Jewish Journal


August 22, 2008

Thirteen million Jews worldwide don’t sign ‘don’t bomb Iran’ petition



In what must be a contender for most understated headline and sub-head of all time, our friends at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) offer this:

Group of Jews oppose Iran attack

More than 150 Jews around the world have signed a statement calling on Israel not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The article does not mention the real story—out of 13.3 million possible Jewish signatories to this statement, only 150 people signed on, including the notorious anti-Zionist radical Noam Chomsky, not-a-household-name Canadian concert pianist Anton Kuerti, and two semi-famous Israeli wack jobs.

To me, that’s the story, and the headline.  It’s Sherlock Holmes’ dog that didn’t bark:

If 150 names is the best Middle East Crisis Committee can do in this age of the Internets, then Iran can’t be counting too heavily on support from Jewish peaceniks.

John McCain sings ‘Bomb bomb bomb, bomb Iran’

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