Across the globe, the media is reporting an alarming increase in anti-Semitism. Governments and individuals are researching and strategizing over these reports.
What is the truth? What are the causes of modern-day anti-Semitism - whether in the Holy Land, in European countries, or elsewhere? Unquestionably, the actions and policies of Zionist leaders are endangering all Jews across the globe.
The world at large does not easily distinguish between Jews and Zionism. Rather, as a result of Israeli propaganda, most people associate all Jews with Zionism. Therefore, recent radical pro-Zionist trends in Israel are jeopardizing all Jews, no matter where they live, no matter that they are not affiliated with Israel or Zionism.
For centuries, Jews have lived peacefully in Palestine alongside their neighbors. Rabbi Dov Cohen, who studied in the Hebron Yeshiva in the 1920s, writes in his memoirs:
“A strong friendship existed among all residents of the city… We used to attend Arab weddings... We were welcome guests at all their happy events… The Arabs, and even their sheikhs, used to attend Jewish weddings as a sign of friendship… The Yeshiva students, used to go down sometimes to the village to buy products, sometimes even after midnight. In those days we walked around freely, without security patrol and without any weapons in all the Arab villages. No one had any fear…
Every month on Erev Rosh Chodesh, the yeshiva would go pray at the Cave of Machpelah. We were welcomed there… It was well-known that when the yeshiva considered moving to a different location, the local Arab leaders stood up to prevent it.”
Tragically, Zionism in general and radical militant actions in particular, have transformed the peaceful atmosphere in the land to one of tension and instability.
Recent attempts by Zionists to access the Temple Mount
The Torah actually prohibits Jews from ascending the Temple Mount. In 1929, after the riots over the issue of the Western Wall, Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld wrote the following
The Jews do not want, in any way, to take that which isn’t theirs… And in particular, there is no foundation to the rumor that the Jews want to acquire the Temple Mount. On the contrary… it is forbidden for any man of Israel to set foot upon the grounds of the Temple Mount…
Israeli government approval for new construction in the settlements
Israeli settlements, by their very existence, have caused – and continue to bring about – untold pain and suffering to the Jewish People.
Many of the settlers in these controversial developments are newly observant Jews who had been searching for meaning in their lives. Unfortunately, Zionist outreach activists take advantage of these Jews, who don't know what real Judaism is about. They convince them that extremist settlement activity is the path of the Torah, when – in truth – it is the diametric opposite. Then, the Zionist government simply uses the settlers as cannon-fodder to expand the State.
One of our organization's goals is to reach out to the settler community, educate them and help them back onto the Torah's path.
Why Jews and Jewish Interests are being Targeted and Attacked
When the Jewish Nation was exiled after the destruction of the Temple, they were commanded by G-d through the prophet Jeremiah, chapter 29 verse 7, to "seek the welfare of the city to which I have exiled you, and pray for it to G-d, for with its peace will you have peace.”
For close to two millennia, Jews had abided by these standards of loyal and peaceful behavior in every part of the world. Then tragedy struck the Jewish nation: Zionism was founded. Since its inception, Zionist leaders have propagandized a new, false representation of the Jewish Nation. Speaking in the name of the entire Jewish nation, these self-appointed wardens work against the safety and interests of Jews by deliberately depicting all Jews as aliens, or foreign elements in the countries where they reside.
For example, here is Ben-Gurion’s statement, published in the New York Times in 1963:
Jews are in truth a separate element in the midst of the people among whom they live… What is required is therefore to find a means by which this separate element will be enabled to enter into the family of nations… Namely, until a large part of our people assembled in its liberated homeland and until this homeland is secure.
In other words, as long as Jews are seen as loyal and patriotic citizens in other countries, the Israeli government will not rest.
In 1961, when Israeli immigration agents were attempting to create the impression that the Jewish community was not supportive of the newly independent Moroccan government, Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe of blessed memory, penned a letter to the Moroccan government. The Rebbe wrote:
Being faithful to the government of one’s country of residence is one of the basic principles of Jewish religion, and we have no doubt that that Jewish communities [of Morocco]… will fully live up to this sacred principle, and will not yield to the influences of propaganda from abroad.
Yes! We are proud to be French Jews, Belgian Jews, British Jews, German Jews, and American Jews. As such, we support the interests of our own countries’ governments, not the agendas of foreign states.
At the same time, our hearts are with our brothers who live under the Zionist government, and we pray that they be spared from the evil intentions of Zionism.
Anti-Semitism is the virtual oxygen, the force that has powered – and continues to drive – the State of Israel since Theodore Herzl (the founder of modern Zionism) recognized that anti-Semitism would further his cause, the creation of a separate State for all Jews. To solve the Jewish Question, he maintained, “We must, above all, make it an international political issue.”
Herzl wrote that Zionism offered the world a welcome “final solution of the Jewish Question.” In his “Diaries,” pg. 19, Herzl stated “Anti-Semites will become our surest friends, anti-Semitic countries our allies.”
Zionists have historically used three tactics to promote and induce anti-Semitism.
1. Zionists have facilitated undercover attacks against Jews in targeted countries. These attacks are deliberately designed to create chaotic conditions, which – in turn – would encourage “Aliyah” by local Jews.
For example, Naeim Giladi, an Iraqi Jew who participated in the Israeli underground, later revealed that the riots, bombings, and incidences of violence and death in Iraq in 1941 were directly precipitated by the Zionists. To find out more, see Ben Gurion’s Scandals: How the Haganah and the Mossad Eliminated Jews by Naeim Giladi.
2. Zionists either entirely fabricate or disproportionately blow up minor incidents
A prime responsibility of Israeli media is to continuously dredge world news for minor anti-Semitic incidents, such as graffiti on Jewish property. They then proceed to blow these reports out of proportion, as if every minor episode is part of an evil master plan. They will even entirely fabricate anti-Semitic hate-crimes in order to instill fear and insecurity in Jewish communities.
One striking example of Zionists purposely inciting Jews against their neighbors occurred last summer, when French, Israeli, and international media spread false reports of an attack on a Paris synagogue by hordes of Muslim youths protesting Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. French journalists called these reports “pure fabrication.”
3. Israeli conflicts result in real anti-Semitism, which is then exploited by the Israeli government to encourage Aliyah.
These tactics have systemically cleansed the entire Middle Eastern and North African region of its ancient, culturally-rich Jewish communities.
Even right now, as our hearts ache from the pain of the brutal attacks in France, Netanyahu is practically dancing on Jewish blood by audaciously calling upon Jews in France and the rest of Europe to emigrate to the State of Israel. Netanyahu’s words are timed to embarrass France, a country that has been kind and hospitable to Jews for decades.
In Haaretz it was reported that French President Francois Hollande had asked Netanyahu not to attend the Paris memorial march, in order to keep the Israeli-Palestinian conflict out of the European show of unity. But Netanyahu came running to Sunday’s march anyway and made a high-profile visit to a synagogue, knowing full well that this would draw a public connection between French Jews and his provocative activities – further endangering French Jews.
When a Jewish guard was killed outside a synagogue in Denmark, Netanyahu made sure to announce again to European Jews that "Israel is your home." But Danish Jews did not appreciate this capitalizing on their tragedy, and Rabbi Jair Melchior, chief rabbi of Denmark, said, "Terror is not a reason to move to Israel. We will not let the terrorists force us to change our everyday lives, to live in fear and flee to other places."
Israel's ambassador to Berlin, Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, echoed Netanyahu when he told the German newspaper Tagesspiegel am Sonntag, "I don't envy the Jews who live in Europe today. Whoever feels threatened now has the opportunity to come to us at any time."
But the President of the Jewish Council of Germany, Josef Schuster, pointed out that Israel cannot promise absolute safety from terror attacks. "The threat to Jewish safety and well-being is a worldwide phenomenon," Schuster said.
Terrorists, by targeting Jews, are playing directly into the hands of Zionism. They are in effect encouraging Jews to go to the State of Israel, where they are often placed in militant settlements. In fact, just last week Israeli Construction Minister Uri Ariel announced a plan to encourage new French immigrants to settle in the West Bank.
Using these three tactics, the Zionists strive to execute their master plan of Jewish union under the Israeli flag. Their goal: to have all Jewish eggs in one basket, a basket full of holes, a basket that was established against the command of G-d.
The European Forum on anti-Semitism recently defined the following views as anti-Semitic:
1. Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to alleged universal Jewish interests, than to their own countries
2. Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the State of Israel
We encourage the United Nations and other world leaders to adopt the same standards, for the safety of their Jewish constituents.
Our message is clear:
The Torah is the foundation of the Jewish religion. With complete disregard of the Torah, Zionism and the State of Israel have simply “hijacked” the Jewish religion. Zionist leaders are self-appointed lawyers who were never hired to represent the Jews nation. Therefore, Jews and Judaism should be clearly distinguished from the Israeli government and Zionism.