Earlier this week, I revealed that StandWithUs, a right-wing Israel advocacy group with ties to the Israeli government, had compiled dossiers on over 100 people who speak out for Palestinian human rights. The website with the dossiers, Stand4Facts.org, also had suggested questions for campus Israel advocates to pose to the speakers.
It was a revealing window into how StandWithUs works. I received many inquiries from activists and analysts asking to see the dossiers on them. The story was picked up by the Ramallah-based Arabic news outlet Al Quds. And the day after I exposed Stand4Facts.org, the group took the site down.
But the entire site was downloaded by pro-Palestine activists and republished. Check it out here.
There are some kinks with the site. So if you get an error message, just return to the home page, where you can navigate the whole site.
Here’s a snippet from what I reported earlier this week:
Stand4Facts.org is meant to help “Israel advocates respond to and counter anti-Israel speakers who come to your campus.” The site announces it was “made possible by generous funding from the Newton D. and Rochelle Becker Foundation in partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.” The repository of information on speakers and groups is one part of StandWithUs’ efforts to boost Israel’s image on college campuses, where the group spends more than half of its money. (I previously revealed StandWithUs’ internal strategy for combating Israel Apartheid Week, which began yesterday in the U.S.)
Read the whole thing here.