Israeli Official Calls for ‘Mega-Event’ to Cleanse Palestinians from Area C
“They said it wouldn’t happen and then it happened: They said there wouldn’t be a Jewish state, and it was created,” Ariel said. The annexation of East Jerusalem, the absorption of a million Russian Jews, the evacuation of thousands of Israeli Jews from Gaza and other events that people refused to believe could happen prove that “one can never say never,” he said. “In Israel, the most expected thing is that every 10 years an unexpected mega-event occurs.”
This week the Israel Lobby Archive releases an explosive report obtained from the FBI that reveals a great deal about the Anti-Defamation League. It provides a timely juxtaposition to the ADL’s newly launched charm offensive.The ADL likes to portray itself as a civil rights organization broadly dedicated to fighting discrimination against all minorities facing bigotry and hate. However, ADL’s actions speak louder than words. In the 1940s the ADL had an opportunity to put its publicly trumpeted values into practice by opposing the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans in internment camps such as Tule Lake. There was just one catch. Congressional committees were poised to look into the alleged infiltration of communists and their sympathizers inside Hollywood movie studios. Such studios, including Warner Brothers, were providing the majority of the ADL’s funding. So, according to Warner Brothers Personnel Director Jack Holmes in a report, the ADL prepared congressional testimony for anti-Japanese American activist John R. Lechner about the continuing threat emanating from within the internment camps. This delayed Congress long enough for the studios to prepare their own system of blacklists and other measures designed to preempt more damaging congressional investigations and protect the ADL’s core funding base.