Friday, January 29, 2010
New Israel Fund financing 92% of Israeli Treason
1. "Haaretz" is the Palestinian daily published in Hebrew. When even Haaretz concedes that a news "story" about a Palestinian "victim" of the Jews was a fraud, you know that the Palestinians themselves concede as much.
In September 2000 a French film crew fraudulently staged the "murder" of the Palestinian boy Mohammed a-Dura, supposedly shot by Israeli troops while slouched in his Daddy's lap. Except it was all theater. It later came out that it was staged. A court in France pronounced that the French TV channel was responsible for fraud. And the dead victim of Zionist aggression is still evidently alive and ticking and running about. That did not stop the "pieta" photo of the dead boy becoming the war poster of the anti-Semites. Iran uses it all the time, as does the PLO, as does the Hamas. The Arab students at my own university do also. So do the Trots.
Well, this week, even Haaretz affirmed that the whole martyrdom of a-Dura was fraud. Many years too late, Haaretz columnist Reuven Pedhatzur discovered the fraud this week and even wrote that a-Dura is probably still running about safe and sound. We figure that at this rate Haaretz might yet discover that the Lindbergh baby is missing.
2. Speaking of atypical journalistic integrity in Israel, Maariv runs a MAJOR expose of the New Israel Fun in today's weekend paper, and even touts the story on the paper's front page. Ben Kaspit, a senior Maariv columnist who leans left of center, bashed the New Israel Fund for its financing of anti-Israel propaganda groups inside Israel. His piece cites at length a study by the Zionist student group "Im Tirtzu," which discovered that 92% of the anti-Israel materials and propaganda picked up and used in the Goldstone Report, the report by the UN commission headed up by Jewish anti-Semitic judge Richard Goldtone, were taken from groups financed by the New Israel Fund. The New Israel Fund is currently chaired by Naomi Hazan, who used to be a Kneseet Member from the semi-Marxist Meretz party. She is extremely proud of the fact that the anti-Israel propaganda was produced with funds from NIF!!
In the US there are laws that restrict even what domestic corporate bodies can spend on local politicking (or at least there were until this past week's Supreme Court ruling). In Israel there are no laws at all against Israeli treasonous Fifth Column organizations that enjoy no support at all inside Israel operating with large amounts of funds donated by foreign anti-Israel and anti-Semitic organizations.
3. The liberal media is crying croc tears over the passing of the communist pseudo-historian and anti-Semitic Jew Howard Zinn, who taught history from a pre-perestroika point of view at Boston University. Zinn was a Bash-America guru for the Left in the US and in EU. His best-known book was "A People's History of the United States," where "people" is being used in the same sense as "the People's Republics" of the Soviet era. Some members of the Jewish Left have also issued boo-hoos about Zinn's death, including the pseudo-rabbi and all-round crackpot (a word formed by mixing crack with pot), Arthur Waskow.
Well, just to put things into their proper perspective, I reprint here an expose of Zinn from Frontpage Magazine:
Collaborators in the Campus War against Israel and the Jews: Howard Zinn
Posted By John Perazzo On October 21, 2009 @ 12:11 am In FrontPage | Comments Disabled
Boston University historian and Professor Emeritus of Political Science Howard Zinn is the author of more than twenty books, most notably A People's History of the United States (1980). Painting America as a nation whose chief contributions to humanity consist of repression, racism, imperialism, and genocide, this Marxist tract ranks among the best-selling history books of all time. A devoted admirer of Mao 's China (which he calls "the closest thing, in the long history of that ancient country, to a people's government") and Castro 's Cuba (which he says "had no bloody record of suppression"), Zinn takes a much darker view not only of America, but also of America's closest ally in the Middle East, Israel.
According to Zinn, Israel's creation in 1948 "meant the dispossession of the Arab majority that lived on that land," and led to "the occupation and subjugation of several million Palestinians" — a situation that "we would today call 'ethnic cleansing.'"
Zinn recalls  that "after the Six-Day War of 1967 and Israel's occupation of territories seized in that war (the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, the Sinai peninsula)," although he himself is a Jew he nonetheless "began to see Israel not simply as a beleaguered little nation surrounded by hostile Arab states, but as an expansionist power." The fact that the new territories Israel gained not as the result of its own aggression, but in a war of self-defense against a massive invasion by the armies of three Arab states — Egypt, Syria and Jordan  — that were seeking to annihilate it did not factor into Zinn's new view of the Middle East.
With regard to the ongoing Mideast conflict today, Zinn places most of the blame for what he terms "the cycle of violence" on Israel's allegedly provocative and unjustified use of disproportionate force: "a rock-throwing [Palestinian] intifada met by [Israeli] over-reaction in the form of broken bones and destroyed homes; [Palestinian] suicide bombers killing innocent Jews followed by [Israeli] bombings which killed ten times as many innocent Arabs."
According to Zinn , Israeli society is filled with deep-seated "xenophobia, militarism, [and] expansionism." He seeks Jewish precedents to buttress his hardcore anti Israel views:
"Some of the wisest Jews of our time — Einstein, Martin Buber — warned of the consequences of a Jewish state. Einstein wrote, at the very inception of Israel: 'My awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power, no matter how modest. I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain….'"
In this confused formulation, by upholding its right to exist as a Jewish homeland in the face of genocidal enemies, Israel somehow compromises its "essence."
Zinn laments  that "in the occupied territories … a million and more Palestinians live under a cruel military occupation, while our [U.S.] government supplies Israel with high-tech weapons." His objection to U.S. aid to Israel has motivated him to endorse divestment campaigns aimed at companies that contribute in any way to Israel's efforts to curb the violence of Palestinian terrorists — or as Zinn sees them, freedom fighters.
In February of this year, when Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts became the first American college or university to divest its financial holdings in U.S.-based companies because of their alleged role in promoting Israeli injustices against Palestinians, Zinn endorsed  the measure along with such figures as Noam Chomsky  (who has called Israel "virtually a U.S. military base" founded "on the principle of discrimination"); Rashid Khalidi  (who contends that Israel's very existence is "at the expense of the Palestinians" and "fails to meet the most important requirement: justice"); Rep. Cynthia McKinney  (who once quipped that "the Israeli occupation of all territories must end, including Congress"); and Ilan Pappe  (who has openly expressed support  for the Palestinian terror group Hamas  "in its resistance against the Israeli occupation").
Just last month, Zinn was one of 59 clients  of the multi-billion-dollar financial services and retirement firm TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, College Retirement Equities Fund) to sign a letter calling on the Fund to divest the $257,000 in stocks it held in the company Africa-Israel. Zinn objected to Africa-Israel's role in funding the construction of Israeli settlements located in disputed territories in or near the West Bank. He was again joined in signing the letter by professors Noam Chomsky; George Bisharat  (who complains that greedy Zionists "stole Palestine" from its rightful owners); Joel Beinin  (who says  that the first Palestinian Intifada of 1988-92 was actually "a strike for peace"); and Juan Cole  (who says  Israelis "insist on occupying a people whom they do not wish to absorb, but only to steal from").
Zinn's view of the Middle East conflict is part of his view of his own profession as an "engaged" historian who wants his writing and his teaching of history "to be a part of social struggle"; a "political act" by someone who is "a part of history and not just a recorder and teacher."
in this post:
 According to : http://www.tikkun.org/article.php/HowardZinn-Thepoisonsofnationalism
 Egypt, Syria and Jordan: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/guides/Why%20Israel%20Is%20The%20Victim.htm
 laments: http://www.zmag.org/zinncalam.htm
 Noam Chomsky: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1232
 Rashid Khalidi: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1347
 Rep. Cynthia McKinney: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1508
 Ilan Pappe: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1244
 George Bisharat: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2095
 Joel Beinin: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2146
 says: http://www.campus-watch.org/article/id/1472
 Norman Finkelstein: http://22.214.171.124/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=36406
 Tony Judt: http://126.96.36.199/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=36238
 Michael Lerner: http://188.8.131.52/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=36178
 Marc H. Ellis: http://184.108.40.206/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=36028
 Image: http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffrontpagemag.com%2F2009%2F10%2F21%2Fcollaborators-in-the-campus-war-against-israel-and-the-jews-howard-zinn%2F&linkname=Collaborators%20in%20the%20Campus%20War%20against%20Israel%20and%20the%20Jews%3A%20Howard%20Zinn
Here are some other items worth reading about the "legacy" of Zinn: http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/01/28/leftist-heads-explode-over-howard-zinns-death/
(A close crony of the Chomsky, Zinn also lobbied for anti-Semite Joel Kovel recently: http://peoplesgeography.com/2007/10/10/joel-kovel-overcoming-zionism/)