Commenter Profile

Jewish Anti-Goyism and the Entrenched Divisions in the Palestine Movement

September 7, 2015 6:30 am
I have it on good authority what I already expected, that Phyllis Bennis was behind the actions of both JVP and USCEIO. I would guess that she felt the need to move against Alison because of the success of her book and that she was reaching out to the American public and telling Americans the truth about Zionism and its history in the US as well as about Israel's attack on the USS Liberty. These are subjects that Bennis, like Chomsky, has spent a better part of her lifetime suppressing and she has done so with the cooperation of Jewish Tribalists in the movement whose primary reason for involving themselves in the Palestinian cause is to protect the Tribe, not to secure justice for the Palestinians. Also, it is entirely logical to believe that the movement, from the very beginning has been infiltrated by Zionist agents as they have infiltrated every other critical sector of US society according to a plan of the American Zionist Council, AIPAC's predecessor, which was revealed in the Senate hearings held in 1963 which led to JFK's unsuccessful effort to get the AZC to register as a foreign agent, another subject that Chomsky and Bennis never talk or write about,
September 8, 2015 6:52 pm
I have no idea who her close allies are since I haven't lived in the Bay Area for more than a decade and try to avoid these folks when I do go down there. She, like Bennis the Menace, do have ready access to Democracy Cowed's Amy Goodman, so when Goodman made absolutely no mention of the faux anti-AIPAC conferences in which both were involved, I would gather that they didn't want the news to get out. Media recently had an article in CounterPunch about the Jewish organizations lobbying against the Iran deal and completely failed to mention the Washington Inst. for Near East Policy, the spawn of AIPAC, that is the most important think tank in DC.
September 8, 2015 5:39 pm
Removing Zionist influence over our political processes is a worthy goal since it has corrupted what little is left of our democracy and led us into a disastrous war in Iraq and the destabilization of the entire Middle East. I have spent a number of years in trying to do just that. As far as influence over finance, however, the Zionist role cannot be separated from the role of capitalism itself which involves non-Jews such as the Koch brothers and others who keep low public profiles but can be found among the leading contributors to the Republican Party well before Adelson appeared on the scene. I'm not sure what you mean by culture. Jews, as individuals, have contributed much to our culture, our music, science, etc. It is when the actions are undertaken collectively, ostensibly for the perceived benefit for Jews at the expense of others is where and when the problems arise. e.g., the creation of Israel at the expense of the Palestinians and the obligatory network of organizations required to assure its survival. I am also not sure what you mean by suggesting that Zionist Jews control America's religions. They have been influential, of course, but in recent years, their influence over the mainstream religious orders has declined. I sense a tendency in your post to ascribe all of America's evils to the actions of Jews and that should they go away, we will all live in peace and harmony. But America's sorry history of genocide, slavery and global intervention long preceded the growth of Jewish political power. What that history did, however, was provide a fertile field for it growth.
September 7, 2015 1:21 am
One of the objectives of the Jewish tribalists is to restrict the discussions about the Israel-Palestinian issue to Jews and Arab-Americans and other people of color who they are able to manipulate and who are so gratified that Jews are supporting the Palestinian struggle and other anti-racist struggles, that they fail to employ their critical thinking skills to check out their agenda. Jewish Tribalists and Zionists are two sides of the same coin.
September 8, 2015 5:14 pm
Medea is a multi millionaire, having inherited a fortune and she is very good at maintaining her access to the media (which is why I refer to her as Media Benjamin). She only became interested in the Palestine issue when it became politically popular. She is only an agent for herself. I can't say the same for Bennis who, when asked at the SJP conference in Berkely what people could do for Palestine was to write letters to the editor. Seriously.
September 7, 2015 6:43 am
Re the second question on how the attack on Alison was organized, I prefer not to speculate, except, from my own experience, there are a number of people in the movement who know what they need to do without requiring further instructions and they have a lot of experience in doing it,
September 8, 2015 6:37 am
It's not that they don't want to focus on the Lobby' they really don't want to talk about it at all. That was true even at the conferences that were ostensibly organized to confront AIPAC during its annual conferences in Washington DC, such as Occupy AIPAC and MoveOver AIPAC in which Madam Bennis was, on each occasion, a featured speaker and did her very best to understate AIPAC's power. I have not spoken to Bennis since 2002 after the encounter in Berkeley which I explain in this article: http://www.palestinechronicle.com/jeffrey-blankfort-breaking-the-silence-on-the-israel-lobby/
September 7, 2015 1:25 am
PS Alison Weir's crime, in their eyes, was to talk and write for people who may have no vested interest in the outcome of the I-P conflict but might be concerned about what is being done with their tax money and more than a little upset to learn the history of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty which those tribalists have succeeded in keeping the solidarity movement from ever mentioning.
September 8, 2015 1:40 am
It is not just Palestinians who have been manipulated. It is virtually an entire movement. Those doing it are pros.
September 7, 2015 1:14 am
His head and ego have become so large that. when combined with the anti-goyism in which he was obviously indoctrinated as a child, you have nothing less than a clone of Alan Dershowitz.