A leaked email written by a Facebook employee hints that the social media giant may review its policy on allowing the term “Zionist” — but anti-Israel groups are arguing that such a move would endanger free speech on Israel issues:
In the email dated Nov. 10, the unidentified employee wrote to an unidentified source: “We are looking at the question of how we should interpret attacks on ‘Zionists’ to determine whether the term is used as a proxy for attacking Jewish or Israeli people. The term brings with it much history and various meanings, and we are looking to increase our understanding of how it is used by people on our platform.”
In a version of the email reported on Sunday by The Verge, the names of both the sender and recipient were redacted.
Since last week, the far-left anti-Zionist group Jewish Voice For Peace has circulated a petition opposing any change to Facebook’s policy on allowing use of the word Zionist. Its signers include an array of prominent voices such as Michael Chabon, Peter Gabriel, Wallace Shawn, Noam Chomsky and Linda Sarsour.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, put out a statement Monday saying that it has “joined the international campaign” to keep Facebook from changing its position on the word.
“The proposed policy would too easily mischaracterize conversations about Zionists – and by extension, Zionism – as inherently antisemitic, harming Facebook users and undermining efforts to dismantle real antisemitism and all forms of racism, extremism, and oppression,” the petition states.
A Facebook spokesperson told The Verge that the company allows the term Zionist “in political discourse,” but not “when it’s used as a proxy for Jews or Israelis in a dehumanizing or violent way.” Although Facebook is “independently engaging with experts and stakeholders,” the spokesperson added, that does not necessitate a change in policy.
Facebook debuted a new pop-up last week aimed at combating Holocaust denial on the platform.
Now that Joe Biden has taken office, many of the liberals — even Jewish liberals — who support him are highly critical of the ongoing genocide in Palestine — and that criticism — deserved or not — apparently needs to be nipped in the bud.
At one time, Jews were among the greatest advocates of “freedom of speech” — but that was only until they gained ascendancy over our Christian societies where freedom of speech was uniquely seen as a God-given, inalienable right.
But once Jews had risen and began replacing the White Christian elite, they wasted no time in suddenly finding fault with “so-called” freedom of speech — it became infinitely “complex” and “problematic” — “unfortunately” no longer “absolute” — especially when it makes some Jews feel “unsafe”.
With the “help” of the Jewish supremacists at the Anti-Defamation League, we have gratefully come to understand that Jews are a unique people — sui generis — in that they have never done anything — as a people — to ever justify any criticism for anything — ever.
What history has shown us is that any criticism of any Jew — any perceived slight, no matter how seemingly innocuous — can quickly escalate into a Holocaust™ — and since no one wants “another” Holocaust, perhaps it’s best if we don’t criticize Jews at all — ever again.
Jews are masters at alchemically transforming feelings — even the most paranoid and delusional feelings — into reality — and then forcing society at large into accepting those feelings as real — and even legally binding.
And by extension, it makes sense that all criticism of the ersatz State of Israel should be censored — and with it come harsh legal penalties, preferably the death penalty.
It is imperative that all Jews everywhere can “sleep soundly” each and every night — without fearing “another” Holocaust — and if in ensuring that “right” to feel safe some “extremists” and “antisemites” have to be executed, well, that seems like a small price to pay.
“Israel to Brief Hundreds of Defense Officials, Fearing They May Be Arrested After ICC Ruling”
“Israel had prepared a confidential list of past and present officials who might be wanted by the international court, in the wake of decision on possible war crimes Officials say several member states have agreed to warn Israel of any plan to arrest Israelis
Hundreds of senior Israeli security officials, past and present, are expected to be called in for briefings following a decision by the International Criminal Court in The Hague that allows investigations of alleged war crimes by Israel to proceed, fearing they may be arrested abroad.
In July, Haaretz reported that Israel had prepared a confidential list of decision makers and senior military and security officials who might be arrested abroad if the ICC authorized the investigation by the international court. Israel is keeping the list strictly confidential over concern that exposing it could put the people on the list at risk.”
Another “Dog-whistle anti-Semitism”, excerpts from a copy below.
“Analysis // In NRA’s Response to School Massacre: Dog-whistle anti-Semitism, a Star-spangled Protocols of Zion” [Haaretz Title – Feb 26, 2018 ]
” NRA chief LaPierre identified the enemies of his organization, and of America, as Jews – from Karl Marx to Bernie Sanders
Longtime National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre Thursday addressed criticism of his organization following the Florida school massacre, and his combative defense included expressions of dog-whistle anti-Semitism reminiscent of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” with descriptions of a powerful plot to destroy America’s freedom by “European-style Socialists” who he said had taken over the Democratic Party.
LaPierre vowed that the NRA intends to go far beyond its role as a gun lobby, to warn Americans that all of their individual freedoms are being destroyed by a condescending intellectual elite….
Again and again in his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, LaPierre identified the enemies of the NRA, and of America, as Jews – from Karl Marx to Bernie Sanders, from Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor George Soros to former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. LaPierre singled out Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York as one of the Democrats who are “liars to the core.”
“History proves it. Every time, in every nation in which this political disease rises to power, its citizens are repressed, their freedoms are destroyed, and their firearms are banned and confiscated. It is all backed in this country by the social engineering, and the billions, of people like [philanthropists of Jewish lineage] George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, and more.”
LaPierre, who has led the NRA for three decades, outlined a vision of a vast conspiracy led by “European-style Socialists” who, he said, have turned the Democrats into a “party which is now infested with saboteurs” and which has infiltrated and taken over such bodies as the FBI, the U.S. intelligence community, the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service.
Their goal? “Absolute control, in every corner of our government, is their ultimate dream. These intellectual elites, they think they’re smarter than we are. They think they’re smarter than the rest of us. And they think they’re better than we are. They truly believe it, and you know it, the privileged and the powerful. They think they deserve to be in charge of every lever of power.
“This growing Socialist state dreams of manipulating schoolchildren to squeeze and squeeze information about their parents. They’ll be asking your kids if mommy or daddy spanked them, or what mommy and daddy feed them for dinner, they’ll want to know what TV shows you watch, what magazines or newspapers you read – and, oh yes, do mommy and daddy own a gun.
“And all that private information will be entered into that ultimate list, that cloud of data storage, that couldn’t care less about due process and constitutional freedom, and your privacy as an American citizen – and then it’s just a short hop to the systematic destruction of our most basic freedoms in this country.
“And you all know what they are, but let me say them: family, faith, individual responsibility and self-destiny, a free-market economy, patriotism, respect for our national flag and our national anthem, personal liberty, and justice for all.”
As it is, LaPierre said, “On college campuses, the Communist Manifesto is one of the most frequently assigned texts. Karl Marx is the most assigned economist.”
He reserved particular scorn for the words “Hollywood” and “Washington.” In the nation’s capital, he said, “no one speaks out, no one challenges authority, everyone keeps their mouth closed and their heads down, and that’s exactly how Socialistic societies function.”
“Anyone who attempts to resist is smeared into submission,” he added. “Yep, you know it. Ah, yes, the Art of the Smear – we do live in the Socialistic age of the Art of the Smear. It doesn’t have to be true. It just has to stick somewhere, anywhere. It’s designed to degrade, to destroy, and it’s all over the national media to serve their agenda, and is a movement that loves a smear – ‘Racist,’ ‘Mysogynist,’ ‘Sexist,’ ‘xenophobe’ and more.”
According to LaPierre, for America’s Socialists, “You name a group, and they’ll find a way to turn them into victims. They keep their movement growing by finding someone to be offended by something, every minute of every day.” Citing the Occupy movement, Black Lives Matter and Antifa, he said they “agitate the offended, promote uncivil discourse, and ignore any sense of due process and fairness, to destroy their enemies.”
“Evil walks among us,” LaPierre said, “and God help us if we don’t harden our schools and protect our kids.”
“NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 22, 2018.” [image]
It still leaves loads of expressions, though – everything from ‘God’s chosen’ to ‘hideous hook-noses’. They’re fighting a losing battle, and they know it – hence this latest raft of offensives.
NEO-NAZI UKRAINE: SYNAGOGUE ESTABLISHED FOR ISRAELI VOLUNTEERS (2016)
Israel faces undeniable war crimes evidence at ICC.