By Amy Zewe—
Our weekly posts are centered around the theme of Antisemitism and its organized arm known as BDS: Boycott, Divest, Sanction
- BDS’s goal is to remove the state of Israel and undermine Jews worldwide through isolating it culturally, educationally, and economically.
- BDS often targets college campuses to indoctrinate and normalize antisemitism in the name of social justice, free speech and supposed criticism of the Israeli Government.
Each week I attempt to alert you to the latest manifestations of the BDS movements and other demonstrations of antisemitism, worldwide. Antisemitism is a discriminatory sentiment that also has violent outcomes.
- A new force has unleashed that is not discriminating in any way shape or form regarding religions, culture, gender, nationality or even national boarders: COVID-19, a corona virus.
- The Wuhan-originating virus initially was reported out the China in South Korea, Italy and even Iran—and Israel.
- Each nation has taken its own steps to curtail the spread and deal with the infected.
- Iran is has suffered greatly—their people have been suffering from their own leadership for decades, and now the leadership—an older generation—is feeling the effects this non-discriminating virus.
-Iran’s leadership and some clerics are blaming Israel for the virus.
-Yes, some are also telling their people if Israel develops a vaccine/treatment, Iranians may partake.
-This is interesting since Iran is a proponent of BDS, funds its outreach, and even often criminalizes any Iranian who has any interface, business, education, or otherwise with Israelis, or Jews.
- This reveals the reality of what anti-Semites know– Israel is innovative, caring, passionate about making the world better, let alone their immediate region.
- Israel sent truckloads of disinfectant into Gaza and the PA.
The age-old spirit of Haman is consistent in its scape-goating of the Jews.
- Turkish TV—state sponsored news outlet…a site called Stopantisemitism.com reported A guest noted “Jews, Zionist have organized and engineered a novel corona virus as a weapon ..to design the world, seize countries and neuter the world’s population” the fact that this “guest” was even offered airtime it telling.
- News Room Africa: Anti-Israeli TV guest on a panel falsely claims that Israel is discriminating against Arabs in corona virus warnings telling the panel how Israel is only offering information in Hebrew and not in Arabic.
- Another guest, an Arab-Israeli, adamantly refuted the guest noting he is in Israel and receives all information in both languages. The host tried to to stop him but he explained he could not allow the guest to report that lie. The host then tried to get the Arab-Israeli to address the issue of Israel being an “apartheid” state with her leading question.
Think these are only obscure outlets?
- Ayman Mohyeldin, an MSNBC anchor, joined the “exploit the coronavirus to demonize Israel” party.
- Ayman posted a picture on his social media feed of a grocery store with near-empty shelves and captioned it that now the West can see how Gazans live under Israeli oppression.
- David Lang from Isreallycool’s website reported this Tweet with his own rebuttal noting statistics and evidence that Gazan store shelves are not only highly stocked, the Gazan population is experiencing an weight problem. Most of those shelves are stocked with Israeli and European products.
The ADL, The Anti-Defamation League has reported a distinct trend to scape goat Israel and Jews in regards to this Wuhan China-born virus. Even US actresses have chimed in:
- Actress Rosanna Arquette implied Tuesday that a Jewish conspiracy is behind the coronavirus spreading across the world.
- Her Tweet: “I’m still confused,” she wrote in a post on Twitter, now deleted, “so Israel has been working on a corona virus vaccine for a year already? (so they knew ) Vaccines take a long time to know if they are safe and KUSHNER OSCAR is the major investor in the new vaccine that is supposedly coming here. lives at risk for profit.”
- She has since offered an apology noting she didn’t realize the offense people would take.
- I noted her lack of regard for any attempt of finding out facts before throwing a people under the buss.
- Last week’s reported on the Institute in Galilee which has been working on a virus vaccine that is agile enough to be quickly customized to a novel virus that presents. Thus, making Israel part of the solution to an ongoing attempt to be pro-active regarding the threat of immerging viruses that has plagued the minds of medical professionals and policy makers for decades.
- Many, many more examples of this are online—including noted Lebanese journalists and others continuing the mantra that Israel is behind a virus that is undebatable in having originated in Wuhan China.
- Barry Shaw of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies released a great article on his site March 16. Search for him on LinkedIn or Facebook to read the article. Barry analyzes information on the issues surrounding the origin of the disease and why naming it correctly and noting it origin is the only way to start to combat repeat events like this…several viruses have originated from China. Noting that the use of the origin naming convention will be a deterrent to blaming Israel
- This is NOT to blame the Chinses people! It is their oppressive communist tyrannical government that is to blame.
- Honest Reporting, HonestReporting.org released a video by Zina Rakhamilova on March 17 a short video summarizing the conditions in Iran and what is going on in Isreal.
- A Jerusalem Post article released on March 18 Khaled Abu Toameh a PA official in Ramallah publicly stated: “Anyone who opposes cooperation with Israel in the medical field would be acting against the interests of our people. This is the time to lay aside our differences and work together against the pandemic, which does not distinguish between a Jew and Arab.”
- Every time the PA cooperates with Israelis is it often criticized by the radicals because The issue of cooperation between the PA and Israel has is an issue because the PA get criticized but its militant leaders for conducting any coordination with Israel claiming it promotes normalization.
- Major Yotam Shefer Head of the International Department of the Civil Administration stated that within the last three weeks the Defense Ministry’s Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories, in collaboration with the Israeli ministry of health, have been working to aid the Palestinians in light of the outbreak of the corona Virus. Shefer said that the cooperation and coordination between Israel and the PA is conducted in different fields including civilian and security fields, “In this case, we are talking about he health and that’s the top priority” He goes on, “Our coordination with the PA is very tight and very strong. We are working together because we understand that eventually this virus doesn’t have boundaries and doesn’t differ between Israelis and Palestinians and anyone. We intend to continue this collaboration and coordination.”
Our goal here at The Jerusalem Connection Report’s Wednesday Red Alerts is to provide you with facts about conception, perceptions and reality that my be omitted or skewed from general news coverage. This way, you can pray, support, advocate and share the truth and continue the mission of solidarity with the Jewish people and the State of Israel.