The summer of 2012, after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly, I wrote about committee 15, the committee that gathered in all of the Israel and Palestine overtures and debated them and voted on them. I wrote that the committee was overwhelmed by PC (U.S.A) organizations who were clearly anti-Israel. One of the organizations, represented in mass, was the Israel/Palestine Mission Network. This coming GA 221, will undoubtedly see as many representatives of IPMN as well as their many friends. The commissioners should be aware of the ideology of the members of IPMN and understand that there is a horrific bias against Israel in particular and American Jews in general.
Just today, December 15th, 2013, on their Twitter page was this:
The video IPMN is linked to, which is part of a series Bushell does for Russian TV, is about Israel and nuclear weapons. It is a propaganda piece with several anti-Semites reporting, including two persons, Gilad Atzmon and Pepe Escobar, who write for the vile anti-Semitic site Veterans today.
There is also a news item about the Kuala Lumpur war crimes commission which found Israel guilty of genocide. But the commission has no authority or legitimacy.
All of that is bad enough—the video is so filled with lies and twisted reporting that it should anger any Presbyterian. But I thought I would place another video by Bushell in this post to show who it is that IPMN considers brave and one of the few “REAL” journalists today.
The video below accuses the FBI of setting the bomb which exploded during the Boston Marathon. Once again Bushell uses two writers from Veterans Today. One is James Fetzer, the other Kevin Barrett. They are both “Truthers;” they believe the destruction of the World Trade Centers was planned and carried out by the United States government with the possibility that Israel was involved. Kevin Barrett was one of the main organizers of the Million American March Against Fear, which originally was the Million Muslim march scheduled for 9-11, in 2013. (An aside, very few people, 25, showed up for the march.)
When a person in authority within an organization such as the PC (U.S.A.) and their mission group IPMN tells the public that a person is one of the few “REAL” journalist and they do it in capital letters, and one finds out that the journalist uses the worst of anti-Semites to tell his news stories (conspiracies) that surely means the person who recommended him must share such sentiments. The PC (U.S.A.) needs to remove the foxes from their inner circle lest they wake in the morning and find that all of their hens (or sheep) have fled the house.
This is politics not Christianity—this is very serious work by a group of people who would just as quickly push a Jewish Israel into the sea as any radical Islamist would. Do not be deceived, this affects everything within our denomination. We are on the edge of developing an incurable sore because no one is prepared to deal with the problem. I would suggest that an overture be written asking that the Israel/Palestine Mission Network be removed, and a new organization with love for both the Palestinians and the Israelis, be written. Otherwise we will eventually sink into the dark world of international anti-Semitism which has its roots in the Nazi era.
Update: I have noticed that also on the IPMN twitter page they have linked to another commentator on RT whose guests are Norman Finkelstein and Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich who also writes for Veterans Today via the site Veterans News Now. The twitter link posted by IPMN is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-hXIpm-p6M&feature=youtu.be.