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4 Aug 2007 @ 17:01, by Vaxen Var

Despite the absence of any threat to Iran’s Jews, the Israeli media recently reported that the Israeli government has been trying to find new ways to entice Iranian Jews to Israel. The Ma’ariv newspaper pointed out that previous schemes had found few takers. There was, noted the report, “a lack of desire on the part of thousands of Iranian Jews to leave”. According to the New York-based Forward newspaper, a campaign to convince Iranian Jews to emigrate to Israel caused only 152 out of these 25,000 Jews to leave Iran between October 2005 and September 2006, and most of them were said to have emigrated for economic reasons, not political ones.

Israel’s Jewish problem in Tehran

So why hasn’t Iran started by wiping its own Jews off the map?

By Jonathan Cook

08/03/07 "ICH" -- - -- Iran is the new Nazi Germany and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the new Hitler. Or so Israeli officials have been declaring for months as they and their American allies try to persuade the doubters in Washington that an attack on Tehran is essential. And if the latest media reports are to be trusted, it looks like they may again be winning the battle for hearts and minds: Vice-President Dick Cheney is said to be diverting the White House back on track to launch a military strike.

Earlier this year Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s opposition leader and the man who appears to be styling himself scaremonger-in-chief, told us: “It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany. And Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs.” Of Ahmadinejad, he said: “He is preparing another Holocaust for the Jewish state.”

A few weeks ago, as Israel’s military intelligence claimed -- as it has been doing regularly since the early 1990s -- that Iran is only a year or so away from the “point of no return” on developing a nuclear warhead, Netanyahu was at it again. “Iran could be the first undeterrable nuclear power,” he warned, adding: “This is a Jewish problem like Hitler was a Jewish problem … The future of the Jewish people depends on the future of Israel.”

But Netanyahu has been far from alone in making extravagant claims about a looming genocide from Iran. Israel’s new president, Shimon Peres, has compared an Iranian nuclear bomb to a “flying concentration camp.” And the prime minister, Ehud Olmert, told a German newspaper last year: “[Ahmadinejad] speaks as Hitler did in his time of the extermination of the entire Jewish nation.”

There is an interesting problem with selling the “Iran as Nazi Germany” line. If Ahmadinejad really is Hitler, ready to commit genocide against Israel’s Jews as soon as he can get his hands on a nuclear weapon, why are some 25,000 Jews living peacefully in Iran and more than reluctant to leave despite repeated enticements from Israel and American Jews?

What is the basis for Israel’s dire forecasts -- the ideological scaffolding being erected, presumably, to justify an attack on Iran? Helpfully, as George Bush defended his Iraq policies last month, he reminded us yet again of the menace Iran supposedly poses: it is “threatening to wipe Israel off the map”.

This myth has been endlessly recycled since a translating error was made of a speech Ahmadinejad delivered nearly two years ago. Farsi experts have verified that the Iranian president, far from threatening to destroy Israel, was quoting from an earlier speech by the late Ayatollah Khomeini in which he reassured supporters of the Palestinians that “the Zionist regime in Jerusalem” would “vanish from the page of time”.

He was not threatening to exterminate Jews or even Israel. He was comparing Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians with other illegitimate systems of rule whose time had passed, including the Shahs who once ruled Iran, apartheid South Africa and the Soviet empire. Nonetheless, this erroneous translation has survived and prospered because Israel and her supporters have exploited it for their own crude propaganda purposes.

In the meantime, the 25,000-strong Iranian Jewish community is the largest in the Middle East outside Israel and traces its roots back 3,000 years. As one of several non-Muslim minorities in Iran, Jews there suffer discrimination, but they are certainly no worse off than the one million Palestinian citizens of Israel -- and far better off than Palestinians under Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza.

Iranian Jews have little influence on decision-making and are not allowed to hold senior posts in the army or bureaucracy. But they enjoy many freedoms. They have an elected representative in parliament, they practice their religion openly in synagogues, their charities are funded by the Jewish diaspora, and they can travel freely, including to Israel. In Tehran there are six kosher butchers and about 30 synagogues. Ahmadinejad’s office recently made a donation to a Jewish hospital in Tehran.

As Ciamak Moresadegh, an Iranian Jewish leader, observed: “If you think Judaism and Zionism are one, it is like thinking Islam and the Taliban are the same, and they are not.” Iran’s leaders denounce Zionism, which they blame for fueling discrimination against the Palestinians, but they have also repeatedly avowed that they have no problem with Jews, Judaism or even the state of Israel. Ahmadinejad, caricatured as a merchant of genocide, has in fact called for ‘regime change’ -- and then only in the sense that he believes a referendum should be held of all inhabitants of Israel and the occupied territories, including refugees from war, on the nature of the government.

Despite the absence of any threat to Iran’s Jews, the Israeli media recently reported that the Israeli government has been trying to find new ways to entice Iranian Jews to Israel. The Ma’ariv newspaper pointed out that previous schemes had found few takers. There was, noted the report, “a lack of desire on the part of thousands of Iranian Jews to leave”. According to the New York-based Forward newspaper, a campaign to convince Iranian Jews to emigrate to Israel caused only 152 out of these 25,000 Jews to leave Iran between October 2005 and September 2006, and most of them were said to have emigrated for economic reasons, not political ones.

To step up these efforts -- and presumably to avoid the embarrassing incongruence of claiming an imminent second Holocaust while thousands of Jews live happily in Tehran -- Israel is now backing a move by Jewish donors to guarantee every Iranian Jewish family $60,000 to settle in Israel, in addition to a host of existing financial incentives that are offered to Jewish immigrants, including loans and cheap mortgages.

The announcement was met with scorn by the Society of Iranian Jews, which issued a statement that their national identity was not for sale. “The identity of Iranian Jews is not tradeable for any amount of money. Iranian Jews are among the most ancient Iranians. Iran’s Jews love their Iranian identity and their culture, so threats and this immature political enticement will not achieve their aim of wiping out the identity of Iranian Jews.”

However, this financial gesture may not only be unwelcome but self-fulfilling too, if past experience is the yardstick. Israel introduced a similar scheme a few years ago, when Argentina’s economy plunged into deep recession, broadcasting an offer of $20,000 to every Jew who settled in Israel. Months later the Israeli media reported a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in Argentina, only adding to the pressure on Jews there to leave. Of course, there was no mention of a possible causal connection between the attacks and Israel’s generous offer to Jews to abandon their homeland as other Argentinians sank into poverty.

But if financial enticements -- and a possible popular backlash -- fail to move Iranian Jews, there is good reason to fear that Israel may resort to other, more dubious ways of encouraging them to emigrate. That is certainly a path Israel has chosen before with other communities of Arab Jews, whom it has regarded either as a pool of potential spies and agents provocateurs to be used when needed or as “human dust”, in the words of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, to be recruited to Israel’s “demographic battle” against the Palestinians.

In “Operation Susannah” of 1954, for example, Israel recklessly recruited a group of Egyptian Jews to stage a series of explosions in Egypt in a bid to discourage Britain from withdrawing from the Suez Canal zone. When the plot came to light, it naturally cast a shadow of disloyalty over Egypt’s wider Jewish community. Following Israel’s invasion and occupation of Sinai two years later, the government of Gamal Abdel Nasser expelled some 25,000 Egyptian Jews and, after others were imprisoned on suspicion of spying, the rest soon left.

Even more notoriously, Israel went to greater lengths to ensure the exit of the Arab world’s largest Jewish population, in Iraq. In 1950 a series of bombs targeted on Jews in Baghdad forced a rapid exodus of some 130,000 Iraqi Jews to Israel, convinced that Arab extremists were behind the attacks. Only later did it emerge that the bombs had been planted by members of the Zionist underground, supported by the Israeli government.

Now, Iran’s Jews may find themselves treated in much the same manner -- as simple human fodder. Stories are growing of Israel exploiting the free movement between Iran and Israel enjoyed by Iranian Jews and their Israeli relatives to carry out spying operations on Iran’s nuclear programme. Such reports have come from reliable sources such as the American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, citing US government officials.

The fallout from such actions is not difficult to predict. Besieged by the US and the international community, Tehran is cracking down on dissent and minority groups, fearful that its own grip on power is shaky and that the well-publicised subversion being carried out by US and Israeli agents is likely only to be stepped up. So far most officials in Tehran have been careful to avoid suggesting that Iran’s Jews have double loyalties, as has the local Jewish community itself, both of them aware of Israel’s interests in provoking such a confrontation. But as the strains increase, and Israel’s need to prove Tehran’s genocidal intent grows ever stronger, that policy may end up being forfeited -- and with it the future of Iran’s Jews.

More important than the welfare of Iranian Jewish families, it seems, is the value of Iranian Jews as a propaganda tool in Israel’s battle to persuade the world that coexistence with the Muslim world is impossible. For those who want to engineer a clash of civilizations, the 3,000-year-old Jewish legacy in Iran is not something to be treasured, only another obstacle to war.

Jonathan Cook, a journalist based in Nazareth, Israel, is the author of Blood and Religion: The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State (Pluto Press). His website is [link]



The $63 Billion Sham:

Having destroyed Iraq to save us from horrors that did not exist, Rice now wants to save us from Iran's future nukes by selling American weapons of mass destruction. Over the next decade, the Bush administration wants to give Israel $30 billion in military aid, a nearly 43 percent increase over what that nation received over the last 10 years


The burning Bush!

Bush's Executive Order on Lebanon Even Worse than the One on Iraq:

The power that he is asserting-no, grabbing-with these executive orders is astonishing and alarming. Such power imperils our liberties and our democratic system of government.


Full Text: Executive Order:

Blocking Property of Persons Undermining the Sovereignty of Lebanon or Its Democratic Processes and Institutions



Before A Man Can Become Free, He Must First Choose Freedom
(He begins by de-conditioning his own mind)

"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."

~ Stephen Biko, anti-apartheid activist tortured to death by State police (D. Jensen, 2006)

To work against the State, one must begin with himself and his local sphere of influence. Nonviolent methods include tax refusal, boycott of State services, withdrawing to the extent possible from participation in all functions of the State. Become independent and self-reliant. Avoid identification documents, work for barter or cash, shun credit cards and banks. Convert depreciating fiat currency into physical gold in personal possession: quit letting the State embezzle your savings with its printing press inflation. Form local service organizations, community support groups, and local direct unregulated exchange markets. And, importantly, educate others. Spread the word. Return self-government control to the local level, beginning at home. Ignore the State. Live by your own lights and your own wits, and face the consequences. You will enjoy the happiness and freedom of the brave.

Each must work out his own destiny if he is to reclaim his personal identity. One must never give in to power. Walk the talk.

"Once the people have made up their minds to be free, there is nothing that can stop them."

~ Desmond Tutu, in the video A Force More Powerful



Said Mohandas Gandhi,

"Parliaments are really emblems of slavery…
…civilization is that mode of conduct which points to the path of duty." (Hind Swaraj, 1908)

And what is duty, if not to serve and nurture life?

"Anarchy could never get a man to the moon, but it may be the only way we can survive on earth."

~ Sheldon Kopp (1972)

We will need some well-controlled, highly focused righteous anger in order to survive. Since the present course, unabated, clearly risks suicidal extinction, we must risk "unknown" cut and try solutions, as many as we must, for as long as we live, until we get it right. Some of these ideas are further developed at my website,

"Civilization does not mean electric lights. It does not mean producing atomic bombs, either. Civilization means not killing people."

~ Nichidatsu Fujii, Buddhist Nihonzan Miyoji Temple,
quoted by J.D. Forbes, PhD (Professor Emeritus, University of California), 1992


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5 Aug 2007 @ 16:55 by a-d : THANKS Sweet Vax,
for posting this candid article about the Socio-political MADNESS that always -regardless what "Ethnic"/"Religious" "Racial" Group it concerns, is at the very core -a PSYCHOLOGICAL issue that really is theee Things that needs to be dealt with!... This Madness charade under all these different Socio-political = "Ethnic etc guises, is really a matter of a collection of humans with the same need, be it implanted via learning process or original to each individual from an early unhappy childhood, is a question of an INFLATED VIP SYNDROME -granted this illness of the psyche has its own TRADITION, well guarded and pampered, protected and nurtured by the ones with SOMETHING TO GAIN from emotionally blackmailing others around them! Sooo whaddelseisnew???
ALL humans today need to start OPENLY TALKING about this real life situation /truth -instead of bringing forth yet one new generation of kids with over- inflated ego-needs of ACCEPTANCE for what the Child IS -as opposite to giving them orders to give up themselves and only devote themselves /their whole lives to support an ILLUSIONARY STORY with all Its "TEACHINGS" & TRADITIONS etcetc (of each Geo-local- groups-of/from-the-Past).
Only by starting to strip away all the nonsense = all the VIP STORIES attached to the group- and calling a spade a spade can any healing SANITY re-enter this pic!
You are so wonderful, vax, for standing up against insanity where ever it is found!  

5 Aug 2007 @ 17:39 by vaxen : Same old...
ancient problem. The money changers! The international banking concerns which start 'wars for profit' and use the weaknesses of 'the body politic' within which to work their schemes of deceit destroying whole peoples in the process.

It will remain the same till the peoples of this world unite under a common banner of sentience and throw the wretches out of their own temples or should I say 'charnal houses.' Shoot the bankers will be the new battle cry. And the myth of a 'chosen people' will go right out the window with them. Think of all the murdered people the 'Bible' is responsible for. Or rather the progenitors of the garbage inherent within it.

You know, the Arab speaking peoples, at core, are semitic so why isn't Israel being labelled 'Anti Semitic? They are the worst abusers of their own precarious myths. I say, along with Moshei of old: "LET MY PEOPLE GO!" ;) Portnoys' complaint?

How is the situation in Kalispell?  

5 Aug 2007 @ 21:32 by a-d : Funny, u say:
Shoot the Bankers and I just said on Ashanti's blog: HANG the Bankers! ...;) We (obviously) follow the same Battle Cry! : ) Kindred....
Tons of Hugs/A-d  

6 Aug 2007 @ 07:39 by vaxen : Well...
all I really wish to see is honesty in Banking. In order to understand the banking system we needs must go way back into the history of it. Once we understand it then we can use it. A real human revolution of the inner variety is truly needed so...

I'd much rather work on my own inner and outer perfection than to just 'shoot the bankers' even if their system is corrupt as all get out. Better understand who we are in relation to them.

Of course I do not consider my self a HU man so...that means I must exercise greater caution in regards to those who do. We all need education and that is a life time affair and I don't mean just this one little body dolls life of 80 to 100++ years.

Many fools dreadfully wish for an eternity of life in one meat bodu they've come to idolize. Well I'm afraid that life will be extended even unto approaching eternity yet...that is so limiting and anti nature that those who ultimately choose that path will come to regret it.

The technology to accomplish this is right around the corner and if youo live for another 10 years you'll see 'people' accomplishing this.

How very sad for them seeing as how this planet is about to undergo a great shifting of frequency and that could be rough to be stuck inside a mobile home with the Memphis blues again! ;)

Nah, better to love the bankers into a higher frequency. After all how hard is it to become a banker? Easier than you might, at first, think.

It is a matter of choice. Just like whetehr or not you wish to be a member of the Legislative Democracy in Washhington D.C. or exercise your right to 'opt out of it' and join those of us who are in the hidden Republic.

Strange what the truth does. You are about to understand these things as few others do in this union of States.

Things are about to open up for you, A-d, so think and ponder upon the things of life which intrigue you most and let the shooting of whomever go to the ones elected to do such things.

See what ya'll have done to me! I wasn't always able to use that word 'love' with any kind of feeling, after all it is just the opposite of hate. But what an opposite. That which brings one into an ever higher orbit then finally blast off into the depths of the beyond all opposed to that which forever limits one. Expansion and contraction are, after all, two aspects of breathing which one cannot do without till one releases onesself from the trap we call the meat puppet. ;)

Love ya, A-d...

Hip, hip! Hip, hip! Hip, hip-hooray!

Finlandia can be inserted here. Thanks Sibellius.  

6 Aug 2007 @ 17:10 by a-d : Vax, let's make a pact! : )
lets all together now start making the point to ALL Humans on Earth, that HIDING behind ANY Organisation doesn't cut it any longer! EACH Org is made up of FLESH & BLOOD HUMANS with a BEATING HEART in their Chests ( except for Cheney with his pacemaker! ; ) ... just kidding).

Like you so accurately point out :The stumbling block for ANY human throughout History has been their (own) fear of their OWN (duty to take on the needed) response-ability at any given moment for any of their actions in a person's own life. How true, how true!...

Yet, we do have to acknowledge that when Things/Life is allowed to be as Cosmic as meant by Universe, it WILL be much easier to take on that Response Ability and also when not distorted from Day One!... Then one has a much better feeling for it all, and chances to do things right, so to speak.
This I find very, very relieving and inspirational!
[ ]

Shoot or Hang!?!... Let's just give them the Bullet/s of Love piercing right into the Center of their very Hearts or the Rope of Love to hang on to like to the proverbial Straw (of Love) that we hand to them!
"Nah, better to love the bankers into a higher frequency. " Well, see , after I've take a breath or two, to center maself again; then THAT remains the kind of hanging I always prefer/red and indeed always been advocating.

After all; "how hard is it to become a banker?" Well, lets see... : ) Here's ONE way ] called rainbow money! U gotta love that! The over-bridging from one (monetary; hence societal) system to the next, where NO money is used any longer! But we do need the Rainbow Bridge to go from Here to There, aye?

Oi, Suomi, katso, sinun päiväs' koittaa,
Yön uhka karkoitettu on jo pois,
Ja aamun kiuru kirkkaudessa soittaa,
Kuin itse taivahan kansi sois'.
Yön vallat aamun valkeus jo voittaa,
Sun päiväs' koittaa, oi synnyinmaa.

Oi, nouse, Suomi, nosta korkealle,
Pääs' seppelöimä suurten muistojen.
Oi, nouse, Suomi, näytit maailmalle,
Sä että karkoitit orjuuden,
Ja ettet taipunut sä sorron alle,
On aamus' alkanut, oi synnyinmaa.

Swedish: " O, Finland, se , din Morgon ljusning randas..../ " ( these lyrics always makes me choke... and eyes tearing... so I stop here. :o  

7 Aug 2007 @ 00:43 by vaxen : beautiful
again, thanks A-d...always the caring nurse. ok, a pact it is. only i do not take oaths. thanks to brunhilde the valkyrie, unlike sigfried who didn't listen to her, i do listen and understand exactly why she said that.

Ja ettet taipunut sä sorron alle,
On aamus' alkanut, oi synnyinmaa.  

7 Aug 2007 @ 00:46 by vaxen : Finlandia
A literal translation of the words would be:
O, Finland, behold, thy day is dawning,
The threat of the night has been banished already,
And the lark of morning sings in the brightness,
as though the very firmament would sing.
The powers of the night are already being vanquished by the whiteness of morning,
Thy day is dawning, O land of birth.
O, rise, Finland, rise up high
Thy head, wreathed with great memories.
O, rise, Finland, thou showedst to the world
That thou drovest away the slavery,
And that thou didst not bend under oppression,
Thy day is dawning, land of birth.

Lloyd Stone wrote an international version of the lyrics in 1934:
This is my song, Oh God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is;
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my sacred shrine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating,
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.
My country's skies are bluer than the ocean,
And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
Oh hear my song, oh God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.  

7 Aug 2007 @ 00:47 by a-d : Hei, mikä on
sun suurin salaisuutes????.... Sä puhut suomea?!?...  

7 Aug 2007 @ 00:48 by a-d : Hei, mikä on
sun suurin salaisuutes????.... Sä puhut suomea?!?... Kiitos, Kulta! : )  

7 Aug 2007 @ 00:56 by vaxen : Hahahaha
Kiitos, Kulta!  

7 Aug 2007 @ 21:50 by vaxen : Tell me...
why there's no sun up in the sky, stormy weather...

The LETS system so sucks! Check it out then tell me you want to use it. I'll take my Winchester 38 any day over any of their 'communal' bullshit systems and I'll hunt and I'll trap and I'll shoot every god damned banker in a suit and tie that I see then vanish like the wind to live and get another one another day.

Oh, don't think that it isn't coming around to that. Who do you think the anti terrorist laws are being passed against? The American Sovereign that's who!

Cause we know what the Legislative Democracy has done. They know we know and they know, too, like elderberry bush (the Poppy) said, what we are going to do to them!

Mark these words and get prepared. Or don't. I don't care either or anymore. The system is systemic in its' perversity, lies, deceit, and general bullcrap. Earth is so screwed. So what?

We outnumber them a million to one and there is nothing they can do about it not even with all their scalar mind control weapons. They use them on us and blow the planet thus defeating their purpose. They are afraid of death. We aren't!  

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