by Jonas E. Alexis
If you happen to read an article by Caroline B. Glick of the Jerusalem Post and it does not produce at least five categorical lies, then it probably was not written by Glick herself.
I had a short interaction with Glick back in 2012. I had previously read her assessment of John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt’s The Israel Lobby, which she says is an “updated version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion”! Having read The Israel Lobby myself, I was completely shocked by Glick’s promiscuous statement. I said to myself then,
“A human intellect couldn’t have sunk that low. If a person happens to fall into that irrational trap, then logical arguments and incontrovertible facts are no longer the main issues. It is ideology. That person has already pledged allegiance to a metaphysical worldview which cannot be deconstructed by practical reason and simple logic.”
I then took the next step: I contacted Glick herself to understand her position. Since she irresponsibly argued that The Israel Lobby is ipso facto anti-Semitic, I decided to challenge that very premise from a different angle. I asked: “If an American criticizes the U.S. government or Americans, is she by definition anti-American?”
Glick, who didn’t seem to realize that a yes or no answer would lead her to her own intellectual death, quickly responded: “No.” To which I said,
“Then how can you intellectually say that Mearsheimer and Walt’s book is anti-Semitic? Do you mean to tell me that Israel is above criticism? How can you seriously say that the book is a reformulation of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? Can you defend this thesis from statements in the book itself?”
That’s not all. Glick even moved on to say that by writing The Israel Lobby, Mearsheimer and Walt “side either actively or passively” with, among other regimes, “the Sunni jihadists from Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood who openly call for the annihilation of the Jewish state and the Jewish people.”
To this very day, Glick never responded to my questions. Why? Because she does not want to live by practical reason. Whenever metaphysical Logos is not the intended goal in the moral and political sphere, then one will inexorably fall into the categories of Talmudic mores, which always promise heaven on earth but deliver something completely different. Talmudic mores and disputations give us Zionism and the Neoconservative/Neo-Bolshevik ideology, and this is why Glick is intellectually dishonest and lost.
Glick has been consistently dishonest. In her book The Israeli Solution, she frequently cites Israeli historian Benny Morris in her own favor, but she never recounts that Morris himself admitted that genocidal crimes have been committed by the Israelis from 1948 and beyond! For example, in his book 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War, Morris quotes Yitzhak Levy, saying,
“The conquest of the village was carried out with great cruelty. Whole families—women, old people, children—were killed….Some of the prisoners moved to places of detention, including women and children, were murdered viciously by their captors….
“IZL troops had ‘raped a number of girls and murdered them afterward…’ The IZL and LHI troopers systematically pillaged the village and stripped the inhabitants of jewelry and money. Altogether, 100-120 villages (including combatants) died that day…Most of the villages either fled or were trucked through West Jerusalem and dumped at Musrara, outside the Old City walls.”
Morris documents on page after page in his books—including the one that Glick has used throughout The Israeli Solution (Righteous Victims)—that there was a form of ethnic cleansing in 1948. Morris says elsewhere that
“A Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them. There was no choice but to expel that population.
“It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads. It was necessary to cleanse the villages from which our convoys and our settlements were fired on.”
Would Glick cite Morris in that context any time soon? The answer is no.
So, the next time you pick up an article by Glick, watch out. Check it out against primary sources, and the answer may surprise you.
Glick has recently insinuated that Donald Trump is “the most anti-Israel candidate running for the Republican presidential nomination.” Glick is also unhappy because there seems to be a shift among evangelical Christians, and more and more of them are embracing, in Glick’s words, replacement theology. In order to build her case, she again has to lie:
“According to current replacement theology, Jesus was not a Jew. He was a Palestinian. The Jews are not a people. They have no rights to the land of Israel.”
What kind of material has this woman been reading? First of all, she does not even tell her readers that Trump has openly declared that he is supportive of Benjamin Netanyahu. But Glick’s bold lie is that replacement theology teaches that Jesus was not a Jew. She moves on to complicate things by saying that replacement theology says that “Jews are not a people.”
Is Glick talking about Brother Nathanael Kappner? Gilad Atzmon? Norman Finkelstein? John J. Mearsheimer? Mortimer Adler? Nicholas Donin? Henry Makow? Shmuel Oswald Rufeisen? Our late friend and colleague Roi Tov? Who has the right to define a Jew?
You see, these vital issues are inexplicable from Glick’s own position precisely because Glick has ontologically declared that those “Jews” are anti-Semites because they have responded to Logos in one way or another.
So, the real racist and anti-Semite in this discussion is Glick, who has never stopped mischaracterizing the position of people she does not like. More evidence?
In the summer of 2012, a number of European doctors began to question circumcision. Glick quickly walked on the political podium and declared that these doctors had succumbed to a “European fetish” and were “keeping company with anti-Semites.”
There is no way you can reason with a person like that precisely because her ideology is not based on reason at all. Fortunately, many evangelical/Zionist Christians are starting to wake up, and this gets Glick really upset. Perhaps she needs to get a copy of Hegel’s Lecture on the Philosophy of History and see what happens at the end of the tunnel.
-  Caroline B. Glick, “Around the world, anti-Semitism is now mainstream,” Jewish World Review, January 20, 2012.
-  See for example Caroline B. Glick, “Mainstream Anti-Semitism,” Jerusalem Post, January 19, 2012.
-  Caroline Glick, “Harvard, Jew Haters, Motherhood and Israel,” FrontPage Magazine, February 21, 2012.
-  See for example Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987).
-  Benny Morris, 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008), 127.
-  Ari Shavit, “Survival of the Fittest?: Interview with Benny Morris,” Counter Punch, January 16, 2004.
-  Caroline Glick, “The Subversion of American Evangelicals,” FrontPage Magazine, March 9, 2016.
-  Ibid.
-  “Trump to Israeli paper: I’m your biggest friend,” Times of Israel, February 26, 2016.
-  Caroline C. Glick, “Israel Faces a Cynical World,” Jerusalem Post, August 23, 2012.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.