Friday, January 29, 2021

Who Is Maher Bitar?

Who is Maher Bitar? 

He is a Palestinian activist, an anti-Semite and Israel hater, with a long history of condemning Israel and working for its destruction. Naturally, this qualifies him to be a key intelligence official in the Biden administration.


The American liberal Jews who voted for Biden should know what they voted for. And yet, Bitar also worked for the Obama administration in high level positions. He even worked for Rep. Adam Schiff.


Daniel Greenfield tells the sad story, beginning with a group that Bitar led at Georgetown (via Maggie's Farm):


The group was the Palestine Solidarity Movement, a BDS anti-Israel hate group whose conferences had a history of antisemitism, supporting Hamas and the murder of Jews.


Anyone who can read will understand who Bitar is:


Maher Bitar, one of the executive board members of Students for Justice in Palestine, was one of the principal organizers of the 2006 conference which was being hosted by Georgetown University's SJP hate group. A photo appears to show him dancing in a keffiyah in front of a banner reading, “Divest from Israel Apartheid”.


Despite protests from Jewish groups, the Georgetown BDS conference went ahead.


Greenfield also wrote this:


Israel's "political existence as a state is the cause for Palestinian dispossession and statelessness," Bitar wrote in one paper. “Israel’s rejection of their right to return remains the main obstacle to finding a durable solution.”


The so-called ‘right to return’ would mean the destruction of Israel.


Given his resume you can understand why the Biden administration gave Bitar such an important position:


Now, Biden has picked Maher Bitar as the Senior Director for Intelligence on the NSC.


In 2006, the American Jewish Committee was pleading with Georgetown to distance itself from the anti-Israel hate of PSM and SJP. Now the anti-Israel hate occupies the top of the foreign policy establishment and is set to define the foreign policy of the Biden administration.


In his new position, the former anti-Israel activist will coordinate intelligence between the White House and the intelligence community, receiving material from intelligence agencies, informing the intelligence community of White House policy, and deciding who gets access to secret information. The office also contains some of the most classified information around.


The job of Senior Director for Intelligence at the National Security Council is supposed to go to an intelligence professional. How did an anti-Israel activist go from helping host a conference for an organization whose speakers have supported Islamic terrorism to a top intelligence job?


How, indeed, did such an individual gain access to America’s most important intelligence?


It was not the firs time. Bitar also worked for the Obama administration, on the National Security Council and the United Nations:


And yet before long, Bitar could be found working for the Office of the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. From there he went on to serve as the NSC’s Director for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs and as Samantha Power’s Deputy at the UN. In under a decade, Bitar had gone from anti-Israel activism through the private network of BDS organizations to key positions shaping American intelligence and foreign policy at the National Security Council and the UN.


And then there is his association with Adam Schiff:


When President Trump was elected, Bitar became the general counsel to House Intelligence Committee Democrats, serving as the top legal adviser to Rep. Adam Schiff and playing a key role in the first Democrat attempt to impeach President Trump. Now he’s back at the NSC.


Bitar’s rise through the ranks speaks to the abandonment of Israel by the Democrats and the ineptitude of pro-Israel advocates at fighting the personnel battles that define the government.


The implications are stark:


Obama had put the author of "Ethnic Cleansing and the Falling Apart of Palestinian Society" in charge of the NSC desk on Israel. Biden put him in charge of NSC intelligence.


Israel will accordingly return to its old Obama understanding that it can no longer share the truly sensitive intelligence with its American counterparts because the NSC is once again tainted.


But the tainting of the NSC has larger implications that go far beyond Israel.


The Obama administration initially began spying on members of Congress who were speaking to Prime Minister Netanyahu after monitoring any effort to take out Iran’s nuclear program.


Pro-Israel legislators should once again expect to be spied on by the Biden administration.


The NSC was a key gateway for Obama’s surveillance of opposition politicians. Putting the right people in place at the NSC will be crucial to protecting the next wave of illegal surveillance.


And any effort by Israel to take out Iran’s nuclear program with its new Arab allies will be closely monitored and sabotaged by the Obama veterans who are back in charge of the NSC.


Another way to undermine Israel and to enhance the power of Iran. This seems to go hand in hand with the Biden administration decision to review Trump administration sales of military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The sale has not yet been canceled, but clearly the Biden administration will work to undermine the Abraham Accords and to empower Iran.


The radicalism of the Democrats and their abandonment of the Jewish State however are all too real. That’s how Maher Bitar went from anti-Israel activism, from calling for the destruction of Israel, to the Israel desk at the NSC, and then the top policy intelligence position at the NSC.


Of course, no one is paying attention. The leftist media is focused on an idiot Florida Congresswoman, by name of Marjorie Greene, who made a mind-numbingly stupid statement about how Jews were responsible for the California wildfires.


Obviously, she ought to be censured and expelled from the Republican caucus. About that there is no doubt. Her true crime, however, was running cover for Maher Bitar, giving the press and the Democratic Party a way to cover up its anti-Semitism.


2 comments:

370H55V said...

Once again, if Hitler were non-white . . .

Sam L. said...

I trust the Israelis will no longer tell US what they know about the bad guys of the middle east, so "we're on our own, and we'll get hurt." The STUPID is STRONG on what should be Our Side.