Benjamin Netanyahu’s heart of darkness
(Mondoweiss) -- by Adam Horowitz --
Did you two see Benjamin Netanyahu's Youtube interview posted yesterday? He claims again and again that Israel fully provides equal rights for Arabs in Israel. I wrote down the claim: "There's only one country in the heart of the Middle East that has no tremors, no protests. That's Israel. Because we're the only one where we respect human rights. The only one that respects the rights of Arab citizens. Twenty percent of our population are Arabs. And they enjoy full civil rights in Israel. It's the only place in this entire vast expanse where Arabs and Muslims enjoy complete freedom and complete equality before the law."
This is crazy stuff. No protests? What, then, were the two intifadas? How about protest within Israel? And a claim of full civil rights within a week of the vote on the Nakba and small communities of under 400 families in the Galilee and Negev? Does he think nobody's paying attention? Harold Meyerson wrote about the latter piece of legislation on the op-ed page of the Washington Post today.
He consistently returns to this equality misrepresentation throughout the interview. But the first time is about 5:17 in.
About 8 minutes in he says, nobody expects us to dismantle these places (referring to some settlements); "fair-minded" people recognize Israel will keep these areas. In claiming this, he's implicitly dismissing a large number of people who do, in fact, regard the settlements as illegal and if not to be dismantled then to be handed over to Palestinians as some form of compensation for decades of illegal occupation.
It's probably worth checking out the claim (including from Netanyahu in the interview) that Palestinians never made settlements a pre-condition. I'd like to see what was said about Har Homa/Jabal Abu Ghneim in the mid-1990s. I remember enormous concern then...
Later, he says, "Around us, you know, there's a vast expanse of darkness."Joseph Conrad couldn't have said it better...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
Jews are perpetually surrounded by a sea of hostile Gentiles. They can never give quarter. They should lie, cheat, steal, swindle and murder to get ahead and stay ahead, because if they do not, they will be relentlessly persecuted. Gentiles are sub-human animals who will tear them limb from limb or even devour them whole.
Is this the post-Holocaust reality that crucible-tested, battle hardened, responsible Jews must face and deal with if they want to survive?
No, this is the world view as inculcated by the rabbinical authorities and the Jewish Talmud, the highest "holy" book of Judaism, for the past 2,000 years.
As religious scholar Ted Pike notes in one small sampling of Jewish ethics below:
The bad example of the most respected sages of Israel had a widespread and corrosive effect on the relations of Jews with their neighbors. One wonders if the Gentiles were aware of their position as fair game to predatory Jews. Choschen Ham spells out some of the ground rules for exploiting Gentiles:But today, the Christians are being subordinated to enemy #2, and the Muslims elevated to enemy #1 by contemporary rabbinical Zionist Jewry and its political stooges in Israel and the U.S.If a Jew is doing good business with an Akum [Gentile] it is not allowed to other Jews in other places to come and do business with the same Akum. In other places, however, it is different, where another Jew is allowed to go to the same Akum, lead him in, do business with him and to deceive him and take his money. For the wealth of the Akum is to be regarded as common property and belongs to the first who can get it.And again:If a Jew is doing business with an Akum and a fellow Israelite comes along and defrauds the Akum, either by false measure, weight, or number, he must divide his profit with his fellow Israelite, since both had a part in the deal, and also to help him along. ...What if these [racist, swindling instructions] from the Talmud weren’t written in the Talmud by authority of the Pharisees but in the New Testament by authority of Jesus? If they were, Jesus’ followers would have become the most despised and mistrusted of men. Christians (if any survived) would have faced discrimination and even banishment from civilized society. People today would laugh at any Christian reply that their sufferings were caused by bigoted nations.
Yet history books in our educational system describe the long saga of Jewish suffering as primarily caused by Christian “anti-semitic” bigotry against “innocent” Jews.
Why have the Jews been exiled from 60 countries since they began to follow the leadership of the Pharisees nearly two millennia ago? It’s because of something toxic within the religion of the Pharisees.
Indeed, Zionist Jewry hopes to kill two birds with one stone by getting the still nominally Christian West to fight World War III on supremacist Jewry's behalf, which it hopes will be the final nail in the coffin of the former Christendom/Western civilization, and of current Islamic civilization.
Netanyahu says in the interview cited above that the 20th Century passed the Islamic world by. Perhaps. But more importantly, two millennia of Christian cultivation, refinement, and enlightenment have passed the tribal Judeofascists by.
They and their political collaborators are playing a dangerous game. If they're not careful, the final nail in the coffin may be their own.