Zionism, Judaism and the Jewish State of Israel: Separateness, ontological uniqueness and Jewish morality are its characteristics
by Lynda Burstein Brayer for The Saker Blog
Western thinking and intellectual endeavor is very much epitomized by formality, rationality and clear boundaries or limits. These qualities no doubt derive from the Aristotelian philosophical and analytical basis of Western Christendom, in which the Excluded Middle of Aristotelian logic reigns supreme when it comes to the formulation of a thesis or argument. Aristotelian logic posits an absolute binary division between opposites. Its basic formula is an either/or contrast. Truth and falsehood are opposites: there is no half-truth or half-falsehood. This binary division permeates all other fields of quantifiable intellectual endeavor and finds expression in such opposites as good/evil, right/wrong, friend/enemy, legal/illegal, etc. There are obvious benefits to such clarity of thought, and no doubt it is this methodology which has contributed to the scientific achievements of the West. While such sharp divisions cannot always be imposed upon contingent reality because it is situational and circumstantial, rather than absolute, when this principle is violated in the law, the outcome is not only, or merely egregious, it defies ordinary human understanding and contributes to an inaccurate, if not corrupt, view of reality.
The Jewish oxymoron as an instrument of overcoming the limits set by Aristotelian logic
One of the binary opposites of Aristotelian classification in modern times is the democracy/dictatorship opposition. Democracy is recognized and understood to be of whole cloth, such that there is no such animal as a “somewhat” democratic state, or a “nearly” democratic state. A political system is not democratic if all the citizens of the country cannot participate on an equal basis. Either a political system is, or is not, democratic. Jewish genius however, has overcome this opposition with a number of oxymoronic legal definitions. The Jewish state of Israel characterizes itself as a “Jewish and democratic” state, although the latest law of the Knesset wishes to raise “Jewishness” above “democracy”. However, it must be blindingly obvious to anyone not in thrall to the ruling narratives, that when a minority of a population is regarded as hostile, is unwelcome and therefore is never part of a governing coalition, democracy must be a casualty, especially when that minority has been singled out for discriminatory and dispossessory treatment, despite the legal somersaulting of the greatest of Jewish legal minds.
The designation of Israel as an apartheid state characterized by apartheid- style laws has been accepted by leading jurists and many international organizations. As a former South African I not only know the meaning of the term in its original language of Afrikaans– separateness- but saw its effects upon the non-White population. In political practice, separate means unequal. It was only many years after my coming to Israel on aliya as a young Jewish woman and subsequent to obtaining a law degree from the Hebrew University and engaging in legal work for Palestinians, that the resemblance of Israeli legal system to South African apartheid really struck me. In fact I was quoted on the front page of the Ha’aretz intellectual daily newspaper as making this comparison. The first person to invoke the comparison was Dr. Uri Davis, an Israeli sociologist, who wrote a book called Israel: An Apartheid State.
I would like to elaborate on those elements which contribute to making Israel not only an apartheid State, apartheid being confined to the law, but rather the wider sociological cultural phenomena of discrimination in which the legal system is placed. The matrix of the society is based on force, violence, and inhumanity which derive from “values” of the Jewish religion.
The basic values of the Jewish religion as the basis of Israeli culture and politics
It can be stated without any fear of contradiction, that the Jewish state of Israel is built upon the principle of separation, which is why the apartheid comparison holds. But it must be understood how and why this is the case as well as the limits of the comparison. It is not an accident, nor a choice based merely upon economic, political or cultural considerations. Rather the principle of separation is at the heart of the Jewish religion itself and Zionism is the political expression of the Jewish religion. Normative Judaism in Israel is Rabbinical Judaism or Talmudic Judaism, which, historically, has been normative for nearly two thousand years. This is the Judaism developed by the Rabbis following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, or who were then known as the Pharisees. This Judaism is not a biblical religion: rather it is a religion based upon the interpretation of the Torah – the relevant parts of the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy – by a succession of Torah interpreters known as rabbis. I would like to stress that the bible is not normative In Judaism, that is, it is not binding nor is it obligatory for Jews: only the Talmudic rulings are binding. It is for this reason that the politically-concocted “Judeo-Christian” heritage does not hold. Christianity sees the Bible, both Old and New Testaments its standard-setting texts. Not so for Judaism. Judaism and Christianity do not share a parent/child relationship nor an older sibling/younger sibling relationship, as per the politically correct Roman Catholic Church.
The first codification of these interpretations was made in 200 CE and consisted of the six-part Mishnah. To this was subsequently added further interpretations; the Gomorrah and later, the Responsa literature – all products of Jewish community-acknowledged rabbinical experts of the law. This Judaism held a monopoly which began to be challenged only in the mid-nineteenth century in Germany as a result of the influence of what is called the Enlightenment, the source of the secularism of the West and the secularism of a majority of Western Jews, most of whom, nonetheless, have not broken with Judaism’s basic rituals of circumcision, the bar-mitzvah, Jewish divorce and burial.
The late Professor of Biblical studies at the Hebrew University, Shemaryahu Talmon, explained in a lecture to Catholic Christian Zionists, that the basic value of Judaism is the principle of separation. He illustrated his point with the binary opposites of sacred and profane, holy and unholy, Shabbat and non-Shabbat or weekdays, and, of course, kashrut, the laws governing pure and impure food and clothing. All of these pairs are exemplars of the underlying opposition of purity and impurity with purity being the ideal state.
At that meeting He did not however explicate in detail the source and full effects no doubt in deference to his audience. He left out the most significant binary opposition of Rabbinical Judaism: the Jew/Gentile or Jewish/goy opposition, the consequences of which have always been, and remain, central to Jewish life. Talmon did not explain that the principle of separation derives from kadosh – which is translated as holy, but its literal meaning is “set aside” or “separate from”. The separation that both exists and is demanded for Jews is the separation from the “impure”. God is kadosh and His people must be kadosh too. This is the significance of “chosenness” – chosen by God to have the existential quality of purity. The Jew is pure because he possesses a soul – – nefesh in Hebrew. The purpose of all Jewish ritual is to sustain the state of purity of the Jew. Jews are commanded to do all in their power to avoid being contaminated by what is considered impure. In contrast to Jews, goys or goyim, the latter having the same dictionary meaning as gentium, people, fall into the category of the impure because they are not born with souls and are therefore, existentially separated from God without any possibility of “closing the gap”. Hence in the Jewish lexicon the term goy has a pejorative meaning while gentium does not. This is the fundamental reason that the Jew is not required to the treat the goy as an equal because, according to Judaism, he is not equal. In fact, the goy is considered as chattel because chattel do not have souls. The goy is therefore not fully human. In this essay I shall only use the term goy for this reason.
This existential distinction between the Jew and the goy is reflected in the absence of a Jewish universal moral code, an absence which is not found within either Christianity or Islam. Judaism’s moral code is characterized by its particularity: it only binds Jews vis-à-vis Jews, not Jews vis-à-vis goys. The most outstanding exemplar of this system is that a Jew is not bound to save the life of a goy if saving the life requires the use of electricity or travelling in a motor vehicle, such as an ambulance, because such activities are forbidden on the Sabbath as they are considered forms or work, and a Jew may not work on the Sabbath. a Jew may do so for another Jew according to the law known as pikuah nefesh which translates as saving a soul. A Jew not only may break the Sabbath to save a Jewish soul, he is obligated to do so. Pikuah may be translated as to take care of and to oversee, and nefesh means soul: because goys do not have souls, pikuah nefesh cannot be applied. In addition, another exceptional phenomena of the Jewish moral code is that it does also not make truth binding upon the Jew with respect to the goy. There are only two instances where it is recommended that a Jew ought to tell the truth to a goy: when there is a danger to his life, or if it is in the interests of the Jew or the Jewish community.
The question may now be asked as to why this information has been placed as a prolegomena to a description and analysis of the laws and practices of the Jewish state. The reason is quite straightforward: everything that I have described does not fall within the written laws passed by the legislative body of Israel, the Knesset, but serves, rather, as the matrix in which the laws are embedded and out of which the laws spring.
The Israeli legal system
It is this background that serves to explain why Aristotelian logic does not have an exclusive hold on the Israeli legal system and why a formal legal analysis cannot, by definition, grasp the entire experiential reality of the separateness/apartheid of the Jewish state. Once the lives of goys have no more value than chattel, the Jewish Israeli legal system cannot provide value to that which has no value to Jews. The minute a Jewish/goy conflict is encountered, that which is regarded as universal morality does not apply. A personal experience of this nature found expression during a hearing on a petition I submitted to the Supreme Court sitting as the High Court of Justice (Court of Equity concerning Administrative law and practice) requesting the voiding of a sale of Palestinian land by the majority of its owners (the land was not parcellated and therefore owned jointly by all the owners). A Justice in the hearing asked me what was wrong with an affidavit containing a blatant lie concerning the “sale” of Palestinian land to a Jew in militarily occupied territory, which is forbidden in international law. My response was that the perjury occurred to make the sale “kosher” at least in Jewish eyes. So the Justice asked what would happen if we just removed the affidavit to which I answered that the “sale” could not go through. The “sale” was not voided by the Court.
The State of Israel does not recognize the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the protection of Civilians and hors de combat as legally binding upon it, although it is recognized as conventional international law, and not just treaty law, and hence binding upon all states. It is not that the Jewish state denies its conventional status but rather because the preamble refers to “High Contracting Parties” and the Palestinians are not, or at least were not, a High Contracting Party. This is a perfect instance of Talmudic logic – catch on to an irrelevant point and avoid the substance and rationale of the Convention. Therefore the Jewish state denies Palestinians, who are both civilians and hors de combat legal protection whilst living under a brutal military occupation whilst the Jewish appellation of the nature of the military occupation is “a benign military occupation” – one of the many oxymorons of Jewish thinking. Therefore the High Court cannot evoke this Fourth Geneva Convention to protect Palestinians in the militarily occupied territories from the Israeli army and refers instead to “humanitarian” considerations with respect to Palestinians, but never ever spells them out. But how could “humanitarian” considerations apply to Palestinians? After all they are goys, and goys have no souls and are therefore like chattel. They don’t deserve humanitarian considerations. This term therefore, in this context, is no more than flatus vocis – empty air, having no corresponding reality.
It is more than interesting to note, in contrast, that while South African apartheid was motivated by cultural concerns, not to say economic and political ones, it was not based upon an understanding that blacks and whites constitute different species of mankind. In fact, the South African government had to legislate criminal laws to prevent “miscegenation” i.e. the marriage or sexual relationships between people of different races, yet despite the attempts at prohibition, the fact is that as a result of “miscegenation”, a whole new category of “race” or “color” grew up in South Africa numbering in the hundreds of thousands if not millions. The children of such unions were called “Coloreds”.
In contrast to that situation, the marriage ratio of Jew and Arab in Israel is infinitesimal and there are no laws against it. Instead, Israel has preserved the millet system from the Ottomans, millet meaning religious community, according to which people can only marry legally within their own religious group. Naturally this was not considered discriminatory at the time, because secularism had not yet set in. “Mixed marriages” involving Israeli Jews and goys have to take place abroad or abroad by proxy. But any Jewish woman wanting to divorce a non-Jewish man and remarry a Jew, has to have a Jewish divorce. There are special types of divorces for these cases, when they are applicable. Otherwise if she remarries a Jew without obtaining a Jewish divorce, called a get, her children and their descendents will be Jewish bastards and forbidden to marry within the normal Jewish community for ten generations! The Rabbinate keeps a list of the names of bastards.
Amongst the most egregious discriminatory laws are those legislated soon after the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine. There is a full list of them with comments compiled on the Israeli Arab legal site Adalah and may be accessed by anyone interested. I shall not deal with all of them naturally, but will touch on the most outstanding of them. www.adalah.org/en/law/index?page=4
One of the first and most crucial of such laws for the Jewish state is the Law of Return 1950. This is another oxymoronic manifestation of Jewish genius. This law says that Jews, who were not born in the Jewish state, may return to it because it is their “land of birth”. The term in Hebrew is moledet the root of which means “to be born”. What the law does is ignore the fact of birth outside of Israel of a Jew, that is, the de facto status of a foreign-born Jew, while assigning to him a de iure legal right of birth in the Jewish state. The legal right overcomes the fact. This translates into a situation that a Jew not born in the Jewish state may return to his land of birth of Israel where he was not born.
An Arab Palestinian refugee, born in Palestine has no right of return to the country of his birth according to the Citizenship Law. One of the mechanisms for the application of this law is the ius sanguinis – the law of blood. That is to say, that if you are born to a Jew you have acquired birthrights in Palestine whether you were born there or not. This is what accounts for the free entrance of Diaspora Jews into Israel.
The Arabs acquire citizenship in Israel according to the ius soli, that is to say, because they were born in this territory – on the soil, so to speak. But these are not inheritable rights. In other words, if a Palestinian Israeli family with Israeli citizenship moves abroad for a few years, any child born abroad has no automatic right of return to Israel, particularly as an adult. This is the law that forbids the return of the 1948 refugees and their descendants. But it must be understood that this law is crucial in order to have a Jewish state in Palestine. You have to keep out Palestinians to keep Israel Jewish.
A second crucial law, also from 1950 is the Absentees Property Law concerned the dispossession of Arab private property within the Jewish State. The state invented a new category of persons, who, despite enjoying de iure property rights prior to the creation of the Jewish state, suddenly found themselves deprived of property rights, a status unheard of elsewhere in the world, seeing as the central significance of the scope of property rights is erga omnes – rights against anyone encroaching on these property rights. Jewish genius not only managed to by-pass this exclusionary factor but transformed the de iure right into a de facto issue with the wave of a pen contingent upon a factual situation. What the Jewish law created was a new status of a “present absentee” for the Arab property owner another somersault defying Aristotle’s Excluded Middle without any difficulty whatsoever. What is a “present absentee”? Well, first of all only an Arab can be an “absentee”, an Arab born in Palestine or in the Ottoman Empire before Palestine was extruded from Greater Syria. It never applies to a Jew born in Palestine nor to Jewish immigrant to Palestine nor to Jews who live abroad but who own property in Israel. The “absentee” of the law, through its labyrinthine twists refers to Arabs who own property in Palestine/Israel but who were absent from their homes, even if for only one day during a period beginning on the 29th November 1947 – even before the Jewish state existed. It refers to those people who fled from the war, who were in “enemy territory” in Palestine and those who were expelled from Palestine itself or were ordered to leave their homes by the Jewish forces. That is to say, even someone who was “absent” from his home since that date, continuing through the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel, but who managed to remain in the Jewish State of Israel, lost his property rights. The villages in Northern Galilee of Ikrit and Bir’in are examples of their populations being expelled by the Jewish forces and who were prevented from returning when the war was over. For the purposes of all other laws in Israel, a Palestinian Arab is “present” in the Jewish state. I estimate that Palestinians have lost more than 90 % of their privately owned land. Since then, the Town Planning Law has been eating away at the rest.
The latest laws which have caused stirs abroad concern the downgrading of the Arabic language from being an official language – in law – but never in practice. And the other law, the National Law posits that the Jewish state of Israel is the homeland of the Jewish nation leaving out all reference to the Palestinian Arab population but I am not sure how it is going to be applicable, particularly as there are other discriminatory pracises to do its business.
The Discriminatory administration of non-discriminatory Laws
What I would like to bring to the reader’s attention here is where the repugnant discrimination, humiliation and deprivation are felt on a daily basis. It must be understood that the outcomes of administrative decisions are deliberate and the destruction they wreak is foreseeable. Administrative law, that is to say, those norms governing the actual administration or laws, is based on equity. Included in equity is treating equals equally, justice, fairness, honesty, and using the law for the said purposes of the law itself. These values are included in what is called “discretionary power”. Discretion is one of the difficult or “hard” issues in laws because it is a power, yet a power which is exercised contingent upon circumstances and the judgment of the person or persons wielding that power. The greatest danger with discretionary power is that it may veer towards its opposite very quickly which is arbitrary power. It is at this juncture of the law and equity that one finds the intrusion of those norms characteristic of Judaism. Compared to the total number of laws on Israel’s law books, the actual number of discriminatory laws, or sections of laws, is not very large, although key with respect to certain subjects, such as land use, ownership, disposition and rights to family. Where the real, hard, anti-Arab forces kick in is in the discretionary or arbitrary application of laws which in themselves make no reference at all to either Jew or Arab.
The budget of the government is unashamedly discriminatory and funds are not distributed proportionately amongst Jews and Arabs. Naturally there has been an unbroken verbal against this situation, but the Arabs have no power at all to change anything. It is important to take cognizance of the fact that no Jewish government has ever gone into coalition with an Arab party in order to form a majority government. This is, or would be, considered treason, to put it mildly. Therefore they have no way of influencing governmental decisions. Although the Arabs constitute approximately one-fifth i.e. 20.9% of the population, their fraction of the national cake, so to speak, is nowhere near proportional to their numbers. See reliable figures from those compiled by the Adva non-profit organization and http://adva.org/en/ and http://din-online.info/pdf/ms2.pdf from the Mossawa non-profit organization – both of them highly reliable sources. An internet search for budgetary discrimination against Arabs in Israel will yield a rich treasure.
With the discrimination in the budget as the starting point, and keeping it in mind, I would like to concentrate on other areas where this administrative apartheid is not only apparent, but which has had, and continues to have, disastrous effects upon the Arab population in Israel, not to speak of the Occupied West Bank and Gaza.
Arab Land Use
Arab land ownership has been exponentially diminished in the Jewish State. The following is an excellent article on how this was achieved but it is not my intention to further explicate this subject. https://mondoweiss.net/2013/03/historical-israeli-planning/
What I shall only deal with the actual use of Arab-owned land because this remains the chief instrument of deprivation financially and socially as well as actual emotional suffering affecting a person’s well-being, under Israel’s apartheid. The prime weapon in this on-going war against Arab Israeli citizens is the Building and Planning Law of 1965. That it is old-fashioned and dates from the time of the British mandate in its approach, utterly undemocratic, top heavy with apparatchiks, has not prevented its usefulness to the Jewish population. Israel has set up new towns all over Israel proper as well as in the Occupied territories with modern, admirable infrastructure and public spaces. I believe that within the Jewish community women and Jewish institutions may have an input. The importance of this law lies in the fact that it is used as the main administrative tool of control over the Arab population. Town Planning is the central and main tool used for urbanization and therefore modernization, industrialization, socialization and economic development. It developed as a result of the industrial revolution, mass production and urbanization of the peasants and it plays a critical role in a country’s development. Israel has settled most nearly all of its Jewish population – most of which is of course an immigrant population in cities, towns and what are called development towns crucially located within the country according to perceived needs of Jewish society.
In contrast the Arab community has had no town planning in the modern meaning of the word and neither do Arabs have any planning rights. They are also not consulted as to the needs of the communities. The town planners are 90% Jewish with an occasional Arab brought in for appearances sake and their “planning” is devoted to the inhibition of growth Arab “towns” or overgrown villages. The Arab “towns” are actually “townships” equivalent to the South African black townships. I remember Alexandra township just north of Johannesburg way back when. A “township” lacks modern planning for modern facilities and modern land disposition: there is no proper infrastructure of any kind: sewage, drainage, electricity, road design, transportation facilities, and no proper land parcellation and zoning! Modern cadastral zoning takes into account current ownership and possibilities of parcellation, allocation of uses of land and can increase building space. As a striking example, on land taken from Arab owners in the Galilee to build a Jewish settlement as part of the “judaization of the Galilee” building rights on Jewish parcels can range well above 100% as a result of permission to build upwards, while on Arab land in the identical vicinity it was 20%. This is repeated in the entire country. Modern land use builds to height and creates separate private properties within single buildings called condominiums. In Hebrew it is called cooperative housing. Arab land has not been zoned to permit this multiplication of space within the “town” or village limits. In the township in which I live, the population of which is approximately 30,000, there are not more than five buildings taller than three storeys! No public housing has been erected in any of them, no public facilities have been developed and there are no parks, no proper sidewalks nor parking arrangements. It is all higgledy-piggledy. And this is not because the Arabs do not know how to plan or how to build. In contrast to the South African townships where the housing is often leanto’s, Arab private housing is built up to the most modern standards and can be exceptionally elaborate with attention to aesthetic details. But the building is at strangulation levels. The main intended effect of the lack of planning is that it is almost impossible to get a building license. So the vast majority of all homes are built without licenses: according to the law they can be destroyed by administrative decision. And many are. Many organizations have spoken up against house demolition but they have not questioned the basic cause of such demolitions. Jewish town planning is based on the principle, according to them, of “natural increase”. This principle is totally absent from the town planning for Arabs and one could say that its opposite governs town planning considerations: rather than expansion the aim is restriction and constriction.
Another outcome of this approach is that there is no distinction between industrial zones and city and residential uses of land. What this means, is that the infrastructure required for certain industries, such as the food canning industry, is absent where an Arab has managed to set up a factory. The lack of sewage facilities leads to land pollution with the intendant fines imposed by the government for “breaking the laws”.
The municipal courts are packed full of Arab “scoff law” cases about homes built without building permits. The list of cases in the Jerusalem municipal court hardly mentions Jews and when it does, it is for building a verandah without a license or something similarly negligible.
On the other hand, new Jewish towns and settlements have been planned and built on Arab land such as to not only dispossess Arab owners, but to literally trespass into actual housing. The land allocated to a Jewish settlement includes huge “border” land swathes of hundreds of meters which are not necessarily needed or used for building, but the purpose of which is to prevent Arab building. A visit to the town of Sakhnin illustrates this perfectly. The Jewish settlement is built at the top of the hill whilst its border went through the Arab home’s living room in which I sat at the bottom of the hill.
In another Arab “town plan” a line was drawn through a plot dividing it with no rhyme or reason. It imposed an almost unbearable burden on the owners of the land, because they could not use the land properly. After eight years there were murmurings of it having been a mistake, just like that, but no change was made to the plan.
In a word, every single decision concerning Arab town planning is based on an attempt to make life as difficult and as uncomfortable as possible for Arabs. It also completely arbitrary and therefore there are no logical or coherent arguments that one can use which are persuasive within the system. Outside the system their rationale is obvious, but not within it and there are no officials to whom they may turn for salvation. And this rationale cannot be used in the courts.
Another result is that there is no building inspectorate because if there is no town plan permitting building, why do you need inspectors? However a vacuum has not been left: in place of an inspectorate used to enhance living, there is a policing of illegal buildings – not for the purposes of safety, efficiency of use, functionality or aesthetics, but rather for the purpose of imposing fines to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars per building. The state sues the person who built illegally, and as a consequence, after a show trial, the owner finds himself having to pay a fine which is about ten or twenty times the size of his monthly earnings. Naturally this is deliberate. Not only shall an Arab man not have his castle, but he shall not have the means to even live comfortably, if not at all lavishly. After one has been present in many of these hearings, they are so transparently evil that it becomes unbearable.
I would like to interject my own personal experience in the municipal court of Jerusalem, in my attempt to prevent the demolition of a home built without a license. The judge was an American Jew who had come on aliya to Israel so he and I shared at least the same language barriers, if not the same language. In defense of my client I quoted a South African court decision, S v. Govender, 1982 of the Transvaal Supreme Court, reported as 1986 (3) SA 969 (T)concerning the Urban Areas Act, which determined which areas or towns or neighborhoods were reserved for which racial groups. Govender, an Indian, had moved into a White area in Johannesburg and the State wished to expel him from that area. Justice Goldstone argued that seeing that housing was a basic need of a human being, and that there was no housing available for Govender, it would be unjust to expel him from the only housing he could find. This case marked the beginning of the collapse of the Urban Areas Act. I used this case, mutatis mutandis, in favor of my client, arguing that there was no housing available for him and that as he owned the land upon which he had built, but which had been zoned as “open landscape area” – a designation absent in all Jewish town plans – he built his house under duress, which is a mitigating circumstance of the Israeli criminal code, in order to protect his family. If the state wanted to destroy this house, it would have to provide alternative dwelling for my client.
Nobody had ever argued this before, and I understand that this was taken up to the Supreme Court behind the scenes, where my argument being dismissed on the grounds that “it was not from Israel’s legal system”. Naturally the moral and existential values included in it played no rôle in the court’s decision rejecting my argument. But there was a quite unexpected outcome to this case. I was called into the Justice’s chambers a short while thereafter and he told me he was leaving the municipal court and going to the family court. When I asked him the reason for this move he looked at me and said “How long can a man sign demolition orders for family homes?”
I wanted to cry and still do, even while writing this. Why? I believe that this Jewish principle of separation, this principle that determines that Jews are not the same species as goys, enforces a psychopathy on its adherents. The justice could not bear what he was doing, so he just ran away. He did not stop and stand up and ask what the hell was going on? What the hell was a state destroying the housing of human beings? Yet he knew that it was wrong. He knew that it was evil.
It is for this reason that I believe that Zionism has wrought is the destruction of the Jewish heart. After all, what is touched when we see the suffering of others? Our hearts. And I discovered that this heartlessness was not confined to Arabs. In a labor case, I represented a man of about 63 who was the head of a government hospital kitchen accused of stealing food. The “food” stolen was the leftovers of chicken soup the bones of which had been through three preparations, together with leftover vegetables on his and others’ plates. He took this “food” home for the thirteen cats which his mentally ill wife looked after in her madness. He was a religious Jew and would not consider putting her in a mental home. The reason for the accusation was that someone wanted his job. After I clarified the nature of the food and provided his history, his having been through four camps during the war, and his wife having lived underground in hiding for a couple of years, I burst out into tears, pointing out how grotesque the entire process was in all its aspects. The prosecutor replied by telling me “not to be so emotional” and my reply to her was that as soon as I no longer felt emotional about human suffering, I would give up the profession of law. I did win the case however, and the judge in the trial always spoke to me fondly when we met in other venues.
This hardness of heart finds expression with respect to the marriage of Arabs – both Christian and Moslem. There is no overall protection of non-Jewish marriage either in the Jewish state or in the militarily occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza. Israel controls all ports and points of entry and exist into the Palestinian territory east of the River Jordan. The Jewish State treats some non-Jewish marriages as neither sacred nor as the basic building block of society. On the contrary. For twelve years now, marriage between Arabs with Israeli citizenship who live in Israel proper with spouses from either the militarily occupied West Bank and Gaza or even from abroad receive no conjugal rights in the Jewish State of Israel. Therefore an Israeli Arab has no rights to create a family in Israel if his spouse is from Palestinian territories or from abroad. West Bank Arabs are not allowed to bring in spouses from Jordan or elsewhere. In other words, Israel does its best to limit demographic growth of Arabs under its control. The hardships are unbearable in most cases: some couples have to split up, others lose their homes and/or their livelihood, are split off from families etc. etc. The barrier wall built on Palestinian land to protect Israel has split towns, village, families and homes to an egregious extent. It can take up to one or two hours for people to make a one-way trip to the other side of the wall.
It is clear therefore that there is a profound cruelty and inhumanity at the basis of the Israeli system and as the one example I gave demonstrated, it is not always confined to Arabs, except in 99% of the cases.
What can be observed from this overview of interlocking fields of endeavor, is that the Jewish regime in Palestine has done and continues to deprive Palestinians of many of their rights in law as well as their rights as human beings. Is it unreasonable to suspect that the Jewish regime has not let up in its efforts to ethnically cleanse Palestine of its non-Jewish residents, following the huge success of the Naqba or Catastrophe, as the Arabs call it, in 1948 when 90% of the Arab Palestinian population was expelled from Jewish-controlled Palestine?
I have been asked as to what I consider to be the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There will never be a freely-agreed upon political solution unless the Jews admit to their theft and destruction of Palestine which nobody can see happening. But I do see Israel “bleeding” its Ashkenazi or “white” population leaving behind a far weaker country with no proper ruling elite. In this case, I do not see how a Jewish State will survive, despite its being a creation of the international banking cartel.
The author is an Israeli lawyer who has represented Palestinians in the Israeli courts. She has lived in Israel/Palestine for over fifty years and considers herself political dissident and lives in an Arab township. She writes out of her own experiences.
“In this case, I do not see how a Jewish State will survive, despite its being a creation of the international banking cartel.”
There it is in a nutshell. The only thing that maks Jewish Supremacism stand out is that it has won the war with all the other racists (e.g. white supremacists). Powerful jews control the mechanisms of culture, politics and money in the West and they will not willingly let go of that Empire. Would you? Pericles warned that once you have an Empire then it is too dangerous to let go.
I hope to be able to do an essay on Werner Sombart’s thesis in his book on Jews and Modern Capitalism, which he wrote in response to Max Weber’s Protestantism and the rise of Capitalism.
Sombart has been sent down the proverbial rabbit hole of history because he really understood how modern capitalism reflected the Jewish approach not only to commerce but to human relationships. Therein lies the key. Wish me luck.
You’ve just dragged Sombart back out of that hole and I look forward to reading his work. Good luck with your essay — I’m still re-re-reading this one because it is so good.
laurent guyenot shows in “from yahweh to Zion” that there actually was no contradiction between Sombart and Weber since Protestantism is judaized Christianity.
A forced march, reading this article. Slogging through the dehumanizing world of Israeli culture and “laws”, takes an emotional toll. One comes out feeling dirtied by the fascist Zion, the racist Talmudic codes and the lawless history of the Jews who stole Palestine for themselves.
However, the article delineates carefully and documents the outlaw nation that perpetuates racial hatred as its manna.
This woman heroically fights for the Arabs she lives among and uses wisdom and knowledge to try to touch the cold hearts of judges and administrators who rule the lives of those they keep in misery.
Truly, Israel is an abomination, as South Africa was under apartheid. They seem to have been twins.
Hopefully, the new reality brought to the Middle East by Russia in Syria is changing the regional hegemony and weakening the Israeli “high ground” granted to it by Evangelical and Neo-Con support.
It deserves no praise, no assistance, no regard until it joins the world’s basic human rights.
Of course, the author pointed out clearly that the non-Jew world means nothing to Jews, so only force will change the state of Zion.
“Truly, Israel is an abomination, as South Africa was under apartheid. They seem to have been twins.”
Well, just who do you think created that mess in South Africa? Look into the Boer War… And see who the first boots on the ground were that instigated that conflagration (and I don’t mean militarily), and see just who financed it all. You’ll find it was financed by the exact same entities that “created” the modern [false] state of “Israel”.
You will find this common link among almost all such conflicts, wars, insurgencies, etc… You just need to scratch a bit below the surface. They are always there. They are always the same.
I think you are right concerning the modern era.
Christian Brits and Christian Boers jumped on board and helped create “that mess”.
After Rhodes and Rothschild kicked the Boers ass; they also financed the programmes to teach the poor farmboys how to read and write. South Africa would never have industrialised otherwise. The apartheid state was always a vassal of the west. The Afrikaner nation would much sooner side with the AngloZionists than be true South African patriots.
…kicked the Boers ass…Its the Bitish who had their asses handed to them tactically in nearly every engagement against a lightly armed opponent-the Brits lost nearly 8,000 killed in action or died of wounds,double the Boer total.The most powerful empire in the world had to resort to concentration camps,in which 4,000 women and 22,000 Boer children perished,and an unknown number of black Africans to finally conquer the country for the Rothschild cartel,the real reason Britain went to war.Check out who got the rights to the gold and diamonds
Only the Ashkenazi can be a “ruling elite”? Are the Sephardi and Mizrahi genetically or culturaly inferior? Or has the attitude towards “goys” so infected the Ashkenazi that they think of the Mizrahi in the same way?The ending of the article was startling. Perhaps the author can write another one about Ashknazi/ Mizrahi relations.
do a quick search, the white zionist occupiers bear no warm feelings for their darker brethren.. As long as you do not use g00gle it is not hard to find the stories abt this..
The racism within the Jewish state toward non-white jews is well known and well documented. ‘
In the new recenty have been many stories about efforts within the Jewish state to get rid of both Ethiopian Jews and Ethiopian refugees.
Thus, Israel is racist squared. First is the “standard” racism of Jews toward goys, and second is the racism of most Jews toward anyone with darker skin, including Jews with darker skin.
That is, Jews who are actually Semites.
Correct me if I am wrong.
No correction needed Katherine.
Here’s a snippet about European Jews’ racism against Mizrahi Jews written by a Mizrahi professor from a university in New York and published by MIT.
…one of the most traumatic kidnapping to afflict the Yemeni-Jewish community between the late 40s and the 60s, taking place not in a Muslim country, but in the Jewish State. Traumatized by the reality of life in Israel, Yemenis as well as other Jews from Arab and Muslim countries fell prey to a ring of unscrupulous doctors, nurses and social workers on the state payroll. These government representatives were involved in providing Mizrahi babies for adoption by Ashkenazi parents largely in Israel and in the U.S., while telling the natural parents that the baby had died. The conspiracy was extensive enough to include the systematic issuance of fraudulent death certificates for the adopted children and at times even fake burial site for the babies who presumably had died, although the parents were never presented the body of their baby.
The act of kidnapping, I would argue, was not simply a result of financial interests to increase the revenues of the state; it was also a result of a deep belief in the inferiority of Jews from Arab and Muslim countries, especially since Oriental parents were seen as careless breeders with little sense of responsibility towards their own children.
This posting is the absolute truth. There have been TV programs about it in Israel and as he says, this was the most heinous inhuman thing to have done. I know Yemenites who are still traumatized by this.
One point here I don’t get is:
If they thought that Mizrahis were inferior, why did they give them to Ashkenazis as adoptive children?
I mean, wouldn’t the Ashes not want the Mizrahis?
Unfortunately, being Ashkenazi isn’t good enough.
Either you commit yourself whole-hardheartedly to the Mafia of all mafias and are ready to kill, lie, cheat, hoax, murder, steal, stage-act, genocide or you are the enemy: a worthless goy.
Get it? The nihilists, narcissists and psychopaths had subdued the Jewish tribes millennia ago by ritualistic circumcision, trauma-induced mind-control, and a virus-infested Torah. The rest is ‘Western’ history.
This shows how evil the USG and the Talmudic State are.
The Ringworm Children: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nsOpLcSDFo&list=PL3nfbPf4kFihGiNJoB6xAZC0HHcQBqxy9
I’m not a great historian or purveyor of the truth, but I do know a little about God. And this god is not in the state of israel. The peoples claiming to be children of God are not jews and never were or never will be. The entire situation is a creation of the father of lies, satan himself. The true God of Isaac Abraham and Jacob does not reside in israel. The true God is not a murderous criminal. By your actions not your words. Israel is indeed the home of evil and murder, the very trademarks of satan. No those people are not jews.
Being South-African born like the authoress, I would like to note the correct pronunciation of the Afrikaans word which she introduced long ago to characterize the predominantly Israeli mindset: Apartheid. It means Apartness, a condition of being Apart or Separate (from other ethnic groups in this case). It is pronounced (in Afrikaans) like the English words Apart-Hate. Very appropriate, because the feeling of Apartness leads to feelings of Hate.
People afflicted with Apartness like to quote Robert Frost: “Good Fences Make Good Neighbours”. (In fact, one Israeli actually said that to me). But they forget that the poet is only quoting an unfriendly neighbour:
‘Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.’
Frost himself begins his poem speaking in the first person, and continues in his own voice:
‘Something there is that doesn’t love a wall….
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.’
Strange, that the most quoted line in Frost’s poem, “Mending Walls” is the one that most opposes the poet’s own feelings, and which most expresses what the poet calls the “darkness” of Apartness. An Apartness that is pronounced Apart-Hate, which has led to bloodshed again and again in history — and from which different peoples have woken again and again in history, like a person waking from a bad dream.
‘There are only two instances where it is recommended that a Jew ought to tell the truth to a goy: when there is a danger to his life, or if it is in the interests of the Jew or the Jewish community. ‘
Now that a two state solution is so glaringly impossible
Palestinians have three ‘possible’ options.
1 Leave Israel and become Lebanese, Syrians or subjects of some other country.
2 Take Israel by force and subdue or eliminate Jews.
3 Threaten with such potential force that Jews are forced to negotiate.
I’d argue #3, though unlikely, has the best chance of success. I’d start by mobilising around the demand for equality for all citizens within that land now occupied by Israel. Equality in every sense – law, education, housing and voting rights (etc).
Jewish Israel will never contemplate Palestinians as equals as people unless its own existence is threatened – and threatened it must be.
In the very last day of the Knesset’s summer session, on July 19th 2018, almost without public debate
and by a majority of 62-55 members, the Israeli Knesset passed a new Basic Law stating that Israel is
the Nation State of the Jewish people.
The new Basic Law – (pdf 3 pages)
The fact that Pharisees like Burrstein and Atzmon exist is a relief. How they manage to live with all the attacks from their own is something i admire tbh.
I can only hope that some who read this and fancy themselves as Christian Zionists and tout our share Judeo-Christian heritage will now reconsider their ignorance and repent.
So much so that I left American protestantism altogether and am a catechumen at the nearest Orthodox church, which turned out to be Arab! If my Israeli In-Laws only knew where their Grandchildren are worshiping and all because of righteous Jews like Ms. Burstein.
Profoundly illuminating and important article — much gratitude and admiration to the author for her courage and integrity, and to the Saker for publishing it.
The author says:
‘In contrast to Jews, goys or goyim, the latter having the same dictionary meaning as gentium, people, fall into the category of the impure because they are not born with souls and are therefore, existentially separated from God without any possibility of “closing the gap”.
‘In fact, the goy is considered as chattel because chattel do not have souls. The goy is therefore not fully human. In this essay I shall only use the term goy for this reason.’
She goes on to indicate that Rabbinical Judaism/Talmud hold that the Goyim have no souls. I am not knowledgeable on this subject, though I do know that the topic of Talmud’s relationship with the Gentiles is controversial. My question would be how does the author come to the conclusion that Goyim are thought to be without souls and how can this assertion be supported. While I have to repeat I do not possess sufficient knowledge of the Rabbinical Judaism, from what I do know, this seems to be in contrast with the Book of Genesis where it’s stated men were given the breath of life.
In the article, the author elaborates that: ‘This Judaism is not a biblical religion: rather it is a religion based upon the interpretation of the Torah – the relevant parts of the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy – by a succession of Torah interpreters known as rabbis.’
So my understanding is that (according to the author) the Rabbinical Judaism that is normative in the state of Israel and has been normative for the last 20 centuries ignores (it is implied) the parts of the first five books that are irrelevant to its teachings. Only, in this case, the tenants of Rabbinical Judaism – that goyim have no souls – seem to be in contrast with the Book of Genesis, therefore the Torah (although I understand that there is no universal agreement on what books constitute the Torah). If we’re to ignore the problematics of the interpretation itself, a question arises, how does the author come to a conclusion Rabbinical Judaism holds that goyim have no souls?
Since this is the basis for the author’s argument – ‘Rather the principle of separation is at the heart of the Jewish religion itself and Zionism is the political expression of the Jewish religion’ – it is important to have that elaborated.
When I approached the USDC in Oregon and confronted then Chief Justice Owen M. Panner with the fact, that, the US Courts compare to Africa’s Apartheid, he personally responded to me in a letter.
LANGUAGE of the Dutch Colonials creating a separation, I said, was no different in that time, ~that is, the language ~an APARTHEID.
Louis Brandeis sat on the Supreme Court, USA and while he was a member of The World Zionist Congress. Brandeis penned in The Federal Reserve System (Bank owned via Rothschild Family predomonantly).
Jay Bybee wrote the torture memo for George W. Bush (Jr). Bybee was in Israel getting his “education” about the LAW in the USA.
Money is truly an APARTHEID. When a collective (International Money Mafia) enslave humanity, with a commodity, that this faction decides is how life in earth gets to be a reality~~ and add the program-brainwashing religion ~~not to ignore mass murder of our own species (“Flesh Trading”), insanity?
How to solve the devolution / apartheid?!
We must change the universal mind.
What a powerful gene of alturism the “Jewish Woman” has cultivated. Thank You.
This author’s scholarly and truthful work has no standing in the International Courts of Law for it refuses to hear and see the evidence of the past and contemporary abominations of 70 plus years of brutal occupation of the Palestinian Gentiles. This article along with the hundreds of other fine commentaries that rebuke the criminal behavior of the Zionists, garners sympathy at best. Another blank page in the Book of Atrocities will be turned and filled in again and again but never shall the injustice be confronted in earnest.
The Palestinian people receive little support from the outside world including the ignominious United Nations. Israel has very cleverly separated modern Palestine into two areas and controls all aspects of Arab society. They have built a 200 mile wall and regularly patrol the waters of the Mediterranean Sea to restrict fishing rights of the Gaza Strip and deny it a meager existence. Israel’s inhuman machinations have evolved into an actual siege on the sovereignty of Palestine, effectively death by a thousand cuts. The political infighting between the two major factions Fatah and Hamas, serves Tel Aviv very well and keeps the people in check by divided governments. The current polity grovels at the table of the Israeli crime syndicate for a few crumbs of basic human sustenance and even that is rendered to them with contempt and loathsomeness
Palestinians will never be free of Israeli control until they find a charismatic leader such as the late Omar Mukhtar to bring the men of Gaza and the West Bank together and install a new national government. This new coalition must declare the occupation of Palestine is no longer tolerated. The Arabs are going to have to decide to gird up their loins as a nation and fight the beast on martial terms; it’s the only way left short of leaving the historical land of their fathers. They need a total commitment to throw off the Zionist chains of oppression by fully embracing the discipline of military training and acquire modern infantry weapons. One million men or five hundred thousand men or even one hundred thousand men willing to die for the freedom of their children must be their overarching spiritual jihad.
The brave men of the Donbass region fight the Nazis in Kiev with resolute conviction, so do the Houtha of Yemen against the House of Saud. The Palestinians must do the same for the survival of their culture and independence.
Arabs/Muslims have enough land all over the world. Why can there not be an only Jewish state? Any Arab is free to leave and live in other Muslim countries across the world. Leave the Jewish state alone and go away. NO where in the world is there a Jewish state, but in Israel. So move on. Let it go and just pick up and move on. That is not so difficult, is it?
Great article which comes as an unexpected gift of light in the shadowy backgrounds of Israel ‘s religious and political history, explaining very well the origins of her main ideology, Zionism.
Theft & murder are israel’s characteristics, division of men it’s method of madness. Most of us could care less jew, gentile, arab, white black pink or purple, it is in fact those very folks however who should be worried about being zionist wasabi or whatever fraud is making them rich while destroying their fellow men. But for such folks – killing life? who cares….been at it for centuries, no worries.
Brilliantly written! Many heartfelt thanks to the author of this article.
Lynda, I stand in awe of your courage and humanity as expressed in this article. The article makes some very important points which perhaps don’t come through as clearly as they might due to the depth and length of your exposition.
It’s not completely clear which laws cited apply to residents of the Occupied Territories and which to Israeli citizens, particularly Israeli Arabs. Most examples appear to relate to the latter. This is an important point since this shows that all Israeli citizens do not have equal rights. Thus the “only democracy in the Mideast” talking point is clearly false.
I don’t disagree with the argument of Rabbinical Judaism as an ideological basis for Zionism but it seems to me that the story is a little more complicated. The dehumanization of Gentiles has filtered into general Jewish culture and pertains even with non observant and secular Jews. Russian Olim, for example, seem to have this attitude in the extreme despite being largely secular. And, in many cases, not even themselves Jews.
Insularity, suspicion of outsiders, tribalism, hostility to the culture of host countries in the Diaspora, complex of persecution etc. seem to me to be historical Jewish cultural traits. It’s difficult to say whether Judaism has produced this or whether these traits have influenced Judaism.
@David Hollander: “Russian Olim, for example, seem to have this attitude [inferiority of Russians] in the extreme despite being largely secular. And, in many cases, not even themselves Jews. ”
I used to know an old Polish Israeli who survived the War because he had the good luck to be conscripted by the Red Army to work in Russia, mining Wolfram (Tungsten) for Stalin’s tanks that gave Hitler such a shock. This old Polish Jew used to repeat a sort of proverb: “The Russians say, To get something done, one Jew is worth ten Russians, and one Armenian is worth ten Jews”.
Was it a Russian sense of inferiority, or just modesty?
Interesting cultural interaction. Unfortunately, I’ve known only a few former Soviet Jews and none were particularly forthcoming on their cultural background in their host countries. For me the language barrier was always a problem since I have no Yiddish or Russian.
Actually, the Jews/Goyim dichotomy is very similar to the Roma/Gadje dichotomy.
Many of the principles of and stated reasons for separation are startlingtly similar—i.e., the emphasis on purity, on living by particular Roma rules, on not marrying out, etc. To the Roma the Gadje are basically there to serve as marks, to be taken advantage of. There is no need for honor in dealings with the Gadje because, well, they are the out-group!
See the list of Roma “requirements” at https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Principles_of_Sociology/Roma_Issues
It is a real eye opener.
Interesting too: Worldwide Roma population is similar to worldwide Jewish population.
How come we have to read every day about the doings of Jews, about anti-semitism and Jews paranoid musings that we live in an “age of anti-semitism,” etc., and we rarely hear about peep about the Roma? They were also persecuted by the Nazis (although, per the Wiki article, they were less assimliated and therefore more adept at hiding from the Nazi regime).
You might well indeed be correct. I’ve previously mentioned the JML pdf, Jews must Live pdf, on the Saker. In it the author (Jewish) basically says that the Jews were nomad Gypsies who prostituted their wives / sisters for money, amongst other abhorrent activity, so had to move around a lot.
First Abraham tells the King of Egypt that his wife Sarah is his sister, so that King sleeps with Sarah and gives Abraham lots of gold. Then he pulls off the same stunt with the King of Gerar. Finally Sarah has a son with supposedly a God, not with Abraham, and this son is called Isaac. And Isaac, true to his pimp culture, also tells people that his wife Rebekah is his sister so that she can sleep with them for gold. And of course Rebekah’s son Jacob is the one who pretends to be his older brother Esau, so that he can steal his older brother’s birth right. Who knows if Jacob was Isaac’s son. I wonder if this is how the matrilineality of the Jews arose, whereby the religion is passed down through the mother. Historically, Jews are renowned for getting their daughters to marry into European aristocracy.
So the Jews were and are multi-generational pimps, thieves and charlatans, just better at it than the Roma. And like the Roma, the bulk of the Jews, the Ashkenazi, seem to be Eastern European for the greater part of their known history, Yiddish is said to contain lots of the Eastern German dialects which would have been spoken in Poland, but none of the Western German dialects which never made it East.
Well that was illuminating. I didn’t didn’t realize the Jews thought that only they have souls, what an utterly absurd elitist con job, no wonder Jesus was dressing them down. So do converts then get fitted with one do they? Trumps daughter has now acquired a soul, lucky girl.
You really have to wonder at the intellectual rigor of a population that could believe such utter nonsense, let alone their lack of morality.
They have far more nukes than the 200 estimated in the early 1980’s and the entire world is their birthright and so you goyim are all for the chopping block on that day when they cleanse the earth. Stupid goyim.
What an article! Will never see Israel, Judaism or Zionism the same way in the futur! It’s surprising, after having planned a conference on Evil, to come accross your article, the conferencer having gone back to Genesis and Adam and Eve. My view is that Evil is in Man’s mind, it’s a genetic fault that, as we can see, can even be collective and even more, thoroughly thought out to create an ideology for political domination! How evil can some humans be! One needs to set back and try to reflect on all this. Great thanks for your text!
Motto: What the eye is to the body, that the mind is to the soul!
” In contrast to Jews, goys or goyim, the latter having the same dictionary meaning as gentium, people, fall into the category of the impure because they are not born with souls and are therefore, existentially separated from God without any possibility of “closing the gap”. ”
What a soulless conception,if true. They don’t stop of blaming God!
Unfortunately,our planet has to change its name from Terra to Palestine in the near future.An open planetary prison,with the help of Russia’s ” Friends “. Some walls here and there….but still an open concept.
Thanks Lynda Burstein Brayer!
Thanks to the author of this great and detailed information – hopefully it will be spread and more and more people read it !
I wonder how can a state survive in the light of science ? There are permanently great discoveries in the science of biology and most of all microbiology/molecularbiology. How could that possible fill in when mistreating the wonders of our nature? We share all the same ancestors. Point.
To believe that in our universe a “God” exists to give some people a soul and others not ? How blasphemous is that in the light of the creation itself ?
What I mean is that when looking about the wonders in our world it isn’t believable that a small population would have been singled out especially when believing that the rest of the world doesn’t have any value !!
Except those chosen people who stand above all ??
A state with this way of thinking cannot survive or better to say: can only survive if some other “goyim” state is supporting it.
And how about all these “goyims” gifts which go into millions or even trillions ? How does that fit into a belief of this hypocrisy of self-righteousness being “soul-bearers” whereas the people who helped them up til now are “cattle” ??? And those “cattle” are worthless however, the Isreali state is still taking all these gifts ??
How menatally/psychologically sick must be a population believing such things as being chosen people?? And that still in our days in the light of more science ?
The Jesuits have effectively kidnapped the Pope. I don’t truck with Roman Catholicism but it seems Ratzinger is a captive of the Jesuits and Jesuits are in no way even nominally Christian.
Another thing people need to understand is a thing called The Grand Prior. Many countries have one. They swear fealty to the English crown and that oath disqualifies all others. You think Brexit is a mistake.? No old son. The royal house will have England wiped clean while it hides out in Australia for a generation or two after the fire they have stoked and it’s fallout have dissipated enough for their return.
Ratzinger (Benedict) is no longer Pope and he was the menace for the Jesuits. He led the successful destruction of Liberation Theology in the Latin American Church. He focused on Jesuits and Franciscans.
Other than your comment being basically in error regarding the Catholic Power Vertical, the rest I leave to others.
Just this morning, I stumbled on an article at FRN. I will provide the links, but it does not mean that I agree with most of those article says.
First I quote the stuff I agree with:
” … Let us therefore focus on the essence of his discourse. “Western Judeo-Christian civilization”. To defend this idea, the future Chancellor of the Holocaust throws fragments of the thinking of Evola and Spengler.
First, the most obvious and obvious: the concept of “Judeo-Christian”, “Judeo-Christianity”, is an invention whose fundamental purpose is to de-Christianize Christianity. The approach between the two worlds, which takes place through a true “Judaization” of Christianity and begins to operate with the advent of modernity, has historically proved to be a mythical tool of neo-conservative and liberal-conservative forces to elevate Israel and the Jewish people in prejudice of Christianity, of Christians in general, of Europeans, etc.
So the mention of a “Judeo-Christian civilization” must activate our mechanisms for perceiving danger. NR has already issued an important note demystifying this concept. Judeo-Christianity is, for all intents and purposes, anti-Christianity. It is a modern invention. A corruption, a perverse construct, a subversive infiltration of certain parasitic forces. ”
Accordingly to some Greek sources:
Christ was a Great Greek philosopher, following and not far from the greatest Socrates, Platon, and the likes.
He was also a doctor, who studied medicine at the greatest medical academy (of the days) in Alexandria, hence his great healing powers.
Some people put him and Alexander the Great as the two greatest people Greece has ever produced.
Hence this great hatred against him, first “they” tried to steal him (the fake Judeo-Christian perception) then “they” try to destroy what he created particularly the Orthodoxy (Christianity).
I will stop here, although I could go on and on.
Just as an afterthought, I would like to say that in reality Christ was 52yrs old when he was “assassinated”. He was born in Galilea (100% Greek City) ~18BC
I have an interesting video, which in actuality is a radio talk about Christ. The guest is a lawyer from Patra (Peloponnessus), who wrote three books on Christ and Christianity. The books are based on years of research, which no publisher wanted to publish, so he had to do it himself.
I think that anyone who understands Greek will enjoy it.
From where will you know if and when Jesus Christ lived ? The documents for his life, birth and death are extremely thin.
Moreover, everything about him has been written after his death, so to speak if he lived and if he died early.
The first script about him 40 years after his supposed death and the following other scripts later until approx. 180 AD.
The scriptures have been dated by scientists working (still) in the field of language-related times and areas. This is probably the best to find as languages usually change through times and even differ in other areas (even in the same country).
The first Christian-believers were much much different than what had been made of it afterwards starting with the Roman-Catholic church. And to my knowledge they were more like the Copts in Egypt (who used in their church until approx. 1600 AC the Coptic language which is derived from the Pharaonic language).
Wonders attributed to Christ had already been written long before during the Pharaonic time in Egypt – verified by Archaelogists/Egyptologists by translation (deciphering) of old pharaonic texts on Papyrus: dating back more than 1,500 years BC.
There are a lot of things which had been taken from the Pharaonic time. Just look at the pictures of Isis in Museums. Isis and Horus invented by the Pharaonic Egyptians more than 4,000 years ago.
Around the date Christ had been born – so to speak – the Romans ruled in Palästina. However, he could have been Greek as Greece ruled a few hundred years in the Middle East before the Romans came.
Well, first of all great hasbarah, quite typical:, but:
Some details about Ιησούς Χριστός:
Birth: 18BC (17-18BC) died at 53 and not at 33 as we are being officially told with the intention to equate him to Alexander the Great, who did die at 33. IΙησούς Χριστός was Burried in Mikron in Galilea (totally Greek City and territory).
His Father – Παντίρας, a Roman Legionary, whose grave of was at a Roman Cemetery found in 1959 in Kronstadt, Germany, where he is resting at a little Museum built just for him.
His mother Maria was Ιέρεια Αρτεμή’ς – Priestess of Goddess Artemis in all likelyhood she is burried at
Agio Oros (otherwise known as Mount Athos). Agio Oros was a Holly place dedicated to Ancient Greek Gods and it continues to be such for us Orthodox Christians. Interestingly enough only men are allowed at Agio Oros, and as far as I know it’s not easy to get visitation rights.
Ιησούς Χριστός famous words, but I will not translate (not that I can’t):
“Ελήλυθεν η ώρα ίνα δοξασθή ο υιός του ανθρώπου. Ελλάς γαρ μόνη ανθρωπογεννεί, φυτόν ουράνιον και βλάστημα θείον ηκριβωμένον. Λογισμόν αποτίκτουσα οικειούμενον επιστήμην…”
This is why Jews hate Him and the Greeks so much, and keep telling us that He was a figment of Greek imagination, well tell us something we have not heard before.
I will finishby saying thus:
If you ever get permission to enter Vatican Archives you will find many documents regarding Ιησούς Χριστός and his quotes.
Before I go on, you are claiming Romans came. No they did not come, Greeks were there before 2500BC if not before 4500BC. Romans were Greeks.
Your claim about Copts, etc. First of all Ptolemaoi ruled Egypt sonce 320BC (Alexander the Great) Alexandria was established by Alex and was the biggest Center of any science and knowledge in those days. Cleopatra was possibly the last Queen of Egypt (pharaoh July in Greek) Cesar or whoever came to power after his death.
I suggest spending 1hour and watching this video where Anastasios Stamou makes fan of idiotic claims by the “Westerners” regarding writing Systems and Greek Alphabet.
He talks about Copts there as well.
I am going to start later at
46:15 he talks about Ugarit symbols and their Greek origins 1200BC,
46:44 1000 symbols in Egypt (totally illogical and changing their meaning constantly) butchering Greek names and words.
49:08 First Egyptian Pharoh (his name? Minos => hello, king from Crete)
49:52 More Greek words in Egyptian symbolic writing.
50:31 English idiocy.
53:15 Early Hanaan symbols see they copy earlier Greek Symbols from 5250BC
55:18 Makes fun of Israeli fake claims and Old Testament.
I’ll add one more video, and I’ll stop I promise.
Title Greece at 10,000BC.
Start at 1:50 continue to 2:46 and you can see Greek alphabet letters 8500-6700BC.
Thank You, all my earlier thoughts confirmed. They have no moral, the only question is: Is it good for us?
Well, well, my friends told me, I doubted, no doubts, ever, anymore.
The case of the jews and their belief in inherent chooseness is probably the most heinous case of self conceit, pride, vanity, unbridled fancy and the dangers these diseases present to human beings. The reason the Prophets(pbut) and the revelations were sent was to bring people away from such lowly ideas and conjecture. Which is probably the reason why its (chooseness idea) the most dangerous, because it attempts to mix the two ideas up, by ascribing lies to God(swt) and the Prophets(pbut), and in the process created the most dangerous form of conceit, and self worship. The Prophets(pbut) were sent to free mankind, and remove the shackles for all of Mankind. The jews attempt to hijack this idea, now they are the only ones who are made to be free, and they attempt to shackle all others who are outside of their self concocted tribe. In a metaphorical sense they attempt to shackle the hands of God(swt).
And the Jews say: “The hand of Allãh is tied up!” Their hands shall be shackled and they shall be cursed for what they say. Nay, both His hands are spread out, He expends as He pleases; and what has been revealed to you from your Lord will certainly make many of them increase in inordinacy and in unbelief; and We have put enmity and hatred among them till the Day of Resurrection; whenever they kindle a fire for war Allãh puts it out, and they strive to make mischief in the land; and Allãh does not love the mischief-makers (Sura 5- Verse 64).
In Sakers recent article about the US military i wrote a comment where i said that most of the problems in the world stem from self conceit and pride. So this is something that can strike all humans, not just some. The idea of chooseness is just a very extreme form of it, because it hitches the wagon of pride and conceit on to God(swt) himself. The monotheistic religions were sent so we can turn away from everything else, and turn towards God(swt), who is the source of everything. If the Jewish version of religion is true, it is a complete failure, because all it taught was for a group of people to worship themselves at the expense of the Most High(swt). Until the people of the world, learn about the dangerous of those diseases, and try to remedy them, we will continue to run into this issue, if not from one group, then from another.
A recent article somewhere states that Israel exists only thanks to the support of the American diaspora.
IMHO Israel expends more effort to control this diaspora than it expends to keep it’s on affairs going.
I am waiting for the first IDF aircraft shot down over Syria and the pilot alive in Syrian hands.
Dr Brayer’s discussion of Israel’s law and Zionism is very interesting but I make no comment about her analysis of law and Zionism. I am unable to usefully contribute on those topics. I am also not formally qualified to talk about the claims she makes regarding the Jewish religion but based upon my life experience I disagree with what she says about Judaism’s views regarding non-Jewish souls. Rather than bumbling through my own beliefs I draw your attention to the excellent and authoritative summaries on the subject at the link particularly that of Dan Galilee.. Even though accord with Dr Brayer’s views on what Judaism believes might be found somewhere in the thousands of commentaries she refers to, she is incorrect to claim that Judaism generally considers that non-Jews do not have a soul. It is an extraordinary and most distressing claim.
Please see https://www.quora.com/What-do-Jews-believe-happens-to-non-Jews-when-they-die ,
It not only might be distressing it ought to be! That being the case I have stated Rabbinical Jewish dogma. The fact that many Jews might not/do not agree is of no practical consequence.
When you claim to have stated Rabbinical Jewish dogma, I presume that you are referring to this extract from your article quote: “In contrast to Jews, goys or goyim, the latter having the same dictionary meaning as gentium, people, fall into the category of the impure because they are not born with souls and are therefore, existentially separated from God without any possibility of “closing the gap” unquote. I suggest to you that an individual Rabbi, Jewish institution and university espousing the same views as your own does not make it “Rabbinical Jewish dogma”. Your statement is incorrect.
I also acknowledge and respect your right to assess that my disagreement and perhaps the disagreement of others with what you say is of no consequence.
Actually, all you have to do is search on youtube to see Israeli Rabbis stating explicitly to camera that the poor old goyim have no souls. And these are not rancid anti-semitic videos — they are created by Israelis attempting to show the world what life is like in Israel (thus some are light-hearted whilst others are more serious). Just let me do a quick search for you…
…there you go. Enjoy the bearded-wonders of banal supremacism; everyone does it, even the righteous. Watch the whole episode for you will see reasonable people, evasive people and down-right deluded Supremacists (about half-way through).
The Rabbi at the end is fantastic because he is a non-hater and actually behaves like a real “Holy man” should, i.e. in serving humanity, not hating it.
The Rabbi at the end is quite interesting. I would actually love to learn more about him.
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“Christianity sees the Bible, both Old and New Testaments its standard-setting texts. Not so for Judaism. Judaism and Christianity do not share a parent/child relationship nor an older sibling/younger sibling relationship, as per the politically correct Roman Catholic Church.”
I would never align Roman Catholicism with “christianity”. Neither would I place them in this sentence as its is written. The RC group have rewritten parts of old and new testaments and included other manuscripts which alter the over narritive of the scriptures. Plus the RC group s interpretation on many many key aspects of being a fundamentalist Christion or born again Christian have been rewritten deliberately to alter long term teaching. The sermon on the mount is to be the practice of born again Christianity.
Fundamental Christianity or born again |Christianity is so misunderstood in this world society today and can only be understood … based on each individuals committment …. from the inside. It goes against all the world principles for a start ….. That is all the argued good verses bad priciples so argued above.
Yet overall the essay is well argued and thought provoking….. and that is what debate is about sharing and learning … and reconsidering all in the matirx of the Asch experiment….
Thank you Lynda Burstein Brayer
Religious doctrine within Judaism varies markedly depending on the particular rabbinical authority. Within Israel, extremist groups and dogma have achieved considerable power and influence.
Personally, I dislike the term “soul”, it’s too loaded with connotations regarding the afterlife especially for Christians. Better translations might be “life essence” or “spiritual essence”. In that sense all living things, including animals “have a soul”. For humans the situation is more complicated.
Chabab doctrine, (disclaimer: I’m personally an atheist) relies on the Zohar (Kabbala mysticism) to justify their concept of the “soul”. The central concept is that the soul of gentiles is qualitatively different from that of Jews. Jews are believed to have an additional “soul” which gentiles do not (Tanya ch.1,2). This second “soul” allows Jews to reach an elevated state of spiritual existence through the carrying out of commandments (mitzvot). Even were a gentile to carry out the same actions he would not achieve this since his actions were not commanded.
Unfortunately, the conclusion one can draw from this ideology is that Jewish lives are more valuable than the lives of gentiles since they have no more than an “animal” “soul”.
For Christians, the evaluation is even more extreme since Christianity is considered an idolatrous religion being based on the worship of a (dead) man (Jesus).
Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Menachem Schneerson (who wielded enormous influence) put it this way:
Two contrary types of soul exist, a non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness.
Yes, we could dismiss Schneerson as a nut case, however, Chabad is a powerful international organization (recall Jared Kushner). In the end, ideologies which dehumanize other groups should be avoided and condemned.
My highest compliments! A rigorous application of Orientalism to the Jewish state’s theocracy. Muslims have been on the receiving end of it since Britain established its Zionist garrison in the Middle East.
But Said debunked Orientalism once and for all. Jews are no dumber than Catholics, and Catholics have no problem blowing off Papal doctrinal absurdities. It won’t be hard to peel Diaspora Jews away from the criminal state that wraps itself in the ‘Jewish’ mantle. Israel is losing the next generation of Jews. The brainwashing does not take. It’s breaking down with consanguinity, which is breaking down with the Bronze-Age livestock model of reproductive regulation.
Thank you for this magisterial article. This kind of atavistic legal persecution is exactly why the Human Rights Committee has directed the Jewish State to interpret the ICCPR in good faith.
This is your pressure point. Under the principle of continuity of obligations, Israel cannot withdraw from its commitments. International pressure will mount ineluctably until Palestine is free. Charter bodies and special procedures will cooperate to hold Israeli officials responsible for their systematic and widespread derogation of non-derogable rights. Israel’s only choice will be international criminal law or pacific transitional justice under state responsibility principles.
I have read that some Palestinian families have succeeded in moving into what were supposed to be exclusively Jewish towns, like Upper Nazareth and Lydda. There’s hope in that.
Not at all. Those are individual cases. I am talking about structural and systemic values and practises. These are not changed by ad hoc single events.
Many thanks for your learned and informative analysis, Ms. Brayer, and best wishes for success in your future court cases.
Ms. Burstein Brayer:
I see that you are replying to comments; so I address this to you.
First of all, thank you for what seems an incredibly courageous and good faith endeavour, in writing and having this article published.
I have studied considerably on this topic, which as you amy or may not know, is somewhat risky in light of considerable infiltration of pro-zionist agency in governments under the empire, and beyond, as well as the powerful extra-governmental agencies such as the ADL, AIPAC, etc. which are effectively fronts for Zionist supremacy.
In this study, I have come to the belief that at its very essence, self-identification as ‘jew’ (rabbinical phariseeism) is adherence to the principle of favoring the in-group over the rest of humanity ultimately on an unconditional, and, furthermore, a deeply indoctrinated behavioral tendency to systematically negative sum gain game cooperative behavioural traits in out-group societies, which leads to power accumulation to the in-group, and eventual breakdown of the out-group normative behaviours, which formerly enabled greater out-group group prosperity.
Now, that may or may not be accurate, but that is very much what it looks like to me.
So the question:
If one self-identifying with the in-group (rabbinical phariseeism), understands the paradigm, why continue to self-include with the in-group?
This group behavioural trait is toxic to the overall system, (now the entire biosphere).
Thus continuance to participate in it, is leading to complete destruction.
Why would anybody self-include with this group?
I send this comment in complete good faith, concerned about the survival of the biosphere which has birthed us and all other known life.
Who says one continues to self-identify with them?
Thank you so much for you reply.
It is some what redemptive to come across this kind of self-emancipation, against a stacked deck.
Thank you again for the incredibly succinct and (it seems to me) objective fact-based story that really needs to be heard.
There are so many that remain to be saved from it.
The problem is Aristotelean logic. I am 6’4″. My friends are shorter than me. They label me tall. But my one 6’7″ labels me short. the law of excluded middle fails, because I can be both tall and short – because those definitions are frame dependant. As is all directly observed, conditional, phenomenological experience.
Have Catuskoti logic: True, False, both True and False, and neither True nor False. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catu%E1%B9%A3ko%E1%B9%ADi The formulation gets you away from sophistry and closer to the fundamental law of the middle. https://aeon.co/essays/the-logic-of-buddhist-philosophy-goes-beyond-simple-truth
Almost everyone from Plato onwards is a sophist in the West – and he just fleshed out Parmenides’ One!
Exactly. When it comes to the law, it seems to me the system must be frame-dependent otherwise you will be or can, use different criteria for the same case making the law completely unpredictable and probably unjust.
What you are talking about or at least the system you are speaking about, is about Reality. Which is something else entirely. Esotericsm allows one to experience that kind of a system or shall we say understanding. Or at least, so it seems to me.
It is sad to note that Western Powers have continued their policy of “Divide and rule” and create havoc in Middle East. Their policies should change if the world is to witness peace and tranquillity. I appeal to the people in the Western World to take a stand against their governments’ policy of wars.
Thank you Lynda Burstein for your well presented case against the illegal State of Israel.
It is a breath of fresh air to hear an Israeli speak so honestly and clearly.
The Goyim appreciate the truth . . Again Thank You.
It is interesting to consider this information in a process theology/philosophy framework. In effect, Jews are not permitted to develop into higher states of being. They are stuck at lower levels of development as the result of their laws and religion.
As professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou the biblical scholar has stated many of the things stated in the bible are ” absolute bollocks” and are demonstrably untrue, equally the Tora and the Koran are questionable i.e., the Koran has Mohamed as illiterate and then goes on to say that he wrote all manner of instructions to his followers. The Tora has King David doing everything a warrior king should do, yet there is no archaeological evidence whatsoever that he even existed at all, apart from a tiny inscription on a wall. If all so called Religious People realised that the bigotry inherent in a belief system is the greatest obstacle to the advancement of mankind.