Red County "Stop the Olive Tree Initiative Movement Goes Viral" by Rich Swier
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" George Orwell
29th December 2010
Recently I wrote about the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) and how it sends young Jewish college students to Gaza to be indoctrinated by those who wish Israel to disappear. Since writing that column I have received comments from as far away as England defending the Olive Tree Initiative, from a Jewish woman.
Well more information is coming to the forefront about OTI and its supporters. Much of it is alarming.
It has been exposed that the Jewish Federation of Orange County and Hillel supports and funds the Olive Tree Initiative that sends students to meet with the enemies of Israel.
Despite protests from the Jewish community, for example The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Zionist Organization of America, the Jewish Federation and Hillel have continued their support of this outrageous program.
Please watch this video titled "Separating the Wolves from the Sheep":
According to Ha-Emet:
At UC Irvine they promoted the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI which has been closely collaborating with the pro-Hamas International Solidarity Movement - (ISM) an organization that the ADL placed on its list of the top 10 anti-Israel groups in the US. Hillel students have been encouraged to participate in the OTI programs termed "student trips" (including Hillel students, non-Jewish students, and MSU - founded by the Muslim Brotherhood) to "Israel/Palestine." On these trips, the student have been meeting with ISM leaders and other anti-Israel speakers. Most the Palestinian speakers who addressed the students on the most recent have expressed an overt animus towards Israel, advocating for its elimination or for "non-violent" measures to harm her, such as the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement or by allying with terrorist groups that perpetrate violence against Jews.
The Olive Tree Initiative is designed to turn those who participate in it against the greatest democracy in the Middle East - Israel. A very clever and benign way of turning Jew against Jew and non-Jews against the Jewish people and Israel.
Ha-Emet asks that you please consider signing the petition to stop funding and support of the Olive Tree Initiative by the Federation of Orange County and Hillel.