Not So Dear Abby
Abby Martin is an American “journalist” and former presenter on the Russian RT network.
She is also a virulent hater of Israel who resorts to lies and falsehoods to promote her agenda.
Just watch the palpable hatred she exhibits in this clip as she compares Israel to Nazi Germany.
She is currently in Israel and, as you can see from her Tweets, is doing what she can to demonize Israel, with scant regard for that little thing called “truth.”
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) August 26, 2016
Amazed despite Palestinians being under constant attack & infiltration by Israeli forces, they're still the most welcoming ppl I've ever met
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) September 2, 2016
Israel is the most Orwellian country in the world. Its entire existence depends on projecting what they do to others as being done to them
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) September 3, 2016
As well as terror support.
Makes me sick that people try to claim Palestinians celebrate martyrdom we all suffer loss the same way b/c we're all human
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) August 26, 2016
In fact to Martin, it is always all about Israel.
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) July 17, 2014
Notice also how she characterized Israel’s self-defense as “looking for blood“, which besides being an outright lie is a deliberately loaded term, reminiscent of those medieval libels of which we have been the subject.
Having said that, Martin is usually careful about not appearing antisemitic. She outright denies it.
I'm not anti-semitic for being against Netanyahu's policies. Sorry, but I'm just not down with apartheid and brutal military occupations.
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) September 21, 2012
And here, in an interview about 911 with fellow conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura (she was a 911 truther who now claims she no longer believes it was an inside job), she claims allegations of antisemitism are “blackmail.”
Yet she has gotten sloppy in the past, like when she interviewed Alison Weir.
Here is all you need to know about Alison Weir.
If Americans Knew (IAK), a non-profit founded by activist Alison Weir, has the rare distinction of being condemned for furthering anti-Semitism by the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation.
Weir earned this remarkable wall-to-wall opprobrium by promoting anti-Semitic myths, working with white supremacists, and publishing anti-Jewish content on IAK’s web site. Among other exploits:
• Weir published an original blog post on her personal site which justified anti-Semitism by labeling the Jewish “race” as “an object of hatred to all the peoples among whom it has established itself,” In the words of the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, the piece “effectively blam[ed] Jews for anti-Semitism.”
• Weir has not only promoted the conspiracy theory that Israel harvests the organs of Palestinians—an update of the medieval blood libel—but has actually asserted the accuracy of the original blood libel itself, which accused Jews of ritually murdering Christian children to use their blood in Passover matzo. (Weir cited the discredited and since withdrawn research of a Jewish writer.)
• Weir has worked repeatedly with white supremacists, while never challenging their bigoted claims. For instance, in a series of appearances on the radio show of white supremacist and Holocaust denier Clayton Douglas, Weir dismissed allegations that he was a racist, did not challenge his repeated assertions of Jewish control of the world, and did not protest when he played a speech by former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke. Writes the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, “Weir made little to no effort to challenge, confront, or rebut any of these views; on the contrary, she continued to appear on the show.”
For these actions and others, both Jewish Voice for Peace and the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation severed ties with Weir in July 2015. (Though the same cannot be said for many other anti-Israel activists, who continue to defend and even honorWeir.)
This did not deter If Americans Knew from spreading anti-Jewish content. On March 16, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. Unsurprisingly, Garland’s Jewish background immediately provoked upset among anti-Semites. Said David Duke:
Look at the Jewish control of this country. You already have three open Jewish members of the Supreme Court. Thirty-three percent. They’re only two percent of the population. You can count on those Jews to do whatever the Jewish agenda is, whatever the Jewish establishment wants…
And now Obama, who is totally under the power of the Jewish control, he’s been, in fact there’s a reason why the Chicago Tribune calls him the first Jewish president. And why the New Yorker magazine had him as the first Jewish president, alright? He’s appointed a Jewish supremacist to be the guy on the Supreme Court, which basically gives Jews total veto over the Supreme Court.
But it is highly unlikely you’d spread Alison Weir’s message if you do not harbor ill feelings towards Jews – especially if you are a so-called journalist who would have done a background check on her.
Needless to say, it is no surprise that Martin is a darling of some neo Nazis.
I believe this helps explain why Martin disseminates the anti-Israel lies and propaganda that she does.