Mitchell Plitnick of Jewish Voice for Peace
Mitchell Plitnick was a washed up Berkeley radical who developed an Arab front group in the Bay Area called Jewish Voice for Peace. The name of the group sounds nice, doesn't it? It's mission is far different, although Mitchell has toned down his rhetoric to attract more useful idiots to his nonprofit that no doubt has become a good sinecure for him.
When JVP first started, their newsletter read like something written in the PLO propaganda ministries in Ramallah (and it probably was). Plitnick, who claimed to author it, even maintained it was doubtful that Jews ever lived in the Holy Land at all! He took that passage down when it was revealed to enough people that it might expose his organization for what it was meant to be: a front group to convince Americans that Jews support Palestinian goals to dismantle Israel. He has since tried to explain such statements by claiming he meant that the majority of Jews in Israel are not "indigenous" because they are allegedly from Europe. Again, Plitnick, who claims to hold a degree in Middle East Studies from UC Berkeley, got it wrong since more than half of Israel's Jewish population are Jews indigenous to the Middle East and Israel has had an indigenous Jewish population for 5,000 years.
Plitnick has also maintained on his website that the First Temple was a myth (despite archaeological proof it existed) and that the Exodus from Egypt was also a fairy tale. His newsletters maintained that the Jews from Israel are really from Khazaria in Russia. He says that the majority of Jews in Israel are Ashkenazim and not entitled to live there. One problem: the majority of Jewish refugees in Israel are from Arab lands through their ancestry, not Europe. The current population of Sabras means they are all indigenous to the land. Plitnick, a Middle East Studies major from UC Berkeley has found his sinecure by reciting Arab misinformation and propaganda.
Today, JVP maintains it is for a two state solution, however, JVP ignores the Arab Catch 22 known as "The Right of Return" (al-Awda) that maintains even if a second Arab state is created next to Israel, 5 million Arabs must be allowed to go back into Israel's 1948 borders and live on the same spot as their dead ancestors. JVP frequently attends anti-Israel confabs put on my the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (wrmea.org) a front group financed by Saudi Arabia. At some of these events even neo-Nazis have attended but JVP doesn't mind the company.
JVP's "peace" group has attracted a fair number of useful idiots, Jews who know nothing of the history of pogroms against the Jews in the Middle East. At a recent anti-Israel event in Walnut Creek, California, Rosenwasser, a spokesperson for JVP told an attending college professor she knew nothing of the extermination of Jews by Nazi-allied Iraq before, during and after the Second World War. Rosenwasser may have been truthful about her ignorance. That did not stop her from writing a book that claims anti-Semitism is really just a tool used by Jews to oppress people. JVP is little more than an Arab front group of Marxist "Jews" seeking an end to the Jewish state.
The goals of the PLO, JVP and now Hamas are to separate American support for Israel. One way is to convince naive secular Jews that Israel is a pariah state that must be dismantled and starved out of existence as a moral imperative while its enemies are the real apartheidists and seek ehtnic cleansing of Jews. Plitnick's JVP serves that purpose. Plitnick refuses to reveal his funding sources, but in the early years JVP had more Arab members than Jews in it.
Plitnick ran into problems at JVP because of his sexual proclivities. Plitnick is a swinger, but one who engages in bondage and sado-masochisitc sex. He usually finds his sex partners over the Internet. When it became known that he was using his position as head of JVP to travel to other cities to meet up fo kinky sex seesions at JVP expense, he was replaced by lesbian activist Cecilie Surasky who was sent from Israel's most radical left to take over JVP. Plitnick is still active in JVP and making a comeback.
If you are wondering why Plitnick's sexual activities are mentioned here, it is because someone involved in sado-masochsitic sex is pretty damned weird, so weird that he would claim to be a Jew, yet meet with anti-Semities at the Washington Report for Middle East Affairs, a Saudi front, at conclaves to continuously advocate for things that will lead to Israel's demise. Cecilie Surasky, who replaced Plitnick as the head of JVP is an avowed lesbian. Apparently, the ISM is populated by people who believe in weird behaviors (like Jews fronting for Arabs to murder Israeli Jews while claiming they are "peace activists.") Of the "Jewish" members in the ISM, most tend to be homosexuals or lesbians. This is not to cast aspersions on people's sexual preferences, but more indicative of the Solidarity Movement's willingness to embrace anyone or anything as long as the ultimate goal will be the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state. These people probably ahve an ax to grind against Judaism that abhors homosexuality. However, they throw the baby out with the bathwater becauses the Arabs they work so hard to assist murders homosexuals in the lands they control. Gay lifestyles are not restricted in Israel like the are in the Arab and Muslim countres like Iran. Understanding this sexual link in many ways explains the alternative lifestyle mindset of these people who want to be called "Jews" only so they can destroy the Jewish people in the Middle East and their homeland. Throw in a little Marxist-Stalinist "anti-Zionism" and you get the JVP crowd.
Liat Weingart is Plitnick's partner in JVP. When asked at UC Berkeley why she would embrace those out to kill Jews, Weingart described herself as a "citizen of the world" who does not consider herself Jewish (unless being of Jewish ancestry helps to convince people to want to destroy Israel). That's fine on the surface, but Liat is also found on websites like Electronic Intifada that is not interested in citizens of the wolrd but in exterminating and deporting Jews out of Israel. Liat can also be found at WRMEA gatherings among the many anti-Semites there.
Liat Weingart .
It's easy to tell the difference between sincere pacifists and those who work as a front to make subtle war on Israel. If JVP was truly interested in a two state solution they would renounce groups like WRMEA and Electronic Intifada and have nothing to do with them. They would not attend divestment planning sessions to cooperate int rying to starve teh Jews out of Israel. They would reject unequivocally Hamas. JVP does nothing of the sort but seves as "Court Jews" for the PLO in America. Liat recently spoke to the Presbyterian Church to urge divestment from Israel on a website called Electronic Intifada that openly advocates the end of the Jewish state, and her partner Plitnick blamed the war in Iraq on Israel and the "neoconservatives" (Jews) in Wahsington.
Anyone who would buy that JVP is a Jewish pacifist group and not an Arab front is a fool.