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Sunday, August 21, 2011

JUDAISM: Abrahamic Conversion

I first began writing this piece with only people of Jewish background in mind, since I was concerned about the unnecessary humiliation and suffering people from countries in the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia, Burma and elsewhere -- even "Christians" from the United States -- undergo in seeking conversion or when they emigrate to Israel.

I was also worried about the problem of intermarriage, an issue I am told affects some 50 percent or more of Jews in America and elsewhere. But I have since found that as many non-Jews (perhaps more) -- and, in particular "Abrahamic-minded Christians," of whom I have met perhaps thousands -- were just as interested.

Since I am writing the article for those who might find something helpful, useful or edifying in it -- whether "Jewish," "Christian," "Buddhist, "Hindu," "atheist," even "Muslim" -- I will begin as I originally intended. For those who are curious or interested (including many Evangelicals), that will be enough. For those that are not, nothing will be lost.

One of the problems Judaism is experiencing in the 20th and 21st centuries is the question of who is a Jew -- who needs conversion or "re-conversion," and how or in what way a person can or should become a Jew.

One does not wish to be needlessly crude about this, but the Nazis had no difficulty determining this, even though many and even most so-called "Jews" -- not to mention others -- still do today. They just looked into your genealogy or ancestry to see if there was some "Jewish" ancestor somewhere (male or female, it didn't matter to them) or, in many cases if one were male, they just looked to see if you were circumcised (rightly, unfortunately, realizing this had something to do with honoring "the Covenant of Moses") and that was that. Hitler didn't ask if your mother was Jewish, though, inter alia, this might have been one of the questions he might have asked.

But if we are going to be honest and go back even further than this, it is clear that the Old Testament (as some call it) is even more liberal and inclusive even than any of these. Everyone has come to realize that what Jews or Hebrews and even "God-Fearing" Christians call "the Forefathers" often had "non-Jewish" wives, whatever might have been meant by that at the time.

Abraham himself, supposedly, in his older years even took a non-Jewish, younger woman to be his wife, whose name was Keturah (Genesis 25:1). The Bible makes it plain that earlier he also had another "wife" named Hagar -- very important in traditional song and story -- who is portrayed in many respects even more sympathetically than Sarah is. The Bible doesn't either idealize or romanticize its "folk heroes or heroines," which, to the present writer, is one of its strengths and attractions.

Jacob is not idealized, nor is Abraham. Isaac comes through as rather doddering and something of a fool. Sarah is the typical jealous mother. Abraham, if the traditions are to be credited (I put many of them down to the embellishment of good story-tellers, just like the Greek epic writers did), was even willing to sell his own wife to either Pharoah or Abimelech (again an anachronism) and claimed her as his sister, i.e., the "incest" common in Northern Syrian practices of the time (Genesis 12 and 20).

Esau comes out better -- even than Jacob who supplants him -- and does nothing really wrong except being a bit dim-witted and "selling his birthright." In fact, he is portrayed as being very generous and forgiving. Ishmael and Hagar the same. Esau's only real problem is that he seems to marry the wrong woman or women (Genesis 28:1-9)!

David, certainly, is no better and despite his heroism does some particularly horrific things, especially, once again, where women are concerned. Again, Saul's son Jonathan comes out looking better. But this is literature and, in literature, often almost anything goes and one can do a lot of things (Judah, for instance, stops by the wayside and has intercourse with his son's wife, disguised as a whore. Beat that if you can!).

But to get back to our subject: Who is a Jew and what is a proper conversion? One of the purist and most heroic of all early Jewish/Hebrew characters, Joseph, certainly marries the daughter of an Egyptian Priest, "the Priest of On" (Genesis 41:45), and, of course, his children are by her. No one makes any great issues over this in the Bible. In fact, Jacob, according to the story at the end of Genesis, even gives him a double share of the future land to be conquered and settled, Ephraim and Manasseh.

Moses definitely marries out, to a woman named Zipporah who is a daughter of the Midianite (probably Ishmaelite) priest who goes by several names: Jethro, Hobab, Shuaib. In fact, the Bible makes a big issue of this when it comes to the circumcision of their offspring, Zipporah being pictured as crying out in horrified maternal pain, "You are a bloody bridegroom to me" (Exodus 4:24-5), presumably referring to their second son, Eliezer (though Aaron, Moses' alleged brother, has a third son in addition to Nadav and Abihu by a similar name, Eleazar, and somehow the priesthood devolves upon him despite "the Golden Calf" episode, while Moses' offspring -- the first allegedly being Gershom -- seem virtually to evaporate).

Even David, the arch hero, or hero of all heroes by rabbinic standards, wouldn't be considered Jewish at all (though, to go back to more recent grimness, by Nazi standards, he most certainly would have) since his paternal great grandmother, Ruth, is clearly designated as a Moabitess. In fact, her words to her mother-in-law Naomi at the death of her first husband, "whither thou goest, I will go," have become proverbial for conversion.

But this is certainly no rabbinic conversion and brings us to the whole point of my article. It is certainly looser, less formal, and more spiritual or behavioral than anything any of the forms of Judaism, which of course become more stringent the more "Conservative" or "Orthodox" one gets, would deem sufficient or even recognizable.

So what should one call it, "Davidic" or "Abrahamic"? I prefer to call it "Abrahamic Conversion" because all of this is covered quite plainly, clearly and explicitly in Genesis 17:10-14 when Abraham is commanded to circumcise all the males in his household. In fact, the Mosaic Covenant hasn't even been revealed yet, something both Muhammad and Paul (to counter-effect) play off of very effectively in their dialectic.

This "Abrahamic Conversion" is very liberal -- to the extreme -- and extends to all the males in Abraham's household, including all those traveling with him (i. e., all the "fellow-travelers," as it were, or what would later be called in the Dead Sea Scrolls and nascent Christianity "God-Fearers"). There is nothing said about the women in this situation at all, and that is just the point. This is also the end point of the story about David's origins and genealogy which does involve the woman's place -- anyone who wanted to be "Jewish" or chose to share the fate of "the Jews" (never an easy one) was considered part of the People. There was nothing else asked and nothing else required.

This is what is implied by the watchword, "Whither thou goest, I will go." Anyone who wished to share the fate of the Jewish People or be part of its traditions was considered part of it -- period! There was nothing ever said about women or who one's mother might have been throughout the whole of the Old Testament except ever so slightly, as I said, in the story of Esau. If you wanted to be "Jewish," "Hebrew" or part of the tradition, then you were. It was as simple as that.

It had nothing to do with who your mother was (of course, this is one of the other things Ruth is pictured as saying: "your People will be my People"). By implication too, the opposite was true: If you did not, then you were not. To my mind, Karl Marx and people like today's George Soros, Noam Chomsky or Bernadine Dohrn would be good examples of this.

So when did this idea of one's mother being Jewish as the determining factor of whether one was "Jewish" or of one's Judaism begin to enter or show itself in the tradition? Of course, it is rabbinic, as there is nothing about it before that time. But precisely what period and under what circumstances? To my mind, too, this is a very easy question to answer. It starts to enter the tradition during the Maccabean or pre-Roman/Roman/Herodian Period.

It is certainly not in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Genesis 17:16-7 is mentioned very importantly in the Damascus Document, for instance. But I have yet to see anything about matrilineality or matrilineal descent before either Talmudic or rabbinic literature, and there it emerges quite clearly in "The Herodian Period"!

Why the Herodian? I have covered this in a number of pieces I have done relating to the Temple or Temple Mount and making its "Herodian Stones" into religious icons and the like -- the Western or Wailing Wall for instance. It comes in during the Herodian Period because neither Herod, nor his father Antipater (the first Roman Governor of Palestine after the conquest under the Roman General Pompey in B.C.E. 63), nor his brothers, nor any of his family, were "Jews" or "Jewish" in the proper sense of that word or even as it came to be defined at this time and later by the rabbis. Nor, as I would define it and see it, did any of them particularly want to be.

But the Pharisees -- cum Rabbinic Party and Rabbinic Judaism to be -- from Hillel and Shammai's time onward approved of this takeover, since in the main they were anti-Maccabean. To anyone who doubts this, Josephus makes this plain in all his works in his description of the fall of the Temple in 63 B.C. and what follows it.

The Herodians were Greco-Arabs from the Palestinian Coastline and from the Kingdom of Petra. They weren't even Idumaeans, as many in rabbinic literature enjoy referring to them -- Herod's father, who was a Greco-Arab Priest of Apollo from Gaza, for a time having been kidnapped by so-called Idumaeans; his mother, a high-born woman of Petra. The Herodians turned a Roman governorship into a Roman kingship -- "the King(s) of the Jews" as they would come to be called in the New Testament and even though they were not necessarily "Jews" themselves. This was typical of Roman nomenclature.

But Herod had at least two "Jewish" wives, both called Mariamne or Miriam (the prototype of the later Marys) and both descendants of High Priests -- the first and favorite Maccabean, and the second of the High Priest of the Jewish Temple that had been established in Egypt at Leontopolis (see my "The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians" and "James the Brother of Jesus"). The descendants of the first of these, for obvious reasons, became more important as time went on and included such persons as Herodias and Salome, Agrippa I and Agrippa II, Bernice (ultimately Titus' mistress), Drusilla Felix's wife, etc., the last four of whom appear in the Book of Acts and the first in the Gospels.

Herod (like Muhammad six centuries later) had some 10 wives, most of whom were non-Jewish of one background or another. But his descendants by his Maccabean wife were the line most recognized and favored by the People -- again, for obvious reasons. This was the reason, for instance, that everyone wanted to marry them (Herodias' situation, for example, in the background to the beheading of John the Baptist story).

For that matter, it was also the line most favored by Julio-Claudian Rome, even though Herod not only executed his two sons by Mariamne because of the People's preference for them, incurring the displeasure both of the Divine Augustus, who hated this kind of family fratricide, and also this first Mariamne, her brother, one Jonathan when he came of age and was the last Maccabean High Priest, and her uncle Hyrcanus II, who had originally paved the way for his own father's ascent.

But it was in the second generation of Maccabean Herodians where these things really came into play and, in particular in relation to Agrippa I above (c. 40 C.E.), of whom both the rabbis and even Josephus approved, and his son Agrippa II (c. 50-95 C.E.), in whose time the Temple was destroyed.

Not only was Agrippa I brought up in Rome as part of the Imperial Family (probably to protect him as the Romans, particularly under Augustus, honored Royal blood) and almost a blood-brother of the coming Emperors-to-be Caligula and, in particular, Claudius who sent him back to Palestine as "King" and not "Governor" (in fact, in place for a time of the Roman Governors, see, for instance, Acts 12:1-23), but he was also approved of by the rabbis and this is made very clear in the Talmud, especially in the earlier Mishnaic part of it.

When Agrippa I, who died under mysterious circumstances in 44 C.E. (again see Acts 12:23), came to read the Torah on Sukkot -- the custom of the time for the King -- and came to "the Deuteronomic King Law" (Deuteronomy 17:16-7: "Thou shalt not put a foreigner over you"), the Talmud records -- since he at least among other "Herodians" seemed to reflect some piety -- that he began to weep, obviously thinking that they did not consider him Jewish but rather "a foreigner" because of his Herodian origins. Whereupon the Talmud records (Mishnah Sota 7:8, 41a), the People and, presumably, all the assembled rabbis cried out "You are one of us, you are one of us, you are one of us!" three times, just like many similar and probably derivative numerations in the New Testament.

And that is just my point. He was "Jewish" in their eyes because his grandmother, the Maccabean Princess Mariamne was "Jewish," even though the marriage had been forced upon her and even though she and all her relatives were eventually killed by the ever blood-thirsty Herod who had 10 wives, most of whom were non-Jewish. In my view, this is the first instance of matrilineal descent being the determinant in Jewish lore.

In other words, like many things we now recognize as Jewish or Judaism, it is a Herodian imposition or appendage and a product of the Herodian Period -- in this case, to legitimatize this one line of the descendants of Herod who could at least claim some legitimacy via his "Jewish" wife Mariammne/Miriam/Mary. Again, in other words, they were using it to legitimatize themselves over the other lines. This is how it came into rabbinic Judaism and this is where it has remained up until today. Again, too, it is Herodian, which is in contradistinction to a wider and more general biblical view that stems from the portraits or time of Abraham or David. That is why I call it "the Abrahamic view."

That view was that anyone "traveling with us" or "wanting to be part of us" was Jewish or Hebrew or whatever you wish to call it. Again, if you wanted to be Jewish or part of the tradition, then you were Jewish or "a God-Fearer" (words found, as we noted, both in the Dead Sea Scrolls and New Testament), a part of the tradition. In my view, this is the older, more classical and uncorrupted view (this and, of course, "circumcision for males" as in Genesis 17 above, "the sign of the Covenant," with which I agree and which even Spinoza viewed as the keystone of Jewish survival) -- to my mind, everything Herodian being a corruption of that Judaism that was in place before it, including even that found in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Moreover, this is how it should remain today. Those who want in are and should be in. Those who want out are and should be out. And this has nothing whatever to do with who your mother was or who your grandmother or great grandmother might have been. It might just as well have to do with who your father, grandfather or great grandfather might have been. But basically, really, your own soul.

No such persons need conversion or "re-conversion" as it were. As God put it or is pictured as saying to Abraham, "Circumcise all those traveling with you." It had nothing to do with who your mother was or your father might have been, though it might have. Then, again, it might not have. It is all-inclusive.

The same today. We have already lost 6 million "Jews" -- most of whom probably were not asked "who their mother or grandmother was" -- and this, in my view, was and still is the greatest barbarity in human history. No other, to my knowledge, approaches it in systematic cruelty or finality. We now must, rather, follow Ruth's words to her mother-in-law Naomi: "Whither thou goest, I will go."

Whoever wishes to travel with us -- we, the new restored Israel or old or new "Jewish People," both in and out of its Homeland -- is with us. Whoever does not wish to, is not. It should have nothing whatever to do with who one's mother was or is. It never did before the Herodian Period and it should not now. This is a Herodian graft on traditional Judaism before that time and only had meaning in the context of determining the only legitimate line the people could stomach within that family, even though for the most part they were pretty abominable too.

But it has no legitimacy now and can and should be discarded as an imposition -- or, as Paul would have it in Romans 11:19-25, "a graft." In fact, in the run-up to the war against Rome, these third-generation, last "Herodians," Agrippa II and Bernice, with whom Paul converses so convivially in Acts 24-27, to say nothing of Drusilla and her brutal Roman-Governor-husband Felix -- a marriage connived at by someoneJosephus calls "Simon a magician" -- were barred from the Temple as foreigners, a wall being deliberately constructed to block their view of the sacrifices; and even stoned as "incestuous fornicators" by the Zealots!

Rather, it has everything to do with what is in your soul and in your heart. If you identify or want to identify, then you are. This is a hard enough requirement in today's often brutal, cruel and already-proven barbaric world. Surely this takes courage and spiritual purity enough. That is all it has to do with and all it ever had or should have to do with.

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CLAIM 01: "A pregnant non-Jew is no better
than a pregnant animal.
Coschen hamischpat 405.

RESPONSE: The above quote is a wrong inference from a fiscal law in Shulchan Oruch, Choshen Mishpat 405.3, that relates to times when slavery was a standard and accepted practice across the world.

BLOGGER: Response is BS. Even during the time mentioned above, the quote of Talmud, which is supposed to be a holy book, should not be as it is.

CLAIM 02: "It is permitted to take the body and the life of a Gentile." Sepher ikkarim III c 25.

RESPONSE: This is a misquotation. Rabbi Yosef Albo (the author) was asked by a Christian thinker about seeming injustice of the laws of Judaism dealing with charging interest on a loan. (According to Deuteronomy 23:20 and 23:21, a Jew is not allowed to lend with interest to another Jew, but may do so to a Gentile).

R. Albo answers: The "Gentile" or "heathen" in the above passage refers to idolater, who refuses to keep seven Noahide laws. The laws are universal for all mankind: A) prohibition of idolatry, B) prohibition of blasphemy, C) prohibition of murder, D) prohibition of immorality and promiscuity, E) prohibition of theft, F) establishment of judicial system, G) prohibition of cruelty to animals.

Such a person, who does not respect other's rights, places himself apart from human community and therefore can expect to be treated according to his own rules. He is a threat to everyone around and hence if somebody kills him, that person is not charged. On the contrary, even according to non-Jewish philosophers in those days (14th and 15th century, Spain), as R Albo brings, such a person should be killed. So it is regarding money matters: the prohibition of taking interest, that applies to everybody, including a non-Jew who keeps the Noahide laws (as R. Albo mentions a few sentences earlier), do not apply to him.

BLOGGER: What a crackpot full of steaming shit. First, an idolater is not obliged to follow the Nohide laws. Second, even if he is, but violates them all or part thereof, he does not deserve to be killed by someone. Third, one can not just kill someone who has a different belief. Anybody is free to believe in whatever he wants as far as no harm is
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" Coschen hamischpat 425 Hagah 425.

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BLOGGER: The quote says, “anyone who denies the Torah”, then immediately followed by, “The Christians belong to the denying ones of the Torah.” I cannot find any reference to Jewish heretics, or “it is forbidden to harm any gentile”. Response is nothing but hogwash.

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Israel's new Ashkenazi chief rabbi case: JERUSALEM: Israel's new Ashkenazi chief rabbi is facing growing calls to step down amid allegations of misconduct. The allegations center on sexual harassment charges against Yona Metzger, as well as charges that he engaged in fraud and is not qualified for the post. Aides to Metzger have rejected the allegations as a smear campaign fueled by political rivals.

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The petition claims that allegations of fraud and other improprieties involving Metzger were not fully investigated because of his 1998 pledge not to stand for chief rabbi of Tel Aviv. Metzger's spokesman, Roni Rimon, told the Israeli daily Ma'ariv that the petition was full of "lies, lies and more lies" produced by "professional slanderers.". Metzger had been accused of forging witnesses' signatures on marriage contracts and unlawfully demanding payment for performing weddings, the daily Ha'aretz reported. As a result of the allegations, Metzger's permit to serve as a chief rabbi of a major city was revoked. However, it was reinstated several months later after a hearing before three senior Israeli rabbis -- including Eliyahu Bakshi - Doron, a former Sephardi chief rabbi -- who accepted Metzger's explanations and his commitment to leave the Tel Aviv race, the paper said.

The petition also argues that the Metzger, 50, who previously was rabbi of north Tel Aviv, was not qualified to
fill the chief rabbi's duties as head of the country's rabbinic court system because he never had been a religious judge or rabbi of a major city. The
petition maintained that the elections committee for the chief rabbi was not adequately informed of the misconduct allegations against Metzger. In related development, Ma'ariv recently published what it said were sexual harassment allegations involving Metzger. Three weeks before Metzger's election as chief
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You’ve got to move,Goor says, according to an audio tape reviewed by The Post. “This is my house . . . I’m allowed to walk around nude in my house. So you better tell [her daughter] Mary,Goor told Pizzo.“I’m allowed to walk round this house . . . and I’m going to.”. Goor’s lawyer declined to comment on the allegations. “I truly loved this guy, I really did,” said a weepy Pizzo, 48, complaining how the 73-year-old Man of God locked her out of their bedroom, removed the cushions from her couch and vowed to unplug the refrigerator. http://www.canonist.com/?p=1245

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1. "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies, not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy." Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

2. "The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more".... Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000

3. " [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs." Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

4. "The Palestinians" would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls." Isreali Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988

5. "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.

6. "How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to." Golda Maier, March 8, 1969.

7. "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969

8. "The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence is only bluff, which was born and developed after the war." Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha'aretz, 19 March 1972.

9. David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.

10. Ben Gurion also warned in 1948 : "We must do everything to insure they ( the Palestinians) never do return." Assuring his fellow Zionists that Palestinians will never come back to their homes. "The old will die and the young will forget."

11. "We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves." Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.

12. "Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." - Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio. (Certainly the FBI's cover-up of the Israeli spy ring/phone tap scandal suggests that Mr. Sharon may not have been joking.) 

13. "We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimeter of Eretz Israel... Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours." Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces - Gad Becker, Yediot Ahronot 13 April 1983, New York Times 14 April 1983.

14. "We must do everything to ensure they [the Palestinian refugees] never do return" David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948, quoted in Michael Bar Zohar's Ben-Gurion: the Armed Prophet, Prentice-Hall, 1967, p. 157.

15. " ... we should prepare to go over to the offensive with the aim of smashing Lebanon, Trans-jordan and Syria... The weak point in the Arab coalition is Lebanon [for] the Moslem regime is artificial and easy to undermine. A Christian state should be established... When we smash the [Arab] Legions strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan, too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria, and Cairo." " David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

16. "We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population." Israel Koenig, "The Koenig Memorandum"

17. "Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population." Moshe Dayan, address to the Technion, Haifa, reported in Haaretz, April 4, 1969.

18. "We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!'" Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.

19. Rabin's description of the conquest of Lydda, after the completion of Plan Dalet. "We shall reduce the Arab population to a community of woodcutters and waiters" Uri Lubrani, PM Ben-Gurion's special adviser on Arab Affairs, 1960. From "The Arabs in Israel" by Sabri Jiryas.

20. "There are some who believe that the non-Jewish population, even in a high percentage, within our borders will be more effectively under our surveillance; and there are some who believe the contrary, i.e., that it is easier to carry out surveillance over the activities of a neighbor than over those of a tenant. [I] tend to support the latter view and have an additional argument:...the need to sustain the character of the state which will henceforth be Jewish...with a non-Jewish minority limited to 15 percent. I had already reached this fundamental position as early as 1940 [and] it is entered in my diary." Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department. From Israel: an Apartheid State by Uri Davis, p.5.

21. "Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them." Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.

22. "It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism,colonialization or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands." Yoram Bar Porath, Yediot Aahronot, of 14 July 1972.

23. "Spirit the penniless population across the frontier by denying it employment... Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly." Theodore Herzl, founder of the World Zionist Organization, speaking of the Arabs of Palestine,Complete Diaries, June 12, 1895 entry.

24. "One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail." -- Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 [Source: N.Y. Times, Feb. 28, 1994, p. 1]

25. "We Jews, we are the destroyers and will remain the destroyers. Nothing you can do will meet our demands and needs. We will forever destroy because we want a world of our own." (You Gentiles, by Jewish Author Maurice Samuels, p. 155).

26. "We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent." (Jewish Banker Paul Warburg, February 17, 1950, as he testified before the U.S. Senate).

27. "We will establish ourselves in Palestine whether you like it or not...You can hasten our arrival or you can equally retard it. It is however better for you to help us so as to avoid our constructive powers being turned into a destructive power which will overthrow the world." (Chaim Weizmann, Published in "Judische Rundschau," No. 4, 1920)

28. "Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves." - Israeli prime Minister Menachem Begin in a speech to the Knesset [Israeli Parliament] quoted by Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts," New Statesman, June 25, 1982

29. "Tell me, do the evil men of this world have a bad time? They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don't suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear us instead of feeling sorry. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear our madness instead of admiring our nobility. Let them tremble; let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a savage country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go wild, that we might start World War Three just like that, or that we might one day go crazy and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East. Even if you'll prove to me that the present war is a dirty immoral war, I don't care. We shall start another war, kill and destroy more and more. And do you know why it is all worth it? Because it seems that this war has made us more unpopular among the civilized world.We'll hear no more of that nonsense about the unique Jewish morality. No more talk about a unique people being a light upon the nations. No more uniqueness and no more sweetness and light. Good riddance." -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

30. "The Modern Age is the Jewish Age, and the twentieth century, in particular, is the Jewish Century." -Yuri Slezkine, Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley, "The Jewish Century"; Princeton University Press

31. "What shocks and worries me is the narrow-mindedness and the shortsightedness of our military leaders. They seem to presume that the State of Israel may or even must-behave in the realm of international relations according to the laws of the jungle- -the long chain of false incidents and hostilities we have invented, and so many clashes we have provoked;" - From Diary of Moshe Sharett, former Primer Minister of Israel in Livia Rokach, Israel's Sacred Terrorism published 980

32. Hebrew essayist Achad Ha-Am, after paying a visit to Palestine in 1891: "Abroad we are accustomed to believe that Israel is almost empty; nothing is grown here and that whoever wishes to buy land could come here and buy what his heart desires. In reality, the situation is not like this. Throughout the country it is difficult to find cultivable land which is not already cultivated."

33. The Balfour Declaration to Baron Rothchild, on the 2nd of November, 1917: "His Majesty's Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

34. Lord Sydenham, Hansard, House of Lords, 21 June 1922: "If we are going to admit claims on conquest thousands of years ago, the whole world will have to be turned upside down."

35. 1923:Vladimir Jabotinsky, The Iron Wall, "Zionist colonization must either be terminated or carried out against the wishes of the native population. This colonization can, therefore, be continued and make progress only under the protection of a power independent of the native population - an iron wall, which will be in a position to resist the pressure to the native population. This is our policy towards the Arabs..."

36. Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism (precursor of Likud), The Iron Wall, 1923: "A voluntary reconciliation with the Arabs is out of the question either now or in the future. If you wish to colonize a land in which people are already living, you must provide a garrison for the land, or find some rich man or benefactor who will provide a garrison on your behalf. Or else-or else, give up your colonization, for without an armed force which will render physically impossible any attempt to destroy or prevent this colonization, colonization is impossible, not difficult, not dangerous, but IMPOSSIBLE!... Zionism is a colonization adventure and therefore it stands or falls by the question of armed force. It is important... to speak Hebrew, but, unfortunately, it is even more important to be able to shoot - or else I am through with playing at colonizing."

37. David Ben Gurion, future Prime Minister of Israel, 1937, Ben Gurion and the Palestine Arabs, Oxford University Press, 1985: "We must expel Arabs and take their places." 
38. Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department in 1940. From "A Solution to the Refugee Problem": "Between ourselves it must be clear that there is no room for both peoples together in this country. We shall not achieve our goal if the Arabs are in this small country. There is no other way than to transfer the Arabs from here to neighboring countries - all of them. Not one village, not one tribe should be left."

39. Israeli official Arthur Lourie in a letter to Walter Eytan, director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry (ISA FM 2564/22). From Benny Morris, "The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem 1947-49", p. 297: "...if people become accustomed to the large figure and we are actually obliged to accept the return of the refugees, we may find it difficult, when faced with hordes of claimants, to convince the world that not all of these formerly lived in Israeli territory. It would, in any event, seem desirable to minimize the numbers...than otherwise."

40. David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben- Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978: "We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai."

41. BenDavid -Gurion, one of the father founders of Israel, described Zionist aims in 1948: "A Christian state should be established [in Lebanon], with its southern border on the Litani river. We will make an alliance with it. When we smash the Arab Legion's strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo... And in this fashion, we will end the war and settle our forefathers' account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram"

42. [Begin, and Yitzhak Shamir who were members of the party became Prime Ministers.] Albert Einstein, Hanna Arendt and other prominent Jewish Americans, writing in The New York Times, protest the visit to America of Menachem Begin, December 1948: "Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our time is the emergence in the newly created State of Israel of the Freedom Party (Herut), a political party closely akin in its organization, method, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties."

43. Martin Buber, Jewish Philosopher, addressed Prime Minister Ben Gurion on the moral character of the state of Israel with reference to the Arab refugees in March 1949. "We will have to face the reality that Israel is neither innocent, nor redemptive. And that in its creation, and expansion; we as Jews, have caused what we historically have suffered; a refugee population in Diaspora."

44. Moshe Dayan (Israel Defense and Foreign Minister), on February 12 1952. Radio "Israel.": "It lies upon the people's shoulders to prepare for the war, but it lies upon the Israeli army to carry out the fight with the ultimate object of erecting the Israeli Empire."

45. Martin Buber, to a NewYork audience, Jewish Newsletter, June 2, 1958: "When we [followers of the prophetic Judaism] returned to Palestine...the majority of Jewish people preferred to learn from Hitler rather than from us."

46. Aba Eban (the Israeli Foreign Minister) stated arrogantly. New York Times June 19, 1967: "If the General Assembly were to vote by 121 votes to 1 in favor of "Israel" returning to the armistice lines-- (pre June 1967 borders) "Israel" would refuse to comply with the decision."

47. Dr. Israel Shahak, Chairperson of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights, and a survivor of the Bergen Belsen concentration camp, Commenting on the Israeli military's Emergency Regulations following the 1967 War. Palestine, vol. 12, December 1983: "Hitler's legal power was based upon the 'Enabling Act', which was passed quite legally by the Reichstag and which allowed the Fuehrer and his representatives, in plain language, to be what they wanted, or in legal language, to issue regulations having the force of law. Exactly the same type of act was passed by the Knesset [Israeli's Parliament] immediately after the 1067 conquest granting the Israeli governor and his representatives the power of Hitler, which they use in Hitlerian manner."

48. Joseph Weitz, Director of the Jewish National Fund, the Zionist agency charged with acquiring Palestinian land, Circa 194. Machover Israca, January 5, 1973 /p.2: "The only solution is Eretz Israel [Greater Israel], or at least Western Eretz Israel [all the land west of Jordan River], without Arabs. There is no room for compromise on this point ... We must not leave a single village, not a single tribe." 
49. Israeli Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg, Inferring that killing isn't murder if the victim is Gentile. Jerusalem Post, June 19,1989: "Jewish blood and a goy's [gentile's] blood are not the same."

50. Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel, tells students at Bar Ilan University, From the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24, 1989: "Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories."

51. Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir declares at a Tel Aviv memorial service for former Likud leaders, November 1990. Jerusalem Domestic Radio Service: "The past leaders of our movement left us a clear message to keep Eretz Israel from the Sea to the Jordan River for future generations, for the mass aliya [immigration], and for the Jewish people, all of whom will be gathered into this country." 
52. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, quoted in Associated Press, November 16, 2000: "If we thought that instead of 200 Palestinian fatalities, 2,000 dead would put an end to the fighting at a stroke, we would use much more force...."

53. Ben Gurion: In 1899, Davis Triestsch wrote to Herzl: " I would suggest to you to come round in time to the "Greater Palestine" program before it is too late... the Basle program must contain the words "Great Palestine" or "Palestine and its neighboring lands" otherwise it's nonsense. You do not get ten million Jews into a land of 25,000 Km2". " The present map of Palestine was drawn by the British mandate. The Jewish people have another map which our youth and adults should strive to fulfill -- From the Nile to the Euphrates."

54. Vladimir Jabotinsky (the founder and advocate of the Zionist terrorist organizations), Quoted by Maxime Rodinson in Peuple Juif ou Problem Juif. (Jewish People or Jewish Problem): "Has any People ever been seen to give up their territory of their own free will? In the same way, the Arabs of Palestine will not renounce their sovereignty without violence."

We enthusiastically chose to become a colonial society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justification for all these activities. Passionately desiring to keep the occupied territories, we developed two judicial systems: one - progressive, liberal - in Israel; and the other - cruel, injurious - in the occupied territories. In effect, we established an apartheid regime in the occupied territories immediately following their capture. That oppressive regime exists to this day.



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