First of all, Ms. Weir and others have already responded point by point to every accusation, exposing each and every one as without basis: for sure the ‘evidence’ presented would never hold up in a court of law.
Given the baseless nature of the accusations, one can only imagine where this smear campaign targeted at Ms Weir might have originated. Do Ms. Weir’s accusers think the Israeli government is not actively trying to disrupt the pro-justice-for-Palestine movement (and BDS) by fomenting division via certain well-positioned ‘gatekeepers’? The timing of these attacks is interesting, given that the flimsy ‘evidence’ presented mostly dates from several years ago: so why now? Could it be something to do with a growing desperation on the part of the Israeli government and the US Lobby, as our movement is becoming no longer ‘containable’ to the political left, and is starting to influence mainstream America, helped along by Ms. Weir’s devastatingly factual book, and her work to educate the public about the USS Liberty?
It’s worth reminding folks also that the political efforts in the US to secure justice for the Palestinians are not owned, controlled, or constrained, by individuals from any particular tribe, religion, political grouping or ethnicity. It is in everyone’s best interest (and for the sake of world peace) that we make our politicians accountable to the people they are supposed to represent, and not to special interests and foreign powers and the only way we are going to do that is by changing public opinion on key issues such as Israel/Palestine. The point is that, vis-a-vis Israel/Palestine, Ms. Weir has made that her mission, and I guess that makes many in our movement uncomfortable. But why?