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Ahed Tamimi’s mother calls out “racism” of Ahed’s Western supporters

Ahed Tamimi’s mother calls out “racism” of Ahed’s Western supporters

“Frankly it is probably Ahed’s looks that prompted this worldwide solidarity and that’s racist by the way”

Ahed Tamimi, the so-called ‘soldier slapper’ who recently was released from prison, is a darling of Western liberals and anti-Israel activists.

We have documented how Ahed’s fame results from the Tamimi Clan’s decades-long exploitation of children for the cameras, Bassem Tamimi and the Use of Children as Political Props:

The Tamimis are used to sympathetic media coverage, including a fawning New York Times Magazine cover story in March 2013 on the family’s ambition to start a “Third Intifada”.

Bassem Tamimi is usually presented as  an admirable organizer of “nonviolent resistance” who can count on the support of Amnesty International and who has been praised as a “human rights defender” by the European Union. By contrast, Bassem Tamimi’s views on the “right to resist” that he often invokes and the use of his children in his activism – including regular efforts to challenge the IDF into responding to provocations like rock-throwing – have so far largely escaped scrutiny.

No Tamimi has become more famous than Ahed. Since early childhood she has been pushed forward to contront Israeli soldiers to create viral video.

Ahed is exploited by Western anti-Israel activists who use Ahed’s image in their anti-Israel propaganda:

A topic rarely addressed, however, is why Ahem is more famous that other exploited Tamimi children, like Janna Jihad, who also is used for video provocations:

Part of Ahed’s fame is that she has learned how to be dramatic for the cameras. She can cry and scream in supposed pain on cue.

But part of Ahed’s fame is that her flowing blond hair and Western dress made her a sympathetic image to Westerners, according to her father Bassem:

Tamimi’s father argues that her blonde hair and Western dress have contributed to the attention she has received.

“If she was veiled and dark-skinned, would she have got the same attention?” Bassem Tamimi told AFP.

“The Zionist propaganda machine always depicts the Palestinian as dark-skinned and ugly, attacking the blonde victim, but now she is blonde.”

Now Ahed’s mother Nariman, who instructed Ahed to attack the soldiers and who also was just released from prison, is also accusing the Tamimis’ Western supporters of racism:

Ahed Tamimi’s mother said that the media attention and worldwide solidarity that her daughter received following her arrest by Israeli occupation forces was rooted in racism.

“Frankly it is probably Ahed’s looks that prompted this worldwide solidarity and that’s racist by the way,” Nariman Tamimi told the Anadolu Agency, “because many Palestinian children are in Ahed’s position but weren’t treated in this way.”

“In fact one journalist wrote in Haaretz once on why they sympathized with Ahed when they were trying to arrest me once; they arrested me and she was crying,” she explained. “It’s because they felt that she looked like them, she said. So perhaps the world showed more solidarity because she looks like their children, but all Palestinian children are Ahed Tamimi.”

“There are thousands of stories that the media needs to pay attention to and highlight all of the occupation’s crimes, because the occupation needs to be seen as the war crime it is and legal measures need to be taken to that effect,” she added.

It is not surprising that people like anti-Semitic cartoonist Carlos Latuff, who won a prize in the Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest, over-emphasize the blond color of Ahed’s hair:

Or that posters supporting Ahed also make her flowing blond hair the focus of attention:

The Tamimis are terror-supporting propagandists of the worst kind.

But at least they are willing to speak the truth about the racism of Ahed’s supporters.


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Unrelated but it would be good if we could get a running commentary of the Manafort trial?

There is virtually nothing being reported on the trial and I’m always cautious of accepting anything the gateway pundit posts just because of their spin…But…TGP is pretty much the only place anything is being reported from the trial.

    Ira in reply to mailman. | August 3, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    mailman wrote, “Unrelated but it would be good if we could get a running commentary of the Manafort trial?”

    Politico is running a daily report.

    Note, Politico reminds the reader a few times that Manafort is a former Trump campaign manager, and does so more often than not in paragraphs about Manafort’s alleged actions BEFORE he was associated with the campaign.

      redc1c4 in reply to Ira. | August 3, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      so, what you’re saying is that, *if* i take the Politico report and run it through an inverter, i’ll have a pretty good read on what’s going on?

      it would be easier to click on an article here @ LI, plus there would be learned commentary to go with it.

Mossad should shave her head.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 3, 2018 at 2:03 pm

Prof is right, she is a racist!

Karma is a b&&&. I dated a couple of really hot Arab girls when I was in college who didn’t look anything like this blond chicka. A Syrian and an Iraqi. I would go so far as to include the Egyptian Coptic girl but then I’d have to expand my comment to include the Greek girls.

It wasn’t something that happened on purpose. It could have been with the Chinese, as most of my neighbors and friends when I was growing up were Chinese. I know Oakland China town like the back of my hand from High School. But they got into better colleges and I was in community college with my Greek friends. Which was cool because I liked the summer Greek festivals with the bouzouki and the retsina and especially the dolmadas.

Yassou! Takanis. Eletho, kurizikimu. Apopse sethelo poli!

So we swarthy olive skinned descendants of greasy Mediterranean olive pickers start hanging out at the student center before, in between, and after class. The next thing you know the Lebanese are hanging with us. Then the Syrians and Iraqis and the Egyptians and the Afghans.

You couldn’t tell who was who in a police line up. You could have taken me, Arminius, the Italian (mostly as I am a quarter German and Irish) for the Afghan, Ali, and vice versa.

At this point you could be forgiven if you wonder if there’s a point. There is. On multiple levels, and I can only pretend to skin that onion. What if the Tamimi clan is correct, and western mobs were only attracted to her cause because as a curly blond she appealed?

I’m coming at this as a man who didn’t have stereotypes of how Arab girls are supposed to look, but looking back on my history I dated a bunch of Arab girls who fit the stereotype.

    Edward in reply to Arminius. | August 3, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Your point is the Tamimi clan is correct that Ahed’s Western supporters are racists? I thought that was one of two major points of the article, the other being the Tamimi clan are experts in propaganda. But I could be mistaken.

    C. Lashown in reply to Arminius. | August 3, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Hmmm… You may be right. Honestly, rather then setting her free to became a token of Palestinian resistance into the future she should have been given another fate from the IDF, specifically someone from their sniper contingent. What gives her that status to walk free calling down curses on Israel? Her physical appearance, her genitalia?

    The young woman is a nascent terrorist infiltrator and bomb thrower, similar to large swathes of the Palestinian population: deal with the infection before another case of sepsis sets in, eradicate it. Let her be a martyr forgotten about in 2-3 years, just like the hundreds who have went before her.

What if it really is as superficial as that? I think we can agree to what is, that the rules that what we imagined generally apply don’t apply to the Joooooooozzzz, but they the Arabs figured it out and now we all have to deal with them. Not just the Joooooooooooooooozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

In case anyone thinks I am standing with tyranny, I AM NOT! It is more simple and easier to stand against tyranny when it at it’s weakest point. At it’s start.

…the media attention and worldwide solidarity that her daughter received following her arrest by Israeli occupation forces was rooted in racism.

Yeah, but it’s the good leftist kind of racism, right?

Blah blah blah. She’ll be dead in 10 years. They are not the future, just a speed bump on the way.

    Arminius in reply to Fen. | August 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    I believe you are right. And what a wasted life for curley blond.

      C. Lashown in reply to Arminius. | August 3, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      Her life, her choice and mostly her loss.

        Arminius in reply to C. Lashown. | August 3, 2018 at 5:55 pm

        I am going to have to be very careful. Solomon’s royal bodyguard was shocked when Solomon told them to split the baby. I am hugging my dog. Do I have to go further?

          C. Lashown in reply to Arminius. | August 3, 2018 at 11:40 pm

          My opinion? It’s best to embrace honesty versus dogs or euphemism’s. The world is impressed with it’s own cleverness, spouting pseudo-intellectual arguments rather than understandable rational solutions in an attempt to appear ‘above the fray’ and elite. A truly intelligent person can speak plainly and simply without such tools, so that even the dumbest amongst us (myself usually) can understand without applying condescending verbiage. Give your dog a big kiss for me.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Arminius. | August 3, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      Look at how she has been raised, and her mother. Who would want her? Ma is hideous inside and out, daughter is hideous on the inside, and will soon be just as hideous on the outside.

        C. Lashown in reply to JusticeDelivered. | August 3, 2018 at 11:57 pm

        Character. The whole issue is character. The annals of history is littered with the lives of famous men and women who have rebelled against the horror of their parentage and eventually living a life of great value to themselves and their culture.

        AND THEN…there is the ‘other’, those who yield to the siren song of empty-headed obedience or sensual gain. What use is the inner city thug to his society? Does the jail or prison need more inmates? Perhaps the young woman down the block really does need raped by the local crackhead…? Is there a shortage of HIV carriers visiting the local bathhouse?

        We all come from different sub-cultures, but my thoughts are that by the time a person reaches the age of 13 they should be able to understand right from wrong, good from bad, lies from truth….and chose which characteristic they will follow.

The Zionist propaganda machine always depicts the Palestinian as dark-skinned and ugly, attacking the blonde victim

Well, sure, that’s the first thing I think when I see a blonde (or, for that matter, a blond)—Sephardim, or Ashkenazim?

Mama and Papa Tamimi might be in hot water for undercutting the narrative. Of course she’s attractive to pale faced dupes because she looks like the girl next door.

I’m still waiting for the disclosure that she’s a peroxide blonde with baby blue eyes via colored contacts. I mean, she’s cast for the part.

Forget about it, Jake. It’s Pallywood.

Oh, I would still kill her. On Palm Sunday.

I just wouldn’t like it.

The blond hair? Wasn’t the family milkman a blond Russian Jewish guy?