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Israel Targets US Citizens: Part II

Bloged in Middle East, Israelis, World Events by Gutter Grunt Wednesday December 14, 2011 at about 6:49 pm

“Captain Israel” comic by Stand With US

Last week’s Logophere post looked at the way Israel has been targeting American Jews for not being Israeli Jews.  In this post we want to examine what looks like Israel working with – i.e., funding – pro-Israeli American Jews who subject American citizens to SLAPP suits in order to discourage or prohibit Americans from participating in BDS actions – boycott, divestment, and sanctions of Israel and its goods.

The new BDS movement
You may recall the BDS movement.  This was the strategy that worked so effectively to end South African apartheid.  Twenty years later it is Israel that has won the Monsanto Pariah Award, and BDS is being brought out of retirement and turned loose on Israel.

The Israel BDS movement has three objectives: 1) ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands, including dismantling the separation barrier, 2) insuring equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, and 3) insuring the right of return for Palestinian refugees. To meet these goals, the BDS movement advocates boycotting Israeli products and services, divesting ownership of stocks from companies profiting from the occupation, and calling for government sanctions against Israel.  More info.

As Israel cements its pariah status with continued self-serving lies, violence, and deceit, the BDS movement can only gain momentum.  As with the South Africa boycott, BDS gets its best traction in the US on campuses and local co-operatives, both of which have more than your average density of conscientious people.

Which brings us to the Olympia Food Co-op in Olympia, Washington.


Israel Targets US citizens: Part I

Bloged in Middle East, Israelis by Gutter Grunt Sunday December 4, 2011 at about 11:20 pm

It should come as a surprise to no one that Israel would target the US with slime-ball tactics.

After all they have been spying on the US for decades, never mind that the US gives Israel – who’s standard of living is higher that the US’s in many respects – more money than it gives any other country.  The mind just boggles the way US taxpayers, without complaint, send money to a country whose citizens are wealthier than themselves.  But then again, the mind  boggles with respect to just about everything connected to Israel and what it gets away with.  US governments have been trailing along behind Israel, wagging their collective tail, ever since Kennedy was assassinated.

But now it appears that Israel is actually targeting not just US military secrets and US tax money, but private US citizens.  This post is the first in a 2-part series looking at this bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you phenomenon.

You ain’t a Jew until you’re an Israeli Jew
Just this last week we have come to find that the Israeli government has produced and aired online, if it is possible to “air” something online, videos attacking American Jews for being . . . well, American Jews and not Israeli Jews. (more…)

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