Jewish National Fund uses 9/11 to say Israel and US are joined at the hip

Israel/Palestine
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An ad on page A11 of today’s New York Times pictures a monument in Jerusalem and is headlined, “Anywhere Else This Would Just Be a Monument.” The ad is from the Jewish National Fund, which has helped to Judaize Palestinian lands, and says “This is the 9/11 living memorial in Jerusalem. The only place outside of New York to list the names of all who died in the attack, set against the rolling hills of Jerusalem.” And it urges readers to travel to Israel.

39 Responses

  1. Citizen
    September 9, 2011, 10:53 am

    I wanna puke. Maybe they should add the name of all the US troops who have died in Iraq & Aghanistan too.

    • Chu
      September 9, 2011, 1:33 pm

      agree. these people are perverted in nature. Another example of Israel profiting from the tragedies of others, and proudly boasting about it

  2. justicewillprevail
    September 9, 2011, 10:53 am

    What a distasteful exploitation of the victims. A cynical political manoeuvre – where is the monument to the victims of the USS Liberty?

  3. Exiled At Home
    September 9, 2011, 10:58 am

    While on the subject, Philip, have you ever run across Anne Lieberman of Campus Watch? She runs a disturbing blog, Boker tov, Boulder!

    I’ve had dealings with her in the past, and I’m not sure what is more troubling, her unyielding dissemination of blatant propaganda, her propensity to slander or intimidate her political opponents, or her estimable intelligence. A lethal combination.

    Some of her recent classics include:

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    From this last link: One could make the argument that the major difference between Jews and Muslims is that Muslims will be happy to cut off your hands, or even your head – whereas Jews would rather not…

    I wonder, Phil, if you’d be willing to peruse these links a bit. She’s worth being aware of.

  4. MRW
    September 9, 2011, 10:58 am

    How dare they.

    They use a maudlin, saccharine appeal to cover up using 9/11 as a tourist trap?

    • Mooser
      September 9, 2011, 12:27 pm

      “They use a maudlin, saccharine appeal to cover up using 9/11 as a tourist trap?”

      Frankly, unless you are an advertising mayven, don’t criticize. They know what works, and what will bring the most returns for their advertising dollar. No one ever went broke underestimating…..

      • MRW
        September 9, 2011, 10:32 pm

        Yep.

  5. Shmuel
    September 9, 2011, 11:50 am

    The monument lies smack in between the Palestinian villages of Lifta (ethnically cleansed), Dayr Yasin (ethnically cleansed), Qalunya (ethnically cleansed) and Bayt Iksa (West Bank), at a distance of about 2km from each.

    Lifta
    link to palestineremembered.com

    Dayr Yasin
    link to palestineremembered.com

    Qalunya
    link to palestineremembered.com

    Bayt Iksa
    link to palestineremembered.com

  6. joer
    September 9, 2011, 12:33 pm

    Actually, the business about the US and Israel being joined at the hip could cut both ways, especially if Israel drags us into another war or we get attacked again.

  7. Michael W.
    September 9, 2011, 1:00 pm

    Can someone respond with a link about how the JNF “helped to Judaize Palestinian lands”? Or just tell me?

    • Shmuel
      September 9, 2011, 1:14 pm

      Can someone respond with a link about how the JNF “helped to Judaize Palestinian lands”? Or just tell me?

      You could start with Max Blumenthal’s Land Day 2011 post:
      link to maxblumenthal.com

      • longliveisrael
        September 9, 2011, 1:49 pm

        Oh, Max Blumenthal. How about citing Hassan Nasrallah as a source of information on Israel?

      • Shmuel
        September 9, 2011, 1:58 pm

        Oh, Max Blumenthal. How about citing Hassan Nasrallah as a source of information on Israel?

        Sorry, but Caroline Glick’s research on the JNF isn’t out yet. If there are specific claims that Blumenthal makes that you believe to be false, please feel free to refute them.

    • Light
      September 9, 2011, 1:28 pm

      This is discussed all the time. Try using search.

    • PeaceThroughJustice
      September 9, 2011, 2:07 pm

      Here’s a video documentary on that subject that the CBC ran in the 90s–
      link to video.google.ca
      “Canada Park: Park with No Peace”

    • tree
      September 9, 2011, 2:08 pm

      Here’s a good overview from Badil:

      Situating the JNF in Israel’s Land Laws

      Badil devoted their whole Winter-Spring 2010 issue to the JNF, available here:

      link to badil.org

      including a good report on the JNF’s role in the destruction of Israeli Bedouin land rights :

      link to badil.org

    • Hostage
      September 9, 2011, 4:43 pm

      There is an excellent six volume eBook overview that is currently under development. Volumes 1-4 are completed and are available here:
      link to jnfebook.net

      If that’s too much reading, you can get a general idea from the Ha’aretz article With all due respect for the ‘blue box’

      • MRW
        September 9, 2011, 10:53 pm

        Hostage,

        Can you give a heads-up when you see the next two in this series get published? Thx.

      • MRW
        September 10, 2011, 12:05 am

        To all the Palestinians on the board here, look at page 94 of the 3rd volume Hostage links to for requests of stories and personal histories.
        link to jnfebook.net

        Summary of what is required

        Testimonies from individuals who can:
        • work with others to fight the JNF
        • travel abroad to deliver their testimonies
        • testify to Zionist violence and forced expulsion of their family members
        • produce title deeds or evidence of ownership of their properties
        • locate photos of their property/village/home/urban area

        Time periods:
        • Pre-1948
        • 1948
        • 1967
        • Ongoing

        Geographical range: testimonies from people living in…
        • Gaza
        • West Bank
        • ’48-’67 Israel
        • Camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria
        • Diaspora

        Issues to highlight… the JNF and…
        • Occupation
        • Apartheid
        • Ethnic cleansing
        • Colonisation

        Please find a draft questionnaire attached.

      • Hostage
        September 10, 2011, 1:09 am

        Can you give a heads-up when you see the next two in this series get published?

        Surely.

  8. Bill in Maryland
    September 9, 2011, 1:07 pm

    Couldn’t find a picture of JNF’s NYT print ad, but here is an image of the “living memorial” on JNF’s web site. Surprise, surprise, they use the 9/11 memorial to raise funds for the JNF!

    • MRW
      September 9, 2011, 9:43 pm

      It looks like a proofreader’s mark for Delete.

    • marcegoodman
      September 10, 2011, 12:03 pm

      “Set against the magnificent backdrop of Jerusalem, the Living Memorial is a moving site from which to mourn the victims of 9/11 as well as consider the thousands of victims of terrorism worldwide. This is a place for visiting dignitaries — presidents, prime ministers, ambassadors, and citizens of the world — to come together to remember, reflect and heal. More than anything we hope that this Living Memorial will remind us to reaffirm our commitment to tolerance, the unity of mankind, and democracy. Jerusalem is a battleground of civilization but also a place of hope; what better place to show that civilization won?” – Russell Robinson, CEO, Jewish National Fund

  9. joer
    September 9, 2011, 1:49 pm

    ….or Americans won’t want to be joined at the hip with Israel if they suffer a decisive military defeat. First and foremost Americans love a winner and are unforgiving to losers….And by the way, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the severing of hips because of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Face it, we have been robbing and killing dark skin people here and around the world since the beginning, and no politician has really suffered for it…quite the contrary-they lose elections if they appear weak.

  10. DICKERSON3870
    September 9, 2011, 2:54 pm

    RE: “This is the 9/11 living memorial in Jerusalem. The only place outside of New York to list the names of all who died in the attack, set against the rolling hills of Jerusalem.” ~ JNF

    MY COMMENT: I’m touched! Really, I am. Seriously!

    P.S. Hey JNF, here’s a quarter; call someone who cares!
    Travis Tritt: Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
    [VIDEO, 02:20] – link to youtube.com

  11. Jeff Klein
    September 9, 2011, 3:03 pm

    Why should anyone be surprised that the Zionists make a big deal of 9-11?
    After all, Netanyahu was correct to note that it was good for Israel:

    ‘Asked tonight what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, replied, ”It’s very good.” Then he edited himself: ”Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.” He predicted that the attack would ”strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we’ve experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive hemorrhaging of terror.”’ link to nytimes.com

    and

    ‘The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.

    “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,” Ma’ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events “swung American public opinion in our favor.” ‘ link to haaretz.com

    • DBG
      September 9, 2011, 4:50 pm

      Phil just said 9/11 saved his life, what is the difference?

      • justicewillprevail
        September 9, 2011, 7:20 pm

        You can’t tell. Really????

      • MRW
        September 9, 2011, 10:54 pm

        Big on metaphor, aren’t you, DBG.

  12. Charon
    September 9, 2011, 3:22 pm

    JNF needs to be abolished. First of all, it has nothing to do with Jews. It is a Soviet-Russia style communist land ownership program. Not only is it “Jews only” land (I am aware of the heavy restrictions allowing non-Jews to lease it) but the land is still owned by the JNF no matter who lives on it.

    JNF was approved by the atheist crypto-Jewish Zionist Council in the very early 20th century. It was primarily funded by “Baron” Nathan Rothschild who had also earlier purchased Ottoman land in Palestine using bribes and abusing the absentee owner policy for the initial Zionist aliyahs. The Rothschild’s pocket books also secured the British Balfour Declaration declaring Palestine a “Jewish Homeland” despite the fact the Brits had no right in claiming such nonsense. The Balfour Declaration was addressed to Nathan’s son Walter who was the 2nd “Baron” Rothschild.

    JNF has either been run by Rothschilds or had them on the board ever since.

    Rothschilds were/are Sabbateans. Sabbateans are responsible for most of the anti-semitic smearing sects of Judaism as Satanic, among other things such as the Star of David replacing the menorah as the symbol for the religion. Much like the Christian cross having roots in Celtic and Egyptian history (Celtic Cross, Ankh), the hexagram as long served as a symbol of mystery religions, ancient Druidism, Alchemy (with the snake eating its tail surrounding it), and even Freemasonry. Speaking of Freemasonry, check out the Rothschild-funded/created Israeli Supreme Court building. Also check out that all-seeing eye pyramid with the Freemason symbol when you cross from Egypt to Israel. You still think real Zionists are Jews? The average Jewish Israeli is just as much a useful idiot as the rapturous Christians.

    • Mooser
      September 9, 2011, 7:15 pm

      “Rothschilds were/are Sabbateans.”

      I did not know this. I thought Sabbateans were people who threw footwear into power looms. Oh well, live and learn.

      And as far as “Freemasons” go, I don’t believe that stuff either. We had our chimmney repaired several years ago. There was nothing free about about it.

    • LeaNder
      September 9, 2011, 8:03 pm

      Nathan Rothschild who had also earlier purchased Ottoman land in Palestine using bribes and abusing the absentee owner policy for the initial Zionist aliyahs.

      Actually I would assume if anyone bribed somebody in this scenario, it surely wasn’t Nathan Rothschild, but one of the many people that worked for him, as I somehow doubt the bribe, if you can’t provide further evidence.

      I felt an enormous sympathy for the clan, when I read Raul Hilberg’s account of how they and their lawyers tricked the Nazis. It was a pleasure to read.

      That’s my favorite Rothschild tale, but yes the fiction is much more colorful..

      • MRW
        September 9, 2011, 11:50 pm

        LeaNder,

        You need to read more widely then, ;=) because they were ruthless. And they played both sides. Also, anyone who attempted to write their various histories over the centuries were decimated, which was part of the original edict in Amschel Bauer’s will that no family member was allowed to reveal the family fortune in any court or document, or s/he would be disinherited. The same with outsiders, which family members were to crush. Any biography has family approval.

      • LeaNder
        September 10, 2011, 8:38 am

        because they were ruthless. And they played both sides.

        I’ve encountered the unified theory concept that sometimes calls itself “Heglian dialectics rule” in a misguided reading of Hegel. I am also assuming that once we discussed the Rothschild’s the next step probably will be Jacob Schiff and the Russian revolution, as an example of playing both sides. The problem with this scenario is not that I do not have read enough but probably too much about Russia too.

        But yes, I am also aware of the many, many myth that surround Mayer Amschel Bauer, including his name change based on the bank sign, and it’s direct connection with the later Star of David,
        via a change of color from red to blue and it’s ultimate secret relation to the number 666, the formidable evil grand adversary.

      • MRW
        September 10, 2011, 10:58 pm

        LeaNder,

        I’m more interested in the substantive history, rather than symbolic anecdotes. (I’ve heard or read them all.) The substantive history is difficult to determine because so much was (1) mythologized, and (2) purposefully kept under wraps to preserve fortunes and power.

        There wasn’t a chance in hell that the truth would out over the last 300 years (given lack of translations and access, private libraries) but as personal diaries and journals get digitized over the next 30 years, as important documents that none of us would ever see in a lifetime come online because people want to preserve them, the entire history of our so-called western civilization will change. In the meantime, we have the legends. US foundational myths are a crock. And I’m waiting for Solzhenitsyn in English; he lived inside it.

        After watching the world players attempt to rewrite history and demonize each other in the last 10 years, you’ll excuse me if my cynicism metre for the truth, and who or who is not persecuted or delegitimized or lied about, is running on high. (Look at the energy wasted describing the killings on the Mavi Marmara when we had film of the young Dagan ploughed in the back of the head.)

        So…what of Schiff and the Russians. ;-)

    • MRW
      September 9, 2011, 10:01 pm

      Unless you’re a Shriner.

  13. MRW
    September 9, 2011, 10:27 pm

    Charon,

    Sir Walter Scott wrote about the Rothschilds (pub. 1827, Philadelphia, Carey, Lea & Carey—Chestnut Street) who they were, and how they financed both sides of any war (specifically the French Revolution and both sides of Waterloo) in Volume 2 of a three-volume set on the life of Napoleon. A friend (historian) who did read the entire thing, which I have not done, said that the five R brothers in their five cities conspired to capture and control the wealth of Europe through war and mayhem.

    Scott wrote under a pseudonym—it cites him only as the “Author of ‘Waverley’, &c.”—and this three-set volume is not listed among Scott’s works. Thanks to the scanning of old text by google, we have a copy. I tried to OCR my copy but it always broke down mid-way (430-page book.)

    You can download a copy here: link to books.google.com, link to books.google.com

  14. yourstruly
    September 9, 2011, 10:54 pm

    even if the u. s. & israel were joined at the hip, fortunately there’s a treatment available for seperating the two; namely, a worldwide movement for justice in palestine

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