28 October 2007

28 October 2007 - Tutu: Blame the Jews. Only the Jews.

Archibishop Desmond Tutu’s speech on Saturday afternoon at the Israel=Apartheid conference at Boston’s Old South Church has been posted on the web. (Note that the pages are a bit out of order.) One of the 200 protesters outside the church on Friday afternoon carried a poster with a photoshopped image of the church sign saying: “Today’s Sermon: Blame the Jews.” That turns out to have been pretty accurate.

Tutu’s entire sermon is addressed to Jews. Not Israelis, but Jews. The Jews who would not, could not have come to the church to attend a meeting on the Jewish Sabbath. The Jews who had been vilified from the pulpit throughout the conference. It is “the Jews” who must change their ways. Not once—not once!—during his speech does Tutu call on Palestinians or “the Muslims” or “the Arabs” or whatever.

The speech is deceitful throughout. Tutu claims that he could have gone the route of comparing Israel to every horrible feature apartheid South Africa, but didn’t—and then proceeds to do exactly that: “I could have bemoaned the illegal wall . . . I could have said things that even apartheid South Africa had not done, for example collective punishment. I have not gone that route.” Does he remember apartheid?

Again and again, he exhorts Jews to remember the lessons of the Hebrew Bible. He uses the second person plural—“you” and “your”—despite the fact that his audience is almost entirely Christian and Muslims and the few Jews in the church would not have counted themselves among those he blames for Israel’s sins. And he accuses Jews of fighting against God—“your God, our God.” He concludes:

“The world needs the Jews, Jews who are faithful to their vocation that has meant so much for the world’s morality, of its sense of what is right and wrong, what is good and bad, what is just and unjust, what is oppressive and what sets people free. Jews are indispensable for a good compassionate, just and caring world.

“And so are Palestinians.”


That’s it—nothing exhorting Palestinians or Arabs in particular to change their ways, aside from the catch-all “We condemn acts of terrorism by whoever they are committed.” Jews—not Israelis—are blamed for the conflict. And only the Jews, who are described as fighting against God and humanity. There can be no question of “anti-Zionism, not anti-Semitism.” Tutu’s words and intent are unmistakable.

81 Comments:

At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who consciously deny the existence of non-Jewish Israelis are actually making the whole concept of Israeli apartheid a self fulfilling prophecy. They create an Israeli apartheid themselves.

 
At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

I get a distinct whiff of replacement theology. The Jews have betrayed their God, the God of the oppressed (not Israel). And if this continues he will turn against them. Rough stuff! Its sounds like a theological justification for bad things to happen to Jews. Sound familiar?

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger therapydoc said...

This guy spoke at commencement at the University of Pennsylvania a few years back. My son, a graduate, stood up, flipped off his mortar board, and walked out to the cheers of his fellow Jewish classmates.

Bigger people have to do that.

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger janiceg said...

I am a member of the Old South Church in boston. I am an individual member and my views do not represent those of the church as a whole. I of course have an opinion on how the Old South Church is being negatively covered in the media.

The old south church DID NOT HOST THE SABEEL CONFERENCE. Sabeel rented the church space for their conference. The church rents space to many groups in order to support the running of the building which by the way is on the national historical site list.

The "HATE AT THE ALTAR" piece in the newspaper reflects a view of someone who has the word hate in there vocabury to begin with. Does that not say what type of source this is ?. The front sign photo "BLAME THE JEWS"
has never been posted by a church member, sexton or minister. The gospel of christ's love for us is what is preached on a weekly basis.

On Sunday october 28 Old South sponsored a forum where the well respected Rabbi Arthur Wascok (Spelling OFF?) of the Shalom Center of philly, penn spoke. Two more forums are planned for the fall.

A side note - just remember if it were not for the Old South Meeting House (our forebearers) where the American Revolution began. Then would we not all be speaking the Queen's English here in America. We have been around 338 years and little conversery is not such a bad thing.

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger Doc Bubbles said...

I am so disheartened to see The Very Rev'd Tutu take this stand. I have been a great admirer of him for many years. He maintained his faith and love through incredibly hard times. Now it seems he turns from that message of love. Perhaps because he too has been too propagandized to see the truth. It is so easy to get swept up in group think.

 
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