Skip to comments.The World's Oldest Hate Metastasizes
Posted on 09/17/2013 9:35:22 AM PDT by Nachum
A review of Demonizing Israel and the Jews by Manfred Gerstenfeld, RVP Press, New York, 2013
In the six years 1939-1945, two thirds of Europe's 9 million Jews were executed by gunfire, starved to death, or incinerated in gas chambers during the Holocaust. While Nazi Germany was, of course the principal actor in this mass human slaughter, the Germans found many willing collaborators among the legions of Jew haters in countries they conquered, occupied, and recruited from for the slave labor and death camps. For a few decades after the end of the war, in part due to guilt for their complicity or stance as bystanders to the carnage, many Western European nations were supportive of the new state of Israel, and made the public expression of anti-Semitism verboten. Eastern European nations, in the orbit of the Soviet bloc, adopted the USSR's position on Israel, which turned sharply negative soon after Israeli independence.
As Manfred Gerstenfeld, a scholar of Jewish communities in Europe and anti-Semitism vividly portrays in this collection of 57 interviews with academics, politicians, and writers in Europe and a few other places as well, the brief time-out on thousands of years of anti-Semitism among Europeans has ended. The end of any tilt towards Israel occurred even earlier, dating to the end of the 1967 war, when Israel was transformed in the eyes of the leftist elites from besieged victim to colonial occupier. Some Europeans pay lip service to hating Israel, but also oppose anti-Semitism. But when you treat the one majority-Jewish state in the world differently than you treat all others and use the most vicious language at your disposal to condemn Israel, then you are singling it out not for its behavior, but for the makeup of its population.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
“two thirds of Europe’s 9 million Jews”
80% of FreeMasons
You can be a jew in germany today, you cannot be a free-mason
This article (and the book it reviews) kinda answers the question “how could the Holocaust have happened?”
This might take place in pseudo-Christian churches like Obama's but it does not occur in any Christian churches that are preaching the Gospel.
And 40% of Europe’s Roma people
Only one conqueror/leader ever gave Jews their freedom. Cyrus the Great of Babylon. 559 BC 530 BC.
Israeli Apartheid Week has done more to make Anti-Semitism chic and trendy than pretty much anything or anyone else in the last sixty years.
This might take place in pseudo-Christian churches like Obama’s but it does not occur in any Christian churches that are preaching the Gospel. *
Actual Christian CHurches that know the Gospel are definately on the side of the Jews!
Don’t forget that Hitler made a fake “bible” and was coming after Christains as soon as he finished with the Jews.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Also Ptolemy of Alexandria was pretty nice. He freed 100,000 Jewish slaves and commissioned the translation of the Pentateuch into Greek.
Aren’t Free Masons also supposed to control everything through an international conspiracy? Hey, wanna co-conspire?/s
That is The Illuminati
Today, three million Muslims leave in Germany. Considering the Jews that were killed in World War it would constitute the worst trade off ever. Six million Jews for three million Muslims.
Care to elaborate on that?
(My mother celebrated her 70th birthday at the Free Mason's lodge in Kiel just a few years ago - not that she's a member, she just rented the facilities for the evening. Wikipedia claims 14,000+ Free Masons are active in Germany today.)
Cyrus was Persian, not Babylonian.
It's really too bad that Persia fell to islam.
Centuries, certainly, but Jews weren't around much in Europe *thousands* of years ago (early Roman Empire excepted - those would be Romans not Europeans).
Isn't the world's oldest hate brother on brother?
Weren't Cain and Able Jews? I guess Jews hating Jews isn't uncommon either.
Oh well, never mind. One day I will read the article before posting.
“Weren’t Cain and Able Jews?”
Depending on how you count who is a “Jew” there weren’t any Jewish people until either Abraham or Moses (again, depending on your definition — descendant of Abraham or Coveneant of Mt. Sinai).
(That said, somehow Noah knew what was a clean and unclean animal and took on more clean.)
Anyway, all long after Cain and Able.
Some Europeans pay lip service to hating Israel, but also oppose anti-Semitism. But when you treat the one majority-Jewish state in the world differently than you treat all others and use the most vicious language at your disposal to condemn Israel, then you are singling it out not for its behavior, but for the makeup of its population.
Okay, I’ll bite. Why would Romans a couple of thousand years ago not have been Europeans as much as inhabitants of Africa or Asia were Africans or Asians,as presumably was the case, at that time?
And I thought you were going to say Christ.
An attempt to clarify:
1. The term 'Europeans' as it is used today is generally understood to include (short of 'consist of') north-of-the-Alps Europe where a Jewish population simply was not present thousands of years ago. Conversely, when we think of ancient Greece and Rome, we usually do not refer to those societies as European, but rather as ancient Rome or Greece. The modern designation 'European' does not date back to thousands of years ago (to quote wikipedia: A cultural definition of Europe as the lands of Latin Christendom coalesced in the 8th century, signifying the new cultural condominium created through the confluence of Germanic traditions and Christian-Latin culture, defined partly in contrast with Byzantium and Islam, and limited to northern Iberia, the British Isles, France, Christianized western Germany, the Alpine regions and northern and central Italy. The concept is one of the lasting legacies of the Carolingian Renaissance: "Europa" often figures in the letters of Charlemagne's court scholar, Alcuin. This divisionas much cultural as geographicalwas used until the Late Middle Ages, when it was challenged by the Age of Discovery.[why?] The problem of redefining Europe was finally resolved in 1730 when, instead of waterways, the Swedish geographer and cartographer von Strahlenberg proposed the Ural Mountains as the most significant eastern boundary, a suggestion that found favour in Russia and throughout Europe.).
2. Have Jews in Europe been persecuted in the course of history due to their ethnicity or their religion? I had always thought that early persecution of the Jewish people was a matter of religion, not ethnicity. Forced conversion to the prevalent religion (Christianity or islam) seemed to be the main thrust back in the days of the Holy Inquisition, or the islamic conquest of Spain (which, again, was not *thousands* of years ago). Ethnic Jews that converted were pretty much tolerated. Which leads me to question the use of the ethnicity-focused term 'anti-semitic' rather than a religious 'anti-Jewish'. Jews were not persecuted for their ethnicity until very recently, relatively speaking.
To summarize, the combination of *thousands* of years ago plus 'anti-semitism' plus 'Europeans' struck me as somewhat incongruent as regards modern understanding.
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