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August 19, 2015 2:14 pm
Any criticism of the Zionist operation is met with condemnation from a multitude of agencies. It's like if a politician or a reporter gets some airwaves to a large audience they are crushed (Helen Thomas, Rick Sanchez). Does anyone in the politcal sphere dare mention the racket that is zionism and Israel occupation? Yet it's one big open secret on the power of Zionism. Been that way for decades. They have endless cash to crush their enemies. Zionism is like a giant global corporation and Israel is the asset that's closet to their heart. They've even got traitor Mike Huckabee saying in Israel yesterday how the West Bank is Israeli property. Why not hide in the shadows and let the pawns do all the work? It's worked for decades. I can't wait to hear to media ask Donald Trump about the Middle East. We'll see the man who speaks his mind, adhere to the established orthodoxy. He won't say jack about it and probably praise Yahu.
Activist, Heal Thyself
August 21, 2015 2:44 am
Good comment on MW, Naren. I think the zionist leftists, being one of the last lines of defense, are employing the white supremacy trope to divide and conquer mostly the liberal 'white' people who are beginning to see the criminal state in an entirely new light. Mark Elf is throwing barbs at Alison, yet he's a ghost - no public picture of him or public speaking venues. I'll give him credit for the 'How to make the case for Israel and win'. 1. We Rock 2. They suck 3. you suck. 4. Everything sucks. No one condensed hasbara propaganda better that that. But he should wake up and smell the new breeze a blowin'. Plus he's English and he's condemning Alison for spreading a message in her own country. Sometimes I miss their logic.
August 20, 2015 1:05 pm
JHitchcock at MW- You have to laugh at her snarky last post as she attempts to save face.
"You all can disagree with that decision if you want, but if I have to choose, I am going with the Palestinian leaders of BDS. Universal antiracism includes opposing antisemitism. And it still sounds like many of the commenters still need to figure out what antisemitism is exactly because while it is like other forms of racism and bigotry, like all specific forms of bigotry, it also has unique characteristics about which several commenters seem to be ignorant, not care, or even actually believe. I happen to think that it benefits Palestinian solidarity activists to be able to distinguish. Someday hopefully you guys will get it."
http://mondoweiss.net/profile/jhitchcock thanks for the wisdom, Jen...
August 19, 2015 1:18 am
I think this episode backfired for JVP, and all they had to do was have a little minyan with Alison to patch things up, but they went the typical aipac nightflower route to destroy and defame her character. It seems that Alison was casting large net to get the message to the most people in the US about Israel and their criminality, and spoke to this Clayton guy without asking JVP for permission. Can Alison still speak to right wing radio hosts any longer, or is that forbidden by the socialist elders of JVP? Alison doesn't have the benefit of being Jewish, and was motivated to begin IAK by what she saw on her trip to apartheidville.
Mondoweiss Breaks Silence Over The Alison Weir/JVP Controversy – Or Does It?
August 19, 2015 1:41 am
I agree about the Ahmed character. Who are the people who make the decisions? People must be curious at MW who makes the executive orders. I generally stopped contributing to comments after 2012 with the article from 'the Donald' that said their will be no discussion of historical events, as it's verboten... and even their great tech helper left then (forget his name) - that and the Blankfort banning left me irritated - a lot of people left at that time (or were banned) who made the site what it was- even Witty I could tolerate. He provided great comedic value - his slipperiness and dishonesty were legendary. I will send more links tomorrow if I have any more on the CERSC that is relevant. Thanks for the links. I'll read up on them later.
August 19, 2015 2:04 pm
Here’s a Reddit thread on CERSC: “[–]theredstardelightMarxist-Leninist Thank you for your well thought out response. I don’t want to waist too much time on this so I’ll pick a few things to respond to. The CERSC had a $600,000 profit in 2010. The ISR has a decent income too ($77,000). I don’t want to get into this too much but it look like you’ve actually talked to some of your higher ups about this. I’d ask them again why Haymarket is so profitable and the books still so expensive. I’d also ask them who Jason Yanowitz and Kevin Neel are and why they’ve donated so much money to the CERSC. https://www.reddit.com/r/socialism/comments/pv115/whats_your_opinion_of_the_iso/
August 18, 2015 9:19 pm
I also found this article on ISO which mentions CERSC: "Anti-democratic ISO secretly kept afloat by rich donors" http://speciesandclass.com/2014/07/23/anti-democratic-iso-secretly-kept-afloat-by-rich-donors/
August 18, 2015 9:17 pm
Thanks for this. I recently searched who owns them and wanted to 'follow the money' and it seems to be owned by CERSC, a 501(c)3 corp. which lists Amhed Sehery as Principal(?). But I could not find out who are the donors. ————————————————————————————— CERSC other projects – 2 are socialist in nature (ISR & Socialism 2015) 1 is radical and activist (We are Many) 1 is social justice (Domestic Worker) 1 is Haymarket Books http://cersc.org/index.html
Searching Sehery brought me to another name Yanowitz: Sehrawy, Ahmed: (1 linked in connection) https://eg.linkedin.com/pub/ahmed-sehrawy/15/870/295 but people also viewed: Jason Yanowitz (greater chicago area) https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-yanowitz/3/94/347?trk=pub-pbmap *But Ahmed works for EtiSalat (a UAE based telecommunications services provider) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etisalat
Mondoweiss: Bird In A Cage
August 25, 2015 2:34 am
Point taken Walid, but people who swoop in and thread bomb, without debate are pretty dull like this troll above- using the name of a non Jew of course. All has the stink of withering fruit - nothing fresh, nothing at their core to tap into to. And I can't say I'd much want to welcome a hophmi here either. They don't accept when their proven wrong, because they are fanatics and tribalists.
August 24, 2015 12:27 pm
Here was more explanation from Jeff about his exit:
I've been away from my computer for a bit but not surprised to see things still steaming re MW and not just from my banning but of others who have contributed to the site. I assume Phil, though physically away, is following this thread as well as the one on MW and whether or not he made some kind of Faustian deal to keep him and the site alive, is feeling at least if not more "shitty," than he said he was when we exchanged emails after my banning. I told him that he should and that I would feel the same way if I had done the same thing. - Jeff Blankfort I genuinely feel sorry for Phil. He was the first and only Jew I have ever known who both closely identified with the Jewish community as a whole and who at the same time openly criticized the power and influence of the pro-Israel Lobby. The others, such as myself, who take that position and, believe me, we are a minority within what passes for the Left, have nothing to do with the community as a whole and see ourselves as part of the larger human community. I suspect the controversy stirred up by Atzmon which brings most Jewish "anti-Zionists" to link arms with Dershowitz in their denunciations, plus discussion of the Zionist-Nazi collaboration, a greater taboo than the Lobby in Jewish circles, is what pushed him over the line and to do something that would never have occurred to him when he launched Mondoweiss. It's a sad tale but one that needs to be told. - Jeff Blankfort What also rankles, personally, is that "anti-Zionists" Max Ajl and David Green, tribalists to the core, who are in denial re the Lobby and openly pushed earlier for Phil to ban me, not for anything about the Zios and the Nazis or about Atzmon but just for my take on the Israel lobby finally got what they wanted. - Jeff Blankfort Shortly before I was banned, Bruce Foreman (Wolman?), who I believe was one of those lobbying Phil to 86 me, wrote a post after digging up a number off comments I had posted over time, including one in which I called for the "dismantling" of Israel as a Jewish state which should be a sine quo non of any solution and part of the recognition that Israel/Palestine has been one state since the 1967 war with only its Jewish population and those Palestinians on the other side (for the sake or argument) of the Green Line enjoying "democracy." That Finkelstein, like Chomsky, refuse to see that and insist on defending the integrity of Israel as it is, would be enough to give both their walking papers, and had they taken a similar stand in defense of apartheid South Africa, that's what would have happened. To repeat again that both men also oppose the Palestinian right of return, oppose boycotting, sanctioning and divesting from Israel itself, raises the question: why do people who claim to support "justice" for Palestine, a word that neither Noam or Norm ever use in the Palestinian context, let them get away with it? - Jeff Blankfort
August 23, 2015 1:36 pm
These threads are long hard to follow! And evildoer, I recall, was the JSF guy who showed up here a few weeks ago.
August 23, 2015 1:26 pm
re Atzmon and Jewish identity (595 Comments) The comments from TomPessah and MaxAjl direct at Atzmon are the same ones that are being used against Alison today. Different actors are making them, but the message is still similar. *and Danaa and Tree have good responses to those two.
August 23, 2015 1:05 pm
I was unsure about this, but I thought Jeff was the one who brought Atzmon to MW. Thereafter, Jeff was persona non grata. But I am not clear on what went on behind the scenes - only speculation from what others had said at the time. This was the Atzmon thread, where he was allowed to comment. Atzmon and Jewish identity (595 Comments) http://mondoweiss.net/2011/06/i-found-my-identity-down-on-highway-61#comments
August 23, 2015 12:55 pm
I have saved many of the FF feeds for record. Jeff wrote a few paragraphs on his banning, I saw yesterday that MRW said he could email Jeff to see if he's around. FF would truncate long comments, so part of this one was cut off at the end. There were 526 comments on that thread.
It was okay to post it and I'll add it at the end of this intro because I am more angry now than when I was first notified of the banning by apparently Phil under pressure by his minder, Adam, since Phil was obviously uncomfortable in passing on the news of my banning in an email the day before the second post on the rules enforcement was posted. Frankly, I was unaware that the site had established any new rules concerning what it would and would not allowed to be discussed on the site and only be going back in the archives did I see that post from last September and then the more recent update. For me, any criticism of Jewish censorship that either Phil or Adam may criticize on MW in the future will have more than a whiff of hypocrisy. It is all very sad and Weiss's Mondo has become very much smaller. Here's what I wrote to anonymous: Thanks for asking. As a matter of fact, I have been banned. Phil emailed me on Jan. 24 that the "moderators have elected to ban you from commenting, given anti-semitic tone and persistent posts about Jewish responsibility for rise of Nazis, a subject that henceforward is going to be censored on the site." He added "that your analysis of lobby and politics is valued at the site and we would like you to continue to post on occasion, that is if you choose to." I told him I didn't choose to contribute under those conditions and that I had never written any comment that could reasonably be interpreted as " Jewish responsibility for rise of Nazis," ignoring the spurious charge that my comments had an "anti-semitic tone." Phil and the site's unnamed moderators, all of whom I assume to be Jewish, are understandably uncomfortable with the mention, let alone, discussion of Zionist-Nazi collaboration, it being a far, far more taboo subject for most Jews than is The Lobby. My reaction, when I first learned about it and then read Ben Hecht's Perfidy was one of outrage, but I was lucky to have been raised in a non-Zionist, non-religious,... more... - Jeff Blankfort
American Empire versus Global Zionism
August 27, 2015 3:23 pm
Interesting, Sean. I have to ask did you crunch the numbers on this? If so, what stands out in your mind about affiliations and organizations?
Another good example to set up a framework for analysis would be CFR, as it was founded in the 1920's where Bilderberg was the 1950's.
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