Propaganda – the true crime against humanity

The present propaganda war against Israel would have you believe that because we have fewer casualties our response is disproportionate and unjust. According to them, more deaths of Jews will even the score and make this war justifiable. The West would have us conduct this war in Gaza on their terms, to win less efficiently. While you sleep the propaganda machine is churning and spewing out incitement and hatred around the clock. They call it truth and the right to know. Behind every piece of corrupted information is a consortium of billionaires and media moguls; who else can afford to finance and encourage demonstrations and hatred between opposing forces? They like nothing better than we kill each other so they can come in with their contractors and institute a period of benevolent reconstruction.

Excuse me, another siren has just sounded in Tel Aviv…but you know? I won’t stop writing or apologize for a war, I remind you, was started with the brutal killing of three innocent Jewish boys on their way home from school.

I will never forget when we first came to Israel, on a trip to the Golan Heights, seeing the trenches and chains the Syrians built to prevent their poor soldiers from running away and deserting. A report from one defector among the tunnels now being judiciously destroyed in Gaza, said; ‘We were told to report to our tunnel and await orders to attack. After three weeks of living only on water and dates to eat, I couldn’t take it anymore!’. Short of chains, is it not a crime against humanity for Hamas to wage a war without at least providing shelters to protect its own civilian population? But then, where shall they run to if the Jihadists hold all the keys to the city and continue to massacre its own people, en-mass, shouting victory at every turn of tragic defeat. Death is their message and murder their ultimate victory. I suspect ISIS is funding their arsenal and not Iran, as the Palestinians in Gaza are mostly Sunni Muslim.

To trace the origins of modern propaganda, one must go back to the Curia in Rome and pope Gregory IV, to provide missionaries tools for ‘enlightenment’ to disseminate among the infidels. As Desman Tutu once remarked, ‘They came to our land with a bible. Now we have the bible and they have the land!’

In brief, the purpose of modern propaganda according to Goebbels is the propagation of false ideas and facts to destabilize and depopulate the world’s expanding populations. Shut it down. No, better yet, leave it open to flush out the worms…





About the Author
Born April 15, 1941 in Manhattan, of Jewish immigrants from Poland and Galicia, Elazar spans three literary generations from the streets of New York to Tel Aviv. His poems and stories have appeared in numerous books, literary magazines, newspapers and anthologies throughout the world. Since first publishing in 1964, he has had 17 books published, including The Importance of Swimming, Television Analogs, Love Cycles, A Jew in the House of Harvard, Poet's Guide to the Holy Land, The World According to Animals and What Walks. A Jew in the House of Harvard was awarded first prize by the Israel Federation of Writers for the year 1987. Translated into 8 languages, including Hebrew, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Hungarian, Elazar's readings and seminars include such venues as, The New School for Social Research, The Whitney Museum School of American Art, WBAI Radio, WNET TV/Channel 13, CBS TV/Video at The School of Visual Arts, and the American Embassy in Tel Aviv. During the Scud War in Israel, continuing a career begun in the U.S., Elazar wrote a weekly column for The Jerusalem Post and is now contributing editor of LeConte Publications, in Rome.