Wolf in sheep's clothing: Peace Now & "APN" Americans For Peace Now
An Organization Advocating For Creation of a Terror State (ie: A Two State Solution)*
$20,000 Aerial Surveys." The report stated that "funding is necessary to support the staff and rent the vehicles for aerial photography. In the report given to Finland, Peace Now chose to define itself as an “educational foundation” and indicated that they also receive $100,000 from Americans for Peace Now and 150,000 Euros from “European Foundations” for their “settlement watch project.” A spokesperson for Peace Now told Bedein that the "European Foundations" mentioned in their grant request to the Finnish government were actually funds from the European Union. “In other words, from other foreign European governments,” said Bedein, “few of which have been favorable to Israel's plight in the war on terror. Far from being an indigenous Israeli organization, it is obvious that Peace Now actually acts as an agent for foreign governments.” The Israel Penal Code for Espionage was distributed to Knesset Interior Committees. Clause 3 of that code defines "photography of sensitive areas of Israel for any foreign power" as an act of espionage, punishable by ten years imprisonment if convicted. Dr. Yuri Stern, Chairman of the Knesset Interior Committee, announced that he would ask his legal counsel to examine the matter and report back to the committee if there were indeed grounds for application of the Israel Penal Code's special clauses on espionage against Peace Now. “The Peace Now settlement expansion maps do not only wind up in the hands of European governments and they do not only include the civilian expansion,” Bedein warns. “The Peace Now settlement expansion maps also include military installations and the maps are featured in all PLO offices. Israeli army bases have been attacked and Israeli soldiers killed. These are the sons and daughters of Israel drafted to protect the country, not, for the most part, even professional soldiers.” Bedein went on to describe an extremely disturbing incident involving the “settlement-watch” team. “In late May, 2002 a settlement watch group organized by the ‘Christian Peace Makers Team’ reported to its e-mail list that it had successfully photographed the fence surrounding the Carmei Tzur settlement,” Bedein said. “The CPT proudly reported that it had shown several breaches in the fence. The next day, the CSM met with the Fateh (Arafat's mainstream terror group) in Bethlehem. Two days later, late at night, armed members of the Fateh infiltrated the Carmei Tzur settlement at the precise breach that the CPT had photographed. The Fateh used that breach to murder a civilian couple in their bed. The wife was eight months pregnant. “ A decision from the Knesset Committee is expected in coming weeks. “The decision will now rest with Israel's legal system,” concluded Bedein, “whether and how to enforce the espionage clauses of the Israel Penal Code for those organizations who choose to photograph the most sensitive landscapes of Israel on the payroll and at the behest of foreign governments.” As a conclusion of sorts, the Knesset is in process of offering a watered down version of a self policing bill that would require that organizations report influxes of foreign donations. (To See Full Article Click Here) "The Knesset Law Committee is set to begin discussions on Monday of a much-watered down bill aimed at imposing specific supervisory requirements on nonprofit organizations that carry a political agenda and receive financial support from foreign states or foundations funded by their governments. The current wording of the bill is far less restrictive than the one originally proposed by a group of parliamentarians headed by Z’ev Elkin (Likud), Avraham Michaeli (Shas), David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu) and Otniel Schneller (Kadima). That bill was approved by the plenum in preliminary reading. The original aim of the legislation was to curtail the activities of Israeli organizations that many view as serving the anti-Zionist agendas of foreign powers. Such groups – including Peace Now, Yesh Din, Yesh Gvul, Breaking the Silence, Machsom Watch and others – present themselves as peace activists or human rights organizations while being seen by most Israelis as foreign agents actually working against the State of Israel on behalf of the foreign – mostly European – governments that finance them."
"A criminal complaint has been filed against Peace Now leader Yariv Oppenheimer for giving U.S. embassy officials in Washington information with the intention of “damaging the country.” The alleged crimes are punishable by life in prison or even death." “I hope that American pressure on the government of Israel will bring about an implementation” of orders against a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, he said in a document revealed last week by WikiLeaks. Itzik Shadmi, head of the Binyamin Region Residents’ Committee, said, “Peace Now for years incites policies against Israel in order to weaken the communities that have been established in Judea and Samaria. Peace Now sees that the public does not trust the left, and it decided to turn to the other countries. “We see these actions as damaging to the State of Israel. The publication of the documents simply confirms what we have known for years, and we expect the police to investigate Oppenheimer and his colleagues” for acting against Israel and undermining the sovereignty of the government, Shadmi said. One WikiLeaks cable stated that Oppenheimer told American officials that Israel is guilty of deception and “has the tools…to do what it has to do” against Jewish communities. The documents said that the American officials were impressed with Oppenheimer's presentation and concluded, “We are afraid that there will be a renewal of settlements, creating new neighborhoods” contrary to Israel’s obligations to the United States. The “obligations” were not spelled out. Oppenheimer has been instrumental in filing lawsuits on behalf of Arabs. The legal and military establishments have accepted many of his claims and have allowed and in some cases even encouraged an Arab land grab in Judea and Samaria. Oppenheimer is “public enemy number one” among nationalists and was even slapped in the face by a nationalist academic this week. Oppenheimer complained that Mor Altshuler slapped him “violently” several minutes before a television debate. She said she is sorry that she hit him in the face but added that her slap was “symbolic.” She accused Peace Now of having sent her three people posing as students and trying to coax her into saying she approved the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin in 1995. In short, it is patently clear that what "Peace Now" supports is not at all "peaceful", nor is it doing anything positive for the Jewish people or Israel.
Israel has created various non-profits that look like they are actually against the peace process, while in reality they are for promoting Israel's interests in continuing so-called "peace" talks for the giving away of Israel's Land. One must research an organization or individual very well these days before inviting him to speak.* The Rebbe is for the "One State Solution". Two state solution means that Israel must take from its land and create another country within it, which it is giving to the terrorist enemy. Hence the Rebbe's opposition. This is a clear threat to Jewish life. In determining an organizations standing about the peace process there are two other markers that come into play: 1. If they are advocating to push America to "stop pressuring Israel" (and are silent about doing the same to Israel). 2. If they advocate that Iran should be Israel's primary focus. The Rebbe always pushed on Israel when it came to "Peace" certainly, he never pushed on America. While it is obvious that Iran is an enemy, but then so is Egypt, Syria, Turkey and Iraq! Iran not as much a problem as the daily rockets and bombing coming from the PLO / Hamas / PA / Hezbullah (all the same group really). Typically Israel is silent on this obvious problem (to push forward Peace) and asks people to instead lobby to stop Iran.