Mark Leibler: An exemplar of Jewish hypocrisy and self-deception

Finding examples of Jewish hypocrisy and double standards about ethnic interests is not exactly big news (see Jewish attitudes in Israel versus the Diaspora). The entire Jewish political spectrum in the Diaspora in the West energetically pursues policies intended to displace White people and their culture, while at the same time promoting the interests of Israel as an ethnostate.  There are differences in emphasis of course. The neocons are mainly focused on heavy-handed, overt promotion of Israel and less strident about White displacement. They sometimes  get off message on immigration when there are larger fish to fry. As Peter Brimelow wrote about Bill Kristol, “Kristol will return to immigration enthusiasm once he has helped persuade Bush to attack Iran.” New president. Same message.

On the other hand, the mainstream Jewish community (more than 80% of Jews voted for Obama) is more openly dedicated to White displacement and sometimes engages in a bit of hand-wringing on some of Israel’s more egregious bouts of aggression  and racialism while nevertheless managing not to rock to the boat when it comes to total fealty of the US to the religious and ethnonationalist right that dominates Israeli politics.

Despite their banality, egregious examples of hypocrisy and double standards are nevertheless worth commenting on. And in the case of Mark Leibler,  it shows that these patterns are not confined to the US. (Here’s an article pointing out the same pattern in Australian MP Michael Danby.) 

Leibler lives in Australia where he co-chair of a panel dedicated to “end the exclusion” of Australia’s indigenous peoples from the constitution.  His motivation? Another banality: Leibler “cited the effects of the Holocaust on his family as a driving force in his work.”  Leibler is much concerned with “racism”:

 “Racism doesn’t just belong in another place or time. It casts a shadow here in Australia because it is still part of our nation’s constitution.”

The panel the previous day released a report, ordered by the prime minister, into changing the constitution to recognize that Australia was first occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

“It was racism and its off-shoot Nazism that caused my parents to flee Belgium in 1939,” Leibler wrote. “It was racism that saw my maternal grandparents murdered in Auschwitz.

“My family has never forgotten our debt to Australia. We owe our freedom, prosperity and the very lives of our children and grandchildren to this country. For me, one way I can help repay this debt is by working to change our constitution for the better.”

Indigenous people were “invisible” as far as the Constitution is concerned, he continued. “No mention of their heritage and cultures; no mention of their place as the first inhabitants of this country and as the world’s oldest continuing cultures.”

The fact that the Anglo-Celts who forged the nation and still constitute its ethnic identity, legal system, language, and culture are not mentioned in the Constitution is of no concern to Leibler.

Despite his deep concern for the Australian Aborigines, Leibler is remarkably unconcerned about the ethnic cleansing and apartheid being perpetrated on indigenous Palestinians by his co-ethnics in Israel. As described by Mondoweiss contributor Nima Shirazi, Leibler has

deep and powerful connections to Israel. Indeed, half of his “extended bio [PDF] is dedicated to celebrating his Zionist credentials:

Mark is also Deputy Chairman of the National Australia Bank Yachad Scholarship Fund, which enables Australian scholars of diverse backgrounds – including indigenous scholars – to study in Israel and to return with ideas and experiences of advantage to Australia. His 2006 essay ‘Crossing the Wilderness: Jews and Reconciliation’, published in New Under Sun – Jewish Australians on Religion, Politics & Culture, examined the parallels between the Jewish and Indigenous Australian experience and considered the importance of land to both cultures.

Mark is deeply involved in Jewish affairs, occupying senior leadership roles in several Australian and international Jewish bodies. In Australia, he holds the positions of National Chairman of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, Life Chairman of the United Israel Appeal of Australia and Governor of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Patron of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University. Mark served for ten years as President of the Zionist Federation of Australia and for six years as the President of the United Israel Appeal of Australia. Internationally, Mark recently completed his term as Chairman of the World Board of Trustees of Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal, serves on the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and holds office as a Governor of both Tel Aviv University and the University of Haifa in Israel.

Shirazi has a nice paragraph from racial Zionist Vladimir Jabotinsky on the indigenous people of Palestine.

[Jabotinsky] wrote that “there has never been an indigenous inhabitant anywhere or at any time who has ever accepted the settlement of others in his country. Any native people…views their country as their national home, of which they will always be the complete masters. They will not voluntarily allow, not only a new master, but even a new partner. And so it is for the Arabs” who had a “birth right to Palestine.” Jabotinsky asserted that, even if “the Arabs of Baghdad and Mecca” acquiesced to Zionist intentions, “Palestine would still remain for the Palestinians not a borderland, but their birthplace, the center and basis of their own national existence. Therefore it would be necessary to carry on colonization against the will of the Palestinian Arabs, which is the same condition that exists now.” He nevertheless concluded that “Zionism is moral and just…There is no other morality.”

All peoples view it as natural to retain hegemony in their native land. The only exceptions are White people. Even indigenous Whites in Europe whose ancestors have been there for 20,000 years feel a moral imperative to be displaced by other peoples.

We shouldn’t be surprised by Leibler’s hypocrisy—or that Jewish intellectual and media influence has been directed at displacing Whites in their homelands just as it is directed at displacing Palestinians in Israel. Leibler doubtless doesn’t see any problem. If asked about it, he would probably paint Israel as a light unto the  nations, a nation with a uniquely moral vision beset by vicious anti-Semites. But as we cynical evolutionists are fond of saying, the best deceivers are those who believe their own lies.

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