Thursday 1 June 2023

Haaretz - Shlomo Sand - The Jewish People


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In, 27 April 2008, Tom Segev wrote An invention called 'the Jewish people'

Segev tells us about historian Shlomo Zand of Tel Aviv University.

Zand has written "When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?" - published by Resling in Hebrew.

According to Zand:

1. There never was a Jewish people, only a Jewish religion.

2. The exile of the Jews never happened.

The Romans did not generally exile whole nations; most of the Jews were permitted to remain in the country; the number of those who left the country was at most tens of thousands.

3. Most of the Old Testament Bible stories about the Jewish people, including the exodus from Egypt and the conquest under Joshua, are fiction and myth.

4. When the Arabs conquered this area, many of the Jews converted to Islam.

The Palestinian Arabs probably have Jewish origins.

David Ben-Gurion, and others, believed this.

5. There are millions of Jews in the world.

In 1914, in Israel-Palestine, there were 731,000 Arabs but only 60,000 Jews. 

The Jews were only 7% of the population.

Why, in 1914, were most Jews living in places like Europe and America?

Zand says Jews emigrated of their own free will.

And many people, outside Israel-Palestine, converted to the Jewish religion.

According to Zand, the Jews in Spain were originally Arabs and Christians who converted to the Jewish religion.

People from the Khazar Kingdom in the Caucasus converted to the Jewish religion and became the first Jews of Ashkenaz (Germany).

6. Zand believes that Israel should be a "state of all its citizens" - Jews, Arabs and others.



At 1 June 2023 at 13:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

JVP has a plan to stop U.S. support for Israeli oppression of Palestinians.

At 1 June 2023 at 13:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jewish Voice for Peace calls for justice RAZAN AL-NAJJAR and demands the US government end its $3.8 billion in annual funding to the Israeli military

“On the five-year anniversary of her murder by Israeli military, we remember Razan al-Najjar …

“When Razan was intentionally murdered by Israeli military, she was participating in the Great March of Return of 2018, when Palestinians launched 18 months of protests commemorating Land Day and demanding an end to Israel’s siege on Gaza.

“During the Great March of Return, Palestinians gathered at Israel’s militarized fence and re-asserted their right of return to their homes that Jewish militias expelled them from during the Nakba …

“Israeli snipers targeted Palestinian demonstrators and fired into the crowds, killing Razan and over 190 others during the 1.5 years of protests. After her murder, the Israeli military spread lies shielding themselves from accountability …

“The Israeli military’s murder of Razan is part of a larger pattern … This is Zionism …

“We continue to call for justice for Razan by demanding the US government end its $3.8 billion in annual funding to the Israeli military …”

At 1 June 2023 at 14:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

While all Israelites and Hebrews can call themselves jews, not all jews can call themselves Israelites or Hebrews.

At 1 June 2023 at 16:41 , Anonymous Kevvingtons said...

I agree. Seems a victim community is being used as a shield, via language manipulation, by a powerful group. Reminds me of working for The Council. Sadly repeated dynamics from micro to macro, like sacred geometry .

At 1 June 2023 at 20:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRAIG MURRAY: “A unified political class, controlled by billionaires, is hurtling us towards fascism”

“The campaign of lies and innuendo against Roger Waters this last few weeks has been astonishing in both its viciousness and its mendacity …”

Inside the Pink Floyd founder’s gig that Frankfurt tried to ban

As Roger Waters faces a German police probe over accusations of antisemitism, POLITICO visits his controversial show.

“Flying pigs have been a part of Pink Floyd’s (and Waters’) image for more than 40 years, first appearing on the sleeve of the 1977 ‘Animals’ album. In past Waters shows, the inflatable pig has worn the Star of David; this time, when the giant pig balloon floated through the concert hall, it was emblazoned with the logo of the Israeli arms company ‘Elbit Systems’ …

“As at previous shows on Waters’ tour, Holocaust victim Anne Frank’s name was emblazoned on the screen above the stage immediately after it displayed the name of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed by Israeli soldiers in 2022 …”

At 1 June 2023 at 22:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashkenaz(i) was Germany? Since when?


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