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I have been paying attention to the brouhaha created by Jewish Voice for Peace (or Pieces of Palestine) and, “the Campaign”, and that whacky Ali Abuminah’s site (which I blocked myself from years ago) over Alison Weir’s refusal to blacklist other supporters of Palestine (true supporters of Palestine, not half-hearted supporters of Israel like JVP and, “the Campaign”. Electronic-whatever..), I finally decided to tell, “the Campaign”, what I think of them and to ask be (finally) be removed from their mailing list.

This is what i had to say to Ms. Balzer:Featured image

To Whom it May Concern:
(Ms. Anna Balzer)
 
After years of frustration with USCEIO’s negative actions aimed at many supporters of Palestine (whom I stand by), and as it seems that being pro-Palestine is taken as being, “anti-semitic”. by your organisation, I would prefer to be removed from your list of supporters.  I was quite frustrated when you attacked (repeatedly) Gilad Atzmon and many others who’ve done wonderful work for Gaza and for all of Palestine, as well as for the USA (and all of the West) by exposing the truths of Israel and the Diaspora Jews, but, your wretched behaviour toward Alison Weir, of If Americans Knew, is far too much for me to accept or gloss over.
 
I stand with Palestine and with all honest supporters of Palestine.  It is obvious, “the Campaign”, does not.  For this  reason, I do ask that you please just remove me from your mailing list(s) and from any and all future correspondence.  Unless and until USCEIO is willing and able to take an honest look at herself in the mirror and make adjustments which would be positive for the Palestinian people, I want nothing to do with, “the Campaign”.
 
It is with a somewhat heavy heart that I write this, but as I’ve watched over too many years, “the Campaign” seems to care more about so-called anti-semitism then they do about the people we are supposed to be supporting.  I honestly hope this leaves you searching your soul(s) and if you are able to change;  to come up with a way to get back on the right path, I hope you will contact me and wish me back.  IF the Campaign figures it out, do send me a note and I’ll be happy to return.   However, I would not return without Ms Alison Weir, Gilad Atzmon, and many others I’ve come to respect and to like.
 
Minimally, please do end this charade.  Your bad behaviour is helping nobody.
 
Truly.
 
Anne Beckett
Austin, Texas
I do hope everyone who supports Palestinians and the Palestinian right of return will also remove themselves from the lists and campaigns by those who are obviously working within a two-state (one-state) solution.  There can be no two-state-solution, and those who support Israel are fully aware of this fact.  How could they not be?
Jewish Voice for Pieces (of Palestine)
and USCEIO (e-i-e-i-OHHHH, I get it, now!)
should be ended, just like the state these entities actually support:  Israel.  One cannot serve two masters and these entities don’t.
Thanks for paying attention.
Viva Palestina!
and FREE Gaza!

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Former Israeli, former IDF, former Jew, Gilad Atzmon starts his USA tour this week, in Houston and then comes to Austin!!  Because we’ve had problems (in Austin, of all places?) with the self-appointed Central Texas arm of the ADL (and the freak, Craig Berlin, says, JDL) who’s attempted to close-down one of Gilad’s shows, we are providing information about LOCATION on an individual basis.  I know it seems a bit nutty, but the Austin, “music scene”, is run by some unattractive characters who happen to also run the bipartisan-mafia, in Austin, and all over the USA.

If you would like to come hear Gilad speak and play jazz(!!), send a private email (here or in twitter) or contact:

LaBonteTrevor@gmail.com

As talented a musician as Trevor Labonte is, he’s essentially lost his ability to earn a living via his chosen profession, in Austin.  Who’s created his problem for Trevor?  It is the same (usual;  Berlin, aka, Protape) despicable excuse for a human as that’s harassed Gilad, as well as me, and anyone who points out the truth of Israel and Palestine and, “free speech”, in the USA!  I think it is extremely important that we, minimally, fight back by going to hear musicians and speakers we care about.  Do not allow these Israel-firsters and dual-citizens (anywhere in the USA) to tell us who can or cannot play music or make speeches, here!    We must also take a long look at the farce of our Palestine -Solidarity Committee, who seem to only do what the israel-first group allows.

No wonder Palestine gets nowhere when this terrible group of subverters is who they’ve got, “on their side”,  For me, it has been a huge let-down to see the truth of those supposed to be working for Gazans and for all Palestinians.  I wrote to the, “Interfaith Council”, who say they are on the side of Palestine, to ask them about hosting Gilad’s tour date in Austin.  This is what I received, in return:

Anne,
 
Gilad Atzmon has been disavowed by the Palestine Rights movement for his racism and anti-semitism.  I’ve attached a copy of Ali Abunimah’s article on him.
 
What group are you with that invited him? Who is “we”? 
 
Bernice Hecker, ICPR coordinator
Now, Gilad Atzmon is far from being a hater, of anyone, but the ICPR doesn’t seem to comprehend that they are using the exact same ploys AND words as the ADL!  What good is this group to the people of Palestine?  I find them imposssible and worse than our irritating ADL manipulators.  Someone needs to speak to them, and if they had open minds, I know Gilad Atzmon could explain the problems of allowing the wrong people to lead the group.
And I hope to see MANY of you, in Austin, Thursday night!

When I look at what Israel does, almost daily, and then exponentially, every few years, in Gaza, the West Bank, and what is left of Palestinian East Jerusalem, I am aghast! How does any country get away with such horrific and brazen shows of brutality in this age of enlightenment and electronic filing? Every image of Gaza comes to us within moments. Before we can take it in and react, multiple images, thoughts, and emotions follow. And Israelis seem to be not effected by these images and photos. One question: How is that? What kind of special power does Tel Aviv hold? Or, is it a sort of mental defect and/or disease within her people..?

Sure, Israelis and dual-citizens holding allegience for and with israel are embedded in our American government, and this is no small problem. They perpetrated many crimes to get there, in US Congress and White-house.  The connivance which had to have occurred behind the scenes to master such a fete is/was despicable.. But, the American federal government is not our people and is hardly reflective of us. D.C.;  little-israel, does not speak or act for US.  We, as a nation of mostly caring individuals, are not as easily manipulated as our government, or are we? Aren’t we too smart to watch the MSM, which always and ever precedes the name, “Hamas”, with code-word, “terrorist-organisation”? Haven’t we all gotten past the overused notion that, “Israel has a right to defend itself.”? We know this is a fallacy and that Israel has never defended itself against Hamas or the PLO and even the Palestinian Authority; though in the case of PA, the only offensive move they have made is…? I mean, hmm; does the PA ever do or say anything that any Israeli might ever find remotely offensive? I suppose, if one concedes that by virtue of the fact that they have continued to exist (and maintain some sort of, “power”, even after voted-out by Palestinians(!!)) might be offensive to Bibi and the rest of the Israeli nutty-yahoos, one can state that Israel has the right to defend itself against the PA.., but that would really be stretching it.

Yet, there is something else. There is a strange power at play in Israel and, of course, in all of the West. What is it? Of course, there are constant harassment by the regular hasbara teams, as they are everywhere. Sometimes, you find a lone hasbara-cel (like on RT’s CrossTalk or, The Debate, on PressTV), but they are generally accompanied by other hasbarats such as one invariably encounters in youtube. And rather than lessening in strength, in consideration of how much truth is available these days, the hasbarats are coming out of our ears! Yes, they are everywhere! Go watch any video that mentions Israel, even in passing.., or that mentions Gaza or Palestine (at all), and check out the comment-thread, and you find the filthy liars for the lunatic-state there. It is as if they know when people are watching these videos and, the moment a thumb-up is made or one positive word regarding Palestine/Palestinians written, they are there to pounce, slander, distract from the subject, and out-right avoid the subject. The youtube-hasbarats are the ugliest form of liar in that entirety of internet! Nobody says, “poor children of Gaza”, without going through a verbal beat-down. Does this tactic work to change minds? No, but.., does it matter? That sort of hasbara agent is there to wear US down and to prevent teaching anyone anything but a lesson; don’t talk about Jews, or Israel, or Gaza, or Palestine, or Palestinians, and don’t you even think it! A decent person must either develop a very hard exterior, or selective reading skills, or both, in order to ignore the yt-hate-style hasbarat. Youtube officials, google plussers, and most other site-admins of internet byways have pretty much left this part of the online experience, like a Wild-West show in which we are the entertainment. The only way to avoid it is: Ignore the words while removing them and blocking the hasbarats. This is the only way to keep ones sanity and get anything done, online! No, they are not the only form of hasbarat, but they are the most vile.

Why do these hasbarats and paid israeli-trolls continue getting away with this? There are a few reasons. In many cases, this is their JOB! This is how some hasbarats and erstwhile online freaks put a roof over their heads and McDonalds’ in their ever-expanding bellies. It is how they cover that next pack of Camel-no-filters, and the latest emailed packet of porn. They are not nice people and each and every one is paid to be more filthy than the last. Many times, they do not even speak to the, “virtues”, of the lunatic-state as they don’t have to! The point is not promotion of Israel. The point is to take you down, one way or another. This type hasbaranimal slanders all decent people. Again; it is their job. They make up stories about whomever the target is, not a care given to the veracity of such stories, and if they find out anything *real* about decent folk, at all, they play with that truth, turning it into the most vile filth, which they post and spread far and wide. This sort are best avoided. They truly do not care a whit about Israel and they care less about you. Their cause, then, is not the Jews. Their cause is ensuring nobody has a positive thought about Palestine. Their cause is a filthy cause, but it is not as all-encompassing as the hollow-cause (holocaust.)

What can we say about the holocaust?

No; really.., what CAN we say about the holocaust?

If we don’t wish to be put through the ringer of hate, set onto and run up and down the well-worn and meandering road of the, “anti-Semite”, there is little we are able to say on the subject. We cannot say, “holocaust”, unless we want to pay for it. Yes, it is as if there is a hollow-cause TAX (and there ought to be, charged to those who envoke it for pleasure or to one-up his opponent.) For, the holocaust has been overdramatized, lied about, pretended, over-used, and abused to DEATH. The claims run from silly to disgusting, but most made no sense in the beginning, and are easily disproven. Due to its overuse, I generally refuse to call it, “holocaust”, opting for my more correct, “hollow-cause”. Some people don’t like that I have changed it. Some find it silly. But, considering I am usually dealing with the emotional equivolent of fourth-grader, when fending off barbs of the hollow-cause, I find that my word play makes more sense. And, if I can offend a hasbarat (as one cannot hope to make them think), my mood is already better.

After all of the years of study, questioning, and pointing and laughing at the most inane claims of the hollow-cause, why does any person even go along with, “gassings”, or, “human-skin lampshades”, “shrunken-jew-heads”, and, “six-million dead”? How can any thinking adult human not understand the complete stupidity all of it is?
To me, most of the stories from the hollow-cause had to have originated as old-wives tales, or cautionary tales that one would weave in order to warn children.. The tales remind me of stories my elder siblings would use on us younger kids, like that about the haunted witch-house, used to warn kids away from a woman who, as it turned out, was a bit of a mental-case and possibly or  probably dangerous.
Imagine the setting; Germany 1941, whatever-camp. A woman is burdened with children who won’t behave. She points to the delousing rooms and threatens the kid(s): ” See how they kill bugs there? That poison will kill you, too. If you’re not good, I’ll have the guard put you in with the sheets…”, and it really is that simple.
Similar tales can be made up, and most likely were createdholdisraelaccountable2 of an already creepy place, the crematorium. What kid (including those outside of Germany) has not held negative and fearful ideas of the funeral pyre? Imagine the threats posed to children to keep them in line, and there you have it; half (or more) of the hollow-cause stories explained!

There should be a big difference to the typical, thinking adult; we don’t continue believing impossible fantasy stories once we mature! So why do otherwise mostly-intelligent people close off their ears and minds to the TRUTHS about the asinine and ridiculous tales of the hollow-cause”? It just makes no sense! But people cannot help themselves. What is it that causes this abject refusal to comprehend the truth? Cognitive dissonance(?); sure. Even those who know there are problems with the stories cannot get over the tales of the poor put-upon Jew. They cannot get over the last hurdle. I find these people disappointing. I do not get them. And, anymore, I simply do not care enough to try and get them or it.
I’ll leave the reader with one thought: If there was a holocaust of six-million people, why were and are there so many survivors? Why would Hitler not simply kill them all?

Please;  for the sake of this planet:  Just think!

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*A small slice of one of the MULTIPLE pro-anti-Gaza/Palestine arguments. from youtube:

David Chiodo: I support peace…
+Himilo Communication Yes… and Hamas never kills innocent woman and children…
 

Anne Beckett:  +David Chiodo  PROVE IT.  Show one FACT about Hamas murdering either a woman OR a child.
Hamas is NOT the boogeyman you have made them out to be.  They are not a, “terrorist org”.  They aren’t even a military group.
And, it has not been Hamas shooting these essential fireworks into EMPTY FIELDS in, “israel”, (stolen from PALESTINE.)  One of the main ideas behind this latst/(sic) current barrage of MURDER on Palestine was to take another slice of LAND from Gazans. “IsraHELL is cutting away another forty-percent OF Gaza for their OWN use..; for the squatters they call, settlers.
You really ought to wake the heck up. 

David Chiod:  Every freaking time they strap explosives to a ‘martyr’ and have them detonate it inside a crowded market.  What I don’t understand is if Muslims truly think that it is God’s will that they kill Jews…and Gentiles for that matter… and God is infallible…  then why did God create Jews and Gentiles in the first place?

Anne Beckett   IF there is a god and this god created anything, it would be PEOPLE this god created, not, “jews and gentiles”..  That separation of people into groups came from?? JEWS.  If you read the bible (by man, not written by any, “god”) you should realize it was a product of world jewry.

That you go along with it is (almost) amusing.
NO GOD would go along with the MURDEROUS ATTACK*s* on Gaza and all of Palestine.  I mean, do you think any god WOULD?  If so, why, “create… gentiles”, in the first place?  — for SPORT?
I mean;  does any of what comes out of your thick head actually make ANY sense?  Honestly, guy;  that idea (all of it) is NUTTS.

IF you are not a Jew, why would you think Jews, “chosen”?  That’s a nutbag idea..  and ideology.
I would laugh, but so many babies and mothers are DYING because of this thought-process, that it makes me sick.  Have you never really considered what it is you believe in??  really??

By the way:  WHEN was the last, “martyr”, created?  WHEN was the last time ANYONE, “strapped explosives”, to his or her chest in order to take out the  jews?  If you don’t know, I can give you a hint..  (ten years ago).  And, still.  HOW desperate would one be in order to do this?  WHAT would cause such desperation?  Have you ever pondered this idea?

Start thinking.  Stop just, “believing”, based on someone else’s ideas.  OKAY?

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And, a voice of reason:
+Anne Beckett WOW, You go girl. 
DO people actually cotten-to the idea that their GOD or any god has made Jews & Gentiles? Did this god make two different groups?  Or is it three groups?  Four?  How many large religions are there, in this world, and would any god make these different groups for a reason?  What would the reason be, if so?  Do Christians actually believe the Jews  a CHOSEN Race, better in every way than themselves?  If they do think Jews are chosen and going to wherever it is the chosen people go (or stay?) after death, why are they not ALL clammoring to the synogogues in order to BECOME JEWS?  
Or, is this because they ALSO believe Jews are Jewish,by BLOOD?  Would this be the main reason behind ethnic-Jewry?  I will say this:  the whole thing makes very little sense to a thinking person!
In case you’d like to see the whole back-and-fro, check out this link:

Will 2013 be the Year American Jews Secede from Israel?.

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Will 2013 be the Year American Jews Secede from Israel?

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If American Jews think that what is being done in their name is self-destructive, oppressive, blockheaded and wrong, it stands to reason they would want it to stop.

ed note–generally I find Burston’s ideas tolerable, as he does not have that mad dog disposition that seems to go hand in hand with organized Jewish interests.

HOWEVER, the real question that Burston & co need to be asking here is not whether there is going to be a mass secession from Israel on the part of American (and worldwide, for that matter) Jews, but rather there is going to be a secession from JUDAISM.

Israel, Zionism and all their siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc, all spring forth from one common well, and it is JUDAISM. It has been the source of conflict the VERY MOMENT it was put into practice thousands of years ago and remains so today.

Until there are more Gilad Atzmons out there willing to have this discussion, the Jewish problem–affecting both Jew and Gentile alike–will continue on until the consummation of the world takes place.

Haaretz

By Bradley Burston

One day in the future, when it all comes horribly down, will Israelis finally realize that there were warning signs all along?

More to the point of the ultimate survival of Israel, could it be that when the real alarm sounds, when the genuine danger impends, Israelis won’t hear a thing?

The answers may lie in how Israelis react to the canary in the coal mine, their forward recon unit in the world, the American Jewish community.

In fact, as the new year dawns, there are mounting signs that 2013 may be the year in which U.S. Jews – in the main, liberal in outlook, committed to tolerance, pluralism, and a vigorous, sincere pursuit of peace – effectively secede from this state of Israel.

They remain committed to supporting the existence of an Israel which balances Israeli and Jewish culture with respect for minority rights, democratic values. They will stay active in promoting the welfare of Israel’s disadvantaged.

But many American Jews are already distancing themselves in word and deed from a government it sees as arrogant and short-sighted, enslaved to a runaway train of settlement, dismissive of the rights of Palestinians and other non-Jews, cold to the concerns of a sinking middle class and the drowning disadvantaged, contemptuous of the concerns of the larger Jewish world.

The catalysts: settlement expansion – especially as it strikes at Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects and mocks Washington – and backhanded insensitivity to the rights and ritual of non-Orthodox Jews.

In recent weeks, some of Israel’s most influential defenders in the States have warned of hardline Israeli policies and parties which could lead “to the destruction (the self-destruction) of Israel” (Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic), and “national suicide” (Thomas Friedman).

Israeli leaders lent them not so much as a deaf ear. Nothing.

Even when the issue touches directly on the religious concerns of American Jewry, the government’s response is as dismissive and condescending as it is dishonest.

Last week, waking, years in arrears, to discover that U.S. Jews are appalled by continuing arrests for violating Orthodox-ordered prohibitions on women praying aloud and wearing prayer shawls by the Western Wall, the prime minister appointed Natan Sharansky to look into the matter.

Within hours, however, the Prime Minister’s Office rushed out a message aimed at Israelis, indicating that the appointment was largely a charade.

“There are no changes in prayer arrangements at the Western Wall and no committee has been established,” Netanyahu’s office was quoted as saying.

There are Israelis who will do anything not to be reminded that American support, anchored by U.S. Jewry, is the strategic asset which makes all other strategic assets possible. The 2012 election, after all, saw prominent members of the ruling Likud-Beiteinu, notably Knesset Deputy Speaker Danny Danon, actively campaigning for the defeat of President Obama.

But that was then.

Now, as Israel’s election campaign nears its home stretch, the heavily favored Likud-Beiteinu party, which encompasses the principal authors of nearly all of the anti-democratic legislation of the last four years, offers fresh voices and perilous new avenues for alienating American Jews from Israel.

There is, for example, Moshe Feiglin, who will enter the Knesset following the January 22 election. Something of his political philosophy can be gleaned from a 2004 article on radical settlers, in which Feiglin spoke to Goldberg, then writing in the New Yorker:

“Why should non-Jews have a say in the policy of a Jewish state?” Feiglin said to me. “For two thousand years, Jews dreamed of a Jewish state, not a democratic state. Democracy should serve the values of the state, not destroy them.” In any case, Feiglin said, “You can’t teach a monkey to speak and you can’t teach an Arab to be democratic. You’re dealing with a culture of thieves and robbers. Muhammad, their prophet, was a robber and a killer and a liar. The Arab destroys everything he touches.”

Then there is political novice Yair Shamir, catapulted from nowhere to the very upper level of Likud-Beiteinu, thanks in part to his late father’s prime ministerial heritage of having warred with then-president George H.W. Bush over the issue of settlement construction.

Last week, an opinion piece by Yair Shamir was headlined, “In Israel-US relations, settlements are entirely beside the point.”

Wrong. As his father once inadvertently proved.

But candidate Shamir went further. Taking up where Danon left off, Shamir attacked Obama’s nomination of John Kerry as secretary of state – over settlements. In essence, Shamir made acquiescence to settlement construction a condition of Israel-U.S. ties: “Many are liable to feel that his nomination will deter Israel from implementing its decision to build thousands of apartments in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and will be viewed as an obstacle to Israel-U.S. relations.”

American Jews want to know what is being done in their name. In the name of Judaism. And if they think that it is self-destructive, oppressive, blockheaded and wrong, it stands to reason they would want it to stop.

American Jews are tiring of being told that opposing Israel’s policies puts Israelis in danger. Blackmail is not persuasion. If the hard right is so certain that it can get along without American Jewish support, it may all too soon get the chance to find out.