Friday, August 19, 2011

Weiss says it's okay for Palestinians to murder Jews

Noted domestic extremist, Philip Weiss, intimates that killing Jews is okay with him:

Steve Walt at Foreign Policy, "Get ready for more stupid Mideast violence." Some great points, beginning with the idea that when leaders kick the can down the road on a difficult problem, it becomes intractable/terrifying. Think, American slavery, 1830-1861... Or, a Palestinian state, promised in 1947, undelivered for 8 decades, amidst ethnic cleansing... Walt:

If memory serves, one of the lessons of Roger Fisher's little book International Conflict for Beginners was "settle conflicts early and often." This isn't always possible, of course, but his basic insight was that unresolved conflicts are dangerous precisely because they provide opportunities that extremists can exploit, they harden perceptions and images on both sides, and most importantly, they can always get worse. ..

However one sees this situation, a key point to keep in mind is that this sort of thing isn't going to stop as long as the occupation and the siege of Gaza persists, and as long as one people has a state of their own and the other does not. If the situation were magically reversed and a million-plus Israelis were being kept in the same condition as the Gazans, I'd be astonished if some of them didn't try to take up arms against whomever was oppressing them. And I'll bet Commentary magazine would think that such actions would be perfectly okay. That thought-experiment doesn't justify the murder of innocents, mind you, but it may help us understand where such deplorable actions come from.

Domestic extremist Philip Weiss allows and encourages these kind antisemitic and hate-filled comments:

Exiled At Home August 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Don’t invoke 9/11, rabbi. You guys have all the claims to victimhood necessary to carry out your racist visions of Eretz Israel without trying to hijack that, too.

Cliff August 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Phil has reported on Syria you putz.

And you don’t give a damn about the Syrians. Just as your fellow cultists don’t care about Darfur or the Sudan or Tibet or whichever conflict Zionists use to divert attention away from the one in their own goddamn backyard.

It’s absolutely disgusting that you have the nerve to display such indignation. You of all people – a pathetic liar, who’s so deluded as to think MLK Jr. was a Zionist?

And let’s review some of your colorful comment history:

The Freedom Theatre raided. What did you say?

Chaos4700 August 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

When you’re not straw-manning the Congo, you’re straw-manning Tibet, and when that gets tired, you straw-man Hamas, and now you’re straw-manning Syria — and if you REALLY CARED about Syria, you’d speak to the decades-long occupation and ethnic cleansing of the Golan Heights.

Israel is the one who is starting a war with Egypt. Unequivocally. You can try to blame everyone and their grandma if you want but Israel is the one staging military attacks on Egypt, not vice versa.

I will say that there is absolutely nothing righteous about you, biorabbi. Too bad, that might have been your sole redeeming quality.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Could it be that neither Philip Weiss nor Adam Horowitz are Jewish.

Speculation abounds that the domestic extremist partners, Philip Weiss and Adam Horowitz, might not be Jewish.

Why do non-Jews bashing Israel claim to be Jewish?

Analysis: American student Gabriel Matthew Schivone allegedly falsified identity to participate in latest flotilla to Gaza.

Defending his participation in the latest flotilla operation in an attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza, Gabriel Matthew Schivone, an American university student, stressed in a late June Ha’aretz opinion piece that he is one of a growing number of young American Jews seeking to disassociate himself from Israel.

There is, however, a rather large factual wrinkle with Schivone’s account – he appears to have falsified his Jewish identity.

Opinion: What do ‘Flotilla Folk’ do and why?
Law students take public diplomacy into the legal arena

Writing in an August letter to the editor in Ha’aretz,Valerie Saturen, a pro-Palestinian activist and acquaintance of Schivone, noted, “In his editorial about joining the flotilla to Gaza, Gabriel Schivone represented himself as a Jewish college student. I feel I must point out that this is not his true identity, but one he has created in order to generate insider credibility, shield himself from accusations of anti-Semitism, and resonate with a target audience.

“Gabriel is not Jewish, whether in terms of ethnic ancestry, religious belief or cultural identity. He has never identified as a Jew until it became useful in advancing his political agenda. When asked why he did this, he explained that he has a distant Jewish relative and that ‘you use what you have.’” Schivone’s reported hoax was first analyzed on the website of CAMERA, a US-based media watchdog organization that tracks anti-Israel bias in the press. In his CAMERA article, Yishai Goldflam wrote, “Schivone emphasizes his Jewish identity no less than eight times, and repeatedly emphasizes the influence of his identity on his anti-Israel activity.

“As Saturen suggests in her letter, international anti-Israel activists place a premium on the participation of Jews in their activities. In this case, the flotilla organizers seemingly scored big – a Jewish participant, and writing in an Israeli media outlet, to boot. Claims of anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism are thus defused.”

Responding to Saturen’s letter, Schivone wrote to The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, “Not only is it sorely inaccurate and frankly abusive in its attempts to deny someone their identity and humanity, it is a distraction from the main purpose of the public discussion initiated in the first place, namely to highlight – in order to resist – the brutalization of Palestinians and the ongoing destruction of Palestinian life under occupation by Israel, fully enabled by the United States.”

Schivone defines himself as a “Chicano Jew.” When asked specifically if he converted to Judaism or if his parents or grandparents are Jewish, Schivone told the Post “I mean that I foremost am a person of color -- a ‘Chicano’ simply means someone of Mexican heritage and ancestry, with cultural ties to Mexico and to the preceding indigenous lands, and with national ties to the United States... I am a first generation immigrant youth in the US.

“At the same time I also retain Jewish heritage and ancestry, from parts of my family who are from Mexico.

My Jewishness is publicly relevant only on narrow issues [such as Israel’s claim that it is his state, which he regards as both a false and racist doctrine]; far more importantly my Jewishness is irrelevant on broader issues, such as when it comes to US support and participation in Israeli crimes against the Palestinians.”

Schivone is listed as a member of the Arizona branch of “Jewish Voice for Peace” on the campus of University of Arizona in Tucson.

Schivone’s alleged use of a fake Jewish identity recalls the German case of Edith Lutz last year. Lutz, a former school teacher, claimed to have converted to Judaism, and proceeded to use her invented Jewish credentials to garner enormous attention in the German media to publicize her voyage to violate Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Lutz was a passenger aboard the Irene catamaran in 2010 during last year’s flotilla.

Many German newspapers, including the widely viewed television program ARD-Magazin Monitor, which featured a broadcast in which Lutz was named as a representative of “Jews from Germany,” devoted extensive coverage to Lutz. The dogged reporting of German Journalist Henryk M. Broder exposed Lutz as a fraud, prompting Broder to comment, “Edith Lutz is definitely a Jew, like a smoked pork chop is kosher.”

The ARD declined to concede at the time that its method of journalistic verification was flawed, and the message of German Jews against Israel spread across television sets in Germany.

Prof. Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary anti-Semitism at Indiana University, told the Post on Tuesday that “Israel’s defamers and delegitimizers include large numbers of misguided Jews, manipulative Jews, malevolent Jews, and other Jews of assorted bad faith. With Schivone, we now see phony Jews added to this notoriously disreputable bunch.”

Monday, August 8, 2011

Domestic Extremists - Weiss and Horowitz

From the Left-wing Extremists on MondoWeiss

We need — in common speech — to start seeding our identification of them in any article with the preface “domestic extremist” or “domestic terrorist” as in “domestic extremist Philip Weiss” or “domestic terrorist Adam Horowitz” or “left-wing extremist Weiss/Horowitz.” Why?

Think: search engine. The algorithms will bring up their names every
time someone searches for domestic terrorists, domestic extremists, or
left-wing extremists or terrorists.

An antisemite put this list up recently on the MondoWeiss extremist blog. It’s the definition of an extremist by Laird Wilcox who has been tracking extremist groups, domestic and otherwise, for over 40 years. His collection is now housed at the University of Kansas and is named after him. He created this list after studying several hundred extremist groups, large and small. Here are his 21 characteristics, which he explains in greater detail on his minimal site.

1. Character assassination.

2. Name-calling and labeling.

3. Irresponsible sweeping generalizations.

4. Inadequate proof for assertions.

5. Advocacy of double standards.

6. Tendency to view their opponents and critics as essentially evil.

7. Manichaean worldview.

8. Advocacy of some degree of censorship or repression of their opponents and/or critics.

9. Tend to identify themselves in terms of who their enemies are: whom they hate and who hates them.

10. Tendency toward argument by intimidation.

11. Use of slogans, buzzwords, and thought-stopping cliches.

12. Assumption of moral or other superiority over others.

13. Doomsday thinking.

14. Belief that it’s okay to do bad things in the service of a “good” cause.

15. Emphasis on emotional responses and, correspondingly, less importance attached to reasoning and logical analysis.

16. Hypersensitivity and vigilance.

17. Use of supernatural rationale for beliefs and actions.

18. Problems tolerating ambiguity and uncertainty.

19. Inclination toward “groupthink.”

20. Tendency to personalize hostility.

21. Extremists often feel that the system is no good unless they win.

This describes the groups led and associated with the domestic extremists Richard Silverstein, Philip Weiss, and Adam horowitz. Additionally, these terms describe so many of the antisemites who comment on their blogs.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rae Abileah, MondoWeiss fellow traveler, indicates that she is ignorant of democracy.

Rae Abileah is truly ignorant about democracy.
But hating Israel is her forte.

Here, Rae Abileah talks about why she considered it okay to act as a Nazi and attempt to hijack the floor of Congress:

"What kind of a democracy do we live in when free speech is met with brutality and arrest? In a real democracy, our representatives would be looking out for our best interests, not the interests of a foreign government, ie, Israel. I want my government to take an even-handed approach that respects the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians. But in our so-called democracy, special interest lobby groups like AIPAC have enormous power because of their ability to direct campaign contributions."

But Rae, the vast majority of Americans support Israel and consider the Palestinian leadership to be comprised of cut-throats and scum. Based on the actions of Hamas and Fatah, who living in a democracy could think any differently? Nazis, antisemites, Islamists? I grant you that constiuency. And you are free to scream out your hatred on any street corner. However, you have to be invited to speak to Congress. And as the American people regard you as an insane hate-monger, democratically, they will not give you the time of day.

As for Congress looking out for our (not yours) best interest, it does. It also bends to the will of the people in matters of morality. And supporting Israel is a moral matter that speaks to our souls, not our pocketbooks.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Can Horowitz sleep at night?

Sometimes, the sleaze ball tag-team idiots, Horowitz and Weiss, post a lie so heinous that it boggles the mind.

Of course, the antisemitic posters at Mondoweiss eat that shit right up.

Here is their latest shit:

"As these days mark the 63rd memory of the Nakba, our people all around the world, revolt, and object to the injustice and hatred we are met with on a day to day basis, just because we're Palestinians and just because we exist."

Just because you exist? Pardon my mirth. Have you forgotten the number of suicide bombing where you deliberately targeted Grandmothers with their grandchildren, mothers with their children, and teenagers eating pizza?

Did you forget the time you murdered a pregnant mother and her four young daughters by putting a bullet, point blank, into each of their brains? How about a month ago when you slit the throat of a 3 month old? Just because you exist.

Of course, you won't read anything about that in MondoWeiss. The chickenshit authers are to scared to run truthful comments.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

When will Philip Weiss stop lying?

World famous accidental Jew, Philip Weiss, can not let a lie pass if it will damage Jews and Israel.

French court says Israelis shot Mohamed Al-Dorra’s father
by Philip Weiss on May 1, 2011

A French court has ruled in favour of Jamal Al-Dorra, whose son Mohamed's death by the Israeli army in 2000 was captured by photographers as he died in his father's arms.
The ruling rejects Israeli claims that Jamal was wounded prior to the incident on 20 September 2000

Remember that James Fallows, a distinguished journalist, showed in the Atlantic that Palestinians staged the boy's death to tarnish Israel's pristine image, as Idrees Ahmad reminds me.

Shahaf's investigation for the IDF showed that the Israeli soldiers at the outpost did not shoot the boy. But he now believes that everything that happened at Netzarim on September 30 was a ruse. The boy on the film may or may not have been the son of the man who held him. The boy and the man may or may not actually have been shot. If shot, the boy may or may not actually have died. If he died, his killer may or may not have been a member of the Palestinian force, shooting at him directly. The entire goal of the exercise, Shahaf says, was to manufacture a child martyr, in correct anticipation of the damage this would do to Israel in the eyes of the world—especially the Islamic world.

GuiltyFeat May 1, 2011 at 11:12 am
Philip your headline and the Ahram piece that you quote from is deliberately untruthful. I don’t mind a bit of spin from time to time, but this is explicitly false.
The French court did not say Israel shot Jamal Al-Dorra [I have matched your spelling throughout my response although the name is spelled differently in almost every article that has ever been written!].
The case that has just concluded dealt with al-Dorra’s claim of slander against an Israeli doctor, Yehuda David. David claimed that he treated Al-Dorra in 1994 for an injury sustained in 1992. Al-Dorra sued David for breaching patient-doctor confidentiality and for slander. Al-Dorra’s suit was upheld.

At no point was the French court called on to comment when al-Dorra’s injury was sustained, only when it was not. Similarly, the French court has nothing at all to say about who may have shot the bullets that caused Al-Dorra’s injury.
It’s perfectly fine for you to speculate and to read between the lines, but to boldly state that a “French court says Israelis shot Mohamed Al-Dorra’s father” is simply false.
The story is reported with greater accuracy here: where the headline is: Paris court convicts Israeli doctor of slander

I am aware that both sides in this conflict are guilty of spin and propaganda, but you do neither side any favors by buying into the half-truths and twisted words of the partisan press.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Christians are being murdered all over the Middle East

You heard it! Christians are being murdered all over the Middle East!

But what really bothers Philip Weiss is that some Palestinian Christians can't get into Jerusalem.

On Easter, spare a moment to think about the Christians in Jesus’s birthplace
by Dr. Ghassan Khatib on April 23, 2011

As worshipers and tourists from all over the world come to Jerusalem this Easter, spare a few moments to think about those Christians who will not be allowed to make the short journey from Bethlehem.This year’s Easter celebrations will highlight, as they do every year, the effect Israel’s occupation regime has on Palestinian religious freedoms. A Christian tourist from the United States, Russia or Japan will have a better chance of spending Easter in Jerusalem than a Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.