And What About Jewish Anti Gentile Studies?

by Gilad Atzmon

 

American Jewry won a victory last week: Yale University bowed to pressure – it is now starting yet another initiative to study anti-Semitism, after a decision to cancel an earlier programme had sparked criticism.

The earlier programme created in 2006 was cancelled because it had produced  “little scholarly work,” and the institute’s courses had not attracted large numbers of students, according to Donald Green, the director of Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies.

Abe Foxman of The Anti-Defamation League criticised Yale for cancelling the programme and welcomed the new initiative, saying “We are satisfied that Yale University understood the critical importance of continuing an institute for the study and research of anti-Semitism”.

The new programme will be led by Yale professor Maurice Samuels, who states that Yale has some of the leading scholars in the world working on anti-Semitism and interfaith relations. He intends to focus on contemporary and historical anti-Semitism.

However, for all Yale’s efforts, I remain convinced that Samuels will not be able to produce any valuable scholarly work either – the reason is simple: almost the entire body of research on ‘anti Semitism ’ conducted in recent decades is solely concerned and obsessed with recording the historical points at which hatred of the Jews manifests itself. And yet, for some bizarre reason, such scholarly work on anti Semitism never seeks to understand, and is totally impervious to the socio-economic, the ideological, theological and historical contexts, motivations, causes and reasoning that have existed behind such outbursts of hatred against the Jews.

These countless studies on anti Semitism rarely look into the causes, and rarely try to understand why anti Semitism arose in so many places throughout history.

Instead of elaborating on the causes that may lead to anti Semitism, the discourse on anti Semitism is a unique chronological account that only ‘starts to tick’ as soon as an ‘anti Semitic’ event is detected. Everything prior to that is a blank slate – and so we are left, once more, none the wiser as to why people ‘turned against the Jews’ yet again.

I’d like to suggest here, that for an academic study of anti Semitism to be scholarly and comprehensive, and if we are to even begin to understand the roots of anti Semitism, then primary attention must surely also be dedicated to the considerable body of anti-gentile views expressed within the Torah, Talmud, and within contemporary Jewish ideology and politics (Zionist and Jewish anti-Zionist alike).

The institute’s scholars would also be well advised to elaborate on Jewish cultural supremacy, and Jewish political lobbying, from Purim to AIPAC.

For a study of anti Semitism to become scholarly and valuable, instead of merely a form of  hyper-emotional hysterical ranting, the researcher would also be advised to first assume that, perhaps, anti Jewish feelings might well have root causes which could be rational, and could be explained and understood — yet not justified — in terms of causality and reason.

Instead of assuming that the Goyim are just a bunch of crazy blood thirsty lunatics that periodically just went mad again and again throughout history in their dislike for Jews, the scholars would rather be advised to look for the root causes that may well have lead to an anti Semitic event, ideology or text.

Such a study then, would surely be academically and socially valuable, and I believe it would also be crucial for Jews and Israelis, so they may be enabled to understand the world they live in, and to grasp their role in it.

Some commendable studies by Jewish academics have already been done in that area : The Jewish Century by Yuri Slezkine, The Pity Of It All by Amos Elon and Jewish History, Jewish Religion by Israel Shahak and even early Zionist texts by Max Nordau, Ber Borochov and others  all provide some adequate answers to questions regarding the origins of anti Semitism.  Interestingly enough, none of the above studies were produced or sponsored by ‘anti-Semitism research institutions’ . The above scholars attempted to grasp the origins of animosity towards the Jews, instead of looking for a symposium in which they could moan about being hated. The three former at least,  were driven by genuine intellectual curiosity rather than by a need for collective therapy.

“Like many, I am concerned by the recent upsurge in violence against Jews around the world and I plan to address these concerns,” said Samuels the head of the new Yale Anti Semitism research centre.

Might I suggest that Samuel should be far more concerned with the upsurge in violence that is committed by the Jewish State in the name of the Jewish people.  Samuels should look into the role of AIPAC in shaping American and world affairs.

Will Samuels be courageous enough to do so? I do not know Samuels, but somehow, I find it hard to imagine.



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22 Responses to "And What About Jewish Anti Gentile Studies?"

  1. Derek  July 2, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Thats a touch unfair. I feel Gilad is a sincere person who seeks justice & human rights for the Palestinian people which he has stated on many occasions. It has nothing to do with religion. You are guilty of boxing people a la zionist style in my humble opinion.

  2. kapoore  June 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    And when someone graduates from Yale with a degree in anti-semitic studies does he/she go work in the local Holocaust museum paid for by taxpayers? On the field trip to the Holocaust museum my kids said Jewish students abused the non-Jewish students for everything that happened in the Holocaust, especially picking out blonde students as guilty by racial association with Germans. I remember once a group of “inner city kids” were on their tour of the L.A. Holocaust museum and for some reason thought it was very funny. Can’t parents protest these sorts of field trips. Maybe Yale has to obey the ADL but do all school children have to as well?

  3. Moderate Anti-semite  June 30, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Nobody would dare to be an anti-semite at Harvard these days, so Dr Levin must need an anti-semite in residence. I would be ideal for the job. At present I teach anti-semitism at a Chinese University using Song Hongbing. Three volumes of vitriol on the Rothschilds. There’s plenty of other material. The Israeli ‘security’ company Magna at Fukushima and the use of Stuxnet to knock out the back up cooling system. Silverstein ‘pulling’ WTC 7 and the ‘Dancing Israelis’ talking on Israeli TV. Greenspan, Rubin and Summers versus Brooksley Bourne. Then there’s International Red Cross Tracing Service report that put the total number of dead in the Nazi camps at only 374,000. That was after forty years of research! So there’s a wealth of first class anti-semitic documentary material. That should get gas chambers fired up all round the world. How about it Dr. Levin? The job, I mean, not the gas chambers.

  4. Fempatriot  June 30, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Anti-semitism cannot apply to people who are not of the semitic class. The majority of today’s Jews–including those who call themselves “Israelis” are simply not of any semitic class of Caucasian. Why are they afraid to call it “anti-Jewish”??? And by the way, I have read a lot of Jewish literature and seen and heard a lot of Jews in Israel, and they are anti-gentile to the max. Their military occupation and continuous killing of the Palestinians proves that. The brutal killings of Rachel Corrie and Tom Hurndall–the vicious wounding of Tristan Anderson all attest to a criminal attitude toward non-Jews. Even unarmed peace protestors. If outrage against criminal actions is anti-anything, it is against these actions–not the so-called “racial classification” of a people. Makes no difference what race or religion people are–wrong is wrong.

  5. rachel  June 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    the reasoning for the current anti-semitism is simple. 9/11. Mossad has been connected to it/ Either aiding corrupt US officials or worse. Then, one opens the pandora’s box and realise our nation has been under control of Isreal (another nation claming to be a Jewish state) for decades.

    if they want an end to anti-semitism then it has to start with Isreal itself and that so called state must define it’s borders and stop demolishing homes of innocent people.

    It’s criminal activity done in the Jews name that has broughyt this hatred. Not the individuals.

    And with 9/11 official reports falling apart at the seams, leaving Mossd’s role exposed it will be far easier to blame the Isreals for 9/11 than outr own government which is so corrupt it needs to be dismatled.

    So, as time goes by more and more people will blame Isreal for our wars and not blame those who sold us out cause there just too many who sold us out to blame.

  6. Anthony Clifton  June 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    The issue is what is Truth. Gilad has the testicular fortitude to do that, and good on him. If in fact the so-called “Jews” were really Israel, as per the Abrahamic Covenant, America would be overwhelmed with countless blessings for blessing “Israel”…God’s chosen People…Really now, Paul how many Blessings can you count TODAY that America is being rewarded with for Blessing the Synagogue of Satan ? Just because you hate truth doesn’t make me a Bad guy, it just means your contempt for truth knows no limit and you will refuse to alter **{repent}** or modify your perceptions, from your obvious misunderstanding{s} and lash out {fear] at what you have been emotionally programmed to Hate…Truth. Truth is hate to those that hate the truth, Read the book of Obadiah. Show me a Khazar “JEW” in the text. Is that too coherent for you ?

  7. Art  June 28, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    The word “Jew” was not listed in the first English dictionary which was published about 210 years ago. The so called “Star of David” belongs to the Aryanic mythology of sanctity of the number 7 (seventh point being the Sun in the center). It has nothing to do with Judaism or David. Judaism does not believe in insignia. Even the word Ashkenazi is fake. We are dealing with the fakests of the fakes.

  8. george beres  June 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Such a to-do about Jewish and Judaic Studies, which already proliferate nationwide. What is needed is to fill the vacuum that exists in most of academia– Middle East Studies. I have found at the University of Oregon, from where I am retired, that Israeli Zionists try to silence the views of Arabs by blocking creation of Middle East Studies here. Oregon has a program of Judaic Studies. – George Beres

  9. Virg  June 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    The word “Jew” is a deliberate mistranslation of the word Judahite. Apparently the Zionist paid 17th century translators to mistranslate a couple words in the Bible. The word “Gentile” does NOT belong in the Bible because it was a transliteration of the Greek word “ethnos” which means nation or tribes. It was translated into Latin as “gentilis” and mistranslated into English as Gentile.

    “Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, WHO SAY THAT THEY ARE JEWS AND ARE NOT, BUT LIE…” (Rev. 3:9) Therefore, anyone who calls him/herself a “Jew” is a liar and comes to us from the synagogue of Satan.

    Why would they do that, you ask? Because they wanted the real chosen people of God to be exterminated – mainly those of us who are called ‘Christians.’

  10. Paul  June 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    – not the same thing, Art. Anthony’s diatribe is rambling, discontinuous and practically incoherent. Your comment, which I have seen many times from others, avoids the intent and meaning of the issue by criticizing the use of the term “anti-Semitism”. The term “anti-Semitism” is well defined and the meaning well accepted. Address the issue. If you don’t like the use of “anti-Semitism” that’s another,entirely different issue.
    – I’m not sure what you mean by the “root of words”. Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. You have unilaterally decided “anti-Semitism” has no history, no historical meaning and should not be used.
    – Convenience is provided by the arguer, not the responder. I’m not sure what anti-rapism means (as opposed to anti-rape), but, again, anti-Semitism is well defined and accepted term and you’re attacking the meaning and usage of a term and not the issue.

    No reason for you to be so anti-establishment or anti-society or anti-convention. Just address the point.

  11. Art  June 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    -And //Anthony, please, get back on your meds.// is not “avoiding the issue by attacking” the commenter rather than dealing with the comment?
    -“Etymology” deals with the root of words, not accuracy of usage. Calling apple orange has nothing to do with “etymology”. If you are not Semite, then you cannot call your critics anti-semite.
    -You are conveniently missing the point. The Anti-criminal reaction happens AFTER the crime is committed. No one calls search and prosecution of a rapist Anti-rapism. Host nations have always reacted AFTER they have let Judaics in and stabbed in the back. This all means anti-sentiments did NOT exist before the crime.

  12. Scott Mollett  June 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    A good way to broach the why question of anti-semitism is to mention that jews ruled Germany before Hitler came to power. I grew up believing that jews were a downtrodden minority it Wiemar Germany and nothing could be further from the truth. If Germans had this irrational hatred of jews why did they elect them to run Germany? It is a great way to introduce the subject of why this keeps happening to jews.

    Gilad, on another comment section I mentioned we don’t need jews solving the jew problem. You replied you will quit. I take people at their word till they are proven liars. I am pretty sure you renounced judaism soundly so I do not consider you a jew. I don’t care about genetics as long as you renounce the evil death cult.

    Glad to see you kept fighting.

  13. Art  June 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    The term Ashkenazim is another misnomer of the fakests of fakes that must be corrected. Ashkenazis were the Iranic Scythians living in east Europe, north Caspian Sea to central Asia who, after melting into Europe and south Asia, were replaced later by the Asiatic Huns expanding from the east. The word Amazon comes from Scythians’ mixed gender platoons called Hamazan (fighting together) which came to Greek literature thru Ionians who did not pronounce letter H on top of the words (like French). Destructive resettlement of the Judaized Khazarians into Europe caused a reckless search in classical literature for their origin. That is how they came across another Iranic people near Greeks, the Medians who called Scythians Ashkenazis, not realizing the area had already been depopulated of them. But like refusing to admit that they are not Semite, they would also not admit that they are not Ashkenazis. The more covers the better.

  14. Paul  June 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Avoiding the issue by attacking the etymology of a word or phrase is ludicrous. As is your analogy invoking complex heat transfer theory. Freezing to death, whether caused by a dire absence of heat or by an abundance of cold, is still freezing to death.

  15. Art  June 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    How would it sound if we talk about a north pole exploration team of “scholars” dispatched from Yale University to study the effects of “coldness” on human long term relationship, but nowhere in their study anyone cares to mention and clarify that “coldness” does not really exist. The term is just a convenient expression for the lack of heat. We cannot measure “coldness”. We only measure the amount of heat. If the heat is low, we say ‘its very cold’ or the “coldness” is high. Interestingly, Antisemitism is also a convenient term to portray that the “warmness” (towards Jews) is low. In order to build better long term human relationships, we should increase the warmness: an exchange of tangible ‘receivable’ against a bogus ‘deliverable’. The same formula they use in their fiat money to buy real assets of the nations in the West. Then why Gilad Atzmon insists that “Antisemitism” “historically” does exist. Why neither the “institute”, nor the supposedly anti-Zionist Neturei Karta, or GA are willing to publicly clarify that “Jews” are not Semites and therefore Anti-Semitism cannot be measured, rather than advising the “scholars” how to measure it. Uighurs of China would not claim to be Semitic because they converted to the Semitic religion of Islam. Westerners do not either because they have converted to Christianity with a possible Semitic origin. Why would the Altaic converts of west Asia insist only in public that they are Semitic because they have converted to Judaism?

  16. Zafar Khan  June 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    “Samuels should look into the role of AIPAC in shaping American and world affairs.” This is pretty much what the new study should be focused on. Additionally it should be mandatory to research what leads to Jews being labeled as “Self-hating” and “Self Loathing”. Another MUST is to clearly separate out anti-Jewish from anti-semitism since, it appears, many who complain about Jew hatred seem to think the term anti-semitism applies to them. This term has no meaning if the Arabs are excluded from it. They too are semites.
    http://sajepress.com

    In the end, save a ton of money and let us get on with humanity. Get it out of your minds that people hate you.

  17. Paul  June 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Yes, of course you’d say that. But, infact, It’s indicative of a more pervasive anti-Semitism.

  18. Gilad Atzmon  June 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    It is all symptomatic to the Zionification of academia.

  19. Mr. Misr Sweden  June 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Gilad rocks.

  20. Paul  June 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Gilad – you’re right, the new program on anti-Semitism won’t come up with anything new precisely because it will focus only on historical anti-Semitism. The reason YIISA was shut down and YPSA created was to curtail the study of Muslim Jew hatred now facing Jews.

    Yale conceded to nothing and achieved its goal of avoiding the study of contemporary, evolving anti-Semitism.

  21. Paul  June 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Anthony, please, get back on your meds.

  22. Anthony Clifton  June 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Without a Talmud[500AD] there are no “JEWS” THERE WERE NO “JEWS” in any TRIBE of the children of Israel, in Deuteronomy 32….or anywhere in the Old Testament, THERE WERE NO “JEWS” before the word “JEW” was EVOLVED from Idumean/yahudi….”EDOMITE” {imposter} allegedly an inhabitant of “Judea” a word allegedly signifying a geographical specific appellation, as opposed to Samaria, where so-called “Sephardic” so-called Mamzer “Jews” allegedly originate. Ashkenazim Proselytes to talmudic Judaism are not Semitic PERIOD! The Jewish narrative emanates from the TALMUD, and is a LIE. No One on Earth has to be a “JEWISH” = a stool sculpture deity cult…that conditions its’ adherents to HATE TRUTH & JUSTICE…[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guaxYD9b9sM]..especially ECONOMIC JUSTICE for Israelites…who when violating the 1st Commandment fall into ECONOMIC BONDAGE compelled by the Admonition of the Almighty to have NO OTHER gods…especially a talmudic stool Sculpture deity…[http://www.israelect.com/reference/Willie-Martin]. PLEASE HELP FREE THE “JEWS” from the bondage of Talmudic Judaism…so they can be free to return to Khazaria…

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