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1 April 2010: The Israeli taxpayers should take notice of Dalit Baum who bills herself as a Professor of Gender Studies and World Economy at the University of Haifa and Beit Berl College.  As these taxpayers work to feed their families in an always tight Israeli economy, little do they know that Dalit Baum is traveling the world and the Internet, funded in part by the two sinecures provided from these taxpayer-supported colleges in Israel, to do all she can to see that those taxpaying Israelis lose their jobs, if not their entire country, and that they be unemployed.

Dalit Baum

Dalit Baum’s specialty is promoting BDS, or Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel as a modern extension of the Arab League Boycott. As a radical member of the Coalition of Women for Peace, an NGO set up mostly by lesbian academics in support of the Arabs getting whatever they want from Israel, Dalit Baum has further carved out a niche for herself in the subgroup titled Who Profits From the Occupation?

You want to know who profits from the “Occupation”? Dalit Baum profits, that’s who. Baum was the founder of the radical group Black Laundry that is composed of radical lesbians who support the misogynist Arabs in their quest to dismantle the Jewish state. One should write a book on Baum titled “How to have an academic career based solely on your own sexual disambiguation and by destroying the State of Israel.” The only advanced degree she holds is a PhD in mathematics. But her anti-Israel activism, or rather, subversion, lands her lots of teaching work worldwide where she strives to bring down the Jewish state. I searched for hours and could not find one book or significant academic article by Baum in either Gender Studies or Economics.

Despite this, Baum does the lecture circuit in the US in Women’s Studies departments, primarily ones that have lesbian activists like herself who will hire her. It’s easy to see how she proclaims herself an expert on Gender Studies since she is a study in and of herself. As for World Economy, she lectures on how to economically boycott Israel, so gets the bully pulpit of classrooms (particularly in America) to push that agenda too. Her reading materials for a course she gave once at UC Santa Cruz that required students plan and carry out an activist attack on something (preferably Israel) included a book by Miriam Simos, aka Starhawk, an International Solidarity Movement (ISM) crazy who tells everyone she is a witch and practices paganism. This is an example of the academic research and sourcing as practiced by Dalit Baum as a field of academic study.

Her real research is in how to help the Arabs destroy Israel.

On February 17, 2010, Dalit Baum gave a guest lecture in San Francisco, California that was sponsored by the UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine, part of the same ISM  that foments riots every weekend in Bi’ilin and works to bring money and material goods to Hamas in Gaza. Baum’s Who Profits? website is even permanently linked on the SJP’s website where their mission is to destroy Israel.

The purpose of her lecture was to train activists in San Francisco in how to expand the BDS campaign against Israel in America. About 35 hardcore radicals showed up for this session and I attended it undercover and filmed everything that is now viewable with this article.

For an excellent example of how Dalit Baum over the last several years has routinely lied or distorted facts on the college lecture circuit in order to demonize the Jewish state, there is a post by a California blogger named Becky Johnson that illustrates Baum in action before a mostly college-aged audience in Santa Cruz, California, where she has been allowed to “teach.”

Back then and even to this day, during the lecture I attended, and on her website, she says that Israel holds 10,000 political prisoners in its jails, meaning that every Palestinian Arab who murdered an Israeli, or attempted to, or built bombs, should be released unconditionally. She is not a pacifist working toward peace, but rather a subversive working to destroy the same state that employs her and gives her two sinecures to go abroad and isolate Israel in the world of public opinion.

I arrived at Baum’s training lecture early at 745 Valenica Street in San Francisco to see her in action. At the door, I was asked to sign a “pledge card” agreeing to participate in activities to boycott any companies accused of being complicit with the “occupation.”

Literature accompanying the pledge card stated the goal of the campaign was to “end the occupation and colonization of all Arab lands (i.e. Israel itself),” to recognize the fundamental rights of the Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel (Israeli Arabs) to full equality (which they already have by law in Israel that is enforced by the government), and a guaranteed “right of return” of all “refugees” (any Arab who says he is one) to their homes and properties left in 1948 (the Catch 22 so there can never be peace without tearing apart the Jewish state).

This wasn’t a limited program to make a peace settlement in the region, but another form of warfare against Jews, in essence, starving them out of their country and national homeland. This type of action was said to be “nonviolent” and helping human rights, that is, by starving the Jews into submission. This was a lecture by an Israeli woman (thing) who wants Israel destroyed to become Palestine despite her two-faced denials.

The event was sponsored by the Students for Justice in Palestine at UC Berkeley that just fixed a divestment proposal to be passed by the student government there as well Break the Siege, a group that works to assist Hamas against Israel, by trying to stop Israel from preventing the importation of weapons into Gaza by sea or land from Iran.

Of note, there was a colorful brochure handed out to us at the door for the Coalition of Women for Peace, the NGO that Dalit Baum also works for. CWP’s brochure boasted how “In November 2006 we led a collation of 17 Israeli organizations and more than 100 groups around the world to protest against the economic and military siege of the Gaza strip (in other words, support for Hamas). The one month campaign included demonstrations, public events, car convoys, an on-line petition and more.” Another excerpt declared “The world says no to Israeli occupation.”

The document then had a section titled “Re-framing Security”. It explained that “security” was a euphemism “to justify all military activity and the occupation of Palestinian territories.” It continued, “The ‘Reframing Security’ Project explores this term from the broadest feminist-civil perspective, thus challenging the narrow militaristic understanding of security. Security in its civil forms includes aspects such as economic security (having a job, a roof over one’s head, access to health care), security in the family and the community (safety from gender-related violence, protection from crime, having one’s children safe in schools), environmental security (clean tap water, clean air), etc. The project generates critical discourse through lecture series, workshops and tours for groups of formal educators and informal educators (like Baum’s presentation that evening), young leaders, social activists and other actors for change.”

Ironically, the Boycott lecture and training that Baum was to give that evening, based on information from her, already has cost jobs and social welfare benefits to Israelis who I guess are not entitled to security in its civil forms. Gender related violence as honor killings is normal in the Palestinian Authority and prohibited in Israel, and Israeli children in Sderot at school are subject to missile attacks from Hamas that CWP supports, but this too is apparently lost on Baum and her supporters.  Even Gaza enjoys clean water thanks to Israel, not Hamas.

Despite this, Dalit Baum ‘s perverse lecture implied that human rights would be served by denying these same basic “feminist-civil” ideas of “security” to Jews and other Israelis.

The brochure then listed eleven CWP allies that are also affiliated with the International Solidarity Movement, such as Machsom Watch that interferes with Israeli soldiers at checkpoints, Women in Black that demonstrates also in favor of Hamas, New Profile that was recently raided by the police for encouraging desertion and draft dodging from the IDF, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, a pro-Marxist group that sponsors a woman named Anna Baltzer who tours churches in America giving  Christians fake reports on how Israel routinely commits atrocities against innocent Arabs and where she concludes how violence against Israelis is a natural reaction to such things. Baltzer is against Israel existing as a Jewish state so it isn’t a stretch to figure out that Dalit Baum is on the same page given the evening’s lecture.

The back page of the brochure generated the most of my interest.

It read, “For a US-tax deduction (minimum $100), make out a check to “New Israel Fund.” Write in the memo line “For the Coalition of Women for Peace” and mail to NIF, 1101 14th Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 200005-5639”.

In Israel there has been a major scandal about the New Israel Fund (NIF) funding all manner of subversive and destructive organizations. Naomi Chazan, the head of NIF in Israel has denied publicly that NIF funds any such entities. Yet here in San Francisco was proof that NIF does exactly that; Baum’s event was advertised as a CWP event and her Who Profits? website is part of CWP. What most Israelis and even American Jews don’t know, is that above Chazan as Chairman of the Board of NIF, sits Martin Indyk, the former US State Department ambassador in Tel Aviv who has always opposed Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and supported Palestinian goals no matter how unreasonable. NIF was clearly funding this “starve the Jews out” lecture by Dalit Baum.

So much for Chazan’s denials and further proof of a fifth column working from inside Israel’s academia funded from the outside.

Other flyers handed out at the door urged “End Apartheid. Boycott Israeli Goods,” “South Africa Did It”, and  “Take the Pledge Now”. Given that Israel is the only state in the Middle East that does not practice apartheid, the goal of the literature and speech that evening was to fool the naïve into thinking they are promoting a campaign as was conducted against former South Africa where apartheid was really practiced. Sadly, this manipulation of facts to fool people into hating Israel was further promoted by Baum during the evening’s talk. Still another flyer listed companies the “pledges” should work to boycott or encourage people to divest from. These companies included non-Israeli companies that were American firms that have Jewish managers or owners such as Estee Lauder.

In that case, it was explained that the owner, Ron Lauder, who is Jewish, volunteers for the Jewish National Fund, “a quasi-national governmental organization that was established in 1901 to acquire Palestinian land…” according to one flyer. It mentioned Lauder’s company was targeted for attack by “Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT)” another homosexual anarchist group that Dalit Baum belongs to.

Given that the JNF purchased all its land legally before the creation of either Israel or a Palestinian state when the area was part of the Ottoman Empire, particularly back in 1901, and is somehow responsible for “settlements” today (meaning helping Jews find homes in Israel), Lauder’s company being listed is really a boycott against American Jews,  if anything, and a violation of US Civil Rights Laws. Other American companies targeted for boycott included Hanes, Playtex, Champion, Ball Park Hot dogs and even the Wonderbra (perhaps a different type of support?).

Even Victoria’s Secret’s bras were subject to the list because their cotton is grown in Israel “on confiscated Palestinian land.”

Of course, since all of Israel is on “confiscated Palestinian land” in the view of Dalit Baum and her crowd, even the  land purchased legally by Lauder’s Jewish National Fund back in 1901, this was a Boycott against all of Israel, not just the “occupation” of the West Bank or its settlements.

This fact was also explained to us by Dalit Baum during her lecture. At first she said her group, Who Profits?, as part of the CWP, was only interested in “the West Bank, Gaza, the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem,” not inside the Green Line from 1948. Yet at one point during the lecture she told us that it is impossible to boycott just the occupied territories as they claim they do, that her group does indeed promote the boycott of all of Israel.

Although the event was sponsored and advertised by the UC Berkeley chapter of the Students for Justice in Palestine that only weeks later was to push through a divestment bill by the University’s student government, the evening was introduced as an event by the BACIA, the Bay Area Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid. The host told us his group wasn’t shifting the “debate” away from the “occupation,” but rather devoting their efforts “to do BDS work.”

The goal of having Dalit Baum there that evening was to (1) get people to sign pledge cards to agree to boycott Israeli products (2) to damage the Israeli economy and 3) to keep in touch with a newsletter and other events to keep the boycott going.

Baum began her lecture by explaining that Who Profits? grew out of a discussion by CWP about “the need to know more of the economic aspects of the 1967 occupation.” She then went on to explain that “it is impossible to separate the economy of the ’67 occupation from the entire community of Israel.” Because of this, she said, “we had to switch our thinking around.”

“Occupation is expensive, costs a lot. Maybe we should pull out, too expensive to hold onto, when maybe the money could be used for health care,” she explained.

“If you flip it, and look at it for profits and how all the money from US Israel relations goes to corporations and the military, some goes here, some goes there, we can trace money and look for a pattern.”

“Israeli society profits from the occupation.  Those close to the decision making in the government have more clout .” Thus was born her organization and website with CWP, “Who Profits?” she explained, as a means of direct influence on Israel’s economy with three categories of involvement:

The main idea is for activists to show things openly so as to invade the privacy of corporations or the government.

Next, came the settlements calling to report on anything built beyond the Green Line. Although CWP is run by an Arab leader and an Israeli, she stated that since she and her colleagues are Israelis it allows them freedom of movement including at checkpoints only Israelis could have.  She explained that most of her work involved taking photographs and using Google. She boasted about how she was told it is illegal for security reasons to take photos at checkpoints and how she scoffed at the soldiers who told her so, continuing on anyway.

She flashed a photo of the entrance to the Barkan Industrial Zone in Judea/Samaria, “The biggest center with all the money,” she said and explained how she made it a major target for boycott. “It’s near the settlement of Ariel,” she explained, “most of their exports are kitchen items.”

She said  that the “settlers” send her letters: “They really were angry. ‘We employ Palestinians, provide a service, why are you against us?’” she almost snickered. She said she replied to them “We are doing what we can for peace,” and offered them a chance to work with CWP to help Palestinians or do what she termed “Green Work.”  The only “Green Work” I saw was Hamas green.

“There are many initiatives to boycott settlement products…,” she continued, “…very tiny, very small initiatives. Don’t buy settlement products. We want people to do much more.” The life in Israel is affected by the economy of the settlements, she explained, as she described some of the settlement products such as halvah, and seasonings and herbs, whose origins in the settlements is concealed by some companies that use “non-settlement addresses” inside Israel.

She explained the reason for this was Israel has free trade agreements with the US and EU that may not include the occupied territories. As such, her movement could force these Israeli companies to pay higher import taxes citing Germany as an example of how her group made some of the companies pay higher customs duties.

This, of course, lowers profits and can cost people jobs. But Dalit Baum was on a mission and just getting warmed up.

She mentioned that IT customer services are big in the settlements, as well.  “Two companies provide this,” she said. She explained how people in America who thought they were calling an American customer service agent in the US were rerouted to places like Modi’in in Israel where there is usually an American Jewish woman who answers the phone and provides the service.  “It’s important to know which companies do the service,” she said.

Why? So maybe she and her boycott acolytes can cost that woman a job.  After all, what better way to promote peace as the Arab League see it?

What Dalit Baum doesn’t mention during her lecture is that Modi’in is well within the Green Line from 1948 and has been a Jewish city for millennia. Baum uses deceptive language to imply that even parts of Israel, separate from disputed territory taken in 1967, are “settlements” stolen from the Arabs. This is nothing more then subversion and giving aid to Israel’s enemies. What she can’t do to hurt her fellow Israelis with guns she will do with disinformation and words. Then again, as an “academic” she lectures all the time in two Israeli universities on topics she also knows little about.

Next, she mentioned Lev Leviev’s company for targeting. It seems the Leviev company does building in the settlements. “It’s not just a product, it’s also construction,” she advised. Maybe she can cost some construction workers, even Palestinian ones, their jobs too. It won’t cost the PLO or Hamas leaders she shills for any income, but the average Palestinian can be sure to find less work then blame it on Israel thanks to Dalit Baum.

She then went after services provided to Israelis in Judea and Samaria by companies inside the Green Line. Such companies don’t provide the same services to the Palestinians, she said, recounting a letter from a victim of her project who said flatly, “We do not discriminate.” But she went on that it was “a very clear apartheid economy, not for the Palestinians.” She did not define what these services were. Perhaps gun cleaning and bomb assembly for the Palestinian Authority?

She took relish in discussing the Veolia corporation as being “a good example of a good organizing campaign.” Veolia, a French firm, provides myriad services abroad and in Israel, but mainly in the EU such as water services, public transportation and waste removal. She explained that privatization of services had made it easier to facilitate the boycott internationally and how they were able to get smaller municipalities overseas to boycott Veolia by going to local governments and getting them to refuse to work with the French company for “violating international law” for dealing with Israel. CWP and Who Profits? obviously work with Arabs overseas to organize these campaigns.

The occupied territories are in dispute and the settlements are not illegal, but Baum constantly recites the Arab propaganda line that they are and her trainees do the same in the EU and elsewhere overseas. She boasted that evening in San Francisco that they got the city of Galway in Ireland to refuse business with Veolia and the Norwegian capital of Oslo to do the same. “The next time a city needs clean streets they will know not to deal with Veolia,” she bragged, and then explained that her actions and group had cost the company $10 billion dollars in contracts and how “that’s a lot of money.”

It sure is. And it’s a lot of Israeli jobs lost too. She then explained how Veolia pulled out of a contract to build a light railway to Judea and Samaria from Jerusalem as the result of her work, thus depriving Israelis of transportation as well as jobs.

Next, she discussed an action of which she said, “I am really proud.” A Belgian bank named Dexia bought an Israeli bank that loaned money to Israelis to buy homes in Judea and Samaria. It was Dalit Baum and Who Profits?, working with the Palestinians, who began a campaign in Europe to have the bank boycotted for loaning money to many of the municipalities in Judea and Samaria. The situation resulted in Knesset hearings because the bank was not loaning money to these Israeli residents.  It is important to understand that regardless if one thinks borders should be redrawn in a final peace settlement, the uprooting of Jewish communities is not a route to peace. Dalit Baum, however, wants the Arabs to take all of Israel, only starting with Judea and Samaria. Her actions got the governments of France and Belgium to pressure Dexia to not give loans to Israeli citizens, the same ones who pay her salaries at Israeli universities.

But wait, there’s so much more:

She told us how in the UK, food products produced in Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria have to be labeled so as to be more easily boycotted as a result of her efforts. “It’s really great”, she said, and “it makes organizing supermarket boycott events so much easier.”

It should be noted a similar campaign was done with the French supermarket chain Carrefour where Arabs marched through the market pulling Israeli goods off the shelves (not just from settlements) and destroyed them. Local activists tried doing this at Trader Joe’s in the San Francisco Bay Area but were advised by law enforcement it’s illegal to tamper with the public food supply.

She boasted that she spends all her time looking for logos: Danone, Coca-Cola, Disney—anything, especially companies that are well-known in Israel in order to hurt their businesses through her activism to “get them to change their policy.” Fruits and vegetable are especially a target for Dalit Baum, so maybe she is attracted to such products because she is so like one of them.

She claimed that Israel requires the Palestinians to buy important products at higher prices from Israel and prevents the PA from exporting unless it is cheap goods. This may be true, but the PA is under license to Israel that subsidizes it and has a right to control financial exports until there is a Palestinian state. This, she did explain, was because of the Oslo Accords. What she did not explain was that the only requirement for a PA state was the Arabs stop terrorism and arrest terrorists, something they refuse to do.

Of course Israel has a right to control imports and exports until the Arabs produce a truly peaceful state next door. The importation of weapons is a favorite Arab import right now.

She accused Israel of controlling “Palestinian water” also. The water systems that provide clean water to the Holy Land were built and run by Israel to this day. Israel provides clean water even to Gaza where missiles are fired from at Israel. If the Arabs were given unfettered control of the water supply the first thing they would do is prevent Israel’s access to it from Lake Kinneret or even poison it if it goes to Jewish communities. None of this was explained by Dalit Baum, only her idea that Israel denies Palestinians “Palestinian water” that would be subject to Israeli control.

She next displayed a photograph of many common Israeli logos that represented companies in cellular communications, banks, transportation, fuel, chain stores and even food. “You cannot live in Israel without using these companies,” she explained, “This is why it is impossible to boycott settlements and not Israel.” Her statements prove she knows she is damaging the livelihood of all Israelis, not just those in Jewish communities in Yesha.

Offering more entities to attack, she said, “Banks are good. They give construction loans for settlements (Jewish homes). All Israeli banks are complicit. If you have bank concerns that you can convince the EU are illegal, this is good. They can’t transfer funds, or open new branches or open new bank accounts.”

This cost jobs in Israel.

She then accused Israel of exploiting the Palestinian labor force. Israel doesn’t give jobs to the Palestinian Arabs, she claimed, it takes advantage of them (in the PA one of the best jobs is as a terrorist with $50K a year paid to Al Aksa terrorists, something she didn’t bother to mention). In fact, Arabs who work in construction for Jewish firms make sizeable incomes.

Israel just does everything bad, you see, according to Dalit Baum. She found on Google a toxic waste dump in Yesha so the Israelis are dumping toxic waste on the Arabs even if it is on unused former Jordanian state land that is not lived on. She complained about a new light railway system from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem that takes 28 minutes but some in Israel objected to the noise near their homes. She alleged the route was changed to go through the West Bank to annoy the Arabs with the noise. Israel has hired an Italian firm to build a tunnel so as to abate the noise, she told us, and then said, “It would be a good idea to start a campaign in Italy to stop the tunnel.”

More Israeli jobs lost.

She continued, “We have some reason to believe, some people told us that the kibbutz that manufactures Ahava skin care products might excavate some of the mud next to the Dead Sea shores for their product.” She described this taking mud to make a saleable product abroad as “pillage” that is “illegal per international law.”

Baum is not an international attorney and Ahava has been making skin care products forever. While the Arabs were training their kids how to shoot Jews and throw rocks, the Kibbutz at the Dead Sea produced a product from mud. Even this is objectionable to Baum and should be subject to international boycott.

She attacked the gas supplier for Gaza for controlling gas supplies to Hamastan in favor of the Israeli government in time of war. Then she moved on to connections with the US complaining about Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut in Israel, more targets to boycott inside the Green Line.

She mentioned an Israeli company that has one hundred 7/11 stores in the United States that need to be boycotted here and would thus cost American jobs in a bad economy too. “It’s your job to find out” about such companies and to attack them financially, she said.

An audience member asked her what her position was on cases such as former PA Prime Minister Qureia holding a monopoly of the cement business in the PA.  “Oooh, a political hot potato,” she said. Then continued, “We only concern ourselves with Israeli companies and not what the Palestinians do.”

So much for objectivity.

She claimed next that her organization does not concern itself with weapons companies and says so on her website. However, it was plain to be this was a ruse to prevent the Israeli government from seeing her as a security risk that she clearly is. She told us that Israeli weapons do merit an investigation then showed us photos of security systems manned around Gaza by female IDF personnel.

It was at this point she moved into sedition as far as I was concerned. She showed a photo of a scanner at the Kalandia checkpoint and explained how she took pictures of it in defiance of orders by soldiers not to do so. She then explained the logo she found (she said she searches for logos at the checkpoints) revealed the scanner was made by an American company, but further research showed it was purchased by Israel through a Danish subsidiary. She explained how she and her allies took

the issue before the Danish parliament. Their problem was how to convince the Danes that the scanner was from a Danish company and not America and they did just that, convincing the Danish government to not allow any future sales of the security equipment. She showed us how identity cards are made by a particular system for the Palestinian Arabs that allows them to pass through the checkpoints using biometric data, another target to pursue by ending business with Israel.

Both of the above security systems save both Israeli and Palestinian lives, both Jews and Arabs, by stopping suicide bombers and terrorists. But Dalit Baum wants to facilitate their entry into Israel in her perception of “peace” that is definitely sedition for Arab enemies. Even the biometric cards that would make it faster and easier for Arabs to cross the checkpoints don’t escape her boycott plans.

The rest of the lecture actually was devoted to attacking the weapons systems and security apparatus she claimed she does not pursue. She discussed the companies that build the Security Fence and boycotting them (The Security Fence has reduced terrorist bombings inside Israel by 95%). She boasted how the company that manufactures the fence used to have logos all along the fence but that now they are no longer seen due to her group’s efforts.

Again, more Israeli jobs lost.

She mentioned how she and her acolytes go to the weekly riots in Bi’ilin and Ni’ilin in order to search for more Israeli companies to boycott worldwide.

Then she concluded her presentation by discussing—weapons systems.  She discussed drones used at sea and in the air. Displaying a photo of a drone boat used off Gaza, she claimed it was used to “shoot at Palestinian fishermen,” a barefaced lie.

The sea drones are used to combat weapons and explosives smugglers. She also discussed the air force drones and unmanned vehicles then mentioned Elbit Systems, Israel’s weapons manufacturer, that makes “missiles to shoot into people’s homes.”

She also mentioned that while her website features information on about 500 companies that they work to boycott Israel from, she has another thousand that she doesn’t post on the site. The Shin Bet should see those files.

At the conclusion of her presentation, a member of the ISM in the audience pointed out I was in the room. Instead of running away as he must have thought I’d do, I went up to Dalit Baum and introduced myself by shaking her hand. “I wrote an article about you,” I said. She replied, “I know. I read it. There isn’t a word of it that is true.”

“Really?” I said. As a journalist I surely don’t want to write things that are untrue. Can you tell me what I wrote in that article that isn’t true? I can even do corrections, if so.” She couldn’t answer.

Finally, she said,  “I don’t make a career out of reading your articles.”

“I only wrote one article about you, “ I replied. Surely you can think of just one thing I wrote or said in the article that is untrue? You just said not one word in the article was true. Can you tell me one thing I wrote about you that’s not true in the article?” I asked again.

She just walked away without answering confirming that what I had written about her was, indeed, true.

It’s one thing to be a pacifist, it’s even another to want to give concessions to the Palestinian Arabs in a delusional dream they will stop killing Jews, but for Dalit Baum, these are only a ruse for a woman who wants Israel destroyed, and who will stop at nothing to do so by traveling worldwide and doing it by economic warfare. She is the most dangerous woman, er, person, in Israel in my opinion and of more danger than an armed terrorist, because her activities open the doors for terrorists by subverting Israel’s economy and security systems unconditionally in favor of the Arab terrorist groups. I firmly believe that’s what she really wants to do.  Her deconstructing of the Israeli economy is chilling. All the while she is doing this on the Israeli taxpayer’s dime.

Maybe it’s time to boycott Dalit Baum?

Want to complain? Contact University of Haifa and Beit Berl College administrators. They too have families in Israel who are threatened by this woman:

President of the University of Haifa 
Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev

Tel: 972-4-8240101 
Fax: 972-4-8288110 
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President of Beit Berl College

Dr. Tamar Ariav

Tel: 972 (9) 747 8701

Fax: 972 (9) 7478700

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A covert look at Dalit Baum & New Israel Fund

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An introduction to MAOF
Haim Goldman

Dear Friends,

Would you believe that the undersigned has anything in common with

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