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March 14, 2014 1

Hackers Target Israel On Holocaust Remembrance Day

A hacker group known as Anony­mous Arab has announced plans to ini­ti­ate a cyber-attack against Israel on Holo­caust Remem­brance Day (April 7). The cam­paign, called OpIs­rael, is being pro­moted on mul­ti­ple social media plat­forms in order to attract hack­ers from around the world.  opisrael-anonymous-arab-april-7-holocaust-remembrance-day

In a state­ment on the Anony­mous Arab Face­book page, the group threat­ened to launch “elec­tronic attacks against as many Israeli web­sites as pos­si­ble.” The group also threat­ens Israeli cit­i­zens: “Your credit cards, your bank accounts, your servers … are ALL in a danger!”

Last year, Anony­mous Arab issued a sim­i­lar warn­ing around the same time to “wipe Israel off the Inter­net.” The warn­ing was fol­lowed by a series of cyber-attacks against Israeli gov­ern­ment, mil­i­tary and pri­vate web­sites, although with lim­ited results.

The Face­book page includes tuto­r­ial videos on hack­ing web­sites. One post reads, “Guys who are expe­ri­enced in the DOS Attack [Denial of Ser­vice Attacks], prepa­ra­tions must be made to attack the web­site of the Zion­ist Min­istry of For­eign Affairs.” The post specif­i­cally men­tions the Farsi lan­guage web­site of the Israeli Min­istry of For­eign Affairs.

Another post reads, “Now, Attack. Stop the ser­vice on the Israeli weapons web­site.” The post also lists tac­ti­cal instruc­tions and asks par­tic­i­pants to hide their IP [Inter­net Pro­to­col] so they can­not be tracked.

The past few years wit­nessed an esca­la­tion in cyber-attacks against Israel by var­i­ous hacker groups from all across the Arab World. Hack­ers have also increased their attacks against the web­sites of Jew­ish insti­tu­tions in the United States.

Hack­ers who tar­get Israel often claim their attack is part of an elec­tronic Jihad against the State of Israel in defense of the Pales­tin­ian peo­ple, but the tim­ing of this cam­paign to coin­cide with Holo­caust Remem­brance Day demon­strates an anti-Semitic bent.

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March 13, 2014 5

Holocaust Denial Movement Abuzz Over The Jewish Gas Chamber Hoax Film

Update – March 19, 2014: The full ver­sion of The Jew­ish Gas Cham­ber Hoax has report­edly been removed from YouTube “as a vio­la­tion of YouTube’s pol­icy against spam, scams, and com­mer­cially decep­tive con­tent.” Hunt has since called on his sup­port­ers to repost the video, and it is cur­rently avail­able on YouTube again in four sep­a­rate parts.

Eric Hunt, a Holo­caust denier known for attack­ing Nobel Peace Prize win­ner Elie Wiesel, released a new Holo­caust denial film on March 5 titled The Jew­ish Gas Cham­ber Hoax, which is being widely pro­moted by other Holo­caust deniers.eric-hunt-jewish-gas-chamber-hoax

In the film, which describes the Holo­caust as “the great­est hoax of human his­tory,” Hunt uses clips of Holo­caust sur­vivors’ tes­ti­monies from Steven Spielberg’s 1998 doc­u­men­tary The Last Days and from the USC Shoah Foun­da­tion Insti­tute for Visual His­tory and Edu­ca­tion (estab­lished by Spiel­berg in 1994), por­tray­ing these tes­ti­monies as “fraud­u­lent.” Hunt used the same tac­tic in his pre­vi­ous film The Last Days of the Big Lie (2009).

On the March 8 install­ment of “Sat­ur­day After­noons with Car­olyn,” hosted by Holo­caust denier Car­olyn Yea­ger on The White Net­work, which describes itself as “Whites talk­ing to Whites about White inter­ests,” Hunt pro­moted his film to Yea­ger and The White Network’s audience.

Dur­ing the inter­view with Yea­ger, Hunt elab­o­rated on his the­ory that Jews use the Holo­caust “to jus­tify every­thing that they’ve done and are doing since World War II.” He con­tin­ued, “Their attacks on other nations keep grow­ing larger and larger, and they keep bring­ing up the Holo­caust.” He added that because of the “Jew­ish suprema­cist fairy tales,” the West is “essen­tially com­mit­ting sui­cide wor­ship­ping this hoax.” Yea­ger agreed with Hunt’s analy­sis stat­ing that the Jews “destroy things. They destroy peo­ple. They destroy whole peo­ple and nations. They destroy per­fectly good ideas.”

Later in the show, Holo­caust denier Charles Krafft, who received main­stream media atten­tion due to con­tro­versy over his Holocaust-themed art­work in Feb­ru­ary 2013, praised Hunt’s film, and Hunt thanked Krafft for being “instru­men­tal,” offer­ing his input “through­out the project.”

Hunt, Yea­ger, and Krafft then had a dis­cus­sion about pro­duc­ing more mate­ri­als, but lamented the fact that they lack funds. Krafft sug­gested that they seek fund­ing from Mus­lim nations stat­ing they should “get those oil sheiks that are sup­posed to be anti-Zionist to pony up.”

Krafft also rec­om­mended that Holo­caust deniers pro­duce more mate­ri­als like Hunt’s film to “cap­ture the imag­i­na­tions of these young hip­ster types with media rather than lit­er­a­ture,” adding that no one wants to read the long “schol­arly” Holo­caust denial works of years past.

Below is a sam­pling of some of the main points of The Jew­ish Gas Cham­ber Hoax:

  • There is “no evi­dence” of deaths from the gas chambers.
  • Holo­caust sur­vivors who gave eye-witness tes­ti­monies are “fraud­u­lent Jew­ish witnesses.”
  • The death camp Tre­blinka was not a death camp but rather a tran­sit camp where Jews were given “dis­in­fect­ing showers.”
  • Zyk­lon B was actu­ally used to save Jew­ish lives.”
  • Bod­ies seen in actual footage from after the con­cen­tra­tion camps were lib­er­ated were the bod­ies of those killed by the Allies’ bomb­ing and not by the Nazis.
  • Gas cham­bers could not have existed because vic­tims of the gas cham­bers should have been “bright cherry red,” but Holo­caust sur­vivors sup­pos­edly more fre­quently describe the skin of vic­tims as blue or grey. Friedrich Berg, who pro­duced Hunt’s film, has an entire web­site ded­i­cated to this theory.

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March 12, 2014 3

Anti-Israel Conference Broadcast Live On CSPAN Features Anti-Semitism

An event held last Fri­day at the National Press Club and broad­cast live on C-SPAN 3 focus­ing on the U.S.-Israel rela­tion­ship fea­tured a num­ber of vir­u­lently anti-Israel speak­ers who made con­spir­a­to­r­ial claims about Zion­ism, the influ­ence of the “Israel Lobby” and much more.jeff-blankfort-summit-dc-cspan

The event, dubbed as a National Sum­mit to “Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Spe­cial Rela­tion­ship,’” was spon­sored by anti-Israel groups If Amer­i­cans Knew, the Coun­cil for the National Inter­est (CNI), the Insti­tute for Research: Mid­dle East­ern Pol­icy (IRmep) as well as the Wash­ing­ton Report on Mid­dle East Affairs.

Ses­sions at the sum­mit included, “How does the Israel lobby influ­ence Con­gress?” and “Does Israel and its lobby exer­cise too much influ­ence on U.S. deci­sions to wage war in the Mid­dle East?” Subtopics for those ses­sions included, “In the Israel lobby’s cross-hairs,” and “Are threats to Israel’s secu­rity inflated to jus­tify occu­pa­tion and U.S. support?”

While almost all of the speak­ers called on the U.S. to end its aid to Israel, the fol­low­ing is a sam­pling of some of the most inflam­ma­tory statements.

  • Paul Find­ley, a for­mer U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Illi­nois and a founder of CNI, said: “The influ­ence of Israel, as of today, is so great on Capi­tol Hill that they [Rep­re­sen­ta­tives] see dan­gers of not sur­viv­ing the next elec­tion if they chal­lenge what Israel is doing.”
  • Cyn­thia McK­in­ney, a for­mer U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Geor­gia, who spoke via Web­cast, told the audi­ence that “the pro-Israel lobby usu­ally has a whole lot of money and those of us who act of con­scious gen­er­ally don’t…they [the pro-Israel lobby] can buy and intim­i­date people.”
  • Philip Giraldi, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of CNI, talked about an Israeli con­spir­acy sur­round­ing the 9/11 attacks.  “The exis­tence of a large scale Israeli spy­ing effort at the time of 9/11 has been widely reported incor­po­rat­ing Israeli companies…Five Israelis from one of the com­pa­nies were observed cel­e­brat­ing against the back­drop of the Twin Tow­ers going down.”
  • Jef­frey Blank­fort, a radio host based in San Fran­cisco, referred to Wash­ing­ton, D.C. as “Israeli-occupied ter­ri­tory” and spoke of “AIPAC’s occu­pa­tion of Con­gress.” He also alleged that “PNAC [Project for New Amer­i­can Cen­tury] ini­ti­ated and made up of pre­dom­i­nantly Jew­ish neo­cons began pro­mot­ing regime change in Iraq.”
  • Grant F. Smith, the Direc­tor of IRmep, said that there has been Israeli espi­onage in the U.S. since the 1940s. “My con­clu­sion,” he said, “is there is no U.S. law that if it stands in the way of Israel…that can­not be thwarted [by Israel].”
  • Allan C. Brown­feld, a nation­ally syn­di­cated colum­nist, said: “What has hap­pened to Amer­i­can Judaism has com­pletely cor­rupted its reli­gious nature. What we are wit­ness­ing today — syn­a­gogues fly­ing Israeli flags, pro­grams urg­ing Amer­i­can Jews to emi­grate to Israel ‘their real home­land,’ — is a form of idol­a­try mak­ing the sov­er­eign state of Israel the object of wor­ship rather than God.” He added, “It is also my view that Zion­ism is a sub­ver­sive enterprise.”
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Dur­ing a Q&A ses­sions at the sum­mit, one of the audi­ence mem­bers stated that the “Holo­caust nar­ra­tive is still the third rail” and that teach­ing it in schools is “a vio­la­tion of con­sti­tu­tional rights. It’s a state enforce­ment of a reli­gious dogma.”

Jef­frey Blank­fort responded to that com­ment by stat­ing that, “When it comes to the Holo­caust, there’s no range of opin­ions. You teach a cer­tain line; you do not teach about the Zionist-Nazi collaboration…”

Justin Rai­mondo, the edi­to­r­ial direc­tor of Antiwar.com, inter­jected and asked Blank­fort, “What range of opin­ions could you pos­si­bly have about the Holo­caust?!” Philip Weiss, a co-founder of the anti-Israel Mon­doweiss blog, also responded to Blankfort’s com­ments and called them “repul­sive” but added that, “the West incurred a debt towards the Jews from the Holo­caust and the Pales­tini­ans paid for that.”

Dur­ing another Q&A ses­sion, an audi­ence mem­ber asked, “…why is it such a stretch for us as a body to not pub­licly say, ‘Israel had a hand in 9/11?’”

Stephen Snagoski, a colum­nist for the anti-Semitic and con­spir­a­to­r­ial Vet­er­ans News Now, responded in part: “It seems rea­son­able that they [Israel] may have known a lot about it and didn’t tell that to peo­ple who would act to pre­vent it in the United States…It looks like all the evi­dence has dis­ap­peared.” Snagoski stated that these alleged devel­op­ments were reported on, “even Fox,” which he referred to as, “one of ‘their’ channels.”

Sev­eral other speak­ers par­tic­i­pated in the Sum­mit, includ­ing Stephen Walt, Ali­son Weir, Ray­mond McGov­ern and Paul Pillar.

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