Time To Go Home?
by Yashiko Sagamori
In the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake in Iran, news
media reported “a miracle”: a man, extracted from the rubble and
thought to be dead, stirred on the way to the mass grave. At least two
other similar cases were reported. When I read it, my first thought was:
In the rush to bury the victims in order to avoid an epidemic, how many
people failed to stir in time and were buried alive — for the second
time within hours or, at most, days? How many of those would have been
alive today had Iran not rejected Israel's offer of help? If proof was
still needed that hatred of Jews prevails over any other interest of the
Islamic Republic, its government has presented it, loud and clear. Since
no one in Iran uttered a word of objection to that policy, the
population must support it wholeheartedly. Iranians would rather be
buried alive than rescued by Jews. That's anti-Semitism.
Not a single country, not a single international
organization, not a single defender of human rights protested against
it. Not even the United States of America. That constitutes universal
acceptance of anti-Semitism, which is just another form of anti-Semitism
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in
Madrid, Spain followed in the footsteps of the ayatollahs and rejected
Israel's help. It is safer not to be associated with the Jews. That's
The United States has been afflicted with
political correctness to a degree far beyond the loss of touch with
reality. American Indians, who, in all the millennia preceding the
arrival of evil white people, literally failed to invent the wheel
, are being portrayed in American movies as carriers of elusive ancient
wisdom. The police are not allowed to rely on statistics of violent
crimes lest it offends African American sensitivities. Security
personnel at airports are warned against “profiling” Muslims,
despite the commonly known fact that Islam is the main source of
terrorism against this country. And yet a movie whose message is most
accurately described in three simple words, Jews killed Jesus,
has raised no objections from the politically correct crowd: Jews are
not subject to the same considerations. That's anti-Semitism. Many good
Christians who enjoyed Mad Mel's production would tell you that some of
their best friends are Jewish. Never mind their best friends; it is
I used to think that World War II had cured
Christians of anti-Semitism, leaving it to the most backward people on
the face of the planet, Muslim Arabs. I was wrong. Worse than that, I
was ridiculously wrong. Evil that has flourished for 2,000 years does
not go away because of a war — not as long as there are both Jews and
gentiles among survivors.
I used to think that the endorsement of the
Jewish State by the UN was an implicit admission by the civilized
nations of this planet that they were unable to guarantee the same
safety for their Jewish citizens as was afforded to everyone else;
therefore, the restoration of Israel was necessary for the survival of
the Jewish people. Now I believe I was wrong. Now I believe that it was
an attempt to gather all Jews in one place and leave it to the Arabs to
render this planet judenrein.
We were dreaming of coming home; they were dreaming of the biggest ever
death camp for us. That's anti-Semitism.
The best of us came home and built a country.
The price has been enormous. Every square inch of Eretz Yisroel is
fertilized with Jewish blood. Since 1948, Israel has not seen a single
day of peace. When, instead of a super death camp, a prosperous country
emerged, our enemies invented the myth of a “Palestinian people”. No
such people has ever existed. The myth itself is as much an anti-Semitic
libel as the story of goyische blood in the matzo dough. But can
you name at least one government that doesn't support that myth today? I
don't think so. That's anti-Semitism.
The name Palestine was a Roman invention,
a part of their attempt to erase Israel from the map. That was
anti-Semitism, plain and simple. I don't know who invented the term West
Bank. What I do know, it is as much a lie as Palestine. The
purpose of that lie is the same: to alter both history and geography, to
erase evidence of Jewish presence in the Jewish land, to steal our land
from us again. That's anti-Semitism.
How many news agencies, how many governments
ever refer to Judea and Samaria by their proper names? None. That's
Not a single legal document entitles Arabs to an
inch of Gaza, Judea, or Samaria. But a unanimous consensus of the
international community declares it “Palestinian territory”. Well,
let me tell you something about consensus. When everyone present, except
for the victim, gives his consent to a rape, it makes the rape neither
legal, nor acceptable, nor does it turn it into an exercise in
democracy. It turns it into a gang rape. Democracy or not, the only one
whose opinion counts is the intended victim. And when the UN gang-rapes
Israel, that's anti-Semitism.
Every year, the EU, US, UN, and every other
government and international organization that happens to have a few
extra million of dollars or euros in their coffers, provides what they
call “humanitarian assistance” to what they call “Palestinians”.
Everyone with an IQ above that of an average stone-thrower in Ramallah
understands that it means directly financing mass murder of Jews. That's
At every appropriate occasion, the United States
calls itself an ally and supporter of Israel. The price Israel has to
pay for the US support borders on the loss of sovereignty and leads to
its gradual surrender to Arab enemies. As a result, today, Israel's
survival is more questionable than ever before since the Yom Kippur War.
Arabs alone, without US pressure on Israel, would have never been able
to achieve such a victory. That's anti-Semitism.
When the United States declared its War on
Terrorism, everyone was invited to participate, even countries like Iran
and Syria that have been sponsoring terrorism for decades, even
countries like Pakistan, whose people hate the United States openly and
with passion. Israel has been the main victim of Islamic terrorism. It
would make a natural, resourceful ally in that war. The United States
excluded Israel from participation in its war as firmly as Spain
rejected Israel's help in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attack
in Madrid, and, basically, for the same reason. That's anti-Semitism.
When the terrorist organization that specializes
in murdering Israelis, was, by means of the “road map”, not only
declared immune to prosecution, but was practically granted statehood,
it was anti-Semitism, pure and simple.
When, after the fall of Saddam Hussein, the US
government was awarding contracts in Iraq, even the staunchest opponents
of the war got a chance to participate. Israel was unceremoniously
pushed aside. That's anti-Semitism.
On February 28, the New York Times
reported that the Iraqi Governing Council had been pondering a dramatic
question: whether to allow Iraqi Jews to return. Jewish communities
(should we say, settlements?) had existed in Iraq since at least
the 16th century B.C.E. The state of Iraq was mandated by the League of
Nations in 1921 C.E., 25 centuries later. Most Iraqi Jews left the
country in modern times escaping persecution. The Council decided the
Jews should stay out for now. That's anti-Semitism. Moreover, it's an
example of the United States government accepting and sponsoring Arab
anti-Semitism. That's anti-Semitism as well.
Javier Marías, a Spanish novelist, assuming
that the attack in Madrid was perpetrated by Basque extremists,
complained in his op-ed
article in the New York Times on March 12:
Sounds familiar? Unfortunately, to find any
commonality between the two situations, one almost inevitably has to be
a Jew. One absolutely has to be a Jew to remember that while the Basque
people are not the ETA, the “Palestinians people” are really nothing
but Arafat's terrorist organization. That's anti-Semitism.
||[T]here's been no oppression in the Basque region
for more than 25 years (beyond, of course, what the ETA itself
exercises). There is an autonomous government and a parliament
with a broad jurisdiction, and even a Basque police force,
which, from time to time, the ETA attacks. The group is no
different than the Mafia. Its members and sympathizers know that
if they stop killing, they'll be nobodies in their towns and
cities, they'll no longer be “respectable” — that is,
fearsome and opportunistic.
Christian anti-Semitism has been with us since
ancient times, through the Dark Ages, the Renaissance, the Industrial
Revolution, the two World Wars. It is with us today. Today, Christianity
enjoys unprecedented enlightment. Most Christians would be offended by
an accusation of anti-Semitism. They will draw a line between
anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel. But what exactly is it about
Israel that causes your criticism? If you criticize Israeli leaders for
failing to claim what's rightfully Israel's and allowing what used to be
a minor problem to grow into a real threat to Israel's existence, I am
with you; however, when you criticize Israel for not surrendering to
those who do not even consider it necessary to hide their intentions to
wipe the country, along with its entire Jewish population, off the face
of the earth, that's anti-Semitism.
The inordinate number of Holocaust museums all
over the world where people pay tribute to six million dead Jews appears
to be evidence against my assertions. But dead Jews don't bother anyone.
They no longer rule the world, even by proxy. Live Jews are a different
The International Court of Justice has been
desperately seeking a legal basis for condemning Israel's attempt to
defend itself against Arab terror. At the same time, not a single
international organization seriously condemns terrorists as long as they
choose their victims within Israel's borders. You call that justice?
Israel has never attacked or occupied another
country. Nevertheless, according to the now famous poll, 59% of the
Europeans sincerely believe that Israel is the main threat to world
peace today. Most Europeans sincerely believe that Israel was built in
place of a country called Palestine and scattered its people. That's
ignorance, which breeds anti-Semitism.
Let's not forget attacks against Jews, Jewish
institutions and property that have grown to a degree that makes it no
longer possible for the European governments to sweep it under the rug.
That's also anti-Semitism.
Anti-Semitism is nothing new. We've been living
with it for 2,000 years. When it grew unbearable in one place, we went
elsewhere and stayed there as long as there were no pogroms. Our entire
history since the destruction of our Second Temple consists mostly of
going from one place to another. This time however it's different. The
current wave of anti-Semitism coincided with globalization. This time,
when the life of a Jew in England, France, or Spain becomes unbearable,
he won't take his family to France, Spain, or England, because such a
migration would make as much sense as moving from Munich to Nuremberg in
The United States lags behind Europe when it
comes to anti-Semitism. So far, this country has been good to us.
History tells us however that no country in the world has been good to
us forever. Are you willing to bet your life on the USA being the first
one? A quiet Muslim invasion of the United States is going on steadily.
Within a few years, Muslim votes will be more important to American
politicians that Jewish ones. The economy, no matter what the propaganda
says, is going through a deep crisis also caused, to a large degree, by
globalization. How much longer are we going to feel at home in this
country? How long before our neighbors begin blaming us for everything
that goes wrong? Nobody knows. We do know however that until Hitler came
to power, Jews felt safer in Germany than probably anywhere else in the
world. Which reminds me: if John Kerry loses this year, Hillary Clinton
moves into the White House on January 21, 2009.
Next year in Jerusalem? Yes, if the Diaspora
survives that long.
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