- In his latest Haarertz commentary, the Israeli political
analyst Yoel Marcus wonders "How Israel became a night unto the nations?"
Marcus is obviously nostalgic about the days where the great powers "were
not only sympathetic to Israel's establishment, but admired its valor in
repulsing the Arab states' onslaught."
- Proudly, he mentions the 'renowned foreign journalists'
who came to Israel in 1948 and wrote "glowing reports about this war
of David against Goliath". Noticeably, Marcus fails to mention or
to grasp that the expulsion of the indigenous Palestinians from their villages
and cities wasn't exactly a repetition of a 'David against Goliath' narrative.
Quite the opposite, it was a story of a young organised Jewish army that
ethnically cleansed defenseless civilian
- population consisting mainly of peasants.
- As it happens, just three years after the liberation
of Auschwitz the newly formed Jewish state ethnically cleansed the vast
majority of Palestine's indigenous population. Young IDF soldiers were
following a racist doctrine that was categorically no different from the
Nazi agenda. It was all about the establishment of a 'Jew only' state.
For some peculiar reason Yoel Marcus is convinced that back then Israel
was a light unto the nations. Miraculously, the Israelis are pretty efficient
in forgetting their original sin. Like their Diaspora ancestors they adopted
a banal vision of their historical narrative. This narrative repeats itself
in many Jewish and Israeli holidays(1) and is usually described humorously
- 'They wanted to kill us, we survived, let's eat'.
- But times have changed according to Marcus "admiration
for Israel's strength gradually turned into resentment". Marcus grasps
that "Israel's military might and its unrestrained use of this might
have turned the David-versus-Goliath analogy into an asset for the Palestinians."
Interestingly enough, Marcus fails to understand that for some time now,
the public perception has reversed the roles. In the eyes of Palestinians,
Israel has never been an innocent little kosher 'David'. In fact it has
always been a crude monstrous genocidal entity.
- True, Zionists managed to fool the nations for many years
presenting Israel as an harmless lost child who 'returned' home after
2000 years. The facts are now disclosed. The Jewish nation is an invention.
The return saga is based on a fantasy. The only facts surrounding the
Jewish state are the barbarian and merciless tactics it performs day by
- Marcus notes that the reputation of Israel shifted radically.
It is now regarded as aggressive and domineering. Unlike Alan Dershowitz
who myopically insists that Israeli support in American campuses is guaranteed,
Marcus is honest and brave enough to admit that American universities are
becoming pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli. "That is dangerous"
he says "because this is where America's future leaders are bred."
- Marcus, however, is obviously extremely naive. Like most
Israeli leftists he believes that Israel's trouble started in 1967 with
the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Marcus, like most Israelis, is
convinced that once occupation ends the Jewish State would once again surf
the waves of glowing admiration. Marcus fails to understand that Israel
has past the no-return-zone. In spite of the fact that he has written for
Haaretz for decades and must be familiar with the most intimate details
of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Marcus, like most Israelis, manages
to miss what the Palestinian cause is all about. He somehow dismisses the
1948 Nakba and the refugee issue.
- Shockingly enough, in the eyes of the Zio-centric journalist,
Palestinians and Goyim in general are an easy target for manipulation.
It is this exact tendency that led to the birth of Israel's 'unilateral'
philosophy. We the Jews will do what we have to do, the world will follow.
In Ben Gurion's words: "it doesn't matter what the Goyim say, all
that matters is what Jews do."
- Marcus is concerned. Israel's reputation is falling apart
"From a light unto the nations, Israel has become a maligned and ostracized
nation".... "Ever since Operation Cast Lead in Gaza officers
in the Israel Defense Forces have been at risk every time they land in
an international airport".
- However, Marcus is not at all concerned with the fact
that he himself is living on stolen land. Morality seems to be beyond him.
There is not a single reference to ethics in his entire article. For Marcus
and other Israeli leftists, it is all about the exchange rate. It is all
about give and take rather than self reflection that may lead into a long
overdue ethical realisation.
- Marcus wants Israel to be a light unto the nations. He
doesn't understand that this is not going to happen. The window of opportunity
is closing down.
- The disclosure of Israeli barbarism together with the
exposure of its relentless lobbies around the world makes it very clear.
Israel is not just night unto the nations. It is actually a total nightmare
and embarrassment to humanity and humanism.
- (1) Hanukah, Passover, Israeli Independence day etc.