...the use of the name “Israel” by the Zionist state which was created in Palestine in this century is in the nature of a forgery - DR
The adoption of the name “Israel” by the Zionist state which was set up in Palestine in 1948 was transparent false pretense - Douglas Reed (Controversy of Zion)
Old Testament Fraud
Whether Moses lived or not, he cannot have led any mass-exodus from Egypt into Canaan (Palestine). No sharply-defined Israelitish tribes existed (says Rabbi Elmer Berger) at any time when anyone called Moses may have led some small groups out of Egyptian slavery. The Habiru (Hebrews) then were already established in Canaan, having reached it long before from Babylonia on the far side. Their name, Habiru, denoted no racial or tribal identity; it meant “nomads.”
In Alexandria, which had become the center for Greek culture and philosophy, it was Valentinus, the prominent Gnostic leader, who led the assault upon the text of the Old Testament in the second century AD, claiming that certain parts of the Pentateuch and the Prophets were not authentic, while the great Ptolemy, the astrologer and geographer of Italian origin, raised the basic question of the origin of the Pentateuch…Ptolemy concluded that the five books of the Pentateuch attributed to Moses could not possible have come from this single author...However, with the acceptance of Christianity in AD 313 by Constantine the Great, who made it the official religion of the Roman Empire, and the decision of the Christian Council of Loadicia in 363 to include the Old Testament books (the Greek Text) in the Christian canon, belief in the divine inspiration and authorship of the Scriptures finally made the Bible the only acceptable historical source up to the end of the Middle Ages – Ahmed Osman (The Hebrew Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt)
Then and Now
Anything like a pure bred tribe of Judah must have disappeared some centuries before Christ, at the latest.
The One God
Mentioned in Egypt 2,600 years prior to Judaic monotheism.
Samuel, Saul and the Merger
The head of the Levites, Samuel, proposed Saul as nominee king, for the unification of Israel and Judah, of which the former were usually opposed. The union lasted only as long as the reign of Saul. The union was known as the kingdom of Israel. Saul was not a Judahite. Samuel removed Saul after the war of destruction against the Amelakites. He then chose King David, who was a Judahite. Saul continued warring, later attempting to assassinate David, and finally killing himself. David became King, but was not wholly accepted by the Israelites since he was of Judah. Saul’s son, Ishbosheth, was proclaimed the king of the Israelites. The two nations divided. Ishosheth was beheaded and David restored nominal union, setting up the capital at Jerusalem.
Israel was conquered by the Assyrians, and lead into Captivity. The Judahites, then and today consider the House of Israel lost from this time, due to their breaking of the Covenant. Judah, considered Israel “dead.”
The Torah was translated by 72 Jewish scholars at Alexandria between 275 and 150 BC. The reason was that the Jews of the Diaspora had been losing their native tongue. The elders could not foresee that Christianity would later arise and bring their “Scriptures” into greater exposure. If they had known this, the translation would never have been made.
No Mass Exodus
No mass-Exodus of captives from Jerusalem to Babylon can have occurred, because the mass of the Judahite people, from which a Jewish nation later emerged, was already self-distributed far and wide about the known world…having gone whether conditions for commerce were most favorable.
No King Belshazzar
The Jewish Encyclopedia, which points out that King Nebuchadnezzar had no son called Balshazzar and that no king called Belshazzar reigned in Babylon when king Cyrus conquered it. Evidently, the book of Daniel, like the books of the Law attributed to Moses, was the product of Levitical scribes who in it patiently continued to make history conform with their Law, already laid down. If a King Belshazzar could be invented for the purpose of illustration and precedent, so could a prophet Daniel.
Descendants of the Levitical priests and desirous of the reinstigation of the old system, appealed to the Roman Truimvir, Pompey, to intervene in Judea. It did not work. The recent converts, the Idumeans, had Antipater made procurator by Caesar. His son was Herod who was made king of Judea by Anthony. The Pharisees had really wanted to destroy these Idumeans rather than convert them. The Sadducees were more clement. The Idumeans, like Herod, were thought of as half-caste. The hard-liner Zionists, even today, blame the clemency shown to the Idumeans as responsible for the wrath of Jehovah, as a transgression on the Second Law.
Roman’s Wipe out Jerusalem
About 35 years after the Crucifixion, the problem within a totally Pharisaic controlled Judea escalated. The Romans stepped in and destroyed the Temple. Judea was wiped off the map.
For long periods during the next nineteen hundred years no Jews at all lived in Jerusalem. The Samaritans, a tiny remnant of whom have survived all the persecutions, are the only people who have lived continually in Palestine since Old Testament times.
The Babylonian Talmud
The Talmud began at Jamnia and Usha, was completed at Sura and Pumbedita.
The Jews of the world looked to Babylon as the center of Talmudic government. The heads of the academies were called Gaonim. Even the princes – the Exilarchs (later Nasim) looked to them in all matters. All matters under dispute were referred to as the “Gaonate.” There was total obedience to their ruling.
After this rout, the Pharisees set up the headquarters in Jamnia – in Palestine. Their Talmud was written in an effort to maintain control over the dispersed Judaic peoples – who were now of mixed blood. The Talmud was also a bulwark against the rise of Christianity which may have converted Jews.
Revolution and War
These 450 years saw the visible Talmudic center cease to exist…and the destruction idea simultaneously entered Europe in a new form, which bore the name – “revolution.”
The 450 years have seen three of these “revolutions.” The main assault in each case was on legitimate governments, nationhood and Christianity.
Stages of Zionism
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The Judites Appear
Or as Rabbi J. H. Hertz in 1918 declared: The people known at present as the Jews are descendants of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin with a certain number of the tribe of Levi.
From the moment when it first appears as an entity this tribe of Judah has a strange look. It was always cut off, and never got on well with its neighbors. Its origins are mysterious. It seems from the beginning, with its ominous name, somehow to have been set apart, rather than to have been “chosen.” The Levitical Scriptures include it among the tribes of Israel, and as the others mingled themselves with mankind this would leave it the last claimant to the rewards promised by Jehovah to “the chosen people.” However, even this claim seems to be false, for the Jewish Encyclopaedia impartially says that Judah was “in all likelihood a non-Israelitish tribe” - DR
Tribe of Ill-Repute
Judah, from which today’s Zionism comes down, was a tribe of ill repute. Judah sold his brother Joseph, the most beloved son of Jacob-called-Israel, to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver (as Judas, the only Judean among the disciples, much later betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver), and then founded the tribe in incest (Genesis 37-38).
Solomon & the Temple
Son of David and the Hittite woman Bathsheba. Solomon was of the Judahites. He murdered his three brothers and built the Temple of Jerusalem. He established in the temple the hereditary priesthood. The tentative union dissolved upon Solomon’s death.
Judite (Judahite) Dominance
The creed which was given force of daily law in Judah in 458 BC was then and still is unique in the world. It rested on the assertion, attributed to the tribal deity (Jehovah), that “the Israelites” (in fact, the Judahites) were his “chosen people” who, if they did all his “statutes and judgments,” would be set over all other peoples and be established in a “promised land.”
Exclusivity of Judtes
...the Israelites, spurning the non-Israelitish Judahites, had long since been absorbed by other mankind, taking with them the vision of a universal, loving God of all men. The Israelites, from all the evidence, never knew this racial creed which was to come down through the centuries as the Jewish religion, or Judaism. It stands, for all time, as the product of Judah of the Levites.
Israelites vs. Judites
The surviving words of the earlier Israelites show that their tradition was a widening one of neighbourliness under a universal God. This was changed into its opposite by the itinerant priests who segregated the Judahites and established the worship of Jehovah.
In the Old Testament Israel is often called “the House of Joseph,” in pointed distinction from “the House of Judah.” The Jewish Encyclopaedia says, “Joseph and Judah typify two distinct lines of descent” and adds (as already cited) that Judah was “in all likelihood a non-Israelitish tribe.” The Encyclopaedia Britannica says that Judaism developed long after the Israelites had merged themselves with mankind, and that the true relationship of the two peoples is best expressed in the phrase, “The Israelites were not Jews.” Historically, Judah was to survive for a little while and to bring forth Judaism, which begat Zionism. Israel was to disappear as an entity, and it all came about in this way: The little tribe in the south, Judah, became identified with the landless tribe, that of the Levites. These hereditary priests, who claimed that their office had been bestowed on them by Jehovah on Mount Sinai, were the true fathers of Judaism.
Dr. Kastein says: “The two states had no more in common, for good or evil, than any other two countries with a common frontier. From time to time they waged war against each other or made treaties, but they were entirely separate. The Israelites ceased to believe that they had a destiny apart from their neighbours and King Jeroboam made separation from Judah as complete in the religious as in the political sense.” Then, of the Judahites, Dr. Kastein adds, “they decided that they were destined to develop as a race apart… they demanded an order of existence fundamentally different from that of the people about them. These were differences which allowed of no process of assimilation to others. They demanded separation, absolute differentiation.”
...these Israelite protests against the heresy of Judah have an ageless appeal and from the monument to vanished Israel. They force their way, like little blades of truth, between the dark stones of tribal saga. They pointed the way to the rising and widening road of common involvement in mankind and away from the tribal abyss.
The little tribe in the south, Judah, became identified with the landless tribe, that of the Levites. These hereditary priests who claimed that their office had been bestowed upon them by Jehovah on Mount Sinai were the true fathers of Judaism.
The masters of Judah, the Levites, as they drew up their Law also took what they could use from the inheritance of other peoples and worked it into the stuff they were molding.
It was the Levites, with their racial creed, that Israel rejected. The next two hundred years, during which Israel and Judah existed separately, and often in enmity, but side by side, are filled with the voices of the Hebrew “prophets,” arraigning the Levites and the creed which they were constructing. These voices still call to mankind out of the tribal darkness which beclouds much of the Old Testament, for they scarified the creed which was in the making just as Jesus scarified it seven or eight hundred years later, when it was long established, at the Temple in Jerusalem.
Elijah, Elisha, Hosea, Micah
These Israelite prophets raised their voices against the Judahites, their divisive theodicy and racialist creed. They despised the priestly sacrificial rites of blood and hated for “heathens”
These men contended for the soul of the tribes people during the two centuries when Israel and Judah existed side by side, and sometimes at daggers drawn. During this period the Levites, earlier distributed among the twelve tribes, were driven more and more to congregate in tiny Judah and in Jerusalem, and to concentrate their energies on the Judahites.
Fall of Israel
Then, in 721 BC, Israel was attacked and conquered by Assyria and the Israelites were carried into captivity. Judah was spared for that moment and for another century remained an insignificant vassal, first of Assyria and then of Egypt, and the stronghold of the Levitical sect.
At that point “the children of Israel” disappear from history and if promises made to them are to be redeemed, this redemption must evidently be from among the ranks of mankind, in which they became involved and merged.
The ten tribes have no share in the world to come - (Talmud)
Judites Claim Supremacy
The Judaist claim, on the other hand, is that Israel was totally and deservedly “lost,” because it rejected the Levitical creed and chose “rapprochement with neighboring peoples.” Dr. Kastein, whose words these are, nearly twenty-seven centuries later ardently rejoiced, on that very account, in their downfall: “The ten northern tribes, with their separate development, had drifted so far from their kindred in the south that the chronicle of their fall takes the form of a brief bald statement of fact unrelieved by any expression of grief. No epic poem, no dirge, no sympathy marked the hour of their downfall.”
The Levites of that ancient time did not, and today’s Zionists do not believe that the Israelites “vanished without leaving a trace” (as Dr. Kastein says). They were pronounced “dead,” in the way that a Jew marrying out of the fold today is pronounced dead...they were excommunicated and only in that sense “vanished.”
The true meaning of the assertion that Israel “disappeared” is to be found in the later Talmud, which says: “The ten tribes have no share in the world to come.” Thus, “the children of Israel” are banned from heaven by the ruling sect of Judah because they refused to exclude themselves from mankind on earth.
Therefore the use of the name “Israel” by the Zionist state which was created in Palestine in this century is in the nature of a forgery.
If the Zionist state of 1948 could lay claim to any name whatever taken from far antiquity, this could only be “Judah.”
Origin of Deuteronomy (Levite Law)
One hundred years following the sacking and seizure of Israel, the Levites composed their “Law,” epitomized in Deuteronomy which was read aloud in the temple. This was the birth of “Mosaic Law” really created by the Levites and attributed to Moses. It is really Levitical or Judaic law. It is their “political program.” Deuteronomy means “second law” because it stood distinct from the original Israelite law. It was the first book to be completed and is not the fifth book of the Bible.
During the hundred years that followed the Assyrian conquest of Israel, the Levites in Judah began to compile the written Law. In 621 BC they produced Deuteronomy and read it to the people in the temple at Jerusalem. This was the birth of “the Mosaic law,” which Moses, if he ever lived, never knew. It is called the Mosaic law because it is attributed to him, but the authorities agree that it was the product of the Levites, who then and later repeatedly made Moses (and for that matter, Jehovah) say what suited them. Its correct description would be “the Levitical law” or “the Judaic law.” Deuteronomy, is to formal Judaism and Zionism what the Communist Manifesto was to the destructive revolution of our century. It is the basis of the Torah (“the Law”) contained in the Pentateuch, which itself forms the raw material of the Talmud, which again gave birth to those “commentaries” and commentaries-on-commentaries which together constitute the Judaic “law.”
Therefore Deuteronomy is also the basis of the political programme, of worldly dominion over nations despoiled and enslaved, which has been largely realized in the West during this Twentieth Century. Deuteronomy is of direct relevancy to the events of our day, and much of the confusion surrounding them disperses if they are studied in its light.
Deuteronomy stood the earlier tradition on its head, if it was in harmony with the moral commandments. However, the Levites were within their self-granted right in making any changes they chose, for they held that they were divinely authorized to amend the Law, as orally revealed by God to Moses, in order to meet “the constantly changing conditions of existence in the spirit of traditional teaching” (Dr. Kastein).
Secret Oral Tradition of the Levites
For that matter, they also claimed that Moses had received at Sinai a secret oral Torah, which must never be committed to writing. In view of the later inclusion of the Old Testament in one volume with the Christian New Testament, and the average Gentile’s assumption that he thus has before his eyes the whole of “the Mosaic Law,” this qualification is of permanent interest.
Deuteronomy is above all a complete political program: the story of the planet, created by Jehovah for this “special people,” is to be completed by their triumph and the ruination of all others. The rewards offered to the faithful are exclusively material: slaughter, slaves, women, booty, territory, empire. The only condition laid down for these rewards is observance of “the statutes and judgments,” which primarily command the destruction of others. The only guilt defined lies is non-observance of these laws. Intolerance is specified as observance; tolerance as non-observance, and therefore as guilt.
A Very Bad Move
During the Christian era a council of theologians made the decision that the Old Testament and the New should be bound in one book, without any differentiation, as if they were stem and blossom, instead of immovable object and irresistible force.
How can the same God, by commandment to Moses, have enjoined men to love their neighbours and “utterly to destroy” their neighbours? What relationship can there be between the universal, loving God of the Christian revelation and the cursing deity of Deuteronomy?
Birth of Chaos and Evil
In Deuteronomy Judaism was born, yet this would have been a stillbirth, and Deuteronomy might never again have been heard of, if that question had rested only with the Levites and their captive Judahites.