Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Madoff in Jerusalem
By Gilad Atzmon
Al-Jazeerah, ccun.org, March 22, 2010
Zionism, at least in its early days was premised on the belief
that once back in their ‘homeland’, Jews would mature into ethical beings.
For early Zionists it was the Diaspora conditions that corrupted the Jews.
Ber Borchov blamed it on the difference between ‘the socio-economic
structure of the Jewish people’ and other nations (Ber Borochov- The
Economic Development of the Jewish People 1917). Max Nordau repelled the
“Jewish lack of notion of honour, morality, patriotism and idealism…." (Max
Nordau - Address at the 1st Zionist Congress 1897).
transparently evident that Zionism failed to erect a modern ethical
collective. Considering the Zionist agenda to celebrate a Jewish national
aspiration at the expense of the indigenous people of Palestine, it
shouldn’t take us by surprise that Zionism evolved into an unethical morbid
entity. As we read in a poll in Haaretz today. The Israelis themselves are
coming to terms with their non-ethical setting. More than half of the
Israelis are convinced that the leadership of their Jewish State is
In a poll that took place in June 2009, 45% of respondents
judged Netanyahu's government to be "highly corrupt," 25% thought it was
"moderately corrupt" and the remaining third thought it was only slightly
corrupt or not tainted.
However, Netanyahu still has a long way to
go. Ehud Olmert won by a landslide. He is the most corrupt prime
minister in Israeli history with 52% of the vote. Netanyahu placed second,
with 17.8%, while Ariel Sharon was judged the third-most corrupt. Olmert
currently faces charges that include fraud, breach of trust, forgery (of
corporate documents) and failure to report income. Olmert is the first prime
minister in Israeli history to face graft charges.
The majority of
the Israelis polled feel that things are getting worse when it comes to
ethics: 70% said they feel that Israel is more corrupt now than ever before,
while only 10% think that matters are improving.
Unlike Borochov and
Nordau who mistakenly identified Jewish cultural morbidity with Jewish
Diaspora conditions it is pretty evident that the Jewish state has managed
to establish a gruesome continuum between swindler Madoff and Jerusalem. The
Israel that was there to become a celebration of a revived Jewish
civilization, a light onto the nations, is in fact the epitome of moral
deficiency in all its facets. It is the lowest form of political
existence. Zionism has managed to erect the biggest and ugliest Jewish
ghetto in Jewish history. The only positive news is that the Israelis seem
to be aware of it all.