FLAWED PERCEPTIONS ABOUT ISRAEL – 1

February 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm 5 comments

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By RALPH DOBRIN

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a best-selling book that claims to have been obtained from a secret Jewish organization, planning to take over the world. It consists of twenty-four protocols of meetings of this organization and reveals a shrewd, devious, boundlessly cynical mindset, laying out a step-by-step chain of subterfuge that will lead to world domination by the Jews. It has been translated into dozens of languages.

However, extensive research has shown that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a fabrication, based on a plagiarizied political satire, written 40 years earlier, and totally unrelated to Jews. The authors of this plagiarism substituted Jewish references for non-Jewish villains in the book and claimed it showed proof of the Jews’ nefarious intentions. 

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was first published in 1903 by Czarist officials in order to deflect the growing public resentment against the Russian regime by blaming the Jews for all humanity’s misfortunes. It has been a devastating tool in the hands of anti-Semites ever since, helping cause the death of millions of Jews since its appearance. Hitler used it to great advantage in his rise to power in Germany, and many people continue to view the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as factual, especially in Muslim countries.

Personally, I believe that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was a fabrication because six million Jews perishing during the Nazi Holocaust, is clearly no sign of world domination. I use the word “believe” in my attitude to the Protocols, because I can’t know with absolute certainty unless I spend a long time researching all the relevant material, starting with the plagiarized plot in Maurice Joly’s Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu written in 1864 as a political satire against the ambitions of Napoleon III – in which there isn’t a single reference to Jews – and compare it with the Protocols. Then I must analyze the various versions of the book, starting with the first Russian edition, and study the huge body of relevant material on the subject. The fact that much of the trail has already been blazed by many researchers should be good enough for me. Still, I can only say that I believe – albeit very firmly – that the booklet was fraudulent. But what I can say with absolute certainty is that it has indeed cast the Jews in a terrible light and that its claim to be the notes of meetings by leaders of the Jews, laying out plans for world dominance, is too far-fetched to be true.

Nevertheless, since it first came out it has been eagerly seized as the gospel truth by all who bear ill will towards Jews. In Arab and Muslim countries the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a perennial best seller, together with yet another virulent Judeophobic mega-seller – Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Every perfidious sentence in these odes to malevolence is assiduously believed by more and more people everywhere. To paraphrase Hitler himself: “The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it!”

Another core reason for Judeophobia or anti-Semitism, as it is more generally known, is the Bible’s reference to Jews as the “Chosen People” and a “Light Unto the Nations,” while the New Testament records that they were frequently and severely berated by Jesus and even had Him killed. So, with that kind of conceit about themselves and their culpability regarding Christ’s crucifixion, how can any Christian have any friendly sentiments towards Jews as a whole? Yet, in my experience growing up in a largely Christian country during the nineteen forties and fifties, I seldom encountered overt racial bias among friends, neighbors, school mates or work colleagues. But bias, no matter where or against whom, is readily aroused. There are other reasons for anti-Semitism. Because Jews are often immigrants, or the children or grandchildren of immigrants, there are often small but noticeable differences from the rest of the population in manner and tempo. Also traditionally more studious and sober, they frequently become more affluent than most other folks. Success and opulence breed resentment. Add all this to the aforementioned biblical texts and it is understandable why the Jews are not the most popular people on earth.

Following the Holocaust during World War Two, Christian dislike wherever it had existed, waned – possibly out of regret for the persecution of Jews at the hands of Christians over the centuries, culminating in the dreadful campaign of extermination conducted throughout Europe during the Nazi era. But now, two generations later, if Israel, the land of the Jews, can be accused of wholesale land theft, brutality and apartheid-style discrimination against the Arabs, this can lessen or even negate any Christian feelings of dismay and shame about their forebears’ actions. It can, in effect, let them off the hook of inherited culpability for any sins of their fathers.

So it’s understandable that many Christians – religious or nominal – might find it easy to believe the negative things one hears about the Jewish state of Israel, even though often untrue and easily disproved. On the other hand, there is a large element of Christians who are passionately supportive of Israel because they believe that Israel’s existence and struggle for survival tallies with biblical prophesy.

Arabs, especially have every reason to want to believe that the Jews and Israel represent everything bad, evil, cowardly and damned. Firstly, there has been a national conflict with the Jews of Israel for at least three generations. In this conflict, the Arabs, who outnumber the Jews in the world by 30:1 and the Jews in Israel by over 60:1, have been repeatedly vanquished on the battlefield. And not just by anyone, but by the Jews, considered in Islam to be a very inferior, cowardly, wretched people indeed. So lowly that the Koran refers to them as resembling apes and pigs in Suras 7:166, 2:65, and 5:60 and repeatedly casts them in an odious light in scores of other passages.

Israel’s sovereignty on land ruled and occupied in the past by Muslims, is regarded as a religious affront to be resolutely rectified. Yet Israel keeps withstanding every effort on the battlefield as well as in diplomatic, commercial and academic circles, despite Islamic efforts in all these spheres. An indication of Arab antipathy towards Israel is demonstrated by the total ban against working with Israelis that was summarily imposed upon members of various professional unions in Jordan after the signing of the peace agreement with Israel in 1994 or the continuously hostile anti-Israel press in Egypt, even after the peace treaty signed in 1979. TV series and feature films are produced in Egypt, showing Israel as a villainous entity and distributed throughout the Arab world, which tend to stoke the hatred even more.

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PERCEPTIONS BASED ON LIES – 2 FLAWED PERCEPTIONS ABOUT ISRAEL – 2

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  • 1. ISRAEL AND TRUTH  |  February 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    […] Continued from MENDACIOUS SOURCES:  https://truthandsurvival.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/flawed-perceptions-about-israel/ […]

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  • 3. Michael Jacobs  |  June 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Ralph, by fighting against a book, you only draw attention to it. Obviously, that is all you will achieve. People have their own will to read and believe what they want to believe – although it can be suppressed, nobody ever has enough power or influence to completely take people’s will away from them!

    Therefore, besides wishing to sell more books, you wage a war on the concept of ‘anti-Semitism’, which, like the so-called ‘War on Terror’, is merely fear-driven propaganda. No less, no more.

    We are all Human Beings. There is no ‘Homo Terroristicus’ and no ‘Homo Anti-Semiticus’ – such species simply do not exist. All wars and all campaigns are government ploys, excuses to wield more power and sow more fear, by killing people. Even if there are groups of armed men plotting against the government, their weapons still come from that same government. Stop producing these guns, and all will be fine.

    Of course, the same holds true for ‘anti-Semitism’ – it is a figment of people’s rich imagination. It is no more than an intellectual concept, recognizable only to the learned specialists of Yad VaShem and the Wiesenthal Center. The strange idea that the Jews are more ‘hated’ than other nations can come only from the Jews themselves – and thus it must be solved by them, too. However, even if Jew hatred originated with the Gentiles, they should still be allowed to dislike whomever they please, don’t you think?

    In short, I think you behave like Don Quijote fighting windmills. Besides promoting your book, you only have fun at it because others are doing the same thing. If you were just by yourself, you probably would not resist world opinion like a maniac. Indeed, for truth’s sake, you would then simply admit that people are free to think and feel as they wish. Just like you.

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  • 4. truthandsurvival  |  June 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Of course people should be free to think and feel as they wish. Who says they shouldn’t. But at least they should try to think straight. According to you, it seems that the people suffocating in the gas chambers might have reckoned: “This is all a figment of my imagination and Anti-Semitism is no more than an intellectual concept!” Come on Michael, Come down to planet earth and THINK!!! before you press the “post comment” button.

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  • 5. Michael Jacobs  |  June 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Ralph, with due respect, what benefit – present or future – do you hope for by protesting against the publication of a BOOK? Do you really believe that Jews are primarily killed by OPINIONS and RUMORS? Do you suggest that people’s freedom of expression should be curbed? Is your depiction of a situation in the gas chambers an example of ‘straight thinking’? I have long understood the importance of anti-Semitism in many people’s lives, but I would like to note that it is foremostly a JEWISH (cultural) topic. Moreover, Jew hatred must be regarded as a matter of subjective perception, since its existence can only be assumed, not proven.

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