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Alison Weir at Stanford

My articles on Israeli organ trafficking

Updated on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 06:54AM by Registered Commenter[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...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 04:29AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments Off | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Former S Dakota prof Harry Greenbaum tries to block talk in Brookings

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.

Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 04:53AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments Off | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Augustana College Prof Murray Haar is trying to block my talks in South Dakota

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...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 04:45PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments1 Comment | References22 References | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Israel partisans distribute misinformation about "Against Our Better Judgment"

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.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:51AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments Off | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

The UN did NOT create Israel

Updated on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 04:19AM by Registered Commenter[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...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 05:50AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments2 Comments | References1 Reference | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Larry Summers

...""[Summers] seems to have played a major role in transmuting Harvard from a renowned university to an aggressive hedge fund, policies that subsequently brought my beloved alma mater to the very brink of bankruptcy during the 2008 financial crisis"... When he was president of Harvard, Summers told students and faculty that calls for the University to divest from Israel and a Harvard student group’s fundraising activities were “anti-Semitic in their effect if not in their intent.”

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Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 09:30AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments Off | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

July 4th Flyer...

I just came across this in an old box of papers. I passed it out during a Fourth of July parade in Marin County, California over ten years ago – I believe it was in 2002. (Scroll down for a more readable image.)

and a more readable image:

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 12:40PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | CommentsPost a Comment | References2 References | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Israeli organ trafficking, again

Since I wrote my two articles on Israeli organ trafficking (here and here), the subject periodically pops up again in the news (though it's minimally covered, if at all, by mainstream US news sources). Following are two of the most recent incidents of Israeli organ trafficking (for previous updates on this topic go here):

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Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:02AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments1 Comment | References2 References | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Occupied Palestine, the reality ignored by US media

 ... Friday evening [June 14, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian farmer was shot by Israeli army fire, as he worked in his land in Deir Al-Balah, in central Gaza.  ... - Palestinian prisoners held at Israel’s Ashkelon prison have been assaulted by special Israeli units ransacking their wards several times last week, a lawyer said Saturday.  ... Israeli soldiers invaded on Friday at dawn [June 14, 2013] various districts in the occupied West Bank, searched homes and kidnapped seven Palestinians in Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus and Jenin.  …- Israel is moving forward with plans for more than 1,000 new homes in two West Bank settlements, a watchdog said on Thursday in a move denounced by the Palestinians as an "abortion" of US peace... efforts.   ... - [Thursday June 13 2013] a number of extremist Israel settlers carried out another Price Tag attack, this time targeting a Christian Cemetery in Jaffa, and spray-painted “Price Tag”, and “Revenge” on tombstones.  ...- [Thursday morning June 13 2013] Israeli military vehicles, stationed across the border with Gaza, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and homes in Abasan Al-Kabeera town, east of the southern West Bank district of Khan Younis.  ... -On Wednesday [June 12 2013] an Israeli military court decided to imprison elected Palestinian Legislator, Abdul-Jabbar Foqaha, under arbitrary Administrative Detention, without charges, for six months.  ... On Tuesday 11th June, an Israeli intelligence officer forced a Palestinian from Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron, to drink a bottle of alcohol under threat of gun.  ...- Israeli forces on Wednesday morning demolished a house and a sheep barn in Bartaa al-Sharqiya, a village near the separation wall in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, a local council member said.  ... a Palestinian man was shot by Israeli army fire, when Israeli soldiers attacked a funeral procession of a child in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.  ... [Monday late at night June 10] Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian child and his father, from the Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem...  … The Israeli Government passed Sunday [June 9 2013] the "Anti-Terror Bill", authorizing harsher punishment against individuals suspected or convicted of aiding armed groups in the country, and anywhere in the world.  ... Human rights activist Jawad Abu Eysheh, 39, was arrested Friday 7th June following a complaint he made four months ago about a settler attack.  ….infant suffocated after inhaling gas fired by Israeli soldiers invading Kufur Qaddoum, village, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.  ...Baraa' Abd al Rahman Badawi is an 11 year old Palestinian boy who lives in Gaza City with his mother, Dima Badawi. On 7 January 2009, at approximately 18:30, during the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, codenamed 'Operation Cast Lead', Baraa's father, Abd al Rahman Badawi, and…  ...the remains of dozens of Palestinians killed by Israelis in fighting during the war of 1948 which led to the creation of the state of Israel have been found in a mass grave in Tel Aviv's Jaffa district.  ... On Wednesday 29th May, Israeli occupation forces arrested seven Palestinians, including two children, after raiding their houses in the occupied Jerusalem and Nablus.  ….when an armed Israeli man attacked the Hapoalim Bank in Beersheba, on Monday May 20, stated that the Israeli Police shot and cuffed him, after instantly profiling him as the assailant.  …Thursday at dawn, May 30 2012, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the As-Sa’diyya neighborhood, in the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem, and the nearby towns of Al-Ezariyya and Abu Dis, broke into and searched Palestinian homes, and kidnapped 29 residents, including children.  ...A group of extremist Israeli settlers burnt, on Wednesday evening, several Palestinian olive trees and farmlands planted with wheat, in an area located between the villages of Far’ata and Jeet, east of the northern West Bank of Qalqilia.  ….Settlers torched at least nine Palestinian vehicles and vandalized property in the occupied West Bank overnight Tuesday, locals said.

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Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 07:07AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | CommentsPost a Comment | References2 References | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Attempting to un-censor my letter to the editor, College of Charleston's campus newspaper, "CisternYard"

Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 08:18AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir

Updated on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 09:05AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir

Updated on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 03:34PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir

...the two articles on my talk by the CofC student newspaper, one before my lecture and one after, exemplify the deeply faulty reporting frequently found in articles concerning Israel. In addition to numerous inaccuracies, they violated some of the basic principles of journalism. The newspaper’s editor in chief, who calls Israel her "second home," wrote both articles. The first article consisted of accusations by Israel-partisans claiming that I was “anti-Semitic” and labeling my talk – in advance – “hate speech.” The editor repeated inaccurate claims about me without investigating their veracity, and failed to include my very public rebuttals of these falsehoods. While the story included interviews defending the event in the name of academic freedom and free speech, it did not include any defense of me or response to the terrible accusations about me. And in violation of the most basic tenet of fair reporting, the editor never attempted to contact me to respond to the claims...

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Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 02:57PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments3 Comments | References2 References | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

How Israel partisans use the press to block facts from reaching Americans

Below is my latest article, "American media distortion on Palestine," Middle East Media Monitor, London, 01 May 2013 ...exposing and overcoming pro-Israel power over information in the US about Israel-Palestine may, I believe, be the most important activity that those seeking justice and peace in the Middle East can undertake...

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Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 06:41AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | CommentsPost a Comment | References2 References | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

The role of the Israel lobby in the growth of "Christian Zionism"

...today's version of Christian Zionism was largely invented in the 19th century; adherents of political Zionism, a movement to create a Jewish state, were a major factor in how and why it grew. The precursor to today's pro-Israel lobbying groups, the "American Zionist Emergency Council" (AZEC), played a significant role in creating Christian support for Zionism...

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Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 08:14AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments2 Comments | References5 References | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Jack Lew: An Israeli-tilting fox to guard the Treasury hen house?

Updated on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 04:30PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir

Jacob "Jack" Lew, Obama's nominee for Treasury Secretary, received big bucks from banking interests in a job arranged by former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin... A news story in Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper reports that Lew has close ties to Israel...

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Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 08:00AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Richard Curtiss

...Sadly, there are probably many activists on Palestine who have never heard of Richard Curtiss; possibly, they've never even heard of his excellent magazine, edited by Janet McMahon and Curtiss's daughter, Delinda Hanley. The magazine has been publishing the truth about Palestine-Israel for 30 years, and may have done more to dig up and expose the facts on this issue than any other organization...

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Posted on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 03:49PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

More on the Gilad Atzmon controversy – and why it matters...

Updated on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 07:39AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir

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Updated on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 06:08PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir

...Some "Palestine solidarity activists" now even attack Richard Falk because he did not join them in condemning an author whose writings they wish to censor...

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Posted on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 01:09PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments6 Comments | References2 References | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Setting the record straight, again

Updated on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 07:25AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir

Since some Israel partisans continue to disseminate falsehoods about what I've written – taken from claims made originally by the extremely pro-Israel advocacy organization, the Anti-Defamation (sic) League – I am reposting my response to the ADL:

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Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 08:37AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments Off | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Advertisements in New York Times and beyond

The ad below ran in the New York Times on Dec 12th, 2012. Below this are other billboards and advertisements we're placing. Please donate so that we can do this all over the country. Email contact@ifamericansknew.org if you'd like to place these in your area. 

Billboards:

Newspaper ad (click on image below for high resolution version):

The number of Palestinians killed actually was even larger than this – 173, at least 43 of them children (some people died of their injuries a few days later). Details about the children can be seen at Remember These Children, and the names and ages for all those killed in Gaza can be seen at the PalestineFromMyEyes website.

May they all rest in peace and may the world stop these endless cruel and ruthless assaults. Please take action to end the US support that makes all this possible and that prevents justice and peace.

Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 09:58AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments3 Comments | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Jane Harman being considered to head CIA despite connection to Israel-AIPAC spy scandal

It's astounding to see reports by CNN, Politico, and others that former California Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman is being considered as a possible new head of the CIA, given the fact that she was implicated in an Israeli spy scandal in 2005.

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Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:57AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir in | Comments Off | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

West Coast Memorial celebrating the life and work of Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn June 06, 1941 – July 21, 2012 Master of Ceremonies - Jeffrey St. Clair Speakers

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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 07:32AM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

AP again skews the story, this time about Israeli attacks on Palestinian farmers 

The AP headline said: "UN envoy alarmed by attacks on Palestinian trees." Somehow the word "farmers" didn't make the cut, implying that the UN envoy was alarmed about what could seem a minimal concern and playing into Israeli claims that the UN is unduly picking on Israel. While the headline might sound like the UN envoy is quibbling over Palestinian trees while people (Israelis) are suffering, the true situation is lost entirely: that these trees are the livelihood for entire village communities whose subsistence is at stake.

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Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 12:41PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint