All Wars Are Evil. Period.

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By Biblicism Institute

“Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.” – Henry Kissinger

Picture if you will, Jesus.

Jesus and Gun

Seriously?

Can you imagine Jesus firing a machine gun at a group of people? Can you picture Jesus in an F-16 lobbing missiles at innocents?

Do you see Jesus piloting a drone and killing Muslims, other non-believers, or anyone for that matter? Can you picture Jesus as a sniper?

Impossible.

Because if God loved wars, He’d be wrong; but He’s not wrong, so He doesn’t love wars.

THE OLD COVENANT

Some point to the various killings in the Old Testament to somehow “prove” that God always had a blood lust, and that He often commanded the ancient Hebrews to kill in wars.

What they don’t understand is that the Hebrews then were an extension of God’s army on earth. God used them to remove the wicked from the face of the earth. So when they killed on God’s order in specific and directed circumstances – which cannot be transferred to today’s circumstances –  it was God’s doing, not theirs.

“The LORD your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you…” Deuteronomy 20:4

But, as the prophet Zechariah prophesied, with the advent of Christ everything would change.

” ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6

JESUS AND THE NEW COVENANT

Now it’s no longer by the might of the sword nor by the power of one’s army, but by the Spirit of Christ that things truly change for the better.

“The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:20

Ever since Jesus’s birth, death, and resurrection the world has not been the same.

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5: 17

If anyone really knows Christ, he knows there is no such thing as a Just War or a Just War Doctrine.  Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross was for the renewal of the world through peace – hence His name, the Prince of Peace – and for the salvation of man’s soul through the New Covenant in His blood – hence life eternal, not death and destruction.

Then Jesus said to him, ‘Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.’ ” Matthew 26: 52

“You have heard that it was said, ‘AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.’ But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.…” Matthew 5: 38,39

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5: 43-45

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.” Luke 6:32

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9

AGGRESSOR AND DEFENDER

If everyone understood Christ, there would be no war. Unfortunately, many don’t. Therefore, every so often an aggressive war to dominate and subjugate others may come about.

In such an instance, the only country that can claim the moral high ground is the defending country, whose governing authority has a divine mandate to defend its citizenry from the onslaught of wrongdoers and aggressors.

“The authorities that exist have been established by God...for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason… They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” Romans 13: 2,4

That’s why, in any given war, the aggressor always tries to camouflage its belligerent intentions by projecting a semblance of moral superiority before embarking on its dark deed.

And though the government of the defending country has a godly injunction to protect its people, its better option, for the good of all, would be to avoid a devastating war at all costs.

“Strive for peace with everyone…” Hebrews 12:14

“It is to one’s honor to avoid strife.” Proverbs 20:3

FACTS OF THE AGGRESSOR’S WAR TO REMEMBER

Those who push for war in our time cleverly conceal through propaganda their ulterior motives, and the reality of war’s devastating effects on humanity.

1) Dead innocents. 95% of all war casualties are innocent civilians. What if you were one of those civilians?

“Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways.” Isaiah 59:7

2) Hidden agenda. In war there’s always a hidden agenda that the public at large is never aware of: territorial expansion, control of another country’s resources, control of access to trade to favor a certain group, currency domination, keeping the military industrial machine humming, etc. In one word: Money or Mammon.

“Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.” Psalm 140:2

3) Personal dislike. If a foreign country’s leader refuses to kowtow to the current Empire’s whims and wishes, then the Empire (presently the US, manipulated or not by third parties) goes on the attack. That foreign country’s leader is sullied in the Empire’s mass media in order to prepare the imperial citizenry to acquiesce in sending their children to be killed in a senseless war. More often than not, such a war tees off by way of a false flag operation (such as 9/11 and the Gulf of Tonkin incident), designed and executed by the Empire to deceive its citizens and demonize the adversary.

“All wars are based on deception,” wrote Sun Tzu in The Art of War.

“Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil.” Proverbs 12:20

4) Senseless aggression. There is no greater act of stupidity than when soldiers on the aggressor’s side kill for no apparent reason. They obey like dumb myrmidons just because low-life politicians with hidden agendas decide they should murder those their government hates. In all other circumstances, their senseless killings of the defending soldiers and of innocent civilians would and should be called terrorism.

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

5) Economic breakdown. Countries that go to war not only destroy the economies of the nations they attack, but they also wreck theirs.

“Whoever satisfies others will himself be satisfied.” Proverbs 11:25

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Galatians 6:7

6) Godlessness. In the aftermaths of wars people rebuild and forget God. Europe suffered two World Wars, and the Christian foundation on which that civilization was built has been severely shaken and is in dire need of repair – the Church there is in a coma.

“Sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.” James 1:15

7) Blowback. Countries that participate in aggressive wars or send their soldiers to kill in foreign wars are at the receiving end of wars’ repercussions. Destructive heresies and habits quickly materialize and drastically alter their societies for the worst: atheism, feminism, mammonism, drug use, suicide (especially by veterans whose consciences are disturbed because of the murders they committed), societal violence, destruction of the family unit, perversion, etc. In other words, the souls of those who participate in and/or agree to these aggressive wars are plunged into darkness or spiritual death, which then engenders ruins in the natural world.

“For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23

CONCLUSION

If non-Christians want to become murderers and/or kill themselves in foolish, aggressive wars, that’s their free-will prerogative. But we, true Christians, will opt out as we fight for peace with all our strength.

“Thou shall not kill.” Exodus 20:13

If you are in the military and you say you’re a Christian, start taking all of the aforementioned verses seriously and begin to think for yourself, especially if your country is the aggressor.

If it is, immediately put this into practice:

“They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.” Isaiah 2:4

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The Greatest Injustice Of The 20th Century

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By Biblicism Institute

It was the greatest theft, coupled with the most elaborate deception and highly-wrought intrigue, ever orchestrated in the history of mankind.

The ripple effects of its Machiavellian nature are still being felt to this day.

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Palestine 1890-1900

ISRAEL: STOLEN LAND OF PALESTINE

In the 1900s, Ashkenazi and European Zionist Jews, under the same pretext as that used by the so called Zionist “Christian” Crusaders of the Middle Ages, flooded into Palestine, armed with terror and violence, and backed by the imperial might of Britain.

Many political analysts and historians of that time saw the Jewish invasion of Palestine as a British imperial project, this time using Zionist Jews as cannon fodder, much like Zionist “Christians” were used when the Crusaders’ goal was to plunder the area and control the Mediterranean for European powers.

Now the British empire wanted a beachhead to maintain the Middle East divided and in constant turmoil, so as to conquer and control the Arabs who control the oil, while keeping their own hands on the wells’ spigots.

It was a mutually beneficial arrangement.

The Empire got an outpost, and the Ashkenazim – who lost their country, Khazaria, and were searching for a new land – were handed Palestine, which in 1948 they renamed Israel in order to reinvent themselves as Hebrews and hoodwink gullible Christians in the West.

However, countless Palestinians were massacred, with a great many dispossessed of their land. The majority of those who still inhabit the country are segregated, while millions more are currently refugees in neighboring Arab countries, waiting to go back to their stolen homes.

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.” Exodus 20:17

Palestinian Refugee Camp in 1948

MODERN-DAY ISRAEL IS NOT THE ISRAEL OF THE BIBLE

“It is certain that there is no ethnic or racial continuum between the Biblical Israelites and the (Ashkenazic) Khazarians who lead the Jewish state.” – Gilad Atzmon, Jewish writer and musician.

Those who today are known as Jews – the converted Ashkenazim, SephardimSamaritans, Europeans, Africans, etc. – are not of the seed of Jacob/Israel, and evidently not of the Semitic lineage of the 12 Hebrew tribes with whom God had the Old Covenant.

Deception: Yids who faked their Hebrew names

Hence, they are not the Chosen People – especially when all Hebrews are irrevocably dead. They are just converts to Judaism/Pharisaism, and consequently neither the descendants of Abraham nor the inheritors of Old Testament promises.

“To your (Abraham’s) descendants I give this land….” Genesis 15:18

Zionist Jews, who claim that Palestine belongs to them, are simply barefaced impostors and liars pretending to be Hebrews in order to steal Arab lands. They can’t possibly contend that Palestine, which they have stolen under biblical pretense, is their Abrahamic inheritance.

“The LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight… And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.” 2 Kings 17:18,20

In a just court of law their self-ascribed right to hold on to the land would be thrown out, even after most countries of the world were bribed and bullied by Britain and the US to shamelessly recommend the partition of Palestine at the United Nations in 1947; though the resolution of said recommendation was non-binding and never implemented by the Security Council.

To further mask their larceny, the Jews repudiated their Yiddish dialect and resurrected the dead Hebrew tongue after centuries in the dustbin of oblivion in order to make it modern Israel’s official language. Such barefaced deception did not, cannot, and will not change their non-Hebraic origin, much like parking a Subaru in a Lamborghini dealership won’t turn it into a Veneno Roadster.

In addition, most Jews follow the man-inspired Talmud, full of Babylonian superstitions, and not the God-inspired Old Testament where God’s promises and commandments are recorded. Even thus, many of them believe that Jews should not be occupying Palestine and recognize only the current Palestinian government.

True Torah Jews vs Israel

If one is dead set on applying ancestry and racial stock as to who should inherit the land of Palestine, then the Arabs clearly win – the Palestinian Arabs to be more precise. For Arabs,  including cultural Arabs such as Chaldeans, Assyrians, Aramaics, Phoenicians, and Syriacs, are the only living bloodline descendants of Abraham and the only true Semites, not converted Jews. And the Palestinian Arabs have inhabited the land for close to 2000 years.

Ironically, Judea and Samaria of the Bible (i.e., the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel) are today mostly inside the West Bank of Palestine (aptly named Judea and Samaria even by thieving, murdering Zionists) and not inside Modern Israel.

ISRAEL’S WAR CRIMES

Israel stops at nothing to hold on to a land they have no business holding on to. They bomb and kill and maim, while their shills in the western media lie, distort the truth, and at times invent wholesale “facts on the ground.”

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Israels War CrimesZionist Jews are nothing but shameless thieves, murderers, impostors, racist oppressors, and liars. But the greatest shame is that many so-called “Christians,” along with the great western powers, constantly side with them.

“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.” Proverbs 17: 15

To make matters worse, America itself has become the de facto patron of that genocidal Apartheid state to the tunes of billions of dollars a year. Money that is plundered out of America’s coffers in order for Israel to oppress another people, while millions of Americans go hungry, jobless, and homeless.

ISRAEL: SCOURGE OF THE WORLD

“We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers forever.” – Maurice Samuel

In stealing Palestine, the Zionists didn’t just hurt the Palestinian people, they scarred the world as well, are scarring it now, and will probably continue to do so until the world puts an end to it.

World War 1: Britain was losing the war against Germany. The Zionists stepped in and manipulated President Wilson to get the US into the war to help them. In return, the Jews asked the British Empire to deed them Palestine to create Israel. Their wish was granted in the form of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which cost the world 18 million dead.

During that same period, the Jewish Bolsheviks, who took over the Russian government in the 1910s, killed 66 million Christians, including 200,000 members of the Christian clergy, and destroyed 40,000 churches.

World War 2: The Zionists fomented that war (just like they’re doing today with Iran and other countries in the Middle East), so that European Jews could feel threatened. The deception worked as European Jews fled in droves to Palestine and took over the homes of Palestinians, who were evicted at gunpoint and then either massacred or driven out of their land into neighboring Arab countries. With enough Jews on the ground, Israel was created in 1948 at a cost of 80 million dead.

World War On Terror: Jewish neocons, in cahoots with their bought-and-paid-for politicians in the US government, perpetrated their act of terrorism on 9/11. Then they conveniently blamed it on Muslims so as to obtain a green light to destroy the Middle East using the armies of the US and NATO and the terrorist groups they finance, with the ultimate view to creating Greater Israel. So far, the death toll is 27 million, including Christians.

World War 3: With Russia protecting Syria and Iran from Israel’s Machiavellian design, will the Zionists succeed in bringing the world once again to the brink of disaster to create Greater Israel? If they do, will it instead bring about their downfall?

As befitting the deceivers and murderers that they are, the Zionist VICTIMIZERS of the world shamelessly camouflage themselves as VICTIMS, with Israel, their monstrous spawn, carrying on their blood-filled legacy. Indeed, apartheid Israel is a scourge, a cancer that needs to be dealt with.

CONCLUSION

We’ll let God Himself pen it:

“For I the LORD love justice, I hate robbery …” Isaiah 61:8

“Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.” Psalm 52:2

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression.” Isaiah 1:17

Appeal: Every conscientious individual should implement a personal boycott of Israel and everything made there.

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Palestine Before The Zionists Stole It

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Palestinian Passport“Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Modern Jews – the Ashkenazim, SephardimSamaritans, Europeans, Africans, etc. – are not of the seed of Jacob/Israel, thus not of the Semitic lineage of the 12 Hebrew tribes with whom God had the Old Covenant. They are just converts to Judaism/Pharisaism, and therefore neither the Chosen People nor the descendants of Abraham – especially since all Hebrews are irrevocably dead.

“To your (Abraham’s) descendants I give this land….” Genesis 15:18

In other words, Zionist Jews, who claim that Palestine belongs to them, are simply barefaced impostors and liars pretending to be Hebrews in order to steal the land. They can’t possibly contend that Palestine, which they have stolen under biblical pretense, is their Abrahamic inheritance.

“The LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight… And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight.” 2 Kings 17:18,20

Consequently, Palestine does not belong to converted Jews. Not one inch of it.

STEALING PALESTINE AND BREAKING GOD’S COMMANDS

Palestine was not a land without a people for a people without a land, and it was not a state of sand, malaria, and flies as the Zionist Jews would have us believe. It was a fully functioning country with a sizable Arab population.

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Jerusalem, Palestine 1900s

Jerusalem, Palestine 1900s

But all of that changed when non-Semitic, non-Hebraic, Zionist Ashkenazi Jews – who lost their homeland Khazaria and were in search of a new land – flooded into Palestine before, during, and after World War 2.

Once on the ground, they created many terrorist groups such as the Irgun, the Stern gang, and Haganah. They terrorized the Palestinian population, killed thousands upon thousands, and forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes and into neighboring Arab countries.

“We will expel the Arabs and take their place. In each attack a decisive blow should be struck resulting in the destruction of homes and the expulsion of the population,” explained fake-Hebrew Ashkenazi David Ben-Gurion, a Prime Minister Thief of Israel (1949-54, 1955-63), in a letter to his son (1937).

Evicted Palestinian Refugees 1948

As a result, the Ashkenazim stole Palestine in 1948 and renamed it Israel in order to reinvent themselves as Hebrews and hoodwink gullible Christians in the West. See How the Ashkenazi Jews Conquered the West.

However, countless Palestinians were massacred, with a great many dispossessed of their land. The majority of those who still inhabit the country are segregated, while millions more are currently refugees in neighboring Arab countries, waiting to go back to their stolen homes.

By setting in motion such a course of action, the Zionist Jews, pretending to be the Hebrews of the Old Covenant, hypocritically broke half of said Covenant’s commandments.

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” Exodus 20: 7

“You shall not murder.” Exodus 20:13

“You shall not steal.” Exodus 20:15

Fake-Hebrew militias kicking Palestinians out of their homes in the city of Ramle in 1948

“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is your neighbor’s.” Exodus 20:17

Zionist Jews are not settlers, they’re thieves, liars, impostors, and murderers. Palestine was stolen, pure and simple.

Since then there has not been peace in the Middle East, and there never will be as long as Israel continues to exist in its current configuration and gets away with manipulating the US Government.

And ironically, Judea and Samaria of the Bible (i.e., the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel) are today mostly inside the West Bank of Palestine (rightly called Judea and Samaria even by thieving Zionists – West Bank map on your right) and not inside Modern Israel.

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Palestine Map

HOW STEALING PALESTINE AFFECTS THE WORLD

“We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers forever.” – Maurice Samuel

Palestinians evicted out of their homes 1948

In stealing Palestine, the Zionists didn’t just hurt the Palestinian people, they scarred the world as well, are scarring it now, and will probably continue to do so until the world puts an end to it.

World War 1: Britain was losing the war against Germany. The Zionists stepped in and manipulated President Wilson to get the US into the war to help them. In return, the Jews asked the British Empire to deed them Palestine to create Israel. Their wish was granted in the form of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which cost the world 18 million dead.

During that same period, the Jewish Bolsheviks, who took over the Russian government in the 1910s, killed 66 million Christians, including 200,000 members of the Christian clergy, and destroyed 40,000 churches.

Palestinian Scouts, Jaffa, Palestine 1924

World War 2: The Zionists fomented that war (just like they’re doing today with Iran and other countries in the Middle East), so that European Jews could feel threatened. The deception worked as European Jews fled in droves to Palestine and took over the homes of Palestinians, who were evicted at gunpoint and then either massacred or driven out of their land into neighboring Arab countries. With enough Jews on the ground, Israel was created in 1948 at a cost of 80 million dead.

World War On Terror: Jewish neocons, in cahoots with their bought-and-paid-for politicians in the US government, perpetrated their act of terrorism on 9/11. Then they conveniently blamed it on Muslims so as to obtain a green light to destroy the Middle East using the armies of the US and NATO and the terrorist groups they finance, with the ultimate view to creating Greater Israel. So far, the death toll is 27 million, including Christians.

World War 3: With Russia protecting Syria and Iran from Israel’s Machiavellian design, will the Zionists succeed in bringing the world once again to the brink of disaster to create Greater Israel? If they do, will it instead bring about their downfall?

Apartheid Israel is indeed a scourge. A cancer that needs to be dealt with.

“You will destroy them that speak lies: Jehovah abhors blood-thirsty and deceitful men.”  Psalm 5:6

CONCLUSION

If one truly believes the Jewish-dominated media, their fake news, and their constant barrage of “Holocaust” movies, one genuinely thinks that there’s only one group of people that everyone on earth hates: Jews. That’s how effective the brainwashing has been.

However, when one wakes up from the media’s induced stupor, one realizes that Zionist Jews are themselves the victimizers of not only the Arab Palestinians but of the world as well. As befitting the deceivers that they are, they camouflage themselves as victims.

Unfortunately for them, the world’s consciousness is being stirred, and everyone will soon realize who they really are: impostors, liars, shameless thieves, and blood-thirsty barbarians.

Nevertheless, the greatest SHAME is the fact that many “Christians” (including the leaders of the “Christian” media who sold out Jesus and His Love-Thy-Neighbor command to Israel for 30 pieces of Jewish silver) and the great western powers justify Israel at every turn.

“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.” Proverbs 17: 15

Appeal: Every conscientious individual should implement a personal boycott of Israel and everything made there.


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Israel’s Obsession With Hummus Is About More Than Stealing Palestine’s Food

By Ben White, The National

When Israel expelled hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their villages and homes in 1948, many left with little more than the clothes on their back. Food was left on the stove. Crops were left unharvested. But the land emptied of its inhabitants was soon occupied by new residents.

From 1948 to 1953, almost all new Jewish settlements were established on refugees’ property. The myth of making the desert bloom is belied by the facts: in mid-1949, two-thirds of all land sowed with grain in Israel was Palestinian land. In 1951, “abandoned” land accounted for nearly 95 per cent of all Israel’s olive groves and almost 10,000 acres of vineyards.

During these early years, many Palestinian refugees attempted to return to their lands. By 1956, as many as 5,000 so-called “infiltrators” had been killed by Israeli armed forces, the vast majority of them looking to return home, recover possessions, or search for loved ones. Palestinian women and children who crossed the frontier to gather crops were murdered.

The Nakba in 1948 was the settler colonial conquest of land and the displacement of its owners, a dual act of erasure and appropriation. Citing “reasons of state”, Israel’s first premier David Ben-Gurion appointed a Negev Names Committee to remove Arabic names from the map. By 1951, the Jewish National Fund’s “Naming Committee” had “assigned 200 new names”.

But it did not stop with dynamite and new maps. The Zionist colonisation of Palestine has also included culture, notably cuisine. This is the context for the so-called “hummus wars”: it is not about petty claims and counterclaims, rather, the story is one of colonial, cultural appropriation and resistance to those attempts.

In the decades since the establishment of the State of Israel on the ruins and ethnically cleansed lands of Palestine, various elements of the indigenous cuisine have been targeted for appropriation: falafel, knafeh, sahlab and, of course, hummus.

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Arabic Hummus

Though these dishes are common to a number of communities across the Mediterranean and Middle East, Israel claims them as its own: falafel is the “national snack”, while hummus, according to Israeli food writer Janna Gur, is “a religion”.

In a 2002 article on recipes, the Israeli embassy in Washington acknowledged that “Israel lacks a long-standing culinary heritage”, adding that “only a few years ago, Israelis even doubted the existence of their own authentic cuisine”.

Such an admission is hard to find these days, as appropriation has become propaganda.

Now we have “International Hummus Day”, launched by an Israeli, Ben Lang, who is explicit about the propaganda value of his project: “The idea was to connect people around hummus and get more people talking about it and hopefully get people to see the good things that are happening in Israel.”

“I just wanted to make sure that people saw that the initiative started in Israel.”

As everything from food to the keffiyeh is used to “rebrand” the state that colonised Palestine in the first place, Palestinians and their supporters have fought back.

When an Israeli choreographer included the dabke traditional dance in his company’s repertoire in 2013, a New York-based dabke troupe responded with a thoughtful critique that noted how, by “appropriating dabke, and labelling it Israeli”, the “power imbalance” is only furthered.

They added: “This makes us feel taken advantage of. Exploited. Commodified.”

In December 2014, after a campaign by Palestinian students and their allies, the student assembly at Wesleyan University in Connecticut agreed to remove Sabra hummus from campus dining facilities. The product symbolises Israeli appropriation and ongoing brutality; its parent company, the Strauss Group, donates to the Israeli military.

Accusations of cultural appropriation can produce some misleading responses. It’s not about who is “allowed” to eat what, or even about an objection to the natural cross-pollination that occurs in culture through language, cuisine and more.

That is not the point. It is about the claim of ownership in a context of historic and ongoing violent erasure and displacement.

It is about efforts to create an artificial history that justifies the establishment and continued existence of a settler colonial state.

Even a mainstream Israeli food writer like Gil Hovav has pointed to this reality. “Food is about memory and identity,” he told the Israeli media last year. “Claiming ownership over a food is a way to assert a nation’s narrative. Israeli Jews have made hummus their own.”

Cuisine is where efforts to both deny the existence of Palestine and appropriate its land and heritage meet. It is both an act of theft itself, and a way of justifying that theft.

Ben White is a journalist and the author of Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide

On Twitter: @benabya


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Are Jews The Israelites Of The Bible?

The Awkward Moment When Jews Realize They’re The Goyim
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[This is the in-depth version. For the shorter version, click here.]

Abraham, Hagar,and Ishmael

Abraham sends Hagar & Ishmael away

The number one biblical verse used by Zionist Jews and Zionist Christians alike to justify dispossessing the Palestinians of their land is this one:

“On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates….'” Genesis 15:18

By descendants God definitely meant the same biological bloodline, the same DNA, actual grandchildren of Abram/Abraham. Not spiritual progeny. As even a cursory study would show, those today who are known as Jews are not remotely bloodline descendants of Abraham. Continue reading