Anti-Semitism Or Simply A Reaction To Israeli Crimes Against Humanity?

By William Hanna, 05 March 2017. Those who follow events in
the one-sided Israeli-Palestinian conflict may have noticed that while the
mainstream media has been gorging itself on the recent news of Jewish cemetery
desecrations, it  has never bothered to observe that significant principle
of journalistic professionalism known as “objectivity” with regards to similar
cemetery desecrations by Jewish settlers in the Occupied Palestinian

In 2014 tens of thousands protested in London against Israel’s military 
operations in Gaza, denouncing Israel as a terrorist state.

well as such illegal settler desecrations, the Israeli state has itself been
guilty of “chosen people” impunity by not only besieging the Palestinian Bab
al-Rahma cemetery outside occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City — denying entry to
Palestinians attempting to bury their deceased relatives — but also of other
shenanigans including the planting of “fake Jewish graves in Muslim
cemeteries.” In April 2016 a UNESCO resolution stated that the Temple Mount and
holy sites in Hebron and Bethlehem are an “integral part of Palestine,” and
strongly condemned “the Israeli aggressions and illegal measures against the
freedom of worship and Muslims’ access to their Holy Site Al-Aqsa
Mosque/Al-Haram Al Sharif, and requests Israel, the Occupying Power, to respect
the historic Status Quo and to immediately stop these measures.” 
By dishonestly failing in its duty to
objectively report events, the mainstream media has not only allowed itself to
become a vehicle for relentless Israeli efforts to prevent criticism of
Israel’s criminality, but has also assisted in the coercion of so-called
Western democracies into criminalising the activities of pro-Palestinian
activist groups including the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)
movement. By aiding and abetting pro-Israel propaganda, the craven mainstream
media is effectively not only denying its international audience factual
reportage based on the five core principles of journalism — Truth and Accuracy,
Independence, Fairness and Impartiality, Humanity, and Accountability — but is
also hindering the right of freedom of expression, assembly and association
which for example in the U.S. constitutes an infringement upon First Amendment
rights. Boycotts to achieve political goals are a form of expression that the
Supreme Court has ruled are protected by the First Amendment’s protections of
freedom of speech, assembly, and petition.
The assertion by those who blindly
support Israel that Judaism and Zionism are one and the same thing is a cunning
falsehood designed to implant the fear-inducing idea that any criticism of
Israel — no matter how justified by irrefutable facts — is a manifestation of
the anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
since the Jews invented the libel charge of ‘anti-Semitism’ in the 1880s. It
was first printed in the Jewish Encyclopaedia (1901 Vol. 1, p. 641), and has
been built up with Jewish money, organisations, propaganda and lies (such as
the Holocaust — Holohoax), so that now the word is like a snake venom which
paralyses one’s nervous system. Even the mention of the word ‘Jew’ is shunned
unless used in a most favourable and positive context.”
A. Weisman, Who is Esau-Edom?, Weisman Publications, 1966.
and American Jews fully agree that the memory of the Holocaust is an
indispensable weapon — one that must be used relentlessly against their common
enemy . . . Jewish organisations and individuals thus labour continuously to
remind the world of it. In America, the perpetuation of the Holocaust memory is
now a $100-million-a-year enterprise, part of which is government funded.”
to Israeli author Moshe Leshem, the expansion of Israeli power is commensurate
with the expansion of “Holocaust” propaganda. Balaam’s Curse: How Israel
Lost its Way, and How it Can Find it Again,
Simon & Schuster, 1989.
In what has been one of the most
controversial broadcasts on mainstream Israeli television, Israeli TV host,
comedian and comedy writer Assaf Harel, recently used the final episode of his
show Good Night with Assaf Harel to draw attention to the stark
differences in living standards in Israel, and to denounce the treatment of
Palestinians. While there are undoubtedly other Israelis who question not only
the morality but also the longterm consequences of the brutal occupation, few
have dared to publicly voice there concerns with such candid and forceful
eloquence as Assaf Harel.
Such sentiments now emanating from other
equally concerned Israelis would appear to confirm the reality that — while
some degree of anti-Semitism still unfortunately prevails — the majority of
people supporting Palestinian rights are not anti-Semitic, but rather human
beings with a moral responsibility and democratic right to free speech which
the Israeli lobby is relentlessly trying to snuff out by conflating opposition
to an inhumane Zionist Apartheid regime with anti-Semitism: a ploy that could
have dangerous future consequences. It should be understood that Judaism is a
religion for Jews, and not the religion of “the” Jews of whom a great many are
indifferent to religion with 52% of them apparently not believing in God.
Zionism on the other hand, is a
sectarian, colonial nationalism which — with historic support from the
Rothschild banking dynasty — hijacked Judaism as a means of establishing a
“Jewish” state on land from which the indigenous Palestinian population had to
be ethnically cleansed with a contemptible disregard for all of Judaism’s
much-hyped moral values and ethical principles. Yet it is in the name of those
same values and principles that most Israeli Jews continue to deny the
Palestinian Nakba: a denial that is no less heinous than the Christian and
Muslim denial of the Nazi holocaust. The only difference is that the number of
Christian and Muslim Holocaust deniers is relatively small, while those Jews
denying the Nakba and the still ongoing genocide of Palestinians are in the
For the sake of all humanity, diaspora
Jews must therefore not only stop living in blind denial of Israel’s barbaric
oppression of the Palestinian people, but also honestly recognise the fact that
the Palestinian people have been waiting for almost 70 years for a state of
their own — neither occupied nor blockaded — where they would not be robbed of
their land, water, agricultural livelihoods, and resources; where their homes
would not be arbitrarily demolished to make way for more illegal Jewish
settlements that encroached on their lives and fragmented their society; where
along with their dignity they would not also be systematically stripped of
their hopes, heritage, and history; where they would not be subject to
restrictions and blockades that prevented freedom of movement and trade
including the import of essential building materials and medical supplies;
where their children would grow up without seeing their parents being hounded,
humiliated, imprisoned, tortured, and murdered; where those same children who
were routinely harassed, bullied, beaten, arrested and imprisoned, could — like
their Israeli counterparts — enjoy their childhood and fulfil their
aspirations; and where in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights they — as an indigenous population — would not be subject to ethnic
cleansing while the rest of the world stood by and watched in silence for fear
of being accused of anti-Semitism.
Israeli Jews are equally obligated to
recognise the irrefutable fact that global condemnation of their “Jewish” state
is not due to rampant anti-Semitism, but rather a consequence of routine
Israeli  violations of Palestinian human rights. Abundant and stark
evidence of Israeli Jewish hatred and racism as seen in numerous YouTube video
clips as per following example is bound to invite criticism that has nothing to
do with anti-Semitism.
In his book Israel’s Fateful Hour,
Yehoshafat Harkabi — Chief of Israeli Military Intelligence (1955-9) and
subsequently a professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies at
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem — called for Israel’s withdrawal from the
occupied territories and warned as follows:
Israelis must be careful lest we become not a source of pride for Jews but a
distressing burden. Israel is the criterion according to which all Jews will
tend to be judged. Israel as a Jewish state is an example of the Jewish
character, which finds free and concentrated expression within it.
Anti-Semitism has deep and historical roots. Nevertheless, any flaw in Israeli
conduct, which initially is cited as anti-Israelism, is likely to be
transformed into empirical proof of the validity of anti-Semitism. It would be a
tragic irony if the Jewish state, which was intended to solve the problem of
anti-Semitism, was to become a factor in the rise of anti-Semitism. Israelis
must be aware that the price of their misconduct is paid not only by them but
also Jews throughout the world. In the struggle against anti-Semitism, the
frontline begins in Israel.”
William Hanna is a freelance writer with published
books the Hiramic Brotherhood of the Third Temple, The Tragedy of Palestine
and its Children,
and the forthcoming Hiramic Brotherhood: Ezekiel’s
Temple Prophesy.
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