June 23, 2008, - 10:50 am
“Killing Us Softly”: Gwyneth Paltrow Fundraises for Terror-Front Palestinian Charity Tied to HAMAS, PLO, Al-Qaeda
By Debbie Schlussel Copyright 2008
**** UPDATE, June 01, 2011: Coldplay, including Gwyneth Paltrow hubby Chris Martin, endorse Palestinian Jihad Against Israel, Incl. Palestininian State ****
Well, no wonder actress Gwyneth Paltrow left Hollywood. It wasn’t just that she hates America and Americans–as she told Spanish media. It’s that she preferred Pali-wood, the pro-Palestinian cesspool known as England.
And Thursday, she put her money where her mouth is–er, her mouth where the terrorist money is–by appearing and singing karaoke at a fundraiser for the Palestinian charity, the Hoping Foundation, a front-group for HAMAS and other Islamic terrorist groups founded by Hugh Grant’s Muslim girlfriend Jemimah Khan and some anti-Israel left-wing Jews. Paltrow’s karaoke song choice, “Killing Me Softly,” is ironic, since the Hoping Foundation provides money and resources to HAMAS operatives and others running Palestinian refugee camps and breeding and training future killers, who do NOT kill “softly.”
Gwyneth Paltrow “Killing Israel Softly”
(Thanks to David Lunde For Technical Assistance w/ This Photo)
The Hoping foundation is a virulently anti-Israel charity, which funds programs throughout Gaza and Palestinian refugee camps, including Ein Al-Hilweh, Burj Al-Barajneh, and Nahr Al-Bared, which are hotbeds of Al-Qaeda and HAMAS activity. The Chair of its Board of Trustees is Karma Nabulsi, PLO representative from 1977-90 to the UN, Beirut, Tunis, and the UK, who wrote a column defending PFLP terrorist chief George Habash’s hijackings as “an inspiration to secular democracy.”
The Hoping Foundation camouflages the programs as “art” and “creative writing,” claiming they spread peace. But, in fact, the programs are administered by members of HAMAS. The Hoping Foundation joins UNRWA (the UN Refugee agency for Palestinians) in using HAMAS officials and supporters to help spread the hate. The Hoping Foundation website’s description of who the Palestinians are is filled with anti-Israel disinformation and propaganda. The Foundation’s site does not disclose the identities of its trustees, but they include Hugh Grant’s girlfriend, Ms. Khan.
In the Hoping Foundation’s “Who Are the Palestinians?” we are told that:
Palestinians . . . were forced to leave their homes in 1948 when Israel was created, and again in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
Actually, none of them “were forced to leave.” They chose to leave at the behest of neighboring Arab nations, who–during both wars–assured them that they would defeat Israel and the Palestinians could then return. The Palestinians made the wrong bet. And they lost. Tough. After decades, you’d think they’d want to better themselves–as did the million Jews who were kicked out of their homes and expelled from Arab lands. But, then, that would take away a political issue from all the Muslim and Arab nations who hate the Jews (and hate the Palestinians, too).
The Hoping Foundation also tells us:
The majority of Palestinian refugee children live difficult and harsh lives, facing the realities of continued Israeli occupation.
That’s interesting, since the Hoping Foundation has a lot of projects in Gaza, which is not occupied, but is run by the Palestinians. And the Palestinians also control 95% of the land in the so-called “West Bank.” And the harsh lives in Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese, and Egyptian refugee camps for Palestinians–where a lot of the Hoping Foundation programs take place–are a result of those governments’ apartheid policies against Palestinians, refusing to allow Palestinians the same civil rights as natives of those countries.
Check out one of the “tamer” Hoping Foundation programs for which Gwyneth Paltrow helped raise money. Last summer, the foundation and Jemimah Khan took a film director on an anti-Israel propaganda trip:
We also organised a trip to occupied Palestine last summer with British film director, Stephen Frears, visiting HOPING activities in Balata and Qalandia refugee camps as well as UNRWA officials and facilities. The delegation met UN humanitarian officers that work in the occupied Palestinian territories, as well as Palestinian filmmakers and artists. We believe that providing an opportunity for people to see for themselves the daily reality, and witness at first hand the obstacles impeding everyday life under military occupation, is the most useful and direct means for them to learn more about the situation.
Here was this gullible director’s predictable response:
Until I saw it with my own eyes, I did not fully understand what occupation meant. Going to Palestine changed my life. I was so shocked by what I saw.
Hmmm . . . when’s he visiting Sderot or the wreckage of the Park Hotel, site of the Passover massacre homicide bombing, or Mike’s Bar, or Mayor’s Falafel, or Jerusalem Sbarro, or the Dolfinarium Disco?
This Propaganda Appears on the Hoping Foundation Site
What was boyfriend Hugh Grant’s involvement in all of this? Not that he has done anything of note recently that didn’t involve oral sex with a hooker in the backseat of a car.
In 2006, on behalf of the Hoping Foundation, his girlfriend, Jemimah Khan, and Bella Freud, another trustee of the “charity” participated in a special issue of an Islamic Palestinian magazine, Haq Al-Awda, dedicated to “Al-Naqba“–the catastrophe, which is what Muslims call the day that Israel was established. One of their co-contributors was Bishop Atallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem. He is famous for calling for fellow Christians to participate in HAMAS homicide bombings against Jews.
A 2005 program for Gwynnie’s new fave charity, educated Palestinian kids in refugee camps on how to be politically active on behalf of the P.L.O., by being given a book, put out by the Palestinian women’s arm of the terrorist organization founded by Yasser Arafat:
Young Reader’s book on Children’s Rights
Written by two local Palestinian writers, and with pictures by local artists in a fun and engaging style, the book educates young Palestinian refugee children on their social, economic and human rights. A Hoping grant provided for the printing of 3770 copies distributed to all UNRWA nurseries and grammar schools in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. The project was administered jointly by . . . he General Union of Palestinian Women.
And ongoing Hoping Foundation program is this propaganda sham:
History Database Project
Connecting Palestinian Youth with the Older Generations through Oral History- 2006-2008
[Y]oung people participate in devising the questions and recording the interviews with the older generation using audio and video equipment. This idea followed on from an earlier initiative with the Lajee Centre in Aida Camp where they organised outings for the children to other youth centres in the West Bank, introducing them to subjects such as the separation wall and the state of Palestinians inside Israel.
It’s a fence, not a wall, and it was erected to keep terrorists out. Palestinians inside Israel don’t want to leave, because they know they have it better there than under the despotic rule of their own people or any other Arab or Muslim rule.
And Paltrow isn’t the only celeb involved with the abomination of a “charity.” Other celebs who’ve organized and contributed to Hoping Foundation fundraisers include Kate Moss, Chrissie Hynde, Bryan Adams, Nick Cave, and The Clash’s Mick Jones. Moss and Cave hosted a “Hoping for Palestine” concert.
After discovering this, I’m not going to patronize any of the products that Kate Moss promotes and for which she has modeling contracts. And I suggest you boycott Gwyneth Paltrow’s future movies.
If they want to raise money for HAMAS and PLO front-groups, we shouldn’t contribute a penny to their bottom lines.
Here’s Hoping that Gwyneth Paltrow and the rest stop Killing Us Softly with their ignorant and destructive pan-terrorist political activism.
Since Gwyneth Paltrow raises money for the promotion of Islamic extremism in Palestinian refugee camps, I thought she might enjoy wearing some of the “Killing Me Softly” garb that she’d have to wear if she lived there. Thanks to Fred Taub of Boycott Watch for the PhotoShop.
Gwyneth Paltrow Helps to Kill Israelis “Softly”
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