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AIPAC's Fascists Back Trump, the American
By Uri Avnery
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, March 25, 2016
What Happened to the Jews?
remembered where I had seen it before.
The same kind of face. The
same chin thrust forward, to produce an impression of force and
The same way of speaking. One sentence and then a
pause, waiting for the mob to shout approval.
The same combination
of monster and clown.
Yes. Unmistakable. I saw it in my early
childhood. On newsreels.
Mussolini. Rome. Piazza Venezia. The Duce on a balcony,
The huge mob down below in the piazza. Delirious. Applauding. Shouting
until they were hoarse. A mass orgy of mindlessness.
This week I
saw and heard it again. This time on TV.
THERE WERE differences,
Donald Trump was speaking in Washington DC, the
modern successor to ancient Rome.
The Duce was bald, and therefore
always wore a fanciful hat especially designed for him. The Trump wore his
trademark orange hair, very carefully arranged by himself (according to
Mussolini spoke Italian, one of the world's most
beautiful languages, even coming from the mouth of a dictator. Trump spoke
American English, a language that even its most ardent admirers would not
But the largest difference was the character of
the audience. The Duce spoke to a Roman mob, a late successor to the
ancient Roman plebs who, not far from there, had cried for blood in the
Trump spoke –
unbelievably! – to an assembly of mostly elderly, wealthy and well
Jews, for God's sake! People who
secretly believe that they are the most intelligent on earth!
Delirious Jews, shouting, clapping,
jumping up and down after every sentence, as if possessed.
WHAT HAS happened to these Jews?
It's a sad
story. During World War II, when the Holocaust was in full swing, American
Jews kept quiet. They did not use their already considerable political
might to induce the President to do something significant to save the
Jews. They were cowed. They were afraid of being accused of war mongering.
Once somebody brought me a Nazi leaflet dropped by the German
Luftwaffe over American lines in Italy. It showed a fat, ugly Jew
embracing a blond American girl. It said something like: "While, you are
shedding your blood here, the rich Jew at home is seducing your
The Jews were afraid to do anything that could be
seen as a confirmation of the Nazi propaganda slogan that this was a war
instigated by the Jews and their stooge, "President Rosenfeld", to destroy
the Aryan race. So they kept quiet.
These Jews had come to America
one or two generations earlier. The victims of the Holocaust were their
close relatives. The remorse for their inactivity during the Holocaust is
haunting them – especially the elderly among them - to this very day.
Their blind allegiance to the "Jewish State" is a result of this remorse.
Many American Jews – especially the
elderly – feel more attached to Israel than to the US. The British slogan
"My country, right or wrong" is applied by them to Israel.
This was the audience of Trump at the AIPAC mass meeting.
AIPAC IS the embodiment of Jewish might and Jewish
In a way, it is the late actualization of
that famous Russian forgery, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", about
the Jews ruling the world. By many accounts, it is the second most
powerful lobby in the US (after the lobby of the gun crazies).
did a small political organization, some 60 years ago, reach these dizzy
heights? The Jews are far from being the most numerous ethnic community in
the US. But, as a result of the inbuilt fear of anti-Semitism, they stick
together. And, far more importantly, they donate money. Lots and lots of
money. In both respects, they outdo much larger communities, like the Arab
American political process,
once the envy of democrats around the world, is by now basically
corrupt. Political advertising
is both necessary and expensive. Anyone running for office needs heaps of
money. Looking for money is now the main job of an American politician.
In today's America, almost every
politician can be bought.
Literally. So can entire party organizations. The
sums are not even very impressive. AIPAC
has pushed this corruption to a climax.
demonstrate their power, AIPAC has produced some glaring examples. They
are not satisfied with denying money to politicians that have criticized
Israel in any way. They have actively put an end to the political careers
of critics by taking competing nobodies, stuffing them with money and
getting them elected in their place.
If there were such a
thing as political terrorism, AIPAC would take the crown.
WHAT IS this immense power used for?
The Israeli journalist Gideon
Levy wrote an article this week that shocked many, claiming that AIPAC is
in fact an anti-Israeli organization. If I had written that article, it
would have been even more extreme.
If, God forbid, the State of
Israel does not survive the next 100 years, historians will put a lot of
the blame on American Jewry, headed by AIPAC.
Since 1967, Israel
has faced a simple but fateful choice: Give up the occupied Palestinian
territories and make peace with Palestine and the entire Arab and Muslim
world – or cling to the territories, build settlements and go on with an
This is not a political opinion. It is a
Any true friend of Israel will do
everything possible to push Israel in the first direction. Every dollar,
every ounce of political influence, should be used for this purpose. In
the end, the two states - Israel and Palestine - will live side by side,
perhaps in some kind of confederation.
An anti-Semite pushes
Israel in the other direction. Within the next 100 years
Israel would turn into a bigoted, nationalist, even fascist, isolated
apartheid state with a growing Arab majority, and the
entire country would eventually become an Arab state with a shrinking
Everything else is a pipedream.
SO WHAT is AIPAC doing?
In his monumental work "Faust",
Goethe describes the devil, Mephisto, as a force that always wills the bad
and always achieves the good. AIPAC is the exact opposite.
supports the existence of a “Jewish State” but pushes it forcefully along
the road to another of the huge disasters in Jewish history.
have an excuse, of course: it's the Israelis themselves who have chosen
this course. AIPAC only supports whoever the Israelis elect in democratic
elections. Israel is the Only Democracy in the Middle East. (How can it be
a democracy when Palestinians have not political rights and don't vote?-
Nonsense. AIPAC and its sister groups are deeply
involved in Israeli elections. They support Binyamin Netanyahu, the
far-far-right Prime Minister, and the entire ultra-right spectrum of
should put the blame on American Jewry in general. It's not just AIPAC,
but millions of other Jews. They all support Israel, wrong or worse.
But that may
be out of date. I am told that a new generation of Jews in America is
turning their backs on Israel altogether, even supporting Israel-haters.
That would be a pity. They could play a role in resurrecting the Israeli
peace camp instead, doing their bit for an enlightened Israel, upholding
the old Jewish values of peace and justice.
I don't see that
happening. What I see is young and progressive American Jews quietly
disappearing from the stage, leaving it to the new American Mussolini and
his delirious, shouting up-and-down-jumping Jews.
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