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Jewish Internet Defense Force embarks on new #ShanaTova Twitter campaign

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The Jewish Internet Defense Force, an internet collective of Jewish activists that I recently wrote about, has embarked on yet another Twitter campaign. This time the stated goal is to raise awareness of “Rosh Hashanah and suffering children,” by making the hashtag #ShanaTova a trending topic.

Despite having labeled all practicing Muslims, including children, as terrorists and defending the murder by Israeli soldiers of Palestinian civilians, including children, the JIDF claims to want to raise awareness of “suffering children.”

Given the shady history of the JIDF, their Islamophobia and support of human rights violations according to international law, one has to wonder whether including the cause of raising awareness of “suffering children” in their #ShanaTova Twitter campaign is simply a cold and calculated marketing strategy.

The press release for their latest campaign reads, “‘Tweet #ShanaTova’ is a non-political, non-denominational campaign to remind people to think about those less fortunate than themselves, particularly children suffering from life-threatening diseases such as cancer and other debilitating chronic and genetic conditions.”

If they expect non-political and non-denominational support of their campaign, Jewish Internet Defense Force activists and supporters would do well to worry more about the direct effects of their undying support of Israel’s murderous policies which have resulted in the deaths of countless children before shallowly claiming to care about “children suffering from life-threatening diseases such as cancer and other debilitating chronic and genetic conditions.”

Unless, of course, that claim is simply a cold and calculated marketing strategy.

Racist measures against Palestinians in Israel lead to strike call

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Very good article by Jonathan Cook:

Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada, 9 September 2009

The increasingly harsh political climate in Israel under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government has prompted the leadership of the country’s 1.3 million Arab citizens to call for the first general strike in several years.

The one-day stoppage is due to take place on 1 October, a date heavy with symbolism because it marks the anniversary of another general strike, in 2000 at the start of the second Palestinian intifada, when 13 Arab demonstrators were shot dead by Israeli police.

The Arab leadership said it was responding to a string of what it called “racist” government measures that cast the Arab minority, a fifth of the population, as enemies of the state.

Read the rest here.

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September 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm