Achtung! – All Jews Out…writes Michael Kuttner

February 28, 2014 by Michael Kuttner
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Once upon a time not so many years ago, German politicians were telling Jews to get out and go to Palestine if they valued their lives. Well we all know how that eventually ended.

Michael Kuttner

Michael Kuttner

Today in 2014 we once again have German politicians joining with other “enlightened” nations advising Jews this time to make a reverse exodus and get OUT of “Palestine”, that part of the Jewish ancestral homeland which they think should be gifted to the Palestinian Liberation Organization which has declared loud and clear their intention to ethnically cleanse the territory of Jews. Do you discern the irony in this, especially as the German Government is claimed to be one of our best friends and Angela Merkel and her Cabinet are visiting Israel to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations.

Germany’s Foreign Minister stated that settlements “are disruptive to peace efforts.” He inadvertently proves that his grasp of history is woefully lacking. In this of course he is not alone because his colleagues in the EU and elsewhere are blissfully ignorant of the fact that way before settlements became a dirty word the Arabs rejected the whole notion of a Jewish State. Their every action before and since the re-establishment of Israel in 1948 has been to negate the right of Jews to a presence in the area. The fact that politicians refuse to acknowledge this fact of history speaks volumes about their real agenda.

The call to cleanse Jews from Judea and Samaria has an eerie echo today in other countries as well. In France demonstrators regularly call for Jews to leave and tell them that they have no right to be there. The Ukrainian fascists, the Polish Jew haters, the Russian nationalists and other assorted groups which are now crawling out of the undergrowth in Europe, the Balkans, Scandinavia and Venezuela proclaim the same message to their local Jewish communities. One somehow expects this sort of hate from societies which have engaged in scapegoating for millennia but what still amazes me is that Jews who live in those blighted places have yet to learn the lessons.

Critics say that friends are there to offer advice and show where you are going wrong. Therefore it follows apparently that friends like Germany and the EU are doing us a service when they point out our faulty policies. Of course friends can and should offer advice but, and this is the important point, that advice should be well informed and the sort of advice which they themselves would follow. This is clearly not the current situation. The advice we are being subjected to is not only based on erroneous and flawed hypotheses but if followed would result in the murder of more Jews, their ethnic cleansing and elimination. Would Germany, the UK or the USA agree to their country being divided and handed over to a group which espouses terror tactics and other anti democratic actions? Would these advice givers put up with rockets being fired into their towns and cities and then knowing they face such neighbours nevertheless agree to hand them more territory from which to more easily terrorize their citizens? The answer is clearly NO. However when it comes to Israel these self same champions of liberty and freedom feel no shame in trying to force us to carry out exactly the same suicide inducing gestures.  Is it any wonder that sane Israelis and Jews elsewhere feel that with friends like these, who needs enemies?

This week has again produced the usual crop of inciteful hatred, demonization and outright lies. Here is a small sample of what we face from those whom our “friends” believe are worthy peace partners. Judge for yourselves as to whether these friends are misguided, maliciously malevolent or just plain dumb.

A play entitled “the spy” aired on Egyptian TV All Hayet Channel. It portrays Mossad officials preparing for a “huge operation of espionage and sowing disunity” which would target the entire Arab world. It shows men dressed in Hareidi clothes and all called Binyamin discussing a plan to “control the whole world.”  Where have we heard that one before?

A meeting took place in Ramallah between Abbas (whose mandate to lead the PA expired five years ago) and a group of Israeli students. Abbas told them that “Hamas has renounced extremism and would accept a future peace deal between Israel and the PA.” Demonstrating that gullibility and plain stupidity are obviously not in short supply in our institutions of learning, the assembled students which also included a Labor Member of Knesset, wildly applauded this blatant piece of nonsense. It did not take Hamas long to respond and demonstrate what fools these cheer leaders are. Their response stated “such meetings reflect a normalization of ties with Israel and only serve to secure to improve their image in the world. It is necessary to stop these meetings which are indicative of the collapse of the positions of the PA.”

Abbas tries to convince everyone that under a PA controlled State, Jews would be free to worship at their Holy sites including the Western Wall. The usual round of applause from those whose grasp of reality is non existent had hardly died away when the PA Minister for Religious Affairs proclaimed “ no sovereignty over the Temple Mount and Islamic and Christian Holy sites would be tolerated by other than the PA.” Demonstrating that this was not just what the PA demanded, the Hamas spokesman, Yunis All-Astal, accused Israel of plotting to destroy the Aqsa Mosque in order to build the 3rd. Temple. He severely criticized the PA for saying Jews would be permitted to visit the Western Wall after an Israeli withdrawal from East Jerusalem. The irony of course is that Islamists deny that there ever was any Temple so by accusing Israel of wanting to rebuild the 3rd. Temple, this demonstrates their complete imbecility. As a result of a debate in the Knesset over Jewish rights to visit and pray on the Temple Mount (not the Mosque) riots broke out, rocks were thrown at Jews, Jordan, Egypt and the Arab League issued threats and Arab MK’s used their Knesset privileges to denounce the very idea of freedom of worship for Jews at their most holy of sites. So much for the fools who believe the rubbish emanating from Ramallah.

A final example of what passes for “peace gestures” in Washington, Brussels, London and other places and is usually ignored by the mainstream media.

Hezbollah TV claimed that American Jews invented Hollywood movies from Superman to Schindler’s List in order to take over the world. The goal apparently is to take over the greatest super power in the world and to control all aspects of its daily life in order to harness it in the service of Jewish goals worldwide.

There are those who will laugh all this off as the demented ravings of lunatics. They ignore the toxic side effects which spread via the web and social media to all corners of the world. Those of us who know only too well where this will lead to must sound the alarm so that when the rest of the world tries to sell us down the river yet again, we are not caught napping. Do not keep quiet but make sure that the spotlight is focused clearly on the purveyors of hate and demonization.

Michael Kuttner is a Jewish New Zealander who for many years was actively involved with various communal organisations connected to Judaism and Israel. He now lives in Israel and is J-Wire’s correspondent in the region.














3 Responses to “Achtung! – All Jews Out…writes Michael Kuttner”
  1. Gil Solomon says:


    Where in all of this does the Israeli Govt. speak with one voice to clarify and educate the Europeans? They had Merkel right there. There is no point in maybe someone in the Govt. saying they told Merkel something behind closed doors. They are the ones who must say it loudly and PUBLICLY at every joint press conference, at every formal meeting on the international stage where they have an audience. At least in this way there is a hope, some hope, any hope that the truth may get out.

    It is time someone at your end with a western background educate Israel on Hasbara (PR) which is a war being waged by Israel’s enemies yet Israel acts like a nation of ghetto Jews uttering not a peep. It is shameful and sickening to watch.

    But then Israel is a fragmented Government with everyone in the cabinet shooting their mouth off with his/her own agenda regardless of what the Government policy is. It very much saddens me to say that Israel today is like a ship without a rudder adrift on the high seas, a political basket case if ever there was one, where even the IDF pleads with rock throwers on the west bank to “Please stop throwing rocks”, rather than dealing with them in the only language they understand.

    At the risk of being inundated with the usual angry comments offering excuse after excuse for insane behaviour, I say, knowing that there is no possibility of it happenning (Jews being Jews), Israel could do with a period of strong leadership of the dictatorial kind.

    • Jeremy says:

      Gil, I’m sure your intentions are noble but: no thanks – keep the dictatorial kind of leadership you seem so eager to recommend for Israel, for your own country (Australia? New Zealand? the U.S?). One of Israel’s strengths is in its pluralistic, semi-democratic society. The simple reason for the absence of the strong voice with the message you advocate, is that the majority of Israelis are weary of, and indeed deplore, the persecution complex and friend-bashing that Michael is in favour of. The overwhelming majority of Israelis are in favour of a 2 State settlement with the Palestinians without compromising Israel’s security (including the Prime Minister who unfortunately lacks the backbone to act upon it). I suggest that you and Michael listen to what Obama and Merkel say and stop conjuring up fantasises of another opportunity to raise the ‘everyone hates us’ flag at every turn.

      • Gil Solomon says:


        What sheer audacity you have.

        You may disagree with my right of centre perspective, but for you to refer to Israel as a “semi-democratic” society you have shown your true colors with your masquerade as a friend of Israel being disclosed for the sham that it is.

        Just on one issue, no other country on earth would be so democratic as to hand out citizenship to a large minority (so called “Israeli” Arabs) who elect members to the Knesset who in turn spew forth treason and vitriol day in day out against the country they are citizens of. I could give other examples but am not going to waste space on this site because I know it would be a lost cause trying to convince you of anything.

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