Where Is The Jewish Outrage At Settler Nazism In West Bank? Hatred, And Hatred And Hatred
14 February 2015
By Khalid Amayreh
Terrorist attacks by Jewish extremists
targeting mosques and churches in Occupied Palestine are assuming a shocking
Unfortunately, the Israeli government of Binyamin Netanyahu, which is often
dubbed a government of settlers, for settlers and by settlers, has done very
little to stem the tide of settler terror. On the contrary, government
inaction and presumed acquiescence seem to have enabled this phenomenon to
linger on and on.
On Thursday, Israeli police said a fire damaged a Greek Orthodox seminary in
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said "anti-Christian" slogans were scribbled
in Hebrew on the seminary's walls. Some of the slogans left on the wall of
the Church read: Jesus is son of a b…."
The fire, apparently started by Jewish settlers, damaged the building's
bathrooms but that no one was injured.
The incident follows an attack on a West Bank mosque Wednesday. The latest
attacks against mosques and churches coincide with the 21st anniversary of
the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre. On 25, February, 1994 a Jewish terrorist shot
and killed 29 Muslim worshipers at the Ibrahimi Mosque in downtown Hebron.
Many other Palestinians were murdered and injured in subsequent clashes with
Israeli security forces in al-Khalil.
Jewish terror is reality
The attacks on Islamic and Christian holy places are by no means isolated
acts carried out by a marginal group of Jewish fanatics. On the contrary,
these attacks have come to constitute a real phenomenon for two reasons:
First, they occurred numerous times in both Israel and the occupied
Palestinian territories and seem to be supported by many Orthodox rabbis,
especially within the settler community.
And, second, very little progress if any has been made in apprehending the
perpetrators, let alone bringing them to justice.
This stunning security failure has prompted many observers to suggest that
the Israeli security apparatus is effectively colluding with the terrorists.
Moreover, it is widely thought that the Israeli government itself is adopting
an extremely lenient approach to the settler terrorists, which ultimately
encourages them to escalate their criminal terrorist acts against Christian
and Muslim targets.
A part from conceived government acquiescence to organized Jewish terror,
there are credible signs showing that certain influential segments within the
Rabbinic community in Israel and abroad are more than happy to bless these
In fact, rabbis, some of whom are on the Israeli government's pay roll, have
gone public with their support and backing of tense crimes.
Hatred, and hatred and hatred
The settler terror is carried out as an expression of the Talmudic ideology
that views all non-Jews in the Holy Land as impurities that must be
eliminated. Some dominant theological streams within Orthodox Judaism don't
ascribe mere humanity to non-Jews.
This shocking racism can and does often assume decidedly criminal
proportions. For example, some rabbinic authorities teach that the life of a
Christian or Muslim doesn't have any sanctity in itself.
A few years ago, the former religious mentor of Shas, the largest Haredi
political party in Israel, was quoted as saying that the Almighty created
non-Jews so that they would serve Jews.
One North American rabbi, affiliated with the Chabad sect, was quoted as
saying that it was perfectly permissible for a Jew to murder a non-Jew in
order to extricate his organ if the Jew needed one.
It is true that not every rabbi or Jewish religious leader subscribes to this
Satanic nefarious ideology.
However, it is also true that advocates of these Nazi-like ideas enjoy
acceptance and respect within the rabbinic community and Talmudic circles.
This is probably the reason why we don't see strong reactions to Jewish
terrorist attacks in the West Bank by rabbis from around the world.
So, far there have been as many as 260 instances of mosques and churches
being vandalized and torched by fanatical Jewish settlers. But we are yet to
hear any meaningful condemnation of these criminal acts by Rabbinic circles
in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.
I am afraid that the failure to call the spade a spade when the spade happens
to be in the hands of Jews is a willful and deliberate act that is meant to
encourage anti-Jewish attacks, especially by Muslims.
Wishing to see a spiral of attacks on Jews and Jewish targets, especially in
Europe and North America, seems to be a dearest desire harbored by the likes
of Zionist thugs like Netanyahu, who wants Jews to emigrate to Palestine by
hook or by crook.
I am not accusing North American and European rabbis of knowingly colluding
with Netanyahu to encourage anti-Semitism and therefore prompt Jews to
emigrate to Israel.
But I do accuse many rabbis of indulging in moral duplicity especially when
they leave no stone unturned when a Jewish grave headstone is turned whereas
they resort to deafening silence when their coreligionists in Israel burn
churches and mosques.
What happened to the ancient Talmudic maxim of not doing unto others what one
wouldn't want others to do unto him?
Khalid Amayreh is a veteran Palestinian journalist and political
commentator living in occupied Palestine