Free Gaza Caught In A Lie (Again)

Remember the whole Greta Berlin antisemitism controversy? At the time, the Free Gaza co-founder posted links to some antisemitic videos, and she and Free Gaza then tried to backtrack with a number of excuses, including this:

I am not a Holocaust denier. And I am not a supporter of the video that I posted, nor would I ever have been. It was, in fact, an example of propaganda that is EXACTLY what I and others are horrified over. The video (although I didn’t watch it then) seemed like the kind propaganda that our group was discussing. And I passed it on because of the title.

this:

A TWEET from the Free Gaza TWITTER account was posted several days ago that had a link to a lecture titled, “Zionists Ran the Holocaust and the Concentration Camps.” This TWEET did not come from Free Gaza, and does not represent FG’s position in any way whatsoever; in fact we condemn its content. It came from Greta’s private Facebook page and was shared with a group of people  who were discussing propaganda and racism, and this link was an example of the terrible propaganda that could be spewed on websites. For some reason, Facebook connected our Free Gaza account to her personal Facebook account, and the link was posted.

Greta has added, “I apologize that I did not watch the video before hitting SHARE on Facebook. I was in a rush to get to a book event and simply reposted. The fault is completely mine. Free Gaza had nothing to do with the post at all. ”

and this:

Now a few months later, Free Gaza has been caught in a boldfaced lie. Responding to a (sarcastic) tweet, they have claimed that Berlin’s account was hacked!

They probably thought no-one was paying attention, but the tweeter Banana Republic alerted me to this and the rest is history.

Hopefully soon, Free Gaza will be history too.

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  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Here’s what I don’t get, well really two things I don’t get. One – If you’re a Nazi why not admit it openly. It’s kind of silly to deny it or pretend it and largely self defeating. And two – if there was no holocaust then why do they still worship Hitler. Wouldn’t that make him a piker?

    • juvanya

      He stood for Aryan values even if he didnt kill anyone.

      • mzk1

        Would like you to know that you got two votes in the Likud primary! Since I got very upset with Hotolevy, whom I used to admire, when she got overinvolved int he bus business, I took her off my list and put in Ayub Kara instead. My wife did the same, so we voted twice (must be Democrats) in your name.

        It was a pretty messy experience. Two hours in Yoqneam before giving up (the computers were still down at 5:30), then taking the bus the long way around to the Haifa Convention Center. Even with no lines at all, it cost almost four and a half hours altogether. This may cause me some difficulty with my hours report today at work.

        However, everyone was nice and it was an interesting experience. I’ll even write it up for Dave if he wants.

        • http://www.israellycool.com/ Aussie Dave

          Sure

        • juvanya

          Oh wow awesome! That means a lot. :) Tell her thanks and hi.

          Ah now I know I was right about it being Hotovely.

  • mzk1

    “stupid as Greta Berlin”

    Is that possible?

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