A Diaspora American Jewish educator and author speaks out

Say NO to FAKE Zionism!

Zionism NEVER WAS a Weapon of Mass Oppression 

As the March second election approaches, I ask:

Join the multitude of ardent lovers-of-Israel who always held high the banner of Herzl’s dream fulfilled. Hearken back to the days when Zionism got us the historic homeland of our Jewish People in Eretz Yisrael, before God was turned into a weapon of mass oppression by a mutation of Zionism labeling itself “religious,” falsely claiming the message of ancient prophets, beamed from political platforms with threats of Holocausts to  come from fellow Arab citizens, duplicitously made by theo-fascist leaders promulgating formulas of annexation in the name of Torah falsehoods, shamefully bringing God as their witness.

Remember the DREAM of our homeland reborn did not belong to others. It was ours. Shall we now expect the Palestinians to abrogate their dream to us? Is it right that we sit and contemplate the justice of a Palestinian State on the West Bank, as if we are to ajudicate the justice of their cherished vision of the very same cultural and religious independence, a journey of struggle against ghetto-ization which we not only know too well, but which, by some horrific miscarriage of empathy we now have instituted against these, our neighbors; depravities mirroring what we suffered as “the Jew” demonized behind walls of despair lasting millennia?

Oh, Ishmael, would that I could reassure you as you stood next to Isaac burying your father Abraham and sharing in the grief as brothers over his death. God, I have faith, would remind you had blessed you both to be the forefathers of great nations, and twice iterated His Covenant with you that your descendants would live in the same region as the descendants of Isaac. Your mother Hagar, the rabbis have said, did come back to Abraham after Sarah’s death and was once again his wife. Torah teaches, he loved you as his son. Ishmael, we are family, even so much that our children are told in Torah they may marry the children born to yours. 

What is this idolatry, then, pretending to be Zionism and brandishing that sacred name causing it to be dragged in the dirt?  

I say, you shall know the FAKE ZIONISTS by these words: I will not make the descendants of Ishmael (aka “Joint List” ) my partners in finding a way to rule the land where we live and share together a future side by side, two homelands in one unified State of Israel. It is the “Jewish” State of Israel. I support the “Nation-State” law, making all non-Jews second-class citizens.

With the support and in alliance with the Fake Zionists, the theo-fascist annexationists (Likud/Kahol-Lavan) are the gravest threat to Jewish values since the golden calf.

Grind them to dust, Israel. 

About the Author
Abram Epstein, a New Yorker, has served as Director of Education for several synagogues and actively participated in the Manhattan Educators’ Council. His graduate studies at New York University’s Hagop Kevorkian Center focused on ancient Near Eastern religion and Biblical Judaism. He is a recipient of the university’s prestigious Founders’ Award for Academic Accomplishment and has a screen credit as Historical Consultant for "The Seventh Sign" starring Demi Moore. His other books include, "The Historical Haggadah," "The Matthias Scroll," "A Documented Biography of Jesus Before Christianity," and most recently, "The Matthias Scroll–Select Second Edition." Abram invites communication on his FB page: "Abram Epstein" or "Abram's Historical Writing."
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