Friday, April 01, 2005

The Jewish conspiracy

An Israeli researcher, Gershom Gorenberg, is attempting to pry information out of a part of the Israeli State Archives in order to write a book on Israel's policy on Jewish settlement in the Occupied Territories during the first 10 years after the Six-Day War. Despite his attempts at going through the proper channels, he has made no progress with the archive bureaucrats, and is now having to go to court. His court petition (or here):

" . . . contains quotations from the telephone conversation with archive director Tsur in which she informed Gorenberg of the decision to reject his second application.

'We do not reveal such materials because this whole issue of the settlement in the territories has entered a very problematic area of discussions or contact with the Palestinians,' Tsur is cited as having said. 'You know very well that the settlers did not enter a vacuum, and this certainly touches upon the contacts with the Palestinians. And you see what's happening in the outside world with the whole story about the fence. These are very delicate subjects, very problematic, and I am certain that you don't want to be the one to open these problems to the outside world.'"

I am certain that you don't want to be the one to open these problems to the outside world. This is a reference to the idea that the mass of Jewish people in the world is like some kind of secret society that has to maintain a consistent front of lying. Since everyone hates the Jews, the usually unstated but commonly held belief is that the Jews have to operate covertly in their schemes, and have a right and a duty to lie and deceive the rest of the world. We saw the same thing with the recent attempts by Daniel Pipes to secretly prevent Barry Chamish from publishing. You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist when an Israeli state archivist expressly makes the point. Of course, if you suggest that such a thing is going on you're an 'anti-Semite'. It is particularly interesting that the secrecy of the Jewish Cabal has come up in this context, as the decision to start the settlements was the fateful decision which will eventually lead to the destruction of Israel. Considering that it is the single most important issue in Israel today, the elephant sitting in the living room while everyone pretends not to notice while distracting themselves and the world by discussing 'terrorism', it is telling that nobody has gotten around to writing a book on the subject, and that attempts at research are meeting such consistent and instinctive opposition.