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Friday, November 23, 2012

NGO's anti-Semitic silence

Yitzhak Santis reports on the curious silence of non-governmental organizations during the massive 'Palestinian' rocket fire that led up to Operation Pillar of Defense, followed by massive screaming once Israel responded. What's worse, each rocket from the 'Palestinians' that targeted civilians was a war crime, while each precisely targeted Israeli missile (the civilian to combatant kill ratio of less than 1 to 1 is pretty much unprecedented even in modern warfare) was a legitimate response under international law.
In the weeks prior to Operation Pillar of Defense, one such group, the Oakland-based Jewish Voice for Peace, lost its voice when Hamas and other terror groups were bombarding southern Israel. JVP was silent as 1 million Israelis were forced into shelters, as dozens were wounded, and children were traumatized.
Only after the Israel Defense Forces responded was JVP’s laryngitis cured. In record time, they created a section on their website called “Take Action for Gaza” complete with links to anti-Israel protests around the world (at the Nov. 16 San Francisco protest promoted on this list, “peace activists” chanted “Zionist scum, your time has come”) and a “Gaza protest toolkit.” The “toolkit” offers downloadable graphics with slogans like “Another Jew Against Attacks on Civilians. Stop the Bombs. Stop the Siege. Stop the Blank Check to the Israeli Military with U.S. Tax Dollars.”
But JVP offers no slogans protesting Hamas war crimes against Israeli civilians.
In a further display of cynically exploiting moral values, JVP’s official press release explicitly blames the Gaza crisis on Israel. Not until the statement’s fourth sentence, without naming Hamas or any other terror group, does JVP “also urge the end of rocket attacks from Gaza into civilian communities in Israel.” Their statement also holds Israel responsible “for the well-being and safety of Palestinian civilians in Gaza.” But JVP fails to hold Hamas responsible for the safety of Israeli civilians. Nor does JVP’s statement demand that Hamas protect Gazans situated near weapons depots and launch sites deliberately placed by Hamas in populated areas.
Amnesty International, which has a history of intense anti-Israeli ideological bias, was also silent during the weeks of Hamas rocket attacks. Like JVP, Amnesty released a statement only after the IDF responded, condemning Israel for placing “civilians in Gaza and southern Israel at grave risk by re-igniting the armed conflict there.” In this warped and immoral logic, it is not Hamas that is guilty of war crimes, but rather the IDF and Israeli officials who are defending their citizens.
The pattern of silence in the face of Israeli civilian suffering, and thunderous condemnation when Israel defends its citizens, is repeated by dozens of other NGOs (primarily funded by the EU, European governments, and in some cases, the New Israel Fund), such as the Alternative Information Center, Oxfam International, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, Gisha, Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Medical Aid for Palestinians, BADIL, Sabeel, and many more.
This is nothing new.


For these NGOs, the rights of millions of Israelis to live in security are secondary to their program of undermining Israel’s right to defend its citizens. In this way these NGOs act, whether by design or by accident, as the de facto soft power arm for Hamas and its ilk. 
But these NGO's are more than just silent. They are anti-Semitic, even if they cynically use the word 'Jewish' in their name. Here's a video of one of their demonstrations.

In this video, a large crowd of Far Left and Muslim extremists was hyped up into hateful frenzy by anti-Semitic speakers. A 62-year old man got kicked karate style in the abdomen just because he was filming the event.

Let's go to the videotape.

What an unpleasant individual.

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