ANSWER is suppose to be an anti-war, anti-racism, anti-terrorist, anti-imperialist organization however, they have been accused of serious anti-Semitism in the past, with some serious Jew bashing, chants of support for Hezbolla and Nazi flag waving at previous demonstrations. And they seem to be a supporter of terrorist groups such as Hamas.
If they were a true anti-war organization, then why are they not protesting against BOTH Israel and Hamas from sending rockets on a daily basis across the border into Israel killing innocent civilians. But instead, they choose to only protest Israel. This makes them guilty of anti-Semitism.
This week, ANSWER organized over 50 protests in the United States alone, which I blogged about a few days ago. Just take a look at how “peaceful” and “modest” many were at these protests.
But at one on Friday in Washington , with only about 400 people showing up of a city that has a population of nearly 600,000 (0.06% of the population), in front of the Israeli Embassy, Brian Becker made a few statements about the United States.
These crimes could not be committed [against Gaza by Israel] and would not be committed without the explicit consent and support and financing provided by the Bush Administration. And so in that sense we are here to say, that this is a US backed Israeli atrocity and justice demands that the United States Government cut all aid to Israel today, otherwise and because of it the US is guilty of war crimes too.
Interesting how he fails to mention that Bush just gave $85 million over to the UN for Gaza and the West Bank on December 30th, the most anyone in the world has given since the bombing.