PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia, faced with angry criticism from the United States and Europe over comments made at an Islamic summit, apologized Friday for “any misunderstanding” over Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s assertion that Jews rule the world. Mahathir told leaders of the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference, the world’s largest Muslim grouping, that “Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them.” The speech drew immediate criticism from Israel and other countries and raised fears that it could fan violence against Jews. But it got a standing ovation from the kings, presidents, sheiks and emirs—including key U.S. allies—gathered in Malaysia’s capital, Putrajaya. Asked by the AP whether he thought the speech was anti-Semitic, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said: “I don’t think so.”
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 — A senior editor at The New Republic has published a column on the Internet that deplores the violence in the film “Kill Bill” and criticizes Harvey Weinstein, the co-chairman of Miramax, which released the film, and Michael Eisner, chairman of the Walt Disney Company, as “Jewish executives” who “worship money above all else.”
—Hmmppphh. So if we run the world, and the media, howcum I’m stuck in this lousy magazine copy-editing job, and can’t even find a decent pair of winter boots? Fine job of running the world that is! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to get some Christian baby-blood to make borscht with (I don’t know where they got the idea we use that for matzoh!).