Israel Sees Nazism in Mirror it Mistakes for Window

Israel is trying to expel the population of a village for the crime of not being Jewish, the same crime for which Israel bombs the people of Gaza for a month or so every few years and blockades them in between these bursts of violence.

Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee declares that making peace with Iran amounts to marching Israelis “to the door of the oven.”

Guess which of the two stories will get more coverage!

A crime of over 70 years ago, part of a war that in my unscientific estimate forms the single most common theme of U.S. historical fiction — whether print or film — is more important news in the view of U.S. editors than is a crime of right now.

And that was true 60 years after World War II and 50 years after and 40 and 20 and even 3 years after World War II.

Eve Spangler has just published a wonderfully well documented book that should be the text for universal history classes, called Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict. Spangler, the U.S. child of two holocaust survivors, was a college professor before she had the slightest idea what had happened in Palestine during the twentieth century. When she found out, she went all-in and found out as much as could be known.

Spangler takes students to Israel/Palestine every year. When visiting the Arab market in Hebron, she learned that the heavy metal mesh screen overhead was hung there to protect shoppers from bricks and chairs thrown down from balconies by Israeli settlers. However, Spangler was struck with the contents of one of the objects settlers had learned could penetrate the screen: a plastic bag of human excrement. Israeli settlers behave like prisoners gone mad from confinement even as they steal the land and homes of non-Jewish people with impunity.

How can this be? What went wrong?

Well, at least a part of what went wrong went wrong from the start, from even before the 1948 Nakba in which Israelis-to-be ethnically cleansed the land without a people for the people without a land. The land without a people was more densely populated than the United States, but was seen as populated by subhuman non-people, not even Untermenschen.

“Clearly, the aspiration to creating a ‘new man,'” Spangler writes, “defined by a hyper-masculine ethos of physical and military strength and by ‘clean and pure blood’ (and a ‘new woman’ defined by fecundity) had echoes of fascist ideology and profoundly racist implications. Consider, for example, the iconic photo of an Israeli soldier gazing reverently at the Western Wall on the day that the Israeli army conquered East Jerusalem in 1967. He is startlingly Aryan in appearance. Nor did the preference for blondes end in 1967. Recently social workers told an Israeli friend of mine who is waiting to adopt a baby, that her family could have a ‘defective’ baby immediately, but would have to wait about a year for a ‘normal’ baby or up to five years if they insisted on having a blond, blue-eyed child. ‘Defective’ children, this family discovered, were dark-skinned.”

Two years after the liberation of the concentration camps in Europe, Jewish militias besieging the town of Beisan (Bet She’an), Spangler notes, “required some Arabs to don yellow armbands, and marked Arab stores with yellow decals, targeting them for looting.” Spangler, whose book covers many subtopics other than the one I’m focusing on, is infinitely careful to stress the obvious, namely that similarities are not exact equivalencies. Her point in noting the similarities is, I think, clearly and legitimately enough to expose the imperfect yet startling mimicry and the motivation of misdirected revenge in the basic policies of the Israeli government from that day to this toward the people who lived in the “uninhabited” land.

Lillian Rosengarten’s forthcoming Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza is an account by a Jewish woman who fled Nazi Germany for the United States as a little girl with her parents. “Nationalism revisited,” she writes, “is now twisted into a parody of the Nazi credo, ‘Deutschland über alles,’ extolling Germany over all others with only pure Germans as inhabitants. Get rid of the undesirables who are beneath contempt. I must not make such a comparison, you say. Yet I must, for I fear a Jewish State that belongs only to Jews is a dangerous road. I must question the profound psychological impairment suffered and internalized by generations of Jews that follows the Nazi Holocaust. The cycle of paranoia and abuse is playing out its destructive course: this is how I understand Palestinians as the last victims of the Holocaust.”

I would question only how Rosengarten can see into the future and find the last victims of the influence of Nazism. After World War II, the military of the United States — which, of course, arms the Israeli military free of charge while whining about how it can’t afford luxuries like schools, housing, and bridges that don’t collapse — hired sixteen hundred former Nazi scientists and doctors, including some of Adolf Hitler’s closest collaborators, including men responsible for murder, slavery, and human experimentation, including men convicted of war crimes, men acquitted of war crimes, and men who never stood trial. Some of the Nazis tried at Nuremberg had already been working for the U.S. in either Germany or the U.S. prior to the trials. Some were protected from their past by the U.S. government for years, as they lived and worked in Boston Harbor, Long Island, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Alabama, and elsewhere, or were flown by the U.S. government to Argentina to protect them from prosecution. To observe and note the Nazification of the U.S. military is neither to absolve the U.S. military of its pre-WWII crimes nor to pass blame off to the Nazis instead of blaming U.S. officials of later generations for their own actions. Blame is not a limited quantity.

I don’t think we can dismiss Huckabee’s comments about ovens as simply a bid to be dumber than Donald Trump and win the pro-stupidity vote in the Republican primaries. Transforming Iran from devil to negotiation partner victimizes Israel precisely by stripping Israel of some of its victim-status. Without the status of eternally current victim of the fantasized reenactment of long-past crimes, Israel has to be viewed through a filter of actual facts. Were Jews victimized by Germany? Of course! Did Palestinians deserve to suffer for it? Of course not! Did Iran have anything to do with it? Of course not! Would I support pulling all the U.S. military bases out of Germany and turning all of their land over to Jewish settlers? Sure!

But only those who want to leave Palestine should leave it. Only those who want to stay in a nonviolent, pluralist, secular, democratic, state with equal rights for all and compensation for Palestinians harmed over the past many decades should remain.

Photo above is from MiddleEastMonitor.

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  • Sunny

    The Jews: A Declaration of Truth to the Goyim — by David Chu
    …True or not true, that is the million dollar question!!!

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      Cheap , to Offer SOME – THING , and Declare TRUTH to a Mio $ QUESTION !!!

  • Mark

    Evangelicals have been Judaized through the Scofield Concordance, a project of the synagogue’s worst players. Scroll down to “Christian” Zionism:

    The saddest part? These accomplices to genocide claim to believe the Bible, but they don’t—Instead they believe the adversaries to all men. 1 Thessalonians 2:14

  • Mark

    The Master Race creed, only Jews are human, “Kill even the best of the Gentiles”

    Israeli terrorism—a partial listing

    Perpetrators of genocide—not victims

    No lampshades
    No soap
    No shrunken heads
    No different colored crematoria smoke for different ethnicities
    No homicidal gas chambers
    No 6 million

  • There is always where good and evil.maybe it should be a life lesson, however there will be no first nor the last act.

    fum greu

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      Dunnot know , if you will be Partying with Us on “PAYDAY” !!!

  • Christian Abel

    Discustting antisemitic drivel

    • Mark

      In these days of the internet in which the laziest man can check facts from his easy chair, your ritual name calling has lost its mojo.

      “It’s a trick. We always use it.”

      • Christian Abel

        You are still an antisemitic asshole

        • Mark

          Facts trump your name-calling.

          From “November 6, 1944, Cairo. Lord Moyne, British Resident Minister in the Middle East, and his driver were assassinated outside the minister’s Cairo residence” to “June 18, 2015 Jews burn down Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha, on the Sea of Galilee and leave Talmudic ‘Aleinu’ hate prayer

          “June 19, 2015 The US State Department releases report noting that UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) recorded 1,483 non-combatant civilian Palestinian deaths in 2014 – more than two-thirds of those killed were 521 children and 283 women. Meanwhile, Zionists consider it a “slap” to have mentioned the innocents killed.

          • Christian Abel

            When a “palestinian” (there is no such thing as a palestinian, but anyway) combatant dies, a becomes a non-combatant.

          • Mark

            Well there certainly is a synagogue of Satan.

          • Christian Abel

            Hitler is so proud of you.

          • Mark
          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

            In China You Used MARZIPAN as your NAME !!! In RUSSIA , you are “wzj” !!! Is there Anything Authentic on you , except your “FAKERY” ???

          • Christian Abel


          • Mark
          • Mark
          • Christian Abel

            Palestiniens are an invention

          • Mark

            No gentle way to say it—You are a liar.

          • Christian Abel

            No gentle way to say it: you are an antisemite.

          • Mark
          • Christian Abel

            Good nazi!

          • Mark

            I appreciate that you offer so many opportunities to provide important information. Thank you. When there are no Nazis, the Jews have to masquerade as Nazis.

            “In the 1960s the leader of the Canadian Nazi Party was John Beattie. ‘[E]verything from his group’s name to its major activities was suggested or quarterbacked by persons acting as agents for, or reporting to the Canadian Jewish Congress…. The Canadian Jewish Congress, which largely created the short-lived Canadian Nazi Party, had, since the 1930s been lobbying for restrictions on freedom of speech…. an agent for the Canadian Jewish Congress proposed [to Beattie] legal maneuvers that were calculated to frighten and cause distress among Jews, thus heightening the ‘Nazi’ menace, which was used as the argument for the 1971 ‘hate law’ (Section 319 of the Canadian Criminal Code…”
            Testimony of Paul Fromm, Canadian Association of Free Expression, press release, Nov. 26, 2000; Patrick Walsh, “The John Beattie
            Case,” in “The Unholy Alliance: A Documented Case of How Agents
            Provocateur Infiltrate and Misdirect.” Canadian Intelligence Publications,
            1986. p. 13.

            “In the 1990s, Grant Bristow, an associate of the Canadian Jewish Congress and an agent of Canada’s secret service, the CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service), took a leadership role in the Right-wing German-Canadian advocacy group, the “Heritage Front,” includingmsupplying them with money. ‘Bristow frequently advocated violence against Jews… Bristow compiled a target list of prominent Jews. He was far more than a mere informant or spy. He was a player, a strong advocate of violence and
            lawlessness and an anti-Jewish agitator.’ Heritage Front members eventually
            succumbed to Bristow’s agitation, going to a tavern known to be a hangout for
            Marxists and Zionists. A fight ensued and Heritage Front members were arrested. The group eventually disbanded, but not before generating plenty of ‘Jew hater’ publicity in the media, very useful to Zionist and rabbinic interests.”
            Paul Fromm, “CSIS Spy Bristow Speaks to Canadian Jewish Congress.”
            August 4, 2003 in Michael Hoffman, Judaism Discovered: A Study of the
            Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition, and Deceit,
            ISBN9780970378453, p. 833.

            Read about the Canadian Human Rights Commission encouragement of
            neo-Nazi groups as recently as 2009:

          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

            You HOOKED this PIG Perfectly !!!

          • Mark

            Oy veh, nothing from “Christian” today, Friday. Perhaps he is at the synagogue.

          • Mark
          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

            SIMPLICISSIMUS !!!

          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

            As are “KHAZARIAN JEWS” !!!

          • Christian Abel


          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

            You need not be Exterminated , as the human Zero , that you are !!!

          • Christian Abel

            Go to hell

        • Mark

          And this today:

          July 29, 2015 New Report Finds ‘STRONG EVIDENCE’ of Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

        • berger friedrich-wolfgang

          And you a “Khazariophil ASSHOLE” !!!

        • Niek van Lieshout

          As a member of the dutch Socialist Party I support and work with multiple Jewish Organizations & Foundations against the Antisemitic state of Israel.

          So please, next time at least brush your teeth, after all that bullshit coming out of your mouth!

          Israel is zionist, not Jewish! Zionism is an ideology similar to Islamic State!

          IS = Islamic State = Israelic State

          • Christian Abel

            You work with antisemitic Jews.

    • Mark

      July 31, 2015 Jewish “settlers” firebomb a family’s bedroom and burn a Palestinian toddler to death, severely burning his 4 year old brother and parents.–israel-palestinians-d19776e5f0.html

      • berger friedrich-wolfgang

        And the ABOVE ZIO – ANIMAL Dares to Aggressively Offend HUMANS !!!

      • Christian Abel


      • Mara Ranian

        I think the Palestinians did the arson and not Jewish settlers! I read a few articles on the case, different stories—-one witness said the arsonist entered the home! How did he know that? One said, the arsonist threw firebombs through the window!

        • Mark

          The Palestinians are probably dropping white phosphorus on themselves and dressing up in IDF uniforms to snipe their own children. Those poor innocent Israelis! What kind of people would accuse such holy people?

    • Jo Syphus

      De gustibus non est disputandum

  • Moral Max

    When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.Casquette Huf

  • Mara Ranian

    That photo could be fake!