- Last week we read about AIPAC's assault against President
Obama. It was reported that the Jewish Lobby in America took its gloves
off. In the open, AIPAC decided to mount pressure on the American leadership
and President Obama in particular.
- "The Obama administration's recent statements regarding
the U.S. relationship with Israel is a matter of serious concern,"
AIPAC said in its statement. AIPAC's reaction came after a weekend of U.S.
recriminations and demands, following Israel's provocative announcement
that it had given preliminary approval for the construction of 1,600 more
apartments for Jewish settlers in a Palestinian neighborhood of eastern
occupied Jerusalem. Unlike President Obama, who seems to be prioritizing
issues like the health care reform bill and United States economic recovery,
AIPAC claims to know what America's 'real' interests are and how to achieve
them. "The administration should make a conscious effort to move away
from public demands and unilateral deadlines directed at Israel, with whom
the United States shares basic, fundamental, and strategic interests".
AIPAC also suggested that the American leadership should concentrate on
a confrontation with Iran. "The escalated rhetoric of recent days
only serves as a distraction from the substantive work that needs to be
done with regard to the urgent issue of Iran's rapid pursuit of nuclear
- Jewish lobbies certainly do not hold back when it comes
to pressuring states, world leaders and even super powers. AIPAC's behavior
last week reminded me of the Jewish declaration of war against Nazi Germany
- Not many people are aware that in March 1933, long before
Hitler became the undisputed leader of Germany and began restricting the
rights of German Jews, the American Jewish Congress announced a massive
protest at Madison Square Gardens and called for an American boycott of
- I obviously do not think that Obama has anything in common
with Hitler. There is
- not much the two leaders share in terms of their philosophy,
their attitude to humanism or their view of world peace.(1) However, it
is hard to turn a blind eye to the similarity between AIPAC's behaviour
last week and the Jewish American Congress' conduct in 1933.
- On March 24, 1933, The Daily Express (London) published
an article announcing that the Jews had already launched their boycott
against Germany and threatened a forthcoming "holy war". The
Express urged Jews everywhere to boycott German goods and demonstrate actively
against German economic interests.
- The Express said that Germany was "now confronted
with an international boycott of its trade, its finances, and its industry....in
London, New York, Paris and Warsaw, Jewish businessmen are united to go
on an economic crusade."
- Jewish texts tend to glaze over the fact that Hitler's
March 28 1933, ordering a boycott against Jewish stores and goods, was
an escalation in direct response to the declaration of war on Germany by
the worldwide Jewish leadership. In fact the only Jewish enclave that is
willing to admit the historical order of events that led to the destruction
of European Jewry, is the anti Zionist Jewish Orthodox sect known as the
Torah Jews. I assume that, similarly, once things turn sour between America
and its Jewish lobbies, Jewish tribal ideologists will be the first to
forget that it was the Jewish American establishment that worked so hard
to nourish the inevitable animosity.
- If you wonder why Jewish politicians repeat exactly the
same mistakes time after time, the answer is easy. Jews do not know their
Jewish history for there is no Jewish history.
- As it happens, Jewish history is a set of fables tied
clumsily together to portray a false image of a victorious narrative. Jewish
history is a set of blind spots bundled together by myth, fantasies and
lies, in order to present the illusion of a coherent past narrative and
a vague semblance of chronology. Israeli professorShlomo Sand taught us
that the Zionists, and to a certain extent their Bundist rivals, were far
from being shy of "inventing" the history of their Jewish nationhood.
But it goes further, even the holocaust, which could be a major illuminating
corner in Jewish reflection, was transformed into a rigid chapter that
perpetuated blindness. As a vision of the past, it is there to hide and
to disguise, rather than to reveal and inform. In a Jewish history book,
you won't read about 'Judea's declaration of war against Nazi Germany'.
In Jewish history texts chronology always launches when Jewish suffering
begins. Jewish history transcends itself beyond the notion of causality.
It persuades us that persecution of Jews occurs out of nowhere. The Jewish
historical text avoids the necessary questions as to why hostility evolves
time after time, why do Jews buy so many enemies and so easily?
- AIPAC leaders are clearly repeating the grave mistakes
of their forebearers: the American Jewish Congress. They do not learn from
their history, for there is not a single Jewish history text to learn from.
Instead of a history text, Jews have the Holocaust, an event that matured
into a religion.
- The holocaust religion is obviously Judeo-centric to
the bone. It defines the Jewish Raison d'être. For the Jews it signifies
a total fatigue of the Diaspora, it regards the Goy as a potential 'irrational'
murderer. The new Jewish religion preaches revenge. It even establishes
a new Jewish God. Instead of old Yehova, the new Jewish God is 'the Jew'
himself: the brave and witty being, the one who survived the ultimate and
most sinister genocide, the one who came out of the ashes and stepped forward
into a new beginning.
- To a certain extent the Holocaust religion signals the
Jewish departure from monotheism, for every Jew is a potential little God
or Goddess. Gilad Shalit is the God 'innocence', Abe Foxman is the God
anti Semitism, Maddof is the God of swindling, Greenspan is the God of
'good economy', Lord Goldsmith is the God of the 'green light', Lord Levy
is the God of fundraising, Wolfowitz is the God of new American expansionism
and AIPAC is the American Olympus where American elected human beings come
to ask for mercy and forgiveness for being Goyim and for daring to occasionally
tell the truth about Israel.
- The holocaust religion is the conclusive stage in the
Jewish dialectic; it is the end of Jewish history for it is the deepest
and most sincere form of 'self love'. Rather than inventing an abstract
God who prefers the Jews to be the chosen people, in the holocaust religion
the Jews cut out the divine middle substance. The Jew just chooses oneself.
This is why Jewish identity politics transcends itself beyond the notion
of history. God is the master of ceremony. And the new Jewish God cannot
be subject to humanly contingent occurrences. The new Jewish God, i.e.
'the Jew', just re-writes fables that serve the tribe at any given time.This
may explain why the Holocaust religion is protected by laws, while every
other historical chapter and narrative is debated openly by historians,
intellectuals and ordinary people
- As one may guess, with such a self-centered intensive
world-view, not much room is left for humanity, grace or universalism.
It is far from being clear whether Jews can collectively recover from their
new religion. However, it is crucial that every humanist stands up against
the holocaust religion that can only spread misery, death and carnage.
- (1) Unlike President Obama who postponed his Far
East trip just to meet Israeli PM and sent his Secretary of State to appease
hisJewish opponents promising more confrontation with Iran, Hitler actually
reacted furiously to Jewish pressure.