NY Times publishes call for Palestinian “national suicide”
The anti-Palestinian bias of the The New York Times has long been a subject of complaint and derision among supporters of human rights and competent journalism.
But the “newspaper of record” outdid itself this week by publishing and promoting an op-ed by Israel’s UN ambassador Danny Danon claiming that “a national suicide of the Palestinians’ current political and cultural ethos is precisely what is needed for peace.”
Danon argues that a Palestinian “surrender” to Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid “will create the opportunity to transform Palestinian society.”
Danon’s grotesque racism drew much sharp outrage from commentators.
One of them, UCLA professor Saree Makdisi, tweeted, “Imagine The New York Times publishing a piece asking what’s wrong with Blacks, Latinx, Native American or any other community abjectly surrendering to racism, inequality and oppression.”
“This special treatment is reserved for Arabs in general, and Palestinians in particular,” Makdisi added.
Though the Times’ anti-Palestinian record predates their hiring by decades, it is no surprise to see such an execrable piece published in 2019 when the newspaper’s op-ed staff and columnists include Bari Weiss, who as a student mounted campaigns to ruin the careers of Arab and Muslim professors for daring to criticize Israel, and Bret Stephens who has his own lengthy Islamophobic and anti-Palestinian record.
As for Danon’s demand that Palestinians surrender, it could well have come from one of the leaders of apartheid South Africa in the 1980s and have been directed at Nelson Mandela.
After all, the racist regime in Pretoria, just like its racist counterpart occupying Jerusalem today, held overwhelming, seemingly insurmountable power over its subject population.
Yet just as Black South Africans proved a generation ago, and Palestinians are showing again, oppressed peoples have their own insurmountable power: the power to say “no” to the oppressor, the power to refuse to become partners and collaborators in their own eradication.
Israel’s demand that Palestinians recognize its supposed “right to exist as a Jewish state” is a demand that Palestinians bless and approve their own oppression and dispossession – it’s precisely the surrender that Danny Danon yearns for.
But as I’ve noted previously, this demand is an admission of weakness on Israel’s part: it’s an acknowledgment that the Zionist project and the racist, apartheid state it produced, can never be legitimized or achieve stability without the consent of its victims: the Palestinians.
In that context, the Trump administration’s Bahrain conference going on this week, as well as its supposedly forthcoming Deal of the Century, are yet more efforts to bribe, bully and blackmail Palestinians into surrendering their basic human and political rights.
But Palestinians have not surrendered despite all the atrocities Israel has committed and commits against them.
And op-eds using genocidal terminology in The New York Times will not bring them to their knees either.
The Immigration of non-semite Jews from Europe to Arab Palestine
THE ZIONIST TERROR NETWORK
Thomas Marcellus, Director of the Institute for Historical Review, sorts damaged files from the wreckage of the devastating arson attack on July 4, 1984, against the southern California research and publication center.
Meir Kahane and the Jewish Defense League
Rabbi Kahane’s Ideology
Meir Kahane in 1979 at his headquarters in Jerusalem, the “Musuem of the Potential Holocaust.” (Photo from The False Prophet by Robert Friedman)
Support for Kahane and the JDL
Zionist terrorism is the subject of a front-cover feature article in the New York weekly Village Voice, November 12, 1985.
His appearance was enough to heat up the atmosphere and incite the curly-haired young people on the street corners, who see each Arab as a potential threat to their social standing.Those on the street corners shouted “Kahane the savior!”‘ They attacked Arabs, both from within Israel [proper] and the [occupied] territories who came to Afula to work. They threw stones at Arab cars …They looted shops. The mob continued to shout “Kahane, Kahane! Death to the Arabs,” sweeping before it everyone it encountered …His [Kahane’s] distorted face was seen by millions of viewers in Israel and throughout the world as he shouted, “The only answer is to throw the Arabs out. I want the Arabs out, out, out!”The city was a volcano. Kahane had set the tone from afar, and fear and hatred were rampant. Passions ran high. The Arab was the enemy…Meir Kahane, the racist who had come to Israel from the United States, had lit a fire.
Zionist Criminal Activities: A General Overview
- On January 26, 1972, a JDL team firebombed the New York City offices of a US-Soviet cultural exchange agency. Killed in the fire was a 27-year-old secretary (who happened to be Jewish). Thirteen others were injured. One participant, Sheldon Siegel, confessed to police that he had made the bomb, and provided the names of the others involved in the crime. Several years later Kahane acknowledged JDL responsibility for the crime. However, the case against the JDL members who were charged in the incident was eventually dismissed on a technicality. (note 36)
- In May 1972, ten JDL thugs broke into the Austrian consulate in Washington, DC, and beat Austria’s ambassador to the US, Karl Gruber, as well as the building’s janitor. (note 37)
- In May 1974, JDL members attacked Arab-American community activist Dr. Mohammed Mehdi with a lead pipe, sending him to the hospital with a broken back. It took nearly a year for the police to make an arrest, even though a perpetrator had appeared on television to boast of the deed. A short time later, Mehdi’s offices in Manhattan were almost totally destroyed in an apparent arson attack. (note 38)
- On February 21, 1975, a US federal court found Kahane guilty of violating terms of a probation stemming from his 1971 felony conviction for manufacturing firebombs. He had been forbidden from having anything to do with bombs, dynamite or other weapons, or encouraging violence. Citing incriminating letters written by Kahane in which he had urged followers to assassinate Russian and Arab diplomats, the judge sentenced the rabbi to one year imprisonment. Kahane served eight months of this term in a Manhattan halfway house, which he was allowed to leave every day to eat in kosher restaurants. Kahane used this period of “imprisonment” to conduct JDL business.(note 39)
Jewish Defense League responsibility for a terrorist firebombing attack against an alleged “Nazi war criminal” is reported here in the New York Post, September 7, 1985.
- In 1975, 21-year-old JDL member David Kamaiko hijacked an executive helicopter in New York City, demanding $2 million ransom to buy guns for the JDL. Kamaiko shot the pilot before he was himself subdued. (note 40)
- In 1978, Canadian JDL leader Joseph Schachter bombed the home of right-wing activist Donald Andrews. (note 41)
- On April 11, 1982, JDL member Allan Goodman opened fire with a machine gun at a Muslim house of worship in Jerusalem, killing two Palestinian Arabs: an elderly man and a 20-year-old youth. After entering the mosque, he continued firing, critically wounding several people. Goodman, from Baltimore, Maryland, had received paramilitary training at the JDL’s Camp Jedel in New York state. In an interview, Kahane said of the crime, “There was nothing wrong with what he did…the act was perfectly correct.” (note 42)
- In 1987, three members of the Jewish Defense League were arrested for their involvement in at least six bombing attacks carried out the New York area between 1984 and 1987. The accused were Jay Cohen, Sharon Katz and Victor Vancier, head of the JDL in the New York area. After admitting his role in the terror bombings, Vancier was sentenced in October 1987 to ten years imprisonment. Another JDL member, Murray Young, was sentenced to five years in prison. (note 43)
- FBI officials believe that the JDL was behind the bomb blast in mid-August 1985 that killed Tscherim Soobzokov in Paterson, New Jersey, and a similar (although non-fatal) bombing attack in early September 1985 directed against Elmars Sprogis in Brentwood, New York. Soobzokov and Sprogis were falsely alleged to have been “Nazi war criminals.” (note 44)
- In January 1991, Kurt Haber — identified in newspaper reports as a “Jewish Holocaust survivor” — was charged with making criminal threats against the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee. (note 45)
Alex Odeh Murder
Official Confirmation of JDL Terrorism
The Jewish Defense League was named in 1985 as a major terrorist group by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, as a major California newspaper reports here.
For more than a decade, the Jewish Defense League (JDL) has been one of the most active terrorist groups in the United States. Although the JDL maintains that it is a political action group concerned with dramatizing the plight of Soviet Jewry and, in more general terms, protecting Jews and Jewish interests worldwide, the FBI has long classified it as a terrorist organization.…The underlying purpose of the JDL is to reverse the mythical image of the Jews as victims. This militancy also fuels the anti-Soviet campaign designed to create and foment new sources of tension in Soviet-American relations …The JDL, however, has also attacked Arab, Iranian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Palestinian, Lebanese, French, and German targets in the United States … In 1978 [for example], Egyptian diplomats were targeted…Attacks have also been staged by League chapters in France, Britain, Italy and Israel.
David Willcox (left) at a demonstration in Washington, DC, April 22, 1993, to protest the new US Holocaust Memorial Museum. A short time after this picture was taken, Zionist hoodlums attacked and seriously injured him.
Photo by Fred Burkhart)
The JDL has pursued a dual-track strategy of acts of civil disobedience and generally peaceful protest, along with acts of outright terrorism…Bombing is the JDL’s favorite tactic, accounting for 78 percent of all JDL incidents. Shootings are next, accounting for 16 percent, followed by arson, vandalism, and kidnaping, accounting for one percent each …Since 1968, JDL operations have killed seven persons and wounded at least 22…Sixty-two percent of all JDL attacks are directed against property; 30 percent against businesses; four percent against academics and academic institutions; and two percent against religious targets.Typically, an anonymous caller will claim responsibility for a specific terrorist act for either the JDL or one of its alleged subgroups, only to have an official spokesman for the JDL deny the group’s involvement the following day.In the past, although the JDL was among the most active terrorist organizations in the United States, the threat it posed appeared to be primarily symbolic…Recent events, however, suggest that this view requires revision. The increase of militant Jewish terrorism represents not only an escalation of violence, but a significant change in targeting patterns, as well as a dramatic shift in tactics.…The group appears to be concentrating its efforts on persons and institutions it considers to be enemies of Judaism and Israel. The targets now  include alleged former Nazis and war criminals; Palestinian and Arab individuals and institutions; and persons and so-called research centers promoting views about the Holocaust that minimize the dimensions of Jewish suffering.Perhaps the most far-reaching change, however, is the increasing use of assassination, both to draw attention to the terrorists’ causes and to eliminate perceived enemies of the Jewish people and Israel.
Mordechai Levy and the Jewish Defense Organization
Irv Rubin with JDL followers at a 1981 gathering. Holding a baseball bat is Mordechai Levy. Rubin and Levy later became deadly rivals.
Violence Against Holocaust Revisionists
- George Ashley, a high school history teacher and supporter of the IHR, has been the target of several terrorist attacks because of his revisionist views. In April 1982, two bricks were hurled through the front window of his suburban Los Angeles home. One month later, two gasoline fire bombs were thrown against the front of his house, and in December of 1982, JDL criminals ransacked Ashley’s home, causing an estimated $26,000 in damage. (note 68) Mordechai Levy later boasted: “We warned him [Ashley] that if he continued his activity, he would pay a consequence…We warned that if the school board does not stop Ashley, we would stop him.” (note 69)
Mordechai Levy, leader of the militant Jewish Defense Organization, is taken into custody by police following an August 1989 shooting incident in which he wounded a bystander.
- In July 1984, Ashley received repeated telephone calls from someone who threatened to bomb his home. A JDL member identified by police from tape-recordings of the threats was later arrested.
- In August 1984, JDL member Michael S. Canale was arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat against George Ashley.
- In May 1985, Ashley’s home was the target of a another bomb attack, in which no one was hurt. The letters “JDL” were spray-painted on the walkway leading to Ashley’s front door.
- This attack was cited in a January 1986 federal government report:
- The following month [May 1985], the JDL claimed credit for bombing the house of George Ashley, Los Angeles-area high school teacher who had told students that the number of Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II was considerably less than the commonly accepted figure of six million, and that not more than a million Jews perished during the war.
- Dr. Charles Weber, a contributor to the IHR’s Journal of Historical Review, had his car vandalized in two separate incidents during the month of April 1985. A note from the JDL, which threatened to escalate the attacks into a bombing, was left behind in the second incident. (note 74)
- Dr. Reinhard K. Buchner, a professor of physics at California State University, Long Beach, and a member of the IHR Editorial Advisory Committee (1980-1983), was the victim of repeated JDL harassment in 1981, 1982 and early 1983. He was spat upon, physically attacked, threatened by phone, and harassed at his office and home. (note 75)
- German-Canadian publisher Ernst Zündel, a prominent revisionist activist, has been repeatedly attacked by the Jewish Defense League. In December 1983, JDL thugs beat him on the steps of Toronto’s Old City Hall. The JDL carried out another attack against him on February 6, 1984.
In September 1984, Zündel’s home in Toronto was damaged in a pipe-bomb attack. A group calling itself “The People’s Liberation Army of the Jewish Defense League” claimed responsibility in a phone call to a local television station. In January 1985, a JDL mob attacked Zündel, his attorney Doug Christie and Christie’s female legal secretary at the entrance to a Toronto courthouse.
- The office of a German-American group was set on fire in 1985, apparently because of the organization’s skepticism about Holocaust claims. According to a report on terrorism issued in January 1986 by the federal Department of Energy, in June 1985 (note 76), an anonymous caller stated that the JDL had intentionally set fire to the offices of the German-American Political Action Committee in Santa Monica, California. The German-American group probably incurred the JDL’s wrath by its advocacy of the view that “Jews were not gassed by the Nazis…[and that] numbers and reports of predetermined extermination are greatly exaggerated by professional liars.”
Target: Institute for Historical Review
Jewish Defense League activists, one carrying an Israeli flag, shout slogans while marching outside the office of the Institute for Historical Review in Torrance, California, April 5, 1981.
Fire-Bombing Arson Attack
Some attendees of the 1989 IHR Conference demonstrate outside the Red Lion Inn Costa Mesa, California, to protest the hotel’s capitulation to threat and intimidation by the Jewish Defense League.
JDL Harassment of IHR Conference
JDL Thugs Attack Young Jewish Revisionist
David Cole at the 1992 IHR Conference. He was attacked by JDL thugs at a meeting in January 1992 at the University of California at Los Angeles.
The Murder of François Duprat
Francois Duprat. Because of his skeptical view of the Holocaust extermination story, this gifted French educator was murdered in a 1978 bomb blast.
The Israel Connection
responsible for setting up Jewish defense groups, called “frames,” or misgerot, all over the world, now including some parts of the United States, where anti-Semitism is regarded as a threat … The main job is to help the leaders of Jewish communities outside Israel plan for their own security. Part of this is done through the hets va-keshet, or “bow and arrow,” Israel’s paramilitary youth brigades.… Often youths from other countries are brought over [to Israel] to spend the summer learning about security, picking up such skills as completing obstacle courses, pitching tents, and learning how to use a sniper rifle and Uzi assault rifle. Still others learn upgraded security skills, such as how to build a slick, for hiding weapons or documents, when and how to do security checks, as well as fundamentals of investigation and intelligence gathering.
Robert Faurisson in a hospital bed following a nearly fatal attack by Zionist thugs on September 16, 1989.
Other Terrorist Incidents in Europe
- On November 5, 1980, an arson attack destroyed the office, warehouse and printing plant in Sussex, southern England, of the firm that prints Did Six Million Really Die? and other revisionist publications of the Historical Review Press. Damage was estimated at 50,000 pounds. A leftist journalist, Manny Carpel, was found guilty of the crime, and sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment. (He served only a little more than a year.)
- In January 1984, in Cologne, Germany, Professor Hermann Greive, a non-Jewish authority on Jewish religious writings, was shot to death by a member of Kahane’s Kach group. The murder was reportedly carried out in keeping with a Jewish scriptural injunction that demands death for non-Jews who “pry” into Jewish religious writings. (note 101)
- On February 10, 1988, terrorists set fire to the automobile of German historian Ernst Nolte while it was parked at the Free University in Berlin, where he was a professor. An anonymous letter, signed with a five-pointed star, declared: “We attack Nolte because he is one of those who personally represents the continuity of fascism” and as co-founder of a “reactionary” group called the “Academic Freedom League.” Nolte had been widely criticized for his moderately revisionist views of Second World War history. (note 102)
- On April 20, 1991, Betar/Tagar thugs carried out a violent attack against several persons who were to attend a conference in Paris on the French writer Marc Augier. (Under the pen name of Saint-Loup, Augier wrote a series of books on the French “Legion of Volunteers,” which fought on the eastern front during the Second World War.) Three or four of the victims were hospitalized. One, a 67-year-old woman, was in a coma for two months. Two Tagar members were arrested in connection with the attack, but two and a half years later they had still not been brought to trial. (note 103)
- A bookstore in Paris had to be shut down for good in 1992 after repeated violent attacks by Jewish militants. The bookstore was targeted because it sold revisionist titles and was operated by revisionist publisher Pierre Guillaume.
Dr. Faurisson speaking at the Tenth IHR Conference, October 1990.
- On October 19, 1992, a team of about 30 Betar activists shoved and insulted pedestrians, smashed automobiles, and threw tear gas at police in the central plaza of the German city of Rostock. The group was led by the “Nazi-hunting” (and anti-revisionist) husband-wife team of Serge and Beate Klarsfeld. The Betar activists, some of them carrying Israeli flags, insulted passersby with shouts of “Dirty Germans! Dirty Nazis!”. (note 104)
- In December 1992, the chief of the Jewish Defense League in Israel announced that he was sending teams of killers to Germany to murder “neo-Nazis.” Every German who cries “Heil Hitler,” or otherwise identifies himself as a Nazi, declared 33-year-old Rabbi Baruch Ben-Joseph (Baruch Green), is a target for death. (note 105) Prominent German far-right political figures are not the only persons on the Israel JDL’s hit list, confided one JDL member: “Persons behind the scenes are often more important, such as the professor who denies or whitewashes the Holocaust in a book.” (note 106)
- Probably the most useful books about Kahane and the JDL are: The False Prophet: Rabbi Meir Kahane: From FBI Informant to Knesst Member (Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 1990) by American Jewish journalist Robert I. Friedman; and, Heil Kahane (New York: Adama, 1986), by Israeli investigative journalist Yair Kotler
- . Avishai Margalit, “The Violent Life of Yitzhak Shamir,” The New York Review of Books, May 14, 1992, pp. 18-24.; Lenni Brenner, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators (1983), pp. 266-269.; L. Brenner, Jews in America Today(Lyle Stuart, 1986), pp. 175-177.; Sol Stern, L. Rapoport, “Israel’s Man of the Shadows,” Village Voice (New York), July 3, 1984, pp. 13 ff.; Israel Shahak, “Yitzhak Shamir, Then and Now,” Middle East Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1992.
- R. Friedman, The False Prophet (1990), pp. 4, 61-63, 68, 78, 82.
- Yair Kotler, Heil Kahane, pp. 27-29.; R. Friedman, The False Prophet, pp. 71-75.; J. Kifner, “Meir Kahane,” The New York Times, Nov. 6, 1990, p. B 13.
- R. Friedman, The False Prophet, pp. 85-98.
- R. Friedman, The False Prophet, pp. 87, 105-108.
- Y. Kotler, Heil Kahane (1986), pp. 46-51.; R. Friedman, The False Prophet, pp. 121-127.
- Geoffrey Wigoder, Dictionary of Jewish Biography (New York : Simon & Schuster, 1991), p. 250.
- “JDL is the second most active terrorist group, FBI says,” Orange County Register (Santa Ana), Nov. 19, 1985.; Robert I. Friedman, “Nice Jewish Boys with Bombs: The Return of the JDL,” Village Voice (New York), May 6, 1986, pp. 21, 22.
- New York Times, Nov. 6, 1990, pp. A1, B13.
- Y. Kotler, Heil Kahane (1986), pp. 184-185.
- M. Kahane, “Vengeance,” The Jewish Press (Brooklyn, NY), June 13, 1980, pp. 36D, 46.
- The Jewish Press (Brooklyn), Nov. 9, 1973.
- Jewish Press (Brooklyn), Oct. 1, 1982. Quoted in: Lenni Brenner, Jews in America Today (1986), p. 297.
- Quoted in: J. Kifner, “Meir Kahane,” New York Times, Nov. 6, 1990, p. B 13.
- Quoted in: B. Lynfield, “Meir Kahane: The Battle Ahead,” Midstream, February 1986, p. 18.
- Meir Kahane, The Story of the Jewish Defense League (1975), p. 5. Quoted in: G. Cromer, “Negotiating the Meaning of the Holocaust,” Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Britain), Vol. 2, No. 2, 1987, p. 290.
- M. Kahane, Our Challenge: The Chosen Land (1974), p. 137. Quoted in: G. Cromer, “Negotiating the Meaning of the Holocaust,” Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Britain), Vol. 2, No. 2, 1987, p. 291.
- R. Friedman, False Prophet, p. 1.
- J. Kifner, “Meir Kahane,” New York Times, Nov. 6, 1990, p. B 13.
- The Washington Post, August 27, 1985.
- Y. Kotler, Heil Kahane, p. 195.
- Y. Kotler, Heil Kahane (1986), pp. 153, 198-212.; See also: Gerald Cromer, “Negotiating the Meaning of the Holocaust,” Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Britain), Vol. 2, No. 2, 1987, pp. 292-294.
- See: Lenni Brenner, Jews in America Today (1986), p. 298.
- See, for example: Genesis 28:1, 6; Deuteronomy 7:1-3; Leviticus 20: 2, 26; Ezra 9:1-2, 12; Nehemiah 13: 23-30.
- L. Brenner, Jews in America Today (Secaucus, N.J.: Lyle Stuart, 1986), p. 301.
- R. Friedman, False Prophet, pp. 115-116, 222-224.; R. Friedman, “Inside the Jewish Terrorist Underground: In the Realm of Perfect Faith,” Village Voice, Nov. 12, 1985, p. 19. (“Among the wealthy Jews who have supported the JDL, is Reuben Mattus, the founder and president of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.”)
- Evening Star (Washington, DC), March 1, 1971.
- R. Friedman, False Prophet, pp. 222, 269-271.
- R. Friedman, “Nice Jewish Boys with Bombs: The Return of the JDL,” Village Voice (New York), May 6, 1986, p. 26.
- R. Friedman, The False Prophet, p. 147.
- R. Friedman, The False Prophet, pp. 125, 185.
- Y. Kotler, Heil Kahane, p. 33.; R. Friedman, False Prophet, pp. 64, 76, 77, 85, 86.
- See, for example, Kahane’s essay, “The ‘Guilt’ of Jews Threatens Israel,” in the New York Times of April 7, 1989.; Kahane’s essay “Is Israel’s Soul Imperiled? Yes, by Liberal Jews,” appeared in the The New York Times of Dec. 20, 1985. Quoted in: L. Brenner, Jews in America Today, pp. 297, 320, n. 25.; Kahane’s essay, “Enough Lamentation,” apparently appeared in the New York Times of November 2, 1972. Source: The Jewish Defense League: A Cult of Racism and Terror, and a Threat to Arab-Americans, ADC Issues [report] No. 9, published by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC (1982?).
- Y. Kotler, Heil Kahane, pp. 10-11.
- R. Friedman, The False Prophet, pp. 142-145.; The Jewish Defense League: A Cult of Racism and Terror, and a Threat to Arab-Americans, ADC Issues [report] No. 9, published by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC (1982?).
- Los Angeles Times, May 9, 1972, p. 5.
- Alfred M. Lilienthal, The Zionist Connection (1979), p. 395.
- R. Friedman, False Prophet, pp. 178-180.
- The Jewish Defense League: A Cult of Racism and Terror, and a Threat to Arab-Americans, ADC Issues [report] No. 9, published by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC (1982?).
- Vancouver Sun, July 3, 1978.
- Washington Post, April 12, 1982.; Village Voice, Oct. 2, 1984.
- H. W. French, “3 J.D.L. Members Seized in Bombings,” New York Times, May 9, 1987.; L. Buder, “Prison for Ex-J.D.L. Chief in Bombing,” New York Times, Oct. 27, 1987, p. B3.
- D. Palermo, “FBI Links JDL to Bomb Death of Arab Leader,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 9, 1985.; A. Dawson, “Terrorism experts puzzled by FBI’s finding,” Orange County Register (Santa Ana), Nov. 13, 1985, pp. B1, B6.; See also: Robert I. Friedman, “Nice Jewish Boys with Bombs: The Return of the JDL,” Village Voice (New York), May 6, 1986, p. 24.
- K. Reich, “Holocaust Survivor Arrested After Alleged Threats,” Los Angeles Times, Jan. 30, 1991.
- D. Palermo, “FBI Links JDL to Bomb Death of Arab Leader,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 9, 1985.
- D. Palermo, “FBI Links JDL to Bomb Death of Arab Leader,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 9, 1985.
- D. Palermo, “FBI Report Links ‘Elements’ of JDL…,” Los Angeles Times, July 3, 1986.; See also: L. Sasaki, “FBI Attributes Fatal Bombing in Santa Ana to ‘Extremists’,” Los Angeles Times, July 17, 1986.; S. Engelberg, “Official Says F.B.I. Has Suspects in Blasts Laid to Extremist Jews,” New York Times, July 17, 1986.
- R. Friedman, False Prophet, pp. 239 ff., and 248.; R. Friedman, “Did This Man Kill Alex Odeh?,” Village Voice, July 12, 1988, pp. 19-21.
- K. Reich, “Mail-Bomb Suspect Sent Back to U.S.,” Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1993.
- G. Dillow, “Mail-Bombing Suspect a Man of Many Faces,” Los Angeles Times, August 5, 1993.; K. Reich, “Mail-Bomb Suspect Sent Back to U.S.,” Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1993.
- “Mail-Bombing Suspect…,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 5, 1993.
- “FBI Memo: Israelis Hampering Probe,” The Washington Post, Nov. 19, 1987, p. A 19.; “FBI Memos Accuse Israel…,” Los Angeles Times (Orange County ed.), Nov. 19, 1987, p. II/1.;
The Manning case was the subject of two revealing articles in the influential Jewish community weekly Jewish Press(Brooklyn), July 5, 1991. The first, “Israel’s Chief Rabbinate: Torah Law Forbids Extradition of Mannings” (p. 2), reported that leading Israeli rabbis had declared that the extradition of Robert Manning and his wife from Israel to the United States would be a violation of Jewish “Torah Law,” or Halacha. The article went on: “Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli, a prominent member of the Chief Rabbinate, said that he always had opposed the extradition agreement Israel has with other countries because it is contrary to Torah Law.” The second article, “More On the Mannings: What the Feds Are Really After” (p. 56C), related: “The [Jewish] Shulchan Aruch and the Rambam state explicitly that it is absolutely forbidden to send a Jew into the hands of a Gentile. In the words of the Rambam, ‘It is forbidden to send a Jew into the hands of the Gentile, be it his money or his body…one who does so has no portion in the World to Come’.”
- K. Reich, “Mail-Bomb Suspect Sent Back to U.S.,” Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1993.; M. Parks & E. Malnic, “Israel Orders Murder Suspect Returned to L.A. for Trial,” Los Angeles Times, August 17, 1993.
One condition for Manning’s extradition to the US was that he would not be charged or prosecuted for his role in the Odeh killing. In October 1993, a federal jury in Los Angeles found Robert Manning guilty of complicity in the 1980 bomb death of a secretary at a computer company, 32-year-old Patricia Wilkerson. See: “Ex-JDL Activist Guilty of Bomb Death,” Los Angeles Times (Orange County edition), Oct. 15, 1993, pp. A1, A12.
- US Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Terrorist Research and Analytical Center, Terrorism Section, Criminal Investigative Division, FBI Analysis of Terrorist Incidents and Terrorist-Related Activities in the United States (1985), pp. 16-18. Quoted in: Issa Nakhleh, ed., Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem (New York: Intercontinental Books, 1991), Vol. II, pp. 862, 867.
- “JDL is the second most active terrorist group, FBI says,” Orange County Register (Santa Ana), Nov. 19, 1985.
- “FBI Memo: Israelis Hampering Probe,” The Washington Post, Nov. 19, 1987, p. A 19.
- US Dept. of Energy, Terrorism in the United States and the Potential Threat to Nuclear Facilities (R-3351-Doe, January 1986), pp. 11-16. Quoted in: Issa Nakhleh, ed., Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem (New York: Intercontinental Books, 1991), Vol. II, pp. 862-864, 867-68.
An analyst for the Rand Corporation confirmed in 1984 that the Jewish group pursues “a dual-track strategy alternating between civil disobedience and generally peaceful protest to vandalism and outright acts of terrorism.” (Source: “JDL is the second most active terrorist group, FBI says,” Orange County Register [Santa Ana], Nov. 19, 1985.)
- R. Friedman, False Prophet, pp. 232-233.
- “JDL wasn’t militant enough for Levy,” New York Post, August 11, 1989, p. 5.
- R. Friedman, “Oy Vey, Make My Day,” Village Voice, August 22, 1989, p. 15.
- New York Daily News, August 11, 1989, pp. 1, 4, 5.; New York Post, Aug. 11, 1989, pp. 1, 5.; See also: “Man Charged in Bleecker Street Sniping,” New York Times, Aug. 11, 1989, p. B3.; R. Friedman, “Oy Vey, Make My Day,” Village Voice, August 22, 1989, pp. 15 ff.
- “Jewish militant gets 4 1/2 yrs. in shooting,” New York Post, April 12, 1990 (?).
- L. Goodstein, “Holocaust Museum Protester Later Beaten,” The Washington Post, April 29, pp. C1, C2.; L. Kellman, “Hate crimes follow opening of museum,” The Washington Times, April 24, 1993, p. A 11.; L. Kellman, “Beating outrages Jews: The Washington Times, April 29, pp. B1, B2.; The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, June 1993, pp. 50, 51, 108.; For more on the April 22, 1993, demonstration, see: The Journal of Historical Review, July-August 1993, pp. 2-3, 17.; The New York Times informed readers that “attempts were made to interrupt the [Holocaust] museum’s dedication on April 22.” (NY York Times, “Book Review” section, July 11, p. 1.) This is not true. The demonstration, which took place under police supervision some distance from the dedication ceremony site, was entirely peaceable. The only “interruption” connected with the day’s events was violence committed against peaceful demonstrators.
- The Jewish Defense League, ADC Issues [report] No. 9, published by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC (1982?).
- “JDL Chairman Rubin Released in Murder Case,” Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1992.
- P. M. Twair, “Freedom of Speech Only a Memory in Gang-Ridden Los Angeles,” The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, October 1992, pp. 55, 85.
- IHR Newsletter, June 1985, p. 10.
- Daily News (Los Angeles), Dec. 9, 1982, p. 10.
- Daily Breeze (Torrance), Sept. 1, 1984.
- R. Varenchik, “Man who calls Holocaust a lie reports threat; JDL figure held,” Los Angeles Daily News, Aug. 21, 1984, pp. 1, 8.
- A. Jalon, “Bomb Hits Home of Holocaust Doubter,” Los Angeles Times, May 16, 1985.
- US Dept. of Energy, Terrorism in the United States and the Potential Threat to Nuclear Facilities, R-3351-Doe, January 1986, pp. 11-16. Quoted in: Issa Nakhleh, ed., Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem (New York: Intercontinental Books, 1991), Vol. II, pp. 862-864, 867-68.
- Tulsa Tribune, April 12, 1985, and information from Dr. Weber.
- IHR Newsletter, June 1981, p. 4.; IHR Newsletter, May 1983, p. 6.; Information from J. Marcellus.
- Source: US Dept. of Energy, Terrorism in the United States and the Potential Threat to Nuclear Facilities, R-3351-Doe, January 1986, pp. 11-16. Quoted in: Issa Nakhleh, ed., Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem (New York: Intercontinental Books, 1991), Vol. II, pp. 862-864, 867-68.
- IHR Newsletter, August 1984.; Letter by IHR Director Marcellus to US Senator Jeremiah Denton, July 20, 1984.; Information provided by Marcellus.
- Daily Breeze (Torrance), March 20, 1981, p. 1.; Information provided by J. Marcellus.
- “Terror Comes to the IHR,” IHR Newsletter, July 1981, p. 2.
- “Arsonists hit Institute for Historical Review office,” Daily Breeze (Torrance), July 5, 1984, p. A3.; IHR 1982 Annual Report [IHR Newsletter], December 1982, p. 2.
- “Nazi Holocaust Doubters Target of Jewish Group,” Los Angeles Times, August 1, 1985, p. B 1.; IHR 1982 Annual Report [IHR Newsletter], December 1982, p. 2.; Information provided by J. Marcellus.
- “Arsonists hit Institute for Historical Review office,” Daily Breeze (Torrance), July 5, 1984, p. A3.
- “JDL applauds blaze at Torrance institute,” Daily Breeze (Torrance), July 7, 1984, pp. Al, A6.; In the wake of the fire-bombing, the IHR started up again from a makeshift new office in Torrance. In 1985, Rubin announced a JDL campaign to force the IHR out of the city. (“Nazi Holocaust Doubters Target of Jewish Group,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 1, 1985, p. B 1.)
- A. Cockburn, “Beat the Devil,” The Nation, March 20, 1989, p. 366.
- The statements of Toland and Irving appear in the IHR Newsletter, October 1984, p. 1.
- IHR Newsletter, April 1989.
- IHR Newsletter, February 1992, p. 5.; IHR Newsletter, April 1992, p. 1.
- In 1992, Cole conducted a videorecorded interview with the curator of the Auschwitz State Museum. It has been available as a videotape and DVD titled “David Cole Interviews Dr. Franciszek Piper.”
- Philip Rees, Biographical Dictionary of the Extreme Right Since 1890 (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990), pp. 106-107.; R. Faurisson, The Journal of Historical Review (IHR), Winter 1988-89, pp. 417 f.
- Le Monde (Paris), March 19-20, 1978, p. 24, and March 23, 1978, p. 7. See also: “Quinze ans de terrorisme,” (“Fifteen years of terrorism”), Le Choc du Mois (France), June 1991, p. 7.; M. Weber, The Journal of Historical Review, Summer 1988, pp. 180, 184.
- Victor Ostrovksy and Claire Hoy, By Way of Deception (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990), pp. 291-292.
- R. Hemeçaix, “Bétar: la mauvaise étoile de David” (“Betar: The evil star of David”), Le Choc du Mois (France), July-August 1990, pp. 37-38.; See also: “Quinze ans de terrorisme,” Le Choc du Mois (France), June 1991, pp. 7-13.
- R. Hemeçaix, “Bétar: la mauvaise étoile de David,” Le Choc du Mois (France), July-August 1990, pp. 37-38.
- Le Monde, March 7, 1986, p. 8.; “Quinze ans de terrorisme” (“Fifteen years of terrorism”), Le Choc du Mois(France), June 1991, pp. 7-13.; “Ces milices juives qui sèment la terreur” (“Those Jewish militias that sow terror”),Le Choc du Mois, April 1992, pp. 37-39.; R. Hemeçaix, “Bétar: la mauvaise étoile de David,” Le Choc du Mois(France), July-August 1990, pp. 37-38.;
See also: “Une communauté otage de ses extrémiste,” Le Choc du Mois (France), June 1991, pp. 14-17.; “Carpentras: L’effet Boomerang,” (France), June 1991, pp. 18-20.; F. Chesnay, “Toute censure est un aveu,” Le Choc du Mois (France), June 1991, pp. 21-22; D. Barney, C. Champetier & C. Lavirose, La nouvelle Inquisition: Essai sur le terrorisme intellectuel et la police de la pensée (Paris: 1993).
- A copy of a leaflet issued in Feb. 1992 by the “Tagar Student Zionist Organization at the Ohio State University” (Columbus) is on file at the IHR.
- “L’agression contre M. Robert Faurisson revendiquée par ‘Les fils de la mémoire juive’,” Le Monde, Sept. 19, 1989, p. 14.; Sunday Telegraph (London), Sept. 24, 1989.; “Historian severely beaten for disputing Holocaust,” Reuters dispatch, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 18, 1989.; IHR Newsletter, October 1989.; M. Weber, Christian News (New Haven, Mo.), Oct. 16, 1989, p. 22.
- Le Monde, Sept. 19, 1989, p. 14.; Sunday Telegraph (London), Sept. 24, 1989.; Christian News (New Haven, Mo.), Oct. 16, 1989, p. 22.
- Letters by R. Faurisson to the IHR of June 16, 1992, October 24, 1992, May 28, 1993, and September 14, 1993.
- Le Monde, Sept. 19, 1989, p. 14.; Sunday Telegraph (London), Sept. 24, 1989.; Christian News (New Haven, Mo.), Oct. 16, 1989, p. 22.
- Letters by R. Faurisson to the IHR of July 15, 1993, September 14, 1993 and Nov. 27, 1993.;
In Stockholm, Faurisson has been attacked twice. The first attack, on March 17, 1992, was reported widely in the Swedish press. The second attack, on May 22, 1993, also received coverage in Swedish newspapers.; The attack against Faurisson in Paris on May 30, 1993, was reported in: “Faurisson, incident au cours de la Réunion de la Tribune des athées,” Libération, (Paris), June 1, 1993.
- Le Figaro (Paris), January 26, 1984, p. 4.
- “Attack Against Auto of German ‘Revisionist’ Historian,” IHR Newsletter, July 1988, p. 5.
- “Un commando sioniste s’invite au meeting néo-nazi,” Libération, April 22, 1991, p. 28.; “Ces milices juives qui sèment la terreur,” Le Choc du Mois (France), April 1992, pp. 37-39.
- H. de Bresson, “L’équipée sauvage du Bétar à Rostock,” Le Monde (Paris), Oct. 21, 1992, p. 4.
- “Extremisten aus Israel: Jagd auf Neonazis in Deutschland?,” Berliner Morgenpost, December 11 [or 12?], 1992.;Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Dec. 12, 1992, p. 6.
- Michael Kneissler, “Tod den Nazis,” Playboy (Deutschland), February 1993 (2/93), pp. 47-54.
- R. Friedman, “Nice Jewish Boys with Bombs: The Return of the JDL,” Village Voice (New York), May 6, 1986, p. 21 (“… Members spend more time plotting against each other than against their gentile enemies.”)