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Jewish Exceptionalism, Antisemitism, Zionism

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Nov 11, 2022 at 08:41

Steven L. Pease, a non-Jew, wrote a book, "Golden Age of Jewish Achievement," in which he documented his fascination that Jews in every field excelled and outperformed in relation to the populations in which they were a small minority. ...

I once communicated with author Pease and asked him why his book was not published by a mainstream publishing house. He let me know that he had a hard time finding one, and that that was a story unto itself. It seems to me that Jews at large feel uncomfortable explaining their exceptionalism and prefer to wallow in the tragedy of the Holocaust instead of their excellence - the other side of inferiority is superiority and Hitler ran with the latter for the "blue-eyed bond German race."

Whatever Antisemitism is, in a word it is jealousy or envy of Jewish excellence in every field - for which the "Racist Goy" can only claim that the Jew cheats. The "Bible" for that view was published first in the Orthodox Christian Russian Empire in serialized form in a newspaper titled, "The Banner" (Znamya) in 1903.

But that Jews need a country where they would be a majority was already realized by Austrian Jewish journalist in 1896 when he published his book, "The Jewish State. That realization came out of his coverage of the Dreyfus Affair when French Republic Jewish military officer was framed with the absurd charge of Espionage for Germany just because he was a Jew.

Ironically, it was British belief in the success of Jews "controlling" things (above their numbers) that resulted in the issuance of the Balfour Declaration. For similar reasons - and to rid the Jews of their presence - the League of Nations adopted the Balfour Declaration in assigning it to the British in the form of the Balfour Declaration which recognizes the right of the Jews to establish "Close Settlements" in Palestine.

It is to be noted that neither the League, nor its successor, the United Nations, creates the right to a National State; it merely recognizes such rights. National rights are asserted through War and Victory and the assertion of Sovereignty was the land is secured through Force.

Close Settlement of Jews does not preclude, de jure, the Two-State Solution; there is no reason why the demanded Palestinian State cannot have a Jewish population - just as Israel has Arab citizens of Jewish Israel.

The reality is that the world at large, in part through the United Nations General Assembly, already recognized the Palestinian State, de jure, and it already exists, de facto, in Gaza. But also, the PLO is recognized as the sole representative of the Palestinians; although it is in the West Bank, Gaza is ruled de facto by Hamas. And Hamas in several significant international jurisdictions is classified as a terrorist organization.

Perhaps with the incoming "Extreme Right Wing" Israeli government, under the helm of Netanyahu, Israel could recognize the Palestinian State (of Gaza). Meyer Kahane's "forced transfer program" could be modified so that convicted Palestinian terrorist would be legally deported to Gaza.

In summery, Israel should, de facto, recognize Gaza as the Palestinian State, and put the world in an awkward, de jure, position. No country can accept borders that are insecure, and secure borders is a de jure issue. Regarding Jerusalem, Jordan is already there de jure. It's now a matter of negotiations. But Ukraine refuses to negotiate with Russia; Biden insists on negotiating with Iran over its nukes (though now he's holding his breath). Perhaps it would be diplomatically wise for Israel to commence negotiations with Abbas wile continuing, slowly, a policy of Close Settlement in the Disputed Territories; denying this right to Jews - it should be argued - is itself - is a form of Apartheid asserted by the Palestinians as well as the rest of the world when it outrageously claims that settlements make a two-state solution impossible; it was Hitler who asserted "Judenfrie," meaning "free of Jews." Why must ancient Jewish, Hebrew, Israeli - Samaria and Judea - have no Jews living in it? Does it have anything to do with the Jewish Ghettos which existed previous where Jews were confined to their own communities both for safety (security) and out of hatred?


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