The militant Zionist who called himself “Neil Pomper” (possibly Rachel Neuwirth?) may regret bringing to my attention my very own listing in the Masada2000 S.H.I.T. list. He (or “she”) thought he was giving me “payback” for having criticized Rachel Neuwirth’s abusive behavior toward Jewish peacemakers. I’d heard of the site but never really looked at it. When I DID look at it at “Neil’s” urging I was so aghast I started thinking what, if anything, might be done to fight back against the slime-filled attacks on Jewish “traitors” and “fifth columnists” like me and 7,000 others featured there.
I did some research and discovered that the site is hosted by Bsinet.net. A quick call and e-mail to them pointing out some of the more egregious examples of the site’s abuse of its victims seems to have persuaded the company to take the site down. I think we all owe a debt of gratitude to Bsinet for understanding how damaging this material was and seeing what it’s duty was. I don’t know if it’s down for good (at least at Bsinet) or whether this is temporary. Of course, in this day and age if one host doesn’t want you there are thousands more who will. So unfortunately it won’t be that hard to migrate to a new host. But doing even this small bit to defend ourselves against the slime machine is worthwhile. I appreciated this message of encouragement from Helena Cobban, who wrote a terrific 2005 post on the site and its penchant for pornographic abuse:
Thanks so much for being a great citizen and following up on this issue of trying to stop the dissemination of open incitement to hatred and sexual violence!!
If anyone has a Masada2000 siting in the future please let me know. Also, if you can provide any specific information about the owners of this site I’d be grateful. Sunshine cast upon the dark nether spaces is always therapeutic.
And “Neil,” maybe next time you’ll just keep your big mouth shut?!