If Telling The Truth Is Anti-Semitic, Then We Are All Anti-Semites

26 January 2015

By Khalid Amayreh

Israel wants Europe to back ethnic cleansing in WB to demonstrate resolve against anti-Semitism

It has been repeatedly claimed that Anti-Semitism is the other side of Zionism. In fact, this claim contains a preponderant amount of truth.

Zionism can't survive without anti-Semitism, or hate of Jews. Zionism and anti-Semitism are inextricably entwined. Anti-Semitism is a sine-qua-non for the survival and prosperity of Zionism.

Anti-Semitism strengthens and justifies Zionism and constantly renews its life. Indeed, the erosion, let alone demise of anti-Semitism, would pose a serious threat to Zionism.

This is why, Zionist leaders strive to keep up a certain level of anti-Semitism alive and kicking, especially in Europe. In the words of one Zionist leader, the survival of anti-Semitism reminds Jews of who they are and prevents assimilation.

An elderly friend of mine intimated to me a few years ago that a Jewish mother in Hebron used to give Arab kids inducements, e.g. a little money, to hurt and curse her own kids.

"I didn't understand the logic behind her behavior until I grew up," said my elderly friend from Hebron. "She wanted to make her kids feel hated and resented by non-Jews which would bolster their Jewish identity."

Today, Israel's evil behaviors, such as murdering Palestinian civilians, including children, in large numbers by way of dropping huge bombs on their multi-story apartment buildings, do generate indignation and resentment around the world.

But it would be a scandalous abuse of language and misrepresentation of truth to call the indignation and resentment an expression of anti-Semitism.

In the final analysis, people don't hate Israel because Israel is Jewish, whatever "Jewish" is supposed to mean.

The plain truth which Israel is doggedly trying to withhold from the eyes of humanity is that people around the world, including Israel's premier victims, the Palestinians, don't hate Israel because Israel is Jewish. They rather despise Israel's manifestly murderous behavior.

Indeed, when Jews or Arabs or anyone else, think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, then the harshest epithets can be used to describe them. This is not anti-Arab or anti-Jewish or anti-Martian. This is simply telling the truth, it is calling the spade a spade.

I have been more or less a vigilant observer of Israeli behavior since I was a little boy. And in all honesty, I can say that Israel adopts a modus operandi based on mendacity, prevarication and disinformation as well as murder and terror.

Today Israel is effectively telling Europe to unhesitatingly back and support the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians as a proof of European resolve against anti-Semitism. Israel would simply like to morph Europe into a full-fledged political whore, very much like the American Congress, which is at Israel's beck and call. Israel wants to eviscerate Europe of any remaining vestiges of morality, humanity, decency, justice and honesty.

This is nothing short of scandalous and criminal. Europe must not allow itself to be duped by the Jewish Golem to fall into the bottomless pit.

Needless to say, an ethnic cleansing of a given people is nothing short of a holocaust against that people. Hence, Israel is effectively demanding that Europe give Israel a green light to complete its decades-old holocaust against the Palestinians so that Europe would finally atone for its own crimes against Jews.

And in case Europe said "No" to Israel's bullying and incessant demands, then the barking dogs of Israeli hasbara-from Sydney to California, would, in unison, accuse the Old Continent of harboring venomous anti-Semitism, succumbing to "Islamic terror" and even "wanting to complete what Hitler started."

To be sure, anti-Semitism, and all other forms of racism and bigotry, including this wanton hatred for Muslims, ought to be condemned without ifs or buts.

However, employing "anti-Semitism" to justify ethnic cleansing and other forms of pornographic oppression meted out to helpless and unprotected Palestinians must be viewed as an expression of malicious and criminal intent.

That is why European states, including governments and parliaments, must forcefully reject this hateful blackmail by the Nazis of our time.

(I know many people might think it is too much to describe some Jews as Nazis. But I am not alluding to Jews who want to live and let live. These are our natural partners for peace and I salute them from my heart.)

I am actually alluding to the likes of Benjamin Netanyahu who don't stop shouting "Auschwitz, Dachau, Bergen Belsen, and Mauthausen" while mercilessly murdering Palestinian children in the thousands, starving and tormenting innocent civilians and destroying their homes.

I am really convinced Israel is a cancer on the conscience of Moses, the Torah and Judaism…not the Judaism of Naftali Bennet and Meir Kahana, but the Judaism of the Prophets and the Ten Commandments.

Khalid Amayreh is a veteran Palestinian journalist and political commentator living in occupied Palestine


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