- In a remarkable exposé of the Mossad operation
in Dubai, The Times happens to refer to Meir Dagan's (the Mossad chief)
'philosophy'. "The tone of Dagan's directorship is set by a photograph
on the wall of his modest office in the Tel Aviv headquarters. It shows
an old Jew standing on the edge of a trench. An SS officer is aiming his
rifle at the old man's head. 'This old Jew was my grandfather' Dagan tells
visitors". According to The Times, the picture reflects Dagan's belief:
"We should be strong, use our brain, and defend ourselves so that
the Holocaust will never be repeated,"
- Dagan's interpretation of the photographic symbolism
as a license to kill is rather banal yet common amongst Jews and Zionists
in particular. However, this interpretation is far from being the only
interpretation available. I haven't seen the Photograph on Dagan's wall
but I guess that it must depict a devastatingly intense situation between
a murderer in Nazi uniform and an oppressed Jewish man facing his death.
However, Dagan and to a certain tragic extent, far too many Jews, are clearly
fascinated by the role of the man with a rifle rather than with the ordeal
of their collective grandfather, a defenseless venerable victim. Instead
of grasping the Holocaust as a universal message against racism or oppression
of any kind, Dagan and his Jewish State interpret the holocaust as a license
- Though the photograph can be realised as a simplistic
symbolic binary opposition between the innocent (Jew) and the evil (Nazi)
there is a further element in these photographs that is totally dismissed
by Jewish post war political, intellectual and ideological discourse namely
universalism. Unlike the Zionist or in our case Dagan, who draws some immediate
murderous 'operative' conclusions that are there to serve the Jewish tribe
and that tribe only, a humanist would stare at such a photograph and try
to come up with some ideas that may present us all with some positive prospects
of a better future for humanity as a whole.
- In the late 1940's a few sporadic Jewish thinkers insisted
that after Auschwitz the Jews should position themselves at the forefront
of the battle against evil. Not only has this never happened, the Jewish
state is now established as the leading danger for world peace. Moreover,
Jewish lobbies enthusiastically support racist ideologies (Zionism) and
push for colonial expansionist and interventionist conflicts around the
- "This old Jew was my grandfather" says the
Mossad's chief. Indeed, after the big war many Jews wanted to believe that
the Holocaust provided them with an entry card into humanity for the Holocaust
redeems the Jews from the original sin of Crucifixion. The Iconic image
of the persecuted venerable collective 'grandfather' provides the Jew with
a suffering symbol that could easily have stood a competition with Christ
or any other emblem of religious persecution. In 1979, Pope John Paul II
called Auschwitz the "Golgotha of the modern world." Yet, along
this line of thinking, something went horribly wrong. While Jesus' suffering
is interpreted by his followers as a call for mercy and compassion, Dagan's
grandfather's shoa experience is interpreted by the national Jew as a call
for retribution and vengeance. As disastrous as it may sound, the holocaust
religion that was recognized by Israeli Philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz
as the new Jewish religion, is nothing less than a crude and sinister call
for murder. It is probably the most resentful religion known to man.
- In 1844 Karl Marx argued that for humanity to liberate
itself it first must emancipate itself of Judaism*. Karl Marx was not at
all a racist, he was probably referring to Jewish ideology (Jewishness)
which he knew closely. I would maintain that if we want to find the road
to humanism we must liberate ourselves of the Holocaust religion. The Holocaust
as a message failed to become a universal call. Instead it matured into
a tribal religion that opposes every value humanity and humanism have ever
- Many of us including me tend to equate Israel to Nazi
Germany. Rather often I myself join others and argue that Israelis are
the Nazis of our time. I want to take this opportunity to amend my statement.
Israelis are not the Nazis of our time and the Nazis were not the Israelis
of their time. Israel, is in fact far worse than Nazi Germany and the above
equation is simply meaningless and misleading.
- In the past I mentioned that unlike totalitarian Nazi
Germany, the Jewish State is a 'democracy'. In other words, the entirety
of its Jewish population is complicit in IDF crimes against humanity. As
if this is not enough, the fact that 94% of Israel's Jewish population
supported the IDF genocidal attack in Gaza just over a year ago makes
the case against Israel solid like a rock.
- But there is another point that must be mentioned here.
As we all know very well, Nazi Germany didn't like its Jews. It introduced
racial laws, it aimed to cleanse Germany and even the rest of Europe of
its Jewish population. It didn't want to see Jews in politics, in the workplace,
in shops, in the media, in the banks and in the streets. As resentful as
Nazi policies were, one thing was clear. Germany did it all in the open.
It didn't hide a thing. It was racist and it was proud about its bigotry.
Israel and its Jewish lobbies on the other hand, are doing it all in a
deceiving method. Rather than saying we hate Arabs, we want Muslims out
or even dead, rather than admitting its ethnic cleansing policies and practices,
Israel always kills in the name of a grand 'progressive' ideology: in the
name of democracy, pluralism, 'moral interventionism', 'war against terror'
and so on. Israel's supporters around the world are doing very much the
same, they preach for war in the name of 'noble motives', they always want
to 'liberate' other people, and to teach them about the greatest values
of the 'democracy' through military expansionist interventionism.
- The legendary Israeli humanist Israel Shahak wrote in
the late 1980's about his experience as a Jew under Nazi occupation: "if
you enter a square from which there are three exits, one guarded by a German
SS man, one by an Ukrainian and one by a Jewish policeman, then you should
first try to pass the German, and then maybe the Ukrainian, but never the
- I must say it loudly. I take Shahak's advice very seriously.
If I ever enter a square from which there are two exits, one Guarded by
a Nazi officer holding a rifle and the other blocked by Meir Dagan holding
a pillow, I will certainly go for the Nazi with no hesitation.
- Mossad Chief Meir Dagan holding a pillow (photoshop
- * On The Jewish Question-Karl Marx 1844http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1844/jewish-question/