Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Anti-Israel: Code Pink Ladies

Nadene Goldfoot
Don't let them fool you in that they aren't being anti-Israel.  In the chanting of this group, they called out:  "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free."  This is referring to the destruction of Israel.

These pinkies were protesting at a conference in Washington DC where AIPAC opened its 3 day policy conference.  The main protest at the front door was hosted by CODEPINK.  They said this was because of Israel's policies towards Palestinians and AIPAC's collusion in implementing these policies.

Of course they couldn't identify what policies they found repugnant or that they couldn't understand.  It's just a blanket abhorrence to Israel.

One of the speakers at the rally was  Alli McCracken who is the national Director for CODEPINK and told the Jerusalem Post that her group isn't anti-Israel but rather generally anti-war-and that freedom for all Palestinians and Israelis is its ultimate goal."  "She wants to see Israeli policies that don't actively harm Israel...and we think AIPAC is the primary organization that is promoting these awful policies."  This young lady is a protester of many things and her list includes drone warfare and  women's reproductive rights.  She lived in Judea-Samaria for several months and it looks like that's all she is concerned with, certainly not Israel.

 Alli is a member of the Sabeel Conference and Witness Trip.  Sabeel is an Arabic word for "The Way. or channel." Supposedly it is an ecumenical center in East Jerusalem for Palestinian Liberation Theology which seeks to make the Gospel contextually revelant. As it turns out, the liturgy is demonizing Israel and Jews.

"While Sabeel’s use of the Passion to demonize Israel – in a worship liturgy – is troubling, there is another problem – the relentless tone of irresponsible self-pity that permeates the document. The way the Arab-Israeli conflict is described in the liturgy, nothing is the fault of the Palestinians or their Arab “supporters;” everything is Israel’s fault, and ultimately, there is nothing the Palestinians can do to improve their lot except enlist Christians in the U.S. in their efforts to demonize and isolate Israel."

 Boy, does she have her facts mixed up.  Evidently she only speaks with Palestinians.  AIPAC backs Israel and the right they have to make their own policies.  They are not re-directing anything.   Israel is free, apart from the fact that they are heavily under the thumb of the USA, that is, who assists them.  Does she not realize that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and that the Palestinians have life better than they ever would have under another Arab country?  I doubt if either woman reads anything to answer their questions intelligently other than their anti-Israel propaganda.

Jodie Evans is co-founder and co-director of the group.  She "has been a peace, environmental, women’s rights and social justice activist for forty years."  She's an author and film producer as well as a woman on many boards. " She involves herself in conflict resolution by peaceful means, she says, but doesn't follow herself.  This has included leading "citizen diplomacy" delegations to Iran, the Gaza Strip, and Afghanistan."  Usually the one doing the leading gets the trip free.  Jodie is the widow of Max Palevsky and lives in California.  In 2009 she lead a protest in Santa Monica against Israeli cosmetics company,  Ahava.

"In March, 2010, during a book signing by Karl Rove, she and other Code Pink members caused disruptions. At one point, Evans charged the stage towards Rove with a pair of handcuffs, declaring that she was making a citizen's arrest.   In the summer of 2010, controversy arose over Evans' alleged 2008 remark to Debbie Lee, the mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq that “Your son deserved to die in Iraq if he was stupid enough to go over there.”  This extremely nasty comment shows no feeling at all for this mother to say such an outlandish and cruel  thing. "On January 30, 2011, Evans was arrested for disruptive behavior at a Rancho Mirage hotel where she was leading a protest against David H Koch and Charles G. Koch over their financial support of part of the Tea Party Movement.   All the good this woman may think she is doing has just flown out of the window.  A do-gooder she is not.  She's more like a meddler,  controller and trouble-maker.

"Since the start of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, CODEPINK activists have joined the front lines of the non-violent occupy movement across the country."   They get their pink  fingernails into everything.  I wonder if they ever cook a meal at home.  Easily agitated but hard to educate, these women have loud voices.

Resource:  http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/03/04/codepink-calls-for-destruction-of-israel-at-aipac-policy-conference-protests/
http://www.codepink4peace.org/article.php?id=53 on Jodie Evans

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