The Myth of Anti-Semitism


(c) 2009 by Tammy Obeidallah

There is no label that strikes more fear into the hearts of political figures, journalists and the general public than “Anti-Semitism.” To be labeled an “anti-Semite” can mean the end of a career, the failure of a business or being shunned by friends and colleagues.

“Anti-Semitism” is a term that was coined in Europe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Prominent Jewish scholars used it to characterize the emerging theories that “Semitic” races were inferior to “Aryan” races. Despite the fact that Arabs are Semitic, the term is now exclusively understood to mean “prejudiced against or hostile toward Jews,” according to all major dictionaries.

A similar phenomenon occurred with the word “holocaust,” referring to the period of Nazi rule in Germany from 1933 to 1945 during which Russians, gypsies, Jews, homosexuals, political opponents of the regime and prisoners of war were systematically executed. Today, visitors to Auschwitz, one of the many concentration camps built throughout Nazi-occupied Europe, find little tribute to any group other than Jews; Israeli flags litter the grounds and signs are written in Hebrew. “Holocaust” is now exclusively understood as Jewish suffering.

The prolific Jewish writer and convert to Christianity Israel Shamir, explains the use of the Holocaust and the Anti-Semitic label in his 2001 essay “The Third Dove:”

“The Holocaust Industry is but a branch of the Anti-Semitism Manufacture, a two-pronged weapon: it pumps money from Gentiles and forces Jews into obedience to the leaders of the community.”

Shamir describes how Jewish organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) not only profit monetarily from incidents of “anti-Semitism,” but how these establishments use it to bully the rest of America into silence regarding Israeli war crimes. The anti-Semitic misnomer is used to label anyone critical of the Israeli government or expressing the least bit of sympathy for the Palestinian people.

Shamir concludes his essay, “…scoundrels still use anti-Semitism as a weapon, but now most of these scoundrels are Jewish.”

So where does anti-Semitism in America occur at present?

Certainly not in our government. While Jews comprise roughly two percent of the American population, 14 Senators and 31 House members are Jewish; almost 8 ½% of Congress. Jews have served in prominent cabinet-level and advisory positions under both Republican and Democratic presidents, often with disastrous foreign policy consequences.

Bush’s influential advisers Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith and Richard Perle, strong supporters of Israel, long argued that removing Saddam Hussein from power was a critical prerequisite for Middle East peace. President Obama’s chief-of-staff, Rahm Emanuel, helped maintenance Israeli Army jeeps during the 1991 Gulf War. Before him, Emanuel’s father smuggled weapons to the Irgun militia, the same group responsible for the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel as well as numerous attacks on Palestinian civilians.

“Anti-Semitism” is non-existent in churches where an estimated 15-18 million Evangelicals espouse the doctrine of Christian Zionism, the guiding principal of which states all Jews must migrate to Palestine in order for Jesus Christ to return to earth. John Hagee, the founder and pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas boasts more than 19,000 active members and he is broadcast in over 200 countries. Hagee established Christians United for Israel (CUFI) which currently has 146,000 members and holds an annual “Night to Honor Israel,” coinciding with the Jewish feast of Sukkot, celebrated by his church.

It certainly doesn’t exist in our schools where material pertaining to the Holocaust is introduced to children as young as 7 and students learn Hannukah songs while traditional Christmas carols such as Silent Night are shunned as a violation of separation between church and state.

“Anti-Semitism” cannot be found at political demonstrations where police from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles allow pro-Israeli demonstrators free reign to heckle pro-Palestinian activists. Yet let a Palestinian protester confront the Israeli camp and law enforcement officials will shove, use nightsticks and threaten arrest. At a recent fundraiser for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, an Israeli and his three year-old son approached pro-Palestinian activists; the child shouted “I hate you.” Ironically, it is the Palestinians who are maligned by Western media as teaching their children to hate.

The Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF) is in the process of ensuring “Anti-Semitism” doesn’t exist on the Internet. Or any material critical of Israel, for that matter. The JIDF is attempting to shut down Palestinian advocacy groups on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter. They are also flagging individual Youtube accounts for various offenses such as “uploading hateful videos” or targeting users who have “hateful videos” listed as their favorites. “Hateful videos” are those which depict last year’s assault on Gaza. The JIDF inundates the administrators of these websites with abuse reports and terms of service violations so that the accounts are shut down and videos removed. However, little to nothing is done when people post such incendiary comments such as “Nuke Mecca with pork grease” on popular message boards.

Another Internet tactic is the manipulation of search engines which list the ten most popular searches of the day. On December 11, 2009 Yahoo listed “Hannukah” as number one while “Adolph Hitler” came in at number seven. Oh my! There is so much anti-Semitism that Hitler is still the seventh most popular keyword search in Yahoo. Or so they want us to think.

Finally, anti-Semitism doesn’t exist in Bahrain, despite the fact that the nation does not recognize Israel. The Bahraini Ambassador to the United States, Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo, is a Jewish woman. Since her family emigrated from Iraq more than a century ago, several members of her family have had successful political careers in Bahrain, including a cousin who was appointed to parliament.

Refusal to recognize or support Israel has nothing to do with being “prejudiced against or hostile toward Jews” and everything to do with rejecting occupation, oppression and the myriad war crimes carried out by the Zionist state.

(c) 2009 by Tammy Obeidallah

tammyewatts@hotmail.com

  1. #1 by kenken on December 15, 2009 - 7:13 pm

    It seems like no time to start again, since the once used to be called ‘conspiracy to rule the world’ is now a reality to live by, or to be called yourself a conspirator to change the norm. Or is it stage one of what Chistianity and Islam prophasied about the advent of the false Messiah?
    Sadly, because the deep doubt of Christians in these prophetic news, the satanic media has succeeded in indoctrinating not only those in power but the majorty of the population.
    That said, one can not lose hope in the Muslim world for two reasons. The Muslem satanic media is failling not beacuse the Muslims are less doubtful of that prophacy, but because they see the stillborn satanic State of Israel injected in their midst in 1948, which is just yeasterdy in the age of nations. Second, that satanic media succedeed only in indoctrinating, rather buying, most of the leaders of the Muslims but none of the majorty of the population, whom, when the satanic forces kindle their under- construction- Armagedon, will sacrifice too many of the willing to fight the last battle against the enemy of God. Satan proposes but God disposes.
    Interestingly enough, It is Jesus Christ, as Mslims believe, not Muhammed who will interfere to defeat the Fake Messiah.

  2. #2 by Doug on December 16, 2009 - 4:08 am

    Jesse Jackson is a criminal that shakes down anyone he can, by calling them racist, then accepts a cash donation for not reporting them to the press. Saying that makes me a racist. Anti-Black

    Jews are swindling trillions of dollars thru Goldman Sachs and the federal reserve as well as influencing American foreign policy thru campain donations that influence our Senate. That is why we are hated around the world. Saying that makes me Anti-Semitic.

    Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are the biggest idiots I have ever seen in this entire universe. I don’t have room on this page to list all the reasons. Suffice it to say that they are traitors. That makes me Anti-White.

    Pol Pot commited genocide because he was a good little commie rat. Saying that makes me Anti-Chinese or Anti whatever.

    Yea, I’m all that and more. The thing is, I never went out for the politically correct crap because I know that there is no way in hell that you can pick up a turd from the clean end. Really, I’m just Anti-Criminal.
    White, Jewish, Black, Brown, Yellow, Red or whatever. If you swindle hard working people, you are trash. If you happen to crash an entire economy because you think you are “Chosen” to lord over the rest, you will pay dearly for that delusion in the end.

    The only people of color that I have no problem with what so ever is the Red American Indians. Russel Means wants the Lakota Indains to secede from the United States and I want to go with them. I could be a happy Indian. A very happy Indian indeed.

  3. #3 by Mahmoud El-Yousseph on December 16, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    Hurray for Tammy Obeidallah!

    Another home run with,”The myth of Antisemitism” piece.

    This is the woman whome her former newspaper editor refer to as,
    “Middle East Walking Encyclopedia.” And he was not exaggerating after all.

    Thanks for the enlightenment Tammy!

  4. #4 by Arabia-Felix on December 16, 2009 - 5:41 pm

    Tammy indeed knows who the Bahraini ambassador to U.S is.

    Does she also know who the King of Bahrain and many other
    “Arab” rulers and bisiness leadres are??

    I applaud the Ambassador, at least she is not hiding her identity, like most of them are.

    And the number of the Jews in both houses that you gave, i also
    applaud them for telling us exactly who they are.

    NO HARM TO THAT.

    The harm comes from the rest, almost all in both houses, who do not admit as to who they really are.

  5. #5 by Jalid on December 16, 2009 - 7:24 pm

    Ruffling the feathers of American Christians and their criminal army comes the following,

    the USAF ADL’S FOXMAN: NEW TESTAMENT IS ANTI-SEMITIC

    Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, believes anti-Semitism will last as long as Christians accept the New Testament’s “lie” that the ancient Pharisees were responsible for the death of Christ. 1
    In his recent book, Never Again? The Threat of the New Anti-Semitism, 2 Foxman claims this “deadly” 3 deception has caused untold Jewish suffering through the millennia. Such New Testament-generated hate culminated in the Holocaust, he claims – but it breaks out afresh as the “Christ-killers” charge is inferred in Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ and readings from the “anti-Semitic” Christian story at Easter.
    Foxman says another wave of global anti-Semitism and persecution of Jews could be on the way unless Christians agree to ignore large sections of the New Testament.
    What sections will probably be on his “must censor” list? Certainly, it would include Christ’s incendiary attacks on the Pharisees, whom He called “whitewashed tombs, full of dead men’s bones.” 4 Foxman would also censor the Apostle John: “He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son does not have the life… Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.” 5 In the book of Revelation, recorded by John, Jesus says those Jews who reject Him are “the synagogue of Satan,” 6 another passage Foxman would certainly cut out.”

    Etc etc
    They never cease ´cause their ass never stops itching.

    oh? i hope thats not antisemite?

    ;(
    .
    ?????
    . :) ;) ;) ;)

  6. #6 by Jalid on December 16, 2009 - 7:28 pm

    Three Soldiers of the Evil Jew and Murdering Occupying forces in Dear Palestine lost their lives when their jeep run over a cliff near Ramallah last night .

    I wish to extend my condolences to their families and to the families of all those they killed when alive

    RIPi

  7. #7 by Jalid on December 16, 2009 - 7:35 pm

    I offer this Poem from a poster that goes by the name of Nahida to my friend Prodigal son in regards to a friendly discussion we previously had!

    THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

    I confess,
    We Palestinians
    Don’t posses
    Your excellent qualities
    We lack so much compassion
    And generosity
    Unlike us, you profess
    Lofty principles
    and superior morality
    Deep rooted ethics
    And love of humanity

    PROVE IT

    Invite the Zionists home
    Give it all away
    Teach us altruism
    And live in a camp
    Be our model
    In self-sacrifice
    Live as a refugee
    Give them your land
    And if they want more
    Try to understand
    If they kill your wife
    Offer them your child
    If they shoot your eye
    Tell them you don’t mind
    For the sake of peace
    You’d become blind
    You’ve always been thoughtful
    So loving and kind..

  8. #8 by Jalid on December 16, 2009 - 7:36 pm

    Someone answered her
    To: Nahida,

    ‘Mua!’

    A Latin kiss for you – you’re sooooo kool!
    (Being Palestinian also helps, jajajaja).

    TheAZCowBoy
    Tombstone, AZ.
    (((Silent))) prayer for the people of Ni’lin who despite being murdered and maimed by the IDF Jewish slime with rubber bullets and tear gas canisters continue their peaceful marches ‘against the wall’ come rain or shine” – “Jehovah be with you brothers!”

  9. #9 by Jalid on December 16, 2009 - 7:37 pm

    I too, posted Nahida a response,

    Nahida, i dont know whether to be jealous or to be what..
    I write poetry too but not like that!
    One thing for sure i am though, is proud…
    MY HOME GIRL´S POEMS BROUGHT
    A SMILE TO MY HEART.

  10. #10 by Amerikagulag on December 17, 2009 - 5:32 am

    Excellent article as always. The best way to counter this ‘two pronged’ weapon which jews use against non-jews is to maintain the fact that Jewish has NOTHING to do with semite. The VAST Majority of people inhabiting the land formerly called Palestine, now called Israel, are NOT SEMITES. They are Khazar and Ashkanazi Jews – not semitic people.

    The Iraq war, the Afghanistan war and certainly the genocide against the Palestinians are ANTI-SEMITIC actions of the first order. And these fact must constantly and forever be repeated and drummed into the internet so that this last bastion of infomation and truth can forever banish this group of criminals claiming a false history and a fictitious genealogy.

    The descendants of Jesus are the Palestinians.
    Jew means semite like Catholic means Swedish. Got it?

  11. #11 by Amerikagulag on December 17, 2009 - 5:37 am

    Doug, if you go, let me know how it is, I’ve considered that myself.

  12. #12 by Jalid on December 17, 2009 - 6:49 pm

    AmerikaGulag i totally agree with most of what you said in a previous post when you said:

    “In fact, I noticed that God seems to side with Israel and its murderous deeds”…

    But i still got the religion hard disk right in here in my heart. That hardware is stuck inside. It aint going no where for I have still hopes that God would finally dispose to shoot revenge in the right direction and that he, Almighty as he is would somehow Aim his vindictive beam towards the right place unleashing Something some what drastic this time, perhaps.
    A ray aimed at a place where today
    the Sinners
    are
    Winners.
    Yes I did love reading from your fingers the following:
    “In fact, I noticed that God seems to side with Israel and its murderous deeds”…
    Actually those words are just the perfect Christmas gift , coming from An American and read by a Palestinian like me!
    Lols!
    Got to go now, gotta Google Happy Sol Invictus! (Sounds vegy integesting!)

    If that God you mentioned was the real one he should have had the decency to at least ask me before his angels kicked me out of my mother’s womb into this piece of shit planet.
    He could’ve had someone at some office up there where you will present yourself to a desk. A place where some bored angel clerk with a whinny New York accent would inform you
    ” You are going down there nine months after that man who is to be your father sleeps with your mammy. You will then be a little Palestinian and a wetback, a towel head and a camel jockey. “You will be looked at in contempt and you will lose any court case in any place in the planet.
    You are to be looked upon as a terrorist even when and after “Our holy chosen people” takes away your land and you bitch about it”.
    But you are never told. You know as soon as you come and look at the cheap ass furniture in your house.
    That’s why we cry and kick and get all fastidious when we come out of our mother’s urethra or what ever that heel hole is.
    We cry when pushed out unlike the Jews and some Anglos who laugh when they come out. They do in joy and satisfaction and as soon as they come out they are treated the best way possible because they are born in the best hospitals.
    That’s why I dont believe Jesus was a Jew!
    Merry Christmas and happy holidays hohoho,
    Yeah right.

  13. #13 by Jalid on December 17, 2009 - 6:54 pm

    From a hell hole to another hell hole and then on top of it to another hell hole!.

  14. #14 by bullard on December 20, 2009 - 3:34 pm

    One asked this: what is a Semite? It would be any of the seed line of “Shem”, A son of Noah. next, what is a “Jew”. A Jew is a seed of the tribe of Judah and/or one who lives in Judeah.

    That would make a whole bunch of us semitic for sure.

    Judea is the southern kingdom and what is now Palestine is the northern kingdom, better known as the house of Iarael. True Israel he western and northern Europe and the English speaking nations of the world.

    the best way 2 establish a Palestinian state, would be 2 allow the Palestinians 2 2 evict the royal family out of Saudi Arabia and takeover.That’s where the came from.

    In the book of Jeremiah there is mentioned 2 baskets of figs. 1 basket is good figs end of the other are bad fig. The bag figs are the Kenites who since the first day has kept the works screwed up 4 everybody. as mentioned in in the book of revelation chapter 2 and 3. these are those who makeup the synagogue of Satan. The seed of the devil spawned.

  15. #15 by Bella on December 24, 2009 - 6:38 pm

    Pelosi is one too.

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