‘Lib Dem Cowardice over Jenny Tonge and Jewish RacismSome of you will recall how Jenny Tonge was forced to resign from the Liberal Democrats because at a meeting she chaired, an Orthodox Rabbi from the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect blamed Reform Rabbi Stephen Wise in America in 1933 for declaring a Boycott of Nazi Germany. Liberal Democrats Suspend British Peer for Supporting Palestinian Rights
In fact the Rabbi was not only stupid but historically wrong. Wise did his best to stop the Jewish Boycott of Nazi Germany, alongside the Zionists who reached a trade agreement with the Nazis (Ha'avara) in August 1933. The pressure for a Boycott came from the Jewish working class in America and elsewhere, alongside the international labour movement.
|Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira - he co-wrote 'Torat HaMelech' (the King's Torah) which is a guide book to how you can legally kill a non-Jew, including non-Jewish children and infants|
It was both the Zionist movement and the Jewish bourgeoisie who vehemently opposed the Boycott. Wise in 1933 went along with a Boycott only to sabotage its implementation when the time arose. The real leader of the Boycott Samuel Untermeyer in the United States spoke of Wise as ‘the kingpin of mischief-makers whose support for Boycott depended on the audience he was addressing.’ But on August 14th 1933, Wise was sufficiently stung by Untermeyer’s criticism to declare his support for the Boycott when addressing the Prague Jewish community. [Edwin Black, The Transfer Agreement, pp. 276-7]
|Ovadia Yosef surrounded by Eli Yishai, an out and out racist and Aryeh Deri, the leader of Shas who has already served time in Israeli prisons for corruption|
As Untermeyer said of Wise ‘You cannot put out a fire… by just looking on.’ He called on the AJC’s members to ‘instruct these false leaders in no uncertain terms as to the stand they must take… or resign their offices.’
In any event the Boycott had nothing to do with the Holocaust and everything to do with the war on Russia in June 1941.
One particularly stupid MP, David Davies said "May we have a debate on the use to which these premises may be put following reports that outrageously a member of the House of Lords presided over an event at which Israel was compared to Islamic State, and the Jews were even blamed for their own genocide?"
|Shapira was briefly arrested after Torat HaMelech became controversial - however he was soon released. A Palestinian who had written a book on how to kill Jews would be looking a a prison sentence of years.|
If Davies or the other hypocrites and ignoramuses had knew anything about the Holocaust or Jewish religious orthodoxy then they would have realised that the idea that the Jews who died in the Holocaust were being punished for their own sins is a common one amongst the religious Orthodoxy – both Zionist and anti-Zionist. No less than the former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Ovadia Yosef said in a sermon that:
“The six million Holocaust victims were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things which should not be done. They had been reincarnated in order to atone.”
|Banned from Britain Rabbi Elitzur co-wrote Torat HaMelech - briefly arrested in Israel he was released without charge.|
Weekly Saturday night sermon in August 2000
Pastor John Hagee, President of Christians United for Israel said something very similar. Quoting Jeremiah 16 he intoned:
‘Behold I will send for many fishers and after will I send for many hunters. And they the hunters shall hunt them" — that will be the Jews — "from every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks." If that doesn't describe what Hitler did in the Holocaust — you can't see that.’
In other words Hitler was sent by god as a hunter to drive the Jews to Israel. Yet Zionist groups rushed to support him. Why? Because he was, in addition to being an anti-Semite a strong supporter of Israel.
Abe Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, one of the main Zionist groups in the USA from saying of Hagee, after he had ‘clarified’ his comments that
‘Pastor Hagee has devoted his life to combating anti-Semitism and supporting the State of Israel. We are grateful for his efforts to eradicate anti-Semitism and to rally so many in the Christian community to stand with Israel.’
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef didn’t only confine his comments to the Holocaust though. In 5 of Ovadia Yosef’s most controversial quotations Rabbi Yosef also explained the real reasons for Hurricane Katrina. It was a divine punishment for godlessness and American support for the disengagement from Gaza:
Other pearls of wisdom include:
Ovadia Yosef had very fixed views about non-Jews (Goyim) like the idiot David Davies MP.
Warming to his theme, the good rabbi explained of non-Jews that:
“In Israel, death has no dominion over them… With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money.
“This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew.”
“Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat… That is why gentiles were created.”
— Weekly Saturday night sermon in October 2010
“How can you make peace with a snake?”
“Those evildoers, the Arabs — it says in the Gemara [Talmud] that God is sorry he ever created those sons of Ishmael.”
— Weekly Saturday night sermon in August 2000
So the attack on Jenny Tonge was particularly hypocritical as the Zionists certainly are aware that there is a large strand in Orthodox Jewry which holds that the Jews brought the Holocaust on themselves because of their sinfulness.
You may think that Ovadia Yosef was just one made Jewish Rabbi but you'd be wrong. Yosef was a man who could and did break government coalitions in Israel, because he was the spiritual head of Shas, the main Sephardic party in the Knesset. Today they have 7 seats and are represented in the governing coalition of Netanyahu. If they were to pull out the coalition would fall. It is bigots such as this on whom Israel's governing coalition rests.