How the Far East views the Jews

In the ‘Enlightened’ West, even to suggest the existence of an ‘undue Jewish influence’ can be a dangerous business.  Not so in the Far East, though, where the Jews’ overwhelming political, economic and cultural influence on world events is common knowledge — even the subject of bestselling books.

“…the North Koreans firmly stick to the myth of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” wrote late researcher and historian Israel Shahak. “From this myth, they draw a conclusion that via Israel they can easily win some access to America…”

The following items, including two mainstream news reports and selections from Shahak’s 1997 masterpiece ‘Open Secrets,’ are only a few cases in point.


S. Korean comic book called anti-Semitic

UPI; February 25, 2007

A South Korean educational comic book that depicts Jews as conspiring at world domination has arrived in the United States in English translation, a report said.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center plans to travel to Seoul to lobby the publisher to remove what he considers anti-Semitic images, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

The book is part of a series, Distant Countries and Neighboring Countries, by Lee Won-bok, a university professor.

One image shows a man climbing a hill, only to run into a brick wall with a stop sign and a Star of David, Cooper said.

The final obstacle is always a fortress called Jews, Cooper added.

The rabbi said that the book echoes classic Nazi canards. He has received support from Korean-American leaders.

“I don’t have words to describe the outrage I feel,” said Yohngsohk Choe, of the [obviously co-opted] Korean-American Patriotic Action Movement in the USA.

The above article can be found at:


Anti-Semitism makes it to China?; February 22, 2009

BEIJING — Who’s to blame for the current global financial crisis? According to a bestselling book in China, which is leading the sales charts in the country, the answer is clear: The Jews.

In the eyes of most Chinese, Jewish people are considered “smart,” “rich” and “good at making money.” Bookstores in China offer a variety of self-help books titled, “How to make money like Jews,” and “The secret of Jews’ global success.”

Until recently, the notion that Jews and money were inseparable carried no anti-Semitic undertone in the country, but a relatively new book called “Currency Wars” threatens to change all that.

The book’s author, Song Hongbing, claims that behind world-changing events like the battle of Waterloo, Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the deep recession in Asia during the 1990s stood an intricate conspiracy aimed at increasing Jews’ wealth and influence.

Song, a Chinese computer engineer and history buff who resides in the United States, writes that almost every defining historical moment has been instigated by Jewish bankers, and mainly the Rothschild family, which Song says dominates the global banking system, including the US Federal Reserve System.

Song’s book was published in China about a year and-a-half ago, and initially sold an insignificant number of copies. But in recent months the global crisis has turned the book into a hit. Estimates put sales of “Currency War” well over a million, not including hundreds of thousands of illegal copies that can also be downloaded off the net.

Responses among readers vary; online discussions about the book reveal that many are convinced this is the most important publication ever written, as it “exposes the truth behind global economy.” However, others claim that this is “nonsense” and say that Song, who has never studied economics, simply pieced together a theory made up of several delusional conspiracy theories published on the internet.

Song’s publishers, a subsidiary of a state-owned publishing house, boast the fact that the book has been read by all leading financial executives in the country, as well as state leaders.

Song himself has become a local celebrity in China, and is often invited to lecture at financial conventions and is interviewed on TV as a famous financial analyst.

The above article can be found at:


And on page 65 of Israel Shahak’s ‘Open Secrets: Israeli Nuclear and Foreign Policies’ (1997), we find the following on the subject of the North Korean-Israeli relationship:

“The case of North Korea may not be the most important, but it is typical. It was described by Nahum Barnea in [Israeli newspaper] Yediot Ahronot on 20 August, that is before the signing of the accord with the PLO.”

“Barnea informs us that in its ‘talks with North Korea conducted by the deputy director of the foreign ministry, Eitan Bentzur, Israel asked for stopping the sales of the North Korean scuds to Iran and Syria. Like so many backward regimes, the North Koreans firmly stick to the myth of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. From this myth, they draw a conclusion that via Israel they can easily win some access to America, and that this access may perhaps rescue their regime in an hour of dire emergency.'”


And on the subject of Chinese-Israeli relations, we find the following on page 68 of  ‘Open Secrets’:

“As is well known, economic exchanges between Israel and China have been flourishing. But Israeli relations with China have also there strategic and intelligence aspects to which the Hebrew press has paid a deal of attention.”

“Those aspects were best summed up by Moshe Zak in Ha’olam Ha’ze (20 October).  Zak views ‘the mystery of Israel’s power over the Chinese leadership’ in the same terms as Barnea interprets the North Koreans: ‘the leaders of China firmly believe that the US and Israel coordinate their policies and that Israel has a great influence in Washington. This is why the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Peng, asked [Israeli PM Yitzak] Rabin during their conversation to act as a go-between to soothe the tension between Beijing and Washington which appeared after the Chinese underground nuclear test. Through Rabin, the Chinese prime minister conveyed a message to the US, offering to open negotiations to discuss this issue’…”

“He also says that ‘when the entire Chinese leadership spoke with Rabin about the scope of Chinese relations with Israel, they did not neglect to emphasize frequently that those relations are with the Jewish people anywhere, whose power and influence surpasses beyond any comparison that of the four-and-a-half million Jews residing in Israel.'”


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