Monday, December 8, 2008

"But some of my best friends are Jewish..."

I get it. You are not anti-semitic. Certainly not. That is ridiculous. I'm only charging you with that to shut you up, to slander you, to ignore what you have to say. Far be it from you to hate Jews. You eat bagels and lox and once were invited to your co-worker's Passover seder. You've seen "Fiddler on the Roof" at least 4 times. You even dated a Jewish girl in college. What more proof do I need? You have nothing against Jews; we've already established that. You just hate Israel. Jews aren't a people; they're just a religious group. There's a big difference between being an anti-Zionist and an anti-semite. Of course.

Keep talking. Maybe if you say if enough, you'll succeed in convincing someone. Certainly, only a Zionist fascist would deduce that being committed to the destruction of the Jewish state would imply hatred of Jews. Seeing as the most probable way that the State of Israel would come to an end is either through a nuclear Holocaust or at the hands of genocidal invading armies, that suggestion doesn't seem so ridiculous. And the fact that the only country you want wiped off the face of the earth is Israel sets off some alarms. Anti-Zionist, if you're simply naive rather than genocidal, know that the end of the State of Israel would mean the mass murder of its over 6 million Jewish inhabitants. But you have a Jewish doctor...

Your ranting and raving over "poor Palestinians children" every time Israel defends itself is reasonable. Just like your opposition to Jews protecting their right to exist. Hey, you read Anne Frank's diary. Now that's a Jew that you can like! Why can't we all be more like her? Anti-Zionist, let's call a spade a spade. You understand the motives behind a suicide bomber blowing himself up in a cafe full of Jews, or why someone would gun down a library full of students. You explain that its because of "poverty", "racism" or "the occupation" that they lynch Jewish soldiers and dance on their corpses, displaying their bloody hands proudly to the world. And yet no sort of reaction on the part of the attacked is permissible, at least if the victim is Jewish. For a Jew to fight back would be a disproportionate response. It would be a war crime, and you would evoke every despicable sort of Nazi comparison possible.

Anti-Zionist, are you getting the picture? Do you see the error of your ways, or is your hatred much deeper engrained? You proclaim the right of self-determination for all peoples, especially the made-up entity known as the "Palestinians", except for Jews. While every little tribe and clan should be able to make its own decisions, only Jews must be condemned to constantly live as minorities, at the mercies of others. You have no problem with Jews, as long as they know their place and keep quiet. A weak Jew is your favourite. Israel is victim to your double-standards, delegitimization and demonization. You condemn as a racist apartheid state the only country in the Middle East with free elections, based on democratic principles. The most diverse country in the region is racist in your eyes. A Jew living in Judea and Samaria is a crime against humanity. A Jew praying at his most holy site, the Temple Mount, is forbidden lest the Arabs be offended. Jews have no right to a state unless they accept a Rwanda-style bi-national state, while no other people would except such a thing. Jews should just be happy with whatever they're given- they're lucky we let them live.

Still, you're not an anti-semite. Only a fool or a neocon warmongerer would accuse you of that. After all, the Jews aren't even a people. They're just a religious group. Too bad that Jews have always defined themselves as a nation, held together by common bonds of religion, faith, culture, heritage and ancestry. You are chief rabbi now, and you have decided that we are not a people. And the only Jews whose opinions count are Neturai Karta and the loony self-loathing Left. It doesn't matter that living in Israel is equivalent to keeping the entire Torah, according to Jewish law. It is immaterial that the vast majority of the world's Jews choose to express their identity through nationalism and peoplehood. You make the rules, great rebbe and pasken. And you've decided that we don't deserve a country. In fact, such a thing is racist. Never mind that the French, Chinese, Iraqi and Zulu are entitled to one. Jews can only exist as guests in somebody else's country. Their own is racist and colonialist.

Anti-Zionist, let's not pretend here. You use the same classic anti-semitic canards in a new anti-Israel wrapping. The collective guilt of the Jews over their crimes of deicide has been replaced with Israel's original sin of land-grabbing and theft, the "Nakba", or disaster. The Zionists are responsible for the world's current ills and led the US into its disastrous war in Iraq. The Mossad was behind 9/11 and just about every other man-made and natural disaster since and before then. AIPAC and the Israel lobby are pulling the strings behind the US government. Jews no longer kidnap Christian babies to use their blood for matzot; they murder Arab babies with impunity. Jews don't poison the wells but rather Israel intentionally spreads disease among the Arabs.

Save it. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably hates Jews. You hate the Jewish state vehemently. You are obsessed with Israel/Jewish/Zionist conspiracies and see the Mossad's/Jew's hands behind everything. Check on double standards. Check on disproportionate condemnations. Check on historical revisionism and denial of Jewish basic rights. You, my friend, have all the basic characteristic of the classic anti-semite. Anti-semitism has proved itself extremely resilient throughout the ages, making itself suitable for every particular time and ideology. Anti-Zionism is simply its latest reincarnation. You're not fooling anyone. Give up the act.

Cross-posted to Goat's Barnyard and Stop Raping Israel


WomanHonorThyself said...

I didnt know u were still posting my friend...the most touching post I have read in forever..thank you and God bless!

Schvach said...

Bull's eye! By the way, just what do the Arabs have against our presence
among them? Just what's their justified objection?

Myackie said...

@ Schvach

My personal theory is that arabs have very tiny, fragile egos. Seeing Jews (and tangentially, palestonians) they are reminded of their very humiliating loss in EVERY war that they ever had with Israel. To them, it was like being defeated by an army of women and children. Their little egos can't deal with it...but rather than accept that they lost and try to go on and make the future better for their children, they try to keep reversing the result and keep trying to destroy Israel (and Jews). But they never will.

Anonymous said...

Bar: I absolutely LOVED this article. I've been away from the blogosphere for a while but maybe this will bring me back. I wanted to blog about the Likud primaries but i was thinking: can I post this on my site?

Anonymous said...

@ Schvach

This is their justified objection:

In Islamic theology there are three classes of human beings - Muslims, Dhimmis and Harbis.

Dhimmis are Christians and Jews who submit to Islamic rule and pay the Jizya - a crippling poll-tax paid as ‘protection money’ to their Muslim masters.

Muslims regard Harbis as being at war with Islam (note the Harbis needn’t actually do anything to annoy the Muslims - their mere existence is an act of war). A Harbi has no rights, not even the right to live.

Harbis consist of Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Confucians, Pagans, Atheists and any Christians and Jews who do not submit to Islam and pay the Jizya. Those lands controlled by Muslims are known as ‘Dar al-Islam’ - the Domain of Islam, and those lands controlled by Harbis as ‘Dar al-Harb’ - the Domain of War.

These divisions are ordained by Allah and are non-negotiable in the long term, though Taqiyya allows temporary deceptive peace agreements (’Hudna’) to be made if the forces of Islam are too weak to attack the Harbis successfully.

Given these belligerent divisions and polarisations of humanity, which are fundamental to all Muslim beliefs, it is inevitable that Jews are regarded as uber-Harbis and Israel as the heartland of Dar al-Harb.

But for any bleeding-heart liberals who may be reading this, rest assured you aren't forgotten. First they'll come for the Jews, but then they'll work their way along the list until they come for you.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Muhammad have a Jewish wife? Didn't the Jews fleeing the Inquisition flee to Muslim lands?

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 1:55pm


"In many occasions Mohammed did not even spare women who were originally allotted to other soldiers of his tribe after gaining a victory in War. One such woman was Safia Bint Huyay. This Jewish woman was captured by lecherous muslim invaders after the Jews were brutally murdered by Mohammed. According to a Quranic Sura (8:41) four fifths of any booty or spoil that is won after murdering the non-believers, is distributed to the barbaric invaders.

In Islam, women of other religions are also considered as booty, so Safiya bint Huyay was allotted to a soldier called Dahia. But when Mohammed the ascetic heard of her 'incomparable beauty', he sent for Dahiya, paid him Safiya's price and married her. (Ibn Saad, al-Tabaqat, pp. 120-123). "

Safiya Bint Huyway was just one of the numerous Jewish women who became prey to Mohammed's insatiable sexual desire. Regardless of his participation in these barbaric raids Mohammed was alloted 1/5 of the booty as prescribed in the Quran, Sura 8:41.
Rayhana Bint Zayd was another Jewish woman, whom Mohammed captured after her tribe was totally butchered. She was known to be a woman of immense beauty. Mohammed kept her as a concubine. (Ibid., p. 129)

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 1:55pm

The Jews fleeing the Inquisition were fleeing absolute certainty of a very painful death for the prospect of continued existence as third-class citizens under the system of dhimmitude. There was nowhere even remotely safe for Jews to live in Europe until Cromwell allowed them into England in the 1650's. Even then, their position was precarious for some years

lost tribe of lebanon said...

waw... thank you Bar Kochba for that moving post.

Deborah said...

You are talking to Barack Obama here... right?!

Did you hear that Obama wants to implement a Civilian National Security Force? Many in my circle are likening Obama's national security force to Hitler's Youth. Mind you, it is illegal for U.S. military to perform acts of war within U.S. borders, and the National Guard are directed by state governors, which helps provide for a system of checks and balances. But if Obama gets his way and institutes a Civilian National Security Force... anything can go as far as rallying those forces against a sect of the civilian population. Most disturbing, however, is that America’s youth will be made vulnerable to anti-Zionist/anti-Israel propaganda, which will eventually turn into anti-Semitic propaganda.

Not only have I just learned of Obama’s Youth, here’s an excerpt from one of my friends from an email I received yesterday. Clearly, the U.S. government is not a faithful friend to Israel, now... how much a foe the U.S. will become under Obama:
“…During our recent trip to Israel, we introduced him to a young man from the U.S. who is in need of friends in Jerusalem. The young man has been told by our government not to associate with people in Jerusalem because it could cost him his job so he is most uneasy about meeting anyone. Our government also told him not to learn Hebrew because they only spoke Arabic in Jerusalem. What brainwashing.”

G-d bless Rahm Emanuel , but he is blind to Obama’s [Moslem] background and agenda. I pray G-d will protect Mr. Emanuel and not allow him to be deluded!

Psalm 83!
G-d bless and Shalom, Deborah

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