ANTISEMITISM: Biden’s pick for ambassador to Brazil railed against ‘the Jewish factor, it’s money’

Antisemitism Uncovered video on the antisemitic trope of greed.

FROM: https://antisemitism.adl.org/greed/

Tell Pres. Biden to STOP the Nomination of Antisemite Elizabeth Frawley Bagley for Ambassador NOW!

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QUOTE FROM: https://zoa.org/2022/06/10445981-another-biden-hostile-to-jews-israel-nominee-elizabeth-bagleys-antisemitic-tropes-cause-senate-rejecting-her-as-u-s-ambassador-to-brazil/:

"U.S. embassies are required to serve Americans visiting or living in the host country without discrimination. Ms. Frawley’s remarks raise serious, disqualifying concerns about how she will treat Jewish Americans visiting or living in Brazil. Moreover, Brazil has a significant Jewish community of over 120,000 people, well-integrated into all aspects of Brazilian society. It would be deeply insulting and distressing to this community to send a U.S. Ambassador to Brazil who has Bagley’s history of using ugly antisemitic tropes."

WIKIPEDIA QUOTES:

"Elizabeth Frawley Bagley (born July 13, 1952) is an American diplomat, attorney, political activist and philanthropist who is the nominee to serve as the next United States Ambassador to Brazil in the Biden administration."

"Bagley is a major political donor and fundraiser who "over the years [has] raised millions of dollars for Democratic candidates.""

"She resides in Washington, D.C. She also owns a house in Nantucket."

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SEE: https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/the-jewish-factor-its-money-biden-ambassador-pick-under-fire-for-anti-semitic-tirade/amp/

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/bidens-pick-for-ambassador-to-brazil-railed-against-the-jewish-factor-its-money;

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Bagley will fit right in on Biden’s team of Leftist anti-Semites: Hady Amr, Robert Malley and so many others.

“‘The Jewish Factor, It’s Money’: Biden Ambassador Pick Under Fire for Anti-Semitic Tirade,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, June 22, 2022 5:45 pm

The Biden administration’s nominee to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Brazil spoke at length about the influence of Jewish money in politics, claiming the “Jewish lobby” exerts undue influence over the Democratic Party with its “major money.”

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, a longtime diplomat and Democratic Party insider, is scheduled on Thursday to have her nomination advanced to the full Senate by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But Bagley’s comments about Jewish money in politics—tropes long considered anti-Semitic in nature—are raising red flags among Democratic and Republican members of the committee, senior congressional sources told the Washington Free Beacon.

Bagley, in a 1998 interview, a full copy of which was obtained by the Free Beacon, bemoaned “the influence of the Jewish lobby because there is major money involved.” She went on to claim “the Democrats always tend to go with the Jewish constituency on Israel and say stupid things, like moving the capital to Jerusalem always comes up.” Support for these Israel-related issues are due to “the Jewish factor, it’s money.” The interview was conducted by a historian at the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training for an oral history project….

Bagley opened up about the “Jewish lobby” and its impact on Democratic Party politics in the 1998 interview. She was asked about “the Israeli influence” on the Clinton administration, where Bagley served as the ambassador to Portugal.

“There is always the influence of the Jewish lobby because there is major money involved,” Bagley said. “But, I don’t remember any major issues coming out on that, besides the usual ‘make Jerusalem the capital of Israel,’ which is always an issue in the campaign.”

Democrats, she said, “always tend to go with the Jewish constituency on Israel and say stupid things, like moving the capital to Jerusalem always comes up. Things that we shouldn’t even touch.”

“Jewish Democrats,” she continued, “were going to give their money to Clinton anyway and Jews are mostly Democrats on social issues.”

The “Jewish factor” is not about the raw number of electors who care about these issues, Bagley said, “it’s money.”

When questioned about these remarks during a May 18 confirmation hearing with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bagley claimed they were the result of a “free-flowing discussion” with the interviewer.

“The language you used in regard to the Jewish community, Israel’s influence on our election, and Jewish money have me concerned,” Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.) said during the hearing. “The choice of words was fit into the traditional tropes of anti-Semitism.”

“I regret that you would think that it was a problem,” Bagley told Cardin. “I certainly didn’t mean anything by it. It was a poor choice of words, but it was something that the interviewer had asked me, prompted by something about politics.”

Bagley added that she is “very sorry about that choice of words.”

ANTISEMITISM AT GERMAN ART SHOW; CLEVELAND, OHIO MUSLIM “OFFICER OF THE YEAR” EXPOSED FOR JEW HATRED, PRAISING HITLER

Leading Art Show In Germany Displays Antisemitic Work

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/leading-art-show-in-germany-displays-antisemitic-work;

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For understandable reasons, the German government claims to be and sometimes is, acutely sensitive to displays, public or private, of antisemitism. Included in the internationally recognized definition of antisemitism is criticism leveled at Israel that is not leveled against any other country for similar behavior. And especially to be censured as antisemitic are the grotesque comparisons that are made between the IDF and the Nazis. Antisemitic exhibits were present at this year’s Documenta, held in Kassel, one of the two most important displays of contemporary art in the world (the other is the Venice Biennale). A report on this moral disaster is here: “Leading Contemporary Art Show Opens in Germany Amid Political Storm Over ‘Antisemitic’ Exhibits,” by Ben Cohen, Algemeiner, June 19, 2022:

The top official tasked with combating antisemitism in Germany has criticized a leading art show that was opened by the country’s president on Saturday for failing to deal with the accusations of antisemitism that have overshadowed its production.

Speaking to the German news outlet Bild am Sonntag, Felix Klein — the German federal commissioner for countering antisemitism — commented that the Documenta art festival, which opened this weekend in the city of Kassel, had failed to dispel the impression that some of the artworks now on display promote antisemitic tropes.

It wasn’t just that the Documenta organizers and some of its participants had ”failed to dispel the impression” that some of the artworks on display were antisemitic. This was no mere “impression,” but an absolutely clear manifestation, of antisemitism

Mounted every five years and regarded as the world’s leading contemporary art show alongside the Venice Biennale, the current edition of the Documenta festival has been curated by Ruangrupa, a collective of Indonesian artists which supports the ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ (BDS) movement seeking to isolate Israel politically, culturally and economically. The Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, passed a motion in May 2019 that decried the BDS campaign as antisemitic and urged the government to regard organizations advocating Israel’s elimination, or a boycott of Israel, as ineligible for state funding.

Indonesia is a Muslim country and Indonesians are, unsurprisingly, anti-Israel. This is not a secret. Once it had been understood by the German government that the 2022 show would be organized by a collective of Indonesian artists, did no one in the political echelon worry about what kinds of “artists” and “art” those anti-Israel Indonesians might select to appear in the Documenta festival?

One of the artistic groups participating in the festival, the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, located in the West Bank city of Ramallah, has repeatedly expressed support for boycotts of artistic events in Israel. The center is named in honor of Khalil al-Sakakini, a Palestinian scholar who lived in Jerusalem prior to Israel’s creation in 1948 and was openly sympathetic to Nazi Germany.

It is the official policy of the German government to oppose BDS and to outlaw any attempts to promote it. But when it came to Documenta it was asleep at the wheel. When did it find out that one of the groups taking part in the festival – a very great honor, one proving most profitable, in the art world – was a Palestinian cultural center named after Khalil al-Sakakini, a prominent Arab scholar who had been a Nazi supporter during World War II. Sakakini believed that Nazi Germany could “liberate Palestine from the Jew.” He wrote that Adolf Hitler had opened the world’s eyes to Jewish world power and that Germany had stood up to the Jews and put them in their place. This is the man after whom that Palestinian “cultural center” was named, the same center now showing its “art” from June to September to millions of visitors expected at Documenta. It would have taken approximately one minute to learn all about the unsavory Sakakini, but no one in the German government bothered. No alarm bells, no curiosity, no worry about Indonesian sympathizers with antisemitic Palestinians choosing the exhibitors.

One of the artworks being exhibited at the show was produced by a Palestinian group calling itself “The Question of Funding.” A series produced by one of its artists, Mohammed Al Hawajiri, titled “Guernica Gaza,” depicts Israeli military operations in Hamas-controlled Gaza as akin to the bombing of the Spanish city of Guernica by the German Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War — an atrocity that was famously rendered in the painting “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso.

The message [of this painting]: Israel’s army is what the Nazi air force was,” responded Leonard Kaminski of the German Antisemitism Research and Information Center (RIAS) in a post on Twitter. According to the widely-accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, “comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” are antisemitic.

The Nazis, testing their new planes in 1937, bombed the Basque town of Guernica, where there were only inoffensive civilians, killing or wounding one-third of its inhabitants. The Israeli military, on the other hand, does everything it can to avoid harming civilians. The IDF sends warnings to people in buildings that are soon to be targeted, by every means possible – telephoning, emailing, leafletting, and making use of the “knock-on-the-roof” technique. Given that Hamas always hides its weapons in or near civilian structures – houses, apartment buildings, schools, hospitals – it is hellishly difficult to avoid all civilian casualties, but Israel makes great efforts to minimize them, even if it means allowing some Hamas fighters to escape.

Another artwork made light of Palestinian terrorism against Israelis. A graphic assembled by the London-based artist Hamja Ashan shows the silhouette of a chicken on top of a machine gun, alongside the words Popular Front for the Liberation of Fried Chicken (PFLFC) — an allusion to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) which gained notoriety for airplane hijackings and gun attacks against civilians during the 1960s and 1970s.

Various Palestinian terrorist groups — the PLO, the DFLP (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine), the Abu Nidal Organization, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the PFLP, and others less known, as well as Arab terrorists acting on their own. have killed 3,500 Israelis, and wounded 25,000, since the 1948 war. This unfunny graphic of the harmless “chicken” is meant to belittle and mock Israeli anguish over those deaths – see, the graphic says, the PFLP is about as threatening to Israel as a “chicken.” Those Zionists, always making a fuss over nothing. What fun.

In his interview with Bild, Klein [Felix Klein, the German federal commissioner for countering antisemitism] deemed that the allegations of antisemitism leveled at the Documenta festival could not be “credibly dispelled.”

Not “credibly dispelled” is bureaucratese for what should be expressed more forcefully: “the antisemitism in these displays at the Documenta festival is both obvious and nauseating.”

Added Klein: “I very much regret that, especially after the heated public discussion about this.”

In his Saturday address that opened the Documenta festival, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed discomfort at the persistent charges of antisemitism that dogged the show’s preparation, saying that a “boycott of Israel is tantamount to denying its right to exist.”

Steinmeier denounced BDS as “a strategy of exclusion and stigmatization that cannot be separated from antisemitism.” He added that he regretted that the dispute could not be resolved through “a direct discussion between the representatives of the Global South [since when did Muslim states come to represent “the Global South”?], the Jewish community in Germany and Israel.”

By showing up to deliver a speech at the opening of Documenta, German President Steinmeier lent the event an undeserved respectability, when the exhibits I’ve mentioned above — and there were others similarly unpleasant — ought to be the subject of German shame and chagrin. He ought to have refused to appear, and instead explained that he could not in good conscience have anything to do with Documenta because of the clearly antisemitic exhibits it contained and that its organizers refused, after objections were made, to remove it.

Steinmeier’s appearance at the show was strongly criticized by Volker Beck, a former Green Party parliamentarian who now heads the German Israeli Society (DIG).

“It’s a bit pointless to lament now that a direct discussion between the representatives of the Global South and Documenta and the Jewish community in Germany did not come about,” Beck said. “Documenta didn’t want to invite representatives of the [Central Council of German Jews], just plenty of BDS representatives instead.”

Those meticulous Germans were apparently not meticulous enough to vet the exhibitors before the show opened when they might have pressured the organizers to remove the exhibits that displayed anti-Israel messages amounting to antisemitism. 

So what should the rest of us do? Let President Steinmeier’s office know of your deep unhappiness with certain exhibits that were part of this year’s Documenta festival. Make another statement by staying away from Kassel. Don’t visit Documenta, don’t review the exhibits at Documenta, don’t praise anything at Documenta, and don’t buy a damn thing that is now shown at Documenta. And five years from now, when Documenta, its hour come round again, at last, is being organized, make sure such an intolerable result is not repeated.

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Antisemitic Muslim 'Cop Of The Year' Tweets Discovered in Cleveland, Ohio:

Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Ismail Quran tweeted Jew-hatred, praise of Hitler

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/cleveland-officer-of-the-year-ismail-quran-tweeted-jew-hatred-praise-of-hitler;

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The book whose name Ismail Quran bears teaches that the Jews are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

“Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Under Investigation for Anti-Semitic, Pro-Hitler Tweets,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, June 20, 2022:

Cleveland’s 2019 police officer of the year is under investigation for a series of anti-Semitic social media posts that include praise for Adolf Hitler and the Hamas terrorist organization.

Ismail Quran is under investigation by the Cleveland police internal affairs unit for posting “inappropriate social media content,” a department spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon on Monday.

Quran has posted several anti-Semitic messages on social media, including a “salute to Hitler the great” and messages threatening violence against Jewish people, according to tweets provided by Canary Mission, a watchdog group that tracks anti-Semitic activity online….

The Cleveland police department hired Quran in 2018, several years after most of the public tweets were issued. Quran was presented with a belated 2019 officer of the year award in November 2021, more than a year after Canary Mission first exposed many of Quran’s anti-Semitic posts. At the award ceremony, the department said “Officer Ismail Quran has truly embodied the community policing philosophy for the Cleveland Division of Police.” The Cleveland police department is facing allegations it tried to sweep the controversy under the rug and ignore Quran’s bigotry. The officer is “assigned to administrative duties” while the investigation is underway….

When asked for comment on Quran’s posts, a Cleveland police spokesman informed the Free Beacon that the officer is under investigation, though it is unclear what the repercussions could be….

In October 2015, he stated, “Lol bum ass Jew tried to intimidate me. … Don’t try that shit with me.”

“The Jewish lobby,” he wrote in August 2014, runs “the USA.”

Quran claimed in an August 2014 tweet that the Hamas terror group, which routinely kills Jewish civilians in terror attacks, is merely “defending their land.”

In a July 2014 tweet, Quran wrote, “Fuck that Jew” in response to a message wishing an Israeli basketball player good luck. Quran’s tweet included a picture captioned, “LET ME SALUTE TO HITLER THE GREAT. He said ‘I would have killed all the Jews of the world, but I kept some to show the world why I killed them.’”…

Most of these posts were active as of June 2022, though many were deleted when reports about Quran’s rhetoric began to emerge. Canary Mission has documented all of them on its website.

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SEE ALSO:

'Salute to Hitler:' Cleveland cop investigated for antisemitic posts - The Jerusalem Post

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-710022

AND:

Cleveland ‘Officer of the Year’ Under Investigation for Anti-Semitic, Pro-Hitler Tweets

https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/06/20/cleveland-officer-of-the-year-under-investigation-for-anti-semitic-pro-hitler-tweets/

AND:

Cleveland’s ‘Officer of the Year’ Praised Hitler, Joined Facebook Group Honoring Bin Laden

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/06/clevelands-officer-of-the-year-praised-hitler-joined-facebook-group-honoring-bin-laden

Biden Appoints Supporter of ‘Intifada’ as ‘Ambassador’ to PLO in Israel

FDP im Wahlkampf: Christian Lindner zieht rote Linien für Koalitionen

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/06/biden-appoints-supporter-of-intifada-as-ambassador-to-plo-in-israel;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

After a wave of violence that saw repeated murders of Israelis, with guns and axes, among other means, in attacks that involved ISIS, but were praised by Hamas and the PLO’s Palestinian Authority, Biden is rewarding the terrorists.

 The Biden administration has settled on a series of steps aimed at boosting its diplomatic ties to the Palestinians in lieu of reopening the US Consulate in Jerusalem — a move it reluctantly shelved amid Israeli opposition.

The “opposition” consisted of telling Biden that if they gave in, the leftist-Islamist-RINO (right in name only) coalition government would collapse and they’d have to deal with Netanyahu again.

According to two US and Palestinian officials who spoke to The Times of Israel, US President Joe Biden will elevate Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr to the role of special envoy to the Palestinians.

Front Page Magazine had the first deep background on Amr.

“I was inspired by the Palestinian intifada,” Hady Amr wrote a year after September 11, discussing his work as the national coordinator of the anti-Israel Middle East Justice Network.

Biden has now chosen Amr as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel-Palestine.

“I have news for every Israeli,” Amr ranted in one column written after Sheikh Salah Shahada, the head of Hamas’ Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was taken out by an Israeli air strike.

Amr warned that Arabs “now have televisions, and they will never, never forget what the Israeli people, the Israeli military and Israeli democracy have done to Palestinian children. And there will be thousands who will seek to avenge these brutal murders of innocents.”

Hady Amr had accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and coordinated an organization that had accused Israel of “apartheid”

On top of that, Amr was essentially working for the Qatari terror state that backs Hamas and the rest of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since then there were numerous reports of his abusive behavior when meeting with Israelis and Jews.

So this appointment formalizes what everyone knew, Amr is there to advocate for the terrorists. At least Biden will stop pretending that Amr is there to handle relations between Israel and the terrorists. 

He’s playing for one team only. 

Amr will remain in Washington but will make regular trips to the region and work closely with the Palestinian Affairs Unit, which currently is a branch within the US Embassy to Israel and is housed in the old Jerusalem consulate building. But in a move aimed at again setting apart the diplomats serving the Palestinians from those serving the Israelis, the PAU will officially begin reporting directly to Amr in Washington, rather than to the US ambassador in Israel, the US and Palestinian officials said.

So Biden is essentially making Amr a kind of ambassador to the terrorists. But he’s not representing America to the terrorists, he’s representing the terrorists to America.

 

EXCEPT IF YOUR MUSLIM POLICE STATE New Jersey: Paterson renames street ‘Palestine Way,’ Linda Sarsour calls for ‘Palestine Way in every city’

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/new-jersey-paterson-renames-street-palestine-way-linda-sarsour-calls-for-palestine-way-in-every-city;

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There is nothing at all in this NorthJersey.com report, of course, about the relentless “Palestinian” jihad, or the genocidal incitement of “Palestinian” children, or the practice of passing out sweets whenever Israeli civilians are killed, or any other hint that the “Palestinians” are anything but a noble, oppressed people. The involvement of hard-Left anti-Semite Linda Sarsour is not even mentioned, but she was prominently involved enough to be among a handful of people photographed on a lift under the new street sign. Linda Sarsour is a rabidly antisemitic Islamic supremacist who has said that “nothing is creepier than Zionism” and has equated it with “racism.” She is an enthusiastic supporter of the “Palestinian” jihad against Israel and has even claimed that feminists cannot and must not support Israel.

Do Paterson officials care about her history of hateful, incendiary, and anti-Semitic statements? Almost certainly not. Would they care if they did? Almost certainly not.

“Palestine Way: Paterson celebrates street renaming in tribute to community,” by Hannan Adely and Rebecca King, NorthJersey.com, May 15, 2022:

PATERSON — The South Paterson neighborhood is home to stores, restaurants and offices with Palestinian flags and images of Jerusalem hanging on walls. Everywhere, signs of the Palestinian homeland are emblazoned on property names, from Jerusalem Pharmacy to Nablus Sweets to Palestine Hair Salon.

Now, visitors to the area will also find street signs. On Sunday, city officials celebrated the renaming of a five-block section of Main Street, from Gould Avenue to Buffalo Avenue, to Palestine Way.

“Many Palestinians call Paterson home, and this is the day we get to celebrate it,” said Councilman Alaa “Al” Abdelaziz.

The City Council voted unanimously in April for the street renaming to honor the city’s large Palestinian community and its contributions to civic life and business. A bustling street festival, organized by the Palestinian American Community Center, was held along Main Street to celebrate the occasion.

Vendors set up booths selling roasted corn, dresses, bags and more. T-shirts emblazoned with “Palestine Way” were available. Red, white, black and green Palestinian flags were passed out to attendees and draped from buildings and tents. 

“I wish we had something like this every year,” said Lina Ramadan, who was visiting from Jordan and hadn’t been to Paterson in 22 years. She used to live in Union City.

“I feel like I’m in my country,” she said. “Everyone is so happy. It’s very special.”…

Chants of “Free Palestine” and “Palestine Way” accompanied the unveiling of the street sign….

Disinformation Board co-chair & attorney Jennifer Daskal worked for Soros’ Open Society Institute and anti-Semitic Human Rights Watch

Jennifer Daskal is an Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where she teaches and writes in the fields of criminal, national security, and constitutional law.  She also is a 2016-2017 Open Society Institute Fellow, working on issues related to privacy, surveillance, and law enforcement access to data across borders.  From 2009-2011, Daskal was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice.  Previously, Daskal was senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, worked as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and clerked for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff. Daskal is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, and Cambridge University, where she was a Marshall Scholar.  Her scholarship has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Journal of National Security Law and Policy, among other places.  She has published op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, and International Herald Tribune, and has appeared on numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, NBC Nightly News, BBC, and C-Span. She is an Executive Editor of and regular contributor to the Just Security blog.

SOROS OPERATIVE APPOINTED BY BIDEN TO ASSIST JANKOWICZ

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/disinfo-board-co-chair-worked-for-soros-open-society-institute-and-anti-semitic-human-rights-watch;

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This was entirely predictable. Soros lavishly bankrolls all the Left’s pet causes, and censorship is its cause du jour. It would be surprising if his people weren’t involved.

“BREAKING: Official Co-Leading Biden Disinfo Board Worked for George Soros,” by Joseph Vazquez and Catherine Salgado, NewsBusters, May 6, 2022:

A member of President Joe Biden’s Orwellian Disinformation Governance Board has close ties to liberal billionaire activist George Soros.  

Disinformation Governance Board leader Jennifer Daskal has at least three connections to Soros. Daskal previously served as an Open Society Institute fellow “working on issues related to privacy and law enforcement access to data across borders.” Daskal also worked as senior counterterrorism counsel for the anti-Semitic Human Rights Watch. HRW received at least $32,106,746 from Soros between 2000 and 2014 alone. Daskal was also founding editor of the Just Security blog. Soros’ Open Society Foundations gave $675,000 to Just Security between 2017 and 2019.

Daskal’s involvement with the censorship board fits right in with the Soros agenda. Soros has been involved in funding a litany of so-called fact-checking operations, making the revelation of Daskal’s Soros-tie par for the course. Soros cash recipients includes The Poynter Institute’s left-wing International Fact-Checking Network, which decried YouTube’s “insufficient” censorship, and the U.K.-based Full Fact, which tried to swat down the idea of COVID-19 leaking from a lab in February, 2020 while knowledge of the pathogen was still rare

The fact that Soros has one of his former fellows leading Biden’s government-sanctioned Ministry of Truth should concern every American citizen. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated during a congressional hearing that “[o]ur Undersecretary for Policy Rob Silvers is co-chair with our Principal Deputy General Counsel Jennifer Daskal, in leading a just recently constituted a misinformation/disinformation governance board.” 

This indicates that Daskal will be exerting considerable influence over the Disinformation Governance Board policies going forward. It’s as if the pro-critical race theory and self-proclaimed “Mary Poppins of disinformation” Nina Jankowicz being named the censorship board’s executive director wasn’t cringe enough….

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SEE ALSO:

https://launchliberty.com/breaking-soros-tied-jennifer-daskal-appointed-as-bidens-disinformation-governance-board-co-chair/

https://patriotsignal.com/breaking-soros-is-behind-it-caught-red-handed/

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-disinfo-chief-nina-jankowicz-pushed-trump-russia-collusion-claims?msclkid=cd8754a6d06711ecbfe1ac21358a1477

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What Biden Doesn’t Want You to Know About Karine Jean-Pierre

Karine Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique, France on August 13, 1977. Like her parents, she belongs to Haitian ethnicity. Though Martinican-born, she was raised in Queens, NYC. Besides, Pierre has citizenship in both Haiti and America.

The activist went to the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Later, she graduated with an MPA(Master of Public Affairs) degree.

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SEE: https://front.moveon.org/

SEE: https://dailyuknews.com/us-news/press-secretary-karine-jean-pierre-blasted-for-attack-on-severely-racist-pro-israel-conference/

EXCERPTS FROM: https://jewishchronicle.timesofisrael.com/karine-jean-pierre-who-endorsed-aipac-boycott-to-be-next-white-house-press-secretary/:

US President Joe Biden named as his next press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, a former official of the activist MoveOn group who endorsed its call on Democratic presidential candidates to boycott the annual AIPAC conference.

“When it comes down to it, AIPAC’s policies are not progressive policies. AIPAC’s values are not progressive values,” Pierre wrote in the 2019 piece, saying that the group’s failure to forcefully call out the Trump administration’s bigotry disqualified it as a venue for Democrats.

AIPAC, historically non-partisan, has in the last decade drifted apart from progressives on Israel policy. Most recently, it launched a PAC to directly support pro-Israel candidates for the first time; the PAC has so far given to more Republicans than to Democrats and has drawn criticism for giving to Republicans who voted not to affirm Biden’s election. It also is supporting the House Democrats’ leadership and about half of the party’s progressive caucus.

EXCERPTS FROM THE NEW YORK POST: https://nypost.com/2022/05/07/karine-jean-pierre-urged-dems-to-skip-pro-israel-conference/:

“When it comes down to it, AIPAC’s policies are not progressive policies. AIPAC’s values are not progressive values,” Jean-Pierre wrote in a Newsweek Op-Ed in 2019. “It’s time to call a spade a spade.”

In the piece, she blasted the conference as “severely racist” saying it has “become known for trafficking in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric while lifting up Islamophobic voices and attitudes.”

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/05/07/heres-what-biden-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about-his-new-press-secretary-n1595973;

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When Joe Biden announced Karine Jean-Pierre would soon replace Jen Psaki as his press secretary, he naturally assumed the media would collectively swoon over the fact that he had picked a Black Lesbian Woman™ for such a high-profile position. Which, of course, they did. Biden clearly expects Jean-Pierre’s status as a black woman and a member of the LGBT community will protect her from scrutiny and criticism.

Heh. Well, not from me.

Related: Black Lesbian Woman™ to Replace Circle Back Girl as White House Press Secretary

It turns out that when you read the fine print on Black Lesbian Woman™ Jean-Pierre, you find out she’s in a same-sex marriage with CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux, which raises a few ethical questions.

“The White House did not respond to a request for comment about whether Jean-Pierre would recuse herself in dealing with CNN,” the Washington Free Beacon reports. “Malveaux’s colleagues include Valerie Jarrett’s daughter, CNN justice correspondent Laura Jarrett, and Israel ambassador Tom Nides’s wife, Virginia Moseley, who serves as CNN’s senior vice president of news-gathering.”

“Suzanne Malveaux will continue in her role as CNN national correspondent covering national/international news and cultural events but will not cover politics, Capitol Hill, or the White House while Karine Jean-Pierre is serving as White House press secretary,” a CNN spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon.

But that’s not the only skeleton in Jean-Pierre’s closet. In addition to the aforementioned ethical issues, she is also a long-time anti-Israel activist.

Her history includes a past role as a senior adviser and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, a far-left organization that has established itself as anti-Israel, in part by advocating for boycotts of the country that are widely considered anti-Semitic.

“Joe Biden’s promotion of Jean-Pierre signals to all would-be Israel haters that their efforts will be rewarded with White House appointments and promotions,” said Ellie Cohanim, a former Trump administration official who served as the State Department’s deputy special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. “At a time of rising anti-Semitism in America, Biden’s promotion of Jean-Pierre is exactly the wrong signal to send.”

“As a child of Holocaust survivors and as an American Jew, I am both appalled and frightened that Biden has chosen as his principal deputy press secretary, Ms. Jean-Pierre, who has shown essentially antisemitic hostility toward Israel and is willing to lie about and vilify Israel and Jews to promote her ugly Israelophobic agenda,” Mort Klein, CEO of the Zionist Organization on America, said in a statement.

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Conflict of interest: Biden’s new press secretary in relationship with CNN reporter

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/conflict-of-interest-bidens-new-press-secretary-in-relationship-with-cnn-reporter;

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The political Left and the media establishment form one big club. This is not even close to being the first evidence of that. Think of George Stephanopoulos going from the Clinton White House to ABC News, and Jen Psaki, Jean-Pierre’s predecessor, going to MSNBC. You don’t see, say, Kayleigh McEnany getting a job on CNN. The supposedly objective news outlets are open only to the Left.

“Biden’s new press secretary sparks conflict-of-interest concerns over relationship with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux,” by Lee Brown, New York Post, May 6, 2022: 

President Biden’s trailblazing pick for his new press secretary is already being accused of creating troubling conflicts of interest because of her long-term relationship with star CNN reporter Suzanne Malveaux.

Karine Jean-Pierre — who next Friday will be both the first black and first openly gay person to hold the key White House post — lives with the network’s national correspondent in Washington, DC, with their 7-year-old daughter.

The Haitian-born press pick gushed about her relationship with Malveaux in Jean-Pierre’s 2019 memoir, “Moving Forward.”

“Most of all, I want to say that every word of this book was written with love for my partner, Suzanne Malveaux, and our daughter, Soleil Malveaux Jean-Pierre. You are my life,” she wrote, also thanking “the Malveaux family.”

While Jean-Pierre’s groundbreaking pick for the White House post was widely celebrated, it also left some questioning her and Malveaux’s impartiality. CNN’s recent scandals have included now-axed host Chris Cuomo’s behind-the-scenes meddling in brother and then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sex scandals.

It also comes after her soon-to-be-predecessor, Jen Psaki, sparked similar conflict concerns for keeping the top job for six weeks after it was widely reported she’d been hired by left-leaning network MSNBC.

Soon after Jean-Pierre’s new gig was announced, Alex Marlow, editor-in-chief of the right-wing news outlet Breitbart, tweeted, “This is one of many examples of the corporate media LITERALLY in bed with the government it covers.”

Marlow noted that he had already raised concerns about Jean-Pierre’s relationship with Malveaux in his book, “Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption.”

“CNN will continue to be, in effect, the Biden administration’s communications shop,” his news site, Breitbart, claimed.

“This is one of many examples of the corporate media LITERALLY in bed with the government it covers,” tweeted Alex Marlow, editor-in-chief of right-wing news outlet Breitbart….

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5 Radical Facts About Incoming White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

BY JOEL B. POLLAK

SEE: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/05/05/five-radical-facts-about-incoming-press-secretary-karine-jean-pierre/;

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Karine Jean-Pierre was named the new White House press secretary on Thursday, taking over from Jen Psaki, who is departing for MSNBC on May 13.

Jean-Pierre’s appointment was hailed as “historic,” since she will be the first black woman and “out” LGBTQ person to serve in the role. However, there are several facts about Jean-Pierre’s record of radical politics that might prove to be more important than her skin color or her sexual preference. Here are five facts:

1. Jean-Pierre worked for radical organization MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org, launched in the late 1990s to oppose the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, pushed, ironically, for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, abandoning its former principles. The group also infamously accused General David Petraeus, then commanding U.S. forces during the Iraq War, of betraying the country. Jean-Pierre worked for MoveOn.org from 2016 until the 2020 presidential campaign.

2. Jean–Pierre has a history of anti-Israel radicalism. In 2019, Jean-Pierre applauded Democratic presidential candidates for boycotting the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington, DC, a prominent pro-Israel gathering. “You cannot call yourself a progressive while continuing to associate yourself with an organization like AIPAC that has often been the antithesis of what it means to be progressive,” Jean-Pierre wrote.

3. Jean-Pierre once said that no one who has been merely accused of sexual misconduct should seek public office. Jean-Pierre told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union in 2017 that even if there was no corroborating evidence, and nothing had been proven against the accused, the mere existence of the accusation should be disqualifying. Ironically, she went on to work for Biden, even after he had been credibly accused of sexual misconduct by former aide Tara Reade.

4. Jean-Pierre is married to CNN anchor and correspondent Suzanne Malveaux. Jean-Pierre is only the latest example in a pattern of high-level personal ties and romantic links between Democrats and the media, as documented by Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow in his 2021 blockbuster Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret CorruptionCNN will continue to be, in effect, the Biden administration’s communications shop.

5. Jean-Pierre stoked racial divisions and fears when Donald Trump took office. She told Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time, “I think the thing to understand is that, if you are not white, male, straight, you are — you fear a — Donald Trump’s presidency because there is no place for you in a Donald Trump’s presidency.” She later claimed that Trump wanted to put a “whites only” sign on the Statue of Liberty, and claimed Trump had been a lifelong racist, despite evidence to the contrary.

Blinken says U.S. will rejoin anti-Israel UNESCO, reopen ‘Palestinian’ consulate in Jerusalem

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/blinken-says-u-s-will-rejoin-anti-israel-unesco-reopen-palestinian-consulate-in-jerusalem;

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The world is on fire, but Biden’s handlers are not too busy to enable and embolden the jihad.

“Blinken: US will rejoin anti-Israel UNESCO, establish Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem,” JNS, April 30, 2022:

Israel has no objection to a U.S. return to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress last week.

The United States officially withdrew from UNESCO on Dec. 31, 2018 under the Trump administration. The move reflected “U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO,” the State Department said in a statement at the time….

Blinken described concerns about the organization’s anti-Israel bias as understandable, but added, “I can say with authority that our partners in Israel feel the same way. They support our rejoining of UNESCO.” The United States should “shape the discussion, not someone else,” he said.

The secretary of state also reiterated the administration’s commitment to reopening the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, a campaign pledge made by President Joe Biden.

“It’s something we are working on with the Israeli government,” he said. “I was in Ramallah just a few weeks ago and saw [Palestinian Authority] President [Mahmoud] Abbas, we talked about that among other things,” he added.

“As you know, we re-established support for the Palestinians a year ago January, including significant humanitarian and economic assistance that had been previously held back, we have reengaged them across the board, and the consulate is a piece of that,” he said.

“It does require, of course, coordination with and support from Israel, including, for example, providing privileges and immunities for the staff of the consulate-to-be, so it’s a work in progress.”…

Israel to increase military, civilian aid to Ukraine as tensions with Russia rise

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/israel-to-increase-military-civilian-aid-to-ukraine-as-tensions-with-russia-rise;

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Something to keep an eye on: tensions have started to rise between Russia and Israel. Israel is expanding its aid to Ukraine, “including military assistance,” but “not offensive weapons.” In recent weeks, Zelensky has also turned to Israel’s “strategic advisors close to former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.”

Leaders in Jerusalem have also “lambasted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for claiming Hitler had Jewish origins.”

A main concern that drove Israel’s caution at the outset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the first place was the Russian-controlled airspace over Syria. Israel and Russia have been cooperating to control Iran’s presence there. Netanyahu advised the Israeli government in February to be quiet about Russia and focus on Iran.

“Israel to increase military, civilian aid to Ukraine – report,” by Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post, May 3, 2022:

Israel is leaning toward expanding its aid to Ukraine, including sending military assistance to the embattled country.

Israeli officials have said Jerusalem can send “plenty of items” to Kyiv that are more defensive, but air-defense systems, advanced weaponry and attack systems would not be sent, Haaretz reported.

The increase in aid would be a “substantial step” compared with what Israel has already provided, the report said, adding that it would be more symbolic and “not include substantial quantities of supplies” because of the aid already provided by the US and European countries.

Jerusalem has been trying to strike a balance between Russia and Ukraine, but Haaretz quoted a source as saying the US and some European countries expect Israel to take a clearer stance regarding which side it is on “and to back its decision with deeds and not just statements.”

A meeting by defense officials is planned for the coming days to discuss what platforms or supplies can be provided to Ukraine.

The Defense Ministry did not comment on the report.

Last week, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Dror Shalom, head of the Defense Ministry’s Political Security Division, took part in a US-led summit that discussed international defense aid to Ukraine.

Israel was among 43 countries – 29 NATO members and 14 non-NATO members – that attended the summit in Germany. Shalom’s participation could be viewed as a possible shift in stance by Israel, which has been attempting to preserve its close ties with Moscow….

Turkey: Freedom of Religion Only for Islam~BOYCOTT TURKISH FIREARMS

PLENTY OF REASONS TO BOYCOTT TURKISH FIREARMS 

BY UZAY BULUT

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/04/turkey-freedom-of-religion-only-for-islam;

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Turkey has long been heralded by the international media as a “secular” and “modern” country. But in reality, it is the absolute opposite. Non-Muslim communities – Christians, Jews, Alevis, Yazidis, agnostics, deists, atheists, and all others – are systematically victimized by discriminatory acts, including violations of their human rights, their convictions, their faith, and their freedom of speech.

2022 report by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s Freedom of Belief Initiative, entitled “An Appeal to Move Forward from Aspirations to Actions: Monitoring Report on the Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief in Turkey,” reveals Turkey’s decades-long abuses against non-Muslim communities across the country.

The Committee lists some of the violations of the rights of non-Muslims:

  • Atheists, deists, and agnostics encounter daily infringement on their right to freedom of thought and belief in the workplace, family, and the education system. Atheist, deist, and agnostic parents and students do not have the right to exemption from the compulsory religious instruction in the Religious Culture and Ethics lessons.
  • Those who express criticism of religion or belief in general, or of specific interpretations, especially those of Islam, face complaints and risk being prosecuted under the Turkish Penal Code.
  • No religious or belief community in Turkey has a legal personality as such. Religious or belief groups and their representative institutions, such as Patriarchates of the Chief Rabbinate, lack legal entity status and as such, cannot access the court system, open bank accounts, buy property or officially employ their own religious officials and provide social security for them. Individuals belonging to religious, or belief groups organize themselves as associations or establish foundations with religious intent, though these are also subject to limitations.
  • Important restrictions continue to hamper the associative capacity of the non-Muslim community foundations. The foundations’ board elections have been obstructed since 2013. As a result, the functioning of the community foundations and the beneficiary communities continue to be paralyzed and weak.
  • Acquiring place of worship status remains an ongoing challenge for several religious communities. This is particularly true for the Alevi, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Protestant communities. The kingdom halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the churches of the Protestant community, and the cemevis of the Alevi community are in particularly precarious positions due to this lack of an official place of worship status. The public authorities have systematically denied a place of worship status to these sites, in disregard of relevant ECtHR [European Court of Human Rights] judgments.
  • Many religious buildings are on the verge of ruin and at risk of being lost even though they are officially registered as cultural heritage sites by the Cultural Heritage Preservation Regional Boards under the umbrella of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
  • Furthermore, the impact of past loss of properties and associated foundations belonging to a wide range of religious or belief groups continues to be a scar in need of attention. For non-Muslim communities, the process of returning community foundation property that was unjustly taken has not been completed; the damage has yet to be fully remedied.

The report gives as examples the Hagia Sophia former Church and the Chora former Church in Constantinople that were converted into mosques in 2020.

“Both Hagia Sophia and Chora were originally built as churches, converted into mosques during the Ottoman period, and then converted into museums during the Republican Period,” the report adds.

In 2005, the Association of Permanent Foundations and Service to Historical Artifacts and Environment filed a lawsuit to challenge the status of the Chora Church as a museum. In November 2019, the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative court, ordered that it was to be reconverted to a mosque. A Presidential Decree opening the Chora (Kariye) Mosque to worship was published in the Official Gazette on 21 August 2020. In October 2020 the images of Jesus Christ, frescoes and icons in the museum were covered by white curtains.

In July 2020, the Turkish Council of State Tenth Chamber annulled the 1934 Cabinet Decree making it a museum. The Council of State ruled unanimously to nullify the 1934 Cabinet Decree as contrary to the law. Almost immediately after the ruling, President [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan signed a presidential decree on 10 July 2020 turning the site back into a mosque. The decree transferred the administration of the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya-i Kebir) Mosque to the Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı, DİB or Diyanet), a public body under the Presidency responsible for the administration of all mosques in Turkey.”

  • No measures have been taken to eliminate interference [of the government] in the internal affairs of the Armenian Orthodox, Jewish, and Greek Orthodox communities in the appointment of religious leaders. This is despite the finding of the Turkish Constitutional Court that the interference in the latest election of the Armenian Patriarch was not prescribed by law.
  • Glaring inequalities in the legal restrictions facing training religious personnel other than Sunni Muslim religious personnel and in public resources allocated to the training of Sunni Muslim religious personnel versus the denial of resources to the training of other religious personnel have not been remedied.
  • Religious communities, such as the Alevi community, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Armenian Patriarchate, and Protestant community, have been unable to train religious staff within Turkey.
  • Turkish authorities have continued to issue travel restrictions targeting Christian foreigners. These restrictions interfere with several human rights including freedom of religion or belief, the right to a fair trial, freedom of movement, and protection of aliens against unlawful expulsion. This practice also impacts the Protestant community since, not being permitted to train their own teachers, they rely on foreign religious workers.
  • Public funding of religious services is provided solely for the Sunni Islamic community. This is in contradiction with the prohibition of discrimination and with the state’s obligation to observe the principle of equality.
  • As a result of the denial of public religious services, requested by the Alevi applicants, and the non-recognition of the Alevi faith by the state, Alevis are unable to fully exercise their right to freedom of religion or belief.
  • The child’s right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, their right to participation, as well as parents’ rights to raise their children in line with their own philosophical or religious views, are subject to systematic interference in Turkey’s public education system. The mandatory Religious Culture and Ethics (RCE) lessons, including the exemption mechanism, the optional religion courses, Islamic religious practices in schools, and high school placement exams constitute substantial interference in the protection of, among others, the child’s right to freedom of religion or belief.
  • Women across different religious or belief communities face significant obstructions to free will in the exercise of their human rights, including freedom of religion or belief. Some of the central findings of this report demonstrate that women continue to be especially vulnerable in their homes, women are prone to pressures from secular and religious segments of society, and women often feel compelled to live double lives. Furthermore, men continue to exercise a monopoly over the interpretation of religious dogma and religious offices. Decision-making processes in religious or belief communities also remain dominated by men.

All these rights violations are rooted in or inspired by Islamic teachings.

Islam does not allow freedom of religion and threatens the death penalty for apostasy. As the website “The Religion of Peace” (ROP) puts it, “The only freedom of belief in Islam is the freedom to become Muslim.” The ROP website also notes:

Muslims are told to fight unbelievers until they are either dead, converted to Islam, or in a permanent state of subjugation under Muslim domination. Allowing people of other faiths to live and worship independently of Islamic rule is not an option.

And in the Islamic teachings and traditions, there is no room for a secular political system in which all people are treated as equals.

While the believers of all other religions and non-religious citizens are oppressed and deprived of their human rights, one of the most important institutions of the country is the Presidency of Religious Affairs, a Sunni Islamic institution, referred to in Turkish simply as the Diyanet. It was established in 1924. The President of Turkey appoints the President of the Diyanet. Provincial muftis and imams working in Sunni mosques are appointed by the Diyanet. With an enormous budget, a plentiful staff, broad activities, and a great sphere of influence, the Diyanet is a bigger institution than many ministries of Turkey.

The institutions and associations belonging to non-Muslims, however, are subject to organized discrimination. The demographic collapse of Christians and Jews has made the problem even worse. Today only 0.1% of Turkey’s whole population is Christian or Jewish, because of decades of persecution culminating in the genocide at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Massacres swept across the Christian population of Anatolia from 1894 to 1924. During the three decades, around 2.5 million Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks were murdered by Turks. The historians Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi detail the crimes committed during this period in their book The Thirty-Year Genocide.

Also, in 1934, Jews in eastern Thrace were exposed to a pogrom. From 1941 to 1942, Turkey enlisted all Christian and Jewish males in the military, including the elderly and mentally ill. They were forced to work under horrendous conditions in labor battalions. In 1942, a wealth tax was imposed to eliminate Christians and Jews from the economy. In 1955, Greeks, Armenians, and Jews were targeted by a pogrom in Istanbul. And in 1964, the remaining Greeks were forcefully expelled from Turkey. All of the above contributed to the ethnic cleansing of Christians and Jews in Turkey.

Even after those crimes, Turkey arbitrarily continues to violate the rights of the non-Muslims who are still living in the country, as the most recent report by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s Freedom of Belief Initiative has once more revealed.

It is the Islamic government of Turkey and much of its Islamic society that are responsible for this continual prejudice and abuse of human rights. Dissidents living under such Islamic dictatorships, however, are not allowed to have public debates about these issues, because of the ideological refusal to recognize their freedom of speech if they are “kafirs” or “infidels” and ever dared to question historic facts, and above all, Islam.

Uzay Bulut is a Turkish journalist and political analyst formerly based in Ankara.

The Top Ten Jew-Hating Colleges and Universities

De-Fund the pro-terrorist movement on campus.

BY SARA DOGAN

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/04/top-ten-jew-hating-colleges-and-universities-sara-dogan/;

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On college campuses across America, hatred and bigotry directed against Jews is at an all-time high. It is now almost commonplace for swastikas to appear in university halls and restrooms or scrawled on Jewish fraternity houses. Hundreds of chapters of the Hamas-funded terrorist support group, Students for Justice in Palestine, hold events promoting anti-Semitic speakers who spread terrorist propaganda, describing Israel – created the same way Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq were created—as a “settler-colonial state” that engages in “ethnic cleansing.” Under the influence of these terrorist-supporting hate groups, university departments have lined up to endorse statements incorporating the same genocidal lies.

Under pressure from Students for Justice in Palestine and other campus groups including the Muslim Brotherhood-created Muslim Students Association, student governments across the nation are promoting the Hamas-created Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel and its sister movement, the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, efforts reminiscent of the Nazi boycotts of the past. The goal of these boycotts is to isolate and economically strangle the world’s only Jewish state and the Middle East’s only democracy.

In the rare instances when pro-Israel speakers are invited to campus, they are met by mobs shouting slogans such as “Intifada!”—a call for a new violent uprising against Israel—or “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free”—a call to destroy the entirety of the Jewish homeland. America’s universities have become a new fount of Jew-hatred which then leeches into the broader culture.

Members of SJP and other campus anti-Israel groups will attempt to deny that their goals and rhetoric are anti-Semitic and claim that they are targeting Israel’s alleged atrocities—while of course ignoring the never-ending terror campaign perpetrated by the Palestine Authority and Hamas against the Jewish people.

In 2016, the U.S. State Department, along with 30 other nations that comprise the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) adopted a “working definition” of anti-Semitism that illuminates multiple ways in which SJP and their allies openly promote Jew-hatred. 

The member nations of the IHRA defined anti-Semitism as “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Examples of anti-Semitism were presented “to guide IHRA in its work.” These examples include “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor,” and “Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.”

Other examples of anti-Semitism included are: “Applying double standards by requiring of [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation,” “Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis,” and “drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis,” among others.

This latter libel is particularly ironic since the Muslim Brotherhood translated Hitler’s Mein Kampf in the 1930s, and the George Washington of Palestinian nationalism – the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini – was a Nazi who spent the war years in Berlin organizing an Arab legion for Hitler and planning an Auschwitz for the Middle East.

Israeli politician Natan Sharansky encompasses many of the IHRA points in his equally illuminating but more succinct definition of anti-Semitism known as the “Three D’s” - Delegitimization, Demonization, and Double Standards.

In Sharansky’s definition, criticism of Israel crosses the line into anti-Semitism when it delegitimizes Israel as a Jewish state by claiming that its founding by the UN was illegitimate or racist, when Jews or Israelis are demonized as evil or portrayed as bloodthirsty, and when double standards are applied to criticize Israel for its foreign policy and record on human rights while avoiding scrutiny of other nations. 

It is no coincidence that Jewish students and organizations on many campuses have sought to have their universities adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, and also no coincidence that their efforts have been universally and violently opposed by members of Students for Justice in Palestine and other anti-Jewish campus hate groups. SJP knows that they openly and flagrantly participate in and promote Jew-hatred on a daily basis.

The report that follows exposes the pervasive Jew-hatred that exists at ten prominent American universities. This hatred is not limited to individuals but thrives on an apparatus of support within these universities including student organizations, faculty members, student governments, university departments, and even administrators. While we believe these ten campuses to be the worst of the worst, the sad truth is that Jew-hatred exists and is increasing on hundreds if not thousands of campuses across America. We must name it, before it accomplishes its genocidal goals. And we must take measures to de-fund it and stop it.  

The campus terrorist movement is led by Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Students Association. Over a dozen former members of the Muslim Students Association—including several former chapter presidents—have gone on to hold positions in terrorist organizations in the Middle East and elsewhere. The most famous of these was Anwar al-Awlaki, a leader of al Qaeda in Yemen who was president of the Colorado State Muslim Students Association and was eventually killed in a drone strike during the Obama administration.

Students for Justice in Palestine and other campus purveyors of Jew-hatred are officially recognized by their university administrations. This means they are given privileges denied to non-officially recognized groups, receive funding for their campus events, and are given coveted student offices to conduct their student business. They receive all these benefits despite the fact that they violate official “community principles” which insist on respect for other students and campus diversity.

If officially-sanctioned university organizations and departments directed this sort of rabid hate at any other group on campus—blacks or transgender students for instance—they would be stripped of their university recognition, campus privileges, student offices, and university funding, and their leaders would probably be expelled.

Yet groups devoted to spreading Jew-hatred continue to receive official recognition, support, and funding from American universities, even as they call for a genocide of the Jews.

We call on the universities cataloged in this report and all institutions of higher learning to shut down the Jew-hatred infecting their campuses. If they should fail to do so, we urge Congress to withhold all federal funding until they are willing to support the principles of diversity, inclusion, and fairness which represent the heart of the American system.

The Top Ten:

University of Chicago
San Francisco State University
Arizona State University
Rutgers University
University of Michigan
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Houston
University of Minnesota
Florida State University
Boston University

(Universities are not ranked within the top ten)

University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has become one of the most ardent promoters of Jew-hatred among American campuses. The campus chapter of the terrorist-funded hate group, Students for Justice in Palestine, published an art zine titled “Cheers to Intifada,” referring to the violent Palestinian uprisings during which Jewish citizens of Israel were slaughtered because they were Jews. The student government at Chicago also published a statement promoting the anti-Semitic BDS movement against Israel and used genocidal language calling to “free” Palestine “from the river to the sea,” a call to annihilate the entire state of Israel along with its Jewish citizens. The Center for Middle East Studies at Chicago has also held multiple events featuring anti-Semitic speakers such as Rashid Khalidi and Michelle Hartman who demonized Israel and endorsed BDS.

Evidence:

In April 2022, the Viewpoints Head Editors of The Chicago Maroon removed an op-ed written by Jewish students titled “We Must Condemn the SJP’s Online Anti-Semitism” and published an apology for printing it in the first place. The apology claimed that the op-ed was removed because it spread “factual inaccuracies,” promoted “Zionist and racist sentiments that relied on oversimplified narratives,” and “perpetuated hate toward UChicago’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UChicago), Palestinian students, and those on campus who support the Palestinian liberation struggle.”

In February 2022, a member of SJP published an opinion piece in The Chicago Maroon titled "We Should Join SJP's Boycott of Zionist Classes.” The piece promoted the academic boycott of Israel, an offshoot of the Hamas-inspired BDS movement against Israel. The piece also demonized Israel, stating that “Classes that normalize the foundation of an apartheid regime on the exclusionary basis of other ethnicities and identities are racist. Calling out these classes is not.”

In January 2022, SJP’s chapter at the University of Chicago posted on Instagram encouraging students to “support the Palestinian liberation by boycotting classes on Israel or those taught by Israeli fellows.” The header for the post used obscene language to characterize supporters of Israel, stating, "Don't Take Sh*tty Zionist Classes." The content of the post also demonized Israel, claiming that it is an “apartheid state” that “dehumanize[s] indigenous populations and justif[ies] their violent seizure of land.”

In November 2021, SJP at U. Chicago published an art zine titled “Cheers to Intifada.”  The zine promoted terrorism against Israel and contained violent imagery including a graphic of two lit Molotov cocktails raised in a toast under the heading “Cheers to Intifada.” The zine was also rife with anti-Semitism including an image of a pig wearing a policeman’s hat with a Jewish star on it. Poems in the publication promoted ancient blood libel tropes against Jews such as one describing a Jewish teenager who held Palestinians captive and had "animalistic lust yearning to rape bodies."

In October 2021, U. Chicago SJP promoted the genocidal BDS movement against Israel by posting support for an academic boycott of Israel on Instagram. The post demonized Israel as a practitioner of “blatant apartheid” – Israel is almost the only country in the Middle East that is not an apartheid state—and urged American universities to cut ties with their counterparts in Israel.

In June 2021, SJP published a lengthy statement calling on the College Council to "vote 'NO' on the resolution to retract [the University Student Government’s] statement of solidarity and support for Palestine." SJP’s statement promoted Jew-hatred and demonized Israel, calling campus supporters of the Jewish state "student body apartheid apologists," and denying Israel’s self-determination by calling for the "abolition of a violent political state [of Israel]."

In June 2021, the Center for Middle East Studies at U. Chicago held an event titled "Language, Translation, and Politics of Solidarity with Palestine" featuring McGill University professor Michelle Hartman. During her address, Hartman demonized Israel as being founded on “settler colonialism” and promoted the genocidal and terrorist-funded BDS movement against Israel.

In May 2021, the student government at the University of Chicago published a statement claiming to “stand against the ideology of Zionism” and using genocidal language against the Jewish people, stating “from the river to the sea, USG supports a Palestine that is free.” The statement additionally demonized Israel, claiming that the “ideology of Zionism” has been “used as a justification for murder, displacement, and traumatization of Palestinian people,” and openly supported the terrorist-inspired BDS movement against the Jewish state. Jewish groups on campus later noted that a Jewish student government representative and Jewish groups on campus were excluded from discussions on the resolution before it passed, as a result of SJP’s insistence that if they were allowed to participate in the discussions, they would "view this [Israel] as religious conflict, not apartheid."

The statement was endorsed by nearly 30 faculty members of the University. On the night the statement was released, a group of Jewish students returning from a religious service was threatened by a passing motorist who "repeatedly yelled out ‘F*ck Jews.'"

In March 2021, The U. Chicago Center for Middle East Studies and the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) held an event on "COVID-19 and Access to Essential Drugs in Gaza." Speakers at the event demonized Israel by accusing it of "medical apartheid" and having "weaponized COVID" with respect to the Palestinians.

In December 2020, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies held an event titled, “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine.” Featured speakers at the event included anti-Semitic Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi. During his address, Khalidi demonized Israel, accusing the Jewish state of “settler colonialism” and “occupation,” and claiming falsely that Israel attempts to terrify the Palestinians to achieve dominance rather than to ensure the nation’s safety: "I don’t think it’s security [for Israel that] fully describes accurately what is at stake here. What is at stake is actually dominance and hegemony when Israeli soldiers are kicking down doors and scaring children in the night… They’re making people afraid of them and that’s the objective. The objective is not really to make a child in [name of Israeli town] secure by making a child in Nablus wet his bed or her bed because soldiers are kicking down the door."

San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University has a well-earned reputation as perhaps the most anti-Semitic university in the nation, and Professor Rabab Abdulhadi serves as the public face of its Jew-hatred. Abdulhadi is a rabidly anti-Semitic professor of Ethnic Studies who also heads SFSU’s Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED). AMED has sponsored an event at which posters asserted, “My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers,” referring to Israel’s Jews. Abdulhadi has glorified anti-Israel terrorism in public talks and served as faculty advisor to SFSU’s chapter of the General Union of Palestinian Students, an SJP surrogate group, during the time when its leader posted pictures of himself wielding a knife and threatening Jews on social media and was investigated for terrorism by the FBI. More recently, Abdulhadi has hosted online events featuring Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled, whom Abdulhadi reveres as a hero. Abdulhadi does not stand alone in promoting Jew-hatred among SFSU faculty. Numerous academic departments have held events featuring known anti-Semitic speakers and endorsed statements demonizing and delegitimizing the Jewish state and AMED continues to post anti-Semitic statements and rhetoric on its official university social media accounts. 

Evidence:

In March 2022, SFSU professors Rabab Abdulhadi and Tomomi Kinukawa urged supporters to attend a “grievance hearing” after an online event they held featuring convicted PFLP terrorist Leila Khaled was removed from YouTube for violating their community standards. National SJP quoted SFSU Professor Kinukawa who said of SFSU, "We urgently need to resist Islamophobia, Orientalism, and settler-colonialism including yellow washing and pinkwashing [as] these settler-colonial and racist structures have been instrumentalized by neo-liberalized ethnic, queer and women's and gender studies, to systematically justify their complicity with Zionism.” 

In November 2021, a multitude of campus and community groups including the Palestine Action Network, US Palestinian Community Network, Al-Awda San Francisco, NorCal Friends of Sabeel, and Palestinian Youth Movement held a “SAVE AMED - Press Conference & Community Speak Out" in the SFSU Quad. AMED is the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Initiative which is led by notorious anti-Semite SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi. The advertisement for the event demonized Israel as an “apartheid” state and invited anti-Semitic conspiracy theories by claiming that Abdulhadi and her students have suffered “attacks on their freedom of speech and academic freedom from corporate and Zionist outside forces.” Speakers at the event also promoted Jew-hatred. Alexi Folger, an SFSU alum and member of the anti-Semitic hate group Jewish Voice for Peace led the audience in a chant of “Zionism is racism, Zionism is racism, Zionism is racism, free Palestine!" while Tomomi Kinukawa, a lecturer in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at SFSU, claimed that SFSU "President Mahoney refuses to acknowledge and end SFSU's collusion with Zionists and their racist Islamophobic attacks on Dr. Abdulhadi, AMED and teaching Palestine..." and that the "SFSU administration rejects join[ing] the anti-colonial and anti-apartheid movements for justice in and for Palestine." Suzanne a member of the Palestinian Youth Movement, declared "Zionism is racism. Zionism upholds the tenets of white supremacy.”

In June 2021, AMED at SFSU and The People's Forum co-sponsored an event titled, "Justice for Palestine - A Call to Action from Indigenous and Women of Color Feminists, A Report Card 10 Years Later." Numerous speakers at the event engaged in speech that demonized and delegitimized Israel and also expressed support for the genocidal and Hamas-inspired BDS movement.  Dr. Premilla Nadasen, a Professor of History at Barnard College/Columbia University, claimed that "[T]he walls, the structures of apartheid in Palestine, were designed to isolate, were designed to undermine unity, were designed to divide. It was about the diversion of water resources, it was about the theft of land, it was about ethnic cleansing." Dr. Angela Davis, a professor emeritus at UC-Santa Cruz and a notorious communist and conspirator with the Black Panthers, quoted activist June Jordan stating, “I was born a black woman and now I have become Palestinian against the relentless laughter of evil." One speaker reportedly exclaimed "all empires collapse... Israel will fall as well, and that for me is a source of hope and inspiration."

In May 2021, the Department of Women & Gender Studies at SFSU signed the statement "Gender Studies Departments in Solidarity with Palestinian Feminist Collective." The statement demonized Israel as “using violent force, punitive bureaucracy, and the legal system to expel Palestinians from their rightful homes and to remove Palestinian people from their land” and denied self-determination to the Jewish people.

In April 2021, AMED at SFSU co-sponsored the event “#FreeThemAll – In Sumoud and Solidarity from the United States to Palestine.” Speakers at the event demonized Israel and promoted the genocidal and Hamas-funded BDS movement against Israel. AMED senior scholar Prof. Rabab Abdulhadi appeared to celebrate terrorists by declaring that “as is the case in Palestine, we always start all events by honoring the martyrs, the fallen, who have fallen in the struggle for justice, for freedom, for all our communities, for humanity, for all of us." She also invited the audience to a future webinar with convicted Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled.

In April 2021, the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) at SFSU and Bears for Palestine at UC Berkeley co-hosted an "Israeli Apartheid Week," an anti-Semitic hatefest that promotes Hamas propaganda. The week included an event promoting the Palestinian “right of return” which would annihilate Israel as a Jewish state.

The official Facebook page for AMED Studies at SFSU promoted "Israeli Apartheid Week" at a Canadian University including a speech by AMED Director Rabab Abdulhadi on “Anything but Random - Defeating Zionist and Corporatized Systematic Erasure of Palestine."

In March 2021, AMED Studies joined Samidoun - Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network for an event featuring Rabab Abdulhadi and Steve Zeltzer who both demonized Israel and promoted anti-Jewish conspiracy theories. Abdulhadi declared that "Today, a perennial Zionist right-wing and white supremacist campaign is threatening to recolonize the California ethnic studies curriculum, silence Palestine [and] police and suppress campus activism and privatize our public education."

In February 2021, a multitude of academic departments at SFSU including Africana Studies, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Studies, Asian American Studies, and Edison Uno Institute of Nikkei and Uchinanchu Studies held an event titled “2021 Day of Remembrance,” where a pair of SFSU faculty members demonized and delegitimized Israel and appeared to condone anti-Israel terrorism.

Miho Kim, a lecturer in Asian American Studies at SFSU claimed that Zoom’s decision to censor an “education” presentation featuring a convicted Palestinian terrorist amounts to “branding a freedom fighter resisting an illegal and racist colonial occupation of Palestine by Israel a staunch US ally in the region as a terrorist.” She equated this determination to “how people of Japanese ancestry were once branded enemy aliens during World War II."

Dr. Tomomi Kinukawa lauded “revolutionaries” who “taught me how to set our own narratives” and referred to Israel as “Zionist Israel of settler colonialism in Palestine..."

In December 2020, the official Facebook page for AMED posted a quote from AMED director and notorious anti-Semite Rabab Abdulhadi that demonized Israel and equated it to white supremacy. The quote read in part, "Palestine Writes - WE UNDERSTAND THAT ISRAEL’S SETTLER COLONIAL PROJECT IS BUILT UPON THE ERASURE OF #PALESTINE AND PALESTINIANS, but the tide is turning and we must press forward. 'Zionists and white supremacists have long sought to muzzle me. Now they are widening their nets considerably....” 

In September 2020, AMED Studies and the Women and Gender Studies Departments co-hosted an event titled, "Whose Narratives - Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A conversation with Leila Khaled." Speakers at the event openly promoted Jew-hatred and condoned anti-Israel terrorism. Speaking about convicted terrorist Leila Khaled, Abdulhadi stated, "Leila Khaled is not an exception but she is a model to be followed. Leila Khaled represents the strength, the defiance, and also the resistance to islamophobic orientalists and colonialist discourses." YouTube shut the event down after 22 minutes for violating its community standards. 

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is home to an extremist chapter of the Hamas-funded hate group Students for Justice in Palestine which has bragged about disrupting pro-Israel events on campus and called for a violent uprising or “Intifada” against Israel. Other campus organizations have labeled campus Jewish groups as “Fascist Groups on Campus” and have joined with SJP to call for ASU to support the Hamas-funded BDS movement against Israel and denigrated the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as Nazis, a common form of anti-Semitism. SJP and allied campus groups have repeatedly introduced resolutions supporting BDS on campus and have issued press releases and statements demonizing and delegitimizing the Jewish state.

Evidence:

In November 2021, antisemitic flyers were found posted on the Arizona State University campus that stated “Who Controls the World? Jews Do” over an image of a hook-nosed individual dressed as a vampire and a Star of David. The words “Jews Do” were written in a red font meant to depict blood.

In October 2021, the campus organization, Students for Socialism at ASU, created a Facebook post listing allegedly “Fascist Groups on Campus” which attacked Jewish organizations and demonized the Jewish state.  The post claimed that the campus chapter of Students Supporting Israel “[l]iterally only exists to support the genocidal apartheid state of Israel” and alleged that the group’s “Executive members have harassed BIPOC students, including Palestinian and Muslim students." The post also stated that another campus Jewish group, J Street ASU, “[l]iterally only exists to support the genocidal apartheid state of Israel and the 'two-state solution.'"

In June 2021, SJP at ASU co-hosted an Instagram Live event together with other pro-Palestinian organizations. An advertisement for the event urged participants to "Join us and our friends at this page on IG live Tuesday night cuz we gonna talk sh*t on zios [Zionists].”

In May 2021, SJP at ASU, The Palestine Cultural Club at ASU, and the Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance together authored an email to ASU President Michael Crow promoting the genocidal and terrorist-funded academic BDS movement against Israel. The email urged the president to put an end to students’ ability to study abroad in Israel and also to prohibit the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) from coming to campus.  The email also demonized and delegitimized Israel by claiming that it perpetrates “ethnic cleansing” and exists on “occupied land.” It also invoked Jew-hating blood libel tropes by claiming that the IDF “has the blood of our families on their hands.”

In May 2021, SJP at ASU held an off-campus rally where the group displayed signs that demonized and delegitimized Israel including “Stop United States Aid to Apartheid Israel," "End Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine," "Jerusalem is the Capitol of Palestine," "Stop Genocide, Free Palestine" and "We can't breathe since 1948."

During a student government meeting on April 13, 2021, the vice president of the campus chapter of SJP demonized Israel and called the members of the student senate “cowards” for “not speaking up about apartheid and one of the biggest human rights violations that is going on in our time.” She also objected to a 2019 visit during which IDF soldiers were invited to campus and argued that it was a reason to restrict funding to pro-Israel groups: "As USG oversees funding to organizations, I don't think that funding should be given to organizations that invite apartheid forces that make me feel unsafe [and] I'm disappointed in you and you are elected officials... BDS is not going away."

In April 2021, SJP together with other student groups introduced "A Resolution to Support Palestinian Students" in the ASU student government. The resolution promoted the terrorist-sponsored BDS movement against Israel and also demonized and delegitimized the Jewish state.  “Whereas the Israeli economy is built on and currently complicit with colonization, exclusion, and apartheid, so this resolution targets specific companies and brands in order to concentrate its efforts,” it read. The student government president later removed the resolution from consideration stating that it was beyond the purview of the body.

In November 2019, several pro-Israel and Jewish groups on campus jointly held an event featuring injured veterans of the IDF titled "Courage and Sacrifice - Israeli Soldiers Speak on Campus." Protestors holding signs promoting “Intifada” disrupted the event, forcing it to be moved to a new location, and then harassing students as they left the new location.

ASU Hillel issued a statement, noting, "When Hillel staff and students came to prepare the room, it was covered in Palestinian flags and approximately 80 protesters blocked the entrance. We were offered another room in the Memorial Union and able to continue the event; ASU Police escorted all event attendees out of the Memorial Union at its conclusion. Unfortunately, the protests caused many students to feel intimidated, ultimately choosing not to attend. ASU Hillel believes strongly that these actions of intimidation are antithetical to our campus values, as they disrespect our students’ and our guests’ right to free expression." SJP at ASU later shared a statement on social media from the ASU Students for Socialism bragging about shutting down the event.

A Jewish student wrote an article describing the incident which involved “a group of 50 students chanting and heading toward the room Hillel had reserved” armed with posters stating “Long live the intifada” as well as other statements demonizing Israel. “I called my roommates to walk me home because I didn’t feel safe on campus by myself,” the student testified. 

In response to the IDF event, an SJP-formed coalition called 'Human Rights Activism Coalition of ASU' held a press conference on campus during which student speakers demonized and delegitimized Israel and promoted the terrorist-funded BDS movement. “We support BDS and we disrupted the IDF event because of the injustices and genocide being perpetrated against Palestinians by Israel, which has been happening for more than 50 years,” claimed the President of SJP at ASU. The President of the Black Graduate Students Association also likened the IDF to Nazis, saying “We need ASU to stop trying to play both sides, you need to say do you support us or not. Because if you support us [then] Nazis and white supremacists cannot be allowed on campus and that includes ICE and IDF.”

Rutgers University

Rutgers University has a well-deserved reputation as a locus of Jew-hatred in the northeast. The institution is the academic home of antisemitic professor Noura Erakat who has repeatedly attempted to whitewash Palestinian terrorism against Israel and has declared that Israel is so steeped in evil, that it cannot be reformed, only destroyed.  The campus chapter of the Hamas-funded hate group Students for Justice in Palestine has repeatedly held events that demonize and delegitimize Israel and which promote the terrorist-funded BDS movement against the Jewish state. Official university centers and departments including the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Center for Security, Race, and Rights have also publicly endorsed anti-Semitic statements and videos. Jewish students on campus have been victims of a number of hate crimes including an incident where eggs were thrown at the house of Alpha Epsilon Pi—a Jewish fraternity— during an event commemorating Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) during which the names of Holocaust victims were being read aloud.

Evidence:

In February 2022, Rutgers History Professor Whitney Strubs sent and published a letter to Rutgers President Holloway endorsing an academic boycott of Israel, an offshoot of the genocidal and Hamas-funded BDS movement against Israel. The letter demonized Israel, calling it an “apartheid state,” and arguing that an agreement Rutgers has with Tel Aviv University is “impossible to reconcile…with any kind of moral excellence.”

In January 2022, the campus chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine—a Hamas-funded anti-Israel hate group—at the New Brunswick and Newark campuses of the university sent a letter to Rutgers President Holloway and the university administration urging them to cancel a research partnership with Tel Aviv University. The letter demonized Israel as guilty of apartheid and ethnic cleansing and demanded that President Holloway apologize for a recent visit to Israel, an example of SJP’s refusal to “normalize” relations with Israel or its supporters. “To collaborate with an Israeli university, business, or organization is to legitimize and sustain Israeli apartheid and the ongoing settler-colonization of Palestine,” SJP’s letter claimed. A letter repeating the same accusations garnered over 3,700 signatures.

During an online presentation in December 2021, Rutgers University professor Noura Erakat, who has long been known for her promotion of Jew-hatred, repeatedly demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating that Zionism is "in and of itself is racist" and a "supremacist ideology." She also claimed that Israel participates in "forced population transfer" by denying the "right of return" to descendants of the Arabs who fled Israel during its founding—a step that if taken would eliminate Israel as a Jewish state. Erakat claimed that Israel is so evil that it is an “illusion that Israel’s regime of discrimination can be remedied through reform, inclusion and formal equality” and argued that these alleged crimes can only be solved by its destruction. The professor also whitewashed anti-Israel terrorism, claiming that supporters of Israel have falsely "cast Palestinian resistance in all of its forms—BDS, mass protest, the Gaza march of return, legal advocacy—as terroristic."

In November 2021, Rutgers SJP at the New Brunswick campus held an event called “Palestine 101.” The advertisement for the event demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating that attendees would learn about "the history of Palestine, the fundamentals of colonialism, Rutgers’ role in Israeli Apartheid, and how we as students can take action against it."

In October 2021, the Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Rights posted a "Fact Sheet on Palestine" on the department's official social media sites. The fact sheet included a hashtag for “apartheid,” demonizing the Jewish state by implying that it is engaging in apartheid. 

In August 2021, the Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Rights posted a video on the official department Facebook page which demonized Israel with numerous hashtags including "#FreePalestine #Palestine #SaveSheikhJarrah #SaveSilwan #Gaza #WestBank #alquds #Jerusalem #Israel #apartheid #nojusticenopeace #endtheoccupation #colonization #whitesupremacy #zionism." The video referred to the Israeli Defense Forces which seek to protect Israel from omnipresent Palestinian terrorism as the "IOF" - the Israeli Occupation Forces and referred to Israel’s capital as "the occupied city of Jerusalem."

In June 2021, the executive board of a local chapter of the AAUP-AFT for part-time lecturers at Rutgers released a "Statement in Solidarity with the Palestinian People" that demonized Israel by calling it "a regime of legalized racial discrimination against the Palestinian people" as well as an “apartheid” state and called on the AFT and the U.S. government to divest from all financial relations with and support for Israel.

In June 2021, the Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Rights responded to recent attacks on Israel by Hamas by promoting a quote condoning Palestinian terrorism on its official Facebook page: "[R]esistance, broadly speaking, is not only the ability to fight back against a militarily more powerful oppressor but also the ability to creatively resist the colonization of one’s land.”

In May 2021, Rutgers Hillel noted disturbing incidents of Jew-hatred on campus, and was quoted as stating that "identifiably Jewish students have been verbally assaulted, some report having their car tires slashed" and that they were also subjected to a "social media pogrom" amounting to a "torrent of hatred."

In May 2021, in the wake of numerous anti-Semitic incidents on campus, the Rutgers administration released a statement condemning anti-Semitism. After numerous campus groups and outlets criticized the statement while demonizing Israel and supporting BDS, the Rutgers administration apologized for its initial statement criticizing anti-Semitism, because it “failed to communicate support for our Palestinian community members.” SJP at Rutgers responded by condemning the apology, again demonizing Israel and promoting the Hamas-funded BDS movement.

Also in May 2021, The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University signed a "Statement In Solidarity With The People Of Palestine" promoted by the Agitate Journal. The statement denied Jews self-determination, demonized the Jewish state, and urged Rutgers to "divest from Israel, and support the call by Palestinian civil society for BDS"—thereby promoting the genocidal BDS movement against Israel.

In April 2021, eggs were thrown at the house of Alpha Epsilon Pi—a Jewish fraternity— during an event commemorating Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) during which the names of Holocaust victims were read for 24 hours.

In April 2021, Rutgers SJP held an “Israeli Apartheid Week” on campus, a genocidal event promoting Jew-hatred and the extinction of the Jewish state.

In March 2021, an anonymous student at Rutgers posted on Instagram that "In a class about Race Relations, the professor brought up a slide discussing groups that 'used' to face discrimination. Jews were given as an example, labeled on the side in bold letters as having 'no stigma.'" In fact, according to FBI statistics, Jews face more hate crimes in America than any other religious group.

University of Michigan

Few schools in the nation have demonstrated more animus toward the Jewish people than the University of Michigan, whose student government passed an anti-Semitic resolution by an overwhelming vote of 17-3 which demonized Israel and condemned the United States for “complicity” in Israel’s defensive response to violent Palestinian terrorism which the resolution labeled “violent attacks on Gaza.” Michigan is also home to an anti-Israel hate group called Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) which has publicly demonized Israel, repeated blood libels against the Jewish people, and promoted the Hamas-funded BDS movement which aims to economically isolate and destroy the Jewish state. The campus Hillel has repeatedly been the target of anti-Semitic harassment and vandalism including an incident in which red handprints meant to represent blood were painted on the Hillel building and the message “F*** Israel” was painted on a rock nearby.

Evidence:

In September 2021, The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at Michigan co-hosted an event titled "Palestinian Freedom, Israeli Apartheid, and Transnational Solidarity with anti-Semitic Rutgers professor Noura Erakat. During her address, Erakat demonized Israel, compared the Israeli treatment of Palestinians to Jim Crow laws in the American south, and declared that Israel is an “apartheid” regime.

In June 2021, the student government at the University of Michigan passed a resolution by a 17-3 vote which demonized Israel and called on the university administration “to recognize and condemn the system of apartheid instituted by the Israeli government.” The resolution was titled, "A Resolution Condemning the Israeli System of Apartheid and its State-Sanctioned Violence against the Palestinian People.”  It cited propaganda from anti-Israel groups to claim that "recognition of the system of apartheid and ethnic supremacy in Israel and Palestine that has the purpose of 'perpetuating the supremacy of one group – Jews – over another – Palestinians,' (in reference to Jewish Israelis)." The resolution further declared that both the university and the United States have “complicity” in “violent attacks on Gaza and the Israeli system of apartheid” because “we as US residents contribute to the military aid sent to the IDF by paying taxes and we as a university engages in research and development for weapons manufacturers that sell arms to the IDF…” 

In June 2021, the executive board of Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE)—an anti-Israel campus hate group—released an open letter to the campus community which claimed to "confront the University of Michigan's failure to condemn Israeli state-sanctioned violence against Palestinians in recent weeks." The letter demonized Israel, repeated blood libels against the Jewish people, and promoted the Hamas-funded BDS movement which aims to economically isolate and destroy the Jewish state. The letter claimed “that the Nakba never ended, and that settler colonialism, occupation, and ethnic cleansing in Palestine persist” and that “Israeli violence escalated in Jerusalem in an effort to continue a centuries’ old ethnic cleansing campaign.” It also urged the administration to "End all University-sponsored trips to Israel," a form of academic BDS. The letter was signed by 23 student organizations and hundreds of individual students.

In June 2021, students and community members at the University of Michigan held an on-campus vigil for Palestinians who were killed in Gaza. Numerous students interviewed by the Michigan Daily used the occasion to demonize Israel and spread lies and Hamas propaganda about the Jewish state, including accusing Israel of “settler colonialism,” “ethnic genocide,” and “murder.” "I’m exhausted from people trying to minimize and deny the ethnic genocide placed onto the Palestinian people, and Israeli sanctioned apartheid. I’m overall exhausted from witnessing Palestinian bodies pile up in numbers, only for Zionists to then later try to justify us being murdered,” commented one student.  

In June 2021, multiple incidents of anti-Semitic harassment and vandalism occurred targeting the campus chapter of Hillel. “On Friday, we discovered red handprints painted in front of our Hillel building. On Saturday morning, we were alerted to hateful messaging, “F*** Israel” in bold letters, painted on the side of the rock facing Hillel. These incidents are anti-Israel, antisemitic, and intended to target our Hillel community,” Hillel reported in a social media post. The red handprints were thought to signify Jews having blood on their hands.

In May 2021, students and alumni at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan released a "Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian People," which demonized Israel as an "apartheid system" that is utilizing "brutal tools of colonization, occupation and ethnic cleansing" and argued that attempts to halt the Hamas-funded BDS movement to destroy Israel are preventing "discussions of structural racism." 

In May 2021, reports surfaced about a Jewish student at the University of Michigan who faced harassment and bullying for defending Israel. The student painted over anti-Semitic commentary in a campus free-art area that demonized Israel with the messages "Stop Jewish Hate" and "Israel wants peace." The sentiment "F-ck Israel" was then painted over her sentiments. After again attempting to paint over these attacks, bystanders accused her of supporting “ethnic cleansing” and “genocide” and she later received death threats and anti-Israel slurs.

In May 2021, numerous campus groups and university organizations including The Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association, the Muslim Law Students Association and the Michigan Chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project, as well as The Graduate Employees Organization 3550, released statements demonizing Israel and urging measures that would lead to its destruction.

In May 2021, the University of Michigan student government issued a press release that was signed by SAFE as well as the Arab Student Association and the Muslim Students Association titled "To our Palestinian friends and the U-M community at large." The press release demonized Israel by echoing Hamas propaganda and promoting the Hamas-funded BDS movement. The release claimed that “the actions of the Israeli occupying forces throughout Palestine are inhumane, international war crimes” and that “This is not a ‘conflict,’ but emblematic of Israeli settler- colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid.”

Jewish students who criticized this one-sided student government statement were met with anti-Semitic slurs including "nose check," "Zionist pigs" and "Israel apologists.”

When the student government held a “Community Concerns” meeting to allow discussion on the statement demonizing Israel, student senators made anti-Semitic statements and attempted to deny Jewish students their right to free speech. "I have no interest in representing Pro-Zionist student voices, as long as you hold these stances, you’re not welcome to sit at the table of liberation," said one senator. Another student declared, "I’m not here to make the colonizers feel comfortable when the mainstream media decides to broadcast broken windows of an Israeli building rather than thousands of innocent Palestinians killed. If you only like to talk about the reaction of the oppressed, rather than the cause of the oppression, congratulations —you play a vital role in keeping colonialism and genocide." 

In October 2020, Romance, Language and Literatures, and the Jewish-Muslim Research Network co-hosted an event titled “Why Race Still Matters." During the event, speaker Alana Lentin demonized and delegitimized Israel, stating falsely that those who claim the Jews are indigenous to Israel are “quite ridiculous.”

In September 2020, The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures held an event that featured well-known anti-Semitic professor Sa’ed Atshan on a panel. Atshan predictably lived up to his reputation by demonizing Israel as a “right-wing racist militaristic violent Israeli state” and also invoking the Holocaust in his criticism of Israel—another common tactic of Jew-haters.

University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA is well-deserving of its notorious reputation for Jew-hatred. The UCLA student government unanimously passed a resolution declaring Israel to be guilty of "ethnic cleansing in Palestine” without giving Jewish students or Hillel the opportunity to voice their objections first. Numerous campus departments including the Department of English, the Asian-American Studies Department, and the Department of Gender Studies have endorsed statements demonizing and delegitimizing Israel or have invited speakers that did the same. UCLA is home to a chapter of the Hamas-funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine which has promoted the genocidal BDS movement against Israel. Many among the UCLA faculty hold similar views, with 50 faculty members attacking an administrative statement opposing anti-Semitism because it did not explicitly express support for the terrorist Palestinian regime.

Evidence: 

In February 2022, the UCLA chapter of the Hamas-funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine urged its supporters to "tell the university why you are supporting our boycott and why you reject all Zionist sources of funding at UCLA.” The campaign was to promote a boycott of "the UCLA Public Affairs program's Zionist-funded Congresswoman Lynn Schenk scholarship."

In February 2022, former UCLA philosophy lecturer Matthew Harris threatened to perpetrate a mass shooting on campus, forcing classes online. He released an 803-page manifesto that promoted Jew-hatred and anti-white racism with statements such as "Whites and Jews shall die" and "Violence against Jews should happen. Retaliation and retribution for what they have stolen is legitimate and a good thing."

In December 2021, the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy co-hosted an event titled "Deadlock in Israel-Palestine - How to Imagine a Better Future? (Part Two)." One of the speakers at the event, Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, used the occasion to demonize Israel, claiming that “[T]he majority of the Palestinians live under enduring colonial occupation that operates through the rule of emergency and devastates their mere existence."

In October 2021, the Department of English at UCLA held an event titled "Literature and Political Activism” during which two UCLA English faculty members, Yogita Goyal and Saree Makdisi, demonized and delegitimized Israel. Goyal accused Israel of engaging in "vaccine apartheid," "vaccine imperialism," or "vaccine genocide" against the Palestinians in distributing the Covid-19 vaccine, a form of rhetoric that echoes ancient Jewish blood libels. Makdisi argued that liberals who support Israel are being hypocrites and asked “What are the mechanisms that enable their support for ethnic cleansing [in Palestine] and home demolition and uprooting people and this kind of thing?”

In June 2021, The Daily Bruin published a student op-ed titled "UCLA must stop repressing pro-Palestinian counter-narratives." The article demonized Israel as promoting a “draconian legal system [that] systematically erases indigenous Palestinians and normalizes occupation, the very definition of a settler-colonial state.” It also endorsed the genocidal and Hamas-funded BDS movement against Israel. 

In June 2021, fifty UCLA faculty members published an open letter directed to Chancellor Block and Vice-Chancellor Bradley that demonized Israel and scolded the campus administration for condemning anti-Semitism while failing to express support for the Palestinians: "Your letter [against antisemitism] addressed itself, however, to violence and hatred directed against one community in particular, not to all communities on campus, including at least one community that is still mourning and counting its dead…”

In May 2021, the UCLA student government went ahead with a meeting to discuss a
resolution "voicing solidarity with Palestinian students" which demonized Israel and declared the Jewish state guilty of ethnic cleansing, settler-colonialism, and apartheid. Representatives from Hillel and the Jewish community at UCLA, who had objected to the resolution, were invited to offer public comment a mere 45 minutes before the meeting started, effectively silencing their objections. The resolution that ultimately passed included an endorsement of the genocidal and Hamas-funded BDS movement against Israel and a call to divest from the “ethnic cleansing in Palestine by the Israeli government.”

In May 2021, the Asian American Studies Department at UCLA released a "Statement of Solidarity with Palestine" that demonized and delegitimized Israel as guilty of “seventy-three years of settler colonialism, racial apartheid, and occupation.” The statement also accused Israel of "yellow-washing" by highlighting its “support of Asian and Asian American individuals as proof of multicultural democracy.” 

In May 2021, The Department of Gender Studies and the Center for the Study of Women at UCLA both signed a statement titled "Gender Studies Departments in Solidarity with Palestinian Feminist Collective" that demonized Israel, claiming falsely that the Jewish state “is using violent force, punitive bureaucracy, and the legal system to expel Palestinians from their rightful homes and to remove Palestinian people from their land.”

In March 2021, the UCLA student government unanimously passed "A Resolution Calling for the UC to Divest from War" which referred to "ethnic cleansing in Palestine by the Israeli government." Jewish students and Hillel objected not only to the language in the resolution which demonized Israel and supported the genocidal BDS movement but also to the fact that they were given no opportunity to express their views before the resolution’s passage.

In May 2019, SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi gave a guest lecture to an anthropology class at UCLA in which she likened Zionism to white supremacy and proclaimed that “pro-Israeli groups...[and] white supremacists are very much in alliance” in promoting an “Islamophobic Zionism agenda.” When a Jewish student in class objected to Abdulhadi’s tirade, the professor responded that “Jews come in all sorts of stripes and colors and backgrounds and so on. I align myself with the Jews who are opposing Israel’s settler colonialism and I ask people who are Jewish, it’s their choice, you can decide what you want to actually stop the alliances with white supremacy and do a different alliance… I don’t agree with you and I believe it [Israel] is part of white supremacy. I’m sorry if you feel that way but maybe you need to kind of check this and look into it more.” At the end of Abdulhadi’s lecture, the course instructor, Associate Professor Kyeyoung Park, told the class, “I agree with this speaker. That’s why I brought her.” One student in the class characterized Abdulhadi’s address as “hate speech” and added that “Watching an educator belittle a student to tears with such blatant ignorance leaves me to question the values UCLA wishes to uphold.”

University of Houston

The University of Houston is home to an extremist chapter of the Hamas-funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine which has repeatedly hosted events and protests promoting anti-Semitic propaganda and urging the suspension of normal relations with Israel—an attempt to isolate and destroy the Jewish state. The student government at Houston recently passed a resolution allegedly for the "Protection and Support of Pro-Palestine Students and Activism" which demonized Israel and delegitimized it as a Jewish state.  Other incidents of anti-Semitism have occurred in Houston including the “Zoombombing” of a virtual lecture by an Israeli professor who was interrupted by loud noises and chants of “Heil Hitler.”

Evidence:

In February 2022, a virtual lecture by Israeli professor Sason Shaik, who teaches at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was “Zoombombed” by individuals who disrupted the event with loud noises and chants of “Heil Hitler.” The event was co-organized by faculty from the University of Houston and the University of California-Davis. Anti-Semitic messages were also posted in the group chat for the event.

In January 2022, SJP at the University of Houston co-hosted a protest titled “Hands off Palestine” which was held off-campus. A social media post advertising the event demonized Israel by claiming that Palestinian families “have been terrorized by Israeli settlers and military” and by referring to Israel as “occupied Palestine.” Following the event, SJP posted an image of a sign from the event reading "Israel Murders, USA Pays" on their Instagram account.

In November 2021, SJP hosted an event titled "Nothing Normal About Occupation - Teach-In on Normalization with Israel." A social media post about the event claimed that "There can be no 'peace' without freedom, justice, liberation and return for Palestinians" and urged people to “identify and fight against [normalization] in our daily life.” The anti-normalization movement, like the BDS movement, is an attempt to isolate Israel and make it a pariah among nations.

In July 2021, the student government at Houston passed a resolution allegedly for the "Protection and Support of Pro-Palestine Students and Activism" which demonized Israel and delegitimized it as a Jewish state.  The resolution called Zionism a "system of oppression defined by its victims as a 'settler-colonial movement whose goal was the establishment of a Jewish state on the ruins and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.'" It also claimed, in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that pro-Palestinian activism is not associated with anti-Semitism and that "The University of Houston Student Government Association unequivocally rejects the debasement of Palestinian activism through the false conflation of anti-Zionism with antisemitism." 

In May 2021, an officer of Houston Students for Justice in Palestine—a Hamas-funded hate group—was quoted in the campus newspaper, The Daily Cougar, minimizing terrorism against Israel and demonizing the Jewish state by claiming that recent incidents of violence in Gaza are not “occurring in a vacuum but are connected to 70 years of Israeli ethnic cleansing," and that "Palestinians will still be under illegal military occupations without freedom of movement under a fascist and racist system of apartheid."

In April 2021, Houston SJP joined other anti-Israel groups in Texas in celebrating “Israeli Apartheid Week,” an anti-Semitic hate-fest dedicated to destroying the Jewish state. The theme of the event was “Imagining Liberation Through Persecution.”

In October 2019, SJP held an event on “Palestine and US Electoral Politics” where both the student moderator and invited speaker Mohammed Nabulsi demonized Israel. Nabulsi claimed that Israel is “protected by the U.S.” despite awareness that “Israel’s violating human rights” and “is committing atrocities or killing civilians or whatever..."

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota has in recent years become a locus of Jew-hatred in the Midwest. It is home to a chapter of the Hamas-funded campus hate group, Students for Justice in Palestine, which has participated in the international hatefest known as “Israeli Apartheid Week” and invited speakers including Mohammed El-Kurd, a vehement anti-Semite who has called for the release of Palestinian murderers and terrorists, to speak on campus. Several official university departments including the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) and the department of Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies (RIGS) have also signed statements promoting Jew-hatred and demonizing the Jewish state.

Evidence:

In March 2022, the Hamas-funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine co-hosted an event with other student groups as part of the genocidal hatefest known as “Israeli Apartheid Week.” The event is titled “Minneapolis to Palestine: Solidarity Against State Terror.” An online announcement for the event displays an image of two policemen from the U.S. and Israel restraining a small child.

In January 2022, UMN SJP hosted an event with Palestinian journalist and organizer Mohammed El-Kurd. El-Kurd is a vehement anti-Semite who has called for Israel to release all Palestinian prisoners including those convicted of murder and terrorism and has openly celebrated the escape of Palestinian terrorists convicted of attacking innocent Israeli civilians. He has claimed that “Hamas has a right to exist under international law, [which] doesn’t mean I agree or disagree with them.”

In November 2021, the campus newspaper, The Minnesota Daily, published an article that urged the university to rescind a program that allowed students to study abroad in Israel. The article demonized and delegitimized Israel, calling it "Occupied Palestine."

In October 2021, SJP held an event titled "Palestine 101." An online announcement for the event demonized Israel and accused it of “ongoing settler colonialism.” 

 In October 2021, SJP urged students and faculty to sign on to a public letter urging the university to halt a study abroad program with Technion-Israel, an Israel Institute of Technology. The letter demonized and delegitimized Israel, referring to it as “Occupied Palestine" and accused Israel of “the violent occupation of the Palestinian homeland, and the eradication and ethnic cleansing of its people by use of force.”

In June 2021, SJP issued a public letter urging Minnesota President Joan Gabel and the Board of Regents to divest from Israeli companies, thereby promoting the Hamas-funded Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. The letter demonized and delegitimized Israel by referring to it only in lowercase letters (Israel) and by labeling it "Occupied Palestine." The letter repeated the false Hamas propaganda claims that Israel engages in "racist violence" and "genocide" against Palestinians. SJP urged community members to sign their names to this letter.

In May 2021, the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) and the department of Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies (RIGS) in addition to the Imagining Transnational Solidarities Research Circle (ITSRC) and other faculty members and student groups at Minnesota all signed on to the Agitate Journal’s "Statement In Solidarity With The People Of Palestine." That statement promotes the genocidal and Hamas-funded BDS movement against Israel and also demonizes Israel and denies Jews the right to self-determination. The statement falsely claims that Israel is guilty of “brutal settler-colonial violence and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians...”

The Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota also signed a statement on "Gender Studies Departments in Solidarity with Palestinian Feminist Collective" which demonized Israel, claiming that the Jewish state uses “violent force, punitive bureaucracy, and the legal system to expel Palestinians from their rightful homes and to remove Palestinian people from their land” and equating the creation of Israel to “ethnic cleansing.”   

In March 2021, a coalition of pro-Palestinian students drafted an open letter to "Oppose Minnesota Hillel’s referendum to adopt the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism," which claimed falsely that "[The] IHRA definition suppresses free speech, a First Amendment right...”  Over 180 community members signed the letter.

In February 2021, SJP at UMN held a "BDS Movement Presentation" to promote the genocidal and terrorist-funded BDS effort to economically strangle the Jewish state.

Florida State University:

Florida State University hosts an extremist chapter of the Hamas-funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine which has ludicrously equated the Russian military invasion of Ukraine with Israel’s alleged “occupation” of Palestine and has also repeatedly defended FSU Senate President Ahmad Daraldik who launched an anti-Semitic website and demeaned Jews on social media. When pro-Israel speaker Ben Shapiro was scheduled to speak on campus, members of SJP and other groups urged the university to cancel and then protested his speech with genocidal and demonizing slogans including, "From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free," "End the Occupation," "Israel is an Apartheid State," and "Israel is a Terrorist State."

Evidence:

In March 2022, the FSU chapter of the Hamas-funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine held an event during which they outrageously equated Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine to Israel’s alleged “occupation” of Palestine. The graphic for the event shows the Ukrainian and Palestinian flags side-by-side and states “From Ukraine to Palestine, we must oppose violence and war.”

In February 2022, the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity held a hazing event during which pledges had swastikas drawn on their “shirts or body parts.” Images of the students were later circulated on social media. Liora Rez, executive director of StopAntiSemitism.org, reported “that a Jewish student who was pledging at Pi Kappa Phi had a swastika painted on his head, was paraded around, and then further humiliated with his image circulated on social media.” FSU officials responded by suspending the fraternity for hazing and alcohol violations.

In November 2021, Students for a Democratic Society at FSU issued a statement urging the university to cancel an upcoming event featuring conservative, pro-Israel speaker Ben Shapiro. The statement called Shapiro a “racist” and demonized Israel by claiming falsely that it is a “settler-colonial Israeli apartheid state, which has been engaged in the displacement and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians for decades." It also attempted to limit open discourse by declaring "No fascists on our campus," referring to Shapiro.   

When the university did not cancel Shapiro’s speech, the campus chapter of the Hamas-funded hate group Students for Justice in Palestine organized a protest of the event. Students chanted genocidal slogans which delegitimized and demonized Israel including, "From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free," "End the Occupation," "Israel is an Apartheid State," and "Israel is a Terrorist State."

In June 2021, SJP at FSU held a “BDS Organizing Meeting” to support the genocidal and Hamas-inspired Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement to economically strangle the Jewish state.

In January 2021, a student senator at FSU who is known for making anti-Semitic statements introduced a resolution to support the genocidal BDS movement against Israel and urged the university to divest from companies that do business with Israel.

In August 2020, after FSU President John Thrasher endorsed the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, SJP at FSU published an "Open Letter from Students for Justice in Palestine at Florida State University" which condemned Thrasher’s decision and expressed support for the Student Government President, Ahmad Daraldik, who had made anti-Semitic statements in the past on social media.  Numerous other campus organizations and individuals endorsed the letter.

In August 2020, SJP at FSU held an event titled “Summer Book Club: Freedom is a Constant Struggle” which featured numerous speakers who made anti-Semitic comments and demonized Israel. Speaker Dana Alhasan claimed that “there’s no room for Zionism in feminism because Zionism is an inherently racist ideology” and “Talking about the IDF, they’re called the Israeli Defense Forces, but I always make a point to say IOF, Israeli Occupying Forces ‘cuz they’re not defending anything, they’re occupying.” Another speaker, Shelby Shoup, accused Israel of “occupation and apartheid and home demolition and settlement expansion.”

In July 2020, SJP at FSU distributed a "Call to Action Toolkit" to supporters to counter a student government resolution to adopt the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism. The toolkit demonized Israel, claiming that the resolution would redefine “criticism of racist Israeli settler-colonialism, apartheid, and occupation as an example of antisemitism...”  

In June 2020, shortly after he ascended to the Senate Presidency of the Student Government Association at FSU, it was revealed that Ahmad Daraldik had created an anti-Semitic website while in high school which promoted anti-Semitic tropes claiming that Israel performs medical experiments on Palestinians and compared Israel to Nazi Germany. Daraldik had also shared additional anti-Semitic content on social media, including a staged, fake photograph of an IDF soldier pointing a gun at a Palestinian child which he captioned “Stupid Jew thinks he is cool.” Despite calls for his removal, Daraldik was able to retain his position after a vote by the student senate. Instead of condemning Daraldik’s remarks, SJP at FSU instead expressed unmitigated support for him and claimed that the calls to remove him from his position were “racially and politically motivated to smear and silence Palestinian students and critics of the state of Israel" and “rooted in anti-Arab racism and Islamophobia." Even in the midst of the controversy, Daraldik continued to share Jew-hatred on social media. BDS Report notes that in July 2020 he had “just shared a new video on his Instagram story claiming that the problem with Jews is they make everything about themselves."

Boston University

In recent years, Boston University has witnessed a disturbing and increasing incidence of Jew-hatred on campus. The university fosters a chapter of the Hamas-funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine that has taken extreme action to promote its noxious views including dropping an enormous banner, featuring an image of an Israeli shooting a Palestinian woman, from a campus building and painting the campus rock with the pro-terrorist slogan “Long live the Intifada!” The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the university signed a statement demonizing Israel and at least ten other faculty members have signed statements supporting the academic boycott of Israel, part of the genocidal and Hamas-funded BDS movement against the Jewish state.

Evidence:

In March 2022, the Boston University chapter of the Hamas-funded campus hate group Students for Justice in Palestine participated in the anti-Israel hatefest known as “Israeli Apartheid Week.” Members of the group erected a mock “apartheid wall” meant to mimic the security fence erected along the Gaza border to deter Palestinian terror attacks on Israeli civilians. One panel of the wall quoted the genocidal slogan "From the river to the sea" with an image of the entirety of Israel, suggesting that the entirety of Israel should be destroyed. Another enormous banner depicting an Israeli soldier shooting a Palestinian woman was also dropped from the roof of the College of Arts and Sciences on the BU campus. The banner urged “End the Deadly Exchange Free Palestine,” but clearly sought to demonize Israel for the conflict.

In December 2021, SJP at BU painted the BU rock on campus with the slogan "Long Live the Intifada,” thus celebrating the deadly outpouring of Palestinian terrorism against Jews and Israel. SJP then posted an image of the rock on social media with a message stating, "The Intifada is an action that lives within the Palestinian people every day, and exists as a permanent source of inspiration against Israeli occupation and apartheid."

In September 2021, BU SJP held an event promoting the genocidal and Hamas-funded Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, an attempt to socially and economically isolate the Jewish state.

In May 2021, the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at BU signed on to the statement "Gender Studies Departments in Solidarity with Palestinian Feminist Collective." That statement demonized and delegitimized Israel, claiming that “Israel is using violent force, punitive bureaucracy, and the legal system to expel Palestinians from their rightful homes and to remove Palestinian people from their land,” in addition to numerous other statements.  

In May 2021, BU SJP released a statement that repeatedly demonized Israel, claiming that “The Zionist occupation stands on pillars of terror, racism and lies. It is anti-democratic to the core. It is threatened and frightened by the righteous resistance to the Palestinian people to the program of ethnic cleansing and apartheid that Israel has pursued since its inception.” The statement also accused BU of complicity in "Israel's oppression of Palestinians" because “BU's endowment is undoubtedly invested in numerous companies which aid the occupation, it offers an Israeli study abroad program to Haifa, and has even sent BU police officers on trips to Israel for IDF-led 'Counter-Terrorism' training.”

In September 2020, SJP held a protest off-campus at the Consulate General for the United Arab Emirates to urge the message "NO to Normalization with Israel,” an attempt to make Israel, a democratic nation with an excellent record on human rights, a worldwide pariah. An ad for the protest demonized Israel, claiming, "The normalization of ties with Israel by the UAE and later Bahrain has shown the world that Israeli aggression, colonization, and apartheid are worth more to the ruling cliques of those countries than the lives and rights of Palestinians to freedom and self-determination... Normalization with Israel means normalizing settler-colonialism and apartheid. We must come together to reject this!" 

In March 2019, as part of Israeli Apartheid Week, SJP at BU held an event titled "Celebrate the March of Return/Demand BU Reject Israeli Apartheid." Promotions for the event demonized Israel and promoted anti-Semitic tropes of blood libel against Jews by falsely claiming that “the Israeli 'Defense' Forces respond each time with massacres... Israeli snipers purposefully shoot Palestinians in the legs (with bullets which expand once they enter the body and are banned under international law) leaving Palestinians crippled for life, without access to medical care in Gaza.” The statement also demanded that BU shut down the study abroad program with Israel.

 

INSTANT REGRET: Geico Apologizes for Hiring Antisemite, Jihadist Muslim Linda Sarsour for Diversity Training

Geico recently announced that Linda Sarsour would be speaking at its diversity event "celebrating Middle Eastern and North African Heritage Month." Following a backlash due to Sarsour's antisemitism, Geico canceled and condemned Sarsour. David Wood discusses the issue. For the Washington Examiner article quoted in this video ("Geico cancels event with Linda Sarsour after backlash from Jewish groups"), click here: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/po...

1000 Rabbis Accuse Linda Sarsour of Anti-Semitism - Your News From Israel

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The Biden Administration’s Seder Makes a Mockery of Passover and the Jews

The Passover story is really about “protecting democracy.”

The Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff Passover seder: brisket, gefilte fish, and the Maxwell House Haggadah

Emhoff spoke about celebrating Passover as a child, which he said often involved attending seder at his grandmother's home in Brooklyn.

Vice President Kamala Harris (R) and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff host a Passover seder in the Vice President's Residence, serving wine from the Psagot settlement winery, on April 16, 2022. (Doug Emhoff/Twitter)

Harris, Emhoff to hold first known Passover seder at VP’s residence

Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will be the first known second family to host a Passover seder at the vice president’s residence Friday after holding a virtual celebration last year. Harris confirmed her holiday plans on Twitter, posting a traditional Passover greeting. “Chag Sameach to all those celebrating Passover. The news was first reported by CNN, citing a White House official who revealed that Jewish members of Harris and Emhoff’s staff will attend the gathering at the Naval Observatory in Washington along with their loved ones. The vice president also reportedly informed Israeli President Isaac Herzog of her plans to host the seder during their Thursday call. Emhoff became the first Jewish spouse of a US president or vice president when Harris was sworn in last year. The couple were married in 2014. Just two months after the inauguration, the second gentleman led the first-ever virtual Passover seder at the Naval Observatory, saying at the time he hoped it would be the last virtual celebration. The couple will hold the seder at the Naval Observatory in Washington along with their loved ones. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File In November of last year, the vice president’s family hung the first mezuzah on the front door of an executive residence in US history. The celebration comes as Washington, DC, is hit with a wave of positive COVID-19 cases — with both Harris and President Biden potentially being exposed several times. Multiple administration officials, including Harris’ communications director Jamal Simmons and Attorney General Merrick Garland, contracted the virus after attending the superspreader Gridiron dinner April 2. As of Monday, both the president and vice president had tested negative for the virus. Harris’ office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/04/biden-administrations-seder-makes-mockery-passover-daniel-greenfield/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

"Good evening to the thousands of you who are joining us from around the country," Doug Emhoff, the Hollywood lawyer serving as Kamala's husband, intoned. 

The sign language interpreter on the small box next to him spread her arms in what was either an attempt to 'sign' Passover or a gesture of disbelief and contempt.

The "People's Seder" was about to begin with its apostrophe in the right place and heart in the wrong place.

As the Biden White House rushes to enable Iran's nuclear program and the modern-day pharaonic mullahs plotting, like the original, to wipe out the Jews, it put on a "People's Seder" to distract American Jews from its complicity in the latest acts of terror from Iran to Israel.

The People's Seder sounds like a Berkeley commune. A day before the eve of Passover, the administration’s second virtual seder served no function except to give Emhoff something to do. Perhaps knowing that, Emhoff claimed, with a mostly straight face, that he had traveled the country hearing from people “how much last year’s virtual seder had meant to them”.

Emhoff made no mention of the over a dozen Israelis recently killed in terror attacks. Neither, seemingly, did so many of the speakers who rambled on about the importance of “empathy”.

Empathy applies to everyone except the Israeli Jews mourning their dead.

Passover, to Emhoff, proved to be about Ukraine, the pandemic, and “protecting democracy”. Maybe Emhoff can tell me which democratic process elected Moses. 

Then a particularly haggard Biden, looking awkwardly at things off-camera, boasted that this was the “first time in three years that families sit around the seder table.”

That might be true in Washington D.C., but it certainly isn’t true in America.

Biden then declared that during Passover, his hearts were “with the people of Ukraine”.

The camera cut to the White House's bewildered Jewish liaison.

Passover, so far, was about Ukraine. 

The previous seder, featuring an anti-Israel activist, was apparently so popular that Emhoff decided to recycle his shtick about “gelatinous gefilte fish” from last year. Then he declared that “ever since I was a kid, I have been inspired by the story of Exodus.”

Indeed, who could forget the time Moses went back to Egypt, married Pharaoh’s sister, and settled down to the business of assisting in the genocide of the Jews. 

Emhoff’s presentation was followed by a long list of speakers eager to delve into Passover as a metaphor and uninterested in it as a substantial reality. 

There was Andrew Rehfeld, the first "non-rabbinic" head of the Reform Movement's Hebrew Union College seminary, who had defended BDS supporters against claims of antisemitism.

"Some students have been attracted to the BDS movement because of their love of Israel, and their repugnance of what they see as its unjust treatment of Palestinians," Rehfeld had argued. "BDS is not the answer.  But that does not mean that their concerns are without merit."  

Rehfeld appeared with a large placard behind him declaring, "Another Jew for LGBTQ Equality".

The non-rabbinic head of a movement that denies the existence of the G-d of the Torah made no mention of the Creator of the Universe but spoke about “bullying” and “civil society”.

That was followed by J Street’s Deborah Lipstadt, who talked about Ukraine, and Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik who… also talked about Ukraine. An ignorant viewer might have concluded that in the Bible, the Jews had left Ukraine, rather than Egypt. After a brief interjection by an Orthodox Rabbi who actually had a seder plate on display, next up was Afroculinaria's Michael W. Twitty, a black gay social justice chef who had previously accused Israel of racism, and who explained that in his seder molasses "represented the transatlantic slave trade."

Dayenu!

The People’s Seder was dedicated to philosophical abstractions that erased Jews and negated the fundamental truths of the Passover story. Attaching the "People's" to something is a negation. That's why the various democratic people's republics were anything but and why the People's Seder isn't a seder, or at least not a Jewish one, but a People’s Republic of Seder.

Less than two minutes into his virtual farce, Emhoff had declared that "even though the Exodus tells the story of a particular people, its message is universal." Everything about Judaism to secularists is universal, and nothing is particular or relevant to the actual Jews.

It would be dangerous to focus on the particular people currently being killed once again in their own country because Emhoff’s wife’s boss chooses to stand with Islamic terrorism.

After the People’s Seder was done, Ambassador Tom Nides, who had been caught praising a BDS group and boasting of trying to keep Jews out of Jerusalem, issued a press release in English, Arabic, and Hebrew (in that order) which urged “Jews, Muslims, and Christians” (also in that order) to avoid "actions that further escalate tensions" during "this sacred holiday period".

That would include concluding the seder with the traditional call, “Next Year in Jerusalem”, signifying a return to a city that Biden and Nides deny is Jewish and want to keep Jews out of.

Nides, Emhoff, and other administration enablers of Jewish descent erase Jews from Passover and Jerusalem and replace the real people and their history with social justice abstractions. 

Part of the problem is that Emhoff, like your average leftist of Jewish ancestry, knows as much about Judaism as I do about dating Kamala. And cares just as little. Stripping Judaism of its particularism appears liberating to someone like Emhoff because it also frees him of what he and his family see as a limitation on their identities and their potential social aspirations.

The People’s Seder is not a Jewish people’s seder because that’s the last thing Emhoff wants.

Liberation to lefties of Jewish descent means the ability to be less Jewish. That is at odds with the message of Passover and of Judaism which is that liberation comes from being more Jewish. The Jews who had tried to fit into Pharaoh’s tyranny had become slaves, while the slaves who defied an empire by conducting a seder that mocked Egyptian beliefs were set free.

Universalism is enslaving while particularism is liberating.

The Passover seder’s message, with its careful recreation of the particular experiences, sensory, emotional, and intellectual, of Egyptian slavery and liberation, is a painstaking exercise in particularism. The People’s Seder, like virtually all lefty religious practices, is an equally painstaking exercise in rejecting the particular for the universal by turning the events into metaphors that can be glibly made to mean anything as long as it’s unrelated to the Jews. 

It’s all very well to turn the story of Passover into a metaphor, but Moses didn’t arrive to talk to Pharaoh about abstractions like empathy and emotional growth, but with a simple message.

“Let My People Go.”

The People’s Seder claims to be about liberation but actually enslaves. It rejects “the four languages of liberation” whose four steps "I will take you out", "I will save you", "I will redeem you" and "I will take you" develop it as a relationship between G-d and the Jewish people, to universalize it into hollow self-help empowerment in which there is no relationship with G-d.

Instead, there is a relationship with the leftist deity of government all too familiar to Pharaoh.

Worship government isn’t liberation, it’s slavery.

 

 

Muslim Federation President Linked to ‘Taliban Imam’ and Islamist Who Calls Jews ‘Demonic’

Samir Kakli replaces CAIR operative as Muslim Fed leader, brings same level of extremism.

BY JOE KAUFMAN

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/03/muslim-federation-president-linked-taliban-imam-joe-kaufman/;

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Joe Kaufman is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the Chairman of the Joe Kaufman Security Initiative. He was the 2014, 2016, and 2018 Republican Nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives (Florida-CD23).

Samir Abbas Kakli has the dubious distinction of being the President of the South Florida Muslim Federation (SoFlo Muslims, SFMF), an umbrella group for South Florida’s many radical Muslim institutions. He has been with the Federation since it began operations in 2017. As the head of the group, Kakli has associations with a number of individuals who are alleged to have actively spread terror and/or bigotry, and at least a couple of these extremists, he is personally connected to. Kakli’s dangerous relationships should be scrutinized and his and his entire organization’s motives called into question.

Kakli took over the leadership of the Federation from Nezar Hamze, a long-time operative of the Hamas-linked CAIR. Hamze left his duties at the Federation, in 2021, to focus on the new family he made with the sister of current CAIR representative Aida Mackic, Emina, whom he has two children with. Emina, though, recently removed the “Hamze” she was using for her last name on social media and now goes by her maiden name “Emina Ramic” (Perhaps due to Nezar still being legally wed to his first wife, Jaime?) With all his marital issues, it is ironic (or maybe not) that Hamze is listed as a member of SFMF’s Matrimonial Committee.

SFMF features several divisions, including a Council of Imams. One imam, the spiritual leader of Margate-based Masjid Jamaat Al-Mu'mineen (MJAM), Izhar Khan, in May 2011, was arrested and charged by the FBI with helping to fund the Taliban. According to the indictment, “Izhar… provided… material support and resources… intending that they be used in preparation for and in carrying out… a conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim persons in a foreign country.” Khan’s MJAM promotes texts labeling Jews and Christians “enemies” and endorsing female genital mutilation, death punishments for gays, and domestic violence against women.

Samir Kakli is not just linked to Izhar Khan via the Muslim Federation. Kakli is a personal friend to Khan. Kakli has posted on social media photos from the wakeboarding trips he took with Khan. During one such excursion, in July 2018, Kakli wrote, “Alhamdulillah, great weekend, great programs, great times with Mufti Abdullah Al-Mahmudi, Mufti Sultan Mohiuddin, Mufti Izhar Khan! May Allah bless you for all you do.” In December 2017, during another outing with Khan and Mohiuddin, Kakli wrote, “Wakeboarding with the Mufti’s in COLD water!! But warm brotherhood prevailed.”

Fellow wakeboarder, Abdullah al-Mahmudi, is an imam at the Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor, Michigan (MCA). This past May, al-Mahmudi spoke at a ‘Rally for Palestine’ held in downtown Ann Arbor, where he called for and event goers chanted and held signs calling for Israel’s destruction. MCA is owned by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), a group that protects the assets of hundreds of radical mosques and has been named by the US government a party to the financing of Hamas. Sultan Mohiuddin is the imam of the Islamic Foundation of South Florida (IFSF), which like Izhar Khan’s MJAM is a member organization of SFMF.

Abdurahman al-Ghani is a former IFSF youth director and ex-Muslim Federation social media director. Al-Ghani has used Facebook to refer to Jews as “the children of Satan,” “demonic” and “the most evil on earth”; the US as the “World's Number One Terrorist Organization”; and gay Muslims as “stone-cold kaffirs outside the fold of Islam.” In February 2012, he encouraged his followers to violently “wipe out the CIA.” In September 2012, he promoted a graphic from deceased al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki with the message, “Allah is preparing us for victory.” And in November 2012, he posted the message, “We love u Hamas. U are the real hero.”

Much like in the case of Izhar Khan, al-Ghani is not merely a former colleague of Samir Kakli. Indeed, Kakli frequently uses social media to re-post al-Ghani’s material and tag al-Ghani in his own posts. This past April, Kakli tagged al-Ghani (ironically, as he is an overt and unabashed antisemite) to a post challenging the definition of antisemitism. In October, Kakli tagged him to a post publicizing a then-upcoming anti-Israel rally. And last month, Kakli tagged al-Ghani to a flyer for the Federation’s March conference, keeping al-Ghani in the loop of Federation happenings.

Regarding the SFMF conference, its main sponsor is Islamic Relief (IR), an organization that has been banned by a number of nations due to its many links to terrorist financing. In fact, the US, Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland all have recently cut funding to IR. Yet, Kakli has used his personal Facebook to advertise IR employment opportunities and IR fundraisers, to which he himself has donated. Kakli, furthermore, has used social media to call for “defunding the police” and to contribute towards anti-Israel violence by promoting a July 2020 Palestinian ‘Day of Rage.’

The South Florida Muslim Federation and its leader, Samir Kakli, both should be called out for their involvement with extremists who propagate the worst iterations of terror and bigotry. America and Americans must not turn a blind eye to the radicals who live amongst them and who pose credible threats to the community. These dangerous entities need to be investigated and, whenever possible, be removed from our nation’s shores.

In order to draw attention to the threat, SFMF poses to our local and national security, the Joe Kaufman Security Initiative is holding a rally to protest the group, on Saturday, March 19th, from 2-4 PM, outside their conference being held at the Heron Bay Marriott in Coral Springs, Florida, at the corner of Coral Ridge Dr. and Heron Bay Blvd. Our featured speaker will be 850 WFTL radio talk show hostess Joyce Kaufman. We urge all freedom-loving patriots to attend and help us make clear, “No Jihad in Our Backyard!”

Beila Rabinowitz, Director of Militant Islam Monitor, contributed to this report.

Israel now #1 in covid cases per capita, proving all the draconian vaccinations, lockdowns and restrictions are utterly worthless and stupid

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-01-26-israel-now-1-in-covid-cases-per-capita-proof-draconian-measures-worthless.html;

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(Natural News) Despite the fact that Israel has implemented some of the most draconian COVID-19 pandemic measures in the world, the country is now number one in the world in new cases, according to local reports.

According to the Times of Israel, a leading health expert in the country said that 0.6 percent of the population was testing positive daily for the virus — most likely the latest variant, omicron, which is highly contagious but also very mild.

Prof. Eran Segal of The Weizmann Institute said at that rate, Israel currently leads the world in per capita infection rates, even though the population is required to get the latest version of vaccines available and despite heavy quarantine and lockdown regimes.

However, Segal tried to excuse the high infection rate:

But Segal noted it was likely that Israel was not truly the country with the highest infection rate. Rather, he attributed the figures to Israel being a leading country in the number of tests performed each day, relative to its population size.

Israel is followed in the highest daily cases worldwide ranking by Mongolia, Peru, Canada, and Georgia.

The fact is, either you’re the number one country, per capita, in daily infections — or you’re not. And right now, Israel is No. 1, period, no matter how you look at the data.

But instead of realizing that this novel coronavirus is not the world-ender that the world has been propagandized to believe, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is quadrupling down on idiot policies that have not worked yet and are never going to work (because viruses virus — that’s what they do and nothing humans do will stop them from spreading).

The PM “announced Thursday that mandatory quarantine for schoolchildren who were exposed to coronavirus carriers would be scrapped entirely,” the Times of Israel reported. “According to the plan, starting next Thursday, children up to the age of 18 will no longer need to isolate after being exposed.

“Instead, all students — both vaccinated and unvaccinated — will need to conduct two antigen tests a week — on Sundays and Wednesdays — and present negative results when entering educational institutions,” the outlet continued. “Children who test positive for COVID-19 will still need to isolate until testing negative.”

Bennett said that the government will begin distributing “millions” of test kits so that testing can be done at home, an endeavor that is costing tens of millions of dollars to carry out.

Bennett’s order comes as 146,000 school-aged children were already in quarantine due to testing positive for the virus, while another 142,000 were forced into quarantine because they had been ‘exposed’ to the virus (which means nothing considering the virus is literally everywhere).

“Wherever we can make it easier for the public, we will. We are taking Omicron seriously, but also looking at the bigger picture,” Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said.

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton called Bennett’s order “a brave decision,” while noting further that “it would have been easier to close the education system, but our duty is to save every boy and girl” from the damage of repeated quarantines — even while ordering them into repeated quarantines.

These lunatics literally have no self-awareness at all when it comes to their pandemic decisions.

But that’s not all. Regarding the overall state of the pandemic, Segal predicted that the current outbreak sweeping the country will end soon. “We are very close to the height, or even at the height of the Omicron wave,” he told Channel 12 news.

What about the next variant? And the next? And the ones after that?

Why haven’t any of these measures ever been implemented for influenza, which sweeps the globe annually, showing up as a different strain?

Viruses…are going to virus. ‘The science’ has shown us this for centuries. Why civilized democracies can’t seem to understand this elementary scientific principle when it comes to COVID-19 is mind-boggling.

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TimesOfIsrael.com

Vaccines.news

Middle East Studies Association Runs Up Against State Anti-BDS Laws

SEE: https://mesana.org/

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BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/01/middle-east-studies-association-runs-up-against-state-anti-bds-laws;

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The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) is a politico-academic group consisting of university teachers of the history, religion, contemporary politics, economics, and sociology of Middle Eastern lands and peoples. Many of its members are themselves Muslims — Arabs, Turks, and Iranians. The departments and centers where they work are often the recipients of Arab funding; the best known of these bought-and-paid-for places is the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, founded in 1993 by a well-known apologist for Islam, John Esposito, with an initial $20 million endowment from Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.

Given the makeup of most Middle Eastern Departments, it is almost impossible for someone who takes a dim view of Islam or a positive view of Israel to be hired. The Muslims will hire only those who share their views, and their non-Muslim colleagues will similarly choose only those who, like themselves, have decided to agree – whether out of genuine conviction or out of calculated self-interest – with the Muslim view of Islamic history, Islam, Israel and “Palestine.” These faculty members reproduce themselves, and their Middle East departments become ever more partisan, filled with Defenders of the Faith (of Islam), promoters of such fictions as the “convivencia” of Islamic Spain, and the claim that “Islam has always been part of America’s story,” and hostile to Israel and to those who dare to defend it. Examples in Middle East Studies departments of strong partisans of the Palestinians who are deeply hostile to Israel are everywhere; think only of Rashid Khalidi, Joseph Massad, and Hamid Dabashi at Columbia, or Sarah Shields and Kylie Broderick (though a graduate student, and virulently anti-Israel, Broderick has been entrusted with teaching a course on Israel and the Palestinians) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In these Departments of Middle Eastern Studies, a sanitized view of Islamic history is presented by academic apologists well-versed in taqiyya and kitman; unwary young students can be easily led astray. Fear of being charged with “islamophobia” is enough to silence those members of the faculty who might otherwise object to the versions of Islamic history, and of Islam, being taught. There is nothing so politicized as an academic department. Teachers don’t want to antagonize their colleagues, especially If they don’t yet have tenure. Even with tenure, it’s important to stay in the political good graces of colleagues. Professors who do not toe the party line may find that their teaching load is increased, that a favorite course has been assigned to someone else, that they have been assigned to teach the course that “no one wants to teach,” that they are saddled with more administrative tasks than are others, that they are left off of search committees, and so on. Why stick your neck out?

MESA has unsurprisingly come out foursquare for the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Divestment) movement. It wants to boycott Israeli academic institutions and professors. But now it has run up against an unexpected obstacle: many states have outlawed the BDS movement. And this means that their universities are refusing to renew their membership in MESA. If this anti-BDS movement in statehouses gains steam, it could lead to significant loss of membership, money, and influence, for MESA.

A report on two universities that have followed the anti-BDS legislation in their respective states and thus refused to renew their membership in MESA is here: “The University of Arizona, Florida State University End MESA Ties Amid Israel Boycott Debate,” by Dion J. Pierre, Algemeiner, January 18, 2022:

Florida State University and an academic center at the University of Arizona have declined to renew membership in the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), amid questions over whether the group’s movement toward an academic boycott of Israel could violate state or university policies.

At MESA’s annual meeting in December, 93 percent of voting members present resolved to direct leadership “to give effect to the spirit and intent” of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. A vote to ratify it will be held for MESA’s 2,800 members as early as this month.

93 percent of the MESA members present and voting wanted to “give effect to the spirit and intent” of BDS, by supporting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. That gives some idea of just how overwhelming anti-Israel sentiment is In MESA. That vote reflects what the French call “la pensée unique.” This means it is the only accepted view. The Party Line.

A group of critics, including several MESA members, warned at the time that such a move would threaten academic freedom, by preventing “free exchanges between faculty members and students worldwide.” Later, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis cautioned that as a public institution, Florida State University would likely not be permitted to participate in an Israel boycott via its partnership with MESA, due to state law prohibiting the use of public funds to support BDS.

FSU confirmed to the blog Legal Insurrection on Sunday that it had not renewed its annual membership in MESA for the year 2022. The spokesperson did not give a reason for the decision.

On Tuesday, asked about FSU’s decision, Anne Betteridge, Director of the University of Arizona’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, told The Algemeiner that the institution had also not renewed its membership at the end of 2021. She later added that the center had not received its dues notice from the association.

Like Florida, Arizona has passed a so-called anti-BDS law, as have a number of other states home to MESA partners, including the University of Arkansas, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Michigan. Some of those state laws have been challenged in court over alleged First Amendment violations….

But so far, not one of these anti-BDS laws has been struck down.

To its chagrin, MESA may find itself on the receiving end of anti-BDS legislation by a growing number of states. Thirty-five states have already passed such legislation; within a few months, there may be another ten. What this means is that those states who have such laws on their books, and their public universities, will no longer join MESA, will do nothing to help the group, and may even call for a boycott of the MESA boycotters, as by refusing to allow them to hold their meetings in those anti-BDS states. Another worry for MESA members teaching in public universities is the possibility that state legislatures may start to hold hearings on the scandal of the hiring practices, the courses offered, and the treatment of students who may not agree with the BDS movement, in Middle East Studies Departments in the state. The publicity will not be good for those departments.

With this potential worry, MESA members will likely choose to drop their plans to institute a boycott of Israeli academic institutions and decide, for their own good, to stay away from the BDS temptation. Otherwise, they may find that they have inadvertently provoked investigations into their practices, that will not stand strict scrutiny, and could lead to a loss of funding from states determined to make Middle Eastern departments in their universities places where teaching and scholarship are no longer imbued with nearly-unanimous pro-Islamic, pro-Palestinian, and anti-Israel attitudes.

Texas synagogue gunman’s final call with family during siege

EXCLUSIVE: Texas synagogue terrorist ranted about “f***ing Jews” in last call to family made during siege.

He said he was “opening the doors” to further attacks

"I want to be a martyr" Texas synagogue gunman's final call to family

A British man who held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue ranted against Jews and American wars in countries like Afghanistan as his brother pleaded with him to give up and free the captives, a recording of the conversation shows. In the expletive-filled recording posted on the website of The Jewish Chronicle, 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram said he was “bombed up” and equipped with “every ammunition” as he talked to his brother Saturday from inside Congregation Beth Israel in the Dallas suburb of Colleyville.

SEE: https://www.thejc.com/news/world/exclusive-texas-synagogue-terrorist-ranted-about-f-ing-jews-in-last-call-to-family-made-during-siege;

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The British terrorist who took four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue ranted about the “f***ing Jews” in the final phone call he made to his family during the siege, a recording obtained exclusively by the JC reveals.

In a chilling conversation with his brother in Blackburn from inside the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Malik Faisal Akram, 44, said: "I'm opening the doors for every youngster in England to enter America and f*** with them”.

Addressing fellow jihadists, he shouted: “Live your f***ing life bro, you f***ing coward. We’re coming to f***ing America. F*** them if they want to f*** with us. We’ll give them f***ing war.”

The terrorist boasted about his desire for martyrdom. "I've asked Allah for this death, Allah is with me, I'm not worried in the slightest,” he raged.

The disturbing 11-and-a-half minute audio recording, obtained from a security source, reveals a conversation between Akram and his brother, Gulbar, 43, who was speaking from a police station in Blackburn in an attempt to persuade him to surrender.

In a semi-coherent ramble about American conflicts overseas, the terrorist said: “Why do these f***ing motherf***ers come to our countries, rape our women, and f*** our kids? I'm setting a precedent… maybe they'll have compassion for f***ing Jews.”

When urged by Gulbar to end the siege, do time in prison, and come back to his family, Akram shouted that he had been “praying to Allah for two years for this” and intended to die. "I'd rather live one day as a lion than 100 years as a jackal,” he said.

"I'm going to go toe-to-toe with [police] and they can shoot me dead … I’m coming home in a body bag.”

He added: "I promised my brother on his deathbed that I'd go down a martyr.” One of his younger brothers died three months ago, reportedly from Covid.

The terrorist had already made a phone call to his two teenage sons, who had been spending some time with him over the last year. Gulbar is heard pleading with him to calm down, put down the weapon, and let the hostages go.

The media attention was unbearable for his elderly parents and the wider family, he added.

But Akram responded by saying he was pleased with the attention he had attracted to the cause of Muslims who were, in his view, oppressed by the US.

The fanatic, who had gained entry to the synagogue by posing as a homeless man, claimed that he was heavily armed. “I’m bombed up, I've got fucking every ammunition,” he said. He then raged about the Taliban and the United States’ foreign wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. American forces had occupied Afghanistan but the Taliban were unable to travel to the US to take their revenge, he said.

The homegrown terrorist repeatedly demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al Qaeda who was convicted of trying to kill US troops in Afghanistan. He spoke emotionally about Siddiqui, known as “Lady al Qaeda”, calling her his “sister” and insisting that she be freed.

The prison where Siddiqui is serving her sentence, FMC Carswell, is in nearby Fort Worth. “She's in [prison] for 84 years, they f***ing framed her,” he said.

As the recording continues, it becomes clear to law enforcement and the terrorist’s family, who were all listening to the call, that Akram did not want to live anymore, would not put down his weapon, and intended to die in the siege, security sources said.

The audio ends shortly before the hostages ran out of the synagogue and Akram died in a hail of bullets fired by an FBI SWAT team. His final words were: “I’m going.”

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Texas synagogue jihadi said he was ‘praying to Allah for two years for this,’ railed against ‘f***ing Jews’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/01/texas-synagogue-jihadi-said-he-was-praying-to-allah-for-two-years-for-this-railed-against-fing-jews

 

Facebook Bans Criticizing Taliban and Ben and Jerry’s support of anti-Israel BDS

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/01/facebook-bans-criticizing-taliban-and-ben-and-jerrys;

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What do Facebook, Ben and Jerry’s, and the Taliban all have in common? They support terrorists.

Facebook has threatened to ban the head of the watchdog group UN Watch due to alleged content violations, including a post denouncing the Taliban and the movement to boycott Israel.

The post in question showed a photograph of Taliban leaders in the presidential palace in Kabul after their takeover of the country in August 2021. Hillel Neuer commented on the photo, “Prediction: Ben and Jerry’s will never announce a boycott of the Taliban.”

The statement was an ironic reference to the ice cream giant’s controversial decision to end sales in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

That post was censored by Facebook for what it called “violating our Community Standards.”

UN Watch does really important work in its niche. And Hillel Neuer’s posts tend to see a lot of traction. He takes the fairly dry issues of UN abuses and corruption and finds ways to make them relevant and pop.

One of UN Watch’s key issues is the elevation of regimes that abuse human rights, like China and Pakistan, to leading roles in UN bodies.

There’s no conceivable violation in Neuer’s post. But Facebook, like any lefty institution, uses the strictest and most ruthless standards when going after conservatives and people whose politics it dislikes while refusing to hold its own accountable.

Biden Frees Gitmo Terrorist Linked to Chanukah Murder of Israeli Children

He “can quote Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King like teenagers quote Taylor Swift.”

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/01/biden-frees-gitmo-terrorist-linked-chanukah-murder-daniel-greenfield/;

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

On Chanukah 2002, four Hercules planes bearing hundreds of people evacuated from Africa landed in Israel. The passengers included Israeli families who had been vacationing in Kenya, some alive, some wounded, and some children returning to their homeland in small coffins.

Now, Biden has decided to release Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu, an Islamic terrorist who, “participated in the planning and execution of the terrorist attacks”, from Guantanamo Bay..

2002 had been a bad year in Israel. 457 Israelis were murdered by terrorists in one of the worst years of the Islamic campaign of genocide against the country’s indigenous Jewish population. By the time fall came around, families in a terrorized nation were looking to get away from a year of suicide bombings, shootings, and brutal atrocities. Families, many working-class, scrimped and saved to be able to afford a Chanukah trip somewhere safe out of the country.

On the eve of Chanukah, a group of Israeli tourists had just arrived at the Paradise Hotel in

Mombasa, while another group was flying back to Israel.

The Islamic terrorists timed their attack precisely: two missiles lifted off targeting the Israeli plane with 271 passengers and crew on board. The aircraft momentarily trembled, but few of the passengers noticed that anything had gone wrong. The missile damaged the plane’s tail, but the aircraft was able to continue flying on and landed safely with all of its passengers in Tel Aviv.

The Israeli captain thought that a bird had hit the plane.

The terrorist attack at the Paradise Hotel proved more successful. The booby-trapped SUV smashed past a barrier to get through to the hotel. One of the terrorists wearing a bomb vest ran out shouting, “Allahu Akbar”, and blew up, and the driver smashed the vehicle into the hotel, while the remaining terrorist detonated the bomb inside filling the entrance with shrapnel.

A surviving video shows a final moment of a Paradise Hotel employee telling the Israelis, “Welcome to Africa”.

Two decades ago, Ayelet, then 15 years old, saw the carnage firsthand. "Everything was burning. I thought my sisters were inside the fire," she told reporters.

When I contacted Ayelet today, she was shocked to learn that Bajabu would be released.

“Thank God, my family and I got back home safely from Mombasa, but I am sure that those who have lost their beloved children, parents, or partners won't be able to understand how come this kind of person is getting free.”

“I would like to see justice done,” Ayelet told me.

Few in America or Israel understand the manic obsession with which the Obama and Biden administrations have pursued the release of some of the worst Islamic terrorists on the planet. Some advocates have even tried to use false accusations of racism to justify their crusade.

Lee Wolosky, Obama's point man for freeing Gitmo terrorists, recently argued, “If these detainees had been white and not brown or black, is there any realistic chance the United States… would imprison them without charge for decades?”

And yet the victims of the terrorists whom Obama and Biden have worked so hard to set loose were “brown or black”, Africans and Middle Eastern Jews, often poor or working class.

Albert de Havila, the tour guide leading the trip, a Jewish immigrant from Morocco, had been struggling financially. The trip was his opportunity to turn things around. He was killed where he stood in the lobby, his daughter, who later moved to America, was not injured.

Upstairs, the Anter family, who also originated from the Muslim world, was just getting settled. Rahamim Anter, who worked in a rope factory, had carefully saved money to take his three children somewhere safe to enjoy Chanukah after a year of murderous Islamic terrorism.

A week earlier, the family had celebrated Noy Anter’s 12th birthday. The trip had been a surprise from their parents for Noy, his fourteen-year-old brother Dvir, and their 8-year-old little sister.

Ora Anter, their mother, wanted to get some refreshments downstairs. The two boys joined her.

Noy had been excited to take his first trip out of the small country he had lived in all his life.

It was his final trip.

The Islamic terrorist attack killed Noy and his brother Dvir, described as a smart and shy boy, and left their mother Ora hooked up to a respirator.

"Suddenly there was an explosion. I jumped up and saw fire through the window. I ran outside and looked everywhere for them, trying with all my might to save them," Rahamim described.

Mercy Neema Mwagambo, the hotel’s receptionist, was seeing to the guests when the bomb went off. Covered in burns, she crawled to the swimming pool and jumped in. The Israelis flew her and her mother, along with other wounded staff, out to a Jerusalem hospital.

Other hotel employees who were closer to the blast were not so lucky. Ten of them were killed.

“It was a giant explosion. I saw a lot of people injured, covered with blood,” one woman said.

Seven years later, a few days after the latest 9/11 anniversary, Operation Celestial Balance took out Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, Al Qaeda's Somalia boss, and the FBI’s third most wanted terrorist.

After helicopters shot up the convoy, Seal Team Six went in and confirmed that Nabhan was dead. The Somali Al Qaeda leader had been linked to some of Al Qaeda's earliest operations against America, the bombing of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as the Paradise Hotel attack. The operation would later be seen as prep for getting Bin Laden.

A few years earlier, the Kenyans had already captured Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu and turned him over to the United States. And from there he was sent on to Gitmo.

According to Bajabu’s lawyer, he is a peace-loving man who “can quote Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King like teenagers quote Taylor Swift.”

That raises the question of which hotel full of Jews Martin Luther King have bombed.

A Gitmo terror threat assessment noted that Bajabu "admitted that he participated in the planning and execution of the terrorist attacks in Mombasa, which included the bombing of the Israeli-owned Kikambala Paradise Hotel and a missile attack on an Israeli airliner."

The peace-loving Bajabu who can’t stop quoting Gandhi was also allegedly “involved in a plot to attack the Kenyan Anti-Terrorism Headquarters located in Nairobi, and the Mombasa Marathon, with the intent of killing Americans and Israelis.”

Other terrorists said that they “discussed future operations at detainee's home, to include potential attacks on US and Israeli Embassies”.

While no copies of Gandhi or MLK speeches were found at Bajabu’s home, the assessment noted that he “stored rockets, anti-aircraft missiles, explosives, and mines at his residence”.

After abortive discussions during the Obama administration about turning over Bajabu to the Israelis to face justice for the Chanukah massacre, the Biden administration is setting him free.

Bajabu’s lawyer claims that the terrorist has “a large and loving family” in Somalia.

After the attack, Rahamim Anter called his brother, shouting, “I have no children. Noy ​​and Dvir have gone.”

The pro-terrorist leftist lawfare groups, like Human Rights Watch, that labored to help the terrorists are celebrating Bajabu’s release. There are no celebrations in Kenya or Israel.

The Paradise Hotel terrorist attack has left deep scars in both nations. Thirteen people, most of them Kenyans, were killed in the Paradise Hotel attack. Many others, including a number of other Israeli teenagers and children, were wounded. Some still live with the trauma to this day.

"I think these kinds of people should stay behind bars, not just for what they did, but for their intentions as well,” Ayelet told me. “I think that a long time won't pass before he will do something like that again, the minute he will have the chance.”

Last year we learned that 229 former Gitmo detainees had returned to terrorism. And yet last month, Biden complained that the defense spending bill prevented him from closing Gitmo.

Bajabu is one of five Islamic terrorists freed by Biden from Guantanamo Bay. The radical administration is determined to free as many of the enemy as possible to kill again.

"Today's decision is wonderful news,” the terrorist’s lawyer declared, and claimed that his client “longs to be reunited with his family.”

That is a privilege forever denied to the families of his victims.

Biden has relentlessly exploited the death of his son for political gain, but he has shown no empathy for the losses and suffering of the children killed by the terrorists he is protecting, whether in the Palestinian Authority, in Hamas, or even in our custody in Guantanamo Bay.

Rahamim Anter said that he had taken his family on vacation, "to look for calm far from the intifada to take the children on safari, but I brought back their little bodies to put them in the ground".

When Biden addressed the anti-Israel J Street lobby group, he closed with a poem by Seamus Heaney,  "History says, Don’t hope, On this side of the grave, But then, once in a lifetime, The longed-for tidal wave, Of justice can rise up."

Whatever justice comes to the Islamic terrorists of Gitmo and to their victims whose coffins rode those four planes on a Chanukah two decades past, it will not come on this side of the grave.

Or at least not if Biden and his pro-terrorist administration have anything to say about it.

After the attack, the Israeli Defense Minister had vowed that the "killers of children" would face a reckoning. "Our hand will reach them.”

Biden, his radical regime, the multitude of lawyers who lobbied for the terrorists, hoped to help Bajabu, but they may have instead ensured that he faces justice on “this side of the grave.”

FBI: Hostage-Taking at Synagogue Not About Jewish Community

Clueless: Woke FBI Downplays Anti-Semitic Aspect of Hostage-Taking at Texas Synagogue

QUOTES FROM: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/01/texas-synagogue-terrorist-came-out-uk-islamist-no-daniel-greenfield/:

The hostage crisis at Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform Temple in Texas, ended with Faisal Akram of Blackburn, another post-industrial English town where Muslims make up a third of the population and Pakistanis account for over 10 percent, dead, and his Jewish hostages set free. The town has produced no shortage of Jihadists, including the youngest terrorist in the UK, as well as a number of Jihadis who traveled to join ISIS, an associate of shoe bomber Richard Reid, and a terrorist who played a key role in an Al Qaeda plot that targeted New York and D.C. Blackburn is one of the most segregated towns in the country and has been described as a “no-go zone”. The area that produced the Temple Terrorist has the highest Muslim population outside of London where some claim that flying the English flag has been effectively outlawed. But antisemitism, like Islamism, was part of the air that Faisal Akram breathed in Blackburn. The hatred of Jews, like the hatred of all non-Muslims, is a crucial motive for Islamic terrorism.

Why The Texas Hostage-Taker Demanded The Release Of Convicted Terrorist Aafia Siddiqui

During an 11-hour standoff at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, the British gunman repeatedly demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman who was convicted of attempting to kill American troops in Afghanistan. NBC News's Ken Dilanian explains who Siddiqui is and why the hostage-taker was demanding her release from prison. 

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/01/16/clueless-woke-fbi-downplays-anti-semitic-aspect-of-hostage-taking-at-texas-synagogue-n1549906;

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The jihadi who stormed the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, and took hostages Saturday, demanding the release of convicted jihad terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, is dead, and the hostages are safe. And now comes the real work: whitewashing, downplaying, and ignoring outright what took place because it doesn’t fit the establishment narrative.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt DeSarno got the ball rolling when he said, “We do believe from our engagement with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue, uh, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community, uh, but we’re continuing to work to find a motive and, and we will continue on that path.”

DeSarno’s bizarre statement is based on the fact that the demands the hostage-taker made all revolved around Aafia Siddiqui, aka “Lady al-Qaeda,” who is serving 86 years in prison for plotting a large-scale jihad massacre in New York City. The hostage-taker reportedly demanded that his “sister” be freed, which led to widespread speculation that he was in fact Aafia Siddiqui’s brother. At this point, however, although they have not released his name, officials have announced that he is no relation to Siddiqui, and thus was referring to her as his sister in Islam.

Related: Here’s What’s Missing From Jen Psaki’s Tweet About the Texas Synagogue Hostage Situation

According to Tom Winter of NBC News, the hostage-taker even had the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel, Charlie Cytron-Walker, whom he was holding hostage, call another rabbi in New York City. “The purpose of the call was to again demand the release of Aafia Siddiqui. The New York City-based rabbi called 9-1-1 and the NYPD is well aware of the incident,” tweeted Winter.

So let’s get this straight. A man enters a synagogue and takes hostages, and warns that if anyone gets too close, people will die. He demands the release of an al-Qaeda terrorist. The FBI then asserts that his actions were “not specifically related to the Jewish community,” apparently because he was talking only about Aafia Siddiqui, and at least not reportedly railing against Jews and Israel.

So why exactly did he do all this in a synagogue? He had the whole wide green world in which to take hostages; why did he choose Congregation Beth Israel of Colleyville, Texas? Once he had taken his hostages, why did he have one rabbi call another rabbi in order to demand Aafia Siddiqui’s release? What does Congregation Beth Israel have to do with Aafia Siddiqui? What does its rabbi, or the rabbi whom the hostage-taker had him contact in New York City, have to do with Aafia Siddiqui?

The answer to both questions is nothing whatsoever. The hostage-taker chose the synagogue over any other possible target because of the widespread belief in the Islamic world that the Jews control the world through various surreptitious means, as Jordanian professor Ahmad Nofal articulated last April. Railing against “Zionist notions” and “Jewish notions,” Nofal said, “It is forbidden to say ‘Jewish’ nowadays … Forbidden! Fine. Whatever. We’ll say ‘Zionist.’ It is the same thing. See how they rule the world? They even monitor what words you use. What kind of power is this? If you curse 1.7 million [sic.] Muslims — there’s nothing to it, but if you dare to say one word [against the Jews], they cancel you.”

Nofal was not singular. In a Friday sermon in 2016 at the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Sheikh Muhammad Ma’moun Rahma declared: “Are you aware, oh Muslims and Arabs, that global Jewry holds the political reins in the world’s superpowers? The entire world knows that the Jews control the sources of knowledge and fortune, in order to take hold of the reins of culture and economy. In America and in Europe, they are now the kings of finance, the leaders of the media, and the owners of the publishing houses. They are behind many of the ideological and political movements in the East and West. Oh Muslims and Arabs, listen to what The Protocols of the Elders of Zion tell us. They said: ‘We must get our hands on the global news agencies because the press and the media are the means to control global ideology. That way, people will only see the news from the point of view we choose.’ Their goal is to uproot Islam and bring ruin upon its followers.”

If the “global news agencies” are really in the hands of Zionists, they’re doing a remarkably poor job in telling Israel’s side of the story, but never mind. The hostage-taker chose the synagogue because he clearly believed that the Jews, and perhaps only the Jews, held the power to secure Aafia Siddiqui’s release. The synagogue in Colleyville, in his febrile imagination, would be directly connected to the Jewish power brokers who could be compelled by his hostage-taking to do his bidding.

The FBI should know all this, but it doesn’t. Early in the Obama administration, it scrubbed all counterterror training materials that made any mention of Islamic texts and teachings and severed ties with all the independent contractors (including me) who were teaching agents about the beliefs and goals of jihad terrorists. Islamic anti-Semitism is yet another forbidden area for today’s FBI; they can’t investigate anything that might appear to be “Islamophobic.” So Matt DeSarno is operating out of the willful ignorance the FBI chose as policy years ago. This time, the agency’s woke idiocy is actively misleading the American people about what happened in Colleyville.

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SEE ALSO: 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/01/texas-muslim-hostage-taker-dead-all-hostages-safe

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AAFIA SIDDIQUI

Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani woman who is imprisoned on charges related to the attempted murder and assault of United States officers and employees in Afghanistan.

Aafia Siddiqui was transferred to FMC Carswell for medical reasons and is serving an 86-year sentence. The Pakistani government lodged a complaint against U.S. authorities after she reported she was assaulted by another inmate in July.

Aafia Siddiqui told her attorney she was attacked in her cell on July 30, the Dallas-Fort Worth sector of the Council on American-Islamic Relations previously told the Star-Telegram. Another woman reportedly smashed a coffee mug with scalding hot liquid into Siddiqui’s face. After the attack, Siddiqui was taken out of her cell in a wheelchair and then forced into solitary confinement, CAIR Executive Director Faizan Syed has said.

U.S. authorities say Siddiqui is a dangerous terrorist with ties to the ringleader of 9/11. Counter-terrorism groups have dubbed her “Lady al-Qaeda,” and U.S. officials once described her as “the most wanted woman in the world.” The U.S. government has refused to trade her for American hostages multiple times, including for journalist James Foley prior to his execution by ISIS.

According to the Department of Justice, Siddiqui was detained in Afghanistan in 2008. Officers who searched her found documents about the creation of explosives, descriptions of American landmarks and sealed bottles of chemicals, according to a press release about her arrest.

While in the Afghan facility, U.S. Army officers said, Siddiqui grabbed a rifle from an officer, pointed it at a captain and yelled, “May the blood of [unintelligible] be directly on your [unintelligible, possibly head or hands].” An interpreter lunged at her and pushed the rifle away as Siddiqui pulled the trigger, according to the DOJ. Siddiqui fired at least two shots but did not hit anyone. An Army officer shot Siddiqui in the torso.

In Pakistan, she is widely portrayed as a heroine and martyr. Her family and supporters say the mother of three was falsely accused and used as a scapegoat in the “war on terror” after 9/11, according to a profile in the Guardian. In 2018, the Senate of Pakistan unanimously passed a resolution to take up the matter of Siddiqui’s freedom with the U.S., referring to her as “the Daughter of the Nation.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the hostage-taking incident in a statement.

“This antisemitic attack against a house of worship is unacceptable,” CAIR’s Houston chapter said in the statement. “We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community, and we pray that law enforcement authorities are able to swiftly free the hostages and bring them to safety.”

“We want to make it very well known that the hostage-taker is NOT Dr. Aafia Siddiqui’s brother, who is not even in the same region where this horrible incident is taking place,” the CAIR statement said. “We want the hostage-taker to know that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and her family strongly condemn this act and do not stand by you. Dr. Aafia’s family has always stood firm in advocating for the release of their sister from incarceration by legal and non-violent means only.”

At Saturday night’s press conference, the FBI would not confirm any connection between the hostage-taker and Aafia Siddiqui.

“All I can confirm is that what you heard on the live stream you did hear on the live stream,” DeSarno said….

The Malevolent, ANTISEMITIC Congresswoman Betty McCollum

"It's called apartheid" - Rep. Betty McCollum on Israel

Rep. Betty McCollum Speech at USCPR National Conference

Advances Palestinian rights: HR 4391, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act.

SEE: https://uscpr.org/campaigns/end-funding-human-rights-abuses

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/01/the-malevolent-congresswoman-betty-mccollum;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum is not a member of the “Squad,” nor is she a Muslim like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, but she is as obsessively anti-Israel as either of them and has been denouncing the Jewish state for much longer than Omar and Tlaib. Her deep hostility toward the Jewish state deserves to be better known.

A report on the malevolent Betty McCollum is here: “Media Ignores Pro-BDS Congresswoman’s Checkered History on Israel,” by Rachel O’Donoghue, Algemeiner, January 12, 2022:

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D) is not the most high-profile of politicians. Serving as the representative for Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District since 2001, her political endeavors are arguably overshadowed by fellow Twin Cities Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

But on Israel, McCollum and Omar have much in common: For example, both have falsely accused the Jewish state of maintaining a system of “apartheid” that systematically dehumanizes Palestinians.

Like all those who accuse Israel of practicing “apartheid,” Betty McCollum is determined to ignore Israel’s reality. She either does not know or knows but does not care, that Arabs in Israel sit in the Knesset, serve on the Supreme Court, go abroad as ambassadors. The chairman of Israel’s largest bank, Bank Leumi, is an Arab. Jews and Arabs attend the same universities, work in the same offices and factories, provide care as doctors and nurses together, are treated in the same hospitals, play on the same sports teams and on the same orchestras. The only difference is that Jews must, while Arabs may, serve in the Israeli military. None of that matters to Betty McCollum. She will keep on accusing Israel of enforcing a system of apartheid till the cows come home.

Possibly owing to the fact that McCollum has been in politics much longer than Omar, who first entered office in 2019, the former’s anti-Israel voting record is much longer than the latter. An article published by a local news outlet, the MinnPost, suggests that the Democrat may even be the most outspoken detractor of the Jewish state in politics, labeling her “Israel’s staunchest critic in Congress.”

“Israel’s staunchest critic” is one way, a far too favorable way, to describe Betty McCollum. Ordinarily, we admire someone’s staunchness,” irrespective of what that someone is being “staunch” about. In McCollum’s case, it would be more fitting to call her “Israel’s most obsessive critic” in Congress.

But this is an assessment that does not go far enough when considering McCollum’s long career, one characterized by smearing, undermining, and attacking Israel — something American news outlet the Intercept downplayed this week as mere “advocacy on behalf of Palestinians.”

In October 2021, for example, McCollum introduced a House resolution that condemned Israel over the designation of six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups. Describing them as “courageous” organizations that are “defending the human rights of a vulnerable and at-risk Palestinian population living under Israeli military occupation,” her document reviles the action of the Jewish state as “a repressive act designed to criminalize and persecute important Palestinian human rights organizations.”

McCollum ignores the considerable evidence that Israel produced to back up its claim that those six NGOs (out of hundreds of NGOs working in Israel undisturbed) had dozens of members who had at some point worked with the terror group PFLP, and in many cases, there were Palestinians who worked for one of those six NGOs and the PFLP at the same time.

However, as HonestReporting has repeatedly highlighted, there is no shortage of publicly-available information that confirms links between the outlawed groups and the US-designated terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Here’s a very small sample of the evidence Israel presented that connected the personnel working for the six NGOs and the PFLP:

  • An investigation commissioned by the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) describes the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) as the “women’s organization” of the PFLP.
  • The same USAID commissioned investigation describes the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) as being the agricultural arm of the PFLP.
  • On August 23, 2019, two UAWC employees carried out a particularly brutal terror attack in which they injured Rabbi Eitan Shnerb (46) and his son, Dvir (19), and murdered his daughter, Rina (17). The UAWC employees were closely linked to the PFLP.
  • On August 30, 2020, the PFLP released a statement confirming that former UAWC director, Samer Arbid, is also a PFLP commander and was involved in the terror attack that murdered Rina Shnerb.
  • In 2020, the government of the Netherlands, one of UAWC’s European sponsors, admitted that part of a Dutch aid package was used to pay the salaries of two UAWC employees who were charged with murdering Rina Shnerb.
  • The United Nations refused the Addameer Rights Group’s request for Special Consultative Status due to the group’s relationship to the PFLP.
  • In May 2018, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express shut down online credit card donations to Al-Haq due to the group’s ties to the PFLP. In fact, the group was founded by PFLP members

In addition to the above, many of the figures in these organizations have been arrested for acts of terror, in some cases multiple times, and numerous cases were ruled upon by Israel’s independent judiciary.

The PFLP did not deny its affiliations to the various NGOs. To the contrary, a spokesman for the terror group, Kayed al-Ghoul, stated that Palestinians are “proud of the affiliation of any of their sons with any national faction that resists the occupation, including the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.”

Furthermore, an independent audit commissioned by the Dutch government, which had generously donated to one of the Palestinian NGOs, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), confirmed extensive links between the UAWC and PFLP — an assessment that somewhat undermines the McCollum-backed resolution that erroneously lauds the groups as human rights defenders.

In April of last year, McCollum sponsored a bill that sought to place restrictions on US aid going towards a variety of Israeli military operations. According to the Israeli watchdog group NGO Monitor, the text was rife with distortions and false allegations, including its heavy reliance on accusations levied by the Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P), an organization with ties to the PFLP and whose board members have “utilized social media to glorify terrorists who murdered Israeli civilians, including a baby.”

In a letter circulated among her House colleagues to drum up support for the bill, McCollum accused Jerusalem of “aggressively undermining any prospects for a Palestinian state” — a statement that is a staggering departure from the truth, considering the number of times the Palestinian leadership has rejected proposals that would have seen the creation of an independent Palestinian state.

Betty McCollum apparently wants everyone to forget about the offers for a state that the Arabs turned down, ever since they refused the proposed Partition of Palestine in 1947. More recently, in 2000 Ehud Barak offered Yassir Arafat the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state on some 92% of the West Bank and 100% of the Gaza Strip, along with some territorial compensation for the Palestinians from pre-1967 Israeli territory; the dismantling of most of the settlements and the concentration of the bulk of the settlers inside the 8% of the West Bank to be annexed by Israel; the establishment of the Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, in which some Arab neighborhoods would become sovereign Palestinian territory and others would enjoy “functional autonomy”; Palestinian sovereignty over half the Old City of Jerusalem (the Muslim and Christian quarters) and “custodianship,” though not sovereignty, over the Temple Mount; a return of refugees to the prospective Palestinian state though with no “right of return” to Israel proper, and the organization by the international community of a massive aid program to facilitate the refugees’ rehabilitation. Arafat would not even take this generous proposal as a basis for negotiations – he simply walked out.

In 2008, Ehud Olmert made an even more generous offer to Mahmoud Abbas. According to this offer, Israel would retain 6.3 percent of the West Bank territory in order to keep control of major Jewish settlements. The Palestinians would be compensated with Israeli land equivalent to 5.8 percent of the West Bank, along with a link to the Gaza Strip — another territory meant to be part of Palestine. Olmert also offered to withdraw from Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem and place the Old City, home to Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy sites, under international control. Like Arafat before him, would not even discuss the offer, but turned on his heels and walked out. And since then Abbas has refused to meet with Israelis to discuss a peace agreement.

Yet in a letter to her House colleagues, in which she was attempting to drum up support for her bill to limit military aid to Israel, McCollum insisted that it was Israel that was “aggressively undermining any prospects for a Palestinian state” and not the Palestinians themselves, who had turned down flat all offers made by Israel for a Palestinian state.

She was also one of just a handful of legislators to vote against a non-binding resolution opposing the Boycott, Divestment ,and Sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks to delegitimize and eventually dismantle the world’s only Jewish state. The motion, which was passed by a margin of 398-17, pointed out that the BDS movement “undermines the possibility for a negotiated solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by “demanding concessions of one party alone and encouraging the Palestinians to reject negotiations in favor of international pressure.”

Earlier on in her career, McCollum was among the few members of Congress to vote against the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006, co-sponsored by then-Senator Joe Biden, which came in response to Hamas’ electoral victory in the Gaza Strip.

Aimed at curbing the influence of the US-designated terror group and ensuring that American funds do not reach it, the bill set out a number of caveats for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to receive financial assistance, including ensuring that “no ministry, agency, or instrumentality of the Palestinian Authority is effectively controlled by Hamas.”

Betty McCollum has yet to meet a Palestinian terror group she did not support. She was one of a handful of Representatives voting against a bill that would ensure that American aid given to the PA would not end up in the pockets of Hamas. She sees nothing wrong with Hamas; it’s fighting to “free Palestine.”

Another caveat conditioned funding on the PA acknowledging Israel’s right to exist. Despite the sensible aims advanced by the legislation, McCollum refused to support it on the grounds that it “would place so many restraints on aid to the Palestinian people.”

McCollum also refused to support a measure that conditioned aid to the PA on its recognition of Israel’s right to exist. McCollum felt that requirement would “place so many restraints on aid to the Palestinians,” when it was the very least that could have been expected of the PA.

However, a casual reader would be none the wiser about McCollum’s extreme positions on Israel if they were reading The Intercept article published on January 10, where the American non-profit news organization describes her political positions on the Jewish state thus:

McCollum has been a reliable vote for House Democrats and a leader on the question of Palestinian rights, but she otherwise has largely kept a low profile and declined to join the Congressional Progressive Caucus. In an interview, [Minnesota Primary Challenger Amane Badhasso] said she would raise few if any substantive objections to McCollum’s voting record. Badhasso said that she has long applauded McCollum’s advocacy on behalf of Palestinians but that the representative hadn’t done enough broadly. ‘I’m not challenging her on the basis of that,’ she said. ‘There’s so much more that we need to do. We can’t just be a champion on one issue.’…

So her primary challenger, Amane Badhasso, is perfectly happy with McCollum’s anti-Israel views but simply thinks she has become too obsessive about it, and that gets in the way of dealing with other matters important to constituents: “There’s so much more that we need to do We can’t just be a champion on one issue.”

 McCollum has introduced a bill that accused Israel of mistreating Palestinian minors, but the only mistreating of those young Palestinians that is going on is a result o Hamas’ placing weapons and rocket launchers inside kindergartens and schools in Gaza, thereby endangering children who, despite the IDF’s best efforts at warning them, may not always be able to flee in time from Israeli attacks on those weapons storehouses. In those many marches to Israel’s security fence with Gaza – collectively known as the Great March of Return, Hamas uses children, placing them in the front rank of the marchers, clearly hoping that some of them will be harmed or killed in the ensuing melee, where the area is enveloped in smoke from the tires the Palestinians set on fire, and from the tear gas the IDF uses in its attempt to halt the marchers.

In McCollum’s view, AIPAC has become a “hate group” because it investigated her words and deeds, and those of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, and then presented its findings which, AIPAC claimed, would lead reasonable people to describe the three of them as “antisemitic.”

McCollum is interested in maligning and denying aid of all kinds to, the Jewish state. She is not interested in the well-being of the Palestinians. If she were, she could have demanded publicly that the massive theft by two Hamas leaders, Mousa Abu Marzouk and Khaled Meshaal, of at least $2.5 billion apiece, be investigated “for the sake of the impoverished Palestinians in Gaza whose aid money has been stolen by Hamas leaders.” She might have called on Congress to halt all financial aid to the P.A. until Mahmoud Abbas returned to the PA’s coffers the $400 to $600 million he and his two sons Tarek and Yasser have amassed. If she cared about the Palestinians, she would have introduced a bill to push for free elections, beginning with the P.A. in the West Bank. As a condition of receiving aid the P.A.’s head, Mahmoud Abbas — now in the 17th year of his four-year term as President — would be required to hold both parliamentary and presidential elections, as he had promised at the beginning of 2021 would be done, but then canceled those elections a few months later when he got the results of opinion polls that showed he would lose badly.

But Betty McCollum will do none of those things. She’s not out to help real Palestinians, but only to use them as a club with which to beat the illegitimate colonial-settler state of Israel and deny it the aid it needs to defend itself. Pay attention to sweet-faced Betty McCollum. She’s as much a menace as Rashida Tlaib or Ilhan Omar.

 

Biden’s handlers pledge $99 million to UNRWA despite its ongoing teaching of jihad terror and Jew-hatred

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/01/bidens-handlers-pledge-99-million-to-unrwa-despite-its-ongoing-teaching-of-jihad-terror-and-jew-hatred;

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The UNRWA is essentially a tool of the “Palestinian” jihad, but Biden’s handlers have demonstrated months ago that they don’t care about that.

“US pledges $99 million to Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA,” Times of Israel, December 31, 2021 (thanks to Henry):

The US announced it would funnel $99 million to the UN body aiding Palestinian refugees Thursday, bolstering the cash-strapped agency amid a series of moves aimed at pulling Palestinians out of an endemic economic morass.

The State Department’s Population, Refugee and Migration Bureau said on Twitter that the money to the UN Relief and Works Agency will “provide education, health care, and emergency relief to hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children and families during a time of need.”

In April, US President Joe Biden’s administration announced that it would begin restoring funding to the Palestinians via UNRWA, which aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants, as Washington sought to restore ties with Ramallah following a freeze during the administration of former President Donald Trump.

There was no immediate comment on the funding announcement from Israeli officials. Israel’s previous government criticized the April announcement, but the current coalition has mostly refrained from breaking with the Biden administration publicly.

Jerusalem has nonetheless long pushed for UNRWA’s closure, arguing that it helps perpetuate the conflict with the Palestinians since it confers refugee status upon descendants of those originally displaced around the time of Israel’s War of Independence in 1948. The claim was echoed by Trump in his 2018 decision to stop funding the agency.

Pro-Israel advocates have also long criticized UNRWA for its textbooks, which they say promote incitement. Israeli monitoring groups have charged that UNRWA curricula promote violence and deny Israel’s right to exist….

Ocasio-Cortez’s Jew-Hating Muslim staffer calls Israel a ‘racist European ethnostate’ that was built on ‘stolen land’

Ocasio-Cortez has previously called Israel an 'apartheid state'; hires Jew-hating Muslim

BY HOUSTON KEENE

SEE: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-staffer-israel-ethnostate-stolen-land;

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AND: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/12/muslim-staffer-for-aoc-calls-israel-racist-european-ethnostate-built-on-stolen-land

FIRST ON FOX: A staffer for "Squad" Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., referred to Israel as a "racist European ethnostate" on social media.

Hussain Altamimi joined Ocasio-Cortez’s office in November as a legislative assistant, posting shortly after a picture of him and the congresswoman on Instagram with the caption "New beginnings."

Then, last week, Altamimi targeted Israel in an Instagram story calling the U.S.’s key Middle Eastern ally a "racist European ethnostate."

OCASIO-CORTEZ WRONGLY SUGGESTS SHE REPRESENTS MORE PEOPLE IN CONGRESS THAN JOE MANCHIN

"Israel is a racist European ethnostate built on stolen land from its indigenous population!" Altamimi wrote on Christmas Eve, according to a screenshot obtained by Fox News Digital.

(Instagram)

Altamimi’s comments were in response to a post he shared from an account with the handle "Let’s Talk Palestine,'' which claimed there is a "racial hierarchy" in Israel.

"This reveals the principle underpinning Israeli apartheid: It’s not about where you’re born," the shared post reads. "It’s about whether you’re Jewish or non-Jewish. Your ethnicity determines your rights [and] level in the racial hierarchy."

"Israel is an exclusive ethnostate, established to serve one ethnic group at the expense of another," the post continued.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill on Oct. 1, 2021.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill on Oct. 1, 2021. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)

Let’s Talk Palestine’s Instagram profile lists it as a "Nonprofit Organization," with the group making several anti-Israel posts.

One post by the account is titled "The Ethnic Cleansing of Jerusalem" and claims Israel has been engaging in the "ethnic cleansing" of Palestinians since taking control of East Jerusalem in the late 1960s.

TLAIB'S CAMPAIGN PAID OUT OVER $100K TO A FIRM FOUNDED BY DEFUND THE POLICE, ANTI-ISRAEL ACTIVIST

Another post presents "key Palestinian actors" as Pokémon cards — including the terrorist organizations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Earlier this year, the New York Democrat called Israel an "Apartheid state" and said, "Apartheid states aren’t democracies." 

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Ocasio-Cortez isn't the only member of the "Squad" who has had someone on their payroll attacking Israel. Rasha Mubarak, a Palestinian activist whose firm was sent $96,000 in payments between March 2020 and March 2021 for "fundraising consulting" from Rep. Rashida Tlaib's campaign, has repeatedly called Israel an "apartheid" state, which has been echoed by Tlaib herself.

Ocasio-Cortez’s office declined to comment.

Fox News' Cameron Cawthorne contributed to this report. 

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BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/12/muslim-staffer-for-aoc-calls-israel-racist-european-ethnostate-built-on-stolen-land;

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AOC and her friends and allies won’t care about this. They believe the same thing. Get the truth in The Palestinian Delusion.

“Ocasio-Cortez staffer calls Israel a ‘racist European ethnostate’ that was built on ‘stolen land,'” by Houston Keene, Fox News, December 30, 2021 (thanks to Henry):

FIRST ON FOX: A staffer for “Squad” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., referred to Israel as a “racist European ethnostate” on social media.

Hussain Altamimi joined Ocasio-Cortez’s office in November as a legislative assistant, posting shortly after a picture of him and the congresswoman on Instagram with the caption “New beginnings.”

Then, last week, Altamimi targeted Israel in an Instagram story calling the U.S.’s key Middle Eastern ally a “racist European ethnostate.”

“Israel is a racist European ethnostate built on stolen land from its indigenous population!” Altamimi wrote on Christmas Eve, according to a screenshot obtained by Fox News Digital.

Altamimi’s comments were in response to a post he shared from an account with the handle “Let’s Talk Palestine,” which claimed there is a “racial hierarchy” in Israel.

“This reveals the principle underpinning Israeli apartheid: It’s not about where you’re born,” the shared post reads. “It’s about whether you’re Jewish or non-Jewish. Your ethnicity determines your rights [and] level in the racial hierarchy.”

“Israel is an exclusive ethnostate, established to serve one ethnic group at the expense of another,” the post continued….

 

 

Holocaust Re-Enactment for Third-Graders Is the Latest School Outrage

BY STEPHEN GREEN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2021/12/20/holocaust-re-enactment-for-third-graders-the-latest-school-outrage-n1542955;

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A D.C.-area elementary school was forced to apologize on Friday for requiring third-graders to participate in a Holocaust re-enactment, right down to digging mass graves and pretending to shoot each other.

One “lucky” kiddo got the pleasure of role-playing as Adolph Hitler, complete with a mock suicide.

This is a far cry from middle-aged guys in vintage uniforms pretending to shoot each other on Civil War battlefields.

The Watkins Elementary School teacher who did all this has not been named but has been placed on leave pending an investigation, according to JustTheNews.

School principal M. Scott Berkowitz emailed concerned parents that he wants “to acknowledge the gravity of this poor instructional decision, as students should never be asked to act out or portray any atrocity, especially genocide, war, or murder.”

One parent became concerned when her child came home with stories about how he “had to pretend to be on a train to a concentration camp, then act as if he were dying in a gas chamber.” The child assigned to play Hitler was Jewish, according to the Washington Post:

The instructor allegedly made antisemitic comments during the reenactment. The parent said that when the children asked why the Germans did this, the staff member said it was “because the Jews ruined Christmas.”

The instructor asked students after the reenactment not to tell anyone about it, but they told their homeroom teacher, the parent said.

After all this, I have to ask: What’s there to investigate?

Name the teacher, fire her, drum her out of the education biz, and send the message that this kind of thing won’t be tolerated.

But this is the D.C. school system, which ranks 49th out of 51 nationally:

“D.C. specifically, had a lot to work on when it comes to its dropout rate; it’s the highest in the country,” said Jill Gonzalez, an analyst with WalletHub.

Gonzalez said the results, which did not take into account D.C.’s charter schools, showed one of every three high school students in D.C. are dropping out of school, including 40 percent of low-income students.

Clearly, there’s very little accountability in the District, which is supposed to be overseen by Congress.

Maybe now that Presidentish Joe Biden’s agenda has collapsed in Congress, they can tend towards matters closer to home.

Palestinian TV features young girls singing of ‘resistance,’ Jews as ‘world’s dogs’ who are ‘defiling Jerusalem’

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/12/palestinian-tv-features-young-girls-singing-of-resistance-jews-as-worlds-dogs-who-are-defiling-jerusalem;

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More and more time is lost as the Palestinian jihad against Israel advances, along with antisemitism; still, it is largely ignored by the international community. The Palestinian leadership has never hidden its ambitions, and it brazenly indoctrinates children to hate Israel and Jews.

Watch the young daughter of prisoner Husam Al-Dik as she embraces “resistance,” calls Jews dogs, and sings about Jews defiling Jerusalem:

“Girls sing: Jews are ‘the world’s dogs’ and ‘impure’ on PA TV,” by Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, December 1, 2021:

The role of the program Giants of Endurance broadcast by official PA TV is to serve Palestinian terrorist prisoners and their families. As a service to the terrorists, who watch PA TV in Israeli prisons, Giants of Endurance visits their relatives and broadcasts from their villages and homes, passes on greetings from family members and updates the terrorists on their children and their achievements. The program also broadcasts home videos of children of terrorists reciting poems, singing songs, and delivering messages and greetings to their terrorist relatives in prison.

Recently the program aired two such home videos of two young girls performing songs for their imprisoned relatives. Both songs presented an antisemitic view of Jews, demonizing them as “impure” and “the world’s dogs”. One song also glorified violence and terror:

Daughter of prisoner Husam Al-Dik: “O Palestine, the days of Saladin will return
If you only knew, the victory that you will have is the victory of Hattin
A Jew defiled Jerusalem and behaved tyrannically and violently
He gathered the world’s dogs inside you and [placed] a military camp on your land
Resistance is a weapon and a rock, you will never lose
Resistance is a weapon and a rock, Allahu Akbar (“Allah is greatest”)”

[Official PA TV, Giants of Endurance, Nov. 4, 2021]

Niece of terrorist prisoner Muhammad Aref Oudeh:
“They came to say that my homeland is their homeland
My land, my history, my residence have become their land
Jerusalem – could it be, people, that it would become the occupiers’ property?
Is it the capital of the impure?
No, it is the capital of Palestine
So it will remain, and so we will remain”

[Official PA TV, Giants of Endurance, Nov. 4, 2021]

The PA’s presentation of Jews as “impure” is a well-known example of the PA’s Antisemitism. Palestinian Media Watch has exposed that the PA teaches that Jews must be fought for Allah on behalf of all humanity and that the PA constantly is telling Palestinians that Jews are “defiling” and “desecrating” Jerusalem and particularly “the Muslim holy places” like the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza – i.e., the Temple Mount and the Western Wall – the holiest place in Judaism.

For example, in this broadcast on official PA TV, the PA shows Jews at the Temple Mount while text on the screen warns viewers: “Jerusalem will not be defiled.”…

Holocaust Museum removes photo of Mufti of Jerusalem with Hitler

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/11/holocaust-museum-removes-photo-of-mufti-of-jerusalem-with-hitler;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

It seems as if the whole world has agreed: nothing that could possibly offend Muslims can be displayed, no matter how historically important or relevant to the contemporary scene.

“The missing photo of Hitler and the Mufti of Jerusalem,” by Shalom Pollack, Arutz Sheva, November 27, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

I would like to introduce a notorious Nazi SS general, a leading Muslim cleric and the father of a nation – all in one.

This person is Haj Amin al Husseini.

Husseini was the powerful patriarch of the leading Arab clan in Palestine in the first half of the twentieth century. He used his political power and religious influence for his life’s motif – the murder of Jews.

In an attempt to “mainstream” the Mufti of Jerusalem ” the British appointed him to an official position of power and responsibility.It did not work. It only gave him the platform and prestige to pursue his passion of killing Jews.

This he accomplished on numerous occasions, most notably by instigating the barbaric Hebron massacre of dozens of Jewish families in 1929. (Note: in 1929, there was no Zionist “apartheid occupation”, no “occupied territories” nor “settlers”; just Jews of all ages living in Hebron and horriblly killed by their neighbors)

A Nazi sympathizer, he fled British controlled Palestine during the war. He led a Nazi coup in Irag where he instigated the bloody “Farhud” pogrom against the Jewish community of Iraq.

He then fled to Germany where he was made an honorary SS general by Himmler and proceeded to do all he could in helping the Hitler regime kill Jews. He addressed the Arab world by radio from Berlin winning huge support for the Nazis. He raised divisions of Muslim that fought in the Nazi army. One of their tasks was to guard so that Jews do not escape the trains to death camps.

Husseini intervened in a deal that would have saved a train load of Jewish children for a bribe. Husseini would not allow one Jewish child to escape the gas chambers.

Together with Himmler he visited the death camps and drew plans to build a “facility” in the Dotan valley in Samaria where the half million Jews of Palestine would be gassed as soon as Rommel defeated the British. Eichmann was quoted as saying: “I am a personal friend of the Grand Mufti. We have promised that no European Jew would enter Palestine any more.”

After the war, SS general Husseini found refuge in Syria from war crimes judgment. Wherever he appeared in the Arab world he was received as a hero and mentor. His Nazi credentials together with his clerical position were the calling card that opened every door in the Arab world.

Yasar Arafat called him “the father of the Palestinian people”. PA authority president Abbas repeated this accolade.

Yad Vashem, the world’s foremost Holocaust Museum and memorial had a large photo of Husseini with Hitler on one wall. Opposite was a photo of Jewish soldiers from Palestine volunteering in the British army in the “Jewish Brigade” The contrast was clear.

I say had, because when Yad Vashem was refurbished and expanded in 2005, the Hitler – Husseini photo did not make it into the new museum.

As a tour guide since 1980, I have visited the old museum numerous times and remember clearly how my tourists were shocked by the duo in the photo.

In the new museum, instead of the Husseini – Hitler photo there is a far smaller one of Husseini and Himmler, in a dark corner that no one sees. I finally located it.

When I wrote to Yad Vashem and asked why they removed the photo from the new museum, I was told that the new museum “concentrates on the victims and less on the perpetrators”. However just a few feet from the small Husseini – Himmler photo is an entire wall of perpetrators – the architects of the “Wannsee Conference” that drew up the plans for the Holocaust.

I asked a number of local official Yad Vashem guides about the photo. They either did not know of it or said it was political and they did not discuss it with visitors. They were uncomfortable with my inquiry.

I wondered if associating Palestinian Arabs with Nazis was no longer politically correct since the Oslo accords with Arafat in 1993….

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SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/12/zoa-accuses-yad-vashem-of-appalling-censorship-of-jerusalem-muftis-ties-to-hitler

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