Hey did you know that the Jews are the cause all of the Violence in the World. We are the Biggest player in the global culture of violence and eventually that is going to destroy humanity. Thats what M. K. “Arun” Gandhi, a grandson of India’s man of peace Mohandas K. Gandhi, said in a faith column published by Newsweek and the Washington Post. I am not kidding, one of the largest news media companies in the world is publishing “Nazi-type” anti Jewish propaganda.
As Described by CAMERA:
Mohandas K. Gandhi, president of what he calls the “M.K. Gandhi Center for Nonviolence, now at the University of Rochester.”Co-moderators Jon Meacham, Newsweek managing editor, and Sally Quinn, a Washington Post staffer and wife of former Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, claim that, in a time of extremism, “On Faith” provides “intelligent, informed, eclectic, respectful conversation among specialists and generalists” about religion. In that case, Gandhi’s January 7th posting — “Jewish Identity Can’t Depend on Violence” — must come down. It’s neither intelligent, informed, nor respectful; but it is bigoted.
Here are some lowlights of Gandi’s disgusting prose:
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Jewish identity in the past has been locked into the holocaust experience — a German burden that the Jews have not been able to shed. It is a very good example of a community can overplay a historic experience to the point that it begins to repulse friends. The holocaust was the result of the warped mind of an individual who was able to influence his followers into doing something dreadful. But, it seems to me the Jews today not only want the Germans to feel guilty but the whole world must regret what happened to the Jews. The world did feel sorry for the episode but when an individual or a nation refuses to forgive and move on the regret turns into anger.
You think he had lunch with Norman Finkelstein?
The Jewish identity in the future appears bleak. Any nation that remains anchored to the past is unable to move ahead and, especially a nation that believes its survival can only be ensured by weapons and bombs. In Tel Aviv in 2004 I had the opportunity to speak to some Members of Parliament and Peace activists all of whom argued that the wall and the military build-up was necessary to protect the nation and the people. In other words, I asked, you believe that you can create a snake pit — with many deadly snakes in it — and expect to live in the pit secure and alive? What do you mean? they countered. Well, with your superior weapons and armaments and your attitude towards your neighbors would it not be right to say that you are creating a snake pit? How can anyone live peacefully in such an atmosphere? Would it not be better to befriend those who hate you? Can you not reach out and share your technological advancement with your neighbors and build a relationship?
So Mr. Gandhi, what you are saying is that Israel should accept terrorism and just die. Years of attempted peace treaties by Israel have been answered by increasing terrorism. Its been in all of the Newspapers.
Apparently, in the modern world, so determined to live by the bomb, this is an alien concept. You don’t befriend anyone, you dominate them. We have created a culture of violence (Israel and the Jews are the biggest players) and that Culture of Violence is eventually going to destroy humanity.
Gandhi then gave a half-assed apology:
I am writing to correct some regrettable mis-impressions I have given in my comments on my blog this week. While I stand behind my criticisms of the use of violence by recent Israeli governments — and I have criticized the governments of the U.S., India and China in much the same way — I want to correct statements that I made with insufficient care, and that have inflicted unnecessary hurt and caused anger. I do not believe and should not have implied that the policies of the Israeli government are reflective of the views of all Jewish people. Indeed, many are as concerned as I am by the use of violence for state purposes, by Israel and many other governments.
I do believe that when a people hold on to historic grievances too firmly it can lead to bitterness and the loss of support from those who would be friends. But as I have noted in previous writings, the suffering of the Jewish people, particularly in the Holocaust, was historic in its proportions. While we must strive for a future of peace that rejects violence, it is also important not to forget the past, lest we fail to learn from it. Having learned from it, we can then find the path to peace and rejection of violence through forgiveness
WHERE THE HELL WAS NEWSWEEK? THE WASHINGTON POST ? DO THEIR EDITORS READ ANYTHING? Or do they agree with Gandhi.
As CAMERA reports :Gandhi gets much else wrong in his short screed.
- In the real world, there’s a culture of violence, all right, but not that worrying Gandhi. As Amir Taheri writes in “Dubya’s Real Mideast Agenda” (New York Post, January 9), since the collapse of the Soviet empire and its own international culture of violence, “the Middle East has emerged as the chief source of threats to U.S. national security in the context of a new global struggle between the established order and its challengers, who often act in the name of this or that version of Islam [emphasis added].” From Palestinian suicide bombers in Israel, to Al Qaeda roadside bombs in Iraq, to Iran’s covert nuclear bomb efforts and overt threats to “wipe Israel off the map,” there are people determined not just to live by the bomb but to make others — Americans, Arabs, Muslims, and especially Jews, die by them.
- Israel has attempted to reach out to the Palestinian Arabs, including with the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2000 Camp David offer of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with eastern Jerusalem as its capital, in exchange for peace. The Arabs replied with violence.
- Gandhi excoriates the Jews for remembering the Holocaust and claims Jews are manipulating it to make the rest of the world feel guilty. Ignorance, or intellectual dishonesty? Declaring “Never again!” and insisting on recollection of the cardinal example of both man’s inhumanity to man and man’s inhumanity to the Jews is not psychological game-playing; it’s a requirement for any civilized, moral person.
- Similarly, Gandhi determines that “the future Jewish identity is bleak,” supposedly fixated on the Holocaust and frozen in anger against the Arabs. The reality is that Israel, with less than six million Jews, on an area smaller than New Jersey, is one of the world’s leaders in high technology, medicine, agriculture, and many other fields, advances it has shared widely. Israel by many standards, from literacy and per capita income to women’s rights, minority equality, religious freedom and democratic governance, is perhaps the most successful of the world’s scores of post-colonial countries. Israel also is the center of Jewish demographic growth. All this while forced to defend itself, and oppressed Jewish minorities elsewhere, against the violence and hatred Gandhi pretends to inveigh against.
See CAMERA’S full article at Washingtonpost.com and Newsweek Feature Anti-Semitic Rant
Someone tell Mr Gandhi that the Jews don’t forget the Holocaust because those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it (see Gandhi’s Grandson’s ANTI SEMITIC TIRADE) or better yet..email him the article here JEW: German Kids’ Favorite Curse Word