Is Occupy Wall Street movement anti-Jewish?

Toronto-born American Jewish columnist David Brooks believes it is. In his Op-Ed published in The New York Times (October 10, 2011), entitled ‘The Milquetoast Radicals’, he wrote: “Take the Occupy Wall Street movement. This uprising was sparked by the (Canadian) magazine Adbusters, previously best known for 2004 essay, Why Won’t Anyone Say They Are Jewish?, an investigative report that identified some of the most influential Jews and their nefarious grip on policy. If there is a core theme to Occupy Wall Street movement, it is that the virtuous 99 percent of society is being cheated by the richest and greediest 1 percent.

Kalle Lasn, the editor of Abusters, in the said article, had produced a list of 50 neocons (Zioncons) proving 26 of them being Jewish. Moreover, he stated that neocons have “a special affinity” for Israel and their influence helps to tilt US foreign policy toward Israel. Kalle Lasn was not talking about the obvious Jewish neocons Doug Feith, Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz – but the dual-citizen holders like former Attorney-General Michael Mukasey, former head of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, former anti-Iran Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Larry Franklin, former senior Pentagon official Edward Luttwak, Henry Kissinger, adviser to Pentagon, Rabbi Dov Zakheim, Bush’s Pentagon Comptroller who was unable to explain the disappearance of $3.3 trillion dollars shortly before 9/11, Kenneth Adleman, Lewis ‘scooter’ Libby, Elliott Abrams, Robert Satloff, Marc Grossman and many more.

Interestingly, Zeocon Joshua Muravchik, in an article entitled “The Neoconservative Cabal,” published in the September 2003 issue of ‘Commentary Magazine’, a propaganda organ of American Jewish Committee, wrote: “The neoconservatives, it turns out, are also in large proportion Jewish – and this, to their detractors, constitutes evidence of the ulterior motives that lurk behind the policies they espouse. So, I guess it’s OK for Jewish neocons to admit their Jewishness but it is criminal “anti-Semitism” for gentile critics to say the very same thing.”

The pro-Israel extremists have never stopped proving such allegations to be right by their anti-Semitism rhetoric. For example, several Israeli Zionist-controlled US media outlets have branded the Occupy Wall Street movement being ‘anti-Jewish’. They have formed a group called The Emergency Committee for Israel which is using TV ads to turn the protests into anti-Israel campaign (run by Iran!).

MJ Rosenberg wrote in the Jewish Journal (October 14, 2011): “An ugly old tradition is back: exploiting anti-Semitism to break the backs of popular movements that threaten the power of the wealthiest 1 percent of our population. It is being used to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has conservatives in a state of near panic.”

A recent study listed 51 senior executives of the major Wall Street banks, trade exchanges, and regulatory agencies, 37 are Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 72%. Jews are approximately 2% of the US population.

3 responses to “Is Occupy Wall Street movement anti-Jewish?

  1. Who has ever questioned the disproportionate demographics of what we think of as Wall Street? Of course its players are predominantly Jewish. I’ve attributed this mainly to the demographics of New York City, our financial center, and to the traditions arising from older times when Jews were barred from owning real property and perforce became lenders and bankers, liquidity ensuring their place amid hostile mercantile societies. The Wall Street phenomenon seems however limited to a relatively small elite; the New York Times reported in 2003 that one in five Jewish households in New York City — one in six if three suburban counties are included — reports an income that meets a commonly accepted definition of poverty. Presumably this has not changed much and, perhaps, worsened. But in terms of influence, there is also no doubt that in our governing elite there is a powerful cadre that casts a fond eye toward Israel. The question is whether theirs is a reasonable bias, or a blind one that is willing to place America’s interests in a subordinate position.

  2. Mark Miller – Just a few clarifications.

    The New York Times – is listed as ‘Israel friendly’ on Israel Hasbara (propaganda) Committee list.

    As for poverty among Jewish communities is concerned – according to latest US Census Bureau report 15.1% of American citizens are living below poverty line. Israel which receives 46% of total annual USAID – and according to independent sources have received more than $3 trillion – World Poverty Report says one out every three Jewish children in Israel, is raised in poverty.

    The loyalty to the Zionist entity by Jewish communities living in Diaspora is based on being Jewish. As Rabbi Dow Marmur wrote in the Toronto Star (September 17, 2011) that the safety and prosperity of the state of Israel has become the 11th Commandment of Jewish religion.

    • I wrote in accord with the essay’s assertions. What I tried to do is to avoid broad brush condemnations in my discussion. As for the Times’ purported bias, few newspapers, including the Times, stand at the center point, so one reads the best of them with this in mind. In regard to America’s relationship with Israel, and the influence of its most ardent supporters in the US, it seems to me the tail wags the dog. Wherever religious extremism holds sway, it tends to derail peace efforts based on reason and compromise, tolerance and cooperation, as it has in the Mideast.

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