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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:24 PM

Website Backed by EU, UNESCO Prints Anti-Semitic Article

“(The Jews) feel inferior to the nations and societies in which they live, because of the hostility and evil rising in their hearts towards others and for their plots and schemes against the nations who know with certainty that the Jews are the root of conflict in the world, wherever they reside.”


This sentence, as reported by Palestinian Media Watch, is taken from the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency, which is funded by
Danish, Dutch and UK governments and the EU, UNDP, and UNESCO.

The article, written by Sawsan Najib Abd Al-Halim, appears on Ma’an’s website, and describes Jews as “the root of conflict in the world,” cursed by Allah, and “outcasts in every corner of the earth.”

According to PMW “Ma’an’s editors did not dissociate themselves from the contents of this Antisemitic article in any way. The article only appeared on Ma’an’s Arabic website and not on its English site. The article was posted on November 18, 2012 and still appears there as of the PMW publication on January 29, 2013.


http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/01/30/website-backed-by-eu-unesco-prints-anti-semitic-article/

The EU and UN are so classy.

When will they start funding the most extreme, bigoted Isaeli rightwing media outlets?

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Reply Website Backed by EU, UNESCO Prints Anti-Semitic Article (Original post)
shira Jan 2013 OP
intaglio Feb 2013 #1
zellie Feb 2013 #2
shira Feb 2013 #8
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #9
shira Feb 2013 #10
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #11
shira Feb 2013 #12
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #13
shira Feb 2013 #14
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #16
shira Feb 2013 #17
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #18
shira Feb 2013 #19
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #20
shira Feb 2013 #21
azurnoir Feb 2013 #22
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #25
oberliner Feb 2013 #3
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #4
azurnoir Feb 2013 #5
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #6
azurnoir Feb 2013 #23
shira Feb 2013 #15
azurnoir Feb 2013 #24
Jefferson23 Feb 2013 #7
Solindsey Feb 2013 #26

Response to shira (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:39 AM

1. A newspaper receiving grants publishes one article

Against the "extreme, bigoted Isaeli (sic) rightwing" who happen to hold the balance of power in the Knesset ...

edit to add italics

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Response to shira (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:33 AM

2. That's really interesting.

 

"Jews as “the root of conflict in the world,” cursed by Allah, and “outcasts in every corner of the earth.”

To call that disgusting would be an understatement.

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Response to zellie (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:36 PM

8. Wha do you expect from the EU? They allow Hezbollah to fundraise....

....and do their logistics all throughout Europe due to the fact the EU refuses to label them a terror organization. Funding Maan's gutter antisemitism pales in comparison.

Same WRT the UN. Do we really need to discuss the UN's record WRT whitewashing and covering for terror, slavery, genocide, misogyny, etc.? So why not fund the W.Bank's version of Maan?

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Response to shira (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:50 PM

9. Questions left unattended by you shira, this is your thread. n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:54 PM

10. I don't have a link to the article Maan has admitted to, apologized for....

...and was embarassed about.

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Response to shira (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:01 PM

11. Figures.

You have links to your buddy, the settler..Marcus though, don't you?



When will the EU and UN start funding the most extreme bigoted Israeli rightwing media outlets?

No answer for that question either, eh..from post#4?

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:05 PM

12. Hard to deny Maan's gutter antisemitic filth when they admit to & apologize for it, huh?

But you're more pissed at PMW for raising the issue, aren't you?

Nice anti-racist stance you have there.

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You believe PMW is racist and bigoted too? Why?

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Response to shira (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:13 PM

13. Your friend Marcus is a settler. Read the links and see why you disagree.

The subject at hand printed in Maan which was removed is explained in the post
by azurnoir in your thread...you ignored that post too.

So no answer to the question shira, except to answer with a question.

When will the EU and UN start funding the most extreme bigoted Israeli rightwing media outlets?

You mean such as yours?

Michael Cherney
snip: You don't need to be a cynic to suggest that the poll or the hate language above will never grace the pages of the New York Times or The Guardian or Le Monde, just as it is futile to expect BBC or CNN to ever air the contents of these TV programs. If one goes by the Western media, once the Israeli imperialists leave, Democratic Republic of Palestine will be a haven of peace, love, and prosperity. Think Iran, ladies and gentlemen. Think Saudi. Think Syria. Today Hizbollah rockets reach Israeli kibbutzim; tomorrow, in the name of Allah, they will be hitting the Western Wall.

Palestinian Media Watch is doing work of paramount importance to anybody who cares about Israel and peace - above all, the truth. And we're proud to be associated with them.

http://www.cherfund.org/english/antifascism/antifascism11.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cherney


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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:44 AM

14. So you're satisfied with Maan's response? Here's more on Ma'an....

http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/209919_-alpha-re-sending-with-source-code-insight-pna-ideology.html

http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=219040

If that's not enough, let me know. My favorite from Maan are all the nutty stories about Zionist settler pigs and boars they let loose on poor Palestinians.

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It appears you have a problem with PMW exposing the extremely RW Ma'an for what it truly is. Why don't you want Ma'an exposed? Do you support their extreme RW agenda?

You then compare its funding to that of PMW, which isn't a media outlet. Something closer to Ma'an would be Arutz Sheva, but the EU and UNESCO do not fund Arutz Sheva or any other extreme RW Israeli newspaper. And Arutz Sheva, while nutty, isn't nutty enough to produce wild pig stories and such...

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Lastly, how do you know PMW is bigoted or racist? You throw out an article or 2 but that has nothing to do with Marcus' allegedly bigoted views and articles on Palestinian media. Is it that you believe all settlers are de facto bigots?

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Response to shira (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:08 PM

16. Yes, it's clear enough.

"This article has been removed.
It was written by one of the agency's readers, Sawsan Najib Abd
Al-Halim, and not by one of Ma'an's journalists, writers or editors.


Maan uses Reuters etc, not sure what else you're referring to..if there is an OP ed you would like to offer
please do. The wiki posts are damaging to Maan in what capacity?

The link you left to the comments from Fatah about bin Laden are affiliated with Maan, directly? How so?
Who wrote the pig comment, a journalist working for Maan?


You clearly have no problem with PMW..not their funding, nor the association of Marcus, and you're the only one
in this group who uses their websites and considers them legitimate, at least out loud.

PMW funding from Cherney, my earlier post you ignored. What's wrong, you don't even mention his name. Cherney is not a right wing supporter, eh? He's quite a character. PMW is not a media outlet and this is significant to you, lol. That the Israeli government
outsources is somehow kosher to you..hmm.

Alleged illegal payments to Avigdor Lieberman



Cherney is a close friend of Avigdor Lieberman who allegedly received millions of shekels from various entrepreneurs, including Mr Cherney, while serving as member of Knesset; under Israeli law, MKs are not allowed to receive any payment beyond their salary. One claim is that Cherney paid a company called Path to the East large amounts of money between the years 1999 and 2006, and that these sums were then allegedly passed on to Lieberman as a bribe. Other allegations concern a company called M.L.1, founded by Lieberman's daughter Michal when she was 21. These allegations concern money transferred to M.L.1 from unknown sources outside Israel; the money was later allegedly used for paying salaries to Avigdor and Michal Lieberman.

In April 2007, Israeli police questioned Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister, on suspicions of illegally financing his 2001 electoral campaign. According to the police, in May 2001, three months after Lieberman was appointed Minister of Infrastructure in Ariel Sharon's Cabinet, approximately $500,000 was transferred to the bank accounts of Lieberman associates through Cyprus. This money could be traced back to Cherney. Cherney's attorney, Yaakov Weinroth, said the money was transferred by his client “for a totally transparent, legal wine deal”.

In May 2011, Haaretz reported that the Israeli Attorney General had issued a draft indictment against Avigdor Lieberman for fraud and money laundering, including allegations against Cherny. A second Haaretz article detailing the draft indictment reported that a company owned by Cherney had paid $500,000 to a company owned by Avigdor Lieberman in May 2001. It added that: "Prosecutors say Lieberman then used his government posts to try to restore Chernoy's Israeli passport, which he had been stripped of in 1999, and to assist him in other personal matters."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cherney

To address your last comments, you:

Lastly, how do you know PMW is bigoted or racist? You throw out an article or 2 but that has nothing to do with Marcus' allegedly bigoted views and articles on Palestinian media. Is it that you believe all settlers are de facto bigots? ( end )

I think it's obvious what Marcus is about, what he is striving for and what his supporters, such as yourself are striving for too.
Among other affiliations, he was vice president of the Central Fund of Israel. If you're going to pretend you do not know
what and who that groups supports, well, you're just blowing hot air. But just in case, for anyone interested:

Officials: Right-Wing Groups Help IDF Monitor Media


snip* The government, meanwhile, is getting most of its information on anti-Israel incitement from two private organizations, the sources said: the Middle East Media Research Institute, which is based in Washington, D.C., and the Israel-based Palestinian Media Watch.

Palestinian Media Watch provides mostly professional material on Palestinian incitement in the media and textbooks, but is associated with the right wing. It is directed by Itamar Marcus, who until recently served as the vice president of the Central Fund of Israel, a New York-based right-wing nonprofit association that donates to Israeli right-wing groups like Im Tirtzu and helps fund various activities in West Bank settlements.

http://forward.com/articles/150534/officials-right-wing-groups-help-idf-monitor-medi/

Im Tirtzu’s Zionism without democracy
Zionist group Im Tirtzu, now aiming to influence the U.S. Jewish community, should ponder its similarities to Putin’s cultish, anti-democratic Nashi movement.
http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/im-tirtzu-s-zionism-without-democracy.premium-1.492403


Your outrage regarding Maan is noted, for what it's worth.


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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:28 PM

17. Seems clear you hate Marcus for exposing the PLO and Hamas....

I think it's obvious what Marcus is about, what he is striving for and what his supporters, such as yourself are striving for too.


You apparently believe legit criticism of Hamas and the PLO is bigoted. Marcus' PMW would have no leg to stand on if that were the case. As it is, his work is honest and accurate, and if compared to your favorite pro-Palestinian organizations, it would prove to be far more credible.

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Response to shira (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:33 PM

18. I wasn't sure how you would respond to the damaging links, but there you have it folks.

This response goes along well with your views on the birth control debacle for Ethiopian women.

Have a great day, shira.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:43 PM

19. Really, the Ethiopian birth control smear again? Your favorite sources....

...all claimed it was a deliberate conspiracy by Israel to sterilize Ethiopians. Just as your favorite sources claimed racist Israel was stealing organs from Palestinians. Or that most Israelis are for apartheid.

Itamar Marcus never goes loony-bin conspiracy theories like that against the Palestinians.

Which goes to show you prefer propaganda over facts.

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Response to shira (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:50 PM

20. Keep it up, fascinating how you perceive the situation. The more you document

yourself, the easier you make it on me.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:29 PM

21. Calling it as it obviously is. n/t

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Response to shira (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:15 PM

22. No Itamar Marcus is a bigot and one of those resonsible for the film Obsession

the DVD that was distributed during the 2008 Presidential election as a smear against Obama but you seem intent on defending and relying on him as a source

more about Mr Marcus

Itamar Marcus is an Israeli political activist, founder and director of Palestinian Media Watch, which studies Palestinian society by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks.

His work on textbooks led Benyamin Netanyahu to appoint Marcus to represent his country in the negotiations with the Palestinians on incitement in the Trilateral Anti-Incitement Committee (Israeli-Palestinian-American).

As Director of Research for the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace (CMP) from 1998 to 2000, Marcus wrote reports on Palestinian Authority (PA), Syrian and Jordanian schoolbooks. In February 2007 together with Sen. Hillary Clinton he released a report on the newest PA schoolbooks at a press conference in Washington.

Marcus testified before the Education Subcommittee of the US Senate Committee on Allocations, documenting the Palestinian Authority's indoctrination of children to seek death as Shahids –Martyrs – for public relations purposes. He has also presented before members of Congress, and to members of Parliament in numerous countries including, the European Union, Britain, France, Canada, and Australia, and has lectured in universities and conferences world wide.

Marcus is a featured source for the documentary Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West.


This page was last modified on 2 February 2013 at 10:15.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itamar_Marcus

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:38 PM

25. Really?? Somebody has the


temerity to back this clown Marcus? And Obsession? Isn't that the dvd Pastor (racist) Terry Jones out of Florida was pedaling right before the US general election?

Wasn't Marcus put under police protection/questioning in California over that piece of crap?

How can anybody be considered a Dem, Lib, or Progressive on this site if they value that RW putz Marcus?

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Response to shira (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:45 AM

3. Do you have a link to the original quote in Arabic?

This says it was from the Ma'an Arabic version - would you have a link to that?

I notice that "The Jews" is in parenthesis in some portions of the cited quote.

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Response to shira (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. When will the EU and UN start funding the most extreme bigoted Israeli rightwing media outlets?

You mean such as yours?

Michael Cherney
snip: You don't need to be a cynic to suggest that the poll or the hate language above will never grace the pages of the New York Times or The Guardian or Le Monde, just as it is futile to expect BBC or CNN to ever air the contents of these TV programs. If one goes by the Western media, once the Israeli imperialists leave, Democratic Republic of Palestine will be a haven of peace, love, and prosperity. Think Iran, ladies and gentlemen. Think Saudi. Think Syria. Today Hizbollah rockets reach Israeli kibbutzim; tomorrow, in the name of Allah, they will be hitting the Western Wall.

Palestinian Media Watch is doing work of paramount importance to anybody who cares about Israel and peace - above all, the truth. And we're proud to be associated with them.

http://www.cherfund.org/english/antifascism/antifascism11.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cherney



Palestinian Media Watch:

snip* At a press conference last week, Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon appeared alongside Itamar Marcus, a right-wing settler and director of an Israeli NGO called Palestinian Media Watch, to receive a report produced by PMW. Later in the week, Marcus appeared on Capitol Hill to present his report to Congress. In the U.S., PMW has been running ads on major television networks of late echoing the accusations of incitement against President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad.



What Ayalon and Marcus failed to mention is that PMW is closely connected to the New York-based Central Fund of Israel, which gives money to some of the most extreme elements in Israel’s settler movement, including a yeshiva in a West Bank settlement that is home to Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, who published a book last year justifying the killing of gentile babies on the grounds they might grow up to pose a threat to the state.


http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/97277-stop-the-rhetoric-and-lets-start-talking-now


Officials: Israel outsources monitoring of Palestinian media after IDF lapse
Private organizations associated with right-wing politics unofficially take over intelligence gathering, after lack of resources, shifting priorities and years of neglect, sources say.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/officials-israel-outsources-monitoring-of-palestinian-media-after-idf-lapse-1.410082

PMW, Itamar Marcus:

snip* Marcus is a former vice president of the Central Fund of Israel. Originally from New York, he now lives in the Israeli settlement of Efrat in the West Bank.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itamar_Marcus


shira, why is there not a link to the Maan website/posts in question?

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:51 PM

5. Because they were removed prior to the publication of their existance - go figure

it was supposedly printed 11/18/2012 and languished for 2 months apparently unnoticed until it was removed PMW must be asleep at the wheel or something

but for what it's worth here is Ma'ans statement we are told by Itamar Marcus no less

The following is the complete retraction on Ma'an's Arabic website:

"'Israel is Trembling!' - This item has been deleted"
by: The Administration

"This article has been removed.
It was written by one of the agency's readers, Sawsan Najib Abd
Al-Halim, and not by one of Ma'an's journalists, writers or editors.

because it contains incorrect information and
hateful content that are unjustified and which do not in any way represent
the opinion of Ma'an or its editorial policies. It was published during the
war against Gaza (i.e., in response to Hamas rockets, Israel's Operation
Pillar of Defense targeted the terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip), and
staff was unable to examine it thoroughly because of the workload
caused by the war. was published in the articles' section
intended for readers.
However, Ma'an will re-examine the policy of publishing readers' articles to
avoid the occurrence of similar mistakes."
posted Jan. 30, 2013, accessed Jan. 30, 2013]

http://beforeitsnews.com/middle-east/2013/01/pmw-bulletin-maan-removes-antisemitic-article-following-pmws-exposure-2449116.html

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:56 PM

6. Thanks azurnoir, appreciate it.

Such a concerned citizen Mr Marcus seems to be.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:20 PM

23. More over Maan both English and Arabic has instituted a very stringent talkback policy

leading me to believe this so called article was a talkback which would explain why the public outrage announcement was held for over 2 months, until it was removed after all no one is going to get worked up over a talkback and I'm sure no one wants talk backs to Israeli publication being studied all too closely either

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:23 AM

15. That gutter antisemitism was acknowledged by Ma'an & they apologized for it....

....due to major embarassment. Guess they didn't figure anyone significant was reading Ma'an in Arabic. They're sneakier in English.

That's okay. It won't be long before they do it again. That's how extreme rightwing outfits work.

In the meantime, feel free to quote their hate and propaganda here while sneering at pro-Israel networks.

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Response to shira (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:23 PM

24. shira that is ridiculous indeed but why did it go 'unnoticed' for over 2 months?

care to give us your version of this

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Response to shira (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:30 PM

7. hmmm. n/t

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Response to shira (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:28 AM

26. Flop thread alert.

Add this to the growing pile.

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