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Zionists give supporters of Israel a free pass for their anti-Semitism

Kevin Myers [Irish Times]
Kevin Myers [Irish Times]

The fact that an obnoxious, racist and sexist columnist wrote something for the Sunday Times is not exactly news. Last month, though, one of them, Kevin Myers, came out with something that caused such an online backlash that he ended up losing his cushy little gig there.

In a column for the paper’s Irish edition, Myers wrote a boring screed against women’s equality in pay. In the course of that article, he wrote that “Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price.” He noted that two of the best paid women presenters at the BBC, Claudia Winkelman and Vanessa Feltz, “are Jewish. Good for them.”

In doing so, Myers invoked – no doubt deliberately, in order to stoke that most tedious form of unit-shifting, “controversy” – one of the oldest anti-Semitic stereotypes of all: that of the money-grabbing Jew.

Myers no doubt saw no problem in such a disgustingly dehumanising statement, having being enabled over the years by his editors at various papers, who have allowed him to publish articles with such charming titles as “There was no holocaust” and “Africa is giving nothing to anyone – apart from AIDS”.

As I say, Myers ended up losing his column with the Sunday Times. The paper’s editors said he would never write for them again. Enquiring minds might ask which of those editors approved the column in the first place.

#Zionism

However, Myers did have a few people springing to his defence, despite his anti-Semitism. With a predictability that has become routine for those of us who follow these things, he was defended by some Zionists on the perverse basis that he could not be anti-Semitic because he is a supporter of Israel. This is a complete fallacy, but still common.

Kevin Myers offensive piece published in the Irish edition of the Sunday Times on July 30, 2017

Kevin Myers offensive piece published in the Irish edition of the Sunday Times on July 30, 2017

Myers himself “denied he was motivated by anti-Semitism and said he was a friend of the Jewish people and of Israel,” despite the blatantly anti-Semitic nature of his statement. The Jewish Council of Ireland defended him, saying that “his previous record showed great support for Jews and Israel.”

Support also came from Jonathan Hoffman, a blogger for the Times of Israel and serial Zionist-fanatic heckler who regularly turns up at pro-Palestinian events in London to disrupt, intimidate and harangue critics of Israeli policies. Hoffman claimed that Myers was “paying the two presenters a compliment… there is evidence that Jews are good negotiators. So how can it be anti-Semitic to say so?”

To be fair, not all Zionists (#NotAllZionists) defended Myers, although the general trend among partisans of Israel is very much to excuse, ignore, elide or even exacerbate the anti-Semitism on their own side. Indeed, as I have written before, Zionism is, at its core, a fundamentally anti-Semitic ideology. Both neo-Nazis and Zionists agree: Jews should leave their home countries and become settlers in Palestine. As supporters of Palestinian rights, of course, we should oppose both. As Yasser Arafat once famously put it, Zionism is “united with anti-Semitism in its retrograde tenets and is, when all is said and done, another side of the same base coin.”

#Anti-Semitism

Jews who support Palestinian rights, and are active in the solidarity movement, are routinely abused in the most appallingly anti-Semitic terms, by Zionists. They are called “court Jews” and “Kapos” (rather like saying that they are “Uncle Toms”); or even wished “back into the ovens”, or that “Hitler had finished you off.” All this disgusting stuff is fairly routine from Zionists. And it goes right to the top too.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently appeared via video link at the conference of Christians United for Israel. There, he preened over its leader and founder Pastor John Hagee, one of America’s most vile anti-Semites. However, because of Hagee’s role in rallying the US evangelical right-wing’s support for Israel, Netanyahu called him his “long-standing friend… through thick or thin” and hailed the role of CUFI.

Hagee once preached in a sermon that “Hitler was a hunter” sent by God, and that the Holocaust was divinely ordained to chase the Jews “back to the land of Israel.” Vicious stuff, but perfectly in tune with Zionism.

For too long Zionists have been able to get away with this kind of poison, even while having the chutzpah to accuse all critics of Israeli war crimes and apartheid of anti-Semitism at every turn. It’s time to start pushing back.

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  • Michael Abramov

    Asa Winstanley can be described as a Lord Mountbatten; ‘He can swallow a nail and then then defecate a screw’. Let me help the naive reader.

    1. I do not believe for one minute that Kevin Myers is an anti-Semite. He is however guilty of stupidity by aligning Jews as being ‘good-earners’, which has some foundation in fact. However, the newspaper article did not allow for this by way of validatioon.

    2.Comparing Zionism as anti-Semitic implies that the author is seriously bereft of knowledge about the history. Europe was the birthplace of Zionism. Anti-Semitism was pan-European, but manifested itself in different ways. In western Europe it was subtle, as in the Captain Dreyfus affair. In eastern Europe, it was much more ‘hands-on’ with physical violence resulting in thousands of deaths from the pogroms. Zionism was a much needed alternative to remaining in hostile Europe. Zionism was always secular and had no intention of disturbing the status quo in Palestine. However, although Palestine had been ruled for over 2,000 years by a foreigners. they did not want Jews owning 18% of the land.

    3. Fundamentally,, there are 3 types of Jew

    A. The Zionist Jew.
    B The Uninterested Jew.
    c The anti-Zionist Jew.

    I have sat in many of the meetings attended by Jonathan Hoffman. May I confirm that some of the diatribe spewing out of the PA system at pro-Palestine meetings are enough to make any Zionist want to ‘interrupt’ the diatribe.

    The anti-Zionist Jews such as Norman Finklestein and Jeff Halper both live in America where the very history of settler America, the decimation of the native American, does not seem to bother them.

    I rest my case.

    • Helen4Yemen

      You mean they did not want predatory foreign Ashkenazi
      colonizing their land? And who is this Ashkenazi? He is a
      former Khazar who claims to have converted to Judaism,
      and based on that the white man feels entitled to Arab land.

      For over a thousand years, there were no Jews living in Palestine

      In 1882 when European Jewry arrived in Palestine as Zionist
      colonial settlers, they found:

      • 400,000 Arabic-speaking indigenous Palestinian Muslims (78%)
      • 40,000 Arabic-speaking indigenous Palestinian Christians (6%)
      •15,000 YIDDISH-SPEAKING European Jews (3%)

      All the 15,000 Jews were Yiddish-speaking migrants from
      Eastern Europe who had arrived in the 1830’s and 1840’s to live
      on Halukka (charity) sent them to from abroad. Make no mistake
      about it that these indigent Jews of Eastern Europe were sent to
      plant the seed for Jewish presence on that land before the
      stampede to colonize the land would begin by European Jewry.

      • Michael Abramov

        Yawn.

        • Jack

          You just fuel this troll….. it’s about time you ignore this cockroach, you don’t reply she Evaporates……

          • Michael Abramov

            Jack – I know. I just find her so odd, that I am tempted to taunt her…and she falls for it all the time.

    • Helen4Yemen

      “Zionism was a much needed alternative to remaining in hostile Europe.”

      But Palestine was not the white man’s grandma’s land, was it?
      Tell me again how the white man known as the Ashkenazi belongs on that land?

      Alan Dershowitz DNA
      99.9% European
      0% Middle Eastern
      http://www*pbs*org/weta/finding-your-roots/files/2014/11/AlanDershowitzDNA*jpg
      Replace * with dot

      Not even a tiny drop of Middle Eastern ancestry – the white man
      is one of the purest of any Europeans at 99.9% European. So
      WTF is the white man doing on Arab land?

    • Helen4Yemen

      PALESTINE IS NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S LAND, POLAND IS!

      1914 Chaim Weizmann:

      “In its initial stage Zionism was conceived by its pioneers as a
      movement wholly depending on mechanical factors: there is a
      country which happens to be called Palestine, a country
      without a people, and, on the other hand, there exists the
      Jewish people, and it has no country. What else is necessary,
      then, than to fit the gem into the ring, to unite this people
      with this country? The owners of the country [the Ottoman
      Turks] must, therefore, be persuaded and convinced that this
      marriage is advantageous, not only for the [Jewish] people
      and for the country, but also for themselves”

      Year — Non-Jews — Jews — % Non-Jew/Jew
      1914 — 675,000 — 85,000 — 87/13

      Note: All the 85,000 Jews were all European.

      Note: There are no native Palestiian Jews left in the world today.

      Note: When the Ashenazi was telling the world that Palestine was
      a land without a people, there were 670,000 natives on that land

    • Helen4Yemen

      The Ashkenazi Jew brought his Euroean a^^ and planted it on Arab land.

      Jabotinsky – The Iron Wall – 1923

      A voluntary reconciliation with the Arabs is out of the
      question either now or in the future. If you wish to
      colonize a land in which people are already living,
      you must provide a garrison for the land, or find some rich
      man or benefactor who will provide a garrison on your
      behalf. Or else-or else, give up your colonization,
      for without an armed force which will render physically
      impossible any attempt to destroy or prevent this
      colonization, colonization is impossible,
      not difficult, not dangerous, but IMPOSSIBLE!… Zionism is a
      colonization adventure and therefore it stands or
      falls by the question of armed force. It is important… to
      speak Hebrew, but, unfortunately, it is even more
      important to be able to shoot – or else I am through with
      playing at colonizing.

    • Helen4Yemen

      “We must expropriate gently the private property on the
      state assigned to us. We shall try to spirit the penniless
      population across the border by procuring employment for
      it in the transit countries, while denying it employment in
      our country. The property owners will come over to our
      side. Both the process of expropriation and the removal of
      the poor must be carried out discretely and circumspectly.
      Let the owners of the immoveable property believe that
      they are cheating us, selling us things for more than they
      are worth. But we are not going to sell them anything back.”

      (Theodore Herzl, 12 June 1895)

    • Helen4Yemen

      Moshe Sharett :

      “We have forgotten that we have not come to an empty
      land to inherit it, but we have come to conquer a country
      from people inhabiting it, that governs it by the virtue of its
      language and savage culture ….. Recently there has been
      appearing in our newspapers the clarification about the
      mutual misunderstanding between us and the Arabs, about
      common interests [and] about the possibility of unity and
      peace between two fraternal peoples. ….. [But] we must
      not allow ourselves to be deluded by such illusive hopes …..
      for if we cease to look upon our land, the Land of Israel, as
      ours alone and we allow a partner into our estate- all
      content and meaning will be lost to our enterprise. ”

      (Righteous Victims, p. 91)

    • Helen4Yemen

      Yes, Palestine was ruled by foreigners but those ruled were native to the land.
      There were no Jews on that land for over 1,000 years until poor Jews were sent
      to live on welfare they call halukka which was a Zionist scheme to start planting
      Jewish presence on that land ahead of the stampede. Palestine is Arab and the
      Ashkenazi brought his snow-white European a.. and planted it where he is not
      wanted or welcome. Why must Arab land be used to remove Europe’s unwanted
      Jewry? What is the connection between this white man that goes by Ashkenazi
      and Palestine?

      • Michael Abramov

        Helen – I will reply as this is not one of your cut and paste jobs.

        Your knowledge of history is sparse. Jews have always lived in Palestine albeit as a minority. Saladin, in the 12th century, invited many Jews back to Jerusalem from the diaspora. Why Jerusalem? Because the world was made up of city states and not countries.

        Suleiman the Magnificent, who was not an Arab,did a great deal to restore the walls of the city as well as maintaining a balance of harmony between the Armenians. Christians, Arabs, and Jews.

        Finally, you are of the belief that the Ashkenazi Jews is not a real Jews. I do not believe this point is wrorhy of an answer.

        • Helen4Yemen

          I did not say the Ashkenazi is not a real Jew since I have no
          idea what a “real Jew” is. I said his European a^^ registers
          at 99.9% European when examined by DNA science.

          “from the diaspora”

          Your problem is that you know nothing about the
          “diaspora”, do you? Can you answer this question for me:
          why did the Israelite men abandon women and children and
          just fled?

    • Helen4Yemen

      Please explain to me how the Ashkenaz is entitled to own any land in Palestine?
      His mama’s land is Poland and his DNA is Poland, what then is this white man
      and his European a.. doing on Arab land? Tell me?

    • Helen4Yemen

      Please remember that 95% of world Jewry supported the Gaza bombings of 2009 and 2014.

      I have the feelings that the snow-white Lithuanian or Hungary a.. of the Ashkenazi belongs on

      Arab land? Based on what? Finkelstein is in fact a strong Zionist. He just wants his people’s

      European a.. to remain on Arab land but to be shared. I do not know of any Jew who says the

      the theft of Arab land was just wrong – it is theft, is it not, unless you will tell me the Ashkenazi’s

      European a.. is actually Middle Eastern? Is it?

      • Michael Abramov

        Can you phrase your points a little more clearly. I have not got a clue what you are trying to say.

    • Helen4Yemen

      So are you saying the white man known as the Ashkenazi was following the
      theft of land and the genocide committed against the native peoples of what
      they call “North America”? Are you saying that was the reason he planted
      his Lithuanian, Hungarian, Russian a.. on Arab land?

  • Helen4Yemen

    Mark Twain explains why Jews were hated in Europe.

    Source: Mark Twain, Concerning the Jews – 1898 – Harper’s Magazine

    #1 In the cotton States, after the war, the simple and ignorant negroes made the crops for the white planter on shares. The Jew came down in force, set up shop on the plantation, supplied all the negro’s wants on credit, and at the end of the season was proprietor of the negro’s share of the present crop and of part of his share of the next one. Before long, the whites detested the Jew, and it is doubtful if the negro loved him.

    #2 In the dull and ignorant England of John’s time everybody got into debt to the Jew. He gathered all lucrative enterprises into his hands; he was the king of commerce; he was ready to be helpful in all profitable ways; he even financed crusades for the rescue of the Sepulchre. To wipe out his account with the nation and restore business to its natural and incompetent channels he had to be banished the realm.

    #3 For the like reasons Spain had to banish him four hundred years ago, and Austria about a couple of centuries later. In all the ages Christian Europe has been obliged to curtail his activities. If he entered upon a mechanical trade, the Christian had to retire from it. If he set up as a doctor, he was the best one, and he took the business. If he exploited agriculture, the other farmers had to get at something else. Since there was no way to successfully compete with him in any vocation, the law had to step in and save the Christian from the poor-house.

    #4 The Jew is being legislated out of Russia. The reason is not concealed. The movement was instituted because the Christian peasant and villager stood no chance against his commercial abilities. He was always ready to lend money on a crop, and sell vodka and other necessaries of life on credit while the crop was growing. When settlement day came he owned the crop; and next year or year after he owned the farm, like Joseph.

    #5 Trade after trade was taken away from the Jew by statute till practically none was left. He was forbidden to engage in agriculture; he was forbidden to practise law; he was forbidden to practise medicine, except among Jews; he was forbidden the handicrafts. Even the seats of learning and the schools of science had to be closed against this tremendous antagonist.

    #6

    • The Jew has some discreditable ways.
    • He has a reputation for various small forms of cheating,
    • and for practicing oppressive usury,
    • and for burning himself out to get the insurance,
    • and for arranging cunning contracts which leave him an exit but lock the other man in,
    • and for smart evasions which find him safe and comfortable just within the strict letter of the law, when court and jury know very well that he has violated the spirit of it

  • Helen4Yemen

    Benny Morris interview – Haaretz – 2004
    ________________________________________
    “The revised book is a double-edged sword. It is based on
    many documents that were not available to me when I
    wrote the original book, most of them from the Israel
    Defense Forces Archives. What the new material shows is
    that there were far more Israeli acts of massacre
    than I had previously thought. To my surprise, there were
    also many cases of rape. In the months of
    April-May 1948, units of the Haganah [the pre-state
    defense force that was the precursor of the IDF] were given
    operational orders that stated explicitly that they were to
    uproot the villagers, expel them and destroy the villages
    themselves.
    ________________________________________
    In Acre four soldiers raped a girl and murdered her
    and her father. In Jaffa, soldiers of the Kiryati Brigade
    raped one girl and tried to rape several
    more. At Hunin, which is in the Galilee, two girls were
    raped and then murdered. There were one or two
    cases of rape at Tantura, south of Haifa. There was
    one case of rape at Qula, in the center of the
    country. At the village of Abu Shusha, near Kibbutz Gezer
    [in the Ramle area] there were four female prisoners, one
    of whom was raped a number of times. And there
    were other cases. Usually more than one soldier was
    involved. usually there were one or two Palestinian
    girls. In a large proportion of the cases the event
    ended with murder. Because neither the victims nor the
    rapists liked to report these events, we have to assume that
    the dozen cases of rape that were reported, which
    I found, are not the whole story. They are just the tip of the
    iceberg.”
    ________________________________________
    In some cases four or five people were executed, in others
    the numbers were 70, 80, 100. There was also a great deal
    of arbitrary killing. Two old men are spotted walking in a
    field – they are shot. A woman is found in an abandoned
    village – she is shot. There are cases such as the village of
    Dawayima [in the Hebron region], in which a column
    entered the village with all guns blazing and killed anything
    that moved.
    ________________________________________
    “The worst cases were Saliha (70-80 killed), Deir Yassin
    (100-110), Lod (250), Dawayima (hundreds) and perhaps
    Abu Shusha (70). There is no unequivocal proof of a
    large-scale massacre at Tantura, but war crimes
    were perpetrated there. At Jaffa there was a
    massacre about which nothing had been known
    until now. The same at Arab al Muwassi, in the north.
    About half of the acts of massacre were part of
    Operation Hiram [in the north, in October 1948]: at Safsaf,
    Saliha, Jish, Eilaboun, Arab al Muwasi, Deir al Asad, Majdal
    Krum, Sasa. In Operation Hiram there was a unusually high
    concentration of executions of people against a wall or next
    to a well in an orderly fashion.
    ________________________________________
    “That can’t be chance. It’s a pattern. Apparently, various
    officers who took part in the operation understood that the
    expulsion order they received permitted them to do these
    deeds in order to encourage the population to take to the
    roads. The fact is that no one was punished for these acts
    of murder. Ben-Gurion silenced the matter. He covered up
    for the officers who did the massacres.”
    ________________________________________
    One of the revelations in the book is that on October 31,
    1948, the commander of the Northern Front, Moshe
    Carmel, issued an order in writing to his units to expedite
    the removal of the Arab population. Carmel took this action
    immediately after a visit by Ben-Gurion to the Northern
    Command in Nazareth. There is no doubt in my mind that
    this order originated with Ben-Gurion. Just as the expulsion
    order for the city of Lod, which was signed by Yitzhak
    Rabin, was issued immediately after Ben-Gurion visited the
    headquarters of Operation Dani [July 1948].”
    ________________________________________
    “From April 1948, Ben-Gurion is projecting a message of
    transfer. There is no explicit order of his in writing, there is
    no orderly comprehensive policy, but there is an
    atmosphere of [population] transfer. The transfer idea is in
    the air. The entire leadership understands that this is the
    idea. The officer corps understands what is required of
    them. Under Ben-Gurion, a consensus of transfer is
    created.”
    ________________________________________
    “Of course Ben-Gurion was a transferist. He understood
    that there could be no Jewish state with a large and hostile
    Arab minority in its midst. There would be no such state. It
    would not be able to exist.”
    ________________________________________
    “Ben-Gurion was right. If he had not done what he did, a
    state would not have come into being. That has to be clear.
    It is impossible to evade it. Without the uprooting of the
    Palestinians, a Jewish state would not have arisen here.”
    That is what Zionism faced. A Jewish state would not have
    come into being without the uprooting of 700,000
    Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them.
    There was no choice but to expel that population. It was
    necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border
    areas and cleanse the main roads.

  • Helen4Yemen

    massacre than anything else. If it is a matter of killing innocent
    civilians, then it can be called a massacre.”
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Yair Tsaban, a former Meretz MK and government minister,
    related in his interview with Shoshani that after the massacre, in
    which he did not participate, he was sent with fellow members of
    the Youth Brigades to bury the corpses of the dead. “The
    rationale was that the Red Cross was liable to show up at any
    moment and it was necessary to blur the traces [of the killings]
    because publication of pictures and testimonies about what had
    happened in the village would be very damaging to the image of
    our War of Independence,” he said.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    ‘They ran like cats,’ related the commander of the operation,
    Yehoshua Zettler, the Jerusalem commander of Lehi, as he
    described the Arabs fleeing from their homes in Deir Yassin.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    “I saw a fair number of corpses,” he added. “I don’t remember
    encountering the corpse of a fighting man. Not at all. I remember
    mostly women and old men.” Tsaban testified that he saw
    inhabitants shot in the back and dismissed the claims of some of
    participants in the action that the locals had been hit in
    exchanges of fire. “An old man and a woman, sitting in the corner
    of a room with their faces to the wall, and they are shot in the
    back,” he recalled. “That cannot have been in the heat of battle.
    No way.”
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    The massacre at Deir Yassin had many repercussions. The Jewish
    Agency, the chief rabbis and the heads of the Haganah
    condemned it. The left used it to denounce the right. Abroad, it
    was compared to the crimes of the Nazis. Additionally, as
    historian Benny Morris notes in his book “Righteous Victims,”
    “Deir Yassin had a profound demographic and political effect: It
    was followed by mass flight of Arabs from their locales.”
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Shoshani first became interested in the Deir Yassin story about a
    decade ago, while working on her final project at the Bezalel
    Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, which focused on
    visual documentation of the Kfar Shaul state psychiatric hospital,
    which in turn was built on the lands of Deir Yassin after the war.
    Following her documentation of the place as it is today, with its
    buildings that had served the village’s inhabitants in the past and
    today are part of the hospital, she also wanted to find historical
    pictures of the massacre that took place there 70 years ago.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    A street in Deir Yassin, today and in 1948. ‘Within a few hours,
    half the village wasn’t there any more,’ Zettler wrote of the day.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    To her surprise, she found that the task was not at all simple. “On
    the internet are pictures of corpses that are captioned as having
    been photographed at Deir Yassin, but they are from Sabra and
    Chatila,” she says, referring to the 1982 massacre by Christian
    militiamen of hundreds of residents of the Palestinian refugee
    camps in Lebanon. “In the IDF Archive they released to me for
    publication pictures of the fighters from Deir Yassin themselves,”
    she continued and displayed a series of photos showing armed
    Irgun and Lehi members, but no trace of the Arabs who were
    killed.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    At the Haganah Archive, where Shoshani continued her search –
    “like an naive child,” as she said – another surprise awaited her.
    “An older man came up to me, very hush-hush, took me to a side
    room and told me that he had taken pictures immediately after
    the massacre,” she said.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    The man was Shraga Peled, 91, who at the time of the massacre
    was in the Haganah Information Service. He told Shoshani that
    after the battle he was sent to the village with a camera to
    document what he saw there. “When I got to Deir Yassin, the first
    thing I saw was a big tree to which a young Arab fellow was tied.
    And this tree was burnt in a fire. They had tied him to it and
    burned him. I photographed that,” he related. He also claims he
    photographed from afar what looked like a few dozen other
    corpses collected in a quarry adjacent to the village. He handed
    the film over to his superiors, he says, and since then he has not
    seen the photos.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    ‘When the Cossacks burst into Jewish neighborhoods, then that
    should have looked something like this,’ wrote Lt. Col. Mordechai
    Gichon of Deir Yassin.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Possibly this is because the photos are part of the visual material
    that is hidden to this day in the Archive of the IDF and the
    Defense Ministry, of which the state is prohibiting publication
    even 70 years after the fact. Shoshani petitioned the High Court
    of Justice about this a decade ago as part of her final project at
    Bezalel. Haaretz joined her in the petition.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    The state explained that publication of the pictures was liable to
    damage the state’s foreign relations and the “respect for the
    dead.” In 2010, after viewing the pictures, the Supreme Court
    justices rejected the petition, leaving the material far from the
    public eye. In the meantime Shoshani managed to get hold of
    some other photos connected to the massacre, among them a
    series of pictures documenting orphaned children whose parents
    had been killed at Deir Yassin.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    The Deir Yassin massacre continues to upset everyone who deals
    with it, even at a distance of 70 years. Not everyone agrees with
    the characterization “massacre.” Historian Dr. Uri Milstein, who
    studies Israel’s wars, does a lot to propagate the thesis that there
    wasn’t any massacre in the village. In many articles he has
    written, he claims that this is “a mendacious myth” and “a blood
    libel” and that the Arab dead were killed in “a battle in a built-up
    area.”
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    “I don’t think that anyone there had the intention of coming
    there and killing children,” says Shoshani in summing up the
    materials she has gathered about the incident. However, she
    says, “This was not a battle against fighters but rather the sudden
    occupation of a village, in confrontation with inhabitants who
    defended their homes with meager means. There were also
    cases, apparently isolated, of mowing down inhabitants,
    ‘executions,’ after the fighting was over, for the purpose of
    deterrence and out of fear.”
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    The Deir Yassin massacre was the first of a number of incidents in
    which Jewish fighters were involved in killing civilians in the War
    of Independence and after it was over. Another infamous incident
    was the one at Kafr Qasem in 1956, on the day the fighting in the
    Sinai Campaign began. Forty-eight Israeli Arab citizens were killed
    by Border Police gunfire. As in the case of Deir Yassin, the state is
    still censoring the archival materials from Kafr Qasem.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    http://www+haaretz+com/israel-news/1.801307

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  • Helen4Yemen

    Mark Twain explains why Jews were hated in Europe.
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    Source: Mark Twain, Concerning the Jews – 1898 –
    Harper’s Magazine
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    #1 In the cotton States, after the war, the simple and
    ignorant negroes made the crops for the white
    planter on shares. The Jew came down in force, set
    up shop on the plantation, supplied all the negro’s
    wants on credit, and at the end of the season was
    proprietor of the negro’s share of the present crop
    and of part of his share of the next one. Before long,
    the whites detested the Jew, and it is doubtful if the
    negro loved him.
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    #2 In the dull and ignorant England of John’s time
    everybody got into debt to the Jew. He gathered all
    lucrative enterprises into his hands; he was the king
    of commerce; he was ready to be helpful in all
    profitable ways; he even financed crusades for the
    rescue of the Sepulchre. To wipe out his account with
    the nation and restore business to its natural and
    incompetent channels he had to be banished the
    realm.
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    #3 For the like reasons Spain had to banish him four
    hundred years ago, and Austria about a couple of
    centuries later. In all the ages Christian Europe has
    been obliged to curtail his activities. If he entered
    upon a mechanical trade, the Christian had to retire
    from it. If he set up as a doctor, he was the best one,
    and he took the business. If he exploited agriculture,
    the other farmers had to get at something else. Since
    there was no way to successfully compete with him in
    any vocation, the law had to step in and save the
    Christian from the poor-house.
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    #4 The Jew is being legislated out of Russia. The
    reason is not concealed. The movement was
    instituted because the Christian peasant and villager
    stood no chance against his commercial abilities. He
    was always ready to lend money on a crop, and sell
    vodka and other necessaries of life on credit while the
    crop was growing. When settlement day came he
    owned the crop; and next year or year after he
    owned the farm, like Joseph.
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    #5 Trade after trade was taken away from the Jew by
    statute till practically none was left. He was forbidden
    to engage in agriculture; he was forbidden to practise
    law; he was forbidden to practise medicine, except
    among Jews; he was forbidden the handicrafts. Even
    the seats of learning and the schools of science had
    to be closed against this tremendous antagonist.
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    #6

    •    The Jew has some discreditable ways.
    •    He has a reputation for various small forms of cheating,
    •    and for practicing oppressive usury,
    •    and for burning himself out to get the insurance,
    •    and for arranging cunning contracts which leave
    him an exit but lock the other man in,
    •    and for smart evasions which find him safe and
    comfortable just within the strict letter of the law,
    when court and jury know very well that he has
    violated the spirit of it
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    http://sourcebooks+fordham+edu/mod/1898twain-jews+asp
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  • Helen4Yemen

    “one of the oldest anti-Semitic stereotypes of all:
    that of the money-grabbing Jew.”
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    Karl Marx – on the Jewish Question:
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    We are trying to break with the theological formulation of the
    question. For us, the question of the Jew’s capacity for emancipation
    becomes the question: What particular social element has to be
    overcome in order to abolish Judaism? For the present-day Jew’s
    capacity for emancipation is the relation of Judaism to the
    emancipation of the modern world. This relation necessarily results
    from the special position of Judaism in the contemporary enslaved
    world.
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    Let us consider the actual, worldly Jew – not the Sabbath Jew, as
    Bauer does, but the everyday Jew.
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    Let us not look for the secret of the Jew in his religion, but let us look
    for the secret of his religion in the real Jew.
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    What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest.
    What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his
    worldly God? Money.
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    Very well then! Emancipation from huckstering and money,
    consequently from practical, real Judaism, would be the
    self-emancipation of our time.
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    An organization of society which would abolish the preconditions for
    huckstering, and therefore the possibility of huckstering, would make
    the Jew impossible. His religious consciousness would be dissipated
    like a thin haze in the real, vital air of society. On the other hand, if the
    Jew recognizes that this practical nature of his is futile and works to
    abolish it, he extricates himself from his previous development and
    works for human emancipation as such and turns against the supreme
    practical expression of human self-estrangement.
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    We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of
    the present time, an element which through historical development –
    to which in this harmful respect the Jews have zealously contributed –
    has been brought to its present high level, at which it must necessarily
    begin to disintegrate.
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    In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the
    emancipation of mankind from Judaism.
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    https://www+marxists+org/archive/marx/works/1844/jewish-question/

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  • Helen4Yemen

    “one of the oldest anti-Semitic stereotypes of all:
    that of the money-grabbing Jew.”
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    Mark Twain – Concerning the Jews – Harper’s Magazine – 1898

    “With most people, of a necessity, bread and meat take
    first rank, religion second. I am convinced that the
    persecution of the Jew is not due in any large degree to
    religious prejudice. No, the Jew is a money-getter; and in
    getting his money he is a very serious obstruction to less
    capable neighbors who are on the same quest. I think
    that that is the trouble.”

    • kirby1

      Anything to say on the 16th anniversary of 911 where Muslim terrorist killed 3,000 civilians on orders from your Koran.