Benjamin Weinthal brings out a good point, why would these schmucks pretend to be Jewish in order to slam the Jewish state? These ‘activists’ loathe the only representation of Jewish self determination on the planet, love the totalitarians who promote genocide of it and will lie just about anything in order to advance those goals. If this isn’t a classic case of the “ends justifies the means mentality”, coupled with fake humanitarians joined at the hip of murderers, than what is?
Another point here is how the international anti-Israel media refuses to do their homework, choosing instead to take at face value anything that these anti-Israel schmucks have to say. The only reason why we know of Gabriel Matthew Schivone’s big lie (and any other lying to, or in collusion with, the media for that matter) is not from the media itself, but from the watchdogs of the media, like for an example, CAMERA. Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.
This fake Jew incident is just but a tip of the iceberg, there’s more rot beneath the surface just waiting to be uncovered, but don’t hold your breath for the lame stream media to uncover it, nope, they’ve long since but given up on real investigative journalism (except when it suits their political bias), they’ve become just another arm in the fight against Jewish state of Israel. KGS
Gabriel Matthew Schivone
A lying sack of dung
Why do non-Jews bashing Israel claim to be Jewish?
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Analysis: American student Gabriel Matthew Schivone allegedly falsified identity to participate in latest flotilla to Gaza.
Defending his participation in the latest flotilla operation in an attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza, Gabriel Matthew Schivone, an American university student, stressed in a late June Ha’aretz opinion piece that he is one of a growing number of young American Jews seeking to disassociate himself from Israel.
There is, however, a rather large factual wrinkle with Schivone’s account – he appears to have falsified his Jewish identity.
Writing in an August letter to the editor in Ha’aretz,Valerie Saturen, a pro-Palestinian activist and acquaintance of Schivone, noted, “In his editorial about joining the flotilla to Gaza, Gabriel Schivone represented himself as a Jewish college student. I feel I must point out that this is not his true identity, but one he has created in order to generate insider credibility, shield himself from accusations of anti-Semitism, and resonate with a target audience.
“Gabriel is not Jewish, whether in terms of ethnic ancestry, religious belief or cultural identity. He has never identified as a Jew until it became useful in advancing his political agenda. When asked why he did this, he explained that he has a distant Jewish relative and that ‘you use what you have.’” Schivone’s reported hoax was first analyzed on the website of CAMERA, a US-based media watchdog organization that tracks anti-Israel bias in the press. In his CAMERA article, Yishai Goldflam wrote, “Schivone emphasizes his Jewish identity no less than eight times, and repeatedly emphasizes the influence of his identity on his anti-Israel activity.