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Jewish Group Hacks DC, NYC & NJ IMC

At around 11:00 p.m. EST, Sat. October 23, NJ IMC was redirected.
Visitors to  http://newjersey.indymedia.org/ are being
redirected to  http://www.georgebush.com/

As of 1:00 a.m. EST, October 24, visitors to DC IMC are being greeted with an audio message stating that "Indymedia hates Jews".  http://dc.indymedia.org/

The right-wing Jewish Group claiming responsibility for the hacking is
 http://forum.protestwarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=44297

Throughout, Saturday, October 23, visitors to NYC IMC were being routed to right wing sites including  http://www.georgebush.com/. Currently, NYC IMC is back on line. There is a post to their open Newswire on the subject
 http://nyc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/128095/index.php .
Jewish groups? 24.Oct.2004 05:40

Mike stepbystpefarm <a> mtdata.com

You have some sane reason to think that the "Protest Warriors" are a Jewish group? The link you provided is supposed to be some indication of that?

Before anyone gets pissed off at Vince... 24.Oct.2004 05:42

Anarcho

Unfortunately, the Protest Warriors are an embarassment to the Jewish Community. Both founders are the product of a Hebrew school in Dallas. The origanization is fanatically Zionist and supports the IDF along with its genocide against Palestinians. The Protest Warriors joins a list of Jewish terrorist organizations, including the JDL, JDO, and ARA.

ARA? 24.Oct.2004 08:33

Bakunin

ARA, as in Anti-Racist Action? A Jewish terrorist group? Get a fucking clue ...

DIY fact-check: Protest Warriors are non-denominational 24.Oct.2004 21:00

Jane Doe

I checked into the PW's religious affiliations. To describe it as a Jewish organization is misleading. I'd call it a right-wing wingnut fundamentalist cockup. But don't take my word for it.
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From Chalcedon (fundamentalist Christian website)

In March of 2003, "Protest Warrior" was just Alan Lipton, Kfir Alfia, and a website. Today it has 6,000 members, coast to coast, and is still growing — after appearances on Fox News, MTV News, and the Rush Limbaugh radio show.
....
Protest Warriors fund all their activity with their own money, plus proceeds from the sale of products on the website.

Kfir and Alan, both 30 years old, are Jewish. Most of their 6,000 members, they said, are "very religious Christians."

"It's a natural alliance," Kfir said. "We're all strongly in favor of the Judeo-Christian tradition, obviously. I suppose these are religious issues as well as political issues, but Alan and I haven't dealt with that. We've got more than enough to do just to keep up with what we have already."
Read more:
 http://www.chalcedon.edu/articles/0408/040801-1duigon.php
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From Infoshop:
During United for Peace and Justice's 450,000 anti-war/anti-Bush demonstration on Sunday, right-wing groups took the opportunity to counter-protest and show their support for the Republican Party. Most were smart enough to allow the police to protect them, standing well off the march route behind heavily guarded police barricades. One group, the Protest Warriors, was not satisfied standing on the side-lines and attempted to enter the march.
Read more:
 http://www.infoshop.org/inews/stories.php?story=04/09/02/8528112

More about PW 24.Oct.2004 21:07

Jane Doe

Read an indepth report on this bizarre, sophomoric pack of loonies here:
 http://www.dallasobserver.com/issues/2004-09-09/news/feature_1.html

These hacks are just hacks and not very intimidating or savvy 24.Oct.2004 22:11

Migratory Bird

These hacks are poorly coordinated because they do not work on mozilla. Mozilla and fire fox prevent pop ups, a lot of spyware and are therefore much faster. Why they automatically prevent a lot of cookies becuase the companies who are attempting to put cookies on you.

A lot of people have already made the switch to Mozilla becuase it is better and you can still use google. Also you should donate but it is free to use Mozilla and firefox.

Because of this most geeks have switched and these hack jobs have really failed to make a hit.

If you want to prove it switch to Mozilla and firefox. It's fast and it will improve the speed of your surfing!

 http://www.mozilla.org/

one more reason to dump microsoft internet explorer


ps some of the greatest activists I know are Jewish and I take exception to the method in which you lay your blame on the jewish community.

there is a difference to judaisim and zionism!

just as there is a difference between bush and christianity!

I know these people 25.Oct.2004 11:54

E.Miller

I know these people. Kfir Alfia, the founder of Protestwarrior.com, is the son of Baruch "Barry" Alfia of Dallas, Texas. Baruch is (or was) a "diamond dealer" -- but by most standards a crooked one. He was also a low-life bottom-feeder in the local Jewish "mafia."

Kfir attended Akiba Academy, an Orthodox Jewish prep school located in Dallas. This in itself is not necessarily where he got his "right wing" views. Plenty of moderate and liberal thinking Jews have also attended Akiba. But, Kfir has many, many familial ties to Israel and his own personal viewpoint is one of "Israel First." So, his ranting about how much he loves America is disingenuous at best, and it belies his overly fervant loyalty to the Jewish state.

He has no problems with breaking American laws if it gets the result he needs. He is no patriot. My guess is that the majority of his "conservative" followers have no idea that they are being duped by the son of a duper. Like father, like son.

E.Miller
Dallas, Tx

Throw this in 25.Oct.2004 14:10

TNT8

Here is an article I read yesterday, addressing Judeo-Christians, and the ARA in context to the subject of the article.

How The Anti-Defamation
League Controls Its Opposition

 http://www.rense.com/general58/controls.htm

Christian Zionists are the real threat 25.Oct.2004 15:36

reference

Christianist Ayatollahs Bring America To Shame; Are Worse Threat Than 'Communism'

 http://www.opednews.com/kall051704_christianist_ayatollahs.htm

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/05/288638.shtml

American Christianists-- far right-wing, politicized extremists who engage their flocks' genuine Christian faith through manipulation and distortion, are, as the main voter constituency supporting extreme right wing republicanism and the Bush administration, at the core of the problem with America that has led to the state we find ourselves in today-- facing daily disclosures of worse and worse reports of horrible, twisted, perverted tortures.


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 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/05/288694.shtml

The Jesus Landing Pad

Bush White House checked with rapture Christians before latest Israel move

by Rick Perlstein
May 18th, 2004 10:00 AM
 http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0420/perlstein.php

It was an e-mail we weren't meant to see. Not for our eyes were the notes that showed White House staffers taking two-hour meetings with Christian fundamentalists, where they passed off bogus social science on gay marriage as if it were holy writ and issued fiery warnings that "the Presidents [sic] Administration and current Government is engaged in cultural, economical, and social struggle on every level"—this to a group whose representative in Israel believed herself to have been attacked by witchcraft unleashed by proximity to a volume of Harry Potter. Most of all, apparently, we're not supposed to know the National Security Council's top Middle East aide consults with apocalyptic Christians eager to ensure American policy on Israel conforms with their sectarian doomsday scenarios.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/05/288694.shtml


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Sen. Joe Lieberman Erases Ties to Apocalyptic Fundamentalist Group

 http://www.thememoryhole.org/pol/lieberman-ifcj.htm

>>> With his eyes firmly fixed on the White House, Senator Joseph Lieberman is making moves to whitewash his religious record. Specifically, "Holy Joe" (as he's sometimes called) is trying to erase his association the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, an organization that tries to get fundamentalist Christians to support Israel, especially the emigration of Jews in the former Soviet Union to Israel.

If you haven't been paying attention lately, fundie Christians are growing ever more supportive of Israel, since the creation of that country and the return of Jews to it are two of the big steps on the way to the joys of Armageddon, the Apocalypse, the Rapture, etc., etc. The Fellowship plays on these beliefs by constantly invoking "biblical prophecy," conveniently forgetting that in the End Times scenario, Jews must either convert to Christianity or roast in hell forever.

Lieberman has long been associated with this group. From 1994 to 1999, he was the co-chair of their Center for Jewish and Christian Values. He has praised the Fellowship and appeared in their infomercial.

After announcing his candidacy, he asked the Fellowship to remove him from their half-hour commercial, which pleads for money to send Russian Jews to Israel. Also appearing in the infomercial--which aired on the right-wing Christian PAX network--are Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. (Holy Joe claims he didn't know he was in the infomercial.) A still-frame of his appearance is at the top of the page. I viewed a videotape of the original, uncut version of the infomercial, kindly sent by Ed Ericson. Lieberman's portion comes at the 17-minute mark and lasts for 12 seconds. Sitting in a studio and directly addressing the camera, he intones:

Brother Eckstein established the first dialogs in America between the Jewish community and evangelical Christian community. He is the leader in America, probably in the world, in this important work.

Furthermore, Lieberman has said that the Fellowship is "the best-kept secret in the United States." That cryptic endorsement used to be on the homepage of the Fellowship's Website, but now--naturally--it's gone. However, we've rescued it from purgatory (see above).


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A strange kind of freedom

Robert Fisk
 http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=313235

The most astonishing -- and least covered -- story is in fact the alliance of Israeli lobbyists and Christian Zionist fundamentalists, a coalition that began in 1978 with the publication of a Likud plan to encourage fundamentalist churches to give their support to Israel. By 1980, there was an "International Christian Embassy" in Jerusalem; and in 1985, a Christian Zionist lobby emerged at a "National Prayer Breakfast for Israel" whose principal speaker was Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to become Israeli prime minister. "A sense of history, poetry and morality imbued the Christian Zionists who, more than a century ago, began to write, plan and organise for Israel's restoration," Netanyahu told his audience. The so-called National Unity Coalition for Israel became a lobbying arm of Christian Zionism with contacts in Congress and neo-conservative think-tanks in Washington.

. . . In May this year, the Israeli embassy in Washington, no less, arranged a prayer breakfast for Christian Zionists. Present were Alonzo Short, a member of the board of "Promise Keepers", and Michael Little who is president of the "Christian Broadcasting Network". Event hosts were listed as including those dour old Christian conservatives Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, who once financed a rogue television station in southern Lebanon which threatened Muslim villagers and broadcast tirades by Major Saad Haddad, Israel's stooge militia leader in Lebanon. In Tennessee, Jewish officials invited hundreds of Christians to join Jewish crowds at a pro-Israel solidarity rally in Memphis.

Sen. Joseph
Sen. Joseph "Holy Joe" Lieberman

For Your Enjoyment... 25.Oct.2004 17:38

@

The protestwarrior members mailing list:

 http://hyper.vcsun.org/HyperNews/battias/get/foucault/anarch/7/1/1.html

Have fun!


Jews vs. Zionism 25.Oct.2004 18:40

Shane

It's wrong to associate all of Judaism with what these pro-Zionists have done. As another person has already said -- it's just as wrong to equate Christian with dumb-head Bush.

St. Louis IMC hacked, but not by PW 25.Oct.2004 18:41

Mike Schaefer. St. Louis instruggle@hotmail.com

STLIMC was also hacked, but not by PW, we think.

the following from ben west, stlimc:

the title of the newswire post (below) included HTML code that redirected anyone viewing  http://www.stlimc.org to an external website (i.e it hijacked the SLT IMC main page). although it is against IMC policy to edit any content on the newswire, we had to delete the HTML code from this post's title to keep it from disrupting the rest of our website.

although this post was clearly malicious in nature, we still will not remove any portion of its content. thus, here is the link to which stlimc.org was being redirected.

 http://aimwarfare.net/upload/rwe22.swf (now a dead link)

the newswire has been fixed so that this sort of attack cannot happen again.

we hope the original poster admends his conduct to be less destructive to other people's websites.


Dutch protestwarriors linked to JDL 26.Oct.2004 03:46

intvizier

The Dutch protestwarriors wannabees going under the name InternationalCapitalism(.com) is an alliance between xenofobic extreme rightwing morons and members of the Dutch section JDL.

As far as I know their main activity is trolling and provocateuring on internet forums. They craft idiotic messages in the name of non-existing left wing organisations and then make a big fuss about it. The Dutch Indymedia site is targetted all the time by these morons. I suspect them from even crafting the postings that call for action against their own weblogs and websites.

Their tactics are pathetic, counter productive and only shows how desperate and frustrated these sickos really are. Public opinion here is slowly turning against the Israeli practices. The zionist lobbyist and the pathetic rightwing zionist linked groups like InternationalCapitalism.com are only speeding up this proces. The Palestinians couldn't thank them enough.

to STL IMC 26.Oct.2004 09:11

imcista

Yes, this is the same guy. That's the link to the graphic on his website  http://www.rightwingextremist.com where he is bragging about his IMC attacks.

He's also a protest warrior and is bragging about it on thier message boards too.