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Biden Puts Anti-Israel BDS Activist in Charge of NSC Intel
Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 26, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 01/26/2021 6:39:15 AM PST by SJackson

From calling for the destruction of Israel to the National Security Council.

"Why Is Georgetown Providing a Platform for This Dangerous Group?" an op-ed in the Washington Post had asked. 

The group was the Palestine Solidarity Movement, a BDS anti-Israel hate group whose conferences had a history of antisemitism, supporting Hamas and the murder of Jews.

Maher Bitar, one of the executive board members of Students for Justice in Palestine, was one of the principal organizers of the 2006 conference which was being hosted by Georgetown University's SJP hate group. A photo appears to show him dancing in a keffiyah in front of a banner reading, “Divest from Israel Apartheid”. 

Despite protests from Jewish groups, the Georgetown BDS conference went ahead 

Now, Biden has picked Maher Bitar as the Senior Director for Intelligence on the NSC.

In 2006, the American Jewish Committee was pleading with Georgetown to distance itself from the anti-Israel hate of PSM and SJP. Now the anti-Israel hate occupies the top of the foreign policy establishment and is set to define the foreign policy of the Biden administration.

In his new position, the former anti-Israel activist will coordinate intelligence between the White House and the intelligence community, receiving material from intelligence agencies, informing the intelligence community of White House policy, and deciding who gets access to secret information. The office also contains some of the most classified information around.

The job of Senior Director for Intelligence at the National Security Council is supposed to go to an intelligence professional. How did an anti-Israel activist go from helping host a conference for an organization whose speakers have supported Islamic terrorism to a top intelligence job?

At the PSM conference in Georgetown, Bitar had run a sessiondescribing how to best demonize Israel. Next year, he facilitated a Palestinian Student Society summit addressed by Joseph Massad who had called Israel a "Jewish supremacist state" and praised terrorism.

Massad had also argued that the idea that "any manifestation of hatred against Jews in any geographic location on Earth and in any historical period is 'anti-Semitism' smacks of a gross misunderstanding of the European history of anti-Semitism."

A few years later, Bitar could be found presenting at a Sabeel conference featuring some of the worst bigots like Rebecca Vilkomerson of JVP ,who had invited a terrorist to address the BDS hate group, and Richard Falk, who had endorsed a book which wondered whether “Hitler might have been right after all”.

Maher Bitar went to work for UNRWA, interned at the misnamed and militantly anti-Israel 

Foundation for Middle East Peace, and and studied at Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre, writing papers on the so-called 'Nakba' and on 'Palestinian' activism. He appeared to describe Israel’s security barrier as a “segregation wall” 

Israel's "political existence as a state is the cause for Palestinian dispossession and statelessness," Bitar wrote in one paper. “Israel’s rejection of their right to return remains the main obstacle to finding a durable solution.”

The so-called ‘right to return’ would mean the destruction of Israel.

He helped assemble a BADIL publication: a BDS hate group which seeks to eliminate Israel through the ‘right of return’ and which has opposed bans on working with terrorists

The issue in question denounced “Jewish colonization” 

And yet before long, Bitar could be found working for the Office of the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. From there he went on to serve as the NSC’s Director for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs and as Samantha Power’s Deputy at the UN. In under a decade, Bitar had gone from anti-Israel activism through the private network of BDS organizations to key positions shaping American intelligence and foreign policy at the National Security Council and the UN.

Even while Bitar was engaged in anti-Israel activism, he was also volunteering for the Obama campaign, and working for the UN. He started working for the State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace as an extern while studying for his JD at Georgetown.

In 2016, Bitar came back to Georgetown to tell students that "those of you who might feel conflicted about or even disagree with American policy and want to change it" could do it.

When President Trump was elected, Bitar became the general counsel to House Intelligence Committee Democrats, serving as the top legal adviser to Rep. Adam Schiff and playing a key role in the first Democrat attempt to impeach President Trump. Now he’s back at the NSC.

Bitar’s rise through the ranks speaks to the abandonment of Israel by the Democrats and the ineptitude of pro-Israel advocates at fighting the personnel battles that define the government. 

During the Obama administration, organizations that claimed to be advocating for Israel would come out to D.C. and take pride in receiving a personal briefing from Bitar about Israel’s security without having a clue about who Bitar was or how hard he must have been laughing at them.

Policy battles aren’t won at the executive level, but at the personnel level. The Left keeps winning policy battles even when moderates and conservatives win elections because it understands that having its people in a position to make policy matters more than elections.

Obama had put the author of "Ethnic Cleansing and the Falling Apart of Palestinian Society" in charge of the NSC desk on Israel. Biden put him in charge of NSC intelligence. 

Israel will accordingly return to its old Obama understanding that it can no longer share the truly sensitive intelligence with its American counterparts because the NSC is once again tainted.

But the tainting of the NSC has larger implications that go far beyond Israel. 

The Obama administration initially began spying on members of Congress who were speaking to Prime Minister Netanyahu after monitoring any effort to take out Iran’s nuclear program. 

Pro-Israel legislators should once again expect to be spied on by the Biden administration.

The NSC was a key gateway for Obama’s surveillance of opposition politicians. Putting the right people in place at the NSC will be crucial to protecting the next wave of illegal surveillance. 

And any effort by Israel to take out Iran’s nuclear program with its new Arab allies will be closely monitored and sabotaged by the Obama veterans who are back in charge of the NSC.

At the 2006 Georgetown anti-Israel conference, Bitar was advising attendees on how to infiltrate and blend in. Now that he has reached a career pinnacle at the NSC, he had the honor of being profiled by Politico as a “Palestinian”. But earlier versions of Bitar's story had him being "of Palestinian and Egyptian descent" and claiming "family roots [that] trace back to Palestine". 

Bitar claimed that his family were “refugees”. 

At the PSS summit, he described the group as those "who actively identify as Palestinian because of a shared national, historical, and cultural experience".

The dirty little secret of the ‘Palestinian’ myth is that its identity is imaginary.

The radicalism of the Democrats and their abandonment of the Jewish State however are all too real. That’s how Maher Bitar went from anti-Israel activism, from calling for the destruction of Israel, to the Israel desk at the NSC, and then the top policy intelligence position at the NSC. 

"Why Is Georgetown Providing a Platform for This Dangerous Group?” a Washington Post op-ed had asked in 2006. The question now is why are Joe Biden and the Democrats?

And what do pro-Israel groups intend to do about it?


TOPICS: Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 01/26/2021 6:39:15 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Is anyone really suprised?


2 posted on 01/26/2021 6:40:50 AM PST by HighSierra5
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To: SJackson

The dems are just finishing the job the Nazis started 90 years ago...


3 posted on 01/26/2021 6:41:52 AM PST by Hambone 1934 (When will the dems turn the US into Venezuela????)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
4 posted on 01/26/2021 6:42:23 AM PST by SJackson (If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun...folks in Philly like a good brawl, BH Obama)
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To: SJackson

Mossad has to be very concerned that if the CIA or NSA has detected or in the near future will detect the nature and identities if its operatives within Iran, Biden’s people, now in control, will “leak” the information to the mullahs.

Wonder how many Biden voters realized that the election of Biden and the people who control him was an existential threat to Isreal.


5 posted on 01/26/2021 6:45:28 AM PST by allendale
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To: SJackson

Biden didn’t pick anybody.


6 posted on 01/26/2021 6:50:48 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Socialism- Institutionalized Deprivation)
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To: headstamp 2

The only thing Biden picks is his nose


7 posted on 01/26/2021 6:55:00 AM PST by shadeaud (We have to discover the real truth and who did all the funding. This is American ....Defend it)
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To: SJackson

“BDS Activist” and the journalist never bothers to explain that BDS is
“Boycott, Divest, Sanction”. That’s basic journalism.


8 posted on 01/26/2021 6:56:55 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I'm sorry the Q thing didn't work out. We were wrong about that.)
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To: SJackson
Wow how Satanic of our leaders.

According to God he sets the leaders of the nations for his reasons.

I think this world is about to go hot, the sad part is most people can not see it coming.

Time to get right with the LORD people, for tomorrow maybe to late.

9 posted on 01/26/2021 7:04:30 AM PST by MAAG (Tetelestai, paid in full. You are as righteous as God is. Double jeopardy is forbidden.)
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To: SJackson

I’m sure the Republican Senators will be passionately working to deny his appointment.


10 posted on 01/26/2021 7:11:32 AM PST by wrcase
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To: Hambone 1934

But you can bet your bottom dollar this appointment will not change the voting pattern of millions of jews in THIS country, voting for the rats!


11 posted on 01/26/2021 7:13:44 AM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: SJackson

Israel should quite simply refuse to share intelligence on regional matters so long as he is part of the NSC team. It will quickly work itself out naturally. The U.S. is lost without Israeli intel on the Mideast.


12 posted on 01/26/2021 7:37:35 AM PST by montag813 ("Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the Great")
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To: SJackson

The terrorists have a direct connection to him and out intel.
The Israeli will be wise never to share any with biden.


13 posted on 01/26/2021 7:54:04 AM PST by minnesota_bound (I need more money. )
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Re: "I'm sure the Republican Senators will be passionately working to deny his appointment."

His job title is "NSC Senior Director for Intelligence Programs."

I do not think that is the same job as DNI.

Is the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) the same job as National Security Advisor (NSA)?

The NSA does not need any Senate confirmations.

14 posted on 01/26/2021 7:57:04 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: SJackson

Biden’s a hard core racist he say things like you can’t go into a 7-11 without see a someone from India running it...........................................


15 posted on 01/26/2021 8:04:38 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: SJackson

How did he get a clearance????


16 posted on 01/26/2021 8:31:46 AM PST by Basket_of_Deplorables (Convention Of States is our only hope now!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks SJackson.

17 posted on 01/26/2021 9:28:54 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SgtHooper

I know..I cant understand jews embrace of dems and knowing dems hatred of israel


18 posted on 01/26/2021 9:41:46 AM PST by Hambone 1934 (When will the dems turn the US into Venezuela????)
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To: Basket_of_Deplorables; All
".... How did he get a clearance????...."

For that matter, how did Biden get a security clearance, with his dementia and all of his graft and corruption with China and the Ukraine?

Under normal circumstances, Biden would have been denied a clearance. Besides, he's been wrong on every single foreign policy issue for decades.

We just went from having one of the smartest presidents in office to, without a doubt, one of the dumbest.

19 posted on 01/26/2021 11:17:11 AM PST by HotHunt
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To: SJackson; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; Fedora
When President Trump was elected, Bitar became the general counsel to House Intelligence Committee Democrats, serving as the top legal adviser to Rep. Adam Schiff and playing a key role in the first Democrat attempt to impeach President Trump. Now he’s back at the NSC.

Bitar’s rise through the ranks speaks to the abandonment of Israel by the Democrats and the ineptitude of pro-Israel advocates at fighting the personnel battles that define the government.

During the Obama administration, organizations that claimed to be advocating for Israel would come out to D.C. and take pride in receiving a personal briefing from Bitar about Israel’s security without having a clue about who Bitar was or how hard he must have been laughing at them.

Policy battles aren’t won at the executive level, but at the personnel level. The Left keeps winning policy battles even when moderates and conservatives win elections because it understands that having its people in a position to make policy matters more than elections.

Obama had put the author of "Ethnic Cleansing and the Falling Apart of Palestinian Society" in charge of the NSC desk on Israel. Biden put him in charge of NSC intelligence.

20 posted on 02/19/2021 7:18:36 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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