You mean, no more Sea Hitlers and Flytillas?
Speaking with The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday via telephone, US Middle East expert Daniel Pipes said he encountered Berlin in 2007 when she disrupted a talk he delivered with Wafa Sultan on “Totalitarian Islam’s Threat to the West” at the University of California at Los Angeles. He said he “found her maliciously deranged” and the “tweet confirms that sense I got from her in person.”
Will Free Gaza implode due to anti-Semitism scandal?
Analysis: Critics slam Movement founder for posting on Twitter blaming Zionists for Holocaust.
The Free Gaza Movement, a pro-Palestinian group that seeks to break Israel’s legal blockade of the Gaza Strip, is embroiled in an anti-Semitism scandal that has produced rifts within the group as well as intense criticism from Middle East experts.
Greta Berlin, the US co-founder of FGM, posted on Twitter in late September that “Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews.”
Her tweet appeared on the Free Gaza Twitter account with a link to a video from Eustace Mullins, who declared that Adolf Hitler formed an alliance with Zionists “to force anti- Zionists to accept Zionism.”
Avi Mayer, the head of social media for the Jewish Agency for Israel, first exposed Berlin’s tweet blaming Jews for the Holocaust and saved it as a screenshot.
Berlin, a fiercely anti-Zionist activist, issued convoluted and rambling explanations about her tweet, including that the Mullins video was merely meant for a private Facebook discussion group.
Berlin wrote, ”I am not a Holocaust denier. And I am not a supporter of the video that I posted, nor would I ever have been.”
Critics argued that Free Gaza’s trafficking in Holocaust revisionism and Nazi propaganda shows the organization is neither interested in peace promotion nor the well-being of ordinary Palestinians in the radical Islamic enclave of Gaza.