Sunday, September 10, 2006
Latest from the Israeli Profs for the Annihilation of Israel
1. I consulted again with the policy advisor I sometimes quote and we
came up with a new policy original for the Olmert government, one no
government of Israel has yet had the courage to try:
"And 'Hamas' will never more be heard in your land, nor plunder and
destruction in your lands, rather your walls will be called Salvation and
your gates Glory."
Isaiah 50: 18
2. Conspiracist Nazis:
and their fellow travellers:
3. You mean they have not done so already?
Note by Tom Gross]
AL-QAEDA CALL ON HERSH, GALLOWAY & FISK
In a much underreported segment of the most recent al-Qaeda video,
released on September 2, 2006, Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, Ayman
al-Zawahiri, together with an American member of al-Qaeda, call on The
New Yorker's Seymour Hersh, the British MP George Galloway (who also
writes for The Guardian) and Robert Fisk of the Independent to "come over
to the side of truth."
Adam Yehiye Gadahn, an American convert to Islam who is now a senior
member of al-Qaeda, calls on "investigative journalists like Seymour
Hersh to reveal the extent of... the cowardice of the [American] regime."
In a later section of the 48-minute video Gadahn says: "As for those
who have expressed their respect and admiration for Islam, and
acknowledged that it is the truth, and demonstrated their support and
for the Muslims and their causes . like George Galloway, Robert Fisk and
countless others . I say to them: isn't it time you stopped sitting on
the fence and came over to the side of truth?" (i.e. converted to
This is not the first time Robert Fisk has been mentioned in an
al-Qaeda video. For more, please see "Osama Bin Laden praises Robert Fisk
other items)" (Nov. 4, 2004)
AL-QAEDA TERRORIST HAS JEWISH ROOTS
Adam Yehiye Gadahn, the American convert to Islam who starred in the
video released by al-Qaeda's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri, is of Jewish
ancestry, and is originally from Orange County, California. Wearing a
white robe and turban, and speaking in both English and Arabic, he urged
Americans to convert to Islam. Gadahn said that those working for
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are invited to
Islam, but they "should hurry."
He was born Adam Pearlman on September 1, 1978, the grandson of a
prominent Jewish surgeon and the son of the musician Phil Pearlman, who
converted to Christianity and changed his name to Gadahn.
In 1995, Gadahn posted an essay on the USC website describing his
conversion, it was titled "Becoming a Muslim." According to his family,
Gadahn moved to Pakistan in 1998 where he married an Afghan.
This is Gadahn's second appearance in an al-Qaeda video. In a video
marking the one-year anniversary of the July 7, 2005 London transport
bombs, Gadahn urged Muslims not to "shed tears" for Westerners killed in
al-Qaeda attacks. He is wanted by the FBI in connection with possible
terrorist threats against the United States. The FBI believes he attended
al-Qaeda training camps in Pakistan and served as an al-Qaeda
translator and English-language spokesman.
The reason I mention that Gadahn is of Jewish origin is that the public
and journalists on this list should be aware of the phenomena of a few
psychologically disturbed Jews or people of Jewish origin, who are
making it their goal to attack Israel, the West and fellow Jews.
These often highly intelligent Jews and former Jews at work in media
and academia are often used to justify anti-Semitic opinions by others.
It is important to realize that just because they are of Jewish origin,
they do not represent other Jews.
For example, discussing the Parliamentary All-Party Enquiry on
in the UK (see yesterday's dispatch titled "Pinocchio, Tom Sawyer and
Heidi convert to Islam in Turkey"), the flagship BBC program "Today"
yesterday invited on as their leading guest commentator a well know
leftist Jewish extremist, Professor Steven Rose, to denounce his fellow
for causing anti-Semitism. For more, see
The other BBC guest expert on anti-Semitism was Inayat Bunglawala. For
more on him, see: "Reuters employee issues 'Zionist pig' death threat,"
(May 30, 2006),
There are a number of prominent self-hating Israelis too. See, for
4. Suing Khatami:
5. News from Iran
6. Latest from the Israeli Profs for the Annihilation of Israel:
Palestine Solidarity Campaign announcing a conference in Trinity College,
Dublin "to theorise what Edward Said called .the question of Palestine.".
12 & 13th September 2006
Ilan Pappe, University of Haifa
Ronit Lentin, Trinity College Dublin, the organizer of this conference.
PALESTINE AS .STATE OF EXCEPTION.:
A GLOBAL PARADIGM
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION STUDIES
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Venue:Trinity College Dublin, IIIS Seminar Room, C6.002, Level 6, Arts
This conference aims to theorise what Edward Said called .the question of
Palestine. in the context of globalisation. An inter-disciplinary group of
Palestinian, Israeli, British, American and Irish scholars will explore
and debate the ways in which the Palestinian experience of being governed
under a .state of exception. may be theorised as paradigmatic for new
forms of global governance.The state of exception is characterised, among
other things, by the law being suspended in the .military order. issued by
the executive arm of government, often bypassing the legislature. Through
the continuing existence of a series of emergency laws, the Israeli state
regulates the lives of both its Palestinian citizens and of the
Palestinians in the occupied territories, making Palestine, not only
Palestinians under occupation, the global state of exception par
The conference is part of the IIIS Global Networks project. Themes
discussed will include the .Palestinisation. of ethnic and racial
conflicts, the globalisation of the conflict, the theorisation of
Palestine as a .state of exception. and the centrality of the memory of
the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe) to the contemporary understanding of the
Speakers: David Theo Goldberg, University of California, Irvine; Gargi
Bhattacharyya, University of Birmingham; Ghada Karmi, Palestine /
University of Exeter; Hunaida Ghanem, Palestine / Harvard University; Raef
Zreik, Palestine / Harvard Law School; Ilan Pappe, University of Haifa;
Laleh Khalili, SOAS; Bobby Sayyid, Leeds University; Conor McCarthy,
Dublin City University; Ronit Lentin, Trinity College Dublin.
The conference will include the showing of Ayelet Bechar.s documentary
film Just Married (Israel: Channel 8, 2005) and documentary coverage of
the checkpoint regime by Tamar Goldschmidt, Machsanmillim, Jerusalem.
Full details or from
Dr Ronit Lentin
Department of Sociology
Tel: 00 353 1 608 2744
7. General Gershon Hacohen is head of all army training colleges and was
personally in charge of the expulsion of Jews from the Gaza Strip. He
appeared on Channel 10 a few days ago and said this:
"What happened a year ago (the Gush Katif expulsion) was a crime, and I
was unfortunately a part of that crime against the Jewish people. What is
happening here now, the second Lebanese War, is the collective punishment
we have received for what happened a year ago in Gaza."