Withdrawal From Occupied Territories



CAMERA on Jimmy’s book

Correcting Carter’s 242 Distortion – Andrea Levin (Jerusalem Post)

  • Jimmy Carter’s error-ridden new book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid includes myriad untrue statements of a kind newspapers routinely correct.
  • Carter writes on p. 57: “The 1949 armistice demarcation lines became the borders of the new nation of Israel and were accepted by Israel and the United States, and recognized officially by the United Nations.” This is false. The “1949 armistice” lines did not become the “accepted” borders of Israel. Nor did Camp David and Oslo specify a withdrawal to these alleged borders.
  • Carter writes on p. 215 that “[An option for Israel is] withdrawal to the 1967 border specified in UN Resolution 242 and as promised in the Camp David Accords and the Oslo Agreement.” Yet Britain’s Lord Caradon, who introduced the resolution on November 22, 1967, after months of discussion in the wake of the Six-Day War, has explicitly emphasized the very opposite of Carter’s claims: “We knew that the boundaries of ’67 were not drawn as permanent frontiers; they were a cease-fire line of a couple decades earlier. We did not say the ’67 boundaries must be forever.” Other publications that have made the same error, suggesting Resolution 242 calls for Israel’s return to the pre-1967 armistice lines, have corrected it. The New York Times, during the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations at Camp David in the summer of 2000, did so three times, published three corrections, and has not repeated the error. n
  • Carter writes on p. 62: “The Israelis have never granted any appreciable autonomy to the Palestinians.” But after 1993 and the Oslo agreements, Palestinians achieved “appreciable autonomy,” attaining control of political, civic, security, medical and media institutions and gaining all of Gaza and 40% of the West Bank. n
  • So pervasive is Carter’s antipathy toward Israel that any expectation of redress of the factual errors by the author himself is clearly futile. The question is why a publisher such as Simon and Schuster should be exempt from fact-checking a book billed and sold as non-fiction history – and from issuing forthright corrections when such serious errors have been printed.

The writer is Executive Director of CAMERA, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.


“Anti-War Scarves” sold at Urban Outfitters look a lot like militant/terrorist kefiyyahs

From Mobius at Jewschool.com, a wholesome piece of blogging.  This Urban Outfitters thing is such a farce.

Remember last month when, writing about the Kaffiyeh Yisraelit, I said “in hipster enclaves such as Berlin and Brooklyn, the kaffiyeh is so ubiquitous it’s already passe [and] as a fashion item it is viewed by many in the Palestinian solidarity movement as a trivialization of the Palestinian struggle”?

Well, the kaffiyeh just got 10 TIMES MORE PASSE and 10 TIMES MORE TRIVIALIZED, thanks to Urban Outfitters (proprietors of the once famed money grubbing Jew t-shirts) who are now selling a variety of different colored kaffiyehs as — get this — anti-war scarves.

Ah yes, the anti-war scarf.

As you can see, it goes quite well with the anti-war RPG launcher.


NY Times Hearts Neturei Karta

In an almost surreal and sweet little piece, the NY times defangs the infamous and maligned leader of Neturei Karta in America, Dovid Weiss, and quotes him saying he is just misunderstood. Ahw, isn’t that sweet. And then they print something that is so outrageously and patently false, that it reminds me why I cancelled my subscription to that fish-wrapper rag in the first place:

“We’re constantly disparaged, belittled, but we’re the ones trying to make peace with the Arabs,” Rabbi Weiss said. “But we don’t look at the Zionists with animosity. We just wished they would give us a chance.”

Weiss is not a Rabbi, we checked his ordination and it is a farce. He pathologically hates all Jews that do not agree with him, as evidenced by my many, many, encounters with him. He literally hates Jewish students on campuses, and chooses to embrace the most hateful humans who proclaim death to Jews and Israel. In fat he fits the definition well of someone with schizophrenia characterized by “impairments in the perception or expression of reality and by significant social or occupational dysfunction.”

But lest I digress. the real culprit is the NY Times and FERNANDA SANTOS for publishing this garbage. Any amount of digging and fact checking would show that these clowns are not who they say they are, and not sweet and cudly, and most certainly harbor hate and emnity for all Jews beyond their sick cult. They are littel better then terrorists who use their outlandish exploits to gain attention for their cause, without regard for the cost to human life.