by Dr. Gerhard Falk
The Middle East Studies
numerous scholarly associations in this country. These associations derive their
membership almost entirely from professors who teach and research in various
areas of interest on the campuses of our colleges and universities. These
associations range from anthropology to zoology and have one thing in common.
All of them attempt to discover new and useful information in an objective and
dispassionate, non-political manner. This means that we can fairly well rely on
the findings of archeologists, economists or historians as published in their
several journals, books and monographs. Of course, there are constant revisions
of knowledge as new information becomes available. Nevertheless, every effort is
made by the scholars in these numerous “fields” to allow all opinions to be
represented and all views to be heard.
exception to these rules is the Middle East Studies Association. MESA, which
travels under the umbrella of “objective scholarship”, is in fact a
propaganda machine devoted to the destruction of Israel and the persecution of
the Jewish people.
president of MESA is a professor at the University of California who is called
formally, “King Abdul Aziz al Saud Professor of Islamic Studies”. This means
that in addition to his ordinary salary, the professor receives extra income
from the Saudi government to teach their point of view to the students at the
University of California. Now we all know the opinion of the Saudis concerning
Jews. The Saudi dictatorship tell their people that Jews bake “matzohs” with
the blood of children, that we poison the drinking water, and that we are
subhuman. This message comes directly from the rantings of the late Joseph Göbbels,
Hitler’s propaganda minister. Göbbels called Jews “ferment of
decomposition”, whatever that means. These concepts, together with the
demonization of “World Jewry”, are now the standard ravings of the Saudis
and their supporters. Remember that 15 of the 19 brutes who killed 3,000
Americans on September 11, 2001 were Saudi citizens as is Osama bin Laden,
despite an attempt by the Saudi dictators to pretend otherwise.
the MESA elected a new president. This man, you guessed it, is a Jew. Now we are
ready to shout “self hating Jew”. Yet, that is not really the case here. The
new president of MESA makes certain that all know that he has a Jewish mother
and Jewish father and that he lived in Israel and that he speaks Hebrew. By
certifying his Jewish origins this leader of the campus campaign against Israel
and “the Jews” believes that he is now creditable in his attack on the 5
million survivors of the European-Arab holocaust. Therefore he lectures the
media who need no additional encouragement to skew the news against the Jewish
people. He tells the media that America is hated in the Moslem world because the
U.S.A. supports the survival of Israel. According the the MESA message, it is no
crime for an Arab to throw bombs into Jewish restaurants and kill folks at their
Pesach Seder. However, it is criminal for the Jews to defend themselves. Of
course, earlier we were told that the Jews were themselves responsible for the
Holocaust because they did not defend themselves. Well, what do you know? Jews
are wrong both ways. That is really no news, is it? Are we not all capitalists
and communists at the same time?
further from the speech of the Jewish MESA president that it is wrong for the
United States to provide Israel with “nearly $5 billion” in aid every year.
Of course, nothing is said about the immense support Egypt receives from the
U.S. taxpayer each year nor that the European Union supplies the “Palestinian
Authority” with money to support homicide bombers and their families.
to MESA it is also wrong for our government to veto the anti-Jewish hate
resolutions constantly proposed by the Arab delegates to the U.N. MESA
also pretends that it is somehow the fault of “the Jews” that Christian
Arabs entered the two Arab camps, Sabra and Shatilla, and murdered 2,000
“innocent Palestinians” there. In sum, when Arabs murder Arabs “the
Jews” are at fault.
with the media, MESA uses a vocabulary worthy of the predictions of George
Orwell, the British novelist, who wrote a book called 1984 in 1948. In
that famous book Orwell predicts that we will all live in a dictatorship ruled
by Big Brother who will, among other things, force us to use a language Orwell
called Newspeak. That language, now adopted by MESA and their friends in
the media, translates all rational thought into its opposite. In Orwell’s
novel, the government tells its people that war is peace, that freedom is
slavery and that ignorance is strength.
MESA and their allies in the media call Judea and Samaria “the west bank”.
The truth is that our very name, Jew, is derived from Judea, the province of
Israel which was named after the son of Jacob, Judah, and which is the most
ancient source of Jewish civilization. We are also told that a Jew born in Efrat
or other Israeli towns is a “settler” while an Arab born in Lebanon, Egypt,
Syria or any of the other 20 Arab countries is a “Palestinian refugee”. An
Egyptian born terrorist, Jassir Arafat Husseini, is called “president” of a
non-existing country. This immigrant nephew of Hay Amin al Husseini, former
“mufti” of Jerusalem and companion of Hitler in Berlin during the second
world war, is not and has never been a “Palestinian”. He is an
Egyptian. In fact, the very word “Palestinian” is utter nonsense. The
majority of the Arabs now living in Israel came there from 20 different Arab
countries to take advantage of Jewish ingenuity, investments and “blood, sweat
and tears”. The only thing these so-called Palestinians have ever contributed
to the world is murder of innocent people.
world knows that in 2000 the former Prime Minister of Israel offered to
relinquish all of Judea and Samaria and most of Jerusalem to the so-called
“Palestinian Authority”. Everyone also knows that Arafat turned down this
offer. Had he accepted it he would now be the dictator of “Palestine”. Yet,
he refused. Now, believe it or not, the Jewish president of MESA blames the
government of Israel for that refusal. The reasons for this crazy accusation
cannot be understood by a normal person. It makes as much sense as claiming that
we bake our bread with the blood of children. Yet, here it is. The Jews are
always at fault.
Now to top
off the Göbbels like propaganda against the Jewish people orchestrated by MESA
and its “Jewish” president, these people are now collecting signatures from
so-called Jews on a petition to our government calling for the “immediate
end” of U.S. aid to Israel.
we and our enemies all know that if Israel should lose the support of the U.S.
then Israel would at once be invaded by the 260 million Arabs surrounding that
small country. The outcome would be the massacre of every one of the 5.5 million
Jews living there. Therefore, those who demand that our government stop the
support of Israel are in fact advocating another Holocaust.
of all this Jew-bashing may be found in the Marxist orientation of the Middle
East Studies Association and its pseudo-Jewish president. Karl Marx (1818-1883)
was the founder of the Communist party and author of Capital. The
grandson of two rabbis, he wrote anti-Jewish tracts. Marx wrote that "...
the Jew contributes nothing to civilization” and that “the Jewish god is
years of Nazi domination of Germany, the anti-Jewish diatribes of Karl Marx, the
Jew, were prominently displayed on German streets, in German newspapers and in
German propaganda tracts. Likewise, the Middle East Studies Association resorts
to such defamation, having derived its inspiration from that 2,000 year old
“great hatred” which fueled the Spanish Inquisition, the Russian
“pogroms” and Auschwitz.
all this, write to your congressman and tell him/her that you object to the
financing of the MESA with $20.5 of your taxpayers' money.
Do it now.
Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications,
including Stigma: How We Treat Outsiders.