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“Jew hating Jews”: So what, isn’t common in every other religion?

Why as a “Jew” criticizes the State of Israel for occupying Palestinian lands, or applying apartheid policies of discriminating among Jews and non-Jews (Goim) in Israel, differentiating among European Jews and Middle-Eastern Jews and so-called Jews from Ethiopia in higher civil services, the Zionist movement and the various Zionist lobbies in the US and France…take arms against this “Jew hater of Jews?”

Norman G. Finkelstein is an irreducible anti-Zionist, anti State of Israel apartheid policies in the Palestinian occupied land.  Norman G. Finkelstein is a “Jew Hater”: He is currently writing a political memoir, which will serve as the introduction to a new edition of his book, The Rise and Fall of Palestine, to be published by New Press next year. Criticizing the late Christopher Hitchens, Norman G. Finkelstein wrote: “It’s not exactly a martyr’s fate (Hitchens) defecting from The Nation, a frills-free liberal magazine, to Atlantic Monthly, the well-heeled house organ of Zionist crazies. ”

I checked out a blog “Observing” the Middle East, which subscribed to my blog, and I left a comment on one of its pieces that vehemently attacked Tom Friedman positions on current undemocratic Israel political climate.  Friedman, a staunchp supporter of the “existence” of the State of Israel, and a radical supporter of US globalization for open market to the international financial institutions, criticized Israel current decade-long policies on refusing a Palestinian State, resuming the extensions of settlements in occupied land, changing the laws to curbing free expressions and the working of human rights NGO, deforming the democratic process and civic status…

The Zionist advocate claimed that Tom Friedman is totally ignorant of Israel society and its political structure…and a “Jew Hater”… My comment was: “How many Mosques have to be burned down before Your blog consent that this is a trend in Israel political climate?  How many new colonies and settlements have to be built before your blog admit that it is becoming a cause to resistance and not just a consequence as you claim?”

My comment was prompted with this statement: “Waiting for moderator approval before posting…”.  I immediately replied: “Why do you need a moderator to censure free expressions”? Again, the same waiting for moderator green light that never materialized…Moderator meant to screening out comments not fitting the strict political direction of the “social platform”?

Noam Chomsky, the icon of anti US liberal capitalism, and the preferred target of apostates, is a “Jew Hater”

The founders of G-Street new Jewish lobby are Jew Haters because they want a Palestinian State…

In the 1960’s, a few Lebanese youth Jews founded a student movement for reforming the educational system and made strong in-roads in Universities.  Israel disseminated falsehood to the Lebanese Mufti claiming that the leaders of the Lebanese student movement met yearly with Israeli representatives in Geneva. The Sunni Mufti published a letter in a daily, sort of fatwa, against the movement.  The student movement had to disband: How can you fight the good fight when Israeli Jews hates the Lebanese Jews engaged in reforming the system?

Note 1:  There is a book on Flathead Tom Friedman and calling for Occupy Tom Friedman for his overzealous propaganda for US liberal capitalism.  Tom Friedman had “revelations such as of the impediments to freedom in the Arab world is “the wall in the Arab mind.” Friedman explains in 2003 that “I hit my head against that wall” while conversing with Egyptian journalists who “could see nothing good coming from the U.S. ‘occupation’ of Iraq” and who are thus written off as proponents of “Saddamism.”

Note 2:  You may read of the various kinds of Jews

A Jew against Zionism and State of Israel: Who is Alico Baydha?

In Feb. 28, 2011, Alico Baydha died, probably in France.

The Lebanese journalist, Ussama Aref recalls: “Ghassan Fawaz, living in France for the last 35 years, told us Kamal Bekdash and I of this sad news.  We were close friends with Alico Baydha since the 60’s, as we were university students 47 years ago.

Paul Cassia introduced me to Alico. Alico was a very intelligent, strong-willed person with confidence in his beliefs.  He was a staunch communist, convinced that Capitalism is on its death-bed, and that mankind will be liberated of all the restrictions that prohibit him from enjoying natural rights.

Once, he was explaining to his nephew of 17 of age, Henry Bitshoutu, that private properties are blatant robbery.  Henry went home and stole all his mother’s jewelry and gave them to Alico to sell and distribute the proceed to the poor people.  Alico handed the stolen goods to his mother, who knew better how to return the jewelry to her sister.

Alico was an attractive pole to women, but the one he fell in love with refused to marry him.

One day, he invited me to his home for lunch, located in Karacon Duruze (Beirut): Alico parents were taken by surprise, and Alico bluntly said to his mother Henriette: “Ussama is a Moslem Sunni, you know one of those who want to kill the Jews in the future.”

A few months later, Alico confessed that he is planning to organize a student political party in order to make education democratic to all Lebanese.  The first cell of this progressive student association was constituted of Yola Pauletty, Jad Tabet, Sullie Turkieh, Albert Naccash, and the French Jean-Claude Garssan.

Within months, this new student association won the student election in the departments of Law, Engineering, Dentistry, and Pharmacy at the Jesuit University (St. Joseph), and in the departments of Literature and Law at the Lebanese university, and in few other schools.

The Phalanges Party was very upset since this fascist party considered the Jesuit university its bastion.  The Maronite Patriarch summoned the parents of the leaders of this association to make some sense in the mind of their children, but no pressures worked.

Study groups were formed to present reports on several issues and problems.  Alico was in charge of reporting that the Palestinian cause was central to this movement.  Two issues were levied:

First, it was witnessed that proportionally the Jews had high ratio in the new association and whatever resolution on the Palestinian analysis would be biased, and

Second, what interactions are there between democratic education and the Palestinian cause?

The girls in that association visited Palestinian camps in Lebanon and studied the daily difficulties for survival.

Soon, it was discovered that late members Nakhleh Mutran, Edmond Aoun, and Agbash Agbashian were planning to create an alternative communist party.

The communist party (affiliated to Moscou) managed to rally the members of this association to its political lines and Alico had a substantial influence in that reversal of allegiance.  The communist party refused membership to Alico and other Jews on the basis that the party would be suspicious to society since the Soviet Union and the Lebanese communist party agreed on partitioning Palestine in 1947.

The mufti of Palestine, Amin Husseini, who was located in Beirut in 1967, disseminated a falsehood in an article published in the magazine Al Hadaf:  The article contended that the Jewish leaders in the student association were meeting regularly in Vienna, once a year, with Israeli officials.  The Communist party demanded that the association disband.

Consequently, Alico immigrated to Paris and resumed his activities with African movements.

A judge granted Alico political asylum since his parents were Iranians by origin, and his father worked as engineer in Aleppo (Syria) before his wife coaxed the father to move to Lebanon.  Alico was very frank and honest and told the judge that he is a member of the Palestinian faction Fateh.  The judge was very confused and said: “I refuse to understand your complications; obviously you deserve an asylum

Alico got involved in a coup d’etat in Congo Brazzaville: He managed to flee, but his girl-friend Paule was incarcerate for a long duration.  Alico was terminally ill with cancer and he committed suicide.

Many of his friends attended the burial ceremony: Amin Maaluf, Heine Srour, his girl friend Paule and his younger sister Andree, along with the original leaders of the student association.

Note:  The parents of Alico and Andree immigrated to Israel and died in Israel.  The children refused to pay their parents any visit in Israel.




June 2023

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