French Jewry Saved: Apple Pulls ‘Jew or not Jew’ App

This year has been a scary one for the Jews. But at least now, we can breathe a little easier, thanks to the good people at Apple who removed the “Jew or not Jew” iPhone app from iTunes. They not only successfully dodged a lawsuit but now comply with some morally compelling appeals.

“Who is a Jew” is complex.

“The issue of Judaism and ‘who is Jewish’ and ‘who is not’ is particularly complex. Nobody has the authority to decide on the Jewishness of others,” Marc Eisenberg, president of Alliance Israelite Universelle, said in written statement.

Wouldn’t you just kill to be a fly on the wall of that five-hour Alliance Israelite Universelle meeting as they crafted their formal organizational statement on this national controversy? The issue is not just complex, but particularly complex.

Not enough to convince you? No? Well, you know what that means.

Bring in the Holocaust!

This census of Jews resembles France’s time under Vichy,” [ Richard Prasquier, president of CRIF] said, referring to the government established during World War II, which collaborated with Nazi occupiers to identify and deport Jews to death camps.

How retarded is this whole thing? Retarded enough that even the ADL isn’t buying that it’s a problem.

Dear God, French Jewry is too hypersensitive even for the ADL.

The whole business, while slightly odd and “somewhat distasteful” to him, just isn’t something the Anti-Defamation League will complain about, said Ken Jacobson, the agency’s deputy national director.

What do you think?

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David Kelsey

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16 Responses

  1. I. Wikler

    France has the right to be sensitive about the “Who’s A Jew” App. Unfortunately, its sensitivity comes about 70 years too late. Certain countries bear a tremendous Karmic debt to history for what they they did/didn’t do when faced with Nazism. In contrast to the French (who waved hankerchiefs as the Panzer tanks rolled triumphantly down The Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the same hankerchiefs they would wave at the Sherman tanks 5 years later), the world will forever owe a debt of gratitude to England. while other pillars of Western European Civilization crumbled at the mere thought of fighting the Nazis, Churchill promised, “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” I guess that’s what makes the English, including their Jews, are so cool.

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  2. Puck

    Um, didn’t France pass a law banning the kippah, head scarves and any other religious frippery?
    They’ve learnt less than nothing about the dangers of intolerance. The fact they’ve focused on such a trivial issue says it all.
    Cheese eating probably homosexual surrender monkies.

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  3. schwartz

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  4. schwartz

    According to “The Encyclopedia of the Holocaust” the number of Jewish victims by country is as follows:

    Austria: 50 000, or 27% of the Jewish population in 1939.

    Germany: 141 500, or 25%

    Belgium: 28 900 or 44%

    Bulgaria: 0

    Bohemia / Moravia 78,150, or 66.1%

    Denmark: 60 0.7%

    Estonia: 2000, 44.4%

    Finland: 7, 0.3%

    France: 77 320 or 22.1%

    Greece: 67 000 or 86.6%

    Hungary: 569 000 69%

    Italy 7680 17.3%

    Latvia: 71 500 or 78.1%

    Lithuania: 143 000, or 85.1%

    Luxembourg: 1950, 55.7%

    Norway: 762 or 44.8%

    Netherlands: 100 000, or 71.4%

    Poland: 3 million, or 90.9%

    Romania: 287 000, or 47.1%

    Slovakia: 71 000, 79, 8%

    USSR: 1.1 million, or 36.4%

    Yugoslavia: 63 300 or 81.2%

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  5. Puck

    Weren’t the death trains to the camps run by the French Railway Corp? Something that they ‘forgot’ until it was exposed about 5 years ish ago?
    That’s a rhetorical question btw, the answer is “Oui, vraissement!” No apology offered, mon cherie.
    You’re also using an ad hominem red herring in that it neither rebuts the argument re: the application nor the recent legal changes preventing Jews from wearing their traditional garb (and Muslims).
    You’ll need to do better than that, dear, this is not grade school debate hour at the Special Education Centre.
    I would’ve put forward the argument that the left has gained controlled of the French senate for the first time ever as far more compelling evidence that France is moving away from their right wing roots, though that argument can be rebutted, it can be done so far less convincingly than the slightly insane posts you’ve provided.

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  6. schwartz

    staff of French railways

    these people deserve better than your sarcasm

    shot dead …. 309
    deportation died in 1100 ..
    deported ……….. 2480
    acts of war dead … 2361
    mutilated ………….. 2581

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  7. Bernard Mendelbaum
    Bernard Mendelbaum

    Schwartz, these people deserve better than you bringing them in as if they back your argument.

    As if.

    You have no right to speak in their name.

    Stop it.

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  8. schwartz

    * I have 71 years some of my family were railroaders …… my father was a Hungarian Jew …. I can speak for them

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  9. Bernard Mendelbaum
    Bernard Mendelbaum

    Schwartz, you believe all of these people are in-line with your father? You believe you can speak for them? Presumably, you believe you know this because you can speak with them? And this talent is because some of your family worked on the railroad?

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  10. schwartz

    I only regret that I do not speak English. …. When we talk briefly with his heart the automatic translator just to understand, in a similar manner when talking with his ass like Wikler and PUK
    When it comes to his mind is not quite the subtleties of the language do not translate and do not know what you mean … I stop …. unless someone wants to continue in French
    I do not think you will… want
    there is so much easier to hate

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  11. Gad

    I think Mr. Kelsey’s use of the word “Retarded” is more offensive than anything else going on here…

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