Saturday, July 2, 2011

(BLOG) A Film Unfinished....Continues Today

NOTICE: This article I submitted won in the semi-finals of the Pro-Israel blog-off competition.

During Yom Hashoah this year I managed to watch the latest documentary on the Nazis titled "A Film Unfinished", it inspired me to write this article. It is about a 60 minute reel of raw footage that was discovered in an East German archive labeled "Das Ghetto" and which portrays the life of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto of 1942. The film not only shows the life of Jews within the ghetto, but it deliberately intends to show the extreme differences between rich and poor Jews. The differences, however, had all been staged to service the needs of the Nazi propaganda machine.

To quote parts from the documentary trailer: "In 1942, one of the only known films of the Warsaw Ghetto was shot. Scenes of Jewish life were documented. For decades after World War II, this footage was presented as truth. Until 40 years later, when a missing reel was discovered..."

"This is the story of a film that was never completed. A film designed to service propaganda for the third Reich, that empire that knew so well to document its own evil."

"Let the world see what a paradise the Jews lived in."





In short, the documentary exposes the methods in which the Nazis intended to show the general German population and the world how "well" Jews were living in the Ghettos, even though the scenes were staged, and then to show how the Jews that were living "well" did "not care" about the poor, starving or already dead Jews at all... Other staged scenes included leaving dead bodies out in the streets and then having "rich" Jews walk past the bodies and not even budge an eyelid or show any concern, as though Jews do not care that the dead lay in their streets... Next they would show scenes of the "rich" having a proper Jewish burial as opposed to the poor who were just dumped into mass graves one on top of the other, to "show" that Jews do not value the lives of the poor...

It then moves to another level whereby they intended to show the world the "barbaric" rituals of Jews with regards to circumcision, keeping in mind that the Germans of the time and most non-Jews did not circumcise their babies, so seeing this could easily disgust people and lead them to believe that Jews are inhumane, primitive and barbaric in our practices...Furthermore, they showed staged scenes of poor religious men in a Mikve, naked, with "rich" women who were also naked, in an attempt to portray our religious practices as though they involve orgies of some sort, of course men and women do not go into a Mikve at the same time or place and there is no such religious practice that involves orgies of any sort...

Once the Nazis had convinced the general German population that the Jews were living "well" in the ghettos, this would ease the minds of the Germans to not ask any further questions, moreover once they convinced the Germans that Jews were "inhumane and barbaric", this would be a reason for them to exterminate the Jews and therefore have the support of the country to do so...

(I urge you all to watch this documentary!)

Now let's fast forward to current times.

Here are some short examples of the continued use of anti-Semitic propaganda, I say short because I could literally write a thesis with the full amount of propaganda that is currently out there...

Pallywood & The Paparazzi

The use of visual propaganda rose up again with the invention of "Pallywood" and other forms of visual propaganda which I will go into in a moment...

Pallywood is a coinage used to describe alleged cases of "media manipulation, distortion and outright fraud by the Palestinians and other Arabs ... designed to win the public relations war against Israel." It was publicized by Richard Landes who produced a documentary titled "Pallywood: According to Palestinian Sources"...

The documentary exposes the staged scenes which the Palestinians were setting up with the intention of misleading the media and the world into believing that a situation was far worse than it actually was and/or also staging violent situations that were entirely made up and acted from beginning till end... All "media" coverage was done by freelance photographers and cameramen not official news sources...

Examples of this included the "Muhammad al-Durrah incident" where a staged scene was set to make as though the IDF had deliberately fired upon and killed Jamal al-Durrah and his 12 year old son Muhammad al-Durrah... This was filmed by a France 2 freelance cameraman but France 2 deliberately left out a very important part of the video which was discovered and debunked by "The 2nd Draft" in this video... The part that was left out was at a point where the boy was supposedly already dead yet he quickly peeks to see what he needs to do next...

The articles went viral about this incident all around the world, BBC reported "Boy becomes Palestinian martyr", The Guardian reported "Making of a martyr", the list goes on yet even after the multitude of evidence provided including that of C.A.M.E.R.A.'s investigations, there are still media centers and blogs recalling the incident as an act of the "evil Zionist regime" to this day... Youtube is infested with the original edited and unanalyzed version of the video and pictures, with titles such as "The cold blooded murder of 12-year old Mohamed Al-Durrah" and "The murder of 12-year old Mohamed Al-Durrah that shook the world", Facebook too is overwhelmed with tribute pages and remembrance pages on this incident and while this incident has already been debunked and hopefully laid to rest it is still and I quote "Israel's greatest PR failure" because no matter whether the IDF was involved in this or not, the damage is done!

This well executed (no pun intended) plan made Israel look bad just as much as Nazi Germany was fated to be successful, and even if the intention was later discovered to be fake, false or misdirected, the initial image always sticks in peoples’ minds especially one of disgust… and no matter how much proof we can later offer that debunks the incident, it will never convince people who have already been convinced enough by seeing the first video…. anything else becomes a conspiracy theory or a cover-up to them…

This one incident became an icon of hatred towards Israel, all the Muslim countries had postage stamps honoring al-Durrah, Daniel Pearl was killed to avenge his "death", Osama Bin Laden used the incident to incite before 9/11 and streets, squares & academies have been named after him... Al-Durrah was even referred to as "a tiny sleeping Jesus" - [Al-Quds, May 25, 2001] - He became a poster child for the Intifada...

Pallywood strikes again and again...

"Jesus was Palestinian", "the Palestinians are Jesus"

Palestinians have gone as far as claiming that Jesus & Moses were Muslim Palestinians and that Abraham was the first Muslim Palestinian, the use of self-propaganda became a powerful influence on the people to justify their own existence, history and heritage and in turn to make Jews look bad once again for supposedly "killing Jesus their Messiah" as well as making the claim that we are all "fake Jews" except for the "Hebrews or Israelites"...

Attempts to fabricate their own history to convince people that they are descendants of "Jesus the Palestinian" have gone as far as calling Jesus "the first Palestinian Shahid – Martyr for Allah," [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, January 17, 2005]... Now whether Jesus was technically called a Palestinian or not, because this area was known as Palestine, the fact is that they are rewriting their own history as a direct connection to the Jewish Jesus which is of course impossible... Palestine was only named Palestine 136 years after Jesus' death as part of Rome's plan to cut the Jews' ties to their Land of Israel... Palestine was made up of Palestinian Jews, Muslims and Christians. Palestinian is not a culture, religion or race of people, at least not the same as the Palestinians that we know of today...

Quotes such as the following are drummed into the minds of the Palestinians:
  • "We must not forget that (Jesus) Messiah, may peace be upon him, is Palestinian, the son of Mary the Palestinian, who is sanctified by hundreds of millions of believers in this world." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, November 18, 2005]
  • "It was quite natural that the Palestinians rose to save their sanctuaries [in Nazareth] without anyone thinking there is a difference between a Christian and a Muslim… since in the Palestinian situation, the lord Messiah [Jesus] and his mother [Mary] are both Galileans and Palestinians …"[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 9, 2006]
  • "The Palestinian Galilee village of Kfar Kana takes pride in the fact that in [the village] the Palestinian Messiah succeeded to turn water into wine." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, December 14, 2004]
  • "…And a child from the De’haisha refugeecamp will shout: "Yes, we have won, just as the prophets and [Jesus’] Apostles won," and the shahids will cry, ‘We shook the palm trees alongside Lady Earth and the lady of the people, the Virgin Mary, and with her son the first Palestinian Shahid." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, January 17, 2005]
  • Artist: "Our struggle today against the other side is an eternal one. It can be said that it started 2,000 years ago and continues until today. I demonstrate this through the figure of Jesus… The Israeli soldiers are wearing army uniforms while Jesus has nothing except for the truth. When they searched him at the entrance of Jerusalem, they found a stone, a piece of bread and fish and he was cuffed. This is the Palestinian from the beginning of the struggle until the end." [PA TV, July 21, 2000]
The mere belief that these people are of a heritage and descent that they are not, becomes a major problem when they have convinced the rest of the world, who actually believes them, that everything they say is true because they believe it with such conviction... This then reassures the Pro-Palestinian mob that "Palestinians" definitely have ancestral rights to this land and possibly others, dating back to the times of Abraham, Moses and Jesus... this fuels the support for the Palestinians "struggle" to get "their" land back...



The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

"The Protocols of the Elders of Ziyon is a fabricated document; its content is demonstrably fictional in its entirety. It was originally produced in Russia between 1897 and 1903, possibly by Pyotr Ivanovich Rachkovsky, head of the Paris office of the Russian Secret Police, and unknown others. It is a fraudulent, anti-Semitic text purporting to describe a Jewish plan for achieving global domination."

This famous piece of propaganda was used continuously to demonize the Jews and is still in use today, the so called protocols have even been published online by many anti-Semitic websites such as JewWatch.com and BibleBelievers.org.au...

Youtube has its fair share of propaganda videos "exposing the truth" about Jews by using the Protocols as a tool to convince people of the Jewish and Zionist "conspiracies" such as world domination, mass media control, control of the banking systems and more... Facebook is no different... It is sadly amusing what these people come up with... So far only a few have put in the effort to debunk this hoax...

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stated the following: "In 1921, the London Times presented conclusive proof that the Protocols were a "clumsy plagiarism." The Times confirmed that the Protocols had been copied in large part from a French political satire that never mentioned Jews -- Maurice Joly's Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu (1864). Other investigations revealed that one chapter of a Prussian novel, Hermann Goedsche's Biarritz (1868), also "inspired" the Protocols."

Here is a list of some of the times this book has been used for propaganda purposes:
  • 1920: The Protocols were published in Poland, France, England, and the United States. These editions blame the Russian Revolution on Jewish conspirators and warn of Bolshevism spreading to the West.
  • 1920: Automaker Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent published The International Jew, an Americanized version of the Protocols to which he later apologized for doing so. It is available online to read.
  • 1933: Adolf Hitler made "good" use of it, he published 23 editions of it before World War II began.
  • 1935: A Swiss court fined two Nazi leaders for circulating a German-language edition of the Protocols in Berne, Switzerland.
  • 1938: "Radio priest" Father Charles E. Coughlin serialized the Protocols in his newspaper, Social Justice.
  • 1960: The Protocols were featured in an article published by Salah Dasuqi, military governor of Cairo, in "al-Majallaaa", the official cultural journal.
  • 1974: The Protocols were published in India under the title "International Conspiracy Against Indians".
  • 1974: Idi Amin, the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979, cited the book as evidence of a Jewish conspiracy to take over the world, and as justification for his self-proclaimed plans to destroy Israel. He reveals this in an interview during the documentary "Idi Amin Dada".
  • 1985: An English-language edition of Protocols was published by the Islamic Propagation Organization and issued in Iran.
  • 1997: The Protocols become a best-seller in Syria, it was exhibited and sold at the Damascus International Book Fair. It was then reprinted in 2004 and 2005.
  • 1999: It's been made available on Amazon to purchase since 1999.
  • 2002: Egyptian satellite television broadcasts a 41-part miniseries "Horseman Without a Horse", which is based largely on the Protocols.
  • 2003: A 30-part television miniseries called "Al Shatat (The Diaspora)", produced in Syria, was broadcasted on Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV. The series depicts a “global Jewish government,” as described in the Protocols.
  • 2003: An exhibition of holy books of monotheistic religions at the Alexandria Library in Egypt includes a copy of the Protocols next to the Torah. UNESCO issues a public denunciation of the Alexandria Library exhibition.
  • 2004: The Protocols are published in Okinawa, Japan.
  • 2005: "Al Shatat (The Diaspora)" airs in Jordan during the festival of Ramadan.
  • 2005: A Spanish-language edition of the Protocols, published in Mexico City, says that whether or not the Protocols are authentic, history shows that Zionists intend to dominate the world.
  • 2005: An edition of the Protocols was authorized by the Syrian Ministry of Information, claims that the Elders of Zion coordinated the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.
  • 2006: Saudi Arabian schoolbooks contain explicit summaries of the Protocols as factual.
  • 2008: Hamas Libel: Protocols of the Elders of Zion - Jews Planned The Holocaust.
  • 2011: The Charter of Hamas explicitly refers to the Protocols, accepting them as factual and makes several references to Freemasons as one of the "secret societies" controlled by "Zionists".
  • 2011: It's also available online to read.
The list goes on and will continue to go on as a powerful propaganda tool against Jews, Israel and Zionists!

Israeli "Apartheid"

Since the term "Israeli Apartheid" was invented, vast amounts of anti-Israel campaigns increased in numbers with intent to directly compare the real South African Apartheid regime to the current Israeli regime... It was in fact stated back in 2004 by UN agent John Dugard that the Israeli "Apartheid regime in territories is worse than in South Africa"....

"In a 2007 report, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Palestine John Dugard stated that 'elements of the Israeli occupation constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid, which are contrary to international law' and suggested that the 'legal consequences of a prolonged occupation with features of colonialism and apartheid' be put to the International Court of Justice. South Africa's statutory research agency the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) stated in a 2009 report that 'the State of Israel exercises control in the [Occupied Palestinian Territories] with the purpose of maintaining a system of domination by Jews over Palestinians and that this system constitutes a breach of the prohibition of apartheid.' In 2010 United Nations Special Rapporteur for Palestine Richard A. Falk reported that criminal apartheid features of the Israeli occupation had been entrenched in the three years since the report of his predecessor, John Dugard." (source)

The so-called "Israeli Apartheid" libel has spawned campaigns such as:
Once again the list goes on a mile long... Prominent Palestinians, Jewish anti-Zionists, South Africans, Americans and Europeans have been at the forefront of these campaigns. 

In 2010 "Over 200 concerned Israelis, many of them of South African origin, attended a panel on 'Combating Israel’s Delegitimization: Debunking the Apartheid Myth'" - Many others have put in the efforts to debunk this myth, people such as Dr. Mitchell Bard and David Horowitz who has been at the forefront of campaigning against the "Israeli Apartheid" libel and also an Israeli Arab woman and man decided to speak out against this myth...

Yet no matter how many of us attempt to debunk this myth, the damage is already done... The usual suspects, Youtube and Facebook, are of course overwhelmed with propaganda footage and campaigns of how Israel is supposedly an Apartheid regime, even Enrique Iglesias agrees...

This has become the "latest and greatest" tactic to use in the fight to delegitimize Israel by demonizing Jews who support Israel, Zionists, Israelis and well truthfully any Jews in general too but many will argue that they "love" Jews but hate Israelis or Zionists, which is true for some, but many who are actually anti-Semitic, hide behind the "political correctness" of being anti-Zionist rather than anti-Semitic...

Illogical arguments in support of Israel being an Apartheid state usually go something like "Jews are against Israel's occupation and against Israeli Apartheid"- this to them translates into meaning that because some Jews are against Israel and do believe that Israel is an Apartheid regime that therefore the majority of Jews and Israelis MUST be wrong... Many a time I have seen this line used and it holds no weight when it is analyzed properly, it is a meaningless argument like saying "some Americans hate America because of the Iraq War therefore America is wrong and should be put on trial"- As absurd as this sounds, people use these as arguments all the time in defense of their belief that "Israel is evil"... This is a direct result of the "Israeli Apartheid" propaganda that is out there...

I used to live in Apartheid South Africa, I grew up there and witnessed many incidents of real Apartheid on a daily basis. I now live in Israel for many years and I can assure you that there is no Israeli Apartheid, there never has been and never will be! During the Apartheid we, as Jews, were not allowed to go to certain places such as country clubs where they had signs stating "No Blacks, No Dogs, No Jews", you will never see a sign in Israel preventing an Arab whether Muslim or Christian from entering, not even at the Western Wall (Kotel). Perhaps I am hallucinating when I go to the shopping mall and see well dressed happy Arabs in the same shopping malls that I go to or when I visit the Tel Aviv University and see many Arab students & professors walking around the campus without being hassled by anyone... Yet people will then argue that it is the Palestinians who are suffering from the "Apartheid" due to the wall but this too makes no logical sense because Palestinians are not a part of Israel AT ALL, they have their own governing body, laws, rules and regulations to follow that have nothing to do with Israel in the least... they are no different to Jordanians or Egyptians in that they are not a part of Israel so therefore have to pass through border control points anyway if they wish to enter & exit Israel, what is the difference? Every border has a fence, this particular one has a wall, where is the difference besides cosmetically? Even Egypt has a wall on the border of Gaza but that is "apparently" acceptable...

All of this propaganda sparked off the "Boycott Israel Campaigns"

"The Satanic Talmud & The Synagogue Of Satan & The Zionist Illuminati"


Another new, or maybe not so new, form of anti-Semitic propaganda is the comparison between the TalmudKaballah and Satanism / Devil Worship as well as a continued belief (Protocols) that the Jews are actually the Illuminati who hide behind the world and seek to control it or who have been controlling it for thousands of years like puppet masters... It has gone viral!

While no one is really sure who first came up with this preposterous idea that Jews are Satanic or members of the so called Illuminati, but the conspiracy theorists out there have really got the hang of this one and have managed to "convert" many an ignorant person into believing this total nonsense....

An example of one such person is "Brother Nathanael" who is an Orthodox Christian street evangelist that warns people of the dangers of the Jews being in control of the world... He started the "Brother Nathanael Foundation" and also runs the notorious "Real Zionist News" blog and interestingly enough was supposedly born a Jew but converted to Christianity to escape from the "evil claws" of Judaism... His Youtube videos, of which he has many, show him explaining why he left Judaism and how to break the Zionist power... His followers have been led to believe that all Jews, except ones that convert to Christianity, are evil Satan worshipers and must be stopped... As candid as he looks, speaks and acts is as dangerous as this man actually is...

Our next person who took a stab at convincing people that Jews are Satanic is "Andrew Carrington Hitchcock" who is the author of "The Synagogue Of Satan" and who has also managed to have his book published and made available for sale on Amazon...

I won't go too much into these 2 deranged people but I will say that they have both influenced the minds of ignorant people in many ways... For one Texe Marrs, the author, was inspired by Andrew Carrington's Synagogue of Satan as well as Youtube, once again, is full of "proof" that "Jews are evil Satan worshippers"...

These 2 people have opened the door to many Christian fundamentalists who believe that the Jews killed Jesus as well as white supremists, to enhance their belief that Jews are, yes I said it again "evil Satan worshipers"... I cannot begin to tell you how many arguments I have had with these people online to try get them to see the ridiculousness of this belief of us being what they claim we are...



I need not go into detail on the claims of Jews being "The Secret Covenant of the Jewish Secret Society Known As the Order of the Illuminati", there is just way too much out there on this topic as well...

I am sure you get the point of all of this by now but I did feel the need to go into as much detail as I did above so that the people out there who may not be aware of all of these things, as much as I am aware, can at least get a taste of the very real "Unfinished and continued" use of anti-Semitic propaganda that the world has to offer on a daily basis, at the click of a mouse and also for entertainment...

All of the above examples are propaganda tricks and fabrications of the truth that are used only to re-assure people’s anti-Semitic approach or to convince "new recruits" in the same way that the Nazis used false films and other methods to convince their own people that killing the Jews was the right solution... Today it is no different, whether it means killing the Jews or destroying Israel, there is no difference whatsoever... Israel is a Jewish homeland, always was and always will be and the need that these people have to destroy Israel is directly connected to the reality that Israel is Jewish, no other reason whatsoever can excuse the need for all of the above, even Yunis al Astal, a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament agrees...

The film unfinished continues today....

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