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Jewish “psychiatrist” was a progenitor of Nazi eugenics

Posted in Israel with tags , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

eugenicsHaaretz (Israel)
May 21, 2009In 1944, psychiatrist Kurt Levinstein gave a lecture at a Tel Aviv conference, where he advocated preventing people with various mental and neurological disorders — such as alcoholism, manic depression and epilepsy — from bringing children into the world.

The means he proposed — prohibition of marriage, contraception, abortion and sterilization — were acceptable in Europe and the United States in the first decades of the 20th century, within the framework of eugenics: the science aimed at improving the human race.

In the 1930s, the Nazis used these same methods in the early stages of their plan to strengthen the Aryan race.

Levinstein was aware, of course, of the dubious political connotations implicit in his recommendations, but believed the solid and salutary principles of eugenics could be isolated from their use by the Nazis.

Recent research by historian Rakefet Zalashik on the history of psychiatry in Palestine during the Mandate period and following the founding of the state shows that Levinstein was far from a lone voice. Indeed, she claims in her 2008 book, “Ad Nefesh: Refugees, Immigrants, Newcomers and the Israeli Psychiatric Establishment” (Hakibbutz Hameuchad; in Hebrew), that the eugenics-based concept of “social engineering” was part of the psychiatric mainstream here [in Israel] from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Jewish psychiatrists in Israel were not the only ones who tried to distinguish between the science of eugenics, which they held to be useful, and the Nazis’ application of it. What set the local experts apart was that they actually studied the foundations of the theory in Germany before immigrating to Palestine, directly from the scientists who supported using eugenics to forcibly sterilize mentally ill and physically disabled Germans — and subsequently to justify their murder. Within a few years, the German scientists were using the same justification for killing Jews.

Many of the Jewish psychiatrists subscribed to their German colleagues’ conception of the Jews as a race, relying on the theory that was developed in Europe, says Zalashik. However, upon their arrival in Palestine, they encountered Jews of different types and began to distinguish between the race of European Jews, and that of the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews (of Middle Eastern and North African origin).

Thus, for example, psychiatrist Avraham Rabinovich, who worked in the Ezrat Nashim facility in Jerusalem and later managed a mental institution in Bnei Brak, drew a distinction in his patient reports from 1921-1928 between the general population, and Jews of Bukharan, Georgian and Persian descent, whom he referred to as “primitive races.”

In explaining why the latter were less affected by mental illness, he wrote: “Their consciousness, with its meager content, does not place any special demands on life, and it slavishly submits to the outward conditions, and for this reason, does not enter into confrontation and so gives rise to a relatively very small percentage of functional illnesses in the nervous system and in terms of mental illness in particular.”

The views of these psychiatrists meshed with the goals of the Zionist movement, which at the time propounded a policy of selective immigration.

“Eugenics was a part of the national philosophy of most of [the local] psychiatrists,” says Zalashik. “The theory was that a healthy nation was needed in order to fulfill the Zionist vision in Israel. There was a powerful economic aspect to this view of things – the idea being to prevent people who were perceived as a burden on society from bringing children into the world. And homosexuals and frigid women also fell into this category.”

Psychiatrist Kochinsky, for one, argued in 1938 in the journal Harefuah that the findings of a census of the mentally ill in Palestine should serve primarily as “a basis for methods to improve the race.”

Zalashik maintains that such outlooks, as well as other false and harmful assumptions upon which Israeli psychiatry was based in its early years, led to the adoption of inappropriate and sometimes cruel forms of treatment, whose effects on the mental health system in the country are still being felt today.

In her new book, Zalashik chronicles the history of the psychiatric community, which began to take shape in the 1930s with the arrival of dozens of Jewish psychiatrists from German-speaking countries following the Nazis’ rise to power. According to her research, at the end of 1933, there were only three psychiatrists working in this country; by the end of World War II, that number had grown to 70. These psychiatrists were influenced by the hypotheses and findings of extensive research conducted in the countries of their birth regarding mental disorders unique to Jews, which was part of the Germans’ attempt to explain “the Jewish problem” in biological and medical terms.

“Both Jewish and non-Jewish doctors were wont to think that Jews had a greater tendency to develop mental illness than others,” says Zalashik. “The debate was about whether this was because of race, or environmental factors: The Jews said that Jews suffer from mental illnesses because they endured hardship and pogroms, and live in cities where there is more stress and tension than in rural areas. The non-Jews reached the same conclusion, but based it on the argument that Jews were different biologically and genetically.”

Zalashik contends that the question of whether the basic premise is accurate is irrelevant to historians. “What’s relevant is that the Jewish minority, particularly in Germany, went from being considered a social problem to a medical problem.”

Upon immigrating to Israel, the Jewish psychiatrists did not give up the theories in which they had been educated; instead, they adapted them to the newfound situation.

Zalashik: “If, in Europe, the tendency to develop mental illness was said to attest to the Jews’ inferiority, then in Palestine it showed the superiority of the pioneers over the Jews from the Old Yishuv [pre-state community]: The psychiatrists said the pioneers came from civilization, and that civilized people suffer from more mental illness than people of the Old Yishuv who lived in a rural environment.”

The psychiatrists further maintained that the pioneers tended to develop mental illnesses due to the stress involved in migration and also because of their young age (20-30), known to be a prime period for mental disorders.

One of the main solutions proposed by the psychiatrists was social engineering of the Jewish public in Israel or, as they called it, “mental hygiene.” Up until his immigration to Israel in the 1930s, Martin Pappenheim, who ran the neurological department of the city hospital in Vienna from 1921-1923, represented the Austrian branch of the International League for Mental Hygiene – a movement founded in 1908 with the aim of reducing poverty, crime and morbidity by means of drastic preventive measures. In 1935, Pappenheim, together with Dr. Mordechai Brachiahu, founded the association’s branch in Palestine.

One of the main arguments in favor of eugenics was the economic benefit it would bring. According to Pappenheim, his association’s activity was intended to reduce “the unproductive costs of maintaining the unskilled … which burden the nation’s budget,” and to redirect resources to preserving the health of the working population.

Unwanted pregnancies

The recommendations of Pappenheim and his colleagues were partially implemented in the 1930s. In Tel Aviv and Jaffa, “advice stations” for Jews were set up to provide guidance to couples before and after marriage, so as to prevent unwanted pregnancies by those carrying “unhealthy” genetic baggage.

In 1942, Kochinsky gave a lecture on “population policy and psychopathology” at the second conference of the Neuro-Psychiatric Society. He told his audience that of the 200 people he’d treated at the Beit Strauss hygiene center in Tel Aviv, 48 percent had “mental illnesses” with a genetic component, and that these carriers ought not to bear children. These disorders included a whole spectrum of problems, ranging from suicidal tendencies to frigidity and sexual dysfunction. In wake of these “worrisome findings,” Kochinsky proposed that a nationwide census be conducted to chart the likelihood of the country’s inhabitants to develop mental illnesses, so that measures could be taken to fortify the Jewish race.

Psychiatrists were not the only ones tempted by the allure of eugenics; other doctors in the country, including senior health officials, also tried to adopt its methods. Among the most prominent of these figures during the Mandate was Dr. Yosef Meir, who served for 30 years as chairman of the Clalit health maintenance organization (Kfar Sava’s Meir Hospital is named for him). In 1934, in a front-page article in “Ha’em Vehayeled” (“Mother and Child”), a guide for parents put out by the HMO, Dr. Meir wrote the following:

“Who is entitled to bear children? The search for a correct answer to this question is the concern of eugenics, the science of improving the human race and protecting it from degeneration. This science is still young, but its positive results are already of major importance … Is it not our duty to ensure that our nation shall have sons who are healthy and whole in body and mind?” And he went on to write: “For us, eugenics – in general, and in particular for the sake of guarding against the transmission of hereditary illnesses – has even greater value than it does for other nations! … Doctors, aficionados of sport, and those active on the national scene must spread the idea: Do not have children if you are not certain that they will be healthy in body and mind!”

“There’s a difference between a regular clinic and a eugenic clinic of the kind that were established here,” Zalashik notes. “When you come to a regular clinic, the objective is to heal you or to provide some kind of means to ease your suffering. When you come to a eugenic clinic, there are other considerations at work: The caregiver is seeking to heal the Jewish people, to create people with the physical and emotional stamina to fulfill the national vision. Because prevention is a very important element, when a handicapped child was born, for example, they would try to convince the parents not to conceive again.”

Aside from such counseling for married couples, support was also provided for sterilization procedures for the mentally ill. Zalashik found a letter from Yehuda Nadibi, the Tel Aviv municipal secretary, to the chief medical officer of the Mandate government, asking him to have a mentally ill woman committed to the psychiatric hospital in Bethlehem – or else he would instruct that she be sterilized. The woman was hospitalized, but then left on a furlough and became pregnant. The social services department in the municipality complained about the financial expense that would be caused by the pregnancy, and asked why the hospital hadn’t sterilized her.

Selection committees

The German-Jewish psychiatrists were not unaware of the similarity between their recommendations and the Nazi policy that was implemented at the very same time. Kurt Levinstein even concluded a 1944 lecture with a quote from the German psychiatrist and geneticist Hans Luxenburger, who was involved in legislating eugenic methods in the Third Reich and sought to find scientific proof for the hereditary component of mental illness, in order to promote the government’s sterilization initiatives.

“A person in whom hereditary mental illness has not been prevented or cured,” quoted Levinstein, “presents just as great a danger to the race as a regular patient, at the height of his suffering … Eugenic prophylaxis is the only prophylaxis and the ideal prophylaxis for hereditary illnesses.”

Levinstein stressed that Luxenburger said these things before the Nazis came to power and, like his fellow Jewish psychiatrists, he sought to differentiate between the Nazi usage and the Zionist usage of eugenic theories. “[The Jewish psychiatrists] argued that it was good science of which the Nazis made evil use in creating a hierarchy of races and annihilating entire peoples,” says Zalashik. “They thought of it as an important and effective means of fortifying the nation’s health.”

The attempts to strengthen the Jewish race by means of controlling births continued after the founding of the state and into the 1950s. In August 1952, a decision was passed by the World Congress of Jewish Physicians to establish a scientific institute dedicated to issues of eugenics in Israel. The institute was never established; eugenic theories were beginning to be abandoned by then, once their basic premises had been proven false and perhaps also as a result of the increased growth and diversity of the psychiatric establishment.

Local Zionist institutions also sought to exert control over the Jewish public’s health by means of limitations on immigration. From 1918-1919, offices were opened in various countries, and screened those seeking to move to Palestine. In 1921, an immigration department was founded with the purpose of handling candidates for immigration until their arrival in this country. In the mid-1920s, medical selection committees were established in the immigration offices; in addition, examinations were conducted at the country’s ports and in the quarantine facilities run by the Mandatory health authorities.

This selection continued after the Nazis came to power. In late November 1933, Henrietta Szold, then chairwoman of the Youth Aliya department of the Jewish Agency, wrote to Dr. George Landauer, director of the Agency’s German division, asking him to oversee the medical examinations of immigration candidates at the Berlin office – since some Jews who’d received certificates had subsequently ended up dependent on Palestine’s welfare services due to health problems. Reports about several such cases were circulated among the three organizations involved in emigration from Germany: the Jewish National Committee, the United Committee for the Settlement of German Jews in Palestine (founded in 1932) and the German section of the Jewish Agency.

Selective immigration was officially halted with the enactment of the Law of Return in 1950, which recognized the right of every Jew to immigrate to Israel. But Zalashik asserts that traces of the eugenic viewpoint are still to be found within the Israeli medical system.

“Israel is a superpower in terms of pre-pregnancy tests and abortions,” she says. “Abortions are performed here on the slightest pretext, including [correctable] aesthetic flaws such as a cleft palate. The notion that there are some babies that shouldn’t be born is part of the eugenic philosophy.”

Eugenics wasn’t the only dubious theory the German-Jewish psychiatrists brought with them, Zalashik adds: They also adopted German psychiatry’s conception of trauma and its method of treating victims of emotional shock.

Many psychiatrists in the young state believed that the psyche of Jews was more resilient due to the persecution they endured throughout history. In 1957, Fishel Shneorson published an article in the journal Niv Harofeh, about the emotional fortitude of Holocaust survivors. He argued that there was a lower rate of mental illness among survivors who immigrated to Palestine/Israel than among those who settled elsewhere.

The theory, widely accepted by psychiatrists here at the time, was that the conditions in this country – the absence of anti-Semitism, combined with the survivors’ participation in fighting for and building the nation – had a salutary effect on their mental health. Because of this, psychiatrists tended to attribute a large portion of Holocaust survivors’ complaints to immigration difficulties and inter-familial issues, rather than to diagnose them as emotional problems and treat them accordingly.

The dismissive attitude toward the effect of the Holocaust experience is evident in the case of one Romanian-born Jew, who was admitted in 1955 to Jerusalem’s Talbieh Psychiatric Hospital to see whether he was suffering from a psychiatric problem. He was described as “possessing borderline intelligence, very weak social understanding and an infantile personality,” and diagnosed as suffering from depression, anxiety, insecurity and aggression.

Zalashik: “The therapists devoted three whole pages to the patient’s life history, from his childhood up to his hospitalization, but this was all they had to say about his wartime experience: ‘In 1941, during the war, the patient was taken to the labor camps and was separated from his family. In the camps he did not suffer from any illnesses. After his release from the concentration camps in 1945, he returned to Romania and learned that his entire family had been wiped out.'”

‘Compensation neurosis’

The psychiatrists’ attitude toward the survivors’ trauma took on added significance in 1952, with the signing of the reparations agreement between Germany and Israel. According to the law in Germany, survivors were entitled to seek compensation for damages caused them by the Nazi persecution. Israeli psychiatrists were asked to write professional opinions about the demands for compensation. Survivors who were not former citizens of Germany, or were not part of the German cultural milieu, were entitled to seek a disability pension from the Israeli Finance Ministry and from the National Insurance Institute, and medical opinions were required for this as well.

Zalashik concludes that instead of using this opportunity to take a closer look at the survivors’ psyches and recognize their mental anguish, the psychiatrists primarily saw themselves as the guardians of the state coffers, and were disinclined to acknowledge the psychological harm wrought by the Nazis. And when they did recognize it, they tended to assign the person in question a minimal level of disability.

Psychiatrist Kurt Blumenthal went so far as to claim that many survivors were just pretending to have mental problems, when he wrote in 1953 about “compensation neurosis” or “purposeful neurosis,” which was ostensibly characterized by an attempt to portray oneself as having suffered great damage in order to increase compensation one would receive. Psychiatrist Julius Baumetz, director of a Jerusalem mental health station, implored his colleagues to do their utmost to put an immediate end to such allegedly neurosis-driven demands, lest survivors’ conditions deteriorate to a state of “infantile dependence.”

“The Israeli psychiatrists betrayed their role when they decided to worry more about the state coffers than about their patients,” says Zalashik. “When people came to them complaining about nightmares, they told them they were making it up. One German psychiatrist I interviewed said that he was horrified by the opinions he received from Israeli therapists. He said they were so outdated and non-specific that they were harmful to the patients. The theories upon which they were based – i.e., that trauma does not cause any long-term change in personality – were already considered outmoded in Germany in those years.”

Zalashik says this atmosphere made it easier for the Health Ministry to decide that mentally ill Holocaust survivors should be treated in private psychiatric institutions instead of by the public health care system. Survivors were kept in these institutions for decades. Eventually, these facilities became hostels; to this day, they are home to about 700 Holocaust survivors.

Another reason this approach in treatment was adopted concerns the status of the psychiatrists themselves, Zalashik believes: “The ones who came from Germany had very different outlooks than that of the Eastern European Zionist establishment that controlled the health system. Many of them had not done a residency, and the medical establishment was not keen to absorb them. Instead of integrating them into the public psychiatric institutions, they let them open private institutions. Once the government discovered that keeping a patient in these institutions was cheaper than keeping him in the public health institutions, it encouraged their proliferation and treatment of the mentally disabled in those frameworks.”

Dr. Motti Mark, who headed the Health Ministry’s department of mental health services from 1991-1996 and from 1999-2001, worked to close down the private institutions and to transfer their occupants to appropriate government institutions, hostels or community treatment facilities. He becomes visibly emotional when relating how appalled he was when he first encountered them: “[The authorities] created a separate health system for mental patients. I discovered that there were places that they called hospitals, which were actually just like shelters you would find in the United States. These places sprang up outside the big cities wherever there was an abandoned barracks or prison, and they put the patients with the most severe distress there.

“In every abandoned location, the Health Ministry found external solutions, which were supposed to be like complete hospitals, but with an auxiliary doctor or neurologist, who tried to provide full treatment to people with a whole range of problems – anxiety, loneliness, post-traumatic depression – but also nutritional and intestinal problems. In 1991, in one such institution, I saw 30 or 40 people lying in one big room in very poor conditions. I didn’t know that such things existed in Israel.”

Threat of lobotomy

Zalashik, who today lives in New York, earned a bachelor’s degree in general history and sociology from Tel Aviv University. As a student, she also ran a club affiliated with the Hadash (socialist) movement in Tel Aviv. After completing a master’s degree in German history, she wrote her master’s thesis on the father of German psychiatry, Johann Christian Reil, and began researching the history of psychiatry in the United States. She came to research the subject for her current book after an Israeli friend, a psychiatric social worker, told her that nurses in the hospital where he works often threaten patients who annoy them by saying: “If you don’t behave nicely, we’ll give you a lobotomy.”

A lobotomy is a procedure in which a needle is inserted into the brain via the eye socket and the frontal lobes of the brain are destroyed. The method is based on the presumption that these lobes are the emotional centers of the nervous system, and their neutralizing dulls the emotional response that is troubling the mental patient.

Israeli practitioners continued to recommend insulin therapy for many years after its dangerous effects were documented, including some cases of mortality. While the use of insulin therapy was on the decline in most countries by the first half of the 1950s, it did not start to fade in Israel until the 1960s. In May 1952, for example, a doctor from Talbieh hospital praised insulin therapy, calling it “one of the most effective therapies in the spectrum of modern treatments for schizophrenia.” In 1970, nine private mental health institutions (nearly one-third of all those in Israel), were still using insulin therapy.

“Apparently, it is possible to experiment with electroshock, which costs less than insulin and can be done at the Ezrat Nashim Hospital in Jerusalem,” the woman wrote. “The treatment must last for three months and afterward there are two possibilities: Either we see that the patients are completely cured, or we see there is no remedy for them at all and transfer them to the hospital in Bnei Brak.”

Says Zalashik, “In the early stages, when a new therapy is adopted, there is tremendous enthusiasm and euphoria, and reports of a success rate of 90 percent or higher. Later on, the reports become more reserved, and the question is asked whether the therapy was really helping all the patients or only some. In the third stage, someone declares that these therapies are not working, and at the same time a new therapy arises.

“Some of these therapies were completely unjustified to begin with; the theory upon which insulin therapy was based was nonsense. Part of the justification to use them had to do with the status of the psychiatrists themselves within the medical profession: While doctors in other fields were presenting impressive achievements and discoveries, the psychiatrists were stuck with chronically ill patients who did not respond to any treatment.

Essentially, they knew very little about ‘their’ diseases, and were unable to show proof of success. They felt it was better to do something than to do nothing. Beyond that, some of the therapies raise serious ethical questions: A lobotomy irreversibly changes someone’s personality. This wasn’t just the wrong treatment. It was a radical move that turned people into zombies.”

Mark attributes the use of such treatment to the fact that Israeli psychiatry was lagging behind the rest of the world.

“Until the 1980s, I think that Israeli psychiatry was 10 or 20 years behind what was happening in the West,” he notes. “This derived, for one thing, from the language gap. The therapists of German origin implemented a European psychiatry which had disappeared after World War II, and they were unfamiliar with the therapeutic advances that occurred primarily in English-speaking countries. It wasn’t until the late 1980s or early 1990s that psychiatric treatment in Israel fell into line with standard practice in the rest of the world.”

The above article can be found at: Eugenics in Israel: Did Jews try to improve the human race too?

In 1948, Jewish Dr. Norbert Wiener, the author of Cybernetics, said: “…prefrontal lobotomy …has recently been having a certain vogue, probably not unconnected with the fact that it makes the custodial care of many patients easier. Let me remark in passing that killing them makes their custodial care still easier.”

The Satanic/Talmudic Origins of Star Trek

Posted in Hollywoodism with tags , , , , , , on May 29, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

STXI_Jlogo2_s Almost every Trekkie out there views the Star Trek phenomenon as a fantasy of the New age of secular humanism (Enlightened Human Society), but to the adepts and initiates it is a Talmudic doctrine of Satan.the various alien races are various earthly cultures and Vulcans are the the Jews, due to their “wisdom”and The Borg I think are the devilish depiction of Islam and/or “the people of the book”. Think about it, they assimilate cultures by force “Holy Wars” and make them into a collective or “Umah” or nation of Faith (this is the Talmudic depiction of Islam as well). The assimilated is no longer human or partaking in sinful pleasure, but rather abstains from sin. This demonizes the notion of the unity of one nation under God “Umah” and glorifies disunity under the guise of diversity, man’s achievements in place of God’s Creation, and finally promotion of impulsive primal animal-like behavior under the guise of unlocking your potential, developing your superpower, or evolving.

“Nimoy drew upon his own Jewish background to suggest the now-familiar salute. Back in the 1960s, hippies who watched “Amok Time” thought the salute was a variation of the two-fingered peace sign. But we Jews knew better. The Vulcan salute came not from protest marches, but from the pulpit of Nimoy’s childhood synagogue.

The Vulcan greeting is based upon a blessing gesture used by the kohanim (koe-hah-NEEM) during the worship service. The kohanim are the genealogical descendants of the Jewish priests who served in the Jerusalem Temple. Modern Jews no longer have priests leading services as in ancient times, nor do we have animal sacrifices anymore. (Yes, people really do ask about that!) The sacrificial system ended with the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in the year 70. C.E. However, a remnant of the Temple service lives on in the “kohane blessing” ritual (duchenen in Yiddish) that is performed on certain holy days. ” excerpt from The Jewish Origin of the Vulcan Salute by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom trekjews.com

Religion seems to be largely absent from the futuristic and secular world of the Federation and in particular from human society. Star Trek’s takes on religious topics are often critical, and they almost routinely close with a victory of science over faith. This is anything but a surprise, knowing that Gene Roddenberry was an active atheist who struggled against any form of religion:

“I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will — and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.” (Gene Roddenberry)

In a Q&A session executive producer Brannon Braga was asked whether there was supposed to be a deity in the stories that he wrote. He said:

“No, there was no consideration in giving humans, talking about God, or talking about those types of things. We wanted to avoid it to be quite frank. But we did very often explore theology through alien characters. Which frankly is much more interesting anyway. Whether it was the Bajorans and their religion or the Borg and their religion. They had the religion of perfection. That, I think, was more interesting. We want to keep Star Trek secular. The human facet of Star Trek secular.” (Brannon Braga, transcript from his former website)” excerpt from: Religion in Star Trek

If daily life is not concerned with familiar economic activities and the whole of life is not informed with religious purposes, then what is life all about in Star Trek? Well, the story is about a military establishment, Star Fleet, and one ship in particular in the fleet, the Enterprise. One might not expect this to provide much of a picture of ordinary civilian life; and it doesn’t. One never sees much on Earth apart from the Star Fleet Academy and Picard’s family farm in France — unless of course we include Earth’s past, where the Enterprise spends much more time than on the contemporaneous Earth. Since economic life as we know it is presumed not to exist in the future, it would certainly pose a challenge to try and represent how life is conducted and how, for instance, artifacts like the Enterprise get ordered, financed, and constructed. And if it is to be represented that things like “finance” don’t exist, one wonders if any of the Trek writers or producers know little details about Earth history like when Lenin wanted to get along without money and accounting and discovered that Russia’s economy was collapsing on him. Marx’s prescription for an economy without the cash nexus was quickly abandoned and never revived. Nevertheless, Marx’s dream and Lenin’s disastrous experiment is presented as the noble and glorious future in Star Trek: First Contact, where Jean Luc Picard actually says, “Money doesn’t exist in the Twenty-Fourth Century.”

So what one is left with in Star Trek is military life. Trying to soften this by including families and recreation on the Enterprise in fact makes the impression worse, since to the extent that such a life is ordinary and permanent for its members, it is all the easier to imagine that all life in the Federation is of this sort. Not just a military, but a militarism. In the show, this actually didn’t work out very well. In the beginning, Star Trek: The Next Generation wanted to remind us of the daily life, children in school, etc. on board; and more than once the “battle hull” of the ship was separated from the “saucer” so that the civilian component of the crew would be safe from hostile action. This cumbersome expedient, however, was soon enough forgotten; and we later forget, as the Enterprise finds itself in desperate exchanges with hostile forces, that small children are undergoing the same battle damage that we see inflicted on the bridge — unless of course it is brought to our attention because there is a story with a special focus on a child, as with Lieutenant Worf’s son. In Star Trek: First Contact, crew members are being captured and turned into Borg. Does that include the children? We never see any. Do Picard’s orders to shoot any Borg include Borg who were human children? This disturbing situation is completely ignored by the movie. Star Trek, therefore, cannot maintain its fiction that military life on a major warship will be friendly to families and children. excerpt from The Fascist Ideology of Star Trek: Militarism, Collectivism, & Atheism

Jewcy.com
May 19, 2009

As seems de rigeur for this sort of post, let me prove my Star Trek bona fides (or lack thereof) before going forward. I was a child of Star Trek: The Next Generation, only three years old when it premiered, but ten when it concluded and old enough to remember the season finale broadcast. I later caught up on every episode of that series. I have also seen more than a handful of the original series, and about two to three dozen episodes of Deep Space 9. So I’m not trekkie, as it goes. But I’m familiar with the shows, and if my knowledge is not encyclopedic, it is viable. I may not be able to recall the exact science-fiction hook used in season 4, episode seven offhand, but if you hum a few bars, I think I could sing along.

Once said, let’s put that to rest. If my credentials aren’t enough to discuss the new film with any depth, please skip ahead. I won’t be offended. I understand fandom, and if someone wanted to write about the X-Men without an encyclopedic background, I’d thank them kindly to their face and say bad things about them behind their backs. So go ahead. Say bad things.

What struck me about the film was the role of the Jew, or the lack thereof. The Original Series always had Leonard Nimoy as Spock. He was not simply the intellectual rationalist to Kirk’s fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants adventurer, as a number of critics have suggested. What is clear from those earliest episodes is that Spock was an equal partner in the great adventure. He may have brought a cooler head from time to time, but the mission was equally his. As such, he was something of a philosopher-warrior, a Jewish archetype rare in contemporary society, but rich in our history; from the Biblical Joshua, King David, to Franz Rosenzweig writing The Star of Redemption “in the Macedonian trenches,” or maybe David Ben-Gurion.

The Next Generation took the Jew in Star Trek one step further. Despite not having as public a Jewish identity as Nimoy in a main role, one could say TNG was even more Jewish than the Original Series. Watch them argue about the Prime Directive, debate subtleties of ethical and intellectual dilemmas, or entirely forgo physical confrontation in favor of multiculturalism and empathy. Hell, the crew was so neurotic, they kept a full-time therapist on the ship. The greatest triumphs were not the defeat of an adversary, but the breaching of borders, the comprehension of foreign language. Watch “Darmok,” in my most humble opinion the greatest episode of The Next Generation. It is moving beyond words.

I mean, they might as well have called it Star Trek: The Great Jew Extravaganza. The central themes of the Star Trek shows – exploring new worlds, making contact with new civilizations, doing mitzvoth and good deeds throughout the universe – are central tenets of Judaism. Would a Michael Lerner luncheon have been out of place on The Next Generation? Picard was already, always doing birur nitzutzot (elevating the sparks of the universe) and performing tikkun on the galaxies.

I have no doubt the Jew in Star Trek has been explored and interrogated at greater lengths than I could do justice to. Certainly, if there were no Jews in Star Trek, there was still plenty of locations for a Jew to find himself in the show. And yet, now, we have J.J. Abram’s new Star Trek and, despite enjoying the spectacle, I find myself wondering: Where has the Jew gone? At first, the obvious issues; there is no exploration, no new worlds to discover. If anything, there’s the collapse of old worlds – the destruction of Vulcan. There’s a political agenda; sometimes terrorists can’t be negotiated with (Spoiler alert: Eric Bana’s villain chooses to die rather than accept Kirk’s compassion).

Spock is no longer played by a Jew, but by Zachary Quinto (whom I know as the villain Sylar on Heroes). That itself is not a problem, but coupled with the character’s transformation makes him into a non-Jewish figure. He is now quick to rush to anger and violence, not to fight based on logic but based on emotional betrayal. He is vindictive against Kirk, and he now embarks on a fairly public love affair with Uhura. In other words, he is an arrogant bore, and he lacks wisdom, possessing only intellect.

This move is made all the more evident by the inclusion of the old Spock, Leonard Nimoy, in the film. Nimoy is everything that Quinto’s Spock is not. He is thoughtful, caring, and wise. When he calls the young Kirk his longtime friend, the scene is poignant and moving. Tellingly, the character is a man literally caught out of time – a refugee from a future time – much as the ethos he once represented are too caught out of time. This new Star Trek has no place for deliberation over ethics, or warm human contact. Compare Nimoy’s brief moments with Kirk to Quinto’s moments. One is deeply connected to the human. The other, no matter how many times the film may argue otherwise, is deeply alienated from the human experience. No, this Spock is no Jew. He truly is alien.

This would bother me far less if the movie didn’t hold the promise of future installments. The film is doing well in release and I have no doubt a sequel is already in the works. But can they possibly use Nimoy again? It seems unlikely – his role here was as intermediary, ferrying the series from the Roddenberry vision to the Abrams’ vision. I imagine he’ll be gone in the next film and then we’ll be left with no Jew at all, just a bunch of very entertaining goyim canvassing the universe. Maybe they’ll decide to explore strange new worlds, but I doubt it. Abram’s likes his monsters. There’ll be a new villain, a new world-ending catastrophe, another distended-anus snow creature. There isn’t a lot of time for tikkun ha’olem when you’re reacting against terrorists and psychopaths. Or rather, there should be time made, but who will make it? Our only hope, I fear, is that Chris Pine’s Kirk grows into the role Spock once held. He does seem to have sensitivity and a thoughtfulness hiding just behind his impetuousness and impulsiveness. Maybe he’ll cultivate it.

The narrative itself addressed this. Nimoy-Spock tells Quinto-Spock in one of the final moments that he’ll hide out of sight, working on the preservation of Vulcan cultural heritage. And that, finally, is what the Jew of Star Trek has been reduced to: A cultural heritage, a memory of a series long past. Now, we look to the future. Too bad J.J. Abrams is such a goy.

The above article can be found at: Jew Trek

Like many other aspects of the Star Trek world, these dicta are simple “there” – given an explanation only when the story calls for it. Roddenberry used his shows as a type of very passive or yinful propaganda: he merely SHOWED what could be, what humans COULD become if they developed certain potentials.

Likewise, the fact that in the 1960’s the original Trek series had a crew including people of many nations and races, and both genders – and, to top it off, an alien Second in Command, Mr. Spock! Yet this was not explained, it was simply presented. Another beautiful Roddenberrian idea is the Vulcan motto of “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.”

One way of seeing this is that there is a TREND in society. Some people are “hung up” on what could be called personal issues, or behaviors borne of inner conflict like bottled-up rage, broken self-hood, warped sexuality or emotionality, or similar developmental problems. These people seem to “go nowhere” – they don’t Become, because they are “stuck on themselves.” Everything they do is a reflection of their warped selves and inability to grow or develop – their lives play like broken records in what seem to be abortive attempts to repair or correct psychological problems. Satanically speaking, people like this are pent-up/apathetic, and ophionic – two stages of the same problem. They are unable to Become – they only stagnate and Unbecome (self-destruct). Societies where these people predominate do likewise: stagnate and unbecome. They are all increasingly stress-filled, illogical, and inhumane.

And there is another trend in society – this could be called the Progressive movement, or Enlightenment movement. Note the Satanic connotations of these words: Progressive, as in Becoming – and Enlightened, as in The Light or Black Flame. These people tend to focus on very practical problems outside the self: better education for people, improving quality of life, better food, less work, less stress, less crime, etc. Focus is on phenomena – the outer – the world! As in, exploring the galaxy! Enjoying the world, and improving the world for more enjoyment and less pain. The self is not an issue with people like this – and in a sense people like this are “alooof” because they are inwardly content. This latter trend, politically, tends to make societies that are more equitable, less stressful, more humane.

Star Trek is merely a continuation of this latter trend – without the “garbage” associated with the first, negative trend.

excerpt from To Boldly Go… a self admitted Satanic socialist website!

Who were the “people of the book”?

Posted in Media Watch with tags , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

Pakistan Daily
May 27, 2009“And there are, certainly, people among the Yahud and Nasara, those who believes in Allah and in that which has been revealed to you, and in that which has been revealed to them, humbling themselves before Allah. They don’t sell the Verses of Allah for a little price, for them is a reward with their Lord. Surely, Allah is Swift in account,” – Holy Qur’an 3:199

The Arabic words, ‘Yahud’ and ‘Nasara’ were translated into ‘Jews’ and ‘Christians’ by the first English translator of Holy Qur’an, Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, the British convert, based on his religious and cultural background. His translation the words had no religious or historical basis. ‘Yahud’ in Islamic Arabic term means those people (Banu Israel), who follow the “Laws of Moses (Torah)” – which the great majority of Jews don’t. Instead they follow Talmud, a book written by Rabbis during the 2nd century CE. Similarly, ‘Nasara’ in Islamic Arabic terms those people (Nazarene) who follow the Scripture (Injil) revealed to prophet Isa (Jesus) – while all Christians follow the teachings of St. Paul and four Gospel writers, who never met Jesus (as).

Bible confirms my theory (Revelation 2:9 – “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a Synagogue of Satan.”

[Thanks to DBS at The French Connection for this one]

Arthur Koestler ( an Ashkenazi Jew himself) in his famous book The Thirteenth Tribe has also proven that the western Jews (Ashkenazi Jews occupying Palestine) are not the Israelites, but Turkic people who converted to Judaism during CE 740s.

Jesus’ few dozen Apostles (disciples), who belonged to Israelite’s Essenes order and spoke in Aramaic or Hebrew – used to call themselves ‘Nazarenes (Nasara)’, who after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE, made their headquarters in Alexanderia (Egypt). These people followed the teachings of the Gospel of St. Barnabas, until Roman King Constantine destroyed them, together with their cononical Gospel (an Italian translation of which could be seen in theViennese Museum in Austria). St. Barnabas is described in Acts 11:24, “for he was a good man, full of the Holy Ghost and faith.” It was Pope Gelasius, who issued a Bull (492 CE) – giving orders to destroy all copies of Gospel of Barnabas, which had survived the ravages of Constantine, and to replace it by the corrupted copies of the Constantine Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John of 325 CE.

Now, an Israeli historian, professor Shlomo Sand (Tel Aviv University), has claimed in his book titled “Matai ve’ech humtza ha’am hayehudi?” (”When and How the Jewish People Was Invented?”; that the present-day Jews are not descendents of the Hebrew tribes of Israel, exiled from the kingdoms of Judia or Israel by the Babylonians – but ancient pagans, mainly Berbers from North Africa, Arabs from south of Arabia and Turks from Khazar empire in Asia – who converted to Judaism between the fourth and eighth century CE. According to professor Sand, the Palestinians are probably the descended from Hebrews who embraced Islam or Christianity.

Israeli-born writer and musician, Gilad Atzmon, in his article The Wandering Who? elaborate further the myth of Jewishness as the community of the “People of Book” – “Astonishingly enough, in spite of the fact that Sand manages to dismantle the notion of ‘Jewish people’, crush the notion of ‘Jewish collective past’ and ridicule the Jewish chauvinist national impetus, his book is a best seller in Israel. This fact alone may suggest that those who call themselves ‘people of the book’ are now starting to learn about the misleading and devastating philosophies and ideologies that made them into what Khalid Amayreh and many others regard as the “Nazis of our time”.

It is an established fact that not a single Jewish history text had been written between the 1st century and early 19th century. The fact that Judaism is based on a religious historical myth may have something to do with it. An adequate scrutiny of the Jewish past was never a primary concern within the Rabbinical tradition. One of the reasons is probably the lack of a need of such a methodical effort. For the Jew who lived during ancient times and the Middle Ages, there was enough in the Bible to answer most relevant questions having to do with day-to-day life, Jewish meaning and fate. As Shlomo Sand puts it, “a secular chronological time was foreign to the ‘Diaspora time’ that was shaped by the anticipation for the coming of the Messiah”.

Though most contemporary Jews are utterly convinced that their ancestors are the Biblical Israelites who happened to be exiled brutally by the Romans, truth must be said. Contemporary Jews have nothing to do with ancient Israelites, who have never been sent to exile because such an expulsion has never taken place. The Roman Exile is just another Jewish myth.

However, far more interesting is the logical outcome: If the people of Israel were not expelled, then the real descendants of the inhabitants of the Kingdom of Judah must be the Palestinians.

“No population remains pure over a period of thousands of years” says Sand. [12] “But the chances that the Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Judaic people are much greater than the chances that you or I are its descendents. The first Zionists, up until the Arab Revolt [1936-9], knew that there had been no exiling, and that the Palestinians were descended from the inhabitants of the land. They knew that farmers don’t leave until they are expelled. Even Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, the second president of the State of Israel, wrote in 1929 that, ‘the vast majority of the peasant farmers do not have their origins in the Arab conquerors, but rather, before then, in the Jewish farmers who were numerous and a majority in the building of the land.’”

One may wonder, if the Palestinians are the real Jews, who are those who insist upon calling themselves Jews?

Professor Sand leaves us with the inevitable conclusion. Contemporary Jews do not have a common origin and their Semitic origin is a myth. Jews have no origin in Palestine whatsoever and therefore, their act of so-called ‘return’ to their ‘promised land’ must be realised as an invasion executed by a tribal-ideological clan…..

Saul Landau, a Jewish director of over forty films is so disgusted with Zionazi state that in an article titled How Israel Gives Jews a Bad Name, wrote: “Most Jews I know get little pleasure from the existence of Israel; just the opposite. They are disgusted by the behavior of their tribal kins towards Palestinians. This antipathy doesn’t concern Israel’s right to exist, a phony argument still maintained by hardline Zionists. Israel exist, period. Most of the world recognizes that. Anyone wanting to eliminate it belongs in the loony bin or prison…..”

The above article can be found at: http://www.daily.pk/world/middle-east/10271-who-were-the-people-of-the-book.html

Al-Quraan al-Kareem 5. Surah Al-Ma’idah (The Table Spread with Food)

V.5:66. And if only they had acted according to the Taurât (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), and what has (now) been sent down to them from their Lord (the Qur’ân), they would surely have gotten provision from above them and from underneath their feet. There are from among them people who are on the right course (i.e. they act on the revelation and believe in Prophet Muhammad like ‘Abdullâh bin Salâm ), but many of them do evil deeds.

V.5:82. Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikûn (see V.2:105), and you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: “We are Christians.” That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud.

Hey, Rev — When did they get to you?

Posted in Outing Liars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

tedpikecapitolReverend Ted Pike of the National Prayer Network has done excellent work in the past exposing both Israeli criminality and the evil Talmudic teachings on which Israeli policy is based. Pike also deserves praise for his efforts in raising opposition to so-called “hate laws” crafted by the Jewish Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in order to stifle free speech and persecute dissenters.

It was with considerable disappointment, therefore, that the 800lb. Gorilla watched Pike’s recent video file, “Hate Law Jihad: Criminalizing Islam’s Critics,” in which the reverend makes the outrageous claim that Muslims represent the chief beneficiaries of current and pending “hate crimes” legislation.

The assertion is ludicrous on its face, as we all know that “hate laws” are the work of religion-hating Zionists, designed for use against their opponents — be they Christian, Muslim or otherwise.

So one has to wonder, Rev — when did they get to you?

As mentioned above, Ted Pike has done some admirable work in the past. His hour-long documentary “The Other Israel” is particularly worth watching as it covers several red-line issues, including the anti-gentile nature of the Talmud/Cabala; the Jewish hand behind the 1913 economic takeover of the United States and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia; Jewish control over most political groups and radical movements in 20th century America; and Jewish control over US mass media. (Download it HERE )

In “The Other Israel,” Pike makes no bones about who’s really calling the shots, explicitly referring to the “Jewish domination of our [western] society.” At one point, he describes Jewish social and political domination in the US as “a demonically-empowered conspiracy.” Amen, reverend.

Yet regrettably, in his recent “Hate Law Jihad” video, Pike, for whatever reason, appears to have jumped aboard the anti-Islam bandwagon.

In the nine-minute presentation, he claims that sinister Muslim organizations — such as the Canadian Islamic Conference — represent the prime beneficiaries of current and future hate legislation. At one point, Pike even goes so far as to say that Muslim countries wield undue influence over decision-making at the United Nations.

“In the UN, Muslim groups on a much grander scale are attempting to end criticism of Islam worldwide,” he says. “The 56 Muslim nations dominating the General Assembly have repeatedly passed a symbolic resolution entitled ‘Combating Defamation of religion.’ Now they are pushing to make it a legally-binding and internationally-enforced Hate Crimes law against anyone who criticizes Islam.”

Just to clarify: Pike states that the United Nations — a Zionist world body founded (1945) for the express purpose of granting legitimacy to the otherwise-totally-illegitimate state of Israel (1948) — is in reality dominated by Muslims.

This reminds one of earlier absurdities by well-known disinformation merchants, such as Alex Jones’ claims that “the Arabs run Hollywood,” or speculation by Zionist apologist Israel Shamir (not to be confused with Israel Shahak) that “afro-Americans” are responsible for 9/11 .

Pike even goes so far as to compare Muslims with other “favored groups” protected under hate-crimes laws, including “homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators, Satanists and witches.” (One has to ask: when — especially within the context of the post-9/11 clash of civilizations — have Muslims ever been considered a “favored group” in the US, Canada or Europe?)

Pike does goes on, however, to identify the Jewish ADL as the chief architect of most current and pending hate legislation:

“In 1988, the Anti-Defamation League — a Jewish organization — sponsored a conference at New York’s prestigious Hofstra University. They began to craft a model anti-hate law for America,” he explains. “During the 1990s, the ADL convinced nearly 45 US states to adopt some version of its hate law.”

“In that same period, the ADL convinced more than a dozen governments in Europe, along with Australia and New Zealand, to establish hate-law bureaucracies. Yet the ADL’s primary goal in the US is to pass its Federal Hate Crimes Law…now in the house judiciary committee,” Pike adds. “This Orwellian legislation is very similar to the ADL’s Canadian Hate-Crimes Law, which took away free speech from Canada in 1971.”

Why, then, while conceding the Jewish origin of the “hate crimes” agenda, does Pike feel the need to portray Islam as a looming danger to our freedoms? The Islamic faith and Muslim peoples are, and continue to be, the victims of Zionist scheming, not its beneficiaries — and Ted Pike should know this.

Pike’s absurd claim does not represent his first transgression vis-à-vis the truth.

In another of his documentaries, “Why the Middle East Bleeds,” he cites Israeli criminality as a reason why “Al-Qaeda” attacked America on 9/11 — when he should know by now that most, if not all, recent acts of so-called “Islamic terrorism” have really been the work of Israeli false-flag operatives, including the 9/11 attacks. (For evidence of this, see Victor Thorn’s “9/11 Evil: Israel’s Central Role in the Attacks of September 11, 2001” and this concise document, entitled “The Muslims Didn’t Do It”.)

Is the reverend misinformed? Or is he purposely confusing the issue by creating destructive divisions between two faiths — Christianity and Islam — which, in reality, represent the most natural of allies in the fight against the Synagogue of Satan?

One thing’s for sure: with the window of opportunity for effective resistance narrowing daily, there simply isn’t time for this kind of misunderstanding and/or obfuscation. Who the enemy is — exactly — should be abundantly clear by now to anyone whose critical faculties are still intact.

Whether by accident or by design, Pike’s ludicrous assertions only serve to take fire off the enemy — which is, and has always been, criminal Zionism — and he should be called on it.

NYT: Israeli spy in Lebanon is cousin of alleged 9/11 hijacker

Posted in Mossad's 9/11 with tags , , , , on May 13, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

spy2002Lebanese in Shock over Arrest of an Accused Spy
The New York Times

February 19, 2009

MARAJ, Lebanon — For 25 years, Ali al-Jarrah [cousin of alleged 9/11 hijacker Ziad al-Jarrah] managed to live on both sides of the bitterest divide running through this region. To friends and neighbors, he was an earnest supporter of the Palestinian cause, an affable, white-haired family man who worked as an administrator at a nearby school.

To Israel, he appears to have been a valued spy, sending reports and taking clandestine photographs of Palestinian groups and Hezbollah since 1983.

Now he sits in a Lebanese prison cell, accused by the authorities of betraying his country to an enemy state. Months after his arrest, his friends and former colleagues are still in shock over the extent of his deceptions: the carefully disguised trips abroad, the unexplained cash, the secret second wife.

Lebanese investigators say he has confessed to a career of espionage spectacular in its scope and longevity, a real-life John le Carre novel. Many intelligence agents are said to operate in the civil chaos of Lebanon, but Mr. Jarrah’s arrest has shed a rare light onto a world of spying and subversion that usually persists in secret.

Mr. Jarrah’s first wife maintains that he was tortured, and is innocent; requests to interview him were denied.

From his home in this Bekaa Valley village, Mr. Jarrah, 50, traveled often to Syria and to south Lebanon, where he photographed roads and convoys that might have been used to transport weapons to Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group, investigators say. He spoke with his handlers by satellite phone, receiving “dead drops” of money, cameras and listening devices. Occasionally, on the pretext of a business trip, he traveled to Belgium and Italy, received an Israeli passport, and flew to Israel, where he was debriefed at length, investigators say.

At the start of the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, Israeli officials called Mr. Jarrah to reassure him that his village would be spared and that he should stay at home, investigators said.

He was finally arrested last July by Hezbollah, which now has perhaps the most powerful intelligence apparatus in this country. It handed him to the Lebanese military — along with his brother Yusuf, who is accused of helping him spy [Is the entire al-Jarrah family involved with Israeli intelligence? — 800] — and he awaits trial by a military court.

Several current and former military officials agreed to provide details about his case on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss it before the trial began. Their accounts tallied with details provided by Mr. Jarrah’s relatives and former colleagues.

It is not the family’s first brush with notoriety. One of Mr. Jarrah’s cousins, Ziad al-Jarrah, was among the 19 hijackers who carried out the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, though the men were 20 years apart in age and do not appear to have known each other well.

Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israel’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, declined to discuss Mr. Jarrah’s situation, saying, “It is not our practice to publicly talk about any such allegations in this case or in any case.”

Villagers here seemed incredulous that a man they knew all their lives could have taken money to spy for a country that they regard with unmixed hatred and disgust.

Many maintained his innocence. But Raja Mosleh, the Palestinian doctor who was his partner for years in a school and health clinic near here, did not.

“I never suspected him before,” Dr. Mosleh said. “But now, after linking all the incidents together, I feel he’s 100 percent guilty.”

“He used to talk about the Palestinian cause all the time, how he supported the cause, he supported the people, he liked everybody — this son of a dog,” Dr. Mosleh added, his voice thick with contempt.

Mr. Jarrah would often borrow money to buy cigarettes, apparently posing as a man of limited means. Investigators say he received more than $300,000 for his work from Israel.

Only recently did he begin to spend in ways that raised questions. About six years ago, neighbors said, he built a three-story villa with a terra-cotta roof that is by far the grandest house in this modest village of low concrete dwellings. Outside is a small roofed archway and a heavy iron gate, and on a recent day a German shepherd stood guard.

Dr. Mosleh asked him where he got the money, and Mr. Jarrah said he got help from a daughter living in Brazil. It is a natural excuse in Lebanon, where a large portion of the population receives remittances from relatives abroad.

Mr. Jarrah also had a secret second wife, according to investigators and his former colleagues. Unlike his first wife, Maryam Shmouri al-Jarrah, who lived in relative grandeur with their five children in Maraj, the second wife lived in a cheap apartment in the town of Masnaa, near the Syrian border. This apparently allowed Mr. Jarrah to travel near the border in the unremarkable guise of a local working-class man.

Mr. Jarrah has said he was recruited in 1983 — a year after Israel began a major invasion of Lebanon — by Israeli officers who had imprisoned him, according to investigators. He was offered regular payments in exchange for information about Palestinian militants and Syrian troop movements, they said.

After Israel withdrew from Lebanon in 2000, thousands of Lebanese from the occupied zone in the south were tried and sentenced — mostly to light prison terms — for collaborating with Israel.

Far from the border, a different class of collaborators, rooted in their communities, persisted. A few have been caught and sentenced.

Mr. Jarrah’s motives remain a mystery. He said he tried to stop, but the Israelis would not let him, investigators said.

It all came to an end last summer. He went on a trip to Syria in July, and when he returned he said he had been briefly detained by the Syrian police, his first wife said. He seemed very uneasy, not his usual self, she said.

He left the house that night, saying he was going to Beirut, and never returned, Mrs. Jarrah said. Only three months later did she get a call from the Lebanese Army saying it had taken custody of him.

A few weeks ago, Mrs. Jarrah said, she was allowed to see him. He looked terrible, exhausted, she said.

Lebanese security forces released a photograph of Mr. Jarrah, taken before his arrest. In it, he appears against a blue and white backdrop, dressed in a formal dark shirt, wearing an enigmatic smile.
The above article can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/world/middleeast/19lebanon.html

Also, for a 2002 New York Times article that lets slip a further connection between the alleged 9/11 hijackers and Israeli intelligence, see “Nick Berg: Mossad operator with ties to 9/11?”

Rabbi to give invocation on Obama’s big day (2008)

Posted in ZioBama with tags , , on May 13, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

saperstein-082208The Jewish Daily Forward
August 21, 2008

WASHINGTON — Presidential historians and convention observers believe this year’s Democratic convention will be the first time that a rabbi gives an invocation before the presidential nominee’s acceptance speech since the advent of modern American political conventions nearly a century ago.

Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, will be making history on August 28 as he opens the Democratic convention’s last day, in front of an expected crowd of 70,000 in the audience and millions more watching from afar.

The choice of a Jewish religious leader to give the prime-time invocation is only one part of a move by the Democratic Party to raise the profile of faith in its rhetoric and activities, a move from which Jewish religious activists and evangelical Christians seem to be benefiting more than other faiths. Both groups are seen as key constituencies for the Democrats in the November elections.

“This shows how critical the party and the campaign believe the Jewish community is in the upcoming elections,” said Matt Dorf, Jewish outreach coordinator for the Democratic National Committee.

Saperstein, who was approached by convention organizers only two weeks before the scheduled invocation, said he does not see his role as a show of support for Senator Barack Obama or the Democrats, but rather as common tradition “so ingrained in American life that it cannot be perceived as a political endorsement.”

Advisers for the Obama campaign, as well as convention organizers, chose Saperstein, who for the past 34 years has led the Reform movement’s Washington political arm, after joint consultations. An official involved in the process said that Saperstein was picked because he is widely respected by members of all faiths, thanks to years of activity in building advocacy coalitions on social issues as well as on foreign policy. Saperstein has been a leading force in the Save Darfur Coalition, which strives to raise public awareness of the genocide in Sudan. [One wonders how interested Saperstein is in raising public awareness about Israel’s ongoing genocide against the 1.5 million Palestinians of the Gaza Strip — 800]

But Saperstein, according to the official, was also favored because of his firm support for the separation of church and state. “If anyone was concerned the Democrats are going too far toward faith, then all the rabbis featured in the convention are very strong on church-state separation,” the official said, referring to Saperstein and six other rabbis who will attend formal events at the convention.

Not all are convinced. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which advocates strict limits on the role of religion in the public arena, called the decision to feature religious leaders in political conventions a mistake. “It seems that this year, both parties will try to prove they are holier than the other,” he said, which in his view is no more than a form of pandering.

Naturally, faith leaders participating in the convention reject that argument. Among them is Rabbi Steve Gutow, head of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

“One of my principal goals is to help Jews engage in faith in the context of their activism,” said Gutow, a Reconstructionist who will participate in the convention’s panel on “Getting out the Faith Vote.”

Saperstein’s big moment will take place at Denver’s Invesco Field and, after Obama’s acceptance speech, will be followed by a benediction by Joel Hunter, an evangelical pastor from Northland, a church in Florida.

The creation of a “faith caucus” and a variety of planned events featuring religious leaders will bring to the Denver convention a record number of rabbis. In addition to Saperstein and Gutow, the convention will feature Orthodox rabbis Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union, and Marc Schneier; Reform rabbis Amy Schwartzman from Virginia and Steve Foster of Denver, and Jack Moline, a Conservative rabbi.

In an attempt to respect sensitivities of Orthodox participants, who do not support mixed prayer, organizers made an effort to define the interfaith meetings as “gatherings” rather than services.

The Republicans have yet to announce their plans for including faith groups at their convention, which will open in St. Paul, Minn., a week after the Democrats’. An initial agenda released on August 20, however, reveals that at least three Jewish politicians will speak at the convention: Republican Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Independent Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman.

The above article can be found at: Rabbi To Give Invocation on Obama’s Big Day

Texe Marrs, DBS take the Jewish conspiracy apart at the joints

Posted in RACHEL CORRIE BRIGADES with tags , , on May 10, 2009 by The 800 Pound Gorilla

Still not convinced the conspiracy is real? Then let radio hosts Texe Marrs and Daryl Bradford Smith — the sharp ends of the blade of the anti-Zionist movement — break it down for you.

In this 2008 audio file, Marrs and Smith tackle a host of contentious subjects, discussion of which remains prohibited in mainstream discourse — despite the direct threat they pose to ourselves, to our families and to life as we know it. Subjects covered include Jewish ownership of global corporate media, the Rothschild empire and its influence on international affairs, and the concept of “crypto-Judaism,” among others.

Not only does the Marrs-Smith partnership present first-rate information, but it also represents an excellent example of the natural alliance — and unity of purpose — between Christian (Marrs) and secular-oriented (DBS) leaders of the growing anti-Zionist movement, belying recent efforts to split the movement into rival, religious vs. secular camps.

To download the file, from which a handful of significant quotes has been selected, READ MORE.

Other topics covered in the audio file include: the destruction of the Islamic caliphate early last century by clandestine Jewish/Freemasonic elements (under the guise of the “Young Turk” movement); the unholy association of Talmudic Judaism, Cabala and Freemasonry; Israeli false-flag operations, including the 9/11 attacks; the use of American military power to realize Zionist objectives; and, perhaps most importantly, the concept of “crypto-Judaism.”

On the latter topic, Smith says: “We can go across the country and there are literally hundreds if not thousands of crypto-Jews in public office in the United States, who have taken on non-Jewish names. They used the same tactic in Russia, where Russian Jews changed their names to more local-sounding names and placed themselves in control of the Bolsheviks. This is a standard MO of this group, which we see over and over again. They have no qualms about claiming to be Christian when they’re actually Jews working in the interests of Zionism.”

(Bear in mind that Smith, along with researcher and financial expert Mohamed Rafik, predicted the current global economic depression — step-by-step and in detail, providing specific and verifiable causes and effects — in the years and months leading up to the meltdown. Those files, from 2007 and 2008, can be found at The French Connection.)

Marrs also makes an important point when he asks why a people — who don’t appear to face any form of discrimination whatsoever, and who in fact dominate many of the most lucrative professions — would go to such lengths to conceal their historical roots (didn’t Hitler do that, too…?):

“Here in America, one’s ethnicity is a point of pride. And no one discriminates against Jews in America,” Marrs says, noting that — on the contrary — one’s career prospects are usually better if one is Jewish. He goes on to arrive at the logical conclusion that “they must therefore be doing something sinister, or they wouldn’t bother covering up their origins.”

Some of the political figures known to be crypto-Jews cited by Smith and Marrs include French President Nicolas Sarkozy; former US Secretary of State Madelyn Albright; former NATO commander Wesley Clark; US senator and democratic presidential nominee John Kerrey; former CIA Director George Tenet; and recently-appointed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Smith is an avowed secularist; Marrs a non-denominational Christian pastor, who often sets the topics under discussion within the context of Christian scripture, namely, the Old and New Testaments. Halfway through the interview, Marrs breaks to promote Andrew Carrington Hitchcock’s devastating “Synagogue of Satan” (the title of which is taken from the New Testament), which, if you haven’t read already, you can — and should — download HERE.

As stated above, the Marrs-Smith partnership provides an excellent example of the natural alliance — and unity of purpose — between Christian and secular-oriented leaders of the growing movement against Zionsism.

There are no doubt a number of die-hard humanists out there who would take issue with this alliance, accusing religion — and the religious — of being “part of the problem.” To such critics, I say this:

The enemy has always distinguished itself by attacking religion relentlessly, particularly Christianity and Islam — this is abundantly clear. Just watch any mainstream (i.e., Jewish-produced) television program or film made within the last ten years in which Christianity and Islam are routinely derided, religious symbols desecrated and religious values and traditions mocked.

And yet certain parties, while claiming to stand against the Zionist scourge, engage in precisely the same kind of religion-bashing as the enemy. Why? How, one wonders, does attacking Christianity and Islam move the anti-Zionist movement forward?

Answer: it doesn’t. If anything, it merely fractures the movement into religious vs. secular camps and saps attention and energy away from the primary threat: Talmudic-Jewish control of national governments, the mass media and global institutions, and the deliberate poisoning of populations worldwide.

(The exact same disinformation tactic, by the way, is employed in the reprehensible “Zeitgeist” film, which — while studiously avoiding any mention of Israeli involvement in 9/11 — spends its entire first part in a ridiculous attack on religion.)

In a word, there’s simply no time to waste on contrived infighting, a state of affairs that only serves the interests of the enemy. Therefore, anyone attempting to divide the movement in this way — as certain parties on the otherwise-excellent TIU forum have recently tried to do — should be viewed as idiots at best and, at worst, as saboteurs.

(That’s not to say that most modern religious institutions, Christian or Islamic, aren’t corrupt — Marrs would agree with that premise. That’s why he’s non-denominational, basing his worldview solely on biblical scripture, as opposed to the “traditions of men.” Isn’t it interesting that he, nevertheless, comes to the same conclusion about the “Synagogue of Satan” as the secular-minded Smith?)

With a new era of Internet regulation — and maybe even martial law — just around the corner, time is of the essence, so let’s not allow ourselves to be tricked into wasting time. As Smith says, “People have to learn these facts as if their lives depended on it — because their lives depend on it.” Or as Marrs puts it: “We have the authority — and the power — to destroy the works of the devil.”

So download the file (entitled “The Slithering Journey of the Oroboros Serpent”) HERE, give it a listen or two, then pass it on to every thinking person you know.