Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The International "Solidarity" Terrorists

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ISM Exposed: How the ISM Sucker-Punched the IDF Again
By: Lee Kaplan
Published: April 18th, 2012

ISM activists pose with AK47s in Jericho alongside Al Aksa Martyrs
Brigade terrorists.
I've spent the last eight years of my life as a journalist under cover
and reporting on the inner workings of the International Solidarity
Movement (ISM), in the United States and abroad. I've been through
their training orientations and I have their training manuals. I
operate a website where it lists the history, tactics, and media
manipulations of the ISM and their leadership. I've also been
responsible for the deportation of over 200 ISM activists from Israel,
including some of their North American leadership.

At their orientation sessions in the US and UK in which I posed as an
ISM volunteer, we were instructed that our purpose was to harass the
IDF in any way possible in order to frustrate their anti-terror
operations. We were informed that the ISM coordinates with Hamas,
Islamic Jihad, and the PFLP, which were constantly apprised of our
locations in the villages. If we encountered armed terrorists while in
the West Bank or Gaza, we were told, simply say hello to them and move
on, as they were keenly aware that we were there to assist them.

In a recorded interview at the Ohio State national conference, Adam
Shapiro, a co-founder of the ISM, personally told me there are
plain-clothed Palestinian handlers at every ISM demonstration that
direct the activities. I was also told about how ISM activists serve
to draw sniper fire down on IDF soldiers when desired. Lisa Nessan,
one of those ISM trainers, told me at an ISM Georgetown conference
that standing as a human shield in front of an armed terrorist as he
threw rocks or shot at an Israeli soldier was indeed considered
"nonviolent." Joseph Carr, a.k.a. Joseph Smith, another ISM trainer,
told me in a recorded phone interview how he and Rachel Corrie
retrieved the dead body of a Hamas terrorist in Gaza from a combat
zone only weeks before she was killed by an IDF bulldozer. When asked
whether he feared arrest by the IDF back then he blithely replied 'no'
because he knew that Arab snipers would be there to fire at them.
Rachel Corrie, who was trained by the ISM and had read their manual,
also knew that Arab snipers would shoot at the IDF soldiers driving
that bulldozer had they exited it to remove her.

The ISM uses a motto coined by the late Malcolm X – "By any means
necessary" – in implementing what they consider to be revolutionary
tactics in bringing down the Jewish state, which they see as a first
step in bringing down Western democracy. Lying and media manipulation
are encouraged and elevated to an art form. Talk of 'nonviolent
resistance' is solely for media consumption, since the ISM promotes
armed revolutionary 'resistance' against Israel by serving as human
shields for terrorists.

And so, it is in this context that for two hours leading up to the two
minute video of Colonel Shalom Eisner striking Danish ISM activist
Andreas Ayas, the ISM used their bicycles, bodies, and even physical
assaults to obstruct the IDF in a closed military zone and prevent
anti-terror operations. Earlier in the day, Colonel Eisner was struck
by a stick-wielding ISM activist, leaving him with a couple of broken

11 seconds into the video Colonel Eisner can be seen ordering the
ISMers to disperse, one of them to his right with a baseball cap. The
Colonel is holding his weapon like a stick to create a line that
should not be crossed. He holds the weapon in a way that suggests his
hand is injured. Ayas has his back to the camera, and is facing the
Colonel in the foreground.

The film is then manipulated by editing. The ISMer with the baseball
cap walks behind Colonel Eisner to break up the dispersal line the
Colonel set up with his weapon. ISM activists routinely mingle among
the soldiers and police in attempts to separate and free their
comrades that have been arrested, as this video in Hebron shows. The
ISM activists are trained to scream bloody murder, tug on the
soldiers, and create mayhem before the cameras. Most of all, they do
not allow the police or soldiers to create a line. They faithfully
followed the script in this episode.

At 13 seconds, the film has been edited to show Ayas defiantly facing
down the Colonel instead of dispersing as the other ISMers are seen
doing. A casual viewer might think Ayas was just standing there. The
Colonel's eyes widen as Ayas challenges him verbally and refuses to
move. This fits the ISM playbook, as the activists are told the
soldiers cannot and will not hurt them for fear of punishment; and in
the unlikely event that they do, cameras will be there to grab an
edited Kodak moment for their weekly propaganda videos on YouTube. The
Colonel, faced with an unrelenting and unmoved agitator and trying to
hold the line with a couple of broken fingers, struck Ayas. The Danish
consul may be demanding an explanation, but Colonel Eisner did nothing
more than the Danish police do to unruly anarchists, as this video
At 26 seconds we see Ayas in the foreground of the shot sporting only
a cut lip with no serious injuries and fleeing toward the camera.
However, in the same frame we can also discern Colonel Eisner trying
to restrain the man with the baseball cap, who moved to where Ayas had
been standing and refused to disperse. The Colonel attempts to arrest
him but due to his hand injury cannot hold him, and another ISM
activist grabs the man in the baseball cap and helps him escape. The
interloper is arrested by other soldiers, while Colonel Eisner is
relegated to a spectator's role as he clearly cannot use one of his
hands. The rest of the video shows female ISMers breaking the line and
interfering with the soldiers again; another anarchist tactic is to
send women in so it can be claimed the soldiers abuse the fairer sex.
Be that as it may, anyone caught interfering with an arrest or even
touching a police officer elicits an uncompromising response in any
Western country. The end of the film shows a woman that had been
arrested sitting next to the male ISM activist who had run
interference on Colonel Eisen's arrest, and the Colonel chatting with

As mentioned, ISM activists like Ayas are told during training not to
fear or even respect IDF soldiers. They are told that the soldiers
really have no authority over them and are under orders not to hurt
them, and the activists are thus encouraged to challenge the soldiers
at every turn. If instructed by soldiers to back up ten feet, we were
trained to back up only five feet, in order to maintain a consistent
and intense level of interference. In training we were told that the
soldiers are allowed to detain us but not arrest us, and that the
soldiers must call and wait for police, a wait that facilitates a
getaway. We were told to photocopy our passports so that if detained,
we could slip away. Our training emphasized that when in closed
military zones, such as the one in which Ayas was struck, and if
ordered to disperse or leave the area, that we must refuse and demand
to see the soldier's orders in writing.

This elaborate tutelage has essentially turned interference with the
IDF into a titillating game for college anarchists in America and
Europe, who are recruited for "summer vacations in Palestine" to mess
with the IDF soldiers. In a perverse type of package deal, they can
get that "revolutionary" experience and raise hell without the risk of
being shot – as in Tiananmen Square or Tehran – or even endure the
rough handling of an American police officer. Interfering with the IDF
and aiding Arabs in attacking them has bestowed upon ISMers cult
status within American universities, and now one university even has
an ISM chapter dedicated to prepare students for such missions.
Andreas Ayas wannabes are recruited every week on US and UK campuses,
and Colonel Eisner was merely another pawn – and victim - in the
ISM's game plan.

These ISM activists from the US and Europe do more than just abuse
free speech to interfere with the IDF, nor are they starry-eyed
pacifists. They represent a definite security risk to Israel and are
documented terrorist confederates. In the photo below are ISM
activists, one from Denmark like Ayas, who gleefully pose with AK47s
in Jericho alongside Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade terrorists.

ISM activists posing with AK47s in Jericho alongside Al Aksa Martyrs
Brigade terrorists
Note that the woman is dressed to look like a female Jewish settler,
even though she is not Jewish. ISM activists routinely work to smuggle
Arabs or parcels that may contain weapons or explosives past
checkpoints into Israel. The ISM even organized an event called the
Tel Rumeida Circus, which performed juggling and fire tricks at
checkpoints to distract the IDF soldiers and facilitate the smuggling

A Rogue's Gallery

Paul LaRudee
Paul LaRudee, one of ISM's major organizers in the US, was caught and
deported from Israel after I tipped off the Israeli government to the
fact that he was traveling to Israel under an assumed name, Paul
Wilder. Until that point, he had been slipping in and out of the
country, regularly meeting with members of Hamas. After exhausting the
appeals process in Israeli courts, he went on to Lebanon to assist
Hezbollah during the 2006 war.
Paul LaRudee meeting with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh
LaRudee continues to hobnob with Hamas, having recently visited Hamas
in Gaza to receive a medal the group had awarded him. He was among
those arrested on the Mavi Marmara, where he was justifiably struck by
Israeli personnel who were struggling to subdue him. Because their
actions were justified, these personnel were not vilified in the media
nor reprimanded by the government. But the only difference between
them and Colonel Eisner is that their actions weren't depicted in a
grossly-manipulated video.

Here are a few more ISM activists I succeeded in getting deported from Israel.

Brian Malovany
Brian Malovany trains new ISM recruits on how to harass IDF soldiers.
His father told me ISM is a cult. Brian managed to reenter Israel by
obtaining an Irish passport. ISM encourages obtaining multiple
passports and identities so as to be able to reenter Israel and
continue the harassment of the IDF and support for the terrorist
groups in their 'resistance'.

Joseph Carr a.k.a Joseph Smith
Joseph Carr has boasted about entering Israel four separate times from
four different entry points to continue his "revolution" against the
Jewish state after being banned from the country. Carr has been linked
to the deaths of members of ISM, as he suspiciously managed to capture
their deaths with photographs, and has dubbed the deaths as "worth the
price of the revolution."

Deppen Webber disguised as a settler wearing a kippah
Deppen Webber was Paul LaRudee's replacement until I got him deported
from Israel only a few months ago. The above photo shows him wearing a
kippah and disguised as a Jew in the West Bank; he is not Jewish.
Webber turned up in Beirut just weeks ago, where he was helping
Hezbollah organize the Global March to Jerusalem. ISM's support for
Hezbollah is patent, and in the US it works with Hezbollah-linked
groups, especially in Shiite mosques.

Jeff Pickert a.k.a. Max Suchan
Jeff Pickert was deported after my last visit to Israel because he was
tasked with fomenting riots in a new Arab village in the West Bank
that was intended to be the next Bi'ilin. Pickert was linked to a PFLP
safe house in Chicago and was involved in the flotillas enterprise. He
is now touring American campuses and churches on behalf of the ISM,
recruiting for more ISM recruits.

Jonas Moffat a.k.a. Joe Skillet
I got Jonas Moffat, a professional ISM agitator, deported for security
violations. He is the founder of the Tel Rumeida Circus and now has a
sinecure, touring the globe to try and destroy Israel since he can no
longer do so from within. Like other ISM activists, he assumed an
alias so that he could reenter Israel, harass the IDF, and foment
riots even after banishment and deportation.

ISM activities are not just limited to harassment of Israel's security
forces: they are behind boycotts of Israel; they are allied with
neo-Nazis in the US, with Arab irredentist groups that are fronts for
terrorists – particularly Hamas – in the US, and with Iranian
interests. The ISM's purpose is to destroy Israel's sovereignty as a
nation "by any means necessary" – by flooding the country with
international anarchists who can create scenes such as those depicting
Colonel Eisner.

Colonel Eisner, a hero of the 2006 war with Hebozllah in Lebanon, was
set up by the ISM through video manipulation, and the Israeli
government is once again falling all over itself just to fall into the
trap. It appears that Israel's leaders have short memories, as it was
not so long ago that an IDF Navy SEAL, armed with a paintball gun, was
literally disemboweled on an ISM flotilla ship and thrown overboard
into the sea by ISM-affiliated activists on the Mavi Marmara. Colonel
Eisner did nothing less than that Navy SEAL in protecting the People
of Israel. And this disrespect of our soldiers and police must stop.

Colonel Eisner says he overreacted? The real overreaction was by the
politicians and the media, who do not seem to fully apprehend ISM's
tactics and training and the context in which the episode took place,
and who fear indiscriminate and sweeping condemnation by other
nations. But Colonel Eisner's contrition is understandable considering
the unnecessary reprobation he received from Prime Minister Netanyahu
and the IDF brass, who shot from the hip. But the fact is, it is the
government that owes him an apology, as much as they owe an apology to
that Israeli Navy SEAL for sending him on his mission with a paintball
Colonel Eisner's actions should not be considered a punishable
offense, as they are an inevitable consequence of the monstrous
worldwide campaign and solidarity network designed to defame Israel
and the IDF. His actions should be understood as nothing less than the
sensible application of self-defense in the course of maintaining
order and preserving security, while under constant threat and stress.
And it is the Israeli Foreign Ministry that should be asking for an
explanation from the Danish Foreign Ministry: Why are you sending us
your anarchists and subversives when you won't even tolerate them on
the streets of Copenhagen?

The opinions and facts in this article are presented solely by the
author, and the Jewish Press assumes no responsibility for them.

About the Author: Lee Kaplan is an investigative journalist who has
been published internationally and interviewed on over 200 radio
programs and on television as an expert on the ISM. He is currently
working on a book about the ISM and how it is part of the global war
on terror. He can be reached at


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