I am not one easily duped by conspiracy theories like 9/11 “Truth” or “Jews control the major world powers,” but I am not a Zionist either. I consider myself an anti-zionist and a progressive endowed with clear-eyed objectivity. This is not a statement to propitiate the audience of an anti-zionist site but to indicate that a conspiracy detected by me should be taken seriously.
I call it The Protocols of the Elders of Goyion because I like the irony of the allusion: this one is real! Here are the facts:
I did not suspect Nelson Mandela (now 93) for being an anti-semite when he accused Israel of apartheid and claimed that “the problem of Palestine” began not in 1967 but in 1948, that the right of return of Palestinian refugees is the “major component” of the problem or when he harped on so-called similarities between Israel’s [alleged] and South Africa’s apartheid.
Why did he have me fooled? Because he is the legendary leader of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle and the recipient of awards for peace and justice, too many to list.
I did not suspect Desmond Tutu (now 82), another self-proclaimed apartheid connoisseur, for being an anti-semite when he also accused Israel of apartheid and went even further by attacking what he called “Jewish power” in the US (“People are scared in this country to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful.”) and used anti-semitic slurs and insults like -
Jews think they have a monopoly on God,”
Jews have cornered the market on suffering.”
Why did he have me fooled? Because he is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and the Ghandi Peace Prize and also an iconic figure in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.
I merely thought that these two men had their minds enfeebled by old age and that, like all African blacks, they see apartheid everywhere. I admit I had also given them some slack, as we Americans always do when it comes to blacks—it is called PC and I deplore it although I, too, am guilty of it.
I did, however, instantly recognize virulent anti-semitism in Gunther Grass (now 85) when he published his outrageous poem that attacked Israel in what amounted to a blood libel, claiming it threatens world peace and brazenly calling upon his government to stop delivery of German submarines that can be equipped with nuclear heads to Israel.
Why did I manage to nab him? Because unlike Mandela and Tutu he has no pigmentary shield and worse: he is German, a biological fact that his Nobel Prize for Literature and his various past activities in the peace movement cannot dilute. As they say, blood does tell.
I also easily identified Prof. Johan Galtung (now 82) as an anti-semite when he espoused his belief in “Jewish power” controlling the media, by resorting to the crude tactic of counting Jews (“Six Jewish companies control 96% of the media”). It stands to reason that any Goy who identifies Jews in positions of power as “Jews” and counts them is an anti-semite. If a Jew or a even a Goy has that kind of curiosity there are trustworthy Jewish sites on the internet like “Jew or not Jew?” that count Jews without bias and bigotry.
He also said about the Protocols of the Elders of Zion that:
It is impossible to [read it] today without thinking of Goldman Sachs.
He was exposed as an anti-semite by the Wiesenthal Center and even more ably by Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress and, more importantly, the mogul of the cosmetic giant Estee Lauder—who better to paint the right face on anti-semitism?
Why was it easy for me to identify Galtung? Because, despite the much-vaunted Peace Research Institute in Oslo he set up as a cover in 1964, despite his much ballyhooed theories of conflict resolution, structural violence and his various contributions in several sciences, despite the various honors he received (like The Alternative Nobel Prize, what a laugh), his anti-semitism and desire to delegitimize Israel come through loud and clear in his statements, as does his anti-Americanism (after the fall of the Soviet Union he “predicted that the US will no longer be a functioning superpower”).
Last but not least, he is a Norwegian and I read on wikipedia that Norwegian anti-semitism goes back to the Middle Ages, proven by the fact the “Jews were mentioned unfavorably in the Icelandic Sagas,” likely among his childhood readings.
What do these men have in common, other than old age? It is a multi-national, multi-racial group and all are internationally respected. Two of them are Nobel Prize laureates. They might have hoped that their reputations would immunize them against being unmasked as anti-semites.
I am not one of those people who knock the Nobel Prize indiscriminately for being politicized. After all they do get it right so often, as can be seen in a few illustrious examples of Peace Prize laureats: Kissinger, Begin, Wiesel, Peres, Obama. Nevertheless I do not allow a prize named after the inventor of dynamite to blind me.
What these men really have in common, other than advanced age, is that they are Goyim and they are anti-semites. It pains me to say it but the last two go together virtually always (with extremely few exceptions, like myself) as an innate trait.
A conspiracy is a confluence of ideology and activities even if the conspirators do not know each other, as is probably the case here, except for Mandela and Tutu to whom, again, I have to cut some slack because, being black they would tend to hang out together. The conspirators do not need written Protocols. Unless we find them, which brings me to my last point:
This is still work in progress and I need all the help I can get from like-minded anti-zionist progressives by way of providing me with what others make so much of: “proofs.” I would specifically appreciate help in dealing with an “outlier” in my theory, namely the existence of a number of internationally well-known and highly respected (most likely for the wrong reasons) people who are neither old nor Goyim and yet espouse the same pernicious views.
Among many such sad examples there is one who has been called “Israel’s enemy #1” by none other than Prof. Dershowitz, a distinguished American lawyer, expert in difficult “husband-kills-wife” celebrity defense cases. I shall not identify Israel’s enemy by name here because I do not wish to help promoting his book: The Wandering Who?—available from amazon.com for $10.06, Kindle edition, $7.60 plus shipping (varies by state).
what international media purposely ignores…
On April 27, 2012, five Molotov Cocktails were thrown in Shapira Neighborhood, a poor area in Tel Aviv’s south. One of them hit a kindergarten, where children were sleeping (see picture); the others hit private homes. In one case, the terrorists opened the window of a house—where people were sleeping—and threw an ignited bottle inside. God’s unsleeping angels made sure nobody was hurt. The event was barely mentioned in the Hebrew media and was completely ignored by the international one. The main report on the event was done by the Israeli website Maavak (“struggle” in Hebrew; www.maavak.org.il). I almost forgot to mention that the victims were black people; the attackers were Jews.
The terror attack followed agitation by a racist Jewish group led by Michael Ben Ari, a Knesset member on behalf of the National Union party. This party is a union of four ultra-nationalist political parties, namely Moledet, Hatikva, Eretz Yisrael Shelanu, and Tkuma. In the current Knesset it has four members, out of the 120. Michael Ben Ari is leader of the Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (“The Land of Israel is Ours” in Hebrew) faction. They are right of Netanyahu’s coalition, and do not form part of the current extremist coalition; simply, they are even more extreme. Michael Ben Ari is the first outspoken disciple of Rabbi Meir Kahane to be elected to the Knesset. Rabbi Meir Kahane was an American-Israeli ultra-nationalist rabbi that founded both the Jewish Defense League (JDL) in the USA, and the Kach (literally “So;” roughly “This is the Way”) political party in Israel. In 1984, Kach gained one seat in parliamentary elections, and Kahane became a member of the Knesset. In 1988, the Israeli government banned Kach as “racist” and “undemocratic” under the terms of an ad hoc law; Kahane was subsequently assassinated in New York, in 1990. In 1994, following the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre perpetrated by Baruch Goldstein, a Kahane follower, Kach was outlawed completely. Following the massacre, the US State Department listed it as a terrorist organization. Recently, Michael Ben Ari was denied a visa to the USA (see USA Denies Visa to Jewish Knesset Member).
Shapira Neighborhood | South Tel Aviv
The attack was aimed at Sudanese and Eritrean refugees. In Israel there are several thousands (estimations vary between 4,000 and 8,000) refugees who arrived from Sudan and are seeking refuge from the ongoing military conflicts in their home country. Small numbers of Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees can also be found. All of them arrived by land, after a perilous trip across the Sinai and Negev deserts; reports on the horrors faced by them along the way should be enough to grant recognition as refugees to the survivors upon arrival. In order to accomplish the feat, they use the help of local Bedouins, the only masters of the dessert (see Explosion in Sinai). Israel has formally recognized as refugees only a few hundreds of them; the rest work as illegal workers, hiding in the vast population of foreign workers building up the Zionist dream. They replaced the Palestinians, who are not welcome anymore in Tel Aviv. In this precarious and rather violent conditions, Sudanese workers face deportation back to war and death. Yet, racism in Israel runs deeper.
On the Jewish Heart
Contrary to what one may think, the Jewish state doesn’t show neither compassion nor mercy. In Jewish Compassion I reported the case of Evelyn Belseng, 38, who came to Israel from the Philippines in 2002 to work as a caregiver at Kibbutz Kfar Menachem. After her employer died in 2006, she went to work in Ashdod. In December 2007, she met Michael David, a religious Israeli Jew from Gedera. “We met through a childhood friend of Miki’s,” she said in an interview. “I worked at the time in Ashdod and it was important for me to keep my job, so we met mostly on Saturdays and he would sometimes come visit me. My employers met him and were very supportive of us.” In early May 2009, after living together for two years, Michael went to the Interior Ministry in Rehovot and made residence arrangements for her since her Israeli visa was due to expire later that month. An official recommended that he begin the process of having her recognized as a common-law spouse. But the process of obtaining the necessary documents, mostly from the Philippines, was time-consuming and expensive. It is almost impossible for someone defined as Jew by Israel’s Internal Affairs Ministry to marry somebody defined by that fine and egalitarian institution as a “goy,” a non-Jew. “Meanwhile our son Gilad was born, and Miki assumed that when we registered him, everything would be fine,” she said. After the child was born, David asked the family court in Rishon LeTzion to recognize Belseng as his partner, because he couldn’t legally marry her in Israel; she is a hated goy. Later that year, he became sick with cancer, which drained their energy. They therefore concentrated on trying to settle Gilad’s status. In June 2010, the Family Court recognized David as Gilad’s biological father and ordered the child registered in the population registry, meaning he became an Israeli citizen. Ten days later, David died. Due to David’s death, Belseng’s residency process was halted and in August 2010 she was issued a deportation order, which wasn’t enforced. Israel is about to deport a toddler citizen. Probably they will say he is a potential terrorist.
Are you Falash Mura or Beta Israel?
Wolleka Synagogue, Ethiopia
It is not easy to be a foreign worker or a refugee in Israel, beause nobody helps them. Few even report attacks on them. Israel had developed over the years a public image that doesn’t allow the publication of these cases. Yet, reality is different. No better way of reinforcing the new image portrayed here than with the cases of Beta Israel and the Falash Mura, two groups of Ethiopian citizens seeking Israeli citizenship under Law of Return. The Law of Return gives automatic and immediate citizenship to every Jew arriving in Israel. A Jew is defined in that law as a person born Jewish (with a Jewish mother or maternal grandmother), with a Jewish ancestry (with a Jewish father or grandfather) or a convert to Orthodox Judaism (Reform and Conservative converts are recognized only if the rites were performed outside the State of Israel, other groups are rejected). The basis for this racist law is what is known as “Jus Sanguinis” in Latin, namely “Blood Law.” In ancient times, it was used to attribute citizenship on the basis of family relations. However, the Law of Return denies citizenship to Jews who have converted to other religions out of their free will. Did their blood change during the conversion process? (see Is Israel Sovereign? for more on this)
Beta Israel Community Area
Somehow, Israel’s public image consistently fails to convey the reality of the Zionist state. While asked to link northeast Africa and Israel, most people will immediately mention Beta Israel, a group of Jewish Ethiopian citizens that immigrated to Israel through the Mossad-run Operation Moses (1984), Operation Sheba (1985) and Operation Solomon (1991). According to tradition the name “Beta Israel” originated in the 4th century when the community refused to convert to Christianity during the rule of Abreha and Atsbeha, the monarchs of the Aksumite Empire who embraced Christianity. In 1973, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, then the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, ruled that the Beta Israel were Jews and should be brought to Israel. That was the foundation for their arrival at Israel according to the Law of Return. Other notable poskim (“deciders” in Jewish Halakha Law), from non-Zionist Ashkenazi circles, placed a Halakhic “safek” (“doubt;” Halakha is the Jewish parallel of the Muslim Sharia) over the Jewishness of the Beta Israel. Such dissenting voices include the notorious rabbis Elazar Shach and Yosef Shalom Eliashiv. Later on, a 1999 study by Lucotte and Smets studied the DNA of 38 unrelated Beta Israel males living in Israel and 104 Ethiopians living in regions located north of Addis Ababa and concluded that “the distinctiveness of the Y-chromosome haplotype distribution of the Beta-Israel from conventional Jewish populations and their relatively greater similarity in haplotype profile to non-Jewish Ethiopians are consistent with the view that the Beta Israel people descended from ancient inhabitants of Ethiopia and not the Levant.” Other studies reached similar conclusions. Despite these, the Halakha ruling issued by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef still holds.
In contrast to the discrepancies regarding their Jewishness, there is no doubt on the link between Beta Israel and the Falash Mura. Both groups acknowledge that Falash Mura were people from Beta Israel who accepted Christianity in various waves of conversion since the 15th century. In comparison to the roughly 130,000 Beta Israel living now in Israel, the number of the Falash Mura is small; apparently less than 10,000 still live in Ethiopia. They are not recognized as Jews by the State of Israel, and thus are not allowed to reach the state under the clauses of the Law of Return applied to their brothers from beta Israel. In February 2003, the Israeli government decided to accept religious conversions of Falash Mura people organized by Israeli rabbis, and that converted Falash Mura can then migrate to Israel as Jewish. Yet, Israeli government continued to limit, from 2003 to 2006, their entry to about 300 Falash Mura immigrants per month. In November 2010 the Israeli cabinet approved a plan to allow 8,000 Falash Mura immigrate to Israel; since then nothing has been done. Due to their Christianity, Falash Mura reaching Israel independently would be treated as illegitimate foreign workers and deported if caught. Meanwhile, their Beta Israel brothers live mainly in “development towns” and are widely discriminated by the Israeli society. As a former IDF officer, I remember IDF pamphlets explaining how to treat Ethiopian soldiers, which included rather racist remarks. Eventually, this discrimination is accepted by the international community. What would be the reaction if Germany was to legislate a law allowing the immigration of Christian Turks to Germany, but denying the immigration of Muslim Turks to its territory? Why is Israel allowed to perpetrate a parallel crime?
It is very difficult to read this. You can’t be only half-racist. You can’t just endorse positive-discrimination towards certain groups. If you do so, violence would appear as it recently did in Tel Aviv. Racism is racism, and Jewish racism is not different from Nazi racism. The State of Israel cannot enjoy immunity for such crimes; sanctioning them is calling for a A New Holocaust.
–Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Israeli lobby in America can be credited with denigrating Palestinians (whether Christian or Muslim) beyond any hope for resolving their conflict.
A few days ago, a friend told me about a congressional candidate who planned to educate Americans on the Israeli lobby.
To raise campaign funds, they contacted a few pro-Palestinian entities in the US, since the candidate’s Middle East policies would align with their goals, but “we received a very poor response from them.”
Why would pro-Palestinians fail to respond to a request to support an effort for their benefit?
This wasn’t an isolated incident. Recently, several friends have observed lethargy toward Palestine almost to a sense of hopelessness about their long-held aspirations for freedom and statehood.
One writer said he gets absolutely no support from Diaspora Palestinians in London. He says “it is very frustrating; they are just not getting organized. I’m thinking of walking away from their cause.”
Another recently said something similar. He too was contemplating giving up. His attempts to get in touch with Palestinian groups to help organize have met with “a feeble response or no response.”
Why the listless responses to the efforts by friends to mobilise positive support for hapless Palestinians?
Last week I wrote a column about “Fear-fuelling conspiracies” in America that feed and stimulate fear of Islam and Arabs.
This week, the focus is on the other side of the coin: how the actions of Americans conspire to stimulate fear of Arabs and Muslims.
Muslims in America have become keenly aware of American attitudes toward them. Muslims go out of their way to be disassociated from the terrorist labels.
Confirming what most Muslims have discerned from individual cases, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has reinforced their fears.
In a recent letter to members, the ADC wrote, “This has been a year of anti-Arab political rhetoric, unwarranted surveillance directed at Arab Americans, and negative stereotyping in the media, in schools, and in popular literature.”
How should that make Arabs feel?
Add to the general conclusions drawn by the ADC, some of the recent individual cases, and Arabs and Muslims have compelling reasons to be afraid.
One of these cases–of Sami Al-Arian–I have written about before. Dr. Al-Arian is a Palestinian whose ongoing persecution by the U.S. Government is one of the most repellent and unjust of any in the post-9/11 era.
In 2003, while working as an engineering professor at the University of South Florida, he was indicted on multiple counts of “material support for Terrorism.”
Al-Arian was an outspoken advocate for Palestinians and a steadfast opponent of the Israeli occupation.
The indictment was based on his alleged support for Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian group that has nothing to do with the U.S. or Americans, but is focused exclusively on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
While awaiting his trial, he was held for almost three years in extreme solitary confinement. He has been mistreated by his university, the media, the prosecutor and the judge.
In reality, al-Arian has been persecuted only because he’s a Palestinian activist highly critical of the four-decade brutal Israeli occupation.
Arabs in America know about Al-Arian’s fate. They’re frightened. Similar treatment could be their misfortune if they support Arab, Muslim or Palestinian causes.
So don’t translate Western Muslim’s fear and inaction into lethargy. Now, more than ever, Palestinians need understanding and active support.
Dedicated to the long-suffering Palestinians and Iranians who have been sidelined by the United Nations in favour of the Nuclear Apartheid State of Zionist Israel in the most blatant exercise in International Double Standards that our world has ever known.
This video demonstrates that the United States is not a democracy, it is a bribeocracy, largely controlled by Zionists. But citizens of other nations need not be complacent, for there is much evidence to suggest that the same pressures are being brought to bear on their politicians and officials to support Israel’s excesses, and an Internet search will reveal that the first ever European Jewish Parliament held its inaugural meeting early in February, 2012; something that the mainstream media seemed reluctant to publicise.
Anthony Lawson, March 31st, 2012