Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Censorship! London Times Rejects Elie Wiesel Ad Condemning Hamas

The Values Network (run by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach), has been running a paid advertising campaign featuring Nobel prize winner Elie Wiesel opposing Hamas’ use of children as human shields which he correctly labels as child sacrifice.

This ad (embedded below) has appeared in newspapers such as New York Times, New York Observer, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal without complaint but today it was rejected by the London Times.

According to the NY Observer

A representative of The Times wrote to the Rabbi’s ad-buying firm saying, “In brief, [The Times] [feels] that the opinion being expressed is too strong and too forcefully made and will cause concern amongst a significant number of Times readers.”

Rabbi Shmuley, who was named London Times Preacher of the Year in 2000, is “appalled.”

In a statement, he told the Observer, “At a time when Israel is fighting for its very existence against the genocidal terrorists of Hamas, the British media, already infamously skewed against Israel, refuses a paid ad that every major American outlet – including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Times sister publication The Wall Street Journal – was proud to run as a full page ad.”

The rabbi’s This World advertisement calls upon world leaders and “true Muslims” to “condemn Hamas’ use of children as human shields.” The advertisement was co-written by Elie Weisel and Rabbi Shmuley.

The Observer has also exclusively learned from a political source with knowledge of the President’s schedule that President Obama himself has seen this ad. According to the source, “Elie Wiesel had lunch with President Obama on Friday and presented the ad into his hand.” This meeting was apparently not listed on the president’s schedule. The source continued, “The president literally read it in front of Elie Wiesel’s face.”

The advertisement also points out key beliefs and principles shared by Jews, Muslims and lovers of peace.
Rabbi Shmuley added:
Elie Wiesel is one of the most respected human beings alive, a Nobel Peace Laureate, and is the living face of the [H]olocaust. No greater expert on genocide exists in the whole world. His call for the end of child sacrifice by Hamas who use children as human shields and a stop to their genocidal charter which calls for the murder of Jews everywhere could only offend the sensibilities of the most die-hard anti-Israel haters and anti-Semites,” Rabbi Shmuley stated.”I am shocked that The Times would engage in censorship of the worst kind to cater to such bigotry.
The Rabbi may be shocked but he shouldn't be. Most Europeans have taken Hamas' side in the Gaza war, and Great Britain which has long been anti-Israel is helping to lead the way.


  1. It just would not surprise me that Hamas has killed Palestine people to blame Israel.

  2. "Concern" means being confronted with the truth of your own evil existence. London as is perhaps all of Europe is gone. Has been since 1918. Certainly since 1945.

    Well, they forced the Viennese Jews that weren't beaten to death after the 1938 Anschluss to scrub the streets with toothbrushes. Now, the Islamic vermin is at their throat.

    May G-d help me, but I could care less what happens to Europe.

  3. The Times shut down Winston Churchill in 1938.

  4. Channeling my dead mom, the English teacher? (**sniffles**)

  5. Got a reference? I'd love to read it.
    What did they do with Hitler?

  6. Heaven forbid the British media should offend a Muslim citizen!


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