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Monday, May 7th, 2012
I call it The Protocols of the Elders of Goyion because I like the irony of the allusion: this one is real! Here are the facts:
I did not suspect Desmond Tutu (now 82), another self-proclaimed apartheid connoisseur, for being an anti-semite when he also accused Israel of apartheid and went even further by attacking what he called “Jewish power” in the US (“People are scared in this country to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful.”) and used anti-semitic slurs and insults like –
Jews think they have a monopoly on God,”
Jews have cornered the market on suffering.”
Why did he have me fooled? Because he is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and the Ghandi Peace Prize and also an iconic figure in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.
I merely thought that these two men had their minds enfeebled by old age and that, like all African blacks, they see apartheid everywhere. I admit I had also given them some slack, as we Americans always do when it comes to blacks—it is called PC and I deplore it although I, too, am guilty of it.
|From left: Hillel Schenker, Prof. Johan Galtung,
Dr. Hassan Dweik and Ziad AbuZayyad.
I also easily identified Prof. Johan Galtung (now 82) as an anti-semite when he espoused his belief in “Jewish power” controlling the media, by resorting to the crude tactic of counting Jews (“Six Jewish companies control 96% of the media”). It stands to reason that any Goy who identifies Jews in positions of power as “Jews” and counts them is an anti-semite. If a Jew or a even a Goy has that kind of curiosity there are trustworthy Jewish sites on the internet like “Jew or not Jew?” that count Jews without bias and bigotry.
He also said about the Protocols of the Elders of Zion that:
Last but not least, he is a Norwegian and I read on wikipedia that Norwegian anti-semitism goes back to the Middle Ages, proven by the fact the “Jews were mentioned unfavorably in the Icelandic Sagas,” likely among his childhood readings.
What do these men have in common, other than old age? It is a multi-national, multi-racial group and all are internationally respected. Two of them are Nobel Prize laureates. They might have hoped that their reputations would immunize them against being unmasked as anti-semites.
I am not one of those people who knock the Nobel Prize indiscriminately for being politicized. After all they do get it right so often, as can be seen in a few illustrious examples of Peace Prize laureats: Kissinger, Begin, Wiesel, Peres, Obama. Nevertheless I do not allow a prize named after the inventor of dynamite to blind me.
What these men really have in common, other than advanced age, is that they are Goyim and they are anti-semites. It pains me to say it but the last two go together virtually always (with extremely few exceptions, like myself) as an innate trait.
A conspiracy is a confluence of ideology and activities even if the conspirators do not know each other, as is probably the case here, except for Mandela and Tutu to whom, again, I have to cut some slack because, being black they would tend to hang out together. The conspirators do not need written Protocols. Unless we find them, which brings me to my last point:
This is still work in progress and I need all the help I can get from like-minded anti-zionist progressives by way of providing me with what others make so much of: “proofs.” I would specifically appreciate help in dealing with an “outlier” in my theory, namely the existence of a number of internationally well-known and highly respected (most likely for the wrong reasons) people who are neither old nor Goyim and yet espouse the same pernicious views.
I shall not identify Israel’s enemy by name here because I do not wish to help promoting his book:
The Wandering Who?—available from amazon.com for $10.06, Kindle edition, $7.60 plus shipping (varies by state).
A talk about Günter Grass, art of resistance, Israel, the Lobby, Iran, antisemitism, Pre-TSD, aesthetics and the prospect of peace.
To listen to Grass’ poem click here:
The Baroness is not easily intimidated, however. Speaking at Middlesex University on February 23, she stated that, “Israel is not going to be there forever in its present form,” a reference to the country’s current racially-based political identity as a ‘Jewish State,’ which leaves native Muslim and Christian Arabs vulnerable to institutional racism and discriminatory laws.
Many others have already warned from the increasingly anti-democratic nature of Israel, especially with the rise of religious and ultra-nationalist parties. Leading scholars, Noble Laureates, acclaimed anti-Apartheid figures and former US presidents have all made similar calls, targeting the skewed nature of the Israeli political establishment, which grants rights to people of Jewish lineage while denying basic civil rights to all others.
Tonge was not targeting any race, but rather the small, yet powerful cliques that have long infested both British and US politics in areas concerning Israeli and the Middle East. “One day, the American people are going to say to the Israel lobby in the USA: enough is enough,” she said. “Israel will lose support and then they will reap what they have sown” (The Guardian, Feb 9).
In stating the obvious, Tonge irked British politicians, including members of her own party, who speak of ‘peace in the Middle East’ while actively undermining any real efforts to achieve such peace. Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, said there was “no place in politics for those who question the existence of Israel.” Tonge, in fact, had done no such thing. Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, stated, “I asked Baroness Tonge to withdraw her remarks and apologize for the offense she has caused. She has refused to do so and will now be leaving the party.”
Since his sudden rise to close to the top of British political hierarchy, Clegg has moved substantially from his original stance regarding Palestine and Israel. In his article in the Guardian on December 21, 2009, he had articulated a strong position against the Israeli blockade on Gaza, and asked: “And what has the British government and the international community done to lift the blockade? Next to nothing. Tough-sounding declarations are issued at regular intervals but little real pressure is applied. It is a scandal that the international community has sat on its hands in the face of this unfolding crisis.”
Once in the government, Clegg changed his position. Tonge, on the other hand, remained consistently audacious, regardless of position or perks. Her stance in 2012 mirrored other stances she has taken in the past. In 2006, she uttered what few before dared to even speak in private: “The pro-Israeli lobby has got its grips on the western world, its financial grips. I think they’ve probably got a grip on our party,” she said (BBC, Sep 21, 2006.) Then, as in now, her comments were manipulated by the media to imply something entirely different from what she had clearly intended. Her exit from the party was a testament to the will of this strong British woman, but also to the power of the very Israeli lobby she often criticized.
It is important to remember that Tonge’s battle is not a skirmish within the ranks of the political elites. Rather, it’s a war of narratives, where Israel and its ‘friends’ insist on silencing any meaningful debate on Palestine-Israel. The other side, encompassing Tonge and numerous others, is slowly encroaching on Israel’s well-guarded discourse, and making serious inroads.
The typical ‘storm’ created by Israeli responses has, however, not managed to enact a typical response this time. Nicholas Kulish wrote in the New York Times that judging by the ‘outpouring’ of comments by German politicians and media, “it would appear that the public had resoundingly rejected (Gunter’s) work…But even a quick dip into the comments left by readers on various Web sites reveals quite another reality” (April 13). According to Kulish, “Mr. Grass has struck a nerve with the broader public, articulating frustrations with Israel here in Germany that are frequently expressed in private but rarely in public.” He adds that “charge of anti-Semitism aimed at Israel’s critics is widely viewed as a blunt instrument that silences debate, and in the process prevents Mr. Grass from making a point…”
While Israel does occasionally succeed in silencing critics, the tried and true tactic of the past is becoming less effective. In the final analysis, neither Tonge nor Gunter have actually lost to the lobby. In the world of ideas, only the credibility of one’s views actually makes a difference. The rest is hasbara.
by Mahmoud El-Yousseph
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
On April 4, 2012, 84-year-old German writer and Nobel literature prizewinner Günter Grass published his poem: “What Must Be Said” (“Was gesagt werden muss”) in several European newspapers. In this poem Grass expressed concern that an Israeli military strike against Iran could “wipe out the people of Iran”.
In response, Israel declared him persona non grata. In fact, they went ballistic.
Why is it that a country claiming to be “the only democracy in the Middle East” cannot tolerate criticism?
Günter Grass was referred to as a “Nazi” and – surprise, surprise! – anti-Semitic.
Though the German writer had been drafted into the German army toward the end of the war, age 14, was assigned to a tank division and had not served at any prison camps. Moreover, there is nothing anti-Semitic whatsoever about his poem — unless you want to call the truth ‘anti-Semitic’.
Günter Grass is talking about Israel’s mighty nuclear arsenal and the danger it poses for world peace. He criticizes Germany for providing Israel with a submarine from which nukes can be launched. As a German, he doesn’t want to be held responsible for a nuclear war. That is perfectly legitimate.
It is quite bizarre that an Israeli group of writers should send a letter on April 11th to the Swedish Academy in charge of selecting laureates for the Nobel Prize in Literature, demanding that the earlier award given to Günter Grass be revoked. To their credit, the Academy refused.
This is by no means the first time Israel has acted with hostility towards it critics. Not so long ago, true humanists like Dr Norman Finkelstein and Professor Noam Chomsky had each received a ten year ban from entering Israel. Strong critics of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians, Finkelstein and Chomsly have been vilified as “self-hating Jews.”
Keep in mind that Palestinians who live under the Occupation are often shot at or sent to jail for resisting the occupation and/or protesting the theft of their land and the separation wall erected by Israel.
When the International Court of Justice ruled in 2004 that the “security wall” being built around the West Bank was illegal and should be pulled down, adding that it infringed the rights of Palestinians and that Israel should pay compensation for the damage it had done in building it, Israel openly flouted the court’s ruling. Nothing new here.
Another case worth nothing is that of Mordechai Vanunu. An Israeli citizen banned from leaving the country for the last nine years, as well as prohibited from having contact with any foreign nationals or foreign media, Mr. Vanunu was kidnapped from Rome by Israeli Mossad agents in 1996 and was smuggled into Israel where he was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
His only crime, according to American author Eileen Fleming, was “telling the truth and providing photographic proof to the London Sunday Timesof Israel’s seven-story underground WMD facility in Negev”.
A few months after his release in 2004, Vanunu was re-arrested on Christmas Eve for attempting to celebrate his first Christmas out of prison at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.
As I am writing this, up to 1,500 activists from Europe and North America who had been planning to travel to Israel have been prevented from doing so, They had planned to go straight from Ben Gurion airport to Tel Aviv, and then on to Bethlehem in Palestine, for a week-long program of educational and cultural activities under the banner of ” Welcome to Palestine”. But no, Israel regarded this as a “threat to peace” and stopped them showing their sympathy for the Palestinians.
The latest news is that the Israeli military has deployed 600 soldiers at the airport near Tel Aviv and turned it into a military compound, with one section of the airport set up as a prison camp. Israel submittted a “black list” to various airlines of 342 participants from the ages of 9 to 83 to prevent them from boarding planes, thus sparking huge protests in several international airports.
As of this hour, 50 French peace activists and 9 Israeli citizens are behind bars.
The orgainizers of the event, who are mainly French and Belgian citizens, accused Israel of high-handed and hysterical behavior — indeed of paranoia. As she has demonstared often enough before, Israel is all too willing to detain people who have committed no crime.
All that visitors to Israel need to do to end up behind bars is to declare that their object in traveling to Israel is to visit the Palestinians.
Israel is perhaps the only “democracy” in the world in which no one has any rights whatsoever except Jews.
If you are an Arab citizen of Israel, you have second-class rights and have to put up with constant discrimination.
If you are a Palestinian, you have no rights at all and you are subjected to constant harassment, persecution, and the possibility of sudden death.
Finally, if you are a visitor to Israel, you have no rights whatever if you show the slightest sympathy for the Palestinians. You will either be deported at once or thrown into prison.
So much for “the only democracy in the Middle East.”
What a farce.