Obama's Chicago mentor and decades long colleague is on a Jew hating rampage. Bill Ayers launched Obama's political career in Chicago. They worked together on a number of left wing projects (Ayers was funded a $600,000 grant while Obama chaired the board of the CAC). In December 1997, Obama wrote a blurb praising Ayers' book.
I exposed Bill Ayers and terrorist wife Bernardine Dohrn's blatant judeophobia in their book Prairie Fire. Now that Obama is in the White House, they are taking their Jew hatred to a whole new level and bringing it to the international stage.
Ayers calls for a boycott, disinvestment and sanctions, and then travels to Cairo on a barbarian's "humanitarian" piece of theater.
Ayers calls for boycott of Israel Unity Coalition for Israel
JERUSALEM - Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers, a close associate for years of President Obama, is one of 431 academics to sign a petition calling for divestment, boycott and sanctions against Israel.
"As educators and scholars of conscience in the United States, we fully support this call," reads the online petition by an organization calling itself the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
"We urge our colleagues, nationally, regionally, and internationally, to stand up against Israel's ongoing scholasticide and to support the non-violent call for academic boycott, disinvestment, and sanctions," states the petition.
The petition claims Israel persistently violates international law and carries out "illegal" discriminatory policies comparable to apartheid in South Africa.
The text fails to note that about 20 percent of Israel's population consists of Arabs who have democratic rights as citizens, including full representation in the Knesset. Indeed, Arabs living in Israel have more fundamental rights than Arabs living anywhere else in the Middle East.
The Palestinian Authority, meanwhile, institutionally discriminates against Christians and Jews. Israel was required to evacuate all Jews from the Gaza Strip before handing the territory over to the Palestinians. Any future Palestinian state will be Jew-free.
The petition does not once mention Palestinian terrorism.
The text also claims all "forms of international intervention and peace-making have until now failed to convince or force Israel to comply with humanitarian law." The petition does not mention that Israel multiple times offered the Palestinians a state in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem only to have the Palestinians turn down the gesture without a counter offer. After such an offer during U.S.-brokered talks ending in September 2000, for example, the PA initiated a terrorist intifada that killed 1,078 Israelis.
The Twitter feed of the Republican Jewish Coalition first noticed that Ayers' name was among the list of academics on the boycott petition.
Ayers, Dohrn stir chaos in Middle East
Obama's friends join protesters attempting to enter Gaza (Aaron Klein)
JERUSALEM – Weatherman terrorists Williams Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn – close associates for years of President Obama – were involved in provoking chaos on the streets of Egypt this week in an attempt to enter the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to join in solidarity with the territory's population and leadership.
The protests were led in large part by Jodie Evans, co-founder of Code Pink, a far-left activist organization formed in 2002 to protest America's war in Iraq. The group previously met with Hamas and with leaders of the Taliban. Evans was a fundraiser and financial bundler for Obama's presidential campaign.
Also protesting in Egypt was Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the anti-Israel Electronic Intifada website.
Atlas first published reports of Obama's relationship with Ali Abunimah back in March of 2007 here.
Obama spoke at pro-Palestinian events in the 1990s alongside Abunimah. In one such event, a 1999 fundraiser for Palestinian "refugees," Abunimah recalls introducing Obama on stage.
After arriving in Cairo, Evans appealed this week to Suzanne Mubarak, wife of Egypt's president, to allow some 1,400 activists to cross from Egypt into neighboring Gaza to march there, deliver humanitarian aid and stage a protest at an Israeli border crossing with thousands of Palestinian Gazans. Egypt's Interior Ministry had said the march was illegal and a threat to national security.
Mubarak reportedly offered to allow only 100 activists to cross into Gaza. The decision was at first reportedly accepted by Evans but was later rejected, leading to protests throughout Cairo all week under a heavy police presence.
The rioters claimed some of the protests were violent, but the claim could not be immediately confirmed.
Jew hating Dohrn proudly boasts of her inctiement to genocide the blog, the Rag Blog:
A Movement reimagining change: Freedom marchers head for Gaza
More on the Gaza Freedom March, Below.
CAIRO -- It has been a tumultuous 15 hours. Two buses, carrying 100 people from the GFM and loads of humanitarian supplies, just departed from Cairo for Gaza. This was a victory and a concession. The decisions and the manner in which this opportunity was framed and promoted by various actors fractured the GFM participants in familiar and unlikely, real and sectarian ways -- all documented by media cameras and hundreds of Egyptian security forces.
"Humanitarian supplies"? Like this?
Ali Abunimah, Veterans for Peace organizers, Israeli journalist Amira Hess, and this writer were among the 100 people on the list to go, who arrived at 6:30 this morning, on the corner of Ramsis by the 6th October Bridge at the Al Gona Bridge, to depart for Gaza.
Tuesday morning, delegates from several countries went to their embassies in Cairo to plead for help getting to Gaza. Most were met with predictable bureaucratic intransigence. The French, however, staged an extraordinary encampment in front of their embassy and their ambassador and his wife came out and spent time speaking with them individually and in small groups.
That action continues today. Bill [Ayers] and I went to the American Embassy at 10 a.m. and asked to see the Ambassador. We were ushered into a holding pen a block away from the embassy building where we joined 35 people already there, surrounded by Egyptian soldiers. Over the next four hours, another dozen Americans arrived, and those of us who asked to leave were denied.
Meanwhile, Medea Benjamin, Kit Kiteredge, and Ali Abunimah were meeting with an embassy official and stressing that we intended to go to Gaza on a nonviolent, humanitarian mission, and requesting their assistance. Further, they asked that the embassy officials release the U.S. citizens who were now clearly being detained outside.
Late last night, it was announced at the nightly team leaders’ meeting that our three days of actions across Cairo, the international pressure around the world, and consistent efforts by CodePink leadership to meet with high level Egyptian officials -- including a meeting yesterday at the offices of Suzanne Mubarak -- resulted in an agreement with the Egyptian government that two buses could leave for the Rafah crossing into Gaza early Wednesday.
The names of the 100, however, had to be submitted to Egyptian officials by Tuesday evening. This resulted in a (necessarily) rushed process, without the opportunity for full debate, discussion, and input about criteria for selection, or about the strategic goals of sending a smaller, incomplete team of people to enter Gaza and participate in the New Year’s freedom march with the people there. By mid-evening, whole delegations (South Africa, New York) announced that they would not participate. In part, they critiqued the process of decision-making; in part, they took the position, “all of us or none.”
As we stood in the morning chill of the stunningly polluted Cairo sky, those boarding the buses felt that it was a partial victory to have two busloads depart for Gaza, that we would take supplies, and witness the realities of life under the occupation/blockade. We thought that our primary objective was to break the isolation of Gaza, and to join with the civil society forces there who wanted us to come join them. The GFM forces opposed to the compromise that left 1,300 of the GFM still in Cairo, gathered at the departure point and began painting banners and chanting against the departure of the buses. Egyptian security grew.
We boarded the buses, loaded supplies, handed over our passports and sat on the buses, excited and exhausted, watching the opposition to our departure gather steam. Signs were hoisted, some began shouting and crying, and chants to Don’t Go, Get off the Bus, and All of Us or None grew in force. Many, unhappy to have worked so hard to get here and who built critical support for Palestinian solidarity and human rights, felt that it was unfair to be left behind, and not to have been consulted. People wavered.
Resentment and criticism of leadership (legitimate and small-minded) and the obvious manipulation of the situation by the Egyptian (and Israeli and U.S.) governments escalated. Al Jazeera ran a story quoting the Egyptian Prime Minister who proclaimed that only the reliable and respectable people had been selected to travel to Gaza (!), leaving behind the rabble rousers and unruly GFM marchers, and claiming credit for delivering the humanitarian supplies to the people of Gaza.
It was clear to us in the hours of debate and delay that some would leave for Gaza, and that others would stay in Cairo to press the demand that the border be opened, the blockade ended, and that all of the GFM participants be allowed to enter Gaza. One of the great difficulties throughout these several days has been to keep ourselves and all participants focused on Gaza.
We find ourselves unwillingly in Cairo, drawn into clashes with authorities and one another on side issues, when what we most want it to keep our eyes on the Palestinian people and our spirits with those confined in Gaza. This is the challenge of the next three days. A large group of us is planning to try to walk to Gaza starting tomorrow, December 31. Buses and taxis containing smaller groups have been turned back all week, and the situation remains fluid, dynamic, and fraught.
But there's more. Protests and boycott.