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

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.

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  1. Citizen says:

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

    • Chu says:

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

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

  3. 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 says:

    How dare they.

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

    • Mooser says:

      “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…..

  5. Shmuel says:

    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 says:

    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. says:

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

  8. 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 says:

      It looks like a proofreader’s mark for Delete.

    • marcegoodman says:

      “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 says:

    ….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. 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 says:

    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

  12. Charon says:

    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 says:

      “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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

          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 says:

      Unless you’re a Shriner.

  13. MRW says:

    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 says:

    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