Sunday, May 20, 2018

Al Awda orders. Jewish Voice for Peace Complies

Al Awda orders.
Eyad Kishawi  of Al-Awda orderd the shut-down of Israeli peace activist

Jewish Voice for Peace complies.

Jewish Voice for Peace members were among those arrested at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center for attempting to silence former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.











Arrest of professional Israel-hater Ellen Brotsky of Jewish Voice for Peace 




From the J Weekly:
Speaking May 16 to a near sellout crowd at the JCC of San Francisco, Barak said the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies are “embarrassing,” and that they have “locked the door on the two-state solution, which is the only viable and sustainable one.”

In town as part of a book tour in support of his newly published memoir “My Country, My Life,” Barak was scheduled to speak the next day at the Commonwealth Club. At the JCC, he said many things that would please progressive observers of Middle East politics, such as harshly criticizing Netanyahu’s support of Jewish settlements deep in the West Bank.

Not progressive enough for more than a dozen anti-Zionist protesters in attendance, part of a larger group protesting outside. They noisily interrupted Barak three separate times, chanting slogans, such as “Palestine will be free,” and calling Barak — a former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces — a war criminal.

Eyad Kishawi's response


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Israel Haters on Parade. San Francisco May 15, 2018

In which anti-Israel demonstrators in front of the San Francisco Israeli consulate call for endless war.



This demonstration was sponsored by multiple anti-Israel groups, including
-American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
-Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
-Art Forces
-Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA)
-Center for Political Education (CPE)
-GABRIELA Oakland
-General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS)
-Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans (HOBAK)
-International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)
-Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP)
-Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA)
-NorCal Friends of Sabeel
-Palestine Youth Movement (PYM)
-Students for Justice in Palestine - CAL Berkeley
-VietUnity
-Xicano Moratorium Coalition (XMC)

Not a single  "peace group" among them.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

BDS attempts to manipulate Eurovision

Eurovision was never meant to be political, but it was politicized by those outraged that a pop artist from Israel should be allowed to participate. Having failed to get Netta Barzilai banned for her role in "supporting apartheid" by singing in the Naval choir, the Israel haters attempted to manipulate the poll results. Eurovision became a tool- not to promote music, or to experience cultural diversity, but to ensure Netta lost.

Orchestrated by Australian agoraphobe Sylvia Posadas, the BDS campaign failed.  Miserably.

Netta won.





From the fine folk at Divest this:

  ...Once BDS got into the act, spreading their bile throughout the Interwebs in hope that they could rally the world to vote down Netta – Israel’s ultimately successful entrant into this year’s Eurovision contest – suddenly Eurovision became something it wasn’t before: a global political referendum on the Jewish state’s place in the world. Keep in mind that this was not what Eurovision was created to be, nor were the performers – including Netta – interested in turning the event into a global vote for or against the their countries. 

 But by making votes against Netta a political act of condemnation, BDS simultaneously (if inadvertently) turned votes for her into a political act of support. 

Keeping with the BDS fail theme, as of today, Netta Barzilai's "Toy" is in the global top ten on I tunes

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rational Judaism: The Top Ten Stupidest Criticisms of Israel's Actions on the Gaza Border

Simply perfect.
Check it out. From the blog, Rationalist Judaism:
1) People have a right to peacefully protest! (Indeed they do. But there are plenty of people here who are taking butcher knives and firebombs and guns to storm the border and kill and kidnap Israeli civilians.)

2) There is no evidence of that! (Yes there is. There are Arabic Facebook pages and interviews and photos.)

3) But it's not all the Gazans who are doing that! (Right. And it's not all the Gazans who are being shot!)

4) Israel is just trying to kill as many Gazans as possible! (If it was, there would be carnage like in Syria. Israel is trying to avoid killing Gazans - aside from anything else, it is politically very damaging.)

5) Israel should just use tear gas! (They have, but it often doesn't work, such as when it's windy, or when the Gazans have gas masks and bury the canisters.)

6) Israel should only use rubber bullets! (They often can't, because these only work at short range.)

7) Israel should just arrest them! (If soldiers went up to the crowds to do that, there would be a bloodbath.)

8) Israel is so technologically advanced, there must be a way to stop them without shooting them! (No army in the world has yet found a way to repel armed attackers without ever using bullets)

9) It's so disproportionate - so many Gazans wounded or killed, and no Israelis! (So what?! When you are repelling an armed invasion, there is no reason to let them kill more of you before continuing to stop them!)

And the Top Stupidest Argument is...:

10) The Palestinians have legitimate grievances! (Even if this were true, are you claiming that Israel should therefore just let them storm the border and butcher its civilians?!)

Check out the post here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Palestinian Lies fly faster than a speeding bullet

The Palestinians  have been shamelessly lying about cruel and unusual zionist "secret-weapons" since the onset of the Gaza riots.

First there was the hog-hunting  "butterfly" bullet, allegedly "banned internationally", yet strangely widely available on the Internet.

Now there's this magical "explosive" bullet,  allegedly used by Israel.




The photo has been copied directly from the web .  It shows bullets that have been fired under water.


The Palestinian lies are proving to be ...all wet.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Israel wins Eurovision.

Israel's very own Netta Barzilai  has won the Eurovision song competition, garnering 529 points.



Her quirky song, "Toy", an ode to the #MeToo movement had caught the attention of the world audience early in the competition, and was watched and downloaded  over 26 million times.




Israel haters and other BDS holes are sitting quietly in their mother's basements, rocking gently and  muttering softly to themselves.



Netta graciously accepted the honor, saying

 "I'm so happy, thank you so much for choosing difference. Thank you so much for accepting differences between us.  Thank you for celebrating diversity. Thank you. I love my country. Next time in Jerusalem."

They are dancing in the streets in Israel.


Sara Kershnar: Berkeley City Councilperson Cheryl Davila's reprehensible assistant

Controversial Berkeley City Council woman Cheryl Davila has hired Sara Kershnar as her legislative assistant.  If Cheryl had done any vetting or research, she might have learned that Sara had been previously arrested for disrupting a program at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center.

Sara Kershnar at her arrest for disrupting a program at the SF JCC

Sara Kershnar disrupting a program at the SF JCC

Sara Kershnar disrupting a program at the SF JCC

Arrest record of those who disrupted the program at the SF JCC

Berkeley taxpayers, you are now paying this vile woman's salary.

Jewish Voice for Peace honors Gaza terrorists

Extremist group Jewish Voice for Peace has created downloadable prints for the inevitable protests this week, bearing the names of those killed in Gaza.


May his memory be a blessing?   Really,  JVP? Really?




The Meir Amit center helpfully provides background information on JVP's "innocent civilians", 80% of whom  have been positively identified as members of terrorist organizations.




Again, Jewish Voice for Peace by opening honoring terrorists proves its own moral bankruptcy and its willing abandonment of truth and human decency.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Another work accident in Gaza

A explosion in Gaza today has been reported to have killed at least 6 members of Gaza's Qassam Brigade "engineering unit".


"Martyrs"  include Taher Shahin 29 years Wissam Abu Mahrouk 37 years Musa Salman 30 years old Mahmoud, 34 years old Mahmoud al - Tawashi 27 years Mahmoud al - Kishawi 27 years




The official word from Gaza was to blame Israel, but local contributors to Twitter weren't sure how to handle the spin.




Officials from Israel denied any involvement.

UPDATE:
The Hamas  "engineers" were buried  today with full military honors.




Thursday, May 3, 2018

Uber and the mainstreaming of anti-Semitism in America

Yet another example of the mainstreaming of Jew-hate in America.  
An Israeli diplomat in Chicago was thrown out of an Uber after the driver heard him speaking Hebrew.
Itay Milner, Israel’s deputy consul general in Chicago took to social media to describe his experience,  posting on both Facebook and on Twitter
He wrote: 
I just had one of the worst experience in my life. I was just thrown out of an #uber in the middle of the highway only because I answered my phone in my mother togue. 

10 minutes into my ride and with no prior interaction between the driver and myself, it took only two words in Hebrew to get my driver start yelling at me "get the $#@* out of my car". 

It did not help when I told him that I can't go out in the middle of the highway. It was like I wasn't a person for him anymore. When I asked him if it's because I'm speaking Hebrew he said yes and kept yelling at me to get out.

I am not easily intimidated, but that scared me, and I ran out of there, walking in the middle of the road.

I never thought something like this could happen in America, such awful racism. 

This cannot be tolerated!

A spokeswoman for Uber released a statement reported by CBS Chicago

Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination. We are reaching out to the rider to extend our support for the experience he described here. As soon as we were made aware of this, we removed the driver’s access from the app as we look further into this.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

All Out for Israel

ACTION ALERT FORWARD WIDELY
Counter Anti-Israel Event
Tuesday, May 15th, 4-7pm
UPDATE: The location has been  changed to 456 Montgomery St, in front of the Israeli consulate
BACKGROUND:
Multiple anti-Israel groups, including
-American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
-Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
-Art Forces
-Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA)
-Center for Political Education (CPE)
-GABRIELA Oakland
-General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS)
-Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans (HOBAK)
-International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)
-Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP)
-Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA)
-NorCal Friends of Sabeel
-Palestine Youth Movement (PYM)
-Students for Justice in Palestine - CAL Berkeley
-VietUnity
-Xicano Moratorium Coalition (XMC)
will be holding a rally in San Francisco to celebrate "resistance"(a euphemism for terrorism) and to demand the destruction of the worlds only Jewish State
This is not about the West Bank and Gaza.  They are very clear that they are protesting "70 years of Israeli occupation". These extremists will not accept the existence of Israel within any borders.


EVENT DETAILS:
Join passionate local ZIonists as we stand together in support of Israels right to exist and to live in peace and security. We will remind San Franciscans that "Resistance" is not Peace. We will celebrate Israel's democracy and diversity.
If you can, please bring US and Israeli flags..Signs or graphics offensive to any racial or ethnic group including but not limited to Arabs, Islam, or Palestinians will not be allowed.

Please forward to your lists, and we will see you on the streets!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ask Food & Wine magazine to retract their endorsement of Reem's

Food & Wine magazine which made a truly reprehensible, anti-Israel, anti-Jews living, pro-Arab Palestinian terrorism decision.
In April 2018, Food & Wine Magazine named Oakland's "Reem's California" one of their 2018 Restaurants of the Year. The magazine paints the Arab Bakery as a "vehicle for healing" where Jews and Arabs can eat together and enjoy a meal in peace.
The restaurant also has a wall-sized mural of convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh, who was found guilty of two bombings in Jerusalem, including one that killed two innocent Hebrew University students, Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe, at a supermarket in 1969. She was sentenced to life in prison but was released in 1979 as part of a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Odeh did not disclose her criminal record when she applied for a U.S. Visa in 1994, or when she applied for citizenship in 2004. She pleaded guilty in April 2017 to misleading U.S. immigration officials, and finally had her citizenship revoked in August 2017 and was deported to Jordan from Chicago.
As such, it is completely irresponsible for Food & Wine Magazine to choose Reem's California as one of their Restaurants of the Year and subsequently condone the honoring and glorification of convicted supermarket bomber and terrorist Rasmea Odeh.
In response to criticism of the magazine's decision to honor a restaurant that openly supports those who commit violent attacks against Jews and Israelis, Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis responded by saying, "To dismiss Reem Assil and Reem’s based on the mural of a divisive figure is to deny the full impact of this restaurant, its role in the Oakland community, and its place in a global social and political conversation. We stand by our decision because we see intrinsic value in widening our readers’ understanding of the foodways of the Middle East and expanding the chorus of voices we empower to tell that story."
We condemn Food & Wine Magazine for their blatant disregard for Jewish lives and for Lewis' reducing Rasmea Odeh to only a "divisive figure." We doubt the families of Leon and Eddie, who lost their young sons to Odeh's senseless violence, would agree that she is only "divisive."
Please sign this petition  to request that Food & Wine retract their endorsement of Reem's California and apologize for condoning the glorification of a convicted terrorist. Food & Wine Magazine should be ashamed of what is ultimately support of violence against Jews and Israelis.
You can also send an email voicing your concerns to:
Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis at hunter.lewis@foodandwine.com
Copy Restaurant Editor Jordana Rothman at jordana.rothman@foodandwine.com
Assistant to the CEO of the Meredith Corporation (which owns Food & Wine) Toni Crosby at toni.crosby@meredith.com

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Gaza "journalist" uses himself as a human shield

Journalists have been killed in Gaza after participating in hostilities against Israel.


This photo from the "Great march of Return" shows precisely how this can happen. 

The man in the blue press jacket holding a camera is using his body to shield those throwing rocks at Israelis.

You could get hurt doing that. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dennis Kucinich cozying up to the butcher of Syria. Again

Local Israel-hater Paul Larudee is in the news again.  His non -profit “Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees” is under scrutiny for paying Ohio gubernatorial candidate  Dennis Kunich tens of thousands of dollars to speak at a conference hosted by pro-Assad radicals.  Kucinich, 71, served in Congress from 1997 to 2013, before his loss to fellow Democrat Marcy Kaptur.  Kucinich  had initially failed to disclose this payment in state ethics filings.

The non-profit The Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees  operates out of Paul Larudee’s home high in the El Cerrito hills  and acts as the parent organization for the pro-Assad  Syria Solidarity Movement.  Co-founder of the group, Kamal Obeid is a conspiracy theorist and a member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Paul Larudee gained notoriety by his participation in the blockade running Gaza flotillas, and his meeting with Hamas terror group leader Ismail Haniyah.


Paul Larudee Feted by Hamas  leaders in Gaza

Assad,  widely considered by the world to be a war criminal, met with Kucinich during the trip.  It wasn't their first time meeting.

From cleveland.com
Dennis Kucinich must sever ties with apologists for Syrian dictator Bashar Assad: editorial

In 2007, our editorial board condemned Dennis Kucinich's "pseudo-diplomacy in the Middle East." Instead of assisting the cause of peace, he'd allowed himself to be used as a propagandist for the vile Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. That was compounded by the tone-deaf way Kucinich financed a number of his Syria trips with special-interest cash, undercutting any pretense to an untainted view of the Syrian conflict.

Regarding the 2007 trip, Kucinich told The Plain Dealer's Stephen Koff it was paid for out of his presidential campaign funds -- although a campaign spokeswoman later said she'd "heard that a group of people in Cleveland were paying for it." Kucinich's prior trip to Syria, Lebanon and Jerusalem, in 2006, had been financed by AACCESS-Ohio, a local Arab-American group with pro-Assad views.
From cleveland.com

In spite of his cozying up to war criminals, and taking funds from extremists, the paper has enforced Kucinich in the governor's race.

An online petition has started, requesting that the Cleveand Plain Dealer  revoke their endorsement of Kucinich in light of these current revelations.

In light of the revelations that Dennis Kucinich was paid to give a speech to an organization sympathetic to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, we the undersigned demand that the Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com revoke their endorsement of Mr. Kucinich.

The Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees, who paid Mr. Kucinich $20,000 for the speech, is a front group for a number of organizations that have:

Expressed support for keeping the murderous dictator Bashar al-Assad in power.
Denied both Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Russia's involvement in the use of a nerve agent on British soil.

Claimed that "Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International — both past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize — and the White Helmets — nominated for the prestigious award — and others documenting the violence and helping victims of the long-running Syrian battles are actually front groups for the U.S."

In addition, the Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees' treasurer, Paul LaRudee, has written a blog post claiming that Israel is a "racist state" and that he would encourage companies to boycott all Israeli products until Israel "dissolves itself".  Mr. LaRudee has also stated that the "Judaization" of Jerusalem must be stopped. 

Please sign and promote this petition to your lists.

Also consider  contacting the IRS  to have the non-profit status of Paul Larudee's  “ Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees” revoked.

Members of the public may send information that raises questions about an exempt organization's compliance with the Internal Revenue Code to IRS - EO Referrals, 1100 Commerce Street, MC 4910 DAL, Dallas, TX 75242.  They may use Form 13909, Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint (Referral) Form, for this purpose.
In addition to oversight by the IRS, tax-exempt organizations are subject to oversight by State charity regulators and State tax agencies. You may also want to send a copy of the referral you send to us to your state charity regulator and/or state tax agency.

UPDATE
Kucinich has said he will be returning a $20,000 speaking fee he received from Larudee's pro-Assad group.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Birds of a feather. Al Awda hosts Carlos Latuff. JVP promotes it.

Al Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, is not a peace group.  The extremist group does not accept the existence of Israel within any border, promotes intolerance, rationalizes violence, and has pushed conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic tropes to its followers.

According to the venerable Anti-Defamation league (ADL), Al Awda has openly supported terrorist groups, writing that 

"At least five communiques from the PFLP including one in conjunction with the Al -Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, and one joint statement with Hamas were distributed via Al-Awda's main listserve. Nearly all of the communiques expressed support for terrorist activity, extolling "martyrs", encouraging the "resistance" and detailing violence against Israeli troops"



Its co-founder Zahi Damuni has called for "armed struggle" against Israel, stating that the  "armed Palestinian resistance must react in the middle of Tel Aviv".  


Its not surprising that controversial San Francisco State Professor Rabab Abduhadi  would appear at a terror-enabling gala.   Its not surprising that the gala would feature the notoriously anti-Semitic , holocaust denying cartoonist  Carlos Latuff



And its also not surprising that Jewish Voice for Peace would endorsed and promote this event on their Facebook page.
The only thing that is surprising is that anyone, anywhere still believes that JVP is a progressive peace group.