Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Anti-Semitism and Conspiracy Theories on Anti-Israel Listserve

Recent messages on an anti-Israel listserve run by Al-Awda have included expressions of anti-Semitism, denials of the Holocaust and wild conspiracy theories about Israel and Jews.

Here are just a few examples:

Claiming Jews Control the Media
November 6, 2009

A reply to a message about anti-Muslim sentiment following the Fort Hood shooting referred to FOX News and CNN as “Zionist Jew network[s]” and claimed that the media is controlled by “Jew Zionist masters.”

Alleging that Israel or the Mossad (Intelligence Agency) Orchestrates Palestinian Suicide Bombings
November 2, 2009

A message alleged that it is likely that the Mossad or Israel, which has a “central-command-structure,” orchestrates Palestinian suicide bombings against Israeli civilians.

Denying Aspects of the Holocaust
September 22, 2009

The author of a message titled “How did the most famous Holocaust-victims leave us?,” stated that he does not deny the Holocaust but doubts its “size” and “content.” The author argued that Anne Frank, one of the “most famous” victims, died of pneumonia, as did “many many German officers” and others during World War II. [Frank actually died of typhus in a concentration camp.] He also contended that the crimes of the Holocaust have been sufficiently repaid: “And finally I refuse completely that any Palestinian pay the price for the Holocaust which, by the way, has already been totally paid…by Germany, and in Cash!!!!!”

Accusing Jews of Trafficking Organs
September 10, 2009

A message included a link to a conspiratorial article in The Palestine Chronicle accusing Jews of trafficking organs in Algeria. The message was written by Ziyad Zaitoun, the co-founder of the Arab American Community Coalition of Washington, who prefaced the link with, “Very important article. This will show you how low the Zionist will sink.”

For more, check out: "Anti-Semitism and Conspiracy Theories Run Rampant on Al-Awda Listserve"

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