Tony Greenstein | 15 January 2013 | Post Views:

Is theJewish state becoming Klan country?

The article below needs little comment. 
Although the author, Justine Raimondo, is a right-wing Republican, what
he says is indisputable.  When Yehuda
Bauer, the holocaust professor of Yad Vashem and the Hebrew University calls
for an Evian Declaration, without even realising that they are accepting a
comparison between the ugly Israeli racism in the videos below and what
happened in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1939.  Evian was a conference called by Roosevelt to
solve the Jewish refugee problem in 1938 – it achieved very little and the ‘one
bright spot’ the offer of Santo Domingo of 100,000 places to German Jews was
actively opposed and fought by the Zionist movement for whom the idea of
seeking sanctuary anywhere but Palestine negated the whole purpose of
establishing a Jewish state.

I disagree with Justine Raimondo that this is a Jewish problem.  It is a Zionist problem, but since Israel calls
itself the Jewish State it is unsurprising that many people accept it on its
own terms.

This is the logic of Zionism.  The
idea of the victims of racism fleeing to set up their own separate state, in
alliance with colonialism, could only have one outcome.  It also did the work of the anti-Semites for
them, accepting as it did that Jews didn’t belong where they lived.  What it proves is that any group of people,
given the right set of circumstances, can be transformed from oppressed to
oppressor.  In Israel, a Jewish society
was formed, composed of different classes and it is inevitable that hostility
to non-Jews, not just Palestinians, forms the glue that binds the ‘Jewish nation’.

No doubt Zionist leftists, who have long since become immune to any
amount of racism and massacre, having committed enough themselves, will find a
justification for Israel becoming a state of the Jewish KKK.

Tony Greenstein
African counter-demonstration in Tel Aviv

Anti-African mob
by Justin Raimondo, January 07, 2013 
screaming mob of whites gathers in a public square, their placards proclaiming
their hatred of blacks, their shouts of “N—-r!” reverberating and
bouncing off the walls of nearby shops and homes like the ominous thunder of a
coming storm. They loot shops that cater to blacks, and a prominent elected
official is at the head of the mob, declaring that blacks are “a
cancer” that must be eradicated.
in the Sixties? A neo-Nazi rally? A Klan conclave? 

Aryeh Eldad of National Union/Strong Israel is part of a growing fascist movement in Israel
Michael Ben Ari – Knesset member for National Union – Jewish Home – rousing the mob
No, it’s a recent scene in
southern Tel Aviv, Israel, where Likud member of the Knesset Miri
– a former IDF spokesperson and prominent political figure – led a
well-organized march of ultra-nationalists demanding the expulsion of all
blacks from Israel. Just look
at the ugliness
of these people – listen to them screaming “White
Power”! And here are
the Jewish Hitlers
, proclaiming their desire to set up a “Jewish
monarchy.” A few extremists? No. Israel’s Interior Minister has pledged to
ship all blacks back to Africa, and the issue of the African refugees has
become the major issue in Israel’s election campaign.
looting a shop that serves Africans
ultra-nationalist star Naftali
, of the religious fundamentalist “Jewish Home” party, is
demanding their immediate expulsion in order to preserve the “purity”
of the Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for his part, has pledged
to get rid of the Africans in short order, and ordered the construction of a
security fence
bordering the Sinai, where most of the refugees turn up seeking asylum from
Africa’s wars.
They come
from Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, for the most part,
victims of the constant conflict that has made East Africa a bloody battlefield
for many years. As Israel has made a concerted
to boost arms sales to African nations, including Ethiopia, where
many of the refugees come from, the influx can be seen as blowback – otherwise
known as karma.
The face of Israeli fascism
has a longstanding military connection to Ethiopia: ever since the 1970s, when
the genocidal Derg
took power in Addis Ababa, Israel has been intimately involved with the
Ethiopian military, providing training, weapons, advanced aircraft, and direct
subsidies, which the government used to battle regional insurgents. The main
target was the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF),
which fought a bitter 30-year war
of independence against the Ethiopians. Israel’s main interest in this, aside
from the arms sales, was to secure control over Eritrea’s strategically
important Red Sea shoreline. In 1991, Eritrea finally won its independence, yet
there was but a short breather before the two sides started up
. The Israeli arms pipeline has fueled the conflict, along with
generous US aid to the late Ethiopian tyrant Meles Zenawi, so beloved
by Susan Rice.
The mob gathers, mainly religious Zionists (see the kippahs on their heads) – from victims to perpetrators of pogroms
There are
of these “infiltrators,” as the anti-African demagogues call them,
and that they have showed up on Israel’s doorstep is not just karmic, is it
also geographic: Israel is the closest country with any promise of providing
them with work, and they are often invited in by Israeli employers, who cannot
find enough people to do menial jobs. Israel’s growing ultra-nationalist
movement finds in them a convenient target, and a politically promising issue.
Violence against the refugees is on the upswing: last year, 20-year-old Haim
was arrested
for firebombing an orphanage for very young African children: he got off
practically scot-free with a three-month plea bargained sentence.
Far from
being considered a criminal and a pariah, young Haim might well run for the
Knesset – because he has the Israeli people with him, particularly the young
people who are flocking
to the banner of “Jewish Home.”
One of the mob – no arrests were made
This is
what is so disturbing about recent events in Israel, where outright anti-Arab
racism has long been tolerated
and even encouraged
by the government and religious authorities. Instead of denouncing and
isolating the anti-black hate-mongers, Israel’s elites are defending and
succoring them. A recent
initiated by Professor Rafael Medoff, director of the David S.
Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C., and Professor Yehuda
Bauer of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, calls for “a world solution
for a world problem.”
In other
words: it’s not our problem. Medoff says other countries “have more room, and they have more resources.
Israel has been taking a beating in the international press for how it treats
the refugees, but never has there been any suggestion in these reports that
maybe other countries should be lending a hand.”
Africans trapped in carby Zionist mob

that’s funny, but the US has never asked for help from other countries in
dealing with the millions of political and economic refugees who have sought
asylum and work here. Neither have the small European countries which today
find themselves playing host to numerous migrants from less fortunate areas of
the world. Perhaps because to do so would be in somewhat dubious taste – but
apparently such considerations don’t come into play where Israel’s professional
apologists are concerned. And naturally we do not hear one word out of their
mouths about the orgy of hate the African presence in Israel has aroused – not
only do they not condemn it, they don’t even mention it.

To top it
off, Messrs Medoff and Bauer have named their initiative, which takes the form
of a petition to the world’s governments, “The Evian Declaration,”
timing it to “coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Evian conference,
when nations around the world turned their back on Europe’s Jewish
refugees,” as Ha’aretz put
The Evian Conference was
called in the summer of 1938, as Hitler’s assault on the Jews took on horrific
dimensions and they tried desperately to flee. While the conference did little
to provide these refugees with realistic options, US and British immigration
quotas were somewhat relaxed, with some others following suit (the Dominican
Republic offered
to take 100,000, but only 800 actually went). However, the refugee problem was
on such a large scale that this hardly made a dent.
Medoff and Bauer to invoke the Evian episode in this context simply underscores
the tone-deafness of Israel’s apologists: by effectively saying it is
“everyone’s problem” – and no one’s – they are merely replicating the
tragedy of that affair.
was itself conceived as a home for the homeless, a refuge for those who had
been refugees
in their own lands
and driven into
by war and the world’s animus. How they can now turn around and say
“Not our problem” defies explanation. That they dare to say it out
loud is proof – if more were needed – that Israeli society has gone more than a
little crazy.
all, these two distinguished professors are liberals – they aren’t
joining the neo-Kahanists in the streets, firebombing orphanages and calling
for “N—–s Out!” They are merely trying to cover for them, to make the
world avert its eyes as hate explodes like a ripe boil on the Israeli body
politic, exuding its poisons into the organs the Jewish state.
It’s the
problem? No, it isn’t. The hate that is erupting in the Jewish
state is a Jewish problem, one that has yet to be acknowledged, let alone
confronted, by Jewish leaders worldwide. I have not heard a single word about
this from the so-called “Anti-Defamation
,” and its usually vociferous chief honcho, Abe
, who seems to have an opinion about anything and everything, but is
strangely silent on the defamation of Africans in Israel. As blacks in Israel
find themselves beset by racist mobs, where is the American Jewish Committee,
and all the other organizations that were important allies of the early black
civil rights movement in this country – where are they now that the Bull
Connors and the George Wallaces are Israeli?
too busy
trying to scuttle the nomination of Chuck Hagel to head up the Department of
Defense to bother with speaking to the deepest values of the Jewish people and
speaking out against a monstrous injustice. They’re too busy retailing the most
against a patriotic American, who refuses to kowtow to a powerful
lobby, to even acknowledge that crimes are being committed in their name and
with our tax dollars. Even as I write this, detention camps – camps!
– are being built with US “foreign aid” taxpayer dollars to house the
“infiltrators” so they can be shipped back to Africa, often to a
certain death.
sickens me to write this. To gaze on an hypocrisy so immense, so brazen, so
antithetical to everything the Jewish people have stood for historically, and
to say nothing – the enormity of this kind of betrayal is simply
I have
just one thing to say to Abe Foxman, and all the self-appointed Jewish
“leaders” who arrogate to themselves the prerogative of vetting US
government officials – when are you going to start vetting Israeli government
officials as they whip up racist hysteria and carry out an anti-African pogrom?
I can
answer this question for myself, because the answer is: never. It isn’t
considered kosher to air the Jewish state’s dirty laundry in public. There is a
big problem with this strategy, however: sooner or later the stench gets so bad
that one can’t help but smell it.
Of course
the precedent for all this is the virulent anti-Arab racism now pervasive in
Israeli society, as a recent
showed. To take just one rather vivid example: the Beitar football
team has become a rallying point for swarming ultra-nationalist thugs, who beat
up Israeli Arabs and engage in regular provocations against anyone deemed
“alien” to the Jewish character of the state. In March of last year
hundreds of them went on a
at a shopping mall in Jerusalem, beating Arab men, women, and
children, and destroying Arab stores. Not a single arrest was made, nor was
anybody charged. It’s open season on non-Jews in Israel, and no one should be
surprised that blacks are now the target.
Once the
American people wake up to what is going on, the much-touted support for Israel
claimed by its partisans in this country will evaporate. That’s one reason why
these same Jewish mis-“leaders” who are staying silent about the
anti-African campaign are now voicing their “concern
that Al Jazeera, the Arab-based television network, will take
the niche once occupied by Al Gore’s “Current TV.” The Arab
network has been regularly
exposing the rising tide of anti-African hate now at the epicenter of Israeli
politics, as well as more
depredations aimed at the Palestinians. The last thing the Israel
lobby wants is footage of the Israeli equivalent of the KKK on American
national television.
How will
members of the congressional Black Caucus justify voting for billions in aid to
Israel in the face of live news reports of howling Israeli mobs screaming
hatred for Africans? Can the country that elected Barack Obama continue to have
a “special relationship” with a nation that has turned into the
Middle East equivalent of Klan Kountry? I think not.
The fatal
blow to the Jewish state, however, will be the rupturing
of its relationship with American Jewry, which, in spite of the vociferous
dissent of some noisome neoconservatives, has a long tradition of liberalism.
This noble legacy of tolerance and support for the underdog is now coming into
open conflict with the newer tradition of unconditional support to the Israeli government
of the moment – and, by their silence, the leaders of major Jewish
organizations hope the problem will be swept under the rug, and somehow go
This is a
very big mistake. Israeli society is going over a cliff, and the Jewish state’s
political class is hastening rather than impeding the slide into a moral abyss.
There is no way to cover up this crisis, because it has very visible political
– and human – consequences. We are seeing this being played out in the Israeli
election campaign, where the crazies are gaining
and sanity is in very short supply.
How many
young American and European Jews will want to make
to a country where blacks are demonized as
disease-ridden criminals and automatically deported? How many Jews will want to
express their solidarity with a Jewish state where racism is acceptable and the
bullied have turned into the bullies? My guess: not many.

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