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Saturday, October 3, 2009

THE US CAMPAIGN TO END THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION IS AT IT AGAIN

They're at it again. Thanks to the Internet, smearing and lying one's way around for anti-Semitic and terrorist groups is just so easy. The latest google search under my name apparently leads to an image and link of a "cease and desist" letter from Huwaida Arraf's and Josh Ruebner's anti-Israel ISM propaganda campaign in Washington where they claim I misrepresented them. You see, these people are inveterate liars for Arab and particualrly Saudi money. I really don't like blogging. This site came into existence from what once was another anti-Israel activist's smear site called Lee Kaplan Watch. I sued the creator and collected monetary damages as well as this blog.

Anyhoo, the ISM gang thinks that by pushing their phony "cease and desist" letter up the ranks of the Google search that they can discredit me. Below is a reprint of my response to that letter. Feel free to email me at leekaplan@dafka.org if you wish to comment:

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Thursday, September 6, 2007
A REPLY TO THE US CAMPAIGN TO END THE ISRAELI OCUPATION'S "CEASE AND DESIST" LETTER

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation recently sent me a
"cease and desist" letter due to my exposure of them as part of
the ISM and how they will be holding another Jew hatefest at
George Mason University. You can read their letter at:
http://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/responsetoleekaplanarticle.pdf

Below is my response:

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

P.O. Box 21539

Washington, DC 20009


RE: “Your cease and desist” letter:



Dear Sirs:



The article of mine, that appeared on The American Thinker web log, "George Mason University to Host Next ISM Conference” (http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/07/george_mason_university_to_hos.html) that the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation refers to, as written, is neither inaccurate nor defamatory, unless you consider the activities of your organization as defaming itself. I, on the other hand, consider your letter as a threat and attempt at intimidation to my rights of free speech.

The American people are not fools, but certain organizations do seek to fool them. When an organization such as yours presents itself as seeking “peace” but in fact supports and works closely with myriad organizations that openly advocate for war on and the destruction of the democratic and pluralistic state of Israel, I feel it is my journalistic duty to alert the public to these events.



Your claims notwithstanding on your website that you only seek to end the “occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem” are belied by both your organization’s actions, as well as the actions and admitted positions of your own representative leadership and close affiliates as I will expose in this letter. I submit that your leadership and organization are guilty of something known as “lying by omission,” or leaving out just enough information to convey a false impression while presenting a kernel of truth in a statement. In this regard, the authors of your letter, particularly Mr. Ruebner, do not mention they support unconditionally the Arab “Right of Return” in addition to the creation of a Palestinian state, a concept whereby 5 million Arabs would be allowed to move within Israel’s 1949 borders so as to demographically overrun the Jewish population and dismantle the state. You can read more about Mr. Ruebner here:

(http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2111 ).

Responding to your bullet points:



Bullet point number 1:



You take issue with the statement that the International Solidarity Movement is “scheduling” your conference.



According to the personal explanation of Adam Shapiro, who Lee Kaplan personally interviewed at the 2003 Ohio State Divestment Conference and the husband of your chosen leader, Huwaida Arraf, both of whom are co-founders of the ISM, The International Solidarity Movement is the name used by the Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM) when it operates in the West Bank and Gaza and is comprised of myriad anti-Israel groups (one of which is yours). The ISM and PSM are not official groups or corporations, but represent all of these groups working in unison-“solidarity” toward a common goal in opposing Israel’s existence as a Jewish state and replacing it with Arab-dominated “Palestine.” Among these groups are many who call themselves ISM, but also groups such as Al Awda, SUSTAIN, Students for Justice in Palestine, Women In Black, as well as the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.



Shapiro explained that the ISM is an umbrella organization. As such, if one segment is closed down by the authorities, the others can continue operating. In addition, if one arm of the umbrella makes statements such as was done by Charlotte Kates (See: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=944)
who I believe is affiliated with your organization as well, and who stated that Israeli children are “fair game” for terrorist attacks, the others can deny she speaks for them. Hence, the fact this conference is an organizational meeting of the multiple layers of leadership of the ISM, be it under the name US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation or not, it is still an ISM organizational meeting according to the attendees. In fact, you bill it as a National Organizer’s Conference meeting in solidarity to promote divestment against Israel, an ISM program.



By your own admission in your letter, your elected leader and President is in fact a self-admitted co-founder and current leader of the ISM, Huwaida Arraf, who has admitted she works in cooperation with Hamas. The Hamas charter calls for the annihilation of Israel as a Jewish state and the expulsion of all Jews from what is today the state of Israel. See: http://www.mideastweb.org/hamas.htm .

Nice company you keep.

Other individuals who belong to the ISM, yet curiously are also listed as members-at-large in your organization include Ms. Kates, Abe Greenhouse, Joseph Carr and others who have been exposed as higher level activists within the ISM.

Regarding earlier conferences held by your organization: (See: http://www.adl.org/Israel/israel_protest_calendar_2004.asp )



From an announcement of a conference held by your organization in Kansas City, Mo.

Saturday, November 13, 2004 - University of Missouri--Kansas City, Missouri
Regional Conference to “End the Occupation”

Sponsored by the U.S. Campaign to the End the Occupation and the International Solidarity Movement .

Background:

Citizens for Justice in the Middle East, a regional anti-Israel group based at the University of Missouri—Kansas City, is bringing the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, the International Solidarity Movement and other anti-Israel activists together for a regional conference devoted to changing U.S. policy toward Israel. The event will feature speakers who support divestment from Israel, the elimination of U.S. aid to Israel and contesting Israeli security measures. Notable speakers include Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, Huwaida Arraf of ISM and the U.S. Campaign’s Josh Ruebner.



I note the following statement from your own website about your first conference (see:

http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=29 ):



“Coordinating with the work of the ISM…” An activity your organization has done
since its alleged inception per your website.



Following are some of the activities of the ISM with whom you “coordinate”:



(1) The ISM says openly that it has direct contacts with Foreign
Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) as defined by the U.S. State Department
(2) The ISM says openly that it recruits American college students in
the hope of getting them hurt or killed in confrontations with Israeli
military forces, for propaganda purposes (e.g. Rachel Corrie).
(3) An ISM affiliate (Al-Awda) have allegedly solicited acts of
terroristic violence on the Internet: specifically the suicide bombing
of Ariel Sharon's hospital room.
(4) The ISM has provided "safe house" assistance for actual terrorists.

(1) The International Solidarity Movement has direct contacts with
Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and other terrorists. We direct your
attention to "Huwaida Arraf" on the Steering Committee of U.S. Campaign
to End the Occupation. Note that this is from their own Web site.

http://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/2006conferencereport.pdf says,

Current Steering Committee members of the US Campaign, followed by the
year in which their terms end, are:
* Huwaida Arraf (2007) - International Solidarity Movement
* Phyllis Bennis (2009) - Institute for Policy Studies
* Felicia Eaves (2009) - Black Voices for Peace
================================
Now we have Huwaida Arraf's letter to the Washington Post (February 2007)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/16/AR2006021602027_2.html

Eric Adler and Jack Langer disparaged the
International Solidarity Movement(ISM),a movement
that I co-founded in the spring of 2001
in the occupied territories of the West Bank,
the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem to help draw
attention to the human rights abuses suffered by
Palestinians as a result of Israel's occupation.
The ISM also is a resource for Palestinian nonviolent
resistance to the occupation. The ISM believes that
average civilians can bring about change, and it tries
to unite Palestinians, Israelis and other people in
nonviolent resistance to Israel's occupation policies.

When I "acknowledged" that the ISM
"cooperates with Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad
and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine,"
I was offering concrete examples of the ways
in which these groups were engaging in nonviolent resistance.

Both the ISM and the Palestine Solidarity Movement
advocate nonviolent resistance to Israel's human rights abuses
-- the ISM through organized action in the occupied territories
and the PSM by promoting international divestment from
companies that profit from occupation.

HUWAIDA ARRAF

Washington
====================================

(2) The International Solidarity Movement recruits
American college students for the purpose of getting
them hurt or killed in confrontations with the
Israeli Defense Forces. This is what happened to
Evergreen College student Rachel Corrie in
March 2003. Two ISM members stated openly that
they had a motive for wanting her dead. While GMU
students are legal adults, is this an activity to
which GMU really wants to expose them?

http://www.standwithus.com/news_post.asp?NPI=85
"Recently, the Director of the Solidarity Movement,
George Rishmawi, explained to the San Francisco Chronicle
that the recruitment of American student volunteers
is useful to the Palestinian Movement because
'if some of these foreign volunteers get shot or
even killed, then the international media will
sit up and take notice.'"

Joseph Smith, a.k.a. Joseph Carr, who was present
when Corrie died, and whose highest priority was
apparently to take pictures, said
(see: http://www.freepalestinecampaign.org/Stranger%20article.htm)
"The spirit that she died for is worth a life.
This idea of resistance, this spirit of resisting
this brutal occupying force, is worth anything. And
many, many, many Palestinians give their lives for
it all the time. So the life of one international,
I feel, is more than worth the spirit of resisting
oppression." (Rachel Corrie's life, as opposed to his
own, of course.) Read more on Joseph Smith/Carr here:
http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/JosephSmith

A Hamas terrorist said openly that Rachel Corrie
was worth more dead than alive.
"'Her death serves me more than it served her,' said one
activist at a Hamas funeral yesterday.
'...Her death will bring more attention than
the other 2,000 martyrs.'" Making of a Martyr
(http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/3-22-2003-37821.asp)
by Sandra Jordan, Guardian Newspapers. Ms.Arraf,
your elected President, admits to working with Hamas.

(3)An ISM and US Camapign to End the Israeli Occupation
affiliate(Al-Awda) has allegedly solicited acts of terrorist
violence on the Internet: specifically the suicide bombing
of Ariel Sharon's hospital room.

A member of Al-Awda (Right of Return), an International Solidarity
Movement affiliate, allegedly posted a solicitation for a "martyr" to
bomb the Hadassah Hospital in Israel, where Ariel Sharon is being
treated for a stroke. (This was, incidentally, forwarded to law
enforcement when we saw it.)

From: raja chemayel

Sender: Al-Awda@yahoogroups.com
Mailing-List: list Al-Awda@yahoogroups.com
; contact Al-Awda-owner@yahoogroups.com

Delivered-To: mailing list Al-Awda@yahoogroups.com

List-Id:
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2006 19:35:29 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [AL-AWDA] open letter to the next Suicide-Bomber
Reply-To: Al-Awda@yahoogroups.com

Open letter to
the next
Suicide-Bomber

Dear Abou el Fidda' ,

If you are next Martyr on the waiting list
get started and pack your heavy-stuff ,
kiss the hand of your mother
kiss goodbye you bothers and sisters
kiss the hand of your father
put on that heavy-jacket.......

Take the Express-Bus to Jerusalem-Central
and then take bus Nr. 17 which takes you to Haddasah
then step out at the Bus-Station called the :
"Hospital for War Criminal"

Show you Fake-Press-Card to the Security
and speak with an American-accent
walk slowly and do not attract attention......
Enter the main-Hall and walk straight to the VIP- elevator
tell them Mr. Wolf Blitzer has sent you.....!!

Go up to the seventh floor........
look for the room 714........ (intensive care)
and then slowly but surely hold on to that detonator
under your jacket.......

Once you reach that very-well-guarded-room # 714
stop and turn left.....
you will see a large "VIP-Waiting-Hall"
with the many Dignitaries from many countries
including ,unfortunatly, some Arab-countries......
who came to pay their respect to their dying-Hero.

Show again your fake-Press-Card and start
interviewing those "well-wishers".........
and ask them what made this man a Hero ??
and how come he became a "Man of Peace"

Then , order for yourself a cup of coffee,
sit down , rest and think for a while.......

If by then ,
you are still not convinced by the arguments you have heard
from those well wishers.....
then release that detonator !!

This man under intensive care will anyhow die,
with or without your suicide , my brother ,
your real enemies are
those who have called him a "Hero"
and could not convince you why.
( nor me)

Raja Chemayel
8th of Jan.06



Al Awda’s founder, Mazen Qumsiyeh was quoted at the Duke ISM Conference as saying that Jews who live in Israel are “a disease” and “must all leave.” Qumsiyeh
is on the steering committee for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
and, according to ex-PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat, Qumsiyeh is a former member of the PFLP, recognized as a terrorist group by the US State Department. He was also
denied tenure at Yale after sending out what was deemed an anti-Semitic email on
the universitys servers. See: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=1158

(4) The ISM has provided "safe house" assistance for actual terrorists.

http://home.comcast.net/~jat.action/ISM_info.htm
"Susan Barclay, the
ISM organizer deported by Israel after she hid Islamic Jihad terrorist
Shadi Sukiya in the ISM office in Jenin, told the Seattle Post
Intelligencer that, "she knowingly worked with representatives from
Hamas and Islamic Jihad— terrorist groups that sponsor suicide bombings
and exist, according to their charters, to demolish the Jewish state
entirely." (Seattle Post Intelligencer, Thursday March 20, 2003,
"Activist's death focuses spotlight on Mideast struggle," By Sam
Skolnik, Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter.)

http://israelbehindthenews.com/Archives/Jul-04-03.htm#agitate
"Days before a British suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt in
Mike's Place, a bar in suburban Tel Aviv, the bomber and an associate
took tea with members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a
pro-Palestinian group that promotes non-violent resistance to Israeli
occupation."

http://home.comcast.net/~jat.action/ISM_info.htm
"The immediate goal
of the ISM is to hamper the ability of the IDF to prevent terrorist
attacks on civilians." "The ISM sees itself as working in tandem with
the terrorist organizations: Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Al Aksa Martyrs
Brigade. Those organizations use violent means, while the ISM undertakes
such aggressive non-violent actions as blocking the progress of Israeli
soldiers on their way to arrest terrorists. The intention of the ISM in
these actions is to protect terrorists from interference by the IDF."



Paul LaRudee of Norcal ISM, another affiliate of your campaign, was arrested
and deported by Israel for suspected links to Hamas. LaRudee, who like Joseph Carr
has admitted to entering Israel more than once under an assumed name has boasted about sleeping in the bed of a suicide bomber and most recently was a human shield for the Hizballah in Lebanon during the last war. (See: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6233 )



The suggestion that people should view your conference as a Jew Hate Fest is accurate. As part of the Boycott Israel campaign, the Palestine Solidarity Movement, of which your organization is a part, held workshops identifying various Jewish-American organizations to be boycotted as well allegedly for their support of Israel. Since all groups and individuals participating at these conferences agree to the same points of unity and solidarity with the same goal, it certainly applies to your organization as well. I am aware the three of you, or at least two, who wrote the letter may be of Jewish descent, however, this does not mitigate activities that are targeted against Jews. The Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto were rounded up by the Nazis by the Jewish Police and many Jews were turned in by fellow Jews known as “Jew catchers” by the Nazis for money. In addition, you state your campaign is “committed to organizing an anti-racist framework and working to counteract manifestations of racism in all forms.” This flies in the face of your chosen leaders willingness to work with Hamas as she has freely admitted to. We recommend you read the Hamas Charter. It specifies the annihilation of Jews in Israel and propagates the blood libel of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. If you were unaware, then would you please write us that you condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization that should be closed down and ask Ms. Arraf to resign as the “President” of your organization? In addition, I can find no condemnations of Jews in Israel being murdered via terrorism or suicide bombings on your website.

You state that your organization was not founded by Huwaida Arraf, but others in 2002. Can you produce for me corporate documents to that effect? Ms. Arraf herself announced the opening of your offices in Washington DC as well as your new website whereas your previous offices were in New York. Prior to your receiving nonprofit corporate status in 2006, were you ever a legal entity? Please send us proof of your incorporation as a legal entity in 2002. While you are at it, can you send me your foundation’s grants records and other sources of funding

Your organization promotes divestments and boycotts of Jews in Israel through starving them out financially. These activities of yours and your ISM and associated anti-Israel allies result in 30% of Israel’s children and the elderly going to bed hungry at night or forced to eat in soup kitchens. This is indeed hatred of Jews and the same tactic of economic boycotts of Jews was the first tactic of the Nazis in 1933 that ultimately led to the Holocaust. The code talk you use is fairly obvious and we at The American Thinker do not fall for it.

If someone using the same technique were to say Black people cannot live in Washington, DC where your offices are, yet does say they can live anywhere else in the world, and that they should be boycotted and starved until they leave, it does not make them any less racist against Black people. The same applies to your organization’s alliances and support for a campaign to starve out, dispossess or even kill the Jews residing in Israel or in the disputed territories of the West Bank, while claiming you will embrace Jews who will help you dismantle the Jewish state.


One of your authorized representatives has openly spoken out for the destruction of Israel. Noura Erekat, who is listed on your website as an official “grassroots organizer”and legal advisor (see: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=1307 )for your campaign sent another email out recently stating that all of Israel even within the 1948 armistice lines is “occupied” and should be dissolved and asks for volunteers to help her do so. See( http://www.stoptheism.com/?M=&T=200). Do you intend to force her resignation along with that of Ms. Arraf as a result these revelations? Mr. Erekat can also be viewed on You Tube at these addresses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw89UDZay4M&mode=related&search and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtsbZ8LZ0m8 where she refuses to condemn a call by Bin Laden to kill Jews and is introduced as your campaign’s “legal advisor” (also listed as such on your website (see: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=1307 ).


At the same time you mention Al Awda as a “member organization” of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Al Awda advocates nothing less than the end of Israel. In addition, Al Awda was recently revealed to have connections to the Aryan Brotherhood,an anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi organization by me that resulted in UC Riverside canceling their “international” conference there. Do you intend to demand their removal from your “non-racist” organization? (See: http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:VmdIG-pddAEJ:www.al-awda.org/alert-eoc.html+US+CAMpaign+to+end+the+ISraeli+occupation+%2B+AL+Awda&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=6&gl=us ).

We also note that your elected President, Ms. Arraf, has spoken on behalf of the Council for the National Interest that is openly known to be anti-Semitic and run by Paul Findley.

Your organization has also opposed congressional action to try and stop Palestinian terrorism: (see: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/modinput4.php?modin=92 ).

Your website was indeed registered to a Nadil Ghaith from the UAE at the same time Ms. Arraf announced the organization’s offices were opening in Washington DC in 2005. Originally registered at www.endtheoccupation.com , (see: http://www.omdurman.org/columns/NidalGhaith.doc ) your organization deleted that domain name on April 7, 2005, only days before creating the new domain name www.endtheoccupation.org with Radical Designs (see: http://www.expiresoft.com/domains/available/2007-04-07-288.htm ) Mr. Ghaith lists his residence in the UAE but has also turned up in Jerusalem. If your organization was originally involved with someone in the UAE who registered the domain name, and also represents the interests of the Palestinian Authority, then you definitely should be registered as foreign agents. I speculated in my article that Suleiman Ghaith, a top level al Qaeda operative, may belong to the same clan as Nadil Ghaith .

You deny that your organization undertakes strident attempts at promoting a boycott of American Jewish groups and to economically cripple Jewish businesses. Yet on your website you single out the Estee Lauder company, Ron Lauders’ business for a boycott among several other American Jewish-owned businesses. Your “member organizations” (your own description) also held a seminar at Duke University given by Mr. Abe Greenhouse outlining American Jewish businesses to be boycotted or even infiltrated as part of a campaign against Israel.

You state in your letter to us that you respect international law, yet do not condemn terrorism against Israelis. International law per Resolution 242 does not make the Jewish communities in the West Bank illegal, yet you recommend boycotting Jews and Jewish businesses in the US and abroad to force these Jews to lose their homes as somehow being necessary per international law. Eugene Rostow who helped author the resolution has stated the Israeli communities in the West Bank and Gaza are not illegal per his own resolution. We were wondering where you all earned your degrees in International Law and if you were aware of these discrepancies?

We note you take exception to our stated opinion that the activities of your organization only serve to make the Israeli/Palestinian dispute an unending affair. We note that in his official capacity as a leader in the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Josh Ruebner is mentioned as being on the steering committee of Leslie Cagan’s United for Peace and Justice Coalition (see: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=1757 ). UFPJ is in fact the revamped Communist Party USA (see: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6166 ) and Mr. Rubener seems to have had more than a passing association with over the last several years. The Communist Party USA platform is against the existence of Israel and its replacement by an Arab- dominated state called Palestine.

The above information, merely scratching the surface, reveals both the inaccuracies of your letter to me and facts that you do not seem to want the American people to know.

Finally, your website and organization falsely states that Israel is an “apartheid state” like South Africa used to be. Apartheid in South Africa was based on racial laws, Blacks were forced to live in certain areas and had fewer civil rights than Whites. This is not the case with Israel where all minorities have equal civil rights by law. Israeli Arabs enjoy the same civil rights as Jews and even have affirmative action programs giving them more rights than some Israeli Jews. At the same time, in the Palestinian Authority it is a death sentence to sell land to a Jew and Sharia Law is part of the constitution the same as in Saudi Arabia or Iran. While 20% of Israelis are Arabs with equal rights, the Palestinian Authority insists the West Bank and Gaza must be “Jew-free.” That is the only true apartheid going on in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, and your organizations twisting of these facts only further reveal an attempt at deception among those whose opinions you seek to sway against Israel. We at American Thinker find your racist attitudes against Jews residing in the Middle East objectionable and reveal deception in your alleged anti-racist platform.

Given the above information, and the plethora of other information I have, I must reject your request for an apology and retraction. However, I would like to know since given the information I have provided you, if you intend to do any housecleaning in your own organization?



Sincerely,



Lee Kaplan

www.StoptheISM.com
Posted by Lee Kaplan at 10:05 AM
1 comments:
Winged Hussar 1683 said...
Re: "At the same time you mention Al Awda as a “member organization” of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation." Contrary to the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation's claim that it seeks only to end Israel's "occupation" of the West Bank and Gaza, Al Awda maps show "Palestine" as extending "from the river to the sea."

The difference between "Where's Waldo?" and "Where's Israel in the Al-Awda maps?" is that Waldo is actually IN those pictures somewhere, while Israel appears nowhere on Al Awda's maps. This is simply one of many pieces of evidence that the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is lying.

As for boycotts...I have a screenshot of a page in which the US Campaign advocates an "international boycott of Israel." Another of their Web pages says they might try to coordinate these efforts with the Arab League. "Boycotts and divestment: It was felt that we should work for CAT-free-zones all over the country, pushing boycotts and/or divestment on every entity that builds/owns stock. There was also support for approaching Arab and Muslim contractors here and abroad, as well as the Arab League and various governments to boycott CAT equipment."

"In cooperation with a foreign government" might violate antiboycott laws and be cause for revocation of their tax exemption.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

HUWAIDA ARRAF: THE UNTOUCHABLE WARMONGER

I've written before about Huwaida Arraf of the ISM. For some reason Ms. Arraf is untouchable by both the Israeli and US governments. After being arrested by the Israeli Navy during the last Gaza Flotilla effort to enter Gaza to aid Hamas, she was immediately released by Israeli authorities to start yet again. Now she in in the UAE attempting to raise money for a larger flotilla with so many boats the IDF Navy won't be able to stop them all.

Ms. Arraf has a good deal. Someone pays for her to jetset around the world for the Palestinians. She has a trumped up sinecure as a "law professor" at Al Quds University in Jerusalem but is never there. She heads a zillion anti-Israel groups
and stalks the halls of congress. Always well-funded.

Is Huwaida a US State Department shill? Or a part of the CIA? She should have been in jail years ago in both America and Israel especially after she admitted how she aids Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the PFLP.

I've long contended, you get rid of Huwaida Arraf, you help stop prolonging the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians because this woman's business is to shore up the terrorist groups at all costs and the US and Israel are both too stupid and lazy to put a stop to it.

Any readers out there who have information on Huwaida Arraf, feel free to send it to me at StoptheISM@att.net .

Friday, July 3, 2009

THE UNTOUCHABLE HUWAIDA ARRAF. IS SHE AN AGENT FOR THE CIA TO WORK AGAINST ISRAEL?

Those who have been following the news about the waylaying and arrest of the Gaza flotilla crew need to understand that this trip for the Hamas supporters on those boats was a watershed moment. Israel finally grew up--just a little--boarded the boats and took the passengers, including the joke politician Cynthia McKinney back to Ashdod.

As soon as they landed , however, Huwaida Arraf, their leader and main ISM organizer was released. The others, including McKinney, were placed in detention pending deportation. McKinney, in the truest Israeli tradition of shooting themselves in the foot, was allowed to do a propaganda broadside by telephone from Ramle Prison.

The main question is Why was Huwaida Arraf released so quickly? Arraf has Israeli and US citizenship, so is considered an Israeli national despite her openness about destroying the Jewish state. She has admitted repeatedly even in media she works with Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the PFLP, all well-known terrorist groups. Without Huwaida Arraf, it's certainly possible there would be no Gaza flotilla movement at all.

Yet the Israelis released her ASAP.

I'm not a believer in conspiracy theories, and one reason I haven't written much in this blog is because I don't like blogs at all. They are generally not serious journalism but nonsense written by people in their pajamas. This blog came about as a result of a lawsuit, because earlier it was a smear blog attacking me that I took over. But in the interest of making good use of it, and also to get information out, let me do my own "blogging" here.

Huwaida Arraf was a human shield for terrorists more than once in the Holy Land. But before she did that, she was an employee of the US State Department in Jerusalem. She's from Michigan where she was born to an Israeli-Arab father and Palestinian mother and has US citizenship as well as Israeli citizenship. During the standoff in the Church of the Nativity, when armed terrorists were holding the priests hostage inside and defecating on Bibles there, Arraf with some ISM anarchists ran past the IDF and into the monastery with food and supplies that enabled the terrorists to keep up their terrorist activities inside. Weeks later, when a negotiation ended the standoff, IDF sappers had to defuse numerous bombs and booby traps left behind by the terrorists who were freed. Huwaida Arraf left the Church and was neither prosecuted nor did any jail time for literally assisting in a terrorist operation. What is more, since she was in the Church a good part of the time, on leaving she certainly knew that bombs had been placed to kill IDF soldiers when they entered the building. In my book, by not saying anything, she was also involved in attempted murder. She boasted later that she had put a crimp in the IDF's "plans."

But still the Israelis let her go immediately. She then wrote the ISM training manual to recruit anarchists worldwide to go to Israel and interfere with the IDF. She went to Durban. She organized corporate style conferences at major universities that would be the envy of IBM where she trained campus radicals in how to destroy a Jewish state.She went to the West Bank and assisted with riots against the IDF. She flew from the US to EU to Israel and back, toured the US and Canada continuously, managed to meet at numerous conclaves of the Saudi backed Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and the anti-Semitic neo-Nazi Council for the American Interest (also Saudi sponsored) and even made it into the halls of congress. All the time she was doing this, she was allegedly a law student at George Washington Law School majoring in "humantiarian law." Now she is supposedly a law professor at Al Quds University in Eastern Jerusalem, but she's never there either, always prancing around Cyprus organizing the Free Gaza flotilla and flying into Washington to organize divestment conferences and other attacks on Israel.

Yeah, right.

It turns out the law professor at GW's law school who heads the humanitarian law program there is an Arab and Pro-Palestinian activist. I come from an entire family of lawyers and law professors and we all know that law school requires a lot of time and effort and that none of us see how this young woman crisscrossed the world for the PLO and now Hamas all the while attending law school where one has to really crack the books.

That is, unless one is using a cover as a law professor and activist for "human rights" when she is really aiding terrorist groups to dismantle a Jewish state.

Ask yourself: How hard would it be for the state Department and CIA to set up an agent
under the guise of a political activist, later claim she is an attorney employed at Al Quds (where she never teaches)and have her work propaganda against a Jewish state you want dismantled? The US State Department and the CIA are currently building a Palestinian Arab army composed of the terrorists in the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade. In two years time, the US General Dayton who is training them warns, they will be ready to attack Israel if Israel does not conform to Palestinian demands that always become
US State Department demands. The amount of PR damage, financial damage done by Arraf and company in the ISM in astronomical. Who's to say it's not part of some grand US State Department plan to mold US opinion against a still wildly popular Israel?

Anyway, here goes a conspiracy theory: take it or leave it.

Huwaida Arraf is either an agent of the CIA that conducts clandestine projects for the US State Department, or she operates with tacit support of US State. How else can we explain her immunity to prosecution when she breaks Israeli law and has Israeli citizenship? She continuously violates US and Israeli law and she's the untouchable Huwaida Arraf.

Arraf is already planning the next Gaza flotilla trip. Her colleagues boast of their "excellent relations" with the US State Department. She in turn, is obviously untouchable by the Israeli government.

Israel has a policy of targeting the leadership of terrorist groups. So why would the Israeli government, both the Left and the Right, seize the Gaza flotilla boat, arrest everyone on board, but immediately release the leader and organizer who is prosecutable as an Israeli citizen? We all know she's going to do it all over again.

Anyway, the question remains: Is Huwaida Arraf a CIA agent or special agent of the US
State Department? I'm not saying it's so here, but the possibility certainly exists.
If anything she should have been required to register as an agent for a foreign government years ago that is also under the control of the State Department.

Maybe blogs do have their good side.

Friday, March 13, 2009

SHOEBAT AT WMU A BIG SUCCESS

But for the few MSA members, some Arabs and radical leftists in the audience who refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance when guest host Gen. Gordon Cucullu asked the audience to do so, the Walid Shoebat, Kamal Saleem speaking event at WMU was met with enthusiasm by a capacity audience of 1,300 people who gave both men a standing ovation at the event's conclusion.

Just one week earlier, the MSA had tried to procure 150 seats in the center of the auditorium to disrupt the event en masse. A rule only allowing the purchase of no more than four seats together prevented this, as well as a warning handed to every member adivsing that any deliberate disruptions would be met with swift legal action. The simple truth is, that when speakers like Shoebat and Saleem are allowed to speak without being shouted down as is done in the dictatorships of the Middle East under controlled governments, the sloganeering and lies of the pro-jihadis on campus wither away.

The audience was a mixture of Conservative Christians, reform Jews, military personnel
police personnel and myriad students from WMU includng students from the MSA and the Arab Students Association that spent the previous week tearing down posters advertising the event on campus at every turn. Even the administration got the landscapers and campus police involved in tearing down the posters that were allegedly 2" too big. At WMU it seems it's ok for the MSA to invite anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers like William Baker, a Neo-Nazi , or even Siraj Wahhaj, a known conspirator in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and unindicted conpsirator in the Holy Land Hamas funding trial to speak, even allowing oversized posters to be plastered all over campus, but bring tow anti-terrorism speakers to campus and 2" cannot be tolerated even for five days before the event. Once the producers absorbed the loss of $1,000 for the original posters and printed another $500 in the new size, the administration then would only allow 45 on the entire campus of the 500 they knew in advance would be printed. Despite such odds, the event drew nearly a full house in the campus's Miller Auditorium even thought it was rainign cats and dogs that night and everyone was delayed 45 minutes as metal detectors searched for bombs at the entry doors.

The message was the same as at previous Shoebat events: to fight terrorismit is necessary to recognize what fundamentalist Islam is teaching about Jew hatred and the glories of martyrdom. Our campuses are being used as indoctrination centers to promote jihad and terrorism through the MSA and Arab gorups funded by the Middle East. Kamal Saleem summed it up best when he said, "I want to see Muslims running through the streets of America holding up the American flag and shouting Allah bless America!" He urged Muslim-Americans to love this country and not work in favor of its enemies to try and destroy it. It was a message that needs to be heard on every campus and had the entire audience enraptured.

If you'd like to sponsor Walid Shoebat and Kamal Saleem for a speaking appearance at your school, church, synagogue or mosque, feel free to email me at info@StoptheISM.com for details.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

IF YOU'RE IN THE WESTERN MICHIGAN AREA, COME HEAR WALID SHOEBAT THIS MARCH 10th

I've been doing the advance work on Walid Shoebat's upcoming appearance at Western Michigan University. This event is a "must-see." We already have over 1,000 people coming and the theater, Miller Auditorium, holds as much as 3,500, so feel free to show up on March 10th at 7pm and hear the remarkable life stories of Walid and Kamel Saleem.

The Muslim Students Association (the equivalent to the German Bund in the US prior to WW2) of course has been trying to silence us, as has the adminstration at WMU, first trying to defund the event, then trying to prevent advertising to please the MSA. MSA has consistently torn down our posters and sut yeserday tried to ge a blcok of 150 seats together to no doubt disrupt the event. This is part of the problem wit these Saudi inspired anti-Israel "clubs" on campuses in the US. They bring the same fascist "Komsomol" type demonstrations onto US campuses, the same garbage that makes the Arab fascist states what they are. Clerical fascism designed as "peace" and tolerance" to a naive Western audience. The administration laughingly tried to imply that mentioning the title of Walid's book, "WHY WE WANT TO KILL YOU" in our posters
conjures images of Virgina Tech's shooting incident (yeah, sure)and upsets the sensitivities of the MSA on campus (who don't mind inviting terrorists to campus to speak to them with the Unviersity's blessing). Of course, allowing constant anti-Semitism and anti-Israel boycott attacks on campus do not equate to the same sensitivity for Jewish students on campus at WMU.

It should be noted the adminstration at WMU has behaved unprofessionally in the case of this event. First, they denied the MSA was complaining to them and that they were trying to appease them. When defunding us didn't work, they tried to have our psters eliminated. It should be noted that Dean of Students Suzie Nagel and Student activity director Chris SLigh first sought to censor the posters, then having failed at that, they sought to srpress distribution. Nagel was then supported by Diane Anderson, Vice President for Student Affairs. Eventualy, they admitted the MSA was complaining constantly and they were appeasing them (as the MSA tore down our posters everywhere on campus).

The only thing they could do to us ultmately (after having the campus police tear down our posters also) was try to claim a violation of campus "guidelines" that our posers were 2 inches too big (we proved they were the same size the University uses). At first, they let us go then started again saying because they were "student" posters we cold not post them unless we redid them all at a cost of another $1,000. We did exactly that. 2" as a technicality failed to stop us, altough t did slow don the promotion of the event.

It should be noted that "Guidelines" implies a suggested format and not firm rules. Yet Suzie Nagel decided to claim otherwise( Go look it up in the dictionary). In any case, we are going forward full steam ahead with the support of the majority of students and locals in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We also have large support from the local Christian and Jewish communities and locallaw enforcement agencies.

Campus police tell us the MSA plans a major protest outside the event. You see, the MSA that supports Hamas and terrrism is very annoyed when this is pointed out in public. The WMU admin that doesn't mind MSA bringing the likes of neo-Nazi William Baker, a Holocaust- denier or Sira Wahhaj,unindicted co-consprator in the 1993 WTC terror attack to campus, only takes a hard line if we have posters 2" larger than recommended (Horrors!)that they think it should be grounds for canceling the event.

Yesterday we made the cover of the Kalamazoo Gazette and we're getting ticket requests like mad. The MSA is still tearing down our flyers. Despie this, look for another successful event exposing the jihadis on US campuses. If you'd like free tickets, email me at info@StoptheISM.com. See you there!!! If you know of any local church groups that wish to attend in Michigan, please advise them of our event. Check out Walid's websies too at www.ffmuorg.com or www.shoebat.com. Come and support America and Israel and show how the Saudi-inspired propaganda of the MSA on college campuses can be checked even in the face of pusillanimous and self-serving college administrators.

Patriotic Muslim-Americans are welcome too!

Monday, March 2, 2009

NEW WEBSITES SOON!

Well, it took longer than expected, but the new Stop the ISM and DAFKA websites will be up in about a week. We will have streaming video and DAFKA TV as a new feature. As for the ISM we will have some real surprises. I'll be in Michigan doing peparation work for Walid Shoebat's speaking engagement at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. If you find yourself in Michigan on March 10th at 7pm at Miller Auditorium on campus. The admin at WMU tried to kill this event but failed, so it should be an exciting evening in the middle of Hamas country. Tickets are free and to get advanced reserve seating feel free to email me at stoptheISM@att.net.

Bye for now!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

THE ISM'S ILLEGAL DOS ATTACKS ON STOP THE ISM'S WEBSITES

My uncle once told me when I discussed irresponsible people that "That's why there are more horse's asses than horses." The fact is the ISM appeals to a lot of horse's asses. A DOS attack was just made on Stop the ISM's and DAFKA's websites that temporarily brought the sites down but they will be back. Just as with Israel,the animals of the Palestinian movement and their EU anarchist buddies can have their day, but the anarchists in Gaza with Hamas should be afraid to look up into the sky because the Israeli Air Force is coming to get them. Actually, a member of the ISM has provided invaluable information for the $25,000 reward we offered for information on how to target Vittorio Arrigoni and the other ISM tools there in Gaza and right now. Anther good note was the Gaza flotilla ship was also turned back by the IDF NAvy as it should have been from the start.

The little ISM creeps in Gaza right now are working with Hamas using ambulances to transport terrorists by being human shields for them. Of course, they attacked the Stop the ISM website trying to claim we incited violence (Laughable given their love for terrorists and terrorism)and supposedly "committing unlawful acts." Of course, we committed no unlawful acts but just spoke our opinion so the ISM then committed its own unlawful acts to bring our sites down. Never fear, we will be back and the ISM is still on its way out in Israel. After this war, count on legislation in Israel to ban the noxious group of cowards from Israeli soil.

It's Friday..it's shabat. You should see the anti-Semitic hate mail I'm getting from anti-Semites who proclaim they love Jews but just want Israel dismantled. Sick, sick people they are. I'll try to post some here later.

More next week.

P.S. It's hilarious the way they write to threaten to kill me, to burn my house down, call me a kike and revile the USA and say bin Laden was right, then embrace the
homosexual world presented through the late Sidney Lumet's eyes. Now they claim I am seeking to sow paranoia in their ranks. Well, if that was the case it obviously worked, however, they do have a real reason to be afraid of me in the ISM as I will continue to expose them to the world.


Back at ya soon. We'll have a newer bigger site very soon.
Posted by Lee Kaplan at 11:48 AM
Labels: ISM internet attack, ISM. TERRORISM
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