By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
SEVERAL sects within Orthodox Judaism warned their own people against the Zionism long before the formation of the modern state of Israel and continue to do so today – not that anyone of influence took much notice then or now.
But Jewish anti-Zionism is a historical fact, acknowledged even by various mainstream media. The Orthodox Jews believed that the push to set up the “Jewish homeland” violated their long-held teachings that such an event could only happen after the arrival of the Messiah.
Christianity, of course, arose through the life, death and resurrection in biblical Palestine of the most famous Judean in history, Jesus of Nazareth. But the Jews who were dispersed before and after the destruction of their 2nd Temple of Jerusalem in AD70 continued in their rabbinic teachings down through the centuries and refused to accept this, often to their own detriment, such as during their expulsions from Spain, Portugal, France and England.
This reality seems to fulfil what St Paul, the converted Pharisee, who agonized about his fellow Israelites in his letter to the Roman Christians: “Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
The apostle, skilled in the Greek Socratic methods of argument, states further in the same passage “For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their (the Jews’) disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy.” (See Romans chapt 9-11)
These same chapters of Romans have been taken by the Christian Zionists as justification for their belief that modern Israel is equivalent to biblical Israel and that God’s prophetic plan was to bring Israel “back to the land” in the “last days” before the second coming of Christ. Israel, the state currently bombing the territory of Gaza into oblivion, is “the apple of God’s eye”, they will tell you.
One of the most notorious of the Christian Zionists, Pastor John Hagee of San Antonio, Texas, once described the Palestinians as “like catfish out of water”. In other words they had no place being there because God wanted these mostly non-indigenous people who call themselves Jews to live there. Again, the justification for this is the various Old Testament prophecies dealing with biblical Israel and their battles with various powers through the centuries.
Recently, with the outbreak of yet another Middle East war with Israel at the center, social media has been peppered with Christians posting maps of ancient Israel and its 12 tribal regions. The implied message is that Jews are the original inhabitants therefore they have a right to exclusive ownership and the Bible says so. But there are Christians who disagree strongly and refute these arguments, such as the Berean Bible Church.
So what has all of this got to do with Tommy Robinson? Well Tommy Robinson, the British nationalist, also strongly supports Israel in its war against the Palestinians. So does the British Nationalist Party and the UK Independence Party and most of the Conservatives and Labor party MPs. But one of the few voices of dissent, up until he died in 2017, was the House of Lords Jewish MP Gerald Kaufman, the former MP for Withington, Manchester.
Robinson, the BNP and UKIP are strongly anti-Marxist and anti-globalist and so are we here at Cairns News. But the irony of it is that Israel is a strongly Marxist-influenced state, noted for its agricultural communes (kitbutzim), abortion and anti-Christianity – except when it comes to all those American Christians who spend their money on Holy Land tours. But the Zionists like to have it both ways.
Worldwide, the various branches of militant Zionism such as the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith (ADL) have for many decades hectored non-Jewish populations about the dangers of the “far right” and their “racism”, reminding everyone, with monotonous regularity that the Jews are the primary victims of racism e.g. Nazis and the Holocaust, and any hint of racism, such as opposition to multiculturalism and mass immigation, is evil.
How ironic, again, that Israel is an exclusively Jewish state, based on the idea that a certain religious group should have complete control of a nation. It’s just another version of the exclusive Islamic states of Saudi Arabia and Iran. It is also a type of racism that stems from hateful Jewish supremacist writings in the Talmud that equate Gentiles to animals.
An English supporter of Palestine, the rapper “Lowkey”, who hosts a podcast on MintPress News, has detailed the funding channels to right wing Jewish settler groups at the forefront of the gradual ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Jerusalem and some 400 locations on the West Bank set up as Israeli “colonies” for more than half a million settlers and deemed illegal under international law.
He cites Roman Abramovich, the Russian Jewish billionaire who funnelled a tidy $100 million to Elad, a group that runs the City of David and purchases Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem; Haaretz News cites Elad donors as including “companies based in global tax shelters”; the Center for Security Policy led by Frank Gaffney and funded by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin; the Middle East Forum, led by Greg Roman, formerly of the Israeli Ministry of Defence. This organisation funded the Free Tommy Robinson campaign.
Lowkey says the Middle East Forum was “cited 13 times by Anders Breivik, following his massacre of over 70 people in Norway”. But wait, wasn’t it the Jewish defenders of Israel who warned us against these far-right extremists? We’ll leave that rabbit hole for now.
And then there’s the Hertog Foundation, who not only fund Elad but one of our favourite anti-woke crusaders Katie Hopkins and Tommy Robinson via the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Hertog Foundation also funds Friends of the IDF. A former board member of the latter, Robert Shillman, also funded Robinson, according to Lowkey.
So, says the UK Palestinian supporter Lowkey, “what we see here is an intertwining of interests between Zionist actors around the world who believe their interests are served by not only funding violent settlement in the West Bank and a war against indigenous Palestinian people, but also pushing domestic Islamophobia within Britain and the United States.”
Obviously these Zionist interests can see their own interests served by capturing, through generous funding, the likes of highly popular anti-establishment figures like Robinson and Hopkins. One would think they, like Alex Jones, had the intelligence to know the links between Zionism and globalism.