"Brit-Am Now"-124

Date:  Fri Oct 25, 2002  9:28 am

1. Arabs
2. Remember Your Kin
3. Message from South AFRICA
4. increased anti-semitism around the world
5. Memories from Sweden
6. Quotation

1. Arabs: Ishmael was the forefather of leading lements amongst the Arabs
and the Islam world reflects the culture of Ishmael more than anything else.
This is what it was said about Ishmael.
I have just lost my second portable phone in a year. Both phones are now in
the possession of Arabs who will not return them and cannot be reached. At
least one was stolen, the other either dropped out of my pocket or I was

2. Remember Your Kin
Joseph sought his brethren. Today, the task of all of us is to seek our
Tribal brethren. An individual can fulfill his inner self best by
identifying with his ancestors and kin.

3. Message from South AFRICA
From: Peter McGregor <peterpeg@i...>
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-119
I thank you once againfor the very interesting material you
send out concerning the lost 10 tribes.We have been in touch before and
whenever possible I
will only be too pleased to make whatever contribution I can. Perhaps you
can put me
in contact with other South Africans on your mailing list. I stay in
Durban. Have
you seen or heard of the book written by Rev. J. H. Allen entitled "Judah's
and Joseph's Birthright", published by Destiny Publishers, U. S. A. and
first published in 1902.
The book consists of 3 parts; The birthright (the promise of many nations to
Abraham), The Sceptre; (the promise of a perpetuated house, throne and
Kingdom to
David) and thirdly, The veil lifted from Abrahamic Nations. I can highly
it as it gives a lot of scientific and biblical evidence in support of what
you are
May the Lord continue to bless you in your work.
Peter McGregor, an adopted Scot in South Africa.

4. increased anti-semitism around the world
From: Chaim Sidman <yogurtwhip@h...>
Subject: semitism around the globe

Don't comfort yourselves with the illusion that it can't happen again. Come
home before it is too late.
"Yidden there is a fire burning. Liquidate the exile before it liquidates you."

From: A friend of mine who normally sends humor
>>Subject: anti-

I know several of you are planning to travel this Winter. I received this
today and am passing it along. Myrna
More proof of virulent anti-semitism around the globe. Rocks have been lifted
all over Europe, and the snakes of Jew-hatred are slithering free.
Belgium, thugs beat up the chief rabbi, kicking him in the face and calling
him "a dirty Jew." Two synagogues in Brussels were firebombed; a third, in
Charleroi, was sprayed with automatic weapons fire.
In Britain, the cover of the New Statesman, a left-wing magazine, depicted a
large Star of David stabbing the Union Jack. Oxford professor Tom Paulin, a
noted poet, told an Egyptian interviewer that American Jews who move to the
West Bank and Gaza "should be shot dead." A Jewish yeshiva student reading
the Psalms was stabbed 27 times on a London bus. "Anti-Semitism", wrote a
columnist in The Spectator, "has become respectable . . . at London dinner
tables." She quoted one member of the House of Lords: "The Jews have been
asking for it and now, thank God, we can say what we think at last."
In Italy, the daily paper La Stampa published a Page 1 cartoon: A tank
emblazoned with a Jewish star points its gun at the baby Jesus, who pleads,
"Surely they don't want to kill me again?" In Corriere Della Sera, another
cartoon showed Jesus trapped in his tomb, unable to rise, because Ariel
Sharon, with rifle in hand, is sitting on the sepulchre. The caption: "Non
In Germany, a rabbinical student was beaten up in downtown Berlin and a
grenade was thrown into a Jewish cemetery. Thousands of neo-Nazis held a
rally, marching near a synagogue on the Jewish sabbath. Graffiti appeared on
a synagogue in the western town of Herford: "Six million were not enough."
In Ukraine, skinheads attacked Jewish worshippers and smashed the windows of
Kiev's main synagogue. Ukrainian police denied that the attack was
In Greece, Jewish graves were desecrated in Ioannina and vandals hurled paint
at the Holocaust memorial in Salonica.
In Holland, an anti-Israel demonstration featured swastikas, photos of
Hitler, and chants of "Sieg Heil" and "Jews into the sea."
In Slovakia, the Jewish cemetery of Kosice was invaded and 135 tombstones
But nowhere have the flames of antisemitism burned more furiously than in
France. - -
In Lyon, a car was rammed into a synagogue and set on fire. In Montpellier,
the Jewish religious center was firebombed; so were synagogues in Strasbourg
and Marseille; so was a Jewish school in Creteil. A Jewish sports club in
Toulouse was attacked with Molotov cocktails, and on the statue of Alfred
Dreyfus in Paris, the words "Dirty Jew" were painted. In Bondy, 15 men beat
up members of a Jewish football team with sticks and metal bars. The bus that
takes Jewish children to school in Aubervilliers has been attacked three
times in the last 14 months. According to the police, metropolitan Paris has
seen 10 to 12 anti-Jewish incidents per day since Easter. Walls in Jewish
neighborhoods have been defaced with slogans proclaiming "Jews to the gas
chambers" and "Death to the Jews." The weekly journal Le Nouvel Observateur
published an appalling libel: It said Israeli soldiers rape Palestinian
women, so that their relatives will kill them to preserve "family honor." The
French ambassador to Great Britain was not sacked -- and did not apologize --
when it was learned that he had told guests at a London dinner that the
world's troubles were the fault of "that shitty little country, Israel."
"At the start of the 21st century," writes Pierre-Andre Taguieff, a
well-known social scientist, in a new book, "we are discovering that Jews are
once again select targets of violence. .
. . Hatred of the Jews has returned to France." But of course, it never left.
Not France; not Europe.
Antisemitism, the oldest bigotry known to man, has been a part of European
society since time immemorial. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, open
Jew-hatred became unfashionable; but fashions change, and Europe is reverting
to type. To be sure, some Europeans are shocked by the re-emergence of
Jew-hatred all over their continent. But the more common reaction has been
"Stop saying that there is antisemitism in France," President Jacques Chirac
scolded a Jewish editor in January. "There is no antisemitism in France."
The European media have been vicious in condemning Israel's self-defense
against Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank; they have been far less
agitated about anti-Jewish terror in their own backyard.
They are making a grievous mistake. For if today the violence and vitriol are
aimed at the Jews, tomorrow they will be aimed at the Christians. A timeless
lesson of history is that it rarely ends with the Jews.
Militant Islamist extremists were attacking and killing Jews long before they
attacked and killed Americans on Sept. 11. The Nazis first set out to
incinerate the Jews; in the end, all of Europe was ablaze Jews, it is often
said, are the canary in the coal mine of civilization. When they become the
objects of savagery and hate, it means the air has been poisoned and an
explosion is soon to come. If Europeans don't rise up and turn against the
Jew-haters, it is only a matter of time until the Jew-haters rise up and turn
against them.
French Anti-Semitism
Finally and long overdue, your people, oppressed and disgraced by hatred and
maliciousness, have achieved justice: now you enjoy full citizen's rights,
but you'll remain Jews nonetheless." Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian
"That shitty little country, Israel." Daniel Bernard, French Ambassador to
England (and former French ambassador to the UN), December 2001. A brief
recap of recent events:
* April 3, 2002: Two molotov cocktails were thrown at a synagogue outside of
* April 2, 2002: Or Aviv Synagogue in Marseille was burned to the ground;
* April 2, 2002: Arsonists struck a pavilion in a Jewish cemetery in the
eastern town of Schiltigheim, France;
* March 30-31, 2002: Arsonists attacked synagogues in Strasbourg, France
after an anti-Israel demonstration;
* Fifteen masked men drove two cars through the gates and into a synagogue in
Lyon. They then set fire to one of the cars in the prayer hall;
* A gunman opened fire on a kosher butcher's shop (and, of course, the
butcher) in Toulouse, France;
* A Jewish couple in their 20s were beaten up by five men in Villeurbanne,
France. The woman was pregnant.
* A Jewish school was broken into and vandalized in Sarcelles, France. This
was in the past week.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, from September 9, 2000, at the start
of the intifada, through November 20, 2001, there were some 330 acts of
anti-semitism just in and around Paris. In addition to literally scores of
firebombing of synagogues, just before Rosh Hashanah, 200 Arabs attacked Jews
on the Champs Elysees. The pace has only picked up since then:
*In December, a French cinema in Paris refused to allow a Hanukah showing of
Harry Potter to 800 Jewish children because of French-Palestinian threats
(the threats were confirmed by French police who then went on to do nothing,
not even giving details). It was one incident in an eventful month when
synagogues continued to be firebombed and a Jewish kindergarten was
vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti and set ablaze. We can understand
anti-Semitism among the French people. There is nothing the French love like
their traditions and, on the question of hating Jews, they certainly have
tradition galore. What, however, can explain the sometimes muted, sometimes
defensively outraged reaction of French officials? Simple. There are
approximately 5,000,000 to 6,000,000 Muslims presently living in France and
many more arrive daily. There are only about 600,000 Jews still living in
France. Moreover, France is the number one European exporter to Iraq,
totaling over two billion dollars per year in exports since 2000. To those
who are at a loss to explain why French elected officials seem "helpless" to
stem the tide of anti-semitism, I say that something smells awfully Vichy
around here. You already know that Israel is at war against a fearsome enemy,
which has brought the fight to its streets. Much of the civilized world
(well, at least on this side of the Atlantic), finally understands this fact.
What is not being acknowledged, however, is that this is not a war against
Israel, or as propagandists and demagogues worldwide would have it,
occupiers. This is a war against each and every individual, Israeli or not,
religious or not, zionist or not, right, left or center, who identifies
himself or herself as Jewish. Israel is only the publicized front line and if
you are not in Israel, and the fight has not arrived at your front yard, just

5. Memories from Sweden
From: Örjan Svensson <orjan.svensson@m...>
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-122

Some memories from childhood that I came to think of:
When I was in school and about 7-10 years old our teacher
taught us about the Biblical patriarcs. A little later I read in
my History book in school about the prophets and
about the fall of the northern kingdom. I remember that
I read that the northern kingdom of Israel ceased to exist
and that its people was exiled. I remember that I felt a little
uneasy when I read that. This was probably the first time
that I came to think about the lost tribes.
When I was a kid a used to go with my parents to a grove of
oaks one time each summer. Christian out-door sermons were being held
there one particular day each summer. This tradition ceased
about 10 years ago. I remember especially one such sermon.
This was in the early 80s, I believe just after Israel had
invaded Lebanon. The famous preacher Mr. Gunnar Svensson was there.
I still clearly remember some of his words. Translated to
English he said roughly, apparently referring to the then recent
events in Lebanon: "Please remember, that whatever
happens, be sure to always be on Israel's side."

6. Quotation
From: Verba Volant <quotation@v...>
Quotation of the day:
Author - Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais

French - prouver que j'ai raison serait accorder que je puis avoir tort

English - proving that I am right would be admitting that I could be wrong