My published reply to the above comment was:
I write in response to Tim Goodman’s criticism of your cartoonist, Malcolm Evans (Letters, January 7).
Evans is one of the few cartoonists who understand that the Palestinians are, in reality, a captive, powerless and oppressed people.
Calling for “negotiations” between Israel and the Palestinians is like calling for negotiations between a lion and a one-legged lamb over what to have for dinner.
Having already eaten three of the lamb’s legs, and found them very much to his liking, the lion can’t wait to devour the rest of the poor animal.
The only problem is: How to hoodwink the world into believing the lion is the champion of righteousness, while the lamb is a dirty rat that richly deserves its fate.
That’s where the Orwellian Zionist propaganda machine steps in.
NOTE: The cartoon appeared in the Manawatu Standard on January 3, 2013. Tim Goodman’s letter appeared on January 7, 2013. I have no record of when my letter was published.
Article from Challenge Weekly of November 1, 2010. Is God the great Ethnic Cleanser?
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After the Hebrew Scriptures became the Christian Old Testament, for Christians the sacred scriptures of the Hebrews must prove that Christ was the Messiah. A vast array of subtle interpretation by way of allegory, metaphor, and arcane symbolism was and is used to do so. In the early centuries the Old Testament became a “vast quarry with no other function than to provide, by any exegesis however farfetched, arguments for his claims.” * Because Judaism was held to validate the central Christian truth, Jewish refusal to accept Christ was soon viewed as nothing less than resistance to the will of the one God of Judaism and Christ. The persistence of Judaism inevitably created profound doubts. Ultimately the Jewish denial of Christ’s divinity became the true deicide, an act which every Jew commits simply by remaining faithful to Judaism. No pagan or heathen ever held such power over Christianity — indeed, this is the psychological source of the legend of the occult powers of the Jews, for what other people has had the power to deny for millennia their own God? Loving concern for the salvation of one’s former coreligionists easily turns into righteous anger at their “arrogant” refusal to acknowledge the “truth” of their own sacred works. Much of the New Testament is meant to prove that Christianity is the divine fulfillment of Judaism. In the different versions of the passion of Christ, responsibility for his death is gradually shifted away from some Jews in Palestine to a collective entity called “the Jews.” By the Fourth Gospel, John, the Jews are regarded as the bitter enemies of Christianity, the two religions distinct and separate.
For Christians, a Jew could be true to Judaism only if he or she became a Christian, the new chosen people; yet the vast majority of Jews remained within the faith of their fathers. In a time drenched with religion, compromise was impossible. If Christianity is true, Judaism is false; if not, then Christianity is blasphemy. Even today the Vatican and Protestant Fundamentalists cannot recognize Judaism as a separate and valid religion, for that would be tantamount to announcing that Jesus was not prophesied by the Hebrew Scriptures. In the early centuries, passions were at their most intense, for the identity of Christianity was being formed, and it could only be done at the expense of the parent religion. Mythology, as yet untempered by secularism or science, made it inevitable that Christians would turn against the Jews, the one people among them whose faith denied Christ and whose religious credentials could hardly be ignored.
* James Parkes, The Conflict Between Church and Synagogue (New York, 1974), p. 99.
(The above passage is an excerpt from Ideology of Death: Why the Holocaust Happened in Germany, by John Weiss. Ivan R. Dee, 1996. It can be found on p. 6-7.)
An extremely stimulating and informative work…Weiss has produced a detailed, clearly written account. — Kirkus Reviews
Effective. — ALA Booklist
For many readers this book can safely take the place of an entire history. — Raul Hilberg, author of The Deconstruction of the European Jews
Illuminating…deserves a permanent place on bookshelves. — Publishers Weekly