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No, it's not "Antisemitism"

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Dec 26, 2017 at 15:01

Hi, Ludvikus

You've made some distinctions, based on what institutions an documents have "legal teeth"; and that's fair enough as far as it goes. The UNGA resolutions, however, are a barometer of how Israel is esteemed in the UN.-- and by UN, I might say, "United Gentiles", or "All the nations of the World".

The US has been a friend of Israel, for reasons only God knows. Israel certainly isn't that important to us. Far more likely a reason, is the Biblical Christian background of our history and our people. My direct ancestors include Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower, whom I have studied a great deal. He came here from the Netherlands, because he and others were concerned that the Dutch at that time were becoming oo "worldly", and would infect the Pilgrims' children with their ungodly ways. Earlier, they had fled England, with considerable difficulty, for the Netherlands, so they could practice their Christian faith in a way they felt God wanted them to.

This caused a separation between Biblically-motivated Englishmen such as Brewster, who left England, and those less interested in the Bible, who stayed. To this day, that has been the major divide between our two countries and, as we began to attract others from Europe, between us and Europe.

Our respective views toward the Jews in those early days was not an issue; and I don't think it's much of an issue today. Evangelical Christians in the US tend, more than other people, to see the Jews as having had a special place in God's plan for humanity; and, as King David feared to offend God by lifting up his hand against Saul, we too have an innate loathing to "strike the Lord's anointed".

If you want more evidence that this is the real reason for the very unequal split in the UN, consider that the only other country that has supported Israel as much as we have, has been Guatemala -- one of few countries in history with an Evangelical Christian president; and a country which, in the midst of a Roman Catholic country, is some 35-40% "Evangelico"..

As you noted, there is a lot of hatred of Jews around the world, something you wrongly call "antisemitism". Do the Japanese and Nigerians hate you because you are "Semitic"? When that term was coined, it was assumed that people hated Jews because of their race; and this myth continues to this day; but this is not the reason: The world receives very "Semitic" Arabs not because they are Semitic, like the Jews, but because they are Muslims; and the Muslims are at war with people of the Bible; and the world votes with the Zimbabweans and Nigerians against the Jews not because of their great love of black people, but because the Jews are God's "chosen", and everyone else is not.

People can quibble on pieces of what I said here; but this is the heart of the matter. The Jews do not emit a strange odor, nor are they criminal, nor do they have ways that are particularly strange. It's like comedian Tommy Smuthers used to say to his brother Dickey,

"Mom always liked you better!"

As childish and foolish as that seems, that is the real motivation behind this latest UNGA vote. Understanding this, gives us insight into the world we live in, and the people who live in it with us.


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