Essentialism and Jewish History
By Gilad Atzmon
August 24, 2014 "ICH"
As I write to you, the ceasefire has, once again,
collapsed between Israel and Palestinian fighters in
Gaza. In its attempt to kill Hamas armed wing
leader, Mohammed Deif, the IDF failed, and instead
killed his wife and infant son.
increasingly clear that Israel is stuck in this
conflict and doesn't know how to end it. You were
the first to say that Israel was
"desperate for a break in the violence."
How were you
able to predict this outcome when most analysts
Unlike the Jewish ‘progressive’ commentators who
have dominated the Palestinian solidarity discourse
for about two decades, I am a reactionary
essentialist. I believe that events in history and
politics become meaningful only when analyzed within
an rigorous essentialist context. Righteous
progressive Jews suffocate the discourse with tons
of anecdotal details in order to conceal the Jewish
ideology at the core of the crimes committed by the
Jewish State and the Lobby. I firmly believe that
every Israeli and Jewish collective political
activity from AIPAC to Mondoweiss can
be understood within the framework of Jewish
culture, ideology and heritage.
By now I am not a lone voice anymore.
Many scholars and commentators detect the obvious
spin at the heart of the Jewish progressive
discourse. The Jewish State openly proclaims its
commitment to Jewishness, Jewish values and
heritage, making the Jewish progressive
attempt to prevent
an understanding of Israeli crime and
Jewish lobbying within the context of Jewish
culture, ideology and heritage almost amusing.
essentialist it is clear that Israeli barbarism, the
Nakba, the Holodomor,
the Zio-driven neocon movement and even the crimes
committed by the Yiddish
speaking International Brigade at the time of
the Spanish Civil war must be examined in the light
of Jewish goy hatred, Jewish supremacy and the
unique sense of Jewish righteousness inextricably
intertwined with Jewish self-love.
politics are viewed within the framework of
Jewishness, every Israeli war crime and cabinet
decision is predictable.
self-destruction and the Shoah are embedded within
Jewish cultural DNA, it is impossible to avoid the
devastating conclusion that what Israel is doing in
publicly targeting a helpless civilian population is
a repetition of the way in which Jews have managed
to bring total disasters upon themselves.
Two months ago, Jewish Theologian
Marc Ellis published a book on Jewish prophecy.
Ellis wrote, “like the ancient prophets Atzmon
exposes Jews. At the same time, Atzmon believes that
the Bible, from which the prophets spring, is
bogus….Atzmon provides no hiding place for Jews
of the Prophetic, Marc H. Ellis p 332). I was
obviously flattered by Ellis equating me with Moses
and Ezekiel and casting me as the contemporary
Jewish prophet. But I felt the need to correct
Ellis- it is my essentialism and philosophical
approach that helps me to grasp and predict Israeli
behaviour and political conduct. Sadly, I have no
supernatural prophetic abilities.
The take home
message is clear. If Israel defines itself as the
Jewish State, we should accept its own definition.
Once we do that, the entire machinery of Jewish
collective action reveals itself. Israel and its
Jewish lobby are transparent, predictable and
consistent with the Book of Esther. Less obviously,
but just as consistently, the Jewish Left, including
George Soros and his ilk, are revealed as a
deliberately deceptive but transparent form of
Recently the US halted the transfer of Hellfire
missiles to Israel. Is the US rethinking its
relationship with Israel and understanding that the
Jewish State is not a strategic asset anymore?
America realized a while ago that Israel is not a
strategic asset. Dependence on Middle East oil is
decreasing and the Pentagon knows by now that the
chances that America will ever use Israel as a
runway for its Air Force are nonexistent.
And yet, the
Jewish Lobby is still the most significant political
power in Washington, and to a certain extent, still
dominates US foreign policy. In the last four
decades, Israel and the Jewish lobby have invested
an enormous effort aimed at dominating American
politics. By now, they have pretty much achieved
domination, only to discover that once again they
‘won the battle but lost the war.’ By the time
Washington became an Israeli colony, America lost
its prime position as a peace broker. And again, an
essentialist perspective sheds light on the role of
the Jewish elite in this endeavor.
America is not
the first or second super power to be brought down
by Jewish power. It is just the latest in a long
line. America would love to emancipate itself, but
in order to do so, it must first seal the hole in
its system that allows a foreign lobby to dominate
Alimuddin Usmani: During
the demonstrations in Paris against the Israeli war
we saw the emergence of a group called "Gaza firm."
Some analysts believe that they are a kind of ‘Goyim
defense league.’ What is your analysis of this
I think that a ‘goyim defense league’ is a
necessary development. I have come to believe that
resistance to Jewish politics and power is the only
thing that can save world peace as well as the Jews.
suppression of anti-Jewish feelings by means of
‘political correctness’ has led, on the one hand, to
Jewish impunity, and, on the other, to explosive and
violent resentment toward Jews. The natural
opposition toward Jewish politics and supremacist
attitudes should never have been suppressed.
Opposition must be openly addressed if only so that
Jews and their state grasp that their liberties are