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Is Israel An Apartheid State? - The Big Lies That Precede Big Persecutions
Anti-Semitic Persecutions Are Always Preceded By a Big Lie
Throughout history, whenever major persecution has broken out against the Jews it was preceded by a propaganda campaign of lies that fueled hatred and used to justify violent actions against them.
In the Middle Ages, ignorant Christians justified their hatred and hostility to the Jew by spreading the "Blood Libel" that Jewish people killed young Christian children to mix their blood with their matzos for Passover. In the 13th century, this lie was used to stir up hatred against the Jews that finally led to their expulsion from England by orders of the King.
In the 14th century, Jews were accused of poisoning wells and thus causing the Black Death, (bubonic plague) that killed 25 million people in France, Germany, and throughout Northern Europe. This time the lie that Jews were responsible for the plague resulted in violent mob attacks on Jewish villages synagogues resulting in the murder of tens of thousands of Jews in massacres of unprecedented ferocity.
In the 19th and early 20th Century persecution again broke out against the Jews in 'Christian Russia' and eastern Europe Jews. This time the lie was that the Jews were plotting to overthrow the Czar and seeking to get control of the world banking system. This baseless lie found expression in the libelous "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" a forged document attributing sinister plots of world dominance to the Jewish people. Thousands of Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe were expelled from their villages and slaughtered by tsarist forces.
In the greatest persecution of all against Jews - the Nazi persecution of the 1930s - the Nazi Party intentionally propagated the vilest form of racism. They revived every lie imaginable that was ever spoken against the Jews to support their extreme anti-Semitism. They characterized the Jews as a cancer on humanity and as human vermin. They recycled the old conspiracy theories of Jews trying to take over the world through the banking system. They recirculated the discredited Protocols of the elders of Zion to substantiate this lie and resurrected the 15th-century diatribes against the Jews written by Germany's most respected historical Christian leader, Martin Luther to give moral and theological justification to their lies. The lie gathered momentum and was used to justify the deportation of millions of Jews to concentration camps where six million were deliberately and systematically murdered.
On the night of November 9th, 1938 anti-Jewish mobs - with the approval of the government - rampaged through the streets of Germany destroying over 700 Jewish-owned buildings and killing hundreds of innocent Jews. The lies had worked, and the ignorant mobs were incensed enough to vent their murderous rage on the Jewish people. This atrocity is known as "Kristallnacht" - the night of the broken glass.
Now today in 2021 many Jews in Europe, and around the world believe the anti-Semitic riots that have emerged in hundred of cities around the world are similar to the events of the pogrom of the Kristallnacht in 1938. They fear - with good reason - that the present anti-Israel protests will eventually lead to semithin even more sinister.
And what is the lie that ignites the hatred and violence against Israel as mobs demonstrate in our cites today? The lie today is that Israel is a racist and apartheid state. This is probably the worst accusation that can be brought against any person or group in today's world. These lies have been repeated by respected organizations such as 'Human Rights Watch' and "Amnesty International' as well as Palestinian activists, and repeated on thousands of university campuses.