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Democrats Invite Spewer of anti-Israel Lies to Lunch in S. Dakota

Is it kosher for a dyed in the wool Israel-hater to be brought to South Dakota by a South Dakotan Israel hater to meet with the local Democrats? Hardly. But if you say that, you'll be accused of being part of the "Israel Lobby."

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James Abourezk, former South Dakota politician behind anti-Israel Alison Weir's appearances in South Dakota

James Abourezk, former South Dakota politician behind anti-Israel Alison Weir's appearances in South Dakota



Abourezk also describes having a meal with George Habash, founder and former head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.  The PFLP is a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization whose goal is the total destruction of Israel, and its approved methods are violent.

One of the PFLP’s most “celebrated” acts of terrorism was the hijacking on June 16, 1976, of an Air France plane which was then diverted to Entebbe, Uganda.  Yes, that hijacking. The PFLP was also responsible for the bloodiest attack on Israel’s airport (then called Lod before being renamed Ben Gurion Airport) in 1972, in which 26 people were killed and nearly 100 were wounded.

Abourezk refers to Habash as “a very distinguished and intelligent person.”

Of course Abourezk’s March, 2012 CNI article is written as if it is a dark comedy piece in which he reveals the real terrorists as – you guessed it! Menachem Begin and Meir Kahane.

So why is the Sioux Falls Democratic Forum sponsoring Weir to talk with them on September 27 at noon, in the local Veterans of Foreign Wars hall?  That is the right question to ask. But who is the right person to ask?

The only publicly available information about the S.F.D.F. is found on the Minnehaha Democrats of South Dakota website, where it is listed as one of the “Democratic organizations” in the area.  If you click on the link for the Democratic Forum you are taken to a single page which shows former senator Abourezk guffawing with another former politician, and includes the information that the Forum meets every Friday at the VFW in Sioux Falls.

The local World Affairs Council pulled its sponsorship from Weir’s appearances in the South Dakota area – she is also scheduled to speak at two area colleges – and both CNI and Weir’s IAK are already lambasting the WAC as being the dupe of that omnipresent fall guy, the “Israel Lobby.”  

Unfortunately, many pro-Israel advocates cower from such critiques.  A source told The Jewish Press that at least one “pro-Israel Democrat was too intimidated to take on” the forces behind Weir.

And so the haters of Israel shout from behind the shields they created and lob claims of “Israel lobby” against those who dare to challenge the lies.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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  1. I wish someone other than this reporter had the gumption to say publicly why this is an outrage. What is wrong with the local Democrats that they are unwilling to take a public stand on this??

  2. CodyFlecker says:

    The Jews who voted for the Democrats and especially Obama are Kvelling right now. They got just what they deserved. A real slap in the face.

  3. BonnieLoranger says:

    Cody I totally agree with you. These Jews are disgusting and traitors to their own people.

  4. RussellGaddin says:

    I don’t believe Israelis would harvest Arab organs – they understand that they’re not usable in the very first place. As disgusting as most of the other rubbish written about Jews and Israel.

  5. Cody Flecker says:

    The Jews who voted for the Democrats and especially Obama are Kvelling right now. They got just what they deserved. A real slap in the face.

  6. Cody Flecker says:

    The Jews who voted for the Democrats and especially Obama are Kvelling right now. They got just what they deserved. A real slap in the face.

  7. Cody I totally agree with you. These Jews are disgusting and traitors to their own people.

  8. I don't believe Israelis would harvest Arab organs – they understand that they're not usable in the very first place. As disgusting as most of the other rubbish written about Jews and Israel.

  9. AlanKardon says:

    It would show real class if no one came for the lunch.

  10. AlanKardon says:

    So did the Jews who did not vote for Barack Hussein get a slap in the face. So what is your point?

  11. AaronSeruya says:

    it’s actually China which is heavily involved for years now in human harvesting of organs as a business and use many prisoners for this purpose. Not Israel.

  12. Alan Kardon says:

    It would show real class if no one came for the lunch.

  13. Alan Kardon says:

    So did the Jews who did not vote for Barack Hussein get a slap in the face. So what is your point?

  14. eatkosher says:

    The truth is that China is the one involved in this human organ business and use prisoners for this.

  15. Aaron Seruya says:

    it's actually China which is heavily involved for years now in human harvesting of organs as a business and use many prisoners for this purpose. Not Israel.

  16. PeterMichaelBeck697 says:

    There are people of class in all faiths, Mr. Kardon. Those people of class believe in a free society without censorship. Our elected officials and our journalists cannot discuss Israel/Palestine unless they tow the line by using AIPAC talking points. In spite of what you believe, Israel does not have a special dispensation from God granting it immunity from legitimate criticism of it’s history of human rights violations. Have a good day, sir.

  17. Peter Michael Beck says:

    There are people of class in all faiths, Mr. Kardon. Those people of class believe in a free society without censorship. Our elected officials and our journalists cannot discuss Israel/Palestine unless they tow the line by using AIPAC talking points. In spite of what you believe, Israel does not have a special dispensation from God granting it immunity from legitimate criticism of it's history of human rights violations. Have a good day, sir.

  18. Peter Michael Beck says:

    There are people of class in all faiths, Mr. Kardon. Those people of class believe in a free society without censorship. Our elected officials and our journalists cannot discuss Israel/Palestine unless they tow the line by using AIPAC talking points. In spite of what you believe, Israel does not have a special dispensation from God granting it immunity from legitimate criticism of it's history of human rights violations. Have a good day, sir.

  19. YechielBaum says:

    did he eat crow?

  20. Peter Michael Beck YOUR DISGUSTING, PUTRID GENOCIDALLY SUBHUMAN COUNTRY GOING BY THE NAME "AMERICA" HAS MORE TO ANSWER FOR IN THIS WORLD THAN ANYTHING ELSE, LET ALONE THE STATE OF ISRAEL. YOU BASE ABJECT MOUTACHOED OLD PERVERT NAZI.


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