No One listened to me; I have been saying and writing, for years, that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is ruled by a terrorist in a suit. In fact a bunch of terrorists in suits.
Whereby, Yasser Arafat, the founder of the PA, dressed as a terrorist, to fool the world – and he fooled the world all right – Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat’s successor, pulled off the greatest ruse on earth. He replaced Arafat’s keffiyeh head cover and the fatigues with an elegant suit and a good haircut. But at the end of the day, Abbas, AKA Abu Mazen, has been the replica of Arafat but with more leverage to act this part.
The world bought into Abbas’s clean look appearance and recognized him as a moderate [terrorist]. Just as his predecessor, he sold lies for the world to buy and he continued murdering Jews, with impunity. His law fare-war on Israel only intensified while the world paid him billions of dollars for his masterful show. In fact Mahmoud Abbas, the terrorist in a suit, held the world ransom. The world paid him ‘protection money’ to maintain some illusory status quo.
Now everyone is waking up to reality and the headlines are:
State of Israel Ministry of Strategic Affairs: Terrorists in suits, the ties between NGOs promoting BDS and terrorist organizations.
‘Terrorists in Suits’: Over 100 links revealed between terrorists and BDS groups
In a recent report, Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs (MSA) announced a warning of a massive global war heating up against Israel, carried out by “terrorists in suits.”
It appears that Mahmoud Abbas has duplicated himself, with terrorists in suits en-masse.
Mahmoud Abbas Duplicated 100 Times
The MSA reveals more than 100 different links, shared between Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Both are internationally-designated terrorist organizations, and at least 13 BDS-promoting anti-Israel activist NGOs.
In the report it is revealed that Hamas and the PFLP are utilizing a network of NGOs promoting boycotts against Israel. This is an additional tactic to reach their ultimate goal, the subversion and subsequently dismantling the State of Israel.
These abominable terrorist organizations have successful placed more than 30 of their members in senior positions within BDS-promoting NGOs. It is noteworthy that 20 of these senior position holders have served jail time, including for murder.
These boycott-Israel organizations together and in cahoots with terrorist-designated organizations share the same personnel and raise money for mutual cause and use.
The Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) Israel organizations in question are shown to have received millions of euros in funding from European countries and philanthropic foundations. They also gain access to additional funds through programs such as crowdfunding and banking systems.
Contrary to popular belief, this alarming report makes clear that these pro-BDS officials have never abandoned their support for terrorism. Instead, they continue to maintain organizational, financial, and active ties with terrorist groups committed to hurt Jews and Israel.
Operatives in these terrorist organizations work under the guide of “boycott activists” to gain access and meet with senior Western government officials. Their aim is to pressure officials to demand the release of convicted terrorists, held in Israeli prisons.
Examples of terrorists working for and in support of organizations that promote the economic warfare-boycott of Israel include Laila Khaled and Mustafa Awad.
Laila Khaled became infamous for hijacking two civilian airliners, Flights TWA 840 and El Al 219. To this day she remains active, in the framework of the internationally-designated terror group PFLP. She raises funds for and promotes anti-Israel boycott NGOs, both in Europe and South Africa.
As late as 2011, Khaled was found to have been involved in a terrorist cell coordinating actions. That cell was planning to attack sites in Jerusalem. In October 2018 interview, Khaled was quoted saying, “Palestine will be liberated through resistance in all its forms, first and foremost through armed struggle.”
The terrorist Mustafa Awad is currently serving time for his involvement in several terrorist organizations. That includes being a member of the PFLP and for having gone through training he received from Iranian terrorist group Hezbollah. Awad also represented Samidoun in Brussels. This organization is known for promoting boycotts against the State of Israel and advocating for the release of Palestinian Authority security risk prisoners, including PFLP terrorists convicted of attacking and murdering civilians, serving time in Israeli jails.
The Ramallah-based leadership of the global Boycott movement toward Israel, the BDS National Committee (BNC), has 28 Arab, AKA ‘Palestinian’, boycott groups. The leading group member of this terror prone cadre is the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces (PNIF). In its ranks five internationally-designated terrorist organizations are serving. They include Hamas, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Recently, after finding that the group indeed maintains ties to/with terrorist groups, the American fundraising platform Donorbox suspended BNC’s account.
Following Israel Ministry MSA work to expose NGO ties to terror, several European countries announced they are reexamining their position. They are now decreasing grant funds to organizations that promote boycotts against the State of Israel.
By exposing, in an in-depth study, the true nature of this scheme, the report aims to decidedly remove the “mask” of NGOs promoting BDS.
“Terrorist groups and the anti-Israel boycott campaign have united in their goal of wiping Israel off the map.” ~ Gilad Erdan, Israel Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs.
Minister Erdan and other senior Israeli government officials vowed to continue calling on Western countries to cease providing funds for anti-Israel activities. He wants to halt funds paid to NGOs that promote boycotts against Israel, especially those with strong ties to designated terrorist groups.
Following the report’s broadcast, Minister Erdan said, “Terrorist groups view boycotts as a complementary tactic to terror attacks. Following the exposure of over 100 links between terrorist groups and leading BDS organizations, I urge all governments and financial institutions to investigate the activities of these BDS organizations, and immediately end all funding and support which they provide to them.”
Jews Advocate for Boycotting Israel
It is gloomy to have to mention that some Jews advocate for boycotting Israel.
Many Jewish college/university students who support the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott/Divest/Sanction) activities do so out of being misinformed and misguided. They are motivated by their willfully unwise “social justice” sentiments.
Most of the non-Jewish BDS supporters have a primary, sometime secondary, motive. That is generally Antisemitism, redirected from Judenhass. Into this anti-Israel group one can add the pathetic Leftists, some Democrats, Jeremy Corbyn, the head of Britain’s Labour Party and other extreme groups.
It is likely very few of these Israel foes would knowingly show support for Hamas, other U.S. government-designated terror groups, or individual murderers of American or Israeli civilians.
This MSA report proves that these BDS supporting activists are naïve. They have been deceived into actively supporting anti-American and anti-Israel terrorism. Dangerously so, they are not able to comprehend what exactly they are doing!
The governments that fund these NGOs must be exposed. Mostly of them are based in Europe or they are funded by Europeans, under a “humanitarian” and “social services” facade of innocence.
Through the NGOs, these governments are acting as a thin fig leaf front for Islamo-Nazi jihad groups. These Islamo-Nazi jihad groups, all too often, are covertly subsidized by their ill-informed and well deceived governments. The governments are duped into cooperating with jihad prone murderous bodies, which gives these groups an open door to deny their governments’ pro-terror, anti-Israel, and bluntly saying, Judenhass activities.
The BDS Pressure on Artists
One way to demoralize the Israeli public is to deny them the visits of their favorite artists. All too often an artist who has committed himself or herself to appear in Israel succumbs to the BDS pressure. They cancel their concert-tour in Israel, sometimes at the very last moment.
Here is the latest on the BDS “artistic” pressure on Israel.
In 2018, in Portugal, Israeli singer – Netta Barzilai – won the Eurovision, the annual European Song Contest. The rule of the contest is that the country that won the contest will be the one to host the contest the following year, meaning this year it is Israel. The BDS activists have switched into 6th-gear to derail the contest taking place in Israel this 2019 year.
Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the UK Chief Rabbi has scolded the anti-Israel BDS movement efforts to organize a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, set to take place in Tel Aviv, in May 2019.
The anti-Israel BDS movement bid to spoil the Eurovision 2019 Contest is no surprise. As soon as Netta Barzilai won the contest, the pressure began. First, they demanded that the contest could not take place in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. No, No, to that was the initial pressure. The event was approved to take place in Tel Aviv. Now they do not want the event to be in Israel at all. As usual, Israel is held to different standards, in all respects, even for apolitical, politically benign music contest.
For more than a decade the BDS movement has pursued a campaign of demonization of Israel. The call of the BDS to move the Eurovision song contest from Israel will ultimately harm, not help, the cause of peace, for which the peacemakers seek dialogue and common ground.
Roger Waters, the former Pink Floyd frontman, is a vehement Israel critic. Waters and 50 other well-known artists published a call-letter in ‘The Guardian.’ They urged the BBC not to air this year’s Eurovision contest.
However, The BBC rejected the call from the anti-Israel activists to not air the Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv.
In rejecting this appeal, The BBC stated that the Eurovision “is not a political event and does not endorse any political message or campaign.”
A song competition such as the Eurovision should support the values of friendship, inclusion, tolerance and diversity, not enmity. The BBC went on to state that ” … we do not believe it would be appropriate to use the BBC’s participation for political reasons … because of this we will be taking part in this year’s event. The host country is determined by the rules of the competition, not the BBC.”
To counteract the BDS’ ill actions, Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), an organization that takes wide actions to counteract the BDS pressure that makes artists either cancel their appearance in Israel, to which they have already committed, or to never agree to perform in the country, have issued a petition onto which more than 11,000 people have signed.
The CCFP addressed the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) – encouraging all their friends and colleagues around the world to express their support for an exciting and successful Eurovision to take place in Tel Aviv, in 2019.
Why did it take the world, especially Israel, 26 years – the time passed since 1993 when Israel signed the Oslo Agreements with a terrorist who came to sign the agreement with a gun – to open its eyes. Why did they not realize what has been happening under their nose, which they refused to smell?
The shameful BDS is the thin fig leaf governments wear to terrorize, subvert and weaken Israel. They are doing Mahmoud Abbas job for him.