THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR ZIONISTS

$6 million is apparently needed to attempt to halt the BDS movement, that means something.  But all the money in the world can’t stop the movement for Palestinian justice.


How Much Money is Needed to Stop the BDS Movement?

by Alex Kane

$6 million dollars:  enough to combat a largely grassroots, bottom-up and growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel?  That’s what the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs are hoping.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports:

The Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs are launching a multimillion-dollar joint initiative to combat anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns.

The JFNA and the rest of the Jewish federation system have agreed to invest $6 million over the next three years in the new initiative, which is being called the Israel Action Network. The federations will be working in conjunction with JCPA, an umbrella organization bringing together local Jewish community relations councils across North America.

The BDS movement–whose demands are based on international law–is clearly scaring Israel and the Jewish establishment, who have labeled the movement “the second most dangerous threat to Israel, after Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.”

The article also reports that the new anti-BDS initiative sprung from the urging of the Israeli government, which “has been advocating for this, especially over the past six months or eight months,” as Jerry Silverman, the head of the Jewish Federation of North America, told JTA.

It appears that the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs are following the recommendations of the Reut Institute, an Israeli think tank with close ties to the Israeli government, who called on the Israeli government to “sabotage” and “attack” the BDS movement in a February 2010 report.

The investment of a large amount of money to combat what is essentially impossible to combat as long as Israel continually flouts international law is a recognition of the powerful effect the BDS movement is having.  Members of the Israeli Knesset certainly see BDS as a threat, having introduced a bill that would make it illegal for Israelis to “launch or incite” a boycott against Israel.

When $6 million is apparently needed to attempt to halt the BDS movement, that means something.  But all the money in the world can’t stop the movement for Palestinian justice.  Couldn’t someone tell that to the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs?  Their money would be better spent on something else.

 

 

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  1. October 28, 2010 at 18:38

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  2. mikael said,

    October 28, 2010 at 20:01

    I think that Israel Gov. is awere of that their hegmony, and for several years, roamd and the hasbara ruled the int. net All oposition erased, because off media selfsensorship and vestern gov. cowardnes.The posebility for ordinary people to coment. is the key, fight hasbara ewerywhere. You only have to writhe about the trouth, because that is what the Israel gov. fears, the truh.

    To me it looks like that the Palestinians are inn a deadlock, all movments in the peace talks has seased. The media blackaout in the vest is total. Nothing about Viva Palestina convoy, Statment from Vaticane, nothing. The only way to help the Palestinian people is when the Arab people rises(muslims, cristians, jews). I am afraid for the nexst greate war, against Iran?, Palestina will perish at the same time. I am also afraid the time is short. The Palestinian gov. said 1967, go for it. Israel is a fact, but gett back to the 67 border line. We can”t do enything whit the Israeli regime, butt we can do somthing about our own gov.`

    “The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.”
    — Martin Luther King Jr.

  3. robertsgt40 said,

    October 28, 2010 at 20:07

    Let’s face it. Israel doesn’t play well with anyone.

  4. October 29, 2010 at 13:37

    You can’t wipe Israel off the map, because the Zionists are vampire squids that have attached themselves to an unaware host, Palestine. They must be surgically removed without harming the host. If you want to attack the squids, join the worldwide protest, remove your money from the Zionist’s banks on December 7th, a day that will live in infamy.


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