Whoever is in charge of the Facebook account for the PCUSA’s Israel Palestine Mission Network apparently doesn’t read this blog. He/she/they should–it would save them the embarrassment of doing what even the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (the IPMN’s pals in the so-called Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement) wouldn’t do, once it was caught: get in bed with flagrant anti-Semites.
On November 2, I wrote about the USCEIO linking on its blog to a sewer called Veterans Today, a platform for anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers. The next day, with no acknowledgment, the link and the post in which it was found disappeared. I can only presume that once the nature of Veterans Today was pointed out, the poster decided that he didn’t want his organization associated with the likes of VT.
The IPMN, however, apparently has no such qualms. So today, on its Facebook page, it does the same thing. Just scroll down to the third entry, and there it is: “Eric Cantor and the Provoking of American Anti-Semitism: Veterans Today”. The article itself can be found here. It’s by Lawrence Davidson, a history professor at West Chester University who has written as an apologist for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, blamed Iranian Holocaust denial on Israeli “imperialism,” and equated Zionism–the aspiration for a Jewish national homeland–with apartheid.
Feel free to take a look at the article, which is about what you’d expect. Here’s the real point: why is the IPMN giving publicity and links to a publication like Veterans Today? For that matter, why does IPMN consider it to be a legitimate source of information? Here’s a sample of the comments to Davidson’s article, which will give you a flavor for the kind of people who frequent VT:
Anti-semites are people the jews hate, not people who hate jews. (“Equalizer”)
Regarding the rise of anti semitism.
I say give ‘Fear’ a chance.
Nothing else has worked. (“Cal”)
The truth is anti-semetic! (“John”)
Modern “Jews” are predominantly Europeanized Khazars and as such the descendants of Japheth, not Shem. The term “Jew” in fact was unknown (being a 19th century mistransliteration of “Judean”) in the time of Jesus and only appears in English bibles because of the aforementioned mistransliteration.
So no, no true Christian should have any love for the terrorist-born neo-colonial Sabbatean abomination called “The State of Israel”, for it has nothing whatsoever to do with the God Christians claim to serve nor the true meaning of biblical references to “Israel” (people of God) which IS the Church, not the enclave of genocidal interlopers in Palestine. (“Penumbra”)
You get the point.
(Hat tip: Viola Larson.)
UPDATE: There’s a new link for the Facebook post. (Thanks, Viola.)