ANCIENT RACISM FUELS ISRAEL'S AIR STRIKES
By Rev. Ted Pike
Today 9000 Palestinians have been seized and imprisoned by Israel
without trial. Yet when Arab militants captured one Jewish soldier
in Gaza and two within Lebanon, Israel's volcanic fury exploded.
Down rained death on more than 1200 hapless civilians in Gaza and
Lebanon. More than half of them were children.
Israel reasons that a Jewish life is so precious that hundreds
of non-Jewish lives may be sacrificed to guarantee Jewish safety.
This racism permeates not only Israel’s behavior toward the
Palestinians but Zionism’s whole worldview.
Only Jewish suffering really matters.
Roots of Racism
What is the basis for such egotism?
Although the state of Israel describes itself as the only Mideast
democracy, it doesn’t have stated borders or a constitution.
Instead, Israel follows the authority of the medieval Talmud, a compendium
of Jewish law going back to the ancient Pharisees.
The government of Israel is technically secular, but it endorses
Orthodox Judaism, administered by the Chief Rabbinate in Jerusalem. “There
are very few Reform or Conservative congregations in the State of
Israel. Orthodoxy is the official religious position in Israel, with
the majority of rabbis belonging to the old school of Talmudic jurists.” (Encyclopedia
Judaica, “Judaism,” p. 396)
The military is presided over by Orthodox chaplains, empowered
to dictate battlefield behavior consistent with the precepts of the
Babylonian Talmud. The Talmud is the highest religious and ethical
guide for observant Jews, far surpassing the Bible.
Because of its religious and racial identity, Israel and its potential
today cannot be comprehended without a thorough understanding of
its ancient past.
Just what is the religious inheritance that Orthodox Israel so
War against the Gentiles
Before Israel’s 400-year sojourn as slaves in Egypt, God
told Abraham that the wickedness of the Amorites who inhabited Palestine
would become so great that He would use the Hebrews to judge them
(Gen. 15:16). The Canaanites were notorious, even in the ancient
world, for infanticide, homosexuality, bestiality, and every other
God knew Israel would never survive unless the land was forcibly
cleansed of such evil. So God commanded Moses, Joshua, and the armies
of Israel to destroy everyone who resisted. He Himself intervened
with miracles and sent avenging angels on several occasions to level
the armies that stood against Israel. At the same time, God extended
a merciful hand to any Gentiles (such as Rahab and Ruth) who would
convert from their paganism and accept His righteous law.
When Christ came to earth, His death and resurrection marked a
new age of grace. Christ taught that it would no longer be through
the death of Israel’s enemies that Jews would find safety,
but through His own redemptive blood. Christ commanded us to love
and bless our enemies, sternly warning that those who take up the
sword will die by it. Many Jews transitioned through Christ from
a military racist mentality to one of love, giving God all privileges
But the great majority of Jews refused to accept Christ as their
Messiah, with horrific results.
Refusal to Change
God once gave the Hebrews transcendent spiritual light. But when
they rejected Him, they were plunged into commensurate darkness.
No longer obedient to a holy God, the justice of the Old Testament
wars was perverted by the Pharisees into a racist and rage-filled
ideology. Such would become the new glue to bind Jews together in
resistance to Christianity and the Gentile world.
Jewish militants, longing to see a Jewish government ruling the
Gentiles, had been frustrated by Greek and Roman conquests of Palestine.
In Jesus’ time, the rocky hills of Judea were often dotted
with the hanging, crucified bodies of Jewish zealots trying to raise
The Jews finally rebelled against Rome in 70 AD, only to be mercilessly
crushed. Rebellion began again in about 119 AD.
Rabbi Akiba, Cabalist and one of the most renowned Talmudic rabbis
of all time, proclaimed, through the insights of numerology, that
a certain Jewish insurrectionist, Bar Cochba, was Israel’s
long-awaited messiah. Jews were electrified that their Messiah had
come at last. Together, Jews of Palestine, North Africa and Asia
Minor rose violently against Romans and Christians in the eastern
The ancient Roman historian Dio describes what happened: “Meanwhile,
the Jews in the region of Cyrene had put one Andreas at their head
and were destroying both the Romans and the Greeks. They would cook
their flesh, make belts for themselves of their entrails, anoint
themselves with their blood, and wear their skins for clothing. Many
they sawed in two, from the head downwards. Others they would give
to wild beasts and force still others to fight as gladiators. In
all, consequently, 220,000 perished. In Egypt, also, they performed
many similar deeds, and in Cyprus, under the leadership of Artemia,
there likewise, 240,000 perished. For this reason, no Jew may set
foot in that land, but even if one of them is driven upon the island
by force of the wind, he is put to death.” 1
The emperor Hadrian, unleashing what Jewish historians describe
as the “Hadrianic persecution of the Jews,” again crushed
Jewish resistance. This time, Hadrian didn’t just exile many
Jews from Palestine, as Titus had done in 70 AD. He banished them
altogether, forbidding a Jew to even set foot in their Promised Land.
He named Jerusalem “Aelous Capitolina,” encouraging pagan
worship of Roman deities in Palestine.
Jewish Militants Rise Again
For roughly 1800 years, Orthodox Jews, driven back to Babylon or
dispersed among the nations, were unable to return to their land
and wage war against the Gentiles inhabiting it. Yet observant Jews
believed it was their duty to someday return, drive out their homeland’s
inhabitants, and eventually subdue the whole earth under Hebrew monotheism.
Their most sacred book, the Talmud, and its mystical/revolutionary
companion, the Zohar or Kabala, teach that Gentiles are inherently
bad and Jews good. For Gentiles to be in control of Jews is an intolerable
blasphemy, throwing the entire universe into confusion. 2 For this
reason, evil Jewish leaders remain hungry to overthrow Gentile or
Christian power whenever an opportunity arises.
Of course, many Jews today are secularized and apathetic; they
have no such ambitions and disapprove of Jews who do. Yet in modern
Israel, especially in the government, military, and settlements in
the West Bank and Gaza, where Talmudic values prevail, the moral
obligation to cleanse the land of Gentiles remains powerfully binding.
This belief creates a fiery and violent zeal within observant Jews
in the Middle East, a zeal to reestablish Jewish preeminence, whatever
In the 20th century, Jews for the first time since the defeat of
Bar Cochba experienced intoxicating power over Gentiles. When 4000
Jewish commissars ruled Russia in 1917, ancient bloodlust and desire
for revenge erupted, resulting in a final death toll in Russia of
Similarly, in 1948, Jewish terrorists could contain this impatient,
murderous rage no longer. At the very moment when the British were
about to leave Palestine, Menachem Begin’s Irgun and Stern
gang “warriors” fell upon the peaceful sleeping Arab
village of Deir Yassin, killing 254.
The bloodbath was reminiscent of Dio’s description of the
Jewish orgy of blood in the Mediterranean during the second century
AD. Jacques de Reynier, of the Red Cross, recounts: “The first
thing I saw were people running everywhere, rushing in and out of
the houses, carrying Sten guns, rifles, pistols, and long ornate
knives…They seemed half-mad. I saw a beautiful girl carrying
a dagger still covered with blood. I heard screams. The German member
of Irgun explained, “We’re still mopping up.””
Reynier saw the young Jewish woman stab an elderly man and woman
cowering outside their hut. When he entered one of the houses, he
noted that everything “had been ripped apart and turned upside
down…There were bodies strewn about. They had done their “cleaning
up” with guns and grenades and finished their work with knives.” 4
Alfred Lilienthal, in The Zionist Connection, continues, “According
to the accounts of survivors, the female members of the two terrorist
groups matched the savagery of their male counterparts…Bit
by bit, Deir Yassin was submerged in a hell of screams, exploding
grenades, the stench of blood, gun powder and smoke. Its assailants
killed, they looted, and finally they raped.”
Survivor Saifyeh Attiyeh recounts how she was raped by an Israeli. “I
screamed,” she said, “but around me the other women were
being raped, too. Some of the men were so anxious to get our earrings,
they ripped our ears to pull them off faster…” 5
Even after the fearsome blood lust had subsided, surviving women
and children were stripped naked and paraded in three open trucks
down King George V Avenue in Jerusalem. There, the Jewish crowds,
sympathetic to Irgun and the Stern Gang, spat upon and even stoned
Decades later, Menachem Begin, prime minister of Israel and prime
mover behind the Deir Yassin massacre, comfortably chatted with Dr.
Jerry Falwell in his elegant residence in Jerusalem. He was unrepentant
of anything he authorized at Deir Yassin, considering the massacre
a vital step towards creation of the state of Israel. He assured
Falwell that he possessed the deepest faith in the God of the Old
Testament, seeking his guidance to lead God’s “chosen
Falwell, awed by Begin’s apparent piety, repeatedly fraternized
and posed with Begin over the years, promoting him to American evangelicals
as a “great man of God.” Begin reciprocated by giving
Falwell a new Israeli-made business jet.
Israel Serves a Different God
Apparently, Falwell didn’t realize that the “God” of
the sadistic rabbinical-military establishment of Israel is not the
God of evangelicals. The God of Begin, Shamir, and Sharon is a god
of war, power, and revenge against all non-Jews. Theirs is a racist
god who never inhabited the Old Testament but was inserted in Judaic
thinking by those Pharisees of Babylon who took over Jewish religious
life in the several centuries before Christ. The god of the rabbis
is one who regards Gentiles as animals and, even worse, demons to
This view is repeatedly asserted in the Zohar. Among ultra-Orthodox
Jews in Israel today, such as those who preemptively kill Palestinian
children in the West Bank and Gaza as “terrorist threats,” the
Zohar is of even greater authority than the Talmud. The Zohar incessantly
repeats this message: “. . . ‘living soul’ refers
to Israel, who have holy living souls from above, and ‘cattle
and creeping thing and beast of the earth’ to the other peoples
who are not living souls. . .” 7
The Talmud footnote to Sanhedrin 98.b says: “…the
Almighty Himself bewails Israel in the power of the Gentile.” This
passage asserts, “It will be difficult to remove the Gentiles
from power without inflicting much suffering.” The Talmud says
God is biding His time in heaven, plotting how to punish the Gentiles
for making the Jews suffer; His terrible vengeance will be visited
upon them before Israel’s Messiah can finally be revealed.
After saturation bombing of Lebanon in 1982, Menachem Begin called
the 17,500 innocent casualties of Israeli air strikes at Tyre and
Sidon “two-legged animals.” His chief of staff, Raphael
Eytan, referred to them as “cockroaches in a bottle.” 8
Criticized by the world for allowing Ariel Sharon to facilitate
the slaughter of 800 Arab refugees in the Shatila and Sabra camps,
Begin rejected any accountability to the world. “Goyim are
killing goyim, and they come to hang the Jews!”
The Real Terrorists
Today, more than any time in history since Joshua prevailed over
the Canaanites, Israel is in a position to revive a policy of conquest
by war. After the Deir Yassin massacre, Irgun and the Stern Gang
told a group of American correspondents that Deir Yassin “was
the beginning of the conquest of Palestine and Trans-Jordan.” 9
For nearly a century, Zionists have covered their violent agenda
with the claim that Israel wants peace. Actually, Israel is intent
on conquest: first, of her Middle East neighbors, second, of all
who oppose her.
Begin knew that what he began at Deir Yassin would be repeated
against the Goyim worldwide. And he offered no apologies. Asked by
the prominent journalist Russell Warren Howe if he considered himself
the father of terrorism in the Mideast, Begin replied, “No,
in the entire whole world.” 10
Dio Cocceianus, Dio’s Annals of Rome, Vol. 5, Book
68. (Perhaps the greatest authority on ancient Rome, Edward Gibbon,
in his The History of the Decline and Fall
of the Roman Empire,
gives full credence to Dio’s account.)
2 The Zohar teaches that all existence is divided into two extremes:
God above, Gentiles and demons beneath. Israel is God’s Shekina
glory in the middle, the practical, rational manifestation of God’s
will in this world. The sooner Israel dominates the Gentiles, the
sooner the divine order will be restored. For documentation, see
my book Israel: Our Duty, Our Dilemma, Chapter 12, “The Conspiracy
3 The Yesha Rabbinical Council, the religious authority for Orthodox
Jews in Gaza and the West Bank, recently affirmed that despite U.N.
resolutions and protests from the West, Israeli settlers are obligated,
as a ‘mitzvah’, or religious duty, to drive Arabs out
of Palestine through building illegal settlements. (ynetnews.com,
July 6, 2006)
4 Jacques de Reynier, quoted in Alfred Lilenthals’ The
Zionist Connection, pg. 155.
5 Ibid pg 154.
6 Ibid pg 155.
7 Volume I, Bereshith, 47a, Soncino translation.
8 A Mr. Hareven, retired senior Israeli military officer, quoted
in the New York Times, August 5, 1985.
9 Lilenthal, pg 156.
10 The Washington Star, June 15, 1981, in a column by Georgie Ann