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The Zionist Story. (Full Documentary)

The Zionist Story, an independent film by Ronen Berelovich, is the story of ethnic cleansing, colonialism and apartheid to produce a demographically Jewish State.

Ronen successfully combines archival footage with commentary from himself and others such as Ilan Pappe, Terry Boullata, Alan Hart and Jeff Halper.

“I have recently finished an independent documentary, The Zionist Story, in which I aim to present not just the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but also the core reason for it: the Zionist ideology, its goals (past and present) and its firm grip not only on Israeli society, but also, increasingly, on the perception of Middle East issues in Western democracies.

These concepts have already been demonstrated in the excellent ‘Occupation 101 documentary made by Abdallah Omeish and Sufyan Omeish, but in my documentary I approach the subject from the perspective of an Israeli, ex-reserve soldier and someone who has spent his entire life in the shadow of Zionism.

I hope you can find a moment to watch The Zionist Story and, if you like it, please feel free to share it with others. (As both the documentary and the archived footage used are for educational purposes only, the film can be freely distributed).

I have made this documentary entirely by myself, with virtually no budget, although doing my best to achieve high professional standard, and I hope that this ‘home-spun’ production will be of interest to viewers.” – Ronen Berelovich.Links:http://pulsemedia.org/2009/03/09/the-…http://australiansforpalestine.com/17370http://kanan48.wordpress.com/2011/02/…

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Occupation 101:http://vimeo.com/14327996

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Memory of the Cactus:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ_Ljk…

Canada “Park” in Palestine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHRbR7…

The History of Palestine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t88I7I…

Palestine 1896:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjEvqU…

1936 Warning of a British and Zionist Colonization of Palestine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfwaLE…

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Source of Creation and Life of the Universe, we gather together on Tu B’Shvat, as Jews of conscience, with a deep spiritual bond to your natural wonders, to affirm and preserve creation.We are grateful for creation in all its majesty: the ever-flowing waters, the azure blue skies, the complex…

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The NOI was founded in Detroit on July 4, 1930, by Wallace Fard Muhammad, also known as W. D. Fard Muhammad, in order to, as the Nation of Islam states, “teach the downtrodden and defenseless Black people a thorough Knowledge of God and of themselves, and to put them on the road to Self-Independence with a superior culture and higher civilization than they had previously experienced.”[13] The NOI teaches that W. Fard Muhammad was both the “Messiah” of Judaism and the Mahdi of Islam. Fard chose his assistant minister, Elijah Muhammad, in 1931 to succeed him as head of the movement, calling Muhammad “His Divine Representative”. Fard trained Muhammad night and day for 3 years before he took over NOI in 1934. Muhammad[clarification needed] and the movement were widely rejected during his 44 years as the NOI leader. Muhammad[clarification needed] established a newspaper, The Final Call to Islam, and attempted to create schools founded upon Muslim teachings.[14]

Muslim parents agreed with the foundation of these new schools, but the Michigan State Board of Education did not. Muslim teachers were charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors and jailed. The charges were later dropped and the teachers were freed; Muhammad was given six months probation to relocate the children to a standard state school, but he refused because the classes were predominantly taught by white Christians. Muhammad left for Chicago in September of that year.[clarification needed] He was soon joined by W. D. Fard Muhammad, who was run out of Detroit by the police.[14]

In 1942, during World War II, Elijah Muhammad was convicted of violating the Selective Service Act and jailed. Many other Nation of Islam members were similarly charged, as NOI opposed serving in the United States military. Upon his release in 1946, Elijah Muhammad slowly built up the membership of his movement through recruitment in the postwar decades. His program called for the establishment of a separate nation for black Americans and the adoption of a religion based on the worship of Allah and on the belief that blacks were his chosen people.[14][15]

During this time, the Nation of Islam attracted Malcolm Little. While in prison in Boston for burglary from 1946 to 1952, Little joined the Nation of Islam. He was influenced by his brother, Reginald, who had become a member in Detroit. Little quit smoking, gambling and eating pork, in keeping with the Nation’s practices and dietary restrictions. He spent long hours reading books in the prison library. He sharpened his oratory skills by participating in debating classes. Following Nation tradition, Elijah Muhammad ordered him to replace his surname, “Little”, with an “X”, a custom among Nation of Islam followers who considered their surnames to have been imposed by white slaveholders after their African names were taken from them.[16]

Malcolm X rose rapidly to become a minister and national spokesperson for the NOI. Highly influenced by Malcolm X’s membership, the Nation claimed a membership of 30,000.[when?] In March 1964, Malcolm X was excommunicated from the Nation due to disagreements with Elijah Muhammad; among other things, Malcolm X found issues with Muhammad’s lack of adherence to Muslim teachings, and Malcolm X’s fame had led to media attention and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) infiltration into the Nation of Islam.[16] In April 1964, one month later, Malcolm X founded Muslim Mosque Inc., stating, “I never left the Nation of Islam of my own free will. It was they who conspired with Captain Joseph here in New York to pressure me out of the Nation.”[17] In March 1966, three NOI members were convicted of assassinating Malcolm X.[18][19]

In 1955, Louis Wolcott joined the Nation of Islam.[20] Following custom, he also replaced his surname with an “X”. He was given his new name, “Farrakhan”, by Elijah Muhammad. In 1965, following the assassination of Malcolm X, Farrakhan emerged as the protege of Malcolm. Like his predecessor, Farrakhan was a dynamic, charismatic leader and a powerful speaker with the ability to appeal to the African-American masses.[21]

At the time of Elijah Muhammad’s death in 1975, there were 75 NOI centers across America.[22] The Nation’s leadership chose Wallace Muhammad, also known as Warith Deen Mohammad, the fifth of Elijah’s sons – not Farrakhan – as the new Supreme Minister. At the time, Nation of Islam was founded upon the principles of self-reliance and black supremacy, a belief that mainstream Muslims consider heretical.[23] He shunned his father’s theology and black pride views, forging closer ties with mainstream Muslim communities in an attempt to transition the Nation of Islam into orthodoxy more similar to Sunni Islam.[24] Under W. D. Mohammed’s leadership, the Nation of Islam decentralized into many bodies of followers led by many different leaders. This made it hard to track the exact number of NOI members, but it is estimated to have been in the tens of thousands.[25]

In 1977, Farrakhan resigned from Wallace Muhammad’s reformed organization. He worked to rebuild the Nation of Islam upon the original foundation established by Wallace Fard Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad. Farrakhan traveled across America speaking in cities to gain new followers. Over time, Farrakhan regained many of the Nation of Islam’s original properties. There are now mosques and study groups in over 120 American cities attributed to Farrakhan’s work as a leader.[26]

In 1995, the Nation of Islam sponsored the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. to promote African-American unity and family values. Estimates of the number of marchers were given between 400,000 and 840,000. Under Farrakhan’s leadership, the Nation of Islam tried to redefine the standard “black male stereotype” of drug and gang violence. Meanwhile, the Nation continued to promote social reform in African-American communities according to its traditional goals of self-reliance and economic independence.[26]

Under Farrakhan’s leadership, the Nation was one of the fastest growing of the various political movements in the country. Foreign branches of the Nation were formed in Ghana, London, Paris, and the Caribbean islands. In order to strengthen the international influence of the Nation, Farrakhan attempted to establish relations with Muslim countries. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1991 and experienced a near-death experience in 2000 due to complications. After that experience, Farrakhan toned down the politics of NOI and attempted to strengthen relations with other minority communities, including Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.[26]

On May 8, 2010, Farrakhan publicly announced his embrace of Dianetics and has actively encouraged Nation of Islam members to undergo auditing from the Church of Scientology.[27][28]

Since the announcement in 2010, the Nation of Islam has been hosting its own Dianetics courses and its own graduation ceremonies. At the third such ceremony, which was held on Saviours’ Day 2013, it was announced that nearly 8500 members of the organization had undergone Dianetics auditing. The organization announced it had graduated 1,055 auditors and had delivered 82,424 hours of auditing. The graduation ceremony was certified by the Church of Scientology, and the Nation of Islam members received certification. The ceremony was attended by Shane Woodruff, vice-president of the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Centre International. He stated that, “[t]he unfolding story of the Nation of Islam and Dianetics is bold, [i]t is determined and it is absolutely committed to restoring freedom and wiping hell from the face of this planet.”[12]

The main belief of the NOI and its followers is that there is no other God but Allah. They teach that their founder, Master Fard Muhammad is the Mahdi.[29] The official beliefs of the NOI have been outlined in books, documents, and articles published by the organization, and in speeches by Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Farrakhan, and other ministers. Many of Elijah Muhammad’s teachings may be found in Message to the Blackman in America.[30]

Written lessons from 1930 to 1934 were passed from W. Fard Muhammad to his student, Elijah Muhammad. These were collected and entitled The Supreme Wisdom. The NOI continues to teach its followers that the present world society is segmented into three distinct categories. They teach that from a general perspective, 85% of the population are the “deaf, dumb and blind” masses of the people who “are easily led in the wrong direction and hard to lead in the right direction”. Those 85% of the masses are said to be manipulated by 10% of the people. Those 10% rich “slave-makers” are said to manipulate the 85% masses of the people through ignorance, the skillful use of religious doctrine, and the mass media. The third group is referred to as the 5% “poor righteous teachers” of the people of the world, who know the truth of the manipulation of the 85% masses of the people by the 10%. The 5% “righteous teachers” are at constant struggle and war with the 10% to reach and “free the minds” of the masses of the people.[31][32]

An official Nation of Islam platform referred to as “The Muslim Program” was written by Elijah Muhammad in his book Message to the Blackman in America (1965). The itemized platform contains two sections; “What The Muslims Want”, consisting of 10 points; and “What The Muslims Believe”, consisting of 12 points.[29]

Elijah Muhammad once said that the Moon was once a part of the Earth, and that the Earth is over 76 trillion years old.[33] The entire land mass on the Earth was called “Asia”. This was, Elijah Muhammad claimed, long before Adam.[34] Elijah Muhammad declared that Black People in America are descendants of the Asian black nation and of the tribe of Shabazz. He writes on page 31 of his book, “Message to the Blackman in America”, “…who is this tribe of Shabazz? Originally, they were the tribe who came with the earth (or this part) 66 trillion years ago when a great explosion on our planet divided it into two parts. One we call earth and the other moon. This was done by one of our scientists, God, who wanted the people to speak one language, one dialect for all, but was unable to bring this about.”[35]

In an April 13, 1997, interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Tim Russert asked Farrakhan to explain the Nation of Islam’s view on separation:

Tim Russert: “Once a week, on the back page [of your newspaper] is The Muslim Program, ‘What the Muslims Want’ [written in 1965]. The first is in terms of territory, ‘Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality, we believe our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by white America justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own.’ Is that your view in 1997, a separate state for Black Americans?”

Minister Louis Farrakhan: “First, the program starts with number one. That is number four. The first part of that program is that we want freedom, a full and complete freedom. The second is, we want justice. We want equal justice under the law, and we want justice applied equally to all, regardless of race or class or color. And the third is that we want equality. We want equal membership in society with the best in civilized society. If we can get that within the political, economic, social system of America, there’s no need for point number four. But if we cannot get along in peace after giving America 400 years of our service and sweat and labor, then, of course, separation would be the solution to our race problem.”[36]

Wallace Fard Muhammad taught that the original peoples of the world were black and that white people were a race of “devils” created by a scientist named Yakub (the Biblical and Qur’anic Jacob) on the Greek island of Patmos. According to the supreme wisdom lessons, Fard taught that whites were devils because of a culture of lies and murder that Yakub instituted on the island to ensure the creation of his new people. Fard taught that Yakub established a secret eugenics policy among the ruling class on the island. They were to kill all dark babies at birth and lie to the parents about the child’s fate. Further, they were to ensure that lighter-skinned children thrived in society. This policy encouraged a general preference for light skin. It was necessary to allow the process of grafting or making of a lighter-skinned race of people who would be different. The idea was that if the light-skinned people were allowed to mate freely with the dark-skinned people, the population would remain dark-skinned due to the genetic dominance of the original dark-skinned people. This process took approximately 600 years to produce a blond-haired, blue-eyed group of people. As they migrated into the mainland, they were greeted and welcomed by the indigenous people wherever they went. But according to the supreme wisdom lessons, they started making trouble among the righteous people, telling lies and causing confusion and mischief. This is when the ruling class of the Middle East decided to round up all the troublemakers they could find and march them out, over the hot desert sands, into the caves and hillsides of Europe. Elijah claimed that this history is well-known and preserved, and is ritualized or re-enacted within many fraternal organizations and secret societies. Fard taught that much of the savage ways of white people came from living in the caves and hillsides of Europe for over 2,000 years without divine revelation or knowledge of civilization.[37] The writings of Elijah Muhammad advise a student must learn that the white man is “Yacub’s grafted Devil” and “the Skunk of the planet Earth”.[38]

The Nation of Islam teaches that black people are the original people, and that all other people come from them. Farrakhan has stated, regarding spiritual ascension, “If you look at the human family now, I’m talking about black, brown, red, yellow and white we all seem to be frozen on a subhuman level of existence. In Islam and, I believe, in Christian theology and Jewish theology as well, there are three stages of human development. The first stage is called the animalistic stage of development. But when we submit to animal passions, then we can do evil things to one another in that animalistic stage of development. But when moral consciousness comes and we have a self-accusing spirit, it is then that we become human beings. Right now, we have the potential for humanity, but we have not reached that potential, because we are functioning on the animalistic plane of existence.”[39]

The Blackman is the original man. From him came all brown, yellow, red, and white people. By using a special method of birth control law, the Blackman was able to produce the white race. This method of birth control was developed by a Black scientist known as Yakub, who envisioned making and teaching a nation of people who would be diametrically opposed to the Original People. A Race of people who would one day rule the original people and the earth for a period of 6,000 years. Yakub promised his followers that he would graft a nation from his own people, and he would teach them how to rule his people, through a system of tricks and lies whereby they use deceit to divide and conquer, and break the unity of the darker people, put one brother against another, and then act as mediators and rule both sides.

In an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Farrakhan said the following in response to host Tim Russert’s question on the Nation of Islam’s teachings on race:

You know, it’s not unreal to believe that white people who genetically cannot produce yellow, brown or black had a Black origin. The scholars and scientists of this world agree that the origin of man and humankind started in Africa and that the first parent of the world was black. The Qur’an says that God created Adam out of black mud and fashioned him into shape. So if white people came from the original people, the Black people, what is the process by which you came to life? That is not a silly question. That is a scientific question with a scientific answer. It doesn’t suggest that we are superior or that you are inferior. It suggests, however, that your birth or your origin is from the black people of this earth: superiority and inferiority is determined by our righteousness and not by our color.[36]

Pressed by Russert on whether he agreed with Elijah Muhammad’s preaching that whites are “blue-eyed devils”, Farrakhan responded:

Well, you have not been saints in the way you have acted toward the darker peoples of the world and toward even your own people. But, in truth, Mr. Russert, any human being who gives themself over to the doing of evil could be considered a devil. In the Bible, in the “Book of Revelation”, it talks about the fall of Babylon. It says Babylon is fallen because she has become the habitation of devils. We believe that that ancient Babylon is a symbol of a modern Babylon, which is America.

[citation needed] During the time when Malcolm X was a member and leader of the Nation of Islam, he preached that black people were genetically dominant to white people but were dominated by a system of white supremacy:

Thoughtful white people know they are inferior to Black people. Even [Senator James] Eastland knows it. Anyone who has studied the genetic phase of biology knows that white is considered recessive and black is considered dominant. The entire American economy is based on white supremacy. Even the religious philosophies, in essence, white supremacy. A white Jesus. A white Virgin. White angels. White everything. But a black Devil, of course. The “Uncle Sam” political foundation is based on white supremacy, relegating nonwhites to secondclass citizenship. It goes without saying that the social philosophy is strictly white supremacist. And the educational system perpetuates white supremacy.[41]

After MalcolmX made his pilgrimage to Mecca, he stated that seeing Muslims of “all colors, from blue-eyed blonds to black-skinned Africans”, interacting as equals led him to see Islam as a means by which racial problems could be overcome. He credits his evolving views on Islam and race as a reason for leaving the Nation of Islam and his decision to convert to Sunni Islam.[42]

The Nation of Islam teaches that intermarriage or race mixing should be prohibited. This is point 10 of the official platform, “What the Muslims Want”, published 1965.[43] Farrakhan nevertheless stated in the Tim Russert interview:

The mother of the Leader who came to North America to teach us, Fard Muhammad, His mother was a white woman. His father was a black man. So where there is love, love transcends our racial denomination or ethnicity. Love is the great power of transformation. I don’t think that we can say when two people are in love that they shouldn’t marry one another. But I would prefer that the black man and the black woman marry into their own kind.[44]

Elijah Muhammad taught his followers about a Mother Plane or Wheel, a UFO that was seen and described in the visions of the prophet Ezekiel in the “Book of Ezekiel”, in the Hebrew Bible.

Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them. As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel. When they went, they went in any of their four directions without turning as they went. And their rims were tall and awesome, and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around.

Ezekiel 1:1518 (ESV)

Farrakhan, commenting on his teacher’s description said the following:

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day but a pillar of fire by night. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the Original scientists. It took $15 billion in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this Mother Wheel, which is a half mile by a half mile [800 m by 800 m]. This Mother Wheel is like a small human-built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said these planes were used to set up mountains on the earth. The Qur’an says it like this: We have raised mountains on the earth lest it convulse with you. How do you raise a mountain, and what is the purpose of a mountain? Have you ever tried to balance a tire? You use weights to keep the tire balanced. That’s how the earth is balanced, with mountain ranges. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that we have a type of bomb that, when it strikes the earth a drill on it is timed to go into the earth and explode at the height that you wish the mountain to be. If you wish to take the mountain up a mile [1.6 km], you time the drill to go a mile in and then explode. The bombs these planes have are timed to go one mile down and bring up a mountain one mile high, but it will destroy everything within a 50-square-mile [130 km] radius. The white man writes in his above top secret memos of the UFOs. He sees them around his military installations like they are spying.

The first book analyzing the Nation of Islam was The Black Muslims in America (1961) by C. Eric Lincoln. Lincoln describes the use of doctrines during religious services:

Often the minister reads passages from well-known historical, sociological, or anthropological works, and finds in them inconspicuous references to the black man’s true history in the world…. Occasionally the minister chides the audience for its skepticism: “I know you don’t believe me because I happen to be a black man. Well, you can look it up in a book I’m going to tell you about that was written by a white man.” He then reads off references that his hearers are challenged to check.

In recent years, the embrace of Dianetics under Farrakhan has drawn much criticism that the Nation of Islam is becoming too close to the Church of Scientology and the ideas of its founder L. Ron Hubbard, whom Farrakhan has said he respects. Farrakhan has praised Hubbard, saying he was “exceedingly valuable to every Caucasian person on this Earth”. Of followers of Scientology, he stated “You can still be a Christian; you just won’t be a devil Christian. You’ll still be a Jew, but you won’t be a satanic Jew!”[27][28][46]

In 1930’s a Japanese national by the name of Satokata Takahashi allegedly promised financial aid and military assistance to African Americans in Detroit if they ‘joined a war against the white race.” In 1938 the FBI charged that Nakane had an influential presence within the NOI, speaking as a guest at temples in Chicago and Detroit. A poster was removed from a raid of Muhammad’s Chicago home that was a copy of a poster removed from Detroit headquarters of Takahashi. The poster was entitled “Calling the Four WInds.” There were images of four guns, each titled “Asia” and they had barrels pointing to the center of the poster, which had an image of the United States. “Calling the Four Winds” is the title of a speech written by Takahashi’s wife.[47] Muhammad engaged in the use of various names to elude federal authorities because they were monitoring Black Muslims for sedition and failure to register for the draft. He used names such as Elijah Karriem, Elijah Evans, Gulam Bogans, Mr. Muck Muck, and Muhammad Rasoul. Muhammad went to prison from 1942-1946 for influencing his followers not to register.[48]

The Nation of Islam has repeatedly denied charges of anti-Semitism.[49] Farrakhan has stated, “The ADL… uses the term ‘anti-Semitism’ to stifle all criticism of Zionism and the Zionist policies of the State of Israel and also to stifle all legitimate criticism of the errant behavior of some Jewish people toward the non-Jewish population of the earth.”[50] However, NOI officials and outlets including Farrakhan have also been accused of repeatedly using anti-semitic and homophobic rhetoric, including saying, “It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s the wicked Jews, false Jews, that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!”[8]

Regarding condemnation for having referred to Adolf Hitler as being a ‘great man’, Farrakhan has said, “I have throughout my life referred to Hitler as a wicked man, yet, the national news media insists that I called him a ‘great man’, with the implied inference that ‘great’ means ‘good’. However, I did refer to him as ‘wickedly great’, in the same sense that Genghis Khan stands out in history.”[51]

Professor David W. Leinweber of Emory University asserts that the Nation of Islam engages in revisionist and antisemitic interpretations of the Holocaust and that they exaggerate the role of Jews in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Leinweber and others use the original statements of Farrakhan and others as the basis for their evaluation.[52]

NOI Health Minister Abdul Alim Muhammad has accused Jewish doctors of injecting Blacks with the AIDS virus.[53][54]

Jeffery Muhammad, the Nation of Islam’s longtime leader in Dallas, Texas, stated:

They [Asian-American merchants in black neighborhoods] are just the latest in a long line of people who have come to this country like Jews, Italians, Indians and now Asians who have sucked the blood of and exploited the black community.[55]

The NOI obtained substantial funds from the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, notably a $5 million loan used to pay back-taxes and costs for the home of the movement’s former leader Elijah Muhammad and a $3 million loan from Libya in the 1970s to acquire its opulent headquarters on Chicago’s South Side.[61] Libya channeled funds through the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) based in Canada to a Libyan intelligence front in Washington. The money was provided to finance trips to Tripoli by the NOI and American radicals, according to a Canadian parliamentary investigation and a prosecution by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.[62] “At least one gathering attended by Farrakhan in Libya in violation of a travel ban imposed on Americans by President Reagan after Libya was linked to terrorist attacks in Europe offered training seminars on weapons and explosives.”[63] The Libyans paid $250,000 in travel and other expenses to stage a pro-Gaddafi demonstration in which NOI played a leading role.[64]

In 1994, the NOI leader visited Khartoum, where he met with Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, the Sudanese head of state and Dr. Hassan Abdullah al-Turabi, who headed Sudan’s ruling party. Farrakhan’s National Assistant Khalid Abdul Muhammed attended the 1995 PAIC meeting. Upon meeting Sheikh Naim Qassem of Hezbollah after a news conference at a Khartoum hotel, Muhammed found a translator to convey his greetings.[citation needed]

In 1996, Farrakhan traveled to Iran, Iraq, and Libya, at which time Gaddafi offered him an additional $1 billion. Farrakhan said he would use the money to develop the black community and increase its power in politics. He also denied an earlier report, which originated in the Iranian press, that while in Iran he had said, “God will destroy America by the hands of Muslims. God will not give Japan or Europe the honor of bringing down the United States; this is an honor God will bestow upon Muslims.”[65][66] In August 1996, Farrakhan formally asked the U.S. government to allow him to accept the funds from Libya, a requirement because of sanctions against the African state. His application was denied.[67][68][69]

In 2011, shortly after Gaddafi’s death, Farrakhan portrayed Gaddafi as a fellow revolutionary who had lent millions of dollars to the Nation of Islam over the years, “It wasn’t the money, but the principles that made me his brother”.[70][71]

The NOI has produced a number of videos promoting anti-American sentiments. NOI video titles include “Conspiracy of the International Bankers”, “Conspiracy of the U.S. Government”, “Controversy with Jews”, and “Which One Will You Choose, the Flag of Islam or the Flag of America?” In one video Farrakhan is said to state, “I hasten to tell you that the precious lives that were lost in the World Trade Center was a cover, a cover for a war that had been planned to bring a pipeline through Afghanistan to bring oil from that region, oil owned by Unocal, of which Dick Cheney is a stock holder.”[72]

Farrakhan’s videos also address the U.S. military. During the Millions March in Harlem, Farrakhan discussed the Fort Hood shootings as he addressed the crowd.

You don’t join the armed forces to become nation builders. You join the armed forces and they train you to kill. They’re killers. So why did Army major Nidal Malik Hassan, a Muslim psychologist at Fort Hood go on a shooting spree after being assigned to debrief soldiers who came back from the theater of war. He couldn’t take it any more so he shot up the soldiers. They want you to think he was a terrorist. But he was debriefing terrorists. And unfortunately, it took his balance.[73]

Controversy over the availability of NOI videos and writings surfaced on June 15, 2011, when Representative Peter King, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security hosted a hearing titled “The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons”. During the hearing, former Bureau of Prisons director Harley Lappin testified on the extreme susceptibility of radicalization of inmates through propaganda efforts of groups like NOI. Testimony included discussion of an incident in which two radicalized converts planned a terrorist attack on a military facility in Seattle. The suspects had met in prison and had converted to Islam while there. In July 2011, King and Representative Frank Wolf, worried that prisoners were being radicalized by Farrakhan, asked U.S. Bureau of Prisons Acting Director Thomas Kane to remove Nation of Islam material from prisons and to audit all other Islamic texts and sermons made available to inmates as well as bureau procedures for approving such materials.[72]

The Final Call is a newspaper published by NOI in Chicago, with news stories on a variety of topics, primarily related to Blacks in America. “The Muslim Program” is published in every issue of the newspaper stating the demands of the Nation of Islam. NOI journalists have written about a range of topics, including conspiracy theories on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and a Central Intelligence Agency conspiracy to disrupt rule in Libya.[74] Harold Muhammad, minister of an NOI New Orleans mosque, wrote in the paper that there is enough evidence that AIDS is a man-made disease being used by the U.S. government against Blacks.[75][unreliable source?]

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New York Congressman Gregory Meeks, who has attended Farrakhan’s events in the past, condemned Farrakhan’s comments, while also apparently deriding conservative critics of the Nation of Islam leader.In addition to the profound legacies of the Nation of Islam and Moorish Science Temple of America among Black male inmates throughout the early to mid-1900s, various Black orthodox Muslim organizations began to visibly impact the Black male prison experience in the 1950s.The head of the Nation of Islam has slammed critics of superstar performer Beyonce.The pan-African hip hop umma is transnational in its focus and commitment, and so, not surprisingly, it demonstrates the “ascendancy of Sunni Islam in black youth culture” (102), rather than the race-based theology of the Nation of Islam, or its splinter group, the Five Percenters.Some members of the Nation of Islam have left the organization because of this alliance while others have stayed emphasizing their trust in Farrakhan’s leadership and the benefit they have received from auditing.It was upon his return from his Hajj that Malcolm broke from the Nation of Islam and founded Muslim Mosque, Inc.Assassinated in 1965, aged just 39, allegedly by members of the Nation of Islam angry that he left the group and exposed corruption in its ranks, Malcolm X was remembered at his Harlem funeral as “our living, black manhood” and as “our own black shining Prince.Summary: Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the “white right” wants U.Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): King of pop Michael Jackson’s associate is said to have threatened auctioneer Darren Julien with harm from the Nation of Islam if they did not stop the auction of the singer’s memorabilia.3) Snoop Dogg supports the Nation of Islam and has praised Minister Louis Farrakhan.When asked by the BBC if he planned to convert and become a member of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, Snoop indicated he had already taken the plunge.However, they had to pay a heavy price for following Malcolm X when he disassociated himself from the Nation of Islam.

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the most reactionary variety of Jewish bourgeois nationalism. Zionism became widespread during the 20th century among the Jews in the capitalist countries. Today it is a nationalistic ideology, represented by a ramified system of organizations and a policy expressing the interests of the Jewish big bourgeoisie, which is closely linked with the monopolistic bourgeoisie of the imperialist states. Modern Zionism is militantly chauvinist, racist, anticommunist, and anti-Soviet.

Zionism emerged as a political trend in the late 19th century. Its function was to distract the Jewish toiling masses from the revolutionary struggle and to maintain bourgeois dominance over them. To attain these aims, the Zionist ideologists advanced plans for solving the Jewish question by creating a Jew state with the aid of the great powers. This idea was set forth in Der Judenstaat (The Jew State; 1896), published by the Austrian journalist Theodor Herzl, a Zionist ideologist. At the first Zionist Congress, held in Basel in 1897, the World Zionist Organization (WZO) was founded. It proclaimed that the official goal of Zionism was to create for the Jewish people a home in Palestine secured by public law.

The ideology of Zionism is highly eclectic. It utilizes many dogmas of Judaism but also includes theories of bourgeois nationalism and social chauvinism, transformed by Zionist ideologists. Zionist ideology maintains that the Jews in various countries constitute an extraterritorial single worldwide Jewish nation. The Jews are a distinctive, unique people, a people chosen by god. All peoples among whom the Jews live are in one way or another anti-Semites. Anti-Semitism is a permanent phenomenon, and assimilation, or the merging of Jews with the surrounding population, is unnatural and sinful. The Jews have historical rights to the lands of their Biblical ancestors (Palestine and its adjoining regions, where they must gather and build a purely Jewish and egalitarian state.

Zionist ideologists seek to prove the unbreakable bond of Jews throughout the world with Zionism, to which they must subordinate their own interests, wherever they may be. The politicized dogmas of Judaism state that the Jews are chosen by god and have a messianic task to fulfill. These dogmas, and Judaisms mythical thesis of the Jews uniqueness, are constituents of the extreme nationalism, chauvinism, and racism inherent in Zionist ideology and practice.

The ideologists of Zionism maintain that the Jewish question is eternal, unique, and beyond class considerations. Zionists utilize every means to propagandize the false idea of class peace between toiling Jews and the Jewish bourgeoisie (all Jews are brothers). All forms of class struggle among Jews are proclaimed to be national treason. The Zionists have always made use of demagogy and tactical maneuvers in their efforts to conceal the antipopular, reactionary essence of Zionism, alleging that Zionism is the national liberation movement of Jews throughout the world.

After the state of Israel was formed in 1948 on part of Palestines territory by a resolution of the United Nations, Zionism became Israels official ideology. Its main goals are to secure the unconditional support of Israel by the worlds Jews, to gather the worlds Jews in Israel, and to inculcate a Zionist spirit among Jews in various countries. Zionism seeks to expand Israel to the boundaries of the Greater Land of Israel. To this end, Zionists evoke the thesis of eternal anti-Semitism, a situation which they often deliberately instigate.

Zionism is the basis of Israels government policy. Zionists have proclaimed the state of Israel to be the homeland of all Jews, wherever they live and whatever their attitude toward Zionism. The Twenty-eighth World Zionist Congress, held in Jerusalem in 1972, adopted, in violation of international law, a resolution on the collective obligation of all national [Zionist and pro-Zionist] organizations to aid the Jewish state under any circumstances and conditions, even if this means opposing the respective authorities of the countries with a Jewish population.

Zionisms main policy has always been one of struggle, both open and covert, against socialism, the international communist and national liberation movements, and the Soviet Union and other socialist countries. Immediately after the victory of the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia, Zionism unleashed an active struggle against the new Soviet state. After World War II (193945), amid a further intensification of the overall crisis of capitalism, the anticommunism and anti-Sovietism of international Zionism assumed still broader dimensions. The shift in the alignment of forces in the world in favor of socialism, the successful resolution of the national question (including the Jewish question) in the USSR, and the Soviet Unions consistent support of the national liberation struggle of the Arab peoples have given rise to intensified anti-Soviet and anti-communist Zionist propaganda and activity.

International Zionism strives to undermine the moral and political unity of the peoples of the socialist countries and to prevent citizens of Jewish nationality from participation in building socialism and communism. Zionism seeks to subvert the relaxation of international tension and in particular the incipient normalization of Soviet-American relations. As a shock detachment of imperialism, colonialism, and neocolonialism, international Zionism opposes the national liberation movement of the peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

In the Near East, the Zionist ruling circles of Israel conduct a policy of aggression and of continuous territorial expansion at the expense of the Arab peoples, particularly the Arab people of Palestine. This policy made Israel an imperialist gendarme in the Near East and was the main cause of the Arab-Israeli military conflicts of 194849, 1956, 1967, and 1973. Zionism became one of imperialisms chief allies in its global struggle against the world liberation movement.

Zionisms ideological concepts and political plans are implemented by a far-flung, highly centralized system of Zionist and pro-Zionist organizations, directed by centers in the USA and Israel. The administrating and coordinating center of international Zionismthe WZO systemis the Jewish Agency for Israel. The Jewish Agency deals mainly with the immigration of Jews into Israel and acts as the representative of the WZO to the Israeli government. The World Zionist Congress is the de jure highest body of the WZO, which is directed by a group of leaders with close ties to certain imperialist circles in the USA. The executive committee of the WZO has two branches, one in New York and one in Jerusalem.

The WZO directs and controls Zionist organizations in more than 60 capitalist countries. The largest are the Womens International Zionist Organization, the World Confederation of United Zionists, the World Labor Zionist Movement, and the Zionist Organization of America. The formally non-Zionist World Jewish Congress (founded 1936), with organizations in 67 capitalist countries, is under the de facto control of the WZO. Directly or indirectly affiliated with these major organizations is a multitude of local Zionist and pro-Zionist organizations, societies, and committees, which constitute a unified system of international Zionism. The WZO possesses large financial resources, mainly contributed by Jewish monopolists; some funds are collected by levying substantial dues, which are sometimes compulsory, on the Jewish population.

Many means of mass information are controlled or influenced by Zionist organizations, including many publishing houses and radio, television, and film companies in the USA, Western Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Australia. International Zionism has always included a variety of ideological currents, political factions, and groups: Zionist socialists, political Zionists, spiritual Zionists, religious Zionists, general Zionists, and revisionist Zionists (todays fascist Herut Party and kindred groups). This variety merely reflects the interests of different strata of the Jewish bourgeoisie and does not alter but only masks Zionisms basically imperialist nature.

Essentially, the differences among the various orientations of Zionism do not go beyond disputes over tactics and often reflect the struggle within the Zionist elite for positions of influence.

Marxists have always repudiated the theory and practice of Zionism. V. I. Lenin revealed the reactionary essence of Zionism, emphasizing that its dogmas are reactionary, false, and contrary to the interests of the Jewish proletariat. He criticized the Zionists theses concerning the unique nature of the Jewish people, the alleged absence of class differences among the Jews, and the imaginary communality of their interests, explaining that such assertions aimed to distract the Jewish toiling masses from the proletariats common class struggle.

The international communist movement denounces the anti-popular, reactionary character of Zionism and Zionist activity in all countries. The document adopted by the International Conference of Communist and Workers Parties in 1969 appealed for the launching of the broadest movement of protest against racial and national discrimination, Zionism, and anti-Semitism, which are incited by capitalist reactionary forces and exploited by them to disorient the masses politically.

A consistent struggle against Zionism is waged in particular by the Communist Party of Israel (CPI). The CPI proves convincingly that Zionism has always been exploited by the forces of extreme reaction and imperialism and that the ideology and practices of Zionism are contrary to the interests of Jewish toilers throughout the world and the national interests of the people of Israel. The CPI has shown that the struggle against Zionism is a vital necessity for the people of Israel and for all progressive forces. Denouncing the allegedly classless approach of the Zionists to the Jewish question the CPI proves that this question can be resolved only with the victory of democracy and socialism, as evidenced by the experience of the USSR and the other socialist countries. The CPI advocates the brotherhood and friendship of the toilers of all countries and opposes the anti-Soviet slanderous propaganda and subversive activity of the Zionist leaders and rulers of Israel.

As the overall crisis of capitalism intensifies, the crisis of Zionist ideology and the untenability of all its concepts become increasingly obvious: the overwhelming majority of Jews reject Zionist dogmas. With rare exceptions, the Jewish population of the USSR, like all the peoples of the Soviet Union and the worlds progressive forces, resolutely condemns the aggressive political course of the Zionist ruling clique of Israel. The 30th session of the UN General Assembly (November 1975) classified Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination.

The natural and objective process of the assimilation of the Jews is gaining strength throughout the world. In the Jewish communities of the countries of the West and among the population of Israel there is an increasing comprehension that the Zionist policies of Israels ruling circles may lead the population oflsrael to a real national catastrophe.

REFERENCESLenin, V. I. Poln. sobr. sock, 5th ed., vol. 7, p. 121; vol. 8, p. 72.V. I. Lenin, KPSS o proletarskom internatsionalizme: Sb. dokumentov i materialov, vols. 12. Moscow, 1974.Mezhdunarodnoe Soveshchanie kommunisticheskikh i rabochikh partii: Dokumenty i malerialy. Moscow, 1969.XVII sezd Kommunisticheskoi partii Izrailia. [Materials.] Moscow, 1973.Ivanov, Iu. Ostorozhno: sionizm! Moscow, 1972.Sionizm: teoriia i praktika. Moscow, 1973.Braginskii, I. Klassovaia sushchnost sionizma. Kommunist, 1970, no. 9.Erlich, W. Bankrotstvo reaktsionnoi idei. Problemy mira i sotsializma, 1973, no. 3.Dadiani, L. Protiv ideologii i politiki sionizma. Kommunist, 1975, no. 18.Vilner, Meir. Borba protiv sionizmaborba klassovaia. Problemy mira i sotsializma, 1976, no. 1.

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Do you know the moral to the story of the tortoise and the hare? Is it slow and steady wins the race? Or is it that cockiness gets you nowhere? They are both correct but this is a good example of how a childrens fable, like interpretations of the bible, can easily be different from one another. Interpretations of the bible vary and occasionally get the message wrong, but this variation can be attributed differences of opinion in interpretation. Whether motivated by politics, social presuppositions, or theological differences the variation can paint a contrasting picture of Biblical information. Time plays a very large part in the variations of Biblical interpretation. The interpretation according to the rabbinic midrash is very different than interpretations according to modern Zionism or for that matter modern Feminism. Classic midrash served an important purpose for the authors of the Torah. It allowed them to create a way to make the Torah an intimate part of the lives of Jews. The result of transforming Biblical stories in to more compelling and interesting stories gave the writers of the Torah a way to connect with the Jewish people on a more personal level. The writers of the Torah realized that the Jewish people could connect with the Biblical stories more if they could relate the stories to everyday life. What the authors of the Torah failed to realize is that by transforming the stories, they had now added the opinions and beliefs of the time into their stories. This is the cause for many revisions to come. Rabbis during the seventh and eighth centuries developed a distinct branch of Jewish mysticism. The Kabala interprets the Scriptures as an esoteric manner, and seeks answers to the divine mysteries. Kabala required intense meditation and preparatory rites that lead to a mystical union with God. The presiding factor at hand is the idea of faith. It is faith in the experience is what allowed the rabbis to interpret the Scripture. Here again we see and example of the ways in which Biblical information is interpreted. The Zionist movement brought with it the desire to create a national identity for the Jewish people. In order to accomplish this Herzl thought that Jewish people should move to an area where they could escape the anti-Semitism in Germany. The basis for ideals of Zionism is to establish a national identity for the Jewish community.

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AMY GOODMAN: As President Trump escalates his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a troika of tyranny and a triangle of terror. Bolton was speaking in Miami, Florida.

JOHN BOLTON: We will no longer appease dictators and despots near our shores. We will not reward firing squads, torturers and murderers. We will champion the independence and liberty of our neighbors. And this president and his entire administration will stand with the freedom fighters. The troika of tyranny in this hemisphereCuba, Venezuela and Nicaraguahas finally met its match.

AMY GOODMAN: As John Bolton spoke in Miami on Thursday, Democracy Now!’s Nermeen Shaikh and I spoke with the world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky. He joined us from Tucson, Arizona, where he now teaches at the University of Arizona. Noam Chomsky is also institute professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s taught for more than 50 years. His recent books include Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, Who Rules the World? and Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.

I began by asking Professor Chomsky to respond to NSA, national security adviser, John Boltons remarks on Latin America.

NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, that, of course, immediately brings to mind the axis of evil speech of George Bush back in 2002, which was the precursor, laying the groundwork, for the invasion of Iraq, the worst crime of this century, with horrendous consequences for Iraq, eliciting ethnic conflicts that are tearing the region aparta major atrocity. John Bolton was behind that. And his new troikaI doubt that the U.S. will dare to do something similar, but thats what it brings to mind.

Its kind of interesting to see this hysterical raving alongside of another astonishing propaganda campaign that Bolton and his colleagues are carrying out with regard to the caravan of poor and miserable people fleeing from severe oppression, violence, terror, extreme poverty from three countries: Hondurasmainly Honduras, secondarily Guatemala, thirdly El Salvadornot Nicaragua, incidentallythree countries that have been under harsh U.S. domination, way back, but particularly since the 1980s, when Reagans terror wars devastated particularly El Salvador and Guatemala, secondarily Honduras. Nicaragua was attacked by Reagan, of course, but Nicaragua was the one country which had an army to defend the population. In the other countries, the army were the state terrorists, backed by the United States.

The most extreme source of migrants right now is Honduras. Why Honduras? Well, it was always bitterly oppressed. But in 2009, Honduras had a mildly reformist president, Mel Zelaya. The Honduran powerful, rich elite couldnt tolerate that. A military coup took place, expelled him from the country. It was harshly condemned all through the hemisphere, with one notable exception: the United States. The Obama administration refused to call it a military coup, because if they had, they would have been compelled by law to withdraw military funding from the military regime, which was imposing a regime of brutal terror. Honduras became the murder capital of the world. A fraudulent election took place under the military juntaagain, harshly condemned all over the hemisphere, most of the world, but not by the United States. The Obama administration praised Honduras for carrying out an election, moving towards democracy and so on. Now people are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which we are responsible.

And you have this incredible charade taking place, which the world is looking at with utter astonishment: Poor, miserable people, families, mothers, children, fleeing from terror and repression, for which we are responsible, and in reaction, theyre sending thousands of troops to the border. The troops being sent to the border outnumber the children who are fleeing. And with a remarkable PR campaign, theyre frightening much of the country into believing that were just on the verge of an invasion by, you know, Middle Eastern terrorists funded by George Soros, so on and so forth.

I mean, its all kind of reminiscent of something that happened 30 years ago. You may recall, in 1985, Ronald Reagan strapped on his cowboy boots and calledgot in front of television, called a national emergency, because the Nicaraguan army was two days march from Harlingen, Texas, just about to overwhelm and destroy us. And it worked.

I mean, this spectacle is almost indescribable. Even apart from noticing where theyre coming from, the countries that we have crucially been involved in destroying, itsthe ability to carry this off repeatedly is quite an amazing commentary on much of the popular culture.

But the troika, just like the axis of evil, are those who just dont obey U.S. orders. Colombia, for example, has the worst human rights record in the hemisphere for years, but theyre not part of the troika of tyranny.

All of this rings very familiar bells. Its a longits been a long-standing element of the U.S. propaganda system on themostly on the far right, but not only, which goes way back and which is a kind of pathological feature of the dominant political culture that should be understood, analyzed and dismantled.

AMY GOODMAN: World-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky. When we come back, hell share his reaction to the Pittsburgh massacre in the synagogue. This is Democracy Now! Stay with us.

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AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. Im Amy Goodman. The nation is continuing to grieve the 11 Jewish worshipers who were gunned down at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday in whats being described as the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. Funerals were held Thursday for three more victims of the shooting: husband and wife Sylvan and Bernice Simon, and Richard Gottfried.

Robert Bowers, whos accused of the mass shooting, pleaded not guilty Thursday. Hes charged with 44 countsincluding murder and hate crimesover 30 of which could be subject to the death penalty. Bowers has a history of posting anti-Semitic and xenophobic content and was posting on the far-right social media site Gab until just before the shooting. He referred to the migrant caravan as an invasion, repeating the words that President Trump uses.

We continue our conversation now with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident. He was born in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaChomsky was. I asked him about the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh and other recent right-wing attacks.

NOAM CHOMSKY: When I was a child, the threat that fascism might take over much of the world was not remote. Thats much worse than what were facing now. My own locality happened to be very anti-Semitic. We were the only Jewish family in a Irishmostly Irish and German Catholic neighborhood, much of which was pro-Nazi, so I could see it better on the ground.

What were now seeing is a revival of hate, anger, fear, much of it encouraged by the rhetorical excesses of the leadership, which are stirring up passions and terror, even the ludicrous claims about the Nicaraguan army ready to invade usRonald Reaganthe caravan of miserable people planning to kill us all. All of these things, plus, you know, praising somebody who body-slammed a reporter, one thing after anotherall of this raises the level of anger and fear, which has roots.

The roots lie in what has happened to the general population over the past 40 years. People really have faced significant distress. An astonishing fact about the United States is that life expectancy is actually declining. That doesnt happen in developed societies, apart from, you know, major war or huge famine. But its happening because of social distress, and not necessarily impoverishment. The people who are demonstrating this fear and resentment may be even moderately affluent, but what they see is theyre stagnating. In the past, there wasyou had this dream: You worked hard, you could get ahead, your children would be a little better. Now it stopped. It stopped for the last 40 years as a result of very specific socio and economic policies, which have been designed so that they sharply concentrate wealth, they enhance corporate power, that has immediate effects on the political system in perfectly obvious ways, even to the point where lobbyists literally write legislation. This onslaught has literally cast a bunch of the population aside. Theyre stagnating. They are not moving forward. They see no prospects. And theyre bitter and angry about it.

And this anger and bitterness can take pathological forms. It could take very constructive forms. It could lead to popular organized movements, which would dedicate themselves to overcoming these blows against decent human existence, which certainly can be done. The groundwork for that has been severely undermined, for example, by the destructioncareful, planned destructionof labor unions, the main force, historically, for leading the way towards more progressive, humane policies. All of these are a package. Theyve all gone together for 40 yearstheres precursors, of courseand it has led to a situation where you get an outburst of what Gramsci once called morbid symptoms, pathological developments, of the kind that you mentioned, growing out of a soil that is rich in incitement to such things happening.

AMY GOODMAN: So, and then, if you could talk about specifically the targeting of the Jewish worshipers, I mean, and the clear connection that the shooter made between this temple and HIAS, whats formerly known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the group that has helped to resettle refugees of any religion for well over a hundred years? And he repeated words that Trump has begun using more and more about, you know, theyre helping the invaders come in. If you could respond specifically to that?

NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, I think its pretty clear that hes whipping up terror about invasions, people pouring across the border to plan to kill us all, to destroy our civilization. You take people who are already somewhat disturbed and living under harsh conditions, this can incite them to acts of extreme violence against targets like the Jewish temple. All the anti-Semitic tropes are pointing in that direction, but mostalso against Afro-Americans, immigrants, any vulnerable population or population thats easy to target for lots of cultural and historical reasons, all this amplified by the loud speaker up in the White House and his minions, who are doing what they can to terrorize the population, create the conditions under which you can get something like the attack on the synagogue.

AMY GOODMAN: So, I wanted to turn, then, to a clip of the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, who was interviewed by Ayman Mohyeldin on MSNBC on Sunday, so it was soon after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Dermer was asked if Trumps rhetoric is in part to blame for the massacre.

RON DERMER: I see a lot of bad people, on both sides, who attack Jews. This is not the first time that a Jewish community has been attacked. It is the worst anti-Semitic attack in, oh, 200 years in the United States, that you have 11 dead.

AMY GOODMAN: Dermer said no world leader had made stronger statements against anti-Semitism than Trump. And then he went on to blame both sides.

RON DERMER: To simply say that this is because of one person or it only comes on one side is to not understand the history of anti-Semitism or the reality of anti-Semitism. One of the big forces in college campuses today is anti-Semitism. And those anti-Semites are usually not neo-Nazis on college campuses. Theyre coming from the radical left.

AMY GOODMAN: This is right after the white supremacist attack on the synagogue, and the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. is now injecting, saying this comes from both sides. If you could respond to this? Interestingly, two days later, when Trump and his family went to Pittsburgh, the onlyand this is pointed out in The New York Timesthe only public official standing there to greet him was Israels ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer. People like the Pittsburgh mayor and the others said this was not the time to come.

NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, I think its quite easy to understand. There is an alliance of reactionary repressive states developing under the U.S. aegis. Israel is a leading member of it. Saudi Arabia is another, one of the most brutal, regressive, harsh states in the world; United Arab Emirates; Egypt under the harsh, brutal dictatorship; the United States; Israel.

And the United States, of course, veryespecially under thisthe alignment goes way back, but the Trump administration has gone way out of its way to lend support to Israeli crimes, Israeli expansion. And the Israeli right wing, of course, which is increasingly dominant, is delighted. So, the fact that, say, the Israeli ambassador would come out and say that is really no more surprising than the fact that John Bolton would praise the election of a strong advocate of torture, murder and repression. It all fits the same pattern.

AMY GOODMAN: This issue of the number of people who died this weekend, the horrific massacre11 Jews died. The model of the coverage, of knowing who each person was, hearing their names, their life stories, their ages, who their families were, knowing when the funerals are taking place through the weekwhat about this being a model for whats happening in Gaza? I mean, for example, on, I think it was, Friday, six Palestinians were killed, with those ongoing protests near the separation wall. Israeli military has gunned down more than 200 Palestinians. That was Friday. Six Palestinians died. And on Sunday, three Palestinian teenagers were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip. Your thoughts on Dermer trying to make this connection to get away from the issue of white supremacy and, somehow, someway, blame the left?

NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, remember, all of this in Gaza is being done with overwhelming U.S. support, even U.S. weapons, literally.

Gaza is on the verge of becoming, literally, uninhabitable. The international monitorsU.N. and othershave warned that within just a few years, it may be literally unlivable. I mean, right now, theres virtually no potable water. The sewage pours into the sea, because Israel has bombed and destroyed the power plants and the sewage plant.

Back in 2005, when Israel withdrew its illegal settlers in Gaza and moved them to illegal settlements in the West Bank, it imposed a siege on Gaza. The official terms for thatofficial, not making this upare We have to impose a diet on Gaza, not harsh enough so theyll all dieimplication being that wouldnt look very goodbut harsh enough so that they can barely survive.

And there have beenquite apart from the brutal siege, there have been repeated attacks on Gaza by the Israeli army. Gaza is virtually defenseless. This is one of the strongest armies in the world, lashing out to devastate Gaza.

Theres always pretexts. There are pretexts for everything. Hitler had a pretext for invading Poland: He was protecting Germany from the wild terror of the Poles. And the Israelis, with U.S. backing, have concocted pretextsno time to go through it here, theres plenty in print about it. Every one of them collapses on inspection. Its just a punching bag.

And the effect on the people of Gaza is to create utter desperation. The current march is just an attempt to somehow break the siege, make life possible. The problem could be overcome easily, simply by providing them with the opportunities for survival. Thats it. Not trying to block every attempt at political unification of the factions. Its often been a pretext for another attack.

Some of whats gone onparts of it weve seenare just grotesque, like when a highly trained Israeli sniper murders a young woman far from the border whos trying to helpa Palestinian volunteer medic, young woman, whos trying to help a wounded man, and a sniper murders her. Highly trained snipers. They know what theyre doing. The international monitors who have gone through the hospitals are shocked by the kinds of wounds theyre finding, purposely designed to maim people so theyll barelynot kill them, but maim them, so they wont be able to have aeven take part in the minimal life that exists there.

Actually, Trump had a solution to this, to the misery of Gaza and the prospect that 2 million people, half of them children, will soon be in a situation of, literally, beyond the possibility of survival. They had a lifeline, whats called the UNRWA support, international support, which was barely keeping them alive. So, Trumps reaction is to cut it, cut support for it. And he even had a reason. He said, Theyre not being grateful enough to me for my efforts to give them the ultimate deal that Im planning. Ultimate deal, which means give up all your rights and forget it.

Two leading American political analysts, specialists on the Middle East, with long government service, Robert Malley, Aaron David Miller, really encapsulated the Trump program very simply, said the Trump message is to the Palestinians, You have lost. Forget it. Go away. Youre done. And because the people of Gaza are not sufficienton the West Bankor, sufficiently appreciative, lets cut the lifeline. In fact, lets evenas he didcut support for underfunded Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank. Lets cut the funding for the UNRWA school in the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon, still reeking from the hideous Israeli-run massacre there back at the end of their invasion in ’82. You see little kids playing in the mud in dark alleys. They’ll never get out. Their children will be there, and so on. They had one hope: the UNRWA school. Good, lets kill that. All of this, these things are, just one after another, taking place. Indescribable.

I mean, the war in Yemen, which finally, at last, is getting a little bit of attention, has been a major horror story. The most careful estimates of the killing, that are now just coming out, show that there may be seven or eight times as high as what has beenthe numbers that have been given. Theyre on the order of 70,000 or 80,000. The analysis of these Saudi-Emirate programs, a long study that came out of the Fletcher School of International Diplomacy at Tufts University recently, showed, quite persuasively, that the policies of the attackers are aimed at destroying the food supplies, making sure the population starves to death. Theyre also trying to close the port through which some supplies come.

All of this is fully backed by the United States. U.S., and Britain secondarily, supply the arms. The U.S. supplies the intelligence for the Saudi Air Force, which is carrying out massive atrocities. All of these things are happening. For years, theyve barely been discussed. Now, finally, youre seeing pictures on the front page of starving Yemeni children, even a call for a ceasefiremuch belated, little attention to our crucial responsibility for it.

Just like our responsibility, which is overwhelming, for the plight of the miserable people trying to escape from the troikaHonduras, El Salvador, Guatemalathe three countries that have been completely under our thumb and are suffering bitterly for it, now trying to escape. So we turn them into an invasion mob planning to destroy us. All of this is surreal. It only is overshadowed by the failure to attend even minimally to the literal existential threats, that are not remote.

AMY GOODMAN: Do you consider this one of the gravest times, in your lifetime, in U.S. politics, Noam?

NOAM CHOMSKY: Its one of the gravest times in human history. Humans have been around for 200,000 years. For the first time in their history, they have to decideand quicklywhether organized human society is going to survive for very long. And thats not in the remote distance.

Again, there are twowith all the problems and horrors in the world which should be attended to, there are two existential threats, both being increased. One is the threat of nuclear war, which is terminal. The other is the threat of severe environmental catastrophe, which doesnt destroy all human life, but it does undermine the prospects for organized society.

And you mentioned earlier a third threat, also dating back to the end of the Second World War. The end of the Second World War was the opening of the nuclear age. And as I mentioned, its kind of a miracle that weve survived it. Its also the opening of what geologists are now calling the Anthropocene, the age in which human activity is radically affecting the environment. Theres been debate about its origins. The World Geological Society more or less settled on the end of the beginningthe end of the Second World War, the late 40s and on, where there was a sharp spike in damage to the environment.

The third is whats called the sixth extinction, the extinction of species. The fifth extinction was around 65 million years ago, when its assumed that a huge asteroid hit the Earth and ended the age of the dinosaurs. It destroyed most of the species on Earth. Were now in the midst of the sixth extinction, with very rapid destruction of other species and of the kind of environment in which they can survive, like wilderness, for example. We are pushing to the edge of not only our own survival, but that of much of themuch of life on Earth.

So, is it the most gravest moment in my life? Yes. But also in all of human history. And things like the election next week will have an impact on this.

AMY GOODMAN: World-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky, speaking to us from Tucson, Arizona, where he is now teaching at the University of Arizona. He is the institute professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where hes taught for more than 50 years, has written over 100 books, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Well air more of the interview with Noam Chomsky next week.

This is Democracy Now! When we come back, Ilana Glazer joins, yes, of Comedy Central Broad City. But shell be talking about serious things right now. Shell be talking about what happened last night at an event she had planned for a Brooklyn synagogue, where she was going to be talking about politics before the midterms. The event had to be canceled because of anti-Semitic and racist graffiti that was scrawled just before the event around the synagogue. Stay with us.

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The Zionist Story. (Full Documentary)

The Zionist Story, an independent film by Ronen Berelovich, is the story of ethnic cleansing, colonialism and apartheid to produce a demographically Jewish State. Ronen successfully combines archival footage with commentary from himself and others such as Ilan Pappe, Terry Boullata, Alan Hart and Jeff Halper. “I have recently finished an independent documentary, The Zionist Story, in which I aim to present not just the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but also the core reason for it: the Zionist ideology, its goals (past and present) and its firm grip not only on Israeli society, but also, increasingly, on the perception of Middle East issues in Western democracies. These concepts have already been demonstrated in the excellent ‘Occupation 101 documentary made by Abdallah Omeish and Sufyan Omeish, but in my documentary I approach the subject from the perspective of an Israeli, ex-reserve soldier and someone who has spent his entire life in the shadow of Zionism. I hope you can find a moment to watch The Zionist Story and, if you like it, please feel free to share it with others. (As both the documentary and the archived footage used are for educational purposes only, the film can be freely distributed). I have made this documentary entirely by myself, with virtually no budget, although doing my best to achieve high professional standard, and I hope that this ‘home-spun’ production will be of interest to viewers.” – Ronen Berelovich.Links:http://pulsemedia.org/2009/03/09/the-…http://australiansforpalestine.com/17370http://kanan48.wordpress.com/2011/02/… Re-Uploaded from Dobronironechka’s Channel:http://www.youtube.com/Dobronironechka Related Videos: Israeli Myths & Propaganda:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIWvcB…http://blip.tv/file/4403235 Occupation 101:http://vimeo.com/14327996 Imperial Geography:http://blip.tv/file/1674292 Memory of the Cactus:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ_Ljk… Canada “Park” in Palestine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHRbR7… The History of Palestine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t88I7I… Palestine 1896:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjEvqU… 1936 Warning of a British and Zionist Colonization of Palestine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfwaLE… Important Note: I made this documentary available on this channel for educational and non-commercial use only and as the creator of the documentary mentioned please feel free to share it with others.

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Source of Creation and Life of the Universe, we gather together on Tu B’Shvat, as Jews of conscience, with a deep spiritual bond to your natural wonders, to affirm and preserve creation.We are grateful for creation in all its majesty: the ever-flowing waters, the azure blue skies, the complex… Rabbi Warren G. Stone

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The NOI was founded in Detroit on July 4, 1930, by Wallace Fard Muhammad, also known as W. D. Fard Muhammad, in order to, as the Nation of Islam states, “teach the downtrodden and defenseless Black people a thorough Knowledge of God and of themselves, and to put them on the road to Self-Independence with a superior culture and higher civilization than they had previously experienced.”[13] The NOI teaches that W. Fard Muhammad was both the “Messiah” of Judaism and the Mahdi of Islam. Fard chose his assistant minister, Elijah Muhammad, in 1931 to succeed him as head of the movement, calling Muhammad “His Divine Representative”. Fard trained Muhammad night and day for 3 years before he took over NOI in 1934. Muhammad[clarification needed] and the movement were widely rejected during his 44 years as the NOI leader. Muhammad[clarification needed] established a newspaper, The Final Call to Islam, and attempted to create schools founded upon Muslim teachings.[14] Muslim parents agreed with the foundation of these new schools, but the Michigan State Board of Education did not. Muslim teachers were charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors and jailed. The charges were later dropped and the teachers were freed; Muhammad was given six months probation to relocate the children to a standard state school, but he refused because the classes were predominantly taught by white Christians. Muhammad left for Chicago in September of that year.[clarification needed] He was soon joined by W. D. Fard Muhammad, who was run out of Detroit by the police.[14] In 1942, during World War II, Elijah Muhammad was convicted of violating the Selective Service Act and jailed. Many other Nation of Islam members were similarly charged, as NOI opposed serving in the United States military. Upon his release in 1946, Elijah Muhammad slowly built up the membership of his movement through recruitment in the postwar decades. His program called for the establishment of a separate nation for black Americans and the adoption of a religion based on the worship of Allah and on the belief that blacks were his chosen people.[14][15] During this time, the Nation of Islam attracted Malcolm Little. While in prison in Boston for burglary from 1946 to 1952, Little joined the Nation of Islam. He was influenced by his brother, Reginald, who had become a member in Detroit. Little quit smoking, gambling and eating pork, in keeping with the Nation’s practices and dietary restrictions. He spent long hours reading books in the prison library. He sharpened his oratory skills by participating in debating classes. Following Nation tradition, Elijah Muhammad ordered him to replace his surname, “Little”, with an “X”, a custom among Nation of Islam followers who considered their surnames to have been imposed by white slaveholders after their African names were taken from them.[16] Malcolm X rose rapidly to become a minister and national spokesperson for the NOI. Highly influenced by Malcolm X’s membership, the Nation claimed a membership of 30,000.[when?] In March 1964, Malcolm X was excommunicated from the Nation due to disagreements with Elijah Muhammad; among other things, Malcolm X found issues with Muhammad’s lack of adherence to Muslim teachings, and Malcolm X’s fame had led to media attention and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) infiltration into the Nation of Islam.[16] In April 1964, one month later, Malcolm X founded Muslim Mosque Inc., stating, “I never left the Nation of Islam of my own free will. It was they who conspired with Captain Joseph here in New York to pressure me out of the Nation.”[17] In March 1966, three NOI members were convicted of assassinating Malcolm X.[18][19] In 1955, Louis Wolcott joined the Nation of Islam.[20] Following custom, he also replaced his surname with an “X”. He was given his new name, “Farrakhan”, by Elijah Muhammad. In 1965, following the assassination of Malcolm X, Farrakhan emerged as the protege of Malcolm. Like his predecessor, Farrakhan was a dynamic, charismatic leader and a powerful speaker with the ability to appeal to the African-American masses.[21] At the time of Elijah Muhammad’s death in 1975, there were 75 NOI centers across America.[22] The Nation’s leadership chose Wallace Muhammad, also known as Warith Deen Mohammad, the fifth of Elijah’s sons – not Farrakhan – as the new Supreme Minister. At the time, Nation of Islam was founded upon the principles of self-reliance and black supremacy, a belief that mainstream Muslims consider heretical.[23] He shunned his father’s theology and black pride views, forging closer ties with mainstream Muslim communities in an attempt to transition the Nation of Islam into orthodoxy more similar to Sunni Islam.[24] Under W. D. Mohammed’s leadership, the Nation of Islam decentralized into many bodies of followers led by many different leaders. This made it hard to track the exact number of NOI members, but it is estimated to have been in the tens of thousands.[25] In 1977, Farrakhan resigned from Wallace Muhammad’s reformed organization. He worked to rebuild the Nation of Islam upon the original foundation established by Wallace Fard Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad. Farrakhan traveled across America speaking in cities to gain new followers. Over time, Farrakhan regained many of the Nation of Islam’s original properties. There are now mosques and study groups in over 120 American cities attributed to Farrakhan’s work as a leader.[26] In 1995, the Nation of Islam sponsored the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. to promote African-American unity and family values. Estimates of the number of marchers were given between 400,000 and 840,000. Under Farrakhan’s leadership, the Nation of Islam tried to redefine the standard “black male stereotype” of drug and gang violence. Meanwhile, the Nation continued to promote social reform in African-American communities according to its traditional goals of self-reliance and economic independence.[26] Under Farrakhan’s leadership, the Nation was one of the fastest growing of the various political movements in the country. Foreign branches of the Nation were formed in Ghana, London, Paris, and the Caribbean islands. In order to strengthen the international influence of the Nation, Farrakhan attempted to establish relations with Muslim countries. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1991 and experienced a near-death experience in 2000 due to complications. After that experience, Farrakhan toned down the politics of NOI and attempted to strengthen relations with other minority communities, including Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.[26] On May 8, 2010, Farrakhan publicly announced his embrace of Dianetics and has actively encouraged Nation of Islam members to undergo auditing from the Church of Scientology.[27][28] Since the announcement in 2010, the Nation of Islam has been hosting its own Dianetics courses and its own graduation ceremonies. At the third such ceremony, which was held on Saviours’ Day 2013, it was announced that nearly 8500 members of the organization had undergone Dianetics auditing. The organization announced it had graduated 1,055 auditors and had delivered 82,424 hours of auditing. The graduation ceremony was certified by the Church of Scientology, and the Nation of Islam members received certification. The ceremony was attended by Shane Woodruff, vice-president of the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Centre International. He stated that, “[t]he unfolding story of the Nation of Islam and Dianetics is bold, [i]t is determined and it is absolutely committed to restoring freedom and wiping hell from the face of this planet.”[12] The main belief of the NOI and its followers is that there is no other God but Allah. They teach that their founder, Master Fard Muhammad is the Mahdi.[29] The official beliefs of the NOI have been outlined in books, documents, and articles published by the organization, and in speeches by Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Farrakhan, and other ministers. Many of Elijah Muhammad’s teachings may be found in Message to the Blackman in America.[30] Written lessons from 1930 to 1934 were passed from W. Fard Muhammad to his student, Elijah Muhammad. These were collected and entitled The Supreme Wisdom. The NOI continues to teach its followers that the present world society is segmented into three distinct categories. They teach that from a general perspective, 85% of the population are the “deaf, dumb and blind” masses of the people who “are easily led in the wrong direction and hard to lead in the right direction”. Those 85% of the masses are said to be manipulated by 10% of the people. Those 10% rich “slave-makers” are said to manipulate the 85% masses of the people through ignorance, the skillful use of religious doctrine, and the mass media. The third group is referred to as the 5% “poor righteous teachers” of the people of the world, who know the truth of the manipulation of the 85% masses of the people by the 10%. The 5% “righteous teachers” are at constant struggle and war with the 10% to reach and “free the minds” of the masses of the people.[31][32] An official Nation of Islam platform referred to as “The Muslim Program” was written by Elijah Muhammad in his book Message to the Blackman in America (1965). The itemized platform contains two sections; “What The Muslims Want”, consisting of 10 points; and “What The Muslims Believe”, consisting of 12 points.[29] Elijah Muhammad once said that the Moon was once a part of the Earth, and that the Earth is over 76 trillion years old.[33] The entire land mass on the Earth was called “Asia”. This was, Elijah Muhammad claimed, long before Adam.[34] Elijah Muhammad declared that Black People in America are descendants of the Asian black nation and of the tribe of Shabazz. He writes on page 31 of his book, “Message to the Blackman in America”, “…who is this tribe of Shabazz? Originally, they were the tribe who came with the earth (or this part) 66 trillion years ago when a great explosion on our planet divided it into two parts. One we call earth and the other moon. This was done by one of our scientists, God, who wanted the people to speak one language, one dialect for all, but was unable to bring this about.”[35] In an April 13, 1997, interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Tim Russert asked Farrakhan to explain the Nation of Islam’s view on separation: Tim Russert: “Once a week, on the back page [of your newspaper] is The Muslim Program, ‘What the Muslims Want’ [written in 1965]. The first is in terms of territory, ‘Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality, we believe our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by white America justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own.’ Is that your view in 1997, a separate state for Black Americans?” Minister Louis Farrakhan: “First, the program starts with number one. That is number four. The first part of that program is that we want freedom, a full and complete freedom. The second is, we want justice. We want equal justice under the law, and we want justice applied equally to all, regardless of race or class or color. And the third is that we want equality. We want equal membership in society with the best in civilized society. If we can get that within the political, economic, social system of America, there’s no need for point number four. But if we cannot get along in peace after giving America 400 years of our service and sweat and labor, then, of course, separation would be the solution to our race problem.”[36] Wallace Fard Muhammad taught that the original peoples of the world were black and that white people were a race of “devils” created by a scientist named Yakub (the Biblical and Qur’anic Jacob) on the Greek island of Patmos. According to the supreme wisdom lessons, Fard taught that whites were devils because of a culture of lies and murder that Yakub instituted on the island to ensure the creation of his new people. Fard taught that Yakub established a secret eugenics policy among the ruling class on the island. They were to kill all dark babies at birth and lie to the parents about the child’s fate. Further, they were to ensure that lighter-skinned children thrived in society. This policy encouraged a general preference for light skin. It was necessary to allow the process of grafting or making of a lighter-skinned race of people who would be different. The idea was that if the light-skinned people were allowed to mate freely with the dark-skinned people, the population would remain dark-skinned due to the genetic dominance of the original dark-skinned people. This process took approximately 600 years to produce a blond-haired, blue-eyed group of people. As they migrated into the mainland, they were greeted and welcomed by the indigenous people wherever they went. But according to the supreme wisdom lessons, they started making trouble among the righteous people, telling lies and causing confusion and mischief. This is when the ruling class of the Middle East decided to round up all the troublemakers they could find and march them out, over the hot desert sands, into the caves and hillsides of Europe. Elijah claimed that this history is well-known and preserved, and is ritualized or re-enacted within many fraternal organizations and secret societies. Fard taught that much of the savage ways of white people came from living in the caves and hillsides of Europe for over 2,000 years without divine revelation or knowledge of civilization.[37] The writings of Elijah Muhammad advise a student must learn that the white man is “Yacub’s grafted Devil” and “the Skunk of the planet Earth”.[38] The Nation of Islam teaches that black people are the original people, and that all other people come from them. Farrakhan has stated, regarding spiritual ascension, “If you look at the human family now, I’m talking about black, brown, red, yellow and white we all seem to be frozen on a subhuman level of existence. In Islam and, I believe, in Christian theology and Jewish theology as well, there are three stages of human development. The first stage is called the animalistic stage of development. But when we submit to animal passions, then we can do evil things to one another in that animalistic stage of development. But when moral consciousness comes and we have a self-accusing spirit, it is then that we become human beings. Right now, we have the potential for humanity, but we have not reached that potential, because we are functioning on the animalistic plane of existence.”[39] The Blackman is the original man. From him came all brown, yellow, red, and white people. By using a special method of birth control law, the Blackman was able to produce the white race. This method of birth control was developed by a Black scientist known as Yakub, who envisioned making and teaching a nation of people who would be diametrically opposed to the Original People. A Race of people who would one day rule the original people and the earth for a period of 6,000 years. Yakub promised his followers that he would graft a nation from his own people, and he would teach them how to rule his people, through a system of tricks and lies whereby they use deceit to divide and conquer, and break the unity of the darker people, put one brother against another, and then act as mediators and rule both sides. In an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Farrakhan said the following in response to host Tim Russert’s question on the Nation of Islam’s teachings on race: You know, it’s not unreal to believe that white people who genetically cannot produce yellow, brown or black had a Black origin. The scholars and scientists of this world agree that the origin of man and humankind started in Africa and that the first parent of the world was black. The Qur’an says that God created Adam out of black mud and fashioned him into shape. So if white people came from the original people, the Black people, what is the process by which you came to life? That is not a silly question. That is a scientific question with a scientific answer. It doesn’t suggest that we are superior or that you are inferior. It suggests, however, that your birth or your origin is from the black people of this earth: superiority and inferiority is determined by our righteousness and not by our color.[36] Pressed by Russert on whether he agreed with Elijah Muhammad’s preaching that whites are “blue-eyed devils”, Farrakhan responded: Well, you have not been saints in the way you have acted toward the darker peoples of the world and toward even your own people. But, in truth, Mr. Russert, any human being who gives themself over to the doing of evil could be considered a devil. In the Bible, in the “Book of Revelation”, it talks about the fall of Babylon. It says Babylon is fallen because she has become the habitation of devils. We believe that that ancient Babylon is a symbol of a modern Babylon, which is America. [citation needed] During the time when Malcolm X was a member and leader of the Nation of Islam, he preached that black people were genetically dominant to white people but were dominated by a system of white supremacy: Thoughtful white people know they are inferior to Black people. Even [Senator James] Eastland knows it. Anyone who has studied the genetic phase of biology knows that white is considered recessive and black is considered dominant. The entire American economy is based on white supremacy. Even the religious philosophies, in essence, white supremacy. A white Jesus. A white Virgin. White angels. White everything. But a black Devil, of course. The “Uncle Sam” political foundation is based on white supremacy, relegating nonwhites to secondclass citizenship. It goes without saying that the social philosophy is strictly white supremacist. And the educational system perpetuates white supremacy.[41] After MalcolmX made his pilgrimage to Mecca, he stated that seeing Muslims of “all colors, from blue-eyed blonds to black-skinned Africans”, interacting as equals led him to see Islam as a means by which racial problems could be overcome. He credits his evolving views on Islam and race as a reason for leaving the Nation of Islam and his decision to convert to Sunni Islam.[42] The Nation of Islam teaches that intermarriage or race mixing should be prohibited. This is point 10 of the official platform, “What the Muslims Want”, published 1965.[43] Farrakhan nevertheless stated in the Tim Russert interview: The mother of the Leader who came to North America to teach us, Fard Muhammad, His mother was a white woman. His father was a black man. So where there is love, love transcends our racial denomination or ethnicity. Love is the great power of transformation. I don’t think that we can say when two people are in love that they shouldn’t marry one another. But I would prefer that the black man and the black woman marry into their own kind.[44] Elijah Muhammad taught his followers about a Mother Plane or Wheel, a UFO that was seen and described in the visions of the prophet Ezekiel in the “Book of Ezekiel”, in the Hebrew Bible. Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them. As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel. When they went, they went in any of their four directions without turning as they went. And their rims were tall and awesome, and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around. Ezekiel 1:1518 (ESV) Farrakhan, commenting on his teacher’s description said the following: The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us of a giant Mother Plane that is made like the universe, spheres within spheres. White people call them unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, saw a wheel that looked like a cloud by day but a pillar of fire by night. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that that wheel was built on the island of Nippon, which is now called Japan, by some of the Original scientists. It took $15 billion in gold at that time to build it. It is made of the toughest steel. America does not yet know the composition of the steel used to make an instrument like it. It is a circular plane, and the Bible says that it never makes turns. Because of its circular nature it can stop and travel in all directions at speeds of thousands of miles per hour. He said there are 1,500 small wheels in this Mother Wheel, which is a half mile by a half mile [800 m by 800 m]. This Mother Wheel is like a small human-built planet. Each one of these small planes carry three bombs. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said these planes were used to set up mountains on the earth. The Qur’an says it like this: We have raised mountains on the earth lest it convulse with you. How do you raise a mountain, and what is the purpose of a mountain? Have you ever tried to balance a tire? You use weights to keep the tire balanced. That’s how the earth is balanced, with mountain ranges. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that we have a type of bomb that, when it strikes the earth a drill on it is timed to go into the earth and explode at the height that you wish the mountain to be. If you wish to take the mountain up a mile [1.6 km], you time the drill to go a mile in and then explode. The bombs these planes have are timed to go one mile down and bring up a mountain one mile high, but it will destroy everything within a 50-square-mile [130 km] radius. The white man writes in his above top secret memos of the UFOs. He sees them around his military installations like they are spying. The first book analyzing the Nation of Islam was The Black Muslims in America (1961) by C. Eric Lincoln. Lincoln describes the use of doctrines during religious services: Often the minister reads passages from well-known historical, sociological, or anthropological works, and finds in them inconspicuous references to the black man’s true history in the world…. Occasionally the minister chides the audience for its skepticism: “I know you don’t believe me because I happen to be a black man. Well, you can look it up in a book I’m going to tell you about that was written by a white man.” He then reads off references that his hearers are challenged to check. In recent years, the embrace of Dianetics under Farrakhan has drawn much criticism that the Nation of Islam is becoming too close to the Church of Scientology and the ideas of its founder L. Ron Hubbard, whom Farrakhan has said he respects. Farrakhan has praised Hubbard, saying he was “exceedingly valuable to every Caucasian person on this Earth”. Of followers of Scientology, he stated “You can still be a Christian; you just won’t be a devil Christian. You’ll still be a Jew, but you won’t be a satanic Jew!”[27][28][46] In 1930’s a Japanese national by the name of Satokata Takahashi allegedly promised financial aid and military assistance to African Americans in Detroit if they ‘joined a war against the white race.” In 1938 the FBI charged that Nakane had an influential presence within the NOI, speaking as a guest at temples in Chicago and Detroit. A poster was removed from a raid of Muhammad’s Chicago home that was a copy of a poster removed from Detroit headquarters of Takahashi. The poster was entitled “Calling the Four WInds.” There were images of four guns, each titled “Asia” and they had barrels pointing to the center of the poster, which had an image of the United States. “Calling the Four Winds” is the title of a speech written by Takahashi’s wife.[47] Muhammad engaged in the use of various names to elude federal authorities because they were monitoring Black Muslims for sedition and failure to register for the draft. He used names such as Elijah Karriem, Elijah Evans, Gulam Bogans, Mr. Muck Muck, and Muhammad Rasoul. Muhammad went to prison from 1942-1946 for influencing his followers not to register.[48] The Nation of Islam has repeatedly denied charges of anti-Semitism.[49] Farrakhan has stated, “The ADL… uses the term ‘anti-Semitism’ to stifle all criticism of Zionism and the Zionist policies of the State of Israel and also to stifle all legitimate criticism of the errant behavior of some Jewish people toward the non-Jewish population of the earth.”[50] However, NOI officials and outlets including Farrakhan have also been accused of repeatedly using anti-semitic and homophobic rhetoric, including saying, “It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s the wicked Jews, false Jews, that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!”[8] Regarding condemnation for having referred to Adolf Hitler as being a ‘great man’, Farrakhan has said, “I have throughout my life referred to Hitler as a wicked man, yet, the national news media insists that I called him a ‘great man’, with the implied inference that ‘great’ means ‘good’. However, I did refer to him as ‘wickedly great’, in the same sense that Genghis Khan stands out in history.”[51] Professor David W. Leinweber of Emory University asserts that the Nation of Islam engages in revisionist and antisemitic interpretations of the Holocaust and that they exaggerate the role of Jews in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Leinweber and others use the original statements of Farrakhan and others as the basis for their evaluation.[52] NOI Health Minister Abdul Alim Muhammad has accused Jewish doctors of injecting Blacks with the AIDS virus.[53][54] Jeffery Muhammad, the Nation of Islam’s longtime leader in Dallas, Texas, stated: They [Asian-American merchants in black neighborhoods] are just the latest in a long line of people who have come to this country like Jews, Italians, Indians and now Asians who have sucked the blood of and exploited the black community.[55] The NOI obtained substantial funds from the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, notably a $5 million loan used to pay back-taxes and costs for the home of the movement’s former leader Elijah Muhammad and a $3 million loan from Libya in the 1970s to acquire its opulent headquarters on Chicago’s South Side.[61] Libya channeled funds through the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) based in Canada to a Libyan intelligence front in Washington. The money was provided to finance trips to Tripoli by the NOI and American radicals, according to a Canadian parliamentary investigation and a prosecution by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.[62] “At least one gathering attended by Farrakhan in Libya in violation of a travel ban imposed on Americans by President Reagan after Libya was linked to terrorist attacks in Europe offered training seminars on weapons and explosives.”[63] The Libyans paid $250,000 in travel and other expenses to stage a pro-Gaddafi demonstration in which NOI played a leading role.[64] In 1994, the NOI leader visited Khartoum, where he met with Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, the Sudanese head of state and Dr. Hassan Abdullah al-Turabi, who headed Sudan’s ruling party. Farrakhan’s National Assistant Khalid Abdul Muhammed attended the 1995 PAIC meeting. Upon meeting Sheikh Naim Qassem of Hezbollah after a news conference at a Khartoum hotel, Muhammed found a translator to convey his greetings.[citation needed] In 1996, Farrakhan traveled to Iran, Iraq, and Libya, at which time Gaddafi offered him an additional $1 billion. Farrakhan said he would use the money to develop the black community and increase its power in politics. He also denied an earlier report, which originated in the Iranian press, that while in Iran he had said, “God will destroy America by the hands of Muslims. God will not give Japan or Europe the honor of bringing down the United States; this is an honor God will bestow upon Muslims.”[65][66] In August 1996, Farrakhan formally asked the U.S. government to allow him to accept the funds from Libya, a requirement because of sanctions against the African state. His application was denied.[67][68][69] In 2011, shortly after Gaddafi’s death, Farrakhan portrayed Gaddafi as a fellow revolutionary who had lent millions of dollars to the Nation of Islam over the years, “It wasn’t the money, but the principles that made me his brother”.[70][71] The NOI has produced a number of videos promoting anti-American sentiments. NOI video titles include “Conspiracy of the International Bankers”, “Conspiracy of the U.S. Government”, “Controversy with Jews”, and “Which One Will You Choose, the Flag of Islam or the Flag of America?” In one video Farrakhan is said to state, “I hasten to tell you that the precious lives that were lost in the World Trade Center was a cover, a cover for a war that had been planned to bring a pipeline through Afghanistan to bring oil from that region, oil owned by Unocal, of which Dick Cheney is a stock holder.”[72] Farrakhan’s videos also address the U.S. military. During the Millions March in Harlem, Farrakhan discussed the Fort Hood shootings as he addressed the crowd. You don’t join the armed forces to become nation builders. You join the armed forces and they train you to kill. They’re killers. So why did Army major Nidal Malik Hassan, a Muslim psychologist at Fort Hood go on a shooting spree after being assigned to debrief soldiers who came back from the theater of war. He couldn’t take it any more so he shot up the soldiers. They want you to think he was a terrorist. But he was debriefing terrorists. And unfortunately, it took his balance.[73] Controversy over the availability of NOI videos and writings surfaced on June 15, 2011, when Representative Peter King, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security hosted a hearing titled “The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons”. During the hearing, former Bureau of Prisons director Harley Lappin testified on the extreme susceptibility of radicalization of inmates through propaganda efforts of groups like NOI. Testimony included discussion of an incident in which two radicalized converts planned a terrorist attack on a military facility in Seattle. The suspects had met in prison and had converted to Islam while there. In July 2011, King and Representative Frank Wolf, worried that prisoners were being radicalized by Farrakhan, asked U.S. Bureau of Prisons Acting Director Thomas Kane to remove Nation of Islam material from prisons and to audit all other Islamic texts and sermons made available to inmates as well as bureau procedures for approving such materials.[72] The Final Call is a newspaper published by NOI in Chicago, with news stories on a variety of topics, primarily related to Blacks in America. “The Muslim Program” is published in every issue of the newspaper stating the demands of the Nation of Islam. NOI journalists have written about a range of topics, including conspiracy theories on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and a Central Intelligence Agency conspiracy to disrupt rule in Libya.[74] Harold Muhammad, minister of an NOI New Orleans mosque, wrote in the paper that there is enough evidence that AIDS is a man-made disease being used by the U.S. government against Blacks.[75][unreliable source?]

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New York Congressman Gregory Meeks, who has attended Farrakhan’s events in the past, condemned Farrakhan’s comments, while also apparently deriding conservative critics of the Nation of Islam leader.In addition to the profound legacies of the Nation of Islam and Moorish Science Temple of America among Black male inmates throughout the early to mid-1900s, various Black orthodox Muslim organizations began to visibly impact the Black male prison experience in the 1950s.The head of the Nation of Islam has slammed critics of superstar performer Beyonce.The pan-African hip hop umma is transnational in its focus and commitment, and so, not surprisingly, it demonstrates the “ascendancy of Sunni Islam in black youth culture” (102), rather than the race-based theology of the Nation of Islam, or its splinter group, the Five Percenters.Some members of the Nation of Islam have left the organization because of this alliance while others have stayed emphasizing their trust in Farrakhan’s leadership and the benefit they have received from auditing.It was upon his return from his Hajj that Malcolm broke from the Nation of Islam and founded Muslim Mosque, Inc.Assassinated in 1965, aged just 39, allegedly by members of the Nation of Islam angry that he left the group and exposed corruption in its ranks, Malcolm X was remembered at his Harlem funeral as “our living, black manhood” and as “our own black shining Prince.Summary: Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the “white right” wants U.Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): King of pop Michael Jackson’s associate is said to have threatened auctioneer Darren Julien with harm from the Nation of Islam if they did not stop the auction of the singer’s memorabilia.3) Snoop Dogg supports the Nation of Islam and has praised Minister Louis Farrakhan.When asked by the BBC if he planned to convert and become a member of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, Snoop indicated he had already taken the plunge.However, they had to pay a heavy price for following Malcolm X when he disassociated himself from the Nation of Islam.

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the most reactionary variety of Jewish bourgeois nationalism. Zionism became widespread during the 20th century among the Jews in the capitalist countries. Today it is a nationalistic ideology, represented by a ramified system of organizations and a policy expressing the interests of the Jewish big bourgeoisie, which is closely linked with the monopolistic bourgeoisie of the imperialist states. Modern Zionism is militantly chauvinist, racist, anticommunist, and anti-Soviet. Zionism emerged as a political trend in the late 19th century. Its function was to distract the Jewish toiling masses from the revolutionary struggle and to maintain bourgeois dominance over them. To attain these aims, the Zionist ideologists advanced plans for solving the Jewish question by creating a Jew state with the aid of the great powers. This idea was set forth in Der Judenstaat (The Jew State; 1896), published by the Austrian journalist Theodor Herzl, a Zionist ideologist. At the first Zionist Congress, held in Basel in 1897, the World Zionist Organization (WZO) was founded. It proclaimed that the official goal of Zionism was to create for the Jewish people a home in Palestine secured by public law. The ideology of Zionism is highly eclectic. It utilizes many dogmas of Judaism but also includes theories of bourgeois nationalism and social chauvinism, transformed by Zionist ideologists. Zionist ideology maintains that the Jews in various countries constitute an extraterritorial single worldwide Jewish nation. The Jews are a distinctive, unique people, a people chosen by god. All peoples among whom the Jews live are in one way or another anti-Semites. Anti-Semitism is a permanent phenomenon, and assimilation, or the merging of Jews with the surrounding population, is unnatural and sinful. The Jews have historical rights to the lands of their Biblical ancestors (Palestine and its adjoining regions, where they must gather and build a purely Jewish and egalitarian state. Zionist ideologists seek to prove the unbreakable bond of Jews throughout the world with Zionism, to which they must subordinate their own interests, wherever they may be. The politicized dogmas of Judaism state that the Jews are chosen by god and have a messianic task to fulfill. These dogmas, and Judaisms mythical thesis of the Jews uniqueness, are constituents of the extreme nationalism, chauvinism, and racism inherent in Zionist ideology and practice. The ideologists of Zionism maintain that the Jewish question is eternal, unique, and beyond class considerations. Zionists utilize every means to propagandize the false idea of class peace between toiling Jews and the Jewish bourgeoisie (all Jews are brothers). All forms of class struggle among Jews are proclaimed to be national treason. The Zionists have always made use of demagogy and tactical maneuvers in their efforts to conceal the antipopular, reactionary essence of Zionism, alleging that Zionism is the national liberation movement of Jews throughout the world. After the state of Israel was formed in 1948 on part of Palestines territory by a resolution of the United Nations, Zionism became Israels official ideology. Its main goals are to secure the unconditional support of Israel by the worlds Jews, to gather the worlds Jews in Israel, and to inculcate a Zionist spirit among Jews in various countries. Zionism seeks to expand Israel to the boundaries of the Greater Land of Israel. To this end, Zionists evoke the thesis of eternal anti-Semitism, a situation which they often deliberately instigate. Zionism is the basis of Israels government policy. Zionists have proclaimed the state of Israel to be the homeland of all Jews, wherever they live and whatever their attitude toward Zionism. The Twenty-eighth World Zionist Congress, held in Jerusalem in 1972, adopted, in violation of international law, a resolution on the collective obligation of all national [Zionist and pro-Zionist] organizations to aid the Jewish state under any circumstances and conditions, even if this means opposing the respective authorities of the countries with a Jewish population. Zionisms main policy has always been one of struggle, both open and covert, against socialism, the international communist and national liberation movements, and the Soviet Union and other socialist countries. Immediately after the victory of the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia, Zionism unleashed an active struggle against the new Soviet state. After World War II (193945), amid a further intensification of the overall crisis of capitalism, the anticommunism and anti-Sovietism of international Zionism assumed still broader dimensions. The shift in the alignment of forces in the world in favor of socialism, the successful resolution of the national question (including the Jewish question) in the USSR, and the Soviet Unions consistent support of the national liberation struggle of the Arab peoples have given rise to intensified anti-Soviet and anti-communist Zionist propaganda and activity. International Zionism strives to undermine the moral and political unity of the peoples of the socialist countries and to prevent citizens of Jewish nationality from participation in building socialism and communism. Zionism seeks to subvert the relaxation of international tension and in particular the incipient normalization of Soviet-American relations. As a shock detachment of imperialism, colonialism, and neocolonialism, international Zionism opposes the national liberation movement of the peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In the Near East, the Zionist ruling circles of Israel conduct a policy of aggression and of continuous territorial expansion at the expense of the Arab peoples, particularly the Arab people of Palestine. This policy made Israel an imperialist gendarme in the Near East and was the main cause of the Arab-Israeli military conflicts of 194849, 1956, 1967, and 1973. Zionism became one of imperialisms chief allies in its global struggle against the world liberation movement. Zionisms ideological concepts and political plans are implemented by a far-flung, highly centralized system of Zionist and pro-Zionist organizations, directed by centers in the USA and Israel. The administrating and coordinating center of international Zionismthe WZO systemis the Jewish Agency for Israel. The Jewish Agency deals mainly with the immigration of Jews into Israel and acts as the representative of the WZO to the Israeli government. The World Zionist Congress is the de jure highest body of the WZO, which is directed by a group of leaders with close ties to certain imperialist circles in the USA. The executive committee of the WZO has two branches, one in New York and one in Jerusalem. The WZO directs and controls Zionist organizations in more than 60 capitalist countries. The largest are the Womens International Zionist Organization, the World Confederation of United Zionists, the World Labor Zionist Movement, and the Zionist Organization of America. The formally non-Zionist World Jewish Congress (founded 1936), with organizations in 67 capitalist countries, is under the de facto control of the WZO. Directly or indirectly affiliated with these major organizations is a multitude of local Zionist and pro-Zionist organizations, societies, and committees, which constitute a unified system of international Zionism. The WZO possesses large financial resources, mainly contributed by Jewish monopolists; some funds are collected by levying substantial dues, which are sometimes compulsory, on the Jewish population. Many means of mass information are controlled or influenced by Zionist organizations, including many publishing houses and radio, television, and film companies in the USA, Western Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Australia. International Zionism has always included a variety of ideological currents, political factions, and groups: Zionist socialists, political Zionists, spiritual Zionists, religious Zionists, general Zionists, and revisionist Zionists (todays fascist Herut Party and kindred groups). This variety merely reflects the interests of different strata of the Jewish bourgeoisie and does not alter but only masks Zionisms basically imperialist nature. Essentially, the differences among the various orientations of Zionism do not go beyond disputes over tactics and often reflect the struggle within the Zionist elite for positions of influence. Marxists have always repudiated the theory and practice of Zionism. V. I. Lenin revealed the reactionary essence of Zionism, emphasizing that its dogmas are reactionary, false, and contrary to the interests of the Jewish proletariat. He criticized the Zionists theses concerning the unique nature of the Jewish people, the alleged absence of class differences among the Jews, and the imaginary communality of their interests, explaining that such assertions aimed to distract the Jewish toiling masses from the proletariats common class struggle. The international communist movement denounces the anti-popular, reactionary character of Zionism and Zionist activity in all countries. The document adopted by the International Conference of Communist and Workers Parties in 1969 appealed for the launching of the broadest movement of protest against racial and national discrimination, Zionism, and anti-Semitism, which are incited by capitalist reactionary forces and exploited by them to disorient the masses politically. A consistent struggle against Zionism is waged in particular by the Communist Party of Israel (CPI). The CPI proves convincingly that Zionism has always been exploited by the forces of extreme reaction and imperialism and that the ideology and practices of Zionism are contrary to the interests of Jewish toilers throughout the world and the national interests of the people of Israel. The CPI has shown that the struggle against Zionism is a vital necessity for the people of Israel and for all progressive forces. Denouncing the allegedly classless approach of the Zionists to the Jewish question the CPI proves that this question can be resolved only with the victory of democracy and socialism, as evidenced by the experience of the USSR and the other socialist countries. The CPI advocates the brotherhood and friendship of the toilers of all countries and opposes the anti-Soviet slanderous propaganda and subversive activity of the Zionist leaders and rulers of Israel. As the overall crisis of capitalism intensifies, the crisis of Zionist ideology and the untenability of all its concepts become increasingly obvious: the overwhelming majority of Jews reject Zionist dogmas. With rare exceptions, the Jewish population of the USSR, like all the peoples of the Soviet Union and the worlds progressive forces, resolutely condemns the aggressive political course of the Zionist ruling clique of Israel. The 30th session of the UN General Assembly (November 1975) classified Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination. The natural and objective process of the assimilation of the Jews is gaining strength throughout the world. In the Jewish communities of the countries of the West and among the population of Israel there is an increasing comprehension that the Zionist policies of Israels ruling circles may lead the population oflsrael to a real national catastrophe. REFERENCESLenin, V. I. Poln. sobr. sock, 5th ed., vol. 7, p. 121; vol. 8, p. 72.V. I. Lenin, KPSS o proletarskom internatsionalizme: Sb. dokumentov i materialov, vols. 12. Moscow, 1974.Mezhdunarodnoe Soveshchanie kommunisticheskikh i rabochikh partii: Dokumenty i malerialy. Moscow, 1969.XVII sezd Kommunisticheskoi partii Izrailia. [Materials.] Moscow, 1973.Ivanov, Iu. Ostorozhno: sionizm! Moscow, 1972.Sionizm: teoriia i praktika. Moscow, 1973.Braginskii, I. Klassovaia sushchnost sionizma. Kommunist, 1970, no. 9.Erlich, W. Bankrotstvo reaktsionnoi idei. Problemy mira i sotsializma, 1973, no. 3.Dadiani, L. Protiv ideologii i politiki sionizma. Kommunist, 1975, no. 18.Vilner, Meir. Borba protiv sionizmaborba klassovaia. Problemy mira i sotsializma, 1976, no. 1.

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Do you know the moral to the story of the tortoise and the hare? Is it slow and steady wins the race? Or is it that cockiness gets you nowhere? They are both correct but this is a good example of how a childrens fable, like interpretations of the bible, can easily be different from one another. Interpretations of the bible vary and occasionally get the message wrong, but this variation can be attributed differences of opinion in interpretation. Whether motivated by politics, social presuppositions, or theological differences the variation can paint a contrasting picture of Biblical information. Time plays a very large part in the variations of Biblical interpretation. The interpretation according to the rabbinic midrash is very different than interpretations according to modern Zionism or for that matter modern Feminism. Classic midrash served an important purpose for the authors of the Torah. It allowed them to create a way to make the Torah an intimate part of the lives of Jews. The result of transforming Biblical stories in to more compelling and interesting stories gave the writers of the Torah a way to connect with the Jewish people on a more personal level. The writers of the Torah realized that the Jewish people could connect with the Biblical stories more if they could relate the stories to everyday life. What the authors of the Torah failed to realize is that by transforming the stories, they had now added the opinions and beliefs of the time into their stories. This is the cause for many revisions to come. Rabbis during the seventh and eighth centuries developed a distinct branch of Jewish mysticism. The Kabala interprets the Scriptures as an esoteric manner, and seeks answers to the divine mysteries. Kabala required intense meditation and preparatory rites that lead to a mystical union with God. The presiding factor at hand is the idea of faith. It is faith in the experience is what allowed the rabbis to interpret the Scripture. Here again we see and example of the ways in which Biblical information is interpreted. The Zionist movement brought with it the desire to create a national identity for the Jewish people. In order to accomplish this Herzl thought that Jewish people should move to an area where they could escape the anti-Semitism in Germany. The basis for ideals of Zionism is to establish a national identity for the Jewish community.

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This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: As President Trump escalates his attacks and threats against the Central American migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration unveiled new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba Thursday. National security adviser John Bolton declared Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to be part of a troika of tyranny and a triangle of terror. Bolton was speaking in Miami, Florida. JOHN BOLTON: We will no longer appease dictators and despots near our shores. We will not reward firing squads, torturers and murderers. We will champion the independence and liberty of our neighbors. And this president and his entire administration will stand with the freedom fighters. The troika of tyranny in this hemisphereCuba, Venezuela and Nicaraguahas finally met its match. AMY GOODMAN: As John Bolton spoke in Miami on Thursday, Democracy Now!’s Nermeen Shaikh and I spoke with the world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky. He joined us from Tucson, Arizona, where he now teaches at the University of Arizona. Noam Chomsky is also institute professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s taught for more than 50 years. His recent books include Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, Who Rules the World? and Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power. I began by asking Professor Chomsky to respond to NSA, national security adviser, John Boltons remarks on Latin America. NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, that, of course, immediately brings to mind the axis of evil speech of George Bush back in 2002, which was the precursor, laying the groundwork, for the invasion of Iraq, the worst crime of this century, with horrendous consequences for Iraq, eliciting ethnic conflicts that are tearing the region aparta major atrocity. John Bolton was behind that. And his new troikaI doubt that the U.S. will dare to do something similar, but thats what it brings to mind. Its kind of interesting to see this hysterical raving alongside of another astonishing propaganda campaign that Bolton and his colleagues are carrying out with regard to the caravan of poor and miserable people fleeing from severe oppression, violence, terror, extreme poverty from three countries: Hondurasmainly Honduras, secondarily Guatemala, thirdly El Salvadornot Nicaragua, incidentallythree countries that have been under harsh U.S. domination, way back, but particularly since the 1980s, when Reagans terror wars devastated particularly El Salvador and Guatemala, secondarily Honduras. Nicaragua was attacked by Reagan, of course, but Nicaragua was the one country which had an army to defend the population. In the other countries, the army were the state terrorists, backed by the United States. The most extreme source of migrants right now is Honduras. Why Honduras? Well, it was always bitterly oppressed. But in 2009, Honduras had a mildly reformist president, Mel Zelaya. The Honduran powerful, rich elite couldnt tolerate that. A military coup took place, expelled him from the country. It was harshly condemned all through the hemisphere, with one notable exception: the United States. The Obama administration refused to call it a military coup, because if they had, they would have been compelled by law to withdraw military funding from the military regime, which was imposing a regime of brutal terror. Honduras became the murder capital of the world. A fraudulent election took place under the military juntaagain, harshly condemned all over the hemisphere, most of the world, but not by the United States. The Obama administration praised Honduras for carrying out an election, moving towards democracy and so on. Now people are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which we are responsible. And you have this incredible charade taking place, which the world is looking at with utter astonishment: Poor, miserable people, families, mothers, children, fleeing from terror and repression, for which we are responsible, and in reaction, theyre sending thousands of troops to the border. The troops being sent to the border outnumber the children who are fleeing. And with a remarkable PR campaign, theyre frightening much of the country into believing that were just on the verge of an invasion by, you know, Middle Eastern terrorists funded by George Soros, so on and so forth. I mean, its all kind of reminiscent of something that happened 30 years ago. You may recall, in 1985, Ronald Reagan strapped on his cowboy boots and calledgot in front of television, called a national emergency, because the Nicaraguan army was two days march from Harlingen, Texas, just about to overwhelm and destroy us. And it worked. I mean, this spectacle is almost indescribable. Even apart from noticing where theyre coming from, the countries that we have crucially been involved in destroying, itsthe ability to carry this off repeatedly is quite an amazing commentary on much of the popular culture. But the troika, just like the axis of evil, are those who just dont obey U.S. orders. Colombia, for example, has the worst human rights record in the hemisphere for years, but theyre not part of the troika of tyranny. All of this rings very familiar bells. Its a longits been a long-standing element of the U.S. propaganda system on themostly on the far right, but not only, which goes way back and which is a kind of pathological feature of the dominant political culture that should be understood, analyzed and dismantled. AMY GOODMAN: World-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky. When we come back, hell share his reaction to the Pittsburgh massacre in the synagogue. This is Democracy Now! Stay with us.

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This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. Im Amy Goodman. The nation is continuing to grieve the 11 Jewish worshipers who were gunned down at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday in whats being described as the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. Funerals were held Thursday for three more victims of the shooting: husband and wife Sylvan and Bernice Simon, and Richard Gottfried. Robert Bowers, whos accused of the mass shooting, pleaded not guilty Thursday. Hes charged with 44 countsincluding murder and hate crimesover 30 of which could be subject to the death penalty. Bowers has a history of posting anti-Semitic and xenophobic content and was posting on the far-right social media site Gab until just before the shooting. He referred to the migrant caravan as an invasion, repeating the words that President Trump uses. We continue our conversation now with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident. He was born in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaChomsky was. I asked him about the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh and other recent right-wing attacks. NOAM CHOMSKY: When I was a child, the threat that fascism might take over much of the world was not remote. Thats much worse than what were facing now. My own locality happened to be very anti-Semitic. We were the only Jewish family in a Irishmostly Irish and German Catholic neighborhood, much of which was pro-Nazi, so I could see it better on the ground. What were now seeing is a revival of hate, anger, fear, much of it encouraged by the rhetorical excesses of the leadership, which are stirring up passions and terror, even the ludicrous claims about the Nicaraguan army ready to invade usRonald Reaganthe caravan of miserable people planning to kill us all. All of these things, plus, you know, praising somebody who body-slammed a reporter, one thing after anotherall of this raises the level of anger and fear, which has roots. The roots lie in what has happened to the general population over the past 40 years. People really have faced significant distress. An astonishing fact about the United States is that life expectancy is actually declining. That doesnt happen in developed societies, apart from, you know, major war or huge famine. But its happening because of social distress, and not necessarily impoverishment. The people who are demonstrating this fear and resentment may be even moderately affluent, but what they see is theyre stagnating. In the past, there wasyou had this dream: You worked hard, you could get ahead, your children would be a little better. Now it stopped. It stopped for the last 40 years as a result of very specific socio and economic policies, which have been designed so that they sharply concentrate wealth, they enhance corporate power, that has immediate effects on the political system in perfectly obvious ways, even to the point where lobbyists literally write legislation. This onslaught has literally cast a bunch of the population aside. Theyre stagnating. They are not moving forward. They see no prospects. And theyre bitter and angry about it. And this anger and bitterness can take pathological forms. It could take very constructive forms. It could lead to popular organized movements, which would dedicate themselves to overcoming these blows against decent human existence, which certainly can be done. The groundwork for that has been severely undermined, for example, by the destructioncareful, planned destructionof labor unions, the main force, historically, for leading the way towards more progressive, humane policies. All of these are a package. Theyve all gone together for 40 yearstheres precursors, of courseand it has led to a situation where you get an outburst of what Gramsci once called morbid symptoms, pathological developments, of the kind that you mentioned, growing out of a soil that is rich in incitement to such things happening. AMY GOODMAN: So, and then, if you could talk about specifically the targeting of the Jewish worshipers, I mean, and the clear connection that the shooter made between this temple and HIAS, whats formerly known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the group that has helped to resettle refugees of any religion for well over a hundred years? And he repeated words that Trump has begun using more and more about, you know, theyre helping the invaders come in. If you could respond specifically to that? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, I think its pretty clear that hes whipping up terror about invasions, people pouring across the border to plan to kill us all, to destroy our civilization. You take people who are already somewhat disturbed and living under harsh conditions, this can incite them to acts of extreme violence against targets like the Jewish temple. All the anti-Semitic tropes are pointing in that direction, but mostalso against Afro-Americans, immigrants, any vulnerable population or population thats easy to target for lots of cultural and historical reasons, all this amplified by the loud speaker up in the White House and his minions, who are doing what they can to terrorize the population, create the conditions under which you can get something like the attack on the synagogue. AMY GOODMAN: So, I wanted to turn, then, to a clip of the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, who was interviewed by Ayman Mohyeldin on MSNBC on Sunday, so it was soon after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Dermer was asked if Trumps rhetoric is in part to blame for the massacre. RON DERMER: I see a lot of bad people, on both sides, who attack Jews. This is not the first time that a Jewish community has been attacked. It is the worst anti-Semitic attack in, oh, 200 years in the United States, that you have 11 dead. AMY GOODMAN: Dermer said no world leader had made stronger statements against anti-Semitism than Trump. And then he went on to blame both sides. RON DERMER: To simply say that this is because of one person or it only comes on one side is to not understand the history of anti-Semitism or the reality of anti-Semitism. One of the big forces in college campuses today is anti-Semitism. And those anti-Semites are usually not neo-Nazis on college campuses. Theyre coming from the radical left. AMY GOODMAN: This is right after the white supremacist attack on the synagogue, and the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. is now injecting, saying this comes from both sides. If you could respond to this? Interestingly, two days later, when Trump and his family went to Pittsburgh, the onlyand this is pointed out in The New York Timesthe only public official standing there to greet him was Israels ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer. People like the Pittsburgh mayor and the others said this was not the time to come. NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, I think its quite easy to understand. There is an alliance of reactionary repressive states developing under the U.S. aegis. Israel is a leading member of it. Saudi Arabia is another, one of the most brutal, regressive, harsh states in the world; United Arab Emirates; Egypt under the harsh, brutal dictatorship; the United States; Israel. And the United States, of course, veryespecially under thisthe alignment goes way back, but the Trump administration has gone way out of its way to lend support to Israeli crimes, Israeli expansion. And the Israeli right wing, of course, which is increasingly dominant, is delighted. So, the fact that, say, the Israeli ambassador would come out and say that is really no more surprising than the fact that John Bolton would praise the election of a strong advocate of torture, murder and repression. It all fits the same pattern. AMY GOODMAN: This issue of the number of people who died this weekend, the horrific massacre11 Jews died. The model of the coverage, of knowing who each person was, hearing their names, their life stories, their ages, who their families were, knowing when the funerals are taking place through the weekwhat about this being a model for whats happening in Gaza? I mean, for example, on, I think it was, Friday, six Palestinians were killed, with those ongoing protests near the separation wall. Israeli military has gunned down more than 200 Palestinians. That was Friday. Six Palestinians died. And on Sunday, three Palestinian teenagers were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip. Your thoughts on Dermer trying to make this connection to get away from the issue of white supremacy and, somehow, someway, blame the left? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, remember, all of this in Gaza is being done with overwhelming U.S. support, even U.S. weapons, literally. Gaza is on the verge of becoming, literally, uninhabitable. The international monitorsU.N. and othershave warned that within just a few years, it may be literally unlivable. I mean, right now, theres virtually no potable water. The sewage pours into the sea, because Israel has bombed and destroyed the power plants and the sewage plant. Back in 2005, when Israel withdrew its illegal settlers in Gaza and moved them to illegal settlements in the West Bank, it imposed a siege on Gaza. The official terms for thatofficial, not making this upare We have to impose a diet on Gaza, not harsh enough so theyll all dieimplication being that wouldnt look very goodbut harsh enough so that they can barely survive. And there have beenquite apart from the brutal siege, there have been repeated attacks on Gaza by the Israeli army. Gaza is virtually defenseless. This is one of the strongest armies in the world, lashing out to devastate Gaza. Theres always pretexts. There are pretexts for everything. Hitler had a pretext for invading Poland: He was protecting Germany from the wild terror of the Poles. And the Israelis, with U.S. backing, have concocted pretextsno time to go through it here, theres plenty in print about it. Every one of them collapses on inspection. Its just a punching bag. And the effect on the people of Gaza is to create utter desperation. The current march is just an attempt to somehow break the siege, make life possible. The problem could be overcome easily, simply by providing them with the opportunities for survival. Thats it. Not trying to block every attempt at political unification of the factions. Its often been a pretext for another attack. Some of whats gone onparts of it weve seenare just grotesque, like when a highly trained Israeli sniper murders a young woman far from the border whos trying to helpa Palestinian volunteer medic, young woman, whos trying to help a wounded man, and a sniper murders her. Highly trained snipers. They know what theyre doing. The international monitors who have gone through the hospitals are shocked by the kinds of wounds theyre finding, purposely designed to maim people so theyll barelynot kill them, but maim them, so they wont be able to have aeven take part in the minimal life that exists there. Actually, Trump had a solution to this, to the misery of Gaza and the prospect that 2 million people, half of them children, will soon be in a situation of, literally, beyond the possibility of survival. They had a lifeline, whats called the UNRWA support, international support, which was barely keeping them alive. So, Trumps reaction is to cut it, cut support for it. And he even had a reason. He said, Theyre not being grateful enough to me for my efforts to give them the ultimate deal that Im planning. Ultimate deal, which means give up all your rights and forget it. Two leading American political analysts, specialists on the Middle East, with long government service, Robert Malley, Aaron David Miller, really encapsulated the Trump program very simply, said the Trump message is to the Palestinians, You have lost. Forget it. Go away. Youre done. And because the people of Gaza are not sufficienton the West Bankor, sufficiently appreciative, lets cut the lifeline. In fact, lets evenas he didcut support for underfunded Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank. Lets cut the funding for the UNRWA school in the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon, still reeking from the hideous Israeli-run massacre there back at the end of their invasion in ’82. You see little kids playing in the mud in dark alleys. They’ll never get out. Their children will be there, and so on. They had one hope: the UNRWA school. Good, lets kill that. All of this, these things are, just one after another, taking place. Indescribable. I mean, the war in Yemen, which finally, at last, is getting a little bit of attention, has been a major horror story. The most careful estimates of the killing, that are now just coming out, show that there may be seven or eight times as high as what has beenthe numbers that have been given. Theyre on the order of 70,000 or 80,000. The analysis of these Saudi-Emirate programs, a long study that came out of the Fletcher School of International Diplomacy at Tufts University recently, showed, quite persuasively, that the policies of the attackers are aimed at destroying the food supplies, making sure the population starves to death. Theyre also trying to close the port through which some supplies come. All of this is fully backed by the United States. U.S., and Britain secondarily, supply the arms. The U.S. supplies the intelligence for the Saudi Air Force, which is carrying out massive atrocities. All of these things are happening. For years, theyve barely been discussed. Now, finally, youre seeing pictures on the front page of starving Yemeni children, even a call for a ceasefiremuch belated, little attention to our crucial responsibility for it. Just like our responsibility, which is overwhelming, for the plight of the miserable people trying to escape from the troikaHonduras, El Salvador, Guatemalathe three countries that have been completely under our thumb and are suffering bitterly for it, now trying to escape. So we turn them into an invasion mob planning to destroy us. All of this is surreal. It only is overshadowed by the failure to attend even minimally to the literal existential threats, that are not remote. AMY GOODMAN: Do you consider this one of the gravest times, in your lifetime, in U.S. politics, Noam? NOAM CHOMSKY: Its one of the gravest times in human history. Humans have been around for 200,000 years. For the first time in their history, they have to decideand quicklywhether organized human society is going to survive for very long. And thats not in the remote distance. Again, there are twowith all the problems and horrors in the world which should be attended to, there are two existential threats, both being increased. One is the threat of nuclear war, which is terminal. The other is the threat of severe environmental catastrophe, which doesnt destroy all human life, but it does undermine the prospects for organized society. And you mentioned earlier a third threat, also dating back to the end of the Second World War. The end of the Second World War was the opening of the nuclear age. And as I mentioned, its kind of a miracle that weve survived it. Its also the opening of what geologists are now calling the Anthropocene, the age in which human activity is radically affecting the environment. Theres been debate about its origins. The World Geological Society more or less settled on the end of the beginningthe end of the Second World War, the late 40s and on, where there was a sharp spike in damage to the environment. The third is whats called the sixth extinction, the extinction of species. The fifth extinction was around 65 million years ago, when its assumed that a huge asteroid hit the Earth and ended the age of the dinosaurs. It destroyed most of the species on Earth. Were now in the midst of the sixth extinction, with very rapid destruction of other species and of the kind of environment in which they can survive, like wilderness, for example. We are pushing to the edge of not only our own survival, but that of much of themuch of life on Earth. So, is it the most gravest moment in my life? Yes. But also in all of human history. And things like the election next week will have an impact on this. AMY GOODMAN: World-renowned professor, linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky, speaking to us from Tucson, Arizona, where he is now teaching at the University of Arizona. He is the institute professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where hes taught for more than 50 years, has written over 100 books, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Well air more of the interview with Noam Chomsky next week. This is Democracy Now! When we come back, Ilana Glazer joins, yes, of Comedy Central Broad City. But shell be talking about serious things right now. Shell be talking about what happened last night at an event she had planned for a Brooklyn synagogue, where she was going to be talking about politics before the midterms. The event had to be canceled because of anti-Semitic and racist graffiti that was scrawled just before the event around the synagogue. Stay with us.

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