by Edna Yaghi
(Mrs. Edna Yaghi wrote the following article in
response to the
3rd letter from Dr. Andrew E.
Mathis to the Editor)
- "The winds blow strongest
against those who stand tallest." F.C. Hayes
- It seems the one whose goat was
gotten was you Dr. Mathis and not anyone else.
- As for your question number one
Dr. Mathis, I shall only answer that I leave it up to your vivid
imagination and a bit of Hollywood theatrics.
- Question number 2. I never had any
doubt that you were a Jew and no, this does not bother me in the
least. I also knew you were a Zionist and yes, this does bother
me a great deal. Saying you are a "very left-wing
Zionist," is the same as saying you are a serial killer but
only kill those who deserve to die. Zionism is the anti-thesis
of all that is right and good in this world. It is the
anti-thesis of life itself, peace and the tenets of Judaism. As
Professor William E. Hocking stated, "political Zionists
are the chief enemies of the Jewish interest in the world of
- Though the Jews are no longer a
race of people, Israel is a racist state. Racist meaning that
Israel discriminates against non-Jews on the basis of religion.
The words of Montague David Eder, former President of the
Zionist Federation of Great Britain still ring true when he
said, "There can be only one national home in Palestine,
and that a Jewish one, and no equality in the partnership
between Jews and Arabs."
- The UN Resolution in 1975
declaring Zionism to be a form of racial discrimination is a
valid declaration. Being critical of Zionism and the brutality
of the Israeli government is not being anti-Jewish.
- Joseph Weitz, Jewish National
Fund, who was the administrator responsible for Jewish
colonization once said, "There is no other way then to
transfer the Arabs from here (Palestine) to the neighboring
countries, to transfer all of them; not one village, not one
tribe should be left."
- Again, let me remind you that
official Zionist history describes which methods of terrorism
should be used against the Palestinians with the objective to
"inflict physical harm or liquidate them."
- My title was meant for you Dr.
Mathis no matter how you took it for you rewrite and distort
history. I do not make such attempts. That you have labeled me
as "exceedingly rude and presumptive" in my choice of
titles is sort of like the pot calling the kettle black. I
presume nothing, cannot read minds, but I do a pretty good job
at reading between the lines as I also mentioned before.
- Allow me to quote Israel Shamir,
who is a Jew and an Israeli writer. I consider him a great man
and a very brave one. He said in his weekly column in the Vesti,
the biggest Russian-language paper in Israel, "Our Jewish
army murders civilians, demolishes houses, starves millions and
imposes the siege on the Palestinian villages. Our crimes
exceeded the Russian crimes in Chechnya and Afghanistan, the
American crimes in Vietnam and Serb crimes in Bosnia."
- He went on to say, "We do not
mind occupation and invasion, as long as we invade and occupy.
The sight of a child raising hands in front of the machine gun
toting thug grieves us only if it is a Jewish child. The Gentile
child can be shot at freely."
- Then he stated a little further
on, "Let us put it straight, we were against racism as long
as it was somebody else’s racism. We were against death squads
and Sonderkommando as long as they acted against us. Our own
killers, our Jewish Sonderkommando is the object of our tender
admiration. The Jewish state is the only place in the world
possessing legitimate killer squads, embracing the policy of
assassinations, practicing torture on the medieval scale. Do not
worry, dear Jewish readers, we torture and assassinate Gentiles
- I shall stand with Israel Shamir
and blame you Dr. Mathis as well as all Israelis, for the
Palestinian suffering. I also blame the apathetic Americans for
allowing such suffering to continue. I blame the Arab leaders
for their lack of concern and their selfishness and I blame
myself for not trying harder to change what is happening to the
- I shall now leave you with some of
Mr. Shamir’s closing words. "We can choose the way of
Neneveh, to repent, to return the stolen property, to give full
equality to the Gentiles, to stop discrimination and murder, and
hope to be forgiven by God, if not for our sake, then for the
sake of our cats and dogs. We can persist in our evil ways as
the people of Sodom and wait for the flood of fire and burning
sulphur from the angry heavens of Palestine."
Mrs. Edna Yaghi is a free-lance writer and a regular contributor to Media Monitors
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