The Islamaphobic hatreds, lies and deceit of the likes of the Israeli and right-wing Zionist apologists Messrs. Will Howard, Chris Parsons, Geoff Pahoff, Mike Iyvers, et al, in Australia are fed by right-wing think tank websites mostly dominated by neoconservatives and/or US-Israeli interests. For example, the recent debacle over President Ahmadinejad of Iran’s speech when he was accused of calling for ‘Israel to be wiped off the map’ stems directly from the deliberate mistranslation by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) of what Ahmadinejad actually said. MEMRI is an American organisation set up and run by Jewish-American neoconservatives specifically to protect the interests of Israel and right-wing Zionism.
Some Israeli and right-wing Zionist apologists also try to present some obviously right-wing think-tank organisations as ‘neutral’ or ‘non-partisan’. Back in January of this year for example, the liar and deceiver Will Howard tried unsuccessfully to hoodwink Webdiarists by asserting that the Israeli think-tank, the Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studies (JCSS) was a ‘non-partisan’ organisation. He then told how even this ‘non-partisan’ organisation had come to the conclusion that, indeed, Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons. This was a deliberate attempt at deception. The JCSS in fact is a think tank organisation staffed predominately by senior ex-Israeli military and intelligence officers and headed up by an ex-IDF Brigadier-General. (Hardly ‘non-partisan.) After I had exposed his deception Will Howard then attempted to obfuscate his deception by claiming that a link I provided to a Le Monde Diplomatique story that demonstrated how the JCSS had similar attributes to another US think-tank organisation, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), which is a full-on neoconservative think-tank organisation that was initially funded by none other than the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), saying that the article contrasts WINEP with JCSS. Of course, the article did no such thing; it showed instead how similar the two organisations are.
The use of these think-tanks demonstrates the extent to which the Israeli and right-wing Zionists and their apologists in Australia are prepared to go in their attempts to lie and deceive in the cause of a Greater Israel at the expense of the Palestinian people and peace in the Middle East generally.