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BOOKS, DVDs The Dark Side of Zionism: The Quest for Security through Dominance (2009) Baylis Thomas Excerpt: The Dark Side of Zionism: Israel's Quest for Security through Dominance arises out of the scholarship of the "new historians," a group of mostly Israeli scholars who have uncovered a history widely ignored in the popular media. Baylis Thomas argues that both the early Zionists and, later, the Israelis sought their security through the military domination of the indigenous Arab population of Palestine. This strategy required both avoiding negotiations with the Palestinian-Arabs and provoking the weak Arab states-opposed to the Israeli takeover of Palestine-into entering wars they would lose. The role of British imperial power was crucial in this early history, as was the later U.S. support of Israel, right or wrong. Thomas explores the larger context of this history in chapters on colonization, hegemony, weapons diplomacy, terrorism, nationalism, religion, Zionism, and prospects for resolution of the conflict. While students and scholars of Middle Eastern studies and international relations will find this book valuable, it is intended for the intelligent general reader who is curious about current events yet puzzled about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Israel's national identity, founded on the memory of being victims of the Holocaust, focuses on current events that seem consistent with the past, even as the nation uses force to thwart Palestinian national aspirations. The Dark Side of Zionism argues that peace for both Israelis and Palestinians can only come if Israel relinquishes military rule. 6057969?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 Roman Vishniac Rediscovered. (2015) Benton, Maya. Excerpt from front cover: Essays by world-renowned scholars across multiple disciplines probe these new found images and consider them in the context of modernist photography and culture. In particular, these authors address Vishniac’s works in relation to the social changes of Weimar Berlin; the rise of Nazi power in Germany and eastern Europe; the uses of documentary photography in the 1930s. Comment: Photographs reveal things in a way the word never can; when seeing the day-to-day-lives of Jews around the time of Hitler, how can people get lost in portraying all Jews as evil Zionists? The conspiracy movements suggest a Zionist backdrop to banking, self-gain and retaliation both now and during World War II, but no matter what the truth is on certain Zionists, we must retain our compassionate and realistic perspective on the broad spectrum of Jewish people. By seeing the lives and faces in these photos, one-sided discrimination with overly simplistic answers must take a bow. This book is thick with photos that take us right into the middle of things to the point you almost feel you are there living in those times. Seeds of Conflict: 1913-Early Encounters Between Jewish and Arab Nationalism PBS (2014) (DVD) LINKS The American Council For Judaism Excerpt: The Zionist movement has been described in many different ways, often as the “national liberation movement” of the Jewish people. The narrative which has emerged holds that Jewish immigration to Palestine was benign, having no ill will toward the indigenous Arab population, and that the difficulties which have emerged since the establishment of the sovereign state of Israel in 1948 are largely the result of Arab intransigence and hostility. The real history is, of course, far more complicated, as the “New Historians” who have emerged in Israel in recent years have made clear. Zionism, we now know, had a darker side, details of which are still emerging. Slowly, a narrative quite different from that presented to the world by organized Zionism, and by official Israeli success, is emerging. In this thoughtful book, Dr. Baylis Thomas, who has taught at the Yeshiva University/Albert Ein-stein College of Medicine and Montefiore Hospital in New York and has devoted his career to examining the sources of individual and group conflict, psychological and political, carefully examines what he labels “The Dark Side of Zionism.” It is Thomas’ contention that, “The Zionists intended removal of the Palestinian-Arab population was contemplated even before the 20th century….. The Atlantic 2016/10/14 UNESCO controversy over Jerusalem’s Holy Sites. By Yasmeen Serhan. Israel suspended ties with the UN agency for adopting a resolution said to deny Jewish ties to the region’s holy sites. Classes, The Jewish Diaspora in the Hellenistic Period Retrieved 06/03/2016/ Daily Mail: Sunni Muslim Arabs who fight on front line in 'unbreakable blood pact' By Jake Wallis Simons Ka'abiya, Israel (12/22/2015) Israelis and Muslims Working Together, Historic Links Between Islam and Jews blood-pact.html Excerpt: ‘If you told this story to people from Europe or the United States, or even other Arabs from the Middle East, they wouldn't believe it,’ Ka’abiyah tells MailOnl ally a true situation.’…About 1,700 Bedouin Muslims currently serve in the Israeli army. They say they are being patriotic but other Arabs believe they are traitors. Bedouin Arabs have fought alongside Israel since the State was formed. But since a Bedouin mounted a terror attack, relations have been tense. blood-pact.html Dark Moon. Arthur Topham Defense (2014) Fox News The Guardian: Afghan-Jews Tolerance. By Nushin Arbabzadah. 02/28/2012 Excerpt: Looking now at old photographs of family life, religious classrooms and bar mitzvahs, the similarities between Muslim and Jewish Afghans are striking. The rabbis' beards, turbans and gowns made them almost indistinguishable from Muslim scholars, while both were referred to by the title of mullah. The community shared with the rest of society a profound mistrust of state interference in family affairs, rejecting secular education and military service. In the 1920s, Jewish rabbis famously protested against Kabul's attempt to enlist Jewish children to state school. Much like the rest of society, the family structure was patriarchal. Jewish women married young, were deprived of education and led domestic lives away from the public eye. When leaving home, they covered themselves just like their Muslim counterparts. Such resistance to change meant that the community remained conspicuously traditional and closely knit together, marrying only among themselves. In the later decades, when Jewish children started to attend state schools, they had no choice but to turn up to classes on Sabbath. They dealt with this problem by simply sitting down but not doing much else. But this religious tolerance was already disappearing by the time of the Soviet occupation, when I had my own first-hand experience. Global Research. Scholars protest Israel hosting international genocide conference Excerpt (written by Richard Silverstein - see About elsewhere on this page: But on the other hand, such a choice raises a host of unsettling questions: first among them is: how do you deal with the question of Israeli “mass violence” against Palestinians and, for that matter, all of the front-line states Israel has attacked repeatedly in the decades following the 1948 War? Though most scholars agree that Israel’s Occupation regime hasn’t risen to the level of genocide, the seeds of a future catastrophe of that magnitude have been planted. Will they germinate? Anyone’s guess. But why should genocide scholars sit in solemn deliberation in such a country where violence smites Palestinian victims every day? Haaretz: Jews Are Not Descended From Khazars, Hebrew University Historian Says New study finds no evidence that Ashkenazi Jews are the descendants of Khazars, or that subjects in the medieval kingdom converted to Judaism en masse. By Ofer Aderet 06/26/2014 Haaretz dot com: Meet Donald Trump's Lawyer: A Messianic Jew Who Loves Jesus and Hates BDS. By Allison Kaplan Sommer (07/19/2017) Excerpt: In one of many of his cases, Jay Sekulow is defending a group of U.S. nonprofits, philanthropists and firms led by Sheldon Adelson accused of committing war crimes against Palestinians http://www.haaretz dot com/us-news/.premium-1.801939 http://www.haaretz dotcom/world-news/.premium-1.543129 Haaretz: Jewish Taliban leader drowns. By Aaron Rabinowitz. Huffington Post: Donald Trump Nazi Propaganda What Those Who Studied Nazis Can Teach Us About The Strange Reaction To Donald Trump. By Shawn Hamilton 12/19/2016 Excerpt: While it’s important to watch the president-elect closely, we also must be mindful of our own response to him… Excerpt: Jewish American political thinker Hannah Arendt, who escaped Germany in 1933, saw the problem as “not what our enemies did, but what our friends did.” Huffington Post: Israel’s Richard Nixon. By Richard North Patterson (10/27/2015) Excerpt: For Netanyahu, at last, there is no historic falsehood too grotesque, no tragedy — not even the Holocaust — beyond his exploitation. It is Israel’s tragedy, and the world’s, that its leader has so thoroughly squandered his moral authority to speak for “all the Jewish people,” either the living or the dead. Excerpt: And so Israel falls ever deeper into the dangerous abyss between his refusal to risk his right-wing power base, and his readiness to say anything to retain it. During his 2015 campaign for reelection, he used the world as a soundstage for his own self-serving electoral theatrics. After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, France organized a massive march against terror. So as not to cloud their message of pluralism and national unity, the French implored Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to stay away. Netanyahu not only came, but maneuvered his way to the front rows of the march, calling on “all French Jews to move to Israel” — later bragging to Israeli voters that “the world saw the Prime Minister of Israel marching with all the world leaders in a united effort against terror.” Excerpt on Y. Rabin: These traits are imprinted on his history — and Israel’s. One starts with Yitzhak Rabin, a hard man for hard times, who, in life and death, casts a pitiless light on Netanyahu’s smallness. In the early 1990s, Rabin grasped that Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, home to several million Palestinians, posed an existential conundrum. Incorporating the Palestinians as citizens would doom Israel as a Jewish state; incorporating the land while oppressing its people would metastasize into violence and despair. So this cold-eyed realist put aside his loathing for Yasir Arafat, and resolved to make a secure peace with a demilitarized Palestinian state. Enter Netanyahu. Determined to become prime minister by currying favor with extremists who believe that God granted the West Bank to the Jewish people, he did not stop at opposing Rabin’s plans. Instead he labeled this war hero a traitor: comparing Rabin’s negotiations to Neville Chamberlain’s efforts to appease Adolf Hitler, he accused him of giving away “parts of our homeland” and precipitating “the destruction of the Jewish state.” Shortly before Rabin’s assassination 20 years ago this month, Netanyahu appeared before a seething rally of right-wing zealots. Many carried placards showing the Prime Minister dressed in SS garb and shouted” death to Rabin” so loudly that at times it drowned out speakers. Warned by a colleague in the starkest terms — “You’d better restrain your people. Otherwise it will end in murder “ — Netanyahu demurred. In a harsh attack he denounced Rabin and his plan as “not Jewish” — a particularly toxic choice of words. Huffington Post: American Jews On Anti-Semitism/Discrimination Against Muslims, Gays, Blacks Worse By Lauren Markoe 10/25/2013 IMDB: List of Jewish Actors Independent: Flight delayed after Israeli passengers refuse to take off with Palestinian [possible] terrorists on board palestinian-terrorists-on-board-in-a6797276.html http://www dot Jewish Virtual Library - Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Israel-Arab Conflict (Israel view) Provides a long list of publicly stated views on Israel by Arabs and Muslims which are largely full of malice, war and retaliation. Includes quotes by Syrian President Bushar Assad, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohammad and more. Below are excerpts of the Arab or Muslim perspective: Excerpt: “We know that the Jews have manipulated the Sept. 11 incidents and turned American public opinion against Arabs and Muslims....We still ask ourselves: Who has benefited from Sept. 11 attacks? I think they (the Jews) were the protagonists of such attacks.” — Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef in Assyasah (Kuwait) translation from Saudi magazine ’Ain-Al-Yaqin, November 29, 2002 Excerpt: “Jews subscribe to a belief in racial superiority...Their religion even teaches them to call down curses upon the worship places on non-Jews whenever they pass by them! They arrogantly refer to anyone who is not Jewish as ‘gentiles,’ equating them with sin. ” — “What Islam Is All About” textbook, IBTS, pg. 188, target readers: Grades 3-6 Excerpt: “Their famous book, the existence of which is denied by the reasonable people among them, the so called Protocols of the Elders of Zion - but we call it the Protocols of the Idiots of Zion... In this book, the Jews included their plan to besiege the whole world by land, by air, by sea, by ideology, by economy, and by the media, as is happening today, my brothers in the nation of the Prophet Muhammad. The Jews today are weaving their spider webs in order to encircle our nation like a bracelet encircles the wrist, and in order to spread corruption throughout the world. ” —Hamas Friday Sermon Al-Aqsa TV, April 3, 2009 Jews for Judaism: Challenge - Missionaries Cults Excerpt:Jews for Judaism is the only international, full-time counter-missionary, counter-cult, educational, outreach and counseling organization dedicated to countering the multi-million-dollar efforts of deceptive missionary and cult groups that target the Jewish community for conversion. Here, from the Jews for Judaism counter-missionary Handbook, The Response to Jewish Missionaries, is a look at the challenge facing the Jewish Community. According to recent Gallup and Harris polls, there are over 70 million “born again” Christians in North America, many of whom are convinced that in order for Jesus to return, the Jewish people must first be converted to Christianity. Christian denominations such as the Southern Baptist Convention — which passed a resolution in 1996 targeting Jews for conversion — and the Assemblies of G-d, as well as countless other Christian groups worldwide, contribute more than $250 million annually to aggressively evangelize Jews. These evangelical Christians have established special “Hebrew Christian synagogues” to attract Jews. Such “synagogues” have grown in number from 20 to over 400 in the last twenty years. Missionaries convince their recruits that they are not complete as Jews until they accept Jesus as the Messiah, and that a Jew retains his or her Jewish identity after converting to Christianity. According to a 1990 Council of Jewish Federations population study, over 600,000 Jews in North America alone identify with some type of Christianity. Over the past 25 years, more than 275,000 Jews worldwide have been converted specifically by missionaries who use deceptive tactics that masquerade Christian beliefs in the guise of Judaism. The Gospel is preached by “Messianic rabbis” wearing yarmulkas (skullcaps) and talleisim (prayer shawls) at “Shabbat” and “High Holiday” services. These “Hebrew Christians” promote their Christian faith by using a new name: “Messianic Judaism.” Kulanu: Turkey. The Donmeh: True Believers, Jewish Heretics or Untrustworthy Moslem Converts? By Irwin M. Berg 2008 Newsweek: Terror Watch Nixon and Dixon New Voices: Bagel Chasers on the problem of Jewish Fetish , Jonathan Katz (2013) Excerpt: We’ve all heard of it: bagel-chasing (codified in Urban Dictionary), JILFs (the lo matim term, figure it out), and kosher queens. In short, it is the desire for, creation and idealization of, and pursuit for the sexualized Jews of fantasies held by many a non-Jewish man or woman. It’s irksome, and not particularly pretty. For reasons of tzniut (if this article can ever be called “modest”), respect for those involved, and article length, I will not go into detail about my own romantic history. Instead, I shall say that I have been essentialized one time too many to the image of a Jew. It is quite caddish, I shall remind those who are prone to say such things, to tell someone that they “look so classically Jewish, bent over like that over the stove” – and it is definitely very unsettling to hear that New York Times: (old article) ISRAELIS URGED TO ACT OVER BLACK HEBREW CULT. By DAVID K. SHIPLER, (01/30/1981) Excerpt: A group of black Americans led by Bayard Rustin has urged Israel to move quickly to resolve the status of the black Hebrew cult and to eliminate discriminatory practices against black tourists. New York Times: On Gene Wilder, Famous Jewish Actor - experienced anti-Semitic sexual abuse in early brief military school years New York Times Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’ By Daniel Lewis 8/29/2016 Excerpt: He spent one semester at the Black-Foxe Military Institute in Hollywood. His mother saw it as a great opportunity; in reality, it was a catch basin for boys from broken families, where he was regularly beaten up for being Jewish. Daily Mail: Torment Willy Wonka star hid behind those twinkling blue eyes: How Gene Wilder's clownish characters concealed a life battered by tragedy. By Tom Leonard 8/30-31/2016 clownish-characters-concealed-life-battered-tragedy.html When he was 13, Wilder started acting lessons but in the same year his parents sent him to a tough military boarding school: Black-Foxe Military Academy in Los Angeles. It was a shattering experience — he was bullied as the only Jewish pupil and beaten up relentlessly by older boys. As he later revealed in a frank memoir, he was also preyed upon sexually by his roommate. He wrote to tell his father about the beatings but Silberman Sr didn't want to alarm his wife — so said nothing. But when he came home with bruises on his arms and chest, he never returned to the school. clownish-characters-concealed-life-battered-tragedy.html#ixzz4TOYHbSu0 Quartz (qz): How a Muslim-Jewish romance shaped one of India’s biggest pharma firms. By Kenneth X. Robbins/John Mcleod 01/25/2016 Excerpt: In 1992, the editor of The Times of India telephoned one of Mumbai’s most prominent businessmen—Yusuf K Hamied. The editor asked Yusuf, “as a Muslim leader”, his opinion on communal riots that were taking place in the city. “Why aren’t you asking me as an Indian Jew? Because my name is Hamied? My mother was Jewish,” Yusuf replied. His maternal grandparents perished in the Holocaust.Yusuf, chairman of one of India’s largest pharmaceutical firms, is the son of an aristocratic Muslim scientist from India and a Jewish Communist from what is now Lithuania. The Scientist: Genetic Roots of the Ashkenazi Jews By Kate Yandell 10/8/2013 Excerpt: The majority of Ashkenazi Jews are descended from prehistoric European women, according to study published today (October 8) in Nature Communications. While the Jewish religion began in the Near East, and the Ashkenazi Jews were believed to have origins in the early indigenous tribes of this region, new evidence from mitochondrial DNA, which is passed on exclusively from mother to child, suggests that female ancestors of most modern Ashkenazi Jews converted to Judaism in the north Mediterranean around 2,000 years ago and later in west and central Europe. The new findings contradict previous assertions that Ashkenazi mitochondrial lineages originated in the Near East, or from mass conversions to Judaism in the Khazar kingdom, an empire in the north Caucasus region between Europe and Asia lasting from the 7th century to the 11th century whose leaders adopted Judaism. “We found that most of the maternal lineages don’t trace to the north Caucasus, which would be a proxy for the Khazarians, or to the Near East, but most of them emanate from Europe,” said coauthor Martin Richards, an archaeogeneticist at the University of Huddersfield in the U.K. Shavei Israel org: Shavei Israel is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to assisting descendants of Jews and the Lost Tribes of Israel to reclaim their roots. Active worldwide, Shavei Israel is the starting point for anyone with Jewish heritage or ancestry who yearns to return. Founded by Michael Freund, with the aim of strengthening the ties between the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and the descendants of Jews around the world, Shavei Israel is currently active in over a dozen countries and provides assistance to a variety of communities. https //shavei org/ Sunglasses: There Are No Sunglasses See one source of anti-Zionist material coming from the Islamic world here: Salem News: Zionist Nationalists Excerpt: But whereas extremism in other nationalist movements is an aberration, extremism in Jewish nationalism is the norm, pitting Zionist Jews (secular or observant) against the goyim (everyone else), who are either possible predator or certain prey, if not both sequentially. This does not mean that all Jews or all Israelis feel and act this way, by any means. But it does mean that Israel today is what it cannot avoid being, and what it would be under any electable government (a point I’ll develop in another article). Silverstein, Richard. About Excerpt: I’ve been writing Tikun Olam, one of the earliest progressive Jewish blogs, since February, 2003. It focuses on exposing the excesses of the Israeli national security state. Israeli Ultra Orthodox Rabbi Arrested for Raping Female Relatives Hundreds of Times (Richard Silverstein) hundreds-of-times/ Retrieved 06/03/2016 Tablet mag dog com: 10 Things you probably never knew about Israel’s rescue at Entebbe Traficant: James Traficant: “I am concerned about America. I am concerned about America if it does not take back its government.” Published on Sep 27, 2014 James Traficant has passed away after an accident on his family farm. He was one of the last honest and freedom loving Americans to serve in Congress. James was one of the few to speak out about Israel's stranglehold on American politics. The world lost a great man today. Veteran’s Today. Khazarian Mafia’s System of Cartels. Preston James. (April 27, 2016) Excerpt: In 2014, the Chairman, Director and Senior Editor of Veterans Today disclosed publicly for the very first time that there is no naturally occurring terrorism — it is only violence and wars engineered by the World’s largest organized crime syndicate. Thus, we now are aware that the so-called problem of terrorism is really a problem of organized crime that is initiated and deployed by the world’s largest organized crime syndicate. Never before in history has an organized crime syndicate become so large with global reach, and never before so powerful and evil, specializing in the frequent mass- murder of innocent people solely to enhance its power and riches. Retrieved 06/03/2016 Washington Jewish Week: Jewish Defense League Counter Protests Turn Violent Outside Aipac Conference conference/news/ Washington Report: The Changing Role of B'nai B'rith's Anti-Defamation League. By Dr. Alfred M. Lilienthal (first published 1993, apparently published again on 11/30/2009) COMMENTS Updated Note 2023/02/12: Reiterating and re-sttessing concerns voiced elsewhere, I continue to suspect Comments on this section: The diverse ideas expressed here are meant to demonstrate the complexity of Zionist topics in particular and Jewish ones as a whole. Hopefully a smörgåsbord approach can help to dispel stereotyping Jews while also considering real or perceived positive and negative issues. One reason for this brief probe into Israel are to address Islamic, Catholic and Protestant websites suggesting a possible unbalanced strong-force who are taking it out on the US for not in the United States and Israeli terrorism linked to 9/11, bank corruption and more. The conspiracy theories are widespread and some people seem to truly believe Jews are behind a New World Order. Almost all attention is on Arab terrorism in the United States, so we should not forget to consider a Jewish connection to such things. There are a few Jewish cults across the world, Jewish sexual abuse and concerns over outside cults or evangelical entities trying to invade and destroy Jewish ways. We can learn from these invading hosts because the same entities doing that to Jews could be doing similar things to the rest of us. Often the Jewish perspective offers insights into other problems both historically as well as more recently. updates 2023/02/13; 2021/01/04 page started jews moved from rivergold dot netUpdates: 10/20/2017 added links, moved things around and to links section 09/03/2017 Jews for Judaism missionaries, cults; 08/13/2017 Washington Report ADL, Bnai Brith changing roles; 08/12/2017;NY Times 1981 Black hebrew cult; 07/09/2017; 12/20/2016
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