Those who advocate eliminating war criminals even amidst a crowd of human shields and the inescapable peripheral injuries to “civilians”, as I do, must address not only international law relative to the inevitable charges by the miso-Judaic world of war crimes and crimes against humanity, but the underlying core cause generating that miso-Judaism.
Interpretations of international law rest on a fulcrum of subliminal miso-Judaism in the Christian and Muslim worlds.
The interpretations of international law rest on a fulcrum of subliminal miso-Judaism in the Christian and Muslim worlds. Consequently, interpretations tilt severely to excoriate and castigate Jews (Judaic Israel) while dismissing the use of WMDs (namely, gassing by Syria’s Assad, with whom the U.S., U.N. and world seem set to resupport), and the most barbarous massive massacres, butcherings and beheadings by Islamists-Jihadists throughout the Arab Middle East, epitomized in ISIL, Boko Haram and the militarization of schools, clinics, mosques, ambulances, hospitals and U.N. facilities as well as children and women sacrifices as human shields by Khamas. (For an introduction to a couple of influential early legal opinions on this issue, see our Web Café 2001 archive: Assassination vs Interdiction.)
Still, despite being forced to protect our enemy leaders, to accept terrorist incursions blowing up, kidnapping and murdering our citizens and missile strikes across our land, to grant immunity to our enemies’ attacking positions, to refrain from defending ourselves and to quietly accede to being forced to leave our indigenous homeland — or even being eradicated; despite all these disadvantages, we win on the battlefield. None of these things are our #1 existential problem — except the positioning of that fulcrum, which leverages everything else.
It’s not on the battlefield where we’ve been losing wars, even with one hand tied behind us and sacrificing more of our children for terror enablers than we can rightly justify. Rather, the more immediate, and existential, threat to Israel, where all of the previous wars since Entebbe were lost, is not on the battlefield, where Israel prevailed. Nor is our survival dependent on assassinations. Rather, since Entebbe, we’ve consistently always lost everything in the endgame, at the negotiating table, where world opinion has always imposed on Israel a humiliating and devastating set of compromises concealing defeat.
The reasons this cycle repeats has not, and is not today, being properly understood or defined, much less addressed or remedied. IDF does amazingly. We lose at the table. Isn’t it about time we addressed this problem?
The reasons for this are several, reasonable (despite popular Jewish denial of reality) and, most critically, since 1948 within our control.
First, the easiest and quickest to fix causes of miso-Judaism, throughout the world: all of which are forms of Jewish supremacist arrogance.
All the Jewish ranters who use the term “goyim” as a pejorative understandably generate a continuing and malignant hate-response in the world. Goyim simply means “peoples.” The Bible defines Israel as “a goy” (a people). Goyim are not different from Jews; Jews are one of the goyim, a goy among the goyim. Semites are a race, which, BTW, includes all Arabs. What distinguished Yitzkhaq from Yishmaeil — as well as Israel from Eisau-Edom (and grandson Amaleq) — was the family religion; only. Israel (Yaaqov) and Eisau were twins — that means from the same mother. It seems, in contradiction to modern definitions of Who Is A Jew?, that historical fact has to be made confrontationally clear. Other “distinctions” are reforms, artificial — comprising racist Jewish supremacism. How do you think the world would respond to that? We must restore the term — along with a long list of other things — to its pristine Biblical meaning.
All the Jewish ranters who “don’t give a %*%& what the goyim think; they hate us no matter what we do!” Yeah, that goes over rather badly with goyim intellectuals and academics who are capable, and know they are capable, of a far higher level of reasoning than this arrogant and disrespectful (transgressing Torah) attitude grasps. Is it not redundant to mention that this is disgraceful disrespect for an entire worldful of human beings that ha-Sheim also created in His Image? Is this not slander of His children? His Image? Blasphemy? Short of some piquakh nephesh threat, how does someone else’s evil or blasphemy justify you or me doing evil or blasphemy?
Then there’s the quiet arrogance of Jewish racist supremacism. Jews have a higher moral or ethical standard than “the goyim” (see above). Jews have a “Jewish neshama” — owing to maternal genetic racism or paternal genetic racism, depending on your particular preference; none of which derives from Tanakh or from the family faith of Avraham, Yitzkhaq or Israel. Essentially, while they would vehemently deny it, these racists regard all “goyim” the same way that last century’s southern white supremacists viewed n——-s, nice animals, like a good horse or mule; e.g., a “Shabbos goy” is an especially admired sub-animal (even animals cannot be worked on Shabat). They should be treated kindly, like any animal. Can’t imagine why such patronizing supremacism generates hate among “the goyim”?!?
How much more dire will the situation of Israel and Jews everywhere have to deteriorate before each and every one of you gets busy rectifying our hate-generating Jewish supremacist behaviors throughout the farthermost reaches of the Jewish community? Your children on their knees before an ISIL executioner? If Jews don’t change their attitudes and approach to “anti-Semitism”, world condemnation will (!) culminate in our children, or grandchildren, following the path of James Foley. Perhaps ISIL and James Foley, if not the other myriads of their victims, has brought the threat close enough that you can finally recognize this specter — despite having obviously missed its promise in Tanakh (which always provides the “if you don’t make teshuvah”).
Millennial-Persistent, But Solvable Long-Term, Core Problem
It is astonishing how non-practicing, Christmas-Easter Christians react existentially to any information that contradicts the core premise of “their” religion, “their path to heaven”, which practically everyone thinks is coming to him or her. (Sort of like Yom Kipur Jews for whom the only legitimate synagogue is the one they don’t attend — but mention non-Orthodox, or a Christian or Muslim suggests converting…)
No matter how creatively it’s packaged, the legitimacy of Christianity depends upon superseding, displacing, Torah (which prohibits supersession, Devarim 13.1-6, et al.). Islam, in turn, depends upon doubly superseding, displacing not only Torah but Christianity and their NT as well. The contradictions are intractable, the religions irremediably mutually exclusive.
Thus, the persistence of Jews insisting that Torah is the ultimate Authority, no matter how they may state it, is a veiled declaration that Christianity and Islam are false. So there’s no point in trying to fool anyone with a veil. No one is fooled. Forget the veil. Yes, Torah declares that both Christianity and Islam are displacement theologies and are both false religions. There’s no way around that.
But some ways of communicating this are more destructive and hate-generating, and other ways more instructive and relatable, than others.
Especially in the case of Christianity, staggering numbers of Christians know that there are inescapable contradictions in their NT; that, accordingly, there is something intrinsically wrong with Christianity. Still, in their Torah-ignorant view, the Christian idea makes more sense to their preconceptions than its alternatives. The necessary insight Jews must acquire to redress these two long-term engines of miso-Judaism (the displacement theologies) is to realize that many Christians and Muslims are sincerely seeking to learn, and trying to live, a moral life that is pleasing to god as they understand that term.
Attacking the motives, the heart, of such well-intentioned goyim is counter-productive and guarantees a miso-Judaic response.
For addressing miso-Judaism among Christians, the only intelligent and effective remedy is disciplined: DON’T blame today’s everyday Christian for not being educated by their clerics to the perversion of the teachings of a 1st century Jewish Ribi by a Hellenist Jew (Paul) and his Hellenist Roman goyim Christian successors in the 2nd-4th centuries. To one degree or another, most Christians are already somewhat aware of this, having broken away from the Roman Catholic Church. Unfortunately, at the time of the Protest-ant break with the Roman Catholic Church, there was too little historical information about the 1st century Jewish Ribi and what he taught, to prevent a redux of Paul’s original apostasy. Today, however, we have the benefit of the Dead Sea Scrolls, much more archeological evidence of 1st century Judaic practice and life and even the tomb (Talpiot), ossuary and bones (reburied in an undisclosed site by Ultra-Orthodox radicals) of Ribi Yehoshua and his family. (See www.netzarim.co.il Click in the navigational panel on “History Museum” and select “Mashiakh” from the menu — and read up on the other historical facts of Christian history as well.)
Thus, the only effective approach to remedy miso-Judaism among those committed to following the 1st century Jewish Ribi is to communicate, and document (!), the 1st-4th century history of how the Hellenists, beginning with Paul and his Roman successors, differed from, and perverted into the apostasy described in the Christian NT book of Revelation, the original teachings of the 1st century Pharisee Ribi. The core principle of Christianity is to follow the true, original, historical teachings of the 1st century Pharisee Ribi, even if it means abandoning Christianity and the Church to do so. And it does demand abandoning Christianity and the Church.
The remedy to miso-Judaism in the Christian world then is for moderate Orthodox Jews, who understand Torah, to educate Christians to the 2nd-4th century apostasy of Christianity, which is intractably incompatible with the Torah taught by the 1st century Pharisee Ribi, Yehoshua.
Moderate Orthodox Jews already know the Torah that Ribi Yehoshua taught. But educating Christians cannot happen until moderate Orthodox Jews overcome their fear of “Epikoros” knowledge and learn how Christianity ticks; what comprises most Christians’ religious education, specific areas of Christian historical ignorance, how Christians think and what motivates them.
I’ve constructed an extensive and wide-ranging website (www.netzarim.co.il), and written several books to complement the website, toward that end. The answers are there, with explanatory pop-up balloons (hovering the cursor on a hi-lited word of phrase) and glossary and other links. While writing the website to communicate to two disparate and contradictory worlds has complicated that task and made understanding more difficult for both, it cannot be written to communicate more effectively to either world without miscommunicating to the other — self-destroying the entire effort. So, whether one is from the Torah world, Christianity or Islam, there is no alternative: the student must dig to understand the “other” world.
Except for displacement theology, there is no common causal thread underpinning, and no other way to remedy, the global miso-Judaism that is causing Israel to lose wars at the negotiating table after battlefield victories; and Jews everywhere to be vilified across the face of the world.
This subliminal global miso-Judaism is being magnified and manipulated by our enemies in the web cloud — where we still remain a “no-show.” What’s required to fix this problem in the virtual world is: Israeli Army: Useless, Whining No-Shows!. (See also how insidiously this slides under our radar: Analyze This! CNN Miso-Judaism.)