US Black/Jewish Alliance—But Not in Israel

The Jewish supremacist “Foundation for Ethnic Understanding” and the Anti-Defamation League have called for a new alliance with blacks against Donald Trump—but in Israel, which both organizations support, black “refugees” are locked up and deported in order to preserve the “Jewish nature of the state.”

According to a report in the Jewish Forward newspaper (“Why Jews Must Fight for the Civil Rights of Muslims,” January 9, 2017), Rabbi Marc Schneier, the president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, said that

“As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., American Jews should reflect anew upon the epic struggle he led to free African-Americans from the shackles of bigotry and take pride in the singular role played by the Jewish community in support of King and African-Americans.”

Rabbi Schneier continued by saying that

“As we await the advent of the new Trump administration, it is more important than ever for our community to reconnect with that uplifting chapter in American history half a century ago,” and that to this end, “American Jews in 2017 must resolve that we will continue to speak out openly and assertively in support of the principle that Americans of all faiths and ethnicities — including Muslim Americans — must be accorded full civil rights and religious freedom as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.”

Finally, Rabbi Schneier says that in “recent weeks, many rabbis and Jewish leaders have vowed that if the new administration institutes a Muslim registry, they themselves will be among the first to sign up for it.”

Meanwhile, Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, wrote in an op-ed piece published in the Washington Post (“On this MLK Day, it’s more important than ever to fight hate and bigotry,” January 16, 2017) that the

“new [Trump] administration is taking office this week after an extraordinarily divisive election campaign that featured dog-whistled and overt anti-Semitism as well as mainstreamed racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, misogyny and other forms of hate.”

Greenblatt went on to state that

“at this moment in American history, we believe that the ADL and NAACP must renew and reenergize our long-standing civil rights partnership, stand firm for our values and our convictions, and oppose every form of bigotry and prejudice.”

Both Rabbi Schneier and Greenblatt are, simultaneously, vociferous supporters of Israel.

Rabbi Schneier’s biographical details at the end of his article in the Forward, for example, boasts that he was rated “one of the 50 most prominent Jews in the United States by Forward,” and “has been honored by the United States Congress as well as the State of Israel.”

Greenblatt’s ADL has an entire section of its website devoted to protecting Israel, and advising its activists on how to defend the Jewish state.

However, in Schneier- and Greenblatt-supported Israel, there is no sign whatsoever of an “alliance” between Jews and blacks.

As recently reported in Al Jazeera, in an article titled “Israel asylum seekers: ‘They want to break our spirits’” (January 14, 2017),

“Sudanese and Eritreans who fled to Israel to escape persecution are finding refugee status nearly impossible to obtain.”

According to the report, between 2009 and 2013, Israel recognized just 0.15 percent of all asylum claims made in that country. The countries of origin of these tiny handful of “refugees” is not known, but it is unlikely to be anywhere in Africa.

The Israeli government says—quite correctly—that Africans are not refugees, but economic migrants, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has—also completely accurately—called them “infiltrators” who, left unhindered, would demographically overwhelm Israel’s identity as a Jewish state.

To deal with this African invasion, the Israeli government firstly denies granting the invaders refugee status, a move which bars them from obtaining work permits, healthcare, and welfare services.

Without official status, the invaders are then locked up without trial in specially built concentration camps such as those found in Holot, hidden away in the Negev desert, far away from Israel’s cities.

Above: Holot concentration camp for blacks.

According to Al Jazeera, the Africans they spoke to say that “this treatment is designed to break asylum seekers’ spirits and pressure them into being ‘voluntarily’ deported to countries such as Uganda and Rwanda.”

Finally, Al Jazeera adds, since “since 2013, when Israel completed building a fence between its territory and Egypt, attempts to enter the country illicitly have nearly come to a halt. Nevertheless, Israel’s strict policy towards asylum seekers remains virtually unchanged.”

There is, therefore little signs of an “alliance” between Jews and blacks in Israel, and every sign of overt hostility, and determined Jewish efforts to prevent Africans from entering or staying in that country.

While no one would dispute the Jewish state’s right to be Jewish, it is a fact that Jews in the ADL and other organizations, who all support Israel, are at the forefront of telling Europeans and European-Americans that they have no right to propose the very same policies that Israel implements.

If the ADL and Jews are looking for a cause of anti-Semitism, then they would do well to first study their own behavior and actions, before knee-jerk blaming Europeans for so-called racism all the time.

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  1. The US and Europe need to be protected from wild beasts too. “ADL and NAACP work together to oppose racism and bigotry”
    that is comical

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