American Free Press Publishes Anti-Semitic Article

American Free Press (AFP), a weekly US newspaper, which has a long history of anti-Semitism, published yet another anti-Semitic article this morning. Under the headline, “U.S. Jews Embarrassed by Israeli Brutality”, AFP’s David Gahary wrote that “many gentiles” believed in a “Jewish unquenchable thirst for the ongoing murder, maiming and humiliation of not just Palestinian men, women and children, but of anyone with a conscience opposed to the longest military occupation in world history.”

He said that American Jews had become embarrassed by the “brutality” of Israel and that their relationship may have “reached its breaking point.” Gahary’s article is accompanied by an anti-Semitic image, showing a Jewish man with a Star-of-David for an eye. The man is holding his head in his hands, turning his back on crowds of minorities, behind who are soldiers with Israel flags. Both the Jewish man and the Israelis are given evil appearances.

American Free Press is also selling a book blaming Jews for the attacks on September 11th in its online store. The book, called Made in Israel: 9-11 and the Jewish Plot against America, tells readers that “a mountain of evidence” shows that Israel was behind the attacks. It calls Israel “a group of ruthless individuals who will stop at nothing to protect their vital interests,” and “who possess control over America and the minds of most Americans through their control of the media.”

Another AFP writer, Ralph Forbes, accused Israel of attempting to kill US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey, after Dempsey suggested that Israel did not have the capability to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities.

AFP writers have also appeared on Iran’s state-sponsored Press TV. Last year, for instance, AFP writer Mark Dankoff told Press TV that the “Zionist lobby” had “demonized” former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Many pro-Jewish groups have spoken out against AFP. For instance, the anti-Defamation league describes AFP as an “extreme right”, “conspiracy-oriented” publication and a regular source of anti-Semitic propaganda. Meanwhile, earlier this year, Jewish Voice for Peace condemned AFP as “anti-Semitic” and “racist.” It called the AFP web site a “hate site” and said that JVP “rejected everything” AFP stood for.


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Miranda Flint About the Author: Miranda has a B.A. in political science and has worked over a decade as a news reporter, financial news writer and political blogger. More about Miranda

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  1. dano bivins says:

    I’m not sure where the “anti.semitism” arises here.
    I’ve been a reporter with an npr affiliate for many yrs here in s. Fl., and many diaspora Jews have little regard for Israel. Judaism is a religion, not a nationality.
    Many Jews I’ve spoken with see Israel as the moral and intellectual backwater of world jewry.
    Personally, I have little respect for a nation and a ppl that comprise the biggest threat to world peace.
    Too many Americans have been targeted and killed by our Israeli “friends”.
    If you love Israel with such blind, obediant fervor, move there. Make Aliya.
    I’ll continue to call things as they are, instead of how the Israeli operatives at aipac want us to call them.
    Good luck with that “anti-semitism” gambit.

  2. Moishe says:

    American Free Press published truth.

  3. David says:

    AFP is a Neo-Facist group.
    It’s website is not dissimilar from a
    KKK or Ne0-Nazi website.
    They try to look respectable-but their rabid
    predictable hatreds always shine through.

  4. Rehmat says:

    David, may I suggest you read Canadian Rabbi Wolf Gunther Plaut’s 1990 book, ‘The Man Who Would Be Messiah’ in which the good rabbi claimed that Frankist Jews committed the Holocaust.

  5. John Dough says:

    Please define anti-Semitic, since it is used in your headline.

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