The Jewish Double Standard
The Controlled Media Judge Jews and Gentiles
by Different Standards
by Kevin Alfred Strom
Free Speech, May 1996
Volume II, Number 5
The most outrageous double standard in the world today is the different
ways by which Jews and non-Jews are judged in the court of "public opinion,"
which really means the court of the controlled media. Let me begin by quoting
from a wire service dispatch of April 19, 1996:
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department began deportation proceedings Friday
against a retired radio broadcaster who edited several anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi
newspapers in Hungary during World War II.
Ferenc Koreh, 86, a retired Radio Free Europe producer and broadcaster
from Englewood, NJ, was served an order to show cause why he should not
By helping publish anti-Semitic articles, Koreh "assisted in the
persecution of Hungarian Jews by fostering a climate of anti-Semitism in
Northern Transylvania which conditioned the Hungarian public to acquiesce,
to encourage, and to carry out the abominable anti-Semitic policies of
the Hungarian government in the early 1940s," a three-judge panel
of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled last year.
The panel unanimously upheld a lower court order stripping Koreh of his
The show cause order, served by the department's Nazi-hunting Office
of Special Investigations and the Immigration and Naturalization Service's
Newark, NJ, office, seeks Koreh's deportation for assisting in persecution
on the basis of race, religion, national origin, and political opinion
and for lying about his wartime activities to get into the United States
Koreh's number is unlisted and his last known attorney did not immediately
return a telephone message.
In June 1994, at the request of the special investigations office, U.S.
District Judge Maryanne Trump Barry of Newark stripped Koreh of the U.S.
citizenship he had obtained in 1956.
She found that Koreh's admitted work as founder and "responsible
editor" of Szekely Nep, an anti-Semitic and anti-American newspaper
in Nazi-allied Hungary, from 1941-44 constituted "advocacy and assistance
in persecution" and "membership and participation in a movement
hostile to the United States."
She characterized the articles as "poison" which portrayed
Jews as "alien elements with diabolical skills" and as being
"traitorous, unscrupulous, cheating ... throughout ... Hungarian history"
and advocated the "de-jewification of Hungarian life" since "a
final solution may be achieved only by deporting Jewish elements."
Eli Rosenbaum, director of the special investigations office, said that
"propagandists such as Koreh laid the foundation for Nazi genocide
by fostering a climate of hate in which inhumane measures could be carried
out without protest."
Fifty-three Americans have been stripped of their citizenship and 45
have been deported from the United States, sometimes to face political
trials in hostile countries, by the "Office of Special Investigations,"
an agency of Jewish vengeance paid for by your tax dollars.
Need I note the irony of Eli Rosenbaum et al. stripping this Hungarian
journalist, Ferenc Koreh, of his citizenship and trying to deport him for,
among other things, "assisting in persecution on the basis...of political
opinion?" Need I note the irony in the fact that the most damning
thing they can say about Koreh is that he wished Jews (who were opponents
in a very real war against his nation at the time) to be deported?
What was Koreh doing but expressing a political opinion, an opinion
shared by a large percentage of his countrymen at the time?
What was Koreh doing but writing and publishing articles? Sure, the
articles were displeasing to some Jews, but is this now or has this ever
been a crime in the United States? Should it be a crime? On what legal
basis can Koreh be punished? Of course there is none. It is an illegal
proceeding, a star-chamber trial with unconstitutional attainder on Mr.
Koreh and his family. And it is happening because you are permitting it.
Now let us look at the other side of the Jewish double standard. Ferenc
Koreh can be legally crucified because he once said things that organized
Jewry doesn't like. But organized Jewry can kill innocent children and
easily get away with it.
>From author Ingrid Rimland we received copies of an important series
of articles written by reporter Robert Fisk and published in London's The
Independent. Let me quote to you some excerpts from these articles:
QANA, SOUTHERN LEBANON -- It was a massacre. Not since Sabra and Chatila
had I seen the innocent slaughtered like this. The Lebanese refugee women
and children and men lay in heaps, their hands or arms or legs missing,
beheaded or disemboweled. There were well over a hundred of them. A baby
lay without a head. The Israeli shells had scythed through them as they
lay in the United Nations shelter, believing that they were safe under
the world's protection. Like the Muslims of Srebrenica, the Muslims of
Qana were wrong.
In front of a burning building of the UN's Fijian battalion headquarters,
a girl held a corpse in her arms, the body of a gray-haired man whose eyes
were staring at her, and she rocked the corpse back and forth in her arms,
keening and weeping and crying the same words over and over: "My father,
my father." A Fijian UN soldier stood amid a sea of bodies and, without
saying a word, held aloft the body of a headless child.
The Israelis have just told us they'll stop shelling the area, a UN
soldier said, shaking with anger. "Are we supposed to thank them?"
In the remains of a burning building -- the conference room of the Fijian
UN headquarters -- a pile of corpses was burning. The roof had crashed
in flames onto their bodies, cremating them in front of my eyes. When I
walked towards them, I slipped on a human hand...
Israel's slaughter of civilians in this terrible 10-day offensive --
206 by last night -- has been so cavalier, so ferocious, that not a Lebanese
will forgive this massacre. There had been the ambulance attacked on Saturday,
the sisters killed in Yohmor the day before, the 2-year-old girl decapitated
by an Israeli missile four days ago. And earlier yesterday, the Israelis
had slaughtered a family of 12 -- the youngest was a four- day-old baby
-- when Israeli helicopter pilots fired missiles into their home.
Shortly afterwards, three Israeli jets dropped bombs only 250 meters
from a UN convoy on which I was traveling, blasting a house 30 feet into
the air in front of my eyes. Traveling back to Beirut to file my report
on the Qana massacre to the Independent last night, I found two
Israeli gunboats firing at the civilian cars on the river bridge north
Every foreign army comes to grief in Lebanon. The Sabra and Chatila
massacre of Palestinians by Israel's militia allies in 1982 doomed Israel's
1982 invasion. Now the Israelis are stained again by the bloodbath at Qana,
the scruffy little Lebanese hill town where the Lebanese believe Jesus
turned water into wine.
. . . The blood of all the refugees ran quite literally in streams from
the shell-smashed UN compound in which the Shiite Muslims from the hill
villages of southern Lebanon -- who had heeded Israel's order to leave
their homes -- had pathetically sought shelter. Fijian and French soldiers
heaved another group of dead -- they lay with their arms tightly wrapped
around each other -- into blankets.
A French UN trooper muttered oaths to himself as he opened a bag in
which he was dropping feet, fingers, pieces of people's arms.
And as we walked through this obscenity, a swarm of people burst into
the compound. They had driven in wild convoys down from Tyre and began
to pull the blankets off the mutilated corpses of their mothers and sons
and daughters and to shriek Allahu Akbar (God is Great") and
to threaten the UN troops.
We had suddenly become not UN troops and journalists but Westerners,
Israel's allies, an object of hatred and venom. One bearded man with fierce
eyes stared at us, his face dark with fury. "You are Americans,"
he screamed at us. "Americans are dogs". You did this. Americans
President Bill Clinton has allied himself with Israel in its war against
"terrorism," and the Lebanese, in their grief, had not forgotten
this. Israel's official expression of sorrow was rubbing salt in their
wounds. "I would like to be made into a bomb and blow myself up amid
the Israelis," one old man said.
As for the Hizbollah, which has repeatedly promised that Israelis will
pay for their killing of Lebanese civilians, its revenge cannot be long
in coming. Operation Grapes of Wrath may then turn out to be all too aptly
Herve de Charette's face was as white as death. The French Foreign Minister,
neatly clad in blue suit and tie, had gingerly walked through the scene
of last week's massacre at the UN's compound, nodding diplomatically as
the UN's Fijian commander described the 12 minutes in which Israeli shells
slaughtered up to 120 refugees, the sliced-up corpses that his soldiers
were forced to pick up, the difficulty in identifying parts of the children
who had been torn to pieces. Mr. de Charette listened with distaste. But
then he was confronted by a survivor.
Fawzaya Zrir, a small, frail woman in a scarf, simply walked up to the
French Foreign Minister and began talking to him with an odd mixture of
affection and anger. "For us, France is our mother and God is our
father," she said in a flight of rhetoric that might have been written
by the Quai d'Orsay public relations men, who beamed happily at
this fortunate encounter.
Then things began to go wrong. "We have lived through hell,"
Mrs. Zrir continued. "The people were chopped into pieces by the Israeli
bombs. They bleed, these people. You should have seen the heads."
At the French foreign minister's right, a Lebanese softly translated
the woman's dreadful words. The PR men began to look uneasy. "We have
lived here 40 years and now we are treated like animals," the woman
cried. "Do you know what the dogs did at night after the killings?
They were hungry and I saw them in the ruins eating fingers and pieces
of our people."
Mr. de Charette stared at her as if he had seen a ghost. This had clearly
not been part of the programme, a schedule that was supposed to have whisked
the foreign minister from a light lunch at UN headquarters in Naqqoura
to a photo-opportunity on the roof of the wrecked UN battalion HQ, a three-minutes
press conference to give the impression of openness and a swift drive back
to the coast and a helicopter to Beirut -- everything, in fact, that would
enhance France's much-trumpeted love for Lebanon. Reality had very definitely
not been part of the programme.
A UN soldier was quite blunt about it. "This place is going to be turned
into one of those awful pilgrimage sites for the great and the good,"
he muttered. "Boutros-Ghali sent his emissaries today to express their
horror. But they'll do no more than they did after Srebrenica. They'll
tut-tut and shrug it off. They won't even have the guts to condemn Israel
even now -- for this wickedness."
The problem... is that neither America nor Europe is going to condemn
a country which pounded refugees of Qana with 155mm shells for 12 minutes;
and such condemnation is about the only palliative that the Lebanese might
accept for the moment.
And you can see their point. On the coast road back to Beirut last night
there were burning cars, civilians deliberately targeted by Israeli warships
north of Sidon, three of whom had been badly wounded. Had this being a
Syrian warship shelling Israeli civilians on the Haifa-Tel Aviv road, of
course, Mr. Clinton himself would have deplored -- rightly -- an act of
But not a word of criticism about this scandalous targeting of Lebanese
civilians was uttered by the foreign ministers of America, Russia, France
and Italy as they sought to bring an end to an apparently unstoppable war.
Ingrid Rimland adds:
Did we not recently give $20 million to the Israeli government . . ."to
You can no more keep retribution for this wanton bloodshed from this
country [Israel] than you can keep a cloud from raining. Wake up, you minions
of the media! Tell what is going on -- and whom we are supporting.
I, too, am an American. You on my list who are Americans, you listen
to what they are saying. You listen and never forget: Americans are dogs.
You did this. Americans are dogs.
If there is karma in the universe, [the] karma will be horrific.
Just a few days before this attack on Lebanese civilians, Israel attacked
a Lebanese ambulance with a helicopter gunship, killing three women and
three children. According to the Associated Press, Israel said the ambulance
was hit because it was carrying a Hizbollah activist and again warned Lebanese
civilians to stay away from guerrillas. I wonder who was the activist one
of the women or one of the children. The AP story on the attack continues:
"We picked up the people, heading to Tyre. Then, I heard a whooshing
sound. I was sucked out of the vehicle," said ambulance driver Abbas
Mdeihli from his hospital bed in Tyre. "It all happened in a second."
The ambulance belonged to the Islamic Message Scouts, an affiliate of
Shiite political groups. Phillippe Gaillard, head of the Red Cross, said
the ambulance attack violated international humanitarian laws.
Will there be "war crimes" trials for the perpetrators of
these atrocities? Will the Jewish killers of civilians be hounded to the
ends of the Earth and to the end of their lives, and deported to the Arab
world to stand trial for their atrocities? Think carefully and decide for
yourselves how much longer you will accept the Jewish double standard.
Ladies and gentlemen, you paid for that helicopter and those rockets.
You paid for the uniforms, the clubs, the tanks, the aircraft, the missiles,
the bombs, and the bullets that are now being used against innocent civilians
and against the dispossessed. Therefore you can stop this horrible killing
by refusing to continue your support for the Jewish state. Someday those
guns and bombs may be turned against you. They will be turned against you
the moment it is in the interest of the evil leaders of organized Jewry
to do so. I do not ask anyone reading this to respond in kind, to respond
with inhumanity and violence. I ask you now, while it is still possible,
to put an end to the violence. I ask you to devote your lives to the task
of liberating the nations of the West from the Zionist yoke.