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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.

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  1. seafoid
    seafoid
    February 28, 2014, 4:27 pm

    Very interesting shit lists

    • Khaled AbouElFadl • Dick Platkin • Jim Lafferty • Eitan Bronstein • Marcy Winograd • Neve Gordon • Ahmad Tibi • Donald Wagner • Robert Massoud • Nabila Espanioly • Mohammad Jaradat • Hussam Ayloush • Maria LaHood • Laila AlMarayati • Garth Hewitt • Naim Ateek • Wejdan Jaber • Abir Kopty • Mohammad Muslih • Kevin MacDonald • Philip Wilcox • Ghassan Khatib • Mark Weber • Jonathan Tasini • George Galloway • Phyllis Bennis • Nadia AbuEl-Haj • Richard Falk • Craig&Cindy Corrie • Diana Butto • Uri Davis • Alice Rothchild • Dalit Baum • Gabriel Piterberg • Paul Larudee • As’ad AbuKhalil • Lennox Hinds • Magid Shihade • Amiri Baraka • Joel Beinin • Walt/ Mearsheimer • Marc Ellis • Beshara Doumani • Rashid Khalidi • Susan Nathan • Alexander Cockburn • Michael Tarazi • Jean Zaru • Ali Abunimah • Leonard Rubenstein • Hatem Bazian • Matt Horton • Muhammad Al-Asi • Noura Erakat • Anna Baltzer • Joseph Massad • Karen Armstrong • Saree Makdisi • Hussein Ibish • Mazin Qumsiyeh • Joe Carr • Ward Churchill • Josh Ruebner • Eugene Bird • Mubarak Awad • Juan Cole • George Rishmawi • Rima Mutreja • Rania Awwad • Jerry Marogil • Mohammed Abed • RabbiDavid Weiss • Nadia Hijab • Aitemad Muhanna • Diana Kattan • Nina Mayorek • Mitri Raheb • (Teddy) KatzTheodore • Ramsey Clark • Jeff Halper • Norman Finkelstein • Musa AbdelAlim • Michael Lerner • MalikZulu Shabazz • Amir-Abdel Malik-Ali • Noam Chomsky • Emma Rosenthal • Brian Avery • Noam Bahat • Hedy Epstein • Adam Keller • George Bisharat • Hanan Ashrawi • Alison Weir • Adam Shapiro • Shady Hakim • Edward Said • Marty Rosebluth • Tanya Reinhart • Ilan Pappe • Huwaida Arraf • Salam Al-Marayati

    Sponsoring Organization(s): • God’s Holy Warriors (CNN Special) • Occupied Minds • Adalah • Jewish Voice For Peace • Sabeel • Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) • Occupation 101 • Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW) • US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (EOC) • Combatants for Peace (C4P) • Breaking The Silence • Muslim Student Association • Wheels of Justice • Human Rights Watch • Council for the National Interest • American Friends Service Committee • American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee • National Lawyers Guild • Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM) • Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) • Palestine Media Watch • Partners for Peace • Neturei Karta • MECA • Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) • University of California (UC) Divestment Campaign • Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) • International Solidarity Movement (ISM) • If Americans Knew • A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) • Al-Awda

    Tanya Reinhart RIP
    Even in death they are afraid of her writing.
    Edward Said RIP

    They can try to manage a list like that but not once opposition to Zionism reaches critical mass

    “For all the ones
    Who bum me out
    Shitlist
    For all the ones
    Who fill my head with doubt
    Shitlist
    For all the squares who get me pissed
    Shitlist
    You’ve made my shitlist ”

    • pmb1414
      pmb1414
      February 28, 2014, 5:23 pm

      Man, I would pay to be on this list. Adding Craig and Cindy Corrie~ nothing like rubbing salt in the wound eh? What unbridled arrogance!

      • seafoid
        seafoid
        February 28, 2014, 10:21 pm

        Craig and Cindy really stand out on that stand with list, don’t they?
        There is no place in Zionist discourse for people like them. I find that very depressing.
        The Baal Shem Tov probably wouldn’t be allowed to speak to Hillel nowadays either.

    • belewlaw
      belewlaw
      February 28, 2014, 7:23 pm

      Awesome!

      Not a grunge fan, so tanks for the introduction to L7

      • seafoid
        seafoid
        March 1, 2014, 6:05 am

        Cheers. The Natural Born Killers soundtrack has a few other top tunes.

    • Talkback
      Talkback
      March 1, 2014, 4:53 am

      Damn another list made by (pro-)Israel’s shysters I’m not on! But as they say: Never give up your dreams!

    • FreddyV
      FreddyV
      March 1, 2014, 8:17 am

      I’ve not heard of the guy, but I couldn’t help but laugh at Stand For Facts’ description:

      “Joe Carr, or Joe Smith as he was previously known, is a self described Anarchist who works to dismantle racist and patriarchal systems of privilege and tear down “society at large”. ”

      Are they suggesting this guy is wrong to challenge racism and systems of privilege? Isn’t apatheid a system of privilege?

    • Sycamores
      Sycamores
      March 1, 2014, 8:56 am

      the thing about lists is that they have a strange way on backfiring.

      for example Masada2000 a radical-zionist website that gather the names (and other personal info) of nearly 10,000 ‘self-hating’ Jews only serve to highlight the growing number of Jewish people that were critical of israeli policies.

      it was becoming a badge of honor for people to be on the list.

      seemingly the site status is inactive at the moment

    • eGuard
      eGuard
      March 1, 2014, 10:11 am

      That’s 102 names and 31 organizations. Is there one, only one, in these 133 that is an anti-Semite?

  2. just
    just
    February 28, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Holy smokes! Now, this is a “get”!

    Their true colors on display for everyone to see. Such a ‘democracy’– so afraid of the truth.

    Joey McCarthy is smiling from his crypt at his protegees.

  3. RudyM
    RudyM
    February 28, 2014, 5:16 pm

    I don’t see how this is so different in principle than anti-Zionist/pro-Palestinian organizations providing the background on pro-Israel speakers (including their past statements, organizational connections, names of spouses, etc.), unless private information is being given out about these speakers, in which case it would be good to point out those cases.

    Maybe more organized?

    Is the information on SourceWatch also McCarthyism?

    It’s worth seeing what the pro-Israel/anti-Palestine crowd’s talking points might be with regard to particular speakers. I feel outrage over Zionism, but I don’t feel any outrage over Zionists preparing “dossiers” like these. It seems kind of expected. One’s opponents are going to act as opposition! Shocker!

  4. imforjustice
    imforjustice
    February 28, 2014, 5:18 pm

    darn, i wish my name was on there!! no one knows me – but i stand with all the listed!!
    how can young people be so brainwashed and so perverse! wow, sad state of minds.

  5. Sycamores
    Sycamores
    February 28, 2014, 6:24 pm

    hats off to Mondoweiss and the pro-Palestine activists for bringing this to light.

    this is an amazing find

    the dossiers is a brilliant insight into the hasbara brigade but for me the Point/Counterpoint section is a goldmine.

    all activists should have this in their favorites.

    the hasbara book is now officially expose for all to read.

    hasbara central will be reeling from this for years to come.

    i’m surprise Max Blumenthal was not on the list.

    • German Lefty
      German Lefty
      March 1, 2014, 6:07 pm

      i’m surprise Max Blumenthal was not on the list.

      Where did you look? He is on the list. And Phil.

  6. Daniel Rich
    Daniel Rich
    February 28, 2014, 6:26 pm

    Is this the revived Megaphone desktop tool with a ‘human’ face?

  7. Shuki
    Shuki
    February 28, 2014, 7:19 pm

    Keep trying Alex… maybe you’ll make the list next year!

  8. chuckcarlos
    chuckcarlos
    February 28, 2014, 8:18 pm

    Richard Falk is a very good man

    someway these people never realized the American Experience…

    but hell, that’s there problem and really does not concern us

    Simon Wiesenthal Center thinks Israel should be a State and the USA should fully support whatever fascist ideas the goons in Israel think up…yeah, like the 40,000 black Union Soldiers and 250,000 others who served are going to have died to support a Fascist Israel riddled with Jim Crow Laws…

    over my fucking dead body

    E Pluribus Unum

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTAVoq2x5crjSYYNf_VCJ81dQBUsHlrXXdvlOEaaiTphLeftqbnJw

  9. Rusty Pipes
    Rusty Pipes
    February 28, 2014, 8:39 pm

    No wonder SWU tries to deny these speakers a podium. Its canned responses not only lack nutritional value, even when spiced up with sensational claims, many of them are obviously past their sale date (that meme is so five years ago!).

  10. bilal a
    bilal a
    February 28, 2014, 11:06 pm

    Its not just an Israeli problem

    David Sheen ‏@davidsheen 7h
    Now in English: 20 years after massacre, Israelis (including cop & city official) regret more Arabs weren’t murdered http://readyokaygo.tumblr.com/post/78129953195

    Baruch Goldstein is an Israeli king. We need someone like him born every day to do ethnic cleansing in the Occupied Territories.
    It is a shame he didn’t finish you when you were little.
    You were ten years old and stayed alive… shame he missed.

    Shame he didn’t kill you you disgusting Arab.

    https://twitter.com/davidsheen/status/439492104918929408

    Branch-Greenwaldian ‏@SAHenryKrinkle 7h

    “America’s Largest Independent Jewish Weekly” publishes defense of Baruch Goldstein http://archive.is/dLIPn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jewish_Press

    I Was Baruch Goldstein’s Friend
    By: David Wilder
    Published: February 28th, 2014
    http://archive.is/dLIPn#selection-33.0-55.20

  11. Blownaway
    Blownaway
    February 28, 2014, 11:44 pm

    I am thankful that they put together such a comprehensive list of smart well spoken articulate passionate advocates for Palestine and Palestinians. I am so proud to know many of the people on the list and encouraged that these people scare them. This is encouraging. And if they think their lame questions to ask can throw any of these people off they are in for a surprise. Because if they need someone to create questions for them then they will be ill equipped
    for the answers

    • ritzl
      ritzl
      March 1, 2014, 2:19 am

      Great observation, Blownaway.

      I was always afraid of sharing my innovations until I realized that being innovative itself was the edge – not the trail of copyable things.

      Same principle applies here, as you point out. These folks are the nimble originators of content and exposure to uncomfortable truth. Barring some external coercion, they will always be in front.

  12. PeaceThroughJustice
    PeaceThroughJustice
    February 28, 2014, 11:46 pm

    Actually these “dossiers” are pretty by-the-numbers stuff, not likely to be convincing to anyone other than already committed zionist jews.

    What’s interesting is the amount of money that is obviously available to throw these hasbara sites together (thanks to the Newton D. and Rochelle Becker Foundation and the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles).

    What we really need an expose of the names of these college students in StandWithUs, so we can recognize them when they show up as interns in our congressman’s office.

  13. eGuard
    eGuard
    March 1, 2014, 10:02 am

    As’ad AbuKhalil is blogger angryarab
    He’s on my blogroll.

    http://angryarab.blogspot.com

  14. seafoid
    seafoid
    March 1, 2014, 10:19 am

    My advice to Stand with us

    Sit down. Think.

  15. annie
    annie
    March 1, 2014, 11:09 am

    i clicked on one of the names i had never heard of:

    Some of Piterberg’s most venomous claims are:

    In 1948, there was an “explicit Zionist intention to unleash ethnic cleansing [of Palestinians], under cover of war . . . There were, of course, deliberate and massive expulsions.”[8]
    “The reality is that the eventuality of massive expulsions was inherent in the nature of Zionist colonization in Palestine long before war broke out in 1948.”[9]
    “Jewish settlers were to be accorded exclusive privileges deriving from the Pentateuch, and Palestinian Arabs treated as part of the natural environment.”[10]
    “This kind [of nationalism] was feral in its demand for ethnic homogeneity, ruling out from the beginning any possibility of the Zionism movement accepting a bi-national state in Palestine.”[11]
    “The physical implementation of the policy of non-return [of Palestinian refugees after 1948] meant the brutal wartime demolition of occupied villages, and in some cases of urban neighborhoods; the confiscation of lands and properties; the settlement of Jews in places rendered Arab-free.”[12]
    ‘[This 1951] memorandum is a faithful illustration of the ruthless state of mind of the Israeli establishment as it set out to transform the consciousness and memory of its victims.”[13]
    “[Israel’s policy] tells of the tacit axis of apartheid that defines the state of Israel to this day: the interplay between the formal inclusion of Palestinians as citizens and their structural exclusion from equal rights within the state. This is the particular dialectic of oppression-of a population formally present but in so many crucial ways absent…”[14]

    they are fighting an uphill battle all the way if they think they can keep this stuff underwraps.

  16. amigo
    amigo
    March 1, 2014, 11:26 am

    They are being trained to be spin doctors.

    Always look on the bright side.Israel is in desperado mode.Soon we will have child spin doctors armed with lies and propaganda.

    Lovingly referred to as “Yisha Hasbarabrats”.

    Would it be considered Child abuse to enter into a debate with them.Would they be overwhelmed???.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/02/thanking-wieseltier-propaganda.html

    It,s all too amusing , were it not about such a terrible tragedy.

  17. German Lefty
    German Lefty
    March 1, 2014, 6:01 pm

    Of the over 100 listed “anti-Israel speakers”, I have only heard of 40.

  18. German Lefty
    German Lefty
    March 1, 2014, 6:18 pm

    What I find strange is that “J Street” is on the list of anti-Israel groups. Also, the liberal Zionist film “The Gatekeepers” is considered anti-Israel.

    • Talkback
      Talkback
      March 2, 2014, 5:17 am

      Everything is anti-Israel which doesn’t help Israel 100%. Even snowfall, mosquitos or traffic jam (especially on streets named after Jewish terrorists/prime ministers).

  19. Talkback
    Talkback
    March 2, 2014, 5:12 am

    standwithus’ lists are absolutely brilliant. Their compilations include a lot of groups and speakers I’ve never heard of before and they are even introducing their main points, sources, etc.

    Thank you standwithus. You really know how to *** yourself. LOL.

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