Esor Ben-Sorek

A Mad Dog Is Barking in Ramallah

As unbelievable as it should be, but is not, a mad dog is barking in Ramallah and its noise is heard around the world.

Since the days of Adolf and Hermann, we have not heard poisonous words from the political leader of any nation. Even our enemies in the Muslim world have not spewed such religious hatred against us.

Against our country, against our policies, against our Zionist government…Yes. But against Judaism.. No.

That is to say until Mahmoud Abbas called his Palestine National Council into session after decades of ignoring them.  He blamed the Holocaust upon the Jews, not for their religious practices and beliefs, but for what he called their “greed in lending money for high rates of interest”.

He stated that the Zionists worked together with the Nazis in the early 1930s. Here too, he was incorrect. Even German history clarifies it. In the early years of the Nazi regime, Hitler had no thought of exterminating the Jews. He wanted them to leave Germany permanently, perhaps to settle in Madagascar. But since few countries were willing to take German Jewish refugees, the Nazis resolved to use more drastic measures…the Holocaust.

In 1939, according to German records, the leaders of the German Zionist organization met with German authorities to request a “haavara”… an exchange, by which the Deutsche Bank would transfer assets of the German Jews into the Anglo-Palestine Bank which later became Bank Leumi.

This agreement allowed for German Jews to leave the country forever and to sail to British mandated Palestine, assured that their transferred assets would be sufficient to help them in their adjustment.

That in no way can be construed as Zionists cooperating with Nazis. But Mahmoud Abbas thinks otherwise. In his doctoral thesis at Moscow’s Patrice Lumumba University, he defamed the Jews, denied the numbers of murdered Jews in the Shoah, and insisted that Zionism and Nazism were in cahoots with one another.

He also quoted author and intellectual bedroom Don Juan and sometime communist, Arthur Koestler, whose 1976 book, The Thirteenth Tribe, insisted that Ashkenazi Jews were not descended from the ancient Israelites but were, instead, offspring of the Khazars, a Turkic people. Koestler’s theories were disputed by almost every Jewish scholar.   But Abbas read it, loved it, and preached it.

The result was that in his recent address to the Palestine National Council he used Koestler’s book to justify denying  Israel’s right to be a Jewish State.

His puppet, Erekat, came to his defense claiming that he was misquoted. According to Erekat, “we have no objection to Jews or to Judaism. Our complaint is against the Zionists who stole our land”.

Within hours following the Abbas address, most of the European nations, the United Nations, the European Union, leaders of the United States, Canada  Guatemala, Germany, France, Sweden, Britain and many other countries denounced Abbas publicly and called his shame a disgrace to humanity.

Anti-Semitism by a government leader should be treated with the full forces of those who practice tolerance. Abbas should be ostracized by the entire world. He should not be received as a guest in any non-Muslim country. He should be forced to resign as President of the Palestinian Authority and Fatah leader of the PLO.

He should be denied the opportunity of addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations.

It is a wonder that our Mossad has not made overt attempts to remove him from power.

Their thinking is probably, “we will let the mad dog of Ramallah continue barking as long as the bark does not become a bite”.

Woe to Mahmoud Abbas if he should dare to bare his teeth . A Muslim paradise is not too far away!

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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