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Quote:Statement on Complaint Filed Regarding Alison Weir and If Americans Knew

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is a coalition of hundreds of US-based groups working for Palestinian rights... Earlier this year, the US Campaign received a formal complaint from a member group regarding actions and statements by Alison Weir while representing a coalition member group, If Americans Knew.

After a thorough review and a correspondence with Ms. Weir, the committee has concluded that Ms. Weir’s repeated statements and actions, often as the Executive Director of If Americans Knew, did indeed violate our anti-racism principles...

1. ... Ms. Weir hosted an original blog post on her personal website by Roger Tucker. In this post, Tucker quotes Jewish-French thinker Bernard Lazare’s 1894 Anti-semitism, its History and Causes:

“If this hostility, even aversion, had only been shown towards the Jews at one period and in one country, it would be easy to unravel the limited causes of this anger, but this race has been on the contrary an object of hatred to all the peoples among whom it has established itself. It must be therefore, since the enemies of the Jews belonged to the most diverse races, since they lived in countries very distant from each other, since they were ruled by very different laws, governed by opposite principles, since they had neither the same morals, nor the same customs, since they were animated by unlike dispositions which did not permit them to judge of anything in the same way, it must be therefore that the general cause of anti-Semitism has always resided in Israel itself and not in those who have fought against Israel.”

For anyone reading the excerpt Tucker chose (emphasis ours), it is evident it is aimed at blaming Jewish people [referenced as “Israel” given that the state did not exist at that time] for any bigotry they might face.

See more at: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article....MzbVW.dpuf
Quote:For anyone reading the excerpt Tucker chose (emphasis ours), it is evident it is aimed at blaming Jewish people [referenced as “Israel” given that the state did not exist at that time] for any bigotry they might face.

Many Jews are very offended at the suggestion that they may actually be responsible in some part for the hardships they've faced. To be fair, most groups probably suffer from this kind of indignation to an extent, but the mindset seems particularly prominent amongst Jews, maybe due to their idea of chosenness and the emergence of the "holocaust religion" as promoted by Zionists and groups such as the ADL. When a Jew does come out and admit, for instance, that perhaps the historical proclivity Jews have for usury has earned them great scorn, he is immediately set upon by other Jews. Many Jews instead maintain that they have faced such persecution in so many nations so many times simply because Europeans are racist and hateful people, which of course is itself a terribly racist view to hold.

These type of conflicts within the Palestinian rights movement are to be expected not only because there are varying views in all groups, but also because enemies of said movements know that it is just as effective to promote this kind of division and let a movement destroy itself, as it is to try and attack and dismantle said group directly.
Well put, Johan.

Yes, the typical left-wing line about Jews is that they shouldn't be held accountable for their behaviour in any way; that Jews are an "oppressed minority"; and that Judaism shouldn't be mistaken for Zionism, which is a "separate" belief system entirely -- the latter point usually coming from individuals who haven't read a sentence of Jewish religious texts, not least interpretation of these texts.

This incident with Weir smells like something a bit different. I doubt she's a leftist; she seems, rather, to be a victim of a movement completely highjacked by leftists and, by extension, Jewish activists. The left-wing ideology is the cover.

Every Western movement advocating for Palestinian rights takes on this shape. I'm not aware of one such movement in existence whereby Jewish individuals aren't highly placed. The larger societal pattern repeats itself in smaller ways.
If you get kicked out of one country, maybe it was a country full of assholes. Get kicked out by a handful, and maybe it was a handful of assholes. Get kicked out of 100+, and you're the asshole. Incidentally, this also works for forums.
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