May 2, 2010
If New York Times columnist Roger Cohen is telling the truth, in effect, the Obama administration asked him to issue a warning threat to the Netanyahu government.
But there’s no indication that this was discussed with or conveyed to Israel until they read it in the New York Times, just like you and me. Once again, the Obama administration is treating one of its most important allies like a third-rate thugocracy.
As I was lulling to sleep I saw a tweet from @Daroff of the UJC: Roger Cohen is optimistic on the peace process in his @ column from ….so I responded: @ you can’t be serious about retweeting Roger Cohen? poison! you really did work for the Bush Sr. admin if you like that guy. ….but Mr. Daroff tweeted back: @ I do not endorse every author I RT, obviously. Mostly I tweeted it because I spoke w/Danny tonight about his role in it. (Danny Ayalon I presume) …so I guess now I have to read this…. and it was a waste of time:
let me summarize. It opens with a lot of bullshit about being a realist… and then pulls a fake Anne Frank. despite it all he claims to see the better in people… and yet his main argument is that Obama is going to stay the course because kids going into the middle east think that Israel is causing them harm.
Not very optimistic at all… complete nonsense. Most kids going to Afghanistan are not going to have a dynamic to make such an analysis unless you push that opinion on them. Most likely they joined the army because they believe in what they are fighting for and Israel is part of that Western identity of freedom. Perhaps this is Cohen’s Freudian slip? Maybe Cohen hopes that the youth will parrot back his own hateful rhetoric?
Cohen thinks a guy like Fayyad is going to be the changing dynamic in the conflict. Fayyad who told a crowd that a future Arab state in Judea and Samaria must be free of all Jews. Fayyad, who was never elected to his office democratically. Fayyad is a mere figurehead. Muhammad Ghaneim and the Committee and Council run Fatah. For there to be real peace with Fatah the Israelis need to shake hands with all 23 members of a Central Committee, 80 members of a Revolutionary Committee and a 350-member General Council. and yet Cohen thinks Fayyad is the future.
He then claims that building in http://xrl.us/RamatShlomo is provacative. A Jewish neighborhood that is overcrowded, surrounded in Jerusalem by other Jews. An easy to pick on place because it is a neighborhood of religious Jews. This Cohen is a bully looking to taunt those that adhere to a faith he rejected obviously. I’m not religious myself, but I can see how he thinks.
I’m not convinced that I learned anything here.
if you want to read this crap at the nytimes.com <—here it is.
…if you read the article Danny Ayalon is hardly mentioned beyond the fact that he is concerned about a border. There is no reason to retweet this. Mr. Daroff could of just as easily reposted Ayalon’s concerns without pushing this guy’s lies.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time it’s happened. Remember when the UJA Federation of NY sponsored an antisemitic blood libel film
? We’ve also pointed out how one New Israel Fund staffer believes that Israel is guilty of terrorism
, and how the mainstream “Jewish” establishment organizations such as the UJA/UJC/Jewish Federations of North America, etc., help fund the No Israel Fund
, and how even the Jewish Chronicle in London celebrated the No Israel Fund
and we’ve pointed out facts about the NIF
, such as these from NGO Monitor:
- NIF has granted more than $200 million to more than 800 organizations in Israel.” This includes $40 million from the Ford Foundation for “peace and social justice” programs.
- In 2008, NIF distributed over $20 million to over 300 NGOs in Israel. Approximately 20% goes to NGOs that engage in political activities related to the Arab-Israeli conflict, including some that reject the legitimacy of Israel as Jewish democratic state, and are active in boycott and similar campaigns.
read the rest at thejidf.org
April 17, 2010
there will be peace when we are not afraid to say the truth