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March 01, 2012 12:15 PM BREAKING: Right-Wing Group Thinks Various Organizations Are Anti-Israel

By Jesse Singal

Here’s the ad that the Emergency Committee for Israel, Bill Kristol’s right-wing Israel activism group, bought in today’s New York Times.

First, I am shocked and saddened to hear that CAP, an organization I worked for for two years, is anti-Israel, though it does explain the mandatory jihadi-video-watching meetings that took place every Friday.

Second, here’s how Rachel Abrams, a Committee board member, commemorated the prisoner swap that led to the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held for years by Palestinian militants, back in October:

Celebrate, Israel, with all the joyous gratitude that fills your hearts, as we all do along with you.
Then round up his captors, the slaughtering, death-worshiping, innocent-butchering, child-sacrificing savages who dip their hands in blood and use women—those who aren’t strapping bombs to their own devils’ spawn and sending them out to meet their seventy-two virgins by taking the lives of the school-bus-riding, heart-drawing, Transformer-doodling, homework-losing children of Others—and their offspring—those who haven’t already been pimped out by their mothers to the murder god—as shields, hiding behind their burkas and cradles like the unmanned animals they are, and throw them not into your prisons, where they can bide until they’re traded by the thousands for another child of Israel, but into the sea, to float there, food for sharks, stargazers, and whatever other oceanic carnivores God has put there for the purpose.

So yeah.

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.


  • Kris on March 01, 2012 12:29 PM:

    Wow. That Rachel Abrams quote is like some kind of paranoid word-salad. I'm going to pretend that she was either off her meds, or practicing for a new TimeCube website.

  • Trollop on March 01, 2012 12:39 PM:

    The murder god, that's catchy. Too bad it too applies to version 1.0 and up..

    Is there anything people won't do or say in the name of a deity?

  • KenZ on March 01, 2012 12:56 PM:

    Just looked at the adds. There's a strange implication that the Center for AMERICAN Progess (CAP) and Media Matter for AMERICA (MMA) aren't sufficiently pro-Israel. Is the underlying problem that the they are pro-America groups? Or does Bill Kristol expect us to outsource our foreign policy to Bibi?

  • Mitchell Coffey on March 01, 2012 1:05 PM:

    Those with a deep interest in the truth might with profit lookup the context of the ad's quotes.

  • SadOldVet on March 01, 2012 1:12 PM:

    First, I am shocked and saddened to hear that CAP, an organization I worked for for two years, is anti-Israel, though it does explain the mandatory jihadi-video-watching meetings that took place every Friday.

    The way that this blog reads, the above are the words and meanings of Jesse Singal. Is this correct?

    If it is, then I hope that Jesse Singal is never invited to blog here again.

    Per SOP, anyone not 100% pro Likud and pro AIPAC is labeled as anti-Israel is the ongoing efforts to shut up and shut down any opposition to the Likud Party.

    If you want to read opinions and views that are not 100% pro-Likud, they are readily available in English language publications in Israel. Just not allowed in the U.S.

  • martin on March 01, 2012 1:13 PM:

    What is it about Israel that turns sane rational people into raving, death spewing idiots? Not to mention what it does to people who are already raving, death spewing idiots.

  • jjm on March 01, 2012 1:14 PM:

    Listing the telephone numbers of the various JEWISH groups that support these two sites is intended for what? For Kristol's followers to call them, complain and/ or harass them?

    I follow both websites, and honestly cannot say that I've ever encounter anti-Semitic or anti-Israeli sentiments there.

  • martin on March 01, 2012 1:17 PM:

    Having now read the add, how strange George Soros' name isn't mentioned as a Jewish supporter of either group. Did someone miss a memo?

  • berttheclock on March 01, 2012 1:37 PM:

    Very interesting counter to Kristol at www.mondoweiss.net

  • kindness on March 01, 2012 2:15 PM:

    Kristol should beware. As Breitbart has shown us, the Lord is taking his culling now.

  • zandru on March 01, 2012 2:22 PM:

    Anti-Jewish Hate Speech

    That's what I would call that "Rachel Abrams" diatribe. Oh, these days that's what being "pro-Israel" means. But I would think that any practicing Jew would be appalled by the viciousness and meanness of her tirade.

    Israel and its hard-line zionists have downgraded the "Jew brand" in a way that's going to harm Jews everywhere for decades, probably longer.

    This was a bad thing to quote and give credibility to.

  • SqueakyRat on March 01, 2012 7:43 PM:

    Does the entire literature of Nazi propaganda have anything that ranks with that Rachel Abrams spew?

  • HMDK on March 02, 2012 9:51 AM:

    The Abused has become the Abuser.
    Call the BAU.
    And no, I ain't kidding.