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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2018 PAGE 3A By Jackson Richman nounced that the documen- tary would soon appear on (JNS)--A documentary Netfiix. featuring the notorious Louis "My dearviewers and listen- Farrakhan will not be avail- ers, on August 1 you will be able to Netflixcustomers next able to view the premiere on month after all, with the Netflix of the minister's life media streaming giant citing journey through music. And, an"internal miscommunica- if you would like to leave a tion." comment of what you think "This film will not be re- about that documentary, leased on Netflix. Due to an and its music, you can go to internal miscommunication, LCTWMusic.com and leave it appeared to be scheduled yourcomment.MayGodbless for release on Netflix, but it you--As-Salaam Alaikum," is not," a Netflix spokesper- said Farrakhan. son told JNS. "We apologize According to a list of newly for any confusion this has available films on Netflix, caused." published on Monday, the The 2014 film, "The Hon- documentary was scheduled ourable Minister Louis Far- to be released on Wednesday. rakhan: My Life's Journey Zionist Organization of Through Music," was pro- AmericapresidentMortKlein duced by Farrakhan's son and told JNS on Tuesday that the profiles the Nation of Islam ZOA was planning to launch leader's life as an extreme and a campaign against Yetflix. polarizing figure. "The media has legitimized In a video post on Twitter Jew-haters Yasser Arafat, on Tuesday, Farrakhan an- MahmoudAbbas, Jesse Jack- O son and Keith Ellison--now Netflix is attempting to do the same with the despicable Louis Farrakhan," said Klein. "It's both frightening and shameful." Farrakhan, who organized the 1995 Million Man March in Washington, D.C is infamous for anti-Semitic and other bigoted statements made over the decades. For example, in 1972, he said that Jews were "in control of the media." In 1984, he again tooted this Or- wellian horn and pronounced that "Hitler was a very great man." According to Anti-Defama- tion League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, Farrakhan's"lac- erating speeches over more than three decades and more from his pulpit and perch at the Nation of Islam have repeatedly placed Jews at the center of conspiracy theories blaming them for everything from controlling the banks Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who is considered an anti-Semite by the South- ern Pover j Law Center. and media to engineering the Minnesota Congressman and critic of Israel, maintains a slave trade." Democratic National Com- relationship with Farrakhan Despite this, Farrakhan mittee Deputy Chairman and attended his annual Sav- stillwields considerable influ- Keith Ellison. hour's Day address in Chicago ence today, with purported Additionally, Women's this year, during which the ties to at least seven Demo- March leader Tamika Mal- minister labeled the Jewish crats in Congress, including lory, who has been avocal people as "satanic." incumben By Roe Kampeas stands against everything we Parenthood, vote for the same hold true in the democratic old Washington insider that WASHING TON (JTA)-- process." has sold us out," Flinn said. David Kustoff, running for Kustoff handily won the "Or, ifyouwant someonewho re-election in Tennessee's primary, 56 to 40 percent, will protect and stand up for 8th Congressional District, This was not Flinn's first our Christian, conservative hadthreethingsinhisfavor: run at public office. A radi- valuesandpledgetonevervote incumbency, a solid Repub- ologist who owns a network to fund Planned Parenthood, lican district and President of clinics, Flinn has been a then I'm your candidate." Donald Trump's endorse- candidate for Congress three (TheMemphisCommercial ment. times previously and also for Appealsaidtheadmade"ques- Kustoff was not taking the state Senate. He has lost tionable" claims; the Planned anythingforgranted, though: every time. His single win Parenthood funding was in a In the Republican primary appears to be in 2006, as a massive omnibus spending on Thursday, he faced a chal- county commissioner, bill that drew more GOPvotes lenger, George Flinn, who In 2016, when Kustoffwon than not.) spent more than twice what hisfreshmanbidforCongress, In an April 22 Facebook he has on the campaign and Flinn described himself as post, Flinn drew ablunt con- likes to remind voters that he a "Christian conservative" trast between his "Christian, is a "Christian conservative." on the eve of the primary, conservative" values and Which is notable because and in response to a negative those of Kustoff. After cam- Kustoff is Jewish. ad from Kustoff's campaign, paigning in Tipton County "It'sunfortunatethatsome- This time around it was a that day, Flinn said "I talked onewould try and use David's recurrent theme. In a post with many who said they are Jewishness against him as a on his campaign website fed up with the current con- wedge issue in the election," accompanying a video ad, gressman. They told me he said Matthew Brooks, the Flinndeployedthe"Christian" has compromised our West CEO of the Republican Jew- themeinaparticularlyloaded Tennessee values and does ish Coalition. "The idea that context: a rtion rights, notvotewithourbestinterest someonewoulduseraceorre- "If you ant someone who in mind. I told them there's ligion or sexuality as a wedge has voted to fund Planned a clear choice in this elec- By Hannah Jannol the spread of the main fire the group were 40 campers severalmi[essouth, wascre- from outside the Bay Area, SAN FRANCISCO (J. ating "very unhealthy" air who will be hosted by local The Jewish News of Northern quality conditions.The main families. CaliforniaviaJTA)--Campers fire has so far burned 57,000 The last blaze to impact and staffers were evacuated square miles of forestland. Tawonga was the Rim Fire in fromCampTawongainNorth- "We were really surprised," August 2013, which covered ern California on Tuesday saidTawongaExecutiveDirec- 250,000acresandreachedthe morning due to potentially tor Jamie Simon. "[Cal Fire] grounds of the camp, where it harmfulsmokefrombackfires said there was no threat to burned three staff buildings. setbyfirefightersbattlingthe camp, andthat they thought The Ferguson Fire started in Ferguson Fire near Yosemite the fire is getting better. The theSierraNationalForestand National Park. Health Department said the is burning eight miles south A new crop of 330 camp- air quality is good." of camp. ers arrived on Sunday, a day At least 16 active wildfires Thebackfiresarescheduled after officials at the Jewish scorching California have to burn through Thursday. camp were assured by the killedatleasteightpeopleand Simon has been told the air California Department of destroyed more than 1,000 quality is expected to improve Forestry and Fire Protection homes and businesses, by Sunday, and she is hopeful and the U.S. Forest Service On Tuesday morning, sixcampers can return to camp that the fire would not im- busespickedupall300camp- that day. pact camp. But on Monday, ers with their gear, 200 staff- "But the weather is unpre- Tawongacampofficialswere ers and a 400-year-old Torah dictable and fire is unpredict- informed that smoke from scroll for the four-hour return able, so there is no guarantee," the backfires, set to slow trip to the Bay Area. Among she said. tion. I will NOT compromise Flinn's campaign did not strong on crime and borders, our Christian, conservative return multiple requests for loves our Military, Vets and values." comment. Second Amendment. Get out One of two commenters on Deploying one's Christian- and vote for David on Thurs- the post said "There's some ity on the campaign trail is day, August 2nd. He has my shade. Christian values." not unprecedented in U.S. full and total Endorsement!" The Kustoff campaign did politics, particularly in the It's an unusual intensity of not return multiple calls, but South. Barack Obama drew involvement madeweirder by in an interview with JTA ear- Jewish ire for doing so ahead the stakes Trump endorses lier this year, Kustoff said he of the 2008 South Carolina to punish enemies, to reward was irkedwhenFlinninvoked primary, and another candi- loyalists or if he fears that "Christian conservative" val- dateinthe2016Tennesseepri- one of the candidates in a ues on the eve of the 2016 mary, Brad Greer, described close race would lose in the primary--but was heartened West Tennesseeas"Christian, general election. He tends to by how enthusiastic voters conservative" territory in boost the primary candidate were once they found out he his campaigning. (Greer has he believes is the safe bet to was Jewish. endorsed Flinn.) beat the Democrat. "When I campaigned for Brooks said Kustoff could None of that applied here: this office, I would literally not afford to take any chanc- Kustoff and Flinn fell over knock on constituent doors, es in a volatile election each other to out-Trump andIwouldgetaskedbysome, season that has seen the one another on issues like 'Where do you go to church?' ouster of longtime incum- immigration and health and my response would be bents. Flinn has spent $2.7 care, and the 8th is alock for 'Temple Israel,'" he said at the million of his own money on Republicans in November. It's time. "Virtually every time I the campaign, while Kustoff not clear why Trump was so would give that response, the has spent $1 million of funds deeply invested in this race; personwouldsay'IloveIsrael, he has raised, the White House did not re- what can I do to help?'" Flinn depicted himself as turn a request for comment. Brooks said Flinn's gambit closer to Trump's values, but Kustoffleft little to chance. was obvious. Kustoff has voted with the In a recent ad, he got former "He's obviously, unabash- president 93 percent of the Arkansas Gov. Mike Hucka- edly raising the Christian time.Additionally, Kustoffhas bee, a leading evangelist (and vs. Jewish issue," said the preciouscurrencyinsouthern also a leader in the right-wing Republican Jewish Coalition primary politics: Trump's pro-Israelmovement) topush leader, who noted that his enthusiastic endorsement, back against Flinn's negative organization has strongly Trump tweeted his endorse- ads on abortion. Huckabee backed Kustoff. ment of Kustoff on July 27 noted that Kustoff has the Brooks said he heard from and July 31, and he retweeted National Right to Life en- Kustoff'scampaignthatpeo- the July 27 endorsement on dorsement. pie in the district had received July 29. "Don't believewhat he's say- "push poll" calls emphasizing "Congressman David Kus-ing," Huckabee said of Flinn, Kustoff's Jewishness. Push toff has been a champion for whom he calls a"failed career polls advance a political theTrumpAgenda--Igreatly politician." "Why? Because agendaratherthanaccurately appreciate his support," the David Kustoff is a principled gauge opinion, president said. "David is conservative." :(iiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiii Every day that you're outside, you're exposed to dangerous, hut invisible', ultraviolet (UV) sunlight. Left unprotected, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can seriously damage the eye, leading to cataracts, skin cancer around the eyelid and other eye disorders. Protecting your eyes is important to maintaining eye health now and in the future. Shield your eyes (and your familY's eyes) free harmful UY rays. Wear sunglasses with maximum UV profuctioi.