Photo credit: The Mapping Project
U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) this weekend strongly condemned “The mapping project– a detailed graphic aimed at illustrating all of the entities that its progressive creators consider to be a threat to their version of society as they want it to be.
The project was created by a Boston-area collective of pro-Palestinian Authority activists aligned with the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) economic war against Israel, a war that is not only anti-Semitic but clearly seems doomed to total anarchy.
“At a time of rising anti-Semitism, racist attacks and political violence, this ‘mapping’ of the Jewish community is dangerous and irresponsible. We strongly condemn anti-Semitism and will continue to work for the safety of all vulnerable people at home and abroad,” Warren and Markey said in their statement released Friday, June 10.
Warren and Markey, both allegedly “accomplices of … Zionism,” are among those whose information appears on the site. “Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren supports Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland, while championing the interests of US weapons developers in Congress,” according to the site.
Four US representatives, including three from Massachusetts (Ayanna Pressley, Jake Auchincloss, Seth Moulton) and one from New York (Ritchie Torres) joined the two senators in warning that the card could incite violence against American Jews.
“The BDS movement has set up ‘a mapping project’ that blames Jewish and ‘Zionist’ institutions for various ills in American society,” Torres wrote in a June 8 tweet. a conspiracy theory.
The map is intended to show “how local support for the colonization of Palestine is structurally linked to local policing, expulsions and privatization, and to American imperialist projects around the world.” It is enthusiastically supported by BDS Boston, the local chapter of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions economic warfare campaign against Israel.
From our friends at the Mapping Project! Their map and articles illustrate how local support for the colonization of Palestine is structurally linked to local policing, expulsions and privatization, and to American imperialist projects around the world.
Check it out: https://t.co/HpNaCvxUXS pic.twitter.com/fzyFP5uERE
— BDSBoston (@BDSBoston) June 3, 2022
The creators of The Mapping Project explain on the site that their map is something of a list of targets, saying the project reveals “local entities and networks that are causing devastation, so we can take them down.” Each entity has an address, each network can be disturbed.
The interactive map lists 482 entities and includes 1,357 links, including the names, addresses, and staff information of more than 70 Jewish organizations, institutions, and individuals connected to the Jewish community.
On this list, in addition to Senator Warren, are the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston, the Jewish National Fund (regional office), the Jewish Journal, the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), the ‘American Jewish Committee of New England, Yachad New England, Boston United Pentecostal Church (no idea why), Hadassah, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) and Friends of NGO Arava Institute, among dozens of others.
Left-wing anti-Israel Jewish organizations such as J Street Boston Chapter and the local chapter of the New Israel Fund also failed to escape, in the same way fully assimilated German Jews were listed as targets of Hitler’s “Final Solution”.
Each is carefully mapped, with a graphic showing the links to the financial support and the type of entity, and an additional description showing the address of the entity and the number of links.
For instanceCAMERA is described as “accomplicating: propaganda/normalization, US imperialism, Zionism” with information on its founders, mailing address, 2019 Form 990 tax return and membership in the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston, as well as all the organizations with which it has ties.
Among the so-called “harm categories” listed on the map are Zionism, US imperialism, ethnic cleansing/displacement (“gentrification”), police, etc.
“Charity is fundamentally misunderstood as a selfless and generous act,” reads a statement on the site describing an article explaining US tax laws regarding charitable donations.
“In reality, charitable donations support the colonization of Palestine and violence around the world.”