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Report on Beth Israel vigil 01-21-12

Posted on January 29th, 2012 at 6:42 pm by

Palestine Solidarity or Jewish Solidarity?

We learn that a close associate – albeit from the Mother Country – has been expelled from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK), and last week his appeal from that expulsion was denied. What, exactly, is going on here – and in many other so-called “solidarity” groups and list serves in Amreeka? We share the thoughts of a similarly outraged PSC member:

I’m somewhat disturbed by the PSC’s sudden obsession with anti-Semitism and Nazi holocaust denial/minimizing…. I learn that combating those is now apparently an “aim” of PSC …And personally I’m amazed that, on the Home page, under the heading “About our campaign”, the very first sentence is “Any expression of racism or intolerance or attempts to deny or minimize the Holocaust have no place in our movement.” The very first sentence, for heaven’s sake ! As if this is now the major element of the campaign. Who is making these decisions?

Further, having received the docs for the AGM [Annual General Meeting], I see that there are no fewer than three motions on the subject of anti-Semitism, holocaust denial, anti-Jewish prejudice, etc. What’s happening here? I joined PSC to fight for justice for the Palestinians. I did not join it in order to combat so-called anti-Semitism or holocaust denial. [Emphasis in original]

This PSC member recognizes that the full liberation of Palestine requires a complete dismantling of the Jewish state, and its requisite Jewish supremacism. One wonders if there are hidden agendas afoot when yammering about protection of the oppressor class is first and foremost in the minds of these “solidarity” activists. Maybe a good time to reflect on the words of Paul Eisen:

“The crime against the Palestinian people is being committed by a Jewish state with Jewish soldiers using weapons displaying Jewish religious symbols, and with the full support and complicity of the overwhelming mass of organised Jews worldwide. But to name Jews as responsible for this crime seems impossible to do.”


Obomber Visits Ann Arbor; JWPF is Present

Warmonger and Assassin Barack Obama visited the University of Michigan this week, and six members of Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends were there to protest his sycophantic relationship with the Jewish state, and to request of attendees that they encourage him to stop sending monies to Israel.


Seven vigilers observing …
$8 Million a Day to Israel? Our Money is Needed in America!
Henry Herskovitz
Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends

One Response to “Report on Beth Israel vigil 01-21-12”

  1. Dr Francis Clark-Lowes

    As the person referred to in the first paragraph of my friend Henry Herskovitz’s mail above, I agree wholeheartedly with the quoted comment of my colleague who wrote: ‘I joined PSC to fight for justice for the Palestinians. I did not join it in order to combat so-called anti-Semitism or holocaust denial.’ And this morning we, here in England, were told straight why there is such a distortion in our pro-Palestinian movement, at least in America, and I don’t think the situation is much different over here. Michael Scheuer, ex-CIA agent, said on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme something like: ‘No president can distance the US from Israel, particularly in the run up to a presidential election. Although the Jewish community of the US is comparatively small, perhaps 5 or 6 million, it is unbelievably powerful in terms of its influence with money, organisation (AIPAC) and in the media. If Israel attacks Iran the Muslim World will assume that the US gave the green light.’ I was quite surprised, not because I don’t agree with him, but because to say, let alone broadcast, such ideas these days is assumed to be anti-Semitic, a ‘gross generalisation’ about Jews. To me it is simply common sense to make considered generalisations of this kind about groups, and I’m sure what Scheuer said was considered. If he is right, then our whole US-led Western world is the dog which is being wagged by the Jewish tail. And Palestine solidarity movements fall into line just like almost everyone else. If this is a conspiracy theory, then so be it. Many a conspiracy theory has turned out in the fullness of time to be true.
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