New Israel Fund Can’t Handle Debate In London
The same organisation which put on the talk I spoke at in London has had it’s latest event barred from a North London Synagogue. It appears the George Soros funded New Israel Fund is doing everything it can to shut down plucky Zionist resistance to billionaire funded NGOs.
David Collier has a comprehensive telling of the story:
Over the last few months, I have received several invitations from grassroots activist group ‘Campaign 4 Truth‘. Some of the speakers have been impressive. ‘Campaign 4 Truth’ are unashamedly Zionist. I only wish more of our established Jewish community bodies could take a page from some of the grassroots groups and proudly wave the Israeli flag.
One of the more recent invites was for an event with an Israeli organisation called ‘Im Tirtzu’ that was due to take place on September 11th. It was scheduled to be held at HGSS, the ‘orthodox’ ‘United’ Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue.
Im Tirtzu made news earlier this year with their “Foreign Agents” campaign and their expose of the nefarious activities of various (New Israel Fund backed) NGOs. I can see why hearing them in London would be unpopular with Soros’s lapdogs. Another arm of the secret Soros “Open Society” empire was just yesterday caught running viciously Jew hating articles and then hiding them when they were noticed.
David Collier again:
On August 11th 2016, Jewish News ran what can only be described as a hatchet job of an article. It was titled “Controversial Zionist group leader’s UK visit criticised”. Indeed, the paper went on to suggest the group’s intended visit, has been met by a ‘wave of criticism from Jewish groups in the UK.’ This ‘wave of criticism’, as far as can be gauged in the report, comes from the natural political enemies of ‘Im Tirtzu’, the New Israel Fund and the self-titled ‘peace group’, Yachad.
The article had one purpose. Get the talk cancelled. What is it that Im Tirtzu could say in London that would be so damaging to the New Israel Fund and UK based Yachad (another anti-Zionist organisation)?
The central message of the article published on the 11th (and reproduced in print form in the weekly Friday edition) was that Jewish groups in the UK should not accommodate ‘Im Tirtzu’. This from Hannah Weisfeld:
“One would hope that any mainstream Jewish communal organisation would stay well away from such a dangerous organisation and even condemn their visit to the UK”
Now, regardless of whether or not I agree with the position of ‘Im Tirtzu’, for as long as they stay within the law, their voice has every right to be heard. As a perfectly legitimate Zionist position inside Israel, I hardly think it credible that Jewish organisations within the UK, should deny the people inside their community the whole spectrum of opinions available. That this statement is coming from the political enemies of ‘Im Tirtzu’, makes it an incredibly transparent and cheap political trick. That it comes from a group sitting on the very fringes of Israeli politics makes the entire episode border on the absurd.
Hannah’s use of the word ‘dangerous’ to describe ‘Im Tirtzu’ is simply ludicrous. I am surprised Jewish News fell for it. I hope it was an error caused only through naivety.
I think David is being a bit kind to Jewish News. Journalism would be holding Hannah to account, not just regurgitating her quotes.
In any event, the negative campaign had an effect and the cowardly Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue withdrew from the event. David’s view:
My political position is supported by the majority of Israelis. I will not sit quietly whilst cowards, bullies and naive astroturf suppliers manipulate the Jewish community into believing blue and white are tainted colours. I will wave the Israeli flag and I will not be silenced. This synagogue needs to be challenged by its members to understand *on what grounds exactly* was the Zionist voice silenced. This is a disease that must not be allowed to spread. If you belong to this synagogue. Ask them!
‘Im Tirtzu’ are still coming, a new venue has been arranged and tickets can be purchased here. I will be there to listen. What they have to say is normally far more relevant, far more important and far more factual, than anything you will ever hear from a Yachad puppet or their puppet masters at the New Israel Fund.
I’m assured by the people at Campaign4Truth that the event will go ahead at an alternative location. I’d like to see a pro-Israel, pro-Zionist church host it perhaps. Because the craven UK Jewish Dhimmis are too cowardly to listen to people who stick up for Israel properly. If you’re in London, buy tickets and go to hear what it is that Soros and his accomplices don’t want you to hear.
RECLAIMING ZIONISM – The return of the indigenous people to their rightful land – September 11, 2016
Douglas Altabef, a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, is Executive Board member of Im Tirtzu, a centrist non-governmental Zionst organisation based in Israel, whose stated goal is to strengthen and promote “Zionist values” throughout Israel, especially on college campuses. Im Tirtzu is mostly known for its campaign against the New Israel Fund and breaking the silence.