Benjamin Netanyahu’s Weltanschauung Is Diabolical



“To be truthful means using the customary metaphors—in moral terms: the obligation to lie according to a fixed convention, to lie herd-like in a style obligatory to all.” Friedrich Nietzsche[1]


…by Jonas E. Alexis


On June 28, Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to have claimed that he found keys to penetrate the mysteries of the universe—at least the universe his regime is desperately trying to build in the Middle East. Netanyahu realized that once he utters a statement, no matter how wild or excessive or dubious, it inexorably becomes the truth and is therefore infallible.

Virtually every Republican seems to know that Netanyahu tells nothing but the inexorable truth. If you doubt this, ask people like Lindsey Graham, John Boehner, Thomas Sowell, and the Neocons.[2] In fact, it has been widely believed that Benjamin Netanyahu is the “Republican Senator from Israel”[3] and “the new Republican hero.”[4] The Neoconservative magazine FrontPage, which is run by none other than radical David Horowitz, goes even further to say that Netanyahu only proclaims “the truth in a den of lies.”[5]

Well, Netanyahu did not disappoint his Republican puppets. Iran, Netanyahu said on that particular day, is “a formidable danger to Europe.” The truth teller moved on to propound that Iran, through Hezbollah, is supporting terrorism all over the continent, most specifically “to almost every European country.” The truth gets really deep:

“Iran and Hezbollah organize a terrorist network that covers over thirty countries on five continents, including Europe, just about every country in Europe.”[6]

The evidence? Once again, Netanyahu’s existence is the evidence. There is no truth but Netanyahu. No further investigation is needed. End of discussion.

Yet on the very next day, the Times of Israel politically shot Netanyahu in the head by reporting that Israel is supporting the Syrian rebels/terrorists.[7] So, was this man lying about fighting terrorism?

You bet he was.

On June 14, the Israeli regime refused to work with United States Commission of Inquiry precisely because the UN was on the brink of condemning Israel’s brutal and massive torture and slaughter of innocent lives in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu’s response? Again, the man can only tell the truth:

“The actions carried out by the IDF and the security forces during the operation were in accordance with international law. They were done out of the need to defend the citizens of the state from a murderous terrorist organization that perpetrated a double war crime. It deliberately fired at civilians while intentionally hiding behind civilians.

“Whoever wants to automatically – and without foundation – blame Israel, let them waste their time with the U.N. Human Rights Council report. For our part, we will continue to defend our soldiers and they will continue to defend us.”[8]

What if the international community declares that the Israeli regime relentlessly violates international law?[9] Well, whenever you have contradictory or conflicting reports, Netanyahu is right, and the international community is wrong. What if there is enough evidence to indict the Israeli regime? What if the international community shows that Israeli forces have deliberately massacred innocent men, women and children just last year?[10] What if Israeli human rights such as B’Tselem reports that Israel has indeed committed war crimes, such as slaughtering thousands of Palestinians and then demolishing at least 18,000 homes just last summer?[11] Again, B’Tselem is wrong, for Netanyahu cannot be fallible.

The big questions are: Where did Netanyahu learn how to manipulate the facts? Is he following the ideology of the Talmud?

We certainly already know the answers to those questions. As the Times of Israel reported, yes, Netanyahu is following the ideology of the Talmud.[12] So, people who simply think that the issue is genetic and has nothing or little to do with theology is simply mistaken.

The next inevitable question is simply this: is Netanyahu’s ideology diabolical? In other words, Netanyahu is willing to take the entire world with him if necessary?

We briefly pointed out in an earlier article that the Talmud teaches its adherents to lie, most specifically when it comes to subverting the moral and political order. As Michael Hoffman puts it, “Lying to the gentiles is an axiom” in the Talmud.[13] The Talmud itself says: “Jews may use subterfuges to circumvent a ‘goy’” (Baba Kamma 113a).[14]

Has Netanyahu been using subterfuges to circumvent the Goyim or the political order? The answer is incontrovertibly and irrefutably yes.[15] So, have his deeds reached a diabolical or satanic tipping point?

First of all, it must be pointed out that a Satanist is a mad man who is willing to ruin the entire world and deconstruct the moral and political infrastructure, no matter what the cost. A Satanist, as we have pointed out in a previous article, is against practical reason and the source of that practical reason (metaphysical Logos) and is willing to go to perdition in order to watch the world tear itself apart. Remember Friedrich Nietzsche and how ended up inflicting himself “with syphilis in some sort of demonic initiation and pact with the devil”?[16] Remember how he called upon the transvaluation of all values?

Remember Karl Marx, who fantasized about revolutionary heroes in his teens and wrote his first poem “Oulanem” on that theme? That poem “dealt with satanic possession, homosexuality, seduction, and the ruin of the world.”[17] In a moral universe, Logos is to reign supreme. From that we see logical consistently, empirical evidence, and docility to the truth.

For Marx, however, “passion and desire,” not truth, “shall lead us.”[18] It was this “desire, not logic,” that eventually “ruled Marx’s mind. Determined to find philosophical justification for a revolutionary war between the classes, he devised a theory which involved abstractions piled upon abstractions.”[19]

In order to unleash this “passion and desire” on to the moral universe, trap most of his devoted disciples, and then “howl gigantic curses at mankind,” Marx and his partner Engels had to literally fabricate the evidence. Both Marx and Engels

“were often collaborators in deception, though Marx was the more audacious forger. In one particularly flagrant case he outreached himself. This was the so-called ‘Inaugural Address’ to the International Working Men’s Association, founded in September 1864.

“With the object of stirring the English working class from its apathy, and anxious therefore to prove that living standards were falling, he deliberately falsified a sentence from W. E. Gladstone’s Budget speech of 1863. What Gladstone said, commenting on the increase in national wealth, was: ‘I should look almost with apprehension and with pain upon this intoxicating augmentation of wealth and power if it were my belief that it was confined to the class who are in easy circumstances.’

“But, he added, ‘the average condition of the British labourer, we have the happiness to know, has improved during the last twenty years in a degree which we know to be extraordinary, and which we may almost pronounce to be unexampled in the history of any country and of any age.’

“Marx, in his address, has Gladstone say: ‘This intoxicating augmentation of wealth and power is entirely confined to classes of property…’ Marx’s misquotation was pointed out. Nonetheless, he reproduced it in Capital, along with other discrepancies, and when the falsification was again noticed and denounced, he let out a huge discharge of obfuscating ink; he, Engels and later his daughter Eleanor were involved in the row, attempting to defend the indefensible, for twenty years.

“None of them would ever admit the original, clear falsification and the result of the debate is that some readers are left with the impression, as Marx intended, that there are two sides to the controversy…Marx knew Gladstone never said any such thing and the cheat was deliberate.

“Marx’s systematic misuse of sources attracted the attention of two Cambridge scholars in the 1880s…They say they first checked Marx’s references ‘to derive fuller information on some points,’ but being struck by the ‘accumulating discrepancies’ the decided to examine ‘the scope and importance of the errors so plainly existing.’”[20]

To make a long story short, those Cambridge scholars discovered that Marx not only misused his sources but deliberately lied. Of course, this should not be a surprise at all. Marx himself

“was fond of quoting Mephistopheles’ line from Goethe’s Faust, ‘Everything that exists deserves to perish…’ It is there in the poetry, it is the background to the Communist Manifesto of 848, and it is the climax of [Das] Capital itself.”[21]


In short, Marx’s philosophical substratum is based on a lie, which makes it even diabolical. This ideologically describes Netanyahu’s weltanschauung as well. It is based on unbridled passion and desire and not logic or practical reason. It is based on ruining the lives of people and literally sending untold misery to millions upon millions of innocent lives. It is based on manipulating one country after another in Israel’s favor. “I know what America is,” said Netanyahu in 2001. “America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction.”[22]

Bibi moved America “in the right direction” in 2003 in Iraq,[23] and we Americans ended up receiving a six-trillion dollar bill as a result.[24]

There is more: the estimate of lives lost in the war in Iraq alone is between 100,000 to 600,000, including thousands of civilians. In 2003, at least 12,000 civilians lost their lives. The first three years of the war produced between 104,000 and 223,000 civilian deaths.

When it was over, 2.3 million Iraqis had been forced to flee their homes and towns; by 2008, another 2.7 million Iraqis were displaced, and nearly half a million civilians ended up losing their lives.[25] Thousands upon thousands of other people went missing by 2008.[26] This is out of a total Iraqi population of about 30 million people![27]

When the war was over, sectarian violence and car bombings were rampant—almost every day. This pattern continues to this very day.[28] When Mark Kukis went to Iraq to report on what happened, he said he heard two to five car bombs every day.[29] The Iraq war, says Kukis, shook the entire nation and created havoc even by 2006.[30] Factions of society that once coexisted were dismantled.

In a nutshell, Iraq was in decay. Buildings and farmlands were destroyed.[31] And the fringe benefits of the war? Between 300,000 and 360,000 veterans returned home with brain injuries,[32] some of which went untreated.[33]

By 2005, more than 6,000 soldiers serving in Iraq committed suicide.[34] In 2012, more soldiers committed suicide than died in combat,[35] making it the year with the highest suicide rate since 2001.[36]

In addition, a debt ceiling keeps rising every six months or so.[37] The US national debt had reached $16 trillion by the end of 2012.[38] Because of this wrecked economy, suicides in America’s civilian population have increased at an alarming rate as well.[39]

And if you are a student trying to get a decent education to get out of this economic sinkhole, the government is going to profit from your student loan. It was reported that the government made a profit of $51 billion in 2013 off student loans.[40]

Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this does not contribute to the economic growth. Shane Gill, a thirty-three-year-old high school teacher in New York, found himself in an economic matrix where escape is not an option. Gill owes the federal government nearly $45,000, and his parents $40,000. Gill does not have a car, does not own a home, and is not married precisely because he cannot afford the luxury.

“There’s this anxiety: what if I decided I wanted to get married or have children?,” he says. “I don’t know how I would. And that adds to the sense of precariousness. There’s a persistent, buzzing kind of toothache around it.”[41]

By the fall of 2012, it was reported that at least “26,531 were living on the streets, at risk of losing their homes, staying in temporary housing or receiving federal vouchers to pay rent.” In addition, about 307,000 soldiers want to leave the military.[42] About 360,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are also dealing with injuries, many of them severe.[43]

In less than two years of the war in Syria, more than 60,000 people lost their lives.[44] At the end of December 2012, refugees in Afghanistan were the ones to suffer from the terrible cold weather with no place to go.[45] It is the same thing with the Syrian refugees.[46]

Finally, it was calculated in 2012 that a war with Iran would cost at least $2 trillion in the first three months “and could go as high as $3 trillion…”[47] Since 2003, wars in the Middle East have cost American taxpayers at least $14 million an hour![48]

But what does Netanyahu wants to do now? Well, he aspires to have much of the entire world behind him and rage a frontal war against Iran! He has even rejected dialogue on the Iran deal.[49]

If that is not Satanic in its literal sense, what is? If turning Gaza into a ghost town is not diabolical,[50] then the word diabolical must be removed from our English vocabulary. If that statement seems to be outrageous, then listen to Netanyahu himself when he was literally bombing children and others in Gaza:

“No international pressure will prevent us from acting with all power.”[51]

The Guardian said that “Netanyahu shrugged off foreign criticism and said the Israeli bombing would continue unabated.”[52]

In other words, Netanyahu, like Marx, seems to be celebrating a Satanic mystery here. Like Marx, who watched “the world sinking away into utter nothingness” and who “consigned the world and all the universes to perdition,”[53] Netanyahu and the Israeli regime are ready to take the world down. If this seems far-fetched, perhaps it is pertinent to cite again Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld:

“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”[54]

If you think this is just rhetoric, keep in mind that Gilad Sharon, son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, wrote an article in the Jerusalem Post back in 2012 saying that the Israeli forces “need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza.” Gazans, Sharon added, “are not innocent” people and therefore “must live with the consequences.”[55] The only innocent people, said Sharon, are “the residents of southern Israel.”[56] Since Gazans are not innocent, then “There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing.”[57] In other words, let those people die of starvation.[58]

Sharon then put the issue in a context that we all should understand:

“There is no middle path here – either the Gazans and their infrastructure are made to pay the price, or we reoccupy the entire Gaza Strip. Otherwise there will be no decisive victory. And we’re running out of time – we must achieve victory quickly.

“The Netanyahu government is on a short international leash. Soon the pressure will start – and a million civilians can’t live under fire for long. This needs to end quickly – with a bang, not a whimper.”[59]

That, my friend, is Satanic. And we all must keep those Satanists in check.

[1] Friedrich Nietzsche, The Portable Nietzsche (New York: Penguin, 1982), 47.

[2] See for example Bernard Avishai, “Netanyahu and the Republicans,” New Yorker, February 4, 2-15; Russell Berman, “Now Speaking for the Republicans: Benjamin Netanyahu,” Atlantic, January 21, 2015; Barak Ravid, “Netanyahu rooting for Republicans in U.S. midterm elections,” Haaretz, March 11, 2014; Gil Hoffman, “Netanyahu working with Republican strategist ahead of elections,” Jerusalem Post, December 23, 2014; Burgess Everett, “Republicans crow over Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory,” Politico, March 18, 2015.

[3] Rick Ungar, “Bibi Netanyahu — aka ‘The Republican Senator From Israel’ — May Have Made A Fatal Political Mistake,” Forbes, January 25, 2015.

[4] Raphael J. Sonenshein, “Benjamin Netanyahu: The new Republican hero,” Jewish Journal, March 26, 2016.

[5] Joseph Klein, “Netanyahu’s Truth in a Den of Lies,” FrontPage Magazine, September 29, 2014.

[6] Tovah Lazaroff, “Netanyahu: Iran and Hezbollah have terrorist network throughout Europe,” Jerusalem Post, June 28, 2015.

[7] Raphael Ahren, “Israel acknowledges it is helping Syrian rebel fighters,” Times of Israel, June 29, 2015.

[8] “Israeli report says Gaza operation ‘justified under international law,’” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, June 14, 2015.

[9] For studies on this, see for example Yoram Dinstein, The International Law of Belligerent Occupation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

[10] See Norman Finkelstein, Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza (New York: OR Books, 2014).

[11] Robert Tait, “Israel’s Gaza house bombing policy illegal, human rights group says,” Telegraph, January 28, 2015; Robert Tait, “Hundreds of Thousands of Children Shell-Shocked After the War in Gaza,” Telegraph, January 28, 2015.

[12] Marissa Newman, “Netanyahu reported to say legal system based on Talmud,” Times of Israel, May 8, 2014; see also Avi Tuchmayer, “Netanyahu: Basis for Israeli Law Should be Talmud,” Jewish Press, May 8, 2014.

[13] Michael Hoffman, Judaism Discovered (Coeur D’Alene: Independent History & Research, 2008), kindle edition.

[14] Ibid.

[15] See Scott Peterson, “Imminent Iran Nuclear Threat? A Timeline of Warnings Since 1979,” Christian Science Monitor, November 8, 2011.

[16] See E. Michael Jones, Dionysos Rising: The Birth of Cultural Revolution Out of the Spirit of Music (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1994), 57.

[17] Robert Payne, Marx (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968), 59.

[18] Ibid. 61.

[19] Ibid., 112.

[20] Paul Johnson, Intellectuals (New York: Harper & Row, 1988), 66.

[21] Ibid., 55.

[22] Quoted in Gideon Levy, “Tricky Bibi,” Haaretz, July 15, 2010.

[23] See for example John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007); Paul R. Pillar, Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).

[24] Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll, “The Iraq War Could Cost More Than $6 Trillion,” Business Insider, March 15, 2013; Bob Dryfuss, “The $6 Trillion Wars,” The Nation, March 29, 2013; see also Vivien Lou Chen and Thomas Keene, “Economist Stiglitz Says Iraq War Costs May Reach $5 Trillion,” Bloomberg, March 1, 2008.

[25] Mark Kukis, Voices from Iraq: A People’s History, 2003-2009 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011), xvii.

[26] Ibid.

[27] Ibid.

[28] Margaret Griffis, “Suicide Bombers Ignite Battles in Ramadi and Baiji; 72 Killed across Iraq,”, July 28, 2015.

[29] Kukis, Voices from Iraq, xiii.

[30] Ibid., xiv.

[31] Ibid.

[32] Gregg Zoroya, “360,000 Veterans May Have Brain Injuries,” USA Today, March 5, 3009; Denise Grady, “Brain Injuries Are Seen in New Scans of Veterans,” NY Times, June 1, 2011; “Mental Health Injuries Scar 300,000 US Troops,” MSNBC, April 17, 2008.

[33] Lizette Alvarez, “War Veterans’ Concussions are Often Overlooked,” NY Times, August 25, 2008.

[34] Armen Keteyian, “VA Hid Suicide Risk, Internal Emails Show,” CBC News, July 30, 2010.

[35] Allison Churchill, “Military Losing More Troops to Suicide than Combat,” Business Insider, October 25, 2012; Helen Pow, “More US Troops Committing Suicide Than Being Killed Fighting in Afghanistan,” Daily Mail, October 24, 2012.

[36] Kelley Vlahos, “Surviving War, Falling to Suicide,” American Conservative, Jan. 1, 2012; James Dao and Andrew W. Lehren, “Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues US Military,” NY Times, May 15, 2013.

[37] Kelley Vlahos, “Surviving War, Falling to Suicide,” American Conservative, January 1, 2012; James Dao and Andrew W. Lehren, “Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues US Military,” NY Times, May 15, 2013.

[38] Simon Rogers, “US Debt: How Big is It and Who Owns It?,” Guardian, October 2, 2012.

[39] Deborah Kotz, “Suicides Surge During Tough Economic Times,” Boston Globe, April 14, 2011.

[40] “Obama Student Loan Policy Reaping $51 Billion Profit,” Huffington Post, May 14, 2013.

[41] Annie Lowrey, “Student Debt Slows Growth as Young Spend Less,” NY Times, May 10, 2013.

[42] Gregg Zoroya, “Homeless, At-Risk Veterans Double,” USA Today, December 27, 2012.

[43] Vlahos, “Surviving War, Falling to Suicide,” American Conservative, January 1, 2013

[44] Anne Barnard, “Syrians Killed in Gas Line; UN Raises War’s Casualty Figures,” NY Times, January 2, 2013; Matthew Weaver, “Syria Conflict: UN Says 60,000 Dead,” Guardian, January 2, 2013.

[45] Rod Nordland, “Winter’s Deadly Bite Returns to Refugee Camps of Kabul,” NY Times, December 29, 2012.

[46] Rana F. Sweis, “Syrian Refugees Strain Resources in Jordan,” NY Times, January 2, 2013; Liam Stack, “Winter Brings Misery to Syria Refugees,” NY Times, January 10, 2013; Jodi Rudoren, “A Desert Cold and Wet Multiplies the Misery of Syrian Refugees,” NY Times, January 12, 2013.

[47] Jennifer Rizzo, “Putting a Price Tag on War with Iran,” CNN, November 19, 2012.

[48] “$14 Million An Hour: War Costs Top $1.6 Trillion Since 9/11, Say Congressional Researchers,” International Business Times, December 22, 2014.

[49] Eli Lake and Josh Rogin, “Israel Rejects Obama’s Olive Branch, for Now,” Bloomberg, July 30, 2015.

[50] Khalid Kazziha, “Israeli Bombing Turns Gaza City Into Ghost Town,” Huffington Post, July 12, 2014.

[51] Quoted in Julian Borger and Peter Beaumont, “Netanyahu shrugged off foreign criticism and said the Israeli bombing would continue unabated,” Guardian, July 11, 2014.

[52] Ibid.

[53] Payne, Marx, 72.

[54] Quoted in “The War Game,” Guardian, September 21, 2003.

[55] Gilad Sharon, “A decisive conclusion is necessary,” Jerusalem Post, November 18, 2012.

[56] Ibid.

[57] Ibid.

[58] Conal Urquhart, “Gaza on brink of implosion as aid cut-off starts to bite,” Guardian, April 16, 2006; “Israel forced to release study on Gaza blockade,” BBC, October 17, 2012.

[59] Sharon, “A decisive conclusion is necessary,” Jerusalem Post, November 18, 2012


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Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.