Did Head of Anti-Israel Organization Anna Baltzer Fabricate Background to Gain Legitimacy?

January 30, 2013 2:30 pm 62 comments

Anna Baltzer. Photo: Wikipedia

Anna Baltzer was named head of an organization called the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation partly because of a background she promotes as being “legitimate.”  She claims she is a descendant of Holocaust survivors who had an epiphany and discovered that Israel and “Zionists” were exploiting and abusing the Palestinian people.  An article on the Gatestone Institute’s website, however, claims that  Baltzer has been the one doing the exploiting.

According to the article written by Lee Kaplan, Baltzer’s appointment “was intended to convince both Jews and non-Jews that opposition to Israel’s existence is fine because even Jews such as her believe in the necessity of destroying the Jewish state, especially through boycotts and divestment.”

The article continues that Baltzer “has claimed she comes from a Jewish family in which her grandparents were Holocaust survivors; that she was a Fulbright Scholar from Columbia University, and that at first she was pro-Israel. After touring with Fulbright in 2003 in Turkey, she alleges she visited ‘Palestine,’ Syria and Iran and met ‘friends’ who ‘educated’ her on the suffering of the Palestinians at Israeli hands, so that today she is a dedicated anti-Zionist. She included a cry at the end of an interview recorded in Ireland in 2010 on an anti-Israel radio station that it is her hope ‘Inshallah,’ to one day bring down Zionism” — meaning to end the Jewish state.”

In fact, a check of her Twitter page reveals that she refers to herself as a “Jewish-American Columbia graduate, former-Fulbright scholar, the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees, lecturer, author, and activist for Palestinian rights.”

Kaplan did a check on these facts, and apparently he came up empty.

“There is just one problem with this scenario,” he writes. “According to my research, Anna Baltzer never went on a Birthright tour of Israel in the year 2000 or any other time. Inquiries to the New York and Israel offices to ascertain if she went with Birthright, revealed absolutely no record of any Anna Baltzer attending the program ever, let alone in year 2000. In short, it seems that Anna Baltzer lied about her participation in Birthright to convey the false impression that she was once a loyal Jew who supported the Jewish homeland but had discovered the justification for Palestinians’ goals to overthrow Israel.

“Further, after researching Ms. Baltzer’s claims of being a Fulbright Scholar from Columbia in 2003, it has been determined from both Columbia’s and the Fulbright websites, as well as Fulbright officials, that Anna Baltzer was never a Fulbright scholar either. ”

Baltzer is expected to appear in a debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be presented by the Oxford Union in England on January 31st. Oxford Union describes itself as “the world’s most prestigious debating society.” When reached for comment, Kaplan notes that “The Oxford Union’s President was distressed to learn these facts about Ms. Baltzer’s academic fraud and said she would share such information with the faculty advisers with the possible outcome of her being removed from the debate.”

Update: Gatestone Institute has removed the article from its website after it surfaced that Baltzer may have served her stint as a Fulbright scholar under a different surname.

62 Comments

  • So the original article you cite was removed because it turns out she’s not lying after all. But you’re keeping this one posted?

    Right.

  • Kathleen Kienitz

    This is so typical of the knee-jerk attacks against anyone who dares speak out against Israel’s human rights abuses – ad hominem attacks, indeed! Defame and smear the character – never mind speaking to the issues. Alan Dershowitz did exactly the same thing against Norman Finkelstein managing to destroy his bid for tenure at DePaul University with a massive, disgusting witch hunt. “Self hating Jew” was the label he was tagged with at the time. This is absolutely shameful and in the end, it will do the Israel apologists no good, because people are on to your tactics. Bravo to Anna and the other brave souls like her who are helping educate our woefully ignorant country about what is really going on in Israel and the occupied territories.

    • It is woefully apparent what is going on in Israel and in the West Bank and that is an ongoing campaign of Arab murder against Jews. Even children are being slaughtered like cattle. You are a disgusting individual who should be ashamed of yourself.

      • for every israeli child who has been killed by palestinians, dozens of palestinian children have been killed by the IDF.

        give us a break

    • Problem is, Anna is just stupid. She claims there is “ethnic cleansing” going on by Israel. Really? They must be doing a lousy job, since the Palestinian Arab population is exploding (literally and figuratively, as HAMAS, duly elected by the Palestinian Arabs over Fatah is ensuring that their children are killed as martyrs by putting bombs and rockets in their schools, homes, etc.).

      She is gorgeous, which is why she gets coverage,but otherwise has a pedestrian intellect.

      Israel has a right to exist. They have more historic claim to the land than any other. It is the Palestinian Arabs who rejected their own state years ago, because they only wanted the Jews exterminated. Which is what they still want.

      God bless Israel and all men of good will who want peace.

    • SHE IS A CREEP AND A DISGRACE TO JEWS

  • Maria;

    Your comments are silly and have nothing to do with the truth of the article.I don’t know what you mean by name calling; the issue is Anna Baltzer is a liar who tries to cloak her activities to aid terrorists as human rights works. She had endorsed the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade and Called them noble heroes. Anna is having a baby yet oraises this group that murdered a Jewish baby in Itamar that ANNA WON’T CONDEMN. SEE THIS VIDEO:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxl3vD9y6ZI&feature=em-uploademail Maria you are enabling this nonsense and impress nobody by attacking me.

  • Maria saying bla bla dosn’t make you right

    Using your words and change names ….. see what we get

    you will loose this battle with Lee whom I know as a decent, warm, wonderful, young and beautiful man, who stands for the rights of the oppressed and for justice. And what do you stand for? I know you are great with name calling… Shuki

  • More new evidence that Anna Baltzer is a serial liar and that she lies about her background:

    http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7830

    http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7700

    Interview on Pajamas TV ALlen West’s Show about Kaplana nd Baltzer:

    http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&aref=ur0&mpid=517&load=8078

  • Luther Branting

    I have known Anna Piller since she was about seven years old, and I can attest that every one of the biographical details that she asserts is accurate. I listened to her parents complain about Columbia’s tuition, and celebrated her Fulbright grant. I knew her Grandmother, Ida Piller, who escaped with her husband from Nazi-occupied Europe but who suffered the trauma of losing almost all the relatives she left behind. Anna is an idealistic young person who has chosen to dedicate herself to making the world a better place rather than pursuing the financial rewards that her many gifts and Ivy League degree would make available to her. If you disagree with Anna’s politics, fine, speak up, justify your views, write your own book about Palestine if you choose; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is complex, and legitimate competing opinions are possible. But it’s shameful to try to discredit Anna’s position with baseless personal attacks.

    • Luther Branting: 1) I interviewed Susan Branting, Anna’s grandmother’s biographer who told me how Anna used the false name Baltzer so her grandmother wouldn’t know what she was doing to the Jewish people and people of Israel. I assume Susan is related to you.
      2)Anna is a serial liar. She has at least three aliases you probably never knew about: Carrolle Corsuy is one.She is not an “idealistic person” when she says the entire state of Israel should not exist–she is a on the level with the Nazis. She supports Hamas whose Charter calls for wiping out all the world’s Jews. What is more, she lies doing a presentation of phony Israeli atrocities against Arabs. Your personal relationship as a family friend does not even begin to scratch the surface of this vile young woman’s lying and serving as a Tokyo Rose of the Jews. I’m tired of hearing from her friends and family about what a wonderful young woman she is; Hitler had his admirers also. If you were a responsible human being, Luther, you would codemn what she is doing. See my latest article and TV interview about her at the Israel National News: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/12942 Also about her fraudulent identities:
      http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7700
      As for her “academic abilities”, she only got a job assisting teaching of her own native tongue in Turkey and is not a Fulbright Scholar which is someone pursuing a PhD. She found it easier to attack and lie against the Jewish people for Arab terror groups than to work hard to advance herself. Frankly, as beautiful as she is physically, the woman is a disgusting pig.

      • Lee, you sound a little upset – I feel sorry for you, loosing a battle with beauty and honor is painful.

      • right, criticizing the occupying force of a minority theocracy is the same as the nazis. I see how that makes sense.

    • Thank you for you clarification Mr Brating! This article is utterly shameless. If anyone thinks this nonsense amounts to anything other than smoke and mirrors, please look up ad hominem. They can’t attack her on the substance of her views, so they just attack her…

    • GIVE THEM THE LAND AND THEY WILL TURN IT INTO A TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP

  • This liar said she was born in the West Bank, fail

  • An update:

    Even Anna Baltzer being her name is now turned out to be yet another lie by this woman. She even has another alias as Carole Corsuy since Decemebr 1998. The woman is a liar estraordinaire. Read the update here:

    http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7700

    As usual with such liars, money is involved.

  • she’s a babe and a very articulate speaker.

  • The Baltzer article formerly at Gatestone can be found
    here:
    http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7609 There is an Open Letter challenging her lies from me at Lee Kaplan’s Blog :
    http://kaplanwatch.blogspot.com/2013/02/an-open-challenge-to-anna-baltzer-or-is.html

    It contains more new updated information on Anna Baltzer.

  • The link to the Gatestone Institute no longer works because the page was pulled. Turns out the entire article was a fraud. Will The Algemeiner publish a retraction and an apology?

    • Parveneh Sarshar

      Dear Hussar, I am not a fan of Ms. Baltzer/Piller, etc. If she was defamed, however, she deserves an apology. Let’s wait and see what the truth is.

    • The entire article was not a fraud, nor was the information that Fulbright and its website said there was no record of an Anna Baltzer having obtained a FUlbright scholarship. The rest of the article detailing her lies about alleged Israeli atrocities
      murdering Arab children and all other information in the article is true. Fulbright and Birthright both confirmed they had no record of an Anna Baltzer having been through their programs. As for the fact there was an Anna Piller who did them, this link has an article in 2006 that states Anna Baltzer is her real name and that Piller is an alias:

      http://www.independentcollegian.com/news/author-shares-stories-of-palestine-1.1325967#.UQnNaqXAdBM

      It is typical of the ISM anti-Israel crwod to try and focus in on a minor error to delfect from all the other lies Baltzer (or is it Piller? Or is it Anna Nadie her married name?) tells against Israel and the Jewish people. Gatestone panicked and pulled the article which is now found here:

      http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7609

      So about all that heppend was it was shown Anna lies even about her own name. The article is not a fraud.
      The commenter who said so is most likey anti-Israel.

      • P.S. I would appreciate your putting the above information on the page with the actual article above.

        • P.S.S. Gatestone did not pull the article because of the BAltzer/Piller/ Nardie dispute
          (Her third name is Anna Nardie, not Nadie). Anna Baltzer herself never contacted Gatestone. Gatestone got an email from Ben HEin mentioned in the same article threatening to sue because he was identified as an anti-Semite. It is not unusual among anti-Israel anti-Semites to say they are not anti-Semitic, only anti-Zionist then call for the annihilation of Jews and support Hamas whose Charter call for this. Gatestone panikced then pulled the article. The letter was not even from an attorney. A good follow up on this is that Hein removed Anna’s lies about Israel from his blog but the painting of her as the Pieta is still up there. He did however renounce and refuse to endorse what she is saying against Israel. Please include this information with the text of the original article.

          • Some questions for Lee Kaplan:

            I’m confused. Are you still insisting that the subject of your exposé did not do Birthright and did not receive a Fulbright scholarship? I detect some equivocation in your comments but no acknowledgement that you were wrong.

            Your new argument is akin to saying that Golda Meir lied by claiming she was born in Kiev: There’s a record of a Golda Mabovich being born there, but no Golda Meir. Therefore Golda Meir must be a fraud.

            You also refer to a “minor error” in your exposé. What is this “minor error,” if the whole point of your article (that she is not who she says she is) has been refuted?

            You claim that Gatestone pulled the article not because the article had been thoroughly disproven but because Ben Heine had threatened to sue for being called anti-Semitic.

            However, Ben Heine WAS NOT EVEN MENTIONED in the article! You name him in a SECOND article about Baltzer (not the one cited here), and Gatestone pulled BOTH articles. So you want us to believe that Gatestone pulled both of your articles within ~24 hours because someone named only in the second article had emailed a threat to sue for being called anti-Semitic?

            And of course, we’re talking about the Gatestone Institute here, which has no problem publishing articles that plagiarize Wikipedia(!) and having as a “Distinguished Scholar” a white supremacist known as Fjordman, who authored most of the Breivik Manifesto. Yet it goes overboard because of one upset email?

            Why didn’t Gatestone just remove references to Heine? And why would it also yank your initial article?

            You claim that Baltzer lied about being the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. You determined this by searching for the names of her grandparents in lists of concentration camp internees, EVEN THOUGH YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE NAMES OF HER GRANDPARENTS.

            You simply searched for internees who were named “Baltzer.”

            Moreover, this argument relies on the premise that only concentration camp survivors can be considered Holocaust survivors. However, this definition is narrower than the conventional usage. For instance, take a look at the definition of “Holocaust survivor” as defined by a special committee established by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office in the 1990s:

            http://bit.ly/Xhz0Hu

            By your standard, Abraham Foxman is lying when he says he is a Holocaust survivor, since he was never interned in a concentration camp. Do you consider Foxman a fraud because of this?

            And are you minimizing the Holocaust?

            Speaking of frauds, isn’t it true that you have made a habit of deceiving others of your own identity?

            1. Isn’t it true that in 2005, you bragged to a Haaretz reporter that “I painted my skin, stuck on a mustache and posed as a Pakistani”?

            2. Isn’t it true that on a conference call with Congressmember Anna Eshoo’s office on August 8, 2006, you led people to believe that you were an aide to Eshoo?

            3. Isn’t it true that you have assumed several names on the internet, even pretending that you were Arab?

            4. And in 2006, did you not show off to a SF Weekly reporter a fake Rhode Island driver’s license with you in disguise?

            Doesn’t this make you the fraud?

            I am aware that you have now offered an “open challenge” to Anna Baltzer to prove you wrong, even though it’s your responsibility to prove that your accusations against her are right.

            Is this inspired by Donald Trump’s challenge to Barack Obama? (“Show me your birth certificate! Show me your college transcripts!”) And does this make you a birther?

            At this point, even the Elder of Ziyon blog says that you “did a poor job of investigating…Your article gives the impression of a thorough research job and, obviously, it wasn’t.”

            Do you normally conduct your so-called investigations by stalking and filming people’s houses while wearing a “Mossad” t-shirt:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09go9977ccw
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZktrUCIEWQw

  • The Facebook page was changed today in response to this controversy. Many anti-Israel activists lie about their name and their identity to get into Israel. Its also possible Anna changed her name because she was embarrassed to have her family find out what she does for a living. I can’t understand why she hasn’t made a statement regarding this, however.

    • Regarding Phan’s comments above, she is clearly an anti-Israel advocate who likes to lie by omission, leaving out just enough pertinent information to convey a false impression. Her diatribe in here was long but I’ll address the salient points:

      Phan: “I’m confused. Are you still insisting that the subject of your exposé did not do Birthright and did not receive a Fulbright scholarship? I detect some equivocation in your comments but no acknowledgement that you were wrong.”

      I was not wrong that an Anna Baltzer never got a Fulbright or attended Birthright. The news her real name is Anna Piller only came out in Wikipedia and on ISM websites AFTER I stated there was no record of an
      Anna Baltzer at these programs in my articles. I did not report anything untrue. Had I known she lied about ehr identity too besides Israel I might not have suggested it. Note also, this article has her claiming Anna Baltzer is her real name back in 2006:
      http://www.independentcollegian.com/news/author-shares-stories-of-palestine-1.1325967#.UQnNaqXAdBM

      Phan: “You also refer to a “minor error” in your exposé. What is this “minor error,” if the whole point of your article (that she is not who she says she is) has been refuted?”

      She is not Anna Baltzer, she is Anna Piller so she’s not who she says she is. Anna Piller also has a criminal conviction back in 1997. Maybe that’s why she uses an alias.

      Phan: “You claim that Gatestone pulled the article not because the article had been thoroughly disproven but because Ben Heine had threatened to sue for being called anti-Semitic.”

      The article(s) were never “thoroughly disproven.” She lies about Israel all the time and speaks of phony atrocities. The only thing “disproven” (and even that was true since nobody named Anna Baltzer earned a Fulbright)was that as Anna Piller she got a grant once from Fulbright. In your mind, that means everything in the article ws “disproven” when the rest was all true.

      Phan: “However, Ben Heine WAS NOT EVEN MENTIONED in the article! You name him in a SECOND article about Baltzer (not the one cited here), and Gatestone pulled BOTH articles. So you want us to believe that Gatestone pulled both of your articles within ~24 hours because someone named only in the second article had emailed a threat to sue for being called anti-Semitic?”

      Ben Heine wrote me and apologized and also wrote Gatestone doing the same. He was at one time back in 2006 an acolyte of Baltzer’s which included anti-Semitic works by him. He told me he has changed and I believe him. He removed all the Baltzer lies about atrocities from his blog and even his Pieta of Baltzer and wrote a disclaimer that he does not endorse any longer what she says. You can see the link here where the Pieta used to be on his blog:
      http://benjaminheine.blogspot.be/2009/08/freedom-at-last.html
      The fact Gatestone removed both articles on Baltzer in a panic before consulting an attorney or speaking to me makes no differnce. Heine has apologized to Gatestone and told them to continue using me as a writer.

      Phan: “You claim that Baltzer lied about being the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. You determined this by searching for the names of her grandparents in lists of concentration camp internees, EVEN THOUGH YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE NAMES OF HER GRANDPARENTS.

      You simply searched for internees who were named “Baltzer.”

      Moreover, this argument relies on the premise that only concentration camp survivors can be considered Holocaust survivors. However, this definition is narrower than the conventional usage. For instance, take a look at the definition of “Holocaust survivor” as defined by a special committee established by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office in the 1990s:

      http://bit.ly/Xhz0Hu

      The intent of the ISM and Baltzer is to make audiences think that victims of the death camps even support the dismantling of the Jewish state. The link you provided states that anyone who lived in a Nazi state during the war can be called a Holocaust survivor, however, let’s be clear here Phan and not lie about what the article said and still says: The ISM has used Hedy Epstein for example, to claim she is a “Holocaust survivor” even though she spent all of the war in the safety of England. According to your link you sent me that means that Hedy Epstein who even Anna Baltzer promotes lied about being a Holocaust survivor. I did not outright say that Anna’s grandparents weren’t Holocaust survivors, but I did ask if her claims were like those of Hedy Epstein. That is, what are their names and what camps were they in. Some past articles say all her grandparents were Holocaust survivors and others say only one was. So what’s the truth here? Anna was born in Switzerland so the possibility exists
      that her grandparents spent the war there disqualifying them as “Holcoasut survivors” according to the definition you sent above. Finally, I suggested in the article she might be using an embellishment as Epstein does as a survivor that is untruthful. To date, Anna has not identified the names and places her grandparents have or experienced during the Shoah. I think this is because she is not being honest about her grandparents in the first place or embellishing their wartime experience as Jews. It’s also possible her grandparents want nothing to do with her which is why she leaves them out of her lies and stories by name or true experience. I questioned this in my articles but did not declare it a truth. Let Anna prove they were Holocaust survivors.

      Phan: “By your standard, Abraham Foxman is lying when he says he is a Holocaust survivor, since he was never interned in a concentration camp. Do you consider Foxman a fraud because of this?

      And are you minimizing the Holocaust?”

      I am not responsible for what Abe Foxman does or says.
      Asking a silly question like am I minimizing the Holocaust is an attempt to distrace from my exposure of Anna Baltzer. To the contrary, Baltzer minimalizes the Holocaust by her support for Hamas and the PLO whose leader Haj Amin al Husseini was guest of Hitler and even raised battalions of Muslims in Europe to murder Jews and Gypsies. If anything, I am placing greater emphasis on understanding the Holocaust that Baltzer trivializes for Hamas to get paid money. When Anna screamed “Inshallah! One day we will bring down Zionism” she advocated for Hamas that wants another Holocaust for the Jews in Israel. She is a whore.

      Phan: “. Isn’t it true that in 2005, you bragged to a Haaretz reporter that “I painted my skin, stuck on a mustache and posed as a Pakistani”?

      2. Isn’t it true that on a conference call with Congressmember Anna Eshoo’s office on August 8, 2006, you led people to believe that you were an aide to Eshoo?

      3. Isn’t it true that you have assumed several names on the internet, even pretending that you were Arab?

      4. And in 2006, did you not show off to a SF Weekly reporter a fake Rhode Island driver’s license with you in disguise?

      Doesn’t this make you the fraud?”

      1. Yes, I did that. You can read about it at this article. That was the first time I went undercover as a reporter and learned about the real ISM. All the participants were captured and deported by Israel as a resul of my investigation. It even went to the Israel Supreme COurt where my article was evidence to deport them. I am proud of that as these were Hamas supporters going into Israel to act as human shields for Arab terror groups. You can read the article here:
      http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=12370

      2. As for the conference call to Anna Eshoo: I participated in the call and identified myself. I never posed as a congressional staffer as the ISM activists lied and said. I’d like to know how I would do that over the phone. That was a fabrication by Rachelle Marshall who if she’s even living she made up after the call. She was clearly senile during the call being in her 80′s. The call was illegal because it was made to a Hamas member in Gaza to raise money for Hamas as a conference call with one of Eshoo’s staffers who is a Hamas supporter. Eshoo is strongly pro-Israel and never accused me of anything and neither did congress. The story was just another lie as is so often fabricated by ISM apparatchiks.You can ead all about that here:http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/kaplan081706.htm
      3.”Isn’t it true you have assumed several names as an Arab over the Internet.”

      Yes. It is called undercover reporting and not illegal.
      ISM activists and Arabs pose as Jews all the time on the Internet. Phan, are you Vietnamese? Or are you Yaman Salahi or Nadeem Muaddi of the ISM? Muaddi poses as a Jew named Chaim Sugarman who hates Israel. So, big deal. People use false identities on the Internet all the time so as not to be harassed.

      4. Did you show a reporter a fake Rhode Islan driver’s license?

      Yes, you are referring to the article about me here by Eliza Strickland of the SF Weekly. I showed her some of how I went undercover in my journalism work. The ID is not illegal. Is this Yaman Salahi, by the way, who I sued for defamantion and libel and collected money from? He frequently whines about the RI driver’s license like it’s a big deal, even did so in court. This reference is silly since it’s not even as important as using a fake license as an underage teenager to buy a beer. How else would I have accessed ISM conferences back then where they kept reporters out to hide the fact they are a terrorist support network?

      5. Regarding the Open Challenge Letter to Anna Baltzer at Lee Kaplan’s Blog, your comparisons to Donald Trump’s video are ridiculous. I ask her to name her grandparents to prove if they were in the camps, to explain what crime she committed in 1997 under her real name, Anna Piller, and her connections to terrorist groups over seas. That has no comparison to Trump asking for Obama’s birth certificate the President already provided. Let me also point out that Trump is like a 9/11 truther as is Anna Baltzer who believes the US or someone other than Al Qaeda attacked the World Trade Center. Anna is more like Donald than me….

      As for your acusations of stalking with a Mossad T shirt. As usual, you leave out all the information.
      I was at the Grassroots House in Berkeley, CA to film Andrea Pritchett of CopWatch who is also aprt of the ISM like Baltzer (the Grassroots House is an ISM hangout). I asked Pritchett, who always harasses the police and films it how she liked to ahve it done to her. There’s a video of this on You Tube at:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcQU8AW6Its that has become a minor sensation on the Web. The film of me in the Mossad shirt showed how upset Pritchett was at having her own tactics turned on her. Go watch it.

      The Elder of Zyon blog has no such statements as far as I can see. Please tell me what you are talking about. In fact, he praises my work exposing the ISM and people like Anna Baltzer. The Baltzer article is discussed but I explain the brouhaha pretty well. By the way, the Baltzer article is reposted here:
      http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7609 and the first one here:
      http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7579
      as well as at my blog.

      Frankly, I doubt Phan is Phan, more likely an ISM and Anna Baltzer apparatchik. This explains the long comment by her here that I have debunked totally.Visit my blog at Lee Kaplan’s Blog and my website at StoptheISM.com.

      Lee Kaplan

      • P.S.

        LEt me add there is nothing wrong in investigative journalism to disguise one’s identity to uncover the truth, especially about
        anti-Semites and Hamas supporters like Anna Baltzer and the ISM. It is a time honored tradition. Baltzer lies and camapigns to aid terror groups to de-legitimize and destroy Israel
        are disgusting and need to be exposed.

    • She hasn’t made a statement about it because everything in my articles about her is true.
      I dare her in my blog to prove otherwise. Like all paid liars she knows she has been exposed. More to come.

  • It appears that the brouhaha about Anna comes from a Wikipedia article. As we all know, Wikipedia can be accurate at times, but is also infamous for being completely wrong, as anyone, including ones enemies can write an entry. The vilification of this young woman reminds me of the way white supremacists vilified Jews in the ’60′s, who bravely worked for equal rights for African Americans. Since when are social justice and equal rights to be attacked inside Judaism? Anna seems to be living for Chuva and Tikkun Olam.

    • What rot. She is not promoting social justice. She is lying about history, geography, the conduct of IDF soldiers and has openly called for the end of Israel in facor of terrorists such as the Hamas. Idiots who declare the outing of what she really does as being like white supremcism are merely trying to distract from the issue. Anna Baltzer is another Tokyo Rose.

    • Regarding Wikipedia: Anna has acolytes who control the page and prevent information about her from being posted. This is one of the problems with Wikipedia.

  • Is she 1/32 Cherokee?

    • She is only half-Jewish. By cirtue of her mother’s side of the family she can say she’s Jewish, but in interviews she has admitted she wasn’t raised to be Jewish.

  • More on Ms. Baltzer, more appropriately, the Baldfacedliar:

    Baltzer has also repeated fabrications she heard as though she was witness to events herself.

    There is no evidence that her grandparents were Holocaust survivors, as the information shown from Gatestone Institute shows:

    “Anna Baltzer’s claims about her personal and academic background should come as no surprise: it has gained her entrée to speaking engagements at colleges across the US and abroad where she spreads lies against Israel. At her presentation at St. John the Worker’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, California in 2007, Anna Baltzer recounted a tale of a pregnant Palestinian mother who, in an emergency, was taken by ambulance, but forbidden to pass a checkpoint manned by Israeli soldiers, who had told her that her ambulance could not pass through the checkpoint until 7 am, although she had arrived in an a Code 3 state at 6:30 am. Baltzer claimed — drawing gasps from the audience — that due to this delay, the woman miscarried twin fetuses. In an implicit comparison of Israeli soldiers to Nazis, she alleged the IDF soldiers kept telling the poor woman that they “were just following orders” — a veiled reference to the Nazis’ excuses, at the Nuremberg trials after the World War II, for their role in the death camps. There was no mention that the checkpoints had been erected in the first place to stop what had been incessant terrorist attacks and suicide bombings.

    When asked the name of the woman who had miscarried, the location of the checkpoint, the time of day, the names of reliable witnesses and the outcome of any military investigation of such cruelty, she said that she did not know, that she had not been there. She even said she was surprised to hear that the Israeli army would have received a formal complaint if such an event had actually occurred. Pressed still further about the authenticity of her tale, in a book she was selling that supposedly contained her personal eyewitness accounts of Israeli atrocities against Arabs, Baltzer admitted she did not know the details because the story had been told to her second hand by Lamis Deek, a well-known Arab propagandist from the ISM. In the 2010 radio interview in Ireland, however, Anna Baltzer changed the story and said, after recounting the same tale, that she interviewed the poor Arab woman who had lost the two babies — again with no names, dates or places.

    Using the same “Holocaust survivor” imagery, Baltzer claims she is the descendant of Holocaust survivors who instilled in her a need to support Palestinian aims against Israeli persecution. After researching her grandparents through the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Israel, as well as the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, to see if her family were actually in concentration camps, nothing could be found. This, too, appears to be a fabrication by Baltzer, or at best an embellishment, like Hedy Epstein’s, of being a Holocaust survivor.”

  • Jan,

    If she refuses to represent her own biography truthfully, how can we trust her words? Saying one was a Fulbright scholar and not being one is a pretty big fib. She lacks credibility. Honest people deserve our attention, not liars.

    • Carol: Anna was a Fullbright Scholar. Her name was then Anna Piller. If you want the truth just go to http://us.fulbrightonline.org/component/filter/?view=filter and search for Anna Piller. Scroll to the bottom and you will see her name and the fact that she was a Colombia graduate.

      I suspect that when she went on the Birthright trip she went not as Anna Baltzar but as Anna Piller. No wonder the anti-Zionist witch hunter Lee Kaplan got it all wrong as he usually does.

      It is people like you who are duped by people like Lee Kaplan. He gets an F in his homework and you get an F for believing him.

      • “No wonder the anti-Zionist witch hunter Lee Kaplan got it all wrong as he usually does.”

        Thank you for calling me an anti-Zionist witch hunter, but can you show me where I “usually” get it all wrong about the wonderful Jew haters in the ISM??? If finding no evidence under a false identity is an example of sloppy journalism, then you should be stidently pro-ISrael given the Pallywood frauds like Muhammad Al-Durrah. I doubt anything would help. Ani-Israel activists sought to blow up a minor error in an article that exposed Baltzer to cover her calumnies against Israel and the Jewish people. At Oxford, she said Israel is an aprtheid state the same as South Africa in the 1980′s. That’s quite an untruth when compared with an error due to the fact she was using an alias at Columbia. About all this tempest in a teapot has proven is that Anna even lies about her own name and identity.

      • Anna Baltzer is NOT a Fulbright Scholar. She got a job as a teaching assistant to teach English, her native tongue in a program in Turkey. Fulbright scholars pursue PhDs with full scholarships. Brithright won’t confirm her going as Anna Piller on the program but has confirmed nobody named Anna Baltzer did so. Anna Baltzer is not her real name and she has no social security number attached to the name. In fact, she has at least three aliases: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/12942 and http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/archives/7700
        Attacking me won’t change the facts and proof of this woman’s lies and duplicity. More to come.

  • would share such information with the faculty advisers with the possible outcome of her being removed from the debate.”

    Good!! Let’s hoped she’s shamed and humiliated out of ever speaking again.

    Kudos to Lee Kaplan for doing the homework. Makes one kind of wonder what else Baltzer has lied about.

  • Next we’ll hear from Lee Kaplan that Anna isn’t even Jewish. I love how those who can’t stand criticism of Israeli crimes like to smear those who tell the truth about the so-called ” only democracy in the Middle East.”

    Rather than smear Anna, listen to her, read her words and understand why she feels as she does and why many Jews have become disenchanted with the state that claims it is our “homeland.”

    • If she did not tell the truth about herself…then she does not tell the truth about anything…

    • you know what muslims do to there own who snitch?They end up in a ditch!(without there heads)Jan ey boy

    • Jews are not disenchanted with Israel. That’s what the Arabs want Jews and gentiles in America to think after listening to this Jewish Tokyo Rose liar. Jan is obviously oen of her followers. Jan, she says Israel has not right to exist. Do you agree?

  • Marv Hershenson

    Another example of a self-hating Jew…or maybe she fabricated her Jewishness too?

  • Nothing surprises me at the lengths that israel’s bashes will go to sell their hate. Unfortunately it will never stop.

  • If her name in college was Anna Piller, as it says on Wikipedia, she is on Fulbright’s website:

    http://us.fulbrightonline.org/component/filter/?view=filter

    And if Lee Kaplan missed her maiden name, the rest of his expose is bunk.

    The author of this post should straighten this out.

    • why does the weasle lie about her name?Maybe she can’t stand the fame and the press working so hard to be a self-hater?Whats alieing weasle of a girl to do?

    • The Fulbright link you use is not the Official Fulbright scholar’s list on the Fulbright website and she is nowhere to be found under any of her numerous aliases. She is listed at the link you provide as being part of an English language program by Fulbright abroad. Fulbright scholars were funded in full in a PhD program. She was not a Fulbright scholar. Your syllogism that if her name appears on a Fulbright website that all the other evidence of her lies are true is ridiculous. Clearly, you are trying to deflect from who she really is and what she really does.

  • Only a complete fraud as a human being would have her views. When you look up fraud in the dictionary…it says: see Anna Baltzer.

  • we confronted the weasle while giving her usual powerpoint at your local unitarin mosque.the usual crowd fat,past forty and birkenstocks.allah snackbar its a great day!

    • We’ve been lied to and deceived by the Arab League and its members for over sixty years chiefly on matters related to the Palestinian “Nakba”. It’s a pity because we have ended up complicit in the suffering of several generations of Arabs because of our gullibility and even worse, our failure to call out each lie repeatedly and loudly!
      Instead, we allow the League to prolong the suffering of all the Arab peoples because the League lost face with the defeat of the five invading armies into Israel 1948-49. Infantile revenge. Grow up!
      At the very least the refugees could have gone to Iraq where at the time there was a serious shortage of farm labor. Most of the Palestinians were from surrounding Arab countries and were itinerant or farm laborers themselves.

      • Parveneh Sarshar

        Dear M. Otero, We need to also factor in the some 850,000 to 1,000,000 Jewish refugees who were thrown out of the Arab Muslim countries after having all of their money and property confiscated. Since the Arabs seized 80 billion dollars in today’s money that should have been enough to take care of the some 450,000 “Palestinian” refugees.

        • Nothing in my article about Baltzer was bunk. Not even the fact that the name Baltzer never turns up on Fulbright’s website. This article in 2006 says Anna Baltzer is her real name and Anna Piller an alias. Lies upon lies upon lies. I stand by my article and it’s unfortunate that Gatestone pulled the article, however, that was not the real reason. Hysterial Emails from ISM types in this case worked, but the article was fine. You can read about Baltzer being her real name here:http://www.independentcollegian.com/news/author-shares-stories-of-palestine-1.1325967#.UQnNaqXAdBM
          Case closed.

          • I’ve been watching you Lee Kaplan and I feel sorry for you – you will loose this battle with Anna whom I know as a decent, warm, wonderful, young and beautiful woman, who stands for the rights of the oppressed and for justice. And what do you stand for? I know you are great with name calling… Maria

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