We all love to hear the Far Left criticise Israel. Take Chomsky. He says that Israel is the ‘worst terrorist rogue state on earth’. Actually, these aren’t the words of Chomsky. They’re the words of the former leader of the American Nazi Party, as well as former Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan, David Duke.
Chomsky did say, however, that what ‘Israel is doing is imposing deliberate suffering on civilians, collective punishment on innocent people…. Such a policy violated international law…’ I’m lying again. That was the far right Pat Buchanan, the former anti-Semite and now a fulltime anti-Zionist.
You can suppose, prima facie, that both David Duke and Pat Buchanan go much further in their anti-Semitism… their anti-Zionism. For example, Pat Buchanan has expressed doubts about whether Jews were gassed at Treblinka. In addition, John Bemjanjuk, who was convicted of being Ivan the Terrible of Treblinka, a death camp in Poland in which some 870,000 Jews were murdered, was classed, by Buchanan, as being ‘the victim of an American Dreyfus case’.
Like Chomsky, Finkelstein, Ilan Pappe, and numerous other lesser leftists, Buchanan cries genuine tears in response to the ‘gratuitous brutality against Palestinian women, teenagers and children’.
Yes, but surely Chomsky is far from being a Nazi… surely. Maybe. However, it’s now well known - to all whom are not monomaniacal anti-Zionist Leftists - that Chomsky praised and championed the French writer, Robert Faurisson. Faurisson has, like many others, and not just Nazis and Muslims, denied the Holocaust. Not only that. He repeats the refrain that Israel is inflicting a ‘Holocaust’ on the Palestinians.
So what about Chomsky himself?
Chomsky has written that Robert Faurisson is a ‘relatively apolitical liberal’, despite him saying that the gas chambers are a ‘hoax’ and a ‘fraud’. Nevertheless, according to Chomsky, Faurisson has done ‘extensive historical research’, all of which backed up his ‘findings’.
Unbelievably, or perhaps not so unbelievably if you have the measure of this American academic, Chomsky has said that there isn’t even a ‘hint of anti-Semitic implications’ about Faurisson’s claims about the Holocaust. Chomsky continues by saying that ‘nobody believes there is an anti-Semitic connotation to the denial of the Holocaust.’
Now take Alexander Cockburn. This guy has a column in the American Nation, as well as having his own far-left online journal, CounterPunch. He also champions the work of his fellow Far Leftists, Chomsky and Finkelstein – especially when they are talking about the Jews and Israel. But let’s get down to business.
Cockburn was once asked whether or not he believed the stories about Israel had a hand in the 9/11 slaughter, as well as in the anthrax attacks. He answered: ‘I don’t know there’s enough exterior evidence to determine whether they are true or not.’
But of course Chomsky, Finkelstein and the rest can’t be anti-Semites because they are Jews. If that’s the case, then Marx (a Jew) wasn’t an anti-Semite either. Was the man, Marx, who wrote the following, an anti-Semite? – ‘Marx talked of ‘the chimerical nationality of the Jews’. He also wrote the following:
‘What is the profane basis of Judaism?
Practical need, self-interest.
What is the world cult of the Jews?
What is his worldly god?
Not only all that. Mark’s also wrote of ‘niggerlike Jews’ (two racisms for the price of one) and the ‘dirty Jews’.
What about Chomsky? He can’t be an anti-Semite. –
‘The Jews do not merit a ‘second homeland’ because they already have New York [despite the fact that 8500,000 Jews were kicked out of Arab-Muslim countries before and during 1948]… Jewish-run media, a Jewish mayor, and domination of cultural and economic life [just as Chomsky, a Jews, ‘dominates cultural life?].’
Now I know that Finkelstein is an academic (is he an academic?) Bad Boy; or, better still, an academic exhibitionist. Surely he keeps his anti-Semitism under wraps. Not quite:
‘Who profits [from the film Schindler’s List]?… American Jews…
‘In 1978, NBC produced the series Holocaust. Do you believe it was a coincidence, 1978? Just at this time, when peace negotiations between Israel and Egypt took place in Camp David.’
Elsewhere Finkelstein exhibits his Bad Boy’s big bollocks with these words:
‘Should people like Abraham Foxman, Edgar Bronfman, and Rabbi Israel Singer get a free ride because they resemble stereotypes straight out of De Sturmer?’
This man even rejected his own (Jewish) mother when he noted that there was something ‘very Jewish’ about the way she pushed into queues and other such Jewish crimes.