Sunday, November 27, 2016

'It Would Be Good to Have Some Anti-Semitism in America'

Says Yaron London, Israeli media personality and journalist:

"A world view which supports white supremacy matches our government's interests. If Trump's people are more disgusted by Arabs than they are by Jews (the liberals, the Wall Street people, journalists from the East coast, lovers of black people, Hillary Clinton's friends) we have struck quite a good deal. Trump and his friends see Israel as a forefront against the barbarians...

"To do the Netanyahu government justice, let me qualify my statement by saying that all forms of Zionism hold the perception that a certain extent of anti-Semitism benefits the Zionist enterprise. To put it more sharply, anti-Semitism is the generator and ally of anti-Semitism. Masses of Jews leave their place of residence only when their economic situation and physical safety are undermined. Masses of Jews are shoved to this country rather than being attracted to it. The yearning for the land of Zion and Jerusalem is not strong enough to drive millions of Jews to the country they love and make them hold onto its clods. As the Jews in Israel long for immigrants with a certain affiliation to their people, and as Zionism... needs constant justification we have a secret hope in our hearts that a moderate anti-Semitic wave, along with a deterioration of the economic situation in their countries of residence will make Diaspora Jews realize that they belong with us.

"Is proof even necessary? No one will protest the assertion that the rise in anti-Semitism in France gave us some satisfaction... Furthermore, no one can deny that the economic crisis in the Soviet empire, coupled with the nesting anti-Semitism there, were the cause of the immigration to Israel of about 1 million Jews and their non-Jewish relatives... Neither can anyone contradict the embarrassing fact that Israel worked to lock the gates to the US, the opening of which may have directed many of these Jews and their relatives there... It was not the Jewish immigrants' welfare that we saw before our eyes, but the state's reinforcement. While the act of blocking and directing the Jews to Israel is ethically dubious, it was justified by the Zionist ideology which asserts that a normalization of the Jewish situation - in other words, concentrating the Jewish people in its own territory - is the only thing that will save us from another Holocaust and, according to some people will even speed up the Messiah's arrival.

"The Jews' comfortable situation in America raises doubts as to whether it was worthwhile to gamble on the establishment of a Jewish state... In order to remove these malignant doubts, it would be good to have some anti-Semitism in America. Not serious anti-Semitism, not pogroms, not persecutions that will empty America from its Jews, as we need them there, but just a taste of this pungent stuff, so that we can restore our faith in Zionism." (Why Israel isn't shocked by anti-Semitism in the White House,, 21/11/16)

Just another reiteration that Zionism & anti-Semitism are two sides of the same coin.


Grappler said...

An interesting read on anti-Zionism vs anti-Semitism in the UK is here

It is worth reading as a whole, but there is one prize paragraph:

"Some time in May the ex-Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks was interviewed on Radio 4 about the antisemitism ‘crisis’ by now gripping the nation. Helpfully his interviewer invited him to share some of his own personal experiences of antisemitism. His response, from memory ran rather like this: “Well….actually I have never experienced antisemitism myself. Which is odd, because most people know that the Chief Rabbi is Jewish”.

Vacy said...

Yaron London is a highly respected journalist who supports Palestinian rights and views the violation of those rights as a prophecy for Israel's demise