Israel Must Rein In Its Nazi-minded Jews: Reacting To This Ghoul Of Hate
11 December 2013
By Khalid Amayreh in occupied East
There is an extremely worrying phenomenon happening in
Israel these days. Brashly racist Jewish youths,
calling themselves "Paying the Price Gang", attack and
vandalize Arab property especially in Arab localities
adjacent to Jewish settlements on both sides of the
Green Line, the former armistice line along the
Without the slightest provocation, the terrorists
scrawl anti-Arab and anti-Islam graffiti, especially
on mosque walls.
This week, these racist thugs wrote extremely
offensive anti-Islam hate slogans on the main mosque
in the town of Baqa al-Gharbiya.
Earlier, numerous similar incidents, including
torching mosques and puncturing car tires occurred in
several Arab towns and villages in both the West Bank
and the Green Line.
Towns and villages targeted by these Nazi-minded Jews
include Baqa al-Gharbiya, Abu Ghoush, Um Qataf, Jenin,
Nablus, Ramallah, Salfit, Tulkarem, Hebron and
The shocking regularity of these criminal acts seems
to suggest that the Israeli government and security
agencies are not really serious about confronting let
alone eradicating these Judeo-Nazi cells.
In fact, there have been meaningful accusations voiced
by Arabs and Jews alike that certain influential
elements within the government and security apparatus
are effectively colluding and conniving with the
terrorists, enabling them to carry out their criminal
deeds and escape unpunished.
Predictably the Israel government vehemently denies
these accusations. However, the fact that not a single
perpetrator of these hideous crimes has been
apprehended, let alone prosecuted, raises the eyebrows
of many honest people, both Arabs and Jews.
It is widely believed that these Nazi-minded Jews come
from the so-called religious Zionist sector in Israel.
We all know that the bulk of Jewish settlers are both
politically and ideologically affiliated with
These settlers are well-represented in the Israeli
government by an extreme anti-peace party called "Ha'bayt
ha-Yehudi" or "The Jewish home." The manifestly racist
party adopts an intrinsically racist ideology which
views non-Jews as virtual beasts whose lives have no
sanctity and who are entitled to no human rights or
This is food for thought for some of the sanctimonious
liberals in Europe and North America who still think
that Israel is a democratic western-style state.
The purpose of this article is not really to vilify or
demonize Jews. It is rather to sound an alarm bell
about things that might come as a result of the
rampant proliferation of Nazi ideas among Jews in
Israel. In the final analysis, when Jews behave or act
or even think like the Nazis behaved, acted or
thought, they become Nazis themselves.
We all know that the holocaust didn't start with
Auschwitz, Treblinka, Mauthausen , and Bergen Belsen.
It started with relatively petty transgressions such
as writing anti-Jewish graffiti on the walls of
synagogues…then "death to the Jews." Then came
We all know the end of the story.
I am not trying to make comparisons. However, the
flames of racist hate need only a spark to create a
great conflagration. The Pre-disposition is there, the
mental readiness is there, the glowing embers are
Jews, whether in Israel or abroad, must not relate to
this matter with the usual holier-than-thou attitudes.
False righteousness and defensive reflexes which we
have heard ad nauseam won't help.
Israel must show a real resolve to end this matter.
Rabbis must stop preaching hate in their synagogues.
They must stop referring to non-Jews as animals
walking on two legs.
The Jewish religious heritage is rife with humane
principles that can make Jews view others as fellow
Many of us may be aware of the famous Talmudic story
about the guy who came to Rabbi Hillel asking him to
teach him the entire Torah while standing on one foot.
"What is hateful to you don't do to your fellow man,"
said the Torah sage.
"That is the whole of the Torah and the remainder is
It is not enough for Jews to teach non-Jews about the
"beauty" of Judaism by citing impressive passages,
like the one aforementioned from the Torah and Talmud.
Jews must act on these passages in real life.
This is why it is really shocking to see that
intellectuals, religious circles and especially
politicians in Israel are reacting to this ghoul of
hate with the same routine indifference. This is
Khalid Amayreh is an American-educated journalist
living in Hebron in the West Bank