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Undercover Israeli Playwright Exposes Palestinian Holocaust Denial, Rank Jew-Hatred, Anti-Israel Agenda (VIDEO)

August 31, 2014 4:30 pm 38 comments

Palestinian Rioters in El-Arrub on May 15, 2011. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Posing as a German investigative reporter named ‘Toby’ during a trek through Palestinian Authority areas, a noted playwright and polymath author told Israel’s Channel 2 News that he’s exposed a toxic brew of Jew hatred in Palestinian society, masquerading behind purported human-rights activities.

The Tel Aviv-born Tuvia Tenenbom spent time with the various left-wing Israeli and foreign agitators in the West Bank and asked them to educate him about the plight of the “Palestinians,” according to Prof. Seven Plaut, of the Faculty of Management at the University of Haifa, speaking with The Algemeiner.

Tenenbom “turned the results into a book, ‘Catch the Jew,'” a “hilarious and at the same time highly revealing [account] of the sorts of propagandists operating to undermine Israel and provide disinformation to the media. A chapter of his new book is reprinted in this past weekend’s Makor Rishon,” newspaper, Plaut noted.

“Much of the chapter deals with Tenenbom’s meetings and travels about the West Bank with Rabbi Arik Ascherman, head of the ‘Rabbis for Human Rights,'” group, which Plaut characterized as “a far-leftist anti-Israel propaganda NGO.”

In a parallel video report aired on Israel’s Channel 2 News Friday evening on the book, Tenenbom said, “The Europeans aren’t really familiar with the Middle East dispute and they do not investigate. They are coming out of every hole here. They don’t want to help, but rather to catch the Jew doing something bad. It comes from hatred.”

Translating from the report, noted pro-Israel blogger, Carl in Jerusalem, of Israel Matzav, wrote, “From the beginning, ‘Toby’ joined a group of young Italians who learned about the dispute in Shechem (Nablus) and in Israel, with funding from the European Union. But the Israeli guide, Itamar Shapira – the brother of the pilot Jonathan Shapira who refused orders and became an extreme Leftist activist – presented himself to the group as a ‘former Jew’ and said harsh things against Israel.

“During a tour of Yad Vashem, Shapira chose to focus specifically on stories of the massacre at Dir Yassin [the Jenin lie of the 1948 War of Independence. CiJ] and told the young Italians that it’s necessary to impose boycotts and sanctions on Israel because ‘we have to stop an additional Holocaust.’ Shapira was fired in the past from Yad Vashem after he compared the Holocaust to the Naqba [the Palestinian characterization of the creation of the State of Israel as a catastrophe. CiJ], but today he leads private groups there.

“The Palestinian guide who accompanied the group was Ataf Abu Rob, a Palestinian journalist and investigator for B’Tselem who is responsible for several stories published by the [extreme Leftist Haaretz] journalist Gideon Levy. Abu Rob told ‘Toby’ that the Holocaust is ‘a lie. I don’t believe it.’

“The senior Fatah commander Jibril Rajob also opened his door after he heard about the book that ‘Toby’ planned to publish and told him: ‘Israel is racist and fascist, it will be isolated like South Africa.’ Rajoub’s close confidantes whispered to Tenenbom ‘We are all German, but the only problem is that we know that General Rommel did not succeed in coming here.’

“Tenenbom’s book Catch the Jew will be published this week, and he will then not be accepted as a prodigal son in the Palestinian Authority once his cover is blown, the narrator of the video report said, summing up.

“In response, Yad Vashem said in a statement that, ‘Yad Vashem is careful that the subject of the Holocaust will be presented in detachment from any political agenda. Itamar Shapira was employed in the past as a guide in Yad Vashem and was not careful about these norms, and therefore it was decided about five years ago to terminate him [after he had worked there for three and a half years! CiJ]. Today, we allow outside guides, but we are considering changing this policy.'”

For their part, B’Tselem said that they condemn “any expression of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. The matter will be clarified with the investigator with the full necessary seriousness.” Journalist Gideon Levy added: “I traveled to the territories a number of times over the course of the years with Atef Abu Rob. I never conducted political discussions with him and I am not aware of his views. I very much hope that Holocaust denial is not one of them.”

Watch the video report below:

38 Comments

  • The palestinians hate the JEWS? Duh.

  • Sorry his doesn’t have subtitles

  • trai·tor
    noun \ˈtrā-tər\

    : a person who is not loyal to his or her own country, friends, etc. : a person who betrays a country or group of people by helping or supporting an enemy

    This is description of all those working with the arabs. This is NOT free speech – this is hate – these so called Jews are doing everything possible to harm Israelis.

    Traitors should be dealt with accordingly.

    It is mind boggling why Israel does not do so. It is time the government takes action against those who do harm to the Israeli citizens.

  • Ernie Lofthouse

    THE ARABS DURING WORLD WARII FOR THE MOST PART WALKED IN OCK STEP WITH THE NAZI REGIME. ARAFAT’S UNCLE SPENT MOST OF THE WAR IN BERLIN. THE ARABS HAVE OPENLY SAID THAT THE NAZI’S IN THE END DID NOT DO ENOUGH THEY DID NOT ERADICATE THE JEWISH PEOPLE. IN MOST ISLAMIC COUNTRIES THE NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER IS STILL MIEN KAMPF EVEN IN INDIA! THE ARAB HAS A BUILD IN HATRED OF ANYTHING JEWISH SINCE ISHMAEL AND GOD’S COVENENT REJECTING ISHMAEL AND ACCEPTING ISSAC, THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PAYING THE PRICE EVER SINCE. ALSO WHEN MOHAMMAND WAS FIRST CREATING HIS RELIGION HE ACCEPTED THE JEWIH PEOPLE AFTER THEY REJECT HIM AS A PROPHET THAT IS WHEN HE BEGAN TO SLAUGHTER BOTH JEWS AND CHRISTIANS AND ALSO ARABS WHO WOULD NOT BOW DOWN TO HIM. YOU CANNOT DEAL WITH A COBRA THEY KNOW ONLY ONE WAY TO STRIKE AND KILL! IF MY COUNTRY UNDER THIS PRO ARAB PRESIDENT WE HAVE DOES NOT CONFRONT ISIL IN IRAQ AND IRADICATES IT ISRAEL WILL HAVE YET ANOTHER ENEMY TO FACE.I FEEL THAT WE ARE FACING AN EXPLOSION THAT WILL BE NUCLEAR IN IT’S TERRIBLENESS BECAUSE FOR CERTAIN ISIL WILL NOT HESITATE TO USE THESE TERRIBLE WEAPONS AND WITH PAKISTAN SLIDING TOWARD A RADICAL TAKEOVER THEY JUST MIGHT ACQUIRE THEM! WE ARE LIVING IN A VERY VOLATILE WORLD THAT IS SLOWLY SLIPPING TOWARD ANARCHY AND INSANITY WITH ISRAEL CAUGHT ONCE AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE. MY LORD AND SAVIOR ASK ME AS A BELIEVER TO PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM WHICH I FERVANTLY DO. THE PROPHET EZEKIEL SAID THAT ONCE THE ISRAELITES ARE BROUGHT BACK FROM THE DASPORIA THE MANY NATIONS THEY HAD BEEN DRIVEN. THAT THEY WOULD NEVER AGAIN BE DRIVEN OUT OF THEIR LAND. PEOPLE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT GOD MADE HIS COVENMENT WITH ISSAC (the Jewish people)NOT ANY OTHER PEOPLES!

    • Long angry note in all CAPS. You must be a non-native of English as your spelling is also atrocious. A matter of correction for you. Arafat was not a relative of the Mufti of Jerusalem. He just did the Mufti’s bidding and won respect from Husseini. The name of Hitler’s book is Mein Kampf, NOT “Mien”. You should take more time to edit your post and check your spelling before clicking the reply button. Other misspelt words, 1. diaspora (you wrote Dasporia)

      Finally, our President is NOT a Muslim. He is a US Citizen born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a Christian. Stop with the trolling. We are not as dumb as you sound.

    • Fergal Concannon

      What is this ‘God’ thing you shout about? Must be great to base your world view on a factually inaccurate piece of literature (by factually inaccurate I mean fictional, just to be clear).

    • Take it easy-spare the readers
      the large caps! Some can read
      regular typo-no need to take your
      anger on the visitors.
      Try Gingerpage, a free Israel App
      that corrects all typing errors
      it could improve your presentations!

    • tha is true bro the convenent is for the jew god c’t change

  • Anti-Semitism is on the rise in the UK, fueled,in my opinion, by the rise in the Muslim population, and that one word factor…OIL. I believe the media is shackled by government interference to suppress the truth. So the police allow banners in the Jew-hating parades with ‘Gas the Jews,’ and ‘Hitler was Right’, but will remove anyone sporting and Israeli flag, no matter how peaceful. Why am I afraid to visit the USA with fear of arrest because of my hostility to a Muslim President who is less than friendly towards Israel? It’s not just Palestinian area where Jew hatred is taught

    • Fergal Concannon

      Semites are peoples who speak Semitic languages; the group includes Arabs, Aramaeans, Jews, and many Ethiopians. How can the term Anti-semitic mean anti-Jewish? I would appreciate some clarification on this as it makes no sense that one group can Hijack a word…

      • Set the record straight

        What are you talking about? Do an internet search for “anti-semitic”. The Anti Defamation League, dictionary websites, encyclopedia, etc. all define it as “hatred against Jews”.

      • The term “Anti-Semitism” was coined in Germany at the latter part of the 19th century. It replaced the less politically correct “Judenhasse” (jew hatred). The term relates to jews, and jews only. Nothing to do with Maltese, Ethiopians, Eritreans, arabs; nor anyone else.

        Arabs and their lefty supporters have hijacked the term to confuse the uneducated.

      • “…one group can Hijack a word…”

        What a surprise to see such a blatant attack against the Jews from an Irishman.

        As an Irish national I want to apologise to the rest of the world for the virulent anti-Semitism that is rife throughout every social strata of my country, it’s a result of idiocy, ignorance and traditional Catholic Jew hatred in equal part.

        :(

  • Sarah Williams

    I am so surprised! (NOT!) Good job exposing their racism!

  • Shocking! But why am I not surprised??

  • Good for him! and hopefully for us! tho i doubt those who should read it will read it or if they do, will do anything but continue lying about palestiniana and israel. As for Haaretz, less said the better.

  • and with him …. all the lefties …. Israel haters!!!!

  • The “Israeli” tour guide, who lies and distorts history must be stripped off his “tour guide” credentials. Israel is surrounded by lies and distortion, wake up Israelis to what is eating your nationality alive.

    • He does not exactly lie, he lies 80%
      Indeed Kffar Yassin, a village
      near the road leading to Jerusalem was
      hit by the joint forces of the IDF,
      a unit made of former Irgun members,
      not accustomed to ground operations
      like clearing a village, went in,
      they had to go from one house to another
      -under fire, and plenty of hand grenades were
      used. This was no deliberate massacre, or
      ethnic cleansing, but the Left and the Arabs,
      like to use this one example from the entire
      war in which many Jews were massacred to
      illustrate how nasty Jewish soldiers can be.
      The fact that the guide has to make use of the occasion
      of a visit to commemorate the slaughter of 6 million harmless citizens of Europe, during the war and connect it with the 1948 War for Independence, is sickening, but again, there is no dirty trick in the book that the Left will be ashamed to use,and for the Arab partners, what ever the left does, they will pile on 10 times more. Facts, truth, has nothing to do with it.

  • Even Gideon Levy can’t think that Jews and Israelis are that stupid to believe the statement at the end of the article.

  • I have lived with anti-Semitism all my life.
    I have come to the conclusion, that anti-Semites are a
    stupid bunch.
    The whole system of anti-Semitism is based on lies.
    It is much easier to preach hate than love.

  • 1 Is it possible to have that video played again, with Englsh sub titles?
    2. Why has Haaretz not be closed down, It is nothing more than a treasonous rag of used toilet paper
    3Why is Gideon Levy still allowed to be free.
    He is a traitor.
    If he would be an Arab living in, say, GaZa, he would have been executed ages ago.
    Arrest Levy and throw the key away.

    4 Why are there still Jews who live in Israel, and are against Israel?
    Throw them out.Send them to Gaza.
    +

    • I am all for sending those Israeli Arab Lovers to live in Gaza!!!!

    • Haaertz has been in business since
      the late 30’s, nothing changed,
      the readrership declined, but they gained
      numerous e-readers from overseas, activists,
      NGO’s, European diplomats, Antisemites,
      assorted haters of Israel, busy body academics,
      for them the electronic version of Haaretz
      with support from German investors,
      is the go to source. It is ironic, because the original publisher, Mr. Shocken, who was smart enough to flee the Nazis, arrived to Palestine, and opened a paper.
      The German money is saving this daily from going under.
      Life is full of ironies. His son is currently the publisher and he is like any good American lefty- a “Progressive”, an entitled, elitist and a certified creep!

  • Julian Clovelley

    I find this article a little peculiar in that Tuvia Tenebaum seems to have been intent from the start on a particular outcome. If he would like to visit the Australian State of Queensland right now he would be able to research the fact that there is a reasonably large group of people who think that Queensland is currently being visited by large numbers of extra-terrestials in disc shaped craft.

    Visit our Parliament House and he will find a majority of Government politicians who think that Climate Change Science is a lie, and that human activity is having no effect on global warming. Visit parts of America and he will find people who believe that G-d manifests himself in the ability to safely handle snakes.

    The fact that some such believers die of snake bites – often after receiving large numbers of bites over the years, rarely convinces the (surviving) believers otherwise. Our Government, despite being barraged by pleas to properly examine the consensus of the world’s main experts on Climate Change, still believes it is a hoax, and the flying saucer pictures continue to arrive – some displaying presentations of what look remarkably like flattened hamburgers painted with boot polish or stove paint

    Is it so surprising that Mr Tenebaum can find people who believe the Holocaust is a fraud? People believe crazy things. There are Jews who believe they are a race and not a religion, that there are genetic differences between “Jewish communities” and the rest of the world, that justify a claim to land that only their “Race” has a historical right to – this despite the fact that there are people who were, and are, already there and whose own ancestry – even in the admission of David Ben Gurion – is the same, and goes back over two thousand years

    There are people who believe an ancient Palestinian village’s ruins – of likely Canaanite origin – is the ruins of King David’s Palace. There are others who believe you can reasonably have a monocultural “democratic” state in a nation where there are two distinct languages, where there are a twenty percent major cultural minority and two major religions.

    If a Palestinian playwright came “undercover” to Israel – what would he find? He would find people who speak about peace and continuing occupation and settlement in the same breath. He would find a University where a group of academics are set on creating a nationalist history, based on the Bible, that is so much at variance with historical reality that for the most part it is not a co-operative part of a united History Faculty. He would find settlers running an archaelogical site in Jerusalem that without any real evidence they call “the City of David”, and charge entry fees on that basis – with historical displays worthy, in their accuracy, of an American Creationist Museum

    Hey – how about something real for a change – something simple that a famous American comedian said in the late nineteen sixties? His name was Murray Roman. Speaking of the riots in America at that time he said “Well since you can’t beat people up and have them say “I love you” – what you have is them doing the wrong thing”

    That’s profound compared with Holocaust denial, snake handling, Climate Change denial, the fabrication of history, the invention of chosen races, claims that land one has invaded, occupied, and settled was really Terra Nullius – even though people were living in it. And then there is the invention of ancient kingdoms on the basis of a religious tract and mythology ancient even at the time, like Homer, it was committed to writing

    Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Israel’s Palestinian Israeli minority – think of what’s real “You can’t beat people up and have them say “I love you” – It’s likely to have them “doing the wrong thing” – like denying the Holocaust, and worse.

    Five miles of shelving containing original documentation attest to the reality of the Holocaust – along with survivors and recorded memories and testimony

    Hard to compete with that. But common sense tells you that Murray Roman got it right too. You want peace you got to stop beating people up – both sides – and get the hell out of each others back gardens.

    Got it? The play’s the thing…

    • Julian:

      Your problem is you don’t know the history or the peoples. Jews are about 3500 years old and Israel as been their home for about this long. Over the years this ancient land has been ruled by Jews, Pagans, Muslims and Christians. Two thousand years ago, Roman rulers changed Israel’s name to Palestine.

      In 637 a marauding band of Arab Muslims reached Palestine (Israel) for the first time, but other Muslims have ruled Palestine (Israel), too. The last was the Ottoman Empire which governed Palestine (Israel) for over 600 years then lost Palestine to the English Empire when they lost WW1.

      In 1948, the English had the UN divide the territory of Palestine between the Palestinian Jews and the Palestinian Arabs. The Palestinian Jews named their portion Israel. The Palestinian Arabs went to war losing their land to Jordan and Egypt. Israel won Gaza from Egypt and the West Bank from Jordan in an 1967 preemptive strike. She started building cities (settlements) in the 1990s after Egypt and Jordan rescinded all claims.

      In the 1990s-2000, Israel offered the Arab Palestinians both the West Bank and Gaza in return for peace. The largest settlements that they want to keep take up about 5% of the West Bank and they offered the Arab Palestinians Israel land to compensate. (Israel removed all Jews and settlements from Gaza in 2005).This is what the peace talks have been about.

      Muslims believe in WAQF—any land that’s been under Muslim rule always belongs to the Muslims According to Muslim belief, all of Israel belongs to the Muslims. This is not part of the peace talks, but is part of the problem preventing the Arab Palestinians from accepting peace.

    • What a lot of hot air-sophistry this monologue contains.
      What is your point please, in point-form but no more than six.

    • It is not only true, if you have been around
      ore than a few days in the region, you’d know that this outcome, is likely to emerge of done properly. they told him what they think, do you have a problem with the facts?

  • Very likely, US & EU dollars are being used to promote & support this form of antisemitism. This qualifies as DOUBLE antisemitism since it is very likely practiced SIMULTANEOUSLY by the the EU & US and the Palestinians.

  • We need to get the book translated to English.

  • Dr Martin Luther King Jr in March 1968 presciently stated ” When people criticize Zionists., they mean Jews. You’re talking antisemitism ” Clearly all these “left wing Jews” are just antisemites…Dr King would see right through the.

  • es vergonsoso, y peligrosa es aconducta, se deberia actuar acorde a la situacion, para contrarestarla eficientemente,
    antes que haga mas daño

  • Peaceful Peace Partners of Peace indeed.

  • Mickey Oberman

    I am sure this must be very interesting and well worth learning.

    However, my Hebrew is, sadly, insufficient to understand anything.

    How about English translations. Even printed captions.

    Please.
    Todah.

    Shalom,
    Mickey Oberman

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