Israel has been in bed with a U.S. business elite that had once backed and bankrolled the Jewish nemesis, Adolph Hitler, had itself been generally anti-Semitic in outlook, and was coldly indifferent, even complicit, during the Holocaust it helped make possible. There is a popular quip in Yiddish that would seem an appropriate comment, "With such friends, who needs enemies?" (The voice rises in pitch on the last word)
Greater Mankind is still in awe of America's power, wealth and technology, but no longer admires what Martin Luther King called "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world" that puts a commercial and cash value on life and living. Nevertheless, Israel, has long been, and probably was forced to be, in lock step with, and abetting, a homicidal foreign policy of a Christian U.S. superpower in Vietnam, Central America and Africa right on into to its ongoing wars in six Muslim countries.
With the majority of humanity sympathetic to the Palestinians, Israelis cling to the financial support from, and ideological association with, the Christian imperialism that persecuted Jews horribly over centuries culminating in the Holocaust. At the same time Israel sees much of its fellow Semitic Arab world as its enemy, though it was the Arabs that saved and protected Jews during three previous, infamous and dreadful mass persecutions by Christians.
Upon the recapture of Jerusalem in 1187, (The Crusaders' had slaughtered the Jews and Muslims when they originally conquered Jerusalem), Saladin summoned the Jews and permitted them to resettle in the city - the residents of Ashkelon, a large Jewish settlement, were the first to responded to his request.
Disputes about Maimonides' books (which addressed the synthesis of Judaism and other cultures, published in Islam ruled Spain) provided a pretext for harassing Jews and, in 1242, the Inquisition condemned the Talmud, and burned thousands of volumes. In 1288, the first mass burning of Jews at the stake took place in France. In 1290, Jews were expelled from England, in 1307 from France, 1348 from Saxony, 1360 from Belgium, 1380, Slovakia, 1420, Austria, 1444 the Netherlands, etc. from other Christian nations. The most fortunate of those who suffered the great expulsion from Spain in 1492 succeeded in escaping to Islamic Turkey. Sultan Bajazet welcomed them warmly saying "they enrich our land" Most of the Sephardim found a home in North Africa and other Arab lands.
How many of Israel's citizens and the Palestinian Arabs know their history regarding each other. How many of Israel's elderly citizens have not forgotten the disdainful Anti-Semitism, prejudice, discrimination and exclusions in the U.S. during the years when the moguls of society, financiers and industrialists, were making fortunes in Hitler's rearming of Germany, and afterward blocking escape from the Holocaust, while Jews were thriving within the fabric of society in fellow Semitic Muslim nations and elsewhere.
See: The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics
By Edwin Black
"In 1904, the Carnegie Institution established a laboratory complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island that stockpiled millions of index cards on ordinary Americans, as researchers carefully plotted the removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples. From Cold Spring Harbor, eugenics advocates agitated in the legislatures of America, as well as the nation's social service agencies and associations.
The Rockefeller Foundation helped funded the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.
Even the United States Supreme Court endorsed aspects of eugenics. In its infamous 1927 decision, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind". Three generations of imbeciles are enough." This decision opened the floodgates for thousands to be coercively sterilized or otherwise persecuted as subhuman. Years later, the Nazis at the Nuremberg trials quoted Holmes's words in their own defense.
Hitler proudly told his comrades just how closely he followed the progress of the American eugenics movement. "I have studied with great interest," he told a fellow Nazi, "the laws of several American states concerning prevention of reproduction by people whose progeny would, in all probability, be of no value or be injurious to the racial stock."
Hitler even wrote a fan letter to American eugenic leader Madison Grant calling his race-based eugenics book, The Passing of the Great Race his "bible."
[later on] Egenicists across America welcomed Hitler's plans as the logical fulfillment of their own decades of research and effort. California eugenicists republished Nazi propaganda for American consumption. They also arranged for Nazi scientific exhibits, such as an August 1934 display at the L.A. County Museum, for the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.
In 1934, as Germany's sterilizations were accelerating beyond 5,000 per month, the California eugenics leader C. M. Goethe upon returning from Germany ebulliently bragged to a key colleague, "You will be interested to know, that your work has played a powerful part in shaping the opinions of the group of intellectuals who are behind Hitler in this epoch-making program. Everywhere I sensed that their opinions have been tremendously stimulated by American thought