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John Hagee

  • Debunking Hitler rumor

    To the Editor: Historian Ian Kershaw debunked the rumor that Hitler’s grandfather was the son of the Jewish employer of his grandmother years ago. The myth came from the memoirs of Nazi lawyer Hans Frank, written while he awaited his execution. It is irresponsible to promote this discredited myth, which is widely used in anti-Jewish… More ▸

  • Political Tidbits: Holocaust politics, Hagee & Joe, Weiner & Hillary hand

    Menachem Rosensaft says stop using Holocaust to smear Barack Obama. And the ADL has something to say on the topic also. The New York Daily News jumps on the “Zbigniew Brzezinski accuses Jewish groups of McCarthyism” story, quotes Obama camp saying that the Carter administration official “is not an adviser to our campaign” and and… More ▸

  • Hagee’s Jewish adviser fights back

    Over at JTA’s Telegraph blog, we have a post up on the efforts by David Brog, the Jewish executive director of Christian United for Israel, to come to the defense of Pastor John Hagee. (Now that this fight seems to be shifting away from the campaign trail back into the Jewish community, we’ll probably be… More ▸

  • The Hagee endorsement is no more

    The latest controversy over Pastor John Hagee’s penchant for controversial comments prompted John McCain to issue a statement rejecting the conservative clergyman’s endorsement: “Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them. I did not know of them before Reverend Hagee’s endorsement, and I feel I must reject his… More ▸

  • The latest Hagee flap: Did McCain backer blame Jews for the Holocaust?

    Pastor John Hagee, who offered a high-profile endorsement of John McCain earlier this year, is again under the microcscope, thanks to this article on HunffingtonPost about his assertion that the Holocaust was essentially God’s punishment for Jews who did not leave Europe for Palestine. The bad news for Hagee (and McCain): The comments are on… More ▸

  • Defending Wright and Hagee

    Due to their respective connections to Barack Obama and John McCain, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and Pastor John Hagee have drawn plenty of media coverage in recent weeks, with both clergymen being painted by some as agents of intolerance. In recent days, however, both men have received some positive press. Writing in the Chicago Tribune,… More ▸