By Nahida the exiled Palestinian
It is self evident, that:
“From scrutiny comes understanding, and from that understanding comes support or opposition, and both are necessary“~~~ J.F. Kennedy
And yet, we read that some prefer secrecy and devout acquiescence:
“Any open debate of this issue could be damaging,’ said a Jewish communal leader” Source
The above quote is taken from this article , which I strongly suggest to read. It was published in 2004 in The Forward (formerly Jewish Daily Forward) Magazine. It is an exposѐ of a mindset that dreads open discussions unless framed by its “expertise” within its own parameters. A mindset that cannot tolerate debate nor can it survive the light of truths. In order to fulfill its aims it has to block free exchange of information. A mindset that finds danger in every corner when working with transparency. It can only thrive in the dark where words are robbed of meanings, deeds are shrouded with secrecy and ideologies are hidden from scrutiny.
A few more quotes from this revealing article:
“Such a change would severely weaken the organization’s influence and fuel charges of dual loyalties against Jewish groups, communal observers said“
“For months, the federal probe was believed to center on allegations that Aipac officials might have illegally passed classified documents on to Israel, which they received from a Pentagon employee, Larry Franklin.“
“Although Aipac staffers are known to be exceedingly careful in their dealings with official representatives of Israel, so as not to violate the law, there have been incidents in the past in which Israeli officials gave directions to Aipac to act in one way or another, said former Aipac employees speaking on condition of anonymity.”
“Jewish activists say that even if the likelihood is low that a legal attempt to compel Aipac to register as a foreign agent will be successful, public focus on the issue could be damaging. “Any open debate of this issue could be damaging,” said a Jewish communal leader. “Questions of loyalty will resurface, and this time such questions will have to do with the chief pro-Israel lobby in America.”
The above article is only but one example that shows clearly that the deadliest enemy of Zionists is and has always been: open debate.
But who would fear open debate, unless facts pose threat to them?
Who would want to work in secrecy, unless transparency causes them harm and damage?
Scrurutinizing for example an organization such as Anti Defamation League, (ADL) exposes that one of it’s major roles (under the pretext of fighting anti-semitism) is to prevent open debate and block intellectual discussion about four main problems:
It is justified to conclude that the doctrine of ADL consists of making accusations, framed as follows:
Anyone who does not believe in the chosen-ness of the Jewish people, anyone who dares to criticise racist ideologies that leads to crimes committed by Jewish Zionists “Israelis” or anyone who feels troubled with the extent of influence of the Jewish Zionist … lobby.
Why would some who claim to be “friends” of Palestine adopt such definitions?
Why would they adhere to, propagate and perpetuate dogmas that eviscerate words of their respective meanings, and then forge twisted concepts of reality?
Why would they follow the same medieval doctrine by attempting to prevent open discussion on vital issues such as the dubious and unethical … role and evident influence of global Jewish Zionist Networks?
Why would they excommunicate, slander and chase out of the solidarity movement, activists who call for free discussions to understand, scrutinize and expose the role of Jewish communities and their Networks in supporting a criminal entity?
Trying to understand this phenomenon, I noticed that many Zionists and anti Zionists alike exhibit irrational yet deeply ingrained and extremely distorted concepts in relation with antisemitism”.
It appears to me that many have firm conviction -that amounts to almost ideological belief, of the prevalent existence of:
- Global intrinsic unexplainable hatred of the Jews amongst gentiles;
- Permanent threat of annihilation of the Jews;
- Millennia-old perpetual unique Jewish suffering
Such beliefs have become major components that defines, bonds and shapes Jewish identity today.
In my view, these concepts (real or imagined) have morphed into creed. This perceived “intrinsic hatred against the Jews”, “eternal threat of annihilation” and the “unparalleled suffering” have formed an emotional blockage, a psychological wall that prevents many Jews from conducting a rational conversation or debate when faced with constructive and legitimate criticism related to Jewish ideology, to Jewish-Zionist networking or the Jewish community’s fervent and systematic support for “Israel”.
Such inability to take criticism, inevitably causes reactionary defense mechanisms translated as aggression against anyone who genuinely desires to examine and understand the full picture, without prejudice, aiming to excavate the roots of problems and perhaps suggest comprehensive solutions.
Consequently, and under the pretext of respecting “Jewish sensitivities”, debates about the taboo problems don’t usually see the light, and if they do, they immediately and as a matter of urgency and non-negotiability, get aborted.
Many in the European West find themselves unable to examine such taboos because of many years of indoctrinations which makes them feel guilty even though they have never done anything to harm the Jews during the Nazi era or otherwise. Some avoid the discussion for fear of being labelled or smeared.
For a people like us from the Middle East, we do not carry the baggage of indoctrination of guilt nor do we have fear of being labelled. As for me, I simply trust both my sincerity and my love of all humanity. My approach to the topic is genuine, afresh with open-mindedness and pure intentions.
My conclusion is, if indeed we desire the eradication of antisemitism, such emotional blockage and irrational dogmas must to be addressed, in order to allow opening of hearts for the exchange of ideas and the flow of information that would facilitates open debate about what troubles both Jews and gentiles alike.
Jewish supporters need to understand that non-Jews also, have their own REAL fears and sensitivities;
We are extremely worried about the REAL “Israeli” wars of aggression and destruction against other nations;
We are extremely worried about the REAL “Israeli” threats to other nations;
We are extremely worried about the heinous, abhorrent supremacist nihilistic ideology pervasive amongst some Orthodox Jewish groups and how this ideology crept inside the psyche of self-claimed “secular Jews” in the Zionist entity.
I hope that people who read my articles appreciate the sincerity and honesty in which I articulate my wake-up call, warning against an immanent danger that I see in the horizon if the ethical elements amidst Jews continue to ignore the troubling signs.
Dismissing or ignoring the supremacist ideologies and anti-humanist beliefs thriving amongst the occupiers of Palestine does not bear well on the ethical integrity of those who maintain such dismissive attitude.
Denying, obscuring or covering up the fact about the existence and the influence of a
highly organized global Jewish–Zionist NETWORKING and actively preventing people from finding out about such destructive networks is extremely damning to those who engage in such denial or concealment.
Denying the glaring and painful reality that the majority of the Jewish communities worldwide are either active or passive supporters of the Zionist project and entity, while pretending to be the true representatives of the Jewish communities when all the evidence points otherwise, is an ugly act of deception by those who engage in disseminating such misleading misinformation.
Overtly or covertly supporting the permanent presence of a heinous occupier -on stolen land, who is in infringement of every International Law and every ethical code that humanity has ever developed is damning to those who hold such views.
True friends of Palestine would NOT object to Palestinian aspiration of FULL Liberation.
I finish with this quote:
“The dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighs the dangers that are cited to justify it” ~~~ J.F. Kennedy