The NGO campaign against Israel

What is it with the staffers of humanitarian aid organizations who work on issues related to the Middle East? Do they really care about their ability to work effectively and maintain good relations with Israeli officials?

Or are they so hostile toward the Jewish state that they cannot maintain even a façade of politesse and neutrality? It’s been a problem for years.

The most obvious example of this phenomenon is UNRWA spokesperson Christopher Gunness. Gunness recently attacked UN Watch for highlighting the antisemitic internet postings of Palestinians who work for UNRWA. After UN Watch drew attention to the problem, Gunness asked his supporters for information about the organization’s funding.

Eventually UNRWA was forced to admit that some of their employees had in fact violated the diplomatic neutrality rules imposed on UN employees.

UN Watch was right, Gunness was wrong.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    UNRWA’s Gunness resides in Tel Aviv with his gay lover. Israel can help itself by expelling these offenders.

  • ontario john

    And of course we have the liberal churches like the united church, with an organized effort against Israel.

    • mobuyus

      The enemies of Freedom and their apologist appeasers will have a terrible price to pay for their treason ,and it will be richly deserved and earned.

  • David



    A chillingly memorable piece by
    a UK-born writer named David Collier that appeared in Israel National News on
    November 25.

    ‘Op:Ed: In the Beginning There Was an Arab With a Knife.
    100 Years of Excuses.”

    ‘A trip down the blood-soaked
    timeline of Arab (that is: Muslim Arab, or indeed, one might just say, Muslim –
    CM) violence against Jews.’

    ‘During the height of the second
    Intifada, the media and politicians in general were adamant that only total
    desperation could cause one human being to walk onto a bus full of innocent
    civilians and blow himself up.

    ‘This twisted logic unashamedly
    blames the victims for the act of violence that kills them and removes personal
    responsibility from the terrorist.

    ‘It is also a logic that only applies
    in Israel as we find [that] the same media and the same politicians have
    no trouble identifying the true cause of the brutal violence when it hits
    closer to home.

    I’m not so sure about that, given the
    amount of hand-wringing bleatings
    of NothingtodowithIslam and Whatdidwedotoupsetthem that I
    am seeing in the western press in the wake of the latest Allahu-akbaring Muslim
    butchery of helpless unarmed Infidels in Paris, France…- CM

    ‘On April 30th 2003, at about 00.45,
    22 year old Asif Muhammad Hanif entered Mike’s Place, a live music tourist pub
    on the Tel Aviv beachfront.

    ‘Asif, from London, and his friend,
    Omar Khan Sharif from Derby, had been born, grew up and were educated in the
    UK. Their entire itinerary had been planned using the latest Lonely
    Planet Guide book, and they had spent the evening with a hundred other tourists
    at the Hayarkon Hostel, just up the road.

    ‘Upon entering the pub, Asif
    detonated his bomb, killing 3 and injuring 50, with the damage restricted by
    the brave actions of Avi Tabib, the security guard.

    ‘One of the fatalities was 29 year
    old French-born Dominique Haas, a personal friend of mine.

    ‘It would be difficult to argue that
    Asif and Omar were any more desperate than you or I. Young, British, and
    university-educated, they had their whole lives before them, but simply
    believed there was more to gain from murdering Jews in Tel Aviv instead.

    ‘It is now October 2015, and Jews are
    again being murdered on the streets of Israel.

    Rephrase: “It is now October 2015,
    and Muslims are murdering Jews on the streets of Israel.” – CM

    ‘Today, we are being told that the
    reason that Arabs (sic: say rather, Muslim Arabs – CM) are
    murdering innocent Jews is because the ‘status quo’ on the Temple Mount is
    being threatened.

    ‘It is a false rumour that has been
    used before, but let us embark on an historical exercise, and follow this logic
    to its obvious conclusion.

    ‘This from Gaza, in October 2015.
    For those that haven’t watched it, the call for stabbing, the knife, the
    religious references are highly disturbing viewing.

    [Mr Collier links the footage of
    the Muslim cleric who called for the stabbing of Jews in Israel. – CM]

    ‘But logic works a certain way, and
    in the given argument if we remove the said cause, the effect should just
    disappear. So let us step back a year.

    ‘It is 2014. The status quo on
    the Temple Mount is not being threatened. This is an attack by a
    16-year-old terrorist (that is: a 16 year old Muslim Arab jihadist – CM)
    who began stabbing Jewish customers at the Rami Levy supermarket in Mishor

    [Mr Collier links the footage. – CM]

    ‘You can read more about it here
    [link provided in original – CM]. The reason given by Western media and
    politicians alike, for the violence of late 2014, was that the conflict in Gaza
    earlier in the year had created a feeling of desperation, and a need for

    ‘If that is the case, let us go
    further back.

    ‘It is October 2000, the conflicts
    against Hamas-run Gaza (jihad armed camp Gaza – CM) are still
    a decade away, but the Second Intifada is upon us. Israelis (specifically, Jews –
    CM) are about to be murdered on the streets of Netanya, Afula, Tel Aviv,
    Jerusalem, anywhere in fact that they can be reached.

    ‘Two Israelis, Vadim Nurzhitz and
    Yossi Avrahami, having accidentally entered Ramallah, were “arrested” by P.A.
    policemen and taken to the local Police Station. There they were “beaten,
    stabbed, had their eyes gouged out, and were disembowelled” by a mob
    of Palestinians.

    By a mob of Allahu-akbaring Muslim
    Arabs enacting the Jew-hatred that is hard-wired into the canonical texts of

    Mr Collier includes the horrifying
    picture of one of the Muslim mobsters joyfully displaying his bloody hands. – CM

    ‘The picture is of Aziz Salha, one of
    the lynchers, waving his blood-stained hands from the police station window.

    ‘Salha was later arrested by Israel
    and sentenced to life imprisonment, but was released in 2011 as part of the
    Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange.

    ‘The general consensus amongst
    politicians and the Western media was that this outbreak of brutal violence was
    the result of Ariel Sharon provoking the Palestinians (i.e. provoking the
    Muslims – CM) by stepping foot on the Temple Mount.

    ‘If that is the case, let us go
    further back.

    ‘It is September 1999 and Ariel
    Sharon’s foot has not yet been placed on the Temple Mount.

    ‘Haifa couple Sharon Steinmetz and
    Yehiel Finfeter went hiking in the Megiddo region, when they were stabbed and
    murdered by an Israeli Arab (i.e. an Israel-passport-holding Muslim
    Arab – CM) , Abdullah Salah Aghbariya.

    ‘Aghbariya reportedly first attacked
    Finfeter, 25, with a knife and stabbed him several times in front of his
    girlfriend, before hitting her with a rock and stabbing her to death.

    ‘Although the terrorist suggested
    that he had murdered these two “because they were Jewish”, the media and politicians
    of the time were having none of it. They suggested that the late 1999
    tension was caused not by the self-declared hatred of Jews of the terrorist,
    but by the friction and stagnation of the peace process.

    ‘If that is the case, let us go
    further back.

    ‘It is late 1993, and the stagnation
    of the peace process is yet to be seen on the distant horizon. “Hope” is
    now the keyword as Israelis and Palestinians (as Jews and mostly-Muslim
    Arabs – CM) embark on a mission of mutual recognition that results in
    the beginning of the Oslo peace process.

    ‘Within weeks, on 24.9.1993, Yigal
    Vaknin became the first of many victims of this process, as he was stabbed to
    death in an orchard near the trailer home where he lived. Hamas claimed
    responsibility for the attack.

    ‘The violence over the coming years,
    some of it the most brutal seen inside Israel since 1948, was explained away as
    a ‘side effect’ of the peace process itself.

    ‘Over 250 Israelis died (that is:
    “Muslims murdered more than 250 Jews in Israel” – CM) in the years
    immediately following the Oslo accord, sacrificed for a peace that never came.

    ‘Western media and politicians
    explained away these terrorist actions as the desperate measures of extremists
    intent on stopping the process.

    ‘If that is the case, let us go
    further back.

    ‘It is 21st March 1989 and the Oslo
    Peace Process is not yet even a seed in Yossi Beilin’s mind.

    ‘The First Intifada has hit its peak,
    and Muhammad Zakut, an Arab (Muslim –
    CM) construction worker in Tel Aviv began randomly stabbing Israeli
    civilians in Tel Aviv on the Jewish holiday of Purim.

    ‘Zakut stabbed three Israelis with a
    commando knife as he shouted “God is great” (that is: ‘as he shouted “Allahu
    akbar”, “Allah is greater” – CM).

    ‘One of the victims, Kurt Moshe
    Schallinger, 73, was killed as he left his car on a Tel Aviv street full of
    children in costume.

    ‘Zakut received a life sentence, but
    like Aziz Salha from the Ramallah lynching, Zakut was released as part of the
    Gilad Shalit exchange.

    ‘Around 160 Israelis were murdered
    during the first Intifada, with western press and politicians blaming
    frustration at the “occupation” and the building of settlements (that is:
    the building of Jewish farms and towns in Judea and Samaria – CM) for
    the outbreak of violence.

    ‘So if that is the case, let us go
    further back.

    ‘It is 1966. The entire West
    Bank (that is: all of the Old City of Jerusalem including the Temple Mount,
    historic Jewish Quarter, and Mount of Olives, together with Judea and
    Samaria – CM) and Gaza are in Arab hands (that is, in Arab Muslim
    hands – CM) and there is no “occupation”. Not a single settlement

    Not one Jew is present anywhere in
    the Old City nor even permitted to visit and no Jew is living anywhere within
    Muslim-dominated and Muslim-ruled Judea or Samaria. – CM

    ‘The situation has been the same for
    17 years and because most of the attacks against the Jews in Israel began
    beyond the border, the terrorists were armed with guns or explosives rather
    than knives.

    ‘There were massacres on buses,
    attacks on trains, [attacks on] archaeologists, cross-border shootings, and
    numerous sniper attacks.

    ‘The knife still made its appearance
    with an attack against the odd shepherd, kidnap rape and murder of women, and
    various random attacks where specific details have been lost through time.

    ‘Between 1949 and 1967, when Israel
    was in existence completely behind the “Green Line”, hundreds of Jewish
    people were murdered in Israel.

    That is, “Muslim Arabs murdered
    hundreds of Jews in Israel”. – CM

    ‘Rather than take the available option
    and declare a Palestinian State, the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organisation)
    was formed in Cairo in 1964 with the express intention of destroying Israel.

    ‘Through all this violence, western
    media and the politicians placed the blame on the tensions in the region caused
    by the status of the refugees created during the War of Independence that
    followed the birth of the State of Israel.

    ‘If that is the case, let us go
    further back.

    ‘It is December 2nd 1947. There
    are no refugees, no occupation, and Israel does not yet even exist.

    ‘The Arabs of the area (that is:
    “the Muslim Arabs of the area and the Dhimmified Christians among them” – CM)
    have not yet even labelled themselves as “Palestinians”.

    ‘It is three days after the United
    Nations voted in favour of Partition, pushing a two-state solution that the
    Arabs totally rejected.

    ‘The Arabs (that is, the
    Muslim Arabs – CM) begin a riot in Jerusalem, with 8 Jews
    reported as being killed.

    ‘The New York Times pointed
    out that it was the knife that was the weapon of choice.

    The knife is the ritual instrument
    used in halal slaughter of animals, one might remember. I think that
    might have something to do with this Muslim obsession with knives and the
    letting of blood, Jewish blood, infidel blood. – CM

    ‘The killings had begun even earlier
    with an ambush against buses near Kfar Syrkin on November 30th, and the
    following months were to see escalating violence as civil war erupted
    throughout the British Mandate of Palestine.

    ‘Arabs began to leave the region
    within weeks, with 100,000 having fled by March.

    ‘In January irregular Arab armies
    entered the arena to wipe the Jews out, and the neighbouring Arab countries
    declared openly that Israel would never be born.

    ‘It is impossible to calculate
    precise Jewish losses over each period in a conflict that was to turn from
    civil to regional war, but in total over 6000 Jews were to be killed in the
    following 18 months.

    ‘Proportionally, more than the UK
    lost in the entire 7 years of WWII.

    ‘According to Western politicians and
    media of the time, this was all because of the “understandable” Arab reaction
    to the resolution 181 and partition.

    ‘If this is the case, let us go
    further back.

    ‘It is April 19-20, 1936. There
    is no partition, no Israel, no settlements, no occupation and no refugees.

    ‘Even the original suggestions of
    partition first raised by the Peel Commission are still some time away.

    ‘But “The Bloody Day in Jaffa” is
    upon us, and the first day of the “Great Arab Uprising”. By the end of
    the first week, 17 Jews had been murdered.

    Or, to put it another way, “By the
    end of the first week, Muslim Arabs had murdered 17 Jews”.– CM

    ‘The revolt was to last 3 years and
    led to an almost absolute curb on Jewish immigration into British Palestine.

    Which meant that European Jews would
    nearly all be trapped where Hitler could kill them. –CM

    ‘The British and the media placed the
    blame for the murders and the violence of the revolt on Arab opposition to
    growing Jewish immigration that was caused by Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi

    ‘If that is the case, let us go
    further back.

    ‘It is 19th August, 1929. There is no
    partition, no Israel, no settlements, no occupation and no refugees.

    ‘Adolf Hitler is out of jail, but yet
    to receive major popular support at an election. Zionist immigration is
    still on the slow-dripping Fourth Aliyah rather than the fast-flowing Fifth

    ‘A young Sephardic Jew named Abraham
    Mizrachi was stabbed to death by an Arab near Mea Shearim.

    ‘The following Friday, August 23rd, a
    violent Arab demonstration took place at the Western Wall, and that afternoon a
    massacre of Jews in Jerusalem began (17 Jews murdered). The violence spread
    across British Palestine and in the coming days Hevron (65+ massacred and
    tortured) and Safed (18+ massacred) saw the worst of the incidents.

    One may note, incidentally, that the
    Jewish communities targeted for slaughter – Jerusalem, Safed, Hebron – were
    ancient, with a continuity of Jewish presence reaching back into the middle
    ages. Jews had been living and studying Torah in all three places for
    centuries before the birth of Theodore Herzl. – CM

    ‘The massacres and killings were to
    lead to the Shaw Commission analysing the cause of tension.

    ‘It found that Arab leaders had
    created and spread propaganda to incite the trouble. They spread rumours
    of a Jewish takeover of the Temple Mount (sound familiar?).

    ‘The Commission believed that the
    underlying cause was Jewish immigration and the threat that local Arabs
    felt a Jewish presence in Palestine brought.

    Never mind that the Jews of Safed,
    Hebron and Jerusalem could claim an unbroken presence running back into the
    17th, 16th, 15th and 14th centuries, and beyond…- CM

    ‘This is no different than if today
    wild mobs streamed into towns in Europe or the US that have large immigrant
    populations with the intent to carry out bloody massacres against innocent

    ‘But for the British, world
    politicians and the media this was excuse enough for Jews to be killed.

    ‘So if this is the case, let us go
    even further back.

    ‘It is 1920. There is no partition,
    no Israel, no settlements, no occupation, little immigration, and no refugees.

    ‘Even the Mandate has not yet
    officially begun.

    ‘San Remo, the conference that was to
    decide the fate of the Middle East, has not yet occurred.

    ‘We are now back in Jerusalem at the
    time of the Nebi Musa festival. A time that was to see riots that had Arabs
    murdering Jews in yet another “excusable” massacre in Jerusalem. The
    knives were out again.

    ‘5 Jews were murdered and 216 were

    ‘The Palin Commission of Inquiry
    (don’t the British love making up excuses for violence against Jews?) found
    that Arab disappointment at the non-fulfilment of the promises of independence
    was the primary cause.

    ‘So if that is the case, let us go
    even further back.

    ‘It is 1910.

    ‘We have left British Palestine,
    because it does not yet exist.

    ‘There has been no promise of
    independence to the Arabs, there is no Balfour declaration, no Mandate, no
    partition, no Israel, no settlements, no occupation, and no refugees.
    Ariel Sharon’s foot has not even been born.

    ‘We are in Shiraz to witness a
    massacre of Jews in 1910 that was sparked by a blood libel (also in 1892 and
    1897). Twelve were killed, another fifteen were stabbed or hit with bludgeons
    or bullets and many more were injured.

    ‘We can then travel back even further
    before the very beginning of the Zionist movement, to the Damascus Affair and
    the blood libel of 1840.

    ‘And we find contemporary “mob
    attacks on Jewish communities throughout the Middle East”.

    Mob attacks carried out by Muslims,
    against Dhimmi Jews. – CM

    ‘We also find Jews were being
    murdered throughout the 19th century, just for being Jews, in Aleppo (1850 and
    1875), in Damascus (1840, 1848, 1890), in Beirut (1862, 1874), in Dayr Al-Qamar
    (1847), in Jaffa (1876), in Jerusalem (1847, 1870 and 1895), in Cairo (1844,
    1890), in Mansura (1877), in Alexandria (1870, 1882), and in Damanhur (1871,
    1873, 1877, 1891).

    ‘Each and every one before the first
    Zionist congress took place in 1897.

    ‘Before the Partition, before Israel,
    before the settlements, before the ‘occupation’, before the ‘refugees’, before
    Sharon walked on the Temple Mount, before the ‘wall’, before immigration,
    before Balfour, and before even Zionism (or, to be
    precise, modern Zionism – CM) itself.

    ‘In the beginning there was an Arab
    with a knife and he murdered a Jew simply because he was a Jew.

    Or, to refine this, “In the
    beginning, from the time of the rise of Islam and Mohammed’s attacks upon
    Jews in Arabia, most notably those of the Khaybar Oasis, there was a Muslim Arab
    (or, one might say simply, a Muslim, since non-Arab Muslims – e.g Persian or
    Turkish Muslims – animated by the Jew-hatred that is coded into the
    canonical texts of Islam have been equally eager to kill Jews) with a knife and
    he murdered a Jew simply because he was a Jew.” – CM

    ‘It is an absurd logic that attempts
    to blame Zionism for creating violence against Jews when modern Zionism only
    came about because of relentless violence against Jews, both in (Christian
    and secular – CM) Europe and in the (Muslim – CM)
    Middle East.

  • Alain

    Can anyone name a single NGO that is not promoting the leftist agenda? No, I think not.