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New Site to Counter ‘Olive Harvest’ Libel

Posted by Glezele Vayne on October 14, 2010

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The annual olive harvest in Judea and Samaria has become an annual media event – and its fruits are usually virulently anti-Israeli. The fall season is now a time when international media outlets are filled with stories of Israeli Jews clashing with Palestinian Authority Arabs, with the latter group portrayed as the victim.

Members of the Samaria Residents Council, sick of the propaganda, decided this year to set up a website that will include evidence of Arab and leftist assaults on Jewish farmers during the harvest. The site, which is currently available only in Hebrew, is titled, “Getting through the Olive Harvest together.”

Ellie’s Note: They need to put the website up in English too. The English speaking world is the one causing them so much trouble.

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Secret is Out: Pro-PA Billionaire George Soros Funds J Street

Posted by Glezele Vayne on September 26, 2010

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I would have titled this article, “It’s Official: Pro-PA Billionaire George Soros Funds J Street” had anyone asked me. They didn’t. If this was a secret, it was one of the worst kept secrets in known history.. …. Ellie Katz.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Pro-Palestinian Authority billionaire George Soros, who once said Israeli and American policies fuel anti-Semitism, helps fund the J Street lobby that is sympathetic to Hamas, The Washington Times revealed Saturday. Soros never was a supporter of  Zionist activities, and a biography of him states that Judaism “did not express itself in a sense of tribal loyalty that would have led him to support Israel.”

He has long been rumored to be behind the left-wing political lobby, but J Street previously denied that he contributed money to the group until now.

“George Soros very publicly stated his decision not to be engaged in J Street when it was launched — precisely out of fear that his involvement would be used against the organization,” the J Street website stated before The Times questioned it about Soros. The site immediately was changed to read, “J Street has said it doesn’t receive money from George Soros, but now news reports indicate that he has in fact contributed.”

Times’ reporter Eli Lake said that the newspaper obtained tax forms revealing that Soros and his two children gave J Street nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Soros originally helped found J Street as an alternative lobby to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), whose pro-Israel polices angered him. He contributed heavily in an attempt to defeat President Bush when he ran for re-election in 2004, telling The New York Times that getting rid of Bush was  the “central focus of my life” and “a matter of life and death.”

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I have previously written 3 other posts on George Soros:

‘The Aktions of George Soros; Holocaust Survivor’ by Ellie Katz

A Visit from Mr. Michael Vachon, Director of Communications for Soros Fund Management by Ellie Katz

Why George Soros’ Ideas Won’t Bring Peace…and What Will by Ellie Katz

Books:

George Soros: An Illustrated Biography of the World’s Most Powerful Investor by Kaoru Kurotani

Masquerade: Dancing Around Death in Nazi Occupied Hungary by Tivadar Soros

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Arabs Harass Female ‘Peace’ Activists; Left Silences Victims

Posted by Glezele Vayne on September 21, 2010

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Note: Well this clears up a mystery to me. When examining photos of western women surrounded by Arab villagers, I always wondered how those Arab men would deal with the “liberated” female activists among them. — Ellie Katz

Two activists have exposed a disturbing phenomenon that they say is an open secret within the “peace camp”: female “peace” activists are routinely harassed and raped by the Arabs of Judea and Samaria with whom they have come to identify. They say the phenomenon has gotten worse lately and that many foreign women end up as wives of local Arabs against their will, but cannot escape their new homes.

Roni Aloni Sedovnik, a feminist activist, penned an article in News1 – an independent website run by respected investigative reporter Yoav Yitzchak – under the heading “The Left’s Betrayal of Female Peace Activists Who were Sexually Assaulted.”

“A nauseous atrocity has been going on for a long time behind the scenes at the leftists’ demonstration at Bil’in, Naalin and Sheikh Jarrah [Shimon HaTzaddik],” she writes. “A dark secret that threatens to smash the basic ideological values upon which the demand to end the occupation of the Territories rests.”

It turns out, she explains, that when female peace activists from Israel and abroad come out to Judea and Samaria and demonstrate against the Israeli “occupation,” they are assaulted sexually by the Arab men whom they have come to help. These are not isolated incidents, Aloni-Sedovnik stresses. Rather, this is an “ongoing and widespread” phenomenon that includes verbal and physical abuse. She accuses the ‘peace’ camp of purposely covering up the trend so as not to offend “the Palestinians and their heritage, which sees women as sexual objects.”

Media cover-up

Aloni-Sedovnik cites two specific cases which she has knowledge of – one is a case of rape and another is “severe sexual harassment.” The attackers in both cases, she stresses, were familiar with the victims and knew that they were “peace activists.”

The rape occurred several months ago in the village of Umm Salmona, near Bethlehem. The victim, an American activist, wanted to press charges but leftist activists put pressure on her not to do so, so as not to damage the struggle against the ‘occupation.’

The second case involved an Israeli activist who took part in the demonstrations at Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem, where the High Court ruled that Jewish families may move into homes that they have owned for generations. This woman filed a complaint with the police but retracted it after “severe and unfair pressure” from the demonstrations’ organizers, according to Aloni-Sedovnik. Furthermore, the organizers appealed to demonstrators to dress modestly when they come to the Arab neighborhoods and suggested that they wear head scarves.

Aloni-Sedovnik accuses the Israeli media of complicity in the cover-up.

“How is it that we do not hear the voice of the radical feminists who repeat, day and night, that occupation is occupation, and it does not matter if it is a nation that is doing the subjugation, or a man who is subjugating a woman.

“It appears that there is a gap between the radical-leftist feminist theory about the active resistance to the occupation of the Territories, and the stuttering self-annulment in the face of the violent conquest of women.”

The Umm Salmona case was reported in Haaretz as an attempted rape but does not seem to have made it beyond the blog pages.

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