Argentinian journalists sue Zionist organization

Los Angeles, Alta California - October 15, 2008 - (ACN) Three prominent and respected journalists are suing the Delegation of Israeli Associations in Argentina (DAIA) in a Buenos Aires District Court.

The following is a statement from journalists Adrian Salbuchi, Enrique Romero and Juan Gabriel Labake concerning the suit:

We fight those who wish to silence all public debate on Zionism, a key political issue for Argentina and of global consequence.

Why we sued the Delegation of Israeli Associations in Argentina (DAIA):

Adrian Salbuchi, Juan Gabriel Labake and Enrique Romero filed a criminal lawsuit alleging calumny and slander against the top officers of the DAIA, in respect to the contents of their "Report on Anti-Semitism in Argentina - 2006" prepared by the Centro de Estudios Sociales ( Social Studies Center), belonging to the DAIA. Our lawsuit was filed with District Court No. 13, Secretariat No. 80 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, provisionally presided over by the Honorable Judge Dr. Raúl Juan García.

In their report, the undersigned are insulted and slandered by the above, as they accuse us of "virulent anti-Semitism" because of our global and national geopolitical analyses published as press communiques of our group, MSRA and as reports in the "El Traductor Gráfico" bulletin. "Anti-Semitism" constitutes a crime of discrimination under the Argentine Discrimination Act, Law No 23.592 (i.e., Art. 3º defines "discrimination against persons or groups on account of their religious beliefs").

Adding insult to injury, the CES gave their report ample local and international publicity through diverse channels and the media, also translating it fully into English, and authorizing its publication on the Internet by the powerful U.S.-based Zionist organization, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a militant Zionist organization founded and operated by the Jewish Masonic lodge B'nai B'rith, whose top officers recently met with Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and Foreign Secretary Jorge Taiana in Buenos Aires and told them to be more outspoken against so-called "anti-Semitism" in Argentina. In addition, the "Reports on Anti-Semitism" issued every year by the CES/DAIA are used as an official source of information on our country by the U.S. State Department. All of this and other actions on their part have caused the plaintiffs severe moral, professional and economic damage and injury.

As we explain in our lawsuit against DAIA and CES officers, our analyses and criticisms are aimed solely at the official policies of Israel and Zionism as a political ideology that supports, promotes, and defends the interests of that foreign power throughout the world. We solely focus on highlighting the grossly inhuman nature of those policies that breach basic human rights, their expansionist plans in the Middle East and their illegitimate interference in the internal affairs and policies of the Argentine state. All of this forms part of our work and efforts (as politicians, journalists and international social analysts), to promote greater public awareness in Argentina of the concrete risks that our country runs, if we allow the United States, Israel and Zionist lobbies and pressure groups to move forward with what increasingly appears to be a well-orchestrated campaign over the Argentine Republic, its territory, foreign policy, natural resources, national unity and social peace.

The undue pressure… exerted by Zionist organizations over global and domestic public opinion tends to misinform and distort reality in these key issues, which also puts at risk the very welfare and physical integrity of Argentina's large Jewish community that for the most part wishes to live in peace and harmony, as it always has, by unjustly tarnishing them with the violence emanating from and promoted by the terrorist (entity) of Israel and its unconditional ally in the Middle East, the United States of America.

We stress that using their enormous financial, media, diplomatic and political resources at their service, internationally and domestically, these and other Zionist organizations, lobbies and other (directly or indirectly) pro-Zionist entities attempt to silence any criticism and balanced analyses of these fundamental political issues. Zionist activities in different parts of the world today threaten to drag all of mankind towards new and increasingly violent wars in the Middle East and elsewhere. Not satisfied with having unleashed genocidal destruction upon the nations of Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan, they now target (the) next victims for unilateral military aggression… and they clearly also have in mind the so-called Triple Border Areas (where the Argentine, Paraguayan and Brazilian borders meet), and where not surprisingly huge fresh water resources lie (attacking this region was already announced in September 2001 by former top Pentagon Zionist government officer Douglas Feith, tacitly supported by his bosses Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush).

In presenting our lawsuit, we asked the Court, amongst other things, to not only sentence the accused regarding the calumnies and slander perpetrated against us but, more importantly, to clearly define that criticism against the official policies of the United States and Israel, and the ideological premises of Zionism in no way constitute acts of "anti-Semitism" or "anti-Judaism", nor crimes of discrimination of any sort whatsoever. We also ask that the Court clearly establish as legal precedent the conceptual differences that clearly exist between the terms "Anti-Semitism", "Anti-Zionism" and "Anti-Judaism".

We further point out that the ways in which every manner of distortion is unleashed upon this complex subject regarding these and other relevant terms nowadays constitute clear examples of psychological warfare, often assuming the marks of veritable intellectual terrorism, in that those who perpetrate them try to silence all manner of serious, balanced and fair public debate on such fundamental political matters. In short, to any person of goodwill, as well as for all dictionaries of Western languages, we have that:

Judaism is a millenarian religion. The Jewish ethnic group is a millenarian social group dispersed amongst many countries of the world, whose members have specific cultural, social and religious characteristics, but who nevertheless differ -- often very acutely -- in their ideological and political stances and opinions. Zionism is a nationalist and fundamentalist political ideology founded in the late 19th century that today has grown and integrated into a very powerful global network of pressure groups, lobbies and organizations of different kinds, totally aligned with the interests and objectives of Israel. Amongst the main organizations forming part of this global network, we find: AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the American Jewish Congress, the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), the AJC (American Jewish Committee), the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and the ZOA (Zionist Organization of America) (all based in the United States); the World Jewish Congress, World Jewish Committee, World Zionist Organization, Jewish Agency, and B'nai B'rith (all of which are multinational entities); and the AMIA (Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina), DAIA (Delegacion de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas) and OSA (Organizacion Sionista Argentina) (all based in Argentina). Israel is a national political entity created in 1948, established in a specific geographic location.

Naturally, all our analyses and critiques -- which are consistent, balanced, well-documented and referenced -- are centered on the latter two.

Adrian Salbuchi
Enrique Romero
Juan Gabriel Labake

Source: www.aztlan.net/journalists_sue_zionist_organization.htm

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