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Who reads “Comment is Free”?


I was just over at TheBrothersofJudea website which tracks antisemitism in the Huffington Post and caught this:

Now I haven’t actually ever seen a reader link to Stormfront on “Comment is Free” (though I have seen links to a variety of far-right websites) and it got me thinking about whether Stormfront types are attracted to “Comment is Free”, a blog that is supposed to be the ideological opposite of the far-right.

It seems though that “Comment is Free” has developed somewhat of a following among the far-right.

For starters, we have a Stormfront member reprinting the modern day blood libel by Victoria Brittain who just a few months ago falsely accused Israel of being responsible for blue baby syndrome in Gaza:

Predictably, the article triggered comments like this from Stormfront member, zoomcopter (click on comment to enlarge):

But Stormfront readers are not only attracted to Guardian commissioned blood libels, they’re fans also of resident Theobald Jew, Seth Freedman. In the example below, we have a Stormfront member posting about Freedman’s article on the so-called anti-miscegenation squads.

It shouldn’t however come as a surprise that a Stormfront member picked up on this given the Nazi analogy in Seth Freedman’s ill thought out use of the term “miscegenation” which AKUS wrote in depth about here.

And over at Incogman, another popular neo-Nazi site, one of the readers clearly follows the threads of Seth Freedman by quoting one of the comments:

Then we have another Incogman reader who, putting aside the racism, asks a very poignant question in the first paragraph (the reference is to yet another Seth Freedman article by the way).

It seems that these neo-Nazis have a real thing for the Guardian’s Theobald Jews. Here’s a screenshot from the neo-Nazi website, Rense.

The link is to an article by the verstinkener Antony Lerman entitled “Diaspora Jews find their voice”.

Finally, we have a post by a Stormfront poster who follows “Comment is Free” by again quoting from a below the line commenter:


Incidentally, the reference in this post is to the Peter Preston article which got a mention the other day on CiF Watch. Notice how the sanitized title of Preston’s article ‘Israel barks, the US media wags its tail” gets translated in the Stormfront subject line to “Jews control the media, says former Guardian editor”.

What does the above tell us? Well, on the one hand it could mean that a handful of crackpots occasionally stop by to visit the most popular blog in the UK just like they may stop over at other news outlets. On the other hand, it could demonstrate that “Comment is Free” has some special allure to those who get a kick out of Jew-bashing, the ideological glue that binds the far-left and far-right together.

The BNP is already on record for advising its members to read The Guardian for information about “the Zionist cabal around President Bush” and on CiF Watch we have demonstrated that the far-left and far-right inhabit parallel universes when it comes to Israel, so whats to say that “Comment is Free” hasn’t developed a following, albeit a more low-profile one, among the far-right?

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  1. Interesting article.

    “On the other hand, it could demonstrate that “Comment is Free” has some special allure to those who get a kick out of Jew-bashing, the ideological glue that binds the far-left and far-right together.”

    I think there is little doubt about that. CiF actively feeds the fantasies of the far-right and also extremist Islam. It’s astonishing how CiF will look the other way as these sort of scumbags get off on what they publish.

  2. Fascinating reading. I haven’t the time or stomach to trawl through these cess-pits, but its interesting to see how much they absorb from CIF. I’m not surprised to see how much they take from Freedman, who is among the most loathsome of these self-hating Jews to write for CiF. It is beyond my understanding why he nevertheless chooses to live part of his life in a country he tries his best to delegitimize. Perhaps it is because only among scum like these that he garners and enjoys his approval.

  3. Surely, the presence of the extreme right on places like CiF and HuffPost shouldn’t be any surprise to us?

    The extreme right for years have been trying to exploit any and all technological developments, to push their ideas, naturally in a tone down fashion.

    The extreme right have a number of outreach programmes, where they push their ideas in a slightly watered-down fashion and try to appear more moderate, their use of HuffPost and CiF are but two examples.

    We should expect more, fortunately these devotees of neo-Nazism aren’t very good at hiding their views for any period of time as the post demonstrates.

    It is a pity that the moderators at HuffPost and CiF are so ignorant of the ways and devious tactics employed by the extreme right, otherwise they would be able to pick them out as they often use repetitive themes.

    In the last few years I have been surprised at how many arguments seemingly borrowed from the extreme right find their way into the mainstream discourse, it is all rather depressing.

  4. Modernity

    “…….In the last few years I have been surprised at how many arguments seemingly borrowed from the extreme right find their way into the mainstream discourse, it is all rather depressing…….”

    I couldn’t have said it better.

    Thanks Hawkeye. A very strong indictment of the Guardian, and how their above the line articles feed below the line bigotry – which CIFW has been pointing out for awhile now. Granted, posters to Stormfront don’t need any help in that respect, but it can help lead to mainstreaming bigotry (ESPECIALLY because the Guardian HAD been a respected world-wide publication).

  5. It brings to mind a question that was posed to Antony Lerman that he chose to ignore and eventually was removed for obvious reasons.
    I don’t recall it verbatim but was something to the effect of:
    We are all aware of the healthy debate that goes on in Israel and in the diaspora community about policy and how to handle affairs and you are clearly not stifled in voicing your opinion despite the everpresent innuendo that you and like minded people are in fact muzzled.

    Does it ever make you wonder when you read the commentary below the line, just who it is that relishes in your writings?
    Does it ever make you wonder who supports strongly the views you present?
    Does it ever make you wonder why the regular Israel bashers jump so quickly and readily on your writings with such glee?

    Does it ever give you pause to know that the Israel haters, the nod nod wink wink anti-zionists (OMG not anti-semites) are your strongest supporters?

    Yes you have the right to give your views and so do they, but do you ever wonder about who’s views you are promoting?

  6. “…reprinting the modern day blood libel by Victoria Brittain who just a few months ago falsely accused Israel of being responsible for blue baby syndrome in Gaza.”

    Here is a song about Victoria’s blue baby syndrome:

    Blue Baby Face
    (to the tune of “Baby Face.” Hat tip: Harry Akst and Benny Davis 1926)

    Blue Baby Face;
    Victoria’s got a true blue baby face;
    Like it’s been hit with a morningstar mace;
    Blue baby face.
    In a blue baby body bag not out-of-place.
    Now turning purply hue,
    Once Vicky’s gone bright blue;
    She’s got the newest bright blue baby face.

    Blue baby face;
    Spews poo from her blue baby face.
    Her verbal vomiting is a disgrace.
    Blue baby face.
    For one blue breath she’s yearning;
    Looks like a blue baby gurning.
    Blue baby face.
    Cif should lose this blue babe without trace.
    From purple it’s gone black;
    Zip that blue body sack.
    They’re sick of seeing her blue baby face, (no Pullitzer prize)
    They don’t want one more blue baby face, (Brian’s one already)
    They can’t face no more blue baby face. (zip the body bag.)

    DS Al Coda

  7. Notice how the sanitized title of Preston’s article ‘Israel barks, the US media wags its tail” gets translated in the Stormfront subject line to “Jews control the media, says former Guardian editor”.

    Huh? “Israel barks, the US media wags its tail” is and was the original title of the Preston piece. So how has it been “sanitized”??

    Some individual on Stormfront then distorted the title beyond recognition to suit their own vile agenda. What’s your point?

    On the other hand, it could demonstrate that “Comment is Free” has some special allure to those who get a kick out of Jew-bashing

    Except that you have conveniently overlooked the mocking reference to a pro-Israel poster (grman): “A CLASSIC comment here from a Guardian reader”.

    So “allure” in the sense that neo-Nazis will mock pro-Israel posters (well, in this case it’s safe to say Jews in general) anywhere on the Internet.

    That reference also says something about how these horrible people view your typical Guardian reader, i.e. with severe disdain.

    Lastly:
    Jew-bashing, the ideological glue that binds the far-left and far-right together.

    Yes, there are certain individuals on the far-left who seem to throw their morals out the window when it comes to Israel or indeed world Jewry – but yet again you go way overboard there.

  8. Again pretzelberg misses the point when he wrote:

    “That reference also says something about how these horrible people view your typical Guardian reader”

    If the supposed typical Guardian reader was so concerned with anti-Jewish racism or could even spot it, then there wouldn’t be the current outpouring of animosity towards Israelis or Jews on a regular basis at CiF.

    But as it is, online forums invariably become infected by Jew haters and baiters, and until Guardian readers and staff realise that and make an effort to do something about it then that appalling state of affairs will continue.

    It is that complacency by the readers and the staff that allow anti-Jewish racism to have such a grip on CiF.

  9. It is that complacency by the readers and the staff that allow anti-Jewish racism to have such a grip on CiF.- modernityblog

    At his point I wouldn’t call it complacency, considering how frequently it has been pointed out, considering how they ban and delete those that point it out, it can and should be called what it is- promotion.

  10. modernityblog

    If the supposed typical Guardian reader was so concerned with anti-Jewish racism or could even spot it, then there wouldn’t be the current outpouring of animosity towards Israelis or Jews on a regular basis at CiF.

    I grew up among Guardian readers and many of my friends and colleagues are Guardian readers. Unlike me, however, NONE of them post on CiF – but I’m sure they’d likewise be appalled by some of the below-the-line material there.

    At the end of the day, however, there is no “typical” Guardian reader. And there certainly is no typical CiF poster.

    My reference above to “your typical Guardian reader” was more about certain individuals’ notion/perception thereof.

    Stormfront members dump on them – as do people here. THAT was my point.

  11. AKUS

    “Freedman, who is among the most loathsome of these self-hating Jews ”

    I tried to get you reinstated on CIF . I cant remember why now. This is absolutely awful.

  12. Great article Hawkeye. As we have long known hatred of the Jews and Israel is where the extreme right and the extreme left come to meet.

    I remember there was an exchange on the HP where one person said, “Check out this article by Pat Buchanan on cutting aid to Israel. I don’t usually agree what he says, but this time he was really on the money.”

    Can you imagine the HP readership agreeing with *Pat Buchanan* on any other topic?

  13. It’s a mistake to believe that Jew-haters come from just the far left or far right. There are many whose postitions on a whole range of issues, whether economic, political or social, would be considered centrist, but join their brethren at places like the Guardian, Stormfront, etc.

    The online magazine CounterPunch, which is acknowledged by most to be a far leftist rag, and is virulently anti-Zionist (and anti-Semitic), has, among its contributors, Paul Craig Roberts, who served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration. Now why would Alexander Cockburn welcome a conservative to CounterPunch?

    Hawkeye, you’ve written a terrific article, but history has demonstrated time and again that when the siren call of Jew-hatred goes out it matters little what the political stripe of the hosting party is. “If you host it, they will come.”

  14. “At the end of the day, however, there is no “typical” Guardian reader. And there certainly is no typical CiF poster.”

    The “no true Scotsman” argument doesn’t really work here.

    Lest we are led to believe that few or none of the posters on CiF are Guardian readers in the flesh? Which doesn’t seem very credible.

    That would be a kin to arguing that trouble is always caused by outside agitators, and haven’t we heard that one before?

    Surely a majority of posters on CiF are Guardian readers? How could it be otherwise?

    And if that is the case (as I would argue) then you have to explain away why they allow/ignore/agree to so much of the anti-Jewish racism which is found on CiF?

    Or maybe they don’t see it in the first place?

  15. Berchmans

    What is absolutely awful is not my opinion of Freedman.

    It is the opinion readers of Stormfront have of him.

  16. terry malloy

    ” It’s a mistake to believe that Jew-haters come from just the far left or far right. There are many whose postitions on a whole range of issues, whether economic, political or social, ”

    You are claiming mass anti Semitism right across the political ,social and economic spectrum ? This is delusional and evidence that people are willing to turn their entire intelligence upsidedown.

    Rather than negotiate on a piece of land it is easier to condemn large swathes ( a whole range) of.. presumably.. the whole world?

    Paranoid nonsense. Get Israel to go back to the 67 line ..a little water and with a single bound you will be free .

    .

    modernityblog

    ” much of the anti-Jewish racism which is found on CiF? ”

    Wait a minute it is anti Semitic to call Israel a racist state. I got a big row for it from Hoffman ( in a dossier presented to Parliament:( ) and have never since done this.

    Yet you call it “anti Jewish racism”…so are we allowed to call it pro Jewish racism? Methinks you are trying to eat the banana and use it to poke folk in the eye.

  17. Abandon hope-

    It’s telling that you’ve read something into my comment that’s just not there. Where was I claiming mass anti-Semitism? All I said was that anti-Semites are found from every political position, i.e., right, left, center, and that they converge on any host they find congenial to their bigotry. Nowhere did I say that anti-Semites are a mass movement from everywhere.

  18. No time for anyone who disses their own country to it’s enemies, and makes money from it.

    A country that gives you free passage into it’s frontiers only for you to turn around and spit in it’s face.

    There are Falash Mura who are yearning to move to Israel,yet there are all sorts of obstacles being put in their way.

    We allow and encouraged someone like Seeth Freedman to come in,instead of the Falash Mura,who are more deserving.

    Even the Africans from Eritrea that are in Israel are more deserving than this Seeth F..

  19. @ modernityblog

    Surely a majority of posters on CiF are Guardian readers?

    Why would you assume that? My impression is that most people who post on I/P issues are NOT.

    @ AKUS

    What is absolutely awful is not my opinion of Freedman. It is the opinion readers of Stormfront have of him.

    I must’ve missed the eulogies to him. What “opinion”?

    Or are you just drawing your own conclusions out of thin air?

  20. “Why would you assume that? My impression is that most people who post on I/P issues are NOT.”

    Logically speaking, the vast majority of contributors on CiF are either Guardian readers, had been Guardian readers, or have some affinity with the Guardian.

    That doesn’t mean every one of them is a Guardian reader but the vast majority probably are.

    Thus they must bear some responsibility, along with the Guardian staff for the level of anti-Jewish racism found on CiF.

  21. modernity

    Logically speaking, the vast majority of contributors on CiF are either Guardian readers, had been Guardian readers, or have some affinity with the Guardian.

    Poor logic, I’m afraid. It’s part of the WWW. I’ve read and posted on many websites affiliated to newspapers I’ve never bought.

    Thus they must bear some responsibility, along with the Guardian staff for the level of anti-Jewish racism found on CiF.

    Complete tosh! Most Guardian readers will not be familiar with CiF – and the vast majority of those who do post on CiF do not comment on I/P issues.

    AKUS used to post on CiF. Are you saying he bore some responsibility for anti-Semitic comments?

    And besides: anti-Semitic posts are deleted, so I fail to see how even the Guardian staff bear any such responsibility.

    But my main point is about everyday readers.

    You’re in a hole and you need to stop digging, because I have a feeling that you’re now saying very desperate stuff just in order to support earlier erroneous statements.

  22. modernity

    Your 7 40 repeated the expression ” anti-Jewish racism ” I quote from “How we define anti Semitism” above

    ” Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor. ”

    If calling Israel ” racist ” is anti Semitic ..how can you imply ” anti-Jewish racism ” exists ? Surely by implicitly accepting that the concept exists you are being anti Semitic!

    Have a good Easter.

  23. Personally, I think that someone who has read the Guardian for years would surely know what racism is, and by extension they should be able to know what anti-Jewish racism is, or at the very least have a basic understanding of it.

    Of course, if in that time they’ve managed not to learn what racism is, or what anti-Jewish racism is, then discussing these topics with them would be fruitless, as a basic knowledge of the underlying thinking behind prejudice and racism is a requirement for moderately intelligent exchange on these topics.

    However, if they know what racism is, then why can’t they see it at CiF ?

    Not any old racism, but anti-Jewish racism, with all of its many myths and imagery which are typical of other forms of racism, but invariably within an elaborate historical fashion.

    Again, if you don’t know what racism is there’s no point discussing things with you.

    If you know what racism is but can’t see it on CiF, then you are either blind, chronically stupid, prejudice, bigoted, ideologically entrenched, utterly complacent or incapable of thoughtful reasoning.

    I wonder which it is?

  24. @abandon hope You write; ‘Have a good Easter’ ? You do know that Jews dont celebrate Easter Dont you? And that this is the festival of Passover, why not write ‘ Have a Happy Passover’, ‘Shabbat Shalom’ .. Wasnt one of your last ditties ‘Have a Happy Soltice’? What seasonal greeting do you come up with at Eid celebrations? ‘Happy Divali’? .You are aware that historically Easter recalls dreadful memories for Jews; The Churches ‘teaching of contempt’ the ‘Damming of Jews for supposed crimes of deicide’, of being christ killers, of the horrific pogroms and blood feuds, the Kishinev massacre?

  25. modernityblog

    ” Not any old racism, but anti-Jewish racism ”

    .

    If “anti Jewish racism” were to exist.. then it could not be anti Semitic to call Israel ” racist ” it would by definition be racist. I happy if you are right ..but if you are right.. it means the EUMC definition of anti Semitism is wrong.

    I make the point because Hoffman put me on a list and sent it to the House of Commons for saying Israel was racist. If you are right and Israel is racist then I want an apology from Hoffman.

  26. @abandon hope if ”anti Jewish racisim were to exist..??” I suppose we’ve just been through 2,000 years of Christian love is it?

  27. smtx01

    “”anti Jewish racism “… I suppose we’ve just been through 2,000 years of Christian love is it? ”

    Another poster avoiding the issue.Neither you nor modernity blog nor no doubt any others can answer the question.

    If it is anti Semitic to call Israel “racist” why is it ok to use the term “”anti Jewish racisim ”

    My guess is modernity blog is trying to make “anti Semitism” sound worse so he uses the term “”anti Jewish racism ” in this hope ..not realising that he is in fact being ” anti Semitic ” under the rules of the EUMC.

  28. smtx01

    “what does anti semiitism /anti jewish hatred mean to you abandon hope? ”

    They used to be serious problems ..arguably two of the more disgusting pieces of mankind’s history along with the slave trade and the subjugation of women. They were almost entirely “Christian” phenomena and now the terms are used preemptively every time a new settlement is due to be built on occupied land. Why do you ask?

  29. “arguably two of the more disgusting pieces of mankind’s history along with the slave trade and the subjugation of women.”

    BOTH shames actively practiced today in Islam dominated republics, theocracies, dictatorships.

  30. @ abandon hope, Anti semitisim goes a lot deeper than being ‘almost an entirely christian phenomena’, it goes beyond ‘The subjucation of women’ and beyond ‘The slave trade’. You have on many occasions mentioned you studied ‘anti discrimination ‘in several universities..what did you learn? To be brainwashed? You should realise that Marx’s views of Judaisim are indistinguishable from those of anti semites
    ‘The bill of exchange is the real God of the Jews’
    ‘The Jew is perpetually created by civil society from it’s own entrails’
    ‘The chimerical nationality of the Jew, is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money, in general'(Marx)
    You should also be aware that from Christianity to Islam, from marx and the french socialists, to the enlightenment, from voltaire to proudhon, that as Irving Howe commented ‘In the warmest of hearts, there is a cold spot for the Jews’.

  31. Progressive lefties and Nazis are two faces of the same fascist coin. The fact that Stromfront readers can seamlessly blend in with Cif’s lot comes only as a surprise to a simpleton. And as for Freeman, if a Nazi spat in his face he’d probably blame Israel for it.

    BTW, Jerry Springer has a pet pig called Bella.

  32. Edward in the USA

    “BOTH shames actively practiced today in Islam dominated republics, theocracies, dictatorships.”

    Why would that be? As Avneri states.. ” for 50 generations Islam protected us whereas the Christians tried to murder us”.Why the change?

    smtx01

    ” from marx and the french socialists, to the enlightenment, in the warmest of hearts, there is a cold spot for the Jews’. ”

    I of course disagree and I get a lot of flak for mentioning that the Brit enlightenment was actually the Scottish enlightenment and the absence of any anti Semitism in Scotland during the last 2 centuries was maybe connected to this.

    The present attempt to amp up anti Semitism at key times ( normally at peak settlement constructing times) is understandable but a little transparent.

    I defer to Deborah Fink’s posts on these pages ( yesterday I believe) for a more detailed appreciation of the way “anti Semitism” can be abused.

    .

    GaryO

    “Progressive lefties and Nazis are two faces of the same fascist coin. ”

    There is an episode of the Simpsons that has the Swarzenegar character ..Mc Bain.. fighting “Commie-Nazis ” in an attempt to make them real bad guys.

    I can see where they got the idea.

    .

  33. Abandon hope

    I of course disagree and I get a lot of flak for mentioning that the Brit enlightenment was actually the Scottish enlightenment and the absence of any anti Semitism in Scotland during the last 2 centuries was maybe connected to this.

    For the life of me I cannot understand why the site moderators do not ban you. You are continually posting this lie even in the face of links depicting the instances of anti Semistsm in Scotland over the past 20 years.

    leave us. Sis.

  34. JerusalemMite

    ” You are continually posting this lie ( no anti Semitism for the last 2 centuries.)even in the face of links depicting the instances of anti Semistsm in Scotland over the past 20 years. ”

    You are being cute by saying 20 years ..as the last ten (this century ) coincide with a new ,more polarised,consciousness and during which some anti Semitism has appeared here.

    The worst examples being two arson attempts and one assault. Both horrific and embarrassing to our otherwise astonishing record… but this must be set against the fact that Scotland is one of the most violent countries in Europe.. one in which many Muslims have been murdered this century …hundreds of Christians …but nary a single Jew…not in our entire history.

    Funny that the links you mention are often spoken of here..but rarely shown as they are so embarrassingly thin.

  35. Quoting Abandon hope quoting Edward in the USA…

    “BOTH shames actively practiced today in Islam dominated republics, theocracies, dictatorships.”

    Why would that be?

    As Avneri states.. ” for 50 generations Islam protected us whereas the Christians tried to murder us”.Why the change?

    I suggest you present your questions regarding the anti-democratic, misogynistic, islamosupremecist aspects of Islam practiced in places like Sudan, Maurtania, Saudi Arabia, Islamofascist Republic of Iran, to Imams, Ayatollahs, Sheiks, the Religious Police, defenders of the faith, the usual suspects.

    Perhaps the Islamic religious authority who issued the death fatwa on writer Salman Rushdie can shed light on the curious change in Islam.

  36. scotland has a permanent blot on its history for its shameful release of the convicted bomber of commercial airliner Pan Am 103, ostensibly on “compassionate” grounds for the ailing mass murderer, but in fact for scotlands shameful “passion” for libyan oil contracts.

    I recommend the following link.

    http://www.boycottscotland.com

  37. Edward in the good ol USA

    “scotland has a permanent blot on its history for its shameful release of the convicted bomber”

    Dr Swires is a retired Scottish General Practitioner whose daughter died in the massacre. He argues Megrahi is innocent and the guy is compelling .

    We released an innocent guy who is dying of prostate cancer. Hardly a shameful act.

  38. “If it is anti Semitic to call Israel “racist” why is it ok to use the term “”anti Jewish racism”

    The question makes no sense.
    It is anti Semitic to call Israel racist, because it is a lie, and provided the comment is made by someone other than an ignoramus, lies told about Israel in an attempt to denigrate her, are the mark of an anti Semite. The term anti Jewish racism refers to the racism inherent in this attitude, that part of anti-Semitism predicated on racist views that Jews are inherently inferior because of their genetics.
    To call Israel racist is anti Semitic and reprehensible, unless you are within a forum where such improprieties are tolerated. To practice racism against the Jews is equally reprehensible, and is equally not “OK” so your question makes no sense.

  39. We really shouldn’t indulge Abandon hope/Berchmans.

    He wants to avoid having to discuss anti-Jewish racism at CiF, so he will bring up any old subject including Scotland, etc etc

    It is all irrelevant, but it means he can happily avoid facing the real issue of anti-Jewish racism at CiF.

    We shouldn’t allow him to derail the thread and thus avoid the key issues.

  40. Epidermoid

    ” The term anti Jewish racism refers to the racism inherent in this attitude, that part of anti-Semitism predicated on racist views that Jews are inherently inferior because of their genetics. ”

    I was not meaning to derail the thread as modernity is suggesting.I was merely making the point that you cannot both condemn people who call Israel ” racist ” and use the term ” anti Jewish racism “. Either being Jewish is a racial phenomenon or it is not ..you are suggesting an attitude of racism that is absolute speculation.

  41. GaryO

    And as for Freeman, if a Nazi spat in his face he’d probably blame Israel for it.

    That’s an appalling thing to say – and you are an arse.

  42. pretzelberg

    GaryO – And as for Freeman, if a Nazi spat in his face he’d probably blame Israel for it.

    You answered – That’s an appalling thing to say – and you are an arse.

    It is appalling. But because it is probably an accurate prediction based on Freedman’s mindset. And I could name quite a few other of ‘CiF’s finest’ House Jews who would respond similarly to Freedman. Tony Lerman and Richard Silverstein come to mind immediately.

    I have observed you vigorously defending unfair and untruthful criticism of Israel on CiF threads. I wonder at you intention to be so contrary on CiFWatch threads.

    Is you intention to try and educate Israel’s supporters who are appalled by CiF and its misrepresentations and omissions about Israel? (And in many cases, Jews too)