Posted by Orit Arfa
Alex Shams is appropriately named. Mr. Shams is the leader of the “sham” movement at Harvard, the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee, proclaiming to be standing up for "Palestinian rights." He is not shy in letting us know that he openly seeks the destruction of Israel and ultimately genocide (for the two are intertwined). That he is the leader of the “One State Conference at Harvard” reveals as much. He is also organizing a "Right of Return Conference." For him, “peace” means the replacement of Israel with “Palestine.”
In the lies and hate infested “The Electronic Intifada,” he publicly denounced me when I called on a counter-campaign at Harvard in response to his Committee’s annoying “eviction notices” posted on Harvard dorms during Israel Hate Week to call attention to supposed Israeli evictions of Palestinians. In the two zAngel blogs I wrote, I challenged Harvard students to post eviction notices in kind, calling attention to repeated massacres of Jews at the hands of Islamic terrorists and Palestinians who use the so-called “Occupation” as a cover for their desire and intent to kill and subjugate Jewish “infidels.” No, he’ll plead, he and his cohorts are not anti-Semitic, but anti-Zionist, and that they are different. The only difference is that being anti-Zionist is more politically correct. Furthermore, extremist Left-wing Jews make up his best allies.
If Mr. Shams were so concerned with Palestinian well-being, he'd be spending more energy denouncing the Islamic terrorists who kill innocent Jewish women and children and bring ruin upon themselves for the hate and violence they adopt in the name of Islam. Furthermore, if he abhors eviction so much, then he should abhor and stand up to Arab human rights abuses against their own. Summary executions in the streets of Gaza, anyone? Woman free driving zones in Saudi Arabia, anyone? Daily massacres in Syria, anyone? He is a terror apologist who dresses up as a human rights activist. Sure, he’ll make the standard “we oppose” violence mantra, as he did in the Harvard Crimson:
The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee is strongly opposed to the use of violence by any actor, especially violence targeted at civilians. However, we also recognize that Palestinian support for Hamas and participation in violent resistance is a response to a regime of occupation and human rights abuses that has lasted for over 60 years.
Then he goes on to say that, well, he really understands terrorism against innocent Israelis because “Palestinian” Arabs have no choice! In doing so, he reduces Palestinians to less than animals, suggesting they have no choice but to become baby-killers. That’s racist--to expect and condone murder from Arabs. When my grandparents were forced to leave their homes and belongings in Baghdad due to Arab street violence and pogroms, without any recompense, they didn't start murdering people. They proudly became Zionists to build the brand new Jewish state, the only civilized country in the Middle East and the only place to welcome them.
I called out his fake movement in this here blog, and of course he didn't like it. He went so far as to publicly say the Jewish Journal should dissociate itself from me. So much for free speech. The truth hurts, Mr. Shams. The truth is, he is the aggressor, extremist and intellectual bully. Anyone concerned with human decency and honesty should dissociate themselves from this sham artist.
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March 12, 2013 | 5:10 pm
Posted by Orit Arfa
The racists and terrorist sympathizers at BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) are up to their usual stunts, trying to get Grammy award-winning Alicia Keys to back out of her summer concert in Tel Aviv.
But we have faith that the "Girl on Fire" won't back down.
Being that Alicia is my celebrity doppleganger, I saw it only fit that I, with the help of my team at Creative Zionist Coalition, create a video parody of Keys' mega-hit, "Girl on Fire," to stake our claim.
Alicia, don't let them put out your flame, or Israel's flame!
Orit Arfa & Alicia Keys:
March 8, 2013 | 7:13 pm
Posted by Orit Arfa
Thank you Creative Zionist Coalition member, Sigal Walder, for a great suggestion on an "eviction notice" counter campaign on college campuses following Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee's stunt to intimidate Jewish students and play victim. As I've already reported in my last blog, Jewish students were the victim of a vicious “hate crime” by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee during “Israel Apartheid Week.” You gotta hand it to the Muslim groups. They know how to instigate.
To highlight the fake “Palestinian” plight of Israeli evictions of Arabs from their homes, the members put notices in front of Jewish student dorms that say: “We regret to inform you that your suite is scheduled for demolition in the next three days.”
Time to use their tactics to tell the truth--and the truth is, who really wants to evict whom? It's the Arabs who want to evict hundreds of thousands of Jews from their homes and their homeland. Here's what Sigal suggests:
Jews must be expelled from all Muslim lands or else live as dhimmis (second class citizens).
If Jews do not leave this land, preferably at the hands of other Jews, we have the right to kill you in the name of jihad. Failure to comply with sharia law which commands that we kill Jews or make them dhimmis under Islam will result in more shahids being sent to murder Jewish women and children. All lands that shall be granted to the new state of 'Palestine' will be judenrein.
Which pictures should we use. Hmm? The dozens of bus bombings? The Netanya Passover massacre? The massacre of the Fogel Famiy? Hamas terrorism kindergarten?
March 7, 2013 | 5:37 pm
Posted by Orit Arfa
Jewish students were the victim of a vicious “hate crime” by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee during “Israel Apartheid Week.” It’s not a “crime,” per se, more like a clever annoyance. You gotta hand it to the Muslim groups. They know how to instigate. Read more about it in Arutz Sheva.
To highlight the fake “Palestinian” plight of Israeli evictions of Arabs from their homes, they put notices in front of Jewish student dorms that say: “We regret to inform you that your suite is scheduled for demolition in the next three days.”
The Muslim student unions fight dirty, and what do Jews do? Complain that they don’t feel safe. Complain this is not a “peaceful” demonstration of Palestinian rights. Complain this is an abuse of freedom of speech. Ask for protection. Go crying to superiors.
The only way to fight this tactic is with a smart counter-campaign. Create notices to put along the dorm rooms of the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee. I’m sure the brilliant minds at Harvard can cook something up. Make the Muslims go cry to superiors. Fight fire with hotter fire.
Let’s start the brainstorming here. What should the notices say? What do you think of this? Students at Harvard who are brave enough to do this, contact me at email@example.com.
72 Virgins Await for You in Heaven if you Kill Jews
(If you are female, you can be one of the virgins)
To promote the (secret) Palestinian cause of destruction of the Jewish state and the genocide of the Jewish people, we call upon our brothers and sisters in the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee to commit acts of violence against Jews. The more babies and women you kill, the better. Pretend that you are fighting for freedom. Deceive the people into thinking you were the wronged party, not the Jews.
Terrorize them however you can—physically, intellectually, emotionally, psychologically.
Inshallah, the Jewish state will be destroyed speedily in our days.
(Since the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, thousands of Jews were the victims of wars and terrorist attacks initiated by Muslim Arabs out of anti-Semitism and religiously mandated violence. They have sought to deceive the public into thinking their cause was just. And, no, this is not a real notice.)
March 4, 2013 | 2:42 pm
Posted by Orit Arfa
As the AIPAC policy conference is underway obsessing over how to keep the relationship between Israel and the US safe, as opposed to how to keep the people of Israel safe, I'm sharing a recent piece of mine published in Israel National News. An excerpt is below. It can be read in its entirety here.
At almost every pro-Israel lecture I attend, someone feels compelled to ask an unrelated question at the end: “Why does Israel have such bad PR”?
People offer answers—or guesses—that don’t speak to the heart of the issue:
“Israel doesn’t spend enough on PR.”
“The world is anti-Semitic.”
“We are doing just fine.”
“I don’t know.”
Part of the problem with Israel’s PR is the fact that we even refer to an intellectual defense of Israel as “public relations.”It’s not a matter of mere PR or image. It’s a matter of our core values and our willingness to stand up for what we believe and know is right and true, no matter what the cost. We could have exponentially more effective PR if we spent less money, but tapped into our other hidden treasures: our conviction, passion, honesty, and fearlessness.
January 21, 2013 | 7:59 pm
Posted by Orit Arfa
The Jewish Home party's Naftali Benent made a great video presentation about his party's suggested solution to annex area C of Judea & Samaria (West Bank). The video is clear, breezy, and creative, and the idea is a fresh alternative to the Two-State Delusion. No wonder his party is drawing so many adherents and bleeding the Likud of votes.
January 15, 2013 | 1:47 pm
Posted by Orit Arfa
Journalist Lara Berman has interviewed political commentator and Los Angeles litigator Steve Goldberg on the nomination of Charles "Chuck" Hagel for Secretary of Defense by President Obama. Steve Goldberg is National Vice Chair of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and serves on the Executive Board of the World Likud and World Zionist Organization (WZO). He warns that Obama's pro-Israel mask has now been lifted with the appointment of a former Senator with a voting record hostile to Israel. His appointment marks a turning point in Israel-US relations.
Also agree Hagel is dangerous to both US and Israeli security? To take action, write to your Senators.
Write to California Senator Barbara Boxer, here.
Write to California Senator Dianne Feinstein, here.
December 17, 2012 | 3:51 pm
Posted by Orit Arfa
Welcome to the zAngel blog, formerly known as the “ZOAngel” blog from my days as Executive Director of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Western Region. But while I’m no longer with the ZOA because I stood up for my principles, I’m still an “angel” and I still got a lot of “z”—Zionism--in me, so we get: zAngel.
And that’s what I am. The zAngel. So what is that?
The “z” stands, of course, stands for Zionism, and one of my intentions in the zAngel blog is to bring back some glory to the word that has been the subject of delegitimizaiton and bastardization; to discuss the relevance of Zionism today; to comment on current events relating to Israel through my “zangelic” lens; and to explore new Zionist ideas that will ensure that Israel remains the ultimate home of the Jewish people, now and forever.
I’m putting “z” in everything, the same way iPhone puts “i” in everything. The “z” word is not a bad word, as the morally corrupt United Nations would still like so many people to believe. It’s a word standing for freedom, love, and independence. Zionism is the ultimate liberation and independence movement of the Jewish people to live safely and happily in the ancestral Jewish homeland, expressive of the Jewish longing for the perfection of the world.
The “angel” is that spiritual creature with wings.
As you can tell from the blog banner, zAngel hearkens back to Charlie’s Angels, and I’ve always admired those feisty beautiful girls seeking justice. “Angel” also refers to Los Angeles, the City of Angels, my hometown, where I live, work, and create.
But here’s the main reason: the Zionist movement is filled with angels—the real humanitarians who fight unrelenting anti-Semitism, who counter the human rights abuses in the Arab world, and who seek for the highest moral ideal—the love and sacredness of human life—to reign supreme in the Middle East. Zionists who settle the land of Israel are the beacons of peace in a region overrun by dictators and terrorist states.
So if I’m such an angel, what’s with the gun?
It’s a metaphor for the sharp-shooting posts I intend to write. And as the great Zionist thinker and leader Vladimir Jabotinsky said, “better to have a gun, and not need it, than to need it, and not have it.” So true, I don’t need, but it’s good to have. And if you have a problem with the gun, happy to replace it—with a bazooka.