Saturday, July 27, 2013

Demonize Israel for fun and profit

The American Friends Service Committee is hiring.  Now our local anti-Israel activists can demonize the only democracy in the Middle East for fun, and for profit. Dalit Baum,  the director of the Middle East Program of the American Friends Service Committee in San Francisco is hiring. Last year Dalit headed the Economic Activism for Palestine Program of Global Exchange (you didn't think these people were volunteers, did you?), and is perhaps best known for her failed attempts to bully Cliff's Variety  , a local retailer into submission

The Job announcement follows:

The Middle East Program of the AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) is looking for interns to support Palestine solidarity campaigns, economic activism and prisoner solidarity projects. Part- to full-time internships available until the end of September, with a possible continuation to a full year internship.

The work will take place at the AFSC San Francisco office. Available stipend is $12 an hour, up to $1200 a month.

We are looking for: someone who cares about the issues, preferably a student activist familiar with Israel/ Palestine. The intern must have excellent computer skills and writing skills, with some experience in research. Preference to Arabic speakers. The tasks may include: Coordinating campus and community organizers; Corporate research for activism; Updating on-line databases; Uploading and sending out information.

Please send your application by July 25th to Include your CV and a cover letter, explaining how you fit the requirements and why you are interested in this position. Further include a writing sample of at least one page and two references from people who know your work.
 Its not quite as "grass roots" as the anti-Israel activists would have you believe. Its never been.

 From Arutz Sheva:

Are Israel's leftists pure ideologues or guns for hire? Yotam Feldman, who was born into the leftist camp – his father is liberal lawyer Avigdor Feldman – believes the latter.

In a Hebrew language post at the "Eretz HaEmori" blog, Feldman says that in his life, he has witnessed how Israel's "human rights movement" became a source of income for its activists. He relates how his father's old Subaru "gradually turned" into a BMW, and how the family moved from a rented apartment in Yafo to a spacious Tel Aviv apartment. "

He continues:

"It is a well known but seldom stated fact that a very large part of the leftist activists in Tel Aviv earn their salaries in different ways from the human rights branch. Many of the prominent – and often most vocal – activists in the demonstrations are paid spokespeople, PR people, producers and organizers and of course, lawyers who man the tip of the pyramid in these groups."

"This is a pretty confusing situation because when you are standing in a demonstration or even just engaging in idle talk, it is not clear if the person next to you is expressing his opinion as a result of inner conviction or as an inseparable part of his job…"


Anonymous said...

Too bad. I've always thought Quakers were awesome.

Dusty said...

The American Friends Service Committee is hosting a BDS boot camp, along with Jewish voice for peace, this weekend. They've gone over to the dark side. The Quakers we know from our studies of early American history and the practices of the AFSC diverge dramatically. I agree, it is a shame