Human Rights, ‘evil righteousness’ and the Jewish State

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

In this world, there is both evil and righteousness. Evil embraces what is bad. Righteousness embraces what is good. They are polar opposites.

Evil brings destruction. Righteousness brings life. You can’t get farther apart than that.

Evil and righteousness are moral terms. But they derive from religious ethics. They belong to religion.

Modern Man rejects religion. He rejects religious ethics. He embraces only what he calls ‘Morality’.

The Human Rights movement is Modern Man’s moral replacement for religion. It’s Modern Man’s version of a redemptive salvation: Mankind will not be saved by G-d. Mankind will be saved through Universal Human Rights.

Human Rights has a Gospel. That Gospel is the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). That Declaration suggests the redemptive nature of ‘Human Rights’. Through Universal Human Rights, war will end. Peace will reign. Mankind will be safe.

That was the goal in 1948. Today, 2016, Human Rights are no longer redemptive. They’re no longer moral.

The first ten days of 2016 have revealed that the Human Rights movement is not righteous. Instead, it uses a false righteousness to hide evil intent.

Two news stories reveal this truth. The first story was an investigative TV news segment (on Israeli TV) about a ‘mole’ who had infiltrated into one of Israel’s premier Human Rights NGOs (“Israeli Leftist Extremists Collaborate with Palestinian Authority to Torture and Kill Arabs”, truthrevolt, January 9, 2016). In that TV report, two Leftists bragged on video that they participated in a scheme to assist the Palestinian Authority (PA) to torture and execute Arabs (ibid).

In the PA, selling land to Jews is a crime. It carries the death penalty (ibid). The scheme of these two Leftists was to find Arabs trying to sell land to Jews—and then hand them over to the PA. One of the Leftists was shown on tape saying, “The Palestinian Authority catches them and kills them. But before it kills them, they get beat up a lot” (ibid).

The two men bragging about this atrocity were not untutored Rights workers. They weren’t newly hired. They weren’t low-level. They were Israeli Leftist superstars (Caroline Glick, “Column one: The Obama administration’s most covert war”, Jerusalem Post, January 14, 2016). They knew exactly what they were doing.

Under the guise of their secular moral righteousness (working to protect ‘innocent’ Arabs from ‘evil’ Jews), they embraced torture and murder because they don’t want Jews to buy land from Arabs. Under the guise of Man’s universal morality, they committed unspeakable evil—killing people who trusted them.

The second news story that interests us was the public response of one of the Human Rights NGO’s involved in this scheme. That organization was B’tselem, a major anti-Israel NGO.

When the investigative report named B’tselem as the employer of one of the braggarts, B’tselem did not declare that it never endorsed or supported such activity. It did not call for an investigation to establish what was true in the report and what was false.

Instead, it acknowledged that such a scheme had been used—and endorsed it (Matt Wanderman, “B'Tselem defends executing Palestinians who sell land to Jews”, Arutz Sheva, January 8, 2016). It announced that handing over an Arab for death was a Palestinian’s “only channel” when one Arab doesn’t want another Arab to sell land to a Jew (ibid).

B’tselem also suggested that this scheme wasn’t part of its Human Rights agenda, but was instead part of a private family dispute involving one of the braggarts (ibid). But the video report didn’t show that braggart referring to a family land dispute. That individual clearly boasted about ‘them’; that is, Arabs he had ensnared in a sting operation to catch Arabs attempting to sell land to Jews. The two men video-taped never suggested they were talking about a private family matter.

Members of B’tselem’s ‘public council’ responded favourably to the revealed scheme (Gil Ronen, “Famed leftist writers unruffled by B'tselem exposé”, Arutz Sheva, January 10, 2016). No B’tselem council member contacted for comment condemned the scheme (ibid).

There is something seriously wrong when a superstar Human Rights Activist for a superstar Human Rights NGO turns against the Arabs he promises to help, and hands them over to other Arabs to be tortured and murdered. That’s not morality. That’s not righteousness. That’s evil in the guise of moral righteousness.

This is how Man has replaced religion.

While writing about this week’s Torah Portion (B’shalach, Sh’mot 13:17-17:16), Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik states that, at the famous splitting-of-the-Sea episode in the Exodus story, HaShem demonstrated that not only does He punish undisguised evil; He also punishes evil that’s clothed beneath a false righteousness (Chumash Mesoras Harav, Sefer Shemos, ed. Dr Arnold Lustiger, OU Press, 2014, p. 113 on Sh’mot 14:4). Rav Soloveitchik then reports that the punishment for hiding evil beneath a false righteousness is greater than the punishment for undisguised evil (ibid).

The Modern Human Rights movement doesn’t work to save Israel. It isn’t redemptive. It’s evil. It seeks to destroy Israel.

‘Human Rights’ workers claim to be righteous. But beneath their ‘righteousness’, they hide an evil called, Jew-hate.

HaShem, the G-d of Israel, has a Story for you. It’s the Story of the Final Jewish Redemption. In this Final Story, you will see what happens to such evil.