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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Miftah apologizes

Unfortunately, they waited until the 7th day of Passover to do it, so Elder of Ziyon, who broke the story, will likely not even have seen the story yet when the holiday ends in the US after sundown on Tuesday, but Hanan Ashrawi's Miftah, which receives massive western funding, has finally apologized for the blood libel against Jews that was published on the group's website (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).

This is from the third link.
Miftah at first defended its right to post the article in a statement titled, “MIFTAH denounces smear campaign against it.”
“The obscure pro-Israeli website ‘The Elder of Ziyon’ has wrongly accused MIFTAH and Dr. Ashrawi of promoting Jewish blood libel during Passover through its publication of an Arabic-language article that briefly addressed the subject,” the defense stated.
The article was about promoting dialogue, Miftah maintained.
“The disclaimer at the opening of the ‘News and Analysis’ section clearly states that, ‘The views represented in [News and Analysis] are solely those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of MIFTAH but rather fulfill its mandate for open dialogue,’ ” the statement continued.


Miftah on Monday recalibrated its position, issuing a full apology and blaming a low-level staffer for the situation.
“It has become clear to us after investigating this incident that the article was accidentally and incorrectly published by a junior staff member,” the apology stated. “The said staffer has been reprimanded and all our staff has been informed as to the disgusting and repulsive phenomena of blood libel or accusation, including its use against Jews.”
“Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, as founder, has nothing to do with the day to day management at MIFTAH and was no way involved in this incident,” the apology maintained.
I don't buy the 'low-level staffer' nonsense. Name me one 'Palestinian' organization that is not tightly controlled by the people behind it. I can't believe that Hanan Ashrawi didn't know about this article until it was published.

Second, if it was truly 'accidentally and incorrectly published,' why did the apology take so long and require so much condemnation of the article before it was issued?

Third, note the one thing they don't admit: That the article itself was a blood libel.

And by the way, when was the last time you saw a blood libel about anyone other than Jews?

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At 1:29 PM, Blogger Max Coutinho said...

Hi Carl,

I can't say that I am surprised. I don't buy their "lower level staff" explanation either. And they probably apologised because donations are starting to decrease (little by little)...

Hanan Ashrawi is highly respected in the West - it is time to increase measures to expose the real face behind her mask.

Blood libel is always directed at Jews (by definition) unless Palestinians and pro-Palestinian groups use it against someone else that we don't know of?


At 2:59 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Not good enough. Indict every single one of them with crimes against humanity.

At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth about fake “palestinians”

The highest ranking Soviet bloc defector, KGB Major General Ion Mihai Pacepa, in his documentary book "Red Horizons" rote about ME peace process and role of KGB in it:
"The peace process is, and has from the outset, been nothing but a charade. It all started with the creation of a fictitious "Palestinian People" who allegedly demand political self determination. This collective noun was created by the Soviet disinformation masters in 1964 when they created the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the "PLO". The term "Palestinian People" as a descriptive of Arabs in Palestine appeared for the first time in the preamble of the 1964 PLO Charter, drafted in Moscow. The Charter was affirmed by the first 422 members of the Palestinian National Council, handpicked by the KGB.
There are additional documentary confirmations that a such ethnic group as “palestinian people” and a state of “Palestine” have never existed:
Arab leaders like Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi told the Peel Commission in 1937: "There is no such country as 'Palestine'; 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented!’
In 1946, Arab historian Philip Hitti testified before the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry that "there is no such thing as Palestine in history.”
In 1977, an executive committee member of the PLO Zahir Muhsein confirmed that there is no such thing as a separate “palestinian” people of Arab descent. In an interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw in March 31, 1977, he stated the following: "The palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity.”
Based on the above and the attached documents, it is absolutely clear that the documentation submitted to UN for recognition of the Palestinian state is fake, false and fraudulent and was fabricated by Soviet KGB in the 1960s - 70s. Respectively, the UN resolution on recognition of the Palestinian state (as well as all UN resolutions on this issue) is illegal and shall be annulled. Moreover, all legal and historic documentation enclosed confirm legal and historic right of Israel and Jewish people on the land including Judea, Samaria (called West bank), Gaza and that that is called Jordan. With all my respect, I request full investigation of UN illegal activity based on fraudulent data fabricated by KGB and PLO and provided to international community. Those who have filed false documents to the UN, including Mahmoud Abbas, PLO chairman and president palestinian authority; Riyad Mansour, permanent observer of palestinian authority to the UN; and their accomplices, Mr. Churkin, Russia permanent representative to the UN, and Mr. Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, as Russia is legally responsible for all previous actions committed and documents submitted by the USSR, shall be brought to justice through the International Criminal Court in Hague, The Netherlands.


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