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ZIONISM UNMASKED: Chutzpah, thy name is Zionism

One might think that with over a million people dead and almost five million others displaced in Iraq—and not a weapon of mass destruction to be found—that Netanyahu might be showing some remorse. Instead, he’s beating the drums loudest for an even more catastrophic war with Iran.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

(OSAKA, Japan) - Chutzpah, a Yiddish word meaning “shameless audacity,” has been famously defined as “that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.” Considering Israel’s increasingly outrageous behaviour, perhaps it’s time for a new definition. The one that springs to mind is “that quality enshrined in a state, which having induced its ‘allies’ into a disastrous invasion of Iraq, then urges them to attack Iran.”

At a recent dinner in honour of visiting Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took yet another rhetorical swipe at Tehran. “Humanity stands before one of its most difficult tests since World War II,” Netanyahu intoned. “The radical Islamic regime threats [sic] the well-being of the state of Israel, the region, and all of humanity.”

Sounding more like an Israeli envoy than the head of a sovereign nation, Berlusconi responded, “My job is to make sure that world leaders do not commit the same error of the past, the error of indifference that brought about the greatest tragedy in history.”

In Defamation, a highly revealing 2009 documentary on anti-Semitism by Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir, Professor Norman Finkelstein noted this strategy of invoking past Jewish suffering to justify future wars. “The irony is that the Nazi holocaust has now become the main ideological weapon for launching wars of aggression,” said Finkelstein, the author of The Holocaust Industry. “Every time you want to launch a war of aggression, drag in the Nazi holocaust.”

Or, to be more precise, every time Israel wants other countries to launch a war of aggression on its behalf, it drags in the Nazi holocaust. In the build-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Netanyahu was one of many Zionists who did just that. In a September 20, 2002 Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “The Case for Toppling Saddam,” Netanyahu laid on the guilt trip: “We now know that had the democracies taken pre-emptive action to bring down Hitler’s regime in the 1930s, the worst horrors in history could have been avoided.”

And as he and other Zionists are now doing with Iran, Netanyahu was in 2002 hyping a non-existent Iraqi nuclear threat. Saddam Hussein, he claimed, was “feverishly trying to acquire nuclear weapons.” Moreover, “the deadly material necessary for atomic bombs,” the then former Israeli Prime Minister speculated, could be produced “in centrifuges the size of washing machines that can be hidden throughout the country—and Iraq is a very big country.” To uncover Saddam’s hypothetical “portable manufacturing sites of mass death,” Netanyahu warned that “nothing less than dismantling his regime will do.”

One might think that with over a million people dead and almost five million others displaced in Iraq—and not a weapon of mass destruction to be found—that Netanyahu might be showing some remorse. Instead, he’s beating the drums loudest for an even more catastrophic war with Iran.

That should tell us a lot not only about the man but about the nature of the ideology that drives him. Zionism, like the fictional Jewish parenticide, shamelessly attempts to turn reality on its head.

Instead of acknowledging that it is the only nuclear-armed state in the Middle East, Israel and its supporters focus the world’s attention on imaginary threats from its regional rivals.

Rather than apologizing for their crimes against humanity—most notably, the dispossession and virtual imprisonment of the Palestinian people— Zionists arrogantly portray themselves as the defenders of humanity against Islamic aggression.

And instead of admitting that they lied about Iraqi WMD, Iraqi ties to al-Qaeda, Iraqi mobile biological weapons laboratories, Iraqi yellowcake uranium from Niger, and Iraqi meetings in Prague, Zionist propagandists are busy concocting similarly brazen lies about Iran.

If world leaders are indeed committing an “error of indifference,” it is hardly their supposed resistance to Zionist scaremongering. Rather, it is their indifference to the suffering of Arab and Muslim peoples. Foremost among them are the Palestinians—the ultimate victims of the shameless audacity of Zionism.


Maidhc Ó Cathail is a writer and educator. Born and raised in Ireland, he has been living in Osaka, Japan since 1999. is happy that this extremely diverse writer has joined forces with our team. In addition to writing a monthly column for the Irish language internet magazine Beo!, Maidhc's work has been published by, Dissident Voice, Foreign Policy Journal, Khaleej Times, Media Monitors Network, Online Journal, Palestine Chronicle and many more. Maidhc Ó Cathail was asked to join the Salem-News team because of his fantastic world coverage. His reports covering events like the conflict in Palestine, show a fantastic overview of the developing events that are shaping world history. We look forward to sharing stories from this well connected individual with our readers. It is a tough and complicated world out there, and we're all better off with the additional education gleaned from Maidhc Ó Cathail's research and reporting. You can write to Maidhc at:

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Anonymous August 21, 2015 8:03 am (Pacific time)


abu arab August 13, 2010 5:11 am (Pacific time)

Greetings to all. The reasons for Arab-Israeli conflict is the occupation of Palestine. Palestine Arab Islamic state like the rest of the Arab and Islamic states surrounding Them. Means that there are Jews and Zionists in Palestine a big mistake, because this entity Zionist is not consistent with the surrounding area (such as language, customs, traditions and religion) The only solution to end the Arab-Israeli conflict is the expulsion of Jews from Palestine All of Palestine. The Jewish people will not rest and will not feel comfortable and stability But if it gets out of Palestine and the Middle East completely. If people continue to Jews in Palestine and the Middle East, the death and destruction will continue. Palestine Arab Islamic state and will remain

AquaTarkus February 25, 2010 4:24 pm (Pacific time)

Just to follow on some posters here. The ethnic misnomer word known as Jew first appeared on Sheridan's comedy "The Rivals", from 1775. Before that the term never existed. Benjamin Freedman's article Fact are Facts have the full details on this. Someone wrote the correct ethnic title of Judean. Needless to mention Koestler's book as is clear that the three branches: Ashkenazim, Sephardim and Mizrahim have no connection whatsoever to the land of Canaan. In regards to that Pig hole and manure location that began in '48 just a bunch of Ukrainian Ashkenazim hooknose impostors living in the wrong place. Get the hell out of there a go back to the Khazar kingdom you came from. What the hell has Russia to do with Canaan. As for the concept of Semitism, just a group of afro-asiatic languages. Only semantics and just that. Sorry no DNA permitted here, particularly the Russian one.

ron February 15, 2010 10:45 am (Pacific time)

amazing comments.i try to comment like this on the huffington post and its scrubbed. but you can not only criticize members of other religions and countries on that site, you can also insult and ridicule without worrying about the comment being scubbed.

Dexter February 12, 2010 3:30 pm (Pacific time)

Come on YAS. Most other countries do not have nuclear weapons, and you do not see them getting wiped out through predigest or any other kind of excuse to do so.

Arab countries would not attack you regardless if you had nuclear arsenal or not. You have the full backing and protection of the United States for a start. Also even though you have more nukes than most countries.. especially coming from a country so small, you could never use them anyway. Your nabours for a start are way to close to have lot firing extremely radio active missiles.  Also there is the possibility that if you did, you would for sure start WW3.

You are basically using that nuclear power as a deterrent to prevent anyone from over stepping the mark. I have gotten on well with so many Israeli people all over the world, but there is always a small pocket of people from your country that still persist of busting any muslim state, to the point that those states will look apone you as a threat.

The only reason most arab states want you to be " pushed in to the sea" as they keep saying.. is because of your behavior towards the Palestinians. They are hardly a threat to a country like yours that has billions spent on there own defense and military. It almost sounds like that well known saying "taking a sledge hammer to break and egg"... like the Lebanon scenario.

 I do not condone terrorists, and I do know many use Arab states to take refuge to those groups, and sadly they do manage to intimidate and take control over any place they decide to reside in... including Palestine.

Of course there are terrorists factions that fight for a cause that relates to there homelands and there beliefs, which I can understand with... to a certain point. But there is also terrorists factions that are just out there for vengeance, to destroy everything and anything that has little to do with true religion, or to solve world wide piece and trust between many different religious groups, that are worshiping the SAME god... and to me that does not make any sense.

As long as that carries on, there will be no piece in the world. Israel has a lot of bad history including what they did to Jesus (did not go down to well with the rest of the world). Also the way they segregate themselves from the rest of the world that relates to this mentality " if you Are not Jewish then you are an enemy" scenario.

That just makes people suspicious and hostile towards any behavior that relates to that. I have been in places where the Jewish (in other countries) that have there own streets, areas and places that they segregate themselves with. They can be rude, aggressive and very predigest towards anyone that is not jewish, and people hate that.

One good example, you can not marry or date a jewish girl unless you are jewish, but the jewish man can take any girl anywhere in the world and marry her... as long as he forces her to convert religion, even though most people are worshiping the same god, that almost sounds like an occult to me. When I was in Israel EVERYONE was extremely friendly towards me, regardless of my religious beliefs.  I had no complaints, or very little when I was there. So why do the other jewish people behave in such a cagey secretive stand offish way, when they decide to reside in other countries?. You all need to open up and not be like this, if you want people to start excepting you and being a lot nicer.

Geo. February 12, 2010 7:46 pm (Pacific time)

Jer. 24;8-10, "And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the Lord...I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them. And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers." The diaspora Jews? Barren fig tree blossomed in 1948. It would appear that their time is very near!!

The Prodigal Son February 12, 2010 6:15 pm (Pacific time)

Josh A., Hate to be the one to break it to ya... but the words 'Jew' and 'Gentile' are made-up English words which have NO BASIS in truth. The word 'Jew' was mis-transliterated from two DIFFERENT words... 1) Judahite - meaning: a racial member of the tribe of Judah (like Jesus)... 2) Judean - meaning: a resident of the Roman province of Judea. A Judahite and a Judean were never one and the same - yet the Bible in English transliterates both as the new made-up word 'Jew'. Likewise the word 'Gentiles' means: nation or peoples. It comes from the Hebrew word Goy/Goyim and the Greek words Ethnos (nation) and Hellen (Greek(s). None of these words originally meant 'non-Jew' as they are translated and misrepresented in English Bibles. If you are not a Semitic, tribal descendant of Judah (hint: if you're WHITE - you're NOT of the tribe of Judah)... and if you are not a resident of the Roman province of Judea (which no longer exists - so you aren't)... Then you are NOT a REAL 'Jew'! What you ARE is an adherent to the ant-Christ RELIGION of the Pharisees. The synagogue of Satan: those who say they are 'Jews' (Judahites) and are NOT - but do lie. - Revelation 2:9, 3:9 'Jew' is a religion - NOT A RACE... The law of Circumcision - indeed the entire Law of Moses came to an end with the destruction of the temple in 70 AD.

Steve February 12, 2010 4:46 pm (Pacific time)

Oh YAS, the shame is all yours! Excellent article.

Anonymous February 12, 2010 3:49 pm (Pacific time)

I took these numbers from The American Jewish Committee website about 10 years ago. Jews in Europe before WWII 8,039,608 Jews in Europe after WWII 9,372,668. Go Figure.

Josh A. February 12, 2010 11:55 am (Pacific time)

Very well- written article. I am impressed with the integrity of the Salem-News to publish direct, to-the-point facts in these difficult times Americans need authenticity in journalism. Although I am Jewish. I consider myself an American first. Many gentiles are naive about the covert agenda of the Zionist lobby(AIPAC,ADL) in Wash. DC., like having no remorse about sending their traditional enemies' (Christians) sons and daughters to die for a morally and ethically Zionist Terrorist state. Because our Congress is already corrupted,the only thing that is working is to boycott/sanction/divest from Israel. go to

Brewer February 12, 2010 11:06 am (Pacific time)

Succinct and 100% accurate analysis Mr O Cathail. Remarkable how the events of the past two decades conform to the 1982 "A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties" by Israeli Foreign Affairs strategist Oded Yinon:

Mihail February 12, 2010 10:38 am (Pacific time)

Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves." — Menachem Begin - Israeli Prime Minister 1977–1983 "They are the so-called neo-cons, or neo-conservatives. A compact group, almost all of whose members are Jewish. They hold the key positions in the Bush administration, as well as in the think-tanks that play an important role in formulating American policy and the ed-op pages of the influential newspapers.... Seemingly, all this is good for Israel. America controls the world, we control America. Never before have Jews exerted such an immense influence on the center of world power." Uri Avnery, "The Night After," Counterpunch, April 10, 2003. If a Gentile exposes Zionism, they are called "anti-semitic" which is nothing more than a smokescreen to hide the Zionists actions. But, if a Jew is the person doing the exposing, they resort to other tactics. First, they ignore the charges, hoping the information will not be given widespread distribution. If the information starts reaching too many people, they ridicule the information and the persons giving the information. If that doesn't work, their next step is character assassination. If the author or speaker hasn't been involved in sufficient scandal they are adept at fabricating scandal against the person or persons. If none of these are effective, they are known to resort to physical attacks. But, NEVER do they try to prove the information wrong. Jack Bernstein, (assassinated by MOSSAD)

Michael Cecil February 12, 2010 9:43 am (Pacific time)

No merely secular political analysis can even *begin* to touch on the depth of the Evils of Zionism and the Israel. To understand the depth of that Evil requires an understanding of the degree to which the Israel is a repudiation of the Law and Revelation itself.

Anon February 12, 2010 9:33 am (Pacific time)

Perhaps this may support the 1m survivor figure. In 2003 Prof. Dellapergola study of existing holoc. survivors, little over 1m:

Harry February 12, 2010 9:33 am (Pacific time)

In a census conducted in Germany in 1936 it states that there were 535,000 odd Jews in residence.Now if the Germans killed 6 million of them,how could there possibly be almost a million living survivors?One more question apart from the Palestinians,just how many semites are there in israel?

YAS February 12, 2010 9:27 am (Pacific time)

You should be ashamed to print this. Berlusconi sounds like an 'Israeli envoy"? This is anti-Semitism pure and simple. If Israel didn't have nuclear weapons, it would have been wiped out long ago. And then who would you blame for the 'plight' of Palestinians that noone wants in their country? Shame Shame Shame on you.

Editor: Simply amazing, you can have the whole thing laid out for you and yet you still resort to the ignorant use of a word that does not apply.  No matter how you try, this is about humanity and not your religion, nobody cares how you worship, they do however find strong discomfort with people who root for nations that practice genocide.  The crack up is how people freaked out when Carter revealed Israel's nukes after all the years of world-level lies, and now you turn around and suggest that this illegal act is necessary?  God save us.  

VFRMark February 12, 2010 9:02 am (Pacific time)

Zionists insults to the human race knows no bounds, I'm with gp, more please Mr Cathail.

Jason February 11, 2010 10:50 pm (Pacific time)

Something's very wrong somewhere - according to Professor Norman Finkelstein, formerly of the City University of New York, 'The Israeli Prime Minister's office recently put the number of "living Holocaust survivors" at nearly a million.' (Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry, published in the year 2000, page 83)

Editor: Jason, I don't really know how to address this, but I can tell you that Professor Finkelstein took the time to contact this writer in Japan tonight (today there) and say, "An accurate quotation -- amazing." in reference to to his quote in the story.  Something apparently is also very right.  

gp February 11, 2010 6:40 pm (Pacific time)

more from this writer please

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