September 9, 2009, - 3:57 am
Who Are Hannan Lis & Tim Attalla?: Jewish Natl Fund VP Raises $s for Indicted Islamic Terrorism Supporter, Shaare Zedek Hospital Honors Him; Weight Watchers = Terrorism
Tonight, at a swanky suburban Chicago home, Israel’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center will be honoring Hatim “Tim” Attalla (he also spells it “Attallah” and several other ways), a federally indicted Islamic terrorism supporter and alleged gangland drug ring member.
Hatim “Tim” Attallah: Islamic Terrorism Supporter,
Federal Indictee, Gang Consigliere & Shaare Zedek Honoree
That’s on top of a June fundraiser for Attalla’s legal defense, hosted by Jewish National Fund Vice President Hannan Lis and his wife, Lisa Lis, at their palatial Detroit-area digs. More about them, later.
JNF VP Hannan Lis & Wife, Lisa, Raised $ for Hatim Attallah
Attalla, a Detroit lawyer and Palestinian Muslim activist, was put on leave from his law firm and dumped as an advisor by Detroit Mayor David Bing, very quickly after he was indicted for assisting the Detroit branch of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club, headed by Yemeni Muslim Aref “Scarface” Nagi a/k/a “Steve” (and his son–some say, nephew–Nasser Nagi), in their cocaine, heroine, ecstasy, steroids, marijuana, and illegal gun smuggling ring (which also involved murder and other crimes). Read the chilling details of this crime ring’s “activities.”
It’s not just that Attalla’s been indicted, pursuant to over 30,000 FBI wiretaps and surveillance, for his part as the consigliere of the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club’s (HMC) Detroit branch–a murderous, mafia-style drug ring (think Robert Duvall’s lawyer in “The Godfather,” minus the class, dignity, and love of America)–that’s the problem. It’s not just that Attalla allegedly smuggled drugs to Nagi, perhaps for sale in prison. It’s not just that Attalla was, for years, known to have gang protection on the streets and reportedly advised Nagi on Highwaymen deals with the MS-13 gang and a series of briberies of at least one DEA agent and several local cops–the dirty work for which the two allegedly dispatched James “Jimmy” Gebara to carry out for them.
And it’s not just the rumors that have, for years, circulated around Dearbornistan that Attallah was directing money to HAMAS from this and alleged other enterprises. Sources believe that some money from the HMC enterprise might have been diverted to Al-Qaeda or HAMAS.
It’s Attalla’s non-stop, open involvement in Muslim-dominated organizations that openly support HAMAS and Hezbollah. It’s his close association with Hezbollah agent and anti-Semite Osama Siblani (whose family works for Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV) and FBI award revokee, marriage fraud perpetrator, and “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad (of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine)–who are standing up for Attalla and heading Muslim efforts to raise money for his defense.
It’s that Attalla hosted International Solidarity Movement founder, terrorist Adam Shapiro (who gave shelter to the Islamic terrorists the night before they blew up Mike’s Bar in Tel Aviv, killing and maiming many innocent civilians), at his Canton, Michigan home. And it’s Attalla’s record of defending homicide bombings and blaming Israel for all of the violence in the Mid-East.
But while even the sleazy City of Detroit and a law firm full of people who lie for a living said scram to Attalla, his very serious federal indictment, United States of America v. Hatim “Tim” Attallah, wasn’t a big deal to Allison Slovin, who heads fundraising for Shaare Zedek Hospital in Chicago or for Adele Gorenstein, who is hosting him in her home, this evening. Shaare Zedek already gave him an award a few years ago, and undeserved awards are stubborn things. People don’t want to admit they made a mistake giving them out.
The indictment states:
Hatim Attallah assisted Aref Nagi by advising individuals to keep silent regarding Nagi’s involvement in the drug conspiracy, by supplying Nagi with a variety of different pills, and by acting as general counsel for the enterprise.
This isn’t a matter of an attorney advising his client. It’s a matter of the attorney and the client engaging in the criminal enterprise business together.
Alison Slovin should be embarrassed. But, instead, she told me and concerned Shaare Zedek donors that the indictment isn’t true. “That’s not the Tim Attallah we know,” she repeatedly screamed at me over the phone. (Sounds a little too much like the neighbors who said, “That’s not the Jeffrey Dahmer we knew.”) Well, I guess she knows better than the over 30,000 wiretaps on which the indictment of Attalla and his multiple co-defendants is based and the multiple sources on the street that confirm the case against him. I guess the secretly taped conversations involving “murder for hire, bloody beatings [and stabbings], police corruption, a tractor trailer full of cocaine, interstate theft, and mortgage and insurance fraud” are nothing. Slovin told me that “he could be acquitted, which means he didn’t do it.” Uh-huh, because the acquittal of O.J. Simpson meant he didn’t murder two people, right?
Federal Indictee Hatim Attallah & Shaare Zedek’s Allison Slovin
And Mrs. Gorenstein told me she didn’t mind hosting Attalla in her fancy Northbrook, Illinois home because, “Don’t you think he is entitled to a fair trial?” Well, yes, Mrs. Gorenstein, but that doesn’t mean he should be honored by a pro-Israel organization in your home. And since the 77 other indicted Detroit Highwaymen Motorcycle Club members and their associates haven’t yet had their “fair trial” either, maybe they should have been invited into your home, too. Why weren’t they?
And Attalla’s attacks on Israel and support for Islamic terrorist groups won’t be “acquitted” at any trial. Those are long established facts. He is an activist in the Muslim-dominated Arab American Political Action Committee (AAPAC), an officer of which sent Holocaust-denying, anti-Semitic death, rape, and torture threats to me and my family. Although Attallah is a Sunni, the Shi’ite-dominated AAPAC is openly pro-Hezbollah and has endorsed openly anti-Semitic candidates for office, like Mario Nesr Fundarski, who flew a Nazi swastika flag outside his home.
Last year, Attallah received an award from his friend, “former” PFLP terrorist Hamad and his organization, the openly pro-HAMAS, pro-Hezbollah ADC (American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee). As I’ve noted repeatedly on this site, in a TV interview, Hamad praised as “patriotic” teaching Palestinian 3-year-olds to become martyrs, and he called Hezbollah terrorists, “heroes.”
Here are just a few gems on Attallah from past reports in Detroit’s major newspapers:
* In a 2004 Detroit News article, Attalla said,
The obstacle to peace has never been Yasser Arafat. The obstacle to peace is the occupation of territory by Israel. It’s that simple.
At the time he said this, over 96% of “Palestinian land” was under the control of the Palestinians, so what he meant by “occupation” is clearly Israel inside the green line–you know, like Jerusalem, where Silwan Zakat, er . . . Shaare Zedek Medical Center is located.
* In a 2005 Detroit News article, Attalla legitimized suicide car bombings and other acts of violence perpetrated by the Palestinians, saying that these only happened after peace initiatives fell apart and made Palestinians hopeless.
Shaare Zedek official Slovin has been telling angry (and now former) Shaare Zedek donors that Attallah has raised $50,000 for Shaare Zedek Medical Center and threatened me and donors that patients would die if we complained further about this. I guess $50,000 the price of absolution from extremism and mob-style crime, these days. Quick, someone call Qaddaffi–he overpaid.
But the the money isn’t going to Israeli patients. Attallah isn’t involved with Shaare Zedek–with the blessing of both Hamad and Siblani and the rest of the terror-supporting Dearborn Islamic community–out of altruism. The money Attallah raised is for new Shaare Zedek women’s breast cancer centers in the so-called West Bank, run by the University of Bethlehem. And here’s a hint: they’re not for the Jews of Hebron. They’re to heal Palestinian women so they live to go make more baby jihad warriors.
It’s a brilliant plan when you think about it: fooling pro-Israel infidels into funding new entitlements for mostly Muslim Palestinians, all in the name of helping “Israel.”
And then there’s Jewish National Fund VP Hannan & Lisa Lis. (I’ve written about them and their daughter before.) First, “former” terrorist Hamad sent out a notice that on a Friday in early June, Hezbollah- and HAMAS-supporting Muslims were holding a legal defense fundraiser for Hatim Attalla at Dearborn’s Shi’ite-owned LaPita restaurant (where employees and customers sang Hezbollah songs in the back during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war). A few days later, on Tuesday, June 9th, Hamad sent out another notice that the Lis Family were holding a fundraiser at their home for Attallah, that night. When a “former” Islamic terrorist who openly praises HAMAS and Hezbollah directs you to attend a fundraising event at the Jewish National Fund VP’s home, that should tell you something. And it’s got nothing to do with peace.
How did Hannan Lis hook up with Tim Attallah? That’s not clear, although the two have been active together in Seeds of Peace, the moral equivalence summer camp founded by Yasser Arafat’s most famous biographer, and of which the most famous grad is terrorist Adam Shapiro.
But what is clear is that if you patronize Weight Watchers, you are subsidizing Tim Attallah’s legal defense fund. You see, Lis–a far-left Israeli–married the rich daughter of Florine Mark, Weight Watchers’ largest franchisee. Because of that, he is the WW Group‘s COO and has all the money in the world to donate to liberal politicians and causes and sleazy Palestinian Muslim terror supporters’ and drug ring members’ legal defense funds. (That’s not to mention when Lis brought Leonard Nimoy to Detroit to display his disgusting, despicable nudie picture book featuring naked chicks wearing Jewish religious objects.)
My grandparents, Irving W. And Marilyn D. Schlussel were founders and national officers of Jewish National Fund (JNF). And they are turning over in their grave over Hannan Lis and his buddy, Tim Attalla. The trees in their JNF National Forest in Israel are weeping over this disgrace and embarrassment, named Hannan Lis.
If a Jewish person was charged with the crimes of which Tim Attallah stands indicted, Hanan Lis and his wife wouldn’t be raising money for the person’s legal defense, and Shaare Zedek wouldn’t be honoring him. All of these parties would be staying far away from him. But he’s a Palestinian Muslim, so they ludicrously feel compelled to bend over backward to show how nice and supportive they are of this apparent criminal and his outrageous crimes. I wonder how many Jewish indictees Shaare Zedek has honored and for whom the Lis family has raised legal defense funds. I’ll bet the number is a big fat zero in both cases.
As long as people like Hannan Lis and Allison Slovin are running Israeli charities like, respectively, Jewish National Fund and Shaare Zedek Medical Center, I recommend you forgo donating. Neither of these organizations has any business doing business with a mob member and terrorism supporter like Hatim Attallah . . . or anyone that associates with him.
It’s well past time for JNF to dump Hannan Lis and for Shaare Zedek hospital to admit they made a stupid mistake for the sake of political correctness.
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