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QUAKER EVENT PROMOTES BLOOD LIBELS AGAINST ISRAEL
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| Andrew Harrod
Posted on 09/07/2018 9:50:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
This is not prison; this is a genocide, stated an audience member following August 29 movie screenings concerning the Gaza Strip at the Washington, DC office of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Typifying the Israel-hating audience of about 25 that filled FCNLs small Capitol Hill presentation room, this womans comments demonstrated how Quakers at FCNL and beyond have joined the global demonization of Israel.
The woman, a self-professed member of the radical anti-Israel organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), was totally sickened by the evenings viewings of Gaza in Context and Gaza: A Gaping Wound. These two films formed the latest presentation of Voices from the Holy Land (VFHL), a Washington, DC-area film club that unites local members of Israels enemies such as JVP and is well-known to this author. Gazas ruling Hamas terrorists could not have been more pleased with VFHLs pseudo-documentaries depicting victimized Palestinians and fiendish Zionists, as the JVP woman declared, I just want to stand up and salute every Palestinian.
Such bias belied the supposed objectivity of the evenings introduction by VFHLs Deepak Kenkeremath, a member of Manassas Presbyterian Church in Virginia. The mainstream media discusses Gaza in terms of words and phrases like terrorists, and Hamas, and rockets, and suicide bombers, and Israeli Defense Forces, he stated. Somehow the evenings agitprop sought to expose a deeper, hidden truth behind the clear meaning of these plain words, and give context for understanding what is going on in Gaza right now.
Similarly, in his post-screening discussion of his recent charity trip to Gaza to perform surgery, VFHLs James Cobey, an orthopedic surgeon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, engaged in moral inversion of Hamas aggressors and Israeli defenders. The JVP womans comments followed Cobeys remark that omnipresent Israeli drones overflying Gaza meant that there everybody feels they are imprisoned. Accordingly, he claimed that in Gaza the reason the Palestinians shoot these rockets, which arent very powerful, is because they are frustrated, not because of Hamas jihad ideology.
The considerable dangers of Hamas rockets, as well as terror tunnels and more recently fire kites, must cause considerable loss of sleep among Israelis. Yet Cobey focused not on their necessity to quickly take cover in bomb shelters, but on Gazas rest needs. He stated that the night before he left Gaza, the Israeli Air Force dropped 90 bombs in six hours, and complained that it is hard to sleep with bombs all night long.
Cobeys fellow Episcopalian and VFHL member Tom Getman demonstrated once again how his antisemitism was a primary factor in turning the Christian aid agency World Vision International against Israel. He has previously ranted this year before an anti-Israel conference audience (including this author) about Zionisms genocidist God. His writings for the George Soros-funded Sojourners magazine have slanderously described the Old Testament Canaanite god of child sacrifice, Moloch, as an angry Israeli god. As Dexter van Zile from the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) has documented, with Getman et al leading, World Visions behavior is, simply put, scandalous towards Israel.
Getman at FCNL noted that he worked five years in Palestine for World Visions Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza operations. His comments evoked those of the Massachusetts Episcopal Bishop Gayle Harris, who recently apologized for fabricating Israeli atrocity stories. He described an Israeli military that willfully attacked humanitarian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) like World Vision, as if the standard human shield tactics of jihadists such as Hamas did not encompass NGOs.
Contrary to the Israeli militarys documented high ethical standards, Getman claimed to have once stood near Red Cross tents at a Gaza intersection
with my flak jacket on, clearly marked as an NGO. The men on either side of me were shot, one right here in the forehead, and the other with a graze wound. I could hear no sound of the shot; it was from 1,500 meters from across the barrier, across the fence. That happens every day, not just what you are seeing, even when we would call regularly the coordinates of our projects
.I came to believe that when we called in coordinates, they added us to their list, and that to me shows the kind of evil we are facing, and how we must mobilize in ways that I think we havent even begun to comprehend.
Corresponding to Getmans comments, much of the post-screening discussion concerned political advocacy against Israel. VFHL member Thomas Johnson mentioned the Washington, DC Episcopal Diocese Companion Diocesan CommitteeJerusalem, where he collaborates with both Cobey and Getman. Getman emphasized the importance of weaning Christian Zionists away from Israel. We have many former Christian Zionist friends, inadvertent Zionist friends who, when they have got the kind of picture we got today, will come over to the winning side, he said.
Cobey, meanwhile, praised President Barack Obamas 2009 Cairo speech, with its politically correct pieties about Islam, as fantastic. Cobey said that some saw in Obama a coming great change in the relationship to Israel after that, but he backed off, he was told to stop, he wouldnt be reelected. Cobey hoped that the former president freed from reelection concerns could be a great speaker on Israel.
Similar sentiments came from the evenings hosts, FCNL Legislative Director for Middle East Policy Kate Gould, and FCNL Quaker Field Secretary Christine Ashley. The Iran nuclear deal promoter Gould noted people such as Hillary Clinton who have supported past attacks on Gaza, even those who we may not think of as natural allies on this issue. They have frustration and anger about the continuation of the occupation by Israel over Palestinians, and therefore there are politically really some new opportunities.
Gould said that politicians are hearing certainly from those who want to see more bombs and they are saying we dont hear enough from people who support human rights. Her ideas of human rights supporters such as the Virginia Coalition for Human Rights (VCHR) were rather curious. This local group contains members of organizations supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, such as JVP and the Hamas-derived American Muslims for Palestine (AMP).
The evenings affiliations with BDS supporters such as VFHL rendered hollow FCNLs official online statement that FCNL members do not take a position on BDS. Meanwhile, the Quaker church has divested from companies doing business with Israel. Israel has also listed the Quakers American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) among 20 organizations such as JVP that are banned from entering Israel due to BDS support, as a result of the AFSCs longstanding anti-Israel animus.
Most Jews would not have appreciated the events seething contempt against Israel and the discovery that FCNL is no friend of the Jewish state. Yet Ashley tried to end the evening on a note of John Lennon-like happy multicultural platitudes. She blithely quoted from the Quaker writer Parker J. Palmer, who apparently has never studied Islamic supremacist doctrines like jihad.
Palmer had stated that
all the great spiritual traditions when you boil them down, are saying one simple thing, be not afraid
you dont have to be your fears, and you dont have to create a world in which those fears dominate the conditions of many, many people.
Many should fear the FCNLs warped views.
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They’re Friends - of Satan!
posted on 09/07/2018 9:54:10 AM PDT
(I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
There are no blood libels against the palestinians,
it’s all TRUE!
The King of Jordan knew them and knew how to deal with them.
posted on 09/07/2018 9:57:19 AM PDT
( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
A head shot at 1500 meters? I make no claim to be a great sniper, but Ive been a target shooter since being on my high school rifle club sixty years ago, being on my ROTC rifle team, and currently a member of my local shooting club. I beg leave to doubt that claim. Not only could I not do that well, I have never met anyone among my shooting buddies who would even claim to do that well. If it happened, it was more good luck than good shooting.
posted on 09/07/2018 10:12:07 AM PDT
(Thailand, 1962 - 1963.)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
FCNL Legislative Director for Middle East Policy Kate Gould, Iran nuclear deal promoter... noted people such as Hillary Clinton who have supported past attacks on Gaza, even those who we may not think of as natural allies on this issue. They have frustration and anger about the continuation of the occupation by Israel over Palestinians, and therefore there are politically really some new opportunities.
So, what are their FR nicks? Thanks SeekAndFind.
posted on 09/07/2018 10:19:21 AM PDT
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posted on 09/07/2018 10:26:07 AM PDT
("Q is not a Cult, you can safely leave at any time, unlike Islam")
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posted on 09/07/2018 10:38:48 AM PDT
(The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
A head shot at 1500 meters? ...I beg leave to doubt that claim.
But it works in Battlefield 1942!
posted on 09/07/2018 12:08:24 PM PDT
(I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
Quakers: unshaven, grey haired hippie chicks driving Honda Fits who hate war but love Muslims...probably Jane Fonda is one.
The Iran nuclear deal promoter Gould noted people such as Hillary Clinton who have supported past attacks on Gaza, even those who we may not think of as natural allies on this issue." They have frustration and anger about the continuation of the occupation by Israel over Palestinians, and therefore there are politically really some new opportunities.
White supremacist dog whistle! They're going to join hands with David Duke, Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, the Birchites, and all the other "palaeos" who believe that "the only good Communist is an Arab Communist."
Shoot, the Birchites are already defending poor, misunderstood Iran against that horrible liar and Insider Bibi Netanyahu!
posted on 09/07/2018 12:43:25 PM PDT
by Zionist Conspirator
("Conservatism" without G-d is just another form of Communism.)
EVERYONE loves to hate the Jews.
Quakers shoukd have been kicked out the US right after the revolution.
posted on 09/07/2018 3:47:01 PM PDT
Nixon was raised a Quaker. While he sure had a hatred of certain Jews in the press, banks, etc. - he sure saved Israel’s butt during the Yom Kippur war.
posted on 09/07/2018 5:17:37 PM PDT
Nathaniel Greene was a Quaker - and was banned from their meeting houses.
I don”t like Quakers or other pacifists. They not only are disarmed themselves and refuse to defend this country, they want to disarm all of us.
posted on 09/07/2018 7:04:11 PM PDT
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