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Jews Who Challenge the Israeli Narrative

There are a growing number of Jews around the world who have gone from ardent Zionists to critics of Israel and its occupation of Palestine. In this remarkable and courageous documentary, “Jews Step Forward,” 23 Jews tell their stories of transformation. Be sure to watch the entire 112  minute documentary to fully understand the difficult process these people went through to come to the conclusions they made to resist Israel’s national march to national suicide.

World famous Israeli conductor, Daniel Barenboim, defined the situation in Israel, perfectly, in his acceptance speech to the Israel Knesset for the 2004 Wolf Prize, one of Israel’s highest honors for “achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people … irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views.”

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin in the symphonies of Anton Bruckner.

Mr. Barenboim remarked: “I am asking today with deep sorrow: Can we, despite all our achievements, ignore the intolerable gap between what the Declaration of Independence promised and what was fulfilled, the gap between the idea and the realities of Israel? Does the condition of occupation and domination over another people fit the Declaration of Independence? Is there any sense in the independence of one at the expense of the fundamental rights of the other? Can the Jewish people whose history is a record of continued suffering and relentless persecution, allow themselves to be indifferent to the rights and suffering of a neighboring people? Can the State of Israel allow itself an unrealistic dream of an ideological end to the conflict instead of pursuing a pragmatic, humanitarian one based on social justice?”

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enochered
October 1st, 2018

In the opening statement of this post it was suggested that “courageous” Jews had come forward. The insinuation being that they would suffer some sort of problem for having done so. What sort of problem would Jews face for standing up to War Criminals, land grabbers and murderers of children? There are many millions of ordinary Christians whom have been courageous enough to do so, despite the threats from Jews. It would appear that these courageous Jews are now standing up as it becomes ever more clear that the World in general, has just about had enough of their crimes, so in fact they are looking after their own interests as usual.

Tom Compton
October 2nd, 2018

Who are the “millions of ordinary Christians whom have been courageous to to so,” as you say? An estimated 40 to 70 million Christians have been conditioned to believe that modern Israel is the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and to do or say anything against it, constitutes a sin against God. Just look at the current occupant of the White House and his died in the wool Christian Zionist VP and their evangelical Christian supporters rapturously welcoming, for example, the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem. Jews who challenge the racist policies of Israel are pilloried as self hating Jews. Americans have been conditioned by all the propaganda from our media and government to support the US serial wars fought in the Middle East for the benefit of Israel. Jews, also, have been conditioned to be the eternal victims. We recommend watching the film, Defamation: The Anti-Semitism Movie” by an Israeli Jew, Yoav Shamir that exposes this conditioning process: https://youtu.be/ShGYvxz7zHI The holocaust religion is used to control both Jews and Gentiles.