Stop the ISM responds to the PSM's usual baloney in remarks below embedded in red.
Help Respond to Inflammatory Attack on Nonviolent Solidarity Groups
February 13th, 2006 | Posted in ISM in the Press, Action Alert
Sunday the Washington Post published a defamatory op-ed implying the upcoming Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM) conference at Georgetown University of being a recruitment ploy to supply American students to terrorist organizations.
Duh. No we didn’t. We said you recruit stupid people to go be human shields for terrorist movements and raise money for terrorist groups.
The authors also used the opportunity to disparage the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and claim that ISM purposefully puts the lives of young international activists at risk in order to attract media to the Palestinian cause. The two academics made a litany of untrue and unfair statements about ISM and PSM members. Please write to the Washington Post and tell them that you support the work of these two commendable (cough***cough***organizations that call murdering women and children “legitimate resistance.” Your help is needed! Please send letters to: email@example.com. (Yes, send the WP letters commending the OpEd by Langer and Adler).
A copy of the original editorial is at the bottom of this post. Thanks for your support!
ISM and PSM talking points:
• The PSM and ISM are on the side of international law
and numerous UN resolutions blatantly violated by
decades of Israeli Occupation.
Oh, sure! That’s why they only aid the PLO and terrorist groups like Hamas and the PFLP or Islamic Jihad. The ISM and PSM are the same thing: front groups of Arabs, communists, anarchists, Nazis and every day anti-Semites that want Israel destroyed. That's why one of it's leaders has two brothers in the PFLP.
• The FBI does not consider the PSM to be a terrorist
organization nor does any other government agency in
the US or abroad.
What they mean is the FBI does not have the PSM on a list of recognized terrorist groups—yet. We dare you: Get an FBI agent to say the PSM is not in any way linked to terrorism or terrorist groups in public.
• Divestment is a non-violent way to oppose Israel’s
ever-expanding colonization of the West Bank.
Divestment is designed to economically strangle the people of Israel to make them capitulate to Arab and/or Muslim domination. Children and the elderly go to bed hungry in Israel because of it. The Nazis started out by divesting from the Jews. It is violence done in a different way.
• Communities in Norway and Ireland have taken steps
to divest from Israeli interests.
So what? The IRA was allied to Arafat for years. Norway had Quisling. Besides, when were they ever friends to the Jews? You're lucky if you can find two Jews in one spot in either country so the populace falls prey to the PLO's bullshit like the ISM dishes out for them. Regarding the Irish, read the article at http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=21283, but do come right back.
• The PSM is joined in its call for divestment from
mainline Christian churches, university faculty unions
and student governments around the country.
The divestment program started by Francis Boyle, a radical law professor at the University of Illinois in five years has been a bust at American universities. The new tack is to go after churches. However, that too will fail. The churches that have joined in are traditionally Jew-haters and ISM infiltrated their boards. Real Christians know the Arabs and Muslims discriminate against Christians in the Middle East. Christian anti-Semites have joined with Arab anti-Semites and now have a unified reason to work together--get the Jews.
• South African Jews such as Ronnie Kasrils, Max
Ozinsky have highlighted the similarities between
Israel’s system of control over Palestinians to South
African Apartheid, as have respected South African
leaders, such as Bishop Desmond Tutu.
All of whom are well paid by the Arabs or else radical communists and Anarchists who gave up the God of Judaism for the new god of revolution and radicalism. Tutu also praised the blood thirsty dictator Mohammar Gaddafi. Read between the lines. There have always been Jews who would betray other Jews for whatever personal benefits they can get. The majority of South African Jews (who led the anti-apartheid movement there like US Jews did the US Civil Rights Movement in the US SUPPORT Israel.
• Calls for divestment have come from Israeli
University professors, like Ilan Pappe, and from
well-respected human rights lawyers, such as Shamai
Members of Israel’s Communist Party who everyone ignored until the Arab gave them money and free trips around the world to attack Israel. Anyone know what the word kapo means?
• The Israeli government has not declared ISM an
The Israeli government has deported hundreds of ISM activists. Because they are internationals Israel does not wish to create international problems and Israel being a democracy can’t arrest every individual in a group and does not have the resources to investigate each one. Despite the fact most of the ISM are shitheads who support terrorists, some are just useful idiots.
Besides, the Israelis are STUPID.
• ISM works with several groups who advocate for a
just peace in Palestine: Rabbis for Human Rights, The
Christian Peacemakers Team, International Women’s
Peace Service and the Israeli Committee Against House
All these groups have usually one leader and are made to look significant. They are set up by the PLO and Saudis to pose as religious groups seeking Israel’s dismantling.
• One of ISM’s founders, Dr. Ghassan Andoni was
recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along
with Jeff Halper, co-founder of the Israeli Committee
Against House Demolition.
So was the butcher Yasser Arafat who stole from the Palestinian people and kept the war on forever. IT’s meaningless today. The nomination comes from within the Arab world and is not a true measure of its being deserved. Halper is a one man show,
Why Is Georgetown Providing a Platform for This Dangerous Group?
Sunday, February 12, 2006
This month Georgetown University plans to host the annual conference of an anti-Israel propaganda group called the Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM). The PSM certainly is controversial. It is also dangerous.
The purported aim of the PSM is to encourage divestment from Israel. To this end, its conferences boast a cavalcade of anti-Israel speakers whose speeches often degenerate into anti-Semitism. At the 2004 conference at Duke University in North Carolina, for example, keynote speaker Mazin Qumsiyeh referred to Zionism as a “disease.” Workshop leader Bob Brown deemed the Six-Day War “the Jew War of ‘67.” Not to be outdone, Nasser Abufarha praised the terrorist activities of Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
The PSM maintains that it is a separate organization from the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which sends foreign students to the West Bank and Gaza to foment anti-Israeli sentiment.
All the same, the two groups seem to have intimate ties. At the 2004 PSM conference, for instance, the International Solidarity Movement ran a recruitment meeting called “Volunteering in Palestine: Role and Value of International Activists.” In that session, the organization’s co-founder, Huwaida Arraf, distributed recruitment brochures and encouraged students to enlist in the ISM, which, she acknowledged, cooperates with Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Another ISM co-founder, George Rishmawi, told the San Francisco Chronicle in a July 14, 2004, news story why his group recruits student volunteers.
“When Palestinians get shot by Israeli soldiers, no one is interested anymore,” he said. “But if some of these foreign volunteers get shot or even killed, then the international media will sit up and take notice.”
Tragically, the group got its wish in 2003, when ISM member Rachel Corrie, 23, was killed while trying to block Israeli bulldozers from demolishing Palestinian houses in Gaza. The Israelis said the houses were covering tunnels used to smuggle weapons.
Nor is this an ancillary part of the PSM’s mission. In the aftermath of the 2004 PSM meeting, conference organizer Rann Bar-On — who is an ISM member — informed the Duke student newspaper, “I personally consider the Palestine Solidarity Movement conference a huge success, as it brought about a tripling of the number of Duke students visiting Israel-Palestine this year, making Duke the most represented American university in the West Bank this summer.” By Bar-On’s own admission, recruitment into the ISM is the PSM’s raison d’etre.
In agreeing to host the PSM from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, Georgetown can’t even claim that its regard for free speech and expression trumps all. In 2005 the university’s conference center refused to host an anti-terrorism confe