1. I am fed up with all this crap about how you can’t use the term “Israel-firster” or “Israeli-firsters.” It’s a damn good term and applicable to far too damn many people. Case in point. There is an organization named “Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations”. Note the term “American”. It’s there to mislead you. If they are so American, what were these people doing in Israel recently? They were having a conference that seems to be all about fighting Israel’s wars. Speaking at this gathering was Shimon Peres who assured these “Americans” that Israel really is a war-mongering insane state: (Note to Shas Party members, all red highlights in this post are mine.)
“Shapiro spoke to the conference after President Shimon Peres, reading from a prepared text, told the group that Israel was a sovereign state with the “right and the capacity to defend herself against any threat. When we say that all options are on the table, we really mean it.”
“Peres denied a Haaretz report claiming he would tell US President Barack Obama during a meeting in Washingtonscheduled for May 4, a day before Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s planned meeting with Obama, that he did not believe Israel should attack Iran. That story, Peres said, was more imagination than information.”
Also, speaking at this gathering was alleged US ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, a real favorite here at Mantiq al-Tayr as regular readers here know. Shapiro made it clear that the role of the United States is to be Israel’s bitch. Among his great quotes:
“The preferred option for achieving that goal was diplomatic and economic pressures, which were beginning to “bite,” the envoy said. But if this did not work, “as the president said, and as we are coordinating with our other partners, all other options are on the table to achieve that goal… and more than that, the necessary planning is being done to ensure that those options are actually available, if at any time they become necessary.”
Here’s an interesting observation about US-Israeli coordination on Iran. Ignore this at your peril. The article notes:
“[Shapiro] praised the level of coordination between the two countries on Iran, saying that about every other week cabinet- level officials travel in one direction or the other for meetings centered on the Islamic Republic.“
Now pay attention to this. To back up his point that the US and Israel are 69ing each other on Iran on a continual basis:
“The visit this week of US National Security Adviser Tom Donilon was proof of this, Shapiro said. He described those talks as “very detailed,” and said that “there is no other country in the world, relationship in the world, where senior leaders invest that kind of time to ensure that we have total coordination – and we do.”
So, these Presidents of “American” Jewish outfits were in Jerusalem to make sure that the “US” ambassador is as much of a war-monger on Iran as Shimon Peres and the rest of those creeps. Of course this should come as no surprise as the so-called “Conference of Presidents of American Jewish Organizations” has only one primary obsession, Israel. The very first paragraph on their “about” page is all about Israel.
“For half a century, the Conference of Presidents has played a key role in American and world Jewish history. From mass public events to private diplomacy, the Conference has been in the forefront of mobilizing support for Israel and educating the public in times of war and conflict, and in the pursuit of peace.”
Half a century of being in “in the forefront of mobilizing support for Israel” sounds like a pretty good track record to me. Israel-Firsters. Their very short “about” page mentions Israel 10 times. The “United States” are not mentioned a single time. “America” does not appear once. However, “American” does appear 14 times. But before you jump to the (absurd) conclusion that the word American is used in sentences that might go something like this “The Conference supports American interests and urges all Americans to join them in building up this great country” take a took at how the word it used. 10 of the 14 times it is in a term such as “American Jewry” or “American Jews” or the “American Jewish Community.” Most of those instances are about how it is working for the interests of American Jews – which is fine – until you see what the main interest of American Jews seems to be based on the website. The word American appears twice in a sense that refers to Americans in general. The first refers to the Conference’s role in shaping “American and world Jewish history”. The second is this little bullet about what they do:
“ensure that Israel’s interests are heard and understood by policy makers, opinion molders and the American public.”
This organization exists to make sure that the “American public” “hears and understands” the interests of a foreign nation.
So much of the website is about Israel that it really ought to be embarrassing for an organization that has the word “American” in its title. Here’s a snapshot of their “In the news page“. It’s all about Israel. By the way, two of the first three articles are about Jonathan Pollard. Just wanted to make sure you didn’t miss that.
But it gets worse, with Zionism it always does. Hold on to your seats goys and girls, it’s going to be a hell of a ride. On their “Press Release” page there is almost nothing at all about the interests of the United States. It’s all about supporting Israel, making war on Iran and screwing and mocking the Palestinians. Oh, and about freeing Jonathan Pollard, almost forgot to mention that. Did you know that Ariel Sharon was a man of peace?
Under the “Issues” section of their website they list four issues. The first one, surprise surprise, is US-Israel relations. May as well read the whole damn thing and they you can come to your own conclusions: “The Conference of Presidents…
- strengthens understanding of the principle that a politically secure, militarily strong, and economically sound Israel is in the best interests of America and world peace.
- advocates for a safe and secure Israel that will continue to be America’s vital strategic ally and partner.
- supports a just and lasting peace between based on sequenced, performance-based steps, as well as peace and normalization of relations between Israel and her neighbors.
- supports calls for the Palestinian Authority to take concrete steps to disarm and dismantle the Palestinian terrorist infrastructure, and for Arab countries to stop the flow of funds that bankroll terrorist activity.
- promotes the fact that the national interests of the United States and Israel generally coincide.
- reinforces that Israel and the United States share political, moral and intellectual values including democracy, freedom, security and peace.
- cooperates with the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government to formulate policies that enhance the US–Israel relationship, and supports U.S. economic and military aid to Israel.
- provides a channel of communication and forum for interaction between American Jewry and the U.S. government, strengthens Israel-Diaspora relations and maintains close ties with Israeli officials.
- encourages travel to Israel as the strongest affirmation of solidarity, and as a staple of Israel’s economy.
- promotes private investments and regional economic cooperation that are vital to Israel’s security and economic well-being.
- advocates for the return home of Israel’s kidnapped and missing soldiers.
Which country seems to have primacy in the bullets above? You decide.
Under their “Initiatives” section the very first item is “America’s Voices in Israel.” Before you read what I have below, I want to warn you. If you consider yourself a patriotic member of the “we’re fucked” movement, you are going to get really really pissed off. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Here is what the “American’s Voice’s in Israel” initiative does:
Before going on, I want to point out something just to make sure my Shas Party readers are following the argument. Something called “America’s Voices in Israel” sounds like it should be about having Americans go to Israel to represent American interests in Israel – you know, maybe to get Israelis to buy our hummus, or to tell them “Stop screwing the Palestinians and attacking their neighbors and making all sorts of crazy threats all the time because this makes America look like, well, like Israel’s bitch. This causes trouble for Americans. People get pissed off, they fight back. They blow Americans up who work in buildings owned and heavily insured by Zionist Jews. Kinda sucks. So please stop this shit. Thank you.”
But no. This is all about getting a variety of US-based journalists and Hollywood stars to go to Israel to both be propagandized and then to spread that propaganda back to the US. You have got to visit the “American’s Voices in Israel” website to see up close how utterly disgusting this is for yourself. However, as a courtesy from all the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr, we will give you a few regulach morsels which we sincerely hope will make you sick.
Do you all remember the wonderful Fox show “24” whose two principal features were stereotypes (largely against Muslims) and torture (of pretty much everyone)? Well, Mary Lynn Rajskub from that show was in Israel on an “American Voices in Israel” trip and it looks like she and some others had quite a nice time. Here’s day one of the “mission” she and other celebs were on in Israel. (Highlights are mine.)
“Joining us on the mission are: Mary Lynn Rajskub. She is known as Chloe O’Brian on the Fox action-thriller 24. Shuan Sipos is perhaps best known for playing David Breck on The CW series Melrose Place. Greg Grunberg, who is best known for starring as Matt Parkman on the NBC television series Heroes. Justin Chatwin played the son of Tom Cruise’s character in the Steven Spielberg-directed War of the Worlds, a leading role in the 2007 mystery/thriller The Invisible, and Goku in Dragonball Evolution. In 2011, he began playing Steve in the Showtime series Shameless. He has appeared in an episode of the TV-series Weeds, Lost, and Glory Days amongst others. Austin Nichols is perhaps best known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill.”
Remember the movie Avatar? Well Joel David Moore and others were also on a mission to Israel. And in January a group of Hispanic journalists went on the mission. “Joining us this week are: Ruben Keoseyan, Executive Editor of La Opinion Newspaper in Los Angeles; Jorge Ferraez, Co-Founder and President of the Ferraez Publications Group, which edits three successful magazines in two countries: Lideres Mexicanos, El Mundo del Petroleo in Mexico and Latino Leaders in the U.S. Lupita Colmenero, is the publisher of El Hispano News, a Spanish language weekly newspaper, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Hispanic community for the past 20 years. Ruben Navarette, Member of the USA Today Board of Contributors & Nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group and Mary Rabago, News Anchor/Reporter Univision Arizona.” Go to the links and have a look around. And go here too to see the names of broadcasters who like to send you Zionist Bullshit from Israel.
Now that you are grown up you can’t join the Mouseketeers, but you can join instead the Leadership Action Network (LAN) of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and really feel important. Here’s what the LAN does:
“The LAN is the only early alert and information network that connects all sectors of the pro-Israel community on a sustained basis, in America and across the globe. Be part of this unprecedented effort to inform and mobilize Israel’s supporters and advocates on issues of vital importance.”
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations also wants to protect Israel from the consequences of Israel’s gross violations of international law. You can support this initiative to make sure that there is one standard for Israel (“Israel gets to do whatever it wants”) and a different one for you (“You have to do whatever Israel wants”) by supporting the “Lawfare Project.” I am not making this up. I wish I were. Please check out the Lawfare Project website – it seems to be an independent 501(c)(3), but the conference seems to like it quite a bit.
I’m not done yet. Here’s more from the home page of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Under the “Resources” section of their homepage everything is either about supporting Israel or attacking the Palestinians. Attacking Americans is also part and parcel of this section. Please send their Rachel Corrie document to her parents. I’m sure they’d like to read it. They even have a heading under resources called “Flotilla.” You can bet that one is a barrel of laughs. We learn here that Israel’s blockade of Gaza is legal because, and I’m not making this up, it is legal because it works. No kidding. Here’s the quote:
” The blockade has been, effective in preventing all non-humanitarian vessels from entering the blockaded area.”
The “Multimedia” page has stuff on it that just has to be taken from Colbert or something. Unbelievably funny. I leave you with this quote from one of the America’s Voices in Israel pages. BTW, the President of America’s Voices in Israel is Malcolm Hoenlein who also just happens to be the Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
“The America’s Voices organization is on the forefront of Israel’s hasbara (public relations) efforts. Sending American radio talk-show hosts to Israel gives them the opportunity to share with their listeners the realities of the situation on the ground. When America’s Voices hosts are not in our state-of-the-art Jerusalem studio delivering cutting edge programming about Israel, they are busy taking guided tours throughout the country to experience firsthand what life is like in the Jewish State.”
So, I leave it to you all to decide on your own if calling the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations a bunch of Israel-Firsters is appropriate or not. You all do what you want. Shas Party members get extra time to decide. Oh and don’t forget to donate. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is a 501(c)(3) charity. Hahahahahaha. You get to subsidize these Israel-firsters. Hahahahahahaha. But I digress.
2. Well it’s video time. Let’s take a look at what some of our Hollywood stars were doing on their trips to Israel under the tutelage of America’s Voice in Israel which is also a 501(c)(3) organization. Remember Mary Lynn, Shuan, Justin, Austin and Greg from above? Here they are being smug in front of the Wailing Wall. It’s only 49 seconds long, so sit down and give it a listen and try to control yourself.
Kellan Lutz was also on one of these America’s Voices in Israel hasbara trips. Listen to him talk about bringing “awareness from Israel back to America” and hear him tell you how much he “loves” Israel. The first video is nothing compared to this one.
Here’s Greg and company again, this time having a press conference I’m sure you’ll enjoy the part where Greg talks about his Rabbi.
This young man wasn’t able to attend the press conference.
Huwaida Arraf vs the IDF. Warning, this video is inspiring.