The Realm of the Jews

Jews continue to shape their world vision, writes Christopher Goff.

Under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu the Jews have scored a number of highly significant recent successes. Key to these successes has been the election of Donald Trump as US President, after which everything seems to have fallen into place for the Jews in a way that it never quite did while Barack Obama was in the White House.

On entering office, President Trump wasted little time in repaying the support that the Jews had given him during his election campaign by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision which he was just a short time later to re-enforce by approving the relocation of the US Embassy to that city from Tel-Aviv. The decision by the US to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital is something that the Palestinian's have described as a "kiss of death" to the two-state peace solution, and a peaceful resolution to Israel's conflict between Jews and Arabs now looks all the more unlikely.

But something which has proven to be even more contentious than the decision by the Americans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has been those steps that Benjamin Netanyahu and his political colleagues have taken in order for Israel to be constitutionally re-designated as a 'Jewish' state. While of course Israel was always conceived as 'a home for the Jews' its transformation into Jewish ethnostate was something never envisioned at the time of the issuing of the Balfour Declaration by the British government in 1917, or at the time of the proclamation creating the Sate of Israel in 1948. Israel was always supposed to be a homeland for other ethnic groups apart from the Jews, and with whom they were supposed to share equal rights.

Palestinians have rightly slammed that what has become known as the Netanyahu Declaration by claiming it will lead to the creation of a permanent underclass of Palestinians in much the same way that apartheid legislation in South Africa led to the creation of an underclass of Africans. The respected Israeli Arab academic, Yousef Jabareen, wrote in an article for the Los Angeles Times (20 July, 2018), titled 'Israel Just Dropped the Pretence of Equality for Palestinian Citizens', his following thoughts on the declaration:-

The Israeli Knesset on Thursday [19 July, 2018] passed into law a bill designed to make a permanent underclass of Palestinian citizens. It threatens to set the country on a course to a full-blown Jewish theocracy. The so-called 'Jewish nation-state' bill formalizes in Israeli law the superior rights and privileges that Jewish citizens of the state enjoy over its indigenous Palestinian minority, who comprise roughly 20% of the population. It demotes Arabic from one of two official languages to a mere 'special' status, deepens racial segregation by directing the government to 'encourage and promote' Jewish settlement, and declares that the right to self-determination in Israel is 'exclusive' to the Jewish people, denying the history and ancient Palestinian roots in this land. It also prioritises the Jewishness of the state over its democratic character, omitting any reference to 'democracy' or 'equality'.

The abandonment by the US of the Iran nuclear deal can also be counted as another Jewish success. A key campaign promise of Donald Trump and fervently supported by his coterie of (mostly Jewish) neo-cons, Trump announced the decision to split with his European allies and withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal in May this year [2018]. The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed by the Americans during the Obama-era, curbed Iran's nuclear ambitions in return for the lifting of sanctions which had earlier been imposed by the UN, US and EU. But now the US has re-imposed sanctions and is at the same time urging the other signatories to the agreement to follow its example.

Jewish support for Donald Trump's candidature in the 2016 US Presidential Election was, I think, pretty much sealed when during an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Trump stated that his "number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran", outlining what he saw as the failure of the agreement to address Iran's destabilising influence in the region. New arrival at the White House, John Bolton (US National Security Advisor) – yes, the same John Bolton who was one of the prime instigators of Israel's proxy war against Iraq, and which was of course mostly fought by the US and Britain – is further evidence that Donald Trump is more aligned to how Benjamin Netanyahu thinks and feels about Iran rather than his own people, since it is the case that opinion polls have repeatedly shown a majority of US citizens to be in support of the deal with the Iranians.

Yet another important success for the Jews has been the one of the widespread adoption into law by many countries and governmental organizations of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism. Indeed, the IHRA's working definition of anti-Semitism has become an important tool for the Jews since it succeeds in formalizing what Jews like to think anti-Semitism is as opposed to what it actually might be. This has even led some to caution against criticising what Claudia Winkleman might be wearing on TV because of the possibility of such comments leaving people open to claims of being that most Goddam awful of things, an anti-Semite.

Anyone reading this can hardly have failed to notice the resistance that Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party has shown to adopting the IHRA's definition of anti-Semitism. However, whilst having no problem adopting the IHRA's definition in itself, Corbynite elements of the Labour Party have shown some reluctance in accepting a number of examples of anti-Semitism that the IHRA has chosen to use for the purpose of illustration because it is said they serve to conflate anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism. But then of this people like me might say, 'Well that is very probably exactly their purpose'.

A war now rages within the Labour Party. On one side you have the pro-Palestinian Corbynite elements, and on the other side there is the pro-Israel Blairite faction. Put differently, there are the Jew-wise members of the Labour Party who are sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinians, and then there are those individuals who see the Labour Party's support for the State of Israel and all things Jewish as an important pre-requisite for electoral success since it is their view that winning an election is nowadays near impossible in a Western democracy without the support of the Jews. This was something that Tony Blair was acutely aware of, as of course is Donald Trump.

The high level of influence that Jews have in the functioning of Western governments does not go unnoticed, even if it is something that is not widely discussed because of course to do so comes with risk. World leaders and other mainstream political figures now find themselves trapped in a cycle of fear – their objective of 'never wanting to upset the Jews' guiding their every move. Against this background the Jews have been busily shaping their world vision, driven as they are by a strong sense of their 'special' place in destiny, and as a result Israel has become a racialist sate for Jews in a similar way to how the Third Reich became a racialist state for Europeans. Only it seems that some people can have their ethnostate while others can't ...

Copyright © Christopher Goff
Tag: Jewish Question
Uploaded: 24 August, 2018.