Sunday, September 9, 2007

Mi Hu Yehudi- Who is a Jew

This story is so ridiculous that I don't even know what to make of it. A neo-Nazi cell which attacks religious Jews, gays and foreign workers has been exposed is... TEL AVIV! Did anybody catch that? A neo-Nazi cell living in the JEWISH State, all its members being Israeli citizens! These Nazis are Russian immigrant, with one Jewish grandparent (ironically, they'd be sent to the gas chambersa are well).
Last year, the Great Synagogue of Petach Tikvah was vandalized and defaced with swastikas. Two years ago, an IDF soldier, a gentile Russian immigrant, was found with a swastika tatoo on his arm. And all of this is happening in ISRAEL!!!!!!!

From Arutz-7:

Israeli Police have busted a group of Israeli neo-Nazis in the Tel Aviv region and found a gun and explosives. The youths are non-Jewish immigrants from the Former Soviet Union.

Although the nine arrests were made a month ago, a gag order on the case was in place until Saturday night. Police had been investigating over 20 people involved with the group ever since the vandalizing of a large synagogue in Petach Tikvah over a year ago. The neo-Nazis had painted the walls, as well as the insides of prayer books, with Nazi graffiti.

The teenagers are from Holon, Petach Tikvah and even the Samaria town of Karnei Shomron. They reportedly have ties with neo-Nazi groups overseas via the Internet and some boast Nazi tattoos.

When police raided the homes of the neo-Nazis, they found video documentation of dozens of other crimes. The group’s members had been found to regularly beat religious Jews and foreign workers in Tel Aviv. One video shows members of the group surrounding a Russian heroin addict and, after the man admits he is Jewish, beating him mercilessly, along with another man who tries to assist him.

The group was also found to have in its possession explosives and an M-16 assault rifle.

The members remain in police custody and an indictment in the case is expected Tuesday.

Police say all the members of the neo-Nazi cell received Israeli citizenship, which grants citizenship to anybody with a third-degree Jewish relative – even by marriage. The policy has come under criticism in the past, with the Jewish Agency coming under attack for continuing to allot resources to recruiting descendents of Russian Jewry to immigrate even after nearly all Russian Jews who wished to leave had done so. In recent years, as high as 40 percent of those immigrating from Russia are non-Jews according to Jewish law.

Under the current Israeli Law of Return, anybody who would have been qualified for the Final Solution under the Nuremburg Laws qualifies for Israeli citizenship. While thats a nice little idea, since when does Hitler decide halakha? A Jew is the offspring of a Jewish mother and who has not left their faith for another (a secular Jew is different from an apostate Jew). Just because somebody has one Jewish grandparent, that does not make them Jewish. Israel needs to change its laws to prevent non-Jews, sometimes Neo-Nazis or missionaries, from abusing them and leeching off of the country. Arafat, may his name be accursed, once asked 'if Israel can let in one million gentiles, why can't they let in one million Arabs?' In this case, I agree with the gay murderer. Israel was created for Jews and exists only for Jews. If these Russians want citizenship, let them convert halakhically.
Despite the seriousness of this problem, why should we be up in arms about the discovery of a dozen Neo-Nazis when there are thousands, potentially tens of thousands, of 'Israeli' Arabs who hate the state, are actively disloyal and who support its enemies?
I'm going to end this post on a postive note, about the right type of olim that Israel wants. A recent group of Bnei Menashe, Indian Jews, who made aliyah last week, paid an emotional first visit to the Kotel.
From Arutz-7:

The group was brought to Israel last week by the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel organization, which assists "lost Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. Once the immigrants had a chance to settle in, Shavei Israel organized buses to bring them to Jerusalem for a day of touring and sightseeing in the nation's capital.

"It was an extremely moving scene," said Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund. "As the Bnei Menashe began the prayer service, they were joined by various other Jews from around the world – American immigrants, Chasidic Jews, Sephardim and IDF soldiers in uniform. There, in a nutshell, was the embodiment of the 'ingathering of the exiles'."

The Bnei Menashe claim descent from the tribe of Menashe, one of the ten tribes exiled from the Land of Israel by the Assyrian empire over 2,700 years ago. They reside primarily in the two Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, along the border with Burma and Bangladesh. In recent years alone, over 1,400 members of the community have made aliyah, thanks largely to the efforts of Shavei Israel,

Another 7,000 Bnei Menashe are still in India, waiting to come.

Update: It seems that the group had in their possession explosives and a machine gun and that they were planning something violent. Behold the Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps!


ziontruth said...

That's HaShem telling us of yet another thing we must put right in order to get to our Messianic goal.

We can't change the law yet, but there are other, bottoms-up, means of sending a signal. For one thing, I'm making sure of buying only Otzar Beit Din produce in the coming Shnat Shmitah (may it be a blessed one).

HaShem bless you.

pela68 said...

That's bizarre...

WomanHonorThyself said...

I heard so sad..and many Russians who arent Jews snuck into Israel and removed Jews in Gush Katif like animals..........sigh

Goat said...

Dang, we live in some strange times my friends, He is calling us believers in Yisrael together, Christian and Jew, to fight the true evil once again. Together we can prevail over the evil that threatens us and we must!

ziontruth said...

Bar Kochba,

Steven Plaut has an interesting take on the whole Neo-Nazis affair which I find agreeable (link, item #3).

Rita Loca said...

Their crime is a crime against humanity ,be they jews, arabs or any other.

Yehudi said...

Isn't it odd that they made aliyah with a machine gun and explosives? I didn't see that on the packing list Nefesh B'Nefesh gave me...who supplies those? Great post, BK!

Anonymous said...

well, i´m a secular jew father of two jewish litle girls, (my wife is not jewish).
i´m not halaja´s enthusiastic, but, surprise!; i sympathise with your point of view.