Darlene Wallach is a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement campaigner. She leads a weekly anti-Israel protest in San Jose, California, on behalf of the South Bay Moblization (SBM) — an anti-war organization, which opposes the War on Terrorism.
Wallach is an active member of the Northern California International Solidarity Movement (ISM). She is also the Northern California Coordinator of the Free Gaza Movement (FGM).
Wallach was arrested and deported from Israel for acting as an ISM "human shield" in Judea and Samaria to disrupt IDF anti-terror activity in the West Bank. Her sister, Donna Wallach, was also deported.
Wallach advocates for the elimination of Israel. On November 23, 2015, Wallach shared on Google+ a photo captioned "ONE STATE SOLUTION: ISRAEL OUT OF PALESTINE."
Wallach is a software engineer from San Jose, California. Wallach is also a board member of the Luther Burbank School District.
Anti-American Conspiracy Theories
On November 25, 2015 Wallach shared on Google+ an image approving the notion that "The U.S. Military is the World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist Organization."
On November 19, 2015, Wallach identified the U.S. with the Islamic State (ISIS), posting that the Paris terror attacks on November 13, 2015 were a "false flag" operation orchestrated by the U.S., Israel, Turkey, and the Gulf States.
Dressing Anti-Semitism as Anti-Zionism
On November 18, 2015 Wallach posted on Google+ that Israel uses Palestinians to test their latest weapons.
On February 3, 2015 Wallach posted that 98% of Jews have no connection to Israel and are descendants of "Khazarian people."
On January 25, 2016 Wallach posted a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the hateful and fraudulent caption "I DON’T ALWAYS SEND MY TROOPS TO RAPE AND KILL ARAB CHILDREN - BUT WHEN I DO AMERICAN TAXPAYERS FUND IT."
Approving of Suicide Bombings
In 2003 — during the second intifada— Wallach supported murderous Palestinian violence against Israelis. Wallach slurred Israel with anti-Semitic libels, saying: "I don't see how Israel is any different to Nazism during World War II."
Wallach also said: "There is nothing that the Palestinians do that in my regard I can condemn. I cannot condemn suicide bombings."
She went on to fraudulently insist that: "what emanates from the Palestinians is just kindness and generosity and not anger."
Standing with Terrorist-Murderers
On February 4, 2016 Wallach shared on Google+ a post featuring Leila Khaled.
Khaled is a leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and participated in the hijacking of TWA Flight 840 in 1969 and El Al Flight 219 in 1970. As of 2017, Khaled was a member of PFLP's Political Bureau. In 2014, Khaled said that the second intifada failed because it was not violent enough.
The PFLP claimed credit for the 2014 Har Nof Massacre where six people were murdered during morning prayers in a Jerusalem synagogue. The PFLP also claimed credit for the 2001 assassination of the Israeli tourism minister
On January 29, 2016 Wallach posted an article objecting to the imprisonment of 5 Palestinian teenagers who confessed to a rock-throwing attack which killed 4-year-old Adele Bitton.
On January 27, 2016 Wallach is a posted on Google+ her support for terrorist-murderer Rasmea Odeh.
Odeh was a key military operative with the terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). In 1969, Odeh masterminded a PFLP bombing that killed two college students in a Jerusalem supermarket. Odeh also attempted to bomb the British consulate.
Odeh confessed, in a highly detailed account, the day following her arrest. In a 2004 documentary, one of Odeh’s co-conspirators directly implicated her as the mastermind.
In 1970, an Israeli court tried and convicted Odeh for her involvement in both bombings and sentenced her to life imprisonment. However, Odeh was released 10 years later, in a prisoner swap and emigrated to the United States.
On November 10, 2014, a Michigan federal jury convicted Odeh for immigration fraud because she failed to disclose her prior conviction and life sentence on her immigration application. On March 12, 2015, she was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
In 2017, after an appeal and a lengthy court battle, Odeh admitted to immigration fraud, was stripped of her U.S. citizenship and deported to Jordan.
On January 29, 2016 Wallach posted a photo of the Palestinian flag superimposed over a map of Israel with the caption that equated Israel with ISIS, reading: "This is Palestine not isisrael boycott isisrael goods#BDS."
In 2014, Wallach also endorsed a boycott of the Israeli Cinema and TV Studies Conference at Tel Aviv University.
The BDS movement was founded in 2005 by Omar Barghouti and asserts that it "works to end international support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law."
BDS initiatives include compelling institutions and individuals to divest from Israeli-affiliated companies, academic boycotts, anti-Israel rallies and protests.
The movement's most notable achievement has been the infiltration of university campuses through lobbying for "BDS resolutions." In these cases, backed by university anti-Israel affiliates, student governments have brought to vote on some form of boycott of — or divestment from — Israel and Israeli-affiliated entities. These resolutions, although non-binding, have been passed by student governments on numerous North American campuses.
BDS activity is often aggressive and disruptive. It has been noted that universities that pass BDS resolutions see a marked increase in anti-Semitic incidents on campus. In 2013, when the student government of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) debated a BDS resolution, reports emerged of violent threats and the spitting on a student wearing a Star of David necklace. As a result, the student government chose to vote via a "secret ballot" in order to ensure its members' safety.
Since its founding in 2002, SBM has conducted weekly anti-Israel protests and events.
On June 20, 2009 SBM organized a “de-shelving" event at a Trader Joe's grocery store. SBM members removed Israeli products from grocery shelves “to show customers which products they should not buy" and demanded that the store management order Trader Joe’s headquarters to cease carrying Israeli herbs, couscous and cheese.
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM), founded in 2001, is a movement allegedly “committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles."
However, the group has been accused of supporting terrorism and has encouraged its foreign volunteers to act “as human shields in cities, towns and refugee camps." ISM has also encouraged activists to break curfew and disregard Israeli directives prohibiting access to closed military zones.
That policy resulted in the death of Rachel Corrie, who was accidentally killed while interfering with an Israeli military operation in 2003. A wrongful death suit brought by Corrie’s family was dismissed, because the judge ruled that Corrie unreasonably chose to put her own life in danger.
The Free Gaza Movement (FGM)’s stated mission is "break the Israel’s illegal siege on Gaza’s 1.8 million civilians" through “direct action," although the U.N.’s Palmer Commission Report ruled the blockade both legal and appropriate. The group raises funds to send flotillas to Gaza, and has sent five flotillas since 2008.
In August 2008, Wallach traveled to Gaza on a flotilla organized by FGM as an ISM volunteer. Wallach’s sister Darlene was arrested and deported from Gaza in November 2008. While she was detained Darlene Wallach went on a hunger strike before she was deported.
In 2010, FGM organized the Mavi Marmara flotilla. A 2011 United Nations’ report officially found that the flotilla activists, in an organized manner, armed with weapons, including firearms initiated a violent confrontation with Israeli forces. Following, the incident there was no humanitarian aid found onboard the ship, only crude weaponry.
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