"International politics are conducted by the media in today’s world. Israel must win this war."
— Professor Amos Perlmuttler,in "False hopes along fast track to war, " Washington Times, May 22, 2001
"Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. The mandates have no sanction but that of the last war. Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home"
— Mahatma Gandhi, Harijan, November 26, 1938
As with all things dealing with Jews, Judaism, and Israel, the Post is part of the overtly ethnic, hyper-sensitive, mothering, and protective institutuions in the west that disallows and smacks any civilized discussion on Israel lest it suffer from post traumatic stressful disorder from truth. One only needs to recall the "Anti-Semitic" attack upon Representative Jim Moran for expressing his opinion on Israel’s influence to lead us into the Iraq War.
Some of the most eloquent and passionate activists against Israel’s immoral ethnic cleansing and oppression of Palestinians are Jews inside and outside Israel.
But such courageous self-hating Jews are not worthy of any media invitation whether on television, radio, or print.
Recently, Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, alluded in The Washington Post to the immoral use of the Holocaust Industry to silence criticism against Israeli policies. Such sentiments were documented in Dr. Norman Finkelstein’s brilliant book, "The Holocaust Industry". Ironically the worst treatment of Holocaust survivors is in Israel as many Israel press reports have documented.
Why is the Jewish Holocaust the only Holocaust worth world attention, government tax funded museums, and protected by punishment of jail from any academic discussion? Why are hundreds of billions of dollars given as reparations to Jews but none are even considered for African Americans or Native Americans?
No ethnic group in America has in our government a specific Jewish liason officer in the White House, an AntiSemitic office in the State Department, a Holocaust Memorial Day, and the illegal lighting of a Menorah by the Attorney General himself, who is Jewish, on public land,while this Cabinet officer implements the law of separation of church and state by disallowing any display of the Nativity Scene on public grounds across this Christian nation.
No other American ethnic group howled when Bush initially formed his Cabinet without Jews. What chutzpah. Is that an official entitlement? Your very own Richard Cohen raised that issue. Since then Bush has totally reversed himself by appointing Jews to every important strategic position in the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, and the Import Export Bank.
Is it not enough that the mainly Jewish Neocons pushed this naive President and nation into the calamity of the Iraq War and now "Next Stop, Tehran"?
Here’s what Ari Shavet wrote in Ha’aretz ("White Man’s Burden, April 20, 2007)
"The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history."
Enough is enough.
Jews and the world must get over the elitness and chosinness of Jewish only suffering much like the Jewish only Holy Land born out of the spiritual and physical expulsion of the other two Abrahamic faiths—Christinaity and Islam.
Hundreds of Holocausts have occured across history and continue to this day, yet the world is forced to only honor one intellectual, emotional, and spiritual Holocaust, that of the Jewish Holocaust.
What of the Holocausts of the American Natives, African Americans,the Crusades, Gypsies, the Christian and Muslim Russians, the Chinese, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Congo, Rwanda, across Latin America, Africa, and Asia? Jewish moral and liberal empathy extends to all victims of human rights abuses, except for that kosher blind spot, the abuses of Palestinians by their brethren.
Americans funded with tax dollars the construction of the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., fully eleven years prior to the privately funded World War II Memorial for the very soldiers who liberated Jews from Nazi Concentration Camps, which meant that such a lag saw the death of over four million American veterans who didn’t live to to be honored by their museum. That’s the hypocrisy and mockery of the term "support our troops".
Can any politician, academician, or citizen dare speak against Israel and "Jewish Power", the title of as J.J. Goldberg’s book? NO.
Out of all the obnoxious statements published by The Washington Post against Iraq, whose genocide and holocaust this paper supported, against Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims, The Washington Post, of course, would choose this one issue to highlight. Why?
Enough is enough.
We are all humans without any strata, we all cry, laugh, and bleed the same blood. The world fought against the Aryan race for their arrogance, sense of superiority, and forceful imposition of their will and greed upon the world. No one suffered greater as an ethnic civilian population from the Nazis in Europe than the Jews.
Yet, today, the oppressed Jews of Europe are the oppressors of the innocent Palestinian Christians and Muslims who’ve lived in peace with Jews for centuries.
Europe’s untouchables have created today’s Palestinian untouchables, especially by a subservient American government and a shackled media.
Read what the famous British Historian Arnold Toynbee wrote about the Jews of Europe becoming the oppressive Jews in Palestine, a land given to them because of their power in England and America, not because of any spiritual claim, victimhood and weakness.
"On the morrow of a persecution in Europe in which they had been the victims of the worst atrocities ever known… the Jews’ immediate reaction to their own experience was to become persecutors in their turn… In 1948, the Jews knew, from personal experience, what they were doing; and it was their supreme tragedy that the lessons learnt by them from their encounter with the Nazi German Gentiles should have been not to eschew but to initiate some of the evil deeds that the Nazis had committed against the Jews…Right and wrong are the same in Palestine as anywhere else…. What is peculiar about the Palestine conflict is that the world has listened to the party that has committed the offence and has turned a deaf ear to the victims."
"[The Jewish settlers] treat the Arabs with hostility and cruelty, trespass unjustly, beat them shamelessly for no sufficient reason, and even take pride in doing so. The Jews were slaves in the land of their Exile, and suddenly they found themselves with unlimited freedom, wild freedom that ONLY exists in a land like Turkey. This sudden change has produced in their hearts an inclination towards repressive tyranny, as always happens when slave rules."
— Ahad Ha’Am warned in a pamphlet, "Truth from Eretz Yisrael" published in 1891. (One Palestine Complete, p. 104)
"It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
— Mohandas Gandhi
With the exception of the 73 years under David and Solomon, the majority of Jews till this day have lived outside the Promised Land. If Palestine was truly a divine gift to God’s only chosen people out of all of humanity, why aren’t all diapora Jews living in Israel?
Incidentally, some of the Jewish Professors who wrote to The Washington Post to damn Mr. Gandi’s comments are mistaken when they write that Jewish identity exists in the Torah. It does not. In fact, neither the words Jew or Jerusalem appear in the Torah; they appeared centuries after the Torah was given to Moses.
Literature on Jewish Power, Israel’s violent founding, the Holocaust against the Palestinians, the Israel Lobby and its powerful influence on our foreign policy, the pandering of our cowardly politicians is extensive but untouchable. One might ask why in the land of the brave and home of the free are such true "experts" on the subject of the Middle East personas non grata in our media.
I admire and respect Jewish intelligence, hard work, and success. Jews have made enormous contributions to the world in practically all fields. I’ve studied under brilliant Jewish Professors who’ve enriched and stimulated my intellectual curiosity. Thus, the question presents itself, why are so many Jews silent when it comes to Israel’s blatant oppression, occupation, murder, and expulsion of Palestinians? Statements made by Israeli Rabbis and politicians publicly demanding the murder and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians would be considered war crimes in any other nation.
There would be no Israel without Anti-Semitism as Theodore Herzl wrote saying Anti-Semitism is Israel’s best friend. Yet Israel and its dual loyalty Jewish supporters would have us believe that the entire world is Anti-Semitic, hates Jews, and is out to exterminate them, when in fact Israel can exterminate any nation it wishes with its nuclear weapons (The Sampson Option).
Criticize Israel–you’re Anti-Semitic; criticize Zionism–you’re Anti-Semitic; criticize the blatant use of Jewish Power–you’re Anti-Semitic; accidently look away from a Jew–you’re Anti-Semitic.
Historically and in reality, Jewish Persecution has become today’s Jewish Power.
It was Aldous Huxley who said: "Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth."
Like every mainstream media in our nation freedom of speech ends when it comes to Jew, Judaism, and Israel. In our democratic civilized country one can curse the divine, but do not dare think ill of Israel.
What Mr. Gandhi wrote is believed overtly and covertly by the majority of the world, it is only their fear of the wrath of Israel and its supporters such as yourself that prevent their free expression against Israel’s atrocities committed under the democratic rubric of "security". Ironic that it’s Israel that needs "security" while its soldier’s boots stand on the "insecure" necks of Palestinian children.
Newspapers like The Washington Post are part of the problem that prevents peace in the Middle East and the world. Israel’s security will only come to fruition when it ends its illegal occupation, makes peace with its neighbors, as they’ve all offered in the Arab League Peace Plan, and its total respect of International and Humanitarian Laws.
Please give the world a chance to empathize and show Jews their true sorrowful emotions for their suffering. Let the world comfort the enormous paranoia and insecurity of Jews. Stop slapping and slamming every word even remotely expressive of Anti-Jewish or Anti-Israel sentiments. God knows, the Israeli Jewish and Christian lobby have made a cottage industry of besmirching Islam, its book and Prophet. All written criticims of your paper’s love affair with Israel are deleted to the Recycle Bin, a Bin filled with First Amendment expressions and ideas.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
Time to get over Jewish Victimhood, join the human race as equals, allowing Jews and Israel to live in eternal peace.
God bless all who enjoin truth and peace.