Op-Ed: Borgas is the Result of Tolerating Groups like the ISM
Lee Kaplan, Head of Stop the ISMThe writer heads Stop the ISM. He is an investigative journalist and contributor to Front Page Magazine, senior intelligence analyst and communications director for the Northeast Intelligence Network, and also heads Defending America for Knowledge and Action (DAFKA). He appears frequently in the US media.
As Israel mourns the deaths of five members of the Jewish nation in Bulgaria from an Islamist - most likely Hizbullah - terror attack, over in Northern California next Tuesday in Sonoma County local government will be courted by the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) to keep the war with the Arabs roiling on.
On July 24th , in Sonoma County, a local “Human Rights Commission,” will take up the issue and vote on recommending that the French transportation company, Veolia, have its contract canceled with the County because the company provides bus services not only inside Israel but for the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
A member of the ISM in Northern California, Deppen Webber, will lead a delegation of ISM activists and other assorted Jew-haters to speak before the Commission and propose boycotting Veolia, because by doing business with Jews in the region they are somehow supposedly violating human rights.
All over the United States and the UK, as well as in other parts of Europe, this nonsense is going on, led by the PLO and Hamas, with Saudi funding and even help from Iran - in some cases through subterfuge also funded by U.S. government and other Western states.
ISM people openly support Hamas and Hizbullah. The Presbyterian Synod narrowly rejected a recent campaign by only vote pushed by the ISM to boycott Israel, however, they did vote to boycott all goods produced by Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Now they are convincing Christians it is a religious obligation to starve the Jews.
I got Deppen Webber deported from Israel a year ago when I sent the Israeli government photographs of the man disguising himself with a kippah to pose as a religious Jew as he worked with the ISM in Judea and Samaria to try and have Jews removed from Hevron and the surrounding area. As an ISM member, Webber claims he is “nonviolent”, but supports the Palestinian “right to armed resistance. “ In other words, he supports the terrorists all the while claiming he is a “human rights activist.” He was in Beirut rubbing elbows with Hizbullah helping to organize the Global March on Jerusalem before being deported and returning to Sonoma, California.ISMers with guns in Jericho.
Years earlier I wrote an article, The ISM Terror Connection, in which I provided photos of ISM trainers and activists on a visit to Jericho, waving machine guns and laughing next to two Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade terrorists and a Palestinian policeman. The women in the photo were dressed as Jewish settler women, clearly on a mission in their eyes to subvert the Jews in the area.
Those of you in Israel, and many Jews in America, may not know or care about the ISM. Many haven’t even heard of it. But its job is to keep the war roiling against Israel at all costs.
The ISM was behind the flotillas, the flytilla, the weekly riots in Bi’ilin, stone throwing in Judea and Samaria and the overall hatred of Israel that comes from abroad. They are in universities and colleges all across America in a conspiracy that should be considered a violation of the Rico Act in the US and they use taxpayer funding, particularly from the schools, to promote their agenda.
Right now, an ISM-related group under the false name of Interfaith Peace Builders is touring in Israel until July 27th. Their itinerary includes meeting with the riot organizers in Bi’ilin and every other anti-Israel group in the region, not to build interfaith cooperation between Jews and Arabs, but to gather propaganda materia. They intend to come back to the US and do presentations in Christian churches, at the state department and anywhere else they can, showing that a Jewish Israel is a horrible country exploiting the poor, poor Arabs who resist with their bare hands.Pictures is former”Interfaith Peacebuilders” leader Scott Kennedy (now deceased) meeting with Haniyah.
The irony of this is that Israel allows the ISM to have an office inside Israel, as well as in Judea and Samaria, where they can ply their nefarious actions as if they are some benign NGO. A terrorist was actually caught in their office.
The Alternative Information Center also has an office in Jerusalem that is run by an American anarchist named Connie Hackbarth. It was once closed down because of links to the PFLP, but inexplicably allowed to reopen. The AIC is also an organizing and recruiting ground for Israeli traitors and communists who want the end of a Jewish state. It also lends propaganda and other support to Arab terror groups under the guise of being a think tank on the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process.”
Are Jews really this stupid? In 1993 they attempted a peace plan that would have created a Palestinian state within five years. The only caveat was that terrorism was to cease. The Arabs made clear they had no intention of adhering to this requirement. Later on, Israel even deported all its Jews from Gaza, a move that was supposed to get the world on Israel’s side if the Arabs continued terrorism. The missiles then came from Gaza on the southern communities of Israel by the thousands. The ISM, to counter this, began a false propaganda campaign claiming a medieval siege was placed on Gaza with children starving and the world beat a path to Hamas’s door in sympathy.
Now the same game plan is being pushed in Judea and Samaria.
The PLO, Hamas, Fatah, Abbas, Haniyah, all the thugs that make up the Palestinian revolution have never wavered in their statement and goal to take all of Israel for the Arab Nation and the ummah. The five year peace plan that has now dragged on 19 years with nothing but a trail of dead Jews to show for it and an emboldened Hizbullah and Hamas with the support of Iran.
If you think those five Israelis in Bulgaria dying had nothing to do with the ISM, think again. The totalitarian Arab world is not interested in peace and never was. Negotiating with terrorists only leads to terrorism. Killing them and stopping them from operating internally within democratic states posing as “human rights activists,” who are really warmongers against the Jews, is the only way to finally bring a peace rather than embolden Israel’s enemies.
If you think the Bulgarian attack had no coordination with ISM anti-Israel propaganda events abroad with Hizbullah, think again.
It is time Israel act like a country that isn’t run by a bunch of "fryers" [Israeli slang for a naive sucker]. It is time to close down the ISM and the AIC inside Israel and the PA (still under Israeli jurisdiction per the Oslo Accords) as the threats to national security they are.
The amazing thing is that in monitoring ISM communications, they actually keep a historical digest of what they do so they can look back on how they over time destroyed the Jewish state. Boycotting Israel is actually illegal in the U.S., but the government doesn’t enforce the law. After all, why should they when Israel itself won’t take action against the ISM that is perpetuating unending war abroad against Israel through its work inside Israel itself?