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Passover is a reminder the battle between Moses and the Pharaoh is still raging

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Tonight marks the first night of Passover, and so I’d like to ask my Jews reading this to take a few minutes to ponder the meaning of this day, beyond a day of Matzoh and singing with family members around the dinner table. Passover celebrates the resistance and liberation of the Jewish people from the tyranny and slavery of the Pharaoh. It reminds us of the transformative power that we all wield when we confront oppression and injustice.

But we are not the only ones who have experienced, and still experience, oppression. We are not the only ones who bear the scars of, and who still bleed from, persecution and slavery. Any one of a thousand different peoples—each with their own unique memories of colonialism, imperialism, genocide, and racism—could sit at our seder table and would know the bitterness of the maror and the tears of the karpas. To me, Passover is a day in which we celebrate the universal history of resistance against injustice; it is a holiday that does not belong to just the Jewish people—it belongs to all people who share that history.

But as we all know, history rarely stays in the past.  Even as we sit at our tables it continues to unfold around us, and so let us take this night to reflect on our place within it.  Let us consider those from Palestine to Charlottesville, from Nigeria to Myanmar, from Syria to Tibet, from North Korea to Mexico; let us consider those who continue to suffer under the very yokes we celebrate having freed ourselves from, and let us ask ourselves, “are we really free?”

Make no mistake: the Pharaoh still lives. He lives in the bombs and in the chemicals that bury our Syrian brothers and sisters. He lives in a heartless Israeli government that chooses to celebrate this Passover by deporting thousands of refugees fleeing genocide and persecution.  He lives in the walls that are built around our Palestinian and Latinx brothers and sisters in our name. He lives in the poisoned waters of Flint, Michigan, and in our overcrowded prisons. His ICE agents scour the country in search of undocumented families, and his policemen descend upon those of us who would fight his reign. He lives atop the mountains of wealth that overlook the parched deserts of poverty.  In the hearts and minds of those who think hatred makes us great and in the guns that terrorize our schools.

He lives in our White House.

But so too does Moses still live. He lives in the women who march against patriarchy, and in the teachers and workers who demand a livable wage. In the hearts and minds of the DREAMers who dare to dream, and in the voices of our children who refuse to be silenced. In our gay, lesbian, bi, non-binary, and our trans brothers and sisters who have the incredible courage to love themselves for who they are.  He lives within all of us who stand together against the rising tide of white supremacy in this country.  In Palestine and in Standing Rock, in town halls across the country, on the streets of New York, DC, and around the world.  Wherever the forces of resistance marshal against the forces of oppression the spirit of Moses lives on.

And so we must ask ourselves: are we free if the battle between Moses and the Pharaoh is still raging? Are we free if so many still weep? How can we call ourselves free if so many of our brothers and sisters still dream of the day when they too will be free?

Passover is not just a celebration of our past, it is also a call for us to act in our present. A call to Tikkun Olam. The world is still so very broken, and as Jews it is our duty to answer the call—to pick a side. For we more than anyone else know what happens to evil when good people do nothing.

So on this Passover let us talk and laugh and eat matzoh and sing, but let us also reaffirm our special commitment to the freedom of everyone and everywhere. Let us pledge to ourselves and to the world that this year we will do more to aid others in their struggles. And let us open our door not just to Elijah, but to all people of the world, in the hope that their actions and ours together might one day bring us all to our seder table, so that we may celebrate our shared history of resistance and liberation. For we are either all free, or none of us are.

Chag sameach Pesach, everyone.

About Adam Bulmash

Adam Bulmash graduated from Kenyon College in 2014 with a BA in political science. He has taught English in Hebron, Palestine.

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  1. Citizen
    March 31, 2018, 12:31 am

    What about the Egyptians, are they free, should they celebrate anything? Vow to do anything? How about the working class in the rust belt, small towns, rural America? Those who make up the majority of our soldiers and their families–you know, Pharaoh’s army? Those who never had bone spurs? Where do they fit in this story? Should they let their guns be confiscated?

  2. Citizen
    March 31, 2018, 12:37 am

    What does John Bolton do on Passover–or Easter?

  3. Marnie
    March 31, 2018, 2:53 am

    Nobody’s free until everybody’s free. Fannie Lou Hamer
    Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/fannie_lou_hamer_124505

  4. Jackdaw
    March 31, 2018, 6:30 am

    Hamas is a declared ‘terrorist group’. The Jews in Egypt were slaves.

    I think this comparison is a bit forced.

    • Citizen
      March 31, 2018, 9:46 am

      From Quora: For all the momentousness of the events of the migration for the Hebrews and the dramatic nature of the rescue, including plagues and catastrophes raining down on Egypt, the Egyptians do not seem to have noticed the Hebrews or to even know that they were living in their country. While we have several Egyptian records of foreign groups during the New Kingdom, they are records of actively expelling groups they feel are threatening or overly powerful. The Hebrews never appear in these records, nor do any of the events recounted in the Hebrew history of the event. The Hebrews themselves are only interested in the events directly leading up to the migration; all the events in the centuries preceding are passed over in silence.
      We can make some guesses about the Hebrews in Egypt, though. It isn’t unreasonable to believe that a sizable Hebrew population lived in the north of Egypt from about 1500-1250 BC; enormous numbers of tribal groups, most of them Semitic, had been settling in northern Egypt from about 1800 BC. These foreigners had grown so powerful that for a short time they dominated Egypt, ruling the Egyptians themselves; this period is called the Third Intermediate Period in Egyptian history. When the Egyptians reasserted dominance over Egypt at the start of the New Kingdom, they actively expelled as many foreigners as they could. Life got fairly harsh for these foreigners, who were called “habiru,” which was applied to landless aliens (taken from the word, “apiru,” or foreigner). Is this where the Hebrews got their name? It’s a hotly contested issue. Nevertheless, the New Kingdom kings also began to garrison their borders in the north and east in order to prevent foreigners from entering the country in the first place. In particular, the Egyptian king, Seti I (1305-1290), moved his capital to Avaris at the very north of the Nile delta. This move was a shrewd move, for it established a powerful military presence right at the entrance to Egypt.
      Garrisoned cities, however, don’t pop into existence at a whim; they are labor intensive affairs. Typically, building projects involved heavy taxation of local populations; these taxes took the form of labor taxes. It isn’t unreasonable to guess that the heaviest burden of these taxes fell on the foreigners living in the area, which would include the Hebrews. As best as we can guess, we believe that these building projects form the substance of the oppression of the Hebrews described in Exodus.

      • MHughes976
        April 1, 2018, 1:02 pm

        To my mind it’s quite difficult to make Seti the Pharaoh of the Oppression, since the story overall presupposes that Egypt was not or was no longer in control of Canaan. The aim of the Ramessid (19th) dynasty was to keep control of the area and deny it to the Hittites – this was the life’s work of Seti’s son Ramesses II, who fought the great Battle of Kadesh – leading to a partition treaty of which we have copies, so it’s a well-attested event – as late as the 1250s. The Pharaoh of the Oppression may not be a very historical figure but he is a theological figure of great importance – superstitious, hard hearted, inconsistent, mean, corrupted by power. There are indeed people like that still around!

    • Marnie
      April 1, 2018, 1:23 am

      “Hamas is a declared ‘terrorist group’. CAW! CAW! CAW JACKDAW!!

      State Of Terror, How terrorism created modern Israel
      state-of-terror.net/

      Zionist Terrorism (what you need to know) – YouTube
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZyCSb98eTo
      Zionist Terrorism, Then and Now | The Institute for Palestine Studies
      http://www.palestine-studies.org/resources/special-focus/zionist-terrorism-then-and-now

      the zionists: the real anti-jewish terrorists – DROPISRAEL.ORG
      http://www.dropisrael.org/the-zionists-the-real-anti-jewish-terrorists.html

      Albert Einstein Letter to The New York Times … – Internet Archive
      https://archive.org/details/AlbertEinsteinLetterToTheNewYorkTimes.December41948

      • Nathan
        April 1, 2018, 10:21 pm

        Marnie – The youtube that you bring to our attention claims that there is some group that “engineers wars and revolutions” for centuries. I didn’t quite catch the name of that evil group of people that wishes to attain total global domination, but I was wondering if you gave the link to this youtube because you agree with this message or because you disagree.

        Does the moderator of the comment section allow for the spread of propaganda in the style of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”? It’s very strange that the classic claim of antisemitism is presented here. Actually, it’s quite ironic. The anti-Zionists always pooh-pooh the claim that they are antisemites in disguise, so it’s really funny that the moderator allowed for this youtube.

      • Marnie
        April 2, 2018, 2:42 am

        “I didn’t quite catch the name of that evil group of people that wishes to attain total global domination, but I was wondering if you gave the link to this youtube because you agree with this message or because you disagree.”

        It’s the zionists, stupid.

      • Marnie
        April 2, 2018, 3:11 am

        Some of big zionism’s most ardent fans. Ironic or funny?

        Right-wing Zionism, white supremacy and the BDS | Racism | Al Jazeera
        https://www.aljazeera.com/…/wing-zionism-white-supremacy-bds-170929071542094

        WATCH: Alt-right leader asks for Israelis’ respect as ‘white Zionist …
        http://www.jpost.com/Israel…/WATCH-Alt-right-leader-asks-for-Israelis-respect-as-white-Zi..

        Richard Spencer Says He Just Wants ‘White Zionism.’ Here’s Why …
        http://www.tabletmag.com/…/richard-spencer-says-he-just-wants-white-zionism-heres-why-t...

        Zionism’s ongoing love-in with neo-Nazis – Middle East Monitor
        https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170830-zionisms-ongoing-love-in-with-neo-n
        Zionist Organization of America embraces ‘alt-right’ stars – even those …

        https://www.haaretz.com › Israel News
        Nov 14, 2017 – From ex-Trump aides to conspiracy theorists, figures like the man behind ‘Pizzagate’ and Jewish provocateur Laura Loomer have found a home at the Zionist Organization of America

        Birds of a feather: White supremacy and Zionism | Middle East Eye
        http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/birds-feather-1463289527

        The Zionist-white supremacist alliance in Trump’s White House | The …
        https://electronicintifada.net/…/zionist-white-supremacist-alliance-trumps-white-house

      • Mooser
        April 2, 2018, 12:57 pm

        “Nathan”, thank you. I have been pointing out the distinct lack of philo-semitism and Judeophilia at this blog for several weeks now.

        Where is the love?

      • gamal
        April 2, 2018, 1:23 pm

        “philo-semitism and Judeophilia”

        while philo-semitism sounds boring perhaps academic or literary.

        I must be honest Judeophilia sounds like it might be entertaining, what should I bring? Olive Oil and Wine? I hope straps won’t be necessary..

      • Mooser
        April 2, 2018, 4:45 pm

        “I hope straps won’t be necessary…”

        They sorta are, if you want to practice sefer sex.

      • RoHa
        April 2, 2018, 7:16 pm

        Mooser, don’t you need straps to hold on those little boxes?

      • Nathan
        April 2, 2018, 8:37 pm

        Marnie – When it is claimed in the youtube that you have posted here that a certain group of people has been pulling the strings for CENTURIES, causing wars and revolutions, the intention is the Jews. In Hitler’s final message to the German people, he said in clear terms that the Jews caused the war and all the suffering. He defined the Jews as the enemy of mankind – which is the essence of the opening minutes of your youtube. I imagine that that you believe in such things, but the question is why did the moderator allow for a Nazi-like comment.

      • Marnie
        April 3, 2018, 2:36 am

        “I imagine that that you believe in such things, but the question is why did the moderator allow for a Nazi-like comment.” Still gnawing on that bone? The moderators allow all sorts of comments Nathan – even mine and Jackdaw’s, who my original post was directed to.

        “Nazi-like” is all the rage in the zionist state – get with the pogram Nathan. I don’t waste my time imagining what you believe – your words make that solitary act unnecessary and doesn’t flare up my CTS.

      • Marnie
        April 3, 2018, 2:53 am

        “I imagine that that you believe in such things, but the question is why did the moderator allow for a Nazi-like comment.”

        So your real beef is with the moderators? I’ve got an idea – start your own blog! You can be in charge of everything! ;^}

        I’ve read disgusting comments from BIG ZION defenders on these pages but don’t bitch about the moderator ‘allowing a nazi-like comment’; they make thousands of them.

      • Mooser
        April 3, 2018, 1:06 pm

        ” When it is claimed in the youtube that you have posted here that a certain group of people has been pulling the strings for CENTURIES, causing wars and revolutions, the intention is the Jews.”

        “Nathan”, what can we do? Our God, Yahweh (I didn’t say that) is a God of History.

      • Mooser
        April 3, 2018, 1:21 pm

        Hey, “Nathan” you know how it goes: “In every generation they shall rise up against us”. But “we’re guaranteed to come out on top, that’s where He said we should be.”

      • RoHa
        April 3, 2018, 7:42 pm

        “It’s really funny that the moderators allowed this YouTube.”

        No “for”.

        Allow = permit, fail to prevent.

        Example: MW allows Zionists to post all sorts of nonsense in the comments.

        Allow for = take into consideration, make provision for when planning.

        Example: There is a gap between the rails to allow for expansion in hot weather.

      • RoHa
        April 3, 2018, 8:13 pm

        “God, Yahweh (I didn’t say that) ”

        If you are worried about saying the Divine Name, I will point out that no-one now knows what the vowels were, so there is a very good chance that the vowels you use are the wrong ones. This means that you haven’t said the name at all.

        (Larry Gonick suggests “YahooWahoo”.)

      • Mooser
        April 3, 2018, 9:21 pm

        “so there is a very good chance that the vowels you use are the wrong ones.”

        You didn’t hear my haftorah . All the vowels I used were the wrong ones! I must have had one of the the smaller halves, so that made it somewhat easier.

        “(Larry Gonick suggests “YahooWahoo”.)

        That puts an interesting light on “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”

      • Tuyzentfloot
        April 4, 2018, 7:09 am

        Imagine finding out that you’ve been using the wrong vowels for thousands of years.

      • Mooser
        April 4, 2018, 12:40 pm

        “Imagine finding out that you’ve been using the wrong vowels for thousands of years.”

        It only seemed like thousands of years, with everybody staring at me. But really, it only took me a few minutes to fold, spindle and mutilate a couple verses. I could hear checks being torn up all over the hall.

  5. Ossinev
    March 31, 2018, 9:56 am

    @Jackdaw.
    “Hamas is a declared ‘terrorist group’. The Jews in Egypt were slaves”

    Hamas is not a declared terrorist group by various countries in the world including major world powers:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_positions_on_the_nature_of_Hamas

    As for Jews being slaves well I think a significant proportion of colonist Jews in Palestine and their supporters in Florida and Brooklyn are indeed slaves to their own fables and mythologies:
    https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/were-jews-ever-really-slaves-in-egypt-1.5208519

    BTW JDaw you must really be enjoying the latest Zio slaughterfest in Gaza . Bet you wish you had a “ringside” seat.

    • Jackdaw
      March 31, 2018, 11:10 am

      No country ever designated the Irgun and LEHI as terrorist groups, so I guess they’re in the clear too!

      • echinococcus
        March 31, 2018, 12:41 pm

        Jack^&$,

        No country ever designated the Irgun and LEHI as terrorist groups

        Wrong again –a perfect record of always-misses.
        The British Empire did, of course, and very loudly. Not to mention sundry other states.

      • oldgeezer
        March 31, 2018, 1:15 pm

        @echinococcus

        Sundry includes the Israeli gov in September 1948.

        But then they showed their true stripes by creating the Lehi Medal in honour of the despicable terrorists and murderers in 1980.

        And Israel complains about Palestinians honouring those they consider to be terrorists. Typical.

      • echinococcus
        March 31, 2018, 3:37 pm

        Old geezer,

        The “Israel” government is only included by people who recognize it.

  6. Ossinev
    March 31, 2018, 1:16 pm

    @Jackanory

    “No country ever designated the Irgun and LEHI as terrorist groups”

    Is that so? Brain – mouth Hasbara disfunctioning again.

    “The Israeli government, in September 1948, acting in response to the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, outlawed the Irgun and Lehi groups, declaring them terrorist organizations under the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance.[3]”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irgun

    • Jackdaw
      March 31, 2018, 5:18 pm

      Fine.

      The United States and the entire EU have branded Hamas a terrorist organisation.

      It’s time for Mondoweiss to join with the Free World and condemn terrorism.

      Hello!!
      Mondoweiss?

      • oldgeezer
        March 31, 2018, 6:51 pm

        I totally condemn Israeli terrorism and Israeli state terrorism. No reservation whatsoever. Despicable criminals.

        Hamas … Well the countries representing the majority of human life on this plan do not consider them a terrorist org. I do condemn the fact they are forced to resort to violent tactics by the oppresive crimes of Israel.

      • Jackdaw
        April 1, 2018, 1:37 am

        @old fart

        Hamas does not resort to violence. It resorts to terrorism, same as ISIS.
        Do your condemn ISIS? Hamas and ISIS have the same goals, an Islamic State.

      • eljay
        April 1, 2018, 9:40 am

        || Jackdaw: … Hamas and ISIS have the same goals, an Islamic State. ||

        Israel’s goal is and has always been a “Jewish State”.

        I condemn both supremacist Islamic and supremacist Jewish states.

        Supremacist Muslim hypocrites support the former and condemn the latter.

        Supremacist Jewish hypocrites – people like you – support the latter and condemn the former.

        Muslim and Jewish supremacists: Birds of a hateful and immoral feather.

      • oldgeezer
        April 1, 2018, 9:50 am

        @jockdoh

        As eljay I condemn any supremacist state but it should be noted that ISIS has more in common with zionist Israel than with Hamas. Both use murder and terror, both commit acts of ethnic cleansing, both commit acts of genocide, both steal other peoples territory for the purpose of building a greater state. Both or lower than pond scum.

      • Jackdaw
        April 1, 2018, 10:49 am

        A Jewish State is home for the Jews, a nation. Israel is not governed by Jewish law and never has been.

        An Islamic State has no nationality. It is ruled by religious authority derived from the Quran.

        Surely not your not dense as to not see that?

      • Mooser
        April 1, 2018, 12:02 pm

        “A Jewish State is home for the Jews, a nation.”

        Oh yeah, a “nation” that anybody can resign from by simply saying “No, thank you”. A cafeteria nation; ‘I’ll have a little of this, none of that, and a pastrami sandwich, to go’.

        Sounds a whole lot more like a religion to me.

      • oldgeezer
        April 1, 2018, 12:06 pm

        @jockstrap

        I take disagreement part of what you wrote but your response isn’t even relevant as none of it negates the similarities in intent and use of crimes against humanity to reach an inherently illegal objective.

        ISIS and JSIL are equivalents and have even acted as allies.

      • eljay
        April 1, 2018, 12:43 pm

        || Jackdaw: A Jewish State … An Islamic State …

        Surely not your not dense as to not see that? ||

        A Jewish State is a state primarily of and for people who are Jewish. An Islamic State is a state primarily of and for people who are Muslim. And I’m not so dense that I don’t see you hypocritically supporting the former and condemning the latter.

        Your Islamic brothers-in-supremacism admire your resolve.

      • Mooser
        April 1, 2018, 2:30 pm

        “A Jewish State is a state primarily of and for people who are Jewish.”

        In which all Jews are equal, but some Jews are more Jewish than others.

      • eljay
        April 1, 2018, 3:01 pm

        || Mooser: “A Jewish State is a state primarily of and for people who are Jewish.”

        In which all Jews are equal, but some Jews are more Jewish than others. ||

        And non-Jews are…
        – second-class citizens to be tolerated (if they’re lucky); or
        – insects to be expelled or exterminated (if they’re not).

      • RoHa
        April 1, 2018, 8:29 pm

        Please, people! Enough squabbling. Just keep chanting the slogan:

        “Islamic state bad; Jewish state good.”

        At least ten times before breakfast, after lunch, and just before you go to sleep.

      • eljay
        April 1, 2018, 8:49 pm

        || RoHa: Please, people! Enough squabbling. Just keep chanting the slogan:

        “Islamic state bad; Jewish state good.” … ||

        Nice try, RoHa, but that chant “singles out” the “Jewish State” and we all know how anti-Semitic that is.

  7. Ossinev
    April 1, 2018, 6:54 am

    @Jackanory
    “Fine” Checkmated again and your response is the typical Zio whinge.
    Mummy mummy they are saying that I am telling lies WaaaaaaaaaH.

    “The United States and the entire EU have branded Hamas a terrorist organisation.

    It’s time for Mondoweiss to join with the Free World and condemn terrorism”

    It`s time for Jackanory to join with the real world and condemn Begin and Shamir as murdering terrorists.

    Well Jackanory were they or weren`t they ?

    • Jackdaw
      April 1, 2018, 10:51 am

      Sure they were murdering terrorists, and Shamir was the worse of the two.

      Your move.

      • Marnie
        April 3, 2018, 8:24 am

        Folke Bernadotte – Wikipedia
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folke_BernadotteBernadotte was assassinated on Friday 17 September 1948 by members of the armed Jewish Zionist group Lehi (commonly known as the Stern Gang or Stern Group).

        General Åge Lundström, who was in the UN vehicle, described the incident as follows:
        In the Katamon quarter, we were held up by a Jewish Army type jeep placed in a road block and filled with men in Jewish Army uniforms. At the same moment, I saw an armed man coming from this jeep. I took little notice of this because I merely thought it was another checkpoint. However, he put a Tommy gun through the open window on my side of the car, and fired point blank at Count Bernadotte and Colonel Serot. I also heard shots fired from other points, and there was considerable confusion… Colonel Serot fell in the seat in back of me, and I saw at once that he was dead. Count Bernadotte bent forward, and I thought at the time he was trying to get cover. I asked him: ‘Are you wounded?’ He nodded, and fell back…. When we arrived [at the Hadassah hospital]… I carried the Count inside and laid him on the bed…. I took off the Count’s jacket and tore away his shirt and undervest. I saw that he was wounded around the heart and that there was also a considerable quantity of blood on his clothes about it. When the doctor arrived, I asked if anything could be done, but he replied that it was too late.[39]

        All four members of the hit team made it to the religious community of Shaarei Pina, where they hid with local Haredi Lehi sympathizers. After a few days in hiding, they fled to Tel Aviv in the back of a furniture truck.[40]
        Nathan Yellin-Mor (center) and Matityahu Shmueliwitz in front of the Acre prison, after their release in 1949
        The following day the United Nations Security Council condemned the killing of Bernadotte as “a cowardly act which appears to have been committed by a criminal group of terrorists in Jerusalem while the United Nations representative was fulfilling his peace-seeking mission in the Holy Land.”[41] Bernadotte’s body was moved to the YMCA, before being moved to Haifa and then flown back to Sweden, where the state funeral was attended by Abba Eban on behalf of Israel. Bernadotte was survived by a widow and two sons, a 12-year-old and a 17-year-old. He was buried at the Northern Cemetery in Stockholm.[42]

        Lehi leaders initially denied responsibility for the attack.[43] Later Lehi took responsibility for the killings in the name of Hazit Hamoledet (the National Front), a name they copied from a war-time Bulgarian resistance group.[44] The group regarded Bernadotte as a stooge of the British and their Arab allies, and therefore as a serious threat to the emerging state of Israel.[45] Most immediately, a truce was in force and Lehi feared that the Israeli leadership would agree to Bernadotte’s peace proposals, which they considered disastrous.[46][47] They did not know that the Israeli leaders had already decided to reject Bernadotte’s plans and take the military option.[48][49] Betty Knut-Lazarus, a Lehi militant, and the granddaughter of composer Alexander Scriabin, was also imprisoned for being allegedly involved in the killing, before being subsequently released.[50]

        Lehi was forcibly disarmed and many members were arrested, but nobody was charged with the killings. The Israel Police, along with the military police and security services, investigated the assassination, but failed to identify any of the participants in the assassination, and the case was eventually closed without any of the participants having been identified. It has been suggested that the reasons for the failure of the investigation were poor coordination between these bodies, which resulted in information that may have assisted the police not being turned over to them, and the lack of proficiency among police officers and investigators in the early days of the Israel Police.[51] Yellin-Mor and another Lehi member, Mattityahu Shmulevitz, were charged with belonging to a terrorist organization. They were found guilty but immediately released and pardoned. Yellin-Mor had meanwhile been elected to the first Knesset.[52] Years later, Cohen’s role was uncovered by David Ben-Gurion’s biographer Michael Bar Zohar, while Cohen was working as Ben-Gurion’s personal bodyguard. The first public admission of Lehi’s role in the killing was made on the anniversary of the assassination in 1977.[53] The statute of limitations for the murder had expired in 1971.[33][54] The murder case was identified as 148/48 in Israeli police records,[55] The weapon (Shmesier serial number 2581[55]) which was used in the assaination was lost, and was only found again in 2018 during an inventry check in the Heritage house of the Israeli Police when an unidentifed box had a Shmeiser gun and the curator (Shlomi Shitrit) decided to identify the history of the gun. Prior to the finiding it was belived that the weapon had been destroyed.[55]

        The Swedish government believed that Bernadotte had been assassinated by Israeli government agents.[56] They publicly attacked the inadequacy of the Israeli investigation, and campaigned unsuccessfully to delay Israel’s admission to the United Nations.[57] In 1950, Sweden recognized Israel, but relations remained frosty despite Israeli attempts to mollify Sweden, such as through the planting of a Bernadotte Forest by the Jewish National Fund in Israel.[58] At a ceremony in Tel Aviv in May 1995, attended by the Swedish deputy prime minister, Israeli Foreign Minister and Labor Party member Shimon Peres issued a “condemnation of terror, thanks for the rescue of the Jews and regret that Bernadotte was murdered in a terrorist way,” adding that “We hope this ceremony will help in healing the wound.”[59]

        They regret he was ‘murdered in a terrorist way’ versus what, a piano dropped on his head in the King David Hotel? Holy F#@Z can a zionazi say anything without revealing their true intentions? They regret the way he was murdered, in a ‘terrorist way’, but do not apologize for murdering him. Why are zionists such filthy scum? Because they are, period.

        Mondoweiss.net/…/shamir-ordered-count-bernadotte-assassination-to-save-jerusalem-f…
        Jul 1, 2012 – As for the JNF planting a forest named after him, that’s a totally cynical of the JNF, to plant trees covering up Palestinian villages and stipulate that only Jews can use the land they acquired from “absentee owners” when Bernadotte himself advocated the return of refugees.

        King David Hotel bombing – Wikipedia
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_David_Hotel_bombing
        The King David Hotel bombing was a terrorist attack carried out on Monday, July 22, 1946, by the militant right-wing Zionist underground organization, the Irgun, on the British administrative headquarters for Palestine, which was housed in the southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

        https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/AJI_view_846.TIF/lossy-page1-220px-AJI_view_846.TIF.jpg

      • Maghlawatan
        April 3, 2018, 8:49 am

        They murdered Bernadotte . They refused to do anything about the refugees after 1948. They ignore international law. But they have never been able to walk away from the issue of justice for the Palestinians.

  8. Ossinev
    April 1, 2018, 1:13 pm

    @jackanory

    “Sure they were murdering terrorists, and Shamir was the worse of the two”

    Great so I expect you to recommend that the family houses of these two Israeli Prime Ministers should be demolished , that all public places / streets / parks avenues named after them should be renamed and that any public stipends/pensions to their families be revoked and any
    public monies previously handed over in this respect be reclaimed.
    Oh and whilst you are in the groove why not go with your own flow:
    “Hamas does not resort to violence. It resorts to terrorism, same as ISIS.”
    and point out that Shamir and Begin were therefore little better than ISIS terrorists.
    So good to see you emerging from the de rigeur Zio brainwashing about these two “heroic” founding father terrorists. Still someway to go but given time you might end up as a civilised moral human being espousing the true values of Judaism.

    • Jackdaw
      April 2, 2018, 12:55 am

      “Great so I expect you to recommend that the family houses of these two Israeli Prime Ministers should be demolished ”

      Sure, but only after all the public places / streets / parks avenues named after the genocidal war criminal terrorists, Winston Churchill, ‘Bomber’ Harris, General Bernard Law Montgomery and Harry Truman be renamed.

      Hop to it.

  9. Maghlawatan
    April 2, 2018, 2:09 am

    Exclusion is embedded deep in the Jewish psyche. The angel of death ranged over the land during Passover and killed the non Jews.
    EvangelIcals updated and amended the story in the Rapture. Jesus will hoover up the non Jews and bring them to Daytona in heaven.

    For Gaza Israel is obviously the angel of death.
    It is funny how life imitates scripture. Israel is heading for another scene from the Torah. Masada.
    It has something to do with the groupthink settings.

  10. Ossinev
    April 2, 2018, 8:56 am

    @jackanory
    “Sure, but only after all the public places / streets / parks avenues named after the genocidal war criminal terrorists, Winston Churchill, ‘Bomber’ Harris, General Bernard Law Montgomery and Harry Truman be renamed”

    Wow just when I thought you were beginning to realise what true Judaism entails you have succumbed to a serious panic attack and severely od`d on the Zio glue. I will leave you to stew in your own excretions.

    But please do carry on playing with yourself .Goodbye.

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