Friday, August 22, 2008
A little holiday in their hearts
The Lobby - you know, the one that doesn't exist, or has no power - hasn't changed much over the years. This amazing piece by Alfred M. Lilienthal - from 1953! - describes various Lobby machinations over the years, focusing in particular on the Jewish 'displaced persons' in Europe after the war. Much propaganda value has been obtained by World Jewry at the failure of the West to rescue various groups of Jewish refugees at various times, but heroic efforts by Gentile politicians to rescue the displaced persons by placing them in the U. S., Canada, Britain, etc., or moving fixed numbers of them to Palestine, was resisted by the Lobby, as:
- the move to Palestine would require agreement on a bi-national Jewish-Arab state, and not the wholly Jewish state it insisted upon; and
- salvation of the displaced persons would deny the Lobby of its chief fund-raising gimmick, the plight of the displaced persons!
The British, who ended up in charge of the mess and just wanted to be fair to both sides, ended up the target of a vicious Jewish terrorist campaign, and much slurring in the American media as 'anti-Semites'. I like the phrase 'Organized American Jewry':