Thursday, February 12, 2015

Indonesian Rambamming 2

Another group of Indonesians has just been rambammed*:

"A visit to Israel by a delegation of Indonesian scholars last month has 'the potential to change the world', says the local communal leader who led it." ('World changers' visit Israel, The Australian Jewish News, 6/2/15)

No names, no pack drill.

Says Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) director of international affairs Jeremy Jones:

"This group is a group of people who are currently playing roles in main organisations and who will continue to do so."

That is, well-placed to sell Israel to Indonesians.

"The trip was co-organised with the Elijah Interfaith Institute in Israel."

To get the measure of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, here's an extract from a letter by its director, Rabbi Dr. Alon Goshen-Gottstein in response to Archbishop Desmond Tutu's call for the boycotting of Israeli apartheid:

"If, as I believe is the case, Israel is the only one to benefit from your religiously inspired vision, manifesting through an economic-political instrument of boycott and divestment, there is something deeply disturbing about being singled out in this way. "

Notice how the skilled Zionist propagandist invites the reader to infer anti-Semitism - something deeply disturbing - rather than crudely allege it? Now for the whataboutery:

"Couldn't the plight of Syrians who are being slaughtered by their own regime, and who can suffer on a given day the same number of casualties that Gaza has seen in the space of a month, be alleviated through BDS? What about tackling the Chinese occupation of Tibet... with the same tools you propose for Israel? This double standard seriously undermines the credibility of your global religious voice." (Alon Gottstein responds to Archbishop Tutu about Palestine & Gaza,, 9/9/14)

As I've mentioned before, the real agenda behind any interfaith initiative in which Zionist lobbyists (who conflate faith with political ideology, Judaism with Zionism) are involved is not to promote understanding of Jews and Judaism as such, but to promote Israel by muting or blunting criticism of it.

"The itinerary saw the group travel all over Israel and meet with rabbis, imams, peace negotiator Tal Becker, a Muslim judge and the governor of Bethlehem. They toured Sderot and the Erez crossing, where they spoke to ordinary Gazans coming in and out of the strip."

Prison? What prison?

"Being a religious group, the delegation prayed in locations including at Yad Vashem - 'they saw it as a spiritual place', Jones said - overlooking the Sea of Galilee, at the Al -Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and even in a rabbis house... At the Ziv Hospital in Tzfat, the group conversed in Arabic with Syrians being treated for injuries sustained in Syria's civil war..."

For the low-down on Ziv, see my 12/12/14 post A Side of Israel the World Too Rarely Acknowledges.

[*See my 6/5/10 post Indonesian Rambamming.]

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