* NOTE: This article was originally published by Marielena Montesino de Stuart in TheRomanCatholicWorld.com on January 23, 2014.
By Marielena Montesino de Stuart
What does “standing with Israel” really stand for?
… a Jew always has a much higher soul than a Goy, even if he is a homosexual.”
Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, Israel’s Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs in an interview with Maariv (an Israeli publication) Friday, December 27, 2013.
MERRIAM-WEBSTER’s definition of GOY: Gentile 1
— goy·ish adjective, sometimes disparaging. Origin: Yiddish, from Hebrew gōy people, nation.
Gentile: a person of a non-Jewish nation or of non-Jewish faith; especially: a Christian as distinguished from a Jew.
Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan is not speaking as a fringe member of Israel’s religious right.
Not at all.
Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan is Israel’s Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs.
Ben-Dahan was elected to the Knesset in January, 2013, as a member of Habayit Hayehudi (The Jewish Home)– a Zionist-religious political party.
The Knesset (lit. the gathering, the assembly) is the legislative branch of the government of Israel.
Ben-Dahan is a “Chardal,” a fusion of the Charedim (Ultra-Orthodox), and “Dati-Leumi“–who are Modern Orthodox religious-nationalists.
Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan’s offensive statement, that “a Jew always has a much higher soul than a Goy, even if he is a homosexual” has been reinforced by a tacit endorsement from Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, who have remained silent.
Here is Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan’s profile at the Knesset:
Speaking from a Christian standpoint, if the most humble priest of the Roman Catholic Church, or the most humble pastor of a Protestant denomination, had made such statements about Jews– his crucifixion would have been quickly carried out in the public square of the mainstream media.
As Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, Ben-Dahan is supposed to unify Jews through observance of Jewish religious laws and practices. But his approach is contradictory. You see, Ben-Dahan says that in spite of his statement about the superiority of homosexual Jews, he is against homosexual marriage.
In Israel, newspapers with English-language editions, like The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz and The Times of Israel, have stepped forward with opinion pieces condemning Ben-Dahan. The Hebrew-language publication Maariv was the first to carry the story of Ben-Dahan’s repugnant statements. Most of Israel’s political publications have a socialist bent, to varying degrees– a reflection of the socialist-agricultural ethos that defined the foundation of the State of Israel in 1948.
The daily flow of Jewish thought, both secular and religious, is expressed through the pages of the Israeli media, which covers Israel’s judicial ambivalence as both a “Jewish and democratic state.” This dualism affects the very fabric of Israeli society, under the ever-changing and controversial “status-quo” framework of Israeli laws.
This dualism also serves as a platform for the pragmatic compromises between multiple secular and religious political factions– who will not commit to a coherent and ethical constitutional instrument. In spite of the original intent of Israel’s Proclamation of Independence, Israel does not have a formal Constitution.
The Knesset justifies this chaotic situation on their website, as follows:
“The State of Israel is in the midst of a continuous process of change and crystallization, and this does not go together with a rigid constitution.”
While this article is about the government of Israel, and the people elected to run it– one cannot ignore the deafening silence in the U.S. It is evident that the mainstream media in the United States (which always goes out of its way to be politically correct) this time is making a convenient exception– and does not want to touch the story of Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan’s offensive statement, “a Jew always has a much higher soul than a Goy, even if he is a homosexual.”
Instead, the American mainstream media prefers to leave Christians (of every nationality and color) twisting in the wind, for fear of offending the government of Israel and the international homosexual collective.
So-called conservative politicians in Washington are also remaining silent– even though many of them visit Israel– and are intensely involved in matters pertaining to U.S.-Israeli relations. This is very unsettling, considering the blood that American men and women have shed in the Middle East, in order to keep Israel safe. And let us not forget that Israel would not exist today without the billions of dollars sent to the Israeli government each year– from the pockets of American taxpayers.
But let’s be realistic.
As a rabbi and politician of the Habayit Hayehudi party, Eli Ben-Dahan has spoken without fear of a backlash in the ranks of the Knesset. He knows quite well that his sphere of influence is not limited to Jewish family law. Unfortunately, the nature of Israel’s politics makes it increasingly practical for the government to seek the support of Orthodox religious-Zionist political figures like Ben-Dahan– specifically in foreign policy, as relates to the Palestinians and the Middle East neighborhood. The average American is unaware of the internal Israeli political environment, unless he or she follows Israeli politics closely. The Israeli government allows individuals like Ben-Dahan to issue his repugnant statements about non-Jews, because it knows that the mainstream media in the U.S. and Europe will not cover it.
And Ben-Dahan is not just shooting from the hip. His statements about non-Jews are based on a Jewish religious worldview. Here is an excerpt from an article by Rabbi Hanan Balk, titled “The Soul of a Jew and the Soul of a Non-Jew: An Inconvenient Truth and the Search for an Alternative”– published in Hakirah.org (Volume 16, Winter 2013). Hakirah.org is a journal of Jewish thought and law:
“The Soul of a Jew is Superior to that of a Non-Jew”
“The view expressed in the above heading—as uncomfortable and racially charged as it may be in the minds of some—was undoubtedly, as we shall show, the prominent position maintained by authorities of Jewish thought throughout the ages, and continues to be so even today. While Jewish mysticism is the source and primary expositor of this theory, it has achieved a ubiquitous presence not only in the writings of Kabbalists, but also in the works of thinkers found in the libraries of most observant Jews, who hardly consider themselves followers of Kabbalah. Clearly, for one committed to the Torah and its principles, it is not tenable to presume that so long as he is not a Kabbalist, such a belief need not be a part of his religious worldview.” [Bold added for emphasis].
What does “standing with Israel” really stand for?
The material side
While Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan is busy issuing his vile proclamations against non-Jews as Israel’s Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, the extremely powerful Israeli defense industry is busy trying to sell weapons and equipment to Muslim nations and Marxist-leaning governments like Venezuela’s.
The business of Israeli defense sales is cutthroat, lucrative and secretive– so the United States and Great Britain have to watch the Israeli defense industry like hawks– for fear of weapon sales that will serve to continue the cycle of violence in the Middle East, or in the case of Venezuela, to further destabilize Latin America– which is mostly a coalition of countries run by Marxists under the São Paulo Forum.
Oh, but you say– how could this be? How could Israel be helping their enemies through the back door, while we pray for them, shed our blood for them– and give them our money?
For the man on the street it’s called greed– but in diplomatic circles it’s delicately referred to as “arms sales diplomacy.”
To add insult to injury, the Israeli government chooses to ignore the long-standing lucrative business relationship that many Israeli citizens have with Cuba’s murderous despots, the Castro brothers.
Something that is lost in the emotional outbursts of “we stand with Israel” is the fact that Israel is and always has been a socialist state– while doing the Dance of the Seven Diplomatic Veils, and keeping the world bewitched, bothered and bewildered with its evolving statehood. The socialist nature of the Jewish state is not just manifested in its socialist-agricultural foundation, but it is very much evident in the long list of entitlements, which includes subsidizing unfettered abortions– and a history of financing religious individuals, groups and schools, where the Jewish religious worldview of superiority is being inculcated on Israeli Jewish children, with the taxpayers’ money.
The human side
Keeping the Jewish state Jewish is a busy task– that requires the agility and flexibility of a contortionist.
Apparently keeping the Jewish state Jewish calls for a warm and long embrace with prostitution, which has been legal in Israel since 1949. The legalization of prostitution must have been an urgent priority, since the State of Israel had just been created the year before. Of course, the Israeli government did not want to be seen as biased– so it also legalized homosexual prostitution in 1954. One wonders what took them so long?
And as life goes, one thing leads to another. So legalized prostitution, a billion-dollar industry in Israel, opened the flood gates to human sex trafficking– which has garnered Israel the prestigious award of being listed year after year in the Trafficking in Persons Report by the U.S. State Department.
And what is Israel’s proposed solution to this nightly dilemma? Tax the whores!
Keeping the Jewish state Jewish would not be complete without weeding out those inferior non-Jewish souls attempting to marry Jews. How dare they! This is why it is forbidden for Jews to marry non-Jews in Israel. Ah, but the Jewish state does recognize homosexual “marriages” performed in foreign countries, because according to the Jewish state’s religious laws they are probably inferior souls anyway… so who the hell cares!
In this modern world of ours, where would humanity be without the Jewish state lighting the way for “inferior” Gentiles?
On December 30, 2013 Israel’s government felt this overwhelming sense of enlightenment and decided to completely and unabashedly liberate itself, once and for all, from the shackles of petty exceptions to abortion– and expanded its abortion law, making it one of the most liberal in the world.
A baby in Israel can be aborted right up to the moment of birth– and the government will pay for it. But why should you be surprised? Jewish religious laws concerning a fetus are complicated to say the least, so the Israeli courts are simply expanding and filling the gaps in religious laws, which have left the fetus up to interpretation, throughout thousands of years of Jewish religious thought and rabbinical pronouncements.
So-called pro-life Christians who “stand with Israel,” get your romantic heads out of the socialist-Zionist rabbit hole in the Judean Desert– and concentrate on the light of Christendom, which is burning bright.
In the United States, what are most of the large and powerful “pro-life” organizations saying, including Catholic ones?
Apparently they $imply don’t want to up$et the Israeli government. Or i$ it that they are much too bu$y with the lucrative $ide-bu$ine$$e$ that they have $pun off their “pro-life” cau$e? Hey, the $alon i$ open. If the $hoe fit$, wear it!
And what are the $o-called con$ervative politician$ in Washington $aying?
They al$o do not want to up$et the Israeli government.
My goodne$$, every time I think of certain large “pro-life” organization$ and “con$ervative” politician$, suddenly my computer keyboard $eem$ to get $tuck on the $$$$$ key. I wonder why?
But let’s get back to the streets of Israel. There must be hundreds or thousands of Israelis marching down the streets, opposing their government’s abortion laws– wouldn’t you think?
Ah… you are still in that rabbit hole, aren’t you?
The silenced voices of more than two million babies murdered through abortion in Israel are waiting for footsteps and voices of outrage to be heard on the streets of Israel’s cities and towns, as the bloodbath continues.
Speaking of bloodbaths, it is overwhelming to think that a nation that exists in the horrific shadows of Auschwitz and Nazi concentration camps, is the world’s leader in the practice of eugenics– which is a major gateway to abortion.
Dr. Avid E. Raz, Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program and Professor at the Dept., of Sociology and Anthropology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, offered an excellent description of the reality of eugenics in Israel, in his 2010 book titled, Community Genetics and Genetic Alliances: Eugenics, Carrier Testing, and Networks of Risk:
“The eugenic utopia of Zionism consisted of the aspiration to redeem the Jewish people by forcing it to face the realities of its biological existence. Inspired by social Darwinism, Zionist thinkers and activists like Nordau, Herzl and Ruppin wanted to engage Jews in sports, agriculture and manual labor so as to counter the degenerative effects of Jewish life in the Ghetto and the Diaspora. These motives were later repeated in literature, public discourse, and of course, national eugenic practices regarding genetic testing and screening.
The Zionist mixture of personal reproductive choices and collective ideology was constructed as positive and legitimate, even necessary as part of the project of nation-building.
In Israel, eugenics in the form of reproductive genetics has thus been and still is largely regarded in a positive manner. Eugenic ideologies and practices have persisted in Israel, in a thinly veiled mode, even after the holocaust [sic]— perhaps because they were an inherent and formative part of Zionism.”
Standing on the side of the truth
The nation of Israel has enjoyed an outpouring of love, as well as moral and financial support– never seen before in modern history.
More importantly, so many have lost their lives defending Israel.
But Israel has charted its own course in the community of nations– and it is one that leads to death and destruction.
Oh… but you say, what about the geopolitical situation in the Middle East? What’s going to happen if we do not stand with Israel?
Without calling anyone simple-minded, let me just say that Americans are sophisticated enough to understand that they do not have to choose between Jewish Zionist-socialists who consider the rest of humanity inferior– and Palestinian Islamic Marxists.
Frankly speaking, it is high time for the international community to grow a moral backbone and try to save what is left of Christians in the Holy Land and the Middle East– who are caught in the middle– and are being persecuted and murdered every day.
As far as the Israeli government is concerned, it will continue to find lucrative business opportunities with those “inferior souls” that it encounters on the Silk Road, all the way to China. You see, there is a vigorous and lucrative Sino-Israeli relationship, with untold geopolitical benefits for Israel.
China’s energy-needy economy has turned the Red Dragon into the most aggressive infrastructure investor on the planet. The Chinese will finance just about anything, in exchange for access to energy resources. Indeed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already been served the most exquisite Kosher dim sum in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. This is leading to many fruitful collaborations with the Communist Chinese government– which will surely include more attempts at defense weapons sales, disguised under the seductive wink of “arms sales diplomacy.”
But this has been one long seductive wink, since Israel has a long history of selling weapons to China.
In 1991, the late Julian M. Sobin wrote The China-Israel Connection: New Motivations for Rapprochement, where he outlined the history of covert Sino-Israeli relations:
“Israel possesses expertise in innovating, improving, and copying weapons, and the Israeli defense industry is geared for quick, low-volume sales at competitive prices to ensure its economic survival. Furthermore, Israeli national security requirements guarantee discretion.”
Sobin was a Fellow at the Center for International Affairs (CFIA) at Harvard University from 1987-1988. He was also chairman of Sobin Chemicals, and senior vice president of International Minerals & Chemical Corp. His biography outlines his extensive dealings with China, after April 1972, when he became the first U.S. businessman to be invited to Beijing, at the outset of the thaw in Sino-American relations.
The Israel-China connection continues to be chronicled by Chinese scholars in the United States.
Dr. Zhiqun Zhu is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in East Asian Politics– and is Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Bucknell University. Dr. Zhu describes the reaction of the United States regarding Israeli arms sales to China, in his 2010 book titled, China’s New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance:
“China’s arms purchase from Israel and its weapons sales to Middle Eastern countries are a constant irritant for the United States.”
In “China’s Middle East Policy and Its Implications for US-China Relations,” in Sujian Guo and Shiping Hua (eds.), New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy (pp. 165-178), Dr. Zhu writes:
“That China is both the recipient of advanced weapons from Israel and an alleged proliferator of weapons to the Middle East creates serious security challenges to the United States and frustrates global nonproliferation efforts.”
“Israel has been China’s second largest weapons supplier, next only to Russia.”
Israelis, prepare yourselves for a new menu. Benjamin Netanyahu’s desire to please China is so strong, that he has turned his back on his own Jewish people– by withdrawing from a U.S. terror investigation against the Bank of China, which maintained 17 accounts for Hamas. China does not consider Hamas to be a terror organization. The Times of Israel reports:
“Court documents, released for the first time Tuesday evening, reveal the existence of a secret unit, made up of Mossad, Shin Bet and anti-terror agents, to track money used to finance terror. The unit tracked 17 bank accounts being used to transfer money for Hamas between Syria and Gaza in 2005, but the Chinese, who do not consider Hamas a terror group, did not take action. After it was revealed that the transferred money was used in a 2006 Tel Aviv terror attack that killed a Florida teen, the family sued the Bank of China in US court. Jerusalem originally agreed to cooperate fully and was supposed to send an expert who had flagged the transfers in 2005 to testify, but the Chinese threatened to cancel a visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the country, which took place earlier this year. The expert refused to testify and Israel withdrew support for the court case last month, drawing accusations from the US that it was damaging the fight against terror.”— The Times of Israel, December 18, 2013.
This is only the tip of the iceberg, as to what we can expect from Israel’s government.
Oh… but what about Iran and a potential nuclear threat?
Not to worry.
It is in China’s best interest that the region remain as calm as possible (for Middle Eastern standards) in order to protect their investments. Israel, as you saw above, will comply. And when needed, as a means of “diplomacy,” Israel will become the arms-trader extraordinaire for the region, through China or through fraudulent end-user certificates and other secretive maneuvers– which will keep everybody busy, with their on-and-off ancient cycle of tribal wars. I am not being sarcastic. It is already happening.
As we gaze across the ancient Judean Desert we think about the water conflicts that are coming, down the Tigris-Euphrates and Jordan River– be they the result of real water scarcity, or man-made “global-warming.”
Israel already has an advantage by having control over the water resources of the Jordan River basin. Throughout history, he who has the strongest military controls the water resources– and Israel has the strongest military in the Middle East. This is why water resources are always played as strategic cards.
No matter what, the Israeli government is prepared– and is concentrating on water technology, ready to confront any opposition or litigation coming from riparian states. And the Chinese? Well, the Chinese are obsessed with rivers and water diversion– and they have a history of building dams that eventually killed hundreds of thousands of their people, so they are standing by, ready to share their expertise with the Israelis.
Ah, then finally everyone in the Middle East can rally around a “sustainable” regional government, but not without first getting the go ahead from the United Nations. That’s one way to get control of the region. You see, you can fight over religion and oil forever. But you only have three to five days to fight over water.
On the financial front Israel is doing so well, that it can afford to pay millions of dollars each year for abortions and eugenic procedures; therefore, it is immoral for Washington to continue to send billions of dollars to Israel each year, by taking money from hard working “inferior souls”– known as American taxpayers.
And since the American taxpayer is bankrolling Israel, it is absolutely hypocritical to denounce Obamacare (a catastrophe)– while turning a blind eye to Israel’s socialized medicine.
So how did all this happen? Is it that Israel is not the country it promised to be, in modern times? Or could it be that the world failed to carefully examine and understand the Zionist foundation of the State of Israel– and the concomitant political and religious implications behind the “crystallization” of its Jewish statehood?
One thing is certain, by the time the world woke up to reality, Israel was already a socialist fait accompli.
I have lived through communism; so, politically speaking, it is impossible for someone to take me down a rabbit hole. I have spent most of my life pursuing the noble arts of linguistics and music, which led to traveling not only in the United States but also in foreign countries. In addition, I spent an entire year traveling throughout the State of Florida meeting hundreds of people during my campaign for the United States Senate (Republican, on the ballot, 2012). These life experiences have allowed me to meet and befriend people of many cultures, races and religions, including Jews– many of whom today feel betrayed, heartbroken and disoriented, as they witness the moral disintegration of Israel.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. It is a final performance– and the “Jewish state” has exited the stage.
Someone has to say the truth…
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3 – “The Soul of a Jew and the Soul of a Non-Jew: An Inconvenient Truth and the Search for an Alternative” (By: Rabbi Hanan Balk). Full text is available through HAKIRAH.ORG, a Journal of Jewish Thought and Law.
4 – Congressional billion-dollar budget of American taxpayer money to Israel (contains 2014 projected budget)
8 – Jewish Eugenics, by Professor John Glad. Dr. Glad is an American academic who specializes in the literature and politics of exile, especially Russian literature; he has written about Nazi Germany, World War II and the Holocaust.
9 – Community Genetics and Genetic Alliances: Eugenics, Carrier Testing, and Networks of Risk (2010) by Dr. Avid E. Raz, Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program and Professor at the Dept., of Sociology and Anthropology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er-Sheva, Israel. Available through booksellers.
11 – Prostitution and taxation in Israel, sliding towards Netherlands’ model
13 – The Politics of Prostitution: Women’s Movement, Democratic States and the Globalization of Sex Commerce, by Joyce Outshoorn (Page 145). Available through booksellers.
16 – Shhhhhhhhhhh… why are they so quiet?
19 – The China-Israel Connection: New Motivations for Rapprochement (1991) by the late Julian M. Sobin. Mr. Sobin was a Fellow at the Center for International Affairs (CFIA) at Harvard University from 1987-1988. He was also chairman of Sobin Chemicals, and senior vice president of International Minerals & Chemical Corp. His biography outlines his extensive dealings with China, after April 1972, when he became the first U.S. businessman to be invited to Beijing, at the outset of the thaw in Sino-American relations.
20 – China’s New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance (2010) by Dr. Zhiqun Zhu. Available through booksellers. Dr. Zhu is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in East Asian Politics– and Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Bucknell University.
21 – Dr. Zhiqun Zhu in “China’s Middle East Policy and Its Implications for US-China Relations,” in Sujian Guo and Shiping Hua (eds.), New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy (Lexington/Rowman & Littlefield, 2007): pp. 165-178. Available through booksellers.
23 – ISRAEL: “Religion and the Secular State” by Daphne Barak-Erez, Professor of Law and Steward and Judy Colton Chair of Law and Security, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. “Religion and the Secular State” was prepared for a panel at the Conference of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Washington DC, 2010.
24 – Education in Israel From AMotherinIsrael(dot)com
Additional references on Jewish thought and law (in audio form) by Rabbi Hanan Balk
“Inferior Souls”, … à la carte with Marielena, Benjamin Netanyahu., Habayit Hayehudi, Israel, Israel’s Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, ISRAEL: Abortion Prostitution Socialism– and the Plight of “Inferior Souls,” Knesset, Marielena Montesino de Stuart, Marielena Speaks, Marielena Stuart, Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, Shimon Peres.
Copyright © Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.
Washington, Israel, the Vatican and the world– does anybody care about Cuba?
Someone has to say the truth…
By Marielena Montesino de Stuart
Erased from history
It’s time to retrace your steps, so that you will remember the history that the socialists would like you to forget.
January 1 is a very dark day for those of us who are living in exile, having left Cuba, the Communist island prison. It is also a dark day in modern history, as the international community continues to ignore 55 years of murder and oppression committed by Fidel Castro and his band of Communist criminals.
The longer you ignore injustice, the more it is erased from history. As such, each generation that comes along is slowly removed from the moment in history when the atrocities were committed. Yet, over 120 million lives have been lost at the hands of communist regimes in different parts of the world, not counting millions murdered through forced abortions, as part of socialist depopulation programs.
Most countries are celebrating the New Year, but those still trapped in Cuba are reminded that while dissidents are imprisoned and tortured, another Communist anniversary celebration has arrived, where Fidel Castro and his thugs can toast to the lasting power and “international relevance” of their murderous “revolution.”
As the years pass and the world moves further into socialism, Communism in Cuba has been packaged and repackaged in so many misleading ways by “intellectuals” and self-proclaimed experts on Cuban political matters, that it is hard to understand how humanity can tolerate such monumental and nauseating deception—which begins very early in public education classrooms, all over the world.
Since January 1, 1959, Cuba’s Communist dictatorship has been an illegitimate government. It has violated every treaty and human rights law ever written. Because communism is based on deceit, each and every claim to progress in Cuba is based on lies. Absolute lies. And now, the Communists in Havana have an ever-growing socialist international community to support them and applaud them.
Israel and Cuba: Remembering the Yom Kippur War (aka, the 1973 Arab-Israeli War) and Operation Entebbe
Americans have always relied on Israel’s vote in the United Nations, in support of the embargo against Cuba’s Communist government, as a means of putting economic pressure on Castro.
But after more than half a century of Communist rule in Cuba, and so many concessions to Castro, the embargo has become merely symbolic, since the entire world trades or does business with Castro.
American taxpayers are not asking for much when they expect Israel’s vote on the floor of the United Nations in support of the U.S. embargo– considering that we give billions of dollars to Israel annually—and when you take into account the fact that Castro broke diplomatic relations with Israel in 1973, in support of the Palestinians, during the Fourth Non-Aligned Movement Summit (NAM) held in Algiers.
My conservative Jewish friends agree that historically and morally speaking, Israel should have been the one to break relations with Communist Cuba.
Was the government of Israel waiting to receive moral support from a Communist terrorist like Castro?
Aren’t the people of Cuba worthy of the same political and human rights that the Israeli government claims for its people?
During the Yom Kippur War (aka, the 1973 Arab-Israeli War) Fidel Castro’s government sent 4,000 troops to prevent Israeli forces from entering Syrian territory— while Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel, was leading a commando team deep in the Syrian territory.
On another front, during Operation Entebbe in July 1976, commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a high-risk operation at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, in order to rescue over 100 Israeli citizens and Jewish passengers of various nationalities, who were being held hostage at Entebbe Airport, following the hijacking of an Air France plane, by a terrorist group who had received training in South Yemen, at camps supported and staffed with 1,500 Soviets, 700 Cubans and 116 East Germans.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s brother, Yonatan, died during Operation Entebbe, as the commander of the elite Israeli army commando unit Sayeret Matkal.
When the terrorists took control of the AirFrance plane, they announced that they were under the leadership of none other than the “Che Guevara Group and Gaza Unit of the Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine.” As my readers know by now, Che Guevara was one of Fidel Castro’s closest henchmen, responsible for the execution of thousands of innocent Cubans. Che Guevara’s long trail of blood has earned him the reputation as one of the most vicious and ruthless Communists in history.
Yet, in September 2010, President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as the top two government leaders of Israel, issued statements praising Fidel Castro’s recognition of Israel’s right to exist, including an emotional letter from Shimon Peres to Castro, where Peres goes into rapture about the Cuban Communist dictator.
Are the billions of dollars that American taxpayers send to Israel each year not enough affirmation for Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres? Why is the opinion of Fidel Castro so important, to even warrant a personal letter from the President of Israel to a murderous Communist thug like Castro?
“The remarks attributed to Castro demonstrate his deep understanding of the history of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.” – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, September, 2010.
“Cuba is an island, surrounded by water. Israel is a political island, surrounded by threats. You tried to sail to bigger seas, to show that a small geographical size doesn’t have to reflect human smallness, and we are trying to prove that small political size doesn’t have to reflect the size of our values. Therefore, we want to see our neighbors as friends, and the better things are for them, the better things will be for us.”
“Your words presented a surprising bridge between a harsh reality and a new horizon,” Peres continued. “I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You proved that even those who are distant from each other can be close.” – President Shimon Peres, September 2010.
As I perused Shimon Peres’ letter to Fidel Castro, I was reminded of the socialist-agricultural spirit that defined the foundation of Israel. One can see how Peres shares this socialist ethos with Castro, through the emotions expressed in his letter.
President Shimon Peres’ entire letter to Fidel Castro can be read HERE.
Those of us who have lived through Communism are never surprised by political expediency– but it is impossible to understand Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement praising Fidel Castro, in the shadows of his own brother’s death at Entebbe and Castro’s military staffing and support of training camps, for the terrorists that killed his brother. Given this scenario, why should anyone expect Benjamin Netanyahu to care about the Cuban people and their suffering under Fidel Castro’s murderous regime?
The story of Peres’ and Netanyahu’s praise of Fidel Castro was quickly dismissed by the American mainstream media. The news of this scandal could have easily disappeared, were it not for a member of Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who cried foul — prompting a predictable apology from Netanyahu. Such apologies of convenience, as we all know, do not mean much.
Here is what’s really going on…
While Israeli officials cast their symbolic vote in the United Nations in favor of the Cuban embargo, there is a long-standing, very lucrative and well-established citrus business connection between Israel and Cuba, which the government of Israel appears to ignore.
The following quote from Waknine & Berezovsky Co., Ltd., a company with an address in Israel, describes it best, in a paper presented at the IFEAT International Conference in Budapest, Hungary, 23 – 27 Sept. 2007. IFEAT stands for The International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades:
Waknine & Berezovsky Co. Ltd., 36 Magal Street, 56528 Savyon, Israel
You may wonder why a woman from Israel is talking in Hungary about the citrus industry in Cuba. The answer is because our company has a long-term joint venture with two citrus factories in Cuba that represent 80% of the total citrus industry in Cuba.”
Even during Bill Clinton’s liberal administration, Washington still showed some indignation by invoking the Helms-Burton Act, when Israeli or other international companies would do business in Cuba– on property that had been expropriated from Americans (not to mention the property that was viciously confiscated from millions of hard-working Cuban citizens).
But the little indignation that was left in Washington, against Castro, has slowly disappeared as the U.S. government continues to submerge Americans in a sea of socialism.
Enrique Rottenberg is another Israeli who joined the chorus of Castro supporters and materialistic opportunists who operate in the open, without any publicly known restrictions from the government of Israel.
Rottenberg’s business record with the Cuban Communist government, ranges from large-scale real estate projects, to nauseating and offensive photographic “art” projects in Cuba, of a sexual nature. When confronted about his business activities in Cuba through the secretive BM Group, in violation of The Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 (Helms-Burton Act), Rottenberg responded: ”We are working in accordance with the laws of Israel and Cuba.”
There you have it.
Enrique Rottenberg could not have said it better—even though the government of Israel excuses itself by claiming that BM Group is not based in Israel.
The Helms–Burton Act was quickly condemned by our “friends”—such as the Council of Europe, the European Union, Britain, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina –and other U.S. “allies” that enjoy active trade relations with Cuba. To make matters worse, the economic and geopolitical conditions that existed in the 1990’s, when the Helms-Burton Act came into being, are no longer there—as more enemies of the U.S., including China, establish strategic and economic alliances with our “friends.”
More than half a century of terrifying persecution, political imprisonment, torture, executions, hunger, human trafficking, forced depopulation practices (reflected in the highest abortion rates in the Western Hemisphere)—in addition to hundreds of thousands of Cubans who fled in rafts and are buried in the cemetery known as the Strait of Florida, does not seem to matter.
Why, you ask yourself, can’t the Cuban people get the same support that the people of South Africa received from the international community, in order to bring down Apartheid?
Are Cubans less worthy of freedom and human rights than South Africans?
In fact, as a cynical reminder of the world’s indifference to the Cuban tragedy, there are now flights from Key West to Havana. The opportunities appear now endless, for those who wish to celebrate and enjoy themselves in Cuba, while having their hedonistic fantasies fulfilled at Cuban government-run resorts and hotels, including engaging in prostitution with minors.
What about defense exports to the enemy?
If the government of Israel is not willing to put restrictions on Israeli companies and citizens that do business with Cuba– then what are we to expect from the current questionable state of the extremely lucrative and powerful Israeli defense export industry?– which has been put under scrutiny by the governments of the United States and Great Britain, for large-scale defense exports to Venezuela, and Pakistan, as well as several other Muslim countries. In addition, Israel also sells weapons to China, which is very disturbing to the United States.
Israel is known for practicing arms-sales diplomacy in order to expand its sphere of influence. While this practice is not uncommon, unless the Defense Ministry of Israel has a tight grip on transactions, the arms will end up in the wrong hands through fraudulent end-user certificates and other secretive practices.
Venezuela is Castro’s closest ally in the Western Hemisphere– and has a strong military relationship with Cuba. In 2005 Hugo Chavez threatened to send F-16’s to Cuba and China, in defiance of the U.S. blocking of Israel’s exports of F-16’s to Chavez.
The last thing the Cuban people need is more oppression from a stronger Cuban military force, which could benefit from fraudulent defense export maneuvers.
Excerpt from UPI report (July 19, 2013):
“Israeli defense exports, a major revenue generator, are under scrutiny after the state comptroller reported serious flaws in the supervision of exports, suggesting some could have been suspect.
The report, citing poor enforcement, follows the tightening in May of regulations on defense exports that could limit foreign sales, and an order this week by Tel Aviv District Court that the Defense Ministry disclose the identities of some of the nearly 7,000 arms dealers, a staggering number, it has authorized.
The report by State Comptroller Joseph Shapira, published Wednesday, said there is legislation that standardizes military exports in accordance with international norms, but the ministry’s Defense Export Controls Agency, known as DECA, was “failing to use the full extent” of its authority “to ensure proper enforcement.”
The report, as published, did not cite any specific instances in which export restrictions may have been violated. However, Israeli arms dealers, overwhelmingly former military men, certified by the Defense Ministry have been found to engage in some murky operations over the years, under which unsavory regimes, mainly in Africa and Latin America, as well as criminal organizations like cocaine cartels, received Israeli-made or Israeli-supplied weapons. [Bold added for emphasis].
A British government report in June said Israeli arms were exported to several Muslim countries — Pakistan, Egypt, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco — in 2008-12.”
“Security analyst Yossi Melman, who has written extensively on intelligence and defense issues, has observed that several Israelis who ended behind bars in other countries in recent years were all licensed by the Defense Ministry and “driven by pure greed.”
All were former members of the armed forces, some holding senior rank, he said, and all “were familiar faces in the corridors of the defense establishment.”
It remains to be seen how forthcoming the ministry will be.”
The Vatican: It’s called rapprochement
While this harrowing communist scenario has unfolded for 55 years, the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, including every modernist Vatican II Cardinal elected to sit on the Throne of Peter—yes, every single one, from John XXIII to John Paul II to Francis-– has chosen to dialogue with communists in every continent, instead of denouncing them head on.
It’s called rapprochement.
Let’s not forget that John Paul II, after vigorously negotiating the freedom of the Polish people from communism, proceeded to pat Fidel Castro on the back, praising his socialized health care and education. John Paul II’s double standards are legendary—and his betrayal of the Cuban people has left deep scars in the hearts and minds of many who looked up to him, for the work he had done in Poland.
The average faithful Catholic, unless he or she is actively following the events and publications of the Holy See, has missed the Ostpolitik agenda of the modernist Vatican during the last 50 years.
Excerpt from John Paul II’s address to the Cuban Ambassador to the Holy See, Raúl Roa Kourí, on January 8, 2005:
“I am grateful for your kind words and for the greetings from Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Council of State and the Government of the Republic. I express my best wishes to him for his good health and for the integral prosperity of the beloved Cuban Nation. For this Nation I ask God, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, venerated in your Country under the lovely title:”Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre”, to deepen the sentiments of mutual understanding and genuine brotherhood that will enable the Homeland to be the true home built by all.
At the same time, I can tell you of the interest with which I follow the commitment of the Cuban Authorities to maintaining and developing the goals they have succeeded in achieving with effort in the areas of health care, education at various levels and culture in its different expressions. The Holy See considers that by assuring these conditions of human life one sets in place some of the pillars in building up peace, which means not merely the absence of war but also the possibility for all a society’s members to enjoy integral human advancement, good health and the harmonious development of mind and body.”
Both John XXIII and John Paul II will soon be canonized, as part of the modernist Roman Catholic “saint factory”– without regard for the millions of victims of communism who these Popes betrayed. This is one of the manifestations of the erosion of Catholic traditions under the disastrous rules of Vatican II.
Socialism looks great, from the comfort of a private jet
This rapprochement business has also lined the pockets of many professors, analysts, corporate opportunists and politicians who write books, give lectures, and influence public policies, while analyzing socialism, vis-à-vis Cuba, Africa, Asia– and now the entire Western Hemisphere. In other words, they fill their stomachs in the fanciest restaurants and live the good life, after examining and readjusting the socialist model under a microscope, in the comfort and safety of their university lecture halls, private jets and mansions. Others, such as modernist Catholic monarchs, enjoy their vacations in Cuba so that they can “return to their roots.”
In my Christmas and New Year message I expressed my view, that in spite of the harsh reality that we face with society’s moral and economic decline, we still have a great opportunity to educate the next generation on the great values that have been lost.
The present socialist environment in the United States—and the materialistic atheism that drives so many to do business with Fidel Castro’s Communist murderous dictatorship, are perfect examples of why it is imperative that we educate the next generation on the Natural Law and our God-given right to life and freedom.
Cuba’s reality under the Communist dictatorship of Fidel Castro is being erased from history, before your very eyes.
The lines have been blurred, in order to transition humanity into a materialistic, atheist and socialist environment– for the good of the collective.
Trading and doing business with communist states, violating the sovereignty of nations, redefining marriage and asserting the “human rights” of homosexuals based on their sexual activities and preferences, are all part of this plan.
Asserting the human rights of those who suffer under communism, is not.
This has been long in the making– and is the mechanism used by international socialist operatives and their fellow travelers, through the United Nations initiative for world governance, called Sustainable Development (Agenda 21). Sustainable Development has been implemented all over the world– including Cuba. The last 55 years of subjugation of the Cuban people served as a socialist testing ground for Sustainable Development.
Washington, Israel, the Vatican– and the rest of the world, have bought into this agenda. Their actions prove it. If this weren’t so, Cuba would have been freed from communism long ago.
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