Revealed: Right-wing group StandWithUs’ strategy to combat Israel Apartheid Week

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(Photo: Facebook.com/StandWithUs)

(Photo: Facebook.com/StandWithUs)

They have grants of $200 to dish out, Israeli soldiers to promote and events to suggest, like a “Hummus not Hamas” party.  StandWithUs, the right-wing pro-Israel group, is gearing up to combat the annual “Israel Apartheid Week,”  when college campuses host speakers and put on events highlighting Israeli violations of human rights.

A document Mondoweiss obtained reveals details of the strategy StandWithUs, which works closely with the Israeli government, plans to employ to fight back against “Israel Apartheid Week” (IAW).  In addition to giving out money and suggesting events, StandWithUs is also concerned about how Israel’s treatment of African migrants will be portrayed by Palestine solidarity groups on campus, and how IAW plans to promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

In an e-mail I received addressed to “Israel Advocates,” Lihi Benisty, the New England Campus Coordinator for StandWithUs, encourages recipients to “go through” the attached document, which details the “many resources for you that StandWithUs has to offer.”

“This is a confidential document, so please do not distribute it,” writes Benisty. “If you think this could help another student leader or Hillel staff, please put me in touch with them and I’ll be happy to share it.”

Attached to Benisty’s e-mail is a PDF document (read the whole thing below) authored by Brett Cohen, the national campus program director for the group. 

“Israel Apartheid Week will be taking place from February 24th to March 2nd this year and may be coming to your campus. IAW is celebrating their tenth anniversary and recent BDS ‘victories’ at academic conferences, so if the campaign is coming to your campus, don’t be surprised to see a larger IAW effort this year than in years past,” the document says.

StandWithUs suggestions for events to combat IAW include running an “I Heart Israel Campaign” and “hosting fun events” like a “Buy Israeli Goods” action day.  And if students take video footage of buying a bunch of Israeli goods, StandWithUs wants to help them edit it–and make it go viral. The group also recommends “writing op-eds to your school paper, which StandWithUs can help you write and/or edit for publication.”

One part of the StandWithUs document focuses on African refugees in Israel.  “A hot issue right now, for example, is the African refugee issue in Israel,” the group states.  “SJP [Students for Justice in Palestine] is using this issue to make Israel look awful, but Israel was the only country in the region to take in people fleeing genocide in Sudan, while Egypt was shooting at them while trying to get to freedom in Israel. Now that there is relative peace in their home countries, Israel would like to send them back, but many want to stay in Israel for economic opportunity.”

There’s also a section where the right-wing group shows pro-Israel organizations the money. In addition to the $200 in “microgrants” it offers to combat IAW, StandWithUs also offers “higher levels of funding for special circumstances, so make sure to keep open lines of communication with your campus coordinator and let them know what you are planning.”

Over half of the money StandWithUs receives from donors goes to programming on college campuses, the Jewish Daily Forward’s Nathan Guttman reported in 2011.  And as the journalist Eli Clifton reported for Inter Press Service in 2009, the group’s donations come from “a web of funders who support organisations that have been accused of anti-Muslim propaganda and encouraging a militant Israeli and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.”

The group also coordinates with the Israeli government, as the Forward’s Nathan Guttman reported.  In July 2011, they released a video featuring Danny Ayalon, then Israel’s deputy foreign minister, saying that the words “occupied territories” are incorrect.  In March 2011, an Israeli consul general met with StandWithUs in Olympia, Washington in the aftermath of a food co-op voting to boycott Israeli products.  Ayalon told Israel’s Channel 10 that “we are using…StandWithUs for leverage” in the fight against the Olympic Food Co-Op.

In November 2010, StandWithUs members disrupted a Jewish Voice for Peace meeting in California and pepper sprayed two people.

Here’s the full StandWithUs document:

Israel Apartheid Week 2014-1

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  1. Annie Robbins
    February 6, 2014, 12:45 pm

    “This is a confidential document, so please do not distribute it,” writes Benisty. “If you think this could help another student leader or Hillel staff, please put me in touch with them and I’ll be happy to share it.”

    we’ll save you the trouble Lihi, this way everyone can prepare.

    And if students take video footage of buying a bunch of Israeli goods, StandWithUs wants to help them edit it–and make it go viral.

    i have an idea. they could set up a booth with students just pretending (less expensive) to buy a bunch of Israeli goods (if SWU could fork out the goods, oh, maybe that is what the cash is for?) and film it! that would probably be a more efficient way of guaranteeing some awesome footage just in case students don’t rush on ahava or sabra or whatever.

    and if SWU is doing the editing they could merge all the efforts together from around the country and make it appear as tho hordes of students are rushing to buy these products. and then you can say the boycott is actually inspiring students to buy more and more goods from israel. and all with money or goods SWU supplied the students for the making of the video.

    wow, that’s really a great idea. in fact, if they do it, i’m going to link to my comment and claim it as my idea. i’m so practical.

    • BillM
      February 6, 2014, 1:45 pm

      Way too much work. Just rip some of the zombie horde scenes from World War Z and slap on a label saying “Students rushing to buy Israeli products.” We can have the video out in a hour, and then get back to eating that delicious Israeli-invented hummus.

  2. Shmuel
    February 6, 2014, 12:57 pm

    Now that there is relative peace in their home countries, Israel would like to send them back

    Wow. Even the ass-covering qualifier “relative” can’t save this blatant lie.

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius
      February 6, 2014, 1:59 pm

      That shocked me too, though probably it shouldn’t have.

      WTF is ‘relative’ peace? If Brett returns to the thread, perhaps he’d like to give a definition.

    • W.Jones
      February 6, 2014, 2:33 pm

      What’s the lie in that statement? Now that there are moments of greater peace relative to there being more intensive war before, the State wants to pack them into trucks and send the refugees back to Sudan.

      • Shmuel
        February 6, 2014, 2:53 pm

        What’s the lie in that statement?

        1. The circumstances that enable e.g. Eritreans and Sudanese (most of the asylum seekers in Israel) to request asylum remain in force. To suggest that the situation has improved in those countries and they are therefore no longer asylum seekers, but merely “want to stay in Israel for economic opportunity” is a lie.

        2. Israeli policies toward asylum seekers are independent of purportedly changing circumstances in their countries of origin. To suggest otherwise is a lie.

        link to unhcr.org
        link to unhcr.org
        link to amnesty.org

      • Walid
        February 6, 2014, 10:37 pm

        Shmuel, it’s not a lie about Egyptians shooting would-be infiltrators, the lie is in the implied motive being attributed to it as if Egyptians do it out of enjoyment, for sport or simply because it’s an Arab thing.

        They do it because Israel in its wisdom holds its neighbours accountable for any breach of its borders and Egypt despite its treaty with Israel is no exception. The same rule applies to Jordan and to the Palestinian territories where illogical as it sounds, the prime duty of the Palestinian police force is to safeguard Israel’s borders for it. Even under UNSC Resolution 1701 the UNIFIL forces are in place to protect Israel’s borders for it. Angela Merkel openly admitted it that its navy joined the UNIFIL team to protect Israel.

        So Egypt is under Israeli pressure to ensure to the best of its abilities that no migrants cross the Sinai to get into Israel. Israel must feel itself as precious to hold to account other countries to patrol its borders while it’s busy beating up on the Palestinians. The wrong of this sick mentality is that some of it is rubbing off Americans; maybe it’s from having all kinds of Israeli security people involved in so many US agencies.

  3. Cliff
    February 6, 2014, 1:10 pm

    SWU will always fail because they depend on their audience being partially engaged AND racist.

    It’s much easier to shovel their hasbara down our throats if we A) don’t really care about Israel/Palestine except to stop for 5 minutes outside their poster presentation on our way to the cafeteria and B) we get our main consumption of daily events/histories from television media.

    • K Renner
      February 8, 2014, 12:43 am

      >> “It’s much easier to shovel their hasbara down our throats if we A) don’t really care about Israel/Palestine except to stop for 5 minutes outside their poster presentation on our way to the cafeteria”

      That’s been the main way of operating for pro-Israel advocacy groups for basically the entire time they’ve had to “justify” the actions of their state.

      It’s always a hell of a lot easier to pawn off disingenuous rubbish with a latent anti-Palestinian character to it if you’re pawning it off to people who, for lack of a better way of saying it, have no interest in geopolitics or what’s going on in the world, and who can easily be emotionally manipulated if certain terminology is used.

      They’ve been able to get away with saying the most ludicrous and blatantly untrue things, all the while labelling them as “facts”, by playing this way alone.

  4. brettstandwithus
    February 6, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Funny, because I was never in fact contacted by Mondoweiss, and this isn’t the first time they’ve falsely claimed to have sought out a comment from me. If they had, I would have told them that I’m delighted that people are taking the unhinged hate-fest called Apartheid Week seriously, and we’re looking forward to a lot of conversation and debate this semester!

      • Citizen
        February 6, 2014, 1:49 pm

        LOL
        These Zionist always lie shamelessly like the biggest proverbial rug imaginable.

      • Alex Kane
        February 6, 2014, 1:58 pm

        Brett got back to me–looks like I did send that e-mail after all!

      • mcohen
        February 7, 2014, 12:32 am

        Alex

        why was it neccesary to identify him.

      • Cliff
        February 9, 2014, 10:16 am

        mcohen,

        why was it not necessary? is his identity special top secret info?

      • Chu
        February 6, 2014, 3:29 pm

        Hate Fest? That really isn’t politically correct comment from the National Campus Program Director for StandWithUs. Even for a college student, I would think a better reaction is required for the sake of StandWithUs.

        But one person’s hate-fest is another groups quest for justice of Palestinians. How could this be misconstrued as hate?

      • Annie Robbins
        February 6, 2014, 3:54 pm

        i think accusations of hatred is standard fare over at SWU. all their hasbarists use that kind of lingo as does their ceo as i recall. i could do a little digging but i remeber her coming into a comment section once and she was all loaded up w/inflammatory accusations.

      • Memphis
        February 7, 2014, 6:14 pm

        sure, it could be described as a ‘hate fest’. A hate fest against israel’s unjust policies towards the Palestinians as well as African asylum seekers.

      • thankgodimatheist
        February 7, 2014, 6:14 pm

        Are you implying that Brett is lying ? Don’t you know that Israel worship cult members , like hips, don’t lie?

      • brettstandwithus
        February 7, 2014, 7:56 pm

        Alex, as is clear from the email you just posted you contacted me about 15 minutes before the article went up. That is hardly an attempt for a comment before publication.

      • Shingo
        February 8, 2014, 6:16 pm

        That is hardly an attempt for a comment before publication.

        Even so, you now have your chance to say anything you want.

    • Maximus Decimus Meridius
      February 6, 2014, 1:58 pm

      I wonder if people referred to oppostion to South African apartheid as a ‘hate fest’?

      Well, Zionists probably did, as the Pretoria regime was close to their hearts, even if they’d now like us to forget all that.

    • Giles
      February 6, 2014, 2:15 pm

      Wow is this guy a liar. And not a good one.

      • thankgodimatheist
        February 7, 2014, 6:22 pm

        Giles. If only he was just a liar. Not very bright either. Did he seriously think that Alex could not prove he did contact him?

    • Annie Robbins
      February 6, 2014, 3:17 pm

      the unhinged hate-fest called Apartheid Week

      unhinged? and you’re the SWU national campus program director ? you should try taking your ideological opponents more seriously because they are formidable. i’m afraid the ad hominem are not going to suffice, but then you represent a group that mostly relies on hasbara~completely. and assigning hatred to your adversaries is such a common trait and gets so boring. tsk tsk

      maybe you’re team is just lacking in creativity brett.

      • Chu
        February 6, 2014, 3:32 pm

        I made the same comment, and I think the national director should try and exhibit some more class. Maybe even some independent thoughts. Groupthink is so trite.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 6, 2014, 4:12 pm

        yeah i just saw your comment chu. not sure ‘class’ is really their forte. check this out:

        the best way to fight against this is by highlighting the Jewish People’s 3500 year old indigenous connection to the Land of Israel. Our history scares Israel’s enemies the most

        we monitored the escalation of this meme last year before obama’s trip predicting it was going to be a major theme on the trip, we were right. i wonder which think tank came up w/this idea as a numero uno hasbara device. the problem w/this narrative is

        a. it’s not a compelling argument because most people don’t relate to thousands of year old ancestrial claims as being relevant in the world today. it’s a form of mental masterbation manipulation

        b. wrt the ashkenazi, the indigenous part is a little sketchy. i mean personally i don’t care if someone wants to believe it or claim it, but info far as using it as a real estate deed, it’s not compelling.

        c. contrary to brett’s assertions, it don’t scare me in the least. that’s because i don’t buy into it.

        d. it’s hypocritical because there’s no respect for palestinians ancestrial indigenous claims.

        but it is interesting they claim this is the ‘best way’ to fight against claims of colonialism. but when related to justification for the theft and bulldozing and miltary/unjustice occupation that’s going on today it just falls flat. except for completely naive people maybe.

        i’ve said this before, that it reminds me of the game of musical chairs we used to play at birthday parties when i was a kid. methinks they put more weight on this ‘continual re presence’ lingo than it can hold.

      • Bumblebye
        February 6, 2014, 5:48 pm

        This goes with the barmy ‘indigenous’ claims:
        link to shitliberalzionistssay.tumblr.com

        So how come finding such things in the region of the former Khazaria doesn’t make Jews indigenous to that area? Is it their age? I’m sure there’d be older stuff digging down under Baghdad! Judaism was already a worldwide religion at the time both artifacts were found.

      • Shingo
        February 6, 2014, 8:18 pm

        Our history scares Israel’s enemies the most

        That’s the same claim Giladg made in another thread, but it appears that the truth is quite the opposite.

        It’s the Zios who are scared. Few people consider this a credible argument, let alone the fact that there is such little archaeological evidence to back it up.

        When Obama linked the creation to the Holocaust in his Cairo speech, the right wing craziest were outraged. Apparently Obama didn’t stick to the script that Israel’s creation had nothing to do with the Holocaust and was the realization of the Jewish dream to return to their land.

        They want desperately to convince the world that it had nothing to do with exploiting the guilt of the world to give them the land and then continue exploiting it to turn a blind eye to their crimes.

      • Blownaway
        February 6, 2014, 9:47 pm

        In most cases these people are not eve semites. They are ethnically eastern European and religiously Jewish. By that argument all Christians have the same right to Jerusalem

      • MahaneYehude1
        February 7, 2014, 1:12 am

        @Annie Robins:

        From the SWU document:

        “…IAW’s messaging usually legitimizes Israel as a colonial occupier, and the best way to fight against this is by highlighting the Jewish People’s 3500 year old indigenous connection to the Land of Israel. Our history scares Israel’s enemies the most, as we saw with the recent UNESCO cancellation of an exhibit on Jewish history in the Land of Israel”

        Your comment shows that the sentence written in the document is correct “Our history scares Israel’s enemies…”. Most of the efforts today go to erase our history and our long connection to Eretz Israel. The many posts in MW also show the same. This long connection, which also mentioned in Islamic scriptures, is stronger than all your blatant lies and fairy tales you invent and update each day.

      • Shingo
        February 7, 2014, 3:15 am

        Your comment shows that the sentence written in the document is correct “Our history scares Israel’s enemies…”.

        No, Annie’s sentence shows that Israeli propagandists and apologists are scared of the fact that in terms of legality and relevance, the history of the state only dates back to 1948.

        Most of the efforts today go to find and resurrect Israel’s so called history and so called connection to Eretz Israel and they have been a miserable failure. After all, what you refer to as history really only boils down to religious mumbo jumbo, myth, magical thinking and fiction. Only this week another finding further discredits the Bible.
        Archeology Shows Bible written Late, Full of Errors
        link to informationclearinghouse.info

        Take the Bible away and the evidence for ancient Israel is almost non existent.

        It is you that relies on blatant lies and fairy tales you invent and update each day, which is why you are always unable to back up any of you claims with links or sources.

      • Shingo
        February 6, 2014, 8:02 pm

        I made the same comment, and I think the national director should try and exhibit some more class.

        I think you’re being unrealistic. What right wing pro Israeli group has ever demonstrated class, imagination or honesty?

      • MahaneYehude1
        February 7, 2014, 5:31 am

        @Shingo:

        Most of the efforts today go to find and resurrect Israel’s so called history and so called connection to Eretz Israel and they have been a miserable failure. After all, what you refer to as history really only boils down to religious mumbo jumbo, myth, magical thinking and fiction.

        Thanks Shingo, one more proof that the sentence “Our history scares Israel’s enemies…” is correct!!!

        It is you that relies on blatant lies and fairy tales you invent and update each day, which is why you are always unable to back up any of you claims with links or sources.

        I strongly recommend you to read my comments and count the links and sources I attached.

      • Shingo
        February 7, 2014, 6:55 am

        Thanks Shingo, one more proof that the sentence “Our history scares Israel’s enemies…” is correct!!!

        No MY1. Your fictional history scared me about as much as a Harry Potter novel.

        I strongly recommend you to read my comments and count the links and sources I attached

        I have read your comments, including your own admission that you refuse to provide links and sources.

      • Sumud
        February 7, 2014, 10:48 am

        There’s no shortage of ‘creativity’ at SWU Annie – or what we would call: lying.

        I just read their booklet entitled “25 Short Answers to Tough Questions About Israel”, partial quote of the second question [my emphasis]:

        2. Is Israel stealing water from the Palestinians?

        Israel is sharing, not stealing, water. It is giving its own water to Palestinians in significantly greater quantities than it agreed to do under the Oslo Accords (40 percent more in 2008). Nor does Israel use West Bank water. It uses the same water sources today that it used prior to 1967, and settlements are connected to Israel’s national water system.

        This is a bald-faced lie.

        Over HALF of Israel’s potable (fresh) water supply is stolen from the West Bank Aquifers – pumped from the West Bank directly into Israel’s water supply system, as per The World Bank’s 2009 report.

        You can imagine the content of the rest of the booklet: mostly fictitious, hasbara 101.

        SWU are going to have to start hanging around schools to find suitably gullible candidates soon.

    • brettstandwithus
      February 6, 2014, 6:27 pm

      Alex, I didn’t receive it until after the story was posted.

      • MahaneYehude1
        February 7, 2014, 8:48 am

        @Shingo:

        I have read your comments, including your own admission that you refuse to provide links and sources.

        My admission was long time ago, from the days “I am not Nakba denial”, when I thought people here are honest. I appreciate if you count again my sources and links.

        By the way, what happened? You declare several times that you are going to ignore me and you also recommended others to do the same.

      • Shingo
        February 7, 2014, 3:38 pm

        My admission was long time ago, from the days “I am not Nakba denial”, when I thought people here are honest. I appreciate if you count again my sources and links.

        You’re not a Nakba denier so much as a Nakba justifier.

        You declare several times that you are going to ignore me and you also recommended others to do the same.

        And you declared that if someone could prove you wrong on a topic (which Shmuel did) you’d never post here again.

      • MahaneYehude1
        February 8, 2014, 5:18 am

        @Shingo:

        “Shmuel did” – Where? When? How?

      • Shingo
        February 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

        “Shmuel did” – Where? When? How?

        Back in the day before you added the one to your name. You offered to never post another comment if Shmuel could provide evidence you were wrong, and you broke that promise.

      • hophmi
        February 7, 2014, 1:16 pm

        Brett,

        I wouldn’t bother with this here. I’m sure you’re telling the truth, but people here will not believe you no matter what you say.

      • Shingo
        February 8, 2014, 3:04 am

        I wouldn’t bother with this here.

        Actually Hop, you have been bothering with this here for the last few years, so apparently you don’t believe your own advice.

    • Shingo
      February 6, 2014, 7:53 pm

      Wow. Even the ass-covering qualifier “relative” can’t save this blatant lie.

      I am expecting MY1 to chime in and tell us how the asylum seekers are all welcomed into Israeli homes and adopted.

      • bilal a
        February 7, 2014, 6:34 am

        We need to be fair here on economic migration.

        I would presume that an independent Arab Palestine would be more restrictive than Israel, as is every Arab majority state.

        The exception was Qaddafi’s Libya, but not today:
        “A group of Sudanese immigrants close to the eastern border with Egypt told us that following the 2011 February revolution, armed Libyans went from door-to-door looking for ‘Africans’.

        “We were chased everywhere we went,” said J.Kawasili who originally comes from Somalia. “They said we supported Gaddafi and killed rebels and assaulted women.”

        Kawasili says that he and the other migrants were forced to leave town and that while trying to escape, a 15-year-old Sudanese girl was raped by the rebels. He also says their identity documents were destroyed by the militia.”
        link to equaltimes.org

      • MahaneYehude1
        February 7, 2014, 8:41 am

        @Bilal:

        Only want to say thanks for honesty.

      • amigo
        February 7, 2014, 10:47 am

        “A group of Sudanese immigrants close to the eastern border with Egypt told us that following the 2011 February revolution, armed Libyans went from door-to-door looking for ‘Africans’.” bilal

        In occupied Palestine it goes like this

        “A group of Native Palestinians in the occupied West Bank told us that following the attack by illegal squatters armed IDF THUGS went from door-to-door looking for ‘Palestinian Terrorists”.

        Darn right.Didn,t the GOI placed the blame on the Palestinians for the price tag attacks so arresting them is what is called justice in the Light unto the Nations.

        link to haaretz.com

        BTW Mehane, I am still waiting for you to condemn the GOI for blaming the victims of these terrorist squatter criminals.

        A failure to condemn is tantamount to supporting the terrorists.

        A simple yes or no.

      • seafoid
        February 8, 2014, 4:39 am

        “I am expecting MY1 to chime in and tell us how the asylum seekers are all welcomed into Israeli homes and adopted”

        He’ll take a single example and project it to cover the whole of Israeli Judaism.

        Eg Yossi Steinway gave a sweet to a wandering Sudanese urchin on Dizengoff Street- look at how Menschy we are

        No mention of that fact that straight after Yossi went to join the Maglan”/”Ibis” Special Forces Deep Penetration Demolition Unit in a raid on Gaza.

        Fuck Zionism and the horse it rode in on

    • Shingo
      February 6, 2014, 7:56 pm

      and we’re looking forward to a lot of conversation and debate this semester!

      That would be a first. You racist, fascist, apartheid loving cowards have demonstrated a fear and hatred of debates until now.

      Whyyhe sudden change?

    • Sumud
      February 6, 2014, 11:33 pm

      …I’m delighted that people are taking the unhinged hate-fest called Apartheid Week seriously…

      Are you talking about Israeli Apartheid Week Brett?

      Or are you referring to your organisation’s celebration of [apartheid] Israel where you all pretend we cannot see what is right before our very eyes…

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 1:07 am

        Sumud

        There appears to be some confusion over the naming. In Galut it’s called Israeli apartheid week. In Israel it’s called Jewish destiny week.

      • Sumud
        February 7, 2014, 10:22 am

        LOL you crack me up seafoid.

        Now where is young Brett to tell us how Rafael have invented cherry unicorns that poop gay rainbows and every African refugee gets one as a ‘going away’ present…?

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 1:53 pm

        Brett doesn’t seem to have been interested in standing with us and shooting the breeze.

  5. unverified__5ilf90kd
    February 6, 2014, 2:05 pm

    Every US response to StandWithUs Israel is what Americans call “softball”. The love of Israel and fear of rejection inhibits these people from an appropriate response, therefore Israel only gets worse. That is why it has reached this stage of outrage after more than 50 years of over-the-top adulation of everything Israeli. Every time I see “Stand With Us”, I personally blush with shame and embarrassment.

    How about:
    “BlushWithUs”
    “Bedouin Demolition Party”
    “Burn Israeli Goods” Action Party
    “IQuestionIsraelCampaign”
    “Likud – I’m not in the mood”

    Just for Starters.

    • plenty
      February 6, 2014, 5:19 pm

      The Los Angeles chapter should be renamed *Spit On Us* because that is how they like to engage solidarity activist in L.A.

    • kma
      February 6, 2014, 11:06 pm

      “StandWIthUs but Swim Home to Africa”
      “StandWithUs but Don’t Move Here”
      “StandWithUs but We’ll Bulldoze You If You Loiter”
      “StandWithUs but We’re Checking Your ID”
      “StandWithUs but Stay On The Other Side Of The Wall”
      “StandWithUs but Sit When the IDF Says Sit”
      “StandWithUs but Watch Your Olive Trees Run Over”
      “StandWithUs but Don’t Come Home”
      “StandWithUs but We’ll Kill You If You Break The Siege Of Gaza”…

      • MahaneYehude1
        February 7, 2014, 2:15 am

        @kma:

        “StandWIthUs but Swim Home to Africa”
        Swim home to Africa with good memories from Israel that gave you opportunity to open a business store in the heart of Tel-Aviv.

        “StandWithUs but Don’t Move Here”
        Why not? any Jew in danger is welcome!!

        “StandWithUs but We’ll Bulldoze You If You Loiter”
        We bulldoze your illegal house but let you build the most beautiful villas in Israel in Sachnin or Arabe!!

        “StandWithUs but We’re Checking Your ID”
        In order to protect our children.

        “StandWithUs but Stay On The Other Side Of The Wall”
        Stay on the other side of the wall with your explosive.

        “StandWithUs but Sit When the IDF Says Sit”
        Sit until we will be sure you have no intentions to hurt us.

        “StandWithUs but Watch Your Olive Trees Run Over”
        Watch your olive trees so you can sell your Zeit to Israeli market.

        “StandWithUs but Don’t Come Home”
        Why? come home, your homeland!!

        “StandWithUs but We’ll Kill You If You Break The Siege Of Gaza”…
        …and help to the terrorist organizations.

      • Shingo
        February 7, 2014, 3:19 am

        Swim home to Africa with good memories from Israel that gave you opportunity to open a business store in the heart of Tel-Aviv.

        And here’s $100 to forget the lynchings and pogroms you experienced during your stay.

        We bulldoze your illegal house but let you build the most beautiful villas in Israel in Sachnin or Arabe!!

        And well call it illegal even if it was there before Israel was created, while we build illegal homes on stolen land.

        In order to protect our children.

        Or any other excuse to kill yours.

        Stay on the other side of the wall with your explosive.

        While we drop 1000lb bombs on your schools and hospitals, just for to “mow the lawn” occasionally.

        Sit until we will be sure you have no intentions to hurt us.

        While we bomb you anyway.

        Watch your olive trees so you can sell your Zeit to Israeli market.

        Unless we burn them first.

        …and help to the terrorist organizations.

        After all, Israel was founded by terrorist organizations, so follow our recipe for success.

      • MahaneYehude1
        February 7, 2014, 4:52 am

        @Shingo;

        Israel was founded by terrorist organizations

        No, Israel was founded by human beings!!

      • Shingo
        February 7, 2014, 5:18 am

        Terrorists are human beings. Israel was founded by terrorists, and honored them by electing the to office of Prime Minister TWICE.

      • Walid
        February 7, 2014, 6:42 am

        2 only, Shingo? I counted 6

      • amigo
        February 7, 2014, 10:30 am

        “Swim home to Africa with good memories from Israel that gave you opportunity to open a business store in the heart of Tel-Aviv.” mehane

        why would he be swimming back to Africa if had he opened a business store in the heart of TA.

        You are spouting more zionist nonsense mehane.

      • kma
        February 7, 2014, 7:33 pm

        StandWithUs and we’ll take your US dollars
        because we are dependent on the US
        StandWithUs and we’ll point guns at your head, US citizens
        StandWithUS and we’ll say you are all terrorists
        because we cannot exist for anything else but lies
        StandWithUS but religion says we’re better than you
        and we will run you off your land.

        StandWithUs is pure propaganda to try to lie to college students.
        But in the US, they aren’t that stupid. I knew some who joined AIPAC and learned a lot when they went to Palestine. One thing they said was that the propaganda can’t work hard enough to run in place. So, give up, MahaneYehud!

  6. seafoid
    February 6, 2014, 2:11 pm

    I kind of feel sorry for stand with us. It sounds like a beg.

    • Dan Crowther
      February 6, 2014, 2:28 pm

      Stand Near Us. No? Stand a safe distance from us? Sold.

    • Chu
      February 6, 2014, 3:13 pm

      and it sounds sort-of boring. Stand with Us. ooh scary. How about sit with Us? Recline with Us? snooze…

      • seafoid
        February 6, 2014, 9:29 pm

        I think a lot of this standing up with us or with them or whoever is overrated, Chu

        link to nicecupofteaandasitdown.com

      • Taxi
        February 7, 2014, 4:24 am

        Steal With Us.
        Lie With Us.
        Bully With Us.
        Ethnically Cleanse With Us.
        Warmonger With Us.
        Kill With Us.
        Supremetize With Us.

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 5:00 am

        But we won’t fall with them, Taxi
        They should do that between consenting adults in the privacy of the Kirya.

      • Walid
        February 7, 2014, 6:25 am

        good ones, Taxi.

      • Chu
        February 7, 2014, 10:59 am

        occupy with us

      • Sumud
        February 7, 2014, 11:00 am

        Lie With Us

        …that’s the winner for me Tree. A sexual come-on and honest about zionist dishonesty all at once.

      • shachalnur
        February 7, 2014, 1:28 pm

        StrandWithUs

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 2:21 pm

        Die with us

  7. W.Jones
    February 6, 2014, 2:28 pm

    Israel was the only country in the region to take in people fleeing genocide in Sudan
    Oh really? So how many did they agree to take in? And no other African country anywhere, including Ethiopia allowed Sudanese to be in their country?

  8. Mike_Konrad
    February 6, 2014, 2:53 pm

    They have grants of $200 to dish out

    What would that buy? The after rally pizza and a few bottles of Coke and Manischewitz.

    This is not much of a grant, and not much should be made of it.

    If you think the Saudis are not financing their propaganda, THINK AGAIN!

    • Annie Robbins
      February 6, 2014, 3:09 pm

      the saudis? did you hear that thru the grapevine?

      • Pamela Olson
        February 6, 2014, 3:21 pm

        The Saudi regime is financing a lot of terrible stuff. Unfortunately, they’re not doing much of anything for real grassroots Palestine solidarity, or much else I would consider useful and beneficial for the world. Would that they were…

      • seafoid
        February 6, 2014, 9:31 pm

        I think climate change will be the end of the Sauds

        Chop Square would appear to be the most likely exit strategy

      • Pamela Olson
        February 6, 2014, 3:22 pm

        By the way, how do I get a little thumbnail picture like yours to go with my comments? :)

      • Annie Robbins
        February 6, 2014, 3:49 pm

        pam, write to adam. i think you have to go to a site and download your own photo into it. or ask dickerson, he seems to be good at it. i can’t recall how to do it, i did it once and that was the end of it for me.

        they’re not doing much of anything for real grassroots Palestine solidarity

        i haven’t ever heard of it if they were. mike doesn’t seem to have any links or anything, we’re just supposed to believe they are behind IAW? strange. now syria is a different story, i read yesterday in some msm they have already dumped 30 billion into syria. wars are so much more expensive (in blood and treasure) than non violent resistance.

      • Maximus Decimus Meridius
        February 6, 2014, 4:10 pm

        The Al Sauds are to all extents and purposes allies of Israel. They have been for years, if not decades, of course, but the difference is that these days they’re coming close to admitting it – though they still don’t quite have the nerve to do so, for fear of enraging their own people, who remain solidly pro-Palestine, despite years of propaganda trying to convince them that Iran, not Israel, is their enemy. The very LAST thing the Al Sauds would want to do is encourage opposition to Israel, particularly grassroots opposition. Popular movements which have the power to bring the Arab populations together are the kind of things which give Saudi princes nightmares. Along with scratches on their gold plated Rolls Royces.

      • Walid
        February 7, 2014, 7:20 am

        Maximus, not all Saudis are riding the same wave. Like everywhere else, there are good ones and bad ones, peaceable ones and shit-disturbing ones. It’s unfair to put them all in the same basket. At the end of next month, Obama is going over to talk to most of them to take it easy in their regional activism especially on helping with improving relations with Iran that he’d love to have as a feather in his cap. A good part of Saudia’s problems arose when the mujaheddin volunteers that had gone to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets came back home. Now the writing is on the wall for the US and Saudia that the even larger group of manufactured Frankensteins that they unleashed on Syria will sooner or later have to be coming back home or heading toward Europe and the Americas and super anxious for continued action. Turkey is already super-spooked at that prospect and has already shut its borders with Syria and turned its back on the rebels and has started shelling them across the border. It’s reported that fighters in Syria are from 80 different countries. That number could be slightly exaggerated, but these also will one day be returning home to all these countries and be like ticking time bombs.

    • Pamela Olson
      February 6, 2014, 3:24 pm

      Mike: Never underestimate the power of pizza on a college campus. Promises of free pizza got me to do all kinds of strange things during college that I otherwise probably wouldn’t have done…

    • talknic
      February 6, 2014, 10:15 pm

      Mike_Konrad “This is not much of a grant, and not much should be made of it”

      Uh? Food & drink? It’d pay for a big chunk of internet time for Israeli apologist cybergoons

      “If you think the Saudis are not financing their propaganda, THINK AGAIN!”

      Israeli apologist hijack alert!

      • Blownaway
        February 7, 2014, 7:49 am

        We stole your land now were stealing your food too. Want some falafel with your apartheid ?

  9. Chu
    February 6, 2014, 3:18 pm

    The problem with ‘I Heart Israel Campaign’ is that it’s vague. Anti Apartheid lays down a fierce gauntlet and challenge. I don’t think the crowds will flock to ‘I Heart Israel’ – It’s way to blase. Are they going to hand out daisies?

  10. eljay
    February 6, 2014, 3:33 pm

    >> If you think the Saudis are not financing their propaganda, THINK AGAIN!

    The Saudis are financing SWU? Huh! Well, stranger things have happened…

    Or maybe you’re suggesting that the Saudis are financing IAW and you’re upset because you think only Zio-supremacist Jews should receive money from the Saudis. That wouldn’t be surprising, either.

  11. Annie Robbins
    February 6, 2014, 3:33 pm

    Talk to our research staff!! We recommend writing op-eds to your school paper, which StandWithUs can help you write and/or edit for publication

    that’s interesting. it makes me wonder if stand with us wrote this op ed we reported here: link to mondoweiss.net
    UCLA council votes down anti-divestment resolution and exposes pro-Israel trips for student legislators

    One of the recent beneficiaries of these free Israel trips, Sunny Singh, was one of the two sponsors of the resolution. Singh wrote an op ed in the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper, on the morning of the hearing. But his op-ed came back to bite him that very evening, sparking criticism of student affiliation with the ADL’s agenda-driven trips to Israel.

    Singh’s letter in the school paper claimed to advocate support all of our peers and their diverse thoughts, opinions and experiences. but interestingly, the sponsors of the resolution hadn’t even reached out to the student body to get their input. which rather contradicted the claims in the op ed. hmm.

    and it reminds me of something else i read in the document up there. brett uses really callous language when referencing the students who support IAW and then advocates being upbeat and fun. yet he doesn’t follow his own advice in the text. i won’t if anyone else noticed a contradiction in that.

    • justicewillprevail
      February 6, 2014, 4:02 pm

      Yes, because defending apartheid is so much fun, isn’t it? The whole thing is so riddled with contradictions it’s no wonder Brett is confused by his email inbox. So a ‘hummus not Hamas’ party, or videoing people buying Israeli goods, is a response to the segregation and discrimination rampant in Israel? Yeow, that will really demolish their arguments and teach those activists how to campaign. Not.
      This is reminiscent of the bungling fake video unit which produced those hasbara classics featuring men in pointy headwear, not to mention the badly edited SS Marmara soap opera footage. What can you do when your message is so difficult to varnish?

  12. Dutch
    February 6, 2014, 3:52 pm

    Off-topic:

    I remember to have read in earlier MW-comments about Jewish cooperation with the Nazi-regime, prior and during the start of WWII. Unfortunately I cannot find it back. Can someone help me out? Thanks a lot.

    • Stephen Shenfield
      February 6, 2014, 5:11 pm

      Lenni Brenner wrote a book about relations between the Zionists and the fascist regimes: “Zionism in the Age of the Dictators.” You can find it on the internet.

      • Dutch
        February 6, 2014, 5:48 pm

        Thanks, Stephen. Found it.

      • seafoid
        February 6, 2014, 9:37 pm

        Dutch

        It is dreadful to even think about it. I think this is why they threw everything into the IDF, as if Hebron or Shatila could make it go away.

        link to nybooks.com

        link to nybooks.com
        “To make matters worse, in the same book Arendt raised the sensitive issue of the part that Jewish leaders played in the humiliation and eventual extermination of their own people. These included the heads of the urban Jewish community organizations that facilitated forced emigration, expropriations, arrests, and deportations; and the heads of the Jewish councils the Nazis formed in the ghettos and camps to keep the inmate population in line. These men were understandably feared and resented even if they carried out their duties nobly, while those who abused their power, like Rumkowski, were loathed by survivors, who circulated disturbing stories about them after the war.

        There was little public awareness of these figures, though, until the Kasztner affair broke in the mid-1950s. Rudolph Kasztner was at that time an Israeli official, but during the war he had worked for a group in Budapest that helped European Jews get to Hungary, which was then unoccupied, and then tried to get them out after the German invasion in 1944. As thousands of Jews were being shipped daily to the gas chambers, Kasztner and his group entered into negotiations with the Nazis to see if some could be saved. After various plans to save large numbers failed, Kasztner persuaded Eichmann to accept a cash ransom and allow 1,600 Hungarian Jews to leave for Switzerland, many of them wealthy people who paid their way and others from his hometown and family.

        In 1953 a muckraking Israeli journalist claimed that Kasztner had secretly promised the Nazis not to tell other Jews about Auschwitz, trading a few lives for hundreds of thousands. Kastzner sued for libel but lost his case when it was revealed that he had written exculpatory letters to war tribunals for Nazis he had worked with in Hungary. Before his appeal could be heard Kastzner was assassinated in front of his Tel Aviv home, in circumstances that remain obscure to this day. He was posthumously acquitted.
        The cooperation of Jewish leaders and organizations with the Nazi hierarchy became more widely known through the Eichmann trial and the publication in 1961 of Raul Hilberg’s monumental study, The Destruction of the European Jews, which Arendt relied on heavily without adequate attribution. Though Hilberg’s book is widely revered today, he was just as widely attacked after its publication by Jewish organizations and publications for emphasizing the leaders’ cooperation and the rarity of active resistance, which he attributed to habits of appeasement developed over centuries of persecution, an argument Bruno Bettelheim echoed a year later in his controversial article “Freedom From Ghetto Thinking.””

      • Dutch
        February 7, 2014, 10:30 am

        Thanks, Seafoid.

      • Citizen
        February 9, 2014, 5:40 pm

        @ Dutch, if you can get your hands on the original edition of Black’s The Transfer Agreement, it’s relevant to your quest. Black got slammed and later versions of his book retract a bit; he got the same treatment Goldstone got after Goldstone and his fellow workers put out their report on OP Cast Lead. The other guys didn’t retract anything–no fear of being shunned as a Jew by the Jewish community.

  13. HarryLaw
    February 6, 2014, 4:52 pm

    Maximus Decimus Meridus, Its not just gold Rolls Royces they have, Saudi Prince Al- Waleed has a gold plated A 380 Aircraft cost 500 million dollars. How long can these perverts survive. link to pointchaser.com

    • RoHa
      February 6, 2014, 8:20 pm

      They should be overthrown for sheer vulgarity and bad taste.
      A Rolls in a plain, tasteful colour that goes with silver is quite enough for the rest of us.

    • Walid
      February 7, 2014, 1:07 pm

      Harry, the “Flying Palace” was flipped over 18 months ago and before he took delivery to use the cash to increase his investments.

      The guy you are calling a pervert has saved thousands of jobs in distressed companies that he turned around with his investments and astute management. So he likes expensive toys and can afford them; nothing wrong in that. He drops over 5 million a year on various Lebanese charities and NGOs. ( his mother was Lebanese and his maternal grandfather was Prime Minister Solh).

  14. Rusty Pipes
    February 6, 2014, 6:13 pm

    How about a LieForUs campaign? Rather than “I <3 Israel," how about "I <3 Your House: you've got 5 minutes to pack," "I <3 Branding Israel," "I <3 Ethnic Supremacy," or "I <3 Jim Crow"?

    "Host a Hummus not Hamas party or another social event. Have fun with it!" How about a Real Hummus Flash Mob Workshop: teach participants some of their favorite flash mob dances (like "stop buyin', stop buyin', stop buyin' Sabra and Tribe. Hang up on Israeli Apartheid") and serve authentic Middle Eastern Hummus.
    Use the workshop to educate about other BDS targets as well.

    Remember: "You can make Israel relevant to them, like showing Israeli technology that touches their lives each day." … like how Israel's nuclear technology affects America's image abroad, don't forget Mordechai Vanunu and Bibi Netanyahu's theft of American nuclear triggers. Or about how Israeli information and spy technology has affected the safety of Americans' data. If all else fails, don't forget the cherry tomato.

  15. seafoid
    February 6, 2014, 6:41 pm

    BDS has really shone a light on how ossified Zionist thinking has become 47 years on from 1967. The bots here are just going through the motions. Even AIPAC is in trouble.

    • Shingo
      February 6, 2014, 8:29 pm

      The bots here are just going through the motions. Even AIPAC is in trouble.

      Very true. They are losing and they know it, and what’s more, they have no idea how to respond. They are so used to preaching within the hermetically sealed echo chambers, that they can’t figure out why their message looks so lame, flat and outright repugnant to those who are sceptical or indifferent.

      Reading through this PDF, it astounds me how fragile, lame, and half hearted it seems. It reads like some manual for neocons on how to defend the Iraq war. I suspect that even they know they have lost.

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 7:47 am

        They thought it was forever. Hopefully someone enterprising will sue AIPAC and the major Jewish orgs for gross negligence. Judaism deserves way better.

  16. hophmi
    February 6, 2014, 8:11 pm

    I find it telling that the chief campus event each year about Palestine is something that references only Israel.

    And to say, that, yes, there are pro-Israel campus organizations that help pro-Israel students organize, just as there are pro-Palestinian campus organizations that help pro-Palestinian students organize.

    We share one thing in common; we both organize around Israel. I hope one day there is a group that actually organizes around Palestine.

    • seafoid
      February 7, 2014, 4:40 am

      “I find it telling that the chief campus event each year about Palestine is something that references only Israel. ”

      Hoph, you really crack me up.
      I find it telling that the chief campus event each year about child abuse is something that references only perverts.

      • hophmi
        February 7, 2014, 9:29 am

        “I find it telling that the chief campus event each year about child abuse is something that references only perverts.”

        Your analogy is ridiculous. When the Yishuv was under occupation in the 1930s and 1940s, it did more than just bash the British. You seem determined to learn no historical lesson ever.

      • Woody Tanaka
        February 7, 2014, 11:45 am

        ” When the Yishuv was under occupation in the 1930s and 1940s”

        LMAO. There were a few native Palestinian Jew who pre-dated zionism that could say were “under occupation” in that time, the rest were invaders trying to change the colonial occupier from the UK to themselves.

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 1:46 pm

        Hoph

        Do you know what the Ottomans did to the Mamluks when they replaced them?

    • Chu
      February 7, 2014, 1:54 pm

      What a comment. Once Israelis stops oppressing Palestinians they will have more time to reflect on their culture. It’s these type of blase comments that shows how shallow Zionist mentalities are.

  17. Kathleen
    February 6, 2014, 8:30 pm

    Alert check out front page of Huffington Post and the news
    link to huffingtonpost.com

    • Shingo
      February 6, 2014, 8:39 pm

      Thanks Kathleen,

      What makes this more amazing is that it is just before AIPAC’s annual, convention – touted to be their biggest one yet.

      So what are they going to talk about now that 75% of the content is gone? Calling out Kerry for being an anti Semite?

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 4:38 am

        Poor AIPAC

        They’ll have to work themselves into a frenzy about something, but what? The origin of Hummus ?

      • Shingo
        February 7, 2014, 5:32 am

        They’ll have to work themselves into a frenzy about something, but what?

        I am betting they decided to save their biggest effort to undermine Kerry’s plan. That’s when Bibbi will pull out all stops.

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 6:35 am

        “I am betting they decided to save their biggest effort to undermine Kerry’s plan. That’s when Bibbi will pull out all stops.”

        They don’t know their local history very well. I think they were away at the time.

        The Byzantines and the Persian Zoroastrian Sassanians fought each other to a standstill in the near East between 550 CE and 620 I think

        They exhausted each other. A young dude called Mohammed PBUH came outta Mecca shortly afterwards with a new set of memes called Islam and destroyed Byzantine and Sassanian power in the region.

        I think BDS is going to have that power.

        the name of the game is power

      • hophmi
        February 7, 2014, 9:44 am

        “So what are they going to talk about now that 75% of the content is gone? Calling out Kerry for being an anti Semite?”

        Maybe they’ll remind all of you that, in fact, they helped passed several rounds of sanctions on Iran, and that this was pretty much the sole reason Iran came the table.

        You guys always seem to miss the big picture with these stories, because your assumptions are always wrong. The only people who think AIPAC sustained a big loss are the people who think it’s an all-powerful cabal. This is an act of political maturity that shows that bipartisanship is much more important to AIPAC than a meaningless sanctions bill.

      • justicewillprevail
        February 7, 2014, 11:20 am

        Hop – Hilarious. You said that with a straight face, or you are a comic in disguise?

      • Citizen
        February 7, 2014, 1:39 pm

        @ hophmi

        “This is an act of political maturity that shows that bipartisanship is much more important to AIPAC than a meaningless sanctions bill.”

        No, it shows AIPAC did not want to be in the public eye under klieg lights, in a public battle that even the main media TV would have to show and discuss, a battle regarding what POTUS has told everybody would be parsing what’s in America’s best national and security interests as to how to deal with Iran. Obama would clearly explain to the American people why he would veto the AIPAC-written bill if push came to shove.

      • Citizen
        February 9, 2014, 5:42 pm

        @ Shingo

        MJRosenberg recently predicted the next AIPAC Conference will be “nasty.”

      • Shingo
        February 11, 2014, 6:33 am

        MJRosenberg recently predicted the next AIPAC Conference will be “nasty.”

        I think “dirty” would be a more accurate term. AIPAC are now well and truly on the back foot and I suspect the subtleties and pleasantries are all going to be dispensed with.

        It might well turn out to be a very loud and visible train wreck.

    • Ellen
      February 7, 2014, 5:06 am

      Kathleen, interesting. This tells us that AIPAC is aware that if it went to vote now, chances are high it would be yet another loss and ding to AIPAC, which is behind the introduction of this bill. And it also tells is that:

      after releasing their programed stooges in the Senate they do not know how to turn them off. They have become HAL, out of their master’s control. But can the Hals be turned off?

      From 2001 Space Odyssey:

      Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, HAL?

      HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

      Dave Bowman: I don’t know what you’re talking about, HAL.

      HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I’m afraid that’s something I cannot allow to happen. …

      and later in the movie:

      [HAL’s shutdown]

      HAL: I’m afraid. I’m afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I’m a… fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you’d like to hear it I can sing it for you.

      Dave Bowman: Yes, I’d like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for me.

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 7:15 am

        That is perfect.

      • Ellen
        February 7, 2014, 12:58 pm

        Thanks seafoid. Here’s another indication that they have lost control of their Hals:

        The bill, introduced by two Illinois members of Congress, Rep. Peter Roskam, a Republican, and Rep. Dan Lipinski, a Democrat, would take away all federal funding from American universities that decide to boycott Israeli institutions. …

        And in response to introduction of this bill AIPAC and ADL say:

        “The legislation is almost certainly unconstitutional, it’s a bad law, and it reinforces stereotypes about Jewish influence,” said one pro-Israel Democratic strategist familiar with the groups’ thinking. “It’s so bad that AIPAC and ADL oppose it.”

        link to buzzfeed.com

        Hal is going rouge, beyond the script. Operating outside of direct instructions. This could blow the AIPAC, JINSA and the ADL gig.

        They can’t turn it off.

  18. MahaneYehude1
    February 7, 2014, 1:22 am

    I don’t know whats wrong with SWU document. The IAW campaign is designed to destroy Israel, to erase the connection between the Jewish people to its homeland and to delegitimize our right to live here. The IAW campaign a is part of global war against Israel in which the battle fields are the universities campuses. SWU document doesn’t contain lies or distortions. It only give the SWU members some tips how to deal with the cruel propaganda campaign against us.

    • seafoid
      February 7, 2014, 3:02 am

      Israel is in self destruct mode, Mahane.

      You know when you get a new sack of potatoes and you put them aside and forget about them ? And then 47 years later you remember where you put them. You go to the bag in the room and you open it up and these waves of really, like, RILLY deep organic riffs hit your nostrils and you have to retreat because you are afraid you’ll barf?

      And you send in an underling to sort out the mess.

      Israel is that sack of potatoes. You should have done the right thing in the past but you didn’t. And now it’s too late. You are just going to have to throw them out.

    • Shingo
      February 7, 2014, 3:10 am

      The IAW campaign is designed to destroy Israel,

      If by Israel you mean the apartheid Israelis racist system yes, and that has to be a good thing – unless you are a racist supremacist.

      IAW has no relevance whatsoever to any real or imaginary connection between the Jewish people to its so called homeland, much less the right of Jews to live within the legitimate borders of Israel

      As even John Kerry has been forced to admit, Israel is delegitimizing itself.

      The IAW campaign a is part of global war against apartheid, racism and human rights abuses and crimes against humanity. Universities campuses have always been battlefields for these struggles.

      The SWU document contains lies, distortions and religious BS. Unfortunately My1, if you were to give the SWU members some tips, they’d be an even bigger joke than they already are.

      • MahaneYehude1
        February 7, 2014, 4:50 am

        @Shingo:

        If by Israel you mean the apartheid Israelis racist system yes

        No, by Israel I mean Israel.

      • Shingo
        February 7, 2014, 5:20 am

        No, by Israel I mean Israel.

        Yes like I said, fascist apartheid Israel.

      • seafoid
        February 7, 2014, 7:15 am

        “No, by Israel I mean Israel.”

        Define Israel’s borders spudcake.

    • eljay
      February 7, 2014, 7:23 am

      >> The IAW campaign is designed to destroy Israel …

      It’s designed to destroy supremacist “Jewish State”. That’s a good thing.

      >> … and to delegitimize our right to live here.

      Israelis have a legitimate right to live in Israel. Refugees from the area defined by Israel’s / Partition borders have a legitimate right to live in Israel. “The Jewish people” don’t have a legitimate right to live in Israel.

    • Talkback
      February 7, 2014, 8:23 am

      The IAW campaign is designed to destroy Israel, to erase the connection between the Jewish people to its homeland and to delegitimize our right to live here.

      The Zionist campaign is still destroying Palestine, still erasing the connection between the REAL CITIZENS OF PALESTINE and PALESTINE and still delegitimizing their right to live there.

    • Sibiriak
      February 7, 2014, 9:14 am

      MahaneYehude1:

      The IAW campaign is designed to destroy Israel,

      No it isn’t. It’s designed to change specific Israeli policies, namely the denial of rights and equal treatment to non-Jews under Israel sovereignty/ control.

      The aim of IAW is “to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.” Whether or not you believe the discriminatory and oppressive Israeli policies should be labeled “apartheid” is beside the point: the issue is changing those concrete policies no matter what label you put on them.

      Eliminating discriminatory and oppressive Israeli policies would not “destroy Israel”, unless you consider those policies to be the very essence of Israel.

      to erase the connection between the Jewish people to its homeland and to delegitimize our right to live here.

      Eliminating discriminatory and oppressive policies would do nothing to erase “connections” between Jews and territory, whether real or imagined, nor would it delegitimize the right of any Israeli citizen to live within the internationally recognized borders of Israel.

      Let us recall, though, YOUR notion of this so-called “Jewish homeland”:

      [MahaneYehude1:]I consider the British Mandate on Palestine boundaries as my homeland.

      Given that definition, yes, IAW is indeed trying to delegitimize the notion that any Jew from anywhere in the world has a right to live anywhere within the territory that was Mandatory Palestine while denying Palestinians that same right .

      This notion of a “Jewish homeland” covering all of Palestine represents the complete negation of the Palestinians’ right to self-determination and makes a total mockery of your declared willingness to “share the land”.

      • MahaneYehude1
        February 7, 2014, 1:08 pm

        @Sibiriak;

        No it isn’t. It’s designed to change specific Israeli policies, namely the denial of rights and equal treatment to non-Jews under Israel sovereignty/ control.

        This is what our enemies want you to believe. Look, from the moment of the establishment of the state of Israel, the Arabs tried to fight it in all means they could: conventional wars, terror attacks against innocent civilians, missile attacks, diplomatic attacks mainly in the UN, Boycott of Israeli goods and boycott companies that trade with Israel etc. They did it because they didn’t want us here as an independent state, not because they “ask for their rights”. All their efforts were failed one by one.

        Today, the main war against us is a media war in which the Arabs try to blacken the face of Israel, to show the world that Israel is a terror state, apartheid state and actually, the reason for most of the problems in the Arab world. This campaign aimed to delegitimize the state of Israel, dehumanize the Israelis and annihilate Israel.

        I wrote here many times that the Israeli policy is a consequence of the reality and it is aimed to protect the Israelis from hostility actions. Indeed, many innocent people suffer from this policy, Jews and Palestinians, but it is necessity. There is no even one law that is against the non-Jews only because they are non-Jews. Most of the Israeli-Palestinians would tell you that they enjoy high standards of living and they don’t experience any discrimination, no matter how you call it. No one in Israel deny the rights of the non-Jews, they are equal citizens and an integral part of our society.

        The Israeli policy, which you see as discriminatory and I see as necessity to protect us, will come to end not by IAW, but by signing peace with us and recognize our right to live in part of this land in peace as a Jewish state. When I say “Jewish state” I don’t mean that non-Jews should not enjoy the same rights like the Jews. No, they should have all rights like others. By “Jewish state” I mean “a home to any Jew in the world in danger” like killing or persecutions. I don’t want to see again rioters in any city in the world killing Jews only because they are Jews and they have no refuge, as several members of my family experienced in Baghdad, Iraq before the establishment of the state of Israel.

        I never said that “any Jew from anywhere in the world has a right to live anywhere within the territory that was Mandatory Palestine while denying Palestinians that same right.” As I wrote many times, Eretz Israel or Palestine is the homeland of the Jewish people as well as the Palestinian people. I want to share the land, meaning I support to states solution. Jews have the right to live anywhere within the state of Israel. The same way, the Palestinians have the right to live in peace and security anywhere within the state of Palestine.

      • Shingo
        February 8, 2014, 3:52 am

        This is what our enemies want you to believe.

        No, that’s what you know to be true but don’t want to believe. Even before the establishment of the state of Israel, the Zionists were declaring their plans to get rid of the Arabs to make way for a Jewish population. Herzl said in the late 1800s that the plan was to “spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment…Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly.”

        This is exactly what the Zionists did and they knew that doing do would incite resistance that they believed they could crush.

        The Zionists resorted to conventional wars, terror attacks against innocent civilians, bombs, drive by shoortings, missile attacks, shelling, ethnic cleansing, diplomatic blackmail mainly in the UN, blockade of Palestinians, occupation, land theft, hone demolition etc. It is pathetic to hear you blearing about the boycott of Israeli goods and boycott companies that trade with Israel, while Israel has imposed a genocidal blockade on Gaza since 2006.

        The Zionists had been winning the propaganda war until the advent of the internet, and ever since, Israel has been struggling and failing to control the message – because truth and reality has a habbit of rearing it’s ugly head.

        It’s Zionism, apartheid, racism and fascism that has blackened the face of Israel. Israel’s own diplomats agree, so pretending that Israel’s image lies in tatters because of mud slinging by the Arabs is beyond pathetic.
        link to mondoweiss.net

        Israel is indeed a terror state (and always has been), and was always going to become an apartheid state (thanks to Hafrada). It is Israelis policies that delegitimize the state of Israel.

        Israeli policy is a consequence of the reality of it’s goals – which was to establish a Jewish majority where one did not exist, to establish a Jewish state on someone else’s land. Without terror, military aggression, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, there simply would be no state of Israel as we know it today.

        There are over 30 lays that are against the non-Jews simply because they are non-Jews. Most of the Israeli-Palestinians would tell you that they live as 3rd class citizens under an apartheid system that is becoming worse. They do not have the same rights as Jews and worst of all, Israeli politicians speak openly of driving them out of the state of Israel. Most Israelis, be they right wing and liberal, openly and shamelessly speak of the demographic threat posed by non Jews and see nothing wrong with demographic engineering.

        Israel keeps demanding peace by others, while insisting it cannot afford to have peace. In fact, we have the economics minister openly telling the world that peace will destroy Israel’s economy.
        link to timesofisrael.com

        By “Jewish state” I mean “a home to any Jew in the world in danger” like killing or persecutions.

        The only Jews in danger are those living in the occupied territories who allow themselves to be used as human shields. The irony is that Jews who do not live in Israel are MUCH safer than those living in Israel.

        I never said that “any Jew from anywhere in the world has a right to live anywhere within the territory that was Mandatory Palestine while denying Palestinians that same right.”

        You referred to all of Palestine as Israel.

        As I wrote many times, Eretz Israel or Palestine is the homeland of the Jewish people as well as the Palestinian people.

        Then by all mean,s post the letter to the Knesset that you write, demaning they allow the reugees to return – after all, if , Eretz Israel or Palestine is the homeland of the Jewish people as well as the Palestinian people, then you should have no problem with them returning to their homeland. Nor should you have any concern with whether Jews are a majority or not.

        After all, you want to share the land, right?

      • eljay
        February 8, 2014, 9:36 am

        >> Jews have the right to live anywhere within the state of Israel. The same way, the Palestinians have the right to live in peace and security anywhere within the state of Palestine.

        People who are living in, who are refugees or expats from, or who are immigrants to the area defined by the future Palestine’s / Partition borders have a right to live in the future Palestine.

        Similarly, people who are living in, who are refugees or expats from, or who are immigrants to the area defined by Israel’s / Partition borders have a right to live in Israel.

        The idea that any person of the Jewish faith, anywhere in the world, has a right to live in Israel simply because he or she is Jewish – and that a refugee from Israel does not have a right to live in Israel simply because he or she is not Jewish – is a thoroughly supremacist one.

        You, Potato-man, are a Zio-supremacist.

  19. Nevada Ned
    February 7, 2014, 8:44 am

    The information presented above shows close cooperation between “Stand With Us” and the Israeli government. The cooperation is close enough that “Stand With Us” ought to register as an agent of a foreign power, under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

    AIPAC ought to register also.

    • Citizen
      February 8, 2014, 11:56 am

      I think STU and AIPAC get around FARA because the leaders and staff of those entities are not directly on Israel’s payroll. Anybody know anything else on this matter?

      • Citizen
        February 8, 2014, 12:02 pm

        AIPAC is tax exempt

        American Zionist Council

        AZC’s early years were characterized with bureaucratic struggle within Jewish and pro-Israel movements. Its name change to the AIPAC alienated the Zionist Organization of America, and an important representative to the World Zionist Organization, which felt that AIPAC might surrender lobbying control to Jews who, while willing to help fund Jewish charities, schools, and kibbutzim were less dedicated to the traditional Zionist idea of Israel as a sovereign Jewish state. The two organizations refused to cooperate for several years.

        In 1962, attorney general Robert F. Kennedy ordered the AZC to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act or (FARA) as the foreign agent of the Jewish Agency. In 1963, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held hearings regarding its stealth funding from the Jewish Agency in Israel.

        In 1963, six weeks after the FARA order, Isaiah Kenen incorporated the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He applied for tax exempt status in 1967, arguing that the unincorporated AZCPA merited back dating to 1953. The IRS granted retroactive tax exempt status in 1968.

      • Citizen
        February 9, 2014, 5:50 pm

        BTW, there’s a new guy contending for head of ZOA and word is he’s war more right wing than Israel is; inter alia, he calls for Israel to attack Iran yesterday, or at least by today.

  20. unverified__5ilf90kd
    February 7, 2014, 8:51 am

    From MJAYROSENBERG today – amazing developments – a new strategy from AIPAC – “Allow me to dance in the end zone. AIPAC has surrendered, utterly and completely, on Iran sanctions. They have requested their cutouts Senators Menendez and Kirk not to bring the bill it up for a vote. AIPAC will now direct its donors to pour in the money to hand the majority to the Republicans in November. (In preparation for this effort, AIPAC just created a top new political post which will be filled by Arne Christenson, a very able, and seasoned, right-wing Republican and long-time Gingrich aide. Christenson is also a Christian, who will help the lobby deepen its ties to the Christian right).” Bibi will fly in to speak to the AIPAC meeting and reinforce this plan, just to spite Obama.

    • American
      February 7, 2014, 9:27 am

      Looks like AIPAC is afraid of losing their ‘bipartisan hold’ on congress……perhaps afraid the Dems will find out they dont have to go along with AIPAC? …..perhaps afraid they are so obviously anti American interest and I -First on Iran that some of congress is getting scared of public opinion on this?
      Check out the comments section. obviously not moderated…….if these comments were bombs AIPAC would be laying in bloody pieces all over DC.

      link to thehill.com

      AIPAC breaks with GOP on Iran sanctions
      By Julian Pecquet
      America’s main pro-Israel lobby came out against an immediate vote on Iran sanctions Thursday, just hours after 42 Republican senators demanded a vote.
      The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) issued its statement after the bill’s author, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), took to the Senate floor and obliquely criticized the GOP push.

      “We agree with the Chairman that stopping the Iranian nuclear program should rest on bipartisan support,” AIPAC said in an emailed statement, “and that there should not be a vote at this time on the measure.”

      An AIPAC official confirmed the email’s validity and said the organization has never pushed for an immediate vote.
      “We have not and are not calling for [an] immediate vote,” the official told The Hill.
      Menendez did not directly call for a delay in his floor speech, but warned against making his bill, which was co-sponsored by 43 Republicans and 16 Democrats, a “partisan political issue.”
      His speech came hours after all but one of the Republican co-sponsors wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) demanding that he schedule a vote before the end of next week. None of the Democrats on the bill are calling for an immediate vote amid heavy pressure from President Obama, who argues that passing it now would doom nuclear talks.
      “I have long thought of this as a bipartisan national security issue – not a partisan political issue,” Menendez said. “And – at the end of the day – a national security issue that we must approach in a spirit of bipartisanship and unity, which has been the spirit for which we have worked together on this matter.
      “I hope that we will not find ourselves in a partisan process trying to force a vote on a national security matter before its appropriate time.”

      Here’s the full AIPAC statement:
      AIPAC commends Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) for his strong and eloquent statement on the Senate floor today outlining the threat of Iran’s nuclear program and the imperative of dismantling it. We appreciate his commitment to ensure that any agreement with Iran “is verifiable, effective, and prevents them from ever developing even one nuclear weapon.”
      We applaud Senator Menendez’s determined leadership on this issue and his authorship with Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) of the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act. We agree with the Chairman that stopping the Iranian nuclear program should rest on bipartisan support and that there should not be a vote at this time on the measure. We remain committed to working with the Administration and the bipartisan leadership in Congress to ensure that the Iran nuclear program is dismantled.”

      • Shingo
        February 7, 2014, 3:41 pm

        Looks like AIPAC is afraid of losing their ‘bipartisan hold’ on congress……

        Very good point, along with their bipartisan hold’ on the White House, especially knowing that Hillary is a clear front runner. It’s also the fact that AIPAC is being openly scrutinized in the media and openly criticized, which is the land thing they want.

    • seafoid
      February 7, 2014, 9:30 am

      They think it’s all over. It is now

    • Taxi
      February 7, 2014, 9:54 am

      More new literature outing Aipac:
      link to mwcnews.net

      Soon… the deluge.

    • Woody Tanaka
      February 7, 2014, 10:12 am

      “AIPAC will now direct its donors to pour in the money to hand the majority to the Republicans in November”

      Interesting how we keep hearing how American Jews are so liberal. I guess this will put that notion to the test. I hope and expect to hear American Jews shout thing down, long and hard, repudiating AIPAC’s effort in this regard, as no liberal would stand for being made a tool to put the Republicans in control of the Senate.

    • Shingo
      February 7, 2014, 3:36 pm

      Bibi will fly in to speak to the AIPAC meeting and reinforce this plan, just to spite Obama.

      I agree but it won’t work. He tried that in 2012, and it didn’t work out too well.

  21. Taxi
    February 7, 2014, 10:07 am

    Harvard and BDS:
    link to mwcnews.net

  22. Kathleen
    February 7, 2014, 12:44 pm

    Order If Americans Knew educational information right here. Hand out on your local campus.. at churches, synagogues, mosque everywhere you go they come in handy

    link to ifamericansknew.org

    BDS
    link to bdsmovement.net

  23. iResistDe4iAm
    February 7, 2014, 9:48 pm

    Microgrants from StandWithUs: $200.
    “Educational” trip from Birthright Israel: $3,000.
    “Brand Israel” hasbara from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: $26,260,000.
    29 standing ovations and “signatures of seventy senators on a napkin”: $[classified].

    Real conversation based on Truth: Priceless.

  24. Rachel_Roberts
    February 8, 2014, 3:48 pm

    My favorite is the pro-Israel guy man-splaining the Hamas charter to the hijabi…they really don’t get it, do they?

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