Wednesday, February 18, 2009

'Israel to colonise Kurdish cities with expat Jews'

This blog does not make a habit of featuring conspiracies, but some theories are so outlandish as to be irresistible. Take this one (deconstructed on Iraqpundit), from the do-I-laugh-or-cry department (with thanks Iraqijews, Eliyahu) :

"Israel has reportedly plans to relocate thousands of Kurdish Jews from Israel including expatriate Jews from Israel, including expatriates from Kurdish Iraq to the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Nineveh under the guise of religious pilgrimages to ancient Jewish religious shrines. According to Kurdish sources the Israelis are secretly working with the Kurdish regional government to carry out the integration of Kurdish and otherJews into cities of Iraq under the control of the Kurdish Regional Government."

Apparently the Israelis also have their sights on the shrine of the Jewish prophet Nahum at al-Qush and the tomb of the prophet Jonah in Kirkuk. They are also trying to claim Jewish properties outside the Kurdish areas - Ezekel's tomb in the village of al-Kifl and the tomb of Ezra in Misan province.

Read article in full (Arabic and English)

The 18,000-strong population of Kurdish Jews was airlifted to Israel with Operation Ezra and Nehemiah in 1950. Although some have returned for visits, and Israeli companies are doing business in Kurdistan, almost no Jews have gone back permanently.

The author of this piece is one Wayne Madsen, an investigative journalist based in Washington. He writes, among other publications, for Counterpunch, the home of antisemitic conspiracy theories 'par excellence'.

Enough said.

1 comment:

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

Bataween, when I sent you the link to the Iraqpundit site, I had not yet read Madsen's original insanity. Indeed, it is virulent. It is in the tradition of Nazi and Communist fabrications. However, Madsen will probably be able to convince some readers. Especially if they are ignorant and/or already brainwashed.