The Mechanics of Hatred and the Right to Self-Defense
Writing on certain topics demands visiting unpleasantly racist websites. Yet, even such an event has a positive side: it revindicates our understanding of goodness.
Israeli and Jewish media love to portray Iran as anti-Semitic. The Anti-Defamation League (Open Letter to the ADL) even has a hate-page dedicated to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The page claims. “Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s anti-Semitic and anti-Israel views place him and the Iranian regime among the foremost threats to Jews and the State of Israel. Ahmadinejad repeatedly demonizes the state of Israel and openly calls for its destruction at every opportunity. Most notoriously, he described Israel as a ‘fake regime’ that ‘must be wiped off the map.'”
Expectedly, the eminent ADL chose not to mention a few facts.
UN Secretary General and Rita Yahan-Farouz My Joys
“OK, but how is that related to the woman in the picture?”
Rita Yahan-Farou is an Iranian-born Israeli singer. In the local context, she is a superstar, having won practically every award given to Israeli singers. Most recently, she was mentioned by international media on March 5, 2013, when she gave a concert entitled “Tunes for Peace” at the UN General Assembly. She sang in Hebrew, English and Farsi.
In her Facebook page, she published the expected pleasantries. Yet, Hebrew is a multilayered language (Saying “Peace;” Meaning “War”), an additional message was to be expected in her words. She said: “There is a story about a boy who walked into a synagogue and didn’t know how to pray like everyone else, so he just whistled with all his might. I have no knowledge of the language of politics, but I will be there, whistle my prayer and hope that it reaches as far as Iran.”
Let me confess that I have no idea how a native-English reader would react to her words. However, to a Hebrew reader, a whistle is sharply negative. The mark of street-thugs; was Rita crossing her fingers while writing this?
Rita is only one member of the large Jewish-Iranian community living in Israel. There are at least two other prominent members. Former IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz and former Member of the Knesset Michael Ben-Ari.
Shaul Mofaz became the recipient of one of the first pictures taken by the Israeli Ofeq reconnaissance satellites made public. The image showed his former house in Tehran. Another testimony of his links with the Farsi culture is his regular talk shows in Farsi, broadcast by Israel Radio.
Finally, Michael Ben-Ari is notorious for his extremist views, which are of relevance to the rest of the article. While in the former Knesset, he was denied a visa by the USA due to his former membership in a terror organization. Completing this charming introduction, he published images of himself ripping the New Testament in the Knesset.
The Iranian-scene in Israel is a reflection of this multi-cultural country. For the sake of a different article, it is possible to speak about the French community, the British one, and many others. Oddly, this is directly related to the abovementioned ADL’s hate-page.
Former IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz in the Pentagon
Mossad’s Fifth Column
Mossad is Israel’s own interpretation of British MI6, an illegitimate organization acting violently beyond the country’s borders. Victor Ostrovsky was a recently graduated katza (case officer) of the Mossad when he was forced out of this criminal organization. He then wrote a book titled By Way of Deception: The Making of a Mossad officer, which became a New York Times bestseller in 1990. He described for the first time “sayanim” (“helpers” in Hebrew); people that provide help to Mossad operations. Usually they belong to Jewish communities.
The operational capabilities of the Mossad rely on people like Rita, Mofaz and Ben Ari. One of the main problems for a country attempting to act outside its borders is the invariably incomplete understanding of the culture of the target place. Mossad circumvents that by using Israeli experts on the issue. For example, Israel’s impressive achievements in Kurdistan would be almost impossible for most countries. Linguistic and cultural differences can render an agent useless, regardless his capabilities. Yet, there are at least two settlements of Kurds in the Jordan Valley which provide invaluable cultural resources allowing to Mossad’s Princes (nickname for agents) to behave like kings in their target societies.
The point is that everybody is aware of that. Every published assassination by Mossad makes local Jewish communities suspicious in the eyes of local governments. Are they a Fifth Column working for the Zionists?
The Most anti-Semitic Country
Before reaching the inevitable conclusion of this article, I am glad to announce having found the most anti-Semitic country in the world. It is not Iran.
According to the abovementioned ADL, “Anti-Semitism is prejudice against or hostility towards Jews, often rooted in hatred of their ethnic background, culture, or religion. In its extreme form, it attributes to the Jews an exceptional position among all other civilizations, defames them as an inferior group and denies their being part of the nations in which they reside. Anti-Semitism may be manifested in many ways, ranging from individual expressions of hatred and discrimination against individual Jews…”
As published in the Open Letter to the ADL, the State of Israel is a well-documented organization discriminating among Jews, Palestinians and everybody else living in its still-undefined territory. Mizrahi, Sephardic, Mountain, Ashkenazi, just name it. Every group is discriminated in some aspect when compared to the others. There are endless references of that published by the State of Israel itself. This is called “Divide and Rule;” people speaking against this are ruthlessly oppressed. Israel is the most anti-Semitic country in the world. Yet, Jewish ADL, against its declared mission, does not act against this racist organization.
Right to Self-Defense
Iran is facing Israeli violence for a long time. The Time’s Who Assassinated an Iranian Nuclear Scientist? Israel Isn’t Telling provides a good review of the assassinations of four Iranians related to that country’s nuclear program. Israel never denied the accusations that Mossad was the assassin. The invariable reaction of Israeli officials to the events was a variation of “I don’t feel sad for him.” In Middle -Eastern terms, this practically equals acknowledgements.
Iranian answer was vastly more civilized. It didn’t shoot missiles at Tel Aviv, but openly denounced Israel and allies, fulfilling what is expected from People of God (And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11). They didn’t treat Tehran’s Jewish community as if they were Mossad agents, despite they having enough reasons for that. Iran has the right to self-defense as any victim has. They chose to denounce the crimes. The Zionist reaction was to accuse them of anti-Semitism.
Is denouncing Hitler anti-Germanic?
Roi Tov is a graduate—among others—of Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science. In addition to his memoir, Tov is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Molecular Physics and other scientific journals. He won various travel writing and photography awards.
In his writings, he tries to reveal life in Israel as a Christian Israel Defense Force (IDF) officer—from human rights violations to the use of an extensive network of underground agents. He was recognized first as a refugee and subsequently as political prisoner of Bolivia.