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Why Is a Jewish Organization Sending Students to an Anti-Israel Indoctrination Retreat?

2011 January 25

The psychological war against Israel is silently securing a foothold in the U.S. before our very eyes.  The latest example is a controversial student program known as the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI), which has bamboozled many peace-minded individuals, even those in the usually vigilant Jewish community. While masquerading as a “bridge-building” enterprise, the OTI’s history and ongoing activities show it to be closely affiliated with virulently anti-Israel activists, who openly condone violence and are devoted to the delegitimization and demonization of the Jewish State. Controversy has mounted over the Jewish Federation of Orange County’s decision to give funding for Jewish students to participate in OTI programming, which, all reports suggest, it has no intention of discontinuing. This leaves many to worry about the inroads radical front groups have made into the mainstream, and the likelihood that such acceptance will spread.

Formed in 2007, the OTI claims to promote peace and a fair understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by providing a platform where both Israelis and Palestinians can engage in dialogue. It preforms information-sharing and awareness activities, often in the form of panel discussions and speaking events. It also organizes trips for students to visit Israel and disputed territories, one of its major “bridge-building” functions. Yet, many OTI speakers and organizers involved in the Israel trips show that the group’s interest in fairness and balance is extremely disingenuous.

In a December 2010 letter to the leadership of the Jewish Federation of Orange County and the Hillel Foundation, Dr. Tammi Rossman-Benjamin of the University of California – Santa Cruz provided an assessment of groups and speakers involved in the OTI’s student trips. Of these parties, Dr. Rossman-Benjamin explained, “an overwhelming majority have expressed an overt animus towards the Jewish state.” According to Dr. Rossman-Benjamin, over a third of the speakers representing the Palestinian side promote boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies against Israel, while others call for Israel’s elimination or are allied with violent, anti-Semitic terrorist groups.

The preponderance of BDS supporters involved with the OTI should not be overlooked. Central to BDS campaigns is the assumption that the country being inveighed against, in this case Israel, is so fundamentally oppressive toward marginalized groups, that the ordinary political process is ineffective. This assumption serves to delegitimize the authority of the oppressive state (think disobeying an “unjust” law) and to justify extreme measures taken by the oppressed group. For instance, many of the advocates of BDS strategies against Israel liken the Jewish State to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany, a completely false imputation that recklessly demonizes the county. One such advocate and OTI speaker is Diana Buttu, a Canadian-Palestinian lawyer and former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization. In 2008, following the outbreak of war in the Gaza Strip (initiated by Hamas rocket attacks against Israel) Buttu claimed in a Fox News interview that Israel used the inauguration of President Barack Obama as an opportunity to “go into the Gaza Strip and kill Palestinians.” When the interviewer, Greg Jarrett, asked Buttu if the terrorist group Hamas shared any culpability in the war’s bloodshed, she responded, “Absolutely not. You are blaming the victim.” She then went on to accuse Israel of “war crimes,” for which it should be prosecuted.

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FrontPage Close-Up: Andrew Klavan

2011 January 24

Don’t miss Dr. Jamie Glazov’s latest interview with best-selling author Andrew Klavan!

From the Cold War to the Terror War

2011 January 7

The following interview with Dr. Jamie Glazov was conducted by Dr. Paul Kengor through the venue of “V&V Q&A,” an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College.

Kengor: Jamie Glazov, welcome to “V&V Q&A.”

Our goal today is to talk about your new book, Showdown With Evil: Our Struggle Against Tyranny and Terror. But before we get to that, I want to introduce you to our readers. First off, for many years, our writers at Grove City College, including myself, have contributed to your fearless website, FrontPageMagazine.com. Tell us about FrontPage and its mission.

Glazov: FrontPageMag.com is on the frontlines fighting the terror and culture war. We are primarily about exposing-and stopping in its tracks-the enemy at home and abroad. In other words, we bring attention to the danger and evil of radical Islam and to those forces on our own territory who aid and abet this Unholy Alliance. By informing the world about this deadly and malicious enemy we face, we seek to undermine its totalitarian impulses and objectives.

Kengor: Please also tell us about your fascinating background, and specially your father’s story-and where we can read more about your father.

Glazov: My dad and mom, Yuri and Marina Glazov, were brave dissidents in the former Soviet Union who stood up against one of the most evil regimes in history. They put their lives on the line for political prisoners who were being tortured and oppressed by the KGB and they fought courageously for freedom of conscience. You can read more about them and their heroic struggle here.

Because of this background and my respect for their noble efforts, I have dedicated my life to fighting for liberty, opposing the despotic forces who seek to annihilate it, and to standing up for those heroes who languish in gulags and prisons for their belief in truth and freedom.

Kengor: When the Cold War finally ended, what were your father’s thoughts? And, more specifically, was he hopeful that Americans would learn the true lessons of the Cold War and the horrors of the Soviet experiment and communism generally?

Glazov: My dad, like my mom, was exhilarated with the fall of the Soviet Empire, or what we thought was its fall. They thought the truth would come out, that there would be Nuremberg-style trials for the communist monsters who had committed so many barbaric crimes against humanity, that the communist system and ideology would be punished and delegitimized for its inhumanity, and that the seed of this evil, which is the socialist idea itself, would be exposed and refuted for the evil that it represents and engenders. Alas, this did not happen; the same communist criminals rule Russia today, the Left is unrepentant in the West, and the true lessons of the Cold War have not been absorbed by the West.

To read more, click here.

The Left’s Embrace of Murderous Fantasies

2011 January 4

[The following is a review by Ralph Peters at World Net Daily of Dr. Jamie Glazov’s new book Showdown With Evil.]

If our extreme left maintained a kill-or-capture list for the morning after the revolution (before they started arresting and executing each other), the 30 subjects interviewed in “Showdown with Evil” would fill out the top of its roster. In the left’s view, the conservative and stubbornly independent voices captured in this book’s rapid-fire chapters are guilty of crimes against inanity on two counts: Not only are they boldly, proudly and deliciously politically incorrect, but – far worse – their positions are based on facts, common sense and a positive view of the United States of America.

The left’s problem with Guantanamo has never been what it is – leftists adore a good prison camp – but with who we put in it. The campus thought-police would love to round up and incarcerate these interviewees, who range from the courageous (Brigitte Gabriel, for example), through the venerable (Norman Podhoretz and the late William F. Buckley, Jr.), to the magnificently outrageous (Christopher Hitchens, an independent thinker of ferocious integrity). Elliot Abrams, Natan Sharansky, Richard Pipes, David Horowitz and dozens more. Dr. Glazov has gathered the most impressive collection of thinkers-in-freedom’s-cause available in a single volume.

To read more, click here.

Standing Up for America

2010 December 31

[Ion Mihai Pacepa reviews Dr. Jamie Glazov’s new book Showdown With Evil at American Thinker]

From time to time, a book can change history. Dr. Jamie Glazov’s Showdown With Evil is such a book, for it restores faith in American exceptionalism. Although its author was not privileged to be born in this country — or maybe for that very reason — he has dedicated his life to promoting America’s excellence. His new book tells us why millions of people from all over the world are willing to pay any price, even death sentences, to join this unique land of freedom — as he and I both did. It also proves that the Democratic Party’s portrayal of the U.S. as a “decaying, racist, capitalist realm” unable to provide medical care for the poor, to rebuild its “crumbling schools,” and replace the “shuttered mills that once provided a decent life for men and women of every race,”[1] is a self-serving lie designed to allow the leftist leaders of that party to steal America’s wealth and use it for converting this magnificent country into a monument to themselves. Finally, this book shows us, in great details, how to rebuild the U.S. as the leader of the world.

To read more, click here.

Dancing With Devils

2010 December 28

Dr. Jamie Glazov’s illuminating book, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror, has received a rave review from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Glazov has recently followed up United in Hate with the equally important Showdown With Evil: Our Struggle Against Tyranny and Terror, which features analysis from some of the greatest thinkers of our time.

From the JAPS:

“Everything that exists deserves to perish.”
–Karl Marx

“[T]he more innocent they are, the more they deserve to be shot.”
–German playwright Bertolt Brecht

“In the years of independence, the Arabs have so far made no inventions or discoveries in the sciences or the arts.”
–British author David Pryce-Jones

In United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror, Dr. Jamie Glazov, managing editor of Frontpage Magazine, exposes the shocking history of the American Left and its support of a succession of totalitarian killing machines, such as Stalin’s Russia, Castro’s Cuba, North Vietnam, Mao’s China, Sandinista Nicaragua, and now, the vicious ideology of Islamic extremists. The Left’s utopian paradises repeatedly result in mass death and suicide instead of the human equality and “social justice” promised. The resulting death count to date is well over 200 million humans and climbing. read more…

FrontPage Close-Up with Jamie Glazov Brings Inconvenient Truth to Life

2010 December 9

Today, FrontPage Magazine is premiering its first installment of FrontPage Close-Up, a new video series that brings FPM’s always-popular printed interviews to life. Many of these interviews can also be found in Jamie Glazov’s new book, Showdown With Evil: Our Struggle Against Tyranny and Terror, which has already received enormous praise, most recently by best-selling author Andrew Klavan.

Close-Up’s first interview certainly hit the ground running. Mr. Glazov’s first guest was Philippe Karsenty, a French media analyst who singlehandedly exposed the Mohammed Al-Dura Fraud — staged footage of Israeli soldiers allegedly killing a 12-year old boy. The video was widely circulated around the globe, embraced by intellectuals, and was used to fan the flames of anti-Semitism and to demonize Israel.

Sadly, many of the world’s intellectuals still cling to this fraud.

See part I of the video here.

The Finest “Grassroots” Rally Money Can Buy

2010 October 1

Submit to the collective. Resistance is futile.

Facing a tough election season? Not to worry. There’s a left-wing billionaire for that. Several, in fact.

Washington D.C. is bracing for a moonbat invasion. Tomorrow, Saturday, October 2nd, progressive groups of all stripes will converge in the nation’s capital for the One Nation Working Together (ONWT) march. As with every other leftist rally, expect the usual barrage of disgusting signs and obscene vitriol, which typically — if inexplicably — go unnoticed in most media reportage. read more…

WikiLies: My 5 Favorite Wikipedia Distortions

2010 September 4

#5. Che Guevara Deserves His Global Adulation

The Catholics, homosexuals, AIDS victims, and dissidents he put into forced labor camps and slaughtered might beg to differ. read more…

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WikiLies: My 5 Favorite Wikipedia Distortions

2010 August 29

#5. Che Guevara Deserves His Global Adulation

The Catholics, homosexuals, AIDS victims, and dissidents he put into forced labor camps and slaughtered might beg to differ. read more…

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Why We Fight: The 10 Worst Islamofascist Terrorist Attacks Since 9/11

2010 August 23

#10 Liquid Explosives Plot

“[M]ass murder on an unimaginable scale.”

In 2006, 24 Muslim men were arrested in Britain as they were entering the final stages of a plot to blow up as many as 10 jets headed for the U.S. Their plan was to mix an explosive cocktail, disguised as innocuous beverages, and detonate the mixture using a common electrical device such as a cellphone or mp3 player. A British agent had infiltrated the group, and the plot was foiled by British authorities. Many more were involved in the plot than were arrested and two of them left “martyrdom tapes.” The plot was “intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale,” reflected U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

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Why We Fight: The 10 Worst Islamofascist Terrorist Attacks Since 9/11

2010 August 22

#10 Liquid Explosives Plot

“[M]ass murder on an unimaginable scale.”

In 2006, 24 Muslim men were arrested in Britain as they were entering the final stages of a plot to blow up as many as 10 jets headed for the U.S. Their plan was to mix an explosive cocktail, disguised as innocuous beverages, and detonate the mixture using a common electrical device such as a cellphone or mp3 player. A British agent had infiltrated the group, and the plot was foiled by British authorities. Many more were involved in the plot than were arrested and two of them left “martyrdom tapes.” The plot was “intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale,” reflected U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

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