About 100 people show up to the Center Book Club.
We eat chips and dip and drink lemonade, tea and coffee.
Among the literature given out is a new tract from David Horowitz called
"Jimmy Carter's War Against The Jews."
Dear FrontPage Reader,
I've published a booklet, "Jimmy
Carter's War against the Jews," that analyzes with devastating
effect the ex-president's latest book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid,
as well as his entire career of supporting Israel's enemies and the
enemies of the United States.
Our booklet will be a powerful
weapon in our fight against the deceitful, one-sided view of Israel
that is being pushed on the American public and especially on college
students. It is that same view that blames America for everything wrong
with the world, including Islamic terrorism.
The author of the booklet, Jacob
Laksin, has pulled together the shameful history of Carter's involvement
in the Middle East, and he masterfully exposes the distortions and outright
fabrications in Carter's latest book.
Despite his colossal failures
as president, Carter has managed to re-make himself into an elder statesman
who won the Nobel Peace Prize.
"Jimmy Carter's War
against the Jews" is the key part of a new campaign we
are launching on the campuses, and I
want to ask your support. Carter's book has been the occasion for
dozens of invitations to college campuses and other places to speak
on the subject of Israel and the Palestinians. As the booklet points
out, "in Carter's moral narrative, Israel can do no right, while
Arab leaders are virtually blameless." This is the message he brings,
and doesn't want any opposing views heard.
Yet Carter constantly casts himself
as the victim of a shadowy but all-powerful Jewish and pro-Israel lobby.
Claiming, absurdly, that there is no forthright discussion about Israel
in the United States, Carter writes in Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
that this is due to the "powerful political, economic, and religious
forces in the United States," who make sure that "Israeli
government decisions are rarely questioned or condemned." And he
adds for good measure that "voices from Jerusalem dominate in our
As you know, Carter's view of
Israel and her enemies is common at colleges and universities throughout
In addition to the many professors
who spout anti-Israel propaganda in their classrooms, some universities
have played host to events specifically aimed at making Israel a pariah
In February, for example, "End
Israeli Apartheid Week" was organized on several campuses. At the
City University of New York, as reported on our website, FrontPage Magazine,
The two Arab flacks, who are
also responsible for organizing riots in the West Bank against Israel's
Security Fence and interfere with Israeli soldiers and police, presented
a propaganda film that alleges that Israeli soldiers purposefully
abuse and bother Palestinian quadriplegics and other disabled people.
These events sometimes run films in which Israeli soldiers are accused
of using Palestinian children for target practice. Blood libel tales
are common fare.
At the conclusion of the film,
Binyamin Rister, a Jewish student at CUNY, raised his hand to ask
the question, "Do you support terrorism?" The Arab presenters
refused to answer. Rister politely repeated the same question only
to find himself set upon by five CUNY security cops who dragged him
from his seat and removed him from the room. One officer continued
holding him by the neck on the outside escalator and repeatedly banged
Rister's head against the wall as the escalator descended. Then, before
they reached the bottom, the guard threw Rister head first down the
remaining steps, injuring him severely enough to be taken to the hospital
in a neck brace.
This is the second time a Jewish
man was beaten up at an ISM [International Solidarity Movement] event
in this country. One year ago, Georgetown University guards severely
beat a 67-year-old retired police officer for also asking if the speakers
The article pointed out that "End
Israel Apartheid Week" was held to coincide with the release of
Jimmy Carter's book.
We are sick and tired of so much
anti-Israel activity taking place, openly or tacitly supported by college
administrations, and with very little countervailing activity. We have
distributed tens of thousands of our booklets, "Why Israel Is the
Victim in the Middle East" and "Big Lies," on college
campuses - and we've received the heartfelt thanks of many students.
Not only are we supporters of
Israel, but we understand that the attempt to make Israel a pariah nation
is part of a larger campaign to demonize western civilization itself.
Defending Israel is an essential part of defending the United States
and the entire Judeo-Christian civilization from the Islamists and radical
leftists who want to destroy it all.
Now we are going to add
a more active campaign. The student activists we have recruited
will become the counterbalance to Jimmy Carter at his campus appearances,
giving out our "Jimmy Carter and Israel" booklet to those
attending, as well as to the campus newspapers.
We know this will cause a huge
commotion. As I said, Carter does not allow opposing views at his events.
He likes to keep others off the stage so that no one can interfere with
his hostile take on Israel, or his claim that he is a victim of the
vast Jewish conspiracy to suppress dissent.
So imagine what will happen when
he is met by students handing out a well-researched book debunking his
views and exposing his embarrassing history of kissing up to Arab dictators.
We expect fireworks - in the form of attempts at suppression by college
administrations, counter-demonstrations, and even attempts at violence.
These confrontations will be sure
to gain publicity for our efforts, our booklet, and - the real point
- our side of the story. And we hope it will go some way toward discrediting
Jimmy Carter as a credible, respectable spokesman on the issue of Israel
or anything else.
you consider making a donation to help fund this project?
For a start, we need to print 250,000 copies of "Jimmy Carter's
War against the Jews." We need to organize as many events as possible
along with an accompanying publicity campaign.
Jimmy Carter is doing untold damage
- not only to Israel, but to America's war on Islamic terrorism - with
his book and his speaking engagements. This is a terrific opportunity
to counteract his untruths - and to gain a larger voice on campuses,
where students rarely hear the truth about Israel and its importance
as America's only democratic ally in the Middle East.