November 18, 2009 | Updated May 15, 2010
‘I am Anna Baltzer.
My first reaction when I heard these things by the way was complete disbelief.
I thought there is no way, there is no way that Israel is anything different from what I believe it to be, and what I know it to be.
When I met people who told me anything different, I thought well these are perfectly nice people, but they have been brain washed. They have been told propaganda. And I set out to sort of try and prove them wrong. To show them that I knew what I was talking about.
And as soon as I began to do some research, I realized very quickly that I was the one who is missing a lot of information on this issue.
And not knowing sort of who to believe anymore, decided to go there and see with my own two eyes what was happening in Palestine.
So that’s what I travel around the country telling people about is what I found there.
I hope I can offer people a combination of sort of some of the basics of what’s going on there, and then also some ways of going a little bit deeper into the history, and most importantly, where we can go from here.
I like like to start out by clarifying a few different categories that can be very confusing to people in addressing this issue.
I’d like to distinguish between what it means to be Jewish: so I am Jewish what does that mean. Somebody who is Jewish is somebody either of the Jewish religion, obviously, or the Jewish lineage. My mother is Jewish, her mother is Jewish, etceteras. It’s a bloodline.
And that to be Jewish is different from what it means to be Israeli: an Israeli is a citizenship, and Israeli is a citizen of the state of Israel.
And that to be Israeli is different from what it means to be a Zionist: Zionism is the political ideology that supports the idea of a Jewish state in historic Palestine, sometimes no matter what that means in reality, and no matter what it does.
Anyway, these are different categories, Jewish, Israeli, Zionist.
And sometimes they overlap in the same person, but they are not the same thing.
There are Jews who are not Israeli, like myself.
There are Israelis who aren’t Jewish, about 25, about 20 percent of the Israeli population is Palestinian.
There are Jews who are anti-Zionist, who say this land should be for anybody who’s been living there for generations regardless of what their religion or their ethnicity is.
And then there are Zionists who aren’t Jewish. The increasingly influential Christian Zionist movement, largely based in this country that talks about fueling this conflict to bring about the Armageddon, the return of the Messiah. Again, not at all pro-Jewish, right? You know what happens to Jews in the Armageddon is not about preserving Judeism, it is Zionism.
So we see this distinction and it’s very important that we see that distinction and that we express it when we are talking about this issue.
First of all, because there is no reason to associate anything that Israel is doing in terms of occupation, oppression, segregation, things that were pretty sobering that I found when I was over there. These things have nothing to do with Judeism.
And likewise, to speak out when we see people’s rights being violated is not anti-Jewish.
It’s not anti-Semitic. In fact, it’s in line with the tradition of social justice that has been the pride of Jewish people as well as many other communities for a very long time.
So I wanna start out with that, especially because I know that people talking about this issue are often, sort of, these names are called at you, and it’s absolutely absurd.
There is nothing Jewish about what Israel’s doing, nothing anti-Jewish about speaking out when we see it happening.‘ — Transcription by Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
“One can expect demonic conquerors to burn and maim others’ children while they proclaim ‘never again’ for their own, but one cannot accept the apathy of the world idly watching…” – screamed the young canary in Palestine to no avail
“Somehow, the victim screaming in pain is considered biased, but their victimizers’ description of their victims’ plight is academic honesty and intellectual brilliance! … When we give higher currency to conscionable dissent makers whose prime cultural affiliations are with the victim makers themselves, over those voices of anguish of the victims, we do both the victims and other well intentioned bystanders longing to figure out how to make peace with justice, a great disservice! … The voices of the victims themselves describing their own fate are as potent, and as legitimate, as the Jewish moralist and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s description of what the Jewish victims faced at the hands of another monumentally criminal oppressors. Just as the victims’ own description of their Holocaust outweighs any detractors and revisionist historians claims to the contrary – indeed even laws are being constructed in many Western nations to make it illegal to challenge the victims stories and the victims suffering and the victims version of what calamity befell them – so must the systematic genocide and depopulation, terrorizing, and inhuman subjugation of an innocent peoples in their own words must now replace the many Diaries of Anne Frank.” – The endless trail of red herrings
“[And] Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers, for al those who have come to fight the Islamic enemy.”
“Israel is not traumatized while committing such actions; but is traumatized while watching them”? — Fri, 16 Oct 2009
How do the god’s chosen people routinely get away with their saintly chutzpah?
- With their repeatedly spitting and peeing on others?
- With brazenly writing their own Mein Kampfs – ‘The King’s Torah‘?
- And without any effective repercussions to themselves?
- With most of the world instead even joining them in celebration?
- The odd moral-infighting aside that is: “A prominent rabbi of the Iranian Jewish community has urged his congregation to burn ‘The King’s Torah’, a controversial book, which supports the murder of non-Jews. The Iranian rabbi, however, said on Monday that the book’s message, in fact, directly contradicted the teachings of Moses. Rabbi Golestaninejad said the book was not based on the tenets of the Jewish faith.”
- And the troubled goy’s unsurpassed eloquence aside that is, which sees only one devil amidst thunderous applause from its own flock: “Jewry is the international albatross now hung around the neck of the world. What glorious destiny might have been ours without it. What we might have earned, what we might have discovered, what we might have accomplished without its enervating and meddling weight.”?
- How is the entire world brazenly able to look at the finger pointing away at the moon, and yet only concentrate on the finger missing out all that heavenly glory?
From Left-wing Reform Judeism of Moses Hess in 1828, to Right-wing Antediluvian Judeism of Rabbi Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira in 2009 – is one continuous synthesis in every generation to suit any genius in the flock to be returned to the Promised Land.
By Hook or by Crook!
Like the WWF wrestlers hurling mortal philosophy at each other in the pig-pen to attract the mesmerized crowd, while all the time sipping at the same trough outside the shit-hole, it is fed from the same coffers.
As with the secret of Samson’s indomitable strength, this golem’s (almost hidden) source of power lies deceptively elsewhere!
And that is the real Samson Option!
Want to get rid of the golem? You gonna have to pay in spades. This takes more than just writing scholarly books and conducting research into who’s right and who’s wrong. It takes more than just exercising one’s enormous lung-power in weekend protest marches on catchy slogans which automatically get incremented each Nakba commemoration: “Our DATE is 60 years LATE, we shall return.” Instead of the voluminous lung-capacity, it’s going to take unemotional brain-capacity – both “Mens et Manus” – to engineer the neutering of the golem, beginning rightly with one’s own House of Negroe first. That’s the only effective Way Forward:
(The latest Palestinian Uncle Tom for the Nobel Peace Prize:
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti
But don’t get rid of the golem – and you are next!
If you are still unconvinced, please read my appeal.
And visit From Genesis to Genocide in Palestine to witness what happens when Anna Baltzer’s categories, Jewish, Israeli, and Zionist, overlap in the same person – when it’s calculatingly combined in one ‘ubermensch’ entity – while you remain silent.
Watch carefully one’s own future-history unravel in the mirror of the poor canary of Palestine.
The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. Verbatim reproduction license at http://www.humanbeingsfirst.org#Copyright.
From Genesis to Genocide in Palestine : The Golem Is Not Jewish! Project Humanbeingsfirst.org