By Ariel Toaff
Complete English Text
http://www.israelsh amir.net/ BLOODPASSOVER. pdf
The following translation was performed free of charge to protest an injustice: the destruction by the ADL of Ariel Toaff’s BLOOD PASSOVER on Jewish ritual murder. The author is the son of the Chief Rabbi of Rome, and a professor of Jewish Renaissance and Medieval History at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, just outside Tel Aviv.
Dr. Toaff is uniquely qualified to write this book, being thoroughly familiar with the derivative literature in English, French, German and Italian, as well as the original documentary sources in Latin, Medieval Italian, Hebrew and Yiddish. This is not something he worked on in secret. On the contrary, he worked on it openly with his university students and colleagues in Israel for several years; one of his students was even going to publish a paper on the subject. The author is extremely careful about what he says, and his conclusions must be taken seriously. It reads like a detective story.
If it had been published in Israel, in Hebrew, no one would have cared. There are large bodies of literature in Hebrew that Jews do not wish Gentiles to know about. But Dr. Toaff’s announcement of its publication in Italy, in Italian, raised a worldwide firestorm of fury. Under unbearable pressure, the book was withdrawn from publication, and is not to be re-issued.
The Italian original has been posted on http://www/vho. org/aaargh/ fran/livres7/ pasque.pdf as well as at http://www.laborato rio99.com/ upload/Pasque% 20di%20Sangue. pdf (the latter version retains the original footnote numeration).
- Gian Marco Lucchese and Pietro Gianetti, 2007
wonderfully reasoned and eloquently stated!
than stirred up. The prig, self-righteous, sonctimonious attitude
imposing compunction upon others is all the more outrageous, when
you think of it, as you realize that the West has not paid a cent
for the crimes of enslaving tens of millions of people and
subjecting many nations to the colonial yoke. Moreover, the worst
tyranny ever in the world, that of Franco, has been discretely
forgotten (it was in fdact helped and supported by all Western
powers, esp. the USA) and its successors are regarded as respectable
democrats, all their past crimes notwithstanding.
The Wast had better be humbler and less arrogant. It has little to
be so proud of.
I am totally appalled at you siding with Abe Foxman and (pro-Turkish CIA propagandist) Justin McCarthy regarding the genocides or systematic ethnic cleansing of the Armenians, the Asia Minor and Pontian (Black Sea) Greeks, the Kurds and other ethnic and religious minorities by the Neo-Turkish, quasi-secularist, Hazar and Shabbatean-Messiani c racists of Kemal Ataturk and his heirs now ruling this “great country” with the iron fist of a ruthless but shadowy military dictatorship. As an Orthodox Greek who has met you in person when you were in Athens, read most of your published works and trusted your political honesty, courage and judgment, I am appalled and shocked at the likely implications of your suspicious volta-face for the Palestinian and other self-determination or humanitarian “causes” in the Middle East and elsewhere. For your information, the US-funded Justin McCarthy’s preposterous pro-Turkish propaganda campaign of historical falsification was launched in the wake of the Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus in July-August 1974. It’s centerpiece was the horrendous notion that all the 19th-early-20th-century national revolts or revolutions in the Balkans, the Black Sea and the Middle East against the oppression of the Ottoman Turkish Empire were nothing but “genocides” perpetrated by ungenerous infidels and political subjects of this “great [albeit artificial and racist] nation”, instigated by their “Russian” or other imperial patrons, to resolve the infamous Eastern Question for their benefit. Just for your information also, allow me to correct one little item in this “genocide of historical truth”. The first genocide of the Greeks living on the ancient Greek island of Cyprus (Aphrodite-Venus’ mythical birthplace) took place in 1099. It was carried out by the occult warrior monks and Frankish Crusaders of neo-cabbalism, the Knights Templar, as a prelude for their pillage of Constantinople in May 1204. The rest is (your and Justin’s) “Armenian” wild fairy-tales and… commentary.
Please excuse the scathing tone of my rebuttal. I really hope I’m wrong about your “revised” politics, a year after the birth of your son, for which you have my best wishes. But, right now, the whole of the Greek people at home and abroad, are mourning the “asymmetrical” holocaust of their native lands in what amounts to a 911-style attack on Greece by the same false-flag masters of disguise, whose “greatness” you suddenly chose to defend with such Young-Turk fervor. And, sorry, but we cannot “cool it” because we know that our Cypriot brethren are next on the line for chastisement for their overtures with Putin.
May the Grace of the Living Christ guide you back on the Path to Emmaus.
Shamir replies: Dear Dimitris, I am sad that you misunderstood me. I wrote a piece against all genocides and against the very concept of genocide. This concept is used by our adversary to incite hatred and vengefulness. Even if some (now dead) Turks were awful to some (now dead) Armenians (and to Greeks, sure) it does not mean we should speak about it all the time and incite Armenians to kill absolutely innocent Turks of today. Nor would I like to grant the US the right to sit in judgement on the past and present of our lands. Let us look forward; we do need to turn Turkey to our side; and this endless historical complaints are not helpful. Better think of many good years and centuries the Greeks, Armenians and Jews had under the Ottoman protection. I believe in future friendship of Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Palestine; and for that, hatchets must be buried.
From Jocelyn Braddel:
Dear Israel thanks for this, another of your best! It will be in Sept.issue ofThe Handstand.