Ben White is crossing the pond to spew his vile hate and incitement to kill Jews at Israel Apartheid Week Islamic Hate Week at Columbia
Hey Benny boy, this ain't Londonistan. Your Jew hate rhetoric will not fly here, you will be exposed for the Nazi you really are. Stay in the UK, which deserves you, and watch your concentration camp news reels into the wee hours, you miserable wretch.
Event: Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide [to
Ben White, Author and Freelance Journalist
Anjali Kamat, Democracy Now!
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 at 7:30pm
Location: 420 West 118th street, NY, NY 10027, Room 417 Altschul Auditorium
Ben White is a freelance journalist and author of “Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide”.
White writes about what he terms “Palestine/Israel” to the point of near obsession. He regularly accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing, attributes the malicious slurs of colonization, racism and apartheid to Israel, acts as an apologist for Islamist violence against the Jewish state, draws parallels between Nazi Germany and Zionism, has a problem with the police arresting those involved in plots to bomb synagogues, and has even gone as far as to flirt with Holocaust revisionism.
Ilan Pappe, the most prominent Israeli anti-Zionist academic, called White a “strong and clear voice”, while Ali Abunimah of the virulently anti-Israel Electronic Intifada described “Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide” as “essential reading”.
Ben White events are nasty affairs. In the UK a woman has been jeered when she said her Jewish-sounding name prior to asking a question. Another Jew present was told “the Nazis should have finished the job”.
About “Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide.” This is White’s first book, and has been described by Jonathan Hoffman (co-vice Chair of the Zionist Federation in the UK), in a devastating demolition of the book, in the following terms:
“White’s book comes from the same genus as Walt and Mearsheimer’s “The Israel Lobby”. Like that book, everything is meticulously referenced but that enables the reader to see the circularity in the sources. Many are from known Israel bashers: Pappe, Uri Davis, Charles D Smith, Tom Segev, Tanya Reinhart, Jeff Halper, Hussein and McKay, and Maxime Rodinson.”
Replete with doctored quotes, twisted facts and based on the false premise that Israel is an apartheid state, Hoffman concludes:
“This artless, crude piece of Israel-bashing will no doubt be welcomed in all the usual circles but anyone with a modicum of independent critical faculty will soon see it for the tired piece of intellectually bankrupt propaganda that it is.”
Ben White understands why some people are antisemites. In an article in Counterpunch entitled “Is It ‘Possible’ to Understand the Rise in ‘Anti-Semitism’?”, White stated that “I do not consider myself an anti-Semite, yet I can also understand why some are”. This after linking the rise of antisemitism with “the widespread bias and subservience to the Israeli cause in the Western media”. As observed by blogger, Seismic Shock, “White here jumps straight into transitional bog-standard antisemitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion language”.
Ben White flirts with Holocaust revisionism In an article entitled “History, Myths and All the News That’s Fit to Print”, White wrote a defense of Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial denying that Ahmadinejad engaged in Holocaust denial and contextualizing Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial.
Ben White includes an essay by a Holocaust denier in his ‘select bibliography’ in his book.
Incredibly Ben White includes a Roger Garaudy essay on Zionism in his ’select bibliography’ (p.162) of his book. Garaudy was convicted of Holocaust denial in France in 1998 under France’s Gaysott Law. When questioned about this by Jonathan Hoffman at a recent meeting in London (9 February) White’s answer was that he only became aware of Garaudy’s conviction after his book was published.
Ben White doctors quotes White opened Chapter Two of his book with a purported quote from David Ben-Gurion: “We must expel Arabs and take their places!”
Ben Gurion never said this – in fact he said the opposite: “We do not wish and do not need to expel Arabs and take their places.”
Having been called out on this by Hoffman, White has subsequently acknowledged that this is a false quote arguing in his defense “out of 399 listed footnote references in my book, Hoffman can only make a case for one quotation being incorrect.”
Ben White is a hypocrite who suppresses freedom of speech Recently, Ben White led a Facebook campaign to prevent Israeli historian, Benny Morris, from speaking on campus at Cambridge University on the pretext that Benny Morris has made anti-Muslim racist statements. The reality is that Benny Morris has fallen out of favor with the anti-Israel movement as a result of his shift politically from the far-left to the centre of Israeli politics.
Additionally, at a War on Want (a British charity) event celebrating the launch of White’s book, Jonathan Hoffman was banned from attending.
Inevitably when he is cornered, White resorts to the allegation that “Zionists censor free speech”. If he does this at Columbia these examples should be thrown back at him.
Ben White has no problem with synagogues getting blown up In his blog, Ben White claimed that the arrest of four men in New York threatening to blow up two synagogues in the Bronx was ‘a fully controlled threat to our freedoms.
UPDATE: CHECK OUT JIHADIS ON PARADE AT COLUMBIA over at Mellon's Musings.
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