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PBS in Minnesota added a lame explanation, but no apology, to the online video showing Winona LaDuke calling Line 3 Pipeline work “like getting a job in the gas chamber.”

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PBS ignores LaDuke apology for Auschwitz comparison

The Public Broadcasting outlet in Minneapolis-St. Paul allowed radical environmental activist Winona LaDuke to use their flagship newsmagazine program to spout offensive comments about the Holocaust as she cast aspersions about Line 3 Pipeline workers, then pretended to care about their Jewish viewers. But they have not stopped showing LaDuke’s absurd and hateful remarks online – or published her apology. 

As reported inTheJ.ca, in a live telecast of Almanac, LaDuke had claimed that people working on oil pipelines – often members of First Nations communities – were equivalent to Kapos running the gas chambers for the Nazis.

“It’s kind of like getting a job in the gas chamber,” she said. “That’s a great job to have, but it’s really not the job you want to have for the long term and that’s what this pipeline is like. It’s like the ecological equivalent to Auschwitz. That’s what this pipeline is. So I don’t want to work in the gas chamber and I don’t want an Auschwitz.”

A few days later, she issued a statement apologizing “for any hurt I have caused the Jewish community with my remarks regarding the Auschwitz concentration camp and the Tar Sands. That analogy is inappropriate. I grew up with stories of the Holocaust and have Jewish blood.”

But the TV outlet, TPT, has not made any mention of the apology, which LaDuke sent to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. The management did post an explanation on the archived Almanac clip of the interview that “this statement may have been upsetting or offensive”, while continuing to allow the comments to be accessible to the public.

This means other radical activists, such as in Canada where the telecast was also distributed, can still hear a vaunted leader of their eco-movement say sick things about the Holocaust demeaning Jewish suffering, and have no idea ever she admitted it was offensive. In a letter to the editor of the Pilot-Independent in Walker, Minnesota, a business owner pointed out “Aside from her comparing Line 3 to the Holocaust concentration camp Auschwitz, she also made some brazen claims about the Union Laborers who would be working on this project, attempting to defame them… These workers are going to help bolster local economies, and make sure that we are getting the best pipeline possible.”

Kenny R. Hilton also said, “Winona LaDuke seems to think she can do or say anything because she and other opponents of this project didn’t get their way.”

TheJ.ca repeatedly asked TPT management and officials from the Twin Cities Jewish leadership to comment about the station disconnecting LaDuke’s apology from the offensive broadcast and the potential for that negligence to actually help promote her vile antisemitic comments as fair comment, but received no response by press time.

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Anti-Israel BDS campaigner recognized as top antisemite 

The hatred spread on U.S. campuses by the group Students for Justice in Palestine has been recognized by the awarding of the title “2020 Antisemite of the Year” to one of their leading loudmouths.

In handing out the backhanded accolade, StopAntisemitism.org said “Nerdeen Mohsen Kiswani has threatened violence and called for violence against Israelis, celebrated terrorism and has been ejected from multiple New York City Council meetings for staging disruptive anti-Israel protests.”

She became “internet famous” via Tik Tok in September after telling a African American man wearing an IDF shirt, “I hate your shirt, I want to set it on fire” while brandishing a lighter. 

Kiswani is the co-founder and chairwoman of New York City SJP and was on the executive of the campus SJP at Hunter College and the College of Staten Island. A 2017 report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs said SJP “serves as the leading student arm of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.”

Antisemitism.org released a video “tribute” to their 2020 Antisemite of the Year Nerdeen Kiswani, that shows her chanting “Death to Israel” and “Death to America”

Trudeau funding of UNRWA might be for naught

After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to throw $90M at a cash-strapped antisemitic UN refugee agency over the next three years, Le Monde reported that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees that he trusts with taxpayer money is being targeted for elimination by the United Arab Emirates.

The UAE has been a major contributor to the UNRWA budget in the last two fiscal years, after the organization as rocked by an ethics report fingering since-departed Commissioner-general Pierre Krahenbuhl for a workplace “characterized by low morale, fear of retaliation… distrust, secrecy, bullying, intimidation, and marginalization… and management that is highly dysfunctional, with a significant breakdown of the regular accountability structure.”

In the aftermath of the ethics report, Switzerland, New Zealand and the Netherlands stopped footing the bill for UNRWA, which has also been pilloried for distributing antisemitic textbooks and promoting anti-Israel violence among Palestinian students. US President Donald Trump had already halted funding of UNRWA, which resulted in the corrupt executive under Krahenbuhl to accelerate their larceny and nepotism.

UNRWA has maintained millions of people as refugees for 70 years, expanding their role as the Palestinian population increased. According to the Le Monde report, in the wake of the newly-struck peace agreement with Israel the UAE is considering a plan to wind-down the agency – regardless of the refugee issues that may still be outstanding.

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