The myth of the persecuted Jews for thousands of years

Yossi Schwartz ISL (RCIT section in Israel/ Occupied Palestine), 04.12.2023

The Zionist apartheid state tries to hide its war crimes in the war on Gaza and West-Bank by the claim that the Jews have been persecuted for more than 2000 years. This is a myth like the claim that the European Jews-the Ashkenazi who founded the Zionist states are related to the ancient Jews.

While Jews were persecuted in different periods of history, of which the most known is the genocide of the Jews by the Nazis, they also persecuted others in other periods of history. Christianity was persecuted in the first three centuries AD. In that period Jewish Jews helped Rome persecute the Christians Jews, as well as Hellenistic Jews.

After the defeat of the Jews against Rome and the destruction of the Jewish Temple in 70 ID there lived in Judea at least three Jewish sects: The Jewish Jews, the Christian Jews and the Hellenistic Jews.

Stephen, the spokesman of the Greek – speaking ‘Hellenistic’ Jewish Christians preached that God did not reside in the Temple of Jerusalem and that the Jews had not kept their God- given Law. Given the identity- forming importance of Temple and Torah for Jewish religious life, this led to Stephen being dragged to the High Court by Hellenistic Jews. His indictment for outrage against the Temple and violation of the Jewish led to his execution by stoning outside the city walls Stephen’s violent death around 35 C.E caused most Jewish Christians to flee the city, Saul the Pharisee took part in this persecution by jailing Jewish Christians.

Jewish Christians still in Jerusalem suffered with constantly recurring arrests. In some cases, they were executed. For example, James (the son of Zebedee) fell victim to a police action arranged by King Herod Agrippa I in the year 44, as a result of which he was beheaded. Peter was incarcerated in order to be executed at the feast of Passover. At the same time, it is not true that all the ancient Jews are to blame but it is true that Kifa, the head of the Jewish priests was guilty.

Jews participated in the slave trade and owned slaves. Eli Faber in his book on the participation of Jews in the slave trade and slavery [1] provided the basic numbers that can be established on the relation between Jews and African slaves in the English and Dutch colonial worlds. His major finding is that Jews had a minuscule role in the slave trade and played only a minor role as slave owners wherever they resided in the New World. Of course, knowledgeable historians could have predicted the results of the book, given the circumscribed role of the Jews within European and American societies from the 15th through the 18th century. As Faber shows, the Jews were not a major factor in any international trade in the Anglo-Saxon world, except possibly the diamond trade. They were also not [End Page 743] significant as planters or slave owning farmers, except possibly in Surinam. To the extent that they owned slaves they tended to own fewer slaves on average than their non-Jewish peers. A dozen or so participated in some aspect of the Atlantic slave trade to 1800, with only about half a dozen being serious traders, and even this group moved a very tiny fraction of the total Africans brought to America. The largest group of Jewish slave traders in the British Empire, and the only ones who systematically engaged in the African trade over a long period were the three or four Rhode Island Jewish merchants who in total controlled less than 10% of the voyages and less than 10% of the slaves delivered by Rhode Island traders in the 18th century. The Minister of the treasury of the south during the American civil war was a Jew by the name of Juda.

You cannot call slave traders persecuted people.

The Zionists have been guilty of war crimes already in 1947-8, in 1967 and in the war on Gaza and the West-Bank in this period. Their propaganda that Hamas is a Nazi organization that wants to kill all the Jews is simply revolting nonsense. The genocide of the Palestinians is typical to the methods of the European colonialist settlers in Noth and South America and in South Africa.

The Zionists use their influence as the front line of Western imperialism to escape trial for their war crimes. According to the Jerusalem Post, the UN women organization under pressure announced that: “The pressure worked: for the first time since the massacre carried out by Hamas terrorists in the communities surrounding Gaza, the UN Women’s Organization condemns the attack.

“We unequivocally condemn the brutal attacks by Hamas on Israel on October 7. We are concerned about the many reports of gender-based atrocities and sexual violence during the attacks. This is why we have called for an investigation into all reports of gender-based violence and the prosecution of all those involved, with an emphasis on the rights of the victim,” reads the statement issued by the organization” [2]

But why believe Israel that Hamas raped Israeli women when there is no forensic evidence for the alleged rape. The history of the U.S. for example is full of cases where black people were accused falsely of rape of white women and the black people were executed, lynched or sat for many years in jails. For examples: On June 14, 1920, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie, three Black men in their early 20s, were lynched by a mob of white residents in Duluth, Minnesota. The three men were in town working with a traveling circus when two white teenagers falsely claimed that they and three other Black circus workers had attacked them and raped a local white woman.

The Scottsboro Boys were nine Black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women aboard a train near Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931. The trials and repeated retrials of the Scottsboro Boys sparked an international uproar and produced two landmark U.S. Supreme Court verdicts, even as the defendants were forced to spend years battling the courts and enduring the harsh conditions of the Alabama prison system.

A March 2017 report by the National Registry of Exonerations titled “Race and Wrongful Convictions in the United States” found that Black defendants convicted of murder, sexual assault, and drug crimes are more likely than White defendants to later be found innocent. Perhaps the most shocking statistic to come from this report is that a Black person incarcerated for sexual assault is three-and-a-half times more likely to be innocent than a White person convicted of sexual assault.

Iowa State University student, Katie Robb, reported that four Black men kidnapped her at gunpoint and took her to a wooded area to rape her. The allegation was front-page news the next morning and the search for any four Black men driving a Sedan ensued. Two days later, Robb admitted that she lied.

Down with the Zionist apartheid state and its lies!

For Palestine red and free from the river to the sea!


[1] Eli Faber” Jews, Slaves, and the Slave Trade: Setting the Record Straight” New York and London


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