Saturday, January 26, 2008

News about Jews 2 [Non-American Edition]: The second Jewish Holocaust

The second Jewish Holocaust

On August 14, at 9 PM, Israel's Channel Ten television screened a documentary film which exposes the ugliest secret of Israel's Labor party founders: the deliberate mass radiation poisoning of nearly all Sephardi youths of a generation.

"The Ringworm Children" (translated in Hebrew as "100,000 Rays"), directed by David Belhassen and Asher Hemias, recently won the prize for "best documentary" at the Haifa International film festival, and in the past year has made the rounds of Jewish and Israeli film festivals around the world. But it had yet to come to Israeli television screens. The subject is the mass irradiation of hundreds of thousands of young Israeli immigrants from Middle Eastern countries -- Sephardim, as they are called today.

In 1951, the director general of the Israeli Health Ministry, Dr. Chaim Sheba, flew to America and returned with seven x-ray machines, supplied to him by the American army.

They were to be used in a mass atomic experiment with an entire generation of Sephardi youths to be used as guinea pigs. Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through his head. For doing so, the American government paid the Israeli government 300 million Israeli liras a year. The entire Health budget was 60 million liras. The money paid by the Americans is equivalent to billions of dollars today.

To fool the parents of the victims, the children were taken away on "school trips" and their parents were later told the x-rays were a treatment for the scourge of scalpal ringworm. 6,000 of the children died shortly after their doses were given, while many of the rest developed cancers that killed thousands over time and are still killing them now. While living, the victims suffered from disorders such as epilepsy, amnesia, Alzheimer's disease, chronic headaches and psychosis.

To watch the Moroccan lady describe what getting 35,000 times the dose of allowable x-rays in her head feels like. "I screamed make the headache go away. Make the headache go away. Make the headache go away. But it never went away."

To watch the bearded man walk hunched down the street. "I'm in my fifties and everyone thinks I'm in my seventies. I have to stoop when I walk so I won't fall over. They took my youth away with those x-rays."

To watch the old lady who administered the doses to thousands of children: "They brought them in lines. First their heads were shaved and smeared in burning gel. Then a ball was put between their legs and the children were ordered not to drop it, so they wouldn't move. The children weren't protected over the rest of their bodies. There were no lead vests for them. I was told I was doing good by helping to remove ringworm. If I knew what dangers the children were facing, I would never have cooperated. Never!"

Because the whole body was exposed to the rays, the genetic makeup of the children was often altered, affecting the next generation. We watch the woman with the distorted face explain, "All three of my children have the same cancers my family suffered. Are you going to tell me that's a coincidence?"

The majority of the victims were Moroccan because they were the most numerous of the Sephardi immigrants. The generation that was poisoned became the country's perpetual poor and criminal class. It didn't make sense. The Moroccans who fled to France became prosperous and highly educated. The common explanation was that France got the rich, thus smart ones. The real explanation is that every French Moroccan child didn't have his brain cells fried with gamma rays.

The film made it perfectly plain that this operation was no accident. The dangers of x-rays had been known for over forty years. We read the official guidelines for x-ray treatment in 1952. The maximum dose to be given a child in Israel was .5 rad. There was no mistake made. The children were deliberately poisoned.

David Deri makes the point that only Sephardi children received the x-rays: "I was in class and the men came to take us on a tour. They asked our names. The Ashkenazi children were told to return to their seats. The dark children were put on the bus."

The film presents a historian who first gives a potted history of the eugenics movement. In a later sound bite, he declares that the ringworm operation was a eugenics program aimed at weeding out the perceived weak strains of society. The Moroccan lady is back on the screen. "It was a Holocaust, a Sephardi Holocaust. And what I want to know is why no one stood up to stop it."

We are told that a US law in the late '40s put a stop to the human radiation experiments conducted on prisoners, the mentally feeble and the like. The American atomic program needed a new source of human lab rats and the Israeli government supplied it.

Here was the government cabinet at the time of the ringworm atrocities:
Prime Minister - David Ben Gurion; Finance Minister - Eliezer Kaplan; Settlement Minister - Levi Eshkol; Foreign Minister - Moshe Sharrett; Health Minister - Yosef Burg;
Labor Minister - Golda Meir; Police Minister - Amos Ben Gurion.

The highest ranking non-cabinet post belonged to the Director General of the Defence Ministry, Shimon Peres.

That a program involving the equivalent of billions of dollars of American government funds should be unknown to the Prime Minister of cash-strapped Israel is ridiculous. Ben Gurion had to have been in on the horrors and undoubtedly chose his son to be Police Minister in case anyone interfered with them.

Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan was rewarded for eternity with a hospital named after him near Rehovot. But he's not alone in this honor. Chaim Sheba, who ran Ringworm Incorporated, had a whole medical complex named after him. Needless to say, if there is an ounce of decency in the local medical profession, those hospital names will have to change.

The film was aired at the same time as the highest-rated TV show of the year, the finale of Israel's talent-hunt show: "A Star Is Born." The next day, the newly-born star's photo took up half the front pages. There was not a word about "The Ringworm Children" in any paper, nor on the Internet.

This appeared in August 2004, written by Barry Chamish.

I am speechless.

For these Jews, for these victims, there is no effort to give them aid money. There is no newspaper and television campaign by prominent Israelis. World Jewish Congress and the Claims Conference do not campaign for money to help the victims of the 2nd Jewish Holocaust. They are ignored, to suffer in silence.

The title of this post - 2nd Jewish Holocaust - is not too strong. Perhaps it should have been The Sephardi Holocaust, or Those Other, Lower Class, Non-White Jews Holocaust.

But no.
Jews are Jews, whether white or black. Hence the 2nd Jewish Holocaust is apt - it fits. And American and Israeli government officials who did this - should be persecuted and should pay consequences for their actions.

The facts speak for themselves.

I do not think any more words from me are needed nor necessary on this topic.

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Anonymous said...

Quoting Barry Chamish is sort of like quoting Lyndon Larouche. Not the most reliable source. Here is a debunking of the article including a link to a Haaretz article which no longer can be found at their archive.


Anonymous said...

Its amazing how these stories ,even when shown to be a hoax and taken totally out of context can be quoted again and again as if to prove something to the unwary and uninformed
The sad pad is that well meaning misinformed people actually fall for it
From such a good blog i would expect more thoroughness and more prepration
After all its not hard in this day and age to do simple and thorough research

AmericanGoy said...

Guess what?

The article is not a hoax, this really happened.

Moore's Fahrenheit 911 has more truth in it than the "debunking" article's one paragraph.

But the article has one part which sheds some light, namely the one where he quotes the original Ha'aretz article re: the ringworm epidemic and the x-ray treatments.

From which we see that, yes, radiation treatment was given to the dark skinned Jews in Israel, to treat the ring worm (or prevent the disease), and, yes, the number run into the 100,000.

As to the American Army being involved, or these being experiments, Chamish claims that is so.

As to the debunking article, it goes on to call Chamish a "self hating Jew" which, if you ever read Chamish, is about as far off the mark as you can get.

Chamish is pro Israel, pro settlers, pro Zionism.

Glad to talk to yah.