Prominent Australian author denies membership in a group he founded
On the 2007 launch of an anti-Israel group:
That is, of course, anti-Jew Jew Antony Loewenstein proclaiming his membership in a group he co-founded but which he now denies exists:
Frankly, it’s odd to have to make the same points over and over. IAJV is not an organisation or a group. There are no members. A handful of people organise occassional petitions and events and anybody who wants to sign-up or be involved can be. And people can ignore these programs, too. Nothing more, nothing less.
Waks and Winn either ignore this clearly stated aim or remain uncomfortable with Jews speaking out critically against Israel and its policies.
Get used to it lads, we have much more planned in 2010.
Right, are we all clear on that?
Anyway, Waks and Winn co-authored a Sydney Morning Herald opinion piece critical of Loewenstein and IAJV. By disclaiming the existence of IAJV as an organised group Loewnestein is able to sidestep any questions related to relevance of the non-groups views.
The bottom line here is that IAJV is fringe group that does not represent the views of the broader Jewish community but is rather another vehicle designed to gain prominence for Antony Loewenstein. Jeez, the guy has already written two books, one of them a best-seller in like its 35th reprint, what more does the guy want? Okay, he'd probably like to move out of his parents' place and get off the dole but that will come eventually. I mean, he's a veritable media industry in his own right -- sort of an antipodean Robert Fisk, if you like. Let's not get greedy there, Ant.