The leaders of the Israeli
regime have long been after spreading this fallacy that criticizing
the actions and policies of this regime is tantamount to being anti-Jew
and anti-Semite, thereby sanctioning any condemnation of their brutal
and aggressive ploys by the international community.
The politicians and policy-makers in Tel Aviv have shrewdly realized
that, at least in Europe, the Achilles hill of the statesmen is being
accused of anti-Semitism, the reason being that because of the alleged
hardships that Hitler imposed upon the Jews during the World War II,
the European leaders should continue to pay ransom to the Israeli regime
so as not to be charged with the blame of anti-Semitism. Why? Because
Israel is the sole entity that represents the global Jewry.
For the very same reason, the European officials and even independent
academicians and media personalities are extremely afraid of censuring
Israel for the crimes it commits and for its grave violations of the
international law. As an instance, the whole world witnessed that in
the late 2008 and early 2009 the European mass media flagrantly closed
their eyes to the barbaric massacre of Palestinian civilians in the
besieged Gaza Strip and ignored the dreadful humanitarian crisis in
the beleaguered coastal enclave with connivance and complicity. They
cowardly feared that if they gave coverage to the suffering of the people
of Gaza and the nightmarish days they were experiencing under the heavy
cloudburst of Israel Defense Forces' attacks, they might be accused
of pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli bias.
The same path of duplicitous silence by the Western media was followed
in the aftermath of IDF's fatal assault on the Freedom Flotilla which
was heading toward the besieged Gaza Strip. Nine Turkish peace activists
were killed during the attack and tens of others from different nationalities
were wounded as they took action in self-defense against the Israeli
belligerents. However, the mainstream media in Europe brazenly refused
to give coverage to and shed a light on the incident in a conspicuous
act of censorship. And this is a manifestation of the supernatural influence
of the Israeli politicians and Zionist lobbies in the Western mainstream
The Israeli officials know well how to perform a pitiable and deplorable
play and make the people around the world believe that a horrendous
wave of anti-Semitic sentiments is sweeping the globe. They have systematically
tried to institutionalize this belief that those who criticize them
are anti-Jew and anti-Semite. They resort to rationalizations and justifications
which have long been parts of Israel's propaganda tactics for attracting
financial and military assistance from the West.
For example, the website of Anti-Defamation League, an extremist Zionist
organization which is in charge of winning media wars on behalf of the
Israeli regime says that "hostility toward Jews dates to ancient times,
perhaps to the beginning of Jewish history… From the days of the Bible
until the Roman Empire, Jews were criticized and sometimes punished
for their efforts to remain a separate social and religious group -
one that refused to adopt the values and the way of life of the non-Jewish
societies in which it lived."
From this fallacious premise, they want to deduce this conclusion that
international hatred toward the Israeli regime is consistent with the
anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish sentiments which existed in European societies
before the establishment of Israeli state.
Today, the Israeli officials point their finger of accusation at the
Muslim nations such as Iran for giving rise to anti-Semitism. Iranian
officials' outspoken and unequivocal condemnation of the felonies of
Tel Aviv and its premeditated collective punishment of the Palestinians
has provided the Israelis with a pretext for presenting themselves as
an oppressed nation which has been historically harassed and molested.
However, the Israeli propaganda machinery has astutely concealed this
fact criticism of Tel Aviv is not equivalent to the criticism of Jews
and Jewish communities.
Here in Iran, which is unreasonably accused of spreading anti-Semitic
sentiments, more than 10,000 Jews live in peace and tranquility and
are entitled to every social, political and economic right that the
other Iranians enjoy. Their religion is explicitly recognized in Iran's
constitution. They have a representative in Iran's parliament and freely
attend their religious ceremonies without being persecuted, in sharp
contrast to Israel's indefensible discrimination against the Arabs and
Muslims in the occupied territories, Gaza Strip and West Bank who are
even deprived of observing their religious rituals and going to mosques.
The international community should be aware of the fact that the Israeli
regime is not representative of the Jews and that even the Jews living
in other countries are fed up with the aggressive and expansionistic
policies of the Israeli regime.
Jews constitute a respectable minority in the world population and although
Judaism has gone through various distortions throughout the history,
the teachings of Islam prohibit the Muslims from prosecuting Jews or
the members of other religious minorities, inviting the true believers
to behave with the followers of other religions in a compromising and
tolerant way. The claim that Israel is a Jewish state is a big lie.
Maybe it can be said the majority of people living in the lands Israel
occupies are Jews, but the claim that Israel is a Jewish state is completely
erroneous and untrue, because Judaism never allows its followers to
kill innocent people, occupy their land, confiscate their belonging
and properties and destroy their homes.
In a statement to his companions and comrades, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
once said, "Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority,
or curtails their rights, or burdens them with more than they can bear,
or takes anything from them against their free will; I will complain
against this person on the Day of Judgment."
Neither Iranians nor the people of other Muslim nations nor those Westerners
who dare criticize the bloodthirsty officials of the Israeli regime
for their frequent wrongdoings and crimes are anti-Jew or anti-Semite.
They are simply anti-Israeli. Believe me: anti-Israelism is not anti-Semitism.