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Column One: The newest round of war
Prof. Paul Eidelberg
“On whom can we stay ourselves?—on our Father in heaven.”
It is incomprehensible that a prime minister of Israel, the leader of a reputed democracy, can give away any part of Eretz Yisrael, and do so without public debate? Not even an absolute monarch in the Middle Ages possessed such arbitrary power. Yet six prime ministers of Israel—one after another—have had the audacity to surrender all or parts of Israel’s heartland to Arab villains known to be pursuing a phased strategy aimed at Israel’s destruction!
How shall we characterize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is willing to give away Judea and Samaria via the policy of “territory for peace”—a policy whose logic requires Israel to yield territory whenever the Arabs threaten war.
Should we attribute his behavior to stupidity or to arrogance? If so, the same stupidity or arrogance must also be ascribed to his predecessors, Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Ehud Olmert. Expecting peace from Muslims who have a 1,400-year history of exalting war—this condescending attitude toward Islam, this arrogance or stupidity is incomprehensible.
Of course, arrogance and stupidity are ordinary human frailties. But we are speaking of men who have surrendered land promised by God Himself to the Jewish people—their only homeland, which countless millions of Jews throughout the ages have yearned for and turned to in their daily prayers. The arrogance attributed to the prime ministers in question is of incomprehensible proportions—which may also be said of their inane expectations of peace from the worshippers of the Quran.
Can it be that these men, contrary to appearances, have been deprived of reason and free will? Can it be that, having taken the road of “territory for peace,” they must go down this road to the bitter end? Can it be that even many of their critics unwittingly facilitate this march to politicide—to oblivion?
Some of these critics say, “Peace, But Not Surrender!” By succumbing to the rhetoric or delusion of peace, they inadvertently contribute to suicidal surrender. Suppose they said: “Peace, Yes, But Not With Tyrants!” This would mark a signal improvement: it would indicate that genuine peace is not possible with Arab tyrants and tyrannies. Witness how Egypt facilitated the smuggling of arms via tunnels to terrorists in Gaza. Or consider how, despite Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel, its state-controlled media calls for Israel’s annihilation.
Politicians and pundits fail to see that to seek peace with tyrants is to arm the wicked and disarm the virtuous (as Churchill warned in The Gathering Storm). Negotiating with Arab despots and dictatorships not only dignifies them; it also places them on the same level as Israel, thus obscuring the distinction between good and evil. But “Woe unto them,” warns Isaiah, “that call evil good and good evil.” Seeking peace with evil men is tantamount to calling evil good.
I contend that once you take the twisted road of peace with tyrants you succumb to evil and falsehood—ultimately to colossal stupidity. We read in Isaiah: “I am the Lord … that turns wise men backward and makes their knowledge foolish.”
That the relentless participation of Israel’s Government in the Oslo “peace process” is irrational has been demonstrated by the present writer in Demophrenia. There I show that Israel’s political elites are suffering from a mental disorder peculiar to contemporary democracy, whose moral egalitarianism obscures the distinction between good and evil, blunts the instinct of self-preservation, and leads to extraordinary stupidity. Is it rational, is it sane, to repeatedly release Arab terrorists, many of whom go on to maim and murder more Jews?
Notice that while the leaders of the Palestinians teach Arab children to hate and kill Jews, Prime Minister Netanyahu is anxious to renew negotiations with these villains and without preconditions! Is this rational, is it sane?
Recall that the Sharon Government, contrary to reason, yielded Gaza to Hamas for nothing, and did so even though Israel’s highest security and intelligence officials warned that Gaza would become a haven for terrorists armed with missiles supplied by Iran. Was this rational, was it sane?
It seems incomprehensible, a compound of stupidity and madness without parallel in human history! But perhaps this is the fate of Jews who, having forsaken the God of Israel, have been deprived of reason and free will? Although they may appear normal, even intelligent, like Benjamin Netanyahu, perhaps these “wise men” are fools trapped in a Pharonic syndrome from which they cannot escape?
Let me therefore paraphrase a few words from the Mishna (Sotah, 8:15): “With the footsteps of the Messiah, arrogance shall increase … The council chamber shall be given to idolatry and corruption … Galilee shall be laid waste … the people of the frontier shall go about from town to town … The wisdom of their opinion-makers shall become foolish … The face of this generation is as the face of a dog … On whom can we stay ourselves?—on our Father in heaven.”
Facing the Ugly Truth: Or How to Be Popular*
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It is my sad duty to inform you that your prime ministers cannot face and tell you the ugly truth. It was only after she was no longer in office that Golda Meir published the truth about your enemies. Here is what she said:
I have never doubted for an instant that the true aim of the Arab states has always been, and still is, the total destruction of the State of Israel, or that even if we had gone back far beyond the 1967 lines to some miniature enclave, they would not still have tried to eradicate it and us.... It is our duty to realize this truth ... We need to [face] this truth in all its gravity, so that we may continue to mobilize from among ourselves and the Jewish people all the resources necessary to overcome our enemies.
Contrary to what Golda said, Israel’s greatest enemies are not the Arabs. More deadly are Israel’s own prime ministers who have made an art form of concealing the truth, especially since the Oslo or Israel-PLO Agreement of 1993. Concealment is typical of dictatorships, even if adorned, like Israel, in the apparel of a democracy. Hence I must also inform you that your country, driven by the remorseless logic of Oslo, is in the grips of a democratically elected dictatorship at war with you and your homeland.
I have already told you how former prime minister, Ariel Sharon, nullified the February 2003 election, and foisted on you, without public or Knesset debate, the policy of disengagement from Gaza. And now, without public or Knesset debate, your prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, in his speech at Bar-Ilan University, has extended Sharon’s policy to Judea and Samaria. Yes, he has renounced your biblical right to Judea and Samaria, a right sanctioned by international law since the San Remo Convention of 1922. Mr. Netanyahu has thus joined the ranks of prime ministers arguably guilty of treason! No wonder the word “treason” has been forbidden for public use in Israel since Oslo!
Is it too late to face the ugly truth? Perhaps. For the record, however, let it be known that your prime ministers have been consorting with your grave-diggers for more than sixteen years since Oslo. Yet none had the guts to abrogate an agreement that has already resulted in the murder or maiming of thousands of your loved ones. And now they warn us of the “third intifada”.
Our prime-ministers know, as did Golda, that the destruction of our country is inscribed in the PLO’s Constitution. In fact, without any prompting from Ahmadinejad, Israel has been wiped off the maps of the PLO and of Egypt. This spells politicide. Yet your prime ministers have consorted with Yasser Arafat, hobnobbed with Mahmoud Abbas, and kissed the derriere of Hosni Mubarak! The collusion of your prime ministers has been buried by transparent lies, by a nation of opinion-makers that fear the truth—including the truth about your prime ministers!
Consider Menachem Begin. When Begin signed the Camp David Accords in September 1978, and followed this up by signing the Israel-Egypt peace treaty of March 1979, he initiated Israel’s inane strategy, “land for peace.” But only a fool surrenders land won in a war of self-defense to the aggressor—surrenders land for what Anwar Sadat mockingly called “a piece of paper.”
Without firing a shot, Sadat won the greatest military or diplomatic victory in history. From an adversary superior in arms he regained the entire Sinai, including its strategic air bases built by Israel, and oil fields which Israel had made productive. Begin surrendered a twelve billion dollar infrastructure for verbiage!
Sadat also manipulated Begin into abandoning the Jewish town of Yamit. If this wasn’t enough, Sadat conned Begin into signing the first international agreement referring to Judea and Samaria as the “West Bank.” Hence he was the first PM to recognize Arab rights to Israel’s heartland.
Let’s face the truth: Say what you will about Begin’s virtues, he didn’t really know what he was doing at Camp David. This pretty much sums up the story of his successors. Connect the dots: from Begin at Camp David to Bibi at the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University, where Netanyahu renounced your people’s right to Judea and Samaria.
The State of Israel has been led by losers since the IDF’s miraculous victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. It had to be miraculous, since it was achieved without any intention of incorporating Judea and Samaria into the State! In fact, this strategic as well as faith-based idea was opposed by Israel’s timid secular leaders. No wonder they ceded control of Israel’s holiest site, the Temple Mount, to the Arabs—who were stunned by this gesture of the conquerors.
The word “gesture” tells it all. Israel’s ruling elites think they can obtain peace through “gestures,” like yielding strategic assets for parchment—nay, for less than parchment, as witness the hero who retreated from Gaza for nothing. Let’s face it: Using a term coined by Lenin, we have to admit that for more than four decades this country has been ruled by “useful idiots,” whose behavior was facilitated by Israel’s idiotic system of government—a system that allowed Ariel Sharon to nullify the 2003 Knesset elections and become Labor’s surrogate prime minister!
Let’s stop the pseudo-sophistication, the obscurantism: It’s not the Arabs but Jewish prime ministers that have laid the foundations for a Palestinian state.
If this is provocative, let me try a more gentle tack. When Bibi was a cabinet minister in the Sharon government, he voted for the expulsion of 10,000 Jews from Gaza and northern Samaria. And now, by saying yes to a Palestinian state, he has endorsed the expulsion of 300,000 more Jews from Judea and Samaria. Sacrificing Jews for “peace” has become the idolatry of Israeli prime ministers. But perhaps this idolatry is nothing more than self-aggrandizement? It seems to me, ladies and gentlemen, that your prime ministers have been playing the “politics of peace”—a charade to gain or retain POWER. If this is still too harsh for the tender hearted, let me try another approach.
Ladies and gentlemen, Arab leaders have loudly declared that “peace” means the destruction of Israel. It seems, however, that your prime ministers, if they are not brain dead, suffer from impaired hearing. On the other hand, if they are unaware of the obvious fact that the policy of land-for-peace arouses Arab contempt for Jews and incites Arab violence, we must then conclude that your prime ministers are indeed brain dead.
Whatever the case, it’s safe to say that your political leaders are not prepared for total war—and total war is on the horizon to judge from US appeasement of Iran, the stockpiling of arms by Hezbollah, and the billions of foreign aid America and Western Europe—champions of democracy—have pledged to Hamas.
Can such a war be averted? Not by a government headed by a prime minister who has been deceiving the public year after year with the mantra of “reciprocity”—as if the Arabs can give Israel something equivalent to land!
Since I don’t expect a coup d’état, let’s say a few words about what needs to be done. First, the Israel Air Force will have to destroy Iran’s nuclear weapons development program and simultaneously destroy Syria’s missile facilities.
Second, Israel’s ground forces, aided by air strikes, will have to cripple Iran’s proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas.
Third, the IDF will have to eliminate the Palestinian Authority and its entire terrorist network. But what am I saying? Netanyahu—and this applies to his successors—needs the Palestinian Authority. He needs a negotiating partner with which to display his diplomatic skills, his ingenious policy of “reciprocity”!
Ladies and gentlemen, Bibi is not going to pacify an Arab leader garbed in a suit and a tie, no more than Obama is going to pacify a Muslim leader adorned in a suit without a tie.
SO, YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN PROPHECY?
by Emanuel A. Winston
Freeman Center Middle East Analyst & Commentator
In Tanach (the Jewish Bible), it speaks about the Nations of the North assembling and descending upon Israel in a conquest of savage killing. In the Prophecy the attacking Nations from the North succeed in occupying, first the lowlands along the sea and then they begin to ascend the foothills toward Jerusalem.
They succeed with much carnage, raping, killing until the earth heaves; the skies turn black wherein a man cannot see to the end of his arm. This phenomenon speaks of volcanic ash so dense that nothing can be seen. The invading armies panic and begin killing each - because they cannot see. In brief, the enemy attackers against the Jewish people die terrible deaths.
The prophecies speak of "instruction of how to bury the enemy dead over a 7 year period". The dead and their bones are to be buried in a valley near Haifa which has come to be known as the Valley of Dry Bones. Those passing by must mark any place where they see human remains of the invaders so that teams of bone collectors can transport the remains to the Valley of Dry Bones.
But, if you are a modern day non-believer in such mystical prognostications as prophecy then, let’s talk about politics and practical military planning. Since I write about War - Weapons - Terrorist Nations and their proxies, let us ignore prophecy for a moment.
I keep my eyes and ears on articles and reports from military journals. I carefully watch the Nations as the world agonizes, desperate to blame someone/anyone for their pain. Several years ago I noticed a small mention in U.S. Defense News, that the E.U. (European Union) was discussing a Rapid Deployment Force which they didn’t have and didn’t want to spend the money to build. It was ‘mentioned’ that they might approach NATO - which was primarily American supplied and manned, to be that Force.
For me that spoke a whole book, because I knew that NATO was looking for a project and a reason to exist. I also knew that they needed a target to give it purpose and to validate their training and existence. My antennae told me that Europe, being Europe, their target would be Israel - inevitably.
It would take time to build the rationale for such an attack but, the underlying theme would be "bringing peace to the Middle East" as justification. That, IF the Arab Muslim Palestinian Terrorists could be settled through forced evacuation of Jews from their ancient homeland, then all the Islamic Terrorists in the world would be convinced to lay down their arms and live in peace with the West. The Nations of the West desperately wanted to believe that the Muslims would abandon their mandatory Koranic Law and cease their goal of making all the World into a Global Caliphate under Sharia Law.
That delusion was expanded with the idea that Islamists attacking the West would cease their assaults all over the World.
At this time I began to write a series of articles (7 so far) entitled: "The Gathering of the Nations". In brief, I conjectured that the Europeans, in collusion with the nations of the North, namely, Russia, Iran, Turkey and Syria, allowing those with their Terrorist proxies like Hamas and Hezb’Allah, Al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)/ Jamaat ul Dawa (JuD) (10 Pakistani killers in Mumbai November 23, 2008 who slaughtered at least 172 victims - including the hospitable, peace-loving and beloved Rabbi Gavriel and Rebbitzin Rivka Holtzberg who ran the Chabad House) plus all the other major and minor Terror organizations and their Muslim State Terror Sponsors - the paymasters, who run their proxies all over the world.
The Terror proxies would initiate a "Peace" attack. A flotilla of a mixed fleet of ships of participating Nations would cross the Mediterranean - all under the umbrella of "Peace-Keepers". It would be highly likely that Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia would add their arms from the South and Southeast. The Europeans would simply resurrect their centuries of Church-taught Jew-hatred, including their participation in assisting Adolph Hitler to murder six million Jews.
We see this evolving process in motion at this very time. The U.N., E.U., U.S., Russia, Iran Syria, Turkey, ‘et al’, are ramping up their propaganda campaign to further demonize Israel and the Jewish people so their respective population will agree to the invasion and accept another Holocaust.
Hopefully, the American people who trust and support the Jewish State and the Jewish people will not be deluded and will fight back against what the Obama regime is doing in support of Islam - against Christianity and Judaism.
I can only speculate about the secular aspects of such a war. Hopefully, Israel will have new leaders who would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons against any invading force. In addition, to having nuclear missiles on a ready launch position to target all the oil fields, leaving them glowing for centuries. This possibility should be a deterrence but, given the hatred of centuries which is so pervasive - even the loss of oil may not deter the "Final Attack of the Final Solution to the Jewish Question".
I wonder if Nuclear Bombs could split the sea as in ancient times, closing over the invading forces, sinking their modern day chariots and the pursuing army.
So, what are we to conclude when the nations gather to accuse and castigate the only democratically constituted government in the Middle East in a frenzy, leading to talk of invasion. What are we to think when Iran threatens to wipe Israel across the face of the earth and neither the U.N., the U.S. or the E.U. allows Israel to defend herself.
Moreover, the accusers in many cases are nations run by cruel dictators having committed heinous crimes against their own citizens and exported Terror to other nations. Even the most rabid anti-Semites would have to look at their own rulers and the policy of suppression of human rights endemic in their own nations.
So whether you believe that retribution, as specified in the ancient prophecies, or the daily news reports which speak of rising Terror at the hands of the Islamists - the end is the same. Humanity may very well been on the brink of extinction from their own actions or retribution from a Higher Order, the pain is racheting up globally.
We know from past history that evil people (Islam) are allowed to rise up to torment nations as a punishment for what those nations have done. Islam is today’s curse and punishment. Then, as in the past, they too will be destroyed as they were only a temporary tool. Many believe that the rise of Islam is like the ancient plagues of Locusts that devastates the Land and starves the people. Then the Locusts are destroyed by an East Wind that blows them into the Sea. Today we see leaders rise up like Gog in the prophecy or as the Christians call the anti-Christ. We observe such indicators as America suffers massive, unrecoverable debt and other calamities as her leaders bond with Terrorists for the sake of oil.
Perhaps we will never hear a booming voice from Heaven, warning us but, tsunamis, incurable diseases in pandemics, watching our retirement nest-eggs turn to dust - may be that message.
I wrote about"THE GATHERING OF THE NATIONS" #1, August 4, 2001, #2 November 12, 2003, #3 August 15, 2004, #4 February 7, 2005, #5 April 14, 2006, #6 November 2, 2006, and #7 Nov. 25, 2007.
If you wish to read numbers 1 through 7, you can view the buildup to the Disengagement of Israel (aka dismantling) of Gush Katif/Gaza and the 4 communities in Northern Samaria. You can request: The Gathering of the Nations, numbers 1-7 through Google, by using Advanced Search - with the words: Gathering Nations on line 1 & on line 2: Emanuel Winston
Column One: Waging diplomatic war
BIBLICAL HUMOR IS STILL THE BEST MEDICINE
Q. What do they call pastors in Germany?
A. German Shepherds.
Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A. Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone
else was in liquidation.
Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the
A. Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank
of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.
Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden
in a "Fury". David's "Triumph" was heard throughout the
land. Also, probably a "Honda," because the apostles
were all in one "Accord."
Q. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A. Samson. He brought the house down.
Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as
to why they no longer lived in Eden?
A. Your mother ate us out of house and home.
Q. Which servant of God was the most flagrant
lawbreaker in the Bible?
A. Moses. He broke all 10 commandments at once.
Q. Which area of Palestine was especially
A. The area around Jordan. The banks were always
Q. Who is the greatest baby sitter mentioned in
A. David. He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep.
Q. Which Bible character had no parents?
A. Joshua, son of Nun.
Q. Why didn't they play cards on the Ark?
A. Because Noah was standing on the deck.
Nazis in the Ivory Tower – by Steven Plaut
Posted By Steven Plaut
On October 26, 2009 @ 12:13 am In FrontPage | 3 Comments
Over the past two decades we have witnessed the emergence of a mass movement of political extremism and support for totalitarianism on Western college campuses. Large numbers of university professors and administrators today advocate politically extremist positions that combine support for totalitarian Islamofascism and its terrorism with deep hatred of Israel and anti-Americanism. The dimensions of the phenomenon vary by campus and also by academic discipline. Middle East Studies is arguably the worst. The pro-totalitarian ideology and the hostility towards Israel and the United States have been documented for years by campus monitoring watchdogs like Campus-Watch  in the United States and by Isracampus  in Israel, as well as by web magazines, notably FrontPage .
Reading the exposes about campus political extremism today is numbingly shocking. No doubt many a reader responds bewilderingly by asking how such behavior and fanaticism could have been invented in the early twenty-first century. Actually, it was not. It was around many decades ago.
Campus radicalism, support for totalitarianism, and general political extremism are not new on Western campuses. Indeed some of the worst political extremism in academic history took the form of enthusiastic support on American campuses for Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. This is a disgraceful chapter in American academic history and one largely unknown. Its story is the topic of a new book , “The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower,” by Stephen H. Norwood  (Cambridge University Press, 2009). The author is a professor of history at the University of Oklahoma and holds a PhD from Columbia University (of all places; Columbia University is one of the schools whose ties with Nazism  he documents carefully). Norwood is an accomplished writer and researcher, but I believe that this volume will turn him into an American household name. It is based on five years of his intensive research efforts. And it is already flaming controversies  and debate
None of what follows is my own original research. All of it is taken from Norwood’s seminal study and he deserves all the credit for uncovering these things. The simple lesson from examining the behavior on American universities in the 1930s is that that the appeasement, the support for totalitarian aggression and terror, the academic bigotry, and the anti-Semitism that today fill so many American universities were all predominant forces on many campuses in the 1930s, especially at America’s elite schools, including on much of the Ivy League. The Chomskies, Coles, Beinins and Massads of today could easily be fit into the campus atmosphere of the 1930s.
Norwood sums up the situation at American universities in the 1930s thus:
“The leaders of American colleges and universities remained for the most part uninvolved as others in this country forcefully protested the Nazis’ barbaric treatment of Jews. The Nazis anti-Semitic terror in 1933 precipitated demonstrations and boycotts (of Germany) on an unprecedented scale… But although academicians were the Americans most conversant with European affairs, few engaged in public anti-Nazi protest…. American universities maintained amicable relations with the Third Reich, sending their students to study at Nazified universities while welcoming Nazi exchange students to their own campuses. America’s most distinguished university presidents willfully crossed the Atlantic in ships flying the swastika flag, openly defying the anti-Nazi boycott, to the benefit of the Third Reich’s economy. By warmly receiving Nazi diplomats and propagandists on campus, they helped Nazi Germany present itself to the American public as a civilized
nation, unfairly maligned in the press.” (Norwood, page 34)
Norwood’s book is a must-read, but also a sad and uncomfortable read. He details the reactions of America’s professors and universities to the rise of Hitler. The responses on American campuses ranged from complete indifference and refusal to join in campaigns against Nazi Germany to widespread support for German Nazism, including for German atrocities committed against Jews. This was not mere Yankee provincial ignorance of what was happening outside the country.
Starting in 1933 anti-Hitler mass protests were being held throughout the United States. Americans of all creeds joined in. So did labor unions, political parties, and others. Perhaps the most memorable anti-Nazi sign from the marches was that of the Undertakers Union, “We want Hitler!” American streets were filled with anti-Nazi protests every week. At the same time, “College and university presidents and administrators did not convene protest meetings against Nazi anti-Semitism on the campuses, nor did they urge their students and faculty members to attend the nationwide mass rallies held on March 27, 1933.” (Norwood, page 15).
Some leading German Jewish scientists and professors managed to make it to the United States. The most famous was of course Albert Einstein. Some American schools went out of their way to hire these refugees. Harvard and Yale (which has a Hebrew slogan on its official coat of arms) were NOT among those! Yale’s President James Rowland Angell said he was “only superficially concerned with the plight of the German refugees” and reluctant to commit resources to finding them jobs. Harvard refused to hire refugees even when the Rockefeller Foundation offered to cover half their salaries, not even as curators at the campus Germanic Museum (pages 32-33). In contrast, the Nazi Professor Friedrich Schoenemann from the University of Berlin went on a speaking tour of American campuses in 1933 to great acclaim, where his talks were titled, “Why I Believe in the Hitler Government.” He had taught at Harvard during and after World War I.
Some academics condemned those calling for a boycott of Germany in response to the atrocities committed against on Kristallnacht. They insisted it would be “hypocritical” on the part of those protesting the boycott of German Jews by Nazis to call for a boycott of Nazi Germany. This is worth noting because one hears the exact same claim today. Those today calling for boycotts of the anti-Israel academics that lead the “divestment” movement demonizing Israel are similarly denounced; they are accused of supposedly exhibiting “hypocrisy.” In other words, one must not oppose the evil use of boycotts to achieve evil totalitarian aims, especially not through a campaign against them of boycotts to achieve just and democratic aims, lest one be guilty of “inconsistency.”
Harvard University stood out above the rest in its moral failure and in its collaboration with Nazism. Many of the faculty members at Harvard were openly anti-Semitic, including Harvard’s president James Bryant Conant. Later, after the war, Conant served as US Ambassador to Germany and worked feverishly to get Nazi war criminals paroled and hired (pages 243-256). He lobbied for appointments of Nazis to various public posts in Europe and at the United Nations. Harvard’s law school Dean, Roscoe Pound, was openly sympathetic to Hitler, vacationed in Germany and attended anti-Semitic events there (pages 56-7). Harvard history professor William L. Langer strongly defended Hitler’s reoccupation and remilitarization of the Rhineland, which was the first step in launching World War II. More generally he served as a sort of academic apologist for the Nazis (pages 41-2).
Harvard went out of its way to host and celebrate Nazi leaders. The high Nazi official Ernst (Putzi) Hanfstaungl was invited as the Harvard commencement speaker in 1934. The wealthy Hanfstaungel had been one of Hitler’s earliest and most important backers. He was on record insisting “the Jews must be crushed,” and describing Jews as “the vampire sucking German blood.” Hanfstaungel was invited by a Harvard medical professor to serve as the honored speaker in the Harvard commencement ceremony and class reunion of 1934 and used the occasion for anti-Semitic incitement (page 49). (He also showed up in  Harvard at the 50th class reunion after the war in 1959.) He openly advocated the mass arrest or worse of German Jews. The student paper, the Harvard Crimson, defended Hanfstaungel (pages 49-50). Harvard called in the Boston police to arrest Jews and others protesting the visit, and they were charged with “illegally displaying signs” (page
52). When Hanfstaungel returned to Germany from Harvard, he was personally greeted by Hitler (page 55).
Harvard maintained warm intimate relations with many Nazi institutions, in particular the University of Heidelberg, even after it proclaimed proudly that it had expelled all its Jews and began promoting what it called “Aryan Physics” (page 62). Harvard’s warm relations with German universities were used by Nazi propagandists, including Joseph Goebbels, to lull the world into accepting and legitimizing the Nazi regime. In 1937 Harvard’s president was still saluting Nazi universities as playing a legitimate part of the “learned world” (page 70). Harvard President Conant pursued collaborative relations with Nazi universities throughout the 1930s and right up to the outbreak of war.
In 1935 the German consul in Boston was invited by Harvard to lay a wreath with a swastika on it in the campus chapel. Nazi officials were invited to Harvard’s tercentenary celebrations in 1936, held intentionally on the Jewish High Holidays as a slap in the face of Jewish faculty and students (page 39). A mock student debate held in 1936 was presided over by Harvard professors as judges. They acquitted Hitler of most of the mock charges (condemning him only for having a German general killed) and declared that German persecution of Jews was simply irrelevant (pages 40-41). The Harvard Crimson, the student paper , ran numerous pro-Hitler articles. Its editors were among those coming out to celebrate the visit of a German ship with Nazi officials on board. MIT also helped host the ship. The Nazi “Horst Wessel” marching song was played by student bands. Meanwhile, the campaign to boycott German goods was condemned by rally speakers.
Yale was only marginally less friendly to the Nazis than Harvard. “President James Rowland Angell of Yale University refused the request by Rabbi Edgar E. Siskin to speak on March 27, 1933 at a community-wide mass meeting in New Haven called to voice ‘dismay and indignation at the anti-Semitic excesses now being carried out in Germany’” (page 15). Yale and Harvard presidents welcomed a delegation of Italian fascists to both campuses in October of 1934 (page 57). The student newspapers at both schools warmly approved. Fascist Italy’s diplomats were often welcomed by Harvard.
Other parts of thee New England academic elite expressed similar sentiments. A protest rally against German anti-Semitism was planned for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for March 30, 1933. It drew only a small number of protesters after MIT President Karl Compton intervened to oppose it. Compton also opposed the sending of petitions to the German government signed by MIT faculty and students. Some MIT professors came out vocally in support of Hitler and Nazi Germany, including mechanical engineering professor Wilhelm Spannhake (page 16). His son Ernst was a student at the time at MIT; the son insisted that the Nazis had committed no atrocities at all and he defended the Nazi boycott of German Jews and Jewish businesses.
Professor Thomas Chalmers of the history department at Boston University publicly demanded a “hands off “ policy regarding Hitler and opposed American denunciations of Nazi Germany (page 17). Public efforts were made to recruit leading university presidents to refuse to travel on German ships flying the swastika flag, and to refuse to attend German “academic” conferences, but most refused. Among those who demonstrably insisted on traveling on Nazi ships was Nicholas Murray Butler, president of the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace, and Harvard’s President Conant. President Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago insisted on traveling on the same ships until the summer of 1937 (Pages 17-18). After the war the University of Chicago hired one of the leaders of the Romanian genocidal fascist organization “Iron Guard” as a faculty member.
Norwood’s own alma mater of Columbia University is a major target in his book (pages 75-102). Columbia was an active collaborator with Nazi Germany in many ways. Months after Germany started book burning, Columbia’s President Nicholas Murray Butler went out of his way to welcome Nazi Germany’s ambassador to the US for a lecture circuit at the school, and praised the Nazi emotionally as a gentleman and a representative of “a friendly people” (page 76). Shortly afterwards, when a man who had escaped from a Nazi concentration camp lectured on campus, Butler refused to attend (pages 77-8). Butler frequently praised Germany and Fascist Italy. He would have approved of Joseph Massad  getting tenure this year at Columbia.
Columbia University itself had been officially discriminating against Jewish students since the beginning of the century. A Columbia Dean named Thomas Alexander praised Hitler’s Nazism sycophantically and visited Germany himself (page 83). He especially approved of the Nazi policy of forced sterilizations. More than one Columbia faculty member was fired for taking an anti-Nazi stand. These included a Jewish professor of fine arts, Jerome Klein, who dared to protest the campus visit of the Nazi ambassador. Columbia built and maintained extensive connections with Fascist Italy. Things changed only after 1936 when Edward R. Murrow took over as president.
Many other universities were little better. The “Seven Sisters,” meaning the seven elite women’s colleges in America, were decidedly unwilling to take any anti-Nazi stands (pages 103-132). Professors and students served as apologists for Nazism. So did some of the college presidents. Collaboration with the Nazis continued at some campuses even after Germany invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland. The oppression of women in Nazi Germany made no more impression upon them than the oppression of women in Islamic societies does on today’s campus extremists and feminists.
Freedom of speech was selectively defended on campuses in the 1930s, as it is again today in the 21st century. The President of Queens College prohibited an anti-Nazi speaker from giving a lecture on campus as late as spring 1938 (pages 223-46). Harvard suppressed student efforts to aid Jewish refugees from Germany. For many years Catholic universities in the United States were strongly pro-fascist (pages 196-219).
Phony symmetry, the condemnation of fascism together with condemning Western democracies, is not the innovation of the past decade’s campus campaign to defend Islamic terror. In the 1930s academics and university presidents signed statements that protested German behavior but at the same time gave it legitimacy. For example, in one attempt at “even-handedness,” a petition claimed that Nazi actions were “in large part the result of the lack of fair play to Germany” on the part of Western countries and their “slighting of German rights and needs.” It added that “minorities are suppressed and discriminated against to some degree in every land.” They knew so well – at the time most Ivy League universities and many other colleges officially and openly discriminated against Jewish applicants. (They still do under affirmative action quotas.)
Does all of the above sound familiar? It does to Norwood, who says he sees frightening similarities  between what has been happening in American campuses since the early 1990s and what transpired in the 1930s.
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REDEEMING THE TEMPLE MOUNT
by Bernard J. Shapiro
Back in 1993, I started inviting people to explain the significance of rebuilding the Temple Mount in Jewish history and its affect on the World. Rabbi Moishe Traxler was very helpful in explaining to me the Lubavitch position regarding the rebuilding of the Temple. They very clearly prohibit any activity on the Temple Mount until the coming of the Messiah. The Israeli Consul General (Houston) Meir Romem was quick to tell me about the horrible international consequences of attempting to rebuild the Temple.
Others, including Rabbis of great note, told me the rebuilding of the Temple would require the introduction of animal sacrifices. A friend, a vegetarian and animal rights activist, was horrified by such a prospect.
All the myths were refuted. Rambam explained that animal sacrifice is not necessary if the Temple is rebuilt. He talked about a process of REDEMPTION. First regain control of the Temple Mount. Second remove the Moslem buildings that desecrate our Holy Mount. Then the Temple (Beit Hamigdash) should be built. He was very clear on this: Building the Temple is preparatory process for Redemption. It is not an end in itself. Worship at the Temple would still await the Messiah. It is important, We must PREPARE and WORK for Redemption. In other words, the Messiah will not come to Israel and reclaim the Temple Mount and rebuild the Temple. We must do those things BEFORE the Messiah comes, in order to CAUSE him to come.
What about the Arabs? Wouldn't they object to the removal of the Mosque of Omar (Dome of the rock) and the Al Aqsa mosque from the Temple Mount? Of course they would, but they have no legitimate rights in the area. In fact, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount are not even mentioned in the Koran. From my Hindu friends I have learned how Moslem conquerors built mosques on Holy Places of other people in every part of the world. They did it to humiliate, degrade and acquire the spiritual power of their subject nations. There is no reason the sovereign State of Israel, needs to allow this desecration Jewish Holy Places to continue."
Today on the Mount, the Arabs are supreme. They are destroying all archaeological remnants of Jewish sites. They are storing weapons in their mosques to kill Jews. They have built a museum to Palestinian nationalism, including gut-wrenching pictures from the battles of Sabra and Shatila. Tourists from the world over are told Jews committed these killings ( It was Christians).
I am not competent to discuss Halacha with reference to the Mount. I do know that it is wrong for us to allow the Arab desecration of our people's most Holy Site. What about the consequences of our asserting our rights to the Temple Mount? The Moslems cannot hate us anymore, and the Christian world will be electrified with anticipation of coming of the Messiah.
In fact, Christians the world over will raise millions of dollars to help us rebuild the Temple. As in the days of Solomon, the nations of the world will send their best architects, artisans and materials to help build the Temple. Jews in the Diaspora will be inspired to "go up to Jerusalem" and join in the sacred process of Redemption.
(From my mouth to G-d’s ear).
Bernard J. Shapiro is the Chairman of the Freeman Center For Strategic Studies <www.freeman.org> and Editor of its Publications. [This article has been revised from the original published on July 15, 1993 in the Jewish Herald-Voice (Houston).]
WHEN THE PAST IS THE PRESENT
by Emanuel A. Winston,
Freeman Center Middle East Analyst & Commentator
Approximately 10 years ago I started writing what has become a series of articles entitled "THE GATHERING", 7 in all. These were intended as heads up alerts, forecasting that the Nations of the world were gathering to attack the Jewish State in deference to the Arab and Muslim oil States and the Church-taught hatred from its earliest beginnings.
As today’s World writhes with Pain of its own making, they lash out at the minuscule Jewish State of Israel to relieve that pain. The fact that neither the Jews nor the Jewish State caused these Global problems made no difference to Christians, Muslims or - even Left Liberal Jews - looking to perversely take on a burden of guilt by blaming all other Jews for the ramping up of Global Hatred.
I thought you might be interested in my forecast of August 4, 2001 (only 1 month before 9/22/01 brought America her Muslim Pearl Harbor).
As the future continued to become more clear, I wrote 6 additional pieces, building on the mounting evidence, culminating so far with the appearance of President Barack Obama and his hostile Cabinet appointees and some 35 or more Czars and Czarinas who serve the President’s orders without being vetted by the FBI or approved of by Congress.
Perhaps you have noticed that the well-being of America and the World has spiraled down in direct proportions to the bonding of the world’s nations with the Islamists and their ceaseless war with the Jews and Israel.
Perhaps that’s merely coincidence!
Note the following re-send of "THE GATHERING" from August 19, 2001. Change the names to update it and it is all still true, sadly.
WINSTON MID EAST ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
August 4, 2001
by Emanuel A. Winston, Middle East Analyst & Commentator
The nations of the world are gathering for a final assault on the Jewish nations. Each readies itself in its own way. The Palestinians have increased their assaults through terrorism. They have also increased their propaganda efforts with what seems a bottomless wallet. Funds come from most of the Arab nations but, America via President George Bush continues to deliver hundreds of millions to the Palestinian Authority.
In Gaza, one can find Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezb’Allah terrorists training with Arafat’s PLO. Also present are Egyptian advisors in mufti (civilian clothes). Then is a continued flow of the best weapons available from Europe and the general lucrative arms’ market.
In the North, Hezb’Allah with Syrian advisors have loaded the area with missiles which can reach most of northern Israel. This was a gift of Ehud Barak to the people of Israel - courtesy of his ordering the IDF to flee precipitously from Lebanon where the IDF protected the Israeli citizens in Israel’s North.
Iraq has been mobilizing its troops tasking commando teams to penetrate Jordan. Although King Abdullah of Jordan has successfully closed its borders so far, nevertheless the Palestinians in Jordan are arranging a re-play of its capture of Kuwait in 1990.
You will recall how Arafat acted as Saddam Hussein’s co-conspirator by assisting his attack on Kuwait. As was done in Kuwait, Palestinians linked to Arafat in Jordan assist the incoming Iraqi teams with weapons, safe houses and provided intelligence such as where the biggest caches of valuables could be found and the sensitive Kuwaiti leadership could be targeted for arrest, torture, rape and murder.
At this time, there are two targets. One is the overthrow of King Abdullah Hussein of Jordan and its conversion into a Palestinian State. Jordan is more than 70% of the original Palestinian Mandate and perhaps as many as 60-70% of its citizens are Palestinians. This includes the 350,000 Palestinians Kuwait evicted as traitorous fifth column and the 350,000 Palestinians evicted from Saudi Arabia for the same reasons.
The second target is the Jewish State of Israel. Yassir Arafat will use the chaos in the coming expected attack against Israel to undercut Abdullah’s hold on his rule in Jordan.
The European Union will play its role in "The Gathering". Their function is multi-faceted. They will provide political cover in the United Nations and assist the thrust to vote condemnation for any defense which Israel may mount. Providing quasi-law to legalize the Arab assault and whatever the U.N. and E.U. will do to assist "The Gathering".
WHAT ROLE WILL AMERICA PLAY?
President George Bush, Jr. - using his father and former Secretary of State and Treasury James Baker, Brent Scowcroft, Colin Powell as his foreign policy advisors - has already begun to play out his designated role.
When the Prime Minister of Israel Ariel (Arik) Sharon came to visit his former friend and admirer, Bush, Jr., he requested a fulfillment of the $800 million dollar aid commitment made by Clinton to Barak for abandoning the Lebanon defense zone. Bush, on advise of Father-Baker-Scowcroft and all of Dad’s boys refused to honor the commitment made in the name of the United States of America.
The next step was to threaten withdrawal of any assistance if Sharon moved to put down Arafat’s war of attrition/armed insurrection. Spare parts are already being squeezed down to a trickle to further pressure and weaken the Jewish State. (Side note! France would not sell Israel non-lethal crowd control equipment. Why not?) Bush, Jr. may not hate the Jewish State with the visceral intensity of his father and Baker but, since he is following their instructions, he might as well.
There is little doubt that Israel’s established enemies will and are playing their familiar role. That includes Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Iran. Egypt is prepared to field a powerful modern army with every piece of equipment paid for by U.S. taxpayers. Congress just voted $2 Billion military aid to Egypt, as the U.S. has been every since 1979. That should be approximately $44 Billion, plus extras like the turn-key tank factory former Sec. of Defense Caspar Weinberger gifted Egypt with to build the American M1A1 Abrams main battle tank. This long-standing bribe was for them to keep the peace but, Egypt has already stated plainly they will attack Israel if she tries to defend herself against Arafat’s war of attrition that has killed 637 Israelis, including 19 Americans, since the signing of Oslo on the White House lawn September 13, 1993. Thousands have been wounded, some maimed for life, with hundreds of children newly orphaned.
Syria is well-equipped with long-range missiles armed with chemical warheads. Despite the efforts of the Syria propaganda machine to claim they are a poorly equipped army, they are a formidable adversary with a great deal of new Russian equipment, including tanks, artillery, missiles, etc. And - don’t forget the 100+ Russian aircraft that left Iraq, went to Iran and were re-shipped to Syria - courtesy of the great arrangers, George Bush, Sr. and James Baker. That was the safe air corridor provided by Bush-Baker-Powell during the Gulf War, Desert Storm.
The Nations, under their different banners and each for their own reasons, are gathering in a modern day Crusade. In a way, this is the continuation of Hitler’s Final Solution to the Jewish Question and the Holocaust he spawned - which never stopped.
I just watched the Pope representing world Catholicism and Rome, kiss Arafat during his visit to request Papal assistance for his part of the coming Crusade. As recognized in Biblical lore, Rome is Edom while Arafat and the Islamic countries are the Amalekites. Both hated the Jews and tried to destroy them in every century.
The Media, sometimes called the Fourth Estate, must be mentioned and identified as a functional member in good standing among the nations. They carry the tales put out by Arafat or merely the canards about the Jews which they invent or embellish. Make no mistake, they have taken to the battlefield as warriors against the Jews. Photos of the world Media in Israel show them (now in their protective helmets and flak jackets) clustered around the rock and fire-bomb throwing Palestinian kids. They are the cheering section and some of the have gotten hurt from Palestinian fire or Israeli defensive fire. They have decided to risk their lives in an effort to see the Jewish State annihilated. (It will make good copy and maybe a Pulitzer Prize.) Surely, they should be allowed to share the warriors’ heaven of Muslims so honored for killing a Jew.
The nations have gathered, possibly to fulfill the forecast so clearly described in Biblical text for the end times. Allow me to quote this passage from Ezekiel 38:14-16, speaking of the war of Gog and Magog:
"Therefore, son of man, prophesy:..."Thus said the Lord HaShem/Elohim: Behold I am against you, Gog, the prince, leader of Meshech and Tubal. I will lead you astray and I will seduce you... and bring you out with your entire army, horses and riders...a vast assembly... Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer..Togarmah in the uttermost parts of the north...many peoples will be with you....You will be repaid for [your sins] of ancient times;...gathered from many nations, upon the mountains of Israel... [to a people] who had been brought out from the nations, all of them dwelling in security. You will attack......
"Thus said the Lord HaShem/Elohim: Surely, on that day, when my people Israel dwells security, you will come to know, when you come from your place in the uttermost parts of the north; you and many peoples with you...a vast horde, a might army... It will be at the End of Days that I will bring you upon My land, in order that the nations may know me... My raging anger will flare up;
"I will strike your bow from your left hand and cast down your arrows from your right hand. You will fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your cohorts and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to the bird of prey, to every winged bird, and to the beast of the field as food.... I will dispatch a fire against Magog.... I will make My holy Name known among My people Israel... then the nations will know I am HaShem, the Holy One in Israel.
"Now you, Son of Man, thus said the Lord HaShem/Elohim: Say to every winged bird and to every beast of the field, ‘Assemble and come, gather together from all around for My feast that I slaughter for you, a great feast upon the mountains of Israel; eat flesh and drink blood! Eat the flesh of warriors and drink the blood of the earth’s princes - all of them like rams, lambs...and drink blood to intoxication from My feast that I have slaughtered for you; sate yourselves at My table with horse and rider, warrior and every man of war.
"....Now I will bring back the captivity of Jacob and show mercy to the entire house of Israel and be zealous for My holy Name..... They will dwell security upon their soil and none will make them afraid, when I return them from the peoples and gather them in from the land of their enemies and I become sanctified through them in the eyes of the many nations." Ezekiel 38 & 39. (1)
After this prophecy of catastrophe at a time when Jerusalem was in ruins and the Jewish people were in their first Babylonian exile , Ezekiel immediately proclaimed a very detailed plan for the construction of the future Temple.
The prophet Zechariah 12:2-9: spoke of the same war: "Behold I am making Jerusalem a cup of poison for all the peoples all around.... I will make Jerusalem for all the peoples a burdensome stone.... and all the nations of the world will gather against it. On that dat - the word of HaShem - I will strike every horse with confusion and its rider with madness. But I will open My eyes to the House of Judah....I will make the captains of Judah like a stove, fire (burning) wood, and like a fiery torch (burning) sheaf, and they will consume on the right and on the left all the peoples all around; and Jerusalem will again settle in its place, in Jerusalem. ...HaShem will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem. HaShem will save the tents of Judah....[and] the inhabitant of Jerusalem... It shall be on that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem." Zechariah 12:2-9 (2)
But, the Nations of the world need not worry. Each has his own god.
The Jews have stood in the way of two major religions who each wish to claim to be the sole heir to G-d’s Eternal Covenant with the Jewish people. To do that they must first make the Jews go away. But, before they meet in such conspiracy they really ought to read the last line of Zechariah’s prophecy above.
1 & 2. Translation from the Stone Tanach (Torah, Prophets & Writings) editor: Rabbi Nosson Sherman ArtScroll by Mesorah Publications, ltd. New York 1996