The World’s Most Powerful Victims

Jewish power dominates at ‘Vanity Fair’


Jerusalem Post, Oct 11, 2007 23:40

It’s a list of “the world’s most powerful people,” 100 of the bankers and media moguls, publishers and image makers who shape the lives of billions. It’s an exclusive, insular club, one whose influence stretches around the globe but is concentrated strategically in the highest corridors of power.

More than half its members, at least by one count, are Jewish.

It’s a list, in other words, that would have made earlier generations of Jews jump out of their skins, calling attention, as it does, to their disproportionate influence in finance and the media. Making matters worse, in the eyes of many, would no doubt be the identity of the group behind the list – not a pack of fringe anti-Semites but one of the most mainstream, glamorous publications on the newsstands.

Yet the list doesn’t appear to have generated concern so far, instead drawing expressions of satisfaction and pride from the lone Jewish commentator who’s responded in writing.

Published between ads for Chanel and Prada, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, it’s the 2007 version of “The Vanity Fair 100,” the glossy American magazine’s annual October ranking of the planet’s most important people. Populated by a Cohen and a Rothschild, a Bloomberg and a Perelman, the list would seem to conform to all the traditional stereotypes about areas of Jewish overrepresentation.

Joseph Aaron, the editor of The Chicago Jewish News, thinks it’s a list his readers should “feel very, very good about” …

Jewish Groups Secure Major Funding From Department Of Homeland Security

Beth Young,
JTA Wire Service

OCTOBER 09, 2007

Jewish institutions will receive the majority of U.S. federal funds designated this year to help secure non-profit organizations. Of the 308 grants awarded through the Urban Areas Security Initiative Non-Profit Security Grant Program, 251 are being allocated to Jewish groups totaling $19.6 million …

One Response to “The World’s Most Powerful Victims”

  1. John Zebedee Says:

    So what else is new?…an Israeli company just got a contract to construct security perimiters at US
    Nuclear facilities!…on the lighter side: There’s a rich Jewish
    merchant from Tel Aviv named Moishe Abramson…he’s got an 18 year old son named Joshua who takes a trip to Jerusalem…well, when Joshua gets back from his trip, he tells Dad that he now belongs to “Jews For Jesus’…Dad
    Moishe is panic sticken & speechless…so he goes to the local synagogue to pray…he says ‘G-d, why has this happened, what have I done to deserve this behavior by my son!’…well, the Father doesn’t answer right away,
    but then He speaks to Moishe: ‘Moishe, you know, you Jews are constantly crying to me!…What have you to cry about?…you, yourself, are a wealthy man…you Jews control the
    world banking system, control the Holy Land, and, on top of that, you have nuclear weapons!…yet, you cry to me about what happened to your son in Jerusalem…Well, let me tell you what happened to My Son when he went to Jerusalem!…or maybe you have heard the Story already…’

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