A group of religious fanatics in a Middle Eastern country burning several hundred copies of the New Testament under government orders immediately following George Bush’s birthday bash in Israel should have been headline news for days in America. According to the standards immediately set following the attacks on 9/11, there should have been minute-by-minute updates along with a steady stream of commentary from all the Neocon regulars hell-bent on shystering American parents into sending their beloved children off to fight and die in defense of the Jewish state. There should have been the obligatory ‘we told you so’ business by the Jewish press in America and how ‘right on the money’ George Bush was in bombing the hell out of Iraq and–more importantly–how ‘right on the money’ bombing the hell out of Iran, Syria and elsewhere will be. All the typical buzzwords–‘intolerance’, ‘bigotry’, ‘jihad’ and of course, lest we forget–‘Islamo-Fascism’–should have been brought to bear in describing this recent event that had as its precedent the infamous book burnings by the eeeeeeeeeeeeevil. hated Nazis of the Third Reich.
And indeed all this would have been the case were it not for a few minor facts complicating the matter, not the least of which is that it took place in the one country said to be America’s ‘only ally’ in the Middle East–Israel–and was not perpetrated by turban-wearing/sword-wielding/Koran-quoting/Islamo-Fascists but rather by those said to be Christianity’s greatest friends in the world, meaning Jews.
Upon hearing that missionaries had been in the area passing out copies of the New Testament (that he referred to as ‘propaganda’) deputy Mayor Uzi Aharon of Or Yehuda went up and down the streets of the town, ordering the inhabitants through his bullhorn to bring out the ‘offensive material’. Working in tandem with the deputy Mayor were Jewish religious students who went door to door collecting the religious contraband. Once assembled the books were then dumped into a pile, doused with gasoline and set on fire in a parking lot near a synagogue.
The initial news stories concerning this raw display of anti-Christian bigotry originally featured a recalcitrant, unrepentant, self-righteous and haughty deputy Mayor saying it was a ‘commandment’ for Jews to burn such materials, adding that he did not denounce the burning of the books, but rather those who dared distribute such material within the ‘Jewish state.’ Later however as the story began to grow legs in foreign media outlets, the formerly bold and brash deputy Mayor was doing the typical ‘Jewish 2-step,’ meaning he was backtracking, stuttering and stammering his way out of an otherwise embarrassing situation by saying he ‘respects the New Testament’ and ‘would not do what has been done to the Jews in the past’ meaning the burning of Jewish books by the Nazis.
Predictable as a lawyer at the scene of a gruesome car accident, the Jewish press in America all but yawned at the incident with its typical run-of-the-mill ‘nothing to report here,…go about your lives citizens’ attitude. Among Israel’s ‘Amen Corner’ in America’s Christian churches, not a peep from any of the ‘heavy’ hitters, meaning Pastor John Hagee, Rod Parsley or the ‘reverend’ Pat Robertson. Calls and emails by American Free Press newspaper to their offices asking for their opinions on this outrage were not returned.
What is most interesting in this latest incident–besides the blatant hypocrisy and double standard maintained throughout–is the fact that it serves as prime facie evidence vindicating what critics of Judaism have alleged for years–that at its core the Jewish religion is inherently anti-Christian in its composition and that it neither seeks nor tolerates any kind of ‘peaceful coexistence’ with the teachings of the hated Jesus of Nazareth who dared oppose the Rabbis of His day. These same critics who allege that passages within Judaism’s most holy book–the Talmud–(in addition to depicting Jesus as a sorcerer and His mother as a prostitute) command the burning of Christian books have basically been proven correct with the few, incautious comments of the waffling deputy Mayor who ordered the books burned.
As of this moment the government of Israel is doing nothing, saying it is a ‘local matter’, (meaning something to be handled by the very same government entity responsible for the act in the first place) despite the fact there are laws forbidding the destruction or desecration of any religious item a particular group holds sacred. In addition, no formal apologies have been offered to the world’s Christians by Israel or any of her spokespersons as would have been demanded by the Jewish state had a similar event transpired where Jewish books were burned in a Christian or Muslim country.
This–meaning anti-Christian bigotry in Israel–is by no means something new. From its embryonic days Christianity and its followers were considered persona non grata in the Jewish state as evidenced by the murder of Jesus of Nazareth by the Sanhedrin as well as the warnings issued against his disciples ‘not to teach in His name’. St. Stephen was stoned to death for being a Christian. Peter, Paul and the others suffered harassment, floggings, arrest, imprisonment and had contracts put out on their lives for abandoning the traditions of ‘their people’ and leaders. When the Jewish state was resurrected from its 2,000 year old grave during the 20th century and Zionist/Marxist Jews went on the rampage in Palestinian villages, Christians and their churches were firebombed and treated with the same kind of visceral hatred as took place in Soviet Russia. When the Christian patriarch complained about Jewish abuse of the Christians of Palestine in the name of then-Pope Paul VI, Israel (through one of her intermediaries) responded with “Your Pope is a foolish man. If the Pope has an army, let him send it’, a mirrored reflection of Stalin’s notorious question from decades past, “How many divisions has the Pope?” Recently a Christian teenager in Israel was almost killed when a package sent to his home by Jewish extremists associated with terrorist groups ‘Kach’ and the ‘Jewish Defense League’ exploded. In 2007 Jewish terrorists set a Christian church on fire in Jerusalem, the same city of Jesus’ sham trial and crucifixion by His political enemies in the Sanhedrin. In March 2006, a Jewish couple–pretending to be Christian pilgrims, entered the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, (Jesus’ hometown) pushing a baby carriage filled with explosives with the obvious intention of killing scores of Christians. They were attacked and subdued by the church goers before they could carry out their plans. Although hundreds of similar evens have been chronicled, little (if any) attention is paid to it by the Jewish press in America for fear of losing American support for the Jewish state,
The Anti-Defamation League of B‘Nai B’rith (whose activities include spying on Americans critical of Israel and in passing along that information to Israel‘s spy agency Mossad) reluctantly issued a statement condemning the book burning incident for fear of having its organically anti-Christian agenda exposed. Despite the fact that it publicly called for ‘respect for the sacred texts of all faiths’ the ADL has been the most active organization in the world in seeing laws antithetical to Christianity passed in various countries, in addition to referring to the New Testament as ‘classical anti-Semitism’ and the cause of all Jewish persecution these last 2,000 years,
This latest incident involving the burning of several hundred copies of the New Testament, while being a shock to some, should not be to those paying attention, as brave voices have warned of this situation for some time. Israeli writer Israel Shamir once wrote–
“I still remember old Jews spitting while passing by a church, and cursing the dead while passing by a Christian cemetery. Last year in Jerusalem, a Jew decided to refresh the tradition. He spat at the Holy Cross carried in the procession along the city.’
Former concentration camp victim and anti-Zionist activist Israel Shahak wrote in his book ‘Jewish History Jewish Religion’ that–
“Dishonoring Christian religious symbols is an old religious duty in Judaism. Spitting on the cross, and especially on the Crucifix, and spitting when a Jew passes a church, have been obligatory from around AD 200 for pious Jews. The increasing strength of the Jewish state has caused these customs to become more open again. This barbarous attitude of contempt and hate for Christian religious symbols has grown in Israel. In the 1950’s Israel issued a series of stamps representing pictures of Israeli cities. In the picture of Nazareth, there was a church and on its top a cross -almost invisible, perhaps the size of a millimeter. Nevertheless, the religious parties made a scandal and the stamps were quickly withdrawn and replaced by an almost identical series from which the microscopic cross was withdrawn.”
But perhaps Jewish contempt for Christians was best expressed in the words of Rami Rozen writing for one of Israel‘s biggest newspapers, Haaretz, who wrote–
“Jews feel towards Jesus today what they felt in the 4th century or in the Middle Ages. For centuries, Jews concealed from Christians their hatred towards Jesus, and this tradition continues even now. Jesus is revolting and repulsive, and this repulsion passed from the observant Jews to the general Israeli public.”
Jesus of Nazareth–the greatest of all anti-Zionist/anti-Talmudic activists throughout history–in warning His followers about what they would endure at the hands of His Jewish enemies for going against what was the New World Order of His own day said ‘Do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that shall not be revealed nor hidden that will not be made known.’ Indeed, good to His word, with every passing day the wolves are finding it more and more difficult to maintain their sheep-like disguises and are revealing themselves for the anti-Christian, anti-human beasts they truly are.
© 2008 Mark Glenn
American Free Press Newspaper