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Israel’s 24-7 ‘War’ on Palestine Rights Movement Torpedoes Events, Advances Anti-boycott Legislation

Israel’s 24-7 ‘War’ on Palestine Rights Movement Torpedoes Events, Advances Anti-boycott Legislation

The 29th floor of Tel Aviv’s Champion Tower is the nerve center of a 24-7 ‘war’ against Palestinian rights supporters around the world. Israeli agents working behind the scenes advance legislation, torpedo events, organize counter protests, close bank accounts. The Director says: ‘In order to win we must use tricks and craftiness.’

By Alison Weir | If Americans Knew | July 14, 2017

An Israeli newspaper reports that a special office in Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs is advancing anti-boycott, pro-Israel legislation around the world.

Israel’s Ynet News reports: “The State of Israel is waging one of its most important and difficult battles: The war on delegitimization and on the boycott movement.” The Ministry has mapped 150 entities and has implemented what it calls a “combat doctrine” against them.

According to Ynet, the ministry has created a $70 million unit that works “24-7” to monitor and counter activism in support of Palestinian rights.

The unit, named “The Battle,” has worked to advance legislation, torpedo events, block bank accounts, thwart funding, and organize counter protests. It has also placed agents in Israeli embassies around the world.

The Ministry’s Director-General Sima Vaknin-Gil says that in order to win, Israel must “must use tricks and craftiness.”

According to Ynet, the office monitors “all protests, conferences, publications calling for an anti-Israel boycott and international bodies’ boycott initiatives. It then transfers the information to the relevant people to provide a proper response to these activities, whether through a counter-protest or through moves to thwart the initiative behind the scenes.”

Israel’s justice department has agreed to exclude the unit from Israel’s Freedom of Information Law.

Gilad Erdan, Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs and Information, states:

“Since the ministry began leading the war on the boycott movement, boycott organizations have been under constant pressure.

“Legislation is being advanced in Israel and in the world, the organizations are under financial pressure which includes closing bank accounts and thwarting donations, and the hypocrisy of bodies disguised as ‘human rights organizations’ is being exposed. My policy of moving from the defense to the offense has proved itself, but there’s a lot more to be done.”

Numerous anti-boycott, pro-Israel bills are making their way through U.S. governmental bodies.

The U.S. Congress passed anti-boycott legislation in 2015, at least 22 state legislatures throughout the country have enacted anti-boycott bills, and anti-boycott legislation in other states is in process.

In addition, legislation calling criticism of Israel “anti-Semitic” is being advanced at both the federal and state levels, and similar regulations are being adopted on college campuses. Related laws and resolutions are also being promoted internationally.

Israeli efforts to influence events in the U.S. are not new. In 1994 a former Mossad agent described on C-Span how the Mossad used pro-Israel organizations to plant claims that individuals critical of Israel are “antisemitic.”

In 1963 Senator William Fulbright discovered that Israel had given more than $5 million ($40 million in today’s dollars ) to organizations and individuals in the U.S. to influence public opinion in favor of Israel.


Alison Weir is executive director of If Americans Knew, president of the Council for the National Interest, and author of Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel

July 14, 2017 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Solidarity and Activism | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. “The Ministry’s Director-General Sima Vaknin-Gil says that in order to win, Israel must “must use tricks and craftiness.”

    You mean, like it has done so that it now dominates the upper echelons of the USA government, and Is able to “demonize” anyone who makes any legitimate criticism of Israel and its behaviour, even if it means curbing Freedom of Speech and Democracy itself?
    When is the USA going to wake up to the fact that it is no longer a “Free” country, but is held tightly in the grip of an “Alien” power.
    Where are the USA’s REAL LEADERS who will always put the USA before Israel?

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | July 14, 2017 | Reply

    • Brian as I agree with your written words wholeheartedly, I would ask you to consider augmenting them with the thought that REAL LEADERS of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Germany and on and on, to include the spineless UN, just might be able to contribute, via principled outrage and indignation, to righting the (listing, sinking yet always belligerent) US ship of state and forcing it to begin sailing in the direction of justice and adherence to international standards of human rights. Sadly, all of the above are in league with evil…and it seems to take states such as the demonized Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Iran and a few others to come staunchly to the support of Gaza and all of Palestine and its people.

      Beasts, these psychotic political/militant Zionists, who wallow in a cesspit that, we learn here, drips and soils and stinks from the 29th floor of the Champion (!) Tower downward. Kudos to the tireless Alison Weir.

      Comment by roberthstiver | July 15, 2017 | Reply

      • Of course, Australia, and the other countries mentioned(and the UN) have been similarly compromised and silenced as well as the USA. But, if the USA cant, or wont stand up for itself, there is something terribly wrong here. A Leader should Lead.

        Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | July 15, 2017 | Reply

        • It says something about the power elite across the western world.

          Comment by aletho | July 15, 2017 | Reply

  2. MONEY IS VERY TOXIC. IT CAN MAKE BLUE APPEAR RED AND RED APPEAR BLUE. FORGET ABOUT “DEMOCRACY.

    Comment by GUZE` SPITERI | July 14, 2017 | Reply

  3. Tricks and craftiness or no tricks and craftiness, pressure or no pressure, the Palestinian people continue to exist and proliferate in Palestine. The genocidal Zionist enterprise has no future. I suspect the Zios are aware of this at some level, but feel they have to keep up the pretence pour la forme.

    Comment by traducteur | July 15, 2017 | Reply


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