B is for the Benjamins …

Ismail Haniyeh with Hamas chief Khaled Ma

An international coalition of activists, Fake News producers and millionaire terror supporters are currently taking an intense interest in story time at the Highland Park, NJ public library.

What book do these activists and billionaires want to hear during story time? The alphabet book “P is for Palestine”, a self-published book that, up until now, has received little to no attention and that no one has ever asked to be banned. This quiet little book would probably have fallen into obscurity if it wasn’t for the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), an activist group that uses Fake News as a publicity ploy.

Some things you need to know about the JVP and their friends:

1. According to the Bridgewater Courier News, the alphabet book’s author was invited to speak at the Highland Park library by the JVP.

The event has been determined to be the first of multiple book events planned by the JVP’s Central New Jersey chapter.

According to Campus Watch,

“[a commenter wondered “… why they decided to hold the book reading in Highland Park? That’s a highly Jewish area. Was it to push the envelope? Just curious.”

This comment was answered by Yeou-Shiuh Hsuy: “There are a lot of reasons, and I won’t go into detail all of them ‘cos they were part of JVP-Central NJ chapter meeting discussions, but members of our local chapter have long, deep relationships with the Highland Park Public Library, so they reached out to the library, and was able to co-sponsor in full. The library also wanted books that better reflect the diversity of their residents. In fact the library was very enthusiastic and positive about the book, we shared a copy of the book for them to read.”

On Monday, May 6, when Highland Park Public Library was asked if Jewish Voice for Peace had anything to do with this event, the woman who answered the phone hung up immediately.”

2. The JVP wasn’t listed as a sponsor or organizer of the reading. This may have been an oversight, or it may be due to the JVP’s reputation. Their Fake News Events include:

In February, 2016, the JVP published a fake version of the New York Times and distributed 10,000 copies across New York City. Their ersatz version of the Times claimed to have a “new editorial policy” and called to end aid to Israel.

The JVP also posted Fake News on Twitter with a GIF that was labelled as a “before-and-after” shot of the word “Palestine” being replaced with “Israel” on Google Maps.

The tweet stated that: “Up until July 25 the word Palestine was on Google’s map.” The NYT reported that JVP had lied, that they had created a fake GIF and that Google has said the label of “Palestine” never existed.

JVP deleted the GIF from their Twitter account a few days later.

(More of their well-funded antics are listed here)

3. In an article published by the Huffington Post, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called the JVP “their “Jewish Counterpart”. The two organizations seem to work closely together.

Members of CAIR were listed as un-indicted co-conspirators in one of largest terror-financing cases tried in the United States, the Holy Land Foundation Case. These terrorist funds were used by Hamas to “support schools that served Hamas’s ends by encouraging children to become suicide bombers”.

CAIR is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Qatar. Qatar pays most of Hamas’ bills.

Hamas’ leadership is a coalition of billionaires who finance children’s programming like ‘Tomorrow’s Pioneers’. This ‘children’s show’ has a ” fluffy talking bee who encourages viewers to “throw stones” at Jews, and a pretty young host who, in one episode, praises a little girl for her desire to be a police officer and “shoot Jews.”

It also features an Islamic supremacist Mouse named Farfour.

Qatar’s Al Jazeera recently published a video that denied the facts of the Holocaust. The video was shown on its online AJ+ video service in Arabic. The video claimed that the fact that six million Jewish people were systematically killed by the Nazis was an exaggeration “adopted by the Zionist movement”and that Israel is the “biggest winner” from the genocide.

4. The focus of the debate surrounding story time is the book’s illustration for “I”, which stands for “Intifada.”

To members of the Jewish community, “Intifada” refers to two separate bouts of prolonged Palestinian violence and terror—from 1987 to 1991, and 2000 to 2005—during which some 1,300 Israelis were killed, in the Second Intifada mainly by suicide bombers, as well as many Palestinians.

Bashi, an instructor of Middle East studies at nearby Rutgers University, wrote on Facebook that her definition of “Intifada” connotes the Palestinian people’s “resistance movement, most of which is manifested in peaceful protest.”

But in Hamas territory, Intifada means money. Wealthy Gulf-state donors are ready to fight Israel to the last Palestinian.

The money came from two directions: “Legacies from the deceased; money from charity funds; a donation called zaka, one of the six pillars of Islam; and donations from various countries. It started with Syria and Saudi Arabia, with Iran added later and becoming one of Hamas’s biggest supporters, and ended with Qatar, which has now taken Iran’s place.”

Together with the donations from various countries, fundraisers began operating in the US to collect money for Hamas. Here, the Hamas leaders began to get their hands on some really big money. “One of those fundraisers was Dr. Musa Abu Marzook, the number 2 man in Hamas,” Elad says. “At the beginning of the 1990s, he began a fundraising campaign in the US among wealthy Muslims, while at the same time founding several banking enterprises. He himself became a conglomerate of 10 financial enterprises giving loans and making financial investments. He’s an amazing financier.

The JVP is probably also counting on this controversy to bring in the Benjamins. But how does Highland Park benefit from the controversy and the cost of this manufactured outrage?

We can say that we made men like Ismail Haniyeh and Khaled Ma richer.

 

About marypmadigan

Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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