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Jewish Voice for Weizmann

By Gilad Atzmon | March 3, 2013

I just came across a JVP press release (Jewish Voice for Peace) reporting a 
massive advertising campaign to counter the AIPAC Annual Conference in Washington. Apparently, from today 100 billboards will be stationed in DC Metro bearing a simple but important message.

“AIPAC Does Not Speak for Me”.

AIPAC is certainly a danger to world peace and yes, it is a positive development that a Jewish organization should confront its impact on American foreign policy.

But still, JVP’s tactics are problematic. If anything, they reveal the deep confusion inherent in Jewish politics in general, and Jewish progressive thinking in particular.

On the one hand, JVP’s campaign is simple and transparent: it states “AIPAC does not speak for me. Most Jewish Americans are pro-peace. AIPAC is not.” But on the other hand, JVP falls short in offering any universal or ethical solution to the conflict in the Middle East.

“According to a recent poll by pollster Jim Gerstein” reads the JVP’s press release, “82% of Jewish Americans support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

So, if I understand it correctly, 82% of Jewish Americans support a solution that dismisses the most essential and elementary Palestinian right to return to their land, in effect supporting  the existence of a Jewish State in historic Palestine, at the expense of the Palestinians and their rights. In other words, the so-called ‘good peace-seeking Jews’ ,who are the vast majority of Jewish Americans (according to JVP), support an utterly non-ethical solution.

But the reference to Gerstein’s statistics is even more embarrassing. Are we interested in what the Dutch think about the solution of the conflict in Ireland? Do we care if Indians approve the Italian recent polls? No, we don’t but, for some reason, we are desperate to find out what ‘Jewish Americans’ think of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The reason for this is obvious – Israel defines itself as the Jewish State and many Jewish Americans see Israel as their homeland and obviously, they care about their homeland and its politics. In that respect, Zionism should be seen as a success story – a trap into which JVP is foolish enough to fall. By referring to Gerstein’s statistics, JVP actually confirms that Jews are bonded spiritually and politically with their Jewish state and so are subject to an intense conflict of identity.

Chaim Weizmann, the legendary Zionist and the first Israeli President, somehow knew of all those JVPs to come. Already in the early days of Zionism, he observed the Jewish political inclination towards marginalism; he wrote “there are no English, French, German or American Jews, but only Jews living in England, France, Germany or America.” Whether Weizmann was correct or not is open to discussion, but clearly, JVP accepts Weizmann’s observation. JVP refers to the American Jews as ‘Jewish Americans’. It regards Jewishness as a primary political quality and it refers to Jews as a distinctive marginal ethno-centric group.

Interestingly, the ‘anti’ Zionist JVP is actually the embodiment of Weizmann’s Zionist wet dream. It may not agree with AIPAC on some side issues to do with settlements, occupation and Israeli policies, but it agrees on the fundamentals – “there are no American Jews, but only Jews living in America.” And as if this is not enough, JVP, like AIPAC supports the existence of a Jews only State in Palestine.

I guess that from Weizmann’s perspective JVP is Zionist to the bone. It openly promotes the two state solution because, like AIPAC, it is primarily concerned with Jewish tribal interests rather than human rights, ethics, or universal thinking.

JVP, like any other Jews-only ‘progressive’ organisation, may speak universal but it still thinks tribal.

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  1. I have spoken with a JVP leader here in Los Angeles, asking him if he thinks Israel did 9/11. He told me he has studied that question
    and found “no evidence” that Israel did 9/11. I asked you the same question when you spoke at an event in Los Angeles.
    You laughed it off.

    You and JVP both ignore this question that could arouse the American public into ceasing to support their supposed
    “gallant little ally.” Google “Rediscover 911 Dr, Ed Kendrick.” Learn something and bite the bullet.

    Until then we will remain Israel’s bully boys, the ideal mercenary. That is to say, a mercenary that does not need to be paid,
    a mercenary that pays its employer some seven million dollars a day, a mercenary that picks up the costs of the wars it
    fights for its employer. Vot a deal!


    Comment by Zan Overall, The Wise Old Man | March 3, 2013

  2. I remember noticing some time ago that while it was quite all right to speak of “Polish Jews”, no one ever by any chance spoke of “Jewish Poles”.


    Comment by traducteur | March 3, 2013

  3. Let’s call JVP what they are: “posers”
    A poser is someone who tries to fit into a profile they aren’t. People who try to give off the impression that they are one thing when they are really another.
    Also, a poser can be one who says they can do something that they can’t.
    Or more commonly, a poser is someone who, when doing something successfully, takes more than enough credit for it.
    Other “posers” include CODEPINK, FCNL, AFSC, VVAW, WorldCantWait, and any other anti-war or peace organization whose leadership willfully and knowingly avoid the foundational justifications for today’s conflicts that arise in the false flags attacks which falsely blame muslims.



    Comment by John Edward Kendrick | March 3, 2013

    • The Jewish Voice for Peace apparently fights for Palestinians against Israel. Muslims naively thank them for that
      support and would not think of accusing their “friends,” the JVP of hiding the truth that Israel does more than
      abuse Palestinians. Israel did 9/11, killed Americans and has gotten stupid Americans fighting Israel’s wars for her.
      I have seen the Lawyers Guild doing the same thing at pro-Palestinian events.
      Wise up, Americans! Wise up, Muslims.
      Please go to my Wise Old Man video called, “The Wise Old Man Tells American Muslims to ‘Man Up!’ ”
      “Man Up!” Muslims. Agreed you have more to lose than American Truthers but if you remain silent, Is it going to
      get BETTER????”


      Comment by Zan Overall, The Wise Old Man | March 3, 2013

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