ZioNation - Progressive Zionism and Israel Web Log

ZioNation home Archives Site map Policy Definitions FAQ timeline history documents Links Photos Contact

Articles and Reference

History of Zionism and Israel
Zionism
Middle East Encyclopedia
History of Anti-Semitism
History of Anti-Zionism
Encylopedic Dictionary of Zionism and Israel
Zionism and its Impact
Zionism - Issues & answers
Maps of Israel
Six Day War
War of Independence
Bible
Bible  Quotes
1948 Israel War of Independence Timeline Christian Zionism
Christian Zionism History
Gaza & the Qassam Victims of Sderot
Zionist Quotes
Learn Hebrew
Jew
Anti-Semitism
Pogrom
Israel
Zionists
Israel Boycott?
Boycott Israel?
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Jew Hate
International Zionism
Commentary in Russian
Middle East
The Grand Mufti Hajj Amin Al Husseini
Albert Einstein
Palestine: Ethnic Cleansing
History Arab-Israeli Conflict
Boycott Israel?
Amnesty International Report on Gaza War


FREE EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION
Subscribe to
ZNN
email newsletter for this site and others

Powered by groups.yahoo.com

Counterpunch has invented a new epithet, quoted in Harry's Place: "Neo Jewish." Neo - Jewish is an adjectival form of "Neo-Jew." But what is a Neo-Jew??


Jeniffer Loewenstein wrote in Counterpunch:

How, for example, would the 47-year-old Sapir College student like to know that his death has been far more useful to his State than his life? For in death he provided another pretext to carry out mass murder of the Arab Untermenschen
blocking the otherwise pleasant view to the sea in the southeastern Promised Land. His death challenged the Israeli rules of combat: the ďWe kill and You DieĒ warfare, the only type allowed by the Neo-Jewish Masters and their allies in the United States who have no intention of making a just peace with the lower forms of life in their midstÖ

.

Loewentein has invented a diabolical way to prove that deaths of Israeli civilians are the fault of the "neo-Jewish" government. At Z-Word, Ben Cohen explains why and how Loewenstein and others are using stereotypical anti-Semitic demonization. That is the seeming intellectual issue posed by the Counterpunch article, but it is not the most dangerous aspect of the article. The intellectual aspects of such drivel are uninteresting and non-existent. The actual content of anti-Israel raves such as this one is usually puerile: "We are the righteous and the just; all problems in the Middle East are caused by the Jews and the Americans, who are the incarnation of evil." The content is unvarying and largely irrelevant. Counterpunch articles, like Leni Riefenstahl movies and Hitler speeches, are created to produce an effect through their form and the language they use.

The slogan is the message. Launching of new effective slogans and catch phrases, repetition and popularization of the phrases and their use in propagating the fundamental lies of the anti-Zionist ideology are the main goals of such propaganda. Mantras such as Illegal occupation, apartheid regime, Zionist-neocon controlled government, siege of Gaza, Zionism is racism... are the real weapons of Counterpunch "thought."

The most dangerous weapon in Loewenstein's article is this term: "Neo-Jewish." It means nothing apparently. Among the semi-literate, this word will have a powerful influence. "Neo" is associated with BAD ideas. Never mind that there is also neo-Freudianism. "Neo-Nazi" is a "bad word" and "Neocon" is another "bad word," so "New Jew" or "Neo Jewish" is a great way to get across the idea that Israelis are evil. As a bonus, "conservative" and "Nazi" are certainly bad words, so the phrase "neo-Jew" implies to the followers of pop-politics that "Jew" is a bad word. That is the real object of the exercise, isn't it? A stupid, almost subliminal association of "neo - X" causes that "X" to be thought of as bad. That association is what gives this phrase its terrible voodoo power. That type of association, rather than subtle intellectual arguments, is the really dangerous anti-Semitic content of Loewenthal's thesis.

In the 1930s Nazi vocabulary, "international" was a bad word, and anything associated with it could be given the aura of evil: international Bolshevism and international finance-Jewry. Sloganeering, as Reichspropagandaminister Joseph Goebbels knew, taps into an important and little understood aspect of the human psyche. Prayers, mantras, magical incantations and advertising jingles are evidence that to the human psyche, words have power far beyond their actual meaning.

This neologism, "Neo-Jew," has powerful voodoo. Like Apartheid and "Zionism is Racism." neo-Jew will become yet another mighty weapon in the propaganda arsenal of the paleo-Nazi anti-Israel forces. "Zionism" is already a bad word. No doubt, a new phrase such as "Neo-Zionist" will eventually be created. It is hard to imagine any phrase that could automatically impart a greater sense of evil than "neo-Zionist."

Ami Isseroff


Original content is Copyright by the author 2008. Posted at ZioNation-Zionism and Israel Web Log, http://www.zionism-israel.com/log/archives/00000507.html where your intelligent and constructive comments are welcome. Disributed by ZNN list. Subscribe by sending a message to ZNN-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Please forward by e-mail with this notice, cite this article and link to it. Other uses by permission only.

Click to Reddit! Facebook Share

add to del.icio.us

Add to digg - digg it

Constructive comments, including corrections, are welcome. Do not use this space for spam, publishing articles, self promotion, racism, anti-Zionist propaganda or character defamation. Inappropriate comments will be deleted. See our Comment policy for details. By posting here, you agree to the Comment policy.

Home
Archives

Please take our reader survey!

Links
Our Sites

Zionism
Zionism News Net
Zionism-Israel Pages
Brave Zionism
IsraŽl-Palestina.Info (Dutch & English)
Our Blogs
Israel News
IMO Blog - IsraŽl & Midden-Oosten (NL)
Israel Like this, as if
Zionism News Net
Israel & Palestijnen Nieuws Blog
IsraŽl in de Media


Blog Roll:
Adam Holland
Blue Truth
CIF Watch
Contentious Centrist
Dutchblog Israel (NL/EN)
Harry's Place
Ignoble Experiment
Irene Lancaster's Diary
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israpundit
Jeff Weintraub Commentaries and controversies
Jewish Issues Watchdog Meretz USA Weblog
Meryl Yourish
Middle East Analysis
MidEastWeb Middle East Web Log
Modernity Blog
normblog
Pro Israel Bay Bloggers
Point of no return
Simply Jews
Solomonia
Something Something
Tempting Topical Topics
The Augean Stables
Unplugged Mike
Oy Bay! San Francisco Bay Area Jews
Vital Perspective
Israel Mon Amour
Liberty & Justice
On the Contrary
Magdeburger Chossid
Tulip - Israeli-Palestinian Trade Union Assoc.
Southern Wolf
Sharona's Week
Sanda & Israel
Fresno Zionism
Anti-Racist Blog
UN-Biased
ZOTW's Zionism and Israel News
Zionism On The Web News
ZOTW's Blogs
Christian Attitudes
Dr Ginosar Recalls
Questions: Zionism anti-Zionism Israel & Palestine
Liberal for Israel

A Jew with a view
BlueTruth
Realistic Dove
Christians Standing With Israel - Blog
Liberticracia
SEO for Everyone
Vision to Reality: The Reut Blog
Calev's Blog
Candidly speaking from Jerusalem
Dvar Dea
Ray Cook
Shimshon 9

Mark Halawa


This link space is 4 your blog - contact us!

Other Web sites and pages:

PeaceWatch Middle East Commentary Christians Standing With Israel
Zionism On the Web
Guide to Middle East, Zionism
Z-Word
Z-Word blog
Labor Zionism
Le Grand Mufti Husseini
The Grand Mufti Hajj Amin El Husseini
ZNN - Zionism News Network Middle East
Euston Manifesto
Jewish Blogging
Peace With Realism
Israel Facts (NL)
Space Shuttle Blog
SEO
Mysterology
Love Poems
At Zionism On the Web
Articles on Zionism
Anti-Zionism Information Center
Academic boycott of Israel Resource Center
The anti-Israel Hackers
Antisemitism Information Center
Zionism Israel and Apartheid
Middle East, Peace and War
The Palestine state
ZOTW Expert Search
ZOTW Forum



Judaica

Judaica: Jewish Gifts:
Shofar
Mezuzah



RSS V 1.0


RSS V 2.0


Help us improve - Please click here to take our reader survey

All entries copyright by the authors and or Zionism-Israel Information Center. Please forward materials by e-mail with URLS. Other uses by permission only.

security