A new twist from the masters of madness…. a new diversion from the hatreds of today, ‘let’s create a new phobia and a new enemy’….

One can expect such nonsense from the Judeo-fascists of the day as they document their hatred on S H I T Lists, but to see such dribble in the pages of a semi respectable newspaper is quite another thing. If these people are so concerned about salvaging the image of Israel, moves should be made to cleanse zionism of its evils, rather than condemn those that bring attention to those evils.

The extreme damage to Israel’s reputation inflicted by these and other Jewish intellectuals has been greatly underestimated. Indeed, with their words and actions they are boosting pernicious Judeophobic propaganda.

The anti-Israel Jews

Jews at forefront of anti-Israel campaign do much to tarnish Jewish state’s reputation

Every day, more celebrated Jewish personalities – writers, artists, academics – are depicting Israel as a racist, vicious and inhumane “entity” that has to be dismantled. Many of them have assumed pivotal roles in the global campaign to delegitimize the Jewish State. Their relentless attacks could well play out in ways that indeed puts an end to Israeli sovereignty.

The severest blow to Israel’s reputation in a decade was delivered by a Jewish judge, Richard Goldstone. Meanwhile, there is uproar in Herzliya over renaming part of a city street after Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Israel’s most influential philosopher, who coined the “Judeo-Nazis” expression for the Israeli army.

George Steiner, who has been proclaimed the most important literary critic in the world, questioned whether Israel should have come into being at all. Elsewhere, Eric Hobsbawm, one of the greatest living historians, supported the Second Intifada, endorsing the “the cause of liberation.”

Marek Edelman, one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, wrote letters to “Palestinian partisans.” The late historian Tony Judt has been outspoken in his rejection of Israel’s right to exist and offered Israelis the fate of other religious minorities in the Middle East.

United Nations envoy Richard Falk is one of the most radical demonizers of the Jewish State. Historian Norman Finkelstein is one of the staunchest Western supporters of Hezbollah. Nobel laureate Harold Pinter, film directors Ken Loach and Mike Leigh and historian Ilan Pappe have been the most famous anti-Israeli figures in the UK.

Damage underestimated

The initiative for an anti-Israel boycott in London was taken by Stephen and Hilary Rose, two renowned Jewish academics. The linguist Noam Chomsky, considered “the intellectual godfather” of the anti-Israel campaign, seeks the abolition of the Jewish State. Jewish philosopher Judith Butler is leading the divestment from Israel.

Michael Lerner’s magazine, Tikkun, is probably the most virulently anti-Israel screed ever published under Jewish auspices. There are the Israeli “neo- Canaanites”, Haim Hanegbi and Meron Benvenisti, who have come to the conclusion that “Israel as a Jewish state can no longer exist.” In Paris, bestselling author Stephane Hessel, himself of Jewish origin, is also inciting against Israel.

There are dozens of Jews leading the NGOs promoting campaigns for boycotts and sanctions against Israel. Now, a new book by the historian Deborah Lipstadt, titled The Eichmann trial, sheds light on another Jewish philosopher who demonized Israel, Hannah Arendt, who followed the Eichmann trial as correspondent of the New Yorker magazine. Arendt accused David Ben Gurion of speaking “the same language of Eichmann” and discussed “the bankruptcy of Zionism.”

For well over a century, Jewish intellectuals (and especially German-Jewish academics) rejected the legitimacy and desirability of harnessing the interests of the Jewish people into a political state. Only the Shoah, the most extreme demonstration imaginable of evil versus Jewish powerlessness, succeeded in turning the objections of these intellectuals to Israel into an embarrassment.

The extreme damage to Israel’s reputation inflicted by these and other Jewish intellectuals has been greatly underestimated. Indeed, with their words and actions they are boosting pernicious Judeophobic propaganda. Now, we are again in an era where the Jews are once more sentenced to solitary confinement on the moral high ground, with no other nation except Israel expected to disappear from this world.

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  1. traducteur said,

    April 7, 2011 at 13:11

    Because Zionism is uniquely evil.

  2. Dovy said,

    April 7, 2011 at 18:11

    I am PROUD to be identified as an Orthdox Self-Hating Jew because it means that I oppose cruelty, theft, murder, injustice, ethnic cleansing and lying in the name of the Jewish religion and Jewish people. My Judaism and my Torah of the last 4000 years does not include the evil of the so-called State of Israel.

  3. David G said,

    April 8, 2011 at 01:03

    Dovey, I take my hat off to you. If only there were more Jews like you, Israel either wouldn’t exist or would be a model world citizen, one that would renounce its incestuous relationship with imperial America!

  4. Geltmesiter said,

    April 8, 2011 at 07:28

    The practice of declaring people mentally unfit for disagreeing with the government was very popular in the Soviet Union.

  5. April 8, 2011 at 18:59

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  6. Doug said,

    April 8, 2011 at 19:36

    Zionism cannot be cleansed of its evil any more than Nazism can be cleansed of its evil.

    A militarist, expansionist, nationalist identity mixed with a racial/ethnic identity is always evil. Add in a dash of religious identity to the mix and you have a level of evil that is on par with a nuclear bomb compared to a hand-grenade.

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