Sunday, September 12, 2010
1. Israel is suddenly awash with infantile pro-terror billboards erected by that cult of treason and capitulation calling itself the "Geneva Agreement." This is a splinter group within the far Left in Israel, headed by Yossi Beilin, the godmother of the original Oslo accords. Once Peres' right-hand – er, I mean left-hand - girl, he is now basically unemployed.
To put this into perspective, Beilin is today nominally part of Meretz, which is now down to three seats in the Knesset out of 120. Beilin is a small minority figure even within Meretz, representing a Meretz faction so small he never made it into this Knesset. Meanwhile, Beilin is the author of what he calls the "Geneva Understandings" – or what I prefer to call the Geneva Misunderstandings. This is basically a "peace agreement" based on total Israeli capitulation to Palestinian demands, summed up in a document that was "negotiated" by Beilin with his terrorist pal Sari Nusseibah, the guy who currently heads the Al-Quds "university" for training terrorists.
Beilin passes himself off as "Doctor Beilin." Except I am one of the few mammals who has actually read Beilin's "PhD thesis" (there is one in Haifa U's library). It is a disgraceful collection of infantile meanderings about how the young idealists in the Labor Party need to take over the Labor Party. Tel Aviv University gave Beilin his "PhD" for this, which tells you all you need to know about academic standards at Tel Aviv University.
Meanwhile, Beilin's gang of lemmings and terrorist partners have a new PR campaign that has blanketed all of Israel. It consists of billboards showing pairs of Palestinian terrorists in a photo that resembles those greetings you get from Facebook people when they want to invite you to be their "friends." (By the way, I do not have an active Facebook page, so apologies to all those who have invited me to be their "friend" and where I did not respond.) The Beilin posters read "So and so" (name of a terrorist) wants to be your Partner (meaning peace partner). The terrorists include Rajoub, Erekat, and others.
It goes without saying that Beilin did NOT put up any similar posters in Gaza or Ramallah or Jenin, with photos of Avigdor Lieberman or Bogie Ayalon proclaiming that THEY want to be partners. You can see the posters from Beilin's fraternity prank campaign here: http://www.geneva-accord.org/ and http://www.heskem.org.il/today-view.asp?id=2
Now what is even worse than this infantile high school attempt at leftist brainwashing is that it is being paid for by the US taxpayer! That is right, as we revealed here a few days back, the US AID agency ponied up a quarter of a million smackers to give to Beilin to pollute Israeli highway billboards.
Hat tip to Yisrael Medad – I repost the news story:
USAID, an agency of the US Federal government, is spending $250,000 on outdoor billboards designed to convince Israelis that we have a 'peace partner'
Washington is funding an ad campaign in Israel featuring billboards of Palestinian officials asking: "We are partners -- what about you?"
The campaign launched Sunday includes the faces of senior Palestinian Authority officials Saeb Erekat, Jibril Rajoub and Yasser Abed Rabo, and Riad Malki, Palestinian foreign affairs minister, Yedioth Aharonoth said.
The aim of the campaign is to persuade Israelis that peace partners on the Palestinian side truly exist, and calls for support of a two-state solution, the Tel Aviv newspaper said.
The U.S. government was approached to fund the campaign by the Geneva Initiative founders, who drew up an agreement in 2003 to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the newspaper said.
The U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, invested close to $250,000 toward the creation of the billboards, the newspaper said.
The campaign has raised a few eyebrows in Israel.
"We are talking about a Palestinian Authority campaign funded by the American government," an Israeli Foreign Ministry official was quoted saying.
But of course they're not sponsoring any that send the same message to the 'Palestinians.'
I haven't seen them yet, but then these billboards are far more likely to find a receptive audience in the Tel Aviv area than they would in Jerusalem where we have had more than enough up close and personal with the 'Palestinians.'
Does anyone believe them?
Now I do not have the energy to organize this myself but I wanted to toss out a suggestion for someone with some moxie who is willing to raise the funds needed – for an alternative Partner Poster billboard campaign.
First it would carry a big photo of Adolf Hitler with the slogan "I want you Jews to be partners with the Palestinians." A similar one would feature Iran's Ahmedinijad.
Then we could have all the same Palestinian terrorist leaders now shown as partners inviting Israelis to be partners in carrying out the Second Holocaust and throwing of Jews into the sea.
You get the idea.
2. I think this single talkback, to a YNET article about Neo-Nazi David Irving, pretty much sums things up about Ben Gurion University:
On David Irving:
8. He can now teach politics at Ben Gurion University!
He would be the most Zionist lecturer in the department!
Binya , Haifa (09.11.10)
In his important book "Trials of the Diaspora," Anthony Julius has a section on "oppositionist Jews." They are also, I think, Progressive Jews. This is what Julius writes about them: There has always been in Jewish circles the harshest self-criticism. These criticisms foster the taking of public stands by some Jews against their community or its established institutions. They often preface their criticisms with the phrase, 'As Jews, we …..', by impaction claiming to champion the 'true' Jewish perspective -- an embattled, minority position, for sure, calling for a certain moral heroism, and articulating fidelity to an idea of Jewishness, rather than more mundane solidarity with Jews. In modern times, they often deprecated Jewry's 'narrow-minded provincialism', 'narrow bigotry', 'religious intransigence', and so on -- what Bruno Bettelheim disparaged as 'ghetto thinking'. Some oppositionists have rather complex relations with Judaism that repay study; others are no better than posturers, without real knowledge or understanding of the religion. There are oppositionists who are prophetic excoriators of Israel, and they speak or write of of a love of Israel. There are an equivalent number (perhaps a greater number) of oppositionists, who lack that commitment, and are driven instead by embarrassment, fear, or a desire to ingratiate themselves with non-Jews or to distance themselves from their fellow Jews' reprehensible conduct -- or some combination of these motives. … Many oppositionist Jews have now taken up positions as scourges of the Jewish State. Out of perversity, some oppositionist Jews now place themselves in the company of anti-Semites.
4. The Nazification of some US College Campuses: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/viewarticle.cfm/a-blind-eye-to-campus-anti-semitism--15510
5. The Arab Lobby: http://frontpagemag.com/2010/09/10/the-arab-lobby/
6. The Left and 9-11: http://frontpagemag.com/2010/09/10/how-the-left-undermined-americas-security-before-911/