By Khalid Amayreh
I realize very well that Jews are not carbon copies of each other. And I also know perfectly well that there are many Jews around the world who truly despise what Israel has been doing to the Palestinian people in your name.
I earnestly commend these conscientious Jews for their morality and human decency. It is these honest and honourable people that enable us to retain the hope that counting on Jewish morality is not a lost cause.
None the less, one must be faithful to one’s conscience and intellectual honesty. That is why we must recognize that there are huge numbers of Jews who have found themselves transformed thoroughly into soldiers of darkness and advocates of evil. Today, there are Jews, too many of them, who shamelessly advocate the total annihilation of the Palestinian people. We also know that yesterday, there were many non-Jews who shamelessly advocated the total annihilation of Jews.
We have seen some of many Jews celebrate the mass murder of Palestinian children. There is no point in denying the undeniable.
Unfortunately, these psychopaths don’t seem to be an isolated or marginal minority. I hope and pray they don’t represent a majority among Jews.
But I am afraid they really do. But even if they don’t, they can still bully whatever “silent majority” there is in Israel into doing their bidding.
Recent history taught us what an extremist vocal minority is capable of doing. You certainly understand what I am alluding to.
It is these misguided and misguiding Nazi-like multitudes of Jews I am addressing in this article. And, in truth, my ultimate goal is not to vilify and demonize, but rather to warn and admonish them to wake up from worshiping this modern Golden Calf, otherwise known as the State of Israel.
To begin with, I would like to remind you of a Talmudic story, which I believe is familiar to many of you. The story is told that a heathen came to Shammai with the request to be accepted as a convert on condition that he was taught the whole of the Torah while he stood on one foot. The Rabbi drove him away with the yard-stick which he was holding. He then went to Hillel with the same request; and he said to him: “What is hateful to you yourself, do not do to your fellow-man. That is the whole of the Torah and the remainder is but commentary. Go, learn it.”
Yes, yes, what is hateful to yourself, don’t do to your fellow-man. What beautiful words of light and wisdom!
Now are you mentally prepared to accept this universal law, which nearly every Jew on earth would agree encapsulates Jewish and universal morality?
If you are, then you should thoroughly examine your attitudes toward Israel, a state that has more in common with the ideas of Hitler than it does with the teachings of Moses Ben Maimon.
Israel is deceiving you, lying to you and betraying your moral legacy, the legacy bequeathed to all of us by the Israelite prophets, and their (our) forefather Ibrahim.
I am sorry to speak in such a harsh tone, but, in truth, Israel and Zionism succeeded through the years in transforming you from a people who believe in justice and value morality into murderers and justifiers of murder, into thieves and justifiers of theft, and into liars who have to change the black into white and the white into black in order to cover up their shame, and then call the lies strange names such as hasbara and public relations and political correctness and what have you.
In your name, Israel, knowingly and deliberately, is slaughtering innocent people, including children, en masse.
This is not done by mistake as Israeli leaders and spokespeople would falsely claim. When “mistakes” happen every day and every hour and every minute; these mistakes are no longer mistakes. They are policy. Besides the images are too graphic to be ignored and too obscenely brazen to be dismissed as “Arab propaganda.” They transcend reality.
In your name, Israel has been committing every conceivable crime against humanity. Don’t just invoke your usual defensive reflexes and claim that violence and oppression are not Jewish values. Your acquiescent silence in the face of Israeli crimes suggests that violence and oppression are totally compatible with Jewish values. After all, the pornographically Nazi-like oppression being meted out to the Palestinians is coming from the very people who claim to adhere to the Ten Commandments.
In your name, Israel in 2006, 2008-2009, 2012 and now in 2014, dropped millions of bombs, bomblets and missiles all over South Lebanon and Gaza, exterminating thousands of innocent people, and destroying tens of thousands of homes. You have made Gaza look like Hiroshima in 1945.
Is this the light upon the nations that you claim to be? Shame on you!
It is because of your crimes against man and God that we, the Palestinians, have effectively become “the Jews of our time,” while you have effectively transformed yourselves into the “anti-Semites or even the Nazis of our time.” You, the Jews, the premier victims of the holocaust, and the numerous pogroms and inquisitions, have turned out to be like all underdogs, when you get on the top, you become as murderous and as brutal to your victims as your former oppressors were to you when you were underneath.
The Nazis looked down on Jews and others as Untermensch, and you are looking down on us as “dirty Arabs”.!! The Nazis sought expansion at their neighbours’ expense and called it “lebensraum.” And you are doing the same, under the pretext of building “settlements for Jews.”
The Nazis carried out “pacification operations” in which innocent people were mercilessly killed; and you carry out rather routinely “defensive operations” during which you wreak death and havoc on innocent people. At least the Nazis didn’t lie about their criminality like you do about yours. The Nazis didn’t brag about their monstrous crimes like you gleefully do. You are not only evil murderers and child killers. You are also nefarious liars.
The Nazis believed in an Aryan “master race” and you, Zionists, are trying to make a “race” out of Jews. Your methods are similar and your goals are nearly identical.
You can’t deny this; we are not naïve North Americans or Europeans whom you think you can bamboozle very easily. We have been through it all, from creation to destruction.
I am saying this because in the final analysis when people, any people, including Jews, behave and act like the Nazis did, they themselves become Nazis. Evil, whether done by a “master race” or a “chosen people” is evil. Evil can’t be kosher. True, there are no gas chambers in Gaza and Hebron. But the Jews are bringing gas chambers to every Palestinian home, hospital, collage, mosque and neighbourhood.
Don’t say I am exaggerating. If you do, just try to have a fleeting look at your shame.
In light of your criminal callousness to what you have been and are doing to us, it is immensely naïve to think that you will experience a moral awakening. At the very least, you should stop asking why the Germans were silent when Jews were being shipped to the concentration camps. Whether we like it or not, you are now in the Germans’ shoes. Don’t deny it; the images from Gaza are too graphic to be denied.
Many of you may be forgiven for being ignorant of Israel’s evil reality. But you are not a people of ignorance, which means you are doing and supporting evil knowingly and consciously. If so, you are no better than your past tormentors.
Don’t be so excited about America’s unlimited and unrestricted support and backing. America is not helping you to uphold your moral principles, America is “helping” you to destroy these principles, which you are doing anyway. And you are so happy about it!!!
Needless to say, when an evil power “helps” you corrode your moral system, this should not be a cause for joy and satisfaction. I am sure that wise men and women amongst you understand the meaning of my words.
Finally, I call on you to wake up from this toxic arrogance of power, this collective megalomania and false sense of triumph. You are actually experiencing a collective psychosis, a virtual moral meltdown. Hence, you are really in a big trouble.
If I were you, I would immediately stop killing and tormenting the helpless Palestinians for you had been helpless yourselves. Stop killing their children. Stop destroying their homes. Stop confiscating their land. Stop imprisoning their sons without charge and trial. Stop narrowing their horizons. Stop your mass murder, mass terror and mass oppression. Stop making turning our daily life into an unrelenting hell. Yes, stop it, if not for justice and human decency, then for your own safety. Oppression eventually boomerangs on the oppressors.
And remember, it is not an act of heroism to murder unprotected innocent civilians, using the state-of-the-art of America’s technology of death. History won’t be kind to you.
What heroism is there in having an F-16 fighter rain death on sleeping children and women in an apartment building? It is very much like sending trains, packed with people, to a concentration camp.