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

By Debbie Schlussel

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 Groups  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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30 Responses

I think, sadly, America is going to get it’s wake up call on Sept 25, 2009 when comes to town.

Since I’m in Jerusalem I will be sure NOT to go to Shaare Tzedek. Time to switch Health Funds I don’t believe mine covers Hadassah.

MK750 on September 9, 2009 at 10:00 am

Hannan Lis looks exactly like the type of Jew the Muslims love to behead.

I long ago stopped giving money to Jewish organizations.

Excellent reporting, DS.

lexi on September 9, 2009 at 10:31 am

The biker connection here makes me think of the bikers/bikie gangs in Australia:
March 29, 2009
THEY call themselves MBM – the Muslim Brotherhood Movement – a gang of 600 men who boast they are the toughest and best young street fighters of Middle Eastern descent in Sydney.

— Here is a post with one of their photos:

— Someone else noticed a connection between muslim bikies and Hell’s Angels turf war in Australia and Denmark:

FeFe on September 9, 2009 at 10:41 am

I’m from the “community” in Chicago. Although I can’t help but to agree with “some” of your conclusions I think we are missing some information and understanding.
I have heard that Shaare Zedek is a wonderful organization. There’s much more to it…

R: Nothing is missing here. This is the complete picture. WAKE. UP. Any organization that would continue to honor this scumbag isn’t wonderful. Not even close. There’s nothing more to it. Nice try, though. DS

Robert on September 9, 2009 at 10:46 am

This really p*ss*s me off for several reasons.

A good friend of mine runs the Emergency Room at Shaare Zedek. He took over from Dr. Applebaum (they worked together even before that). For a reminder, Dr. Applebaum and his daughter were murdered by barbaric Islamic animals (I apologize for insulting animals) the night before his daughter’s wedding.

Of all organizations, how could Shaare Tzedek support such an individual?

That Shaare Tzedek could be a part of this fundraiser bothers me so much I am thinking of skipping an orientation at my daughter’s school tonight to pass out copies of this article by Debbie.

I_AM_ME on September 9, 2009 at 11:17 am

It seems that there is no large charity that does not have some sort of bad associations or corruption within their ranks, especially the worlwide types of organizations. There a quite a few charities within the U.S. that help out our veterans and their families. They should get our donations because our veterans and their families are the ones who have, for the most part, been the victims of these terrorists and the parties that assist these Muslims. Yes, I say Muslims because you don’t see any other group of people commiting these atrocities in the present day other than these uncivilized heathens. When was the last time you heard on the news that a terrorist attack was committed by a Catholic or a Jew, other than the extremely isolated acts committed by wacked out, insane people. If this did happen, you would see endless coverage in our main stream media. But when it is a Muslim, you never hear their religion being reported on, they are just insurgents or “undocumented freedom fighters.”

Jarhead on September 9, 2009 at 11:24 am

Do you know why Israel does not contribute to this hospital? I read that they are supported mostly from American donations. Also, do you know why do American Jews keep supporting the Democrat party? My husbands family is Jewish and my father-in-law (born and raised in Chicago) does not understand why either.
Thank you for your insite!

Susan on September 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Detroit (more specific, Taylor) is where I grew up. It pains me to drive through Dearborn these days….

You know, this kind of investigative reporting is the way to go. Since I am one of the founders of a well known activist group that came against “a Muslim Civil Rights Group” this makes me just wanna do some dumpster diving to find more stuff about this same group that pretends to be a civil rights group but instead have been PROVEN to be a terrorist front. Dumpsters can sometimes be a real treasure trove, especially before Monday mornings when this one gets dumped each week.

After all, this is how things called FACTS are discovered.

Steve Harkonnen on September 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Steve Harkonnen – dumpster diving you say? Don’t forget your snorkel and nose plugs. At least it’s gotta smell better than the Muslim offices – when do you think the last time most of them took a shower with soap was? And they are here in the U.S. where we have modern conveniences, not in a cave.

    Jarhead on September 9, 2009 at 3:31 pm


BIG IRISH on September 9, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Here’s the Biblical viewpoint:

    The angel of the Lord told her to return, adding that God would increase her descendants through a son whose name would be Ishmael. The angel told Hagar that Ishmael would become “a wild donkey of a man” and would be in constant struggle with others.[4]

    God knew from the start that Ishmael’s descendants would be in constant struggle with others (muzzies came down Ishmael’s bloodline.) Muzzies are wild donkeys.

    goldenmike4393 on September 9, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Debbie, I have had JNF plant trees in honor of a friend and my father in Israel. I feel sick at the leftists who abuse Jewish institutions to aid Israel’s enemies. And I agree that we should never give to them a cent as long as the Lis and Slovins of the world represent Jewish interests. The Jewish people deserve far better than to have the likes of people in their midst who further the interests of those who would kill Jews and seek Israel’s destruction. I just don’t really understand the masochism of self-hating Jews.

NormanF on September 9, 2009 at 7:00 pm

This is a perfect example of Modern Liberalism. For some reason, many Jews have this disease. Yes, I think it’s a mental disorder.

The moral equivalence is just a symptom. See, Modern Liberals think they are helping. This is why all forms of normal logic bounce off them.

The way I explain it is they have a different belief system. Normal people measure success when things are better or can get better. Modern Liberals measure success as when everything is “equal”. It’s a huge difference.

As we know, they are not passive. They will force this “equalness” on everyone by tearing down success. They also elevate evil and failure. The whole system can never work, but they can’t see it.

It leads to Socialism and all sorts of illogical and irrational behaviors, but again, they cannot see it. Actually, a better way to say it is “they don’t care about the side effects.”

These people have run the inner cities for decades and they never adapt. Why don’t they adapt? Because they don’t see any problems! The fact that success is stifled and that everyone is roughly “equal” is all they care about. As we know, about all we can say is there is a lot of hopelessness, despair and death in these areas. And yes, they really don’t care.

A good way to understand why these Modern Liberals are like they are is to watch and absorb the video “How Modern Liberals Think” by Evan Sayet on YouTube. I can’t recommend it enough and once you understand their mindset, it becomes more obvious why Modern Liberals are like they are. Here’s the link:

Alz on September 9, 2009 at 8:25 pm

It is too bad these jewicidals will be having to pay the devil when the bill comes due. Greed and wishful thinking are not going to save you from the savages. Just goes to show you. ya just can’t fix stupid.

Drakken on September 9, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Debbie at least your kapos are Jewish. In my area half of them are so-called converts, but mainly they converted to higher tax brackets and still celebrate X-Mas.

A1 on September 9, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Unfortunately a lot of the US people for Israeli charities and organizations are there because they’re rich and well connected. Their actual politics tend to fall on the far left. They’re where they are for their ability to bring in money and connected donors. If they went out and began randomly running over people in the streets, they’d still be right where they are.

Sultan Knish on September 9, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Steve Harkonnen – dumpster diving you say?

It is by far the best place to find check transactions, bank transfers, and dealings with other illicit and controversial organizations. Dress up like a bum, and hit it. Pickup point comes via vehicle once interesting items have been removed.

Steve Harkonnen on September 10, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Steve – I understand. I was just trying to be a little funny about these muzzies and their aversion to soap and general hygiene. I hope you find some good stuff, anything to bring down these camel jockeys.

    Jarhead on September 10, 2009 at 12:55 am

Thank you, Ms. Schlussel, for your in-depth look into this cesspool of progressive glad-handing (along with all the rest of your posts). This one troubles me in particular because our family are Christian supporters of Israel and back in June I sponsored a tree to be planted to commemorate my parents’ 35th wedding anniversary through Trees For Israel, part of JNF. I won’t lend any further support to them , rest assured. Please keep up the great work.

Lee Welch on September 10, 2009 at 1:27 am

Jarhead – Thanks. It will be worth the effort, trust me.

Steve Harkonnen on September 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

People make mistakes. In this instance, the mistake is so large and so obvious that it needs to be corrected quickly. Just because Share Zedek is a “wonderful organization” doesn’t mean a mistake like this should be allowed to fester.

Debbie, please keep the pressure on. If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know.

There is NO Santa Claus on September 12, 2009 at 11:52 am

Debbie – Great post – I cannot beleive that self-hating Jews have reached the pinnacle of American-Jewish charitable organizations.

I have a question I was hoping you could answer. For years (since I was a child in Jewish Sunday school) I have been buying trees in Israel, as a means to provide a very symbolic and practical way to help Israel maintain its presence (I was very moved, as a Canadian, to visit Canada Park – run by the JNF – in 1982 and plant a tree there myself); today my own 3 children come home every year from Parochial Jewish School with the forms to buy trees and we usually buy at least two for each of them. How can Jews in the Diaspora maintain this, in my opinion, worthwhile practice without insuring that our money does not go into the hands of liberal-guilt-ridden Jews who now appear to run these organizations?

By the way, here in Canada we have the Canadian Jewish Congress, who thinks that funds donated to it are better spent on “Muslim Outreach Programs” than in insuring that money is available to help Jewish parents pay for their children’s religious education, or in combatting widespread anti-Semitism on university campuses.

dab5 on September 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm


dear people,
yes, i am a jew. and this thing about tim is nuts and totally not true. tim is an amazing guy and fyi….ITS AGAINST HIS RELIGION 2 DO THESE KIND OF THINGS!!! AND HE IS RELIGIOUS!!!!!!

dear tim,
i love you man! dont give up. God is great.

dont give up, tim on October 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm


You are so off it’s ridiculous, however; this is America and we all have freedom of speech. What I want to say is that Tim was acquitted and is free as a bird. So why don’t you go on now and talk about how evil our beloved government is by finding him innocent. Innocent!!! Start blogging about that!!!! LOL!!!

Mike on November 24, 2010 at 11:52 pm


Mike on November 24, 2010 at 11:53 pm

this lis broad looks like the late david brenner in the b&w pic…

kirche61 on April 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Debbie, why don’t you delete this article? Tim was acquitted! I know it’s unfortunate for you that you can’t write any more lies about him but you should do the right thing and delete this shaming article of yours.

Hani on May 2, 2017 at 1:27 am

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