Jewish Attack on Marc Lamont Hill Exposes Israel’s Targeting of Black Youth

Jewish History of Repression of Black Leaders over Palestine is a Long One

The recent Jewish attack on one of our greatest scholars, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill of Temple University, provides almost perfect proof of the intellectual battery against Black leadership that is the pernicious reality they call “Black–Jewish relations.” Dr. Hill elucidated for a United Nations forum the plight of the Palestinian people in the most clear and direct terms. In fact, anyone who heard Bro. Dr. Hill’s 20-minute exegesis would be impressed that he was the very epitome of the Holy Quran’s clear guidance in Sura 16:125: “Call to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the best manner.”

With both passion and precision, Dr. Hill relayed a most distressing indictment of the Israeli occupation:

For Gazans, the eleven-year Israeli and Egyptian blockade by land, air, and sea has created the largest open-air prison in the world. With only four percent potable water, electricity access that is limited to four hours per day, fifty percent unemployment, and the looming threat of Israeli bombs, Gaza continues to constitute one of the most pressing humanitarian crises of the current moment…. As an American, I am embarrassed that my tax dollars contribute to this reality.

Dr. Hill continued to make a compelling case for the world’s attention to the matter, but it is when he connected the Palestinian struggle to that of the Black youth of the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) that Jews determined he must be put down. In August of 2016 BLM published its official platform, which declared Israel to be “an apartheid state with over 50 laws on the books that sanction discrimination against the Palestinian people.” It charges the Israeli government with “genocide” against the Palestinian people, and endorses the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. It is a very strong document that does not suffer the milquetoast mindset of the negroes in political leadership.

Within a few weeks, two Israeli officials attending a conference of the powerful lobbying group Israel American Council (IAC) were secretly filmed revealing Israel’s anger over Black youth in America. To a room “packed with Israeli diplomats,” Judith Varnai Shorer, the Israeli consul general in Atlanta, Georgia, said this:

“The major problem with Israel is with the young generation of the black community — Black Lives Matter starts there…”

 

The San Francisco consul for Israel, Andy David, followed that remarkable proclamation by revealing that he had personally recruited a former acquaintance of Martin Luther King Jr. as an Israeli asset. “Because of that relationship,” said David, “he published three articles in the Huffington Post explaining why their [BLM’s] agenda was hijacked.” Watch the entire film here.

So, when Dr. Hill connected Michael Brown’s murder by police in Ferguson, Missouri—the 2014 incident that initiated Black Lives Matter—with the Palestinian lives martyred, it directly sabotaged the clandestine plans the Israelis had developed for “the young generation of the black community” in America. Dr. Hill said:

One motivation for my hope in the liberation and ultimate self-determination of the Palestinian people comes in August of 2014. Black Americans were in Ferguson, Missouri, in the Midwest of the United States protesting the death of a young man named Michael Brown, an unarmed African American male who had been killed by a law enforcement agent. And as we protested, I saw two things that provided hope for the Palestinian struggle. One was that for the first time in my entire life of activism, I saw a sea of Palestinian people. I saw a sea of Palestinian flags in the crowd saying that we must form a solidarity project. We must struggle together in order to resist, because state violence in the United States and state violence in Brazil and state violence in Syria and state violence in Egypt and state violence in South Africa and state violence in Palestine are all of the same sort. And we finally understood that we must work together and not turn on each other but instead turn to each other.

But Hill went further:


And later that night, when the police began to tear-gas us, Mariam Barghouti tweeted us from Ramallah. She, along with other Palestinian youth activists, told us that the tear gas that we were experiencing was only temporary. They gave us tips for how to wash our eyes out. They told us how to make gas masks out of t-shirts. They gave us permission to think and dream beyond our local conditions by giving us a transnational or a global solidarity project. And from those tweets and social media messages, we began then to organize together. We brought a delegation of black activists to Palestine, and we saw the connections between the police in New York City, who are being trained by Israeli soldiers, and the type of policing we were experiencing in New York City. We began to see relationships of resistance, and we began to build and struggle and organize together. That spirit of solidarity—a solidarity that is bound up not just in ideology but in action—is the way out. So, as we stand here on the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the tragic commemoration of the Nakba, we have an opportunity to not just offer solidarity in words but to commit to political action, grassroots action, local action, and international action that will give us what justice requires. And that is a free Palestine from the river to the sea. Thank you for your time.

The training of U.S. inner-city police departments in the brutal and dehumanizing anti-Palestinian tactics of the Israeli military is the ultimate plan for the violent subduing and mass incarceration of a rising Black America. In fact, it is Israel’s number 1 export to Black America. This operation has been the function of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, that gaggle of spies that has labeled every living Black man and woman “anti-Semitic.” According to its website, the ADL actually pays top “law enforcement executives” to travel to Israel “to learn how Israel’s police, intelligence, and security forces prevent terror attacks.” They now claim to have helped train “more than 90,000 law enforcement professionals.”

Israeli-trained Austin, TX, police subduing a “terrorist.”

Hearing Dr. Hill’s words at the United Nations—which directly identified the police in both nations as the arm of the oppressor—meant that Hill had to join Farrakhan near the top of the list of Black voices that at all costs must be silenced.

 

Jewish Attacks on Blacks Who Dare to Address Israel

The history of Jewish attempts at silencing Blacks is long indeed, and usually successful. We have previously exposed the Jewish role in the muzzling of W.E.B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey. That was followed by the ADL’s 1942 infiltration of the Nation of Islam’s Chicago mosque that generated the unjustified arrests of 82 innocent Muslims. All of the forenamed had offended in some way the Jewish plan for their “negro property” in America.

But then, as The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad described, “America and England deposited their little brother, Israel, on foreign soil, Palestine, which is Arab land. They deprived the Arabs of their own land and sent them into exile.” It is called the Nakba, the Great Catastrophe of May 1948, and Blacks quickly found out that Jews would not accept ANY criticism for their wicked, gangster actions.

At that time the Black diplomat Ralph Bunche served at the United Nations to help address the 1948 catastrophe. He traveled to the Middle East as the chief aide to Sweden’s Count Folke Bernadotte, who had been appointed by the U.N. to mediate the conflict. But Bernadotte was murdered—not by “Arab terrorists” but by Jewish terrorists, led by the future Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir. Most assuredly, Ralph Bunche got the message.

Rep. Ron Dellums found himself on the ADL’s list of spy targets.

Black California Congressman Ron Dellums had to devote four anguished pages of his autobiography to events surrounding a single vote in Congress in 1973 in which he intended to oppose further military aid to Israel:

Andrew Young is sworn in as United Nations ambassador on Jan. 31, 1977.

“The night before the vote, I talked to my family about what would occur the next day. I explained to my kids that I was going to cast a vote that would probably mean that we would be leaving Washington, D.C., to go back home to Berkeley, that voting against the arms aid bill would probably cause enough people to vote against my reelection that I would lose.”

There are no Jewish congresspersons, one can be assured, who are holding family meetings about career-ending votes or about the need to leave town because of their votes on funds for American inner cities or investment in Africa. For his Black intransigence Dellums found himself on the ADL’s list of spy targets.

In 1977, President Jimmy Carter appointed Martin Luther King protégé Andrew Young to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Just two years later, Jews mercilessly assailed Young after the Israeli Mossad bugged his meeting with a Palestinian Liberation Organization representative. He, like Ralph Bunche and Dr. Hill, was attempting to resolve the Middle East conflict and bring peace to the region. The Jews forced Pres. Jimmy Carter to punish Young, who left bitterly unrepentant: “I really don’t feel a bit sorry for anything that I have done.

One of many news articles covering the reaction of Black leaders to the firing of Andrew Young on Jewish demand.

Civil rights activist Julian Bond read a statement by 230 outraged Black leaders that included psychologist Kenneth Clark, Mayor Richard Hatcher (Gary, Ind.), Rev. Hosea Williams (SCLC-Atlanta), Rev. Joseph Lowery (SCLC), Rev. Benjamin Hooks (NAACP), Rev. Jesse Jackson (PUSH), and Vernon Jordan (NUL):

“[I]t is a fact that within the past 10 years some Jewish organizations and intellectuals who were previously identified with the aspirations of Black Americans…became apologists for the racial status quo…. Powerful organizations within the Jewish community opposed the interest of the Black community in the [affirmative action] cases up to the United States Supreme Court…”

Nathan Perlmutter, ADL national director

The ADL’s Nathan Perlmutter called the statement “half-truths, untruths, and anti-Semitic nonsense.” Blacks didn’t stop there. They got on a plane, flew to the Middle East for a 12-day tour, and met with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (the PLO!). They even awarded the “Martin Luther King Medal” to the hated Libyan freedom-fighter Muammar Gadhafi. Years later the former Pres. Carter wrote a book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, saying that Israel “perpetrates even worse instances of apartheid, than we witnessed even in South Africa.”

1983 “Jews Against Jackson” ad in the NY Times

In 1983, a group of hate-filled Jews calling themselves Jews Against Jackson launched a series of vicious attacks on Black presidential candidate Jesse L. Jackson. They placed an ad in the New York Times protesting Jackson’s stance on Palestinian rights. The ad said, “Ruin Jesse, Ruin,” in mockery of his campaign slogan “Run, Jesse, Run.” “JESSE JACKSON IS NO GOOD FOR JEWS, FOR ISRAEL OR FOR AMERICA. STOP HIM. RUIN JESSE, NOW.” Min. Louis Farrakhan got right to the root of the matter:

“Now, that nation called Israel never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under His holy and righteous name.”

The effects of that laser-guided epistle are still being felt. In 2002, anti-Apartheid fighter Bishop Desmond Tutu sounded very much like Dr. Hill in 2018:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa

“I’ve been very deeply distressed in my visit to the Holy Land; it reminded me so much of what happened to us black people in South Africa. I have seen the humiliation of the Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks, suffering like us when young white police officers prevented us from moving about….I have experienced Palestinians pointing to what were their homes, now occupied by Jewish Israelis.…Have our Jewish sisters and brothers forgotten their humiliation? Have they forgotten the collective punishment, the home demolitions, in their own history so soon?”

Similarly, in 1990, a mere 16 days from his release from prison, Nelson Mandela met with PLO leader Yasser Arafat, saying: “I believe that there are many similarities between our struggle and that of the PLO.” He went on to say, “We live under a unique form of colonialism in South Africa, as well as in Israel.” He wrote that “Palestinians are not struggling for a ‘state’ but for freedom, liberation and equality, just like we were struggling for freedom in South Africa.”

Two of Black America’s greatest writers, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison, have both run afoul of the Jewish overseers. Walker considers Israel to be

“the greatest terrorist in that part of the world. And I think in general, the United States and Israel are great terrorist organizations themselves….When you terrorize people, when you make them so afraid of you that they are just mentally and psychologically wounded for life—that’s terrorism.”

Toni Morrison has identified Israel’s “long-term military, economic and geographic practice whose political aim is nothing less than the liquidation of the Palestinian nation,” and cited Israel’s “illegal military occupation of the West Bank and the systematic appropriation of its natural resources—most particularly that of water.”

One of the many Jewish characterizations of the first Black president.

The first Black president Barack Obama left office in 2016 pilloried with the Black Hitler label for not bowing deep enough to Jewish demands. When French President Nicolas Sarkozy said to him, “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Mr. Obama according to the UK Telegraph replied, “You may be sick of him, but me, I have to deal with him every day.”

Marc Lamont Hill should be thankful that CNN’s Jewish head Jeff Zucker dropped him—it only adds to Hill’s prestige and credibility. CNN’s role as a mouthpiece and cheerleader for U.S. militarism around the globe has long ago disqualified it as a serious news agency. By his bold United Nations stance Dr. Hill has become a worldwide recognized champion of human rights and a powerful voice for the unity of the oppressed. He has added himself to a mighty Black legacy of daring spokespeople aiding those caught under the feet of England, America, and “America’s little brother,” the demonic state of Israel. He has brought awareness of the Palestinian struggle to a whole new generation. And he is just getting started.

 

 


 

Why Criticism Of Israel (By Americans) Is Legally Impossible

by Cedric Muhammad

The concept of maturity in race relations is a key factor in understanding why and how the label of “Anti-Semitism” intentionally prevents an honest dialogue over (1) the policies of the state of Israel, (2) the power of the Jewish Political Establishment in the United States and (3) the influence of members of the Jewish Community in the fields of culture and finance.

Last week a law passed in South Carolina making it the first state in the United States to pass such a law defining anti-Semitism. Although the popular notion of Semitic people has increasingly and maliciously been narrowed (clearly not supported by the actual definition of the word “Semite”), no decent person wants to see Jewish people mocked, threatened or physically harmed. And any sincere effort to prevent the objectification or dehumanization of Jewish people is worthy of support.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R. Florida

But is that truly the motivation of such laws like that just passed in South Carolina or one moving its way through Congress authored by Senator Marco Rubio — S. 198, “Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017”?

The South Carolina law and Senator Rubio’s are both based upon the definition of anti-Semitism set forth by the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, in the fact sheet issued on June 8, 2010.

One of the listed components of that definition is “Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.”

But are aspects of that particular definition consistent with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?

In late 2016 the U.S. Senate passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Bill. It foreshadows the bill Senator Rubio is currently advancing. One of its features is that it gives examples of what it defines as anti-Semitism. One is, to “Judge Israel by a double standard that one would not apply to any other democratic nation.” In a December 2016 New York magazine article titled “The Anti-Anti-Semitism Bill the ADL Is Pushing Is (Still) Such a Free-Speech Mess,” Jesse Singal writes: “…this is deeply problematic legislation. As many observers have noted, it defines, for the purpose of investigations into alleged civil-rights violations on campus, anti-Semitism in a way that plainly violates the First Amendment.”

In a way that is striking, the actual emphasis on these subjects reveals — in the minds of those supporting such legislation — a belief that Israel should be judged “by a double standard that one would not apply to any other democratic nation.”

Here’s how Peter Beinart in an article, “American Jewish Establishment Stifles Free Speech to Silence Zionism’s Critics,” published in the Israeli daily Haaretz, reacted to the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act and the definition it is based upon:

“Following the definition hatched by Soviet dissident turned Israeli right-winger Natan Sharansky, the Fact Sheet defines anti-Semitism as, among other things, Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist.

This is nuts. Across the world, numerous peoples desire self-determination. Kurds have been seeking their own state since the late nineteenth century, roughly the same period when Jews hatched Zionism.

So have Basques. Sikhs have been agitating for their own country, in Punjab, since Indias creation. The Igbos of eastern Nigeria actually created one, Biafra, for three years between 1967 and 1970.

There are reasonable arguments in favor of these efforts at self-determination. There are also reasonable arguments in favor of requiring Kurds, Basques, Sikhs and Igbo to live in multi-ethnic countries based upon a national identity that supersedes their own.

Either way, bigotry has nothing to do with it. If opposing a peoples desire for self-determination makes you bigoted against that group, then a lot of American Jewish leaders should report themselves to the Department of Educations Civil Rights office right now.

After all, Palestinians want their own state. Many American Jewish leaders oppose it. Why aren’t those leaders bigots under the very principle they’re trying to write into law?”

Mr. Beinart’s concluding rhetorical question gets to the heart of the controversy between the Nation of Islam and the Jewish Political Establishment and the underlying tensions that have long existed in Black–Jewish relations and between the Zionist and Pan-African Movements.

The subtlety of the maneuver to define anti-Semitism and apply it in the broadest context possible — cultural, political, punitive, criminal and under international law — may be lost on many, but it essentially amounts to a censure and sanction regime that forbids freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly (study the demands by Jewish leadership that no one associate with Minister Louis Farrakhan) for a community of persons critical of Israel or the influence of Jewish persons. It ultimately results in only the State of Israel, the Jewish Political Establishment or Jewish persons being able to constructively critique themselves, while simultaneously being shielded from any criticism, censure or sanction for their negative attitudes, beliefs, policies and behavior against entire groups of non-Jewish people.

Here are three relevant examples:

First, in 1998 Jewish film historian Neal Gabler wrote a book titled An Empire of Their Own: How The Jews Invented Hollywood. Read the book or at least watch the A&E Home Video based upon it, which includes this statement early on in its narration: “Modern America first saw light on a Hollywood screen. It was largely the product of six movie studios established in the 1920s and run for over 30 years by a group of Jewish immigrants.” This is a general statement about Jewish people in the context of their historical, cultural influence. It is not mythology but has been referenced as a myth so many times that most people would consider it such. Some say it feeds a harmful stereotype. But how would that statement and the entire book fare under this portion of the definition of anti-Semitism moving through state legislatures and the United States Congress: “stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions”? Now, imagine if it were a Black American making that statement. Or imagine if it were a Palestinian historian or scholar and not Neal Gabler who wrote the book?

Secondly, in 2000 a book was published by author Steven Silbiger titled The Jewish Phenomenon: Seven Keys To The Enduring Wealth of a People. Steven Silbiger had already sold 200,000 copies of his classic, The Ten-Day MBA. His follow-up effort was The Jewish Phenomenon, wherein he broached the subject of Jewish success and wealth, disproportionate in terms of the community’s relatively small population size — in America and throughout the world. The back cover of The Jewish Phenomenon gets right to the heart of the matter, promising to answer why:

(1) Jews make up only 2% of the total U.S. population, yet 45% of the top 40 of the Forbes 400 richest Americans are Jewish

(2) One-third of all American multimillionaires are Jewish

(3) The percentage of Jewish households with income greater than $50,000 is double that of non-Jews while, on the other hand, the percentage of Jewish households with income less than $20,000 is half that of non-Jews

(4) 20% of professors at leading universities are Jewish

(5) 40% of partners in leading New York and Washington D.C. law firms are Jewish and 25% percent of all American Nobel Prize winners are Jewish.

Now, imagine a Black American making those factual but very general statements. Imagine a successfully published Black professor or intellectual writing an entire book about that topic. What would the reaction and consequences be? And, what would happen if individuals began to tie criticism of the State of Israel or, say, criticism of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, or simply AIPAC or the Anti-Defamation-League (ADL) to those facts?

One could easily imagine such persons would soon or eventually be labeled “Anti-Semitic.” There appears to be no way (especially in America) to effectively cite the collective influence of Jewish people and connect it to political criticism of the State of Israel, in a public sphere.

Evan Bernstein, New York Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League

Finally, a couple of weeks ago Mr. Evan R. Bernstein began following me on Twitter. Mr. Bernstein is the regional director for the ADL in New York. I tweeted to him how pleased I was that he was following me and that perhaps it might lead to dialogue. I also mentioned in my tweet how much I appreciated his stance against the “#PunishAMuslimDay” social media movement. I suggested to Mr. Bernstein that perhaps we may have a dialogue. Then, I asked him two questions: (1) Have you or the ADL of New York condemned Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s defamation of African migrants? And (2) What is your position on anti-Black statements in the Talmud.

Mr. Bernstein made me aware of the ADL’s tweet encouraging Prime Minister Netanyahu to “deal humanely” with African asylum seekers in Israel. But he did not immediately answer my second question.

I re-tweeted the ADL’s statement on the African migrants.

Mr. Bernstein subsequently made me aware of an ADL statement expressing compassion for the families, friends and community of the recently murdered Saheed Vasell.

I responded, “Appreciate this Sir. Anything on concerns about the Talmud feeding anti-Black sentiment?”

As of the date of this writing — 10 days later —I still have not received an answer from Mr. Bernstein.

Why is it so easy for certain members of the Jewish community to demand that Black Americans denounce anti-Semitism and yet so hard for them to respond to calls for them to denounce anti-Black attitudes sourced from the Talmud — the book most central to their community?

Now, imagine if an “Anti-Blackism” piece of legislation were crafted for passage in Congress that specifically defined “Anti-Black” with the same language as that of the proposed legislation defining anti-Semitism, “Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Blacks….”

Would it have any chance of passage?  Would Jewish Members of Congress support it?

I still hope to have a mature dialogue with Mr. Bernstein regarding Black–Jewish relations, wherein we can discuss this.

 


Cedric Muhammad is an Economist and Member of The Nation of Islam’s Research Team. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedricmuhammad

Tamika Mallory, the  ADL, & the Hypocrisy of the Anti-Black Zionists!

Minister Farrakhan and Ms. Mallory.

For the past month, Women’s March Co-organizer Tamika Mallory has faced relentless criticism for doing what millions and millions of African-Americans have done for decades and generations of their lives: she attended a speech by Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan.

While speaking, Minister Farrakhan made remarks which have been criticized for being anti-Semitic by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  When asked about these statements, Ms. Mallory stated: “I think people have to ask Minister Farrakhan about his views. I’m not responsible for Minister Farrakhan, nor am I a spokesperson for him.” [1]

She continued by stating, “What I do know is that I’ve worked with Minister Farrakhan for many years to address some of the ills in the Black community, where we’ve transformed lives… In those areas we have been able to work together. As it relates to some of the statements he has made and some of his personal views, people have to ask him about that.” [2]

Organizations such as the ADL refused to accept this and took to Twitter and other social media to criticize not only Ms. Mallory but other Black leaders who would dare share the same breathing space as Minister Farrakhan.                                             

The ADL has further called for Ms. Mallory to resign from her position in the Women’s March. The ADL complains, ”Tamika Mallory, one of the leaders of the Women’s March, who got a special shout-out from Farrakhan and who regularly posts laudatory pictures of him on her Instagram account — as does Carmen Perez, another leader of the March.“ [3]

Yet, former ADL director Abe Foxman has appeared in several photographs smiling with Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres, a man who offered to sell apartheid South Africa a long-range missile called the burglar. [4]

Former ADL director Abe Foxman takes picture with Shimon Peres, who once advocated that Apartheid South Africa needed ”More Modern Weapons.”

After signing a defense agreement with apartheid South Africa in 1975, Peres proudly posed in a photograph with Hendrik Van Den Berg, who was known as the most feared man in South Africa due to his role in mass-murdering Black, anti-apartheid activists. [5]  

Why didn’t the ADL attack Peres with as much tenacity for taking a photo with Hendrik van den Bergh, as they did Ms. Mallory for uploading a photograph with Farrakhan?

Despite Peres appearing in a photo with a mass-murderer of Black people and his role in arming apartheid South Africa, the ADL once hosted a celebration where they provided Peres with the distinguished statesmen award, claiming Peres changed the world for the better. [6]

Foxman asserted, “Just think of the diverse contributions Shimon Peres has made to mankind.” [7] It would appear the ADL does not hold itself to the same standard it seeks to impose upon Ms. Mallory.  Foxman has also  shared platforms and taken photographs with former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who believed that the racist white settlers in apartheid South Africa needed,”more modern weapons.” [8]  Was there any outcry about this appearance? No. 

 ADL’s role in Anti-Black Violence

In the Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa, Sasha Polakow-Suransky writes: “As the anti-apartheid campaign turned its attention to Israeli links with South Africa, the ADL entered the propaganda fray, publically attacking Nelson Mandela’s ANC with arguments that mirrored those of hardline security officials in Pretoria.” [9]  Indeed, instead of repudiating Peres for signing a defense agreement with Apartheid South Africa, in 1986, the then national director of the ADL, Nathan Perlmutter, co-authored an article defending apartheid and South Africa’s President P.W. Botha, while denouncing Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress as “totalitarian, anti-humane, anti-democratic, anti-Israel and anti-American.” [10]  If the ADL had been aware of Nelson Mandela’s photograph with Minister Farrakhan, given their history, the ADL would have probably used that to call for Nelson Mandela to step down from his position. 

The ADL even dispatched spies throughout the United States to monitor groups working to end apartheid in South Africa. [11] Working as a spy for the ADL, Roy Bullock passed on data he collected on anti-apartheid activists to the racist intelligence agency of Apartheid South Africa. [12]

After this repugnant history, it’s absolutely absurd for the ADL to even posture as though it’s a credible civil rights organization when they have not  made any acknowledgment or amends with Black communities for their decision to support white murderous rule in apartheid South Africa.

The Israeli Defense Force vs the Nation of Islam

Whilst criticizing Ms. Mallory for associating with the NOI, the ADL in events such as “National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Israel” [13] demonstrates it is more than willing to associate and even promote the Israeli defense force, an  organization that has a demonstrated track record of actual physical violence against Black people.

A 1984 U.N. report titled “Recent developments concerning relations between Israel and South Africa” states that the Israeli defense force’s “Collaboration with bantustans in military and police affairs is alarming because the racist regime of South Africa has utilized the bantustans as tools of oppression and suppression against the people of South Africa.” [14]

The Bantustans were systematically designed to confine the socio-economic mobility of Black people and ensure that Black people remained a permanent underclass and cheap labor source for white people. By any objective standard, the Israeli “defense”  force should be classified as a hate group for policing the bantustans of apartheid South Africa.

The ADL is upset that Ms. Mallory attended a Nation of Islam event, an organization whose members are forbidden to carry weapons—even a pen knife. In contrast, Peres provided apartheid South Africa with brutal weapons used to kill Black people.

A CIA memo titled ”Israel’s relationship with Apartheid South Africa” revealed that Israel under Peres’ leadership provided apartheid, South Africa with piloted reconnaissance drones, galil assault rifles, 155m howitzer kits, and the Israeli defense force provided technical assistance to modernize apartheid South Africa’s mirage 3 fighter aircraft. Israel also provided riot control equipment, including gas masks and tear gas training programs, to apartheid South Africa. [15] These weapons were utilized to kill Black people.

The Nation of Islam is currently characterized by the ADL as a “hate group,” despite a lack of history of actual hate crimes. In contrast, the Israeli defense force, whom the ADL is affiliated with, has a documented and undeniable history of facilitating state terrorism against Black people.

During the height of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, Lekgau Mathabane, the head of Soweto’s Committee of Ten, an anti-apartheid civil rights organization, proclaimed: “A friend of the South Africa government cannot be a friend of the Black…. Israel also supplies arms to South Africa and South Africa uses those arms for killing Black people and even children three years old. You don’t  expect any Black person to be happy with that type of thing.” [16]

Why is it acceptable for Foxman to snap photos with Peres but a Ms. Mallory instagram post with Minister Farrakhan results in a national uproar? Given the anti-Black violence of the Israeli military, the ADL’s decision to promote the Israeli defense force is far worse and worthy of condemnation than Ms. Mallory’s decision to attend a Nation of Islam event.  

Anti-racist activist Tim Wise stated, “Perhaps when white folks begin to show as much concern for the bigoted statements and, more to the point, murderous actions of white political leaders as we show over the statements of Louis Farrakhan, then we’ll deserve to be taken seriously in this thing we call a ‘national dialogue on race’.” [17]

When Will the ADL condemn the Anti-Black Zionists?

Another immense double standard was revealed when Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef referred to Black people as “Monkeys.” [18]  The characterization of Black people as monkeys is no light matter; it is rooted in Black people being portrayed as subhuman, and it is the very ideology that rationalized colonialism and the enslavement of Black people.

Yet the most the ADL did was issue a watered-down tweet claiming it was “racially charged,” as opposed to explicitly anti-Black. [19]  There were no calls for any particular individuals who were in the audience who attended the speech to resign from their places of employment. Moreover, the ADL has devoted a significantly larger amount of tweets indicting Minister Farrakhan, compared to one watered-down version condemnation of Rabbi Yitzhak. There was not even a call or pressure by the ADL to have Rabbi Yitzhak step down from his position as chief rabbi of Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu with the Chief Rabbi of Israel who has called Black people ”monkeys.” When will the ADL pressure Netanyahu to resign for his association with a racist?

While Zionist Lobby groups have called for Senator Maxine Waters to resign for a video showing her warmly embracing Minister Farrakhan, there have been no calls for Netanyahu to step down as Israeli prime minister for photographs showing him shaking hands with the anti-Black rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef.

The reality of the Anti-Black Zionists

The anti-Black zionist groups such as the ADL place the state of Israel over Black lives. Given the ADL’s role in supporting apartheid in South Africa [20], it is not to be taken seriously as a civil rights organization. The ADL has no authority to tell Ms. Mallory or any other Black leader who they can associate with.  Instead of focusing on her decision to attend a speech by Minister Farrakhan and stalking her social media for Minister Farrakhan photos, the ADL should be seeking forgiveness and atonement from the Black community for their complicity in being anti-Black.

 


[The NOI Research Group thanks Brother Hakeem Muhammad for permission to publish this article. The original is posted here: https://muhammadhakeem.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/tamika-mallory-the-adl-the-hypocrisy-of-the-anti-black-zionists/]

 

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