“Free Gaza” Movement Founder Greta Berlin Promotes Anti-Semitic Nuttiness

First she sent out a tweet on Sept. 30 from @freegazaorg, stating that “Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews.” The tweet linked to a video claiming, among other things, that the word “Nazi” combines the words “National Socialist” and “Zionist.”

Berlin and the movement later put out an improbable excuse claiming that the tweet was for a private group “discussing propaganda and racism, and this link was an example of the terrible propaganda that could be spewed on websites.” Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada, a leading pro-Palestinian activist who tries to police his side of things to prevent it from being discredited by the anti-Semites who are naturally attracted to it, investigated and concluded that the claimed “context does not exist.”

Larry Derfner then interviewed her, and asked her about this and other instances in which she has seemed to promote anti-Semitic views (including those of Gilad Atzmon). She claims that Abunimah looked into the wrong private internet group, and that she was referring to another group. But she still refuses to release screen shots of the purported discussion in question to show the “context,” if indeed it exists. Derfner nevertheless believes her, or at least finds no reason not to believe her. Others might not be as credulous. Naomi Klein has resigned from the Free Gaza Movement’s Board of Advisors. Bishop Desmond Tutu, among others, remains.