Warning! This subject causes extreme emotions.!!
"Anti-Semitism was coined in 1879 by William Marr…it actually means ‘Jew-Hatred’...A German journalist who warned that Jews were not only a threat to the superior Aryan race, but would take over the world if they could..."
Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews
"Who are you, that you should demand such high privileges? History knows you as a colony of Egyptian slaves who revolted and then settled in a corner of Palestine. In your own account of yourselves, you assert that God made man with His own hands and breathed life into him. He then put him to sleep, took out one of his ribs and made a woman out of it. Having thus created them, He gave certain orders which a serpent tempted them to disobey. And then there was a deluge, and a miraculous ark in which all manner of living things were assembled, with a dove and a raven to act as messengers. The history of your patriarchs follows: children singularly born, brothers quarreling, mothers plotting, a story of Lot and his daughters, which is far worse than the banquet of Thyestes, one of the lads goes to Egypt where he interprets a dream and becomes ruler of the country....on and on it goes."
"The Jewish Question exists wherever Jews are to be found in large numbers. Every nation in whose midst Jews live is, either covertly or openly, anti-Semite….Anti-Semitism increases day by day and hour by hour among the nations; indeed it is bound to increase because the causes of its growth continue to exist and cannot be removed….Its immediate cause is our excessive production of mediocre intellects, who cannot find an outlet downwards or upwards-that is to say, no wholesome outlet in either direction. When we sink, we become a revolutionary proletariat, the subordinate officers of all revolutionary parties; at the same time, when we rise, there rises also our terrible power of the purse."
"If this hostility, this repugnance had been shown towards the Jews at one time or in one country only, it would be easy to account for the local causes of the sentiment. But this race has been the object of hatred with all the nations amidst whom it ever settled. In as much that the general causes of anti-Semitism have always resided in Israel itself, and not in those who antagonized it."
"The notion of a great international conspiracy, in which the Jews are plotting to take over the world, has its roots in pre-revolutionary Russia."
Inside the Soviet Empire
"We hold the Jews in horror, and we insist that all which has been written by them, and collected by us, bears the stamp of Divinity. There never was so palpable a contradiction."
"The Palestinians living among us....have through their usurious spirit....received the not-unfounded reputation of deceivers. It seems strange to think of a nation of deceivers, but it is just as strange to think of a nation made up of nothing but merchants, which are united for the most part by an old superstition that is recognized by the government under which they live. They do not seek any civil honor, but rather wish to compensate their loss by profitably outwitting the very people among whom they find protection....It cannot be otherwise with a whole nation of merchants, who are non-productive members of society."
Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (1798)
"They are the most insolent of all men, detested by all their neighbors and detesting them all, always either robbers or robbed, either bandits or slaves, either murderers or being murdered turn and turn about....All peoples have committed crimes; the Jews are the only ones to boast about them. They are all of them born with the fury of fanaticism in their hearts, just as Bretons and Teutons are born with blond hair. I should not be in the least surprised if these people one day became a calamity for the human race."
Voltaire Oewvres Completes, Vol. 28, in Lettres de Memmius
"The Jew is by temperament unproductive, neither agriculturalist nor industrialist, not even a genuine trader. He is an intermediary, always fraudulent and parasitical, who operates in business as in philosophy, by forging, counterfeiting, sharp practices. He only knows the rise and fall of markets, transport risks, uncertainties of returns, hazards of supply and demand, His economic policy is always negative; he is the evil element, Satan, Ahriman, incarnated in the race of Shem."
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-65)
(cited in History of Anti-Semitism, vol 3 by Leon Poliakov)
"Aum had at last discovered the Great Satan, the cabal of evil behind the coming apocalypse. Not surprisingly, it sounded much like the conspirational nonsense of a thousand other fringe groups.
The cult journal attacking the Emperor and others actually comprised a book-length treatise entitled manual of fear. The contents were a frightening if predictable mix about Jews and Freemasons running the world, bent on destroying Japan with Hollywood movies, rock music, junk food-and world war. Inside, Aum issued a "declaration of war" on that slippery but menacing target, "the world shadow government."
Behind it all lurked the Jewish people. For nearly 100 pages, Aum writers recited a tired litany of anti-Semitic text, quoting at length from The Protocols of Zion and similar racist tracts. The Talmud, Aum related, was in fact a murderous work. Jews were responsible for mass murder in Cambodia, Bosnia, and Rwanda, and meant to kill of 3 billion people by the year 2000.
Most Japanese, of course, have never met a Jew; that has not stopped them from buying shelves of best-selling anti-Semitic books on how Jews run the world and secretly subvert Japan. Such crackpot notions were a natural draw for the Aum gullible, who added Jews to the top of a long list of demons to exorcise. Bit it wasn't the Jews alone who troubled Aum-it was "Jewish Japanese." As scholar David Goodman points out in his paper on Aum and anti-Semitism, this apparently meant anyone tainted by the world outside Japan, including Japanese political and religious leaders. Even rival groups like the Moonies' Unification Church and the Buddhist Goka Gakkai were viewed as "Jewish" sects by the cult. "The objects of anti-Semitism in Japan has always been the Japanese, Not Jews," wrote Goodman."
Aum was merely part of a long reactionary tradition of xenophobia in Japan. It was Aum Supreme Truth as the Black Dragon Society, the ultra nationalist savior of a Japan gone to ruin. Asahara, admirer of Adolph Hitler and military might, would have felt at home among the war criminals of the 1930s and 1940s. Even the literature now r4e4sembled that of wartime Japan.
"The enemy's plots have already torn our lives to pieces," screamed Aum's treatise on the Jews. "It murders countless numbers of people and under the guise of high-minded words and lofty principles, plans to brainwash and control the remainder. Japanese, awake!"
To fight the Jews-who apparently included the Japanese emperor, President Clinton, and Madonna-Aum needed more and more weapons. Biochemical agents, laser beams, and nuclear bombs were simply not enough. Aum's scientists were at work on yet another futuristic weapon capable of wreaking havoc. This one was called the rail gun...."
David E. Kaplan & Andrew Marshall
The Cult At The End of The World: The Inside Story of the Aum Doomsday Cult"
"Jews concerned with the survival of their people....in a curious desperate misinterpretation hit on the consoling idea that anti-Semitism....might be an excellent means for keeping the people together, so that the assumption of eternal anti-Semitism would ever imply an eternal guarantee of Jewish existence. This superstition is a secularized travesty of the idea of eternity inherent in a faith in choseness and a Messianic hope."
"Henry Hilton, the manager of the Grand Union, a famous summer hotel at Saratoga, New York, refused Jewish guests, contending that the establishment's Christian patrons "did not want Israelites around the place"
There was a threat of action under the New York civil rights law, but Hilton successfully defended the hotel's position by declaring: "The law yet permits a man to use his property as he pleases, and I propose to exercise that blessed privilege, notwithstanding that Moses and all his descendants might object.....Personally, I have no particular feeling on the subject, except probably that I don't like this class as a general thing and don't care whether they like me or not.....I believe we lose much more than we gain by their custom."
The Hilton-Israelite controversy had scarcely quieted down when Austin Corbin, the president of both the Long Island Railroad and a real estate company that was working with the railway to develop Coney Island into a fashionable resort, made this blunt announcement: "We do not like Jews as a class. There are some well-behaved people among them, but as a rule they make themselves offensive to the kind of people who principally patronize our railroad and hotel, and I am satisfied we should be better off with than with their custom."
George Bruce Woodin
The Shady Side of America
"The Jews, I find, are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated, as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or political, neither Hitler nor Stalin has anything on them for cruelty or mistreatment to the underdog."
Harry S. Truman (from Truman's diary-July 21,1947)
"Anti-Semitism is an understandable reaction to Jewish defects."
"The failure of the powerful and wealthy Jewish American community to launch one objective scholarly study of the causes of anti-Semitism is significant. Neither the religious nor the lay leaders of the many Jewish organizations wish to lose this potent weapon. Remove prejudice and lose adherents to the faith....This is the conspiracy of the rabbinate, Jewish nationals and other leaders of organized Jewry to keep the problems of prejudice alive."
Alfred M. Lilienthal
The Other Side of the Coin
"On his head all the woe of mankind has been vented, and that is why, willy nilly, he is bound to accept all the good and evil that is born into the world."
Edward Arlington Robinson
..."In his book Warrant for Genocide Professor Norman Cohn recounts how a deputation of Jews called on Trotsky during the Civil War to ask him to refrain from actions which would provoke the White soldiers to pogroms (by time about 100,000 Jews had been massacred.) Trotsky replied: 'Go home to your Jews and tell them I'm not a Jew and don't care about the Jews or what happens to them. He would have had to care now, as he would have had his Jewishness stamped on his identity card."
Inside the Soviet Empire
"Though a man escape every other danger, he can never wholly escape those who do not want such a person as he is to exist."
"The root of the problem is simply this--that the Arabs will not agree to the existence of Israel."
"Surveillance, harassment, character assassination, guilt by juxtaposition, suppression of free speech, repression of even minimal dissent-these are some of the basic techniques employed by the plethora of Zionist "humanitarian," "defense" and lobbying organizations in silencing any and all opposition to the Israeli state and its policies."
"Thus, what is called "anti-Semitism" is in fact, its exact opposite-namely, anti-gentilism."
One accused of being an Anti-Semite faces an intractable enemy organized around the world-one that will do whatever it takes to discredit, intimidate, and destroy him."
See book on the subject of Zionism vs Judaism by Rabbi E. Schwartz, P.O. Box 1030, NYC 10009
"The U.S. has no longer a government of Goyim (Gentiles), but an administration in which the Jews are full partners in the decision making at all levels. Perhaps the aspects of the Jewish religious law connected with the term ‘government of goyim; should be re-examined, since it is outdated in the U.S."
(from the major Israeli newspaper Maariv….."The Jews who run Clinton’s Court " Sept 2, 1994)
"Jews are a distinct nationality, whatever his country, his station, or his shade of belief, he is necessarily a member."
Louis Brandeis (Supreme Court Justice)
"Israel….is to be found at the very heart of the world’s structure, stimulating it, exasperating it, moving it. Like an alien body, like an activating ferment injected into the mass, it gives the world no peace, it bars slumber, it teaches the world to be discontented and restless as long as the world has not God, it stimulates the movement of history….it is the vocation of Israel which the world hates."
"A constant Old Testament theme is that Israel, God's chosen community is 'right' when in possession of Palestine, 'wrong' and uprooted and alienated at other times."
"Mr. Ambassador, Ahm sittin' here scratchin' my ass and thinking about Israel."
(Lyndon Johnson to Ambassador Eban)
"There are a great many false ideas about the Jews. They are said, for instance, to belong to a Semitic race. There is, however, no such race; there are only Semitic-speaking people showing varying racial compositions. The Jews, again are said to be a race in themselves, ‘The Jewish race.’ This is just as mistaken."
Prof Hans Gunther (ethnologist 1927)
"The nations which have received and in any way dealt fairly and mercifully with the Jew have prospered, and the nations that have tortured and oppressed him have written out their own curse."
"Zangwill believed that American society was sympathetically 'founded in the Mosaic tradition by the Pilgrim Fathers.....and Puritans are practically Jews. The social life in New England was of the Hebraic pattern." Modern America , he said, was "diversified beyond all historic experience to the point where 'all race-differences and vendettas (would) melt." Anyone-not only the Jew, but of course the Jew was Zangwll's starting point-could preserve his identity in America at the same time as he became integral to the culture as a whole., unashamed to to live singularly-one among many."
The American Revelation
"The world is divided into two groups of nations-those which want to expel the Jews and those which do not want to receive them."
"In this disorderly century refugees have fled from many countries. In India, in Africa, in Europe, millions of human beings have been put to flight, transported, enslaved, stampeded over borders, left to starve, but only the case of Palestinians is held to be permanently open. Where Israel is concerned, the world swells with moral consciousness. Moral judgment, a wraith in Europe, becomes a full-bodied giant when Israel and the Palestinians are mentioned....What Switzerland is to winter holidays and the Dalmatian coast is to summer tourists, Israel and the Palestinians are to the West's need for justice-a sort of moral resort area."
"There should be a distinction made with regard to these terms, i.e. ‘Jews’ and ‘ Israelites.’ The term "Hebrews" would be more correct. The Jews strictly are of the Tribe, or Totemic clan of Judah. The Israelites are not Jews, although some Jews may be Israelites, but there is no evidence that the ‘Israelites’ were ever in Egypt except one when the made a raid, and were driven back with great slaughter. The Israelites, a mythological name, were a member of Totemic Tribes who originally left Egypt and went to the East during the Stellar Cult….The Jews never had any ethnology as a nation but only as a religious sect."
The Origin & Evolution of Religion
"We must avoid falling into a fundamental error in thinking that the words ‘Jew’ and ‘Israelite ‘ are convertible terms, also that the labels Jew and Semite are synonymous."
Brig-General W.H. Fasken
"Among the anti-Semites none is more interesting than the tender-hearted variety. Their anti-Semitism is always based on a compliment. They tell us: 'You are the salt of the earth'-and there are Jews who feel themselves extraordinarily flattered. Yet I do not consider it a compliment to be called 'The Salt of the earth.' The salt is used for someone else's food. It dissolves in that food. And salt is good only in small quantities. If there is too much salt in the food you throw out the food and the salt with it. That is to say, certain countries can digest a certain number of Jews; once that number has been passed, something drastic must happen: the Jews must go.
They call us not only salt, but leaven. The Jews are not only the salt of the earth, but also a valuable ferment. They produce extraordinary ideas. They provide initiative, energy' they start things. But this compliment, too, is of a doubtful sort. There is a very fine difference between a ferment and a parasite. If the ferment is increased by ever so little beyond a certain point, it becomes a parasitical growth So those who wish to be polite call us 'ferments'; others, less polite, and less scientific, prefer to call us 'parasites'."
Trial & Error
"More dangerous than the violent, raving fanatic is the moderate, 'reasonable' persuader, the 'polite bigot' as Melvin Tumin has called him, who talks in a quiet voice. He begins by denying his anti-Semitism and then goes on to enumerate the faults he sees in the Jew. What is he trying to do in fact? He is simply demanding that the Jews be superior to all other peoples in the world: there must not be among them any criminals, greedy, dishonest, or selfish people. In a world full of fierce nationalisms they are accused of helping only each other; in societies dominated by the profit motive and the cash nexus they are accused of 'worshipping the golden calf'; in a world that stimulates competition to the highest degree they are condemned for 'disloyal competition.' Finally, in a world that has been persecuting them for centuries, the Jew has often been labeled as malevolent and revengeful. We come back, in fact, to the magnificent speech Shakespeare wrote for Shylock.
Therefore, to reject anti-Semitism is not to build up a false and idealized image of the Jews; it is simply to accept them as human beings as they are and have been made by their history, 'with warts and all'-as Cromwell wanted to be painted. It is not even to try and see them as 'a people like all others', for no doubt there is something unique and tragic in their destiny: and this peculiarity has to be fully accepted as a part of the infinite variety of mankind. But is not every people, like every individual unique? And is not freedom really the right to be different?"
A Short History of Anti-Semitism
"It is absurd to turn Israel into the center of the world, the ferment of peoples, the subverter of all nations: but that is exactly what is done by both the friends and enemies of the Jews. They attach an excessive importance to them, which Jewish vanity, that wild and characteristic vanity (cette vanite sauvage et chartacteristique), has accepted willingly. But of this vanity we must be rid."
L' Antisemitisme, son histoire et ses causes
"You dangerously overestimate us Jews, and you insist on loving our entire people. I do not ask, I decidedly do not wish, that we be loved in this fashion (we, or for that mater, and other people). All I ask of you is justice, nothing else, nothing more. In the name of that justice I proclaim our right to number among us professional and emotional criminals, brutes of every description, ignoble men and women. A man who would refuse us this inalienable right, given to all other peoples, condemns us to a shameful death. The pitiless battle against anti-Semitism is your concern. For if this hatred is sometimes a mortal danger to us, for you it is a disease, a cancer, that you carry within yourselves."
(Letter of a Hungarian Jew quoted in The Saving Remnant by Herbert Agar)
"Once, the locus of international anti-Semitism was on the Right; today it is on the Left. The two havens of post-Holocaust Jewry, Israel and the United States, are the two states that have been under assault by the international Left almost since the end of World War II. "U.S. imperialism" and "Zionist racism" are the Great Satan's of Leftist imagination. Within the United States, the PLO and other Arab terrorists have struck alliances with racist and anti-Semitic black "nationalists" like Louis Farrakhan, while allies of Farrakhan have become part of the "progressive" rainbow of the Democratic Party. And prominent, still, in this broad movement of the contemporary Left are Jews laboring under the same illusion as the Jewish radicals of the past: that they are a light unto the nations; that their revolution will bring about a messianic transformation of communal hatred into socialist harmony, human evil into social good; that it will mean a tikkun olam.
What accounts for the persistence of this self-destructive commitment to the messianic ambitions of the revolutionary Left?
The Politics of Bad Faith
"Arab hostility to Israel, for instance, is a prime example of collective enmity independent of mystical anti-Semitism, at least in the case of Muslim Arabs. Despite the second-class status in traditional Islam of Jews, Islam has no theory of anti-Semitism. The role assigned the Jews is not sinister. The odium is not theological. At the very outset Muhammad proclaims the message of Moses-The One God. He dropped, of course, the other half of Judaism, the covenant between the One God and His Chosen People, the Jews; Muhammad replaced the Jews with the community of the Believers, just like Christianity, which replaced the historic Israel with the True Israel embodied in the Mystic Church of the Savior of Mankind and Lord of the Universe.
Yet that did not change the nature of Allah, who, all-powerful, all-knowing, Creator and King of the Universe, like Yahweh, stands outside his creation. The sacral is not on earth. There is no mediator between Allah and his people, nor is an intermediary conceivable. The concept of the Incarnation, of Redemption through a Divine Son sacrificed as a vicarious atonement for others-these fundamental concepts are as alien to Islam as to Judaism. Hence there is no place in Islam for The Jew as the personification of primordial Evil: without the Incarnation, without the Universe of God counterpoised to the Universe of Satan, there is no cosmology to serve as framework for the satanic role of the Jews.
The hostility of Muslim Arabs today to Israel today, accordingly, however ferocious, is not a form of mystical anti-Semitism. Its theological root is merely the conviction that Jews should be subject to Islam-like everyone else: the Jews are not special."
The Satanizing of the Jews: Origin and Development of Mystical Anti-Semitism
"The Jew has become the archetypal modern man. But this only another way of saying that the rest of us are now almost as badly off as the Jews-which culturally speaking is true."
"Every single Jew I can think of who has reached the highest levels of attainment in the modern era has repudiated Judaism: Spinoza, Heine and Mendelssohn, if anyone wants to include them, Marx, Disraeli, Freud, Mahler, Einstein, Trotsky, Kafka, Wittgenstein, Shoenberg.*So it seems , rather, that freedom from that most tribal, observance-ridden and past-oriented of religions is a precondition of true and deep originality."
*Shoenberg returned publicly to the faith in 1933, but made it clear that this was not a religious conversion but a declaration of solidarity with the Jews in the face of Nazi persecution.
"Transfigured by the lurid light of its eventful history, the name Jerusalem, or the "City of Peace", might seem to have been given in irony. Of all the cities in the world, Jerusalem is the least entitled to this appellation. The "City of Sieges' would be a more appropriate title, for it is one of the distinctive facts about Jerusalem that it has sustained more terrible and destructive sieges than any city on earth."
John L. Stoddard (Lectures Vol II 1897)
"The nightmare of the Holocaust brings everything else in question and will haunt me to my last breath."
New York Jew
:.....Israel has turned the liquidation of Europe's Jews into an asset. Our murdered relatives are being enlisted to enable Israel to continue not giving a damn about international decisions against the occupation. The suffering our parents endured in the ghettoes and concentration camps that filled Europe, the physical and mental anguish and torment that our parents were subjected to every single day since the "liberation,' are used as weapons to thwart any international criticism of the society we are creating here. This is a society with built-in discrimination on the basis of nationality, and the discrimination is spreading on either side of the Green Line. This is a society that is systematically continuing to banish the Palestinian nation from its land and usurp its rights as a nation and its chances for a humane future."
-Amira Hass (Israeli journalist)
"With regard to Israel, the Holocaust may be used to forestall political criticism and suppress debate; it reinforces the sense of Jews as an eternally beleaguered people who can rely for their defense only upon themselves. The invocation of the suffering endured by the Jews under the Nazis often takes the place of rational argument, and is expected to convince doubters of the legitimacy of current Israeli government policy."
Paula Hyman (Professor of modern Jewish history at Yale University)
"The word itself, Semitic, deals with Afro-Asian people. If I am anti-Semitic, I am against myself. You have Arabs, and they are called Semitic people. Semi means half. They are in-between. There is a mixture of the blood of Africa and Asia and Europe in there, and you have what you call a Semitic people….Now, most of those who call me anti-Semitic are not Semites themselves. These are Jews that adopted the faith of Judaism up in Europe: they’re called Ashkenazi Jews. They have nothing to do with the Middle East-they’re Europeans."
"It is not acceptable for an American Jew to tell us that he is suffering as much as an American Black. It is not true, and you can tell it is not true by the way he claims it to be true."
See ADL Research report, Louis Farrakhan, The Campaign to Manipulate Public Opinion. A Study in the Packaging of Bigotry
Book: "The Black Hundreds"…about the rise of anti-Semitism in Russia
The attitude of the extreme right toward the protocols after 1985 has shown on occasion similar reservations. The fundamentalists selling the Protocols in front of Moscow subway stations and churches have argued that they were the literal truth. Those catering for a more sophisticated public have conceded that the book cannot be considered, strictly speaking, a historical document, but is merely an "artistic expression" of views widely held at the time. The editors of Russian literary magazine publishing the Protocols and fully admit the possibility that the Zionists did not write them. " Nevertheless, it was their duty to publish them so that "readers could form their own opinion." To be on the safe side, the editors preceded the Protocols and fully admit the possibility that the Zionists did not write them. To be on the safe side, the editors preceded the Protocols in each issue with an article by a distinguished Russian philosopher of Jewish origin, Semyon Frank."
According to its early version the conspiracy was based on an anonymous, amorphous organization-the "Sanhedrin," an alliance between the Jews and the Masons. Later the Alliance Israelite Universale became the main culprit, but after about 1920 the Alliance disappeared and the chief role was attributed to the world Zionist movement. "
Black Hundred …The rise of the extreme Right in Russia
"This land of Eden, (Russia) now opens its gates to you
Her sons now call you "brother!"
How long will you dwell among them as a guest,
And why do you now affront them?....
Raise your head high, straighten your back,
And gaze with loving eyes upon them,
Open your heart to wisdom and knowledge,
Become an enlightened people and speak their language....
Be a man abroad and a Jew in your tent,
A brother to your countrymen and a servant to your king...."
(1866) Judah Leib Gordon
"In Marx's view, the evil was social and economic. 'Let us', he wrote, 'consider the real Jew. Not the Sabbath Jew....but the everyday Jew.' What, he asked , was 'the profane basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly cult of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly god? Money. The Jews had gradually conveyed this 'practical' religion to all society:
Money is the jealous God of Israel, besides which no other god may exist. Money abases all the gods of mankind and changes them into commodities. Money is the self-sufficient value of all things. It has, therefore, deprived the whole world, both the human world and nature, of their own proper value. Money is the alienated essence of man's work and existence: this essence dominates him and he worships it. The god of the Jews has been secularized and has become the god of this world.
The Jews, Marx continued, were turning Christians into replicas of themselves, so that the once staunchly Christian New Englanders, for example, were now the slaves of Mammon. Using his money-power, the Jew had emancipated himself and had gone on to enslave Christianity. The Jew-corrupted Christian 'is convinced he has no other destiny here below than to become richer than his neighbors' and 'the world is a stock exchange'. Marx argued that the contradiction between the Jew's theoretical lack of political rights and 'the effective political power of the Jew' is the contradiction between politics and 'the power of money in general'. Political power supposedly overrides money; in fact 'it has become its bondsman'. Hence: 'It is from its own entrails that civil society ceaselessly engenders the Jew.
Marx's solution, therefore, is not like Bauer's, religious, but economic. The money-Jew had become the 'universal anti-social element of the present time'. To 'make the Jew impossible' it was necessary to abolish the 'preconditions' and the 'very possibility' of the kind of money activities for which he was notorious. Once the economic framework was changed, Jewish 'religious consciousness would evaporate like some insipid vapour in the real, life-giving air of society'. Abolish the Jewish attitude to money, and both the Jew and his religion, and the corrupt version of Christianity he had imposed on the world, would simply disappear: 'In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.' Or again: 'In emancipating itself from hucksterism and money, and thus from real and practical Judaism, our age would emancipate itself."
A History of the Jews
"We have the same enemies as Iraq-America, Israel, and Turkey....America and Israel are both waging wars against Russia and Iraq. This country (Iraq) is our faithful ally who will never betray us."
"True, even after 1986 many opponents of the Jews would deny that they were anti-Semites, referring to the fact that the Arabs were also Semites and that they had nothing against them. But this argument was not exactly novel: Beginning in 1935, the Ministry of Propaganda in Nazi Germany had issued instructions not use the term "anti-Semitism" because it was offensive to Arabs. The last issue of the standard work on the subject, the Handbuch der Judenfrage (1944) stated expresis verbis that the concept "anti-Semitism" was "unsuitable because there are other people with Semitic languages such as the Arabs who stand in complete opposition to the Jews."
"You audaciously believe that you are God's chosen people , and yet you do not have one yard of ground to call your own. You are persecuted and are only safe when you keep concealed. If you are found, you are executed."
"Only those suffering from gross ignorance, or actuated by malice, could accuse (the Zionist movement) of the desire of establishing an independent Jewish kingdom."
-David Wolffsohn (President and Chairman of the executive Committee of the Tenth Zionist Congress), address opening the Congress, Basel, Switzerland Aug 9,1911
"The world will gain as Israel gains. For there will be a community in the van of the East which carries the culture and sympathies of every great nation in its bosom; there will be a land set for a halting-place of enmities, a neutral ground for the East as Belgium is for the West."
George Eliot (through the lips of Deutsch-Mordecai in her book Daniel Deronda)
"The Jews are the mildest of men....passionately hostile to violence. That obstinate sweetness which they conserve in the midst of the most atrocious persecution, that sense of justice and of reason which they put up as their sole defense against a hostile, brutal, and unjust society, is perhaps the best part of the message they bring to us and the true mark of their greatness."
Anti-Semite and Jew (1946)
"I was ignorant-like the rest of the Christian world-of the fact that the Jew had a record as a soldier."
(1898 Essay Concerning the Jews)
"Arise! Show that the former overwhelming might of your oppressors has but repressed the courage of the descendants of those heroes whose alliance of brothers would have done honor even to Sparta and Rome, but all the two thousand years of treatment as slaves have not succeeded in stifling it."
(Appeal by Napoleon Bonaparte to the Jewish Nation)
"The Zionist pioneers not only called for a transplanting of Jews and a revival of the ancestral vocation, they also denied that the Jewish problem could be solved through assimilation and liberal reform. In the eyes of rational contemporaries they were mad."
"I became a Zionist as a result of the Dreyfus trial. I can still see the accused entering the court, dressed in his artillery uniform, decorated with gold stripes; the shouts of the frenzied crowd jamming the streets in front of the Ecole Militaire still resound in my ears: "Death to the Jews!" Death to all the Jews because one of them was a traitor? And was he really a traitor? The Dreyfus case represents more than an error in the law. It expresses the desire of the vast majority of people in France: to condemn a Jew and through him, all Jews. Since that time "down with the Jews" has become a war-cry."
"We are a people, one people. We have everywhere tried honestly to integrate with the national communities surround us and to retain only our faith. We are not permitted to do so.....In vain do we exert ourselves to increase the glory of our fatherlands by achievements in art and in science and their wealth by our contributions to commerce....We are denounced as strangers....If only they would leave us in peace....But I do not think they will."
Herzl (London Jewish Chronicle, 17 Jan 1896)
"Therefore I believe that a wondrous breed of Jews will spring up from the earth. The Maccabees will rise again."
-Theodor Herzl (pamphlet The Jewish State 1896)
"Yes, they have arisen-'the children of those whose ancestor was Judah, the lion of the Maccabees." They have indeed arisen and washed away with their own blood the shame which previously stained and humbled dying Jews."
"I am all in favor of the kikes going to Palestine. The sooner they take off the better."
"Anti-Semites among our young men? They do exist then, do they? This idiotic poison has really already overthrown their intellects and corrupted their souls? What a saddening, what a disquieting element for the twentieth century which is about to dawn. A hundred years after the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a hundred years after the supreme act of tolerance and emancipation, we go back to religious warfare, to the most odious and the most stupid of fanaticisms!"
"It was quite extraordinary; what had happened? This man was not the Dr. Herzl that I had seen before, and with whom I was in discussion as recently as the night before. Before us stood a marvelous superior being, kingly in bearing and stature, with profound eyes in which could be seen a quiet majesty and an indescribable sadness. This was not the elegant Dr. Herzl of Vienna; this man was a royal scion of the House of David, risen from the dead, clothed in legend, fantasy and beauty. Everyone remained seated, holding their breath, as if in the presence of a miracle.....Then, a burst of applause filled the hall; for fifteen minutes, the delegates clapped, shouted and waved their handkerchiefs. The dream of two thousand years was just about to come true; it was as if Messiah, son of David, had appeared amongst us; and in the middle of this joyous tumult, I was filled with an overpowering desire to cry out at the top of my voice so that everyone would hear: "Hehi hamelech! Long Live the King!"
(a witness to Dr. Herzl speaking to the Zionist Congress in Basel 1896)
"At Basel, I created the Jewish state...If I stated that in public today, it would be received with laughter all over the world. Perhaps in five years time, however, and certainly within fifty, the whole world will understand."
(Herzl in 1897)
'"Whoever, directly or indirectly, puts forward the slogan of a Jewish 'national culture' (whatever his good intentions may be), is an enemy of the proletariat , a supporter of the old....an accomplice of the rabbis and the bourgeoisie..."
"In the last analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism."
"I promise to the Christian world that we are responsible for and will take care of the holy places of all religions here. For all people, I promise them, we will take care."
General Shlomo Goren
(Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Armed Forces...upon the capture of Jerusalem-10A.M. Wed. June 1967)
"We have returned to the holiest of our holy places, never to depart from it again."
The attempt to solve the Jewish question through the migration of the Jews to Palestine can now be seen for what it is, a tragic mockery of the Jewish people.....Never was it so clear as it is today, that the salvation of the Jewish people is bound up inseparably with the overthrow of the capitalist system."
"I must admit that this first meeting with our Ishmael cousins was far from joyful. A depressing feeling of fear filled my soul, as if I were before a huge, menacing wall. I saw that they felt they were citizens of this country, land of my ancestors, and I their descendant, I was returning to this land as a stranger, son of a foreign land, of a foreign people....I was suddenly crushed, overwhelmed with regrets rising up from the depths of my being. Perhaps my whole enterprise was vain and hollow, perhaps my dream of a rebirth of Israel on the ancestral land was only a dream that had no place in reality."
-Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (September 1881) upon disembarking at Jaffa
"Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel. It will remain in Israel."
"Begin is clearly a Hitlerist type. He is a racist willing to destroy all the Arabs for the sake of the completeness of the country, sanctifying all means for the sake of the sacred end-absolute rule. I see in him a severe danger to the internal and external situation of Israel. I cannot forget the little I know of his activity, and it has one clear significance: the murder of scores of Jews, Arabs, and Englishmen in the demolition of the King David Hotel; the pogrom in Dir Yassin and the murder of Arab women and children; the Altalena which was designed for the seizure of power by force; the stoning of the Knesset by an incited rabble on the instructions of Begin-and had I not used the army t o prevent the rabble from breaking into the Knesset, there would have been a massacre of Knesset members. These are not isolated acts, but a revelation of method, character, and aspiration..."
"...as resistance movements, Irgun and Stern Group were legitimate children of history, in their specific ideology they were illegitimate offspring of Jabotinsky's national liberalism. They treated him as their patron saint, as the Russians treat Karl Marx, and with about as much justification. They have inherited the Revisionists' maximalist program, their contempt for the official Zionist leadership, their sense of grievance and hatred of the parties of the Left, but nothing of Jabotinsky's liberalism, Western orientation, European spirit. Their ideology was primitive chauvinism, their language a stream of emotional bombast accompanied by Biblical thunderings. They were not Fascists, however, unless we call the Maccabean prophet who ordered King Saul to go out and smite Amalek, and not to spare the women and aged ones nor the suckling at its mother's breast. The Old Testament, taken as a practical guide to twentieth-century politics, is a more pernicious influence than Hitler's Mein Kampf."
"I do not doubt that Begin hates Hitler, but that hatred does not prove that he is any different. When I first heard him make a speech over the radio, I could hear the voice and screeching of Hitler. And when I saw in the Knesset the fervor on the faces of Begin and Ben Eliezer, I was familiar with that murderous expression..."
"Begin was a leading figure in two episodes which were instrumental in inducing Britain to quit. On 29 June 1946 the British made a dawn swoop on the Jewish Agency. Some 2,718 Jews were arrested. The object was to produce a more moderate Jewish leadership. It failed. Indeed, since Irgun was untouched, it strengthened Begin's hand. he got Haganah to agree to blow up the King David Hotel, where part of the British administration was housed. The agreed object was to humiliate, not to kill. But the risk of mass murder was enormous. Weizmann got to hear of the plot and threatened to resign and tell the world why. Haganah told Begin to call it off but he refused. At lunchtime on 22 July, 1946, six minutes ahead of schedule, about 700 lb of high explosive demolished one wing of the hotel, killing twenty eight British, forty-one Arabs and seventeen Jews, plus five other people A sixteen-year-old schoolgirl gave a warning phone call as part of the plan. There is a conflict of evidence over what happened next. Begin always insisted that adequate warning was given and blamed the British authorities for the deaths. He mourned the Jewish casualties alone..."
A History of the Jews
"Jerusalem, the holy city, is for me an uncivil hell. In a smoldering populace, factions barely coexist by ignoring one another, repressing one another, or avenging themselves upon one another. Three different currencies are in use, whole sections of the city are shut down on different days each week (for the various religious holidays), a babble of every conceivable language is trying not to communicate with any other.
Small riots, clashes, street friskings, car bombings occur each day as matters of no consequence.
The secular Israelis are at civil war with the Haredim, the ultra-Orthodox Jews. The latter have been torching bus-stop shelters postered with "pornographic" bathing-suit advertisements. They've also been fire-bombing movie theaters that stay open on the Sabbath, attacking and throwing stones at Israeli women wearing slacks, and gaining seats in the Knesset. Some secular Israelis have responded by bombing an Orthodox synagogue.
Christian feuds with Christian. Each Friday, representatives of the major Christian faiths (Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox) come to ritual blows about whose dedicatory lamp will hang closest to the Holy Sepulcher slab on which Christ's body supposedly was laid.
Muslim fights with Muslim-the liberal reformers versus the fundamentalists, the followers of Haddad versus the followers of Arafat.
There must be something in the water.
Everyone preaches "brotherhood".
The Demon Lover
"I will make an end to all nations-but not to Israel."
"Opposition to Zionism could henceforth be considered disloyalty to the United States."
Supreme Court Justice Brandeis (1918 from a letter )
"The allegation that Christopher Columbus and five of the seamen who manned his ships, and four of the principal supporters of his "great adventure" were Jewish is also contained in Jews, Justice and Judaism by Robert St. John...and further covered in Sails of Hope: The Secret Mission of Christopher Columbus by Simon Wiesenthal"
The Shady Side of America
Churchill on July 2, 1943, about the creation of a Jewish state.
I'm committed to creation of a Jewish National Home in Palestine. Let us go on with that; and at end of war we shall have plenty of force with which to compel the Arabs to acquiesce in our designs. Don't shirk our duties because of difficulties....
(from Churchill's notebooks)
The New York Times, Sun Jan 22,2006
The Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of his Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to and approved by the Cabinet-
His Majesty's government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
(Balfour also wrote the following memorandum in 1919)
"The contradiction between the letter of the Covenant and the policy of the Allies is even more flagrant in the case of the independent nation of Palestine than in that of the independent nation of Syria. For in Palestine we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country, though the American Commission* has been going through the form of seeing what they are. The four great powers are committed to Zionism and Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land.
In my opinion that is right. What I have never been able to understand is how it can be harmonized with the (Anglo French) declaration, the Covenant, or the instructions to the Commission of Enquiry....
In fact, so far as Palestine is concerned, the powers have made no statement of fact that is not admittedly wrong, and no declaration of policy which, at least in the letter, they have not always intended to violate."
Balfour (a memorandum he wrote on Syria, Palestine and Iraq in Aug 1919)
"And so, 'Speaking as an American,' the banker and philanthropist Jacob H. Schiff said, ' I cannot for one moment concede that one can be at the same time a true American and an honest adherent to the Zionist movement.' He insisted that Zionism could find no justification whatever in Jewish scripture or religious teaching. And most emphatic and important of he said that 'the agitation for a Jewish state is apt to retard the Americanization of thousands who, in recent years, have come among us, and whose success and happiness (must) depend upon the readiness with which the newcomers shall be able in their civic condition-as separate from their faith-to become absorbed into the American People'. He was echoed by Henry Morgenthau Sr: 'We Jews of America have found America to be our Zion. Therefore I refuse to allow myself to be called a Zionist. I am an American."
The Controversy of Zion
"To this day, Zionism and the Jewish state which the movement would create have been more divisive in the Jewish world than modernity itself. A response to Zionism and the State of Israel, for or against, would become the motive power of every form of Jewish fundamentalism. It is largely through Zionism that secular modernity has entered Jewish life and changed it forever. This is because the first Zionists were brilliantly successful in turning the land of Israel, one of the holiest symbols of Judaism, into a rational, mundane, practical reality. Instead of contemplating it mystically of halakhically, the Zionists settled the Land physically, strategically, and militarily. For the vast majority of the Orthodox, in these early years, this was to trample blasphemously upon a sacred reality. It was a deliberate act of profanation that defied centuries of religious tradition.
For the secular Zionists were quite blatant about their rejection of religion. Their movement was indeed a rebellion against Judaism. Many of them were atheists, socialists, Marxists. Very few of them observed the commandments of the Torah. Some of them positively hated religion, which they thought had failed the Jewish people by encouraging them to sit back passively and wait for the Messiah. Instead of helping them to struggle against persecution and oppression, religion had inspired Jews to retire from the world in strange mystical exercises or the study of arcane texts. The spectacle of Jews weeping and clinging to the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the last relic of the ancient Temple, filled many Zionists with dismay. This apparently craven dependence upon the supernatural was the obverse of everything that they were trying to achieve. The Zionists wanted to create a fresh Jewish identity, a New Jew, liberated from the unhealthy, confining life of the ghetto. The New Jew would be autonomous, the controller of his own destiny in his own land. But this quest for roots and self-respect amounted to a declaration of independence from Jewish religion."
The Battle for God
"For Shapira, the Land was too holy to be settled by any ordinary Jew, let alone by self-confessed Zionist rebels. Only the religious zealot who devoted his entire life to study and prayer could live there safely. Wherever there is a holy object, like Eretz Israel (the Land of Israel), evil forces gather to attack it. The Zionists, Shapira explained, were simply the external manifestation of these demonic influences. The Holy Land itself, therefore, was teeming with wicked forces "which excite God's anger and fury." Instead of God, it was Satan that now dwelt in Jerusalem. The Zionists who "pretend to 'ascend' to the land, are in fact, descending to the depths of hell. The Holy Land was empty of God and had become an inferno. Eretz Israel was not a homeland, as the Zionists maintained, but a battlefield. The only people who could safely dwell there in these terrible times were not householders and farmers, but holy warriors, 'zealous fearers of God," "valiant men of war" who set out "to fight the just war for the residue of God's heritage in the holy mountain of Jerusalem." The whole Zionist enterprise imbued Shapira with existential terror. Teitelbaum saw the Zionists as the latest manifestation of the evil hubris that had consistently brought disasters upon the Jewish people: the Tow of Babel, the idolatry of the Golden Calf, the Bar Kochba rebellion in the second century CE which had cost thousands of Jewish lives, and t he Shab betai Zevi fiasco. But Zionism was the heresy par excellence: this was brazen arrogance which shook the very foundations of the world. It was no wonder that God had sent the Holocaust.!"
The Battle for God
"the Arab, like all Semites, possesses a sharp intelligence and great cunning.....(The Arabs) see through our activity in the country and its purpose but they keep silent, since for the time being they do not fear any danger for their future. When however the life of our people in Palestine develops to the point when the indigenous people feel threatened, they will not easily give way any longer. How careful must we be in dealing with an alien people in whose midst we want to settle! How essential it is to practice kindness and esteem towards them!....If ever the Arab judges the action of his rivals to be oppression or the robbing of his rights, then even if he is silent and waits for his time, the rage will stay alive in his heart."
Ahad Ha'Am....(The Truth from Palestine,1891)
"Our starting point is to take the typical Yid of today and to imagine his diametrical opposite....Because the Yid is ugly, sickly, and lacks decorum, we shall endow the ideal image of the Hebrew with masculine beauty. The Yid is trodden upon and easily frightened and, therefore, the Hebrew ought to be proud and independent. The Yid is despised by all and, therefore, the Hebrew ought to charm all. The Yid has accepted submission and, therefore, the Hebrew ought to learn to command. The Yid wants to conceal his identity from strangers and, therefore, the Hebrew should look the world straight in the eye and declare, "I am a Hebrew."
" To settle the question for good and, it was hoped fervently, for all, in March 1921 Churchill called a Middle East conference at Cairo. During the conference Churchill announced that he favored a Jewish state in Palestine, and he spoke lyrically about Zion's "splendid open-air men" and beautiful women who were making the "desert blossom like the rose. As to the Arabs, he declared, his policy was "to run both Ibn Saud and Hussein" and to "dole out benefits of various kinds to each on condition they play our game & don't bite each other."
"....one of the main factors that has enabled Israel to survive is the disunity in the Arab world. If the Arab world were ever united, the odds against Israel would be 180 million Arabs against 4.7 million Israelis, of which one million are actually Arabs. If the confrontation were to become Muslim against Jew, rather than Arab against Jew, the odds would increase by 55 million Iranians."
George Bush Vs Saddam Hussein
"The contradiction between the letter of the Covenant and the policy of the Allies is even more flagrant in the case of the independent nation of Palestine that in that of the independent nation of Syria. For in Palestine we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country, though the American Commission has been going through the form of seeing what they are. The four great powers are committed to Zionism and Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, in present needs in future hopes, of far profounder import that the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land.
In my opinion that is right. What I have never been able to understand is how it can be harmonized with the (Anglo-French) declaration, the Covenant, or the instruction to the Commission of Enquiry. In fact , so far as Palestine is concerned, the powers have made no statement of fact that is not admittedly wrong and no declaration of policy which, at least in the letter, they have not always intended to violate.
"Unfortunately, the United States for years has had policy-makers in Washington who are as befuddled by Arab ways as Thomas was. They understand little about the Arabs and almost nothing about Islam, and their ignorance has put the West on a collision course with the Arab psyche, as though terrorists were born instead of made, thus conveniently ignoring Arab grievances rooted in a century of being deceived and humiliated by Western powers.
"The Soviet Union and the Arab states, followed by the international left in general, later came to believe that the creation of Israel was the work of a capitalist-imperialist conspiracy. But the facts show the reverse. Neither the American State Department nor the British Foreign Office wanted a Jewish state. They foresaw disaster for the West in the area if one were created. The British War Office was equally strong in opposition, So was the US Defense Department. Its Secretary, James Forrestal, bitterly denounced the Jewish lobby: 'No group in this country should be permitted to influence our policy to the point where it could endanger our national security.' The British and American oil companies were even more vehement in opposing the new state. Speaking for the oil interests, Max Thornburg, of Cal-Tex, said that Truman had 'extinguished the moral prestige of America' and destroyed 'Arab faith in her ideals'. It is impossible to point to any powerful economic interest, in either Britain or the United States, which pushed for the creation of Israel. In both countries, the overwhelming majority of her friends were on the left."
A History of the Jews
"Zionism be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long traditions, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import that the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit the ancient land"
"Without a Zion, and a place of deliverance, we must fall; because the time is near when the sun will be darkened, the moon turn to blood, the stars fall from heaven, and the earth reel to and fro. Then, if this is the case, and if we are not sanctified and gathered to the places where God has appointed, (despite) with all our former professions and our great love for the Bible, we must fall, we cannot stand; we cannot be saved; for God will gather out his Saints from the gentiles and then comes desolation or destruction and none can escape except the pure in heart who are gathered."
Joseph Smith (1854) (from a speech in Missouri)
"Jews and blood-are there two greater opposites than these? Is this the dream of the return to Zion which our people dreamt of for thousands of years: that we should come to Zion and pollute its soil with the spilling of innocent blood?"
Ahad Ha-am (a letter to the Hebrew paper Ha'aretz 1922)
"I am a Zionist, because the Jewish people are a very nasty people, and its neighbors hate it, and they are right; its end in the Dispersion will be a general Bartholomew's Night, and the only rescue is general immigration to Palestine."
"Why should our endeavor be so loved, and the performance so loathed?
Paris, Mar 3,
Dear Mr. Frankfurter: I want to take this opportunity of my first contact with American Zionists to tell you what I have often been able to say to Dr. Weizmann in Arabia and Europe.
We feel that the Arabs and Jews are cousins in race, having suffered similar oppressions at the hands of powers stronger than themselves, and by a happy coincidence have been able to take the first step towards the attainment of their national ideals together.
We Arabs especially the educated among us, look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement. Our deputation here in Paris is fully acquainted with the proposals submitted yesterday by the Zionist Organization to the Peace Conference, and we regard them as moderate and proper. We will do our best, in so far as we are concerned, to help them through: we will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home.
With the chiefs of your movement, especially Dr. Weizmann, we have had and continue to have the closest relations. He has been a great helper of our cause, and I hope the Arabs may soon be in a position to make the Jews some return for their kindness. We are working together for a reformed and revived Near East, and our two movements complete one another. The Jewish movement is national and not imperialist. Our movement is national and not imperialist, and there is room in Syria for us both. Indeed I think that neither can be a real success without the other.
People less informed and less responsible than our leaders and yours, ignoring the need for cooperation of the Arabs and Zionists have been trying to exploit the local difficulties that must necessarily arise in Palestine in the early stages of our movements. Some of them have, I am afraid, misrepresented your aims to the Arab peasantry, and our aims to the Jewish peasantry, with the result that interested parties have been able to make capital out of what they call our differences.
I wish to give you my firm conviction that these differences are not on questions of principle, but on matters of detail such as must inevitably occur in every contact of neighboring peoples, and as are easily adjusted by mutual good will. Indeed nearly all of them will disappear with fuller knowledge.
I look forward, and my people with me look forward, to a future in which we will help you and you will help us, so that the countries in which we are mutually interested may once again take their places in the community of civilized peoples of the world.
Yours sincerely, (Sgd.) Feisal 5 March 1919
"It is impossible to dream of a voluntary agreement between us and the Arabs....Not now, and not in the foreseeable future....Every nation civilized or primitive, sees its land as its national home, where it wants to stay as the sole landlord forever. Such a nation will never willingly consent to a new landlords or even to partnership."
"Betar, is structured around the principle of discipline. Its aim is to turn Betar into.....a world organism that would be able, at a command from the center, to carry out at the same moment, through the scores of its limbs, the same action in every city and every state. The opponents of Betar maintain that this does not accord with the dignity of free men and it entails becoming a machine. I suggest not to be ashamed and respond with pride: Yes, a machine.
Because it is the highest achievement of a multitude of free human beings to be able to act together with the absolute precision of a machine."
"If our dreams of Zionism should be dissolved in the smoke of the revolvers of assassins and if our efforts for its future should provoke a new wave of banditry worthy of the Nazi Germans, many persons like myself will have to consider the position that we have maintained so firmly for such a long time."
Winston Churchill (Speech to House of Commons)
"I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy not approved by the Jews. Marshall and Forrestal found that. I am going to try to have one...This does not mean that I am anti-Jewish, but I believe in what George Washington said in his Farewell Address that an emotional attachment should not interfere....
John Foster Dulles (U.S. Secretary of State 1957)
"I am telling you, what each one of you thinks deep in his heart: there is only one solution, no other, no partial solution: the Arabs out!....Do not ask me how....Let me become defense minister for two months and you will not have a single cockroach around here! I promise you a clean Eretz Israel!"
"There was one incident on the Mount later that day that Narkiss left out of his memoirs. Thirty years later, terminally ill, he told it to Israeli journalist Nadav Shragai, on condition that it be published only after his death. While soldiers still "wandered about the plaza as if they were dreaming," the rabbi walked up to the general. "Uzi,' Rabbi Goren said to me, 'Now is the time to put one hundred kilos of explosives in the Mosque of Omar (the Dome), and that's it, once and for all we'll be done with it.'
"I said to him, 'Rabbi stop.'
Goren said, 'Uzi you will go down in history for this.'
"I answered, 'I've already put my name in Jerusalem's history."
'But Rabbi Goren kept going, 'You don't grasp the immense meaning of this. This is an opportunity that can be exploited now, this minute. Tomorrow it will be impossible."
The End of Days: Fundamentalists and the Struggle for the Temple Mount
"The police reached a different conclusion. Eyewitness descriptions reminded a policeman of the Australian who'd caused trouble at the gate. A squad headed for his hotel room-where they found a bottle of gasoline and a piece of paper with the handwritten words "Mishmar Hasharon." The next morning police arrested Rohan. In questioning, he boasted of the crime. "God wanted me to build this Temple," he said. "Therefore if I am chosen one to do this, then I would have to prove this by destroying the Mosque."
Rabbi: "Our relation to God is a closer one than if we had already reached greatness on earth. "
King: "That might be so if your humility were voluntary. But it is involuntary, and if you had power you would slay."
Rabbi: "Thou hast touched our weak spot, O King of the Khazars."
(from Halevi's Kuzari, 1140)
"....Walking around a Haredi district in Jerusalem, the celebrated Israeli novelist Amos Oz recalled that the early Zionists detested Orthodox Judaism and "would have banished this reality from the world around them and from within their souls. In an eruption of hatred and loathing, they portrayed this world as a swamp, a heap of dead words and extinguished souls. To this secular hatred the Haredim have responded in kind. On the walls of the districts inhabited by members of Neturei Karta, Oz noted the black swastikas and graffiti: "Death to the Zionist Hitlerites." "To hell with (the Laborite mayor of Jerusalem) Teddy Kolleck." Oz was also reminded of his teacher, Dov Sadan, who had argued that secular Zionism was just a passing episode in Jewish history, and that Orthodox Judaism would reemerge, "swallow Zionism and digest it." Now as he wandered around the streets of this ultra-orthodox neighborhood, Oz felt claustrophobic and overwhelmed by the vitality of Haredi Judaism, "for as it grows and swells, it threatens your own spiritual existence and eats away at the roots of your own world, prepared to to inherit all when you and your kind are gone."
The Battle for God
"As the hundredth anniversary of the The Jewish State arrived, the tensions between Israel and Dispersion have in some ways become sharper. The Israeli Politician Yossi Beilen had already caused a stir by telling Jewish charitable audiences in the West that Israel was now self-sufficient and in no need of hand-outs, before the World Jewish Congress meeting in Jerusalem in January 1996, where the eminent Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua rounded on the Dispersion in terms rarely heard before. Not only could it keep its money, it could keep its Jews: 'We don't need you any more. We don't need either the money....or the political support.' Israel was now a prosperous self-sufficient state. And, to tell the truth, 'most of the population doesn't want any more aliyah...It's almost overcrowded here', though at least the indigenous population spoke Hebrew, and from now on 'we don't want to talk to you in broken English or French. We're going to talk to you only in Hebrew.' Apart from implicitly admitting what others had plainly said, that traditional Zionism was dead, this blew an icy blast of candour over the supposedly warm relations between Israel and western Jewry. Yehoshua may be near the knuckle when he says that the Dispersion secretly preferred Israel 'in distress and at war', since it gave world Jewry an identity and purpose, though a country which says it needs no money from outside, after having received as much as Israel has, is open to the charge of ingratitude, or at least of chutzpah."
The Controversy of Zion
"Theoretically the answer is Israel. But Israel is the sputtering fuse of World War III."
"In this sorry record, however, nothing presents a more ridiculous and degrading spectacle than that of the United States of America nervously offering to broker a deal on holy places in Jerusalem and Hebron and Bethlehem while doings its best to sell arms to all sides. Never before has a country that affirms the separation of church and state put itself in such an absurd position. yet all our newspapers and chat-shows and politicians behave as if this was to be expected: a weighty and natural responsibility instead of a farce and a disgrace. We are directly subsidizing and encouraging people who openly say-or whose religious leaders all say, and have in the past been willing to prove-that they would cheerfully take human life in order to save the symbolic honor of a mythical Prophet, or Redeemer, or Messiah.
(Free Inquiry Magazine)
"To Palestine?' Friedrich asked in amazement..
"What do you want there?"
It is our land. There we can be happy.'
Theodor Herzl, Altneuland (1902)
"So now the gang wants to be 'happy'?"
"I have the solution to the Jewish Question. I know it sounds mad; and at the beginning I shall be called mad more than once-until the truth of what I am saying is recognized in all its shattering force.'"
(Alongside the Muslims, there are about a dozen Christian communities, like the Copts in Egypt, followrs of the Monophysite church (with a section called the Coptic Catholic Church): the Maronite Church, which is an autonomous section of the Catholic Church; the Greek Orthodox Church(Maliki, meaning church of the King), which was the official church of the Byzantine empire, and the Greek Catholic Church; the Assyrian Nestorian Church and the Chaldaic (a branch of the former, which united with the Catholic Church); the Syrian Orthodox and Syrian Catholic Churches; the Armenian Orthodox (Gregorian) and the Armenian Catholic Churches; and the Protestant communities, also divided according to the origins of the missionaries who spread Protestantism among Christian communities in the East.
We have only mentioned the main branches, from the national and communal-religious points of view, not the national minorities, which are not very numerous in the Arab countries; such as the Turks, the Turkmans, and the Circassians, or syncretistic religions (combining elements from several religions) such as the Yezidis in Iraq, which are Kurds by language, the Mandites or Christians of John the Baptist, also found in Iraq, etc)
"We shall know how to keep the rabbis in their synagogues, and our generals in their barracks.."
"Monk returned to London and Ruskin paid his expenses to Palestine, whence, on arrival, he was deported as a nuisance in 1864. Destitute, he signed as seaman aboard a Boston-bound clipper and, being wrecked, swam the last part of the Atlantic. He was cast ashore bleeding and almost naked, so that, looking like a bear, he was shot as one, in semi-darkness, by a farmer. He lost his memory and mind and in this condition at last came home. He recovered after some years and at once returned to his obsession. The ‘day of trouble’, so long foretold, still had not come; the planet kept its accustomed place. He re-examined prophecy and decided that he had erred in recommending the union of Jews and Christians in the world-state to be set up in Jerusalem. Now he saw that what prophecy required God to do was first to put the Jews in possession of Palestine, and then to set up a worldwide organization with power to enforce the submission of nations to its law.
After a lifetime Monk thus stumbled on the fullness of the political plan of world dominion which is contained in the Old Testament, and still thought that he was interpreting divine prophecy. No evidence offers that he ever came in contact with the initiates and illuminates of the grand design. The only recorded Jewish money he was never offered was charitable gift of five pounds "if you are personally in want". He moved always in the company and at the cost of the bemused Gentile "Liberals".
He was forgotten in the Ottawa Valley when, in 1870 his hope (one must use the word) that "the day of troubles" was at last at hand was revived by a huge forest fire, which he took as a sign from heaven that the time had come. Somehow he made his way to London (1872) and to Hunt and Ruskin, who had thought him dead. Ruskin was wooing Rose La Touche, so that for the time he was unresponsive to warning of doom and wrote to the Prophet, "I acknowledge the wonderfulness of much that you tell me, but I simply do not believe that you can understand so much about God when you understand so little about man….you appear to me to be mad, but for aught I know I may be mad myself" (these last words, unhappily, were prescient).
Such admonitions were not new to the Prophet. His relatives and friends had ever implored him, if he felt called to improve mankind, to look around him at home: the lot of the Canadian Indians, or even of the Canadians, might be bettered. To a man who held the key to divine revelation advice of this kind was sacrilegious, and Monk, by way of various pamphlets, came at length to the idea of a "Palestine Restoration Fund". For this he borrowed a notion of Ruskin’s , originally devised to help Ruskin’s own country;’ namely, that wealthy folk should forfeit a tithe of their incomes for the purpose of reclaiming English wastelands. Monk decided that the tithe should serve a better object: the "return!"
By this time (1875) Ruskin was once more unnerved, first by the death of Rose La Touche and the next by the apparent imminence of one more distant war (this time a British-Russian one). Clearly the Prophet was right after all; the "day of troubles" was come. Ruskin signed Monk’s manifesto and dedicated a tenth of his income to the Prophet’s fund for the purchase of Palestine from the Sultan while the English wastelands stayed unreclaimed. When this was achieved, a congress of all nations was to set up a federation of the world in Jerusalem.
The Prophet, thus propped on his feet again, was further helped by Laurence Oliphant, a lion of the Victorian drawing rooms whom he had by chance met when he made his way about America, hobo-fashion. Oliphant was man of different type, a bold, cynical venturer, or adventurer. The idea of buying Palestine appealed to him, but he had no illusions about it. He wrote to Monk, "Any amount of money can be raised upon it, owing to the belief which people have that they would be fulfilling prophecy and bringing on the end of the world. I don’t know why they are so anxious for the latter event, but it makes the commercial speculation easy" Oliphant, as will be seen, did not trouble to hide his disdain for the Prophets message.
The Controversy of Zion
"By the 1860s the first American community in Palestine was established. This so-called colony crystallized around the controversial figure of George Washington Joshua Adams, an actor and Mormon Millenarian. He was an eternal adventurer who had already established his own church in Maine. Adams, who would prove to be an alcoholic and a crook, had set himself one great aim in life: He would return the Children of Israel to the Promised Land, so as to realize the visions of the Old Testament prophets and pave the way for the coming of Christ."
Dan Raviv & Yossi Melman
Friends in Deed
"We reaffirm our belief that in the modern world, a people cannot be both a universal religion and a nation. Our nationalism is American, our religion is Judaism, our loyalty is indivisible, and our homeland is only in the United States of America."
(American council for Judaism) a week before the official birth of Israel)
See Prophecy and politics, by Grace Halsell
"William Blackstone, a Methodist who was a successful businessman in Chicago, was prominent in the early Christian, pro-Zionist movement. In 1891 he wrote a memorandum to President Benjamin Harrison, asking him to sponsor an international conference of governments to decide in favor of a Jewish state in Palestine, Forty-thee prominent congressmen, governors, mayors, and leading industrialists such as J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller signed Blackstone’s petition.
Being more Zionist than the Zionist Jews, Blackstone was quickly spotted by the newly emerging Zionist movement in America. Encouraged by Louis Brandeis and others, Blackstone sent yet another petition to the White House-this time in 1916, urging President Woodrow Wilson to honor his own call for self-determination worldwide…"
Yossi Melman & Dan Raviv
Friends in Deed
It was Menachem Begin, more than any other Israeli leader, who understood the huge potential that Christian goodwill represented…..
"In addition, on the remote fringes of the fundamentalist movement are groups that are not content simply to wait for the Messiah. Since the return of the Jewish people to their land, including from Russia, is being completed, their theology suggests what the next step must be to make the Second Coming come sooner.
The Jews , they believe, should rebuild their Holy Temple-a third temple-on its ancient site in Jerusalem. And since there are two big mosques on the Temple Mount, some extremists believe it is time for them to be cleared away.
This is what Dennis Rohan tried to do. An Australian staying on a kibbutz and associated with a fundamentalist church in America, he set fire to the Al Aqsa mosque. The silver-domed building was badly damaged, and the Muslim world went alight with anger and high rhetoric including calls for jihad, or holy war. Israel, not wishing to fuel the religious aspect of the political and national dispute with the Arabs, moved quickly. Rohan was arrested, charged, found guilty, and imprisoned. But the authorities also declared the Australian insane, a verdict that conspiracy theorists in the Muslim world had trouble swallowing.
Christian extremists, who persist in wishing that the Temple Mount mosques could be flattened, find unlikely allies among Jewish extremists, mainly settlers in the West Bank. But even for right-wing Israeli governments, the idea is repugnant as well as political dynamite. Israeli authorities have done what they can to keep the extremists in check, and in May 1984 they arrested a group of Jewish terrorists who planned-among other things-to blow up the mosques……"
Israel’s entire Christian connection, not just its extremist aspect, bothers many Israelis as well as many American Jews.
Friends in deed
See: Taking Sides: America’s Secret Relations with a Militant Israel …Steven Green
"I first went to Jerusalem in 1979 to research a book dealing with Christians, Muslims and Jews. While there I met many third-generation Americans, such as Bobby and Linda Brown of Brooklyn who together with 25 other couples-half of them from the United States-moved onto land of the Palestinians and took the land at gunpoint. They staked off 750 acres and put a strong iron fence around it. Israeli soldiers guard this settlement night and day. That is illegal under every international law.
One evening, we sat under the stars looking at the flickering lights of Palestinian villages. Bobby Brown , with a wave of his arm, said "All the Palestinians have to leave this land. God gave this land to us, the Jews." This incident made a deep impression on me. I knew Bobby Brown could not use an Uzi-and confiscate land at gunpoint in Brooklyn. What made it all right for him to use a gun to take land from Palestinians? And moreover, why did we as Americans taxpayers give Israel the money to pay for the weapons-to confiscate Palestinian land? Had God deeded the land to Bobby Brown? Had the Palestinians been living there for 2,000 years, just holding it until Bobby Brown could claim it? I had to ask myself: Did I believe God had a Chosen Land and a Chosen People?
I returned home, and the questions remained. To research these questions, and how I and others felt about them, I signed to go on a conducted tour of the Holy Land with Jerry Falwell. On arrival in Jerusalem , our group went to the Old City and we approached the large Muslim grounds where the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque are located. "There", said our Israeli guide, pointing to the mosque, "we will build our third temple."
As we left the site, I remarked to Clyde, a retired Minneapolis business executive, that the guide said a temple would be built there. But, I asked, what about the mosque? It is one of the three most sacred shrines in all of Islam-and holy to a billion Muslims around the world. "Oh," said Clyde, "The mosque will be destroyed. One way or another, it has to be removed. You know it’s in the bible that the temple must be built. And there’ no other place for it." Clyde was convinced that Jews, aided by Christians, should destroy the mosque, build a temple and reinstate the killing of animals in the temple-all in order to please God.
Many Christians throughout this land feel the same as Clyde. They organized a Temple Mount Foundation to raise money to help Jewish terrorists destroy the Muslim mosque. I talked with several, including Terry Reisenhoover of Oklahoma and the Reverend James de Loach of Houston’s Second Baptist church.
The Rev. DeLoach visited in my apartment in Washington, and was proud to tell me had raised and spent tens of thousands of dollars to defend Jewish terrorists charged with assaults on the mosque. He was also pleased to relate that he had entertained in his Houston home Jewish yeshiva students who were studying how to slaughter animals, to be used as sacrifice inside the temple they hope to build.
The Christians who want the mosque destroyed-and a Jewish temple built-follow a belief system called dispensationlism. In all of the world, in all of history, they place Israel on center stage. They contend that we must all go through seven time periods. The countdown on history began , they tell us, in 1948-with the gathering of Jews into Palestine and the creation of the modern state of Israel. The dispensationalists believe in a God not of love, but of war: they believe in what is termed Armageddon theology.
Our group also traveled to Megiddo, located about an hour’s drive north of Tel Aviv.
As we left the bus, I walked alongside Clyde, the retired business executive. As we looked out over the valley, Clyde exclaimed, "At last! I am viewing the site of Armageddon." We continued to gaze at fields-that in size would be lost in any Texas ranch-and Clyde talked of a 200-million-man army that would invade Israel-"right here," he said, and that a great decisive battle would ensue that would involve all the armies of the earth, and that this battle, involving nuclear weapons, would kill most of the inhabitants of this earth. I remarked that for such a big battle-the valley looked very small. "Oh, no!" Clyde says. "You can get a lot of tanks in there!" Clyde’s eyes were shining. "When this battle begins, we-who are Born Again-will be lifted up, raptured-" He assured me has was not worried about the destruction of the earth, because he would not be here. But Up There. Watching. With his escape hatch, he seemed actually to look forward to the destruction of Planet Earth.
A couple of years passed, and I received a colored brochure of a Falwell-sponsored trip. Like the first brochure, it was printed in Israel. In this brochure, Falwell did not once mention that we would be traveling to the Land of Christ. Nor, for that matter, did he once mention the name of Christ. Once we arrived, we had no Christian guide-to any site where Christ was born, died or had his ministry. There was not a single planned visit to a Christian church-or a plan to meet any of the Christians living there, whose forebears have lived in Palestine since the days of Christ.
We had only Israeli guides, and the focus clearly was on military aspects. The Israeli guides gave us endless explanation of why the Israelis should keep all the land of historic Palestine, leaving nothing for the Palestinians.
Once we were on a bus tour, and I thought surely we would stop in Nazareth. "No", said the Israeli guide. The bus would not stop in Nazareth. No one contested the guide’s decision. On the outskirts of Nazareth, however, our Israeli guide changed his mind. "We will stop in Nazareth for 20 minutes," he announced- " to use the toilet facilities." And thus we stopped,. We left Nazareth without having seen it.
We proceeded to Jerusalem, where Falwell chose to honor Ariel Sharon, the burly general who masterminded the invasion of Lebanon, which injured and killed 200,000 Palestinians and Lebanese, most of them civilians. In introducing Sharon, Falwell said that in the annals of history, only a few great men came along. He named George Washington, Abraham Lincoln-and Ariel Sharon!
On another night, Falwell gave a big banquet-to honor the defense minister, Moshe Arens. Before introducing the defense minister, Falwell, in an aside to Arens, said "Mr. Minister, I want to thank you for that jet airplane you gave me."
Falwell-and other dispensationalists-have a working alliance with militant Jewish Zionists. My latest book, Prophecy and Politics , deals with this marriage of convenience between militant Christians and militant Jewish Zionists. Each group uses the other, gains from the other. Christian Zionists, or dispensationalists, give Israel total support because they think there has to be an Israel there in place, not for the Jews, but for the battle of Armageddon, which they actually believe must occur. It’s part of the required steps, they believe, that will lead to their Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ. Because of their scenario, they make a cult of the land of Israel……"
(see more of this article under "End of the World")
"Falwell may have done the most to show what lay behind support for the Israeli right. In January 1999, he told 1,500 people at a pastors' conference in Tennessee that the Antichrist was probably alive today and "must be male and Jewish." Justifiably, Jewish leaders accused Falwell of inciting anti-Semitism: The comment was an invitation to regard Jews as tied to demonic forces. When I asked Falwell about the remark, he insisted that "there is not an anti-Semitic bone in my body. I doubt the Jewish people and the State of Israel have a better friend outside their own community than Jerry Falwel." His point, he said, was that he expected the Second Coming soon; it would be preceded by the arrival of the Anti-Christ-who would have to be Jewish to convince people he was the real savior. Falwell was sincere in insisting he loves Israel. But that love, like the Antichrist comment, derives from expectations that Jews will fulfill their role in the premillennialist version of Christian myth."
The End of Days
And there was another factor: The evidence of it could be found just meters about the tunnel itself, in Islamic bookstores near the gates of the Haram. There was Egyptian writers Sa'id Ayyub's Al-Masih al-Daijjal-that is, The Antichrist- which expands radically on the old Islamic idea that at history's finale a Jewish Antichrist will rule until Jesus, as Muslim prophet, returns to defeat him. The cover shows a hook-nosed man wearing a Star of David on his neck, an army coat with a U.S. flag and a hammer and sickle on the shoulders, and missiles on his back. Published in 1987, Al-Masih al -Daijjal spawned an entire genre of Islamic books on the End. They shared fascination with Al-Aqsa and certainty of Jewish plots focused on the mosque. In the same bookstores one could buy a 1991 book by Muhammad Isa Da'ud, warning that the Antichrist's forces were kidnapping children to raise underground as soldiers in a gigantic army. "Where?", writes Da'ud, and answers, "Under Al-Aqsa Mosque and nearby," if you'd read Ayyub, Da'ud or others like them, news of a tunnel near Al-Aqsa could sound like prophecy fulfilled, and a call to the final battle."
The End of Days
"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves , is sinful and tyrannical."
Thomas Jefferson (1786)
"The twentieth century ideals of America have been the ideals of the Jews for more than twenty centuries."
-Louis D. Brandeis
""My generation , dear Ron,
swore on the Altar of God that whoever proclaims the intent of destroying the Jewish state or the Jewish people, or both seals his fate."
Menachem Begin (in a letter to Reagan)
"Israel, and you call yourself Israel. The Church that calls itself Israel, and the revolt that calls itself Israel, and every nation chosen to be a nation-none of these lands is yours. All of you are thieves of holiness, all of you are at war with Mercy."
"Should we be unable to find a way to honest cooperation and honest pacts with the Arabs, then we have learned absolutely nothing during our 2,000 years of suffering, and deserve all that will come to us."
….Since anti-Semitism is the great heresy of modern times, a person so accused is immediately subjected to such doses of social ostracism and economic attrition that any normal private life or successful public career will be permanently closed to him. It is consequently small wonder that the Western intellectual establishment has shied away from such a thankless and unprofitable task."
The Dispossessed Majority
"Survival in public life requires that you know all about it, but never refer to it. A hypocritical etiquette forces us to pretend that Jews are powerless victims; and if you don’t respect their victim hood, they’ll destroy you."
"An independent Jewish state in Palestine was the only certain method by which Zionists could acquire complete control and outright ownership of the proven Five Trillion dollar chemical and mineral wealth of the Dead Sea….
New York Herald Tribune (Jan 14,1947)
"The Chief Rabbi of the British Empire in 1918, the very Rev J. H. Hertz, in answer to an enquiry on this point said explicitly, "The people known at present as Jews are descendants of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin with a certain number of descendants of the tribe of Levi."
"Jerusalem and its history are unique in other respects. Jerusalem is the only city of consequence in the world which enjoys none of the physical features that were the normal attributes of a great town in ages past--strategic location, and abundance of water, proximity to caravan routes and rich natural resources. Jerusalem commands no great river or important highway and overlooks no great harbor. It was never the key to the conquest of prized territory. It had certain blessed qualities not given to all--beauty, an equable climate, a modest water supply, pure air and a luminous quality of light which must have awed the ancients as it does the modern visitor."
"For some time now, the Judaism of reformed and liberal synagogue has done its best to soft-pedal the promised land, to maintain that it is not an essential factor in the religion of Moses, and latterly to treat Zionism itself as a mere quest for a haven from persecution--a haven which might as well have been in Africa or America.
This would-be demystifying of Zionism is quite at odds with the actual account of ancient Israel, with the growth of the Bible, and with the way in which Zionism did in fact produce its new state. Jewish religion began with a conviction about the divinely bestowed land. it developed around a series of efforts to reach that land, to hold it, and to grasp the implications of holding it."
"Only those suffering from gross ignorance, or actuated by malice, could accuse (the Zionist movement) of the desire of establishing an independent Jewish Kingdom."
-David Wolffsohn (President and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Tenth Zionist Congress), address opening the Congress, Basel, Switzerland. Aug 9,1911
"How little anyone understands here the real issues in the Israel-Arab conflict: and first of all the question whether the Western powers had any right to encourage and support the foundation of a Zionist nation. Certainly the Jews have a right to live peacefully in Palestine-with the Arabs who also have that right. What is needed is a Palestinian nation of Jews and Arabs-and I suppose this was once possible. Maybe now it is no longer so. After (Joachim) Moubarac compares the (completely) Jewish occupation of Jerusalem (the former Arab part-mosque of Islam etc.) to the Nazi occupation of Paris. Well, anyway, that is how the Arabs look at it. Pope Paul's idea of keeping Jerusalem an open city and giving access to all religions-was right. No one seems to have seen that_ regarded it perhaps as a sentimental gesture to "please everybody."
Thomas Merton June 17,1967
Learning to Love: The Journals of Thomas Merton ed by Christine M. Bachen
"The point may be illustrated by the story of the Lord's long-running grudge and ruthless vengeance against Amalek. When Moses led the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan, Amalek was the first of several nations to attack Israel en route. After the attack was repulsed, the Lord swore to Moses: "Record this in writing, and recite it in Joshua's hearing, that I will utterly wipe out the memory of Amalek from under heaven: (Exod. 17:14). What the Lord swore and Moses and Moses solemnly witnessed was, in more modern language, an oath of genocide. The Lord swore that he would exterminate the Amalekites, however long it took Over the ensuing two centuries, far longer than the four generations of Exodus 34, the Amalekites and the Israelites were , as predicted , repeatedly at war with each other, but Israel gradually grew stronger. Finally, the Lord decided to fulfill his ancient vow to the letter. He summoned King Saul: " I intend to avenge what Amalek did to Israel-laying a trap for him on the way as he came up from Egypt. Now, go and crush Amalek. Put him under a curse of total destruction, him and all that he possesses. Do not spare him, but slay man and woman, child and babe, ox and sheep, camel and ass" (1 Sam. 15:2-3) Saul carried out the order without hesitation sparing only-for later demonstrative execution and ritual sacrifice in the Israelite shrine city of Gilgal-Agag, king of Amalek, and the prize livestock of the slaughtered tribe. The Lord, however, was indignant that anything Amalekite had been left breathing. he wanted his vengeance enacted exactly as ordered. In his wrath, the Lord stripped Saul of his kingship, leaving the prophet Samuel to complete the genocide
Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God
"In 1988 more American Jews were flown to Israel in coffins for burial than arrived as alive-and-kicking candidates for permanent residence. Over one thousand Americans were brought to Israel in 1988 for internment in the Eretz Ha’hayim Cemetery near Bet Shemesh. With requests rising for non-orthodox burials, some cemeteries are changing their requirements to attract more American corpses.
Joyce R. Starr
Kissing Through Glass
Since the State of Israel was created in 1948, fewer than seventy-five thousand American Jews have emigrated to Israel, and approximately 50% have returned to the United States. The majority of American emigrants chose life in Israel for religious reasons. And more than half of American immigrants in recent years settled in the West Bank, primarily in religious settlements. Less than a third of American Jews have ever visited Israel-and only 10% ever make a second trip."
Joyce R. Starr
"According to my own informal tally, the majority of Israelis residing in the United States are happy with the material side of life but never cease longing for their spiritual and cultural home. The ache to return is great. They live in Israeli neighborhoods or "shetls," seldom socialize with American Jews, and rarely contribute money to American Jewish institutions or pro-Israel causes.
They might live in the United States for a decade, never read an American newspaper, and still listen to Israeli news on their shortwave radio every night. Some American Jews view Israeli immigration to the United States as the coming "earthquake" in the relationship .
"Jerusalem is….the slaughterhouse of the religions….(One is touched by) the hopelessness of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for whom the holiest of cities is a prison of chronic despair punctuated by occasional panic when the hand grenades start flying…."
Aldous Huxley (Encounter Mag, London, Dec 1955
"A Sumerian text from the third millennium B.C. was discovered recently, its translation published on November 22,1994. The gist of one sentence actually reads: "The Israelis have now made peace with their enemies the Palestinians...."
It is not a prophecy, simply an observation of relations between Semitic tribes settling in Palestine four thousand five hundred years ago and the indigenous population
Paul William Roberts
In Search of the Birth of Jesus
"When I remember thee in days to come, O Jerusalem, it will not be with pleasure. The musty deposits of 2,000 years of inhumanity, intolerance, and uncleanliness lie in the foul-smelling alleys…..The amiable dreamer of Nazareth has only contributed to increasing the hatred….What superstition and fanaticism on every side!"
Theodor Herzl (18601904) ( founder of modern Zionism, after a visit to Jerusalem in 1898)
"There have been at least 118 separate conflicts in and for Jerusalem during the past four millennia-conflicts that ranged from local religious struggles to strategic military campaigns and that embraced everything in between. Jerusalem has been destroyed completely at least twice, besieged twenty-three times, attacked an additional fifty-two times, and captured and recaptured forty-four times. It has been the scene of twenty revolts and innumerable riots, has had at least five separate periods of violent terrorist attacks during the past century, and has only changed hands completely peacefully twice in the past four thousand years."
Eric H. Cline
Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel
"Through Zionism it will again be possible for Jews to love this Germany to which our hearts remained attached despite everything."
"I said that that nation called Israel had not had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can be no peace structured on injustice, thievery, lie and deceit…."
"If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal: we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?"
"The one thing you cannot do is humiliate these people."
"Why would a series of Israeli governments-every one with the stated aim of making peace, or at least living in peace with the Palestinians-maintain (and enlarge) the network of settlements on Arab lands, continue (and increase) expropriations, confiscations, punitive destructions-and assassinations? Why would successive governments elected to "put a stop to terror" ratchet ever tighter the vise-grip of closure and a system of checkpoints guaranteed to humiliate and embitter the captive people?"
-Richard Ben Cramer
How Israel Lost: The Four Questions
""there is a collective obligation of all national Zionist Organizations to aid the Jewish state under all circumstances and conditions even if such an attitude clashes with their respective national authorities."
"God Damn the Jews!"
Saddam Hussein (Arab Summit meeting…Spring,2001)
"No one in this world has the right to put Israel on trial. No one. On the contrary, Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the state of Israel on Trial."
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon…Israeli radio, Mar 25,2001
"We shall not ask any other nation to recognize our right to exist. We got our recognition from the God of Our Fathers at the dawn of civilization."
Norfolk,Va, Jan,5 (AP)
The Protestant broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested Thursday that Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for "dividing God's land."
"God considers this land to be his," Mr. Robertson said on "The 700 Club", his television program. "You read the Bible and he says, 'This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No, this is mine.'"
Mr. Robertson said he had prayed about a year ago with Mr. Sharon, whom he called "a very tenderhearted man and a good friend." He said he was sad to see Mr. Sharon in his current medical condition.
But he also said that in the Bible, the prophet Joel "makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who 'divide my land.'"
Mr. Sharon "was dividing God's land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease" the European Union, the United Nations or the United States, Mr. Robertson said."
"If history teaches any lessons, it might be worth remembering that President George Washington, in his 1796 farewell address, warned against doing precisely what the United States has done in the Middle East. He admonished the young republic to be neutral and to "observe good faith and justice in regard to all nations," cultivating peace and harmony with each. The United States , he said, should avoid "permanent, inveterate antipathies" toward some nations and "passionate attachments" to others. Such attachments, he went on, engender a "variety of evils," and lead to "the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and by infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification."
"Graham: "A lot of Jews are great friends of mine...They swarm around me and are friendly to me. Because they know that I am friendly to Israel and so forth. But they don't know how I really feel about what they are doing to this country?"
Nixon: "You must never let them know."
"In November 1953, President Harry S. Truman (who had just completed his two terms as president of the United States) was visiting the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York when his old friend and business partner Eddie Jacobson pointed to him and said: "This is the man who helped create the State of Israel." Truman retorted instantly, "What do you mean, 'helped create'? I am Cyrus, I am Cyrus." Truman's reference to the Persian king who had allowed the Jews to return to Judah from their exile in Babylon in the year 539 BCE was not lost on his small audience-it was clear that he saw himself as far more than a "midwife' or "godfather' to Israel."
Eric H. Cline
Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel
" Ever since then, the Arabs have been fighting, with words or guns, to regain what they rejected at the negotiating table. Opportunities for peace have been offered to both sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and each side has let them slip away. And ever since then, one American administration after another has drawn ever closer to Israel, which represents about 2% of the land and the people in the Middle East. The relationship grew so close that in 1982, during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, President Reagan's secretary of state, Alexander M. Haig, Jr. ,told reporters in London, "We...lost an aircraft and a helicopter yesterday. " The word "we " referred to Israel."
"The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people."
-Moshe Yaalon, Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Aug 30,2002
"A thousand words and a thousand images cannot describe it. That's not because of the weakness of words and photos, but because of the ability of most Israelis not to see and not to grasp the extent of the vineyards and groves and orchards and fields that the people's army of Israel turned into desert, the green that it painted yellow and gray, the sand turned over and the exposed land, the thorns, the weeds. To ensure the safety of the settlers....The IDF spent five years uprooting the green lungs of Gaza, mutilating its most beautiful areas and cutting off the livelihood of tens of thousands of families. The Israeli talent for ignoring the enormous destruction that we caused leads to the wrong political assessments. Ignoring it enables the IDF to continue destroying Palestinian territory in the West Bank. Along the (separation) fence, around the settlements, in the Jordan Valley, the destruction goes on as a means to continue creating facts on the ground and to guarantee that the future Palestinian entity remains as divided and split and territory-less as possible."
Dear George W. Bush
It's Unpleasant For ME TO REMIND YOU, but for almost three weeks you have been killing hundreds of Afghan civilians. The truth is, your actions bewilder us, but we chose to remain silent, even though we knew that one does not mow down an entire nation for one Bin Laden.
We as you, have our own problems. You can count our Bin Ladens in threes, and we, for your sake, have been accurate in eliminating them. We have targeted terrorists with the precision of a laser beam. We haven't put hundreds of planes in the sky, like you: just from time to time we have used a helicopter here or there to eradicate the head of another snake. Mind you, however, we liquidated Abu Ali Mustafa using one of your helicopters while he sat in his office, and we even managed to keep the frame of his office window in tact. Your overkill, to my great dismay, is targeting innocent people. In short, George, leave Afghanistan immediately and don't go back there. The war is upsetting our shaky coalition between the Likud and the Labor parties.
But lately, it seems to me that, you are also messing up our relations with the Muslim world. Up until now, the Muslim world has accepted, perhaps out of force of habit, our surgical operations. But with this "blitz" that you are conducting in Afghanistan , we worry that you have gone too far. Your country has become a burden to us, as opposed to an asset. Suddenly, protesters in countries that before had never heard of us, like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia are burning Israeli flags in the street. The world is punishing us for our support of you. And worst of all, you have started to disrupt our own activities. Not only haven't you succeeded in taking out Al Qaeda, you are also interfering in our own liquidation of terrorists, who tomorrow could become your terrorists as well. You might not know this yet-but any terrorist killed in the West Bank or in the Gaza Strip today, will not be making it to Manhattan tomorrow."
Shaul Tzedakah Yediot Aharonot (centrist), Tel Aviv , Israel, Oct 25,2001
"We of Neturei Karta international find the toll of dead and wounded on both sides to be intolerable. We feel that it is high time for a radical departure from the assumptions that have governed and effectively stifled free debate on the subject.
Our perspective is far from new...It is the centuries-old view of the Torah. It was once universally shared by all Jews, and it only our people's recent flirtation with assorted secularist dogmas that have caused it to be forgotten of late in some quarters. Simply stated, the essence of Judaism is our faith, our belief that G-d spoke to Moses and the assembled multitudes at Sinai, and there gave his Revelation to the world. This was, is and always will be Judaism. ....Zionism as a movement dedicated to altering the traditional view of (Jewish) redemption. It posited that political maneuver-revolutionary terror, war and dispossession-would yield Jewish salvation....Only blind dogma could at this date see Israel as something good for the Jewish people....Established as a so-called safe haven, it has consistently over the past five decades been the most dangerous place on the face of the earth for a Jew to live. It has been the source of tens of thousands of Jewish deaths, of families torn apart, and has left a trail of grieving widows, orphans and friends in its wake....People of the press, I have come to you today to offer a new perspective on the Middle East, a new explanation as to why all previous attempts at peacemaking have failed...It is our belief that they are inherently doomed to fail. All of them share one fatal assumption. They find it axiomatic that the state of Israel should exist. And, in contrast to the plain evidence of the past half-century of Jewish history, they see its existence as a positive development for the Jewish people."
Rabbi David Weiss
(press conference held Dec 11,2001, at the National Press Club in Washington DC.)
"The return to Zion is an unprecedented drama, an even 'sui generis' for which there is no model, no analogy.
The State of Israel is a surprise, yet the modern mind hates to be surprised. Never before has a nation been restored to its ancient hearth after a lapse of 1,897 years. This extraordinary aspect is bound to carry some shock to he conventional mind, to be a scandal to the mediocre mind, a foolishness to the positivists. It requires reordering of some notions.
Here lies a lesson of importance. It is the homogenization of history that often deprives us of understanding.
Genuine history is not mere repetition, moving in a circle. It is a fresh attempt, a new arrival. The Bible begins with the words 'At the beginning....' To Greek mythology, for example, where the assumption is that the world has always been in existence, the concept of beginning was inconceivable. Jewish understanding further implies that also in history there can be novelty, beginning.
Israel is a miracle in disguise. Things look natural and conceal what is a radical surprise. Zion rebuilt becomes a harbinger of new understanding, of how history is intertwined with the mystery."
Abraham Joshua Heschel
"The Jews remember Amalek. The leader of a tribe that attacked the Jews when they made their way out of Egypt over 3,000 years ago, he fell on the rear of a column of Israelites, just after the miraculous parting of the Red Sea. Why Amalek did this, in the face of God's preserving hand, is no great mystery. Understanding it requires only the simple acknowledgement that there is, in our world, such a thing as simple evil. The Amalek massacre confounds the notion that everyone is motivated by self-interest. Evil cannot be explained by reason. It can only be confronted."
Morton B. Zuckerman
U.S. News & World Report, Mar 25,2002
"The power struggle between Israel and the Arabs is a long-term historical trial. Victory or defeat are for us questions of existence, of annihilation ,the outcome of an irreconcilable hatred."
Al Riyadh Saud
Book: "Ancient Zionism: The Biblical Origins of the National Idea" by Avi Erich
Book: "Anti-Semitism and Zionism" 2nd ed. Ed. Daniel Rubin
Book: "The Jewish Century" by Yuri Slezkine
Book: "A History of the Jews in the Modern World" by Howard M. Sachar
Book: "What Shall I Do With This People? Jews and the Fractious Politics of Judaism" by Milton Viorst
Book: "Friends in Deed" by Yossi Melman & Dan Raviv
"Black Hundreds" by Walter LaQueur
Book: "A Rumor about the Jews: Reflections on Anti-Semitism and the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion: by Stephen Eric Bronner
Book: "The Politics of Anti Semitism" by Alexander Cockburn
Book: "Post-Holocaust Politics: Britain, the United States, and Jewish Refugees, 1945-1948" by Arieh J. Kochavi
Book: "The Cause of Anti-Semitism-A Critique of the Bible" by Arthur Blech
Book: "Right To Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel's Wars" by Yaclov Lozowick
Book: "How Israel Lost: The Four Questions" by Richard Ben Cramer
Book: "Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East" by Matt Rees
Book: "Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948" by Tanya Reinhart
Book: "How Israel Was Won: A Concise History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict(1900-1999) by Baylis Thomas
Book: ISRAELIS AND THE JEWISH TRADITION: An Ancient People Debating Its Future" by David Hartman
Book: "Jerusalem in 3000 Years" by Nachum Tim Gidal
Book: "The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering " by Norman G. Finkelstein
Book: "Balaam’s Curse: How Israel Lost its Way, and How it Can Find it Again" by Moshe Leshem
Book: "God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives" by Robert Chazan
Book: "Being Israeli" by Gershon Shafir & Yoav Peled
Book: "The Stakes: America in the Middle East: The Consequences of Power and the Choice for Peace" by Shibley Telhami
Book: "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" by the journalists of Reuters Published by Pearson Education and Reuters
Book: "The Controversy of Zion " by Geoffrey Wheatcroft
Book: "Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict" by Norman G. Finkelstein
Book: "Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist&Arab Conflict, 1881-1999" by Benny Morris
Book: "The Body and the Blood: The Holy Land's Christians at the Turn of a New Millennium" by Charles M. Sennot
Book: "War Without End: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land." by Anton La Guardia
Book: "One Palestine Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate" by Tom Segev
Book: "The Fate of Zionism: A Secular Future for Israel & Palestine" by Arthur Hertzberg
Book: "Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East" by John Keay
Book: "Still Life with Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terrorism" by David Horovitz
Book: "To Rule Jerusalem" by R. Friedland & R. Hecht
Book: "False Inheritance: Israel in Palestine and the Search for a Solution" by Michael Rice
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