Why do people hate the Israelite Jews, especially the Muslims in Palestine and antisemitic politicians?
The Jewish people of Israel have been looted and massacred for centuries. Instead of blaming their tormentors, they looked out for each other and on God’s promise to return them to their country.
Today, they occupy a small portion of “ancient Israel.” Jews continue to face hatred from their Arab and Palestinian neighbors, labeled relentless land grabbers, even by mainstream media.
Five stages of antisemitism:
1. Romans annihilate Jews in 70 A.D.
In 70 A.D., the pagan Romans destroyed the ancient Jewish State known as the Siege of Jerusalem. Approximately one million Jews were killed. Some survivors were sold into slavery, and a small remnant remained in Jerusalem. The rest relocated and prospered in Europe.
In 590 A.D., the Roman Catholic Empire was established and superseded Judaism. However, the Jews’ refusal to accept Jesus as the Messiah was seen as a threat to the Roman rulers and Christianity. Hence, anti-Jew sentiment began to brew. [ADL]
Hadrian’s wrath: Israel renamed Palestina to spite the Jews
Seventy years after the siege, Roman Emperor Hadrian established a new (pagan) city, Aelia Capitalina, on the ruins of Jerusalem. It led to the Bar Kohba revolt.
To punish the Jews, Hadrian issued a decree that banished the Jewish race and forbade the Torah’s reading. He sold Jewish prisoners into slavery, and the Jews were never to return or look at Jerusalem from a distance. [Harris] [Britanica]
Hadrian renamed Judea (Judeae, Land of Israel) into Syria Palestina to wipe out the remaining Jewish identity in the Roman province. He chose Palestina to spite the Jews. The Philistines were the hereditary enemy of the Israelites.
The land of Judeae was part of the region known as Canaan, where the Kingdoms of a united Israel (Ancient Israel and Judah) were located.
1 Million Jews were murdered in 70 A.D.
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2. Jewish hatred in the middle ages
A new pattern of institutionalized discrimination began in Europe during the middle ages. Jews were envied but were also ill-reputed for how they did business.
They appeared snooty, not necessarily because they were prideful but because they lived exclusively. After all, they were “God’s chosen people.” Envy, prejudice, and racism were apparent factors for their antipathy.
Black Death: The Jewish Massacre in the middle ages
The pivotal hatred for the Jews was during the Black Death. An estimated 25 million people were killed, but Jews were somewhat immune from contracting the Marburg virus (an ebola-like virus). Consequently, they were accused of poisoning the water wells to infect their non-Jewish neighbors.
Jews were the ideal suspects
Desperate, non-Jewish people, such as Christians, blamed witches and the Jews for causing death. The brewing hatred exploded into a series of massacres in Toulon, Erfurt, Basel, Aragon, Frankfurt, and Main. They have nearly obliterated them in Europe.
Religious rituals prevent lethal exposure to viruses
Jews isolated themselves (ghettos). Judaism places great importance on toilet habits, as demonstrated in the Torah and later Talmudic literature. Rituals such as washing their hands three times a day (Netilat Yadayim) prevented viruses from spreading within their community.
The Jews didn’t eat pork or crustaceans. They fasted regularly and sincerely regarded spiritual and physical purity. In short, hygiene and diet became their immune defense.
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3. Nazi antisemitism
Successive phases of antisemitism
Antisemitism was not isolated in Nazi Germany. It was also in Russia, Paris, Italy, and bits and pockets of Europe. But in Germany, Hitler embodied hatred against God’s people.
The compound word ‘antisemitism’ (Judenhass) means ‘Jew-hatred.’ It was first used (in print) in Germany in 1879. Europe underwent a rapid economic change, and the emancipation of the Jews allowed them to prosper.
Jews started to get rich. They owned lands and entered the civil service. They did so well that Jews began displacing non-Jews in professions—traditionally reserved for Christians. In short, envy was widespread envy because Jews did so well. [USHMM]
Before Hitler became a great Nazi leader, he was an artist. His application was rejected twice at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, which the Jews dominated. When Germany lost in WWI, Hitler blamed the Jews for hyperinflation because they dominated the financial institutions.
The Nuremberg “Racist” Laws
Then came the Nuremberg Race Laws in 1935 that aimed for the “Protection of German Blood and German Honor.” The Nazis believed that the German (Aryan) race was superior to non-Aryans.
The document was posted in public places to educate the people on what it meant to be Jewish. Their German citizenship was revoked, including the mischlinge (non-Aryans or half-Jews). They were also forced to wear the yellow Star of David to identify and exclude them from German society quickly.
Intimate relationships between Jews and Germans were taboo. For example, Julius Wolff and his German fiancé Christine Neumann were humiliated in Norden. They carried the signs: ‘Ich bin ein Rassenschänder‘ (I defile the race) and “I am a German girl, and I allowed a Jew to defile me.“
Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler
Author Ben Urwand’s book, The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler, exposes the problematic relationship between Hollywood executives and the German propaganda ministry in the 1930s. Studios agreed to refrain from making films that criticized the Nazis.
Urwand believes studio heads willingly assisted them because the Nazis may prohibit American films and put anti-American content in German cinema.
The movie “The Eternal Jews” was an antisemitic propaganda film in 1940, presented as a documentary. In 1937, the Propaganda Ministry put on an art exhibition in Munich titled Der ewige Jude, followed by the book comprising 265 photographs, each with a derogatory caption asserting the degeneration of the Jewish race.
German race was superior to non-Aryans.
From 1939 to May 1945, the Nazis murdered six million Jews during World War 2. Adolf Hitler blamed the Bolsheviks, socialists, and Jews (social democrats) for Germany’s loss in WWI. With growing hatred, Hitler pushed for “ethnic cleansing,” the Final Solution that led to the genocide.
Towards the late 19th century, Jews excelled in banking and finance. They were also into trade, advanced medicine, law, art, literature, and films. Still, antisemitism was persistent.
6 Million Jews were murdered in WW2.
4. Russia and the United Nations
Accused of an international conspiracy
The Cold War that began in 1947 began a purge in Moscow that spread throughout the capitals of Eastern Europe. Of Budapest, Prague East Berlin, which accused the Jews and Zionists of sabotaging the Communist States (USSR).
The conspiracy culminated in the Slansky trial in 1952 in Prague and the Merker case in East Berlin (GDR) in the mid-1950s. The Jews were then accused of being part of an international conspiracy that included the United States and unnamed Zionists.
Even the recent COVID pandemic and the 9/11 terrorist attack are blamed on Jews, even if evidence suggests China and Al Queda terrorists were to blame.
The United Nations grants inalienable rights to the Palestinian people
When Israel declared war against these countries in 1967, an older image of antisemitism, that the Jews were full of revenge and hatred, began to seep into the language of “anti-zionists.” Then came the Yom Kippur war (Ramadan war) in 1973. [Short History of Palestine]
By November 1975, the United Nations voted to single out Jewish nationhood as the only crime among all forms of nationalism. They established a committee on the “Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” or CEIRPP.
Since then, the UN’s actions pan the Arab propaganda supported by mainstream media.
Russia’s role in end-times prophecy
Even though the Soviet Union supported the creation of Israel in 1948, it quickly turned against it because of an antisemitic campaign during Stalin’s final years. It contributed to a great deal of tension between the two countries.
After Stalin died in 1953, his successors began reassessing Soviet foreign policy. One of the thrusts was to develop close relations with certain Arab countries, including Egypt and Syria.
These Arab nations are known enemies of Israel: They want to eradicate them from the map. One can only conclude what the future holds as Russia maintains its growing rapport with the Arabs while the United States remains to be an Israel ally.
5. Antisemitism today
Today, Jews are seen as “land grabbers.” The war victories that allowed them to reclaim adjacent lands were considered Israeli aggression.
Consistently, far-left liberal politicians disregard the Hebrew Bible as a historical document. They were blindsided by prejudice, many discount archeological evidence that supports Israel’s right to reclaim their land.
The word “antisemitic” surfaced in Germany in 1879 instead of saying Judenhass or “Jew-hatred.” Rooted in envy, prejudice, and racism, hatred for God’s chosen people continues.
In 1998, Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat declared May 15 as Nakba Day or “Disaster Day.” It’s meant to commemorate the displacement of hundreds of thousands of persons as a result of establishing a Jewish state in 1948, granted by the League of Nations.
In 2022, the United Nations adopted the resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Nakba next year—that perpetuates hatred against the Jewish people.
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Simplified history of the Israel-Palestinian war.
Rebuilding update of the Third Temple.
Timeline of Israel’s history.