Last month, American Jewish organizations lead by AIPAC, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs refused to meet the delegation of Turkish lawmakers who visited the US to seek Jewish support against Israeli attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla – murdering nine Turkish aid workers in cold blood. Until recently, ADL, always had supported Turkish interests in the US Congress, because it considered Turkey being an important strategic Muslim ally against the rising power of the Islamic Iran in the region. However, since Ankara voted against new UNSC sanctions against Tehran – the organized Jewish groups in the US are depicting Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, “as an inveterately hostile Islamist.
Interestingly, the same ADL in official statement made on its website – is not happy with the majority of 56 member-states of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). ADL has claimed that 23 of those countries has failed to curb ‘anti-Semitism (criticism of Israel) and provide ‘true hate’ statistics to ADL. Nine nations reported fewer than 10 hate crimes and in some cases zero hate crimes. The worst, some countries have mocked ADL’s definition of ‘hate crime (against Jews only)’.
In response to violent protests in the Muslim world against the publication of 12 cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten by the newspaper’s Ukranian Jew editor, Flemmimg Rose, and reprinted in other European newspapers – the ADL issued the statement: “Though we find some of the cartoons ‘troubling’ – however, at the same time, we are gravely concerned by the extreme violent reaction these cartoons have generated in Muslim communities in Europe and particularly in the Middle East. It is certainly the rights of individuals and governments to express disagreement with these depictions. Hwever, the use of threats, violence, boycott and other extreme reactions are highly inappropriate and bode ill for future debates involving Islam, democracy and free speech”. However, when an Iranian newspaper tried to test the high moral grounds of these Zionist thugs by publishing Halocaust Cartoons and later holding a two-day Holocaust Conference in Tehran in December 2006 – the flag-bearer of Western ‘Judeo-Christian, democracy and free speech’ were up arms against the Islamic Iran, President Dr. Ahmadinejad and the Rabbis who dared to attend the conference. One of the Rabbis, Moishe Arye Friedman, an Austrian citizen, was beaten up by Israeli thugs in Warsaw (Poland) while visiting the Auschwitz Holocaust Museum.
Rev. Ted Pike in his July 6, 2010 article, titled Criticize Israel, Bless Israel, wrote:
In 2006, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu paid special tribute to Irgun, the Jewish terrorist organization. He dedicated a plaque at the rebuilt King David hotel, which Irgun had bombed in 1946, killing 91, primarily British. In 1948 Irgun slaughtered more than 100 innocent Palestinian men, women, and children. Zionists then drove 800,000 panic-stricken Arabs out of Israel to eventually inhabit concentration camps in Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank. Netanyahu made it clear the terrorists’ blood flowed in his veins. Irgun made the Jewish state possible and he was profoundly grateful. By authorizing Israel’s recent terrorist attack on the Free Gaza flotilla, Netanyahu showed his likeness of spirit.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan is emerging as an eloquent and high-minded disciplinarian of Israel. Turkey is a NATO member and has enjoyed friendly relations with Israel. After Israel’s attack on the flotilla, Erdogan castigated Israel more harshly than anyone—even perhaps Ahmadinejad. He has severed much of the former economic and military relationship with Israel, banning Israeli military flights over Turkish air space. This is so uncomfortable to Israel that a secret meeting was held last week between Israel’s Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. This was evidently Netanyahu’s initiative. Yet, Israel’s hardline Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman (the same who described the flotilla as “violent propaganda”) was furious that such a possibly conciliatory gesture could be made without his knowledge or permission. He says Israel will never give the apology and financial compensation to victims which Erdogan demands.
For years, human rights groups have struggled to convince a skeptical and indifferent world of Israel’s punitive cruelty to the Gazans. Now Israel’s own psychopathic hardness is persuading us. Because Israel has drifted light-years from any compassion to the Palestinians, it does not know how to express mercy – even under international pressure. Clumsily, Israel again opposes itself by dramatizing to the world’s press the lifting of a few more unnecessary restrictions on the necessities of life to the Gazans. It insanely believes it will be perceived as generous. The opposite is true. The EU and parliaments throughout Europe (the latest was Germany) unite in demanding Israel stop this pernicious nonsense and decisively end oppression of the Gazans.
Finally, criticism of the flotilla attack is indirectly helping preserve freedom in Europe. The head of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, says the situation of European Jewry is at its worst since the end of World War II. “Jews are afraid to walk the streets with Jewish signs. Synagogues, Jewish schools, and kindergartens require barbed-wire fences and security, and Jewish men, women, and children are beaten up in broad daylight.” Zionist defenders of Israel, like this group and the Anti-Defamation League, routinely exaggerate the magnitude of the anti-Semitic threat. (The World Zionist Congress reported only six assaults on Jews in Russia in 2009). Violence against Jews by Gentiles, like violence by Israel against Arabs, is always contemptible. Yet Kantor’s recommendation of how to end anti-Semitism is also unfortunate. He does not encourage Israel to cease hateful, violent behavior toward the people of Gaza. Instead, he wants more hate crimes laws to be passed worldwide, criminalizing with harsh penalties those who criticize matters Jewish!
It is clear that the hate law enthusiasm ADL elicited in European countries five years ago is declining. I believe it results from at least two causes that work together. Since “Operation Cast Lead” 17 months ago, levels of “anti-Semitism” throughout Europe have skyrocketed. (In Spain criticism of Jews and Israel exceeds 80 percent).
In 1982, after Israel saturation-bombed 19,500 Palestinian refugees into oblivion, Prime Minister Menachem Begin (who authorized the 1948 Deir Yassin massacre) said, “ Israel does not need to answer to others, only to itself.” Time has shown, however, that as a result of rejecting Jesus and His ethics of turning the other cheek, Israel does not possess the necessary moral compass or compassion to guide itself. The rest of the world, through enlightened and constructive criticism, must help out.
Don’t hesitate to really bless Israel with the healing balm of salty Biblical reproof. All the prophets, including Jesus, did so.
True friends of the Jews do not seek the peace of Jerusalem by cursing Israel with flattery and silence.