“A recent survey by the Anti-Defamation League found that nearly a quarter of Americans believe American Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the United States, [but based] on my experience teaching at half a dozen Jewish day schools over the past twelve years, I am shocked that the figure is so low:
Imagine being a non-Jewish employee at one of these schools in New York City, maybe a security guard or a special-education teacher’s aide. You walk into the building and see Israeli flags hanging all over the place. Lessons are delivered in Hebrew — often at the obvious expense of student comprehension. Children sing HaTikvah in the morning with enforced gusto. Israeli soldiers regularly address the student body. Children wear kippot and hoodies emblazoned with the logo of the Israel Defense Forces.
Zionism is messaged in these schools as the most essential attribute of our students’ identity. It’s a huge problem.
I’ve heard teachers or administrators say at assemblies things like “you don’t belong in America,” “Israel is your country” and “the IDF are your soldiers.” When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the United States Congress in opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, against the wishes of President Obama, the high school where I was working cancelled classes to watch “our Prime Minister.” That’s a real quote.
In the six schools at which I have taught, HaTikvah was sung more often than the Pledge of Allegiance or the Star Spangled Banner. Israeli national holidays are taught with a reverence or solemnity that outstrips what is accorded to religious or American ones. Veteran’s Day was never discussed, but Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, had special projects and assemblies. Many of these schools receive grants from the Avi Chai Foundation, which requires recipients to declare that they “seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel and its people.”
Are we really to blame non-Jewish staff if they leave campuses thinking that American Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the United States? Perhaps we tell ourselves that they just don’t understand the incredible, mystical, nuance that underpins the relationship between Judaism and Zionism. That while it sometimes looks like we’re supporting a foreign government, it’s really about our hopes, dreams and historical identity.
But that’s not what I’ve experienced. The jingoism around Israel and its military goes beyond any possible doctrinal link between Judaism and Zionism. There is no similar enthusiasm for the Torah in these schools. On the contrary, there was an understanding at all the schools in which I have taught that we don’t push religion, that we must teach about religion in a detached way. So while we may teach what the Torah says, we are pretty much forbidden from actually saying the key point — that “as Jews we have to do what the Torah says.” It’s like a very lame, extremely limited, comparative religion class. But when discussing Israel and Zionism, there is rarely room for leniency, disagreement, or apathy.
Many Jewish leaders were outraged last summer when President Trump suggested that Jews who vote for Democrats showed “great disloyalty”, presumably to Israel, raising an old anti-Semitic trope about American Jews’ fealty to the United States. But anyone who has witnessed daily life at a Jewish day school and thinks that accusations of dual loyalty are anti-Semitic is either spiteful or idiotic.
Of course, some saw this coming. After the founding of the state of Israel, the 1950 Blaustein-Ben Gurion agreement demanded that Israel not claim the loyalty of Diaspora Jews since such loyalty would jeopardize the Diaspora communities.
Now, more than 70 years into Israel’s existence, we are at a disadvantage regarding old questions of loyalty. The question is whether we are being wise in how we combat these suspicions. If our loyalty really is — as it must be — to the United States, then it is time to think about how we show it. We’re really not being at all clear about it in our Jewish day schools. Until this is addressed in a meaningful way, we are in no position to feign shock at how it is perceived.
Anti-Defamation League smears anyone as an ‘antisemite’ who dares claim Jews have dual loyalties with Israel, but don’t expect them to go after this jewish teacher, who can prove it, any time soon.
This teacher insists on anonymity not because she [assuming she’s female, ed.] fears what the ‘gentiles’ will say but rather what the ADL and the Jewish Defense League will do to her. If she used her real name, she would never be hired at another jewish school again, and her life could be threatened until she changed her opinion.
After all, the ADL is pushing hard to make it a criminal offense to make such ‘dual loyalty’ claims against Jews, and while this exposé shows just how ‘idiotic’ and hypocritical they are, they aren’t about to let the truth get in the way of their plans.
If this article proves anything, it’s not just that many Jews are indoctrinated to have ‘dual loyalties’ with Israel, but rather that they have loyalty to Israel first and foremost, and virtually none left for America at all.
And this remarkable article goes a long way to explaining how Jews who were born in — and grew up in — America could have felt perfectly justified in aiding and abetting the Mossad’s attacks on America on September 11, 2001.
This dual loyalty caused many Americans to die on 9-11, including many Jewish-Americans who worked in the World Trade Center, which shows how much contempt they have even for their own kind who blindly support them.
A Wyatt Mann
110 nations (and one Guatemalan village) can’t all be wrong.
A Wyatt Mann
The rat-faced Chuck Schumer doesn’t call himself a “Guardian of America.”
… just sayin.
I see I made mistakes in my math re reading and correcting.
I taught in public schools in the 1950’s to 1960’s. Every morning a High School student was selected to go to the office at the beginning of the day and read quotes from the Protestant Bible to the whole school over the public address system along with any announcements. When I was hired and took over my classroom, I found a Protestant Bible in my desk drawer. And I myself even read the Bible to my class at times and there was never any complaints or controversy about it. In another school system , and during and after the Viet Nam War, their was no Bible verse reading or Bible that I know of in the school even though it was a really rural farm area. My best friend in High School one day, took his shot gun to class on the school bus so he could go hunting after school. In a rural type school, I once had a Jewish student in the sixth grade whose parents did not feel that the education he was getting in the public schools was as good as he would get from the Jewish schools and took him out of class. I really do not believe that the Jews are superior in intelligence to White’s or other races. But if the kind of mental exercises of Ignatius Loyola, a Jew , creator of the Jesuits , developed for the Jesuits, along with their Talmudic thinking, they have ,I believe trained their mind into narrow groves of thinking they feel necessary for survival and to live among others. As I said: Listening to the Bud Abbot and Lou Costello , “Whose on First ” skit shows how they can twist their thinking into ways the White and Christian would not. For example, if you asked a White or others what is the sum of 2 plus 16, he would say 18 The Jew would go into telling you that 9+9=16, 15=4=16, 4+4+4+7=19, 12+7=19,13+3+3=19, and on and on an on. I don’t know if this is a good example. I do know that when I was young , and came across books that today , is claimed to be evil, because they contained what is called Eugenics. these were books written by Christian men on the improvement of a person in health and morals and mental qualities. I understand the average age in the early part of the 20 century was , if i remember the time period ,was about to be only 40 years or maybe 60 years. And they wrote books on how to develop concentration of the mind and health and how to be successful, moral and upright. Even the books advocating racial purity were not directed toward a hatred of any race, but directed to encourage young people to find a mate that they would be proud to be married to, have good, strong, healthy children and intelligent children.
Nonwhites have a hardwired DNA and preference towards people of their race or ethnicity, even IF they have never set foot in those nations? What a shock! Too bad the majority of white people don’t seem to understand that. They believe in “Equality” and “human rights”
A Wyatt Mann
Whites did at one point have a racial preference, until jewish subversion and guilt of the Hall of Cost broke them of it. You’ll notice any group that attempts to form to support white goals is immediately attacked by the judenpresse as “racist” and “white supremacist…” because those are words created by the jew to attack whites. The jews that invented the language admit to such in their own writings.
My comment below this is certainly in agreement with this article, and is to point out the other ways that centralized world Jewry influence jews inside the US. I’m not sure that was clear from my comment.
Israel acts on behalf of Jewry’s banking interests, as does the B’nai Brith, both of which guide and influence the ADL and Freemasons, and most certainly the jew populations inside all the various countries in which jews reside.
My observations about jews are that they allow themselves to be led and ruled by the central money powers, the globalist jews, those on the Rothschild councils of interlocking business interests, who are the same “leaders” as had existed under the old Kahal structures in 14th and 15th Century Poland and elsewhere. Jewry has always had the central power over the jew kehillahs, exercised primarily through the Rabbi’s and the Freemasonic structure leaders. It is the scribes of those who write the falsified parts of the so-called “jewish histories” and who determine how and in which directions the main mass of the historically communal jews are to be led. Those variable “historical connections” are, and have been, adjusted as it’s determined to be expedient for the needs, desires and goals of the international bankers.
For now and today, those goals are the centralization of all world power to be responsive to the globalists. Identified more simply as, “factual” Communism. To achieve this world “revolution” the white jews are being exhorted to give up their own “white privilege”, and to turn against the individualistic White people and structures who had once been much accepting of them as being closely on par with them as a common civilized people [in a much uncivilized world], in support of the coloreds, who are now being “recognized” as having all along been the “real jews”. Supposedly, they are all to live together in a race-mixed Nirvana – once that centralization is achieved.
Rabbid jews exhorting and shaming white jews to give up their “White Privilege” below:
“Jews and White Privilege”
“Another way of classifying and understanding race, older than Linneaus and Blumenthal’s work, is to assess racial purity by blood. This has appeared in the United States, of course, as the “one drop rule.” The first blood-purity law emerged in Toledo in 1449. Leading up to, and after, the expulsion of Jews and Muslims from Spain in 1492, racialization focused on religion more than on geography. These early blood-purity laws (liempieza de sangre) looked at whether, and how far back, a person had a relative who was Jewish, a Converso (Jewish convert to Christianity), Muslim or a Morisco (Muslim convert to Christianity). The more recent a relative was in any of these categories, the less pure one’s blood was deemed to be. This upheld white Christians as the ideal, and only, citizens. Linneaus and Blumenbach, who were Christians in Western Europe, similarly functioned in worlds that held that white Christians were the ideal (only) citizens.
These views were imported into the Americas through the varied colonial projects of Western Europe. The founders of the United States used those ideologies as frameworks to support the attempted genocide of Native American people and the enslavement of African people. The superiority of Christianity and the inferiority of Jews, Muslims and other non-Christians was certainly a key tenet of the founding of this country, but ideals about religious freedom gave European Jews space to settle in the Americas alongside other white European settlers. They were able to do this because they were eligible as white citizens.
Though rarely discussed in our communities today, early Jewish settlers in the colonies participated in the slave trade. While Jews did not make up a significant part of the population, it is important to note that Jews had a role in the slave trade throughout the Americas. Jewish landowners profited, as did their non-Jewish land-holding neighbors, off of the slave trade and the labor of slaves, both in the North and the South. When we are talking about Jews, race and white privilege, we often focus on white Jews “becoming white” in the 20th century….”
“Being White is Not the Jewish Norm: How the Mishnah Can Help Us Deconstruct a White-normative Approach to Judaism”
“While white Jews might take for granted that ancient Jews looked like them, the evidence is otherwise.
Even if antisemitism in the United States is as violent as probably never before, white Jews do benefit from white privilege. Nevertheless, learning about our ancestors’ self-identification as Jews of color might help to challenge the widespread assumption among American Jews that being white is the Jewish norm. Since Jewish congregations in the United States are dominated by white Jews, white Jews have often trouble with perceiving Jews of Color as if they were genuine part of the community. Even if white Jews acknowledge that some Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews are people of color, that does not change the widespread attitude that whiteness is the Jewish norm…. But Jews of Color are no strangers, they are no visitors. White Jews do not own Judaism.”
Go get ’em Hans!
That ridiculously low number comes with many caveats. The main being political correctness.
I personally believe a conservative 90% of ‘non-Israeli’ jews have loyalty to Israel first – even if in the minutest of fashions. Even as a ‘German-American’ myself, I have NEVER considered putting German considerations before our American ones!
Jews certainly have more loyalty to each other than they do to whatever country they happen to live in.
Long before Israel existed, Jews were accused of national disloyalty.
And now the state of Israel merely provides them with a convenient excuse to betray the countries they live in.
Go get ’em Hans!