In the light of the growing discussion initiated by Israeli
politicians and Zionist enthusiasts regarding the eruption of new anti-Semitism
I am here to announce as loudly as I can: there is no anti-Semitism any
more. In the devastating reality created by the Jewish state, anti-Semitism
If, for instance, we woke up tomorrow morning to find
that another American
The last statement is perplexing because it is the Zionists
who tell us all the time that anti-Semitism is on the rise. Zionism is
fuelled by anti-Semitism. The Zionists need anti-Semitic acts in order
to justify the
In its perpetuation of anti-Jewish feeling Zionism has
two principal aims. The first is simply to convince Jews that Israel is
their safest option. The second is more interesting: to shatter any possibility
for criticism of Israel. Zionist lobbies present all critical views of
Israel as a form of anti-Semitism. Zionists are now very well trained
in plucking on the gentile guilt string. This method is very effective
because most westerners fail to grasp the vicious deception entangled
within the Zionist identity. Zionism is grounded on a very specific realisation
of the Jewish identity as a synthesis of racial awareness, religious awareness
While it is more than legitimate to criticise racist fundamentalism and nationalistic zeal, Zionists present any attack on their venture as an assault on the Jewish religion or the freedom of belief, or even the right of Jews to exist.
Let's review some current typical Zionist arguments:
a. The 'Elders of Zion' syndrome: Zionists complain that Jews continue to be associated with a conspiracy to rule the world via political lobbies, media and money.
Is the suggestion of conspiracy really an empty accusation? The following list is presented with pride in several Jewish American websites.
Jews in Bush's Administration:
I. Lewis Libby
Mark D. Weinberg
Let me assure you, in Clinton's administration the situation
was even worse.
We have to ask ourselves what motivates American Jews
to gain such political power. Is it a genuine care for American interests?
Soon, following the growing number of American casualties in Iraq, American
people will start to ask themselves this very question. Since America
currently enjoys the status of the world's only super power and since
all the Jews listed above declare themselves as devoted Zionists, we must
begin to take the accusation that the Jewish people are trying to control
the world very seriously. It is beyond doubt that Zionists, the most radical,
racist and nationalistic Jews around, have already managed to turn
b. Zionists occasionally argue that if Jewish nationalism is bad so is any other form of nationalism.
I would argue, however, that there is nothing wrong with
nationalism. Being nationalistic like being religious or loving
punk music is about belonging. Yet Jewish nationalism is unacceptable
because it is based on racist fundaments and religious zeal. Zionism,
which originally presented itself as a secular movement, developed real
ambitions in relation to the
While being Jewish is about 'race' (you are a Jew only
if your mother is a Jew), Zionists believe that the whole of Palestine
belongs solely to the Jewish people. If we articulate this idea in Zionist
terms we should rather say that the whole of Palestine belongs to the
Jewish race. This type of idea ought to remind us of the Nazi expansionist
philosophy, but then we must remember that Zionism predates Nazi ideology.
It is Jewish nationalistic ideology that introduced the idea of 'living
space' and the expulsion of the indigenous years before Hitler was even
But Zionists won't give up; in a righteous manner they will claim that Jews are entitled to self-determination. They will argue that Jews, like any other nation, are entitled to land. Whether this is the case or not, however, is irrelevant. Even if we agree that Jews are entitled to have a national home the existence of this national home cannot be at the expense of the Palestinians or anyone else.
We tend to associate nationalism with a geographical
reference. The French people, for example, are those who live in France
or were born there. Similarly, the Americans are those who live in America
or were born there. When it comes to Jewish nationalism there is no demand
for geographical bonds but rather a special notion of geographical aspiration.
Every Jew from Brooklyn (NYC) or Golders Green (London, UK) is entitled
It should be noted that Palestinian nationalism is very
different from its Jewish rival. It is multi-cultural and based on a multi-ethnic
society. Palestinian nationalism is geographically based. It confers Palestinian
identity to those who live in Palestine. Among the Palestinian people
you will find Jewish Palestinians, many different Christian Palestinians,
c. Zionists are not happy at all with the recycling of
some old 'Anti-Semitic slogans and images'. They are especially annoyed
when they are blamed for the death of Jesus. (I am referring here to the
Jewish American organisations' reaction to Mel Gibson's The Passion. Many
people around the world regarded the Israeli siege of the Church of the
Nativity in Bethlehem
I would suggest that perhaps we should face it once and for all: the Jews were responsible for the killing of Jesus who, by the way, was himself a Palestinian Jew. But then two questions should be asked:
1. How is it that people living today feel accountable
or chased for a crime committed by their great great great ancestors almost
2,000 years ago? I assume that those Jews who get angry when blamed for
killing Jesus are those who identify themselves with Jesus's killers.
Those who would commit this murderous act today. Those Jews are called
Zionists and they are already advancing into their sixth decade of inhuman
crimes against the
2. Why is it that the Jews who repeatedly demand that
the Christian world should apologise for its involvement in previous persecutions,
have never thought that it is about time that they apologised for killing
Jesus? I wouldn't ask the Italians to apologise on behalf of the Romans
I assume that the following lingual fact isn't known
to most gentiles. Jews do not use the name 'Jesus' when referring to Christ.
Instead, they use the Hebrew word 'Yeshu' which means 'may his name and
memory be erased for ever' (yeshu Yimach Shemo Vzichro). I do want
to believe that most ordinary Jews are not familiar with the etymology
of the name Yeshu. In Jewish the hierarchy of insults this is the gravest
and most disrespectful. This combination of words is usually attached
to Hitler and evils of his calibre.
d. Zionists are always outraged when they are equated
with Nazis. They will say that to claim 'yesterday's victims are today's
perpetrators' is a form of 'Holocaust denial' and will argue that describing
Israel as the root of all evil justifies the Holocaust. With great shame
I have to agree that Israel's behaviour throws some light on the persecution
of Jews throughout history. Perhaps it is time to dispose of the notion
of 'Holocaust denial'. Westerners are very concerned not to be associated
with any form of Holocaust denial. In some countries Holocaust denial
is treated as a
It is true that for quite a while the Zionists were fairly
successful. They managed to stop the world from studying its history.
Few people in Germany, in Israel or anywhere else know about the extensive
collaboration between the Zionists and the Nazis before and during World
War II. I am not a historian and the question of whether 6 million or
rather 5,500,000 Jews died in the Holocaust is not really my major concern.
For me, the act of killing is a catastrophe and 'state organised serial
killing' is an unbearable and colossal catastrophe. Accordingly, the form
of Holocaust denial that really bothers me is the denial of the on-going
Israel and the Zionist venture are principally responsible
for any anti-Jewish outrage. It is time for Jews to stand up against their
nationalistic movement. It is time for the world to stand up against the
At this point some Zionists would try to revise their argument and claim that real anti-Semitism is in fact a form of blind hatred towards Jews regardless of their politics and misdoings. They would say that a Jew is hated just for being a Jew. My response would be that though such hatred might exist it needn't be labelled 'anti-Semitism'. It is xenophobia, defined by the Oxford Dictionary as an 'intense dislike or fear of foreigners or strangers'. Perhaps Jews aren't so unique after all.