likes of Andrew Sullivan has to say; there is simply no credibility. You didnt need to kick his ass, the audience did it for you. So, that being said; I wanted to at least ask an intelligent question (which I thought I managed to) to hopefully deflect the discussion back to the actual content of the film and the issues it raises. I am in fact quite interested to know what kind of death threats you get from the fake christian evangelical terrorists - I think they are even more dangerous than their garden variety muslim brothers.

Onward and upward Friday. I have a small group going, about 14 of us so far, some from out in Borough Park...... what theater should we go to where it will make the most impact?

I also will send out another reminder to Protravel clients and staff tomorrow.
I loved seeing people get inflamed about it - it should tell you the film had a deep impact.

Break a leg -

Robert

Jerry Kleinman

Peretz and the Neo-Cons are complete and total assholes. They not only are giving Jews a bad name around the world, but they're poisoning our democracy as well as the false democracies they are trying to create elsewhere. I'm glad you stood up to their BS... seeing the film in a few hours!

Rubin

Well I must say I was this film at the hamptons film fest.. and I truly think this is the biggest piece of bull I have ever seen, in fact it is not different the a Nazi hate film flaming the fires of hate towrd Jews. I have gone on and on about this film to so many people. I regret not staying for the Q&A as I have so much to say that I can't post it all. I hope I get a chance to see you again at a Q&A so I could shed my feelings in person. Jew to Jew.

maggie namjou

As a frequent traveler to Morocco and to Qatar and Dubai for business, and NOT a Jew (nor Arab, for that matter), I know exactly what this movie is all about. i cannot tell you the countless conversations i have had since 9/11 (usually instigated by the local people themselves) who have insisted that no jews were killed in the WTC, that it was all a plot. The most recent was in spring of this past year, returning on a royal air nepal flight from casablanca to JFK. A lovely moroccan woman who lives in Brooklyn sat next to me. The conversation was great until this point came up. I do not hesitate in telling them the truth, which is always poo pooed (sometimes quite vehemently). thank youu for finally spreading the word. Peretz is a world class jerk for making statements like that. If he only traveled a bit or spoke to those of us who do travel in the arab world (and since so many muslims are in NYC now, it only makes sense this worldview is perpetuated there, as the moroccan born brookly resident shows), then he would know this movie is 100% accurate (i have only see the trailer, but from that one snippet alone, I know it is true).

stephanie

Mr. Levin, I haven't seen the movie yet but I've been really impressed by your resume and the interviews with you I've read so far. I know you're too busy to read it right now, but I really want to send you a copy of my book "The Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy" (Encounter Books, 9/05) It's highly entertaining, was called "an eye-opener" by Publisher's Weekly and got favorable reviews in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Sun. Where can I send it? When you get a chance to read it I think you'll really enjoy it.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Gutmann
New York
masha@stephaniemasha.net

KinemaZOne

Do you think your film will be distributed in Italy next year?

Thanks.

KinemaZOne

Steve Rosenbach

Congratulations on you film, Marc - you've done a great service in exposing the International Jewish Conspiracy as a ridiculous lie that should have died out long ago. I don't understand what Martin Peretz' problem could have been with you doing that. Good for you for getting an open public conversation to expose this calumny.

On the other hand, I'm struck at how unwilling you seem to be to consider that there might be some kernal of reasonableness and honor in the foreign policy of the Bush administration in response to 9/11.

Look, I'm saying this as a 56-year-old lifelong Democrat. I voted for McGovern, Clinton (twice) and Gore in 2000. But my hope that we could all hold hands and sing Kum-ba-ya and everything would work out has faded over the past decade or so - and then came 9/11.

McGovern-voting Democrat or not, I agree with Krauthammer when he said, "... there is not a single, remotely plausible, alternative strategy for attacking the monster behind 9/11. It's not Osama bin Laden. It's the cauldron of political oppression, religious intolerance, and social ruin in the Arab-Islamic world - oppression transmuted and deflected by regimes with no legitimacy into virulent, murderous anti-Americanism. It's not one man, it's a condition..."

And let us remember that we now know for sure what Bush et. al. suspected - that France, Russia etc were perverting the UN "containment" of Saddam for their own greedy financial gain - and that any restraint on Saddam from UN sanctions was likely to soon come to an end - remember Chirac essentially said, "I don't care if you prove to me Saddam has a bomb ready to drop on both NY and Paris - France will not stand for any military action against him ("...la France votera non quelle que soit les circonstonces." )

Isn't it possible to consider that, even if you believe strongly that the invasion of Iraq was bad policy, that Bush and his "neocon" buddies" were motivated, in the aftermath of 9/11, by the desperate desire to protect the US, and most of the rest of the world, for that matter, from what they saw as a situation that would only get intolerably worse should Saddam remain in power?

I think, like the Israeli destruction of the Osirik reactor in 1981, we may not know for sure who was right until several more years go by.

Give it some thought.

Meanwhile, yasher koach!

Respectfully,
SteveR

P.S. - "Scooter" Libby is indeed Jewish and a longtime congregant of Temple Rodef Shalom in northern Va. I think that is ironic and fitting - I know you and I will disagree on this, but I am cofident that Libby will be exonerated at his trial and be shown to be in fact a Rodef Shalom - a pursuer of peace.

Shamgar

Ah if you look at the voting record of "liberal" jews you will find they support the zionist program. . .like the war in Iraq and the war in Lebanon. . . .even the jew Hillary Clinton is a war Hawk. . . .certainly not a jewish dove when it comes to Israel. . . no surprise.
http://www.antiwar.com/frank/?articleid=8515
February 8, 2006
Who's the Bigger Hawk, George or Hillary?
by Joshua Frank

There aren't many elected officials in Washington who want to throw the gauntlet down on Iran more than Hillary Clinton. The New York senator believes the president has been too soft on the militant Islamic country, claiming that Bush has played down the threat of a nuclear-armed Tehran.

"I believe we lost critical time in dealing with Iran because the White House chose to downplay the threats and to outsource the negotiations," Clinton told an audience at Princeton University on Jan. 18. "I don't believe you face threats like Iran or North Korea by outsourcing it to others and standing on the sidelines. … We cannot and should not – must not – permit Iran to build or acquire nuclear weapons," Clinton added. "In order to prevent that from occurring … we must move as quickly as feasible for sanctions in the United Nations."

Sen. Clinton has attempted to out-hawk Dubya on other foreign policy matters, as well. From Iraq to Palestine, the Democratic Party's leading lady argues that the current administration has not done enough to combat the threat of terrorism. And like so many other neoconservatives (yes, admit it, Hillary is a bloody neocon), Clinton will never admit that the United States has fallen right into the grasp of al-Qaeda by attempting to fight stateless terror by walloping sovereign Mideast countries.
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http://www.forward.com/issues/1999/99.08.06/news.html

Meet Hillary Clinton's Grandmother, Della Rosenberg -- The Feisty Wife of a Yiddish-Speaking Jewish Immigrant
Family Secret's a Boost For Her Senate Chances

By SETH GITELL
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http://www.counterpunch.org/carmichael05302006.html
May 30, 2006
The DLC and Israel
Zionist Democrats

By MICHAEL CARMICHAEL
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In order to succeed with his plan for the reform of the Democratic Party, Governor Dean faces the stalwart opposition of Mr. From and his neoconservative cronies at the DLC and many powerful Democratic office holders as well, who are still under their sway. These neoconservative Democrats include: Governor Tom Vilsack, Senator Evan Bayh, Senator Joe Biden and Senator Hillary Clinton. These Democrats are committed to the DLC vision of America's future as defined by Mr. From, most recently in his glowing account of Zionism and its Manichean conflict with Islam.
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Roy

Just watched the documentary, well done. However, I was surprised it allowed Richard Perle to once again sidestep an issue.

What should be of concern isn't the number Jewish doves versus hawks, but the proportion of hawks (of any race) in positions of power and influence over U.S. foreign policy. A complex topic to be sure; but it could have used a rebuttal.

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