“By the end of the 1940s the Communist leadership of the former USSR had liquidated almost all Jewish organizations, with the exception of a few token synagogues. These synagogues were then placed under police surveillance, both openly and through the use of informants.”
Israel is a rogue nation that bites the hand that feeds it. Israel should condemn Trump’s love affair with Russia that persecuted millions of Jews – and hacked into Democratic Headquarters. Seventy Million Democratic Voters – MATTER! Democrats did not help Hitler. FDR defeated Hitler. Move Socialist Israel to Texas. Put it along the border with Mexico and have them build Trump’s Wall with the money they save not fighting their neighbors – till doomsday! Put hungry Jews to work!
Israel should beg Trump – down on their knees – to not cut Social Security, Medicare, and Food Stamps. Israeli’s get free socialized medicine. They will be held accountable for the deaths that result from these cuts. 911 will take on a new meaning as Seniors begin to die homeless in our streets. Israeli Seniors are dying in the streets!
How dare Trump and Israel call for more nukes and weapons as The People of the World go to bed hungry. Benny the Slob recalled Christian Diplomats on Christmas Day so they would miss Christmas – and Santa Clause!
I will found a Knight Templars group to feed the hungry people of Israel. We Democrats will not let our Hungry Brothers and Sister’s suffer. Building expensive walls between poor and hungry people – WILL STOP!
“a third of poor citizens, and fifty percent of those who work, are still living below the poverty line. On top of all that, every fourth child in Israel goes to bed hungry!”
The Israeli government stepped up its running battle with the Obama administration on Tuesday, saying it had proof that the United States had orchestrated a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning settlement activity.
“We have ironclad information that emanates from sources in the Arab world and that shows the Obama administration helped craft this resolution and pushed hard for its eventual passage,” David Keyes, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told reporters. “We’re not just going to be a punching bag and go quietly into the night.”
For much of the 19th century, Imperial Russia, which included much of Poland, contained the world’s largest Jewish population. From Alexander III‘s reign until the end of Tsarist rule in Russia, many Jews were often restricted to the Jewish Pale of Settlement, and banned from many jobs and locations. They were subject to racist laws, like the May Laws, and were targeted in hundreds of violent anti-Jewish riots, called pogroms, that had unofficial state support. It was during this period that a hoax document alleging a global Jewish conspiracy, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion“, was created.
The Czarist government implemented programs that ensured the Jews remained isolated. However, the government tolerated their religious and national institutions and right to emigrate. The restrictions and discriminatory laws drove many Russian Jews to embrace liberal and socialist causes. However, following the Russian Revolution many politically active Jews forfeited their Jewish identity. According to Leon Trotsky,
[Jews] considered themselves neither Jews nor Russians but socialists. To them, Jews were not a nation but a class of exploiters whose fate it was to dissolve and assimilate.
In the aftermath of Czarist Russia, Jews found themselves in a tragic predicament. Conservative Russians saw them as a disloyal and subversive element and the radicals viewed the Jews as a doomed social class.
The campaign of 1948–1953 against so-called “rootless cosmopolitans,” the alleged “Doctors’ plot,” the rise of “Zionology” and subsequent activities of official organizations such as the Anti-Zionist committee of the Soviet public were officially carried out under the banner of “anti-Zionism,”, and by the mid-1950s the state persecution of Soviet Jews emerged as a major human rights issue in the West as well as domestically.
State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner denied the administration had “precooked” the resolution. But the U.S. explanation did little to quell fears in Israel that another Security Council censure may be forthcoming, even though U.S. officials insisted no more U.N. resolutions are expected.
Toner said the United States had abstained, allowing the resolution’s passage, because it was “balanced,” also condemning Palestinian incitement to violence and terrorism, and there was growing concern that increased settlement activity was imperiling a two-state solution.
“This was a resolution that we could not in good conscience veto, because it condemns violence. It condemned incitement,” Toner said. “It reiterates what has long been the overwhelming consensus internationally [on settlements], and it calls for the parties to take constructive steps to advance a two-state solution on the ground. There was nothing in there that would prompt us to veto that kind of resolution.”
The Israeli case of U.S. collusion in the resolution appears to be linked to meetings Secretary of State John F. Kerry had in recent months with Palestinian and Egyptian diplomats and officials from resolution co-sponsor New Zealand, where Kerry stopped last month en route to Antarctica. State Department officials said no specific language was discussed.
“There is no truth to the notion that we discussed the text of any resolution or that we previewed any position we might take on a hypothetical resolution in those meetings,” said a senior State Department official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to comment on the private meetings.
Amid acrid bitterness in Israel over what is seen as the United States’ failure to protect Israel in not using its veto, Kerry is returning to Washington from vacation to give a speech Wednesday morning outlining his vision for resolving the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. There will be an end-to-an-era undertone to his remarks. With less than a month left before President Obama leaves office, President-elect Donald Trump has vowed that the U.S.-Israel relationship will be markedly different.
But there appeared to be little chance that the Israeli government would heed the “wake-up call” that Toner said he hoped the U.N. resolution would sound for Israel and curtail settlement activity.
Israeli officials pressed ahead, preparing to approve construction permits Wednesday to build 600 new settler homes in East Jerusalem, in an area of the city that became part of Israel after the 1967 war. Since Friday’s vote, Netanyahu has summoned diplomats from countries that voted for the resolution and recalled Israel’s ambassadors in New Zealand and Senegal, two of the four countries that sponsored the resolution. Some right-wing members of Netanyahu’s coalition have called on him to ramp up settlement construction and said Israel should annex parts of the West Bank.