Friday, April 29, 2011

Jewish "liberal" frauds never seem to push self-determination for those living under Zionist hegemony in Palestine (or in the U.S., for that matter)

American journalists want to see the Arab spring happening everywhere but Palestine

(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss --

My theme today is denial, specifically as it involves the Arab revolutions: the failure of American media figures and Jewish leaders to recognize the huge spiritual-political effect of the Arab spring and the inevitability of that spirit coming to bear on the dire human-rights situation in Palestine.

As Issandr El Amrani said the other night at the 92d Street Y, this revolution has the promise of the French revolution, and to seek to diminish it or to caricature it (the Muslim Brotherhood is going to take over Jordan, Yossi Klein Halevi warned at the American Jewish Committee today) is a terrible mistake.

And this denial is most profound inside American liberal Jewish life, in the failure of liberals to understand, Of course Palestinians will also want their spring. And they must have it.

I will give you two instances of this denial. The first was Terry Gross interviewing Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker on Fresh Air the other day, all about the Arab revolutions and Egypt and Obama's foreign policy. And you will see from the transcript that Israel was mentioned only once, and tangentially. The conceit of this nearly-hour-long exchange was the idea, Well these Arab countries are finally going to try to be democratic, harrumph, and Obama must lend his hand. With no awareness at all that a, American support for Israel has militated against Arab democracy and the idea of Arab self-determination forever, and b, that the thirst for democracy in the Middle East portends revolutionary change in one of the most repressive societies in the world, the Israeli occupation of Palestine...

Now the second instance of denial was at the 92d Street Y the other night, when my good friend Jake Weisberg moderated a PEN panel on the Arab spring and was generous and celebratory about the revolutions. But because we were in a Jewish space, the meaning of the revolutions was circumscribed: they are unhorsing the tyrants and allowing writers to express themselves at last in Arab countries. The Arab intellectuals went along with this limitation and practiced a self-censorship...MORE...LINK

Chris Moore comments:

Weiss makes a great observation about how Jewish "liberals" don't want to air their own tribe's dirty laundry in Palestine. This, of course, is a natural outgrowth of their Jewish supremacist orientation. Perhaps some of them recognize the double standard and are in "denial," as Weiss says; but most no doubt view it as the natural order per their own "chosen" cultural and religious doctrine: "What's good for thee isn't good for me; but of course Palestinians should live as second class citizens under Jewry. Why, it couldn't possibly be otherwise."

Additionally, as Weiss well knows because he's observed it himself many times, this haughty Jewish sense of superiority and entitlement doesn't only extend to Palestine, but to America, as well, where organized Jewry either dominates or has an extortionist grip over Congress, media, Wall Street, the Fed, Hollywood...really, name an institution that is either utterly irresponsible and abusive of its power, or almost universally despised across the country -- or both -- and Jewry has its greasy fingerprints all over it these days.

And of course, the famously "liberal" Jews in media aren't going to report about that, either.

Why? Because they are frauds. They never were authentically liberal (or even conservative, as the neocons show) nor will they be; for them, liberalism is just a convenient pose to gain power and manipulate other minorities, or as a way for them to play the victim card themselves and leverage it into a position of dominance.

No, the essence of organized Judaism and its dedicated adherents (and even some of its not so dedicated ones) is the Talmud and the Kabbalah, two of the sickest, most subversive, supremacist, racist and sinister tracts to ever desecrate the face of the earth. They make Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto look like bedtime stories. And for those in the ideological grip of the Satanic verses between their covers, every other political position they assume is a mask, window dressing, a pose...whatever you want to call it. Pure artifice.

So of course, all of those Jewish "liberals" suckled on Satanic rot like Talmud and Kabbalah are going to be two-faced schizos and lying hypocrites who embrace self-serving double standards and spin their own filthy bile as holy water.

What else would one expect from a people brainwashed and bathed in such a putrid ideology from the womb forward?

The good news is that despite the relentless hue, cry and hum of bad will emanating from head-bobbing Talmudic Jewry, not all Jews become infected with its toxic radiation (although plenty of weak, craven, or stupid Gentiles seem to, e.g. Judeophile liberals and Judeo-Christian Zionists).

And that, after all is said and done, may be the appeal of Jewish Talmudism and its Gentile offshoots: it's an easy identity for the corrupt and fallen to step into as a kind of "protection" for their freely-chosen life of greed, malice, selfishness and hatred, one in which they can assume the pose of "victim" as well.

As I've observed before, the forces of evil seem to be increasingly gravitating around Zionism and Talmudic Jewry -- which in the end, makes them easier to identify.

Divide and conquer Jews and their bootlickers in Congress fume at peace deal between Fatah and Hamas for flouting perpetual war agenda?

Israel Rails Against Palestinian Reconciliation Deal

Officials Rule Out New Peace Talks as US Threatens to Pull Aid
( -- by Jason Ditz --

Israeli officials appear united in publicly condemning yesterday’s announced reconciliation deal among Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah. Officials responded today with repeated warnings that they have ruled out any future peace talks.

Prime Minister Netanyahu has taken a line literally of asking Fatah to choose between the right-wing Israeli government and Hamas, saying they cannot have ties with both. Since the Netanyahu government broke off peace talks with Hamas in September, however, it appears the threat to not hold additional peace talks was not a major one for Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Indeed, Israeli officials have occasionally insisted that talks with Fatah were pointless precisely because Hamas was not involved, and they hold sway over a large chunk of the population. It seems either way, the largely illusory peace process would be “imperiled.”

Which has led Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to insist that Israel may begin withholding all taxes collected for the Palestinian Authority. Since Israel only occasionally pays this amount in full at any rate, and is constantly finding excuses to withhold it to punish officials, this too may be an empty threat.

But top US Congressmen are also threatening to withhold aid to the Palestinian Authority to punish them for “shunning peace talks” by accepting a peace deal with the rival Hamas faction. The two parties split in 2006 after Hamas won the parliamentary elections, enraging Fatah. The split ended with Hamas taking over the Gaza Strip and Fatah holding the West Bank...LINK

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What kind of animals cavity-search a 79-year-old Holocaust survivor at the airport? The Zionist kind

As a Holocaust survivor, AIPAC does not speak for me

(Mondoweiss) -- by Hedy Epstein --

At the end of one of my first journeys to the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 2004, I endured a shocking experience at Ben-Gurion Airport. I never imagined that Israeli security forces would abuse a 79-year-old Holocaust survivor, but they held me for five hours, and strip-searched and cavity-searched every part of my naked body. The only shame these security officials expressed was to turn their badges around so that their names were invisible.

The only conceivable purpose for this gross violation of my bodily integrity was to humiliate and terrify me. But it had just the opposite effect. It made me more determined to speak out against abuses by the Israeli government and military.

Yet my own experience, unpleasant as it was, is nothing compared to the indignities and abuses heaped on Palestinians year after year. Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is based not on equal rights and fair play, but on what Human Rights Watch has termed a “two-tier” legal system – in other words, apartheid, with one set of laws for Jews and a harsh, oppressive set of laws for Palestinians.

This, however, is the legal system and security state AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) will defend from May 22-24 at its annual conference...MORE...LINK

Beware of cohesive Jewish networks, self-proclaimed "progressive" included; (They're just another ring of defense around the Talmudic-Zionist core)

Drama in London

( -- by Gilad Atzmon --

A panel discussion titled ‘Zionism, Jewishness and Israel’ will take place at The University of Westminster - Cavendish Campus on Tuesday May the 3rd, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

As one may imagine, the Zionist operators in Britain are not happy about the meeting at all: 'Green Engage', a Zionist anti-BDS campaign group launched an immediate campaign, soon after the announcement of the panel. Far from being surprising, within hours, they were joined by Tony Greenstein and the so called Jewish ‘anti Zionist’ network.

The original panel was supposed to include John Rose, Ghada Karmi, Alan Hart and myself.

The venue as well as the panelists (except myself funnily enough) came under severe pressure that verged on abuse: one of the panelists admitted to the organisers that he had received twelve phone calls from different Jewish ‘anti-Zionist’ activists, who insisted that -- ‘for the sake of Palestine’-- no one should share a stage with Gilad Atzmon.

Now, interestingly enough, when I asked the panelist whether any Palestinians had actually called to preach for the ‘sake of Palestine’ -- the answer was a resounding negative. I guess that Jewish ‘anti Zionists’ know better than everyone what is good for Palestine, they are chosen after all.

John Rose and Ghada Karmi pulled out, and that is understandable: not many can endure such a level of abuse – as we learnt recently, Judge Goldstone has also surrendered, and by doing so, has severely damaged his credibility and reputation.

In the early days I myself struggled a lot: on a daily basis I would hear from one ‘progressive’ Jew or another who I should like and who I should hate. Being a rebel, I never followed any of these ‘instructions’. It took me years to develop a very thick skin, to believe in myself and to believe in ethical thinking. And, having done so, I am now happier and free, and I continue in the spirit of humanism and resistance.

Resisting Zionist tactics then, the organisers of the event and the venue are undeterred, standing strong, and determined to continue with the original plan: a list of Palestinian intellectuals and journalists stepped immediately in place of Ghada and John. I advised the organisers not to publish their names for the time being, simply to save them from the unnecessary irritation, annoyance and abuse. However, I myself made sure that they are fully aware of the possible trouble ahead...MORE...LINK

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jews invented Communism, Zionism and neoconservatism to exterminate their "bastard" overlords -- and became world's greatest bastards themselves

The bastards

(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss --

I can't let Passover pass without recording a good crack my mother got off at me over matzoh ball soup. I was telling her that I was trying to raise money for this website when she said, Oh what about the Koch brothers? My mother is no fan of this site, and the crack touches on the fundamental political difference that I have with her (and yes, I'm wringing my oedipal laundry here, at the undignified age of 55, but, so it goes). She believes in "the bastards" theory of political agency.

The bastards is a concept that I believe Jews brought over from Eastern Europe, where we were at the mercy of the czar from above-- the bastards-- and of the peasants from below. The essential political dilemma of Jewish life, as a segregated minority with financial utility to the larger society, was how to propitiate both these forces without getting caught in the grinder. Caught we were, of course; but Zionism, Communism, integrationism, assimilationism, all these belief systems had their roots in this dilemma. It's my contention that we had more to fear from below than above, from the nationalist populists becoming resentful and murderous (the Hungarian role in the Holocaust, for instance, had a confiscatory impulse; or just read Isaac Babel's descriptions of pogroms in the Ukraine), and I have noticed that my mother always treated help well-- workers-- as I have too, when I was not one myself. But the bastards, the goyim in power, they always received the full measure of our scorn. And just as James Merrill used to speak of a daisy chain of gay poets going back from him to Ginsberg to Auden to Hart Crane to Melville to Whitman, so the bastards had unbroken pedigree in my family's cultural/political memory from Coolidge to Hoover to Dulles to Eisenhower to Nixon to Reagan, right on up to the Bushes and the Koch brothers. These were the real powers in political life; and I think there is some bastard-ism in Chomsky's analysis and in the New Yorker magazine's; the New Yorker pilloried the Kochs...

And this is my chief critique of the Bastards theory of history. We are wealthy and privileged in America. I look around my mother's seder table and I don't see her grandfather Philip the tailor or my grandfather Herman the auto mechanic or my grandmother Rose the social worker, no I see entitled people. We are as likely to be the bastards ourselves as the civil rights attorneys filing suits against the bastards. We are not Satter's middlemen, we are not excluded from the real sources of power. To believe otherwise is a piece of nostalgic self-service.

Our political role has changed. The neoconservatives are the best evidence of this. They hatched the Iraq war. It was their brilliant idea, there can be no question of this. And yet my mother, who with pride ascribes great intellectual powers to Marx and Freud to turn society on its ear from the safety of a Viennese couch or the British Museum, can discern no such social power in Abrams, Feith, Kagan and Wolfowitz. No they merely served the bastards. Jews can't be the bastards.

I understand the emotional necessity of this construction of history. At the risk of gross oversimplification (which has never stopped me before) we served an intermediary role, as Satter says. We were of vital necessity to the bastards, we could say with assurance that a society that failed to honor the place of the Jews would not prosper, even as we were discriminated against. And thus we could make an identification with the classes below us, the peasants etc, against the bastards. We could fight the bastards on the poor's behalf. Even if we were not poor ourselves, even if we had a country house. And we could gain street cred by waging that fight-- some indemnity against the poor's resentment.

And yes, some of us made noble sacrifices in this endeavor. Beryl Satter's father. Schwerner and Goodman the martyrs of Mississippi. Or the Jewish lawyers who are quoted in Ailsa Chang's superb reports on racism inside the New York Police Department today on WNYC.

I'm just saying, I don't think the model works any more. We must consider our enlarged place in the American establishment and jump up to it. We must listen to Helen Thomas and not just vilify this accomplished woman.

And of course this is the lesson of the Israel lobby, which I believe determines US policy in the Middle East, including-- o Elijah!-- the affliction of the Egyptian people for the last 30 years...MORE...LINK

Chris Moore comments:

Uh-oh, if Weiss keeps this up, he's going to get the shunning treatment that Goldstone received for violating the Law of Moser.

Oh, wait a minute. He already has, and his mother's caustic quips are part of the process.

You see, these Zionists are so ruthless and fanatical, they'll knife even their own children in the back for failure to adhere to the God of Zion.

I wish the God of Zion would go to hell, already...he's truly schizo, psychotic, and warlike, and always has been. The world will be better off without him and his multitude of Jew and Goy useful idiot supporters, who never seem to evolve in any meaningful way, and are preventing humanity from making its next great leap -- a true leap, I mean, not the kind of closed-loop "Great Leap Forward" advertised by Mao and his Jewish Bolshevik/Zionist muses that was originally engineered to serve racist Jewish and tribe-clinging purposes, anyway.

The Old Testament truly never belonged anywhere near the Gospels, and including it in the Bible may have been the greatest mistake in the history of mankind.


Weiss: "It's my contention that we had more to fear from below than above, from the nationalist populists becoming resentful and murderous (the Hungarian role in the Holocaust, for instance, had a confiscatory impulse; or just read Isaac Babel's descriptions of pogroms in the Ukraine)..."

Yeah, sure, as if the organized Jewish narrative vis-a-vis "the pogroms" and their treatment at the hands of the Christians is any more reliable than the Jewish Zionist narrative vis-a-vis the Palestinians.

Weiss is being naive, here. He, of all people, should know that organized Jewry is comprised largely of pathological liars. They've been grossly exaggerating and outright lying through their teeth since the Biblical era through the Zionist era of today.

Lying, exaggerating or twisting and embelishing reality and history to suit whatever contemporary agenda is part of their culture.

Everyone who has studied the Palestinian issue and its true history in depth and compared it to the claims and narratives of the Zionists can see this, so what makes Weiss think that the Jewish myths revolving around "the pogroms" are any more reliable?

Rare, authentically liberal Jewish comedian defends Palestinians, ridicules Jewish control of Hollywood and its Zionist-serving Holocaust propaganda

Laughing Liberally pours on the tea party jokes

(Washington Post) -- by Emily Wax --

NEW YORK — In a grungy basement comedy club on West 46th Street, Elon James White, 32, bursts onstage in a hooded sweat shirt, hip-hopistan baseball cap askew, and lobs an opening joke about Rep. Michele Bachmann.

“I’m a fan of Republicans. They are just so damn entertaining. They’re the best reality show — ever. Forget the Kardashians, I want to know what the Bachmanns are up to,” he hoots.

“That’s right, everyone. I’m a Negro in a hoodie, and I know who Michele Bachmann is,” he continues, as the audience claps and roars. “Sorry, but I’m paying attention!”

White is one of a dozen rotating acts in “This Ain’t No Tea Party,” a progressive comedy revue in the midst of a 10-week off-Broadway run. It often draws a packed audience filled with young Midwestern tourists in Uggs, dreadlocked blipsters from the Bronx, retired Upper West Side theater buffs, along with political wonks and human rights activists. The traveling show, Laughing Liberally, plans to tour nationally soon.

Like all good comedy, the show relies on timing. In a cultural moment that finds liberals dismayed by the tea party’s popularity and disheartened by Democratic losses in the 2010 midterm elections, the left is in need of a good laugh.

“Among liberals there’s no euphoria, that’s for sure,” says Laughing Liberally co-founder Justin Krebs, 33, who wears a rumpled suit and sports a loose ponytail as he ushers the audience inside. The goal, he says, is “to energize our base — in the same way the tea party does for the right. The left really needs this. It allows us to vent.”...

Conservatives in the early 1990s turned to talk radio as their main venue to hash out politics while liberals dominated fake comedy news shows on television, says Paul Lewis, a Boston College English professor and author of “Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict.”

“Inspired by Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio relies on what I call ‘rage-icule,’ an angry form of mockery that not only criticizes but also scorns its targets,” Lewis says.

Though conservative comedians exist — Dennis Miller or “Saturday Night Live’s” Victoria Jackson — conservative comedy hasn’t had as much mainstream success, Lewis says. In early 2007, Fox News attempted to launch a conservative version of “The Daily Show” called “The ½ Hour News Hour.” But after just 13 episodes, the show was canceled.

The show took lobs at “easy targets,” poking fun at Hillary Rodham Clinton, Al Gore and global warming — but a lot of material was off-limits because they feared Republicans being branded racist or insensitive, says a former co-producer.

One of the few right-leaning comics is Nick Di Paolo, who has written for “Saturday Night Live.” Di Paolo, who is socially liberal but economically conservative, has a one-hour special, “Nick Di Paolo Raw Nerve,” airing Saturday on Showtime, in which he takes swipes at favorite targets, such as President Obama and labor unions.

“But comedy has been liberal for so long,” Di Paolo says. “There’s a point of view that is so politically correct that the audience clams up — and laughter is contagious.”

Indeed, the Laughing Liberally show’s young comedians seem to be struggling with the mutable demands of political correctness: Which rules are funny to break and which aren’t?

With her heavy Upper West Side accent and frequent references to Zabar’s, comedian Katie Halper often stuns the audience by giving voice to the Palestinian plight — as a Jewish liberal.

“You’ve heard about the movie ‘Miral’ opening, right?” Halper asks the audience, referring to the recently released film about an orphaned Palestinian girl who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

“Like we really need yet another movie that looks at the conflict from a Palestinian perspective? Way to shatter the stereotype that Hollywood is run by Palestinians. And Palestinian women, specifically,” Halper exhales sarcastically. “Because there are so many Palestinians running Hollywood.”

Some in the audience laugh. But some clearly experience what Halper, a Laughing Liberally co-founder, calls the “PEP Phenomenon,” or Progressive Except on Palestine.

Dean Obeidallah, a boyish-looking Palestinian Italian comic, sees Laughing Liberally as part of a rich American tradition in which performers such as Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce were able to raise sensitive issues such as race and sex.

Obeidallah is also the co-creator of Comedy Central’s Internet series “The Watch List,” which features a cast of Middle Eastern American comedians. Dressed in jeans, sneakers and a hipster-pink plaid shirt, he’s an angsty Arab Chris Rock.

“One of the benefits of having a Muslim name in the U.S. is that you are immune to identity theft,” Obeidallah tells the audience. “I have an Arab American friend whose first name is Osama — he can leave his driver’s license and credit cards in a crack house and no one will pretend to be him.”

Many of the evening’s laughs are uneasy, but a central premise soon emerges: When in doubt, make fun of the tea party...MORE...LINK

Chris Moore comments:

That's right, "when in doubt, make fun of the tea party." Or better yet, make fun of White people and Christians in general. It distracts from the true power in the US: racist organized Jewry and ideological Zionism.

Well, at least one Jewish authentic liberal gets it.

And if certain craven Arab-Americans think they can form a successful anti-White/anti-Christian/anti-Western cultural alliance with snake Zionists (be they Jewish pseudo-"liberals," Judeophile statist liberals, or even neolibs) they're bound to be gravely disappointed (no pun intended) and accomplish nothing so much as getting a lot more of their brethren in the Mideast exterminated by their new found crypto-Zionist partners before the Zionists eventually do them in.

But hey, that's alright, because they'll have "made it" in America, at least until they get stabbed in the back, which is the inevitable outcome when dealing with Zionists of every religion, race, creed or stripe.

Zionists, by their nature, are snakes, and will never be anything other.

Monday, April 25, 2011

End of nationalism, breakdown of America into greedy, self-serving factions has allowed Zionists to control U.S. politicians

The lobbification of US politicians: betraying the people for the lobby

(Redress) -- by Lawrence Davidson --

...The influence of lobbies and special interests is a structural part of the US political system and has been so since the founding of the nation. This being the case, the United States is not really a democracy of individuals. Rather, it is a democracy of competing interest groups or factions. In my book, Foreign Policy Inc. (University of Kentucky Press, 2009) I coin the word "factocracy" to describe the real nature of American politics.

The country’s founding fathers were acutely aware of the nature of factocracy and they feared its influence. In his “Farewell Address” given in 1796, George Washington warned of "combinations and associations" which might succeed in substituting their own desires for "the delegated will of the nation". James Madison dedicated his “Federalist Paper number 10” to the issue of factionalism within the republican environment. He feared "men of fractious tempers, local prejudices or of sinister designs" who would "betray the interests of the people" by "intrigue" or by "corruption."

Madison attributed the tendency toward factionalism to human nature. The pursuit of self-interest spurs faction formation and therefore its "causes cannot be removed". So one is left with the task of designing ways to control it. Madison was of the opinion that the new-born United States was a big enough conglomeration of groups that, if its governing institutions were properly arranged, the nation’s large number of competing interests would check each other. Also, the country was, in his opinion, territorially large enough that "those who may feel a common sentiment have less opportunity of communication and concert". So, in his work on the nation’s constitution he built in representative bodies with what he felt to be sufficient numbers of delegates to make the domination of one or a few factions difficult and augmented this with checks and balances between different parts of the government.

Unfortunately, Madison’s efforts have failed. Technology solved the communication problem and powerful factions formed not only in the legislature but also outside of it. Lobbies and special interests concentrated on the particular aspects of policy that interested their members and became so numerous that one or another special interest now influences all important aspects of both domestic and foreign policy. Presently there are over 11,000 lobbyists in Washington DC and they spend about 3.5 billion dollars annually to assure that their parochial interests stand in for the national interest. Indeed, it is hard to recognize the national interest amidst all the special interest clamour...

The Zionist modus operandi
Here is how a special interest such as the Zionists might operate.

Let us say you are a new Senator from some US state that has only a small number of Jewish voters but scattered pockets of Christian Zionists ones. You come to Washington, DC and soon thereafter are visited by someone from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). They explain that they can encourage both Jewish and Christian Zionists from around the country to contribute to your campaign fund and mobilize local media support for you often at their expense. As to the Jewish or Christian Zionist element among your voting constituents they, will promise to get those voters out for you. In exchange, all you have to do is vote in a pro-Israel manner in the Senate when required.

The chances are you know little about the Middle East in general and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict particular. Except, of course, you have grown up in the same pro-Israel informational environment as the rest of the American population. The conflict seems not to be a voting concern with the majority at home, so taking up the Zionist offer apparently will not alienate anyone. So what do you have to lose? Even if you are one of the exceptional politicians who pay attention to complaints about Israeli barbarism and give them credence, and therefore are not inclined to take up this offer, the consequences of declining might cause you to hesitate. For if you say no to the Zionists they simply go to your opponents. Not just to the opponents in the competing political party, but also to whomever is your competition in the next primary election. From wealthy and powerful potential allies the Zionists could instantly become wealthy and powerful potential enemies. And they have a known record of success at defeating those politicians who will not cooperate with them.

In truth, it is a Faustian bargain. Once you sign on with a special interest such as the Zionists they soon become a primary constituent of yours, not only between elections, but also at election time via their media and voter mobilization efforts. They soon become a central part of your team. You no longer look to the State Department for information about the Middle East or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Now all that comes from AIPAC and similar sources. Thus your deepening dependency on this lobby is not just financial but also informational. They have melded your world view with theirs.

Congratulations, you have been officially lobbified...MORE...LINK

Time for "secular" diaspora Jewish Zionist political and media "professionals" to disclose their particularistic agenda, recuse themselves on Israel?

Joan Walsh discloses her religious investment in a political issue

(Mondoweiss) -- by James North and Philip Weiss

Joan Walsh, on Hardball two nights back:

"The choice issue is a very tough issue, especially for those of us raised Catholic."

Thank you Joan Walsh.

Under the conventions of journalistic "disclosure," if a book reviewer shared a ski lift with the author two years before he should tell us that. But if a Jewish journalist was indoctrinated with pro-Israel propaganda his entire life, that's not considered relevant to his impartiality in covering Israel/Palestine.

Also, let's be honest. When you read an article on Israel/Palestine or a letter to the editor, isn't one of the first things you do to check the name and see if the person is Jewish or not? Doing so is not giving in to anti-semitism. It's a simple way to prepare yourself for possible bias on the part of the reporter or letter-writer. Tell us, reader, do you do that, Likudniks and anti-Zionist readers included?...LINK

The mysterious Mr. Ross

(Mondoweiss) -- by Scott McConnell --

I'm tickled by the Times front page story today: there is a question of whether Obama should lay out an American peace plan. He and Hillary favor this idea. Dennis Ross opposes it. So, the gist of the article implies, it probably won't be done.

Isn't it necessary to explain to the American people who Dennis Ross is? Or is that better left unexplained?

P.S. From the Forward's recent reporting on Dennis Ross:

Ross' strong ties to Israel now make him indispensable to the administration. Those ties include his previous role as head of the Jewish People Policy Institute, a Jerusalem-based think tank founded by the Jewish Agency for Israel. His son, Gabe, is also married to an Israeli. These factors, together with Ross's strong personal sense of Jewish identity, have gained him a reputation of being pro-Israeli...

"Dennis is the closest thing you'll find to a melitz yosher, as far as Israel is concerned," said the Anti-Defamation League's national director, Abraham Foxman, who used the ancient Hebrew term for "advocate."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Having subordinated the Law of Moser, Goldstone was ostracized by Jewry until he affirmed the primacy of Talmudic law over secular judicial oaths

(By Chris Moore) -- The New York Times has added a couple more pieces to the mystery puzzle of Richard Goldstone's sudden about-face in which he retracted key components of his commission's collective conclusion in a report presented to the U.N. that Israel had deliberately targeted civilians during the 2008–2009 Gaza war.

The retraction shocked and dismayed the three other commission members, who accused him of misrepresenting facts in order to cast doubt on the conclusions of the U.N.-sponsored, fact-finding team.

The New York Times reports that Judge Goldstone, a South African jurist who had previously officially indicted elements of apartheid S. Africa's White-led government for state-sponsored murder, came under tremendous Jewish communal pressure in the wake the Goldstone commission's conclusion that Israel itself had committed war crimes.
In trying to understand why he published an essay on April 1 in The Washington Post retracting his harshest accusation against Israel and toughening his stand toward Hamas and the United Nations — an essay that has been rejected by the fellow members of his investigation panel — the South African precedent is important. For Mr. Goldstone, it was the model of how the Gaza report would work. Instead, it helped drive Israeli politics farther to the right, gave fuel to Israel’s enemies and brought no notable censure on Hamas.

“I know he was extremely hurt by the reaction to the report,” said Aryeh Neier, president of the Open Society Foundations, who has known Mr. Goldstone for years and remains close to him. “I think he was extremely uncomfortable in providing some fodder to people who were looking for anything they could use against Israel.”

In describing his new position, Mr. Goldstone wrote, “If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone report would have been a different document.” He has declined requests to elaborate. Interviews with two dozen people who know him suggest a combination of reasons: the hostility from his community, disappointment about Hamas’s continuing attacks on civilians, and new understanding of Israel’s conduct in a few of the most deadly incidents of the war.

The year and a half since the Gaza report was published have been hard on Mr. Goldstone. Hailed by the Arab world and the anti-Israel left, he has been censured by those with whom he had always identified. One of his two daughters, who spent more than a decade in Israel and now lives in Canada with the man she married here, has been furious with him, according to a family friend; he was nearly unable to attend the bar mitzvah of his other daughter’s son in South Africa because of plans by some members of the Jewish community there to demonstrate against his presence.

“He told me last year that he was dreaming of the day when he would be able to sleep again at night,” a longtime friend said, asking for anonymity for fear of angering Mr. Goldstone by speaking about private conversations. In the past two weeks, he has been embraced by some who had shunned him...

In Sacramento, Mr. Goldstone told of a speech he gave at Yale in late 2009.

During the presentation, three men in the hall unfurled a banner listing what they viewed as great libels directed at the Jewish people: “Protocols of the Elders of Zion — Dreyfus — Goldstone.”

The first referred to a Russian forgery alleging Jewish plans to rule the world, and the second to the framing of a Jewish army officer in France who was accused in 1894 of passing military secrets to the Germans.
Goldstone's colleagues on the U.N. Gaza commission disagreed that any new information merited retraction of key elements of the report, and in a letter to the Guardian, inferred that all that had changed in the intervening period was that a weak-kneed (or hopelessly conflicted) Goldstone had come under political or social "pressure" from unspecified quarters to backtrack on the commission's findings.

As reported by Ha'aretz:
The Guardian rebuttal [by other commission team members] stated "calls to reconsider or even retract the report, as well as attempts at misrepresenting its nature and purpose, disregard the rights of victims, Palestinians and Israeli, to truth and justice."

The statement also addressed "personal attacks and the extraordinary pressure placed on members of the fact-finding mission," a seemingly thinly-veiled reference to pressure and criticism by many in Israel and the Jewish world on Goldstone, a South African Jew and self-described Zionist.

"Had we given in to pressures from any quarter to sanitize our conclusions, we would be doing a serious injustice to the hundreds of innocent civilians killed during the Gaza conflict, the thousands injured, and the hundreds of thousands whose lives continue to be deeply affected by the conflict and the blockade," the three wrote.
Unstated in the rebuttal, but clear from the New York Times report, is that the organized Jewish community and even members of his own Jewish Zionist family forced Goldstone's hand through a process of shunning, intimidation, browbeating, and social extortion.

Why would these people, including his own daughter, go to such tremendous lengths to denigrate and berate Goldstone until he relented? Putting all of the pieces together and holding them up next to Jewish religious law, it's clear they intended to make an example of Goldstone and drag him through the mud because he violated the Talmudic Jewish law against informing on fellow Jews, and thus, in the eyes of Jewry, was to be treated as a "moser" until he recanted his own commissions findings, or would never to be allowed back into the Jewish fold.

The Jewish encyclopedia defines "Moser" as follows:
An informer, denunciator, or delator; synonyms are "masor" (abstract, "mesirah"), "delator" (), and "malshin" (abstract, "malshinut"), from the last of which are derived the Portuguese "malsim," and also the Spanish "malsin," together with the adjective "malsinar" and the abstract nouns "malsindad" and "malsineria."

Nothing was more severely punished by the Jews than talebearing; and no one was held in greater contempt than the informer. On account of the fact that his deeds frequently caused mischief and even entailed death and destruction, the sages of the Talmud compared the "moser" to a serpent.
Thus, in the mind of the Jewish Zionist community (remember, Zionism is a Talmudic, Jewish supremacist formulation), Goldstone had become the equivalent of a "serpent" -- and had to be religously, socially and politically shunned and ostracized until broken.

To Jewry, Goldstone stands as an example of how Jews who become mosers should be treated until death, or until they recant their testimony (no matter how objective, correct, accurate or honest) against fellow Jews.

But how should non-Jews regard Goldstone and the Jewish Zionist milieu from which he came that compelled his de facto perjury and the betrayal of his official secular duties as a commissioned member of the U.N.?

Goldstone today stands as an example of why Jewish Zionists should never be given any official authority in a secular society or body that subscribes or aspires to an impartial judicial or justice system; indeed, he also stands as an example why Jewish Zionists (who at their ideological core regard non-Jews as animals), should never be given any secular judicial or governmental authority over the fate of any non-Jews whatsoever, as any time a Jew's interests come into conflict with those of a non-Jew, the Jew is commanded by the Law of Moser to side with his co-religionist.

As noted on the web site metatron, which compares the Talmudic Law of Moser to the Mafioso code of Omertà:
The Talmudic Law of the Moser, or Law of the Jewish Informer, is essentially a covenant prohibiting a Jew from informing on another Jew to a non-Jew directly or indirectly. Such a law is diametrically opposed to the adversarial process of our own legal system in the USA and therefore conducive toward obstruction of justice.

Furthermore, among all employees at all levels of our judicial, intelligence, law enforcement, military and news media communities, the Talmudic Law of the Moser, or Law of the Jewish Informer, constitutes an impediment to frank and uninhibited exchanges of information in the discharge of their duties and therefore poses a serious threat to our national security.

For example, the Talmudic Law of the Moser thwarts the discovery process when a judge or an attorney general chooses not to allow or pursue information or lines of inquiry that might expose a Jew in wrongdoing or with questionable interests in a case. Or, the Law of the Moser constitutes the foundation of a conspiracy of silence wherein intelligence that can be considered adverse to the Zionist state and its interests is filtered or otherwise withheld from analysts or others with a rightful need to know. Or, such a law requires a Jew to keep pertinent information about a crime from police investigators. The Talmudic Law of the Moser determines whether news that pertains to the Zionist state is "fit to print"; the question "is it good for Israel?" is the formula that is applied in case after case.

One cannot overemphasize the great importance of this very real issue of the Talmudic Law of the Moser, or Law of the Jewish Informer, the history of which can be read in the Jewish Encyclopedia.

But the Talmudic Law of the Moser is not just some historical curiosity out of the Middle Ages and the Jewish Diaspora. Indeed, this law is quite real and in effect today...
The effects of "The Law of Moser" can be seen all across contemporary American society, where Jewish Zionist cliques and networks increasingly disproportionately influence or predominate from mass media to Hollywood to Wall Street to Washington and the Supreme Court -- and see to it that their Jewish bretheren are given preferential treatment, or at the least are never called to the carpet or held accountable for their crimes, abuses or transgressions in front of "the Gentiles."

Moreover, the very presence of such a criminally cohesive, Mafiosa-like enterprise that institutionally practices such blatant and self-serving, religiously supremacist double standards in an ostensibly secular society is itself a recipe for the desruction of the very concept of secularism itself.

Why should any other religious or corporate organization play by the rules of temporal secularism and secular fair play, or relent to the authority of "secular" courts or governments when Zionist Jewry is allowed to play by a self-serving set Talmudic religious rules favorable to itself and pursuant to Jewish supremacy?

Perhaps, in the end, that's exactly what Zionist Jewry and its pseudo-"Christian" and pseudo-"secular" Gentile collaborators in America and elsewhere actually have in mind: the destruction of the secular order, and the establishment of a Jewish supremacist one.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Self-serving "liberal" Zionist Jewry triangulates the American political establishment by buying off both Republicans and Dems

Helen Thomas paid a price– and so did Jennifer Nelson

(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss --

...Let's go back to the dawn of time, the 2010 congressional campaign. Democratic congressman Mike McMahon was representing a Brooklyn-Staten Island district that included a lot of Arab-Americans in Bay Ridge. I met some of them, and they dug McMahon for saying halfway decent things about foreign policy. McMahon was on Foreign Affairs. And then during that campaign, McMahon had to fire his aide. Remember why?
In an effort to show that Republican challenger Mike Grimm has received most of his financial support from donors outside of New York's 13th district, Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon's re-election campaign gave the New York Observer a list of more than 80 Jewish donors to Grimm.

The list was entitled "Grimm Jewish Money Q2."

At least half a dozen of the donors on the list live on Staten Island, which is part of the 13th district.

"Where is Grimm's money coming from," Jennifer Nelson, McMahon's campaign spokesperson, asked the Observer. "There is a lot of Jewish money, a lot of money from people in Florida and Manhattan, retirees."
The point is, you're not allowed to even talk about this issue in American politics. And oh yeah, McMahon lost to Grimm.

Now part the misty clouds of yesteryear and enter the present. The Forward has a fabulous piece of reporting by Josh Nathan-Kazis and Nathan Guttman on how hard-right on Israel Michael Grimm is.
Rep. Michael Grimm broke ranks with his party and became the first House Republican to call for the release of Jonathan Pollard.

The freshman member from New York has made Israel a key element of his political work. And while the Republican House leadership has thus far refrained from speaking out in favor of a commutation of Pollard’s life sentence for spying for Israel, Grimm pays small heed to political consensus.

Grimm also came out against his own budget-cutting camp when talk of slashing aid to Israel was on the table. And he strongly opposes a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Two states is the position adopted by President George W. Bush during his administration and by party leaders today.
Now why is Grimm taking these positions. Well-- the Forward says it has something to do with... Jewish money.
Grimm is not Jewish. But his hawkish views on Israel seem to square with Jewish constituents, especially among the Orthodox community, in his congressional district, which includes Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn. They are in line, too, with Jewish donors from outside that have helped him get elected.

During his electoral campaign, Grimm drew significant support from Jewish donors living outside the district — so much so that, in July 2009, the press office of incumbent Democrat Mike McMahon circulated a list of Grimm donors under the heading, “Grimm Jewish Money Q2.”

The press officer who distributed the list was quickly fired, and McMahon apologized for the list’s distribution.

Some of Grimm’s Jewish support, particularly during the early months of the campaign, came from the supporters of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, a Sephardic kabbalist with deep ties among Israel’s political and business elite and with growing influence in the United States. Last June, Grimm sat beside Pinto at the front of the sanctuary in his Manhattan yeshiva while the rabbi delivered a lecture.
Yes I know, it's rightwing Jewish money, but darling I'm just back from a liberal seder where they served wine from the Golan Heights. Even J Street won't come out hard against settlements. American Jewish opinion on these issues is refractory.

And obviously these issues were central to the McMahon-Grimm race but when someone tried to tee the issue up, yes ok a little sloppily, but this is politics, she got axed...MORE...LINK

Chris Moore comments:

Zionist Jewry's influence on the left and virtual control over the left-liberal establishment is well documented (at least in some circles), and with the neocons, its inroads on the right are well known and documented as well.

Indeed, like Islamism, which falls outside of the traditional contemporary Western Left-Right paradigm, Zionist Jewry should be viewed as an ideological orientation unto itself -- hence there's "the left," there's "the right," and then there's "Jewry," which has its own set of self-serving political, social, cultural, and ideological values and agenda.

And of course, there's also the category "Gentiles bought off by Jewry, who do its bidding," which also transcends the traditional political paradigm.

These last additionally tend to fall into the category of "Parasite Class," (which can include both Gentiles and Jews) because they have few moral scruples, principles, values, honor or integrity outside of their general pursuit of money and/or power worship at any cost to their neighbors, their countries, their religions, the West, or the world in general.

Like so many of these neocon-collaborating, GOP money-worshippers, no doubt Mike Grimm is a card-carrying member of the Parasite Class.

Zionist accuses Huffington Post, Salon, Daily Kos of anti-Semitism; lobbies for "monitoring" (censorship) practiced by traditional media gatekeepers

Anti-Israelism and Anti-Semitism in Progressive U.S. Blogs/News Websites:
Influential and Poorly Monitored

(Institute For Global Jewish Affairs) -- by Adam Levick* --

•Sixty-seven percent of the worldwide internet population visit social networking sites and blogs (web 2.0). These are now outpacing email in popularity. According to Nielsen Online they have become the fourth most popular online category. The popularity of political blogs is increasing as traditional media struggle to stay afloat.
•The three most popular progressive political blogs in the United States are Huffington Post, Salon, and Daily Kos. These three together have over thirteen million unique visitors per month.
•Within these three blogs a number of historical anti-Semitic staples appear frequently: excessive Jewish power and control over society/government; Jewish citizens are more loyal to Israel than to their own country; Israel resembles Nazi Germany; Israel is demonized.
•In part because of the huge size of the blogosphere - there are thousands of bloggers at Daily Kos alone - such hateful commentary often escapes the kind of scrutiny that the traditional media faces. A major challenge is that anonymity provides bloggers with moral impunity.

Progressive Political Blogs, Jews, and Israel
Progressive blogs and news sites in the United States are a new field where Jew-hatred, in both its classic and anti-Israeli forms, manifests itself. This incitement is hardly monitored, as many of the most popular blogs are only a few years old and it seems counterintuitive that such anti-Semitic expressions would be found in this political milieu. Monitoring the media for anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli bigotry has so far almost exclusively consisted of reading the major American newspapers, magazines, and journals and attending to the three major news networks, as well as radio broadcasts. However, the huge amount of content in the political blogosphere makes such monitoring - which is increasingly necessary - much more difficult to achieve with any degree of thoroughness.

The phenomenon of proliferating anti-Semitism in blogs should be seen in a much broader framework. Sixty-seven percent of the worldwide internet population visit social networking sites and blogs (web 2.0), and these are now outpacing email in popularity. According to Nielsen Online[1] they have become the fourth most popular online category. They trail only web searches, general interest portals and communities, and manufacturers.

The political blogosphere encompasses a number of important sites both on the conservative and progressive side. As ranked by a combination of Inbound Links, Alexa Rank, and U.S. traffic data from Compete and Quantcast, the most popular progressive political news sites in the United States are Huffington Post, Salon, and Daily Kos.

These three together have roughly thirteen million unique visitors per month. Huffington Post, launched in 2005, has about ten million; Salon, launched in 1995, over two million; and Daily Kos, launched in 2002, about a million.[2] For comparison, has over seventeen million monthly visitors,[3] while the New York Times's daily print circulation is close to a million.[4] The three top conservative news websites are Drudge Report with nearly seven million unique monthly visitors, NewsMax with over 2.5 million, and Free Republic with 1.5 million.

The popularity of political blogs is constantly increasing as traditional media, with falling advertising revenue and much greater costs associated with publication, struggle to stay afloat. For instance, the most popular news website on the internet, Huffington Post, has around fifty full-time employees;[5] the New York Times employs more than nine thousand.[6] Bloggers at Huffington Post are not paid for their work.[7] That model, along with the absence of costs associated with putting out a print edition, allows such blogs to maintain a remarkably large amount of continually updated, new content. Daily Kos has eight paid staffers[8] and does not even have an actual main office. According to its founder Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga, business is conducted in a "virtual" office.

The Challenge of Monitoring
In part because of the huge size of the blogosphere, such hateful commentary often escapes the kind of scrutiny that the traditional media faces. The amount of material on the websites of the major blogs makes monitoring them very difficult. The Daily Kos alone, for instance, has thousands of bloggers who contribute to the site, many of whom provide new content daily. In addition, each new blog post often produces hundreds of reader comments - threads that often are poorly monitored by the site if at all...MORE...LINK

*Before moving to Israel in 2009, Adam Levick worked in the Civil Rights Division at the National Office of the Anti-Defamation League, where he was responsible for monitoring progressive journals and political blogs in the United States. He has published in the Philadelphia Bulletin and the Jewish Exponent.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Yet another well-crafted, painstakingly propagated, highly profitable, self-serving Jewish myth: Israel is at risk

Three Myths of Israel's Insecurity and Why They Must Be Debunked

(Huffington Post) -- by Ira Chernus --

Here are the Three Sacred Commandments for Americans who shape the public conversation on Israel:

1. For politicians, especially at the federal level: As soon as you say the word “Israel,” you must also say the word “security” and promise that the United States will always, always, always be committed to Israel’s security. If you occasionally label an action by the Israeli government “unhelpful,” you must immediately reaffirm the eternal U.S. commitment to Israel’s security.

2. For TV talking heads and op-ed pundits: If you criticize any policies or actions of the Israeli government, you must immediately add that Israel does, of course, have very real and serious security needs that have to be addressed.

3. For journalists covering the Israel-Palestine conflict for major American news outlets: You must live in Jewish Jerusalem or in Tel Aviv and take only occasional day trips into the Occupied Territories. So your reporting must inevitably be slanted toward the perspective of the Jews you live among. And you must indicate in every report that Jewish Israeli life is dominated by anxiety about security.

U.S. opinion-shapers have obeyed the Three Commandments scrupulously for decades. As a result, they’ve created an indelible image of Israel as a deeply insecure nation. That image is a major, if often overlooked, factor that has shaped and continues to shape Washington’s policies in the Middle East and especially the longstanding American tilt toward Israel.

It’s often said that the number one factor in that tilt is the power of the right-wing “pro-Israel” (more accurately, “pro-Israeli-government”) lobby. That lobby certainly is a skillful, well-oiled machine. It uses every trick in the PR book to promote the myth of Israel as a brave little nation constantly forced to fight for its life against enemies all around who are eager to destroy it, a Jewish David withstanding the Arab Goliath. The lobby justifies everything Israel does to the Palestinians -- military occupation, economic strangulation, expanding settlements, confiscating land, demolishing homes, imprisoning children -- as perhaps unfortunate but absolutely necessary for Israel’s self-defense.

No matter how slick any lobby is, however, it can’t succeed without a substantial level of public support. (How powerful would the National Rifle Association be without the millions of Americans who truly love their guns?) Along with its other sources of power and influence, the right-wing Israel lobby needs a large majority of the U.S. public to believe in the myth of Israel’s insecurity as the God’s honest truth.

Ironically, that myth gets plenty of criticism and questioning in the Israeli press from writers like (to cite just some recent examples) Merav Michaeli and Doron Rosenblum in the liberal newspaper Haaretz, and even Alon Ben-Meir in the more conservative Jerusalem Post. In the United States, though, the myth of insecurity is the taken-for-granted lens through which the public views everything about the Israel-Palestine conflict. Like the air we breathe, it’s a view so pervasive that we hardly notice it...

Three Myths in One

Israel actually promotes three separate myths of insecurity, although its PR machine weaves them into a single tightly knit fabric. To grasp the reality behind it, the three strands have to be teased apart and examined separately.

Myth Number 1: Israel’s existence is threatened by the ever-present possibility of military attack. In fact, there’s no chance that any of Israel’s neighbors will start a war to wipe out Israel. They know their history. Despite its size, ever since its war of independence in 1948, the Israeli military has been a better equipped, better trained, more effective, and in virtually every case a successful fighting force. It clearly remains the strongest military power in the Middle East...

Myth Number 2: The personal safety of every Jewish Israeli is threatened daily by the possibility of violent attack. In fact, according to Israeli government statistics, since the beginning of 2009 only one Israeli civilian (and two non-Israelis) have been killed by politically motivated attacks inside the green line (Israel’s pre-1967 border). Israelis who live inside that line go about their daily lives virtually free from such worry.

As a result, the insecurity myth has come to focus on rockets -- the real ones launched from Gaza and the imaginary ones that supposedly could be launched from a future Palestinian state in the West Bank. Purveyors of the insecurity myth, including the American media, portray such rocket attacks as bolts from the blue, with no other motive than an irrational desire to kill and maim innocent Jews. As it happens, most of the rockets from Gaza have been fired in response to Israeli attacks that often broke ceasefires declared by the Palestinians...

Myth Number 3: Israel’s existence is threatened by worldwide efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state. Early in 2010, Military Intelligence Chief Amos Yadlin told the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, that the country was not “suffering from terror or from an immediate military threat” -- only to warn of a new peril: “The Palestinian Authority is encouraging the international arena to challenge Israel’s legitimacy.”

The “delegitimization” alarm was first sounded by an influential Israeli think tank and then spread like wildfire through the nation’s political and media ranks.

There are shreds of truth in it. There have always been people who saw the Jewish state, imposed on indigenous Palestinians, as illegitimate. Until recently, however, Israelis seemed to pay them little heed. Now, they are deemed an “existential threat,” as Yadlin explained, only because the old claims of “existential threat” via violence have grown unbelievable even to the Israeli military (though not to the government’s American supporters)...MORE...LINK

Zionist threats to Obama: release convicted spy Pollard, or face wrath of Israel-first Jewish Democrats come election time

Metzger to Obama: Release Pollard or lose reelection

(Jerusalem Post) -- by JONAH MANDEL --

Chief Ashkenazi rabbi says he's not making prophecy, just reflecting the feelings of US Jews who supported US president's election.

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger wants US President Barack Obama to know that unless he acts to release Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard, he will not be elected for a second time in November 2012.

“If Obama wants another term as president, he must immediately release Pollard,” the rabbi said on Saturday.

Speaking at the capital’s Yeshurun synagogue, Metzger stressed that he was not making a prophecy, merely reflecting his feelings stemming from the fact that “many Jews, who supported [Obama], are disappointed by his indifference in the face of the many appeals by different authorities, including heads of the [US] administration from the time Pollard was imprisoned, who admitted that there is no longer a reason to hold him in captivity.” Metzger added that “before Obama forces diplomatic measures [on Israel], he should prove the mutual responsibility and friendship [between the US and Israel] he speaks about, by releasing Pollard.”...

New York Congressman Michael Grimm, who has visited Pollard in jail, sent a letter to Obama on Sunday asking him to free Pollard ahead of Pessah.

“It is patently clear that the sentence was, and remains, terribly disproportionate, and (as several federal judges have noted) constitutes a gross miscarriage of justice,” Grimm wrote. “Commuting his sentence to time served would be a wholly appropriate exercise of your power of clemency, as well as a matter of basic fairness and American justice. It would also represent a clear act of compassion and reconciliation – a sign of hope much needed in today’s world of tension and turmoil.”...MORE...LINK
Chief Israeli Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger: U.S. Jews who elected Obama will target him for defeat unless he follows Zionist orders to release convicted spy and traitor Jonathan Pollard (Below)
Related: Jewish-American Zionist role model Jonathan Pollard, who put entire US at risk to Soviet nukes, a national hero in Israel for spying on America

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Push-back against the Judeofascist lobby and its political stooges: "Move Over Aipac" conference scheduled for May 21-24, 2011 in Washington DC

Move Over AIPAC Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Move Over AIPAC?
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has a dangerous stranglehold over U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East. AIPAC’s unrelenting support for the illegal policies of the Israeli government—separation walls, settlements, the siege of Gaza—in addition to its bellicose policies across the region, especially Iran, has been devastating for Palestinians and the Middle East, including Israel. It also harms our reputation around the world and squanders $3 billion a year subsidizing the powerful Israeli military when we need that money to rebuild the United States. It’s time to wean U.S. policy away from AIPAC’s grip towards an even-handed position that respects international law and the human rights of all people in the region. Read why one of the organizers, Rae Abileah, is going to Move Over AIPAC in this blog post here.

What are the goals of Move Over AIPAC?
The goals of Move Over AIPAC include:
* Strengthening our movement working for a just Middle East policy
• Showing politicians and the media that the tide is turning, that there is a strong movement for change that they cannot avoid
• Making AIPAC aware that they are no longer the “only game in town” and that they represent the old guard that must change in the changing times
• Building opposition to US military aid to Israel through creative protests, billboards and lobbying efforts
• Strengthening the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation’s goal of Challenging US Policy in Israel/Palestine

These goals will be achieved through actions and events aimed at bringing people together and stimulating discussion, provocative media/ad campaigns, creative direct actions, and cultural events. The goal is not to protest AIPAC or get into direct confrontations with AIPAC members. The goal is to pull the rug out from under the floor of AIPAC, to expose the truth about this lobby group and its occupation policies, and to show how another policy is possible, one based in justice, international law, human rights, respect, love, and dignity. Not only is this policy possible; it is also more strategically advantageous for Congress and the American public to support it. Our goal is not to launch a new organization or network. There are already a number of groups that are working on this front, including the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, the US Palestinian Community Network, local and national grassroots-based peace and justice groups, and faith-based networks. Rather, our purpose is to energize local movements that educate and organize their communities around the issues of how their tax dollars, resources, and policy makers are used to maintain injustice, war, and occupation in the Middle East instead of rebuilding the United States.

When is it?
Saturday – Tuesday, May 21-24, 2011
Plus join us Friday for pre-weekend orientation, trainings, and movie night.

Where is it?
All events and actions will be held within a few blocks radius of the DC Convention Center where the AIPAC Policy Conference will be.

Who is organizing this?
CODEPINK Women for Peace is coordinating Move Over AIPAC, in partnership with the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, the US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), and with the endorsement of over 100 organizations from around the country. Have a creative action idea? Want to help organize? Email rae [at] codepink [dot] org to get involved. We’re especially looking for organizers to plan actions, join the peacekeeping/security team, be legal observers, write songs and chants, make visuals and props, and coordinate lobby day visits.

Who supports Move Over AIPAC?
An impressive list of activists and justice advocates have endorsed Move Over AIPAC, including:
The Israel Lobby authors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, writer Alice Walker, journalist Helen Thomas, consumer advocate Ralph Nader, authors Nadia Hijab and Phyllis Bennis, Palestinian blogger Laila El Haddad, Jewish Voice for Peace Director Rebecca Vilkomerson, peacemakers Cindy and Craig Corrie, Israeli researcher Dalit Baum, human rights lawyer Noura Erakat, clown doctor Patch Adams, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, union organizer Bill Fletcher, US Campaign to End the Israel Occupation national organizer and human rights advocate Anna Baltzer, Janet McMahon from the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and many more! See full Endorser list here.

What is the Move Over AIPAC Summit?
The Summit is designed to provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Israel Lobby, an inspiring opportunity to hear about movement successes, and ways to engage in your community for justice. The Summit will feature keynote speakers including The Israel Lobby authors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, Helen Thomas, and Nadia Hijab. There will also be workshops on how AIPAC works, Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions, Congressional advocacy, lifting the siege of Gaza, and more. See preliminary schedule here...MORE...LINK

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sell out and plunder of America: The economics of yet another Zionist scam revolving around oil, Jewish bankers and their corrupt government stooges

Zionist Oil Speculators Breaking the Back of America

(Power of Prophecy) -- by Texxe Mars --

For weeks now, oil gasoline demand has actually decreased. Nevertheless, the Wall Street criminals are driving the price of oil up through the roof on the oil futures market—which they own! That’s right, they own the commodities future exchanges!

They’re doing it again! Three years ago, two Rothschild-owned Wall Street banks—Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley—artificially drove the price of oil up to $142 a barrel, and the American economy collapsed. One year later, the price had fallen to $32 per barrel—and the oil companies were still making money, (They bring it out of the ground for a puny $4 per barrel!)

Now, Rothschild’s Wall Street manipulators are back in business. For weeks now, oil gasoline demand has actually decreased. Nevertheless, the Wall Street criminals are driving the price of oil up through the roof on the oil futures market—which they own! That’s right, they own the commodities future exchanges!

And here’s what else you need to know:

1. President Obama is colluding with these bums. His Fed Reserve (with Jewish chairman Bernanke) gave 73 billion dollars in “loans” to Libya and Gaddafi. But Gaddafi’s oil goes to France, not the U.S.A.!

2. Obama’s Treasury Secretary (the Jew Geithner) gave a two billion dollar “loan” to Petrobras, the Brazilian oil giant, to drill in the Atlantic, off the coast of Brazil. Surprise: Brazil’s oil goes primarily to Red China and India, not the U.S.A.!

3. Obama’s Marxist EPA and Energy Department hassles U.S. oil drillers with a blizzard of regulations—all to intentionally force Americans to buy foreign oil owned by Rothschild and other Israel and Jewish billionaires. This in spite of the fact that the U.S. oil reserves are greater than Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and all the rest of the world’s nations combined.

What the environmental crazies and Obama plan is for the price of gasoline to shoot up to $6.00, even to $10.00 per gallon. They think that Americans will be forced to drive less and thus their Global Warming scam will be enhanced.

4. Fidel’s Cuba and Red China are drilling new oil wells in international waters off of Florida, but Obama says “No!” to American drillers.

5. Iraq’s abundant oil is being shipped by oil pipeline through Israel to tankers sitting off the coasts of Gaza and Lebanon and is going directly to Red China. That’s right, Rothschild’s Israeli partners have been given—yes, given!—all of Iraq’s oil. They’re making a mint selling it to the Communists in Beijing. Remember when Dick Cheney promised us that the invasion and occupation of Iraq wouldn’t cost Americans a dime, because Iraq’s oil would pay for it? Well, now you and I see what rotten, filthy liars these politicians are!

Here is some documentation for you...MORE...LINK

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Line by line, Glenn Beck told a mass audience the truth about Jewish power -- especially Jewish economic power; and for this, he was blackballed


(National Prayer Network) -- by Rev. Ted Pike --

Responding to accusations of anti-Semitism by over 600 Jewish rabbis, plus public Jewish demonstrations in New York, FOX News sacked Glenn Beck. Beck's devoted "Israel-first" conservatism was not enough to save him from suspicion by organized liberal Jewry that he had a back-room agenda to begin discussing the taboo topic of overwhelming Jewish control in America and the world. Such is a "speech crime," according to Jewish supremacist thought police, worthy of terminating a broadcaster's career.

Beck's supposed transgressions are trivial. In brief:

-He criticized Jewish billionaire George Soros as a puppet master of liberal, one-world objectives. (True.)
-He said reform (secular) Judaism is largely preoccupied with a political agenda, as is radical Islam. (True.)
-He described his political foes as "Nazis" creating a "Holocaust" of abortion. (The Anti-Defamation League and rabbis claim Jews have a virtual copyright on such language. It is now disrespectful, even anti-Semitic for "goy" like Beck to use such terms without Jewish permission.) (See, Jewry’s “Linguistic Terrorism” Against Beck)
-Most inflaming to Jews, Beck has exposed the Federal Reserve as a consortium of international bankers, including the Jewish Rothschilds, intent on controlling the world's money system. (True.)

For this, Beck's career at FOX no longer exists.

What is to be done to curtail ever increasing Jewish power to defame and destroy reputations of leaders who present even the slightest threat to their power? How can we hold back Jewish supremacist bullying that makes fear of Jewish recrimination the dominant political and social consideration of our time?

As Jewish power in America becomes ever more strident, it is increasingly clear that Christian/conservative leaders cannot deliver civilization. They are simply too vulnerable to vilification, boycott, and financial ruin by Jewish media and "civil liberties" attack groups. (See, Jews Confirm Big Media Is Jewish)

Our best politically is for millions of grassroots patriots to speak out more boldly than ever on the internet, talk radio, campus and discussion groups, etc., warning against Jewish power. Beck's firing only confirms such unrestrained power exists and is intent on ending free speech in America...MORE...LINK

Chris Moore comments:

Read that last line above again.
"Beck's firing only confirms such unrestrained [Jewish] power exists and is intent on ending free speech in America."
This needs to be emphasized: powerful elements of organized Jewry want to end free speech in America, and their treatment of Beck proves it.

What is the auspices under which they pressured the end of Beck's free speech career on Fox News? Alleged anti-Semitism, or a subtext of anti-Semitism. And this is important, too, because we're constantly instructed that not only are generalisations about all Jews "anti-Semitism," but also that criticism of elements of Jewry or individuals within Jewry is "anti-Semitism" as well.

Hence, Beck criticizes the powerful, wealthy Jew George Soros? He's an anti-Semite. He points up the connection between the central banking monopoly/conspiracy and the powerful, wealthy, Jewish Rothschild family? He's an anti-Semite.

But where, exactly, did he lie or incite "anti-Semitism." He didn't.

So, essentially, the guy was blackballed for telling the truth about certain powerful Jews, just like anti-Zionists are blackballed and derided as anti-Semites for telling the truth about certain powerful Zionist Jews.

And more importantly, this truth-telling is used as a pretext to shut down free speech, which is an absolutely integral component of a) the U.S. Constitution, and b) our God-given, natural rights as human beings, as distinguished from the animals.

Why do supremacist Jewry and its authoritarian Left-Right stooges hate free speech?

Because free speech and the objective truth that it cultivates are a threat to undemocratic and rigged outcomes necessary to protect and perpetuate their illegitimate concentration of power and false moral authority, and because free speech empowers humankind to exercise its God-given rights, whereas these supremacist Jews believe the only rights that humankind is entitled to exercise are those granted by the Judeofascists themselves -- and with all kinds of strings attached, at that.

In the end, free speech and the marketplace of ideas are only a threat to those who are swindlers, corrupt, malevolent, or can't compete due to sinister motives, reputation or intentions, or with something to hide.

Supremacist Jewry is guilty of all-of-the above, and so must suppress free speech and "rig" the marketplace of ideas in order to maintain it's false moral authority and illegitimate, abusive, and downright murderous control.

Organized Jewish authoritarians and their collaborators are enemies of free speech, the marketplace of ideas, democracy, and the concept of God-given human rights. And their arm-twisting, blackballing and outright censorship of Glenn Beck and so many other truth telling critics of Jewish malefactors, supremacists, Zionists, and their corrupt and craven Gentile collaborators proves it.

It can't be denied: Zionism and institutional Judeo-supremacism are manifestations of Jewishness (and of Globalist state capitalism, as well)

Gilad Atzmon: Let Us Talk About Jewishness

( -- by Gilad Atzmon

One of the main differences between my work and and the writings of other humanists within the peace movement is that I am willing to move beyond the political discussion -- I dig into the ideological and philosophical roots of the Jewish state, Jewish politics and Jewish identity politics. I look into the meaning of 'Jewishness.'

In my work I clearly identify a continuum between Israel and 'Jewish ideology' ('Jewishness'). And since Israel defines itself as the Jewish State, then surely --we must be brave enough to question what Jewishness stands for.

And clearly, Israelis are proud about their Jewishness -- They are far from being shy about it all.

In the following video Judeo-Centric Israeli Law Professor Ruth Gavison spreads some Jewish Tribal ideas at AIPAC conference...


If you fail to understand what motivates the Israeli pilots to drop bombs on civilians from aeroplanes decorated with Jewish symbols, law professor Gavison provides the answer;

“Israel will do whatever it takes to remain a Jewish state for as long as it takes.”

If you ask yourself, how is it that 94% of Israeli Jews supported the IDF genocidal measures at the time of Operation Cast Lead, then Gavison may have some insights to offer.

“The Jewishness of Israel is the meaning of which the state of Israel is enabling Jews for the first time in many years, to take control of all aspects of their lives”

They certainly do: Israeli brutality is beyond comparison.

Gavison concludes, “Israel is the place where Jewish and Hebrew culture is the majority culture; this is the meaning of the Jewishness of Israel”

We have to agree with the Law Professor -- Hebrew culture is, indeed, a majority culture in Israel -- because the indigenous people of the land are locked behind walls in open air prisons.

If Israel is the meaning of Jewishness, and vice versa, Jews do have a serious ethical problem to deal with.

Chris Moore comments:

Hmmm...institutional Judeo-supremacism. In addition to Israel's blatant de jure Jewish supremacism, could that be indicated by a "secular" system that pursues de facto Jewish supremacism, as well?

Say a "secular" system that elects a hugely disproportionate number of Jewish Zionist politicians to national office?

Or a "secular" system that appoints a hugely disproportionate number of Jewish Zionists to the highest legal courts in the land?

A "secular" system that sacrifices massive amounts of blood and treasure on behalf of wars for ideological Zionism?

Or a "secular" system that produces a hugely inordinate number of Jewish multi-millionaires and billionaires, and concentrates historically disproportionate imbalances of wealth in the hands of a few self-serving economic narcissists at the expense and to the detriment of the overwhelming majority?

A "secular" system that accomplishes all of this by using a powerful, highly centralized state to rig the game and regularly transfer hundreds of billions in taxpayer dollars to its statist-corporatist cronies through a litany of government-engineered bait and switch schemes perpetrated by regime after regime?

Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you, it isn't just the Arab world that has a Judeofascist/Judeo-supremacist problem in Israel, but the Western world in occupied Washington, too, and consequently the entire world as well. And it isn't just Jewry that is engineering all of this, as it most certainly could not be...which means it isn't only Jewry suffering from a state of "Jewishness."

But no question, tracking down and bringing to justice the Jewish Zionists and their "secular" ideological Zionist/Globalist Gentile collaborators and political stooges is the place to start the process of correction.

Follow the money, follow the Globalists, and follow the Zionists, at which end you'll find the zenith of evil -- and the remote possibility of attaining cosmic justice, however brief, through its apprehension.

Whoever can accomplish that must be justifiably rewarded by the Heavens, perhaps beyond all current human and temporal comprehension.

Goldstone's nepotistic, last-second reprieve of his co-religionist kin means Judeofascist serial killers can continue killing spree with impunity

Goldstone Recants, Gaza Dies

( -- by Philip Giraldi --

The United States has long been on the receiving end of Israeli misbehavior. Israel invades Lebanon or Gaza, the US vetoes UN Security Council resolutions condemning civilian deaths and destruction of infrastructure, and Washington winds up taking the blame for condoning Tel Aviv’s recklessness. Repeat that twenty times and it is no surprise that most of the world regards the United States as the enabler of Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians. Osama bin Laden has repeatedly cited American support of Israeli repression as one of his reasons for attacking the United States. Opinion polls taken in Muslim countries, where footage of Israeli mistreatment of Palestinians is nightly fare on television, demonstrate sharp declines in the numbers of those who regard the US favorably. And the repeated application of the get out of jail free card to Israel has produced an insufferable arrogance in Israeli leaders like Benjamin Netanyahu, confident that the American dog will let itself be wagged by the Israeli tail whenever necessary. It invites more of the same, whether it is building more settlements, killing civilians in Gaza, or intercepting humanitarian missions on the high seas.

Not being held accountable ever has led to recklessness on the part of the Israelis and has further diminished America’s international reputation as it is increasingly seen as complicit in various outrages and even war crimes. In the Cast Lead invasion of Gaza in December 2008 Israel was able to unleash an enormous and sophisticated US-provided military arsenal against a largely helpless civilian population within which a small number of genuine Hamas militants concealed themselves. It was probably Israel’s most audacious defiance of international norms of behavior and the fact that it has escaped consequence-free suggests that history will soon repeat itself in the form of another assault on Hamas which will undoubtedly bring in its wake a large number of civilian casualties and further destruction of schools, hospitals, homes, and businesses.

This time Judge Richard Goldstone, who was commissioned by the United Nations to head a group of four jurists asked to write a report on Cast Lead, has to be seen as an enabler of any possible future conflict. Let us assume for a moment that Goldstone, who was under tremendous pressure from international Jewry, was actually sincere in his recent recantation regarding Israeli war crimes in Gaza. His first report for the United Nations asserted that Israel and Hamas had both been guilty of war crimes, but that the devastation produced by Israel far exceeded anything accomplished by Hamas. Israeli crimes included destroying clearly identified schools, hospitals, and United Nations food warehouses. White phosphorous artillery shells were used against civilian targets, generally regarded as completely unacceptable by most of the world’s militaries. It was collective punishment time with Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister declaring "The Palestinians are going to bring upon themselves a Holocaust."

The UN report details how civilians were shot down when trying to surrender to advancing Israeli soldiers. Mostly civilians died, possibly as many as 1,000, including at least 300 children. The Goldstone report concluded that Israel had initiated a "deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate, and terrorize a civilian population." It also called for the behavior of both Israel and Hamas to be thoroughly investigated in both Gaza and Israel and that the issue of possible war crimes be referred to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for adjudication...

Now Goldstone would have one believe that it is his modified viewpoint that Israel did not deliberately target the civilians, the only issue that he is seeking to "reconsider" in the 575 page report. That presumably means that there is no order on paper in his possession indicating that to be the intention. And since Goldstone has had no access to any official Israeli sources of information as Tel Aviv did not cooperate in the inquiry, even that conclusion can presumably be challenged. One has to suspect that Goldstone has bowed to pressure, possibly including Israel’s recent creation of a branch of military intelligence that has been tasked with seeking out and confronting individuals and groups suspected of "delegitimizing" Israel abroad. That knock on the door might be a magazine salesman or it might be a friendly IDF representative with a warning.

If Israel unleashes its military on Gaza many Arab civilians will die and it is the United States that again will ultimately pay the piper. Congress will immediately support Israel, claiming that it has the right to defend itself and the mainstream media will also be on board. Even if the White House knows it is Israel that is cranking up the fighting, it too will quickly cave in and make itself available to stop any contrary resolution in the UN Security Council. American prestige in the Middle East will be mired in the single digits and the ability of Washington to act effectively in any country in the region if a vital interest seriously is threatened will be nullified. Judge Richard Goldstone might feel that he has mended fences with his coreligionists, but he has a lot to answer for among those who believe that truth and accountability truly matter...MORE...LINK
Facile "Judge Judas," Richard Goldstone, betrays Truth and Humanity, all for approval from the tub-thumping Tribe

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Arab political cartoons justifiably pillory Goldstone for his shameful betrayal of Palestinian murdered

Arab Newspaper Editorial Cartoons React to Goldstone Retraction

(ADL) --

On April 2, 2011 the Washington Post published an op-ed by Justice Richard Goldstone in which he retracted the most serious accusation against Israel in the Goldstone Report (the United Nations Human Rights Council-mandated investigation into Israel's 2009 military operation in Gaza) - that Israel intentionally targeted civilians. Justice Goldstone's essay has fueled a spate of cartoons in newspapers across the Middle East.

Most of the depictions, many of them blatantly anti-Semitic, offer grotesque explanations for this reversal—showing Goldstone being bribed with "gold" by an Israel solider, or being subjected to tremendous Jewish/Israeli pressure. Others feature Jews with stereotypical features such as a beard and a hat controlling Justice Goldstone...MORE...LINK
Click above to view compilation of allegedly "anti-Semitic" (anti-Judeofascist) caricatures of "Judge Judas," Richard Goldstone.

Three samples:

“I am become Death, the Destroyer of worlds!": The Jews who instigated the nuclear bombing of Japan


The atomic bomb was developed at the Los Alamos Laboratories in New Mexico. The top secret project was called the Manhattan Project, because its secret director, [multi-millionaire Wall Street Jewish bankster and FDR/Truman "advisor"] Bernard Baruch, lived in Manhattan, as did many of the other principals. Baruch had chosen Maj. Gen. Leslie R. Groves to head the operation. He had previously built the Pentagon, and had a good reputation among the Washington politicians, who usually came when Baruch beckoned.

The scientific director at Los Alamos was J. Robert Oppenheimer, scion of a prosperous [Jewish] family of clothing merchants. In Oppenheimer; the Years Of Risk, by James Kunetka, Prentice Hall, NY, 1982, Kunetka writes, p. 106, “Baruch was especially interested in Oppenheimer for the position of senior scientific adviser.” The project cost an estimated two billion dollars. No other nation in the world could have afforded to develop such a bomb. The first successful test of the atomic bomb occurred at the Trinity site, two hundred miles south of Los Alamos at 5:29:45 a.m. on July 16, 1945. Oppenheimer was beside himself at the spectacle. He shrieked, “I am become Death, the Destroyer of worlds.” Indeed, this seemed to be the ultimate goal of the Manhattan Project, to destroy the world. There had been considerable fear among the scientists that the test explosion might indeed set off a chain reaction, which would destroy the entire world. Oppenheimer’s exultation came from his realization that now his people had attained the ultimate power, through which they could implement their five-thousand-year desire to rule the entire world.

Although Truman liked to take full credit for the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, in fact, he was advised by a prestigious group, The National Defense Research Committee, consisting of George L. Harrison, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Dr. James B. Conant, president of Harvard, who had spent the First World War developing more effective poison gases, and who in 1942 had been commissioned by Winston Churchill to develop an Anthrax bomb to be used on Germany, which would have killed every living thing in Germany. Conant was unable to perfect the bomb before Germany surrendered, otherwise he would have had another line to add to his resume. His service on Truman’s Committee which advised him to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, added to his previous record as a chemical warfare professional, allowed me to describe him in papers filed before the United States Court of Claims in 1957, as “the most notorious war criminal of the Second World War”. As Gauleiter of Germany after the war, he had ordered the burning of my book, The Federal Reserve Conspiracy, ten thousand copies having been published in Oberammergau, the site of the world-famed Passion Play.

Also on the committee were Dr. Karl Compton, and James F. Byrnes, acting Secretary of State. For thirty years, Byrnes had been known as Bernard Baruch’s man in Washington. With his Wall Street profits, Baruch had built the most lavish estate in South Carolina, which he named Hobcaw Barony. As the wealthiest man in South Carolina, this epitome of the carpet-bagger also controlled the political purse strings. Now Baruch was in a position to dictate to Truman, through his man Byrnes, that he should drop the atomic bomb on Japan...MORE...LINK
Above: aftermath of WWII nuclear bombing of Japan; Below: J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Jewish, self-proclaimed "Destroyer of worlds"
Bottom: Jewish banker Bernard Baruch