My Message To The Jews: Israel Is Deceiving You, Lying To You And Betraying Your Moral Legacy
10 October 2014
By Khalid Amayreh
I realize very well that Jews are not carbon copies of
each other. And I also know perfectly well that there
are many Jews around the world who truly despise what
Israel has been doing to the Palestinian people in
I earnestly commend these conscientious Jews for their
morality and human decency. It is these honest and
honourable people that enable us to retain the hope
that counting on Jewish morality is not a lost cause.
None the less, one must be faithful to one's
conscience and intellectual honesty. That is why we
must recognize that there are huge numbers of Jews who
have found themselves transformed thoroughly into
soldiers of darkness and advocates of evil. Today,
there are Jews, too many of them, who shamelessly
advocate the total annihilation of the Palestinian
people. We also know that yesterday, there were many
non-Jews who shamelessly advocated the total
annihilation of Jews.
We have seen some of many Jews celebrate the mass
murder of Palestinian children. There is no point in
denying the undeniable.
Unfortunately, these psychopaths don't seem to be an
isolated or marginal minority. I hope and pray they
don't represent a majority among Jews.
But I am afraid they really do. But even if they
don't, they can still bully whatever "silent majority"
there is in Israel into doing their bidding.
Recent history taught us what an extremist vocal
minority is capable of doing. You certainly understand
what I am alluding to.
It is these misguided and misguiding Nazi-like
multitudes of Jews I am addressing in this article.
And, in truth, my ultimate goal is not to vilify and
demonize, but rather to warn and admonish them to wake
up from worshiping this modern Golden Calf, otherwise
known as the State of Israel.
To begin with, I would like to remind you of a
Talmudic story, which I believe is familiar to many of
you. The story is told that a heathen came to Shammai
with the request to be accepted as a convert on
condition that he was taught the whole of the Torah
while he stood on one foot. The Rabbi drove him away
with the yard-stick which he was holding. He then went
to Hillel with the same request; and he said to him:
"What is hateful to you yourself, do not do to your
fellow-man. That is the whole of the Torah and the
remainder is but commentary. Go, learn it."
Yes, yes, what is hateful to yourself, don't do to
your fellow-man. What beautiful words of light and
Now are you mentally prepared to accept this universal
law, which nearly every Jew on earth would agree
encapsulates Jewish and universal morality?
If you are, then you should thoroughly examine your
attitudes toward Israel, a state that has more in
common with the ideas of Hitler than it does with the
teachings of Moses Ben Maimon.
Israel is deceiving you, lying to you and betraying
your moral legacy, the legacy bequeathed to all of us
by the Israelite prophets, and their (our) forefather
I am sorry to speak in such a harsh tone, but, in
truth, Israel and Zionism succeeded through the years
in transforming you from a people who believe in
justice and value morality into murderers and
justifiers of murder, into thieves and justifiers of
theft, and into liars who have to change the black
into white and the white into black in order to cover
up their shame, and then call the lies strange names
such as hasbara and public relations and political
correctness and what have you.
In your name, Israel, knowingly and deliberately, is
slaughtering innocent people, including children, en
This is not done by mistake as Israeli leaders and
spokespeople would falsely claim. When "mistakes"
happen every day and every hour and every minute;
these mistakes are no longer mistakes. They are
policy. Besides the images are too graphic to be
ignored and too obscenely brazen to be dismissed as
"Arab propaganda." They transcend reality.
In your name, Israel has been committing every
conceivable crime against humanity. Don't just invoke
your usual defensive reflexes and claim that violence
and oppression are not Jewish values. Your acquiescent
silence in the face of Israeli crimes suggests that
violence and oppression are totally compatible with
Jewish values. After all, the pornographically
Nazi-like oppression being meted out to the
Palestinians is coming from the very people who claim
to adhere to the Ten Commandments.
In your name, Israel in 2006, 2008-2009, 2012 and now
in 2014, dropped millions of bombs, bomblets and
missiles all over South Lebanon and Gaza,
exterminating thousands of innocent people, and
destroying tens of thousands of homes. You have made
Gaza look like Hiroshima in 1945.
Is this the light upon the nations that you claim to
be? Shame on you!
It is because of your crimes against man and God that
we, the Palestinians, have effectively become "the
Jews of our time," while you have effectively
transformed yourselves into the "anti-Semites or even
the Nazis of our time." You, the Jews, the premier
victims of the holocaust, and the numerous pogroms and
inquisitions, have turned out to be like all
underdogs, when you get on the top, you become as
murderous and as brutal to your victims as your former
oppressors were to you when you were underneath.
The Nazis looked down on Jews and others as
Untermensch, and you are looking down on us as "dirty
Arabs".!! The Nazis sought expansion at their
neighbours' expense and called it "lebensraum." And
you are doing the same, under the pretext of building
"settlements for Jews."
The Nazis carried out "pacification operations" in
which innocent people were mercilessly killed; and you
carry out rather routinely "defensive operations"
during which you wreak death and havoc on innocent
people. At least the Nazis didn't lie about their
criminality like you do about yours. The Nazis didn't
brag about their monstrous crimes like you gleefully
do. You are not only evil murderers and child killers.
You are also nefarious liars.
The Nazis believed in an Aryan "master race" and you,
Zionists, are trying to make a "race" out of Jews.
Your methods are similar and your goals are nearly
You can't deny this; we are not naïve North Americans
or Europeans whom you think you can bamboozle very
easily. We have been through it all, from creation to
I am saying this because in the final analysis when
people, any people, including Jews, behave and act
like the Nazis did, they themselves become Nazis.
Evil, whether done by a "master race" or a "chosen
people" is evil. Evil can't be kosher. True, there are
no gas chambers in Gaza and Hebron. But the Jews are
bringing gas chambers to every Palestinian home,
hospital, collage, mosque and neighbourhood.
Don't say I am exaggerating. If you do, just try to
have a fleeting look at your shame.
In light of your criminal callousness to what you have
been and are doing to us, it is immensely naïve to
think that you will experience a moral awakening. At
the very least, you should stop asking why the Germans
were silent when Jews were being shipped to the
concentration camps. Whether we like it or not, you
are now in the Germans' shoes. Don't deny it; the
images from Gaza are too graphic to be denied.
Many of you may be forgiven for being ignorant of
Israel's evil reality. But you are not a people of
ignorance, which means you are doing and supporting
evil knowingly and consciously. If so, you are no
better than your past tormentors.
Don't be so excited about America's unlimited and
unrestricted support and backing. America is not
helping you to uphold your moral principles, America
is "helping" you to destroy these principles, which
you are doing anyway. And you are so happy about it!!!
Needless to say, when an evil power "helps" you
corrode your moral system, this should not be a cause
for joy and satisfaction. I am sure that wise men and
women amongst you understand the meaning of my words.
Finally, I call on you to wake up from this toxic
arrogance of power, this collective megalomania and
false sense of triumph. You are actually experiencing
a collective psychosis, a virtual moral meltdown.
Hence, you are really in a big trouble.
If I were you, I would immediately stop killing and
tormenting the helpless Palestinians for you had been
helpless yourselves. Stop killing their children. Stop
destroying their homes. Stop confiscating their land.
Stop imprisoning their sons without charge and trial.
Stop narrowing their horizons. Stop your mass murder,
mass terror and mass oppression. Stop making turning
our daily life into an unrelenting hell. Yes, stop it,
if not for justice and human decency, then for your
own safety. Oppression eventually boomerangs on the
And remember, it is not an act of heroism to murder
unprotected innocent civilians, using the
state-of-the-art of America's technology of death.
History won't be kind to you.
What heroism is there in having an F-16 fighter rain
death on sleeping children and women in an apartment
building? It is very much like sending trains, packed
with people, to a concentration camp.
Khalid Amayreh is a veteran Palestinian journalist
and political commentator living in al-Khalil in