One the last day of the late, unlamented year, the Worker, organ of the Communist conspiracy in the United States, published an editorial aimed at the Jewish people. Titled “Chanukah’s Tradition,” it is a stupefying lesson in brazenness.

“The beginning of Chanukah–Feast of Light–last week is a reminder once again of the magnificent record of the Jewish people’s struggle for freedom and liberty.” Thus spake the Worker, and even opponents of Mother Russia’s movement for freedom must be moved to sights of admiration for the cool audacity and sheer gall of the American representatives of Soviet Jewry’s oppressors.

And yet, one is sadly but absolutely convinced that there are Jews who will be moved by these words to feelings of magnanimity for Gus Hall’s hate sheet. The yearning to be loved and the eagerness to believe the capacity of the leopard to change its spots is most clearly typified by the recent tour of the Polish Yiddish State Theater, during which thousands of Jews sold their souls for a few Yiddish words. Surely even Esau got a better deal than this…

And just as Poland succeeded in making some forget their purge of Jews, their hatred of Israel, their banning of the Joint Distribution Committee and its aid for needy Jews and their vicious resurgence of anti-Semitism through a few Yiddish words, so one may be sure that the little editorial in the Worker in praise of Chanukah, will also find a sympathetic chord in the hearts of our more gullible Jews.

But, rather than consign the editorial to its proper resting place–the nearest trash can–it would be far better to discuss some of the more recent contributions of the Worker’s Moscow masters in furthering this “magnificent record of the Jewish people for freedom and liberty.”

In 1948, the struggle of the Jewish people for freedom and liberty, for the right to live free of programs and attacks by Muzhiks that had so marked their history in places like Russia, for the right to live their religious identity in freedom and security, reached a dramatic climax with the establishment of the third Jewish commonwealth, the State of Israel. Moscow’s attitude toward this yearning for freedom is well known but lest one think that with the comparative calm that has settled over the Middle East, Moscow has stilled its vicious incitement and shut the flow of poison against Israel, he is sadly mistaken.

The following are some very recent comments from the government-controlled Soviet press. We commend them to the attention of the editorial staff of the Worker. “In the practical application of Zionism to the affairs of the Middle East, there are elements of genocide, racism, perfidy, aggression and annexation–all characteristics of fascism. “The notorious ‘expansion for Lebensraum’ principle was at the root of Hitlerite Germany’s aggression. Israel is now elevating this principle to the rank of foreign policy…

“While fascism was at its height the Zionists cooperated actively with Nazi chiefs and, in a number of instances, acted as their direct accomplices. Today, the German reactionaries are rendering invaluable services to Zionism…”

(“How Far Lunacy?” by E. Evseyev, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Moscow) …

Still another vicious attack on Zionism and Israel, the last hope of countless refugees and displaced persons, comes in an article, ” The Jewish ‘Racists’,” by Yuri Ivanov:

“Zionism today is an ideology, a system of organization and practice of the Jewish imperialistic bourgeoisie. Its basic content is anti-Communism. It is just this, the anti-Communism of the international Zionist corporation, of smart dealers in politics and finance, religion and trade, that has strengthen Zionism and turned it into a reliable driving-belt for the United States and her military apparatus… “In other words, it is to fight against the Socialist camp, against the Communist, the workers’ and the national liberation movements…

“When a new and perfidious aggression against the progressive Arab world was perpetrated, the Zionist machine worked to full capacity. At present, when all progressive humanity demands that Israel, the aggressor, liquidate the results of the war, the international Zionist network administers its dirty affairs with redoubled energy.

“Zionism is not, by any means, obsolete. it was and is to this day a dangerous weapon of the imperialist West, an enemy of workers of all nationalities.” (Translated from Novosti Press Agency, Moscow) There is much, much more but one final example will suffice to indicate that the Jewish people are still the beneficiaries of Moscow’s peculiar aid in achieving that “freedom and liberty” the Worker speaks of.

In 1963, when Nikita Khrushchev was still not yet a non- person, the Kremlin embarked on one of its more notorious anti-Semitic campaigns. The height of the obscenity was reached with the publication of the infamous “Judaism Without Embellishment,” a thinly veiled anti-Semitic attack upon Judaism and Jews, replete with cartoons worthy of Der Sturmer, of Julius Strecher fame.

The book was so blatantly anti-Semitic that it horrified the Communist parties of Western Europe and America, for fear that they would lose their hold on the Western electorate. Consequently, the book was withdrawn and its author, Trofim Kichko, consigned to the intellectual woodwork.

It was, therefore, somewhat of a shock to all believers in Communist repentance to find that Kichko had returned to the pages of the Soviet press. The following is an excerpt from his first article since his return–the comeback statement of an anti-Semite: “In order to justify the influx of Jews into Israel and its aggression against neighboring Arab states, the Zionists have shed hypocritical tears over the ‘eternal suffering’ of the Jews.

“Out of 2.6 million inhabitants of Israel, approximately 500,000 are doomed to semi-starvation. Even more hopeless is the situation of Israeli immigrants who have been caught in the nets of Zionist bankers.

“Chained to the imperialist chariot, the ruling circle of Israel have pushed their country into a war with the Arab world. Poisoned by chauvinism, Israeli youth became a tool in the hands of the adventurists, men like Moshe Dayan…”

Kichko had just begun to hate. Writing of an alleged Israeli student named Osman, who had called for the retention of the present boundaries as the true borders of Israel from Biblical times, Kichko says: “During the period of Israeli aggression, the aforementioned Osman might have been among those who marched over the corpses of Arab women and children, driven by the pathological obsession to exterminate the Arabs.”

(“A Pathological Obsession,” by Trofim Kichko, Komsomolskoye Znamaya, Kiev) The pathological obsession is, of course, Moscow’s. It is an obsession with Jews that has its roots in the anti-Semitism of Russia that dates back centuries. The Worker is correct when it depicts Chanukah as the holiday representing Jewry’s struggle for freedom and liberty. What it neglects to point out is that Jewish freedom and liberty was imperiled throughout the ages by nations such as the Soviet Union which attempts to destroy Judaism’s right to exist.

Judah Maccabee fought against edicts that forbade the dissemination of Torah. Another nation, in our times, is attempting to do the very same to the children of those Maccabees. We give our solemn pledge to the Worker and its Moscow masters that we will fight them just as our ancestors fought kindred tyrants of their time.

And a happy Chanukah to you too, Worker.

An Israeli Tragedy

She was 18 years old when she died. She was 18 years old when she was murdered. She was 18 years old when she was murdered and her body burned to ashes. She was 18 years old when she was burned by the Arabs she had left her home to live with. But it was not only the Arabs who had murdered her.

She was 18 years old and her name was Ziva Goldovsky and she had been a member of the Mapam youth, the youth of the leftist, Marxist, Hellenist, anti-religious anti-nationalistic movement that symbolizes all the confusion and gentilization that drags the State of Israel into the depths of a tragedy that has already taken the life of an 18 year old, bewildered, confused, and troubled Jewish girl.

She was 18 years old and a member of the leftist youth group from which she went on to be destroyed as a Jew and eventually murdered, again, as a Jew. She was 18 years old, and like all secular Israeli youth, she was empty of Judaism, empty of specific Jewishness, empty of Jewish values and identity, empty of any reason to live in a land of military duty and wars and heavy burdens, and without the slightest reason to bear them. She was 18 and her mind and soul were captured by a secular Left in which she perished, spiritually and mentally as a Jew, before being murdered physically as a Jew.

She was 18 and empty and bewildered and they filled her empty and bewildered mind witht the empty and mad slogans of Jewish-Arab brotherhood and Jewish-Arab love and Jewish-Arab coexistence, and she, unlike the ugly Hellenists who were her youth leaders, took all of it seriously, and literally.

If humanism and equality and universalism were the greatest of all values, then why babble about such reactionary concepts as “Jewish” and “Jewishness?” If brotherhood and love were truly values to be grasped to our bosom, why allow the barriers of religion and nationalism and culture to stand between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians? She was 18 and believed all the nonsense she had been taught by a tired and disintegrating Mapam structure whose past is a remarkably consistent record of error and

She ws 18 and a victim of a Mapam that had- like some eyeless one in Moscow- followed Joseph Stalin unquestioningly, even after he murdered, in cold blood, Jews- socialists and Communists, even when he had crushed the Zionist movement and outlawed and murdered its own Hashomer HaTzair comrades.
Nothing Stalin could do could move the pitiful secular idol worshippers at the armpit of Communism to rip themselves from their slavish prostration. “The Soviet Union is our second homeland,” was the pitiful cry of those who paved the way for the murder of Ziva Goldovsky. “I will welcome the Red Army to Tel Aviv,” cried their leader, Meir Ya’ari, in 1949. “The sun of the nations has set,” read the headline in the party newspaper, Al Ha’Mishmar, reporting the death of Stalin, who left the world on the verge of mass deportation and genocide of Soviet Jewry.

This was the youth group to which and 18 year old confused and disturbed girl gravitated.

She was 18 and they began to pave the way for her death. Her empty, vapid, troubled mind was filled with hate of the Jewish “extremists” and Jewish “fascists” and “Kahanism” and “religious clericalism.” She was 18 and taught to feel guilty over the “persecution of the poor Palestinians” and the brutal “occupation of their land.” She was programmed to protest the “hard hand” of the Israeli army and the “beating and urder of innocent Palestinians.”

She was 18, and in her emptiness and disturbed soul took it seriously, this member of the Mapam youth,whose kibbutzim refuse to take Arabs as members…

She was 18 and she heard about coexistence and love and living together, and so she decided to coexist with Arabs and love Arabs and live with Arabs. And so, she left her home and sought out poor, ersecuted Arabs to love. And how quickly and readily she found them.

She was 18 and anxious to give of her love and herself to her brothers- the oppressed Palestinians. They took her love and they took her and when they finished with her love and with her, they brutally murdered her and burned her body to a crisp. She was 18 and the Arabs completed the murder of a Jewish girl that began when she fell into the hands of the leftists of Mapam.

She was 18 when she was murdered by Jewish-Arab cooperation and she- as an individual- symbolizes what the Arabs would do to the 40 year old Jewish state if we would allow the sick and blind Left to drag us down with their Hellenism and gentilized concepts.

Let every Jewish parent remember the tragedy of this 18 year old Jewish child and look to their own. Those who love their children- know what the Arabs would do to them! See what the Arabs did to Ziva Goldovsky and know that this is what awaits our own. And look what the Jewish Left did to an 18 year old child, and make an oath never to let it happen to our own. Mapam Youth, Hashomer HaTzair, Ratz Youth, Habonim, Dror. These are the youth groups of the Left that destroy the Jewish soul on their way to
murdering the Jewish body.

Remember the names and let Jewish parents keep their children from them. Let the tortured soul of an 18 year old girl be a warning to all of us not to allow the Left to destroy the precious Jewish spirit of our children. And let the burned and roasted body of an 18 year old Jewish girl be reminder to us, always, of what the Arabs would do to our children and to all of us and how the Left [SHALOM ACHSHAV] brings that terrible day closer. The Arabs murder us, but these are the ones who pave the way.

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