You’ve got to hand it to Donald Trump, he knows which side his bread is buttered.
Spewing out disgusting opinions which a number of the commentariat deemed only“contentious” at worst, Trump attended the Israeli-American Council’s (AIC) national summit earlier this season.
A significant pro-Israel reception group, the IAC is bankrolled by anti-Palestinian casino billionaire, Sheldon Adelson.
By utter and complete desperation, Adelson can also be Trump’s leading election donor.
Trump utilized his address at the summit to back Israeli crimes and racism into the hilt, as per normal, for many American presidents from either party.
However, those weren’t his”controversial” comments.
Those remarks, in actuality, were disgusting and open anti-Semitism. However, the audience of Israel lobbyists didn’t react to Trump’s anti-Jewish racism with condemnation — rather they clapped and applauded.
Talking to the mostly Jewish crowd, Trump declared”lots of you’re in the Real Estate industry” which”you are brutal killers, maybe not pleasant people in any way, but you need to vote for me personally. You don’t have any choice. You are not likely to vote for Pocahontas, I will tell you . You are not likely to vote for your own riches tax!”
Trump was able to unite a number of those most peculiar stereotypes into a small number of paragraphs: that Jews love money and therefore are wealth hoarding, greedy landlords. In addition, he was able to throw at a racial slur against Native Americans for great measure, in the course of devoting his customary assault on Elizabeth Warren and her prosperity tax proposal.
However Trump’s open anti-Semitism was excused, justified and minimised by Israel’s supporters in america.
The condoning of anti-Semitism from Israel’s propagandists, is a reminder that Zionism has an extensive history of collusion with anti-Semitism — one that goes directly back into Zionism’s founder, Theodor Herzl.
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The fact was increased once the infamous Balfour Declaration of support for the goals of the Zionist movement has been debated with the British cabinet too — from the sole Jewish cabinet member, Edwin Montagu.
Montagu composed in 1917 for his coworkers :”Zionism has always appeared to me for a mischievous political creed.”
He wrote:”I promise that there’s not a Jewish state. The members of my loved ones, for example, who’ve been in this state for generations, don’t have any sort or sort of community of opinion or of want with any Jewish household in almost any other nation, beyond the simple fact they purport to some greater or less degree the exact same faith”
He had a warning for the remainder of the British authorities:”If the Jews are advised that Palestine is their own national house, each nation will instantly want to eliminate its own allies… that you will come across a (Jewish) population in Palestine pushing its current inhabitants.”
This is a catastrophe that Montagu’s warnings weren’t heeded, which the Balfour Declaration did really start the procedure for submitting Palestine to the Zionist settlers, forcing out the native inhabitants by force.
Trump’s recent activities to assist the Israel lobby and assault the motion for justice in Palestine, in addition to being incorrect in themselves, will also be anti-Semitic by judgment.
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His latest executive order prohibiting the Palestine solidarity movement on US campuses, has been an instance in point.
It had been trailed from the press as, in effect, redefining Jewishness or Judaism as a nationality — a worryingly anti-Semitic movement with terrifying historical parallels. The actual text of this order isn’t quite that.
However, there isn’t any doubt , in adopting and entrenching Israel’s favoured, fictitious,”working definition” of anti-Semitism, the arrangement makes it tougher for any real anti-racist attempts against anti-Semitism.
Manager of this civil rights team Palestine Legal, Dima Khalidi, known as the executive order”that a bald-faced effort to quiet the movement for Palestinian rights on school campuses”
She continued that”instead of providing any new protections to Jewish students against the uncontrolled and lethal anti-Semitism of a resurgent white nationalism,” the sequence”intends to define the shapes of what we could say about Palestine and Israel.”
“We will not abide, and it’ll be contested,” Khalidi announced.
It is still another reminder that anti-Palestinianism and anti-Semitism are tightly linked. A large number of fans of Zionism desire Jews to leave Europe, so they will no longer need to stay in close proximity to them.
This is part of the reason Joseph Massad, associate professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University, has predicted the Palestinian individuals and anti-Zionist Jews”the final of the Semites, the heirs of this pre-WWII Jewish and Palestinian battles against anti-Semitism and its Zionist colonial manifestation”
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