Op-Ed: Jew Flu Virus is on the Rampage / Charles Jacobs comments below

The Jim Joseph Foundation, Alisa Doctoroff, the Jewish Communal Fund are but a few of those who support groups that harm Israel.

Published: Monday, June 15, 2015 12:53 PM - Arutz Sheva

Lenin famously referred to those who work against their people’s own best interests in support of their enemies "useful idiots” – and shamefully, the American Jewish community has a large number of them. 

Organizations like J Street & New Israel Fund are tools that help beat Israel over the head, whether in the media or in corridors of power.

Uzi Silber, an Israeli psychologist, wrote a few years ago about “Jew Flu”, which he described as “the virus of Jewish Anti-Semitism, and its Jewish Anti- and Post-Zionist mutations, afflicting a small but inordinately loud minority of Hebrews.”

Silber’s brilliant piece is worth revisiting. Here are some quotes about "Jew Flu": 

“Its modern symptoms are a rejection of Israel's identity as a Jewish state and a dismissal of its right to defend itself militarily, while embracing the goals of its nihilistic Arab enemies. Those infected with the virus wildly inflate Israeli sins real or imagined, while excusing or rationalizing Palestinian anti-Semitism and outrages against Jews.”

As Silber described those with “…Jew Flu deny their infection, contending that criticism of Israel isn't Anti-Semitism or even Anti-Israel,” and that  “the afflicted regularly engage in at least one of the following -Demonization (comparing Israeli actions to Nazism and referring to Arab refugee camps as Auschwitz);- Double Standards (singling out Israel for human rights abuses while ignoring the blatant human rights violators such as Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Palestinian Authority, North Korea, Cuba, China, Myanmar etc); and Delegitimization (denying Israel the fundamental right to exist as a Jewish state).”

A boycott against Israel is something which mainstream left and right wing supporters of Israel stand against. 

Yet, American Jewish donors to the New Israel Fund provide more than $30 Million Dollars annually to this organization which openly and proudly supports boycotts of Israel.  

Prime Minister Netanyahu on Sunday at the weekly cabinet meeting said “The boycott generators do not see the settlements in Judea and Samaria but the settlements in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Beersheba, Haifa, and of course, Jerusalem, as the focus of the conflict.”  Netanyahu continued,  “We must not cave into the pressure, expose the lies and attack the attackers. We shall unite forces in Israel and abroad, expose our enemy’s lies and fight for the Israeli citizen’s right to live their lives peacefully and safely.”

The sane and healthy stand with Israel – And those suffering from Jew-Flu including Alisa Doctoroff, President of UJA-Federation, The Jewish Communal Fund, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Jim Joseph Foundation,The Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Joan & Irwin Jacobs, the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, Karen R. Adler, the Joan and Robert Arnow Fund are “useful idiots” harming Israel.

They must be countered loudly and strongly. 

Harvard Professor Ruth Wisse rightly says that “the rapid demoralization of Jews in the face of anti-Zionism… shows the depth of the influence of the past, for many have yet to achieve the simple self-respect that has been eluding the Jews collectively since the dawn of modernity.”

We will expose their lies and we will stand with Israel against the boycott.

Ronn Torossian is the CEO of a leading New York PR Firm. Torossian is a lifelong New Yorker and author of best selling PR Book “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations.”


Lupus and “Jupus”: A clinical note on Jewish cognitive diseases

By Dr. Charles Jacobs

Lupus is an auto-immune disease where antibodies that are normally produced to fight off external infections, have their function somehow inverted, and begin to attack the host body itself.

In Jupus, the special inborn Jewish intelligence provided by the Lord to help Jews survive on a hostile planet, especially perhaps to ward off dangerous anti-Semitic assaults, reverses its function and attacks instead the host Jewish community. It appears that the more advanced the intellectual gifts, the more extreme the disease, as in the Chomskyite strain.

In its more common form, Jupus is associated with simple leftism – a Jewish adaptation to persistent assault in which the attacked Jewish identity is submerged and a posture of universalism, sometimes also expressed as a soft socialism, adopted in its stead.  The resultant universalist-minded Jews ostentatiously demonstrate an exaggerated concern for “the other” – for “everyone” -- (at the same time becoming hypercritical of their own).  This ostensibly serves the double purpose of achieving some protection from the dangers and burdens of the Jewish identity – without actually having to publicly renounce it and risk charges of disloyalty -- while at the same time projecting a status more elevated and virtuous than their un-reformed, “parochial” brethren.

On the religious plane, this is clearly observable in the growing phalanx of those Jews who seek to substitute leftist universalism for Torah Judaism, the “we’re here to help the world” dodge.  Among the universalist Jews, those who adopt a religious tonality are known as “Tikkunistas.”

Charles Jacobs

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