Monday, October 07, 2013

Rabbi Ovadia’s Record of Hate Speech Sanitized by the Media

Dossier on Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Bigotry, Racism and Incitement
--which the controlled Media minimizes or omits 


By Michael Hoffman 

www.revisionisthistory.org


In a speech on June 24, 1984 upon his return to America from Libya, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, referred to Judaism as a "dirty religion." (The media often claim that he said Judaism was a “gutter religion”). His statement is from 29 years ago, but if Farrakhan were to visit your town tomorrow and deliver a speech  or plant a tree or donate a check to a charitable organization  the Associated Press, the New York Times, FOX News, CBS etc. would remind the world that Farrakhan was tainted and reprehensible because he once said that Judaism was a dirty religion. 



Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the “Torah sage” of the extremist Israeli political party Shas, has died at age 93. Isabel Kershner, foreign correspondent for the New York Times writes:

 “Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, a fiery figure in Israeli politics who, as the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, fought for the interests of Jews of Middle Eastern and North African origin, died Monday in Jerusalem...Clad in his distinctive uniform of turban, gold-embroidered robe and dark glasses, Rabbi Yosef embodied a particular blend of religion, tradition, populism and ethnicity. As the leader of a Sephardic council of Torah sages that founded Shas in the early 1980s, he harnessed the underdog sentiment of many non-European Israeli Jews, restored their pride and turned them into a potent political force... Awarded the prestigious Israel Prize in 1970 for Torah literature, he wrote Talmudic commentaries and volumes of answers to questions on religious law.”


The October 7 Associated Press obituary: “Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jews who transformed his downtrodden community of immigrants from North Africa and Arab nations and their descendants into a powerful force in Israeli politics, died on Monday... Yosef was often called the outstanding Sephardic rabbinical authority of the century. His prominence helped boost the confidence of his community, which makes up roughly half of Israel's population...”


The New York Times tells us that Rabbi Yosef stood for the “underdog” and restored the pride of “non-European Israeli Jews.” The AP says he “transformed his downtrodden community” and was “the outstanding Sephardic rabbinical authority of the century.” Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu heaped lavish praise on Rabbi Yosef as “one of the great halachic authorities of our generation. Rav Ovadia was a giant in Torah and halacha (Talmudic law) and a spiritual leader for tens of thousands," Netanyahu said. "He worked hard to glorify the heritage of Israel.”


While Farrakhan and others like him are hounded for the rest of their lives by any comment about “Jews” or Judaism seen to be derogatory, one would never know from reading these media reports that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was anything other than a humanitarian campaigner for the “underdog” and the “downtrodden,” and a brilliant scholar.

What the hypocrites in the establishment media have concealed is that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef hated women. He hated gentiles. He hated Judaics who rejected the Talmud. He called publicly for the extermination of the Palestinians. He didn’t hate all gentiles, however. Rabbi Ovadia made an exception for Adolf Hitler. When he wasn’t busy fabricating magic amulets to give to superstitious Israeli voters who promised to vote for his Shas party, Ovadia’s kabbalistic Judaism revealed to him that the liberal Judaics who were killed by Hitler’s armed forces were “reincarnated sinners” and for this reason he declared Hitler to be an avenging angel sent by heaven. This is apparently how Ovadia Yosef “glorified” the “heritage of Israel.”

The New York Times, the Associated Press and the rest of the corporate media have accorded widespread publicity to stories of Muslim clerics and heads of state in the Middle East allegedly referring to Judaic people as “pigs and dogs.” But when an “illustrious” Israeli rabbi’s career is examined after his death — a career dedicated to denigrating women, Palestinians, gentiles and even his own people if they rejected the Talmud, there is hardly a whisper about the teachings of this depraved hate monger, which he imparted to the Sephardic nation in the Israeli state, and to Judaics around the world via satellite broadcasts. 

The documented teachings of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef 

Women are equivalent to dogs and pigs:

 "A man must take care not to walk between two women or between two dogs or two pigs, and men should also not allow a woman or a dog or a pig to walk between them." [Sermon, 2006. cf. Haaretz, Dec. 30, 2011]

Judaic persons killed under the Third Reich were reincarnated sinners:

 “An eminent rabbi who heads Israel's third biggest political party sparked an uproar in Israel for saying that 6 million Jews perished in the Holocaust because they were reincarnations of sinners. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was speaking in his weekly Saturday night sermon that is broadcast over the party’s radio stations and is beamed overseas by satellite. He said the six million Holocaust victims ‘were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done. They had been reincarnated in order to atone.’  [Associated Press, Aug. 6, 2000]. Yehoshua Mashav told Israel Radio that “in plain language (Rabbi) Yosef was saying that Hitler...‘was simply the messenger of God sent to give the Jewish people their just desserts.” [The Independent (UK), Aug. 6, 2000].

The Arab people should be exterminated:

“May the Holy Name visit retribution on the Arab heads, and cause their seed to be lost, and annihilate them. It is forbidden to have pity on them. We must give them missiles with relish, annihilate them. Evil ones, damnable ones.” [2001 Passover sermon. Cf. Haaretz, April 12, 2001].

Gentiles likened to donkeys; they exist only to serve Jews:

“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel...With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant... That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew. Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created.” [Jerusalem Post, October 18, 2010].

The mainstream media cannot recall what Rabbi Ovadia Yosef taught in the past few years as formal halachic doctrine, but they will never forget two words that Louis Farrakhan uttered in 1984. An infantilized American public are brainwashed by a thoroughly rotten and corrupt media that presume to lecture Russia, Iran and China on journalistic ethics. 

The media would never publish an obituary for Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without emphatically stating that he allegedly "denied the Holocaust" and "pledged the destruction of Israel." But prominent Israeli haters get a free pass. 


"Ovadia was laid to rest in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sanhedria, with some 800,000 mourners converging from all over the country to attend what became the largest funeral in Israeli history.” — Times of Israel, Oct. 7, 2013

This corrosive hypocrisy is intended to convey the impression that “hate" is chiefly the domain of the opponents of Judaism and Zionism. For chutzpagh it would be hard to top the New York Times which, on October 15, eight days after whitewashing Rabbi Ovadia’s record of hatred, the Times published a column titled, "How Palestinian Hate Prevents Peace.” It was authored by Israeli Minister of Intelligence Yuval Steinitz. He wrote:


 “...the celebrated Egyptian poet Hisham al-Gakh, author(ed)...a famous hit proclaiming that 'our enemy is the fork-tailed Zionist devil.’...in July, the program “Palestine This Morning” featured two sisters reciting a poem referring to “sons of Zion” and “barbaric monkeys” and “wretched pigs.” These are but a few of the thousands of examples of Palestinian incitement against the Jewish state and the Jewish people....Instead of being schooled in the 'culture of peace,' the next generation of Palestinians is being relentlessly fed a rhetorical diet that includes...the demonization of Jews...The fact that this anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic indoctrination persists...constitutes a huge obstacle on the road to peace....Palestinian leaders must.. immediately and fully halt... their encouragement and sponsorship of hatred.”

Meanwhile, an estimated 700,000 − 800,000 Israelis turned out to help Israeli leaders encourage and sponsor the memory of the rabbi who called for the extermination of the Arab people. We ask 
Yuval Steinitz and other self-righteous Israelis, what “culture of peace" are you being schooled in? 

Orthodox Judaism and Zionism inculcate an arrogant supremacist ideology in their followers whereby they believe themselves entitled to freely stigmatize the nations of the goyim with negative racial stereotypes, without having to fear the sort of international outrage and condemnation which would arise if this bigotry were directed at Israelis. When the bigotry is expressed by Rabbi Yosef, Undersecretary of State Sherman, or the New York Times, it is exempt from critical scrutiny and protest of the type Yuval Steinitz directs at the Palestinians.


The documented racism of a Zionist Undersecretary of State, and the New York Times, toward the people of Iran:

Wendy Sherman

“We know that deception is part of the DNA”

The Oct. 3, 2013 Los Angeles Times reported that Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, the State Department’s third-ranking official, testified to the US Senate about the Obama administration's negotiating strategy with the Iranians: "Sherman said officials wouldn't lift major sanctions 'any time soon...The fundamental large sanctions that we have in place should not disappear anytime soon, unless all of our concerns are addressed by the Iranians,' she said...She said of the Iranians: 'we know that deception is part of the DNA.”

“...there is a precedent for lying to protect the Shiite community”

"Complicating matters further, some analysts say that Ayatollah Khamenei's denial of Iranian nuclear ambitions has to be seen as part of a Shiite historical concept called taqiyya, or religious dissembling. For centuries an oppressed minority within Islam, Shiites learned to conceal their sectarian identity to survive, and so there is a precedent for lying to protect the Shiite community."

— James Risen, "Seeking Nuclear Insight in Fog of the Ayatollah's Utterances," New York Times, April 14, 2012, p. A4. (This was a news report, not an op-ed; emphasis supplied). 

None of the Zionist hate speech resonates with the corporate media. Instead they publicize Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accusing the Palestinians of racist defamation of Israelis:

 "Mr. Netanyahu and several of his ministers have blamed...violence on incitement against Israelis and Jews in the Palestinian Authority-sponsored news media and schools. 'The main obstacle for peace is a horrible incitement that became really a culture of hatred...sponsored by the Palestinian Authority, not just by some zealots or some members of Parliament here and there,' Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli minister of strategic affairs, said...'If we want to give peace a chance, this horrible incitement should be ended, terminated immediately,' he said. (NY Times online, Nov. 13, 2013).

Yet it is Netanyahu who lauded Rabbi Ovadia without qualification! Ending the kind of “incitement” and hate speech represented by Ovadia Yosef is nowhere on the agenda of these Talmudic one-track minds. The outrageous hypocrisy of the self-righteous Israeli government and their allies in the U.S. media is a marvel to behold.

Because of the influence of Talmudic supremacy throughout much of Western society, rabbis who preach hatred of gentiles and Arabs in particular, are generally accorded cosmetic biographies and obituaries, and canonization.  In the case of Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook (1865-1935), the pioneering religious-Zionist ideologue who was behind the justification for the dispossession, subjugation and dehumanization of the Palestinians, Yale University Press is publishing, Rav Kook, Yehuda Mirsky’s hagiography of this rabbinic racist hater who is disgracefully described in Yale’s advertising for the book as a “great-souled rabbi” (NY Review of Books, Dec. 19, 2013, p. 41). Rabbi Kook’s hate speech, bearing the Yale imprimatur, is sanitized, whitewashed and offered for the approval of the human rights liberals, in a manner similar to the whitewashing of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. 


Susan Benesch

The partisans of Judaism and Zionism have politicized the issue of hate speech by presenting it as  mostly a Nazi/Far Right or Iranian phenomenon. Susan Benesch, a fellow of the US Holocaust Museum, founded and directs the “Dangerous Speech Project.” In a column in the Wall Street Journal (Dec. 18, 2013, p. A15), Benesch and her co-author, Michael Abrahamowitz (a US Holocaust Museum director), offer as examples of hate speech-purveyors, Nazis, Buddhists, Greek Rightists, and those Iranians who refer to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a "rabid dog.” 

Benesch and Abrahamowitz offer not a word of disapprobation concerning influential rabbis such as Ovadia Yosef who are guilty of incitement for declaring their desire to annihilate the Arab people and subjugate the goyim.  Benesch and Abrahamowitz mirror the American media doctrine that hate is spewed mainly by one broad class of miscreants tracked and exposed by high-minded Judaic persons morally positioned to judge the alleged offenders, and exempt the rabbis. 



Flatbush Jewish Journal • Dec. 19, 2013 • page 40: high praise for the bigot Ovadia Yosef.
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1 comment:

phyllis66 said...

Doesn't this prove that the lunatics are really Jewish and believe in a vile and disgusting faith that has no redemptive qualities about it whatsoever?