Written by: Jerrold L. Sobel
Posted: Jan. 18th, 2012
If you do a search on google, along with predispositions, you’ll find more than 20 medical diseases affiliated with aberrant genes possessed within a segment of the Jewish people. One which is omitted but equally malicious is Jewish anti-Semitism. A rampant flu, this disease is spreading wildly throughout a vocal sector of this population, threatening to do more internal damage than outside factors have done since the 1940’s. A generational scourge so great that famed Zionist labor founder, Berl Katznelson asked back in the 1930’s:
“Is there another people on Earth so emotionally twisted that they consider everything their nation does despicable and hateful, while every murder, rape, robbery committed by their enemies fill their hearts with admiration and awe”
What Katznelson; considered a leftist of his time, recognized was and still is a phenomenon known today as the Stockholm Syndrome, an affliction where victims make common cause with their enemies to the exclusion of their friends. Where is this found today amongst Jews? The short answer; everywhere.
Under the guise of anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism has reared its ugly head in a relatively new incarnation, Jews joining the chorus of those disparaging Israel. In High schools, on college campuses and classrooms throughout both the United States and Israel the propagandist delegitimization of the Jewish State is becoming pervasive. Likewise, concurrence of the Palestinian narrative amongst so called progressive Jews can also be seen In broadcast, print media, and in my own experience writing this blog you are reading now. At first blush, one might assume Jewish anti-Semitism would afflict only the uneducated but research and personal experience have proven otherwise. If ever there was a uniting factor for the left, right, educated, and uneducated amongst Jews which despise Israel, it’s Jewish anti-Semitism.
In writing the Israeli Advocate to a weekly, mostly Jewish readership now exceeding 7000, my responses both pro and con usually total 30-50. But the anti-Israel vehemence of those opposed to the Jewish State; and I’m sure this article will garner a lot more, is most striking.
One very pragmatic “intellectual” Jew, an M.D., Ph.d from North Carolina is obsessed with Palestinian refugees from Israel’s 1948 War of Independence. Despite conclusive evidence to the contrary, he dogmatically sticks to the mantra that Israel is solely responsible for the plight of the Palestinian refugees and only their suicidal repatriation into Israel proper for them and millions of their descendants can rectify their situation. He cares little for facts such as the Palestinians and Arab world choosing war against Israel over acceptance of U.N. sanctioned partition or having left their homes not as Jewish policy but as in all wars; victims of war itself. Neither does he or those that think like him recognize the denial of citizenship by their fellow Arabs in the countries which they left for during Israel’s War of Independence in 1948. Nor do they have empathy for the 800,000-1,000,000 Jewish refugees stripped of their land and possessions, disenfranchised from homes their families lived in for hundreds of years in Muslim countries throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East during the 1920’s; long before the re-creation of the State of Israel and lasting until the mid 1950’s.
The difference being, Israel repatriated their refugees into full fledged citizens while the Arabs chose to allow theirs to wallow in wretched squalor, as political pawns till this very day. To these Jewish Quislings, the only remedy of the Palestinian refugee problem is the destruction of the Jewish character of Israel from within by an influx of people sworn to her delegitimization and destruction. In other words these Jews seek demographically to attain for the Palestinians and their descendants what their ancestors failed to do militarily 64 years ago.
He’s far from alone. As mentioned, Jew on Jew hatred can be found on both sides of the political/religious spectrum. One fanatical religious sect is an ultra-Orthodox group called the Neturei Karta. This lovely group of right wing zealots; wined and dined by none other than that upstanding, Holocaust denying leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, believe the Jewish State is blasphemy since it preceded the Messianic era. Like their far left fellow loonies, these vehement, Israeli bashers are not just opposed to Israeli policy, but to her very existence itself. The movement’s supporters believe that the Jewish exile-begun when the Second Temple was destroyed some 2,000 years ago-exists by Divine decree and can be reversed only through Divine intervention. To be sure, they’re not the only Jew bashers swinging from the right side of the plate. Astonishing as it may seem, in September 2007 police in Petah Tikvah, Israel broke up a neo-Nazi gang of 8 naturalized Russian Jews giving Nazi salutes and carrying out mob attacks on homosexuals, non-whites and observant Jews. To be sure there are many more. However, all this notwithstanding, receiving the lion’s share of attention and by far the most malicious aggregation and individuals disparaging of the Jewish State are from the left of the political spectrum.
Professors, writers, students, left leading media, and clergy particularly from the reform movement denounce what they see as the ill’s of Zionism; the right of Jews to their historic ancestral homeland. They seek to draw a boundary between Judaism the religion and the right to such a homeland.
“Progressives,” as many Jews within the anti-Zionist camp deem themselves relish any action of repudiation of the Jewish State; some going as far as renouncing their rights under the law of return. At a ritual circumcision a Jewish couple made the following pronouncement to their yet to be cognizant newborn:
“We are thrilled to pronounce you a Jew without the Right of Return. Your name contains our deep hope that you will explore and celebrate your Jewish identity without confusing it with nationalism”
Hopefully the child once recovered from the ordeal of circumcision will be circumspect enough to ask the parents why people of other religions can have national homelands but he as a Jew couldn’t.
On a daily basis you pick up a newspaper or google the Web and find inaccurate condemnations of alleged Israel human rights violations, along with ideologue professors denigrating her while leading their wards in divestment and boycott campaigns. Why, some might ask, should anti-Zionism be considered anti-Semitism? The answer is simple. None of these idealistic individuals or activist groups such as: A Jewish Voice for Peace; Jews For Peace in Palestine and Israel; Students for Justice in Palestine; the Labor Committee for Peace and Justice; the International Solidarity Movement; JStreet, or a plethora of others equally denounce years of Palestinian atrocities such as the killing and maiming of innocent men, women, and children in buses, restaurants, or murdering babies sleeping in their cribs. During the Al-Aqsa intifada which began in September 2000 and lasted approximately 5 years, 1100 Israeli citizens and 5500 Palestinians were killed. In 10 months alone, Bashar al-Assad has massacred 5400 of his own people. Has anyone heard a peep of outrage or denunciation from these sanctimonious “progressives?” Quite clearly, the term anti-Zionism as used by these people is nothing short of subterfuge for anti-Semitism.
In their continuing effort of de-legitimizing Israel and casting her as a pariah state they disguise their motives in lofty terms such as: “peace,” “,”reconciliation,” and “justice.” Unfortunately, if they had their way none of this would apply to Israel whose sovereignty would no longer exist upon the dissolution of the Jewish State. The Jews still therein, they most assuredly would return to the protective status; dhimmitude, as long as they paid the poll tax; the humiliating jizzia. A tax Jews were forced to pay their Arab masters for hundreds of years during a degrading ceremony made to acknowledge their debasement. All this for the honor of being permitted live amongst the Arabs as second class citizens.
Pointing out this reality to the previously mentioned Jewish, M.D., Ph.d I had been corresponding with, his matter of fact reply was:
“Muslims paid zakat, non-muslims paid jizza. So what. Do you have a problem with people paying taxes?”