It seems I was close. Not corn, but rather, something that rhymes with corn.
Let’s take a look.
Here is the Michael C. Ross who spoke at the Jordan is Palestine conference (guy on the left).
Here is a photo of Michael C. Ross from the California Lobbying Directory of 2011-2012 (when he last appears, it seems.)
The address listed in the above California lobbying directory mirrors the one listed in the “Jordanian Constitution,” drafted by Ross in February 2016.
This same document has Ross down with the middle initial “C.” Michael C. Ross.
Here’s his LinkedIn profile. Can’t really tell if it’s the same dude, because no beard. But he’s Michael Ross from San Mateo, a lobbyist.
The LinkedIn profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ssorleahcim/ uses the same backwards name as per his email address as listed in his draft of the Jordanian “constitution” (third screenshot above)
What do we know so far? We know that the Michael Ross who spoke at the Jordan is Palestine conference is a California lobbyist. We can’t say with 100% certainty that there are two men in San Mateo named Michael C. Ross who were lobbyists from the 1990’s through 2000 and on.
A simple online background check confirms Michael C Ross from San Mateo once lived at the Sacramento address in the above screenshot (blacked out), which Ross used in his capacity as a lobbyist for the National Cabaret Association.
We know that the very same Michael Ross invested in Tail Feathers, a Sacramento strip club believed to have been owned, in part, by a convicted rapist. Here’s part of an articlefrom April, 1997:
Michael Ross, a Tail Feathers investor and a lobbyist for the adult entertainment industry, last week filed protests with Sacramento County for approving the name change. He wants the Board of Supervisors to rescind the change in Dove’s business license.He’s making that request, he said, to protect both his ownership rights and the community.
Michael Ross, a disgruntled Tail Feathers investor and a lobbyist for the adult entertainment industry, plans to watch the bankruptcy process very carefully. “I think this is all a smokescreen,” he said of Dove’s bankruptcy filing. He and other parties who had disputes with Dove had been trying to resolve matters through arbitration, he said. Ross contends Dove owes him $125,000, although he said Dove believes that amount to be about $30,000.
Because, if they’re the same guy, you have to wonder why a lobbyist for the adult entertainment industry would take so keen an interest in an Israeli Arab journalist that he would up and write an article smearing the guy, just out of the blue. And then subsequently send it to Mudar Zahran. Who would subsequently send it to Rachel Avraham, to be printed under a pseudonym.
|Screenshot from Rachel Avraham’s Facebook page, since deleted.|
How do we know Michael Ben Abraham is Michael Ross? Well, Rachel Avraham told us so. HERE, for instance. An excerpt from the linked article:
And why would Ross print an article about Abu Toameh under a pen name? Why not send the article directly to Avraham, rather than through a third party?
Ross’ only other writing experience, up to that time, was a single op-ed, penned under his real byline and posted by Jerusalem Online, by then editor Rachel Avraham. Why would Ross not send the second piece as a direct submission then, since Avraham had already printed his earlier work?
Troubling questions, to say the least.
And what is behind Ross’ involvement in the Jordanian Option? How did someone in the adult entertainment industry come to ally with Mudar Zahran, a man running away from a bank scam, while pretending to be a political refugee?
How did hundreds of people pay money to hear either of these men speak?
Why did men of such high caliber, members of Knesset and important writers, share a stage with Ross, and debate him?
Why did Jews on the right so easily fall into step with plotting to overthrow the king of another country, without seeing how this would look to the world? How did we just accept people like Ross and Zahran, without knowing what kind of people they are, without knowing their history, their deeds?
To be fair, the Jordan is Palestine idea is a valid one, one to be explored and pursued, but perhaps through different means, by persuasion.
Because it is not our place to direct a coup or overthrow a king. This is not a good place for Jews to be.
The fact that Mudar Zahran and Ross managed to grab this much fealty among the Jews is rather pathetic actually. You want to know why they did this, you want to know more.
If you’re a thinking person.
How did these two men meet? What is their plot? Is Mudar Zahran duping the Jews to save himself? What is Ross’ role in all this?
I don’t know.
But we have a right to learn the truth.
UPDATE: And here is Michael Ross’ response. As published on his friend’s page. (It’s a good thing Ross knows how to Start Your Own Country. He’s going to need one.)
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