When Avi Mayer recently documented that the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) has repeatedly propagated antisemitic material, the group reacted by offering various evasions and non-apologies.
Greta Berlin, the co-founder of the group who was responsible for several of the antisemitic links provided by Free Gaza, is now claiming in an “apology” posted on the Free Gaza website that this material “was shared to a group of people who were discussing the evils of propaganda and racism.”
I happen to have two screenshots of one of Greta Berlin’s Facebook friends that apparently document the kind of “discussion” she had in mind:
So this is one argument: “The Zionists collaborated with The Nazis. Why, otherwise, did the Jews go to their death like lamb to the slaughter?”
Among many “pro-Palestinian” items, the Facebook page of this lady also contains this picture with her comments:
This is simply to document a phenomenon that is quite common among “pro-Palestinian” groups: they attract a lot of supporters who feel quite obviously that being “pro-Palestinian” means hating Israel and Jews.
The story about the Free Gaza Movement has in the meantime been picked up by several media outlets, including Walter Russell Mead’s Via Media.
Here is some of Free Gaza’s recommended reading: From the “Occupied Palestine” blog that is supposedly devoted to “Blogging 4 Human Rights & Liberation of Palestine!” The post recommended by Free Gaza is entitled “A ‘Leaflet’ to the World about it’s own ‘forgotten’ Extermination Camp called Gaza.”
Here are a few lines, quite representative of the rest of the text:
“Gaza has become an extermination camp.
With no place to run to the warmongering zionist entity commits annihilation not with gaschambers but managed to be more lethal with more advanced killing substances.
Not like Jewish people were shaved, undressed and gassed in special designed murderous showerrooms. In Gaza, no need to undress nor to shave no remains will be left after Israel is finished with you.
One difference with the Holocaust is Palestinians in Gaza do not get looted before they get killed like in Auschwitz. But this, is merely because there is nothing left to rob but lives.”