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Another Billboard the Mainstream Media Can’t Quite Fathom

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By Richard Edmondson | Fig Trees and Vineyards | January 4, 2017

A TV station in North Carolina has published a report on a strange, new billboard that has cropped up in their area that some local residents, at least those who work in the media, are having trouble figuring out.

The billboard in question is similar to the one pictured above. The artwork on it is by the British artist Banksy and depicts Mary and Joseph coming up against Israel’s apartheid wall while attempting to get to Bethlehem.

“It’s only been up for a week and a half, but if you did see it, you might be wondering what the meaning is behind it, just like we did,” says the reporter in a report which can be found here.

The billboard was paid for by If Americans Knew, the organization founded by Alison Weir, who, to the station’s credit, is given airtime in the report.

Another interesting aspect is the behavior of a local man who is also interviewed and whose obvious reticence to comment on the billboard may be–and probably is–due to fear of being accused of anti-Semitism.

“I know what the meaning of it is, that’s why I don’t want to comment on it. I mean, it’s pretty self-explanatory,” he says.

All this comes just a few days after I posted an article commenting on another billboard, one that went up in Detroit in 2015, and which also left local media reporters similarly puzzled–or at least pretending puzzlement. As I commented,

The poor TV reporters simply cannot fathom–or at least pretend not to fathom–what the billboard means. “Is it meant to be ant-Semitic or something else entirely? wonders one.

“What exactly does the statement on this billboard mean?” asks another, referring to it as “the million dollar question.”

What we seem to have here is an epidemic of cluelessness. Or at least feigned cluelessness. This, of course, from people whose job it is to inform the public.

Moreover, the report doesn’t endeavor to explain why a billboard in an American city–advocating that America’s interests should be placed first over Israel’s–should even be regarded as “controversial” in the first place. And of course, the reporters are obligated to trot out a member of the Anti-Defamation League to explain it all away as an “old anti-Semitic canard.”

And this is why I say it’s a perfect illustration of where we find ourselves today: Jewish power is the 3,000 pound elephant in the room. It exists. Of that fact there is no doubt. But sadly, no one can talk about it.

Interestingly, the TV report on the new billboard, in North Carolina, did not include comments from the ADL, although maybe that’s just because the ADL hasn’t gotten around to opening a branch in the Appalachian Mountains yet. What is clear, of course, is that either with or without a local ADL office, there is tremendous fear of Jewish power. It is evident in the words of the TV reporter, and especially in the demeanor of the man who refused to talk about the billboard on camera. Even the fact that billboards like this arouse such “controversy” in the first place is testimony to that fear.

America may have once been the “home of the brave,” but that doesn’t seem by and large to be the case any longer. With growing attacks on the BDS movement, with people losing their jobs or being denied tenure for saying the wrong thing, with even the president of the United States being fried, basted, and roasted for merely abstaining on a UN resolution, Americans in increasing numbers are becoming cognizant of who holds the reins of power in their country.

January 5, 2017 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. It’s meant to tell the truth about Israel/Palestine, and is critical of Israel so, of course it HAS to be BRANDED as anti-Semitic, because criticism of Israel’s behaviour against their oppressed neighbours is totally banned…..even if it is correct.

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 5, 2017 | Reply

    • Americans would do well to visit “If Americans Knew” to get an accurate picture of what is actually happening in Palestine.

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      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 5, 2017 | Reply

  2. http://www.ifamericansknew.org/about_us/death_threat.html

    f Americans Knew Receives Death Threat

    October 2, 2003

    After debating on “How Can Peace Be Achieved Between Israelis and Palestinians?” Thursday, October 2nd, 2003, Alison Weir and If Americans Knew received a voicemail message saying: “On Monday, at 2 PM, you better not be in your office. Because me and my buddies, who were trained in the Israeli Army, will come and kill every single one of you…”

    Listen to mp3 of death threat

    The caller went on to say, “This is not a joke. On Monday you better watch out. Don’t come to work. And close your organization or you’re going to die.”

    The recipient of the threat, Alison Weir, speaks widely on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. She is executive director of If Americans Knew, a nonprofit organization known for providing information on the Middle East.

    In last night’s debate she predicted that Israelis and Palestinians searching for a just peace would succeed when US tax money no longer goes to fuel Israeli militarists such as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The Kahan Commission—an independent, official Israeli commission of inquiry—found Sharon indirectly and personally responsible for the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacres in Lebaonon.

    Weir said that she takes the caller seriously. “I am named an ‘enemy’ on a website of the Jewish Defense League, a group known for violent acts – most recently, police are investigating charges that its members planned to firebomb Congressman Darrell Issa’s office in southern California.”

    Weir says that there has long been concerted efforts to intimidate people speaking out on this issue, but says, “We will not be silenced. I hope others will join us.”

    Weir says that she plans to be in her office all day Monday, working to inform the public on this urgent issue.

    Berkeley police are investigating the death threat.

    Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900.

    IMOW…”the brave” these days seem to be among certain women on this issue in spite of this. The silence in America is her shame, her selfishness, her greed and her weakness. But when their wallet becomes empty and their idols are no longer there to pick them up, when their backs are breaking under the heavy Israeli load and when their friend in the ME stabs them in the back or shoots them in the head…their cries for help will break their silence but even in that it may be too late.

    FREE PALESTINE

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    Comment by Wallflower | January 5, 2017 | Reply

    • I don’t suppose the FBI will bother to look into this will they? Maybe the NSA could have a look at it? CIA? Dept of Justice?
      These 4 organisations have a very poor record of “Keeping America Safe” lately…….

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      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 5, 2017 | Reply


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