Archive for the ‘Jerusalem’ Category

Teachings of Normative Orthodox Judaism Spraypainted on Jerusalem Monastery

October 2, 2012
This is the second such desecration of a Christian site near Jerusalem in less than a month. The other documented HERE.

The idea that Jesus is a son of a whore is normative Orthodox Judaism, not limited to some fringe extremist sect as the reporting below misinforms. So also is disproportionate vengeance the teaching of normative Judaism. The article also misdirects in it’s suggestion that such attacks on Christians and Christianity are a new development. Shimon Peres lies in his P.R. statement claiming that this is a deviation from the religion of Judaism and the culture it informs.

Rabbinic Judaism is in essence a religion of hostility to, and deceit of outsiders.

Witness below the fruits of the faith of Pope Benedict’s “fathers in the faith” and Cardinal Martini’s “superiors.”

Jerusalem monastery target of apparent hate crime
“Jesus, son of a whore, price tag”

A handout picture released by the Franciscan monastery on October 2, 2012, shows anti-Christian graffiti denigrating Jesus and adding the words “price tag” – a euphemism for revenge hate crimes by Israeli extremists, sprayed in Hebrew on the front entrance to Franciscan monastery just outside Jerusalem’s Old City. AFP PHOTO/HO
JERUSALEM: Attackers spray-painted anti-Christian graffiti in Hebrew on a Franciscan monastery just outside Jerusalem’s Old City, the church and Israeli police said on Tuesday, in an apparent “price-tag” hate crime.

Photos on a church website showed blue graffiti scrawled on the monastery’s front door denigrating Jesus, the central figure in Christianity, and adding the words “price tag” — a euphemism for revenge hate crimes by Israeli extremists.

“Jesus, son of a bitch, price tag,” the graffiti read. It had been removed by mid-morning, an AFP photographer at the scene said.
Israeli police confirmed the incident.

“What took place is that a church on Mount Zion was targeted. On it was written graffiti against Christianity, and ‘price tag,’ and now we’re investigating the incident,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. “It happened during the early hours of the morning,” he added.

“Price tag” is a term given to hate crimes carried out by Israeli extremists, normally targeting Palestinians and Arabs and often involving the torching and vandalism of cars, mosques and olive trees.

But attacks have widened in scope in recent months, and have also targeted the Israeli army, Israeli anti-settlement activists and several churches.

In a statement, the Roman Catholic bishops of the Holy Land expressed their “deep dismay” over the incident.

They added their “concern about the education given to young people in certain schools, where contempt and intolerance are taught” and noted that the “price-tag” language used suggested that Israeli extremists were responsible.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat said that such attacks were the cultural legacy of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War.

“After 45 years of Israeli occupation, a culture of hatred and racism has become mainstream among Israelis,” he said in a statement.

“School textbooks and official statements advocating that Jerusalem should be exclusively Jewish, with total rejection of the Palestinian Christian and Muslim identity of the city, have paved the way for gangs of terrorists to attack Christian and Muslim holy sites,” he added.

Israeli President Shimon Peres said that such actions “go against the morals and values of Judaism and do great harm to the state of Israel.”
“It is forbidden to harm the holy sites of religions and faiths,” he said during a traditional visit to Israel’s chief rabbis to mark the Jewish Sukkot festival, or Feast of Tabernacles.

Last month, vandals burnt the door of a Catholic monastery west of Jerusalem, scrawling anti-Christian graffiti on its walls.

The incident targeted the Trappist monastery in Latrun, which sits on the border between Israel and the occupied West Bank, by the 1949 armistice line, and is one of the most famous monastic sites of the Holy Land.

The Israeli government has strongly condemned such incidents in the past, but the Palestinians and Israeli anti-settlement activists say police have taken little action to apprehend those responsible.

Washington and the European Union have also condemned such attacks, which often spike after Israeli government action to move settlers from settlements in the West Bank.

 http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Oct-02/189881-jerusalem-monastery-target-of-price-tag-hate-crime.ashx#ixzz28A5GpQYN

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"Fanaticism" vs. Fanaticism

June 4, 2011

When Irish Catholics came to the northeast U.S. in the mid-19th century they were greeted by ‘nativist’ Know Nothing mobs led by Lewis Charles Levin, the first Judaic man elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, who used his power and influence to ‘suppress’ Irish Catholic ‘religious fanaticism’ and ‘loyalty to a foreign power.’

160 years later, the U.S. faces a very real threat from very real fanatics with a very real loyalty to a foreign power. Irish Catholics never did anything remotely approaching the damage Zionists are causing to this nation, yet, to ‘suppress their fanaticism’ they were attacked and their churches were burned by a mob led by a fanatical ‘eternally persecuted,’ self-chosen, Lewis Charles Levin.

I’m one of those Irish Catholic ‘fanatics’ who doesn’t want mob violence or synagogues burned, but this Judaic fanaticism has to stop if there’s to be any hope for this country and for our children. Nothing good can come of this for anyone.

THIS is what fanaticism really looks like.

And this:

Elder Brothers in the Hate

September 2, 2009

Fifteen minutes of hate in Silwan

The vicious anti-Arab sentiments flowing through the streets of this Jerusalem neighbourhood are a shock to the senses

Meron Rapoport – guardian.co.uk

Monday 31 August 2009

It’s searing hot, but there’s some pleasantness about the stone-flagged path rising from the centre of Silwan, Jerusalem. Maybe it’s the breeze, or the stone houses oozing coolness into the air, or maybe it’s the wide-open mountain landscape. There are three of us – Ilan, the director, Michael, the cameraman and me, the interviewee. We’re making a film on the blatant institutional discrimination against the residents of this Palestinian east-Jerusalem neighbourhood; authorities favour the Jewish settlers who are not hiding their desire to Judaise the neighbourhood, to void it of its Palestinian character.

Even before we position the camera, a group of orthodox Jewish girls, aged about eight to 10, come walking up the path in their ankle-long skirts, pretty, chattering, carefree. One of them slows down beside us, and pleasantly asks us if we want to film her. What would you like to tell us, we ask. I want to say that Jerusalem belongs to us Jews, she says as she walks on, only it’s a pity there are Arabs here. The messiah will only come when there isn’t a single Arab left here. She walks on, and her girlfriends giggle and rejoin her.

Two minutes later a young, well-built young man comes up, carrying a weapon and a radio, without any uniform or tag upon his clothes. Even before he opens his mouth I’m already guessing he’s a security guard, an employee of the private security contractor operated by settlers but sponsored by the housing ministry at an annual budget of NIS 40m (£4.6m). This security company has long since become a private militia policing the entire neighbourhood and intimidating the Palestinian residents without any legal basis whatsoever. A committee set up by a housing minister determined that this arrangement was to cease, and the security of both Palestinian and Jewish residents must be handed over to the Israeli national police. The government endorsed the committee’s conclusions in 2006, but recanted six months later, under settler pressure. The private security contractor went on operating.

What are you doing here, the guy asks us. What are you doing here, I reply. I’m a security guard, now tell me what are you doing here, he says, growing more irate. It’s none of your business, I reply. What’s your name, he asks. What’s your name, I answer. It doesn’t matter, he says, I’m a security guard. So my name doesn’t matter either, I reply. The security guy, visibly annoyed, resorts to conversing with his radio. If we were Palestinians, we’d have cleared the street at first notice. That’s the unwritten rule. But we are Hebrew-speaking Israelis. It’s a problem. The operation centre apparently explains our man that we’re on public ground and there’s little he can do about it. He positions himself nearby with his gun, not leaving us the entire trip.

We move on. A few minutes later two teenage girls, aged 17 or 18, come walking up the path. They’re not orthodox, and one can see that they’re not local. One of them stops in front of the camera. Film me, she pleads. Would you like to be interviewed, we ask. She says yes. She’s from the town of Gan Yavne, and came to visit Jerusalem, City of David. Why here, we ask. Because this is where King David was, she says. It’s a very important place for the Jewish people. It’s such a shame there are Arabs here, though. But very soon all the Arabs will be dead, God willing, and all of Jerusalem will be ours. She walks on.

Two minutes pass by, and an ultra-orthodox Jewish family comes striding up the path. The husband, all in black, asks Ilan: say, do both Jews and Arabs live in this neighbourhood? Both Palestinians and Jews, Ilan replies, but most residents are Palestinians. It’s only temporary, the ultra-Orthodox man reassures him, pretty soon there won’t be a single Arab left here.

I exchanged glances with Ilan and Michael. We’ve been here for less than 15 minutes, we haven’t asked anyone on what they feel about Arabs or the future of Jerusalem, we only stood for a short while in the street. Hate flowed toward us like a river to the sea, freely, naturally. Do you think, I ask Ilan, that we’ll run into someone who’ll say something positive, something human, something kind about human beings? Forget human, Ilan replies, I wonder if we’ll run into someone who’ll be content to just say something nice about the clear Jerusalem air.

Silwan. Remember that name. Its violence will soon overshadow that of Hebron.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/31/silwan-jerusalem-hate

Will Benedict’s Pilgrimage Boost "Israel’s" Image or Destroy His Own?

May 12, 2009

On May 11, 2009 at Yad Vashem “Holocaust” Memorial Temple Pope Benedict said “May the names of these victims never perish! May their suffering never be denied, belittled, or forgotten!” What a boon for the Israelis who need so desperately for the suffering they’ve caused so many Palestinians to be forgotten.

Or, will this shameful act result, rather, in Benedict sharing in counterfeit Israel’s infamy as it should?

Benedict XVI participating in “Holocaust” liturgy, May 11, 2009
Benedict XVI in the embrace of Israeli President, terrorist, Shimon Peres, May 11, 2009

Let history record that while Gaza was still smoldering, Benedict XVI warmly embraced the Israelis aiding them in their hasbara campaign calculated to make the world forget their horrible crimes.

Will Benedict’s Pilgrimage Boost "Israel’s" Image or Destroy His Own?

May 12, 2009

On May 11, 2009 at Yad Vashem “Holocaust” Memorial Temple Pope Benedict said “May the names of these victims never perish! May their suffering never be denied, belittled, or forgotten!” What a boon for the Israelis who need so desperately for the suffering they’ve caused so many Palestinians to be forgotten.

Or, will this shameful act result, rather, in Benedict sharing in counterfeit Israel’s infamy as it should?

Benedict XVI participating in “Holocaust” liturgy, May 11, 2009
Benedict XVI in the embrace of Israeli President, terrorist, Shimon Peres, May 11, 2009

Let history record that while Gaza was still smoldering, Benedict XVI warmly embraced the Israelis aiding them in their hasbara campaign calculated to make the world forget their horrible crimes.

Will Benedict’s "Pilgrimage" Boost "Israel’s" Image or Destroy His Own?

May 12, 2009

On May 11, 2009 at Yad Vashem “Holocaust” Memorial Temple Pope Benedict said “May the names of these victims never perish! May their suffering never be denied, belittled, or forgotten!” What a boon for the Israelis who need so desperately for the suffering they’ve caused so many Palestinians to be forgotten.

Or, will this shameful act result, rather, in Benedict sharing in counterfeit Israel’s infamy as it should?

Benedict XVI participating in “Holocaust” liturgy, May 11, 2009
Benedict XVI yin yang embrace of Israeli President, terrorist, Shimon Peres, May 11, 2009

Let history record that while Gaza was still smoldering, Benedict XVI warmly embraced the Israelis aiding them in their hasbara campaign calculated to make the world forget their horrible crimes.

Video: Pope’s Interreligious "Dialogue," Sheikh Taysir al-Tamimi Speech in Jerusalem

May 12, 2009

http://mfile.akamai.com/6615/wmv/ktotv.download.akamai.com/15765/streaming/S0055915.wmv?date=

Video: Pope’s Interreligious "Dialogue," Sheikh Taysir al-Tamimi Speech in Jerusalem

May 12, 2009

http://mfile.akamai.com/6615/wmv/ktotv.download.akamai.com/15765/streaming/S0055915.wmv?date=

Lying Rabbi of the Wailing Wall Insists Pope Remove Pectoral Cross

March 19, 2009
“The Christians are idolaters, and Sunday is their holiday…” (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Avodah Zorah, 9;4)

“The Christians are worshipers of Avodah Zarah [idolatry]” (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Ma’akhalot Assurot, 11:7)

For the “elder brother” rabbis, maintaining their deception of Christians while remaining true to their traditions of hatred for Jesus Christ and Christian symbols is a thorny matter. The Wailing Wall Rabbi, Shmuel Rabinovitch, who is often seen in photos of world leaders prostrating themselves at the wall in Jerusalem, will ultimately defer to the Chief Rabbinate on how to deal with the Pope’s pectoral cross. A story of how Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger handled a JPII pectoral cross conundrum in 2005 can be read here:

A Heartwarming Elder Brother Tale

In 2000, when JPII made his visit to the Wailing Wall, Judaism was not at its present level of ascendancy. Rabbi Rabinovitch didn’t cause a commotion over JPII’s pectoral cross as he has during recent visits from bishops and in anticipation of the upcoming Benedict XVI visit. Now, Judaism is much stronger in the Israeli state and around the world and its dispensational component laid out by Maimonides in the Mishneh Torah and in other rabbinic texts is coming into play. Not only is Rabbi Rabinovitch attempting to prevent Benedict XVI from wearing his pectoral cross, he’s also brazenly lying in an attempt to blot out the indisputable fact that JPII wore his pectoral cross at the Western Wall in 2000 to make it appear as if there’s no change in his current stance which is a move closer towards rabbinic mandates on “idolatry.”

When one of Rabbi Rabinovitch’s superior rabbis decides for him how this matter should be handled the decision will be based in Maimonides’ code of situation ethics: if upholding the true mandates of Judaism pertaining to Christian “idolaters” and their “idols” threatens to cause “The Jews” to be viewed badly or suffer hostility then it’s permissible to make an exception. But the fact that the matter is now open for discussion is a clear sign that the momentum is towards the rabbinic ideal.

Jerusalem Rabbi Insists the Pope Must Hide His Cross

March 19,2009

Tim McGirk – Time

… Even though the Vatican says it has received no formal request for the Pope to remove his golden crucifix during his visit to the Wall, Rabbi Rabinovitch’s comments are bound to raise tensions on the eve of the trip. Israel’s Foreign Ministry tried to smooth the waters by saying in a statement that “in accordance with rules of hospitality and dignity,” the State of Israel will not prevent the Pope from wearing his cross when he visits the Western Wall.

But it is the rabbis rather than the government who hold sway at the Western Wall, and Rabbi Rabinovitch has twice previously turned away Christian delegations. In November 2007 he refused to let Austrian bishops near the wall after they would not remove or conceal their crosses, and in May 2008 he refused a request from a group of Irish bishops and prelates to visit the site. “They wanted to wear their crosses openly,” Rabinovitch says …

Explaining the intensity of feeling over the quintessential symbol of Christianity, Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, a Jerusalem group promoting religious dialogue, says that there exists among ultra-Orthodox Jews “a certain allergy towards the cross.” Asking the Pope to remove his cross, he says, is “part of the ongoing paranoia of Jewish history …”

Rabinovitch was in charge of the Western Wall during the visit of the late Pope John Paul II in 2000, when the pontiff prayed and twisted a written message into the cracks of the ancient stones, observing the Jewish belief that all prayers made at the Wall are answered. Rabbi Rabinovitch insists that John Paul II did not wear a visible crucifix during his visit to the site, but photographs taken during that visit clearly show the Polish Pope wearing his familiar golden cross as he touched the wall, head bowed …

It’s possible that the fuss over the Pope’s cross will blow over before Benedict arrives, since Rabinovitch’s edict could be overruled by Israel’s two chief rabbis [Yona Metzger and Shlomo Amar], who are more politically attuned to the questions of the country’s international image …

full article:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1886525,00.html

also see:

“Elder Brothers in the Faith” Hate the Central Symbol of our Faith

Amalek, Haman, and Christians

Ethnic Ashkenazim Against Zionist Israel: Dr Jim West: Maybe They Would Like to be Spit On Too…

Lying Rabbi of the Wailing Wall Insists Pope Remove Pectoral Cross

March 19, 2009
“The Christians are idolaters, and Sunday is their holiday…” (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Avodah Zorah, 9;4)

“The Christians are worshipers of Avodah Zarah [idolatry]” (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Ma’akhalot Assurot, 11:7)

For the “elder brother” rabbis, maintaining their deception of Christians while remaining true to their traditions of hatred for Jesus Christ and Christian symbols is a thorny matter. The Wailing Wall Rabbi, Shmuel Rabinovitch, who is often seen in photos of world leaders prostrating themselves at the wall in Jerusalem, will ultimately defer to the Chief Rabbinate on how to deal with the Pope’s pectoral cross. A story of how Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger handled a JPII pectoral cross conundrum in 2005 can be read here:

A Heartwarming Elder Brother Tale

In 2000, when JPII made his visit to the Wailing Wall, Judaism was not at its present level of ascendancy. Rabbi Rabinovitch didn’t cause a commotion over JPII’s pectoral cross as he has during recent visits from bishops and in anticipation of the upcoming Benedict XVI visit. Now, Judaism is much stronger in the Israeli state and around the world and its dispensational component laid out by Maimonides in the Mishneh Torah and in other rabbinic texts is coming into play. Not only is Rabbi Rabinovitch attempting to prevent Benedict XVI from wearing his pectoral cross, he’s also brazenly lying in an attempt to blot out the indisputable fact that JPII wore his pectoral cross at the Western Wall in 2000 to make it appear as if there’s no change in his current stance which is a move closer towards rabbinic mandates on “idolatry.”

When one of Rabbi Rabinovitch’s superior rabbis decides for him how this matter should be handled the decision will be based in Maimonides’ code of situation ethics: if upholding the true mandates of Judaism pertaining to Christian “idolaters” and their “idols” threatens to cause “The Jews” to be viewed badly or suffer hostility then it’s permissible to make an exception. But the fact that the matter is now open for discussion is a clear sign that the momentum is towards the rabbinic ideal.

Jerusalem Rabbi Insists the Pope Must Hide His Cross

March 19,2009

Tim McGirk – Time

… Even though the Vatican says it has received no formal request for the Pope to remove his golden crucifix during his visit to the Wall, Rabbi Rabinovitch’s comments are bound to raise tensions on the eve of the trip. Israel’s Foreign Ministry tried to smooth the waters by saying in a statement that “in accordance with rules of hospitality and dignity,” the State of Israel will not prevent the Pope from wearing his cross when he visits the Western Wall.

But it is the rabbis rather than the government who hold sway at the Western Wall, and Rabbi Rabinovitch has twice previously turned away Christian delegations. In November 2007 he refused to let Austrian bishops near the wall after they would not remove or conceal their crosses, and in May 2008 he refused a request from a group of Irish bishops and prelates to visit the site. “They wanted to wear their crosses openly,” Rabinovitch says …

Explaining the intensity of feeling over the quintessential symbol of Christianity, Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, a Jerusalem group promoting religious dialogue, says that there exists among ultra-Orthodox Jews “a certain allergy towards the cross.” Asking the Pope to remove his cross, he says, is “part of the ongoing paranoia of Jewish history …”

Rabinovitch was in charge of the Western Wall during the visit of the late Pope John Paul II in 2000, when the pontiff prayed and twisted a written message into the cracks of the ancient stones, observing the Jewish belief that all prayers made at the Wall are answered. Rabbi Rabinovitch insists that John Paul II did not wear a visible crucifix during his visit to the site, but photographs taken during that visit clearly show the Polish Pope wearing his familiar golden cross as he touched the wall, head bowed …

It’s possible that the fuss over the Pope’s cross will blow over before Benedict arrives, since Rabinovitch’s edict could be overruled by Israel’s two chief rabbis [Yona Metzger and Shlomo Amar], who are more politically attuned to the questions of the country’s international image …

full article:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1886525,00.html

also see:

“Elder Brothers in the Faith” Hate the Central Symbol of our Faith

Amalek, Haman, and Christians

Ethnic Ashkenazim Against Zionist Israel: Dr Jim West: Maybe They Would Like to be Spit On Too…