Jews' Hypocrisy

Martin Luther told us about The Jews And Their Lies circa 1517 AD. He was right then; he is right now. Haaretz, a newspaper run by Jews tells the truth sometimes. This is an example. 

How to lie to college students about Israel, Part One
The five top lies of the month, brought to you by StandWithUs and other Israel advocacy groups that target Jewish college students in North America.

What is it about Israel and Palestine, that the more extreme we are about one of them, the more we seem to lie about both?

In recent years in North America and elsewhere, as Israel's image has staggered from trough to abyss, damage control has turned into a growth industry of Israel advocacy organizations. Though avowedly non-partisan, most have a definite if unacknowledged rightist orientation. For many of the groups, Jewish college students have become a primary target audience...........

Here, then, is a guide to lying on campus to American Jews, courtesy of the hard right. (In future installments, a guide to lying about Israel from the hard left):

Top 5 Lies of the Month:

Lie No. 1 [Mandel:] "The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an existential conflict, not a territorial one."

Lie No. 2: [To the question, "Why has Israel been building illegal settlements in the West Bank?" StandWithUs answers:]

Many scholars consider the settlements to be entirely legal. In addition, Israel has strong legal, historic and security claims to the West Bank, which is disputed, not occupied territory. Settlement building does not violate UN Resolution 242 or the Oslo Accords.

Lie No. 3 [Mandel:] Boycotting goods from the territories is wrong. Its goal is to destroy all of Israel.

SAMPLE FOLLOW UP QUESTION: "Why is it, then, that most advocates of boycotting goods from the settlements also strongly advocate buying products from Israel proper (areas of Israel not captured in the 1967 war), and clearly and vocally oppose BDS campaigns targeting Israel as a whole?"

Lie No. 4: [To the question "Why doesn't Israel divide Jerusalem and allow the Palestinians to have their capital in eastern Jerusalem?" StandWithUs answers:]

Jerusalem has been Judaism's capital and holiest site for 3,000 years. From 1948 to 1967, Jordan occupied Jerusalem, destroyed the ancient Jewish Quarter and its synagogues, and barred Jews from their holiest sites. Throughout history, only Israel has ensured freedom of worship for followers of all religions in Jerusalem.

SAMPLE FOLLOW-UP QUESTION: "I don't understand. I asked a question about the Palestinians having some land in east Jerusalem for a capital. By the way, the last sentence has at least two lies in it."

Lie No. 5: [Mandel] "Self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace groups that only criticize Israel are not pro-Israel."

How to lie about Israel, Part Two: The Hard Left

Lie No. 1: Genocide

Ethnic Cleansing is too gentle a word for what Israel is doing to the Palestinians, which is genocide.

 

Lie No 2: Israel never had a right to exist as a nation. Nor do the Jews have a genuine tie to the Holy Land.

Palestinian journalist Khalid Amayreh, cited in the Desert Peace blog above, writing in Middle East Monitor:

"Sometimes, (Israelis) allude to imagined historical rights as if these pathological liars from Eastern Europe, who lie as much as they breathe oxygen, had any truly historical rights in the land of Palestine.

Lie No. 3: Israel has forfeited any right it may have once had to exist as a nation

Political analyst Sharmine Narwani, writing in Al Akhbar:

"What moves me instead in this post-two-state era, is the sheer audacity of Israel even existing.

Lie No. 4: Jews are not indigenous to the Holy Land

From a conversation at the University of Pennsylvania between author and journalist Max Blumenthal and Prof. Ian Lustick, on Blumenthal's new book Goliath. Blumenthal refers at one point to "Israel's attempt to engineer and maintain a Jewish, non-indigenous majority."

Ian Lustick: "What I come away from a book like this feeling, is that Israel is not just a little bit fascist, Israel is a lot fascist. And one of the things that happens when you use the word fascist - and it's being increasingly used throughout the discourse is that it's the ultimate de-legitimizer. Nothing post-World War Two can be legitimate and be fascist, and even be allowed to survive.