Zizek and the Zionist-Nazi alliance
Leading intellectual's baseless theories enjoy broad international attention
Published: 12.09.06, 19:51
What was the most important event in the history of modern-day anti-Semitism,
the event that "anyone interested in anti-Semitism research" must recall? The
day Auschwitz was established? The day it was liberated? The day top Jewish
intellectuals were killed by Stalin? Not at all.
The deciding date in the history of anti-Semitism is September 26 1937. On
that date, Adolf Eichmann boarded a train in Berlin en route to Palestine, in
order to meet Haganah underground activist Feivel Polkes and discuss with him
the "mass immigration of German Jews to Palestine."
The meeting ultimately took place in Cairo because of decrees by the British
Mandate. And still, this event apparently serves as the utmost testament to
the common interest between the Nazis and Jews: to implement a type of ethnic
cleansing that would fundamentally change the proportion of ethnic groups in
here you have it, the ultimate match-making of history, and the key to
finding out the secret of the Jewish state: The dark alliance between the Jews
As opposed to the initial impression, the words above are not found in the
speeches delivered by Iran's president; they are included in the new book by
fashionable leftist philosopher Slavoj Zizek, a favorite among the
The 440 page book is titled "The Parallax View" and attempts to revive
dialectic thinking, may it rest in peace. A whole section of the book is
dedicated to "anti-anti-Semitism's dead-end."
Anti-anti-Semitism, according to the Slovanian Zizek, is one of the gravest
dangers hovering above free thinking wherever it is, because is does not
allow - or so the philosopher believes - to harshly criticize Israel without
being accused of anti-Semitism.
Yes, this even happened to Slavoj himself, as he notes in his book, but not a
man like him shall capitulate.
He has freed himself from the chains of anti-anti-Semitism and in his book we
can find the following declarations: Modern day Zionism, as manifested by the
State of Israel's' policy, is already anti-Semitic, that is, premised on
anti-Semitic ideological fundamentals.
More specifically: It is a fact that Zionism is one of the types of
ant-Semitism. What we should be slamming the Zionists with is the genuine
Jewish cosmopolitan spirit. Isn't the idea of establishing a nation-state by
the Jewish akin to putting an end to Judaism? Therefore, it isn't surprising
the Nazis supported this plan.
Identifying Zionism with anti-Semitism and Nazism is not unique to Zizek. The
comparison was raised in Stalinist trials in Eastern Europe in the 1940s and
1950s, and in the 1968 events in Poland.
What is surprising is the new verbal-philosophical veneer of this baseless
thesis, brought to ZIzek's loyal readers coated in complex wording with double
and tripe meaning and covered with the poison of artificial words formed by
Israel born in sin
Yet behind the veil of philosophical expressions and historical quotes
selected, a familiar statement emerges: Israel is a country born in sin and
continues to exist through crime.
(In order to clear any doubts, the above-mentioned "meeting" between Eichmann
and the Haganah emissary failed miserably and did not lead to anything writes
professor Saul Friedlander in his classic book "Nazi Germany and the Jews."
On the Jewish side, the meeting's aim was to implement the agreement that
allowed 20,000 wealthy Jews to take out of Nazi Germany a bit of their assets,
by paying a ransom.)
In the past, Slavoj ZIzek did not hold on to such radical anti-Israel
positions. In a collection of articles translated to Hebrew, he still preached
for a two-state solution and wrote that Arabs will have to not only reconcile
themselves to the existence of the State of Israel, but also to its existence
as a Jewish state.
Yet in the last article in the compilation, Zizek already expressed harsher
views, noting that seemingly it appears that Israel only responds to
Palestinian terror attacks, but under the surface continues its "colonialist"
In his next political book, "Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle," Zizek already moved
closer to the idea of a bi-national state, raised Eichmann's visit to
Palestinian to the level of a crucial event, and argued that the only genuine
loyalty to the memory of the Holocaust is found in recognizing the injustice
done to the Palestinians.
An aggravated Israeli reader may ask here: Why are you wasting my time talking
about this Slavoj ZIzek? Why do I care what he thinks about us?
Here's my answer: Slavoj ZIzek is one of the most prominent intellectuals who
affect ideological and cultural discourse in the world. His words are closely
read by his loyalists and students.
He influences the perceptions of students, lecturers, and members of the elite
at many universities in developed and developing countries.
What to Israeli ears sounds like a combination of absurd, false curses,
resonates as the words of a living-and-breathing God within the intellectual
universe of 2006.
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