Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bad links posted at Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) has a place on their web site where they place news articles about Israel and the Palestinians. The articles come from a variety of sites and they link to all of them. Each week there is a new list of articles.

This week they are linked to quite a few including one titled, “Al-Aqsa Foundation: A New Israeli Tunnel Built under the Aqsa Mosque. That can be found at the Voice of Palestine or the Palestinian Information Center. That site has some truly awful articles, like the one linking Israel to the selling of Palestinian organs that the Swedish Newspaper published. The article is used as a means of fighting with the Palestinian Authority, something most of these sites seem to be involved in.

Probably the worst part of the site is its article, The Terror that Begot Israel, with picture, of “Zionist Terrorism.” Picture is from the Palestinian Information site.

But there is also a link on the Palestine Information Center to a you-tube video of Richard Falk shaming the PA for discouraging the UN from voting on the Goldstone Report. I saw that video earlier on the news at Google. Interested in who Falk is, I went looking and found some interesting material at Wikipedia.

It seems besides being “American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories” he wrote a recommend in the preface to David Ray Griffin's book The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11.” He wrote, "There have been questions raised here and there and allegations of official complicity made almost from the day of the attacks, especially in Europe, but no one until Griffin has had the patience, the fortitude, the courage, and the intelligence to put the pieces together in a single coherent account."

Wikipedia writes, “Falk called for an official commission to further study these issues, including the role neoconservatives may have played in the attacks. He also signed a statement released by the organization 9/11 Truth in 2004 that calls for a new investigation into the September 11 attacks. Falk confirmed his support for the statement in 200.

The Israel/Palestine Mission Network did link to a Forbes’ article on a related subject which was much more balanced but some of their other links are extremely radical and anti-Semitic.
The territory that Israel/Palestine Mission Network is swimming in has a lot of hidden sharp rocks.


reformedpastor said...

Some people will believe anything they see on the Internet, no matter how ridiculous or disgusting, especially if it comes from people with whom they have an ideological affinity.

David Fischler
Woodbridge, VA

Viola Larson said...

That's what bothers me!

Dexter Van Zile said...


Thanks for this post.

I've written about this site at CAMERA. The IPMN also promoted an article published by Al Manar, a Hezbollah-controlled newspaper. It was the first source of the libelous assertion that 4,000 Jews stayed home from work when the World Trade Center was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

CAMERA's article can be found here:


Dexter Van Zile said...

Forgive me, in the comment above I should have written "Hezbollah-controlled television station."

BTW: This station has raised money for both Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Viola Larson said...

Thank you Dexter, I just make a new posting linking to your article. Good job.