Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sweet Revenge: Israel Project "Right-Wing"

The Israel Project was left-of-center when it suited their purposes to be pro-government, when Calev Ben-David headed it. But Ha-Ha-Haaretz knows better.

Here is how they are described today:-

the right-wing Israel Project group

And why?

A pro-Israel lobby group in the U.S. has launched a project intent on shifting the focus of the Obama administration away from West Bank settlements, claiming they are not an obstacle to peace and that their evacuation would amount to "ethnic cleansing."

A manual called Global Language Dictionary, circulated among supporters of the right-wing Israel Project group, seeks to develop a strategy to downplay the centrality of settlement freeze in the American efforts to press on with the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians...the manual urges its readers to disseminate the message that "the idea that anywhere that you have Palestinians there can't be any Jews, that some areas have to be Jew-free, is a racist idea. We cannot see why it is that peace requires that any Palestinian area would require a kind of ethnic cleansing to remove all Jews. We don't accept it."

Admitting that the settlements are the "toughest issue" in pro-Israel advocacy, and that the hostility towards Israel's settlement policy "is clearly evident," the document advises the activists to stick to the security benefits of the settlements at the expense of the theological argument.

We needed them for that? I've been writing that for dozens of years and have been published, as recently as in the LATimes at the end of June, the outlines that Frank Luntz presents.

And this is a rehashed story.


primerica said...

interesting article. I have read your writing in LA times, which you had mentioned here. I absolutely agree with you. lorne

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