The item, “West Bank Christian describes persecution of Christians by Palestinian Moslems,” is an account of a recent Zionist Federation event featuring “Christy,” a pseudonym for “a 23 year old Palestinian Christian law student,” and pro-Israel activist Howard Stern.
The account refers to “the barbaric attitudes of Palestinian Moslems to their own women (honour killings and rape) and towards all Christians and Jews.” The emailed report is written in a way that makes it unclear whether “Christy” is being quoted or paraphrased (or neither).
The Zionist Federation describes Christy as working for “the Emmaus Group,” an organization she herself apparently co-founded with Howard Stern. The Emmaus Group’s Facebook page includes the promotion of Islamophobic film Obsession, and also a photograph of an Arabic translation of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf accompanied by the caption: “Bestseller book for Arabs in England!”
Christy and Howard Stern have spoken together at other Zionist Federation events, and have also been hosted by the Henry Jackson Society and regional pro-Israel groups. Christy was also a speaker at a conference organized jointly by the Zionist Federation, StandWithUs, and Christian Friends of Israel (the 2011 event was organized by – Howard Stern).
Aside from the tired, bogus arguments being advanced about Christian Palestinians, it is astonishing to see the Zionist Federation slander Palestinian Muslims in such a fashion. At the end of a week where numerous pro-Israel groups have been decrying perceived anti-semitism in the media, one waits with baited breath for criticism of the Zionist Federation’s attack on “Moslems.”