by Felix Quigley
September 1, 2008
Ami Isseroff has rightly pointed out that a big aim of the antisemites is to try to pin the blame for the Iraq war onto Israel, as the Jewish Homeland, and onto the Jews as a nation. See our reference to Isseroff’s article on the post:
It is of great importance to answer this slander.
To answer it properly people have to get one thing straight in their minds. Just because any people in the Israeli ruling class support something in the world that does not mean that they do so in the interests and in the cause of Israel as the Jewish Homeland.
These Jewish leaders are traitors to the Jewish cause. We have had graphic example of this in recent weeks. Israeli leaders supported the Saakashvili attack on South Ossetia where they completely levelled the Jewish Quarter in the capital Tskhinvali. Just because Israeli leaders support this genocidal attack does not mean that the Jewish people support it, or that it is in the interests of Israel or of Jews.
To read something of how the Jewish leaders on the Canadian website Israpundit have betrayed the Jewish cause on this score, because they are out and out supporters of US and British Imperialism, read
So it is entirely possible for Jewish leaders to give support to US and British Imperialism and to work directly against the cause of Israel and of all Jews.
But in the case of the Iraq war they did not even do this. There certainly were “Jews” such as Richard Perle who are part of the NeoCon Movement in America. But they are American Imperialists. They are working in the interest of the US ruling imperialist class and for nobody else. Certainly not on behalf of Jews.
As Ami Isseroff so rightly points out 80 per cent of Jews in America do not even support the party of Bush and Perle.
But there is evidence that Sharon himself as the Prime Minister of Israel argued against the Iraq War. So the following article is important which we reprint for our readers to see for themselves:
[Start article from Forward here]
SHARON WARNED BUSH
…Yet there was a time when Israeli leaders were not afraid to disagree publicly with American leaders and even act against an American policy line if they judged that Israel’s vital interests warranted such a step. Continue reading