"Brit-Am Now"-86

Date:  Wed Sep 4, 2002  1:40 pm

1. Aram Paquin: Possible reason for salting newborns
2. Rusty: Cimmerians and Scythians are the lost tribes
3. Aram Paquin: Suggested News Websites
4. Should Translation be Changed?
5. Hitler`s Children, by William E. Grim

1. Aram Paquin: Possible reason for salting newborns
Subject: Dear, I koshered the kid.
THOU WAST NOT SALTED AT ALL>>: Just after birth they would rub the baby
with salt. This was considered efficacious to strengthen the flesh.
Possibly a form of antisepsis. That would make perfect sense.

2. Rusty: Cimmerians and Scythians are the lost tribes
Hi Yair got back from camping we had a great time. I read your Lost
Israelite Identity up to section 2 Sea-way. Cimmerians and Scythians are
the lost tribes. By common-sense one can imagine an entire population which
was the ancient Northern Israelites who where conquers themselves to have a
massive population and would become a dominant population amongst exiled
nations. The fact that the Cimmerians appear at the exact same time as
Israel disappeared from Syria and all the other evidence you offer and
other scholars offer like Kristensen there is only one possible answer who
the Cimmerians and Scyths are ISRAELITES!!!. Your writings have stirred up
a great urgency in me.

3. Aram Paquin: Suggested News Websites
Subject: A suggestion
Yair, here are just a few of the more than three dozen pro-Israeli sites I
have on my desktop.
I thought that you could include them as links at the bottom of your
reports and also on your website, your readers could simply point & click &
eventually subscribe on their own.
For up to the minute news reports
Focus on media bias & distortion of facts
A "must have" primer on the facts behind the mid-east crisis

Get involved & write some letters

4. Should Translation be Changed?

Shalom Yair, Thanks for your efforts of inspiring
through sending studies by email. Yet I seem to be
blind to the 'thee and thou' versions of bibles,
though. Maybe there are more people with similar
problems, what that is concerned. I mean it, it is not
a joke. I skip the text and read your comment on them
when I read them. Maybe you could consider a new
translation? Rosa.

Answer: Until now we have always used the King James translation because:
a. We have it on file.
b. Even though it has some very serious faults and mistranslations on the
whole it is reliable.
Historically, the Jews of England used it and so did Jewish scholars in the
USA. Some of the
major Jewish translations also follow it, more or less.
c. It has literary value and its choice of expression is both "Hebraic" in
character and Classical Writing at its best.
d. Many of our Christian readers are familiar with it and of all the
Christian translations it is the least likely to cause
offence to Jewish readership.
e. There is a translation by the Jewish Publication Society that follows
the KJ in many places but uses more modern
language and perhaps we will use that.

5. Hitler`s Children, by William E. Grim
The Jewish Press By William E. Grim
I'm not Jewish. Nobody in my family died in the Holocaust. For me,
anti-Semitism has always been one of those phenomena that doesn¹t really
register on my radar, like tribal genocide in Rwanda, a horrible thing that
happens to someone else.

But I live in a small town outside of Munich on a street that until May of
was named Adolf-Hitler-Strasse. I work in Munich, a pleasant metropolitan city
of a little over a million inhabitants whose Bavarian charm tends to obscure
the fact that this city was the birthplace and capital of the Nazi movement.
Every day when I go to work I pass by the sites of apartments Hitler lived in,
extant buildings in which decisions were made to murder millions of innocent
people, and plazas in which book burnings took place, SS troops paraded and
people were executed. The proximity to evil has a way of concentrating one¹s
attention, of putting a physical reality to the textbook narratives of the
horrors perpetrated by the Germans.

Then the little things start to happen that over a period of time add up to
something very sinister. I'm on a bus and a high school boy passes around
Grandpa's red leather-bound copy of Mein Kampf to his friends who respond by
saying <coooool> He then takes out a VCR tape (produced in Switzerland) of
Great Speeches of Joseph Goebbels.> A few weeks later I'm at a business
meeting with four young highly educated Germans who are polite, charming and
soft-spoken to say the least. When the subject matter changes to a business
deal with a man in New York named Rubinstein, their nostrils flair, their
demeanors attain a threatening mien and one of them actually says, and I¹m
quoting verbatim here: <The problem with America is that the Jews have all the

They start laughing and another one says, <Yeah, all the Jews care about is

I found that this type of anti-Semitic reference in my professional dealings
with Germans soon became a leitmotif (to borrow a term made famous by Richard
Wagner, another notorious German anti-Semite). In my private meetings with
Germans it often happens that they will loosen up after a while and reveal
personal opinions and political leanings that were thought to have ceased to
exist in a Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945.

Maybe it's because I have blond hair and my last name is of German origin that
the Germans feel that I am, or could potentially be, <one of them.> It shows
how much they understand what it means to be an American.

Whatever the reason, the conversations generally have one or more of these
(1) It was unfortunate that America and Germany fought each other in World War
II because the real enemy was Russia.
(2) Yes, the Nazis were excessive, but terrible things happen during wars, and
anyway, the scope of the Holocaust has been greatly exaggerated by the
media, which is dominated by Jews.
(3) CNN is controlled by American Jews and is anti-Palestinian. (Yes, I
know it
sounds incredible, but even among the most highly intelligent Germans, even
those with a near-native fluency in English, there is the widespread belief
that the news network founded by Fidel Castro's best friend Ted Turner, who
until recently was married to Hanoi Jane Fonda, is a hotbed of pro-Israeli
(4) Almost all Germans were opposed to the Third Reich and nobody in Germany
knew anything about the murder of the Jews, but the Jews themselves were
responsible for the Holocaust.
(5) Ariel Sharon is worse than Hitler and the Israelis are Nazis. America
supports Israel only because Jews control the American government and media.

For the first time in my life, then, I became conscious of anti-Semitism.
anti-Semitism exists elsewhere in the world, but nowhere have the consequences
been as devastating as in Germany.

Looking at it as objectively as possible, 2002 has been a banner year for
anti-Semitism in Germany. Synagogues have been firebombed, Jewish cemeteries
desecrated, the No. 1 best-selling novel, Martin Walser's Death of a
Critic, is
a thinly-veiled roman a clef containing a vicious anti-Semitic attack on
Germany's best-known literary critic, Marcel Reich-Ranicki (who is a survivor
of both the Warsaw ghetto and Auschwitz); the Free Democrat Party has
unofficially adopted anti-Semitism as a campaign tactic to attract Germany¹s
sizeable Muslim minority; and German revisionist historians now are beginning
to define German perpetration of World War II and the Holocaust not as crimes
against humanity, but as early battles (with regrettable but understandable
excesses) in the Cold War against communism.

The situation is so bad that German Jews are advised not to wear anything in
public that would identify them as Jewish because their safety cannot be

How can this be? Isn¹t this the <New Germany> that's gone 57 years without a
Holocaust or even a pogrom, where truth, justice and the German way prevail
amidst economic wealth, a high standard of living that is the envy of their
European neighbors, and a constitution guaranteeing freedom for everyone
regardless of race, creed or national origin? What's changed? The answer is:
absolutely nothing.

My thesis is quite simple. While Germany no longer has the military power to
enforce the racist ideology of the Nazis and while all extreme manifestations
of Nazism are officially outlawed, the internal conditions - that is, the
attitudes, worldview and cultural assumptions - that led to the rise of Nazism
in Germany are still present because they constitute the basic components of
German identity. Nazism was not an aberration; it was the distillation of the
German psyche into its essential elements. External Nazism may have been
utterly defeated in May of 1945; internal Nazism, however, remains, and will
always remain, a potential threat as long as there exists a political and/or
cultural entity known as Germany.

Now hold on a second, I hear many people saying. You can't possibly claim that
Germans are as anti-Semitic today as they were during the years 1933-1945. It
is true that Germany today is much different than during the Third Reich. What
is different is that due to its total defeat by the Allies, Germany today is a
client state of America and must do its bidding. That means repression of
anti-Semitism. It's bad for business.

Young Fritz doesn't have to be overtly anti-Semitic today because his
grandfather's generation did such a bang-up job of the Holocaust. There just
aren't that many Jews left to hate any more, and besides, the Germans have
their old buddies, the Arabs, to do their hating for them. You might call the
overwhelming German support for the Palestinians to be a form of

The German government has made cash payments to the State of Israel, as
well as
to individual Jews, to settle claims of murder, torture, false imprisonment,
slave labor and genocide. Talk to most Germans and you'll soon discover that
they think that the score has been settled between Germany and the Jews, that
somehow the return of just a portion of what the Germans stole from the
Jews is
fair recompense for the deliberate murder of millions of people. If you think
the Germans are truly sorry for what they did to the Jews, think again.
never been an official <tut mir leid> offered by the Germans to the victims of
the Holocaust and their descendants because that would admit culpability.
Germany has paid off all claims against it without acknowledging
in the same way that the Ford Motor Company engages in recalls of automobiles.
It's all done to avoid liability.

I have previously mentioned that Germans overwhelmingly support the
Palestinians as opposed to the Israelis, and that this overwhelming support
represents a form of anti-Semitism-by-proxy. Germans may claim to be
the Palestinians because they think they are an <oppressed people,> but let's
be honest - they are supporting the Palestinians and their Arab handlers
because the Palestinians and Arabs share the same ideals as the Nazis.

There's a long-standing history of German co-operation with the Arabs. In 1942
Hitler personally assured the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem that as soon as German
forces conquered Great Britain, the Jews in Palestine (which was then under
control of the British Mandate) would be exterminated.

We should also keep in mind that the Arab terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11
atrocities did their planning in Germany. There are several reasons for this.
The first is the well-known bungling and de-centralized chaos of the German
federal bureaucracy where literally the <links> hand doesn¹t know what the
<rechts> hand is doing. The second is that Arab terrorists can count on a
substantial number of Germans who share their anti-American and anti-Semitic
views. The former members of the SS and Hitler's praetorian guards, along with
their neo-Nazi supporters, who gather weekly in Munich beer halls, made Osama
bin Laden an <honorary Aryan> after the 9/11 attack.

Mein Kampf is also a best seller in the Arab world, especially in Saudi
America's putative <friend.> Indeed, there is very little difference between
the anti-Semitic rantings of Hitler and those of the so-called <spiritual
leaders> of al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Fatah. The Arabs also owe Hitler and the
Germans big time. Hitler killed off the Jews, and Konrad Adenauer and his
<democratic> descendants replaced them with the Turks. Yes, the Turks aren't
Arabs, but they are Muslim, and although Turkey is a member of NATO and has
relations with Israel, many Turks identify and support their radical Arab
co-religionists. Turkey remains as fragile a democracy as Weimar Germany
the 1920s. It wouldn't take much for Turkey to fall into the dark side of
Muslim extremism.

First and foremost is the realization that, while not all Germans are
anti-Semitic, there is an anti-Semitic tendency within German culture that
extends back to the time of Martin Luther. Germans are instinctively
anti-Semitic in the same way that Americans are instinctively freedom loving.
Anti-Semitism has been and unfortunately remains the default ideology of the
German people. All things being equal, Germans will instinctively support the
enemies of the State of Israel. Therefore, America will need to monitor
and be ready and politically willing to intervene at a moment's notice in
German affairs when it appears that Germany is back-sliding into

Additionally, it should be a goal of American foreign policy to oppose and to
accelerate the dismemberment of the European Union. We must not allow German
domination of the EU to accomplish through parliamentary maneuvering and
brokered deals what Hitler and the Germans were unable to accomplish during
Third Reich. Given Germany's resurgent anti-Semitism (and that of France as
well), a strong, German-dominated EU that tolerates and even benignly
encourages anti-Semitism, and is diplomatically allied with the Arab world, is
potentially the greatest threat to Judaism since Nazi Germany and a major
threat to the United States as well.

The enemies of Israel are the enemies of the United States. Let all Jews and
Americans stand united as we proclaim never again to both the Holocaust and
9/11. (www.iconoclast.ca)

William E. Grim is a writer who lives in Germany and is a native of Columbus,
Ohio. He may be reached at wgrim@m... You can read more by and
about him at The Official William E. Grim Website (williamegrim.tripod.com).