Monday, August 4, 2014

Ali Abunimah

First class Islamo-nut.

#4 on this list of worst purveyors of antisemitism.

Known as 'America’s leading “Kill Israel” man.'

"If you oppose Israel’s existence, and especially if you work for its destruction, you’re an antisemite—even if you don’t say things like “Jews are always out for your money,” “Jews control all the world’s governments and banks,” “Jews drink blood at Passover,” etc."
Israel is the world’s only Jewish state, and about half the world’s Jews live in it. If you devote yourself to its dissolution, you’re anti-Jewish—antisemitic—just as someone devoted to America’s dissolution would, of course, be anti-American.

Ali Abunimah, an American of Palestinian descent who runs the Electronic Intifada website, has been called “the leading American proponent of a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” “One-state solution” is code for Israel’s demise, to be replaced by a country of mixed Arab and Jewish population that would, however, extend the “right of return” to millions of descendants of (purported) Palestinian Arabs.

In other words, there would no longer be any Jewish state anywhere in the world, but there would be yet another Arab state in the Middle East, one where Jews would be a minority. For an idea of how that would work out, one can consider the current situation of Christians in the Arab Middle East.
Indeed, Ali Abunimah himself has acknowledged that, under a “one-state solution”:

You can never have an absolute guarantee about what the future will be like….You cannot guarantee that if there was a one-state solution it wouldn’t, it would be…the best scenario is if it’s more in the direction of South Africa and Northern Ireland than Zimbabwe. But we couldn’t rule out, you know, some disastrous situation, like Zimbabwe.

Not only couldn’t we rule it out, we could be sure of it, and almost all Israeli Jews know it. But for Abunimah and so many like him, the current tally of at least two Palestinian states, twenty-three Arab states, and forty-nine Muslim states isn’t enough; the one Jewish state has got to go.
Plus, check this out - he's a crazied loon who disturbed a protest and tried to play martyr.

From Los Angeles, July 11th, 2014.

What a pansy!

This was not random.  This guy holds degrees from Princeton and University of Chicago, and has speaking tours across the country (see here).  He is often hailed as a hero in some Universities as a freedom fighter.

But he's not.  He doesn't care about the Palestinian people.  If he did, he wouldn't have been silent when Assad gassed Palestinians in Syria.  Or upset that Jordan is ruled by a Heshimite minority that oppresses Palestinians. 

This guy is a legitimate anti-Semite of the highest calibur.   He runs the virulently anti-Israel website Electonic Intifada, writes books, goes on Al-Jeezera, and is a consultant for Al-Shabaka. 

More importantly, he tries to drive the media narrative against Israel and the United States. When he can't legitimately criticize Israel, he has to make news up.
An ardent supporter of the one-state solution, Abunimah is author of the book “One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”.  While Abunimah attempts to portray his binationalist vision in universalist and egalitarian terms, the one-state solution is an unworkable solution that is mere subterfuge for the destruction of the state of Israel and its replacement with a Palestinian-majority state.
 Back in 2002 after the truth of the myth of the so-called Jenin massacre emerged, Abunimah’s Electronic Intifada stirred up controversy when it claimed in a letter to the Economist that:

 “You say that “Palestinians accused Israel of massacring up to 500 civilians” in Jenin (“Naught for your comfort”, August 10th). While this charge is widely attributed to Palestinians–even in Kofi Annan’s UN report–we have been wholly unable to locate any direct quote from any Palestinian official making it in any media.”
While Abunimah took issue with the way a certain statement made by Saeb Erekat on April 10, 2002 made to CNN was reported by other news media, it is clear from the compilation of quotes in the report here that on other occasions  Palestinian officials including Saeb Erekat categorically stated that a massacre of 500 in Jenin took place.  The perniciousness of such obfuscation of the truth by the Electronic Intifada was rightly condemned by Amnon Rubinstein in an article entitled  Massacring the Truth much to the chagrin and chest beating of Abunimah. For more Abunimah falsehoods click here

See the rest here :
So how could anyone support such a lying and malicious person as Ali Abunimah?  I don't know.

One thing I like, is that according to Oath Keeper bylaws, no person who advocates for such a person, should be a member.

Section 8.02. Restrictions on Membership

 "No person who advocates, or has been or is a member, or associated with, any organization, formal or informal, that advocates discrimination, violence, or hatred toward any person based upon their race, nationality, creed, or color, shall be entitled to be a member or associate member."  

And Ali Abunimah definitely advocates for the discrimination, violence and hatred of Jews.