posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 07:09 AM
I think it is a hideous mistake for the ADL to make out that Israel is the same as Judaism, by insisting that any word spoken against Israel, is a
word spoken against the Jewish faith. I know plenty of Jews who have no love for Israeli foreign policy, and understand implicitly that the shield of
thier faith is being tarnished by the grip of association with the political and military aims of the nations government. The ADL do brilliant work in
terms of tracking anti semitic behaviour around the world, and making people aware of fascism that is aimed toward Jews. This is all to be applauded.
But there is a serious lack of contrition and realism abroad in that organisation as well, directly pertaining to the behavior of Israel toward its
neighbors, its treatment of Palestinians, and its over all attitude to people who are not Jewish.
Let me make something very clear. If the Israeli government, and the ADL want to be taken seriously when they utter against people, then they must
make a clear line in the dirt between thier faith, and thier nation. The two have nothing to do with one another in reality, and therefore must have
nothing to do with one another in political terms, if there is ever to be peace in the region. It is not for the ADL to condem the words of an
organisation which has clear praise for thier work, and understanding of the issues involved with the troubles in the region in question. It is plain
to see that the comments made by the Protestant and other organisations at which this attack has been aimed, were not one sided, not biased in any way
what so ever.
It so happens that the Israelis are the ones who have a military supply agreement with the USA. Palestine, specifically has no such thing, because
the organisations which have been allowed to control it (largely due to the constant assaults on Palestine have made normal self governance
impossible), are considered terroristic. Therefore there is no question of Palestine being asked to answer for a mis-use of US supply, since they have
had none! The only player in the field which has such an agreement in place is Israel, and since it is they who have the agreement, they are the only
ones who can have this investigation leveled at them, and it is right that they should!
Israel must learn that despite its being surrounded by peoples it considers its enemy, there can be no overlooking
the fact that human rights abuses have occured, and something MUST be done to prevent it. The unfortunate thing about all this of course, is that the
ADL's proclaimations and suggestions have given those who ARE anti-semites the very kind of political ammunition that wins these groups followers.
The double standard will not be overlooked by the enemies of the Jewish faith, any more than the rest of the world can continue to overlook the
misbehavior of Israel the state.
I think that it is appalling, and deeply saddening, to see the ADL behave with such fascistic tactics and propegandism. Perhaps they have learned
more than they realise by hunting down the Nazis and anti semites that call them enemy. Perhaps they have learned all the wrong things by it. I hope
they also learn humility, and to take the logs from thier own eyes, before complaining at the specks in others.