Antisemitism – an infectious disease ?
By Eli E. Lasch
The last year saw three events: the
Intifada, the Conference against Racism in Durban and the
Act of Terrorism on the 11th of September.
All of them were basically irrational and
all involve Moslems.
The intifada started soon after Camp
David, when Israel was ready to make more concessions than
The conference in Durban was hijacked by
the Moslems, who tried to change it into an irrational
expression of hate, not only against Israel but against the
Jewish people as a whole, a pure and unmitigated
antisemitism of the worse kind. This is something new in the
Finally the Act of terrorism in New York
and Washington, which does not really make any sense. An
expression of pure and extreme hatred against the U.S. and
against Israel. a deed to which nobody has up till now laid
a claim, which everybody denies. Tentacles of evil out of
the deep and unknown dark. Only one thing seems clear: the
perpetretators seem to be Moslem, the so called Islamists..
Does there exist any connection apart
from the expression of a most profound hate?
Why am I then constantly reminded of the
In a research whích I am conducting at
present about possible causes of the Holocaust and about
antisemitism as a phenomenon which has accompanied the
Jewish people since antiquity, I have finally come to the
conclusion, that most explanations advanced so far do not
fully explain the facts. Could it be, as claimed by many
Jewish mystics, that there exist deeper roots, which have
their origin in the occult? Some karmic group which exists
since the most ancient of times?
Or, to speak as a medical practitioner,
could antisemitism be viewed as a disease caused by a kind
of virus carried by mankind? A virus which is normally
quiescent, or at maximum endemic, but which has all the
potential of changing into an epidemic form when the time is
right? A spiritual kind of virus which manifests itself by
causing aggression, fear and chaos directed specifically
against people of Jewish origin. A virus which causes people
to behave in a paranoid, irrational way. An emotion which in
Germany was called „Judenhass“ – an irrational hatred of
Jews as Jews and in Arabic is found in the formula „Itbach
el jahud“ – butcher the Jews wherever you find them, a cry
which I myself have heard a few times.
Not the Israelis but the Jews.
Is there possibly a connection between
the three events and the Nazi movement of the nineteen
The answer seems to be positive, as in
all the three instances the places attacked were those with
big Jewish conglomerations.
It was after the attack on the Trading
Center in New York that things clicked in my mind. There is
one thing which the U.S and Germany before 1933 have in
common – a big Jewish community which closely cooperates
with other nationalities to advance mutual tolerance and
enlightment. To help people in the pursuit of freedom and
If we go back to Germany we have just to
be reminded of a few names which changed our world: Albert
Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, Gustav Mahler, Max
Reinhardt and many many more. All were assimilated Jews and
all cooperated closely with their surroundings. Even the
most famous Foreign Minister of the Weimar Republic, Walther
Rathenau was Jewish.
This is also true for the United States,
the biggest conglomeration of Jewish life being New York,
and, which makes it worse, supports the Jewish State.
This is also the basic aim of the State
of Israel, the only country in the Arab Middle East which
has democracy and freedom of speech, even for its enemies.
The only country with an impartial judicial system, to which
even Palestinians have access. The only country which has a
strong movement for human rights. Are those not exactly the
reasons the Arab world is not ready to accept it?
But the Arab world had never known the
kind of eliminatory Antisemitism which was rife in Europe
and which reached its climax during the holocaust.
The virus of the National Socialism has
by now infected the Moslem world. Its carriers were all
those people who, after world war II have found refuge in
The great mistake is hating the
perpetrators of evil. It is as if I, being a medical doctor,
would hate the patients who are sick. But a cure may be
painful, and from time to time you need surgery
I do not hate the Islam or the Arabs . I
was after all their doctor for many years. But I do hate
(and fear) fundamentalism in any form and think that it has
to be eradicated. Like any other pathogenic organism. And
like pathogenic organisms it will only attack the weak. So
the next step would be to build up the resistance of those
people. Again, not by prayers but by doing, by helping them
to build up a healthy economy. I did it by helping people to
save their children
If the free world will not eradicate it
now, it will learn to regret it. Let us remember that the
present approach of liberalism and looking for the enemy
within us is considered by those people as a sign of
weakness, exactly as Adolph Hitler did. Why did he hate the
Jews? Because they originated and furthered the idea of
“love thy fellowmen as thyself”? In his eyes this was a
typical sign of weakness
And the solution? Exactly as I propagated
in my book: First eradicate the disease and then Heal thy
Enemy, or should the way be the opposite?
2005 - 20013, Dr. Eli Erich Lasch,
am 01.04.2009. Stand:
13. September 2019