By Michael Hoffman
From the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper of August 21: On August 17, a mob of several dozen Israeli teenagers — some reports say as many as 50 — assaulted four Palestinian youths in the center of Jerusalem, in an attack that even the Jerusalem police have labeled an attempted "lynching." The Judaic youths shouted "death to Arabs" as they chased down and beat the Palestinians. One of the four Palestinian victims remains in critical condition after being resuscitated. Some of the alleged perpetrators have already been arrested. As the indictments and trials proceed, it is likely that a story will emerge of a few "bad apples" who don't represent Judaic youth as a whole. But this incident holds up a mirror to the faces of those who consider themselves part of the global Zionist movement.
It can be easy to write off these incidents as the work of a few radical Israeli "settlers," who do not represent the Israeli populace or the American diaspora. But this attack was different. It took place in Zion Square, in the heart of downtown Jerusalem, where every tourist to the city has stopped to eat a falafel or to browse displays of tallitot. According to some eyewitnesses, as many as 100 people — presumably ordinary Israelis and tourists — watched passively, without trying to stop the beatings. This attack was not a one-time event. It comes just a few months after a group of Israeli teenagers stormed the Malha Mall — the major shopping center in Jerusalem — yelling racist epithets and singling out Arab workers and shoppers for beatings. (End quote)
The worldwide Zionist movement complains constantly about so-called "anti-Semitism" within occupied Palestine. But among Israelis one regularly hears descriptions of Palestinians as a group that would be condemned as virulent anti-Semitism if one were to substitute the word "Jew." Offensive caricatures of Palestinians are displayed in synagogues. Dismissals of Palestinian identity, and callous denial of their history and the atrocities committed against them, are commonplace. Orthodox rabbis write authoritative books like Torat Hamelech which contain religious declarations based on the Talmud calling for the murder of Palestinian infants. "Torah sage" Rabbi Ovadia Yosef calls for the extermination of the Palestinians themselves. Is it any wonder that some Judaic youth hate Palestinians and Arabs and seek to beat and even lynch them?
None of these events are surprising given the contents of the Talmud and subsidiary texts, and the kind of racial worship which Israeli "Jews" are accorded by Protestant Fundamentalists in America, and the modern Church of Rome.
Judaic exceptionalism nullifies these horrors. This exceptionalism is a fixture of the Zionist controlled media in the U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia and Europe. Judaism's Talmud is whitewashed and presented to the public as a series of debates without halachic authority.
Israeli massacres and war crimes against Lebanon and Palestine are never commemorated in the media -- the same media which annually notes every date associated with persecution of Judaics in World War II, from the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising to the liberation of Auschwitz. Meanwhile, all memory of the liberation of the brutal El Khiam concentration camp in Lebanon -- which was built under Israeli direction and staffed by their proxies -- has long since faded into the dust of history, just as the holocaust the Israelis perpetrated in Beirut in the summer of 1982 has vanished from the media's memory banks. Attacks committed by the Assad family in Syria in 1982 have been recently described as the worst in the region in that era -- the Israeli holocaust in Beirut in the same time period doesn't merit a blip on the radar screen of selective indignation. Lebanon was attacked again in the first decade of the 2lst century, as was Gaza. It's all forgotten now.
How do we account for this perverse amnesia? My answer would be that it perfectly reflects Talmudic doctrine, which holds that the "Jews" are above every other nation, may not be judged by goyim (gentiles), and are the only truly human beings on the planet. I have written two books exploring the fact that this dogma is indeed halacha (the law) in Orthodox Judaism, emanating from the Mishnah and Gemara (i.e. the Talmud Bavli), Rashi, Maimonides, the Shulchan Aruch, Mishnah Berurah, etc. ad nauseam.
These facts cannot be acknowledged or discussed in the conservative, liberal or middle of the road American media. The tool of intimidation, the "anti-semitism" canard, is used to keep timid souls -- ranging from the John Birch Society on the Right, to The Nation magazine on the Left -- from accepting advertisements for my books or reviewing and critiquing them. It's not just my books of course that suffer this infamous "silent treatment."
Every other religion, from Islam to Christianity, is open to scrutiny and denunciation except Talmudic Judaism. Valdimir Putin is now a far more villainous character in the eyes of the West for defending the sanctity of the rebuilt Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, than the Saudi sheiks of Wahabi Islam who will not allow a single Christian chapel open to the public anywhere in their nation. The media fail to mention that the cathedral Putin and the Russian judiciary defended against the defilement of a rock band with a name as degraded as the band members themselves, had been razed in the 1930s by a top Judaic Communist, Lazar Kaganovich, who exulted at its ruin, declaring, "Mother Russia is cast down!"
If any "punk" band had entered a synagogue in Germany that had been rebuilt after Nazis had torn it down, and then performed a mime against Binyamin Nentanyahu set to filthy lyrics on the Internet, most of the same "defenders of free speech" now caterwauling against the Russian government for its repression of "art and satire," would be howling for the heads of the punks who invaded the synagogue. The prerogatives of the artist would be dismissed as a "flimsy cover" for "anti-semitic hate speech," and off to Germany's jails they would be carted, just as revisionist satirists and historians have been imprisoned in Germany when they have blasphemed against the sacred icon of the evanescent gas chamber of Auschwitz.
Always the Talmudic double standard.
In the name of democracy, tolerance and liberty for all, we are ruled by the spirit of the Talmud.
Michael Hoffman is the author of Judaism Discovered and Judaism's Strange Gods, and the editor of the newsletter, Revisionist History.