The NOA has posted numerous anti-Semitic articles and editorials on its Web
site, La Voz de Aztlan. Many of these articles allege Jewish
control of the U.S. government (one described the Monica Lewinsky affair as a
plot involving the Mossad and, by extension, Israel.) The NOA has exploited the
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to further extend its anti-Semitic and
anti-Israel conspiracy theories.
On September 13, 2001, Hector Carreon, NOA founder and editor of La Voz de
Aztlan, which the NOA describes as an online news service, wrote:
"There is no doubt that our foreign policy in the Middle East has
contributed to the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Is not our
support of Zionism too high a price to pay? Why are we supporting an Israeli
apartheid policy that has made all of Islam our mortal enemy?"
Carreon published an essay on Oct. 9, 2001 titled "Anthrax Terrorists
May Be Zionists," in which he claimed that the anthrax outbreak in Florida
may have been the work of Jews. Carreon claimed that in July 2001 he received an
anonymous letter containing a "small amount of a yellowish white
substance" and text claiming that "Jews had an illustrious history in
biological research." Carreon claimed he developed "flu like
symptoms" after receiving that letter. This made him suspicious of the Boca
Raton anthrax case; Carreon claims that "the laboratory engineered Anthrax
spores came in the mail in an envelope that included a 'Star of David'
charm." Carreon wrote, "We believe that the terrorists are actually
Zionists." Everyone assumes that "the dangers we face" come from
Islamic terrorists, stated Carreon, "but our experience has been different.
We fear Zionist terrorists more. They have been trying to take away our
constitutional right of freedom of political expression through acts of
The Syria Times Daily Politic News Online (Oct. 16, 2001) reprinted
the article under its original headline, "Anthrax Terrorists May Be
Another essay in La Voz de Aztlan titled "Anthrax Letter Messages
Seem Contrived" suggested that anthrax-laced letters addressed to NBC News
anchor Tom Brokaw and U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle were possibly sent by
"Zionists." According to the essay, "Zionists have been worried
because they perceive that the American public is wavering in their support of
Zionist racist polices against the Palestinians. They are desperate and will do
anything to manipulate U.S. public opinion. This is one of their favorite
Ernesto Cienfuegos, La Voz de Aztlan staff writer, suggested that
Zionists were responsible for the October 2001 assassination of Israeli Tourism
Minister Rehavam Ze'evi, claiming that Israelis were attempting to
"frame" the terrorist group that immediately accepted responsibility
for the killing, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. According to
Cienfuegos, "The Zionists needed to create a situation in order to relieve
the great pressure and to find a new excuse to attack the Palestinians. This has
The NOA is sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, often likening the
Palestinians’ goals with their own: "La Raza's struggle for the land and
for political and economic self-determination is not different from the struggle
of the Palestinian people in Zionist Israel. We live in Aztlan under Anglo
domination as the Palestinians live under Jewish domination."
"La Raza," meaning "the nation" or "the race,"
is a term used by some mainstream Hispanic organizations like the National
Council of La Raza, which the NOA is not affiliated with and does not represent.