Scarlett Johansson is featured at AIPAC, to applause

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Actress Scarlett Johansson is the new heroine of Israel supporters. Ever since she appeared in a Super Bowl ad for a seltzer-maker that operates in the occupied Palestinian territories and quit the human-rights organization Oxfam to do so, she’s been embraced by rightwing supporters of Israel.

This morning at its policy conference, the Israel lobby group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) used images of Johansson to show off Israeli technology, and the crowd responded with applause.

On the main stage of the conference, an executive for the Israeli brain imaging company ElMindA draped the head of a subject– AIPAC’s campus outreach leader Winton Steward – with a high-tech carapace that looked like a hair net studded with white marbles and then flashed an image of Scarlett Johansson to register Steward’s recognition of the celebrity. There was a brief reference to the Super Bowl ad, and then the ElMindA exec flashed a series of countless images of different human faces before Steward and the audience.

Watch for Scarlett Johansson.

How many of you have seen Scarlett only once, raise your hand?

Three times?

Ten times her image appeared, he explained.

The company was one of three or four spotlighted in the high-tech segment. Another imaging company, Camero, displayed radar technology it has developed with the Israeli military to visualize human beings through walls so as to get to “bad guys.” A Georgia law enforcement official appeared on stage to promote the device. Another company gives some blind people the ability to see.

Israel is involved in an “intractable conflict,” the panel’s moderator said, and the high-tech story is not getting out to the world. “There’s an Israel beyond the conflict. Israel has helped to heal and help the rest of the world.”

And Scarlett Johansson is helping.

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  1. seafoid
    March 3, 2014, 12:47 pm

    Did Scarlett strip down to her undies and lick a map of Israel at AIPAC ? Or am I confusing her with Miley? I often get my slappers mixed up .

    • hophmi
      March 3, 2014, 12:56 pm

      Misogenistic much, Seafoid?

      • Cliff
        March 3, 2014, 1:50 pm

        He’s referring to a sexualized picture of ScarJo w/ Yahoo and Abbas.

        Well, all these pics of her are sexualized because that is her appeal.

      • Justpassingby
        March 3, 2014, 2:03 pm

        hophmi aka mini-dershowtiz lawyer

        Racist much “hophmi”?

      • seafoid
        March 3, 2014, 2:18 pm

        I never served in the IDF hoph so I’m not as feminist as you. Scarlett reminds me of Ms Cupid Stunt when she does that eyebrow thing.

      • lysias
        March 3, 2014, 2:18 pm

        “Misogynistic” means woman-hating. I wonder what “misogenistic” means. Tribe-hater?

      • seafoid
        March 3, 2014, 2:46 pm

        Misogenistic is a japanese soup

      • hophmi
        March 3, 2014, 3:00 pm

        I guess that means it’s ok in the BDS movement to make derogatory remarks about women as long as you don’t agree with their politics.

      • Woody Tanaka
        March 3, 2014, 3:27 pm

        hoppy:
        “I guess that means it’s ok in the BDS movement to make derogatory remarks about women as long as you don’t agree with their politics.”

        No, it’s just laughable that an anti-Arab bigot and judeo-supremacist like you to call out anyone for some politically incorrect comment. There’s a beam in your eye, hoppy; don’t worry about the mote in Seafoid’s.

      • just
        March 3, 2014, 6:57 pm

        LOL, seafoid!

        I just knew she’d be featured at AIPAC. Guess she couldn’t make their blood red carpet cause she was preoccupied at the other red carpet last nite……….. there’s still time, I guess.

      • Woody Tanaka
        March 3, 2014, 3:02 pm

        “Misogenistic much, Seafoid?”

        Yeah, next thing you know, Seafoid will be advocating segregating women in things like places of worship. How horrid.

      • adele
        March 3, 2014, 3:58 pm

        Hophmi,
        on behalf of the worldwide sister movement, we don’t need the advocacy of tribalist bigots w/ vocabulary issues. We can take care of ourselves, thank you very much.

        Misogenistically yours,
        the sisterhood

      • seafoid
        March 3, 2014, 4:42 pm

        I bet Scarlett has her own mikvah to get rid of all those menstrual impurities.

      • Giles
        March 3, 2014, 5:28 pm

        hophmi. Are you actually illiterate? Misogenistic? Maybe a typo —although the e is not right next door to the y on the standard keyboard.

        I am wondering, is it misogynistic of all the Israeli supporters who gloat over the bulldozing of Rachel Corrie?

      • Hostage
        March 4, 2014, 1:20 am

        Misogenistic much, Seafoid?

        Do self-awareness much? Many people are simply appalled by the crude level of discourse concerning the subject of women that they encounter throughout the Talmud. One Tanna summed-up the attitude toward sexy women like Scarlett by observing that they are like bags of excrement with a hole that bleeds, yet all speed after them e.g. See “Orthodox Judaism treats women like filthy little things”. link to haaretz.com

        Babylonian Talmud: Tractate Shabbath Folio 152a link to halakhah.com

      • ziusudra
        March 4, 2014, 2:47 am

        Greetings Hostage,
        Don’t be unfair to the Squatters.
        It is a paraphrase of Ovid the first publishing misogynist who coined that Insult.
        ziusudra

    • Citizen
      March 3, 2014, 2:10 pm

      Miley is a good American, seafood. She’s not a traitor to American ideals. You really need to catch her latest song about this.

  2. W.Jones
    March 3, 2014, 1:48 pm

    At AIPAC, John McCain blames Obama’s ‘feckless’ foreign policy for Ukraine crisis
    link to washingtonpost.com

    How is Ukraine related to the conference?

  3. Shmuel
    March 3, 2014, 1:58 pm

    Camero, displayed radar technology it has developed with the Israeli military to visualize human beings

    Sounds like a step in the right direction.

  4. Citizen
    March 3, 2014, 2:11 pm

    Hey, maybe the Zionist are evolving; maybe they one day may see the natives as human beings, not just inventions peculiar to the land over there?

  5. kalithea
    March 3, 2014, 2:17 pm

    “Israel has helped to heal and help the rest of the world.”

    And Scarlett Johansson is helping.”

    I fell like the closing sentence is incomplete: helping…to promote that massive DECEPTION.

  6. asherpat
    March 3, 2014, 2:21 pm

    A seemingly normal Hollywood starlet, blonde – so most likely an airhead, even Jewish – so most likely liberal. And with all that, she has her own opinions, the chutzpah! The nerve not to tow the Tinseltown line!

    Whatever the world is coming to?!

  7. Mndwss
    March 3, 2014, 2:48 pm

    “On the main stage of the conference, an executive for the Israeli brain imaging company ElMindA draped the head of a subject– AIPAC’s campus outreach leader Winton Steward – with a high-tech carapace that looked like a hair net studded with white marbles and then flashed an image of Scarlett Johansson to register Steward’s recognition of the celebrity.”

    A high-tech carapace :-)

    The hasbara-exoskeleton is very thin.

    White marbles and Scarlett Johansson!

    Is this the best they can come up with?

  8. justicewillprevail
    March 3, 2014, 2:55 pm

    Poor old Scarlett, now the poster girl for the Israeli Taliban. The message is of course about israel’s technological bias towards the means of occupation and control. Occupation technology is their speciality, and gift to the world. Facial imaging is for the purpose of surveillance and NSA-style data collection, building vast databases of people who may be (gasp!) connected or sympathetic to those troublesome natives that israel is so keen to get rid of. Cloaking it in some kind of benevolent light is the usual spin and nonsense, diverting attention for their daily human rights demolition derby on to some sort of fantasy soap opera. I wonder how often this technology is used in their extra-terriorial assassinations.

  9. The JillyBeans
    March 3, 2014, 3:24 pm

    Good grief! The girl went from neutral to owned. Good luck extricating yourself from that one Johansson.

  10. Shuki
    March 3, 2014, 3:29 pm

    Meanwhile you’re sitting outside on the curb.

    • Cliff
      March 3, 2014, 6:30 pm

      And meanwhile you’re stealing someone’s curb. Go back to your curb behind the green line.

    • adele
      March 3, 2014, 6:31 pm

      Shuki,
      that is one tent that we don’t aspire to have membership to. No thank you.

    • Walid
      March 4, 2014, 12:22 am

      Also outside on the curb at the convention are a couple of Americans horrifying incoming AIPAC invitees with their home-made Hizbullah flags. In their own words, “it’s the only language Israel understands”, or something along those lines:

  11. Chu
    March 4, 2014, 11:01 am

    Does anyone know if she gave the Israel Project the right to photoshop a tattoo of Israel/Palestine on her back in the ad on NYTimes? I would assume she didn’t and the Israel Project went ahead and did it without consent and approval.

    link to nytimes.com

  12. Citizen
    March 4, 2014, 4:35 pm

    Bibi at AIPAC disses BDS (Bigotry, Dishonesty, Shame) and declares his love for Scarjo, addressing her a la Gone With The Wind, his twist: “Frankly, My Dear (Scarlett), I DO give a damn!” link to c-span.org

    “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” is a famous line from the 1939 film Gone with the Wind starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.
    It was spoken by Gable, as Rhett Butler, as his last words to Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara, in response to Scarlett’s tearful question “Where shall I go? What shall I do?” as he leaves her.

    Interesting, seems Bibi like Scarjo, don’t give a damn about the Palestinian people (or the US, it’s enabler against US best interests); they both Do give a damn about Zionism. Of course, Leigh played the part of a narcissistic southern belle who just wanted her South to last forever, no matter the slaves. I don’t think Bibi thought his cute statement out very well, do you?

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