Mark LangfanThe writer is Chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI) and specializes in security issues, has created an original educational 3d Topographic Map System of Israel to facilitate clear understanding of the dangers facing Israel and its water supply. It has been studied by US lawmakers and can be seen at www.marklangfan.com.
This isn’t the first time rich, comfortable, fat, and safe American Jews have blithely watched other Jews in catastrophic distress.
Several days ago, a group of 48 super-rich, super-politically connected American Jews sent a group-signed letter to all the Democratic U.S. Senators putting the “Rich Jewish Democratic Donor” kibosh to work on the Senate to prevent passing the Iranian sanctions bill that would have likely passed both Senate and House. Having the law pass would have forced Obama to veto the bill.
The rich ‘Democratic’ donors have now insured that Obama is unfettered in his efforts to appease Iran into building an arsenal of nuclear weapons. Once Iran collects Saudi Arabia’s oil by brandishing its nukes or by using a nuclear EMP device, nothing will stop Iran from eradicating Israel with its nukes. In short, 48 rich Jewish American Jews have condemned Israel to an ultimate nuclear Holocaust.
This isn’t the first time rich, comfortable, fat, and safe liberal American Jews have blithely watched other Jews in catastrophic distress, and ‘righteously’ opted to keep themselves safe while exposing the other endangered Jews to mass-murder.
In 1938, in the height of the pre-World War II Nazi Nuremberg Laws' persecution of German Jews, the then-US Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, a non-Jew, was horrified by the specter of Nazi brutalization and mass-murder of German and Austrian Jews.
Sec. Ickes, along with a Utah Senator and a California Congressman, formulated a plan and introduced actual legislation to allow mass-immigration of all the persecuted European Jews to the pre-State of Alaska. Who put a stop-work-order on this possiblre escape route for pre-Holocaust, pre-War endangered European Jews? Hitler-loving, Charles Lindbergh? No. American inveterate Jew-hating, Father Charles Coughlin? No. You guessed it!! The uber-rich, New York, super-comfy Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue Jews.
That’s right. Instead of the American Jews cheering at the non-Jewish American plan of opening Alaska to persecuted European Jews, the ultra-safe Americans Jews slammed the doors hard shut on Jews about to be mass-murdered by the millions.
You don’t believe me, so here’s the quote from Wikipedia. Read and weep:
“In a news conference on the eve of Thanksgiving 1938, Ickes proposed offering Alaska as a "haven for Jewish refugees from Germany and other areas in Europe where the Jews are subjected to oppressive restrictions." This proposal was designed to bypass normal immigration quotas, because Alaska was not a state. Ickes had toured Alaska that summer, meeting with local officials to discuss how to attract greater development, both for economic reasons and to bolster security in an area so close to Japan and Russia and to develop a plan to attract international professionals, including European Jews.
"In his press conference, he pointed out that 200 families had been relocated from the Dust Bowl to Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The Department of the Interior prepared a report detailing the advantages of the plan, which was introduced as a bill by Utah's Senator William H. King and California's Democratic Representative Franck R. Havenner.
"The plan met with little support from American Jews, however, with the exception of the Labor Zionists of America; most Jews agreed with Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise (a Reform rabbi, ed.) of the American Jewish Congress that the plan, if implemented, would deliver 'a wrong and hurtful impression ... that Jews are taking over some part of the country for settlement'. The final blow was dealt when Roosevelt suggested a limit of only 10,000 immigrants a year for five years, with a maximum of 10 percent Jews. He later reduced even that number and never publicly mentioned the plan.”
Here are the details: On November 9-10, 1938, the Nazis executed Kristallnacht “the Night of Broken Glass” where they murdered 91 Jews and marauded and destroyed over 1000 European synagogues (91 synagogues in Vienna alone). Even the Times reported at the time that, "No foreign propagandist bent upon blackening Germany before the world could outdo the tale of burnings and beatings, of blackguardly assaults on defenseless and innocent people, which disgraced that country yesterday.”
In the immediate wake of this Jewish-bloodbath, on the fourth Thursday in November 1938 (approximately November 27, 1938), roughly two weeks after Kristallnacht and 91 murdered and buried Jews, Sec. Ickes, a non-Jew, announced a plan that could have saved hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of European Jews who were ultimately slaughtered and gassed to death.
And instead of the rich, established Jews cheering, supporting, and celebrating that Jews were going to be liberated from the Nazi death-grip, “most [American] Jews agreed with Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise of the American Jewish Congress that the plan, if implemented, would deliver 'a wrong and hurtful impression ... that Jews are taking over some part of the country for settlement'.”
There is nothing to add. Established and wealthy American Jewry, both before and during World War II, betrayed European Jews, and represented pathological moral darkness, if not purposeful apathy.
Here come the uber-rich, uber-safe, "Holocaust-Aware" American Jews of 2014. Are they any different than the "Kristallnacht-Aware" Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, and all the other rich American Jews of 1938? They are worse.
Republican U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann just spoke truth-to-power and called American Jews what they are: “sell-outs.” It was widely reported, including on Arutz Sheva, that Rep. Bachmann said the following:
“American Jews 'sold out Israel' to support President Barack Obama". She warned that he is "threatening Israel" to give up its land to terrorists, which will lead to a "final war" that will reduce Israel to rubble.
In a recent interview with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Bachmann expressed confidence that God would protect Israel nevertheless, but that "America will be on the wrong side of the war. . . . "
The question is, she stated, will the United States cooperate in standing with Israel and blessing Israel, or will it join those nations that come against her? "It is jaw dropping, it is stunning, it's breathtaking," she added.
During the interview, she had sharp words for American Jews who, she said, cared more about supporting President Obama than Israel.
"The Jewish community gave him their votes, their support, their financial support and as recently as last week, forty-eight Jewish donors who are big contributors to the president wrote a letter to the Democrat [sic] senators in the U.S. Senate to tell them to not advance sanctions against Iran," she said.
"This is clearly against Israel's best interest. What has been shocking has been seeing and observing Jewish organizations who it appears have made it their priority to support the political priority and the political ambitions of the president over the best interests of Israel. They sold out Israel," she concluded.
"President Obama has allowed Israel to realize its worst nightmare" by "threatening Israel".
And, tragically, Rep. Bachmann is not alone in attacking American Jews for betraying Israel. Senator Ted Cruz, a likely Republican presidential candidate, said the following in a recent interview:
“And it’s not only Obama who is at fault, but the entire Democratic leadership". Citing his sponsorship of the now-stalled Iran sanctions bill submitted by Senators Mark Kirk and Robert Menendez, Cruz said by blocking the vote on the bill "President Obama and Hillary Clinton and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid have abandoned their support for Israel and have paved the way for Iran to potentially acquire nuclear weapons.”
And AIPAC, Cruz states unequivocally, erred when it agreed to postpone the Senate vote on the Kirk-Menendez bill. “Everyone who stands with the nation of Israel should insist upon a vote and if President Obama wants to follow through with his threat to veto such legislation, he should be forced to do so.” Asked if he has made his position known to AIPAC leaders, Cruz said: “I have many faults, but an unwillingness to speak my mind is not one of them.””
So the Democrats nuked the Iranian Nuclear Sanctions bill. And, 75% of American Jews vote for Democrats, and donate gazillions of dollars to Democratic candidates, especially Barack Obama. It was the Jewish Democrats, and the Jewish Democrats alone, who “have abandoned their support for Israel and have paved the way for Iran to potentially acquire nuclear weapons.”
Could anyone in their right mind rely on those same American Jews to come to Israel’s aid when the Obama-imposed two-state-solution fails, and Palestinian Katyushas are being lobbed into Tel Aviv? Those same uber-rich powerful American Jews will just sit and watch, and build a new crop of Holocaust Museums.