Acrobatic Discrimination: Zionist, Jewish, Ashkenazi, Sephardim, Hebrew, Israeli, Semitic, Hasidic, and what else?
Acrobatic Discrimination: Zionist, Jewish, Ashkenazim, Sephardi, Hebrew, Israeli, Semitic, Hasidim, and what else? (April 3, 2009)
Most people have neither the knowledge, nor the interest, and nor the political acumen to differentiate among Zionist, Jewish, Ashkenazi, Sephardim, Israeli, or Hebrew.
For the western countries there are no differences or no advantage for this kind of categorization for fear of being labeled anti-Semitic. For example, the software has to correct semitic by replacing the regular s with a capital S; and this is true for anything related to Jewish names, including replacing j with J.
For us in the Levant and the Middle East in general, we have been subjugated for much more than anti-Semitism labeling; we have been struggling for over 60 years with existential conditions of “Be or not to be” since the creation of this racist, anti-Semitic, apartheid Zionist State.
These kinds of discrimination are practically abstract concepts in real life; but we have to deal with those happy in splitting hairs, while the enemy is busting our doors and committing genocides while the UN is playing deaf and dumb.
There are many who like to differentiate between Zionist and Jewish, and my question is “why stop here?” Is it because of ignorance, political accommodation, or because the western medias have forced this dichotomy on us? Many want to differentiate between Zionism and Jewish for vested interest and to grab the western media attentions and recognition or to claim their allegiance to International Socialism or International Social-Democrat, or in order not to be blacklisted and denied visas or whatever. Someone has to set the record straight.
First, Zionism is an ideological group that started with the Ashkenazi in central Europe and worked diligently to create a recognized State anywhere in the world, even in Uganda. The Ashkenazi are not Jews by origin. They were people from the Caucasus who adopted the Mosaic laws and established a kingdom that was destroyed by the Cossack around 950 AC. They were not semitic by any criterion, and didn’t know the customs and traditions of the people inhabiting the Levant; for example, the Jews who lived in Palestine.
The turn of events encouraged the European countries to get rid of their “Jews” and relocating them in Palestine to alleviate frequent recurrence of “anti-semitic” animosity in their communities, and Not in order to safeguard the flow of oil, which is a commodity.
In 1956, during the Suez war between Egypt against France and England, Israel demonstrated that it can play the role of advanced military post of mercenaries willing to die for no pays because they are safeguarding their “Promised Land“; promised by whom? Balfour of Britain in 1917?
Right now, any one who support the existence of the State of Israel by financial aid to building more colonies on occupied lands, or bringing up religious concepts of promised land to criminals against humanity are Zionists, regardless of religious affiliations, race, sex, or origins. We are in a war of survival for our existence.
Who supports the apartheid Zionist State without the institution of a Palestinian homeland is a Zionist that the UN has described as “a form of racist”; period.
Second, the Sephardim are Jews who had to be dispersed after Catholic Spain “re-conquered” the Arabic Empire in Andalusia in the middle of the 15th century. In general, the Sepharade lived around the Mediterranean Sea basin, and in the Near East, and many ended in Iran, Iraq, Egypt, North Africa, Spain, and the Arabic Peninsula.
These Jews lived the customs and traditions of the Land. It is these Jews that the State of Israel relishes to discriminate against: You could never find a Sephardic Prime Minister, President, or head of security in the 60 years of the State Israel. They are considered Middle Eastern and not appropriate to rule or govern. There are currently Ethiopian “Jews” who have been shipped into Israel more than three decades ago; they are still working in “sanitary” jobs with no prospect in sight for advancement.
However, you see a Jewish Russian Mafioso landing in Israel and within a couple of months he is heading a political party and becoming Foreign Minister.
In Israel, an Ashkenazi can be a recognized terrorist by the entire world (Begin), he can be censured by Israel’s parliament for committing genocide in the Palestinian camps of Sabra and Shatila in Beirut (Ariel Sharon), he can order the bombardment of UN compounds (Shimon Peres), but all is absolved within a couple of years. The criminal against humanity can still be appointed Prime Minister as they all did. President Peres shamelessly accepted the Nobel Peace prize.
Third, there are Jews who are expecting the second coming of a divine Messiah and not for establishing any earthly kingdom for world domination. The State of Israel is anathema to these Jews in nature and in practices.
Fourth, there are Israeli citizens, not necessarily Jewish, but considered less than third class citizens; for example, the Palestinians who stayed in their lands, even as genocides were being perpetrated around their towns.
Fifth, Hebrews are those tribes that joined the leadership of Moses and conquered land by the sword and genocide starting with the crazy Joshua Bin Noun. They were nomad strangers to the land of the Levant. They worshipped a God called Yahweh (Yahood, thus Jew); they worshiped Yahweh on and off, and the scribes of the Old Bible had to create so many prophets lambasting those Hebrews who would not stick to Yahweh.
Their Yahweh would carry his wrath at the detriment of the indigene Canaanites who suffered more killing and desolation.
There was no such religion as Jewish before Moses.
Solomon managed a semblance of a Kingdom that didn’t last more than half a century. Those Hebrew had to wait for the nomadic tribes of the Hashmonides, living on loots and ransacking urban communities in the confines of south Palestine, to establish the bloody Kingdom of the Maccabees.
Those tribes, strong with a renewed zeal, because the Seleucid Kingdom forced upon them to desist in performing circumcision, over ran Galilee and forced the non Jews to be circumcised and to applying Moses’ Laws.
It is no wonder that Israel forced Hebrew as a National language that no common Jew could speak and much less write.