Zionist Rats deserting a sinking ship–‘‘In every important way israel has failed’– leading American Zionist says’

Zionist Rats deserting a sinking ship–‘‘In every important way Israel has failed’– leading American Zionist says’

 

Ed note–doubtless those on the left will swoon and shriek with barely contained glee over this, showcasing yet again another ‘good Jew’ who is ‘speaking with conscience’ about the utter barbarity that is every facet of ‘the Jewish state’.

The problem with such expositions however is that it’s akin to ringing the fire alarm after the house has burned down. Israel’s ugliness is nothing new. In 1948, as marauding Jews went from village to village murdering thousands of innocent men, women, and children, using guns, bombs, molotov coctails, and in some cases, literally cutting open the bellies of pregnant Palestinian women and ripping their unborn children out–the script for the rest of the screenplay had been written in stone.

The only reason for all of this ‘coming to Jesus’ theatricism on the part of ‘good Jews’ such as this is that the smarter elements within Jewry know what is coming and want it noted for the record that they ‘opposed’ this brutality when it comes time for hunting down these people and giving them the justice they richly deserve.

Remember, the motto of Israel’s Mossad ‘by way of deception, we shall make war’ can take on all sorts of interesting manifestations.

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Israel is “a failure,” the Zionist dream has curdled into Jewish selfishness, a major Jewish leader writes in an important article published yesterday. “After a life and career devoted to Jewish community and Israel, I conclude that in every important way Israel has failed to realize its promise for me,” David Gordis states.

David Gordis

Gordis is a former executive at the American Jewish Committee, a central organization of the Israel lobby, and former president of the Hebrew College and a former vice president of the Jewish Theological Seminary. He published his article yesterday at Tikkun under the title, “Major American Jewish Leader Changes His Mind About Israel.”

Gordis, who is in his late 70s (and the uncle of rightwing Zionist Daniel Gordis), writes that he completely believed in Israel when it was founded and through his adult life, but that the spiral of that society into occupation and Jewish particularism has caused him to change his mind. It’s a political, spiritual and religious failure: Israel is “distorted by a fanatic, obscurantist and fundamentalist religion which encourages the worst behaviors rather than the best.”

His indictment includes American Jews. “The establishment leadership in the American Jewish community is silent in the face of this dismal situation, and there are no recognizable trends that can move Israel out of this quagmire.” Peter Beinart said this about the establishment four years ago while Max Blumenthal laid out the problem in Israel’s political culture in comprehensive detail in Goliath three years ago and was promptly censored by every mainstream organ, from NPR to the New Yorker to the New York Times to the cables and public television– yes; “Frontline” features Dennis Ross and Ari Shavit as its spokespeople on Israel, to make the funders happy.

Read Gordis’s article in full. Here are some excerpts:

The Israel of today is very far from anything I dreamed of and worked for throughout my career….

Jews had returned to the stage of history after the devastation of the Holocaust. Israel was to be the great laboratory for the rebirth of an ancient tradition in a new land and in a country committed to being a model of democracy and freedom for the world.

What happened? We can debate the reasons but the bottom line for me is that it has gone terribly wrong. On the positive side, Israel’s accomplishments have been remarkable.  Israel has created a thriving economy, and has been a refuge for hundreds of thousands of the displaced and the needy. Israel has generated a rich and diverse cultural life and its scientific and educational achievements have been exemplary. In spite of these achievements, however, Israel in my view has gone astray. And it in in the area for which Israel was created, as a Jewish state, embodying and enhancing Jewish values that I see this failure..

The political culture is rotten.

Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is nearing a half century in duration. Netanyahu’s “facts on the ground” steps to make a two-state solution impossible are bearing fruit, and there still appears to be no significant opposition to these policies in Israel itself. A number of smaller organizations supporting a two-state solution have emerged, notably J-Street and Americans for Peace Now, but recent steps by the Israeli government to delegitimize these groups are proceeding. The bottom line as I see it: The right has triumphed; the left has been defeated.

The spiritual culture is rotten. The Jewish experience balanced particularism and universalism traditionally. Not in Israel. The emphasis below is Gordis’s.

Present day Israel has discarded the rational, the universal and the visionary. These values have been subordinated to a cruel and oppressive occupation, an emphatic materialism, severe inequalities rivaling the worst in the western world and distorted by a fanatic, obscurantist and fundamentalist religion which encourages the worst behaviors rather than the best.

And most depressing of all for me, is that I see no way out, no way forward which will reverse the current reality. Right wing control in Israel is stronger and more entrenched than ever. The establishment leadership in the American Jewish community is silent in the face of this dismal situation, and there are no recognizable trends that can move Israel out of this quagmire. So, sadly, after a life and career devoted to Jewish community and Israel, I conclude that in every important way Israel has failed to realize its promise for me. A noble experiment, but a failure.

This article is a huge blow. Michael Walzer has had similar misgivings lately published in a book; but he has not stated the matter as emphatically as this. But I predict apres Gordis, the deluge.

Rabbi Michael Lerner of Tikkun says that he published the article as submitted by Gordis, who is today a senior scholar at SUNY Albany:

We publish it with the same sadness that Gordis expresses at the end of this article, because many of us at Tikkun magazine shared the same hopes he expresses below for an Israel that would make Jews proud by becoming an embodiment of what is best in Jewish tradition, history, and ethics, rather than a manifestation of all the psychological and spiritual damage that has been done to our people, which now acts as an oppressor to the Palestinian people.

One last point. From his American Jewish Committee days, Gordis reflects that that Israel lobbying organization had political tensions built in.

its lay leadership tending center-right and its professional staff clearly center left.

This is always the tension in these organizations. Right now I bet J Street staff is composed of people who understand the failure of Israel, while the leadership clings to HaTikvah Zionism so as to influence the Democratic Party an iota. Americans for Peace Now surely has young staff who believe in one state.

The End of Israel?

Richard Edmondson

A distinct possibility, I would say. By the way, as the fourth and final blood moon of the tetrad approaches, chaos and pandemonium have broken out at the Al Aqsa Mosque. Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers have repeatedly stormed the mosque, while Palestinians have fought to hold them off.

 This has been particularly intense of late with the Jewish fall holiday season upon us. Yesterday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year; Yom Kippur is coming up starting on September 22, while the blood moon lunar eclipse will take place September 28, on Sukkot.

Much of these clashes we are now seeing appear to be motivated by a strong desire by certain Jewish organizations, such as the Temple Institute, to rebuild a Jewish temple at the site. You can click here to access a report posted today at the Electronic Intifada, or  check out an article I wrote last year entitled The Abomination of Desolation and which covers much the same ground. The difference between then and now is that the movement to tear down the Al Aqsa Mosque and replace it with a “Third Temple” has gained steam. Quite a bit of it.

According to Ma’an News, the clashes have now expanded from the Al Aqsa Mosque compound all the way across East Jerusalem, and quite naturally in the course of all this, we are hearing about Israeli brutalities, including attacks against children. Here is one such report.

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United For Palestinet: Israel to demise STUPID

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Split in World Jewry: the ‘Diasporas’ vs. the Israelis

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We seem to be seeing a major split in World Jewry over the policies of the state of Israel. A couple of recently-published articles are indicative of this.

One is a July 23 article that appeared in the Times of Israel about a new study that found, among other things, that diaspora Jews don’t feel the Israeli government is sincere about seeking a peaceful resolution with the Palestinians. Here is a brief excerpt.

World Jewry is finding it increasingly difficult to support Israel due to its ongoing conflict with the Palestinians, leading many communities to shun discussing the Jewish state altogether, a new major study has found.

The trend is eroding the Diaspora’s support for the Jewish state, warns the report by the Jewish People Policy Institute think tank, to be formally published next week.

Diaspora Jews, the report goes on to mention, are asking for an increased say in how Israel conducts its affairs. “Stop it! You’re making us look bad!”–that, essentially, when you boil it down, is what the diaspora Jews who responded to the survey are saying to the Israeli Jews.

The other article indicative of the split is an op-ed piece in the New York Times, published coincidentally the same day as the Times of Israel article, written by a Palestinian resident of the village of Susiya.

Susiya is a West Bank village which, as I reported in a couple of recent posts (see here andhere), is presently under an Israeli demolition order, and an international campaign has been launched to try and save it.

The op-ed piece is headlined, “Israel, Don’t Level My Village.” The author, Nasser Nawaja, discusses his family’s cyclic history of being made homeless by Israel, once in 1948 and again in 1986, going on to comment that the looming threat of a third dispossession “has now become immediate.”

Hardly any wonder, then, that diaspora Jews are starting to question whether Israel is really “sincere” about achieving peace–although one would perhaps allow that it is rather astonishing it has taken them this long to reach that conclusion.

At any rate, the decision by the New York Times to publish the piece by Nawaja would suggest that the split between diaspora and Israeli Jews is real and growing. Israel has been building illegal settlements in the West Bank for years. When did the New York Times ever voice any objection to it? I’m not aware of it if they ever did. What has changed now?

Perhaps it is that financially and politically powerful Jews, by virtue of the fact that Israel’s behavior has grown so egregious, are beginning to see the Jewish state as a threat to themselves and the empires they have constructed in their countries of residence. This is the subject of an article by Ariadna Theokopoulos and recently published at The Ugly Truth.

While being a Jew means never having to say you are sorry or engaging in delayed gratification, JP [“Jewish power”-ed.] has global agendas that do not welcome the light in which Israel defiantly basks, and, by association, draws attention to Jewish misdeeds worldwide, including the hijacking of power in the western world. It wants Israel to be mindful of PR.

Theokopoulos goes on to comment:

Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians whose land they took over has been beyond despicable from the very beginnings of the state, yet well-organized hasbara has managed to inculcate into the minds of the Western Goyim the dichotomy: Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims = terrorists vs Israeli Jews = peace-loving, long-suffering victims. Not so anymore. Israel is no longer seen as even a “legitimate” state but a rogue nuclear power, a racist, expansionist war criminal and war monger. Of more concern, in attracting scrutiny to its successful flouting of international laws, it has led to an examination of what exactly allows it to act with complete impunity. It has exposed the lines of power that move the governments of the major world powers, like puppets on a string, to act as its enablers, indeed as its agents. The lines are now seen by more people than ever before to lead to the Jewish lobbies, to the ZPC, which does not reside in Israel, but permeates the power centers of the US and the UK, and not only.

You can go here and read the full article.

Jews have accrued enormous power in the US and other Western countries. That is a statement that will get you accused of anti-Semitism, but it is also an undeniable fact. And as Theokopoulos correctly points out, Israel’s actions, and its ability to violate international law with impunity, are drawing attention to that power.

Every time Israel tears down another Palestinian village or goes on a rampage and kills another four or five hundred children in Gaza, what do you suppose diaspora Jews feel?

My guess is a rising level of nervousness and discomfort.

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BDS direct action Norway Oslo

On March 30th 2015 BDS Norway conducted a war-stunt in front of the Norwegian Parliament

BDS Norway calls upon the government and Norwegian arms manufacturers to end all military trade and cooperation with Israel.

BDS Norway has previously held actions against the Norwegian weaponry producers, Nammo at their headquarters in Raufoss, and Chemring Nobel in Hurum.

We know that Norwegian weapons have been used against thousands of civilians in Gaza.

An end-user declaration on weaponry is an easy way to prevent this from happening.

We as Norwegian citizens and stockowners of Nammo require that the necessary steps be taken to guarantee that we are not contributing to violations of international law in Palestine.

We also demand that Norway ends all military trade with Israel until it complies with international law.

BDS Norway plans to continue with similar actions until we see change in the current Norwegian practice.

For more info, contact us: bdsnorge@gmail.com or
visit our Facebook/Twitter accounts: BDS Norway

The Southampton University Win/Win Situation

March 23, 2015  /  Gilad Atzmon

By Gilad Atzmon

I am thrilled by the Zionist despair surrounding the Southampton University Conference on Israel’s legitimacy. The conference, due to take place next month, plans to examine the legality of Israel in the eye of international law.

British Jews are in state of panic and for good reason. They are facing a lose/lose situation. If the conference goes ahead, it may produce some dry academic papers regarding Israeli criminality; but if the conference is cancelled, it will establish clear evidence of the vindictive nature of the Jewish leadership and its crude interference with academic freedom and the British values of tolerance and diversity.

So, here is some good news. Their relentless struggle to cancel the conference clearly suggests that Jewish community leaders are not all opposed to cultural and academic boycotts as they have been proclaiming for a while. They are actually very enthusiastic about academic Herem (Boycott, Hebrew), they just don’t like to be the ones boycotted. The current Zionist campaign against an academic gathering has abrogated the Zionist ‘moral’ argument against the BDS. This doesn’t surprise me. I have been writing about Jewish Herem culture for years. Both Zionist culture and its so-called  ‘anti’ are equally intolerant of criticism. Moreover, Herem is deeply rooted in Jewish culture, ideology and heritage.  Spinoza, Uriel De Costa, and yours truly have been subjected to Herem, and now it is Southampton University’s turn.

Jewish community leaders have so far tried every trick in their book. The Telegraph reported yesterday that Mark Lewis, a prominent British lawyer, said: “he would think twice before hiring someone from the south coast university.” This is a typical unreasonable indiscriminate reaction against innocent students. Unfortunately, this is consistent with the indiscriminate lethal actions made by the Jewish State against innocent Palestinians. Mr. Lewis added: “This is a one-sided conference, not a debate.” Lewis is either misinformed or simply not telling the truth. I contacted the conference organiser and found out that Israeli and Zionist academics were invited to attend the conference. Not one bothered to reply. I suppose that Alan Dershowitz might have been a perfect Zionist candidate for the conference, but he is too busy clearing his name after being implicated in a vile sex scandal together with arch paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Critics of the conference, including the Board of Deputies of British Jews, a body that claims to represent British Jewry, insist that many of the speakers are known anti-Israel activists. Someone should remind the Board Of Deputies that opposing Israel is not exactly a crime, it is actually a universally accepted ethical standpoint.

The battle over the conference provides us with a precious glimpse into the manner in which Jewish lobbies in this country interfere with Britain’s academic curriculum. Mr. Lewis was foolish enough to admit that: “to his knowledge at least two major patrons of the university were considering withdrawing their financial support. One is a charitable foundation, the other a wealthy family.” His threat provides a clear and unmistakable message-if we want academia to be free, we must make sure that its funding is free of tribal interests.

Lewis said, “Southampton University is hosting a debate about Israel’s right to exist that would not be permissible about any other country. And by doing so it gives credence to anti-Semitic views.” Assuming that Lewis, himself a lawyer, was at some point enrolled in an academic institute, he should be educated enough to understand that ‘questioning legitimacy’ is different from challenging the ‘right to exist,’ and it is certainly different from questioning the right of its people to exist.  In case Lewis and the Board Of Deputies still don’t understand the issue, I offer my humble assistance with terminology: Israel defines itself as the ‘Jewish State.’ It is a state of one people that celebrates its national and racist symptoms at the expense of the indigenous population. This Jewish State has been committing war crimes in the name of the Jewish people. Hence, academic scrutiny of questions regarding its legitimacy is essential.

Eric Pickles, the British Secretary of State for Communities

Eric Pickles, the British Secretary of State for Communities

But the Jewish leaders are not alone in their battle. Eric Pickles, the British Secretary of State for Communities, called it a “one-sided diatribe.” He said: “There is a careful line between legitimate academic debate on international law and the actions of governments, and the far-left’s bashing of Israel which often descends into naked anti-Semitism.” The fact that a laughable character has become a minister in Britain is perhaps an optional subject for another academic conference. Still, I would expect at least one of Pickles’ advisors to explain to his boss that if he really wants to criticise the content of a given conference, the conference must be held first.

Tim Sluckin, professor of mathematics at the University and secretary of Southampton Hebrew Congregation, denounced the event, describing it as “a political meeting masquerading as academic activity.”  Prof Sluckin said: “Their purpose is to delegitimize Israel. This is not appropriate for a university. It makes me feel uncomfortable as a Jew, with Israeli family.” I would advise Professor Sluckin that ‘feeling uncomfortable as a Jew,’ is an appropriate ethical reaction to Israel’s actions and his comment actually proves that the conference is more than necessary.  Many more Jews should feel uncomfortable with Israel’s actions.

The Parkes Institute, a centre for the study of Jewish history based at Southampton University, has added its voice to the chorus of critics. Joachim Schlör, director of the Institute, produced a uniquely lame comment: “This event could potentially damage the spirit of dialogue and cooperation to which we are all committed.” One may wonder how can Schlör and his Jewish institute be “committed to dialogue” while demanding the cancellation of an academic gathering? And why exactly can’t a group of Jewish history academics engage in questions relating to the legitimacy of Israel? Schlör is obviously clueless about Judaism, Jewish history and cultural heritage. He should have been the first to see that questions regarding Israel’s legitimacy could be an ideal subject for lively Talmudic discussion.

The Jewish campaign seems to have been met with fierce academic resistance. In the last week over 700 academics from universities around the world have signed a statement in support of the University’s stance, saying that the themes of conference “are entirely legitimate subjects for debate and inquiry” and that to call for it to be scrapped is an attack on free speech and academic freedom.

So far the University is firm in its decision to go ahead with the conference, The University spokesman said: “We are committed to academic freedom, free speech and opportunities for staff and students to engage with a wide range of opinions.”

But as things stand, damage to the Jewish community and its reputation is immanent. This futile battle depicts British Jewry as opponents of academic freedom, free speech and British values. I wonder how long it will take British Jews to understand the harm inflicted on them by the Board Of Deputies.

Read moreZionized  PSC is yet to support the Southampton University. They are probably waiting for green light from Jerusalem…

 

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World Vision: Zionism is an ‘Evil ideology’

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Something_Wrong_With_This_Pic_by_Be[1]Steve Haas, vice-president of World Vision US, a pro-Israel Christian Zionist organization has irked the organized Jewry by criticizing the Zionist entity and its butt-licking 65 million Christian Zionists in a latest article All of Me published by World’s leading Christian evangelism movement, Lausanne Movement’s official website.

As apartheid came to an end in South Africa, one of our World Vision operatives involved with the struggle for freedom asked Bishop Desmond Tutu what more he could do. Tutu replied that he should go to Palestine. We took the Bishop’s advice and World Vision has been active in Palestine for the better part of 30 years, growing to become one of the largest organizations there, said Haas.

Yet, for over 60 years, many evangelicals have clung to a very narrow theological narrative that weds Christian theology with a political ideology known as Zionism. This is a national movement to return Jews to Israel, which Jews perceive as their sovereign homeland. Evangelicals have used this theology in affirming biblical Israel as being the equivalent to the present political entity bearing the same name, with all of the rights, privileges, and promises directly conferred, adds Haas.

Christian Zionists have tied what they have seen in numerous military victories and in the massive social work that is taking place to certain Bible verses, all to affirm the full circle of prophetic expression. To them, the strength of the nation of present-day Israel underlines the strength of our own Christian faith, as though it is an expression or a direct link. They have become so tied to these theological interpretations that they have labeled any critical comment against the nation-state as antithetical to Christian belief and even anti-JewishThis theological position has backed the largest and longest occupation of another people group in modern history, an oppressive Israeli legal system which Tutu and many other church leaders have called ‘apartheid on steroids’, said Haas.

In October of 2010, over 4,000 Christian leaders from 198 countries met in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss critical issues of our time as they relate to the Church and evangelization. This was the Third Lausanne Congress, convening nearly 35 years after the original Lausanne Congress in 1974, called by Rev. Billy Graham, a long-time friend of the Zionist entity. The statement issued on the conclusion of the conference, known as the Cape Town Commitment said that Christians must repent for their part in the Holocaust of Palestinian people as result of their blind support for the state of Israel.

Robert Stearns, director of Eagles’ Wings, wrote for Netanyahu’s Likud-linked Jerusalem Post that the article was an example of the toxic mix of lies, ignorance, and half-truths that drive the global movement to delegitimize Israel, accusing Haas of leveling the familiar and intellectually bankrupt apartheid charge against Israel.

On January 30, the Israel lobby, Simon Wiesenthal Center, also condemned Steve Hass’ article. “Hass embraces the big lie of Israel practicing apartheid on steroids. Hamas and Hizbullah are criticized, albeit not by name, for violent reprisals. Hass implies that suicide bombers, terror tunnels, and thousands of rockets aimed at Israel’s civilians are nothing more than expected reprisals for the crimes of Israelis including contrary to the fact – the largest and longest occupation of another people group in modern history. The worst is his dismissal Israel’s existence as a Jewish state,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper.

In January 2014, Jewish Buzzfeed reported: The campaign by a coalition of religious leaders, international nonprofits, and activists has taken place in recent years largely behind the scenes and away from the prying eyes of the political press — and it’s being driven by a generation of Evangelicals alienated by the way their faith was yoked to Republican foreign policy during the Bush years. Now, organizations like the Telos Group and the large Christian nonprofit World Vision have joined a small army of ministers and Christian opinion-makers working to reorient Evangelicals’ stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – producing documentaries about the plight of Palestinian Christians, providing theological rationale for a more “balanced” view of the issue, and taking Evangelicals on trips to the Middle East.

According to a 2009 report by Amnesty International, Palestinians on average get 70 liters of water per day, well below the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 100 liters per day. In contrast, Israelis get 300 liters per day, and in settlements that figure escalates to 350 liters.

It should challenge people when they hear the average income (GDP per capita in 2010) for an Israeli is $26,000, but for a Palestinian it is around $2,100.

The church needs to deal with the injustices found on both sides. Everyone, Palestinian and Israeli, should have the benefits of a life lived in safety and freedom. And so we need to challenge any party in this present conflict that promotes either violent reprisals or an apathetic response. As followers of the Prince of Peace, our means of confronting conflict are conditioned by the life and teaching of Jesus himself, concludes Haas.

Bishop Dr. Stephen Sizer who was banned by the Church of England to discuss Israel at any forum or his blog over 9/11 post on his Facebook page a few days ago, explains Zionism in his book Christian Zionism: Road Map to Armageddon. Listen to Bishop Sizer’s speech below on Zionism, Israel and power of Jewish Lobby.

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