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Alexander Mashkevich to Launch ‘News’ Network

April 12, 2011

World ‘Jewish’ Congress President, Alexander Mashkevich to take time away from predation of Russian and Ukrainian children; strip mining the wealth of East Europe and Africa and buying off Orthodox church leaders to start a ‘news’ network that will ‘tell the truth’ about ‘Israel.’


Coming soon: Jewish ‘al-Jazeera’

Dr. Alexander Mashkevich announces plan to form pro-Israel international news network. ‘It won’t be a propaganda channel, but will simply tell the truth,’ he tells Ynet during Jewish leaders conference

WASHINGTON – Dr. Alexander Mashkevich, president of the United Israel Appeal’s annual conference of Jewish leaders in Washington, has announced his plan to form a pro-Israel international news network, similar to al-Jazeera and the BBC.

This year’s conference focused on attempts to deal with the de-legitimization campaign against Israel, and was attended by some 200 Jewish community leaders and key philanthropists.

An announcement on the creation of the international news network was made at the end of the conference, with the aim of dealing with anti-Israel defamation in the media and influence public opinion.

Mashkevich, who also serves as president of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, said that the network would offer programs in English, French, Arabic and Spanish, focusing on news only.

“My intention is not to create a propaganda channel,” he told Ynet, “but simply a channel telling the truth.

“Unfortunately, in the current situation most channels simply don’t tell the truth about Israel,” he explained. “Every day that passes we lose the battle for Israel’s image. I am sure that Goldstone is a decent person, who didn’t want to damage Israel consciously and intentionally, but if everything he gets from the media every day is anti-Israel propaganda, I assume it’s hard to make the right decisions.”

full article:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4054096,00.html

also see:

World Jewish Congress Oligarch Chartered Child-Rape Boat

Get to Know Alexander Mashkevich

New Knucklehead Billionaires, Same Old Judaism

“In the East, all our ‘anti-Semites’ sit in prison”

Pope Benedict and his “Jewish brother,” Alexander Mashkevich

New Knucklehead Billionaires, Same Old Judaism

November 1, 2010

On the collapse of the economy of the West, the rabbis see greener pastures in Eastern Europe.

This should be read in tandem with Get to Know Alexander Mashkevich.

… many [Judaic] communities of the Former Soviet Union are rolling in oligarchs, who appear to have more money than they know what to do with.

But, luckily, there are plenty of rabbis around to advise them how to invest in their Jewish identity.

Winds of communal change

Jenni Frazer – JEWISH CHRONICLE

October 29, 2010

If a conference that took place in Berlin last weekend is anything to go by, Jewish leaders in the West need a rapid Russian language induction course — and an equally rapid re-think of how things get done.

Jonathan Joseph, the South African-born, British-based president of the European Council of Jewish Communities, may not have done the Russian Berlitz course yet but he has certainly got to grips with how things get done.

To the clear consternation of some present in Berlin, Mr Joseph, with the quiet but determined air of someone producing a rabbit out of a hat, unveiled his great prize — a Ukrainian billionaire, Igor Kolomoisky.

ECJC president-elect Mr Kolomoisky, a grizzled 48, turns out to be a shy oligarch who collects German and French expressionist art and — more importantly — has showered millions on his home town of Dnepropetrovsk, transforming it into one of the strongest Jewish communities in the eastern bloc.

But he insisted that Mr Kolomoisky had “a very high business reputation”.

He has made his fortune in metals and private banking and, latterly, has bought two Ukrainian TV stations.

The new president, who did not utter a word in public at the Berlin conference, has apparently pledged “millions of euros to strengthen Jewish life in Europe.”

Such life, if last week’s meeting of the European Conference of Presidents is anything to go by, is undergoing a seismic shift.

On stage at a number of sessions and feted by the organisation’s leadership were a variety of people with, shall we say, difficult reputations.

Alexander Mashkevitch, the Kazakhstan-born billionaire who is president of the Euro-Asian Congress, hit the headlines in September when found on board a 450-foot luxury yacht raided by Turkish police investigating alleged prostitution and human trafficking of minors.

He was not arrested, but questions are still being asked in Israel, where he also holds citizenship.

Vadim Rabinovitch, an ECJC vice-president, has also had his fair share of run-ins with authorities in Ukraine and elsewhere.

President of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, Mr Rabinovitch is another oligarch who has been accused of a variety of offences, but has overcome them and is a committed figure at European Jewish events.

For the dawning truth may well be that the tide has turned and that old Europe — cash-poor, still struggling with the legacy of the Holocaust, and reeling from the effects of the global financial crisis — is now going to have to swallow its pride and turn to new Europe.

Restitution money is drying up and the much-relied-upon financial support of the Americans, who often took great delight in telling the European peasants what to do, has also dissipated.

In contrast many communities of the Former Soviet Union are rolling in oligarchs, who appear to have more money than they know what to do with.

But, luckily, there are plenty of rabbis around to advise them how to invest in their Jewish identity.

http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/40385/winds-communal-change

Get to Know Alexander Mashkevich

October 14, 2010

updated Oct 15th:

Orthodox Archbishop Antoniy (left) and EAJC president Alexander Mashkevich

The ‘Russian’ oligarch, Alexander Mashkevich who strips the wealth and resources from Eastern Europe and Africa into his Swiss bank accounts but “wasn’t doing anything amoral” on a boat with ‘underage prostitutes’ in late September 2010, is (who knew?), a heavy hitter in the interfaith dialogue racket. At an October 2009 World Jewish Congress conference, “PHASE II STRATEGIC FORUM: IN DEPTH ANALYSIS” he candidly offered his thoughts on interfaith dialogue:

“… there is a very important topic – dialog … I think that maybe the most primitive, but most effective mechanism how we can do it, we have to find a way, we have to push religious leaders to say some words, which are positive to Jews. And we have transfer, we have to deliver these words to simple people. If, let say, Pope, whoever, or Imam or I don’t know who, has to be top level religious people – they have to say good words about Jews. How we could achieve it? It is our target, our job. I will tell you later what we do in this way. But we have to do it not only in a room, we have to do it through media to deliver it to hundreds millions, so when simple people hear what the leaders are saying, believe me, they follow their leaders.”

Machkevich gives an example of this ‘dialogue’ explaining how he bought off Russian Orthodox Church leaders to such a fantastic degree that Orthodox Church representatives bestowed on him the order of Saint apostle Andrey Pervozvanny, Protector of Russia and publicly proclaimed, “God gave to you, to your people this land [“Israel”]. You have no right to give to the Palestinians even one piece of this land.”

“I will tell you an interesting story. I built myself five Orthodox churches. Five. And they are not small, they are big, big – thousands people could come to one church.”

Video here:

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/video?id=73

The nice things that Mashkevich buys as part of his ‘dialogue’ with faith leaders come with strings attached, as you may have guessed. We saw one such example in Astana, Kazakhstan, July 2009 when Mashkevich and his crony, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev hosted a “World Council of Religions ” and brought in Israeli terrorist, Shimon Peres as a surprise keynote speaker. The surprise was not a welcome one. See:

Israeli Terrorist, Shimon Peres Surprise Keynote Speaker at ‘Congress of World Religions’

Peres [scheduled to give a] speech … before an inter-faith panel in Kazakhstan in which hundreds of Muslim leaders and religious figures from the Middle East and the world will participate. The chief rabbis of Israel and the minister of religious affairs will also be in attendance.

The forum is being organized by the Kazakh government together with the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3737906,00.html

Also see Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran’s address:

WORKSHOP ON “MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES, WORLD ETHICS” DURING THE THIRD CONGRESS OF LEADERS OF WORLD AND TRADITIONAL RELIGIONS IN ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN, 1-2 JULY 2009

INTERVENTION OF CARDINAL JEAN-LOUIS TAURAN

Astana, Kazakhstan, 2 July 2009

World Jewish Congress Oligarch Chartered Child-Rape Boat

October 8, 2010

Here’s a little perspective for those who were cajoled by Sasha Baron “Cohen’s” depiction of the people of Kazakhstan as child-raping ‘antisemites.’ Some of us aren’t going along with ancient Khazarian vendettas.

Jewish Leader Arrested in Alleged Sex Trade Scheme

October 8, 2010

JTA Wire Service

A Jewish billionaire who heads a branch of the World Jewish Congress was among 14 businessmen and underage [Russian and Ukrainian] prostitutes arrested on a yacht in Turkey.

Alexander Mashkevitch, born in 1954, heads the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress. He is a citizen of Kazakhstan and Israel.

The arrests came in late September after a tip to Turkish authorities that the luxury boat was being used for illegal purposes, The Los Angeles Times reported. The Turkish government, which had leased out the yacht, has repossessed it.

The yacht once belonged to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.

Turkish authorities say they have documents proving that Mashkevitch paid up front to rent the yacht for five days and that the prostitutes were on board, Ynet reported. The boat reportedly was rented out regularly as part of a sex-trade scheme in which passengers would pay several thousand dollars for one night on board.

Some commentators reportedly are saying that the scandal besmirches Ataturk’s name, which is a punishable offense.

http://www.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/news/jt/international_news/jewish_leader_arrested_in_alleged_sex_trade_scheme/21060

Sasha Baron “Cohen” and Alexander Mashkevitch’s religion, rabbinic Judaism, sanctions child rape (see: Judaism Discovered pp. 422-436).

Also see:

Found: Ancient Capital of ‘Jewish’ Khazar Kingdom

Moldovan Orthodox Christians DID NOT Smash or Dump a Menorah

Ex-B’nai B’rith director awaits sentence in child porn crimes

Israeli Terrorist, Shimon Peres Surprise Keynote Speaker at ‘Congress of World Religions’

July 23, 2009
Ethnic/Religious Cleansing Advocate, Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger with Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran (who identifies “The Holocaust” as the mystery of iniquity) at July 1-2, 2009 congress for “tolerance and cooperation between the religions” in Astana, Kazakhstan

The Vision of Shared Moral Values

Edda Schlager -Quantura

The third “Congress of World Religions” took place the first two days of July 2009 in Kazakhstan. By appealing for more tolerance and cooperation between the religions, the host country wants to raise its profile as international peacemaker.

“I come from the Middle East and therefore I prefer to sit in a pyramid – a better symbol than the Tower of Babel, which stands for people’s inability to understand each other.”

With these words Israeli president Shimon Peres voiced his approval of the venue in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana where the “Congress of World Religions” was held on 1 and 2 July [2009].

Over 500 members of all major religions from 35 different countries responded to the invitation, among them representatives of various Christian confessions such as Catholics, Russian-Orthodox and Protestants, along with Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists and Zoroastrians.

They all convened at the “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation,” a futuristic pyramid designed by star architect Sir Norman Foster for the capital city’s new centre.

Incursion of politics into religion

Apparently, not all of the participants understood the call for interreligious dialogue in the same way as the organisers. As Shimon Peres held his opening address, the Iranian delegation demonstratively walked out.

“We’ve come to hear religious leaders,” remarked Mehdi Mostafavi, president of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organisation in Iran. “Peres is not a religious leader, but a man of violence.”

The Iranian delegation didn’t find out until the day before the conference that Shimon Peres would not only attend, but had also been chosen as keynote speaker, and they reacted by threatening not to come. They did however return to the conference hall once Peres had finished his speech.

Despite this confrontation, those attending the conference were unanimous in their assessment that only mutual tolerance, understanding for the positions of the others and an active exchange on the existential problems of humanity could lead to lasting peace.

The dream of a new world order

Kazakhstan hosted the “Congress of World Religions” for the third time, after prior events in 2003 and 2006. With this initiative the country not only wants to enhance its status as international peacemaker amongst the religions – Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev also took advantage of the platform to pitch himself as initiator of a restructuring of the global order.

In his keynote speech, Nazarbayev linked the appeal for mutual understanding he addressed to the religious representatives in attendance with an analysis of the financial crisis: “The current crisis offers a unique opportunity to realise the dream of a new world order,” he pointed out. To pass up such a chance would be inexcusable …

Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran, president of the Papal Council for Interreligious Dialogue and leader of the Catholic delegation in Astana, reminded the attendees in his greeting address that peace must be based on justice.

“I don’t like the word ‘tolerance’,” Tauran commented. “It’s frequently misused. A brother does not want to be tolerated, but to be loved.” According to Tauran, Pope Benedict XVI was also following the congress with a great deal of goodwill.

The Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger, sees the main job of religious leaders as consisting in “strengthening trust, justice and moral values.” Metzger admonished the participants not to “misuse religious places to spread terrorism or as weapons depots” …

In their closing note the participants in the conference spoke out on behalf of “shared moral values” as the only way to avoid interreligious and interconfessional conflicts. They voiced the hope that interreligious dialogue could help to circumvent stereotypes, prejudices and religious disputes …

full article:

http://en.qantara.de/webcom/show_article.php/_c-478/_nr-923/i.html

Israeli Terrorist, Shimon Peres Surprise Keynote Speaker at ‘Congress of World Religions’

July 23, 2009
Ethnic/Religious Cleansing Advocate, Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger with Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran (who identifies “The Holocaust” as the mystery of iniquity) at July 1-2, 2009 congress for “tolerance and cooperation between the religions” in Astana, Kazakhstan

The Vision of Shared Moral Values

Edda Schlager -Quantura

The third “Congress of World Religions” took place the first two days of July 2009 in Kazakhstan. By appealing for more tolerance and cooperation between the religions, the host country wants to raise its profile as international peacemaker.

“I come from the Middle East and therefore I prefer to sit in a pyramid – a better symbol than the Tower of Babel, which stands for people’s inability to understand each other.”

With these words Israeli president Shimon Peres voiced his approval of the venue in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana where the “Congress of World Religions” was held on 1 and 2 July [2009].

Over 500 members of all major religions from 35 different countries responded to the invitation, among them representatives of various Christian confessions such as Catholics, Russian-Orthodox and Protestants, along with Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists and Zoroastrians.

They all convened at the “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation,” a futuristic pyramid designed by star architect Sir Norman Foster for the capital city’s new centre.

Incursion of politics into religion

Apparently, not all of the participants understood the call for interreligious dialogue in the same way as the organisers. As Shimon Peres held his opening address, the Iranian delegation demonstratively walked out.

“We’ve come to hear religious leaders,” remarked Mehdi Mostafavi, president of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organisation in Iran. “Peres is not a religious leader, but a man of violence.”

The Iranian delegation didn’t find out until the day before the conference that Shimon Peres would not only attend, but had also been chosen as keynote speaker, and they reacted by threatening not to come. They did however return to the conference hall once Peres had finished his speech.

Despite this confrontation, those attending the conference were unanimous in their assessment that only mutual tolerance, understanding for the positions of the others and an active exchange on the existential problems of humanity could lead to lasting peace.

The dream of a new world order

Kazakhstan hosted the “Congress of World Religions” for the third time, after prior events in 2003 and 2006. With this initiative the country not only wants to enhance its status as international peacemaker amongst the religions – Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev also took advantage of the platform to pitch himself as initiator of a restructuring of the global order.

In his keynote speech, Nazarbayev linked the appeal for mutual understanding he addressed to the religious representatives in attendance with an analysis of the financial crisis: “The current crisis offers a unique opportunity to realise the dream of a new world order,” he pointed out. To pass up such a chance would be inexcusable …

Cardinal Jean-Luis Tauran, president of the Papal Council for Interreligious Dialogue and leader of the Catholic delegation in Astana, reminded the attendees in his greeting address that peace must be based on justice.

“I don’t like the word ‘tolerance’,” Tauran commented. “It’s frequently misused. A brother does not want to be tolerated, but to be loved.” According to Tauran, Pope Benedict XVI was also following the congress with a great deal of goodwill.

The Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger, sees the main job of religious leaders as consisting in “strengthening trust, justice and moral values.” Metzger admonished the participants not to “misuse religious places to spread terrorism or as weapons depots” …

In their closing note the participants in the conference spoke out on behalf of “shared moral values” as the only way to avoid interreligious and interconfessional conflicts. They voiced the hope that interreligious dialogue could help to circumvent stereotypes, prejudices and religious disputes …

full article:

http://en.qantara.de/webcom/show_article.php/_c-478/_nr-923/i.html