AS the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashana – ראש השנה – fast approaches (its corresponding Hebrew Year is 5776), it is more than efficacious for some truth-telling.
SANS a scintilla of a doubt, without internalizing the lessons learned – the linkages – between the symbiotic hatred Islamists and leftists hold towards Jews, Jewish nationalists (western patriots at large) will be grasping at straws, as they attempt to draw salient conclusions (and connections) between the rabid chaos engulfing the world. Wow, that’s a mouthful, albeit mandatory.
AND while many readers are (rightfully) not too thrilled about academic renderings, the fact remains that without the likes of Professor Paul Eidelberg, well, the dangers will remain unexplained. “Mysteries.” Thankfully, this site is blessed with the “helping hands” of some very astute critical thinkers, and there is immense gratitude for their ever-ready assistance.
BE that as it may, specifically, Americans may pooh-pooh the above: What does anti-semitism/anti-Israel campaigns have to do with multi-pronged problems plaguing the U.S., and why should they care?
The report — “Misleading the Public: the Spread of Anti-Israel Ad Campaigns” — was released on Friday by the U.S.-based non-governmental international Jewish civil-rights organization the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). It highlights the use of public spaces on the part of organizations aiming to promote anti-Israel sentiment. These spaces include billboards, buses and trains…..continue here….
INHERENTLY, these same Jew-haters are seeking the demise of America as a nation-state. Yes, its fall as the super-power. It is what it is. But never mind, the following will shed much needed light, as to where the nexus lies between leftists and Muslims:
Why Muslims and Leftists Hate Jews
Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Ever hear of Zeev Breir’s book Even in the Darkest Moments (2002)? The book is about the Chevra Hatzalah Ambulance Service, a Jewish organization that was quite active during the darkest moments of 9/11, when Islamic suicide bombers destroyed the Twin Towers. I am going to quote and paraphrase a few passages from this book to reveal why the Mullahs of Iran, indeed why Muslims in general, hate Jews. Afterwards, I will explain why Leftists hate Jews.
Chevra Hatzalah, the largest volunteer ambulance service in the United States, was founded in the late 1960s in Brooklyn, New York. Hatzalah organizations now function in Israel, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, Panama, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, and at least five states in the US. It operates throughout New York City of 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is run by 850 volunteer, emergency care providers. “Hatzalah” – from the Hebrew l’hatzil, to rescue – is totally committed to the sanctity of human life, something unknown to Islam, whose adherents exulted in 9/11.
Hatzalah provides a high level of professional, pre-hospital life-saving treatment and transportation absolutely free of charge to anyone who calls, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. This is why Muslims hate Jews, a hatred ignored by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his boss, Barack Obama – both leftists, both indifferent to Iran’s malediction “Death to America.”
Hatzalah’s mantra is LIFE. Hatzalah response time to emergency calls is 2.5 to 4 minutes. Nothing like this anywhere.
Hatzalah also provides additional support to the patient and their families by assisting with social services, blood bank, and related services. All this is consistent with the Jewish principle that “Whoever saves even one life, it is as if he saved an entire world.” This is beyond the mentality of Islam. No wonder Muslims hate Jews.
Hatzalah was the first ambulance to arrive at the World Trade Center following the horrific Muslim attacks of September 11, 2001. By the time the second plane crashed into the second tower, there were 24 Hatzalah ambulances and more than 100 Hatzalah EMTs, paramedics, and doctors on the scene. At the South end of the Twin Towers, Hatzalah was the predominant ambulance service covering the disaster. Hatzalah rescued thousands of men women, and children, with never a thought about their racial or ethnic identity. No wonder Muslims hate Jews.
But why should the Left hate Jews? Isn’t the Left famous for its humanitarianism and opposition to racial and ethnic discrimination? Indeed, haven’t Jews been among the most prominent stalwarts of the Left? Are these Jews Chomsky-like Jew-haters? And what do the Left and Islam have in common that unites them in hatred of Jews and Israel?
I was once asked by a prominent Catholic, “Why are Jews so often Leftists?” I replied: “Because they’re afraid to stand up as Jews. They want to hide Jewish particularism in the obscurity of universalism or internationalism – the haven of the Left. In other words, they want to appear as Christians without the Christian God!
Like their patron saint, Karl Marx, a Jewish-born Jew-hater, the Left deplores the nation-state system as an artificial entity that divides mankind and leads to war. It is by means of war, however, that Islam would put an end to the nation-state because it divides Islamdom.
The Left, parading as democrats, actually consists of elitists who despise the unenlightened, tradition-oriented masses. Muslims, led by tradition-oriented autocrats, display an unconcealed arrogance toward the masses, i.e., “infidels.”
Muslims and Leftists hate the God of Israel if only because He creates what they abhor – distinct nations, free yet faithful to universal moral laws. But what is more, the God of Israel creates unique individuals, whose freedom is God’s blessing. Jewish law forbids sacrificing the individual for the sake of the community. The Jerusalem Talmud states: “If gentiles [surrounding Israel] demand, ‘Surrender one of yourselves to us and we will kill him; otherwise we shall kill all of you,’ they must all suffer death rather than surrender a single Israelite to them.” Given this exaltation of the individual, no wonder Muslims and Leftists hate Judaism as well as Jews.
But now we can better appreciate the difference between Jews and Muslims on the one hand, as well as the difference between Jews and Leftists on the other. Like Hatzalah, the faithful Jew is the true friend of humanity. He appreciates (and learns from) the diversity of nations without succumbing to non-judgmentalism or moral relativism. Truth-oriented and grateful for the divine gift of freedom, he refuses to impose truth on non-Jews.
While the Jew deplores the stultifying hence perverted monotheism of Islam, he deems religion as the last barrier to the stultifying materialism of the Left.
The Jew, faithful and free, must rise and rescue (l’hatzil) mankind from these twin tyrannies. This task, forsaken by America, is the task of Israel. When Israel cuts off the head of the snake in Iran, America may have a new birth of freedom!
NOT only that, let’s revert to some “poetic license”, thus, revealing the rabid underbelly of J Street, the left’s so-called Jewish address for “peace” in the Middle East between Arabs and Jews:“J Street, Which way street?”
SIGNIFICANTLY, this is HUSSEIN Obama’s “Jewish Home.”
STILL yet, if any more evidence is required attesting to the left’s collaboration (and genuflection) with Muslims/Arabs, well, look no further than to Judaism’s holiest site: The Temple Mount. Yes, you read that right. Again, where is the nexus?
RESULTANT, the following links (out of many within this site) are more than evidence-worthy:
WELL, let’s turn to a Jewish reporter’s notebook, as she visited The Temple Mount and sat and wept.
AND at the same time frame, a 13 year old celebrating his bar-mitzvah (many others can attest to being forcibly removed, alas, grooms before their wedding seeking spiritual blessings) was thrown off The Temple Mount (by Israeli police, in collusion with the Islamic Waqf) for uttering one of the oldest Jewish prayers out loud, Shema Yisrael, “Hear O’ Israel.”
YES, the humiliation of Jews – through coercive efforts by Jewish leftists and their Islamic overlords – continues unabated. It further attests to the left’s dangerous “marriage” with Muslims/Arabs and anti-westerners.
EVEN more so, in relation to the hot-button issue of The (Jewish) Temple Mount, this is despite the fact that scores of Jews died during the bloody and heroic war in 1967 aka the Six-Day War. To their everlasting shame and onus, Israel’s leftist leaders handed over the de facto Israeli relinquishment of the Temple Mount to the Islamic Waqf!, after the nation’s miraculous victory. Mind you, leftist power-brokers – alongside a gaggle of so-called right wing leaders – have the temerity to still feign that Israel controls Judaism’s holiest site, even while the enemy rules it with an iron fist. Understood?
“The Temple Mount Is In Our Hands!” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l1ol69rRxo
IN a nutshell, Israel is run by Jewish leftists (mis-schooled in socialism), even though it appears otherwise. Absolutely, this is Israel’s paradox, vote right, get left.
BASICALLY, it is their combined ethos for totalitarian-leaning Arabs/Muslims, fueled by their hatred – yes, hatred – for traditional Judaism, which underlies their policy-making, as well as their hyper disdain for Jewish nationalism. Yes, again, the ubiquitous quest to destroy the nation-state rears its head.
CONCLUSIVELY, while the following will appear (seemingly) unrelated to all of the above, nothing could be more wrong. Effectively, the same silence which accompanies western poohbahs (leftists at large, as well as Islamic fellow travelers), relative to the non-stop slaughter of Muslim on Muslims, speaks volumes. It is comparative to their insidious efforts to permanently silence Jews and destroy Israel.
TO wit, whereas Muslims and leftists have next to nothing in common with each other, a stronger force is at play and catapults them from strength to strength. Incontestably, their powerful and visceral hatred of what the God of Israel has brought forth to mankind trumps all else.
MOST resoundingly, their loathing of individual freedom and its life-force must be extinguished, even to the extent of turning a blind eye to Christianity’s extinction from the Mid East, and the death of millions.
EXTRAPOLATING further, leftists and Islamic leaders are fully aware that without Judaism Christianity wouldn’t exist. After all, where did Jesus come from? Rhetorical.
AS Professor Paul Eidelberg wisely noted: “Muslims and Leftists hate the God of Israel if only because He creates what they abhor – distinct nations, free yet faithful to universal moral laws. But what is more, the God of Israel creates unique individuals, whose freedom is God’s blessing.”
INDEED, totalitarians – leftists and Islamists – detest individual freedom and universal moral laws. This is key and core.
IF anything, with the Jewish New Year upon us, learn these lessons well. Never forget them!