BDS Propagandizing Documentary ‘1948’


John R. Houk

© April 17, 2019

I continue to be amazed on the number of Left-Wing Jews joining pseudo-Palestinians to rail against Israel’s existence by being supportive of the Jew-hatred motivated movement called Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) of all things Israel. I use the preface “pseudo” before the word “Palestinian” because a Palestinian people has never existed prior to Arab nations labeling Arab-Muslim citizens residing in the British Mandate for Palestine to provide a lame excuse to prevent the Jewish people to return and govern themselves to the Land of Jewish heritage.

 

Surrounding Arab nations used the excuse of protecting Arab Muslims to invade the newly declared (1948) Independent nation of Israel to NOT create a Palestinian State, but rather to absorb conquered land to be divided among the bordering Arab nations.

 

SURPRISE! The underfunded and under-armed Jewish military actually defeated FIVE invading armies of which some actually had air forces. The Arab League of nations began calling the Arabs that were encouraged by Arab nations to flee to avoid harm Palestinians.

 

Truth be told there were atrocities committed by both sides in Israel’s war of Independence. But the reality any atrocities committed by Jews against Arabs were exacted in response to Arab atrocities against Jews. AND atrocities blamed on Jews were simply the era’s version of Fake News to use as a propaganda tool against the new Jewish State of Israel.

 

A BDS sponsored movie called “1948:  Creation and Catastrophe”, was shown in West Hollywood on April 16 that told a story of Israel’s Independence largely from Fake News Pseudo-Palestinian perspective. Left-Wing Jews had a major part in sponsoring the movie that utilizes the largely discredited information from Jewish revisionist historians such as Ilian Pappé and Benny Morris.

 

What makes this Pseudo-Palestinian Jew-Hatred documentary “1948” a travesty pertaining to its showing in West Hollywood, is the significant Jewish population that was subjected to this hate-propaganda. The documentary did become a bit of a controversy in which the West Hollywood City Council was lobbied to not show the Anti-Israel documentary, but alas Left-thinking Jews and Pseudo-Palestinian activists prevailed as the City Council gave the green light to the showing.

 

A Panel was put together evidently for a post-screening discussion of the documentary. Unsurprisingly the Panel was constructed of individuals favoring the propaganda as this news release indicates from Israeli-American Civic Action Network (ICAN) shown below. ICAN illustrates the “Zionophobic” nature of the Panel by the refusal of beheaded Daniel Pearl’s father Dr. Judea Pearl refusing to be a Panel participant.

 

Dr. Judea Pearl

 

JRH 4/17/19

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Dr. Judea Pearl Refuses to Sit on Zionophobic Panel

 

News Release Contacts:

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News Release via Israeli-American Civic Action Network

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Sent: 4/15/2019 4:44 PM

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Ca. — April 15, 2019 — Dr. Judea Pearl, president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, Chancellor’s professor, University of California, Los Angeles, and father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl has declined to appear on a panel set to promote a highly controversial anti-Israel movie shown in the city of West Hollywood, April 16.

As part of its Human Rights Speakers and Film Series, the City of West Hollywood will be showing a movie claiming to be documentary (relying, inter alia, on Holocaust Deniers and anti-Israel “experts”) regarding the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948.

The movie producers and promoters are BDS activists playing the role of victims and attempting to dehumanize the people of Israel as a means to delegitimize their state.

The City Council, after listening to more than 60 speakers and reviewing more than 600 written correspondences, decided 3/2 to allow the movie screening claiming freedom of speech trumps historical inaccuracies, agenda-driven propaganda and hateful assault on the identity of many city residents.

Thus, the City of West Hollywood, despite having an anti-BDS resolution and an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with Israel, is sponsoring an anti-Israel propaganda movie.

As an eyewitness to the creation of Israel in 1948 and the genocidal Arab assault on the emerging state, Prof. Pearl was asked whether he would be willing to join the panel set to discuss the movie after the screening. But he declined categorically.

“After examining the composition of the panel, my answer is ‘absolutely not!’ I will not sit on the same panel with promoters of a racist movement called BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction Israel) who, posing as historians, attempt to bestow credibility onto an a-historic movie while, at the same time, advocate the destruction of a people’s homeland. I cannot confer moral symmetry onto “scholars”  who commit six and a half million human beings, refugees and descendants of refugees, to eternal statelessness at the hands of genocidal neighbors,” Pearl added.

Prof. Pearl offered to provide a separate eyewitness testimony to residents of West Hollywood and neighboring cities, “and convey to them an accurate personal account of what the foiled Arab genocide of 1948 meant to us, its human targets, and what scars it has left on my generation, survivors of the Arab assault of 1947-1948.”

Pearl said airing the movie in West Hollywood is not a free speech issue. “It is a public deception issue. As a president of an organization dedicated to interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural understanding, I do not question for a moment the right of the producers to air their product in a place of their choice.”

Prof. Pearl said what he does question is the appropriateness of selecting a propaganda film as part of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series, “despite its glaring distortions and omissions pointed out by many members of the community, and despite the obvious agenda of the movie promoters to delegitimize Israel’s birth so as to undermine her existence at the present.”

Pearl went on to say that the destruction of Israel is a human-rights issue, for Israel protects the life and dignity of eight million human beings, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Bahai, Druze and numerous other minorities, straight and gay, women and men. “Deniers of those rights need be shunned, not welcome by any city that has written human rights on its banner.”

The City of West Hollywood is the first government entity at any level to sponsor this movie, thus encouraging hostilities against Jews and other supporters of co-existence in the Middle East.

Efforts by a local coalition including the Jewish, Christian, Persian, Russian, Israeli and Gay communities failed to dissuade the City from proceeding with the showing.

Students Supporting Israel is planning a 250-strong demonstration outside the Council Chambers in West Hollywood where the screening is slated to take place.

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BDS Propagandizing Documentary ‘1948’

John R. Houk

© April 17, 2019

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Dr. Judea Pearl Refuses to Sit on Zionophobic Panel

 

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Pro-Palestinian Propaganda Ploy


Flotilla III Stopped by Israeli Navy

By John R. Houk

© June 29, 2015

Apparently the latest Arabs that call themselves Palestinians latest propaganda effort with Gaza Flotilla III did not come with weapons or Islamic terrorists ready to provoke an incident with Israel’s Navy. Of the four ships taking off from Sweden to land in Gaza without Israeli approval, three turned back and one – Swedish registered Marianne of Gothenburg – carrying some notable protesters continued when ordered to turn around and go back to last port of origination. The Israeli Navy boarded the ship without incident and headed to the Israeli port of Ashdod:

Israeli Navy fighters boarded the Swedish boat Marianne of Gothenburg early Monday, taking over the vessel carrying 18 political activists and journalists bound for the Gaza Strip. The takeover was accomplished without incident and the Navy then escorted the vessel to Israel’s southern port of Ashdod, where the passengers will be questioned and then deported.

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… The declared aim of the organizers – Israeli, Arab and European activists – was to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, which Israel says is essential in order to prevent Palestinian terror group from arming.

“This flotilla is nothing but a demonstration of hypocrisy and lies that is only assisting the Hamas terrorist organisation and ignores all of the horrors in our region,” Netanyahu said.

“Preventing entry by sea was done in accordance with international law and even received backing from a committee of the UN Secretary General,” he said.

Israeli troops boarding the vessel handed the activists a letter, accusing them of hypocrisy in singling out Israel for alleged human rights violations at a time when brutal wars raging across the Middle East claim heavy tolls.

“It appears you have strayed READ ENTIRETY FOR MORE DETAILS (Israeli Navy seizes Gaza flotilla boat without incident; By Taboola; i24 News English; 6/29/15 01:27pm)

Ari Bussel forwarded a copy of the Israel Government Press Office (GPO) official statement of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a quite humorous letter delivered to the protesters on the vessel Marianne. Undoubtedly the statement and the letter made public have the purpose to counter pro-Palestinian propaganda that typically lies or twists facts in an effort to paint Israel as the villain.

JRH 6/29/15

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PM Netanyahu’s Statement Following Last Night’s Navy Action

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PM Netanyahu’s Statement Following Last Night’s Navy Action

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning (Monday, 29 June 2015), issued the following statement:

“I would like to commend the sailors and commanders of the Israel Navy for their determined and efficient action in detaining the passengers on the ship that tried to reach the Gaza coast in contravention of the law. This flotilla is nothing but a demonstration of hypocrisy and lies that is only assisting the Hamas terrorist organization and ignores all of the horrors in our region. Preventing entry by sea was done in accordance with international law and even received backing from a committee of the UN Secretary General.

Israel is the only democracy that defends itself in accordance with international law. We are not prepared to accept the entry of war materiel to the terrorist organizations in Gaza as has been done by sea in the past. Just last year we foiled an attempt to smuggle by sea hundreds of weapons that were destined for use in attacks against Israel’s citizens.

There is no siege on Gaza. Israel assists in transferring goods and humanitarian equipment to Gaza – approximately 800 trucks a day that have recently brought into Gaza more than 1.6 million tons of goods. Moreover, Israel assists in hundreds of humanitarian projects, through international organizations, including the building of clinics and hospitals.

Israel is a state that seeks peace and acts in accordance with international law so that the residents of Gaza might have safe lives and their children may grow up in peace and quiet.”

Following is a copy of the letter that was issued last night:

“Welcome to Israel,

You seem to have gotten lost. Perhaps you meant to sail to a place not far from here – Syria, where Assad’s army is slaughtering its people every day, and is supported by the murderous Iranian regime.

Here in Israel we face a reality in which terrorist organizations like Hamas try to kill innocent civilians. We defend our citizens against these attempts in accordance with international law.

Despite this, Israel transports goods and humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip – up to 800 trucks a day. In the past year we enabled the entry of over 1.6 million tons of products, an average of one ton per person in the Gaza Strip. By the way, these supplies are equivalent to 500,000 boats like the one you came in on today.

Israel provides assistance to hundreds of humanitarian projects through international organizations, including the building of clinics and hospitals.

However, we will not allow the terrorist organizations to transfer weapons into the Gaza Strip by sea. Only one year ago, we thwarted an attempt to smuggle hundreds of weapons into the Gaza Strip by ship. These weapons were meant to target innocent Israeli civilians.

There is no siege on the Gaza Strip, and you are welcome to transfer any humanitarian supplies for the Gaza Strip through Israel.

Barring the entrance of boats and ships into the Gaza Strip is in accordance with international law, and was even backed by a committee commissioned by the United Nations Secretary General.

If you were truly concerned about human rights, you would not be sailing in support of a terrorist regime which summarily executes citizens in the Gaza Strip, and uses children as human shields.

If you were to travel around in Israel, you would see for yourself that the only stable democracy in the Middle East guarantees equality for all its citizens and freedom of worship for members of all religions; it is a country that upholds international law so that its people can live in safety and its children grow up in peace and quiet.”

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Pro-Palestinian Propaganda Ploy

By John R. Houk

© June 29, 2015

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YouTube blocks PMW video that exposes PA TV hate speech to kids


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Unsurprisingly Youtube blocked Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) video exposing Hate-Speech broadcast from Palestinian Authority (PA) operated television. The irony is Youtube was not Censoring the PA from Hate-Speech but rather was Censoring PMW from exposing the PA as a Jew-Hating/Israel-Hating organization backed by major global governments including the USA to become an independent sovereign nation to be named Palestine. This also includes stealing half the Israeli capital city of Jerusalem to make it the capital of the only nation in the world that has one to exist; i.e. to kill Jews and overthrow a democratic nation and member of the United Nations.

 

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YouTube blocks PMW video that exposes PA TV hate speech to kids

 

YouTube accuses PMW of “spreading hatred” and threatens to close down PMW’s YouTube account

 

By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Apr. 7, 2013

Palestinian Media Watch

 

Last week, Palestinian Media Watch released a video-bulletin showing a Palestinian Authority children’s TV broadcast of a hate-poem. A young Palestinian girl recited a poem referring to Jews as “Allah’s enemies, the sons of pigs” who “murdered children,” “cut off their limbs,” “raped the women in the city squares” and “defiled Allah’s book.” The host responded with enthusiastic applause and “Bravo!”

The following day, YouTube blocked access to PMW’s video, defining it as a “violation of YouTube’s policy prohibiting hate speech.”

 

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In the past, YouTube has closed PMW’s account or frozen PMW’s account for exposing PA religious leaders promoting genocide of Jews. This is the first time YouTube has defined a broadcast on PA children’s TV as hate speech, and blocked PMW from exposing it.

PMW does not promote hate speech, but exposes it. PMW believes that the only way to stop the Palestinian Authority’s ongoing Islam-based hate speech and terror glorification is to expose it. By preventing PMW from exposing PA hatred, YouTube is actively impeding our ability to fight the PA’s hate promotion.

YouTube has even threatened PMW with termination of its YouTube account should PMW continue exposing this hate speech:

 

“Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the permanent termination of your account.”
 

PMW has requested that YouTube return the video. PMW has no direct line of contact with YouTube administrators, other than their standard appeal option on their website. Therefore, we ask anyone who has contacts at YouTube to please help encourage YouTube to make our video accessible again.


For now, we have uploaded the children’s TV video to a different server and it can now be viewed here.

The following was the original bulletin last week:

Religious hate speech for children on PA TV

Child recites poem:

Jews – “Allah’s enemies, the sons of pigs”
“murdered children,” “cut off their limbs,”
“raped the women in the city squares”
and “defiled Allah’s book”

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

 

Recently, Palestinian children were taught Islam-based hatred of Jews on the weekly PA TV children’s show The Best Home. A young girl recited a poem filled with both Islamic hate messages and other libels demonizing Jews. The poem taught Palestinian children that Jews, “Allah’s enemies, the sons of pigs,” defiled the Quran and Jerusalem, both crimes against Islam, and “murdered children,” “cut off their limbs,” and “raped the women in the city squares.” Palestinian Media Watch has documented that this weekly PA TV children’s program teaches hatred and denial of Israel’s existence.

 

Youtube VIDEO (Unless removed or suspended again): Jews are “Allah’s enemies, the sons of pigs” – in poem recited

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The suggested response to Jews and Zionists offered in this hate poem is military and Islamic:

 

“Where is the nation of Islam?
Where are the nation of Islam and the Jihad fighters?”
 

At the end of the recital of the hate poem, the young program host applauded enthusiastically and said:

 

“Bravo, applause, applause, applause to Hadeel.”
 

The poem also included a tribute to Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah organization and Arafat:

 

“From between the whistles of the bullets I sing:
‘Long live the nation of Fatah and Yasser Arafat.'”
 

This Islam-based hatred that in the past was associated exclusively with Hamas is now appearing in mainstream PA children’s education as well.

The following is the text of the hate poem recited by a young girl on PA TV’s children’s program:

Girl: “Allah created me and formed me
He made me prouder and made me a Palestinian
He made defiance flow like blood in my veins
And I made the revolution burst forth like clay stones
I raised the flags of certain victory:
Allah’s book [the Quran] and the tradition of the most esteemed among prophets [Muhammad].
I called in the voice of hidden justice
I lit a fire like volcanoes under their feet
I refused to be submissive and degraded
I rejected [everything] but dying with the honor that will give me life
From a nation that has forgotten the Muslims’ heroism
– Omar ibn al-Khattab and Saladin – [Muslim fighters who conquered Jerusalem]
from between the whistles of the bullets I sing:
‘Long live the nation of Fatah and Yasser Arafat’
Allah’s enemies, the sons of pigs (i.e., Jews, in Islamic tradition)
Destroyed and uprooted the olive and fig trees
They murdered children with guns, like snakes
They cut off their limbs with stones and knives
They raped the women in the city squares
They defiled Allah’s book [the Quran] in front of millions
Where is the nation of Islam?
Where are the nation of Islam and the Jihad fighters?
Where is the fear of Allah in Jerusalem, which has been defiled by the Zionists?”
PA TV host: “Bravo, applause, applause, applause to Hadeel.”

[PA TV (Fatah), March 22, 2013]

PMW has documented the PA’s promotion of Antisemitic messages.

PMW has documented the PA’s promotion of libels and lies about Jews and Israelis.

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