Never Again

 

Holocaust: The Burnt offering or animal sacrifice completely consumed by fire. It is also defined as the systematic decimation of a population or genocide.

Genocide as defined by the United Nations in 1948 means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, including: (a) killing members of the group (b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group (c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part (d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group (e) forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

The 20th century until the 1990’s is marked by no less than seven major genocides or holocausts from the earliest period in the century. The term genocide did not exist until 1941, and was coined by Attorney Rapheal Lemkin in an effort to bring justice to survivors.

Early in the century one genocide became the tactical model for forced ghettoization of the unwanted population. The thinkers, leaders, and men who could put up any resistance were systematically removed and killed. The taxes collected from this population paid for the bullets that would be used to annihilate them later.

During this period they suffered every indignity and torture that could be imagined by man.

As they were removed from their homes anything of value was seized. The people were then savagely destroyed through death marches, drowning, the burning of entire populations of villages, and gas chambers at the death camps. The poor were simply shot and left to lay and rot like dogs in the street.

I am of course referring to the Armenian Holocaust 1915-1918 when the lives of 1,500,000 people were the burnt sacrifice. They were the indigenous people of the country now known as Turkey. Of the three ringleaders Talaat_Pasha was the most responsible. Incredibly he went from teaching at a religious school as a young man to become the cold politician who calculated suffering and death, not wanting to share the wealth of the land with the indigenous Armenian people.

They decided on that basis they would not share the land itself. The deportations started.

Later Hitler simply used and refined the methods. Adolf Hitler to his Army commanders, August 22, 1939:
“Thus for the time being I have sent to the East only my ‘Death’s Head Units’ with the orders to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish race or language. Only in such a way will we win the vital space that we need. Who still talks nowadays about the Armenians?”

Modern journalism and politics treats the Palestinians just as they did the Armenians. They are refuse from good Muslim countries.

We cannot.  Instead the very existence of the Palestinians is both a paradigm breaker, myth destroyer, and therefore a danger to the existence to the State of Israel. In order to present the State of Israel as monolithic it’s older populations of Israelite peoples status cannot be recognized, and have been systematically sanctioned and encouraged to leave.

Where did the Palestinians come from? The question itself gives or denies legitimacy to their cause.

Taking a cold look at Jewish history at the advent of Islam, the of level political and religious corruption was brutal to the people. Islam was seen originally as a corrective step in Judaism and Christianity at Jerusalem. It was welcomed this way.

With the death of Nehemiah ben Hushiel, the Judaic nation tried to grapple with the meaning of

these events in terms of their literary heritage. They would come to the Golden Gate to pray.145

According to Jewish tradition, the Messiah of Joseph would die.146 So Nehemiah must have been

the Messiah of Joseph. This meant that the King Messiah was sure to follow. However, before

the King Messiah would appear, he would be preceded by Elijah the Prophet. Their leaders said

“A Prophet is about to arise; his time draws near. We shall follow him; and then we shall slay [our

enemies] with [divine] slaughter…” 147 As the common people became aware of the Prophet,

“they spoke one to another – surely know that is the same Prophet whom the Jews [Cohenim,

Priests] are warn us about .”Hishami; p.143; Tabari, p.161

Much of the indigenous Jewish and Christian population of Jerusalem and within the boundaries of Israel converted to Islam. The Jerusalem Rabbinate saw this as the Messianic times. Many became leaders.

According to the Talmud Israel cannot resume the status of “State” until Messiah comes, and for this reason the Temple cannot be built until Messiah comes.

For 600 years the Rabbis dismissed offers for its rebuilding; in 100 CE by Trajan, 118 CE by Hadrian,321 the Edict of Milan, 362 by Julian the Apostate, and 443 Eudokia (wife of Theodosius II).

This was true until Mohammed.

When Caliph Umar came to Jerusalem he ordered a structure built on the side of the Temple mount to honor the Jewish governor Shallum, who was brother to the Jewish king of the Diaspora.  The Structure was known as the Masjid as Salmon, or Mosque of Salmaan. It was mistaken later by the crusaders as Solomon’ Temple. Only Jews and Muslims were allowed to pray there. Before this they temporarily built a wooden Temple that could hold 3000 worshipers. Today it is known as the Al Aqsa Mosque.[i]

The Dome of the Rock was built for the Christians and Muslims to pray together.

These two structures among the most prominent in Jerusalem testify to the age and origin of the Palestinian people. The history linked to above has sufficient depth to fill the rest of the blanks in.

What does this have to do with Benjamin Netanyahu and the plight of the Palestinians? Nothing and everything, when chromosomes from Israeli and Palestinian men are compared the results show the same disturbing Y chromosome. It only shows a recent demarcation.

The Palestinians are part of the same gene pool we can and should call “the Israelites” They are separated by religion, and unfortunately status. The available papers on the subject preclude argument.

This is one of the reasons for the plight of the Palestinian people. If they are accepted at face value as children of the Israelites there cannot be an exclusive Jewish State. There would have to be an inclusive Israelite State, or Israeli State.

The entire history of the politic of the State of Israel and its myth cannot and will not allow this to happen. This is one of the reasons why in reference to the Palestinians the word holocaust is bandied so callously by a State that understands its meaning.

By throwing the Palestinians into reservations/ prison camp the conversation revolves around Israel’s need to grant rights, without exploring or explaining the natural right of a people whose ancestors conquered the land with the prophet Joshua or that they are the same people who left Egypt with Moses. That history is Israel’s only claim to the land also.

Recently the Israeli government threatened to destroy the infrastructure of the Palestinian government if they pursued their bid for losing observer status at the UN. If they gain this status the Palestinians have the right to the International Courts, and can sue for both crimes against humanity and war crimes. They can also seek reparation and a just settlement.

This of course is not expected to happen.

When Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks was asked his take on the situation, he stated it had everything to do with Iran.

Iran aside from being a thorn in Netanyahu’s toe is also home to the second largest Jewish population in the Middle East. The Jewish population is dissident to the State of Israel. They follow the Talmud and refuse the creation of “the State” until Messiah comes. They call the Israeli government apostate.

Though it is not a reason for the war, if and when the war with Iran comes this embarrassing Jewish population is sure to be decimated in the course of it.

Regarding Netanyahu’s proposed war there is no longer a need to link to the redundant and often written evidence proving the opposite conclusion to his vitriol. He wants an offensive war with no cause, which is a war crime. In his proposed war the prime minister will become the most prolific murderer of Jewish people in almost a century. A nation can’t be attacked just because you want to be the only large power in the region. He is regarded a liar, and a truce breaker by the world community.

As things stand today the world has seen 12 years of genocidal behavior from world leaders. The victims, over 1 million Iraqis that died on the basis of a lie, the Afghanis, DR Congo, and it just goes on.

There is no justice and new and more refined forms of Ghettoization are being introduced both from and in the west.

The voices against injustice in most cases are drowned out. Just recently it was the monotonous “right to defend ourselves” that has been challenged as not being the right of an aggressor. The right to kill journalists was challenged harshly also.

The voices defending justice and mercy must get even louder. People of all faiths and no faith must get ever louder or the “right to defend ourselves” will drown out the right to life and spiral onward to new and greater holocausts.

It is an argument for life. It is an argument for the dignity of people. It is an Argument for the Sake of Heaven.


[i] The Persian conquest of Jerusalem in 614CE compared with Islamic conquest of 638CE.Its Messianic nature and the role of the Jewish Exilarch

By Ben Abrahamson and Joseph Katz223 Most of the information here is from Sebeos Chapter 31. The identification that there were only two

places of prayer (for Christian+Muslims and Jews+Muslims) as opposed to three places of prayer

(Christians, Muslims and Jews) is clear from the reading of the text.

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