IT’S THOSE JEWS AGAIN!
She was a pleasant, educated young woman. She was learning English and her ambition was to leave Kiev and to go and work in Canada. Her husband, however, had no job and she was selling candyfloss for 50 kopeks a bag (about 10 P). But nobody was buying…. A family of Jews had the same story. They had stood in the streets selling what they could but nobody bought a thing. They were going to Israel for a new and better life.
All over the Ukraine thousands of people line the roads, streets and underground stations, all selling anything in order to live. Not all are working class. Many have refined, intelligent features. They could be doctors or teachers and some are doctors and teachers who haven’t been paid in months. Most look drained and switched off. Nobody is buying anything. They would love to get out, but to where? What country would accept them? Not like those Jews. OK for them. Jews always get special treatment!!!
So that is one more reason not to like Jews. Jews get special treatment. Anti-Semitism – and let’s be clear about this – is totally evil and wrong. It has caused unbelievable suffering for thousands of years. Most anti-Semites, however, are not evil people. Many are normal, pleasant – kind even – well-educated and intelligent people, who are completely misinformed. If they have been taught from birth that Jews are bad news, it is hardly surprising if that is what, at rock bottom, they sincerely believe. They genuinely believe they have good reasons for feeling the way they do.
All through the centuries there have been many “good reasons” for hating Jews-
They sacrificed Christian children and used their blood for making unleavened matzos- a mediaeval superstition, which is still believed by some.
They poisoned the wells and caused the Black Death.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion- a Jewish plot to take over the world. This has been proved to be a forgery but, it is still being published and many still believe it.
Extortionate moneylenders? They were forbidden to own land and about the only profession they were allowed was money lending. They became good at it and some – it is true – did let the side down.
Jews are obnoxious. Some are. I worked in Israel for five years and met many I would have died for and some – admittedly – that I’d cheerfully have swung for. But every group has good and bad. Most of the so-called “facts” about Jews are complete lies but many educated, otherwise sensible people sincerely believe these lies.
In our time we have other reasons for hating Jews-
We don’t like communism? Most of the original Politburo were Jewish.
We don’t like capitalists. A disproportionate number of the successful ones are Jews.
Those Soviets who long for the good old days blame the Jews for the collapse of the Soviet Union.
We don’t like lefty peace movements? Jews.
Do–gooders? Lots of Jewish ones.
Enemies within? In any war, in any country, in any century Jews have always been regarded as aliens who might side with the enemy.
Take your pick. If you want a reason for hating Jews you’ll find one.
For two thousand years, of course, we have had the old chestnut- The Jews killed Jesus. In our day the Palestinians condemn the Jews for murdering the Palestinian prophet, Jesus! Many forget that Jesus was Jewish himself, as was his mother, who almost certainly called him Yeshua. Jesus’ original followers were practically all Jews and it was Jews who wrote virtually all the Bible, including the New Testament. It was this Jew who died to pay the penalty for our sins- including hatred of all kinds-, which includes, of course, anti-Semitism.
Then, of course, we have the Jews’ own country – Israel. It holds about one thousandth of the earth’s population yet, the UN spend about one third of their time condemning it. In reality we have a country the size of Wales, the only democracy in the Middle East; a country in which the Arabs are treated far better than in the totalitarian states which surround her; a country with some of the finest minds in the world; a country which could transform the Middle East if the Jewish people were allowed to. In fact, after the First World War, King Feisal and Lawrence of Arabia both urged that the Jews return to the land and build it up for the benefit of all and that is precisely what they are doing. But whenever there’s trouble, the UN and the media have a go at the Jews. Every time. Even the current peace talks are a way of talking the Jews out of the only land they can legitimately call their own – and if they don’t like it, then they’re being obstructive to peace. Special treatment!!
The Jews had special treatment in Babi Yar, in Kiev. In 3 days 33,000 were shot and dumped in a ravine where earth was bulldozed over them. The ground moved for days because many were not dead. They had special treatment in Odessa where, in one day, 19,000 were sprayed with petrol and set alight. Jews have had special treatment for centuries because people genuinely believe what they have been taught. Even Adolf Hitler himself quoted Martin Luther to justify what he did.
Why this hatred?
In any group you will get some who let the side down but predominately the Jewish people are a hard working, gifted people who take the trouble to educate their children. Most of them have a social conscience and are a blessing to those around them, yet they are hated.
The hatred comes from Satan himself. Satan hates God. He can’t kill God but he can kill the people that God chose to bring the Bible to the world and his way of life – and, of course, Jesus. If Satan can destroy God’s chosen people, the Messiah / Jesus will have nobody to come back to, so He won’t come and Satan will go on ruling for eternity.
Antisemitism is a con, Satan’s con. We’ve been duped by it for long enough. It is time this lie was exposed for what it is.
Brian, Christian volunteer, Ukraine 1999.
United Nations resolutions on Israel
Statement by US Ambassador
An open letter to the Palestinians
Mourning the dove of peace
Israel’s peculiar position
It’s those Jews again!