What is the Jewish Question, and why is it so important? Why are the Jewish people so special? Let some of the most famous people throughout history (Jews and non-Jews alike) explain this phenomena in their own words.
Quotes about Jews from non-Jews
I told him all I held against the Jew was that so many Jews actually were hypocrites in their claim to be friends of the American black man, and it burned me up to be so often called "anti-Semitic" when I spoke things I knew to be the absolute truth about Jews. I told him that, yes, I gave the Jew credit for being among all other whites the most active, and the most vocal, financier, "leader" and "liberal" in the Negro civil rights movement. But I said at the same time I knew that the Jew played these roles for a very careful strategic reason: the more prejudice in America could be focused upon the Negro, then the more the white Gentiles' prejudice would keep diverted off the Jew. Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one per cent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers.
He has made a marvellous fight in this world, in all the ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it. The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished.
The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains.
What is the secret of his immortality? Mark Twain. Concerning the Jews (1899)
The Jews, I find are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as DP [Displaced persons] as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or political neither Hitler nor Stalin has anything on them for cruelty or mistreatment to the under dog. Harry S. Truman, 33rd U.S. President
I have long since believed that in spite of all the vigilance that can be infused into Post Commanders, that the Specie regulations of the Treasury Dept. have been violated, and that mostly by Jews and other unprincipled traders. So well satisfied of this have I been at this that I instructed the Commdg Officer at Columbus [Kentucky] to refuse all permits to Jews to come south, and frequently have had them expelled from the Dept. [of the Tennessee]. But they come in with their Carpet sacks in spite of all that can be done to prevent it. The Jews seem to be a privileged class that can travel any where. They will land at any wood yard or landing on the river and make their way through the country. If not permitted to buy Cotton themselves they will act as agents for someone else who will be at a Military post, with a Treasury permit to receive Cotton and pay for it in Treasury notes which the Jew will buy up at an agreed rate, paying gold. Ulysses S. Grant, 18th U.S. President
This anti-Semitism is stronger than we think. It's unfortunate, but it has happened to the Jews, happened in Spain, it happened in Germany, it's happening, and now it's gonna happen in America if these people don't start behaving. ... It may be they have a death wish, that's been the problem with our Jewish friends for centuries.Richard Nixon. Quoted in the Nixon Tapes of January 1973
(President Nixon): All of the Jewish families are close, but there's this strange malignancy now that seems to creep among them. I don't know, the radicalism. I can imagine how the fact that [Daniel] Ellsberg is in this must really tear a fellow like Henry [Kissinger] to pieces, or [Consultant Leonard] Garment, you know. Just like the Rosenbergs and all that. That just has to kill him. And you feel horrible about it.
(Ronald Ziegler): Couldn't be a guy by name of Snyder.
(President Nixon): There ain't none.
(H.R. Haldeman): It would've been a Rosenstein that changed his name.
(Ronald Ziegler): It is. Right. It's always an Ellsberg...
(President Nixon): They're all Jews. Every one's a Jew. Gelb's a Jew. Halperin's a Jew. But there are bad- Hiss was not a Jew. So that proves something. Very interesting thing. So few of those who engage in espionage are Negroes. Very lucky that way. And good. As a matter of fact, very few of them become Communists. If they do, they either, like, they get into Angela Davis, they're more of an activist type, and they throw bombs and this and that. But the Negroes, have you ever noticed? There are damn few Negro spies.
(H.R. Haldeman): They're not intellectual enough. Not smart enough.
(President Nixon): It may be.
(H.R. Haldeman): They're not smart enough to be spies, they're not intellectual enough.
(President Nixon): The Jews are born spies. You notice how many of them are? They're just in it up to their necks.Richard Nixon. 37th president of the United States. Quoted in a conversation 537-004 in July 5, 1971.
They [Jews] put the Jewish interest above America's interest, and it's about goddamn time that the Jew in America realizes he's an American first and a Jew second. Richard Nixon. 37th president of the United States
Graham: They [Jews] have a strange brilliance about them. They're smart, and they are energized, in my judgment, by a supernatural power. And they had a stranglehold on Germany, on the banking of Germany, on everything in Germany, and the media, they had the whole thing, you see. But he [Hitler] went about it wrong. But this stranglehold has got to be broken or this country is going to go down the drain.
Nixon: You believe that?
Graham: Yes, sir.
Nixon: So do I. I can't ever say it. But I believe it.
Graham: Nobody can. But if you get elected a second time, you might be able to do something.Richard Nixon. In a conversation with Billy Graham on February 1, 1972. Conversation 662-004 (about 30 minutes in)
People always talk about what the Germans did to the Jews, but the true question is, What did the Jews do to the Germans? Abdel-Aziz Rantisi. In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg. Quoted in "Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide" (2006)
The Jews are worse than Hitler. I believe the Nazis did not break the bones of children with rockets. I believe Hitler wouldn't bulldoze homes on civilians when they were screaming inside. It's impossible to say that Hitler would do that. I believe that more than fifty per cent of the world doesn't believe in the Holocaust, and I am one of them. The Israelis practice terror against our people and say to the world that we are terrorists. I believe that they did the same thing to Hitler. The Germans were the victims of the Jews. Abdel-Aziz Rantisi. Quoted in "Among the Settlers: Will they destroy Israel?" by Jeffrey Goldberg. New Yorker. May 24, 2004.
The Jew is against the Gentile scheme of things. ... Jewish nature is autocratic. Democracy is all right for the rest of the world, but the Jew wherever he is found forms an aristocracy of one sort or another. Democracy is merely a tool of a word which Jewish agitators use to raise themselves to the ordinary level in places where they are oppressed below it; but having reached the common level they immediately make efforts for special privileges, as being entitled to them; Henry Ford
Controlling the world's sources of news, All-Judaan [Jews] can always prepare the minds of the people for its next move. The greatest exposure yet to be made is the way that news is manufactured and the way in which the mind of whole nations is molded for a purpose. When the powerful Jew is at last traced and his hand revealed, then comes the ready cry of persecution and it echoes through the world press. The real causes of the persecution (which is the oppression of the people by the financial practices of the Jews) are never given publicity. Henry Ford
[Do you have a message for the American people?] I say to them that they have put themselves at the mercy of a disloyal government, and this is most evident in Clinton's administration ... . We believe that this administration represents Israel inside America. Take the sensitive ministries such as the Ministry of Exterior and the Ministry of Defense and the CIA, you will find that the Jews have the upper hand in them. They make use of America to further their plans for the world, especially the Islamic world. American presence in the Gulf provides support to the Jews and protects their rear. And while millions of Americans are homeless and destitute and live in abject poverty, their government is busy occupying our land and building new settlements and helping Israel build new settlements in the point of departure for our Prophet's midnight journey to the seven heavens. America throws her own sons in the land of the two Holy Mosques for the sake of protecting Jewish interests. ... We say to the Americans as people and to American mothers, if they cherish their lives and if they cherish their sons, they must elect an American patriotic government that caters to their interests not the interests of the Jews. Osama bin Laden, Interview with ABC reporter John Miller (May 1998)
I have already said that we are not hostile to the United States. We are against the system, which makes other nations slaves of the United States, or forces them to mortgage their political and economic freedom. This system is totally in control of the American Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States. It is simply that the American people are themselves the slaves of the Jews and are forced to live according to the principles and laws laid by them. So, the punishment should reach Israel. In fact, it is Israel, which is giving a blood bath to innocent Muslims and the US is not uttering a single word. Osama bin Laden. Interview by the Daily Ummat on September 28, 2001
Americans are a good people. They have no aggressions against us and they like us as we like them. They must know I don't hate them, I love them. ... I hear it is a complex society inside. Many Americans don't know about the outside world. The majority have no concern and no information about other people. They could not even find Africa on a map. I think Americans are good. But America will be taken over and destroyed from inside by the Zionist lobby. The Americans do not see this. They are getting decadent. Zionists will use this to destroy them. Muammar Gaddafi. The Pittsburgh Press (3 August 1986)
Adolf Hitler was an organic outgrowth of Jewish behavior and Jewish ethnocentrism in the heart of Europe. Jews created Hitler. There is no anti-semitism without semitism; one presupposes the other. Ernst Zundel. Interview by an Israeli journalist (1996)
The Jews, with their marked gift for calculation, have already been "living" for the longest time according to the principle of race, which is why they also defend themselves as vigorously as they can against its unrestricted application.Martin Heidegger. (Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931–1941. 2016)
In spite of the most extreme poverty on the Lower East Side of New York City in the early years of Jewish immigration, even these wretched swarms of Jewish refuse from Europe stuck together with such fanatical group loyalty obeying all the "Laws of the Tribe", that there was almost no delinquency and no crime against each other among them. In fact, the group loyalty of these Jews is perhaps the most fantastic in the history of the world. It has propelled them into near mastery of the entire world - not because they are braver, work harder are more intelligent or more worthy than the rest of us - but because they observe the basic laws of Nature and maintain group loyalty. While all the rest of us have fallen for their rotten "one world", "we-are-all-brothers" garbage, which disintegrates our Society, the Jews maintain their society with a group loyalty such as history has never before seen, and thus they go from one triumph to another. George Lincoln Rockwell
There is a very apparent Semitic influence in the press. They are trying to do two things: First, implement Communism, and second, see that all business men of German ancestry and non-Jewish antecedents are thrown out of their jobs. They have utterly lost the Anglo-Saxon conception of justice and feel that a man can be kicked out because somebody else says he is a Nazi. They were evidently quite shocked when I told them I would kick nobody out without the successful proof of guilt before a court of law. George S. Patton, senior officer of the United States Army
This tour has been fascinating and have learnt a lot about Middle East and Arab outlook.
Also begin to understand their point of view about Israel. Never realised they see it as a US colony. I now appreciate that Arabs and Jews were all a Semitic people originally + it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland, they say) which has helped to cause great problems.
I know there are so many complex issues, but how can there ever be an end to terrorism unless the causes are eliminated? Surely some US president has to have the courage to stand up and take on the Jewish lobby in US? I must be naïve, I suppose!Prince Charles. In a letter to Laurens van der Post written in 1986. Quoted in the Daily Mail. November 11, 2017
Show business is an extension of the Jewish religion. John Lennon. Beatles Press Conference - 1966
The Jewish people have contributed greatly to America. No group has had such an outsized influence per capita as all of you standing before you, and all of those who went before me and all of those who went before you.
You can't talk about the civil rights movement in this country without talking about Jewish freedom riders and Jack Greenberg. You can't talk about the women's movement without talking about Betty Friedan.
I believe what affects the movements in America, what affects our attitudes in America are as much the culture and the arts as anything else. It wasn't anything we legislatively did. It was 'Will and Grace,' it was the social media. Literally. That's what changed peoples' attitudes. Think behind of all that, I bet you 85 percent of those changes, whether it's in Hollywood or social media are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry. The influence is immense, the influence is immense. And, I might add, it is all to the good.
Jewish heritage has shaped who we are – all of us, us, me – as much or more than any other factor in the last 223 years. And that's a fact.
So I think you, as usual, underestimate the impact of Jewish heritage. I really mean that. I think you vastly underestimate the impact you've had on the development of this nation. We owe you, we owe generations who came before you.Joe Biden. Vice President of the United States. Speaking at the Jewish American Heritage Month reception in 2013. Quoted in "Biden: 'Jewish heritage is American heritage'"
It's permissible to discuss the power of every other group, from the Black Muslims to the Christian Right, but the much greater power of the Jewish Establishment is off-limits. That, in fact, is the chief measure of its power: its ability to impose its own taboos while tearing down the taboos of others — you might almost say its prerogative of offending. You can read articles in Jewish-controlled publications from the Times to Commentary blaming Christianity for the Holocaust or accusing Pope Pius XII of indifference to it, but don't look for articles in any major publication that wants to stay in business examining the Jewish role in Communism and liberalism, however temperately. Joe Sobran. The Jewish Establishment
The Jew - who, as everyone knows, has a God all to himself - in ordinary life strikes us primarily by his outward appearance, which, no matter to what European nationality we belong, has something disagreeably foreign to that nationality: instinctively we wish to have nothing in common with a man who looks like that. Richard Wagner. Judaism in Music (1850). Quoted from an English Translation by William Ashton Ellis
Anybody that gives even a just criticism of the Jew is instantly labeled anti−Semite. The Jew cries louder than anybody else if anybody criticizes him. You can tell the truth about any minority in America, but make a true observation about the Jew, and if it doesn't pat him on the back, then he uses his grip on the news media to label you anti−Semite.
The Jew is always anxious to advise the black man. But they never advise him how to solve his problem the way the Jews solved their problem. The Jew never went sitting−in and crawling−in and sliding−in and freedom−riding, like he teaches and helps Negroes to do. The Jews stood up, and stood together, and they used their ultimate power, the economic weapon. ... Who owns Hollywood? Who runs the garment industry, the largest industry in New York City?
[The Jew] Never shows [the Negro] him how to set up factories and hotels. Never advises him how to own what he wants. No, when there's something worth owning, the Jew's got it. Walk up and down in any Negro ghetto in America. Ninety percent of the worthwhile businesses you see are Jew-owned. Every night they take the money out. This helps the black man's community stay a ghetto.Malcolm X. In an interview with Playboy in May 1963.
The formation of groups has an invigorating effect in all spheres of human striving, perhaps mostly due to the struggle between the convictions and aims represented by the different groups. The Jews, too, form such a group with a definite character of its own, and anti-Semitism is nothing but the antagonistic attitude produced in the non-Jews by the Jewish group. This is a normal social reaction. But for the political abuse resulting from it, it might never have been designated by a special name.
... the Jewish group has thrived on oppression and on the antagonism it has forever met in the world. Here undoubtedly lies one of the main reasons for its continued existence through so many thousands years. Albert Einstein. Collier's Magazine (1938)
The biggest change I've seen in Congress is Israel literally owned Congress - you understand that, 10 years ago, 15 years ago - and it was so powerful. It was so powerful, and today it's almost the opposite. You have between AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and [Ilhan] Omar and these people that hate Israel. They hate it with a passion. They're controlling Congress, and Israel is not a force in Congress anymore. I mean, it's just amazing. I've never seen such a change. ... Israel had such power - and rightfully - over Congress, and now it doesn't. It's incredible, actually. Donald Trump. 45th president of the United States. In an interview with Ari Hoffman (October 29, 2021)
Jewry is a Folk with a racial core that is not wholly unitary. Nevertheless, as a Folk, it has special intrinsic characteristics which separate it from all other Folks living on the globe. Jewry is not a religious community, but the religious bond between Jews; rather is in reality the momentary governmental system of the Jewish Folk. The Jew has never had a territorially bounded State of his own in the manner of Aryan States. Nevertheless, his religious community is a real State, since it guarantees the preservation, the increase and the future of the Jewish Folk. But this is solely the task of the State. That the Jewish State is subject to no territorial limitation, as is the case with Aryan States, is connected with the character of the Jewish Folk, which is lacking in the productive forces for the construction and preservation of its own territorial State. Adolf Hitler, Zweites Buch
Because of the lack of productive capacities of its own, the Jewish Folk cannot carry out the construction of a State, viewed in a territorial sense, but as a support of its own existence it needs the work and creative activities of other nations. Thus the existence of the Jew himself becomes a parasitical one within the lives of other Folks. Hence the ultimate goal of the Jewish struggle for existence is the enslavement of productively active Folks. In order to achieve this goal, which in reality has represented Jewry's struggle for existence at all times, the Jew makes use of all weapons that are in keeping with the whole complex of his character.
Therefore in domestic politics within the individual nations he fights first for equal rights and later for superior rights. The characteristics of cunning, intelligence, astuteness, knavery, dissimulation, and so on, rooted in the character of his Folkdom, serve him as weapons thereto. They are as much stratagems in his war of survival as those of other Folks in combat.
In foreign policy, he tries to bring nations into a state of unrest, to divert them from their true interests, and to plunge them into reciprocal wars, and in this way gradually rise to mastery over them with the help of the power of money and propaganda.
His ultimate goal is the denationalisation, the promiscuous bastardisation of other Folks, the lowering of the racial levy of the highest Folks, as well as the domination of this racial mishmash through the extirpation of the Folkish intelligentsia and its replacement by the members of his own Folk. Adolf Hitler, Zweites Buch
The Jews had in very early times a knowledge of that law of nature which demands purity of blood. We read that Abraham sent to the land of his fathers in order to find there the wife for his son. The Jews had marriage regulations which prevented promiscuous intermarriages, and frequently they expelled from the Jewish society the offspring of the Abramitic stock which they considered illegitimate, as the Ishmaelites and the Edomites.
When the Jews settled in Palestine, they found it inhabited by a population great in numbers. Notwithstanding their numerical inferiority, the Jews maintained their individuality. It was their pride of race that prevented their disappearance.
The wonderful instincts of the Israelites led them to evolve a religion which had race purity as its central idea. Jehovah was the god of Israel, and the Israelites were his chosen people. To break away from this religion was breaking away from the Jewish race ...
Their race they retained pure wherever they went. In Rome, in Egypt, in Syria, among the Goths as well as among the other German tribes, in England, in Russia, in Germany, in Spain, they refused to dilute and vitiate their blood, and consequently had no part in mongrelizing the people among whom they lived.
The history of the Jews testifies to the tremendous importance of race. Their knowledge of the physiological law that promiscuous crossing degrades, deteriorates, mongrelizes the participants, enabled them to develop from a small Eastern tribe into one of the great nations of the earth. In spite of most bitter persecution, in the face of the greatest of obstacles, without a country of their own and without a common language, they became a nation more important than many nations that are in possession of these advantages. Everywhere they are increasing in importance and in numbers. The good-will of the native population they secure nowhere, on account of the jealousy and hatred entertained against them as a race of quality. To many, the Jewish singularities are objectionable. The Eastern mongrel has accomplished nothing; the Jews have brought forth poets, writers, artists, scientists, financiers, and philanthropists.
Why do the Jews succeed? Because they deserve to succeed. They belong to a great race, and they kept and do keep that race pure. The greatest mongrelizing machine of antiquity, the empire called the Roman, did not succeed in mongrelizing them. America will not be able to destroy them. In the Pan-European herd of imperial Rome, the Jew alone stood out as a character. In America, he is rapidly making his way to the front. The business interests (wholesale and retail), the newspapers, the periodicals, the theatres, the operas, the banks, are in the hands of Jews, or are getting into the hands of Jews. Many Jews are physicians, lawyers, judges, politicians, and scientists. If the Jews continue as they began, the future belongs to them.
The Jews have overcome well-nigh insurmountable obstacles; they are succeeding everywhere, because they have been and do remain true to themselves, that is, true to their race instincts. They demonstrate to the world that the blood that courses in the veins of the individual is more sacred than gold, silver, territory, flag, and country.
Promiscuous crossing reduced Greece, Egypt, the Hindoos, the Romans. Race purity is the secret of the success of the Jews. Alfred P. Schultz. Race or Mongrel (1908)
Although theirs [Jews] is but a seventh of our net immigration, they led the fight on the Immigration Commission's bill. The power of the million Jews in the metropolis lined up the Congressional delegation from New York in solid opposition to the literacy test. The systematic campaign in newspapers and magazines to break down all arguments for restriction and to calm nativist fears is waged by and for one race. Hebrew money is behind the National Liberal Immigration League and its numerous publications. From the paper before the commercial body or the scientific association to the heavy treatise produced with the aid of the Baron de Hirsch Fund, the literature that proves the blessings of immigration to all classes in America emanates from subtle Hebrew brains. In order to admit their brethren from the Pale the brightest of the Semites are keeping our doors open to the dullest of the Aryans!Edward Alsworth Ross. Old World in the New (1914), p. 144
Unlike the German artisan who becomes fond of what he creates, the Jew does not love the concrete for its own sake. What he cares for is the value in it.Edward Alsworth Ross. Old World in the New (1914), p. 160
Mr. Simons. ... We were told there were hundreds of agitators who had followed in the trail of Trotsky-Bronstein, these men having come over from the lower East Side of New York. I was surprised to find scores of such men walking up and down Nevsky. Some of them, when they learned that I was the American pastor in Petrograd, stepped up to me and seemed very much pleased that there was somebody who could speak English, and their broken English showed that they had not qualified as being real Americans; and a number of these men called on me, and a number of us were impressed with the strong Yiddish element in this thing right from the start, and it soon became evident that more than half of the agitators in the so-called Bolshevik movement were Yiddish.
Senator Nelson. Hebrews?
Mr. Simons. They were Hebrews, apostate Jews. I do not want to say anything against the Jews, as such. I am not in sympathy with the anti-Semitic movement, never have been, and do not ever expect to be. I am against it. I abhor all pogroms of whatever kind. But I have a firm conviction that this thing is Yiddish, and that one of its bases is found in the East Side of New York.
Senator Wolcott. You have made one statement here which to me is very interesting, largely because it may be intensely significant. Some time back in your testimony you said that it was your contention that if it were not for these elements that had come from the East Side of New York City, the Bolsheviki movement would have been a failure. ... Now, because of the very significance of that, can you tell us anything in the way of detail that leads you to the conviction that the presence of these East Side people in Russia contributed to the success of the Bolsheviki movement ?
Mr. Simons. The latest startling information, given me by someone who says that there is good authority for it - and I am to be given the exact figures later on and have them checked up properly by the proper authorities - is this, that in December, 1918, in the northern community of Petrograd, so-called - that is what they call that section of the Soviet regime under the presidency of the man known as Mr. Apfelbaum - out of 388 members, only 16 happened to be real Russians, and all the rest Jews, with the exception possibly of one man, who is a negro from America, who calls himself Prof. Gordon, and 265 of the members of this northern commune government, that is sitting in the old Smolny Institute, came from the lower East Side of New York - 265 of them. ... I find that certain Bolsheviki propagandists are nearly all Jews - apostate Jews. I have been in the so-called People's House, at 7 East Fifteenth Street, New York, which calls itself also the Rand School of Social Science, and I have visited that at least six times during the last eleven weeks or so, buying their literature, and some of the most seditious stuff I have ever found against our own Government, and 19 out of every 20 people I have seen there have been Jews.
Senator Wolcott. Are you able to say whether or not the appearance of these East Side New Yorkers, these agitators, was a sudden appearance there; did they seem to come all at once, a flock of them, so to speak, or had they been around, but just started to talk?
Mr. Simons. I was impressed with this, Senator, that shortly after the great revolution of the winter of 1917 there were scores of Jews standing on the benches and soap boxes, and what not, talking until their mouths frothed, and I often remarked to my sister, "Well, what are we coming to, anyway? This all looks so Yiddish." Up to that time we had very few Jews, because there was, as you may know, a restriction against having Jews in Petrograd; but after the revolution they swarmed in there, and most of the agitators happened to be Jews. I do not want to be unfair to them, but I usually know a Jew when I see one.
Mr. Simons. ... I had occasion to speak with people who were working and people who were not bourgeois. I interviewed hundreds, and I asked them, "Well, what do you think of this thing?" "Well, we know that it is first of all German, and second, we know that it is Jewish. It is not a Russian proposition at all." That became so popular that as you moved through the streets in Petrograd in July and August and September and the beginning of October, openly they would tell you this, "This is not a Russian Government; this is a German and Hebrew Government." And then others would come out and say, "And very soon there is going to be a big pogrom." As a result of that, hundreds of Bolshevik officials who happened to be Jews were sending their wives and their children out of Petrograd and Moscow, afraid that the pogrom would really come.
... Mr. Simons. ... when the Bolshevik movement came on we noticed that there were ever so many people who were Jews and had real Jewish names, who were not using them. They had assumed Russian names. ... [One of the explanations] given is that among the real Russians there would be an antipathy against the Jew, and a man having a real Jewish name would be discriminated against.Rev. George Albert Simons. In a testimony to the Overman Committee in 1919
Then there is another reason given by some of our friends who are always up in the literary world in Russia - and one is a famous editor. These have said that perhaps the psychology of it could be stated thus: We want to make this thing appear as a purely Russian thing, and if our real names, which are nearly all Jewish names, appear, it will militate against the success of our experiment in socialism and government. People - millions of real Russians - will say "That thing is not Russian. The names all show that."
... I might mention this, that when the Bolsheviki came into power, all over Petrograd we at once had a predominance of Yiddish proclamations, big posters, and everything in Yiddish. It became very evident that now that was to be one of the great languages of Russia; and the real Russians, of course, did not take very kindly to it.
[Nuremberg trials] You know better than anyone how I hate race or religious prejudice. You know how I have despised anti-Semitism. You know how strongly I feel toward those who preach intolerance of any kind. With that knowledge - you will understand when I tell you that this staff is about seventy-five percent Jewish. Now my point is that the Jews should stay away from this trial - for their own sake. For - mark this well - the charge "a war for the Jews" is still being made and in the post-war years it will be made again and again.
The too large percentage of Jewish men and women here will be cited as proof of this charge. Sometimes it seems that the Jews will never learn about these things. They seem intent on bringing new difficulties down on their own heads. I do not like to write about this matter - it is distasteful to me - but I am disturbed about it. They are pushing and crowding and competing with each other and with everyone else.Thomas J. Dodd. Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice
For instance, it was clear from the moment of her appointment as Minister for Asylum and Immigration during Tony Blair's first term that Barbara Roche was seeking a complete rethink of Britain's immigration and asylum policies. While the Prime Minister was concentrating on other matters, Roche changed every aspect of the British government's policies. From here onwards all people claiming to be asylum seekers would be allowed to stay in Britain – whether they were genuine or not – because as she informed one official, 'Removal takes too long, and it's emotional.' Roche also thought the contemporary restraints on immigration were 'racist' and that the whole 'atmosphere' around the immigration debate 'was toxic'. Over her period in office she repeatedly stated her ambition to transform Britain. As one colleague said, 'Roche didn't see her job as controlling entry into Britain, but by looking at the wider picture "in a holistic way" she wanted us to see the benefit of a multicultural society.'
Neither the Prime Minister nor the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, were interested in questioning the new asylum policy, nor the fact that under Roche everyone entering Britain, whether he or she had a job to go to or not, was turned into an 'economic migrant'. Wherever there was any criticism of her policy, either internally or externally, Roche dismissed it as racist. Indeed Roche – who criticised colleagues for being too white – insisted that even the mention of immigration policy was racist.
What she and a few others around her sought was a wholesale change of British society. Roche – a descendant of East End Jews – believed that immigration was only ever a good thing. Ten years after the changes she had brought about she told an interviewer with satisfaction, 'I love the diversity of London. I just feel comfortable.Douglas Murray. Quoted in The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam.
Race is a controlling influence in the Jew, who, for two millenniums, under every climate, has preserved the same character and employments. Ralph Waldo Emerson, English Traits
Anti-Semitism is caused by the anti-gentile nature of Judaism Michèle Renouf
The Jews, with their marked talent for calculation, have been "living" for the longest time by the principle of race, which is why they are resisting its consistent application with utmost violence. The establishment of racial breeding does not stem from "life" itself, but from the overpowering of life through machination. What it pushes forward with such a plan is the complete deracialization of all peoples by clamping them into a uniformly constructed and tailored establishment of all beings. At one with de-racialization is the self-alienation of peoples — the loss of history — i.e., the domains of decision for Being. Martin Heidegger.
Nothing frightens Jews more than a perfect unity in others: the unity of feeling in a movement, in a people. That is why they will always be for "democracy" which has but one advantage, and that one for the nation's enemy. For democracy will break up the unity and the spirit of a people, which, faced with the perfect unity and solidarity of judaism in Romania and the rest of the entire world, once divided into democratic parties, thus fragmented, will be defeated. Corneliu Zelea Codreanu. For My Legionaries (1936)
Jews arrived poor in a rich country. Today they are the only rich people in a poor country. Édouard Drumont. Le Juif (1943)
Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis? Rupert Murdoch. Founder of News Corp. In a tweet on November 17, 2012.
They [Jews] suck them like leeches. I'm so tired of it. ... They start out the most popular person in the world, make a lot of money, big house, cars and everything. End up with... penniless! It is conspiracy. The Jews do it on purpose. Michael Jackson. 2003 tape
You know the entire power structure is Zionist. They control America; they control the world. They are really against the Islam religion. So whenever a Muslim does something wrong, they blames the religion. Muhammad Ali. Interview with "India Today", 1980
Mel Gibson is in a town that's run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he's actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him - and doesn't need to feed him anymore because he's got enough dough. Gary Oldman
You're seen every single race besmirched, but you never saw an image of the kike. Because the Jews were ever watchful for that - and rightly so. They never allowed it to be shown onscreen. Marlon Brando. Playboy Interview of 1979
Hollywood is run by Jews. It is owned by Jews. Marlon Brando. Interview on Larry King Live
We [Muslims] are actually very strong, 1.3 billion people cannot be simply wiped out. The Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million [during the Holocaust]. But today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them. They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong so they may enjoy equal rights with others. With these they have now gained control of the most powerful countries. And they, this tiny community, have become a world power. Mahathir Mohamad. Former Prime Minister of Malaysia. Jews Rule World by Proxy
It has been the misfortune of the Jewish race that it could never get along with any other race. It is an unusual historical fact and phenomenon. I say this without passion: When one studies the history of the Jewish people and their behavior across the centuries, one observes that always -- at all times, and at all places -- they have been hated. They were hated in ancient Egypt. They were hated in ancient Greece. They were hated in Roman times to such a degree that 3,000 of them were deported to Sardinia. (That was the first forced deportation of Jews.) They were hated in Spain, in France, in England (where they were banned for centuries), and in Germany.
The conscientious Jewish author Bernard Lazare wrote a very interesting book on Anti-Semitism, in which he wrote:Leon Degrelle. "Epic: The Story of the Waffen SS". Quoted in IHR (Winter 1982)
"We Jews should ask ourselves a question: Why are we always hated everywhere? It is not because of our persecutors, all of different times and places. It is because there is something within us that is very unlikeable."
What is unlikeable is that the Jews have always wanted to live as a privileged class, divinely-chosen and beyond scrutiny. This attitude has made them unlikeable everywhere.
The Jews in England are now calling for legal protection against anti-Semitism. We know that from our own past in the times of struggle. But even that didn't give them much advantage. We've always understood how to find gaps in these protective laws; and moreover, anti-Semitism, once it rises from the depths of the people, cannot be broken by law. A law against Jew-hatred is usually the beginning of the end for the Jews.Joseph Goebbels. In his diary entry for April 19, 1943. Quoted in Goebbels on the Jews by Thomas Dalton.
You (the Jews) will never be able to live here in peace, because you left here (Palestine) black and came back white. We cannot accept you! Gamal Abdel Nasser. Former President of Egypt (1956-1970). Quoted in The End of the Jewish People
The most logical explanation for the Jewish hegemony in the United States is the simple truth that an organized minority with a given amount of intelligence can obtain supremacy over a disorganized majority of equal intelligence. A race-conscious population group is far more effective and successful in most forms of endeavor than a race-unconscious population group. Racial spirit, like team spirit, stimulates victory in all types of competition, athletic or political, intellectual or social. If the Majority [European Americans] were as race-conscious as the Jewish minority and had half as many organizations working for it, Jewish predominance in America would disappear overnight. Wilmot Robertson, The Dispossessed Majority
Christians already live under a delusion of a Jewish based myth, they worship a Jewish deity, they believe the Jews are god's chosen people, thus it is easy to substitute faux enemies for the real one. Most Christians can not condemn Jews because they would be condemning their own faith ... How can the most insidious enemy of all time be the very people you base and trust your life upon? You can't criticize the Jews when you are hoping to spend eternity with a Jewish god. Yukon Jack. Why Alex Jones Bashes Nazis
The inner connexion between Antisemitism and the Western Christian ideal of a homogeneous community embracing all the inhabitants of a particular territory reveals itself in the history of the Jewish diaspora in the Iberian Peninsula.
As soon as the gulf between the Roman and Visigothic communities had been bridged by the conversion of the latter, from Arian to Catholic Christianity, in A.D. 587, tension began to arise in Visigothia between the unified Christian community and the consequently more conspicuously peculiar Jewish millet.
... In these circumstances the Jews eventually conspired with their co-religionists in North Africa to procure the intervention of the Muslim Arabs. No doubt the Arabs might have come without this invitation. Anyway, they came; and there ensued in the Peninsula 500 hundred years of a Muslim regime (A.D. 711-1212) under which an autonomous Jewish diaspora was not a 'peculiar people'.Arnold Toynbee. A Study of History, Volume 2
Quotes about Jews from Jews
If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be anti-Semitic. ... any people that has been persecuted for two thousand years must be doing something wrong. Henry Kissinger. Former National Security Advisor of the United States. Quoted in Kissinger: A Biography, page 561
I have never been so upset by a poll in my life. Only 22% of Americans now believe "the movie and television industries are pretty much run by Jews," down from nearly 50% in 1964. The Anti-Defamation League, which released the poll results last month, sees in these numbers a victory against stereotyping. Actually, it just shows how dumb America has gotten. Jews totally run Hollywood. Joel Stein. Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2008
It makes no sense at all to try to deny the reality of Jewish power and prominence in popular culture. Any list of the most influential production executives at each of the major movie studios will produce a heavy majority of recognizably Jewish names. This prominent Jewish role is obvious to anyone who follows news reports from Tinsel Town or even bothers to read the credits on major movies or television shows. Michael Medved. "Jews Run Hollywood - So What?". Moment Magazine, August 1996
The funny part is when any anti-Semite or anti-Israel person starts to spout stuff like, "The Jews control the media!" and "The Jews control Washington!"
Suddenly we're up in arms. We create huge campaigns to take these people down. We do what we can to put them out of work. We publish articles. We've created entire organizations that exist just to tell everyone that the Jews don't control nothin'. No, we don't control the media, we don't have any more sway in DC than anyone else. No, no, no, we swear: We're just like everybody else!
Does anyone else (who's not a bigot) see the irony of this?
Let's be honest with ourselves, here, fellow Jews. We do control the media. We've got so many dudes up in the executive offices in all the big movie production companies it's almost obscene. Just about every movie or TV show, whether it be "Tropic Thunder" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm," is rife with actors, directors, and writers who are Jewish. Did you know that all eight major film studios are run by Jews? Elad Nehorai. Jews DO control the media (2012)
You know, Kissinger used to say that Israel doesn't have foreign policy, only domestic policy. You can say this about this [American] administration, when it comes to the Arab-Israeli conflict. It's purely domestic. Israel is not part of American foreign policy. Israel is a domestic policy. You know, I'm sure you heard this joke that somebody was asking if they would like Israel to be the 51st state of the United States. And he said no, no, in this case, we will have only two senators. Akiva Eldar, in an interview with Charlie Rose on 12/31/2007
When I was in the Mossad, and we had a guy that gave us problems in the US, and he was speaking out, and he was talking like... "Israel is bombing Lebanon with cluster bombs"... So what you do is you get in touch with the guy in a station in New York, or in a station in Washington, and you say 'tell the guys at B'nai B'rith to label him!'
And of course, the campaign starts and before you know it, the guy is labelled. And he's an Anti-Semite, because that's what we say he is. And that's one stain you cannot wash. Now, it shames me as a Jew to tell you that, but that's the fact, and it's wrong. Victor Ostrovsky, Former Mossad agent. On CSpan, September 1, 1995
If this hostility, even aversion, had only been shown towards the Jews at one period and in one country, it would be easy to unravel the limited causes of this anger, but this race has been on the contrary an object of hatred to all the peoples among whom it has established itself. It must be therefore, since the enemies of the Jews belonged to the most diverse races, since they lived in countries very distant from each other, since they were ruled by very different laws, governed by opposite principles, since they had neither the same morals, nor the same customs, since they were animated by unlike dispositions which did not permit them to judge of anything in the same way, it must be therefore that the general cause of anti-Semitism has always resided in Israel itself and not in those who have fought against Israel. Bernard Lazare, L'antisémitisme: son histoire et ses causes, 1894
It can hardly be an accident that antagonism directed against the Jews is to be found pretty much everywhere in the world where Jews and non-Jews are associated. And as the Jews are the common element of the situation it would seem probable, on the face of it, that the cause will be found in them, rather than in the widely varying groups which feel this antagonism. Jesse H. Holmes. The American Hebrew
[Interviewer] Yours is a voice of criticism we don't often hear in the United States. Often when there is dissent expressed in the United States against policies of the Israeli government, people here are called anti-Semitic. What is your response to that as an Israeli Jew?
[Shulamit Aloni] Well, it's a trick, we always use it. When from Europe somebody is criticizing Israel, then we bring up the Holocaust. When in this country people are criticizing Israel, then they are anti-Semitic. And the organization is strong, and has a lot of money, and the ties between Israel and the American Jewish establishment are very strong and they are strong in this country, as you know. And they have power, which is OK. They are talented people and they have power and money, and the media and other things, and their attitude is "Israel, my country right or wrong", identification. And they are not ready to hear criticism. And it's very easy to blame people who criticize certain acts of the Israeli government as anti-Semitic, and to bring up the Holocaust, and the suffering of the Jewish people, and that is justify everything we do to the Palestinians. Shulamit Aloni. Former Minister of Education of Israel. On "Democracy Now", August 14, 2002
I felt such joy when I realized that we are likely to welcome not one but two Muslim congresswoman in 2019.
... Despite their comments on Israel, any victory that challenges the status quo of a predominantly white and upper class congress is ultimately good for America and good for American Jews.
We Jews should celebrate this victory for American multiculturalism, and engage in pro-Israel advocacy with these candidates just as we would any candidate. If you want Omar to see that Israel is not an Apartheid state, go to her next town hall and make your case. If you are upset that Tlabib would vote against military aid to Israel, set up a lobby meeting with her staff and share stories of how the Iron Dome saves lives.
Build relationships. Try to move the needle in a civil and strategic way. Our community has been enormously successful in mobilizing political support for Israel. We have nothing to fear from welcoming new members of congress, regardless of where they are from or who how worship.
We simply have work to do, the same work we have done since the 1940s. Carly Pildis. "Why Jews Should Celebrate The First Muslim Congresswomen". Forward (2018, August 20).
My Judaism influences every single thing I do all day long. I can't separate my Judaism from how I act day to day in every realm of my life. ... I'm not going to say that I somehow, at the age of 13, decided to pursue justice. But for me, and for all the members of our team here, there is a strong view that our role here is to try to repair the world as much as we can and to do our part. And that's what this case [Sines v. Kessler] is about. We cannot sit back and lose this wonderful country, where Jews have had success and freedom unlike anywhere else in all of Jewish history. We cannot surrender that to these forces.
We absolutely can and will bankrupt these groups. And then we will chase these people around for the rest of their lives. So if they try to buy a new home, we will put a lien on the home. If they get a new job, we will garnish their wages. The reason to do that is because we want to create a deterrence impact. So we send a message to other people that if you try to do something like this, the same thing will happen to you. And it already has been a deterrence.Roberta Kaplan. "Roberta Kaplan Takes White Supremacy to Court". Moment Magazine. January 6, 2020.
Rachel: Hollywood's run by Jews. I was advised by an American agent when I was about 19 to change my surname. And I said "Why? Jews run Hollywood." He said "Exactly." He had a theory that all the executives think acting's a job for shiksas.
Emma: Of all the self-loathing Jews in the world, the most self-loathing are the Hollywood Jews. They don't want to see images of themselves on screen. That's why Lauren Bacall had to hide her identity, and Winona Ryder changed her name from Horowitz.
Rachel: In some way acting is prostitution, and Hollywood Jews don't want their own women to participate. Also, there's an element of Portnoy's Complaint - they all fancy Aryan blondes.Rachel Weisz. In an interview with Index Magazine with Emma Forrest. 2001
We have never met before, but I instantly know him. One look, one phrase, and I know where he grew up, how he grew up, where he got his drive and his sense of humor. He is New York. He is Jewish. He looks like my uncle Louis, his voice is my uncle Sam. I feel we've been together at countless weddings, bar mitzvahs, and funerals. I know his genetic structure. I'm certain that within the last five hundred years - perhaps even more recently - we shared the same ancestor. Robert Reich (Former Secretary of Labor) desribing his meeting with Alan Greenspan (Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve). Quoted in Locked in the Cabinet.
We killed 170 people in Lebanon last month. Most were refugees. A good number were women, children and the elderly. ... We killed them under the umbrella of a peace campaign. Under the leadership of a peace Government and in the midst of an election campaign that features peace. ... How easily we killed them - without shedding a tear, without establishing a commission of inquiry, without filling the streets with protest demonstrations. ... We killed them out of a certain naïve hubris. Believing with absolute certitude that now, with the White House, the Senate, and much of the American media in our hands, the lives of others do not count as much as our own. Ari Shavit. "How Easily We Killed Them". New York Times, May 27, 1996
When we think about the State Department definition which seeks to codify what anti-Semitism is, it is such a flawed definition that it can virtually encompass any particular act without any real regard for context although it pretends that it does.
For example, the State Department definition claims that stating that a particular Jewish person has more loyalty to the State of Israel than they do to their own country is necessarily an example of anti-Semitism. Where the truth is, that is one of the fundamental premises of Zionism, and if you go back and look at the statements say of Theodore Hertzel, who really what is considered the founding text of Zionism, he argued very clearly that Jews are one people and therefore it is useless for them to be patriots to the countries in which they reside.
So there is times when a statement like that is contained in the definition of the State Department would actually undermine the founding premises of Zionism itself.Barry Trachtenberg. Examining Anti-Semitism On College Campuses. Committee On The Judiciary, House Of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress. November 7, 2017
All historians know perfectly well that the Bolshevik leaders were overwhelmingly Jewish... the inescapable conclusion is that in per capita terms Jews were the greatest mass-murderers of the twentieth century, holding that unfortunate distinction by an enormous margin and with no other nationality coming even remotely close. And yet, by the astonishing alchemy of Hollywood, the greatest killers of the last one hundred years have somehow been transmuted into being seen as the greatest victims, a transformation so seemingly implausible that future generations will surely be left gasping in awe. Ron Unz. From "American Pravda: Holocaust Denial".
There are many compelling reasons why population figures are of little relevance to the Zionist success story, why neither numbers nor wealth alone can account for the strength of pro-Israel sentiment in the U.S. and in the Western world. This strength, qualitative and not quantitative, can be summed up in one word: power. They are able either to muster fantastic muscle at the right moment and at the right place, or instill the fear that it might be used.
It is the Jewish connection, the tribal solidarity among themselves and the amazing pull on non-Jews, that has molded this unprecedented power. Although many Jews were initially opposed to the creation of Israel, the Zionists were able to use the Hitler tragedy to obliterate anti-Zionist opposition and non-Zionist indifference in capturing every aspect of organized Jewish life.
... When it comes to organization and depth, the Zionist apparatus is unparalleled. The philanthropic, political, religious, educational, and cultural branches all work in a total cooperative effort in extracting money and full political support from all American Jews. None are exempt from the call. Many who were queasy about being labeled "Zionist," sensing a connotation they did not quite like, found multifold ways of becoming Israelists and thus supporting the cause. Nor have psychological ties been neglected.
... Semites, as anti-Semites, have frequently resorted to the aged cliché, "Once a Jew, always a Jew." And this has served to bring the many minimal Jews - those whose mother or father or both were Jewish but who had few, if any, ties with the religion or Jewish communal life - into Israelist ranks. The further removed from Judaism, the religion, a Jew may become, the more he is likely to compensate through support of the state.
... Wherever there is intermarriage, invariably the minimal or marginal Jew proves his loyalty to his religion by means of a rabid avowal of the Israeli cause. That is one simple way of expiation for having disobeyed Mother's admonition: "You must marry a nice Jewish girl." His - or her - "goy" partner can, in the same way, similarly demonstrate a total lack of bigotry by expression of a common love of Israel so as to avoid domestic strife stemming from any past denominational differences.
... The Jewish connection covers all areas and reaches every level. Most Americans may not even sense this gigantic effort, but there is scarcely a Jew who is not reached by its tentacles. ... The extent and depth to which organized Jewry reached - and reaches - in the U.S. is indeed awesome.
... the most effective component of the Jewish connection is probably that of media control.
... Jews, toughened by centuries of persecution, have risen to places of prime importance in the business and financial world. By 1955, 18.9 percent of all Americans with an annual income of $10,000, and more than 20 percent of all American millionaires, were Jews. Their wealth and resultant influence provided a weapon for advancing the interests of the Israeli state and a shield from censure-criticism of the most-favored-nation position that was accorded the new Mediterranean state.Alfred Lilienthal. The Zionist Connection: What Price Peace? (1978)
Look back a little and see what has happened. Nineteen hundred years ago you were an innocent, care-free, pagan race. You worshipped countless gods and goddesses, the spirits of the air, of the running streams and of the woodland. You took unblushing pride in the glory of your naked bodies. You carved images of your gods and of the tantalizing human figure. You delighted in the combats of the field, the arena and the battle-ground. War and slavery were fixed institutions in your systems. Disporting yourselves on the hillsides and in the valleys of the great outdoors, you took to speculating on the wonder and mystery of life and laid the foundations of natural science and philosophy. Yours was a noble, sensual culture, unirked by the prickings of a social conscience or by any sentimental questionings about human equality. Who knows what great and glorious destiny might have been yours if we had left you alone.
But we did not leave you alone. We took you in hand and pulled down the beautiful and generous structure you had reared, and changed the whole course of your history. We conquered you as no empire of yours ever subjugated Africa or Asia. And we did it all without armies, without bullets, without blood or turmoil, without force of any kind. We did it solely by the irresistible might of our spirit, with ideas, with propaganda.
We made you the willing and unconscious bearers of our mission to the whole world, to the barbarous races of the earth, to the countless unborn generations. Without fully understanding what we were doing to you, you became the agents at large of our racial tradition, carrying our gospel to the unexplored ends of the earth.
Our tribal customs have become the core of your moral code. Our tribal laws have furnished the basic groundwork of all your august constitutions and legal systems. Our legends and our folk-tales are the sacred lore which you croon to your infants. Our poets have filled your hymnals and your prayer-books. Our national history has become an indispensable part of the learning of your pastors and priests and scholars. Our kings, our statesmen, our prophets, our warriors are your heroes. Our ancient little country is your Holy Land. Our national literature is your Holy Bible. What our people thought and taught has become inextricably woven into your very speech and tradition, until no one among you can be called educated who is not familiar with our racial heritage.
Jewish artisans and Jewish fishermen are your teachers and your saints, with countless statues carved in their image and innumerable cathedrals raised to their memories. A Jewish maiden is your Ideal of motherhood and womanhood. A Jewish rebel-prophet is the central figure in your religious worship. We have pulled down your idols, cast aside your racial inheritance, and substituted for them our God and our traditions. No conquest in history can even remotely compare with this clean sweep of our conquest over you.Marcus Eli Ravage. "A Real Case Against The Jews". Century magazine. January 1928.
So far as the consequences of ticking off Jews are concerned: First, I was making particular reference to respectable rightwing journalism, most especially in the U.S. I can absolutely assure you that anyone who made general, mildly negative, remarks about Jews would NOT - not ever again - be published in the Wall Street Journal opinion pages, The Weekly Standard, National Review, The New York Sun, The New York Post, or The Washington Times. I know the actual people, the editors, involved here, and I can assert this confidently. Joey Kurtzman
Alex [Soros] told me that for many years, his father [George Soros] had not been eager to advertise his Judaism because "this was something he was almost killed for." But he had always "identified firstly as a Jew," and his philanthropy was ultimately an expression of his Jewish identity, in that he felt a solidarity with other minority groups and also because he recognized that a Jew could only truly be safe in a world in which all minorities were protected. Explaining his father’s motives, he said, "The reason you fight for an open society is because that's the only society that you can live in, as a Jew — unless you become a nationalist and only fight for your own rights in your own state."George Soros. Quoted in "George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing.". New York Times (2018, July 17).
I support Israel – period. I identify with Israel – period. I never attack, never criticize Israel when I am not in Israel. ... The role of the Jew is to be Jewish.Elie Wiesel. "Israel Represents Jews Of The World". The Indiana Jewish Post & Opinion. (1982, November 19).
He [Kurt Cobain] had a lot of German in him. Some Irish. But no Jew. I think that if he had had a little Jew he would have fucking stuck it out. But he didn't... Courtney Love. In an interview with Vanity Fair from June 1995.
The State of Israel was established out of the nationalist aspirations of the Jewish people and an international recognition of the rights of Jews to a homeland following millennia of persecution.
A bi-national state, in principle and in practice, would mean the ideological end of the Jewish State of Israel and lead to the forsaking of Jewish nationalism and identity, along with its special status as a refuge for Jews fleeing persecution.
Furthermore, bi-nationalism is unworkable given current realities and historic animosities. With historically high birth rates among the Palestinians, and a possible influx of Palestinian refugees and their descendants now living around the world, Jews would quickly be a minority within a bi-national state, thus likely ending any semblance of equal representation and protections. In this situation, the Jewish population would be increasingly politically – and potentially physically – vulnerable.
It is unrealistic and unacceptable to expect the State of Israel to voluntarily subvert its own sovereign existence and nationalist identity and become a vulnerable minority within what was once its own territory.Anti-Defamation League. "Response To Common Inaccuracy: Bi-National/One-State Solution"
Flattered by lying tales of a "wonderful past" and deluded by borrowed prophecies and plagiarised promises of a "still more glorious future," he is consumed with lust for "World domination," and, under the lion's skin, wears hatred as a garment and nurses a sinister purpose.
The impersonation has continued so long and has proved so advantageous that its perpetuation, at any cost, has become the dominant idea which obsesses his vain, selfish mind.
Devoid of scruples and realising his inability to fight his way openly to leadership, he has determined, with all the stubbornness of which his obstinate nature is capable, to reach his end by cunning, by duplicity, by any means however ignoble — even if these entail the destruction of all who are nobler than he and the degradation of the rest to a position lower than even his own — so that at last he may "reign" unassailed, in "Universal Peace," over such dregs of the once human race as may still remain to soil the desecrated ruins of a besmirched and polluted world.
In every country subversive, disruptive and disintegrating forces of every kind are to be encouraged and organised by professional propagandists and trained organisers, who, after the manner of all revolutionaries, will "invent fictitious rights, thus creating imaginary wrongs; exploit real grievances, and create want, thus producing discontent and an atmosphere of revolt; and then blame the existing social and industrial systems and point to the Red Road of Revolution as the only way of escape."
When the "aristocracy" and "bourgeoisie" of all Gentile peoples have been "removed," and all non-Jewish institutions have been discredited and trampled under foot by a systematically bestialised and scientifically depraved "Proletariat," the International Directors hope that their Jewish mummers, under cover of great secrecy and protected by armies of agents-provocateur and a vast network of secret police will be able to continue their soul-destroying Masque in the character of a "Wealth-controlling, World-dominating, Ruling Race."The Great Jewish Masque
I'll confess it, at least: like thousands of other typical Jewish kids of my generation, I was reared as a Jewish nationalist, even a quasi-separatist. ... I saluted a foreign flag, dressed in a uniform reflecting its colors, sang a foreign national anthem, learned a foreign language, learned foreign folk songs and dances, and was taught that Israel was the true homeland. ... I was taught the superiority of my people to the gentiles who had oppressed us. We were taught to view non-Jews as untrustworthy outsiders, people from whom sudden gusts of hatred might be anticipated, people less sensitive, intelligent, and moral than ourselves. ... Of course we also saluted the American and Canadian flags and sang those anthems, usually with real feeling, but it was clear where our primary loyalty was meant to reside. Stephen Steinlight. Former National Affairs Director at the American Jewish Committee
I am a Jew who is an American. I was a Jew before I was an American. I have been an American all my life, 64 years, but I've been a Jew for 4,000 years. Rabbi Stephen Wise. Time Magazine, 1938
You resent us, but you cannot clearly say why. You think up a new excuse—a "reason" is what you call it—every other day. You have been piling up justifications for yourselves these many hundreds of years and each new invention is more laughable than the last and each new excuse contradicts and annihilates the last.
You have not begun to appreciate the real depth of our guilt. We are intruders. We are disturbers. We are subverters. We have taken your natural world, your ideals, your destiny, and played havoc with them. We have been at the bottom not merely of the latest great war but of nearly all your wars, not only of the Russian but of every other major revolution in your history. We have brought discord and confusion and frustration into your personal and public life. We are still doing it. No one can tell how long we shall go on doing it. Marcus Eli Ravage. A Real Case Against the Jews
Birthday message to Hitler. You're dead and the Jews run the world HA HA. Gilbert Gottfried
In thinking about the Jews I have often wondered whether their survival as a distinct group was worth one hair on the head of a single infant. Did the Jews have to survive so that six million innocent people should one day be burned in the ovens of Auschwitz? It is a terrible question and no one, not God himself, could ever answer it to my satisfaction.
And when I think about the Negroes in America and about the image of integration as a state in which the Negroes would take their rightful place as another of the protected minorities in a pluralistic society, I wonder whether they really believe in their hearts that such a state can actually be attained, and if so why they should wish to survive as a distinct group. I think I know why the Jews once wished to survive (though I am less certain as to why we still do): they not only believed that God had given them no choice, but they were tied to a memory of past glory and a dream of imminent redemption. What does the American Negro have that might correspond to this? His past is a stigma, his color is a stigma, and his vision of the future is the hope of erasing the stigma by making color irrelevant, by making it disappear as a fact of consciousness.
I share this hope, but I cannot see how it will ever be realized unless color does in fact disappear: and that means not integration, it means assimilation, it means—let the brutal word come out—miscegenation.
The Black Muslims, like their racist counterparts in the white world, accuse the "so-called Negro leaders" of secretly pursuing miscegenation as a goal. The racists are wrong, but I wish they were right, for I believe that the wholesale merging of the two races is the most desirable alternative for everyone concerned. I am not claiming that this alternative can be pursued programmatically or that it is immediately feasible as a solution; obviously there are even greater barriers to its achievement than to the achievement of integration. What I am saying, however, is that in my opinion the Negro problem can be solved in this country in no other way.Norman Podhoretz. "My Negro Problem—And Ours". Commentary. February 1963
A staple of anti-Semitic complaint from the Nazis to Donald Trump's newfound friends in the Klan is that Jews are always and everywhere the devious orchestrators of racial integration. Rootless cosmopolitans, Jews allegedly promote immigration and miscegenation so as to bring about a more diverse society in which they can sublimate their own ethnic difference. Through this "mongrelization," Jews will precipitate the demise of white, Christian communities, thereby destroying the last vestige of resistance to their assertion of pernicious control.
Unlike other anti-Semitic memes, there is truth in this observation, though not of course for the reasons that Nazis and white supremacists think. Jews have indeed played disproportionate roles in struggles for racial equality, from the movement against South African apartheid to the cause of civil rights in the United States. And while Jews felt called to these movements by faith, universalistic political commitments, or an innate sense of justice, doing so was also in their communal self-interest. A country that is politically pluralistic, open to new ideas and new people, ethnically diverse, and respectful of religious difference, is a country that will naturally be safer for Jews than a country that is none of these things. This, I believe, is why so many Jews, foreign policy hawks or not, innately fear Donald Trump. James Kirchick. Donald Trump Is Turning Me Liberal
A few years ago, I wrote a book about the rise of a new educated class, the people with 60's values and 90's money who go to Starbucks, shop at Whole Foods and drive Volvos. A woman came up to me after one of my book talks and said, "You realize what you're talking about is the Jews taking over America."
My eyes bugged out, but then I realized that she was Jewish and she knew I was, too, and between us we could acknowledge there's a lot of truth in that statement. For the Jews were the vanguard of a social movement that over the course of the 20th century transformed the American university system and the nature of the American elite.David Brooks. "'The Chosen': Getting In". New York Times. November 6, 2005.
HIAS officials have maintained in recent years that the dwindling number of Jewish immigrants should not erode the Jewish commitment to immigration. While 80,000 of 120,000 refugees entering the United States in 1991 were Jewish, a decade later only 20,000 of 70,000 total refugees were Jews, according to Nyana officials. HIAS officials maintain that Jews should continue to support immigration of other groups. "The more diverse American society is the safer [Jews] are," Glickman told the Forward. Nacha Cattan. Community Questioning 'Open Door'
American Jews are committed to cultural tolerance because of their belief - one firmly rooted in history - that Jews are safe only in a society acceptant of a wide range of attitudes and behaviors, as well as a diversity of religious and ethnic groups. It is this belief, for example, not approval of homosexuality, that leads an overwhelming majority of American Jews to endorse "gay rights" and to take a liberal stance on most other so-called "social issues." Charles E. Silberman. A Certain People (1985)
Universal brotherhood is not even a beautiful dream. Antagonism is essential to man's greatest efforts. Theodor Herzl. The Jewish State (1896)
Interviewer: Isn't that what is really happening today - both in Europe and perhaps in other parts of the world - this very intense clash between ostensibly secular and ostensibly religious worldviews?
Rabbi: Yes... Some people say that it's repeat of 1930s in Europe. It's not true because Europe is in a different place. The Jewish people are in a totally different place. Today there's the State of Israel. Used to be that when Jews wanted to flee Europe they had nowhere to go. Most countries were closed to them.
Interviewer: but many Jews are leaving Europe. Many Jews are leaving France, for example.
Rabbi: Right, but something I said yesterday on Israeli radio, I'm going to repeat this now. When I speak to people from Paris, for example, who decided to emigrate whether to Israel or to London or to Montreal, and ask them why are you emigrating? And the answer I'm getting is: I don't see a future for our children here. When people in the 1930s left Europe, they didn't emigrate because they didn't see a future for their children. They did not see a future for themselves. So it is different.
Now coming back to your question of the clash between the secular post-Christian Europe and the new immigration wave, which is essentially religious - yes, that is exactly what is happening. There is a clash of civilizations, and we the Jews we are in the middle of this clash of civilization. On one side, is what happened in Paris and Brussels and is that children who have grew up with kippah on the streets of Paris are being attacked. On the other side, we have the counter reaction of Old Europe. We have the laws against limiting religious freedom in Switzerland against minarets. In France against the burqa. Attempted law in Germany against circumcision. Attempted law in Holland, and in Poland, against halal or kosher meat. So this is the reaction of Old Europe against this new wave of religious expression.
Interviewer: so essentially what you're saying is that in these both, you are together with both Muslims and people of others denominations?
Rabbi: Yes, yes, yes. We see ourselves fighting together with our Muslim brothers who want a free Europe. Who want a peaceful Europe. Who want to integrate like our forefathers integrated in Western Europe 100, 200 years ago, and they are our natural allies.Pinchas Goldschmidt. Chief Rabbi of Moscow. In an interview on "Worlds Apart" with Oksana Boyko. 2015
The thing that makes Judaism dangerous to everybody - to every race, to every nation, to every idea - is that we smash things that aren't true. We don't believe in the boundaries of nation states, we don't believe in the ideas of these individual gods that protect individual groups of people, these are all artificial constructions and Judaism really teaches us how to see that.
In a sense our detractors [anti-Semites] have us right, in that we are a corrosive force. We're breaking down the false gods of all nations and all people because they're not real, and that's very upsetting to people. Douglas Rushkoff. Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism
[Regarding anti-Israel celebrities] If they are determined to persecute Israel, why can't we persecute them? Why can't we put them out of business? Why should we let them get away with it? Once they know that this is a price they will have to pay for it, I guarantee you won't hear any more about boycotting Israel.
These people who profited all their lives from Jewish people, Jewish directors, Jewish producers. Jews created the industry. If not for the Jews who created the industry in Hollywood, all these people would never have a job and would never be working. So the Jews supported them all their lives. And the Jews made it possible for them to make a living.
All these actors and singers and dancers who mostly basically are people whose minds have never been working. If they had to get a regular job they would be making forty dollars a week for the rest of their lives. So because of the Jewish people they became successful because there's nothing else they could do for a living. So they made them into celebrities and they make them billions of dollars.
And if they had any decency they would want to go out of their way to help Jewish people and to save Jewish people because the State of Israel represents the people who made it possible for them to ever become a celebrity in the first place. ... At least 12% of your money should go to Israel, if you had any decency. Instead of boycotting Israel, you should be supporting Israel because if not for them you would be starving to death today.Jackie Mason. Famous Comedian. "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" (February 14, 2016). Also quoted in The Times of Israel (February 15, 2016)
I'm a Jew under reformed Judaism, not orthodox. Life is struggle. Winners are hated. Jews win by sticking together against divided gentiles. Jews love persecution. It justifies offense and reinforces the need for strength in numbers to divide and conquer gentiles(non-jews)Mark Schultz (American Wrestler). Posted on Twitter. (2018, August 14).
Month after month in the early 1960s, demonstrators poured into the streets of Birmingham and Montgomery, of Jacksonville, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi. They marched to demand justice and were beaten by police and set upon by dogs. Most were black, but some were white, and two-thirds of those whites were Jews, often coming down south from the North. Their persistence and courage riveted the country, moved the Democratic Party to the left, and led to the passage of the Civil Rights act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Jonathan Kaufman. "Can Jews and African Americans rebuild their 1960s alliance?". January 17, 2021
Jewish religion is, above all, Jewish patriotism. Moses Hess, Rome and Jerusalem (1862)
Were the Jews only followers of a certain religious denomination, like the others, then it were really inconceivable that Europe, and especially Germany, where the Jews have participated in every cultural activity, "should spare the followers of the Israelitic confession neither pain, nor tears, nor bitterness." The solution of the problem, however, consists in the fact that the Jews are something more than mere "followers of a religion," namely, they are a race brotherhood, a nation... Moses Hess, Rome and Jerusalem (1862)
In reality, Judaism as a nationality has a natural basis which cannot be set aside by mere conversion to another faith, as is the case in other religions. Moses Hess, Rome and Jerusalem (1862)
The mere fact that we have persisted for eighty generations in maintaining a racial and spiritual identity in the face of so much persecution (and, more significant, of so much infiltration of blood) bespeaks essential discipline of amazing rigor and power. ... Yet I have no doubt that when Germany and England and America will long have lost their present identity or purpose, we shall still be strong in ours. Maurice Samuel, You Gentiles
We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers for ever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will for ever destroy because we need a world of our own; Maurice Samuel, You Gentiles
I would willingly disfranchise every Zionist. I would be almost tempted to proscribe the Zionist organisation as illegal and against the national interest. ... I have always recognised the unpopularity, much greater than some people think, of my community. We [Jews] have obtained a far greater share of this country's [England] goods and opportunities than we are numerically entitled to. We reach on the whole maturity earlier, and therefore with people of our own age we compete unfairly. Many of us have been exclusive in our friendships and intolerant in our attitude, and I can easily understand that many a non-Jew in England wants to get rid of us. Edwin Samuel Montagu, British Politician 1917
Jews have been extraordinarily successful in America. We have not melted into anyone else's pot. Instead, we have reshaped the pot to accommodate our unusual dimensions. In the process we too have reshaped ourselves somewhat to fit into our environment. Alan Dershowitz. Chutzpah (1991)
People say Jews are too powerful, we're too strong, we're too rich, we control the media, we have too much this we have too much that. And we often apologetically deny our strength and our power; don't do that, don't do that. We have earned the right to influence public debate, we have earned the right to be heard. We have contributed disproportionately to the success of this country. Never ever apologize for using our strength and our influence in the interests of peace... Peace will come for the Jewish people and the Jewish nation only through strength, never apologize for using your strength for peace. Alan Dershowitz. In a speech at the 2017 StandWithUs Anti-BDS conference.
We have spent most of our history as a vulnerable minority... That is why Jews both value and insist upon multicultural societies where the rule of law prevails, where distinctive identities can flourish, and where tolerance and respect are values equally applicable to all citizens. Abraham Foxman. National Director of the Anti-Defamation League
[America's] pluralistic society is at the heart of Jewish security in America.
In the long run, however, what has made American Jewish life a uniquely positive experience in Diaspora history and enabled us to be such important allies for the State of Israel is a pluralistic, tolerant and inclusive American society. If those who seek a coercive America would have their way, American Jewish life would fundamentally change.Abraham Foxman. In a response letter to David Klinghoffer. Published in Jewish Journal. November 24, 2005
I will give you my definition of a nation, and you can add the adjective 'Jewish.' A Nation is, in my mind, an historical group of men of a recognizable cohesion held together by a common enemy. That is in my view a nation. Then, if you add to that the word 'Jewish' you have what I understand to be the Jewish nation. Theodor Herzl, A Jewish state: an attempt at a modern solution of the Jewish question (1896)
Let us all recognize that we Jews are a distinctive nationality of which every Jew, whatever his country, his station or shade of belief, is necessarily a member. Louis D. Brandeis, The Jewish Problem: How To Solve It
It is no answer to this evidence of nationality to declare that the Jews are not an absolutely pure race. There has, of course, been some intermixture of foreign blood in the 3000 years which constitute our historic period. But, owing to persecution and prejudice, the intermarriages with non-Jews which occurred have resulted merely in taking away many from the Jewish community. Intermarriage has brought few additions. Therefore the percentage of foreign blood in the Jews of today is very low. Probably no important European race is as pure. Louis D. Brandeis, The Jewish Problem: How To Solve It
For the purposes of our present inquiry it is enough for us to know that the Jews have always felt themselves as a separate race, sharply marked off from the rest of mankind. ... Anyone who denies the racial conception of Judaism on the part of the Jews in the past is either ignorant of the facts of Jewish history, or intentionally misrepresents them. Israel Friedlaender, Past and Present: A Collection of Jewish Essays (1905)
In his State of the Union message, President Bush devoted only a single, lapidary sentence to the most nagging of all foreign policy dilemmas: "In the Middle East, we will continue to seek peace between a secure Israel and a democratic Palestine." This was both appropriate and misleading. It was appropriate because the Bush Administration hasn't done very much to bring about peace in the Middle East; in fact, it has allowed a bad situation to grow worse. And it was misleading because a stronger Israel is very much embedded in the rationale for war with Iraq. It is a part of the argument that dare not speak its name, a fantasy quietly cherished by the neo-conservative faction in the Bush Administration and by many leaders of the American Jewish community.
The fantasy involves a domino theory. The destruction of Saddam's Iraq will not only remove an enemy of long-standing but will also change the basic power equation in the region. It will send a message to Syria and Iran about the perils of support for Islamic terrorists. It will send a message to the Palestinians too: Democratize and make peace on Israeli terms, or forget about a state of your own. In the wackiest scenario, it will lead to the collapse of the wobbly Hashemite monarchy in Jordan and the establishment of a Palestinian state on that nation's East Bank. No one in the government ever actually says these things publicly (although some American Jewish leaders do). Usually, the dream is expressed in the mildest possible terms: "I have high hopes that the removal of Saddam will strengthen our democratic allies in the region," Senator Joe Lieberman told me last week. Joe Klein. How Israel Is Wrapped Up in Iraq
American Jews are committed to cultural tolerance because of their belief - one firmly rooted in history - that Jews are safe only in a society acceptant of a wide range of attitudes and behaviors, as well as a diversity of religious and ethnic groups. It is this belief, for example, not approval of homosexuality, that leads an overwhelming majority of American Jews to endorse 'gay rights' and to take a liberal stance on most other so-called "social issues". Charles E. Silberman. A Certain People: American Jews and Their Lives Today (1986)
Jews were able to fit into European society well enough when that society was in its pluralist phases. The problem was that the dialectic of exclusiveness and inclusiveness that marked European society could be quite radical and often unpredictable.
Many of the champions of liberal pluralism in post-war Europe were, not coincidentally, Jewish, the prime example being Isaiah Berlin. It is also the case that many of the more enthusiastic proponents of the EU have been Jews, such as, to cite some British examples, former Conservative Home Secretary Leon Brittan, and the current Labour Foreign Minister, David Miliband. ... One of the groups that has benefited from this emancipation from solely national frameworks has been European Jewry, because Jews too gain from the pluralist respect for the other that is implicit in the European project. The potential for Jews to be regarded both as Jews and as full members of the community that existed within the logic of the Habsburg monarchy has now been largely realized in today's Europe, where Jews can be Jews and Europeans and, for example, British (even English) without any conceptual or logical discomfort—much as is also the case for American Jews. ... Jews in this dispensation simply are also European as they are also American. In that sense Europe (along with America) is definitely good for the Jews. Institute for Jewish Policy Research. Is Europe Good for the Jews?
Jews had always thrived in nations and empires with multicultural, pluralistic and tolerant environments, while they fared badly in strong ethnic or nationalistic societies. ... Therefore, by definition, a society where the stranger is welcome is good for the Jews, although they have not always appreciated this link.
The future of European Jewry is dependant on our ability to shape a multicultural, pluralistic and diverse society. Göran Rosenberg. The Future for Jews in Multicultural Europe. December 18, 2008
I'm descended from Ashkenazi immigrants who fled pogroms in the early 20th century, and I grew up among relatives who were Holocaust survivors. So my Jewish upbringing instilled in me a conviction to fight for the marginalized and oppressed, and also to be vigilant where there's the risk that authoritarianism may emerge.
... ethno-nationalism had been a threat to Jewish people throughout the world and our history, and a threat to minorities in American society.
In the last decade, we've been building a multiracial, multigenerational coalition across race and faith lines committed to lifting working people of all backgrounds. The coalition in Georgia has invested in voter registration, volunteer mobilization and community outreach to grow this new Southern coalition.
I'm reflecting on the first meal I ever shared with [the late Georgia] Congressman John Lewis. He wanted to talk to me about the alliance between Jews and Blacks in the civil rights movement, and how he had marched alongside rabbis and Jewish activists for civil rights in the South in the mid-1960s. He stressed how important it was to sustain this alliance.Jon Ossoff. Georgia Senator. Quoted In Haaretz. December 20, 2020
We have the problem of assimilation. We have the problem of intermarriage. We have that problem that too many generations of Jews don't realize the importance of our institutions strengthening our community. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Chair of the Democratic National Committee