Israel can be Jewish without being racist
(Haaretz) -- by Akiva Eldar --
...The late settlement movement leader Hanan Porat resettled the Gush Etzion bloc after the Six-Day War with the blessing of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol of the Labor Alignment. Yigal Alon, the deputy prime minister and a kibbutznik, visited Rabbi Moshe Levinger in his settlement outpost in Hebron. The orders issued by Labor's Shimon Peres, who was defense minister at time, to arrest Gush Emunim activists on their way to the illegal Sebastia settlement "were either given half-heartedly or were negligently carried out," as the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin wrote. And Ariel Sharon, who was the settlers' king of kings (until he withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005 ) was a known fan of shellfish, hardly an item to be found in a kosher kitchen.
The most racist legislative proposals have been the product of Knesset members such as Avigdor Lieberman, Avi Dichter, Danny Danon, Yariv Levin, Faina Kirshenbaum and Anastassia Michaeli, none of whom have religious motives. In their holy writ - that is, opinion poll results - it is said that most of the Jewish population supports limiting the right to vote, allowing only those who swear allegiance to the Jewish state to have a say in who gets elected to run the country.
According to a 2010 poll by the Israel Democracy Institute, most of the Jewish population also believes that Jews should be allocated more resources than Israeli Arabs. And the most important and sensitive resources are in fact being allocated, both from a legal and a practical perspective, by the Israel Lands Administration and the Jewish National Fund. It is these mainstream institutions, not the ultra-Orthodox Council of Torah Sages or the Yesha Council of settlements, that are implementing the worldview reflected in the poll. What is the difference between preventing rentals to non-Jews and banning the sale of land to the goyim?
In a courageous article in the most recent issue of the Shalom Hartman Institute journal Dorsheni, Prof. Ishay Rosen-Zvi writes that although arrogance and discrimination vis-a-vis non-Jews may be deeply rooted in the concept of chosen peoplehood, it is the state, guided by the national interest, that decides what the extent of Jewish nationhood is and what special rights derive from it.
"It was not religious people who coined the phrase 'demographic problem'; it was not they who legislated the Law of Return [giving Jews abroad the right to immigrate to Israel]; it was not they who founded the Jewish National Fund; not they who declared the policy to make the Negev and Galilee more Jewish," he writes.
Rosen-Zvi notes that the decision to expel the children of migrant workers was made by a government with a clear secular majority that provided a secular reason: the desire to maintain Israel's Jewish majority. In the name of democracy, discriminatory ethnic laws of return are the equivalent here of naturalization laws in democratic Western countries. The laws here also grant special rights to relatives of Jews who are not themselves Jewish according to religious law.
At the end of a meeting held last week with rabbis and settlement leaders, President Shimon Peres said: "There is one thing that unites us all: not abandoning this country to a group of people who constitute a major danger to the existence of the state."
Mr. President, it is not a marginalized "group of people" that constitutes the major danger to the existence of Israel as a democratic and Jewish state, rather than a racist and Jewish one. The seeds of lawlessness were sowed by good secular people like you...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
It should be obvious by now to anyone paying attention that modern organized Jewry is an inherently fascist enterprise, and thus has no right to ever complain about being victimized by fascism, intolerance, discrimination, racism, terrorism, or any other form of blowback or retaliation against its racist nature and fascist aggression.
There are all manner of shorthand adages, sayings and proverbs that capture the correct essence of Jewry's historical plight (which Zionists incorrectly describe as a history of unjust and undeserved "persecution"): "You reap what you sow" and "What comes around, goes around" and "You get what you give," and even "Instant karma's gonna get you."
Of course, for Jewry to acknowledge that it reaps what it has sown, it would have to mature from its eternal stage of arrested development, which it cannot do because of its institutional modus-operandi of blaming the goyim, the "other," for anything bad that happens to it, and all that is bad or that goes wrong, and egotistically crediting itself for all that is good or goes right.
In other words, it is caught in a catch-22: it can't mature and evolve until it takes responsibility for its own plight, but it can't take responsibility for its own plight because of its internal, established, institutional framework and culture of perpetually blaming the other.
Hence, within itself, it is institutionally and perpetually at war with the inherent human instinct to evolve, to grow, to mature...begetting perpetual rage, frustration and anguish when it can't -- rage that then reinforces its hatred of the other as it is institutionally directed to blame the goyim for this internal, (and eternal) frustration...
Which brings to mind another adage for Jewry's true, ongoing plight: "A vicious cycle."
No Jew can ever truly be free until they have permanently severed all ties with Judaism and this cultural framework of institutionally engineered and reinforced "outsider" blame.
No question, the same goes for the average Judeo-Christian, which itself learned from Jewry well how to utilize an outside scapegoat...
The log in the eyes of both has become unbearable.
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