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World Response to Knesset Member Destroying Bible


MK Ben Ari rips the pages of a special edition New Testament sent to Knesset Members Photo: Itamar Ben Gvir


Reaction is coming in swiftly from around the world after Israeli Knesset (parliament) Member Michael Ben-Ari tore up a specially bound and annotated edition of the New Testament. The book was given to all Knesset members by Victor Kalisher, head of The Bible Society in Israel, a Christian publishing house, at the same time that Christians United for Israel (CUFI) was holding its annual meeting in Washington, DC. Ben-Ari explained, “This book and those who sent it belong in the garbage can of history.”

“Nice phrase, but I would have said ‘will vanish from the page of time’. I hope he’s not misquoted.” – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“God, in His infinite mercy and love, wishes all non-Jews to be expelled from Israel before Jesus can return. Mr. Ben-Ari’s act will help to expel us Christians, and it is our duty to stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters in their ethnic cleansing of us and of Palestinian Christians and Muslims.” – Rev. John Hagee, Founder and National Chairman, Christians United for Israel (CUFI)

“Can’t we just destroy a Torah and call it even?” – Segri Gaishon-Fareva, spokesperson, Jews for Reconciliation

“John Hagee and Michael Ben-Ari speak for us. We are doing our part by burning and vandalizing churches and mosques in Israel. ” – Justin Newcomb, spokesperson for the ‘Price Tag’ Movement in Israel and Jews for Genocide

“This is an abomination! Even if he isn’t Christian, can’t he respect how we feel about our Holy Book?” – Rev. Terry Jones, the “Quran-burning” pastor

“Why couldn’t Michael have just shredded it quietly, like the rest of us?” – Anonymous Member of Israeli Knesset

“We could have told Victor. We distributed Qurans to Knesset members last Ramadan with the same result.” – Adrab Minalkul, Director, Muslims United for Israel (MUFI)

“Two thirds of the Jews will perish and go to Hell when Jesus comes, so I guess we know who one of them will be.” – Trulee Christian, attendee at Christians United for Israel (CUFI) annual conference in Washington, DC, July 16-18, 2012

“Mr. Ben-Ari should be commended for respecting the planet by destroying this book without burning it.” – The Dalai Llama

“Well, it’s nice to know we agree on something.” – Ayman al-Zawaheri, leader of al-Qaeda

“Leave me out of this.” – Pope Benedict

“We respect all religions and support the right of free speech. Israelis have as much right to destroy Bibles as they do to build a Museum of Tolerance on a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem.” – Abraham Foxman, Director, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

“In retrospect, maybe we should have included the Old Testament in that edition.” -Victor Kalisher, head of The Bible Society in Israel

33 Responses to World Response to Knesset Member Destroying Bible

  1. who_me July 19, 2012 at 1:49 am #

    nice job on this one.

  2. who_me July 19, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    something a bit more serious, zionist “book burning” on steroids:

    “People involved in the Mexican American Studies struggle in Tucson, Arizona recently compiled a list of the banned books from the district, as well as released a letter signed by many organizations expressing concern over First Amendment rights, given the Tucson Unified School District’s removal of these texts. Here is the letter and here is the list, also reproduced below.”

    it’s a long list….

  3. Blake July 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Rabbis encourage the burning of NT in “Israel” because it is “anti Semitic” and we are idolators.

    “Whenever I hear people claim a divine right to take the Holy Land by force, I cant help but remember that their books also claim they have a divine right to enslave the entire world. “ – Dr. Guido Bernelli

  4. Ariadna Theokopoulos July 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    ““This abominable book (the New Testament) galvanized the murder of millions of Jews during the Inquisition and during auto da fe instances,” Ben-Ari said, adding, “Sending the book to MK’s is a provocation. There is no doubt that this book and all it represents belongs in the garbage can of history.”

    I can guess EXACTLY how many jews died at the hands if the Inquisition.

    • Blake July 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

      Oh that magic number. Which year though? Lol.

      • fool me once... July 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

        “Oh that magic number.”
        Hey before I start, I’d like state that no insult or offence is intended and the links provided are purely for scholarly research purposes, and entertainment, if one is so inclined 🙂 . Although, as my quest for understanding in the first link demonstrates, maybe there is a “special” hierarchy for humour and offence. I’m robert red.
        “I can guess EXACTLY…”
        Aah, a scholar of Jewish Math I see;

        • who_me July 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

          jewish math? isn’t that the form of creative bookkeeping banksters employ?

          as opposed to zionist math, in which only a select few of the numbers have values attributed to them and all the rest are valued a 0?

          or are both of these interchangeable?

          • fool me once... July 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

            3 questions who_me, I knew I was going to struggle expressing myself clearly with the new insult ban. Anyway, I reckon the answer to question 3 is a judicable Yes.

          • who_me July 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

            nah, the proper answer is:

            “you evil anti-semite! piss-off and die!” 😉

        • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

          You got it! Blake hesitated, asked which year, who-me equivocated, but you got it! Indeed it is always 6 million.
          The Inquisition is even more remarkable in this achievement given the backward technology of the times.

          • fool me once... July 20, 2012 at 1:53 am #

            old blood libel
            everyone count the cost
            6 million?
            many billion
            no more Palestinian?
            israeli decline
            so return sublime
            to a new Palestine

          • Blake July 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

            Love it.

          • etominusipi July 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

            is that by John Skelton? excellent doggerel!

          • fool me once... July 20, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

            “excellent doggerel!”
            Does that mean you think it’s ok or well crap? It just burst into my head after reading the page up to that point, so I just did it. Should have punctuated the last verse though to emphasise the change of rhythm. Do you like John Cooper Clarke’s work. Let it out, that’s what I say 😀
            cheers 😉

          • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 1:08 am #

            it was meant as a compliment 😉 it shows a genuine poetic gift.

            i have never actually examined the prescribed meaning of ‘doggerel’, but i like most words that begin with a dog. they seem more colourful than the average word.

            JC-C dunno, heard the name but can’t remember any lines, if indeed i ever heard any. i did a few years ago pen the following apothegm:



            first, gain entrance to the snake pit,
            and learn to hiss for your living


            my ref to Skelton (1460-1529) was by no means meant facetiously, and was intended to protect the intended compliment from the potential semantruc vagaries of doggerel

            here is a brief excerpt (from Colin Clout:

            What can it avail
            To drive forth a snail,
            Or to make a sail
            Of an herring’s tail;
            To rhyme or to rail,
            To write or to indict,
            Either for delight
            Or else for despight;
            Or books to compile
            Of divers manner of style,
            Vice to revile
            And sin to exile…

            to my turn of mind Skelton remains the most truly modern poet in the English tongue.

          • fool me once... July 21, 2012 at 3:11 am #

            “it was meant as a compliment 😉 ”
            Thanks for that nice long explanatory post. After vunerabling meself up for posting my poem, I felt like a div cos I couldn’t understand what you meant by yer seven word comment. So cheers, 😉 . A sweary and great, northern JCC poem for ya, “chickentown”;

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

            Next year in Izmir?
            Oh, that’s so last year,
            Give me Khorasan
            Beter yet Tehran

          • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 1:22 am #


          • who_me July 21, 2012 at 1:44 am #

            and the year after that?
            we’ll dine on moscow fat,
            then on to beijing,
            for our final fling.

          • fool me once... July 21, 2012 at 2:28 am #


          • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 21, 2012 at 8:54 am #

            Speaking of Moscow, this is what a TAS communiqué might say in the year 2070 or so..
            Moscow, July 23, 2070, TAS: Gaidar Abramovich Isaacson, the mayor of Moscow unveiled yesterday a statue of former president Yeltsyn in the center of Kremlin Square. In his dedication, the mayor praised Yeltsyn’s revolutionary achievements in bringing Russia to the path of democracy and progress.
            Previous generations, with the best intentions, might have called Yeltsyn a “righteous gentile,” and meant it as a compliment although we realize today that “gentile” is a pejorative term, a slur meant to signify obscurantism, bigotry and obstinacy.
            Yeltsyn, recognized for his sober understanding of Russia’s need for help from foreign economic experts and world financiers, had most of his achievements temporarily undermined by reactionary forces that sought to turn Russia back to a communist economy and banking system.
            As students of Russian history remember, a period of dark repression followed under the authoritarian regime of gentile Putin, during which economists and entrepreneurs of genius were persecuted, jailed and proscribed, and their assets confiscated. Critics disagree as to whether the underlying motives were gentilism alone –since all of the victims were jews–or extreme-left financial terror combined with gentilism.
            Yeltsyn’s memory, however, remains bright and his statue is a befitting homage to him. The inscription on it reads:
            “Motherland and Truth: 100% proof “

  5. Laura Stuart July 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    “Turning the other cheek” is not good enough – I think Christians could learn a lot from Muslims about how to respond to people destroying Scripture.

    • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 12:01 am #

      you mean sheik Yeheshua was wrong in his advice?

      well, he would be, after all the same sheikh actually had the presumption to stop self-righteous men from stoning a woman to death!!! can you believe that??? fer chrissakes!!!

      we can only excuse him by remembering that this was two thousand years ago, when peoples’ idea of morality was much more primitive.

      Laura, your presumption is remarkable.

      You have heard that it was said, ‘an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth’. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. (Matt 5:38-40)

      admittedly, to be scrupulously fair to you, this advice of the sheikh was meant only for serious students. the inner life really has nothing to do with anything you will ever read about in the newspapers. if some obnoxious Israeli self-styled ‘Jew’ wants to shred a book he has been given, who gives a fuck? especially when you know exactly why he has done it, and that it is a publicity stunt. it is degrading even to have to discuss such an incident, to have such things impinge on our consciousness is like attending a play only to find oneslf taken to a theatre to watch chimpanzees masturbate on stage.

      self-styled ‘jewish’ zionists are devil-worshippers. as people are grqaduqally becoming aware, they are mainly descendended (with many other racial admixtures) from Khazzer barbarians who by the 7th century AD, having been driven out by their terminally irritated neighbours farther east, had set up a rent-a-mob kingdom in a formerly peaceful tract of Eastern Europe. read up on the Khazzers – how they obtained their income from extortion and selling their armed forces as mercenaries to the highest bidder, and about their mores their appalling manners, their sexual lewdness, and their abominable cruelty. they fear the Truth taught by Jesus more than anything else in the world.

      i seem to remember that not so very long ago some self-styled ‘Muslims’ (ones belonging to the beard and turban-wearing persuasion, or sect) destroyed some fabulous ancient carving of the Buddha in Afghanistans. what’s the difference?

      advanced nations (e.g. Amerika) destroy whole countries. now that is really pleasing to God, as befits a truly Christian people.

      self-styled ‘Christians’, ‘Jews’ and ‘Muslims’ all suffer from an extremely dangerous mental illness called bibliolatry

      imagine the deranged mentality of those who would kill someone for burning a book which contains the instruction thou shall not kill

      most people do not in reality, have Faith. the only difference between self-styled ‘Muslims’, ‘Christians’, ‘Jews’ and ‘Atheists’ is that the first three classes, with their ‘holy books’ are religious hypocrites in addition to acting like unbelievers.

      i advise you to drop ‘religion’, which is a fetish compounded in equal parts of superstition, egocentricity, hypocrisy and repression. i count ‘Atheism’ as a religion for the purpose of this remark.

      instead of indulging in the piquant novelties of a new ‘holy’ book, and a new way of dressing, accept yourself as you were created, and seek God in your heart.

      more words of sheikh Yeheshua

      1 Take heed that ye do not your charity in public view, to be seen by others: shameless self-publicists have no reward in Heaven.

      2 When thou doest an act of mercy, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues (also = churches, mosques)and in the streets, that they may have honour amongst men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

      3 But when you give alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

      4 Let your charity be done in secret: and the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

      5 And when thou prayest, be not as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues (also = churches, mosques) and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

      6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy inner chamber and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth which is in secret; and the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth which sees in secret shall reward thee openly.

      7 when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

      8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

      Peace to you

      • fool me once... July 21, 2012 at 2:16 am #

        A good post etominusipi. Worthy of serious contemplation Laura et al. For me, that was a sincere expression of love to you.
        for those that are smitten
        by the Word that’s been written
        to a vain mirrored god, get twice bitten
        look to their script
        t’was there to predict
        a global peace dwelling again derelict
        it was easy to see
        too self-consumed to be
        selfless, compassionate, godless and free
        your words are god-speak
        your show of strength is just weak
        so uncover and turn, that stubborn chubby cheek

  6. who_me July 20, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    america’s first jewish president just can resist groveling to master:

    Obama backs Olympics moment of silence for Israelis killed at Munich games

    when the usa boycotted the games back in the 80’s, they should have been booted permanently from participating in future olympics. israel never should have been accepted to participate as it is not a legit country.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

      I corrected that mistake in the article Moment of Silence at Olympics…

      • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 1:55 am #

        Ariadna, how? please give me a hint. the typos prevent me sleeping at night (and at various other times).

    • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 1:52 am #

      to be fair to Obama, this may not have been a gesture of his own choosing. he has to do what he is told. the words ‘crack-pipe’ and ‘fellated in the back seat of a car’ come to mind.

      in officially sanctioned variants of the service of dedication to world peace, for ‘back seat of a car’ may be substituted ‘hotel bedroom’ or ‘Chicago gay bath-house with a living statue of Saint Rahm of Emmanuelle’

      or, it may be that the officiating priest shall substitute ‘Bill Clinton’ for ‘Obama’ and ‘Oval Orifice in the White House’ for ‘Chicago gay bath-house in Chicago’, and a statue of Monica Lewinsky for that other one.

      from my time in MI7 in very good authority, know, othe agents of Khazaria are specially trained in ‘giving good head’ to top politicians of whatever nationality. it helps to firm up relations with the mother-(rogue)-‘country’ (or ‘Middle Eastern apartheid settler state’)

      the politicians in question have to be male, because of a physiologically determined semantic constraint on the gender of the direct object of the verb ‘to fellate’. the subject, however,mqy be of either gender, or, increasingly, due to technological advances, of none. the Haifa Institute of Automation Technology have a working prototype of “LEZ(m/f) – the most advanced robotic cock-sucker in the world”. many US politicians have experienced its charms as one of the more piquant recreations offered to them on friendship visits, during relaxing interludes from the more serious business of weapons transfer agreements and skilled topographic examination of various ‘road-maps’ to the ultimate goal of Khazzerite world-dominion.

      Martin Luther King had a dream.

      President Clinton had a walking wet dream called Monikker.

      “HOW DARE YOU!!!???” (Lord Bill of Clinton)

      i never believed that the hole truth lay in Hillery’s frigidity.

      i didn’t mention MI7 by the way, it was a typo.

      • who_me July 21, 2012 at 1:56 am #

        “‘fellated in the back seat of a car’”

        is rahm threatening to “kiss and tell”?

        • who_me July 21, 2012 at 2:01 am #

          “President Clinton had a walking wet dream called Monikker.”

          monikker? do you mean monocle?

          “i never believed that the hole truth lay in Hillery’s frigidity.”

          she isn’t frigid, she just causes temporary impotence and frigidity in those people unfortunate to be within a certain distance of her. the effect gradually wears off once the person leaves the contaminated area.

          • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 2:25 am #

            yes, i accept both corrections. your assessment of Ms Clinton is both more thorough and more compassionate than anything i have felt capable of attempting.

        • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 2:21 am #

          it wasn’t Rahm on the back seat. there is a crack-addicted ‘gay hooker’…who has surfaced recently

          well there was. travel is increasingly dangerous in the US of A.

          curiously this helps impede the flow of disinformation

          i didn’t follow the CAGH story in detail – i move amongst deep structures, where too many particulars are mere distraction. (note to hasbtrols: this is not an assertion that i do not review and assess intel, so not worth sneaking in a little googly on that score). we should all focus on what we do best, otherise we’ll never get that destructive jinn (and its tonic) back into its bottle.

          i am profoundly grateful to note that there are plenty of excellent skilled info-bloodhounds nailing the forensics, as will have to be done before the villains can be brought to trial. (which, as i have said before, is unlikely to happen before the mid-2030’s for Blair and cronies)

          Obama’s creation and forwarding by the Khazzerite criminal gang which calls the shots (sometimes all too literally) in Chicago is very well covered on the net.

          see also The Search for Obama’s Foreskin’ by J.Assange (Stockholm, MMXI)

      • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 2:01 am #

        sorry, for Khazaria read, of course, Talmudia

        another f..king typo!