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This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #7

In this last chapter on Zionism, Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Christianism we close by looking at the grown group who does not come directly from the ancient Hebrews and look at the fact that to come to a good solution we have to work at a genuine internationalism, and genuine international solidarity, with the knowledge that there can be no meaningful working together of ordinary people wherever tribalism or communalism dominates.

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This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #6

There are people who find occupation is the sheer existence of Israel and her people. The many actions we see Israel undertaking now may indicate that lots of people in Israel either do not know or do not want to know about God His Plan and His Way of doing things or (worse) do not currently know Him.

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This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #5

There are people who find that Israel is The Jewish State, and as such is founded upon the teachings, traditions, and precepts of Judaism, the very foundation of which is War With Gentildom. Virtually every religious feast of importance – from Passover to Purim to Hanukkah–celebrates the destruction of Gentiledom. The 5 ‘books of Moses’ comprising… Lees verder This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #5

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This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #4

In this 100th post on Jeshuaists we look at the 11th - 16th century barbarism by the Roman Catholic church and the 21st century where we can see a dramatic increase of wars and rumors of wars, just as Jesus predicted as well as large conflicts, such as Ezekiel’s war of Gog or the Psalm 83 war and the Great War we shall soon have to face.

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Not Anti-Black, Anti-Africa – A Guide to the Anti-Semitism/Anti-Zionism Debate

In the post-war era, Zionism is an ideology that has dominated the political landscape. Movements on the radical Left and radical Right have come to be defined by either their support or opposition to this cause, whilst what can only be described as zealously enthusiastic Zionism has become government policy for most European states. It’s also led to much contention. {Zionism: Early Nationalism to Modern Expansionism}

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In the beginning, what European Jews termed Zionism literally referred to returning to Zion, which can be defined as present day Jerusalem or the entire area of the State of Israel. Up until the post-war period, Jews were a stateless diaspora who resided predominantly in Europe and Russia, and throughout the 19th century the desire for a nation state of their own gathered momentum as a reaction to real or perceived antisemitism. {Zionism: Early Nationalism to Modern Expansionism}

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To remember:

crisis over anti-Semitism in Labour party continues =>people quite unable to understand how what is claimed to be anti-Zionism + not anti-Semitism can be and often is a form of anti-Semitism.

Jenny Tonge, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, said at a fringe meeting of her party’s conference:

The pro-Israeli Lobby has got its grips on the Western World, its financial grips. I think they’ve probably got a certain grip on our party (Hirsh 2006).

This seems to be an antisemitic claim because it articulates a mindset in which a Jewish conspiracy controls the western world through its financial muscle.  It is not a claim about influence or lobbying, but

about singular and global financial control. {The Livingstone Formulation – David Hirsh}

David Ward, Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, took the opportunity of Holocaust Memorial Day to announce that he was saddened that

the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians… (Quinn 2013).

Lesley Klaff (2014) characterises this mode of comparison as ‘Holocaust Inversion’:

inversion of reality (the Israelis are cast as the ‘new’ Nazis and the Palestinians as the ‘new’ Jews), and an inversion of morality (the Holocaust is presented as a moral lesson for, or even a moral indictment of ‘the Jews’)…

David Ward responded in the Guardian to criticism of his remarks in terms strikingly similar to those of Jenny Tonge:

There is a huge operation out there, a machine almost, which is designed to protect the State of Israel from criticism. And that comes into play very, very quickly and focuses intensely on anyone who’s seen to criticise the State of Israel. And so I end up looking at what happened to me, whether I should use this word, whether I should use that word – and that is winning for them (Edemariam 2013). {The Livingstone Formulation – David Hirsh}

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  1. if we were to apply the ‘anti-Zionist, not an anti-Semite’ logic to a different minority group, the Black community for example.
  2. when hearing anti-Semitic or ‘anti-Zionist’ remarks + how others react to them is to ask myself = “what if this remark or something similar were said about Blacks or Muslims or any other group?”
  3. types of anti-Zionists insist not anti-Semitic > just opposed to Israel + Zionism + those who support this supposed ‘evil’ state.
  4. just against Israel sucking life out of + taking advantage of us through appeals like Comic Relief (the Israel Lobby), to dupe Britain every year through powerful + carefully constructed propaganda, exploiting so called ‘European post-colonial’ guilt (the Holocaust) into giving our hard earned money to helping barbarians (Fascist Israelis), = a scam.
  5. Zionists tentacles all over the world, who are more loyal to each other than they are to the countries they live in.
  6. many people who conflate their being Jewish with Israel = they are not the same thing, one can fully renounce Israel + still be proud to be Jewish

Israel is central to the identity of the overwhelming majority of Jews not just in Britain, but all over the world. The reason is because it is central to Judaism. This doesn’t mean that all Jews agree with everything that the Israeli government does. But even if a Jew or non-Jew does agree with an Israeli government policy which is unpopular abroad, this doesn’t make it legitimate to unleash hatred against them.

British Jews have other connections to Israel beyond religious reasons > family members who live there + To some = their homeland + to others = a home away from home. > strong connections to the culture of these countries and to family and friends who live there.

  • anti-Zionist assumes = being Jewish = just a faith, rather than an ethnicity, =>  doesn’t need to have any connection to a particular land or people =>one should be able to completely divorce Israel from their Jewish identity.
  • anti-Zionist mimics earlier version of anti-Semitism through the notion of a good Jew and a bad Jew.
  • anti-Zionists similarly expect Jews to abandon beliefs that majority of them hold, which are central to their identity.> conflict between Jews + ancient Greece = similar.
  • Jewish festival of Chanukah = victory against an effort which began with a Greek Hellenization of Judaism which became an internal struggle between Hellenized and non-Hellenized Jews, with the latter reigning victorious.
  • anti-Zionist Jewdas + other fringe Jewish groups = Hellenists of our time.
  • without state of Israel > Jews = be defenceless in world hostile to them => free reign to oppress Jews
  • state of Israel stands in the way <= allows Jews dignity + strength to stand up for themselves.

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  20. Is it time for UK Jews to pack the bags?
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  23. As a Lefty Jew, How Do I Feel About Farrakhan? Hey Look! A Squirrel!
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Jewish Concerns Forum

As the crisis over anti-Semitism in the Labour party continues. It is still, unfortunately, the case that people are quite unable to understand how what is claimed to be anti-Zionism and not anti-Semitism can be and often is a form of anti-Semitism.

Here I will attempt to shed light on the problem through satirical illustration of how the phenomenon plays itself out, if we were to apply the ‘anti-Zionist, not an anti-Semite’ logic to a different minority group, the Black community for example.

One of the things I always ask myself when I hear anti-Semitic or ‘anti-Zionist’ remarks and how others react to them is to ask myself, “what if this remark or something similar were said about Blacks or Muslims or any other group?”

Suppose an individual or group of people professed the following:

“I am not racist, I am in fact a life-long anti-racist. No one should be…

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Products of European and American Jewish assimilation

After World War II the children which were placed in Catholic families often found no Jewish families to take care for them or to bring them up in Jewish traditions. Most of them even did not have the opportunity to learn Hebrew and got estranged from Jewish traditions. They married and got children who started to wonder about their ancestors. Several of them also wanted to go back to the Jewish culture and found stronger bounds with Jewish religion, whilst others wanted to keep their faith in the Messiah, but did not want to be counted under the trinitarian Christians.

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The offspring from a tortured generation finding the Word of God again

During the years of Nazism several Jewish children found themselves placed by goyim and several of them got a Catholic education and formation. Years later several of them, their children and/or grandchildren wanted to find their Jewish identity again, others lost faith in God and religion, whilst others went looking for Scriptural Truth. Her we want to offer a place for those searching for Biblical Truth and the possibility to be a Jew as well as a Christian, being part of the People of Israel and a member of the Body of Christ.

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Children and grandchildren of a saved generation

From the 1930ies there was a feeling it would be better to bring Jewish children away from the European mainland into safety against the upcoming anti-Semitism. Those children came mostly in a non-Jewish environment and some were even submerged in an other religion. Many years later they, their children or grandchildren wanted to find their Jewish connection again and would love to worship the Only One true God again. for that reason many look for becoming to be recognised a as Jew again, though these days they see the danger again of the uprising anti-Semitism, which makes them afraid to come into the open with their faith.

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If some of us do not feel safe

Lots of Jews and many who have found Jeshua as the way to God have come afraid by the populist far-right politicians and extreme right agitators. Many do not want to come out in the public because of fear for bullying and terrorist actions against them. Many are also afraid that when they would unite with a group or would have a collective name that they would loose their characteristic property. As partakers of a particular Body they should know that it is more important how we make others feel and would like to be open and susceptible to them.

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Belgium showing signs of pre-Nazi Germany making certain people afraid to show up in public

In Belgium and Holland we may find several populist politicians who do not mind to be enablers of hate speech against certain groups of people and who do not mind to go in against the freedom of speech, expression and religion. since a few years Muslims could receive hate and abuse and more and more Jewish communities also became targetted. The number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme has increased by more than a quarter, new figures show, as the number of Islamists falls. Also in our regions we must be careful not to loose democratic rights, seeing that around us over half the nations in the world are experiencing significant democratic decline.

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Beginning of weeks for the Feasts of deliverance

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Declaration of the Polish Associations for Jewish Studies and for Yiddish Studies concerning recent legislation on the Institute for National Remembrance

Members of the Polish-Jewish community and activists involved in Polish-Jewish dialogue and reconciliation have expressed their shock and dismay at the present deterioration in public discourse, looking at a new law denying Polish complicity in German Nazi atrocities.

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2017 Undergraduate Judaic Studies Conference

The second annual Undergraduate Judaic Studies Conference presented the research of three Yeshiva College students on medieval Kabbalistic views of people with physical disabilities, social, political and religious institutions in the Spanish Portuguese Jewish community in early 17th-century Amsterdam, and gender descriptions in Jewish philosophy.

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Jewish writings and translations for our era

In ancient times people couldn’t just open the Torah and find particular chapters or verses in the Bible. In the past, but also still know, people just quoted it and hoped that their listeners knew its origin. They might have told them which book of the Bible you were talking about, but that was as much as they could do. Daniel Bomberg, a Flemish Christian printer printed a complete edition of the Babylonian Talmud and used the layout that is now familiar.

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Who is a Jew?

We present this article from Freedom from Economic, Social and Political Oppression; where current social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues from a secular humanist point of view are looked at.

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Human passion + emotional responses to issues which embody strong ties to self-identity are not the only consideration in addressing controversy.

cognitive uncertainties + emotional responses = consciously induced when most individuals encounter the word “Jew” or “Judaism” >  Few people have a completely neutral reaction to these words.

 

muddling regarding accurate + contextual, + interpretable use of terminology surrounding Judaism lodges a mistrust + misunderstanding of its intentions, = can result in propagation of “Anti-Judaic tradition” often falsely branded as “Anti-Semitism”.

secular “Jews” more likely to openly identify themselves as a Jew than secular persons with a Christian heritage are to identify themselves as Christians.

behaviors of adherents of Judaism <> theological tenets = classifying Jews as a race – versus basing the resolution to it – on the adherence and devotion to a theological perspective.

Orthodox and Conservative Judaism = being Jewish on basis of bloodlines > maternal genealogy,

Reformed Judaism based on faith of either parent.

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non-religious Jews refer to themselves = secular Jews,= a contraction in terminology > secular persons reject superstitious beliefs embodied in religion

within Judaism significant, although small number, of rabbis that openly acknowledge to reject superstitious beliefs embodied in religion

acceptance by some Jews of secular clerics + their interpretations of religious teachings illustrates need to examine validity of “race” question since these rabbis + clerics are, by many, still acknowledged to be Jews.

Defining a “Jew” =/= complicated as it appears if “race” and/or ethnicity are taken out of the equation.

As with Christianity, Judaism, is a religion.

Christians = those who follow teachings of Christ > more accurately = adherents to organized theocracies that are based on Jesus his teachings

being a Christian =/= dependent on “race”, culture, language spoken, or spiritual beliefs of the person’s parents

being Jewish (or Muslim) =/= dependent on “race”, culture, language spoken, or spiritual beliefs of the person’s parents

Religion =/= defined by God, a god, or group of deities = created by Man in response to nature, 1 within context of accounting for death + 2 to provide moral compass in regard to social demands that arose = served as legal authority on proper behaviour within community

Judaism as a “Race” or Ethnicity = False Propaganda

Humans consistently demonstrated a compulsion to classify + categorize based on observations > speakers of a common language + national affiliation

17° century race = concept based on distinct physical (phenotypical) features (skin color) of persons (phenotype or physical appearance) > employed to categorize groups of persons on basis of differences in physical appearance, + served as underlying basis that lent support for eugenic movements in Nazi Germany, the United States, + elsewhere.

Rationalization of race = means of discrimination => immense controversy, violence, dangerous + invalid misconceptions

increasing understanding of genetics + unlocking of human genome = Science demonstrated > entire of humanity = one “race” <= human beings = genetically homogeneous in comparison to many other species > similarity in genetics amongst members of humankind = strikingly uniform

scientific, biological definition of species – a taxonomic designation given to a form of life – = espoused in idea that two individuals belong to the same species, if they can produce fertile offspring.

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who is a Jew = from Scientific, genealogical (racial) = moot because DNA studies have repeatedly + consistently demonstrated > entire of humanity is one “race” > Based on biology =

 

Ethnicity = concept determined by groups of persons typically who share similar heritage > may share (or not) – common language, religious affiliation, or nationality – + tend to be comprised of members who identify with one another = subjective.

Constitution of Bosnia-Herzegovina = 3 distinct ethnicities = 96% of its population – Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats > All three have a unique language variant that is mutually intelligible <=  Genetic studies concluded despite ethnicity differences 3 groups share large proportion of their DNA, not only amongst themselves, but in respect to geography. => feature that most clearly separates each ethnicity = religious affiliation – Bosniaks (Muslim), Serbs (Orthodox Christian), Croats (Roman Catholic).

United States Census Bureau defines Hispanic in reference to = person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin – regardless of “race”, ancestry, or ethnicity.

in respect to Judaism any individual – who acknowledges, accepts, and observes at least some Jewish traditions – can claim to be Jewish.

As is the case with Christianity, adherents to Judaism, comprise no single ethnic or racial group.

term “Jews” refers to people who share a common theological doctrine.  = Just as a Christians can be White, or Black; American, or Spanish – so, too, can be a Jew.  Christians belong to various affiliations – Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Anglican.

term, Anti-Semitism, used to label speech, acts, or other forms of expression as being hatefully Anti-Jewish = misleading for several reasons.

Semitic Peoples = originally defined by speaking one of several languages that share similar linguistic, grammatical, phonetical + contextual elements derived from an ancient common tongue +  refer to a group of peoples who hail from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula

classifying Jews as Semitic in respect, to heritage = term loses its validity because majority of modern Jews today descend from European, Asiatic, + African origins + different ethnic + cultural backgrounds

Ethnicities = loosely defined, can overlap, + sometimes be oxymoronic in how they are defined.

“Jewish People”, or “Jews” =/= unique in terms of genetic composition with rest of humanity =/= single Nationality, heredity, or mother-tongue-language =>   Jewish identity = based on acknowledging, accepting, + practicing the religious doctrine of Judaism, or on having social or cultural ties to it.

Khazars (European, ethnic group of peoples) converted to Judaism (speaking Yiddish) =/= genealogical, linguistic, or national ties with the Hebrews that inhabited Judea prior to and up to the Roman conquest + dismantling of Judea beginning in 66 C.E >  predominantly “Jews” descended from Khazars that originally advocated for a Jewish homeland in Palestine through the founding of Zionism in the late 19° century.

organized religions > few of those claiming membership to a particular faith conduct their lives in accordance with its doctrine.

world = increasingly secular.

“Christian” > reared with Christian beliefs => identify with traditions + culture even though they might not be active participants in the theology.  < => same in Judaism <=  wish to cling on to their cultural heritage so that they remain aware of where they came from.

Secular “Jew” + Secular “Christian” = oxymoronic > secular persons, by definition, = no religious or spiritual basis for their beliefs or behaviours.

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Often overlooked in discussing Judaism =  marked transformation that occurred within its own religious doctrine in a direct answer to Christianity, rapidly flourishing through gaining converts, as the dominant and most powerful theocratic system of beliefs which placed its very basic foundations and most fundamental teachings of Jesus Christ squarely at odds with the main tenants of Judaism.  => gave Christianity an upper hand in ethics + morality in the sense that the vices of neo-Christian theology often demonstrated wickedness in the way traditional Jewish values were taught.

swelling number of Christian converts => Judaism needs to be examined in both pre-Christian world + its evolved doctrine in response to Christianity.

Judaism, Christianity, + Islam – share Old Testament + its teachings.

modern Judaism – not based on the teachings of the Old Testament, influenced by Kabbalistic ideas = belief man has three types of souls > only Jews have all three > theological dogma = toxic in terms of acceptance + conjures inhumane acts against anyone who is not “Jewish”.  >>> contradicts + diminishes traditions that were part of pre-Christian Judaism.

Talmud before Christianity didn’t exist as it does today in written form, but rather encompassed oral Traditions that were passed down from God to Moses and subsequently between generations.

Amid threat Judaism being overwhelmed by spread of Christianity => Judaic religious clerics pressured to account for their practices that were considered sinful + unethical in an increasingly Christian dominated world which at this point still banned usury in all forms, + after shunning Jewish practices of ritual slaughter of animals + circumcision of male infants at eight days after birth, viewed these rituals as barbaric, cruel and immoral.

Jewish theological doctrine incorporated combination of reactionary antiphon in response to Christianity + mysticism into the Talmud.   Many Jewish religious leaders, since, have emphasized the importance of keeping the Talmud’s doctrine hidden from an increasingly powerful non-Jewish (Gentile) population..  =  no accident.

 

organized religion > few individuals practice the “faith”  > Judaism => less strict in terms of diet, + Christianity disavowed many of virtuous teachings of Christ+> many Muslims consume alcohol.

 

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Christianity adopted by Roman Empire > official religion, +subsequent fusion of pagan elements into the Faith – Christmas + Easter traditions attracted converts > holidays celebrated in Christian world today = inconsistent with teachings of Christ.  Christmas, Easter, New Year’s, St. Valentine’s Day, etc., = commercialized celebrations > Holidays which breed excessive selfishness + false superstitions  => corrupt true Christianity + humanism + feed off of the vices of humanity.

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Additional reading

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Further reading

  1. Multiculturalism and the Jews
  2. Alan Dershowitz’s Fake claim of antisemitism
  3. israel’s genocidal political culture
  4. Jews Are Still the Biggest Target of Religious Hate Crimes
  5. Unmasking the Phantom
  6. Catholics and the Sin of White Supremacy
  7. Reflecting the Mystery: Analogy Beyond Negation and Affirmation
  8. The problem of God’s whiteness
  9. Kabbalistic Revolution Reimagining Judaism in Medieval Spain
  10. A.F. Segal: “The Other Judaisms of Late Antiquity”
  11. Snapshot of Judaism
  12. Judaism & The Fetish: A Quick Note on Marx and the (Religious) Imagination
  13. World Leading Christian Apologist, William Lane Craig Always Presents God of Islam and Judaism
  14. The truth about the Nashville Statement, and the culture’s insane freakout over it
  15. Schopenhauer on Race Differences in Intelligence and on Judaism | The Occidental Observer
  16. The Psychopathology of Judaism
  17. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism
  18. A Christianity Immersed in Empire: a book review
  19. Discovering the Didache: The Oldest Catechism
  20. terms “Judeo-Christian tradition” and “Judeo-Christian morality” are wrong and misleading
  21. The History of Israel and Judaism Debunked 1
  22. The History of Israel and Judaism Debunked 2
  23. The Chinese Jews of Kaifeng. A Millennium of Adaptation and Endurance (2017)
  24. A Jew and a Muslim discuss Judaism & Islam at Speakers’ Corner
  25. Priorities and the Meaning of Judaism
  26. BBC resource for teachers spreads inaccuracies about Judaism
  27. On Christian hatred towards Judaism
  28. Globalism = Freemasonry = Judaism
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