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Obama Funders helping Hamas against Israel?

Jodie Evans appealed to Egypt’s First Lady Suzanne Mubarak for help after the Egyptian government refused to allow the nearly 1400 leftist activists from a reported forty-three nations gathered in Cairo to cross into Gaza through Egyptian border crossings to join the so-called Gaza Freedom March scheduled for December 31st in Gaza. 1400 was the number of Palestinians reported killed in Israel’s defensive operations in Gaza last December.

Jodie Evans blamed the Israeli government for Egypt’s refusal.

It’s obvious that the only reason for it is to make Israel happy. Israel is behind the refusal – what other excuse could there be?

After first accepting the government’s offer to allow 100 select activists and aid to cross that came through the intercession of Mrs. Mubarak, the activists rejected the offer and have engaged in protests that have brought a strong reaction from the government.

After much internal struggle, a group of about eighty activists crossed into Gaza on Wednesday. They met up with Palestinian activists at the Israeli border where they were addressed via the cellphone of an Israeli Knesset Member, Talab El-Sana, by Hamas ‘Prime Minister’ Ismail Haniyeh.

Haniyeh told the crowd, “We have managed to overcome the occupation plans and we will surely meet at the al-Aqsa Mosque and in Jerusalem, which will remain Arab and Islamic.”

As noted by the blog Mystical Politics, there was no mention by Haniyeh of Code Pink’s delivery of humanitarian aid or the plight of the people in Gaza.

When Code Pink last visited Hamas in June, they were given a letter addressed to President Obama from Hamas.

A press release issued by “Gaza Freedom March” claimed the activists left behind in Cairo were being attacked by the Egyptian government.

Members of the Gaza Freedom March are being forcibly detained in hotels around town (Lotus, Liala) as well as violently forced into pens in Tahir Square by Egyptian police and additional security forces. Reports of police brutality are flooding a delegate legal hotline faster than the legal support team can answer the calls. The reports span from women being kicked, beaten to the ground and dragged into pens, at least one confirmed account of broken ribs, and many left bloody.

The press release went on to describe the activists’ purpose for being in Egypt.

The marchers had planned to enter Gaza through Egypt’s Rafah Crossing on Dec. 27, then to join with an estimated 50,000 Palestinian residents to march to Erez Crossing into Israel to peacefully demand an end to the siege. However, the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced just days before the hundreds of delegates began arriving in Cairo that the march would not be allowed to go forward. It cited ongoing tensions at the border. When marchers demonstrated against the decision, the government cracked down, often using heavily armed riot police to encircle and intimidate the nonviolent marchers.

Code Pink was co-founded by Jodie Evans, a top donor and fundraiser for President Barack Obama. Jodie Evans has maintained close ties with Obama and his administration throughout the first year of Obama’s term in office, including two visits to the White House in June

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 5:36 PM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (12)

  • Code Pink says it has organized seven delegations to Hamas-controlled Gaza in the past year.

    Jodie Evans and Code Pink were joined in Egypt on this visit by other friends of Obama, including his Hyde Park, Chicago neighbors, former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.


    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:37 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Since its inception in 2002, Code Pink has worked closely with terrorist groups and state sponsors of terrorism to undermine the United States’ efforts in the war on terror. At the same time, the group has been embraced by the ‘progressive’ wing of the Democratic party at all levels, including the White House.


    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:39 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Cindy Sheehan went loopy when her kid was killed.

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:45 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Cindy Sheehan went loopy when her kid was killed.

    She was very distraught, but I wouldn't say loopy, I'd say in deep pain from her loss and determined.

    Many activists visit the White House. Code Pink is a recognized organization and handing over a letter doesn't tie terrorists to Obama at all. If Code Pink were to assist Hamas, it's another reason not to support them. I never have.

    Answer by parrishsky at 6:10 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • FDR would have hung then and many other, like Michael Moore for treason.

    Answer by Carpy at 6:19 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Bizzarre

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:27 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • She was very distraught, but I wouldn't say loopy, I'd say in deep pain from her loss and determined.

    Deep Pain? Cindy Sheehan refused to talk to her son after he enlisted until the time he died. She then took the burial money and death benefits and gave them to Code Pink and used them to fund her hatemongering crusade against America's military. Not even allowing the rest of the family enough for a decent burial and headstone for her own son!

    She even went as far as to tell a mother in the hospital with stage four cancer that if she wanted her son's name removed from the group's macabre display in which she used the names of KIA troops without the family's permission that she would have to come and remove it herself. Her "pain" is an act to play on the sympathies of people on the fence about supporting Code Pink's sickening crusade against the very service member's that protect their freedoms to spew their filth!


    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 8:21 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Ridiculous to say FDR would hang people like Michael Moore for treason . That is just the kind of irresponsible comment that inflames mentally unbalnaced fanatics . Ever heard of free speech Carpy ?

    Answer by janet116 at 8:30 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Ridiculous to say FDR would hang people like Michael Moore for treason

    Facts are facts. He hung several.

    Answer by Carpy at 10:29 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Hannity spewed some similiar lies during the campaign in 2008.....


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:54 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

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