It was believed that secular Zionism of the later nineteenth and early twentieth century was conceived to offer something distinct from the assimilationist currents that the Enlightenment and secular humanism was conceptually formulated to bring about. It was a ruse, and the added kicker as responding to anti-semitism, made it seem even more palatable, a too good to be true story. Who would have imagined that the implementation of Zionism would be marked by a new unforeseen strain of self-loathing, and even Jewish anti-semitism itself among citizens in the state of israel itself; a Jewish assimilationism, oddly, within the state, a “post-Jewish” movement. The orthodox sages of the East saw it, but these voices were drowned out in the clamor…
The most marked problem of the Israel identity was its incompatability towards Jewish tradition. Israel’s intellectual,military and business elites showed a deep antipathy towards matters of religion and towards religious people, which was filtered down to mass society into an anti-religious bigotry that marked the “jewish jews” as fair game for denigration and ridicule; tolerated guests on a back of the bus basis only.
The hyper-secularism is the sort of view that the “new jew” has more in common with many non-jews of the country, over what the head of Meretz Party called the “jew boys” of Brooklyn or Meir Dagan, former head of Mossad calls Religious Jews the biggest problem in Israel. Everyone wants to bash an oven dodger. The Transfer Agreement, Haavara was a case of sending German Jews, wealthy, to Palestine from Germany with their stash, while not lifting too much weight for the masses of Eastern European Jews and their inevitable trek to the camps. The rots of this split within Judaism are profound and almost impossible to bridge. Another case of Hebes for hardware and jews for Jeeps was the case of Rudolf Kastner in which there are two diverse opinions with traditional Labor Zionists claiming heroic status. Is this the truth? ….
( see link at end) …The Hungarian Jews were exterminated. Not all of them, because the war ended, but a good 400,000 were taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau packed in cargo trains worse than cattle, gassed, and then incinerated….
…Now, in the early 1950s there was a dramatic trial in Jerusalem. The government of Israel was accusing an old man, Malchiel Greenwald, of having slandered a high government official, Rudolf (alias Rezsö, alias Israel) Kastner. According to Greenwald, Rudolf Kastner had collaborated with the Nazis to assist in the extermination of the Hungarian Jews. So in bringing suit against Greenwald, the government of Israel was defending one of its own from the charge of Nazi collaboration. This is a key point.
This trial produced a tremendous international scandal because, to the satisfaction of the presiding judge, Benjamin Halevi, it was documented that Malchiel Greenwald was right: Kastner was a Nazi collaborator. And more: it was shown that Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, and Moshe Sharett, the troika that had formed the first Israeli government and was still in power (except for the recently departed Weizmann), were implicated in this episode of mass murder. Sharett had been the point man in their successful efforts to sabotage Joel Brand’s mission, a fact that became so notorious that an article by Uri Avnery bore the title ‘The Sharett Trial’ — but all three were implicated. This helped to explain why they had been defending Kastner….
Ben-Gurion and Sharett continued controlling the government directly for quite a few years, and it was their Marxist followers who took control of all the Israeli institutions. So much so that, as recently observed by historian Kenneth Levin, “even in times of right-wing control of the government” — when followers (and later nominal followers) of Vladimir Jabotinsky’s erstwhile Revisionist movement had been elected to office — “the large state bureaucracy in Israel remained essentially in the hands of functionaries of the Left and this was true of state-owned media as well.” It should not surprise us, therefore, that Perfidy, the book that Jabotinsky follower Ben Hecht wrote documenting what happened at the ‘Kastner Trial,’ was banned for many years in Israel. Nor should it surprise us that various intellectuals affiliated with the important Israeli institutions — which the Labor Zionists have always controlled — have made and continue to make efforts to attack Ben Hecht, on the one
, and to clean up the image of Rudolf Kastner and of the Labor Zionist leaders implicated in his crimes, on the other. Those academics have celebrated Anna Porter’s Kasztner’s Train, a book that was also celebrated in the press of Toronto, Porter’s native city, and in other Canadian media. Read More:http://www.hirhome.com/israel/leaders4_5.htm
Glenn Beck’s Remarks About Soros And The Holocaust ‘Offensive And Over The Top’ ADL
New York, NY, November 11, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today criticized as “completely inappropriate and offensive” remarks by Glenn Beck on his radio and television programs, in which he inaccurately connected George Soros, who was then a young boy, to the actions of others in sending Jews to death camps during the Holocaust….
On his November 10 radio show, Beck described how Soros, who was born in Hungary to Orthodox Jewish parents, “used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off. And George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.”…
…Atlas Shrugs October 2006; This exchange on 60 minutes between George Soros and Steven Kroft gives you a glimpse at what lurks in the “heart” of a soulless evil man. No mention is made of Soros’ alleged collaboration with Nazi financier Francois Genoud (they were both ONE WORLDERS) after the war (more here.)
Extended quotation from the 60 Minutes transcript follows:
When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros’ father was a successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up. He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.
(Vintage footage of Jews walking in line; man dragging little boy in line)
KROFT: (Voiceover) These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros’ friends and neighbors.
(Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by a train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) You’re a Hungarian Jew…
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
KROFT: (Voiceover) …who escaped the Holocaust…
(Vintage footage of women walking by train)
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.
(Vintage footage of people getting on train)
KROFT: (Voiceover) …by–by posing as a Christian.
Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.
(Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)
KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.
Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.
KROFT: In what way?
Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and–and anticipate events and when–when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a–a very personal experience of evil.
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS: No.
KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that? Read More:http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/11/adl-leftwing-jewish-group-attacks-beck-defends-notorious-jew-hater-anti-israel-crusader-george-soros.html