by Pitman Buck, Jr. – March 2002
One of the primary reasons given by Israel for its off-and-on refusals to negotiate with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority (PA) is the use of terrorism by the PLO and militant organs of the PA. A brief, historical summary of terrorism used by Zionists and Israel in the Middle East Conflict reveals that Israel has no justifiable right to cite the use of terrorism by others as a basis for refusing to negotiate with the PLO, PA, Yasser Arafat or anyone else. Such an historical summary would include the following facts.
From 1943 to 1948, Menachem Begin – who later became prime minister of Israel – commanded the infamous Irgun Zvai Leumi (IZL), an underground terrorist group dedicated to the overthrow of the British Mandate Authority and the expulsion of the native Arabs from Palestine in order to establish therein an exclusive Jewish state. On July 22, 1946, Menachem Begin’s IZL blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing over ninety people, fifteen of whom were Jewish. Haganah, the armed militia of the Jewish Agency, was implicated in this horrific, terrorist attack on innocent civilians.
The Stern Gang was another Jewish terrorist group dedicated to driving out non-Jews from Palestine and setting up an exclusive, Jewish state. On November 6, 1944, the Stern Gang assassinated Lloyd Moyne, the British Resident Minister in Cairo, Egypt.
Many more cold-blooded acts of horror were to follow before Israel would establish herself by terrorism in the so-called “Holy Land.” On April 9, 1948, Menachem Begin’s IZL attacked the small village of Deir Yassin, murdered 254 Arab men, women and children (some of the women were pregnant) and then sought to cover up the foul deeds by throwing some of the bodies into a well.
One of the more ignoble acts of the Stern Gang was the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte on September 17, 1948, while he was on a United Nations peace mission in Palestine.
And then there were the Zionist robberies in 1948 of Barclay’s Bank in Tel Aviv and Nablus for the purchase of more weapons of terrorism. “In Nablus they [the Zionists rebels] twice raided Barclays Bank under the noses of British soldiers.”
Between July 2 and July 27, 1954, a network of Jewish spies in Egypt fire-bombed American and British cultural and informational centers, British-owned theatres, an Egyptian post office and rail station and then attempted to shift the blame for these terrorist acts upon the Muslin Brothers. This series of terrorist acts became know as the “Lavon Affair,” the purpose of which was to sabotage the good relations that existed between Egypt and the Western nations of the United States and England.
It was Zionist terrorism that promoted the mass exodus of Palestinians from their homeland, Palestine, driving them into exile and refugee camps in Jordan, Syria and elsewhere. Since 1967, the Israelis have blown up over 25,000 Palestinian homes and have confiscated the property. Israel continues to build exclusively Jewish settlements in occupied Arab lands in violation of internationally recognized treaties which Israel herself has signed. In vain, past U.S. presidents, including President Jimmy Carter, have denounced these Jewish settlements in Arab lands as illegal, obstacles to peace and detrimental to our own national interests. In short, terrorism gave birth to Israel; terrorism is Israel’s chief policy maker. Thus, it is most strange and hypocritical to hear and see Israel’s leaders decrying terrorism while making insipid, platitudinous speeches at the Wailing Wall. Referring to Israel’s “ugly, oppressive side of its nature which it had generally managed to hide from the world”, David Hirst stated that “investigative zeal has never been the hallmark of Western newsmen based in Israel.”
Virtually all world leaders acknowledge that the primary cause of the Middle East Conflict lies in Israel’s occupation of Arab land and expulsion of thousands of Arabs from their native homeland – Palestine – resulting in the massive Palestinian refugee problem. In his book, David Hirst documents Israel’s “insatiable Zionist appetite for Arab land.”
On June 8, 1967, Israeli jet aircraft and torpedo-carrying gunboats attacked the U.S.S. Liberty, while it was cruising in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula and flying a large American flag, killing 34 Americans and wounded another 171. When Captain William McGonagle ordered life rafts put overboard, an Israeli gunboat crew promptly shot holes in the life rafts to prevent their use.
Because of the inordinate Zionist political and monetary power in domestic American politics, the United States has shown itself as unable or unwilling to be an even-handed, unbiased broker in the Arab-Jewish, Middle East Conflict. International intervention and resolution of this conflict on the bases of UN Resolutions 242, 338 and 194 appear necessary now more than ever in view of the terrible blood-letting in the first quarter of 2002. A majority of nations has indicated that the above-cited UN resolutions are as just and even-handed as is humanly possible, given historical circumstances.
Two centuries ago the English statesman and orator, Edmund Burke, wrote:
“The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again; and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered.”
Sooner or later Israel will have to come to terms with herself and her Arab neighbors. The course of force and terrorism that she has followed for the past 54 years is nothing less than suicidal, prompting former U.S. Under Secretary of State George W. Ball to publish an article in Foreign Affairs entitled, “How to Save Israel in Spite of Herself.” The moral and economic costs of the Arab-Israel wars will continue to mount until world opinion pressures Israel and the United States to listen to the voice of reason instead of the fundamentalist readings of the Bible which only invite fundamentalist readings of the Koran.
 Lilienthal, Afred M., The Zionist Connection (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1978), pp. 58, 153, 279, 346-347, 350, 359, 363, 687.
 ibid, 214, 359
 ibid, 153-157, 279, 298, 299, 303, 349, 350, 353, 360, 398.
 ibid, 156-157, 191, 360, 398, 422.
 Hirst, David, The Gun and the Olive Branch – The Roots of Violence in the Middle East (New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977), p. 90.
 ibid, pp. 164-170.
The Lebanese adventure
 ibid, p. 343.
 ibid, p. 342
 See I. F. Stone’s article, “Bible Diplomacy,” Washington Post, Aug. 19, 1977. Other suggested readings are Livia Rokach’s Israel’s Sacred Terrorism (Belmont, MA: Association of Arab-American University Graduates, Inc., 1980), a documentary based upon the personal diary of Moshe Sharrett, Israel’s first foreign minister, Naeim Giladi’s book, Ben Gurion’s Scandals, (Flushing, NY: Glilit Publishing Co., Inc. 1992), Edwin M. Wright’s Torah, Zionism and Palestine (Houston: Americans for Middle East Peace, Inc., 1983; an e-book of the original is available at http://www.pitmanbuck.net/ ), and Israel Shahak’s Jewish History, Jewish Religion (London & Sterling, VA: Pluto Press, 1994).
I. F. Stone
Bible Diplomacy Washington Post, August 19, 1977
In the Middle Ages, as everyone knows, the Bible was under lock and key. The clergy kept it away from the masses, lest it confuse them and lead to schism and sedition. Their point of view, repugnant as it is to us, children of the Reformation and the Enlightenment, was not without substance. If the medieval fathers look down from the Heaven in which they so devoutly believed, they must point as justification to the turbulence that broke out after the Bible was translated into the vernacular and common people were encouraged to read it. Dispute over the Word of God burst into flame. The world witnessed its bloodiest religious wars.
Maybe it’s time to lock the Holy Book up again, at least until the Israeli-Arab dispute is settled. The trouble is that the Bible is like the Delphic oracle, unendingly ambiguous, and all things to all men, so that – as the old adage has it – the devil can quote Scripture to his purpose.
From a secular point of view, this seems natural in a book made up of many books, written at different stages in the unfolding of a great religious experience. How to explain it from a theological point of view must be left to our ecclesiastical superiors, for if it is literally the Word of God, His contradictions, too, are infinite.
These contradictions now play their part in the efforts at peace in the Middle East. At one end of the spectrum the Bible preaches justice and universal brotherhood. At the other end it contains some of the most primitive and bloodthirsty ethnocentric teachings in human literature. So Menachem Begin, Israel’s fundamentalist prime minister and the religious parties on which he depends for a thin and precarious parliamentary majority, claim that they cannot give up the West Bank because God gave it to the Jews.
This can, of course, be supported from Bible texts. Indeed, if we are to go back to a literal reading of Holy Writ for guidance in the Middle Fast conflict, the religious ultras of the Israeli community can find much else along the same lines, and in the same direction, though carried to lengths that would make even the most fanatical among them quail. It is, of course, true that in the final chapter of Numbers God gave the whole of Canaan west of the Jordan to Israel. But if the Word of God is to be taken literally, those who now dwell on the West Bank may tremble. For only three short chapters earlier, the Lord says “ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy their holy places and ‘dispossess’ them.”
Nor is that all. Numbers 33 ends with the fiercest warning of all. If the children of Israel do not dispossess the inhabitants, “I shall do unto you as I thought to do unto them.” If the Jews do not drive out the Canaanites, God will drive out the Jews. This is the harsh theology of depopulating a land to make room for one’s own.
To base modem politics on fundamentalist readings of the Bible is to invite fundamentalist readings of the Koran. It is to open the doors to a plague of bigotries. Selected scriptural texts were used in less enlightened times to excuse pogroms of Jews, and Holy War against infidels, and the conflict of Catholic and Protestant that made a wasteland of 16th century Germany, and is making a wasteland today of 20th-century Ulster. There is no end to the wickedness that bigotry can draw from Holy Writ. This is not the least of the reasons for remembering that Herzl, the founder of modem Zionism, made separation of church and state a basic principle.
Of course, those who seek Arab-Jewish reconciliation and peace may also find their message in the Bible. Isaiah said, “Zion shall be redeemed by justice,” and this means justice, too, for our Arab brothers. But if we are not ready for such healing and fraternal counsels, let us lock the Holy Book up again, until we can show ourselves fit to read it.
Bible Diplomacy- PDF
In 1986, Edwin M. Wright flew to Texas from Ohio to visit me; these pictures were taken during that visit. He passed away at the age of 90 on October 28, 1987, at his home in Wooster, Ohio. With his death, the world lost a most worthy intellectual giant and I lost a friend. I look forward to renewing my acquaintance with his gentle spirit within a few years. Pitman A. Buck, Jr.
Money, rushed state visits and accusations of anti-Semitism may not be enough to save proposed visa waivers
By Grant F. Smith, Director of Research, IRmep
Newsweek reporter Jeff Stein’s “double-tap” exposé of Israeli espionage in the United States has put Israel and its American lobby on red alert. Stein’s initial salvo ”Israel Won’t Stop Spying on the U.S.” generated howls of outrage over veteran CIA analyst Paul Pillar’s accurate assessment that Zionists had been sending spies to appropriate U.S. resources and weapons even before the state was founded. Pressed for details, Stein’s second piece ”Israel’s Aggressive Spying in the US Mostly Hushed Up” exposed a bumbling Israeli spy’s unsuccessful attempt to enter Al Gore’s hotel room through an air duct. According to Stein, thedwindling number of U.S. criminal prosecutions is because the FBI has been directed by the Justice Department to privately chastise, but not expose, Israel’s spy networks. The most recent criminal espionage prosecution, that of former NASA official Stewart Nozette, carefully sealed off his handlers at Israel Aerospace Industries from any consequences. Nozette had received $225,000 and admitted to passing secrets to Israel, but rather than go after his paymasters, the FBI set up an elaborate sting operation. According to Stein, other American counterintelligence officials felt instant push-back whenever they tried to warn U.S. elected officials about Israeli espionage.
The new spying allegations come at an inconvenient time since Israel and its U.S. lobby have been ramping up efforts to obtain visa-free Israeli entry to the United States. Israel’s poor record of visa overstays, thousands of young people entering under tourist visas to work in the U.S. and the growing espionage flap appear to make Israel unlikely to enter the visa waiver program any time soon. But three strategies have proven extremely successful in the past for dampening fallout. Flood American influencers with cash, send in Israeli government officials to quietly lobby key policymakers and charge opponents with anti-Semitism.
In the early days of weapons smuggling, Israel’s spies relied on the ageless tactic of “spreading money around” to keep criminal cases out of court whenever spies were caught. In 1947, American members of thevast Jewish Agency/Haganah smuggling ring “assembled a war chest” of funds to keep “70 potential indictments in Los Angeles” over weapons smuggling to Jewish fighters in Palestine from going to court. Assembling and carefully disbursing such funds in coordination with the Israeli government worked well in those days and appears to be working just as well today, though the conduits have changed. The Los Angeles Police Department Foundation’s decision to host a fundraising gala (PDF) on May 10, 2014 to honor—of all people—Israeli movie producer Arnon Milchan—is the latest version of the strategy.
In 2012 the FBI released compelling files of Milchan’s involvement smuggling nuclear weapons technology from the United States in league with Benjamin Netanyahu and California engineer Richard Kelly Smyth. Milchan confessed to much of his criminal past as a smuggler during an Israeli television interview on November 25, 2013. This confession and declassified documents formed the basis of a public complaint (PDF)to U.S. agency heads calling for his deportation over flouting the Foreign Agents Registration Act and for visa fraud. By engineering a fundraiser and LAPD award in his honor, the Los Angeles Police Department Foundation appears to be trying to buy the public appearance that all is well. After all, if the metropolitan police department approves of Milchan, doesn’t that prove he’s an upstanding member of the community? Perhaps not.
The organization behind the award, the Los Angeles Police Department Foundation core leadership Cecilia and Jeffrey Glassman are longtime Israel advocates. LAPDF has sent police department personnel to Israel (PDF)for training in addition to building up the endowment of cash it provides to the police department for high tech gadgets taxpayers won’t fund. These efforts to protect Milchan and change the subject are more refined than in the 1940’s. According to FBI files declassified last year, another western state media mogul—Herman “Hank” Greenspun—simply traveled to Washington, DC offering $25,000 in cash to any U.S. government official who would help quash pending felony arms export control indictments against him for stealing .50 calibre machine guns from the U.S. Marines and shipping fighter plane engines to Israel under false papers. Cash to quash also operates at much higher levels.
During the same week the LAPDF was honoring Milchan, President Obama spent hours at Hollywood political fundraisers including one hosted by producer Steven Spielberg. During the final days of the George W. Bush administration, Spielberg successfully led lobbying for a special posthumous presidential pardon for Charles Winters. Winters, who illegally smuggled B-17 bombers from the U.S. to Israel, was the only one of the Jewish Agency / Haganah era smugglers convicted of a felony to actually serve prison time. What demands the billionaire movie mogul might now be making on Obama in the name of Israeli spies Ben Ami-Kadish, Stewart Nozette, Jonathan Pollard, or Arnon Milchan remain to be seen.
Another tried and true method to protect intelligence assets and operations is to send Israeli officials to the U.S. to visit key policymakers and beg leniency. Senator Diane Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair, has agreed to an urgent meeting with Israeli intelligence portfolio minister Yuval Steinitz. Efforts to “quietly” calm the waters behind closed doors is Israel’s standard practice. When caught red-handed in the 1990’s with classified U.S. government information obtained during ADL joint operations with Israeli and apartheid-era South African intelligence services, the Anti-Defamation League called in Israeli heavyweights to lobby the U.S.Attorney General to stop the FBI’s espionage investigation of the ADL, according to FBI files declassified late in 2013. Such files detailing corrupt deals forged in the dark are rarely released, but not for lack of public curiosity. Such a long line (PDF) of Freedom of Information Act requests has formed for the FBI’s secret file on Israel’s recently deceased spy Marc Rich (pardoned of a felony by president Bill Clinton at Eric Holder’s recommendation) that if it is ever released, reporters and public watch dogs will have to download it from the FBI’s “vault” website rather than burden the FBI for multiple paper copies or files on CD.
Always part of the reaction matrix to allegations or reporting on Israeli spying are immediate counter-charges of anti-Semitism. Smearing the FBI as anti-Semitic was among the first ”rapid response” strategies developed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s Steven J. Rosen after he was indicted for espionage alongside Keith Weissman and Colonel Lawrence Franklin in 2005. The AIPAC duo had passed classified information to Israel and the Washington Post in a bid to foment U.S. attacks on Iran. Rosen’s internal AIPAC response strategy paper (PDF) called for accusing the FBI “targeted Jews” and of “religious discrimination.” AIPAC and Israel activists were later somehow able to get the Obama administration to abandon the extremely tight criminal prosecution shortly after entering office.
Whether the proven—but difficult to hide—tactics of Israel and its U.S. lobby will continue to produce results remain to be seen. As more Americans come to see the cost and endemic corruption underpinning the so-called “special relationship,” Israel and its lobby may find that payoffs, rushed state visits, and smears to quash fallout may no longer work in the Internet era.
Smith, Grant F. “Israel Deploys Three Proven Tactics to Blunt U.S. Backlash over Spying.” IRmep (n.d.): n. pag. Israel Deploys Proven Tactics to Blunt U.S. Backlash over Spying. IRmep. Web. 28 July 2014. <http://www.irmep.org/prize4spies.htm>.
The Original Satanic Verses
(otherwise known as)
The Commands of Endearment from the Jewish Book of Love
(otherwise known as)
The Hebrew Bible
Warning! The sordid, obscene literature you are about to read is better suited for Penthouse and Playboy magazines. At least the editors of such promiscuous publications have not had the chutzpah or audacity to ascribe the authorship of their literary works to God, the Creator or the Force.
The following reported acts of terrorism, murder, rape and general mayhem are reprinted verbatim from the “Holy Bible”. The claim that such barbaric, monstrous and immoral acts were authored, authorized or commanded by the Supreme Being is utter blasphemy. Only a sick or brainwashed mind could believe that a loving Creator would be capable of such things.
Please have your copy of the “Holy Bible” available, and look up each of these verses for yourself. Further comments on these verses will follow.
Ezekiel 9:5 “And I heard God say to the other men, ‘Follow him through the city and kill. Spare no one.’”
Verse 6 “Kill the old men, young men, young women, mothers and children.”
Verse 7 “God said to them, ‘Defile the Temple. Fill its courtyards with corpses. Get to work!’ So they began to kill the people in the city.”
Verse 11 “Then the man wearing linen clothes returned and reported to the Lord, ‘I have carried out your orders.’”
Judges 20:23 “Then the Israelites went to the place of worship and mourned in the presence of the Lord until evening. They asked him, ‘Should we go again against our brothers the Benjaminites?’ The Lord answered, ‘Yes.’”
Verse 48 “The Israelites turned back against the rest of the Benjaminites and killed them all, men, women and children, and animals as well. They burned every town in the area.”
Deuteronomy 23:1, 2 “No man who has been castrated or whose penis has been cut off may be included among the Lord’s people. No one born out of wedlock or any descendant of such a person, even to the tenth generation, may be included among the Lord’s people.” (A Jew whose gonads have been removed or whose penis has been surgically cut off to protect the rest of his body from cancer loses his citizenship among God’s “chosen people.” In Israel today, any illegitimate child born of Jewish parents is not permitted to marry there. The fanatic, rabbinical courts in Israel are supported in part by United States foreign aid tax dollars despite the United States Constitution’s mandate for the separation of religion and state, and these religious courts control Israel’s marriage laws.)
Deuteronomy 23:19, 20 “When you lend money or food or anything else to a fellow Israelite, do not charge him interest. You may charge interest on what you lend to a foreigner, but not on what you lend to a fellow Israelite.” (This doctrine espoused by Israel’s radical rabbis holding that Israelis may charge usury to a Gentile but not to another Jew is blatant, economic discrimination based upon religious prejudice. By contrast, U.S. taxpayers have given to Israel billions of dollars interest-free. See “The Cost of Israel to U.S. Taxpayers,” The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, April/May, ‘93, p.17.)
Deuteronomy 25:11, 12 “If two men are having a fight and the wife of one tries to help her husband by grabbing hold of the other man’s genitals, show her no mercy, cut off her hand.” (This is comparable to the Islamic law that a thief’s hand be cut off.)
Deuteronomy 25:19 “So then, when the Lord your God has given you the land and made you safe from all your enemies who live around you, be sure to kill all the Amalekites, so that no one will remember them any longer. Do not forget!” (And, they haven’t forgotten. As most Israelis and some other Jews are quick to remind Gentiles, Jews have long memories [some of their memories stretch back further than anybody can remember]. Rabbi Meir Kahane of recent past and Rabbi Levinger, among many other Zionists, refer to present-day Palestinians as Amalekites and preach that the Palestinians should be exterminated like cockroaches or at the very least deported from their ancient homeland, Palestine.)
1 Chronicles 20:3 “And he [King David, a man after the Jewish god's own heart] brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon.”
Exodus 22:18 “Put to death any woman who practices magic.” (The author of this command no doubt was a man, probably a rabbi.)
1 Samuel 27:8-11 “During that time David [the man after the Jewish god's own heart] and his men would attack the people of Geshur, Girzi, and Amalek, who had been living in the region a very long time. He would raid their land as far as Shur, all the way down to Egypt, killing all the men and women and taking the sheep, cattle, donkeys, camels, and even the clothes. Then he would come back to Achish, who would ask him, ‘Where did you go on a raid this time?’ And David would tell him that he had gone to the southern part of Judah or to the territory of the tribe of Jerahmeel or to the territory where the Kenites lived. David would kill everyone, men and women, so that no one could go back to Gath and report what he and his men had really done.” (The question that arises here is, if all this killing was indeed done at the command of God, why would He seek to leave just the Jews as witnesses to this mayhem, only to reverse Himself later by revealing this mayhem to all of mankind in “holy” manuscripts written by Jews?)
1 Samuel 15:1-3 “Now listen to what the Lord Almighty says, …. Go and attack the Amalekites and completely destroy everything they have. Don’t leave a thing; kill all the men, women, and children, and babies; the cattle, sheep, camels, and donkeys.” (Israel’s invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the attendant massacre of innocents in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila are mournful reminders of this dastardly command. Israel’s Defense Minister Ariel Sharon took a leading role in the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. An official Israeli committee found General Ariel Sharon to be partly responsible for the massacre of hundreds of Palestinians in Beirut’s Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. See pictures below. This mass-murderer and terrorist, Ariel Sharon, was afterwards elected prime minister of Israel and was enthusiastically welcomed in the White House by the President George W. Bush in the United States’ so-called war against terrorism!)
Joshua 10:28 “Joshua attacked and captured Makkedah and its king that day. He put everyone in the city to death; no one was left alive. He did to the king of Makkedah what he had done to the king of Jerico.”
Joshua 10:29, 30 “After this, Joshua and his army went on from Makkedah to Libnah and attacked it. The Lord also gave the Israelites victory over this city and its king. They spared no one, but killed every person in it. They did to the king what they had done to the king of Jerico.”
Verses 31, 32 “After this, Joshua and his army went on from Libnah to Lachish, surrounded it and attacked it. The Lord gave the Israelites victory over Lachish on the second day of the battle. Just as they had done at Libnah, they spared no one, but killed every person in the city.”
Verse 33 “King Horum of Gezer came to the aid of Lachish, but Joshua defeated him and his army and left none of them alive.” (Note: No prisoners of war allowed under this barbaric policy.)
Verses 34, 35 “Next, Joshua and his army went on from Lachish to Eglon, surrounded it and attacked it. They captured it the same day and put everyone there to death, just as they had done at Lachish.”
Verse 36 “After this, Joshua and his army went from Eglon up into the hills to Hebron, attacked it and captured it. They killed the king and every person in the city as well as in the nearby towns. Joshua condemned the city to total destruction, just as he had done to Eglon. No one in it was left alive.”
Verses 38, 39 “Then Joshua and his army turned back to Debir and attacked it. He captured it, with its king and all the nearby towns. They put everyone there to death. Joshua did to Debir and its king what he had done to Hebron and to Libnah and its king.” (Modern day Hebron is still under holy siege.)
Verse 40 “Joshua conquered the whole land. He defeated the kings of the hill country, the eastern slopes, and the western foothills, as well as those of the dry country in the south. He spared no one; everyone was put to death. This was what the Lord commanded.”
Joshua 11:12 “Joshua captured all these cities and their kings, putting everyone to death, just as Moses, the Lord’s servant had commanded.”
Verse 15 “The Lord had given his commands to his servant Moses, Moses had given them to Joshua, and Joshua obeyed them. He did everything that the Lord had commanded Moses.” (Joshua had the perfect excuse; like any good soldier, he followed orders handed down through the chain of command.)
Joshua 8:24-26 “The Israelites killed everyone of the enemy in the barren country where they had chased them. Then they went back to Ai and killed everyone there. Joshua kept his spear pointed at Ai and did not put it down until every person there had been killed. The whole population of Ai was killed that day, twelve thousand men and women.” (Does anyone still wonder where the modern day Serbs, the late David Koresh and the Israeli ethnic cleansers, religious nuts and bigots got their crackpot mentality?)
2 Kings 15:16 “As Menahem [then king of Israel, who had assassinated his predecessor] was on his way from Tirzah, he completely destroyed the city of Tappuah, its inhabitants, and the surrounding territory, because the city did not surrender to him. He even ripped open the bellies of all the pregnant women.” (In more recent times [on April 9, 1948] Menachem Begin, who later was elected prime minister of the only alleged democracy in the Middle East, Israel, commanded a terrorist gang that attacked the small Palestinian village of Deir Yassin. Subsequent investigation by the International Red Cross discovered that 254 Arab men, women and children had been slaughtered and that several pregnant women had their stomachs ripped open. In 1978, Menachem Begin was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an event that ought to be featured in Ripley’s “Believe it or Not!”)
Numbers 31:13-15 “Moses, Eleazer, and all the other leaders of the community went out of the camp to meet the army. Moses became angry with the officers, the commanders of battalions and companies, who had returned from the war. He asked, ‘Why have you kept all the women alive?’” (After all, the Lord’s command was to kill everybody! Or so the Book says.)
Verse 17 “So now kill every boy and kill every woman who has had sexual intercourse but keep alive for yourselves all the girls and all the women who are virgins.” (Does anyone still wonder where David Koresh got his despicable ideas about religion and sex?)
Numbers 33:51-52 “On the steppes of Moab beside the Jordan at Jericho the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites, and say to them, ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, you must drive all the inhabitants of the land out of your way….” (Numbers 33:51-55 constitute the harsh, biblical basis of Zionism which leaves no room whatsoever for a theocratic, Zionist-based Israel to negotiate with the Palestinians a two-state solution to the Middle East Conflict – or even a one-state solution if that means sharing the land with Palestinians or other non-Jews.)
Verse 55 “But if you do not drive the inhabitants of the land out of your way . . . I will treat you as I intended to treat them.” (In his article, “Bible Diplomacy,” I. F. Stone commented on these horrific verses in Numbers 33: “If the Jews do not drive out the Canaanites, God will drive out the Jews. This is the harsh theology of depopulating a land to make room for one’s own.” Washington Post, August 19, 1977. For more harsh theology – satanic verses – see http://www.come-and-hear.com/supplement/ot-select.html .)
FURTHER COMMENTS BY THE COMPILER
Only a sick or brainwashed mind can believe that a loving creator commanded such barbaric, monstrous immorality as described in the “Holy Bible.” The claim that these and other such acts of terrorism, murder, rape and general mayhem were authored by the Supreme Being is utter blasphemy. An intelligent, un-brainwashed person cannot reasonably believe that such savagery was commanded by his/her Creator Who expects him/her to love his neighbor as him/herself, i.e., to practice the Golden Rule. Such sordid, obscene literature is better suited for Penthouse and Playboy magazines. At least the editors of promiscuous magazines have not had the chutzpah to ascribe the authorship of their literary works to God, the Creator or the Force.
In view of the above, it is not difficult to understand how this nation, millions of whose citizens believe that such barbaric commands are God-given, ranks above all other nations in murder, rape and other heinous, inhuman activity. The biblical belief-system of Zionist members in Congress (such as Henry Jackson and Joseph Lieberman) and executive administrations (such as Paul Wolfowitz and Elliot Abrams; see Tom Barry article) and of other biblical zealots and fundamentalist preachers helps to explain practically unlimited United States political and monetary support for Israel with its Zionist, genocidal war against the Palestinians. Some pictorial evidence at http://www.iap.org/massacres.htm helps to explain the increasing Arab or Islamic reaction to such horrible Zionist crimes aided and abetted by American governments for over six decades.
The Chosen People concept of Zionism is repugnant not only to Reason but to the universal concept of the dignity and equality of mankind. Moreover, Christianity and other religions of the world reject the Chosen People concept as based upon ethnicity and the Apostle Paul rebuked the Apostle Peter for his hypocrisy on this matter of ethnic or racial discrimination. The Chosen People concept is the bedrock of Jewish nationalism promulgated by modern Zionists under color of — and the supposed protection of — religion. Historically, the concept has acted to deter the unity of mankind and the peace of nations.
If the President and Congress are serious about balancing the national budget, they can start with stopping all foreign aid, including the obscene loans with forgiven interest, the huge outright grants and loan guarantees to Israel that have cost American taxpayers well over $100 billions — that’s over $100 billions!
In 1961, the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber wrote to his fellow Jews in the publication Thud’s Ner, issue of January-February, as follows:
“Only an internal revolution can have the power to heal our people of their murderous sickness of causeless hatred (for the Arabs). It is bound to bring complete ruin upon us. Only then will the old and young in our land realize how great was our responsibility to those miserable Arab refugees in whose towns we have settled Jews who were brought from afar; whose homes we have inherited, whose fields we now sow and harvest; the fruit of whose gardens, orchards and vineyards we gather; and in whose cities that we robbed, we put up houses of education, charity, and prayer while we babble and rave about being “the people of the book” and the “light of the nations.”
JUNE 8, 1967 – A Day of Remembrance – A Day of Infamy!
On June 8, 1967, Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats deliberately attacked the USS Liberty in
international waters and killed 34 Americans and wounded another 171. When it appeared that
the Liberty might sink, its Captain William McGonagle ordered life rafts overboard for Liberty’s
survivors. Whereupon the Israeli torpedo boats machine gunned the life rafts, rendering them
useless. True to its political allegiance to Israel, the U.S. Congress has never investigated this
wanton Israeli attack upon an American naval vessel. For more, see http://www.gtr5.com/ .
With “friends” like Israel who needs enemies?
The Pledge of Allegiance of U. S. Politicians
“I pledge allegiance to Israel and to the cash of her political action committees, and to the favors for which they pay, one giant loophole, $4 billions of economic and military grants annually, unvetoable, with privileges not open to all.”
President George W. Bush
Notes: The above pledge of allegiance to Israel is reputed to be taken by 99 percent of all members of Congress immediately upon taking office. Its author is thought to be that illustrious U.S. statesman, Senator Henry (Scoop) Jackson, who gave new meaning to the word “obscene” by kissing Israel’s ass. Since the founding of Israel, President Dwight D. Eisenhower is believed to be the only U.S. president who adamantly refused to take this infamous pledge.
The observant reader will have noticed that the ancient neocons, just as the modern day ones, were commanded by their god who to kill and when. The modern-day neocons must be experiencing really warm, fuzzy feelings just knowing – er, uh, well, at least believing – that they have their very own god – Yahweh – as their super Commander-in-Chief of the United States armed forces as they anxiously anticipate his every command concerning which country must be invaded next or even nuked. Will it be Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt or Saudi Arabia? The world – wobbling and trembling on its axis – is fearfully awaiting the next Holy Commands for war to be issued directly from the White House by way of Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.