Alison Weir at Stanford
UPDATE: I've just received two communications telling me the Michelle Starr who made the comment below is NOT THE CNET ASSOCIATE EDITOR! I deeply regret my mistake! If anyone passed on my original, erroneous information, please now correct this! And if anyone contacted her about it, please tell her you now realize that I was mistaken. Finally, I would be grateful if anyone can help to identify the Michelle Starr who made the following comment (and similar ones regarding Israel-Palestine elsewhere)...
"Apart from Israel's ability to defend itself, there never was – and probably will never be – a more important strategic asset to [Israel than its relationship with the United States." The strategic asset in the special relationship "is the US for Israel, not the other way around."
Following are a few short questions for the New York Times in regard to a recent news report:
Tapper's alma mater states that many of its students report that their experiences in Israel [from the school trips there] "are life-changing; they return... with greater maturity as well as a stronger personal connection to Israel and their Jewish roots." The school emphasizes: "...we are committed to the centrality of Israel and the State of Israel."
Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rockets began. Rockets were fired only after numerous Palestinians, including many children, had been killed... here are my photos of Gaza BEFORE any rockets had been fired into Israel.
People should be aware that Wikipedia, Facebook and other places sometime contain individuals who post items while misleading people about their identities.
Please keep in mind that facebook and other online forums are in many ways anonymous and, according to several articles in the israeli media and elsewhere, are infiltrated by IDF soldiers and students with false identities. See, for example http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/142374#.UHjVdRgYLuw and http://electronicintifada.net/content/ei-exclusive-pro-israel-groups-plan-rewrite-history-wikipedia/7472 and http://www.dailystormer.com/israeli-students-paid-2000-each-to-troll-the-internet/comment-page-1/
I expect that some of the posts critical of me originate with such "trolls," as they are apparently called.
My latest article is at http://honorlibertyvets.org/legion.html
Of course, now Israel partisans (and probably these reprehensible American Legion bigwigs) will claim I'm "anti-Semitic," a foolish and unfounded charge. Of course, the last refuge of scoundrels is name-calling.
I've recently written an article about the upcoming day of national observance, "Education and Sharing Day." The article reveals that the person being honored on this day taught that Jews and non-Jews are different species and that non-Jews were put on earth to serve Jews. My main source (there are also others) is Israel Shahak, an Israeli professor whose books were praised by Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal, Catholic News, Jewish Socialist, London Review of Books, and others. Imagine if we had a national day honoring someone who said that Jews were only put on earth to serve non-Jews... there would be an uproar (and should be). Yet, the reverse has been going on for 36 years...
"...not everyone is afraid, and not every voice can be silenced..."
CounterPunch, March 16, 2001
A British writer named Alison Weir is receiving threats and harrassment from Israel partisans who have her mixed up with me. I hope others will help me spread the word that she is NOT the one they wish to hurt.
She is the author of apparently excellent books about British history, and she should be allowed to continue her life and her work without being attacked by pro-Israel fanatics who can't even get their target straight.
Below is her email to me:
I write to appeal to you to make your disclaimer more prominent on your websites. You can see, on my website www.alisonweir.org.uk, that I have very prominent disclaimers on the Home and Contact pages, and today I have had to make them even more prominent. I still receive emails from people who think I am you, and today I received one that was so obscene and threatening that I have reported it to the police.
It is clear from emails from readers that some have stopped buying my books because they think they are written by you, and various worrying incidents during US book tours have made me feel that it is unsafe to visit the States, and - a nervous traveller to begin with - I have stopped touring. All this because of a name - but it should not be impacting on my career, and I shouldn't have to keep defending myself against complaints that have nothing to do with me.
Everyone should have the right to the free expression of their views, but please could you work with me to make it absolutely clear that we are not one and the same person.
I have copied in my literary agent and my US publishers so that they are aware of this situation.
I have now emailed some of David Horowitz's websites that attack me asking them to always tells readers that I am NOT THE British historian. I'll let you know if I hear anything back from them.
The Horowitz-connected website, DiscoverTheNetworks, has now added this information.
Yesterday I also wrote several other such sites, including the ADL, but none of them have yet replied and none, so far, seem to have added the clarification requested.
The text of my talk at the day-long 2014 National Summit, which C-Span broadcast live from the National Press Club. You can see all the talks on our website...
My Modest Proposal to the Anti-Defamation League (....Foxman's salary is even higher than I thought. The latest info is that it's about $740K, not including $50K benefits.)
From the Independent Middle East Media Center (IMEMC), a must-read source of daily news...
Monday [September 30, 2013] Israeli soldiers invaded different parts of the occupied West Bank, violently broke into several homes and kidnapped at least five Palestinians, including one
... Such a pattern is discouraging... it weights the diplomatic process hopelessly in favor of the materially stronger side that has taken full advantage of the failure to resolve the conflict by grabbing more and more land and resources; it makes it virtually impossible to imagine a just and sustainable peace emerging out of such a process at this stage; it plays a cruel game in which the weaker side is almost certain to be made to seem unreasonable because it will not accept what the stronger side is prepared to offer, which is insultingly little; and it allows the stronger side to use the process and time interval of the negotiations as an opportunity to consolidate its unlawful claims, benefitting from the diversion of attention...
I became curious about the organization "Aish" when I stumled across it while researching my piece on the Weider History Group's censorship, and awhile ago I subscribed to the Aish feed. Today I was amazed to read an article that I found openly supremacist; yet, the author and his editors probably feel he is being wonderfully tolerant and sensitive. In many ways I find it a very sad piece. Below is the article from the Aish website. This was proudly announced in its daily feed. (By the way, I imagine many – perhaps most – Jewish Americans find the attitudes it displays offensive):
Updated on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 06:54AM by [Alison Weir
The latest favorite means that Israel partisans use to try to attack me is by making false claims about my two articles on Israeli organ trafficking. The best way to refute their claims I feel is to suggest that people read for themselves what I have written on this topic, so I'll post these below, including their numerous footnotes. As people will see, my information is largely from mainstream sources, including the Israeli media. (These articles represent perhaps about 1 or 2 percent of my writings on the topic of Israel-Palestine). I've also written a few follow-up commentaries on this topic, which I'll also post. In addition, I discuss this at length in the below extended video interview...
Another professor is also attempting to prevent students and others from learning facts he dislikes.
However, while Greenbaum (and perhaps others) have succeeded in pressuring the South Dakota World Affairs Council to drop its sponsorship of my presentation, and they all assumed that this would cancel the event, in reality it is going forward at the same time and location -- but now under different sponsorship. Read more here.
It is sad to see a former professor who demonstrates such disregard for free academic inquiry and who attempts to censor information. For too long the bullying of such people has prevented Americans from learning the facts on Israel-Palestine. Fortunately, their control is eroding.
Apparently, Dr. Murray Haar, chairperson of the Religion, Philosophy, and Classics Departments at Augustana College in South Dakota, is trying to pressure colleges to cancel my upcoming lectures on Israel, Palestine, and America. He is also, it appears, trying to pressure the media not to cover them. It's so sad to see academics without academic principles...
At my recent presentation in Colorado Springs, an Israel partisan distributed a flyer entitled "A Critique of Alison Weir's Book, Against Our Better Judgment (16 September, 2013)"... when I read the flyer it was clear that its anonymous author had not read my book... When I spoke to the man disseminating the flyer, he admitted that he, also, had not read my book.
Updated on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 04:19AM by [Alison Weir
UN General Assembly Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, was a recommendation that was to go to the Security Council. The resolution requested that the Security Council take it up. This never happened, and the partition plan has no force of law. Israeli propagandists, however, perpetrated the myth that the UN created Israel, and this interpretation was then been repeated by numerous others...