THE EDICT OF EXPULSION -- MARCH 31st, 1492
ISABEL and Fernando signed their names on March 31, 1492, to a document commencing thus:
"You know, or ought to know, that since we were informed that there were certain evil Christians in these our realms who Judaized and apostatized from our Holy Catholic Faith, on account of the considerable communication of Jews with Christians, we commanded the said (Jews) in the Cortes which we held in the city of Toledo in the past year 1480, to go apart in all the cities, towns and places of our realms . . . and gave them Jewries and separate places where they might live, hoping that with their segregation the matter might be remedied. And moreover we have endeavored and given orders to have inquisition made in our said realms and seignories; which, as you know, has been done for more than twelve years, and is done; and many guilty persons have been sentenced by it, as is well known. . . . (Yet) there remains and is apparent the great injury to the Christians which has resulted and does result from the participation, conversation and communication which they have held and hold with the Jews, who have demonstrated that they would always endeavor, by all possible ways and manners, to subvert and draw away faithful Christians from our Holy Catholic Faith, and separate them from it, and attract and pervert them to their wicked belief and opinion, instructing them in the ceremonies and observances of their law, holding fasts during which they read and teach them what they have to believe and observe according to their law, causing them and their sons to be circumcized . . . notifying them of the Passover feasts before they come . . . giving them and taking to them from their houses unleavened bread and meat slaughtered with ceremonies. . . persuading them as far as possible to hold and observe the law of Moses, giving them to understand that there was no other true law but that; the which is clear from many utterances and confessions, not only by the Jews themselves, but by those who were perverted and injured by them, which has resulted in great harm, detriment and opprobrium to our Holy Catholic Faith.
"For when some serious and detestable crime is committed by certain ones of a certain college or university, it is right that the college or university be dissolved and annulled, and that the lesser be punished for the greater and the ones for the others; and that those who pervert the good and honest life of cities and towns by the contamination that can injure others be expelled from among the people, even for more trifling causes which are injurious to the public. How much more so for the greatest, most perilous and most contagious of crimes, as this is?
"On this account, we with the counsel and advice of many prelates and noblemen and cavaliers of our realms, and of other persons of knowledge and conscience in our council, having given much deliberation to the subject, have decided to command all of the said Jews, men and women, to leave our kingdoms, and never to return to them. All but those who choose to be baptized shall depart by the first day of July and not return under pain of death and confiscation. Any who receive or shelter the Jews after the date assigned shall have all their goods confiscated. But until the time appointed all Jews shall remain under the royal protection, and no one shall hurt them or their property under pain of death. The Jews may take out of Spain no gold, silver, minted money, nor other things forbidden by the laws of our kingdoms, save in merchandise not prohibited or concealed."
Let's Discuss Mass Expulsion of Jews from US
by Carol A . Valentine
Curator, Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum
Copyright, December, 2001
May be reproduced for non-commercial purposes.
December 29 -- In October, New York's Mayor Giuliani spoke by
telephone to a right-wing rally in Jerusalem at which speakers urged
the mass expulsion of Palestinians from Israel's occupied
(See text of article below)
When non-Jews are accused of doing this to Jews, mass expulsion is
classified as a Crime Against Humanity. See quote from Adolf
Eichmann judgement: "With regard to the activity of the Accused ...
designed to bring about the forced emigration of Jews ... there is no
doubt that ... these were acts of expulsion of a civilian population
which fall within the definition of 'crime against humanity.'" See
third paragraph from bottom at:
But when Jews are planning the mass expulsion of non-Jews, the phrase
"Crime Against Humanity" is not even whispered. Forced expulsion is
downgraded to an "issue" called "population transfer," and that
"issue" is to be discussed by only those who matter--Jews.
See, for example, the comments on the October rally by the Zionist
Organization of America (below): "The issue of transfer is an issue
for the government of Israel and the people of Israel to discuss, not
for the mayor of New York City."
Commenting on the rally, the national director of the Anti-Defamation
League, Abraham Foxman, said that American Jewish groups needed to
respond if the "issue" of "population transfer" is addressed.
Presumably the opinion of non-Jewish Americans on this "issue" is not
worthy of consideration ...
Foxman said that ADL views the notion of "transfer" as "undemocratic,
contrary to Jewish tradition and Jewish history." Notice Foxman does
not rely upon American principles. Certainly he does not mention
"Crime Against Humanity." Even so, Foxman is lying. Jews will
degrade the goyim at their convenience, provided they can get away
with it. Foxman knows that the Jews can't get away with mass
expulsion of the Palestinians just yet, so he makes weak
Jewish organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League and the
Zionist Organization of America advocate anti-American public policy.
They take their ideas straight from the Talmud. In fact Jews
(Talmudists) regard goyim as a lower life form, as sub-human.
According to the Talmud, non-Jews can be slaughtered like cattle.
* The intent to kill a non-Jew is so laudable that even if a Jew is
accidently killed in an attempt to kill a non-Jew, the murderous Jew
suffers no liability.
* But if a Jew intends to kill another Jew and does so, he is liable.
(Babylonian Talmud, Soncino Edition, London, 1935. Sanhedrin 78b-79a.)
* If a Jew murders a Gentile, the Jew suffers no death penalty.
* if a Gentile strikes a Jew in the jaw, the Gentile, having
stricken the "Divine Presence" (that is, a Jew) suffers the death
penalty. (Sanhedrin 58b, pg.388).
This Talmudic policy flies in the face of the American belief that
all men were created equal, and that there should be "Equal Justice
Under Law." Perhaps Talmudists should never be permitted to hold a
government position because they are religiously opposed to the US
Bill of Rights. Perhaps they should not be allowed to hold US
citizenship, for they don't support American ideals.
In fact, let's take a page from the Zionist book. Let's start to
discuss the mass expulsion of Jews from the US. (You can call the
expulsion "population transfer" if you like.) The issue would be a
matter for Americans only to consider, and Jews living in the US
should have no voice in the discussion.
Let's see how the Anti-Defamation League and the Zionist Organization
of America, other Jewish organizations, and American Jews
individually react to this public policy suggestion. If they believe
that all men were created equal, they surely will not object. If
they do object, what clearer evidence do we need that Jews do not
believe in equal rights, that they are not part of the American
culture, and that they should be expelled en masse?
Thank you for your consideration of this important matter.
This article appeared in FORWARD.
OCTOBER 26, 2001
Rightist Rally Hears Speech From Giuliani
JERUSALEM - New York's Mayor Giuliani spoke by telephone this week to
a right-wing rally here at which speakers called for the dissolution
of the Palestinian Authority and several speakers urged the mass
expulsion of Palestinians from Israel's occupied territories.
The rally, staged by the Council of Settlers of Judea, Samaria and
Gaza, was billed as a memorial for slain Tourism Minister Rehavam
Ze'evi. Drawing a boisterous crowd of 80,000 mainly Orthodox Jews to
Jerusalem's Zion Square, its themes included stepping up the war
against terrorism and banishing Yasser Arafat from the territories.
At least four speakers, including a leader of Ze'evi's Moledet Party,
Knesset Member Benny Elon, called for the "transfer" of the
Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza to the 22 other Arab nations
as demonstrators brandished signs that described Mr. Arafat and Osama
bin Laden as "twins."
Mr. Giuliani spoke to the crowd by live telephone hookup from New
York, reportedly at the invitation of Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert.
"New York and Jerusalem are closer than ever before," Mr. Giuliani
told the crowd, adding that the two cities have "the same values."
"Both the United States and Israel are seeking to defend and
perpetuate the same values of democracy, freedom, respect for the law
and human life," he said.
According to a close adviser and former aide to Mr. Giuliani, Bruce
Teitelbaum, the mayor had no knowledge of the contents of the
speeches or the tenor of the rally. He "simply wanted to express his
solidarity with the people of Israel at this very difficult time and
to explain to the Israeli people that the United States is fighting
terrorism and that it is important to eradicate terrorism forever,
wherever it exists."
"I'm certain the mayor would reject the notion of the forced
expulsion of anyone from Israel," Mr. Teitelbaum added.
Last year, while Mr. Giuliani was running for the U.S. Senate against
then-first lady Hillary Clinton, Mrs. Clinton was repeatedly
criticized by Mr. Giuliani's supporters for appearing at events where
sponsors or fellow-speakers took extreme anti-Israel positions. In
each case Mrs. Clinton had denied being familiar with the background
of the people in question.
This week, however, most observers appeared to accept Mr. Giuliani's
ignorance as sufficient explanation for his participation alongside
advocates of a view most Americans consider repugnant. "If one mayor
asks another to address a gathering, there is no reason to have any
doubts," said the national director of the Anti-Defamation League,
Abraham Foxman. He added that ADL views the notion of "transfer" as
"undemocratic, contrary to Jewish tradition and Jewish history."
"You try to find out to the best of your ability what will be said,
but there is nothing to stop someone to get up at the microphone and
deciding to go beyond the script," said the assistant executive
director of Americans for Peace Now, Lewis Roth. "However, it is also
incumbent on individuals speaking at political events in Israel to
make sure that the tone and content of the events are consistent with
mainstream thinking about various issues."
The speech was the second time in recent weeks that Mr. Giuliani has
injected himself into the Middle East conflict. Two weeks ago, he
rejected a Saudi prince's $10-million donation toward relief for the
World Trade Center attack after the prince suggested the attack
stemmed from American support for Israel. The mayor's move at the
time was applauded by many American Jewish organizations.
"Transfer," or mass relocation of Palestinians from the territories,
is a controversial doctrine that kept Ze'evi on the margins of
Israeli politics for years, despite his reputation as a military
hero. The doctrine continues to win little support in the general
public, though it is said to enjoy significant backing in the
settler community, which is nearly unanimous in opposing any peace
plan that would give Palestinians sovereignty in the territories
currently under Israeli control.
This week's rally was intended by the settler movement as a
combination show of strength, memorial to Ze'evi and protest against
what settlers view as government inaction in the face of Palestinian
One rally participant, Heather Samuels, a native of Memphis, Tenn.,
said she attended the rally to mourn Ze'evi's death, to oppose the
dialogue with the Palestinian Authority and to encourage Israel's
government to use military means to resolve the year-old intifada,
"just as President Bush is" in his war against terrorism.
Others, however, used the rally as an opportunity to spread messages
of their own. One Moledet volunteer was seen distributing stickers
calling for the arrest of the "Oslo criminals," as rightists often
refer to Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and his allies. The volunteer,
who declined to give his name but said he was from the West Bank
settlement of Karnei Shomron, wondered aloud how the United States
would react if the "black population of America was to rise up
against the whites and fire mortars at New York. That would be the
end of them. Now we have to do the same."
A deputy mayor of Jerusalem, Larrisa Gerstein, a political ally of
Mr. Ze'evi, told the Forward she saw the rally as evidence of a
"resurgence of the right, that was always strong. But more than the
strengthening of the right, I see the building of national unity,
unconnected with politics, that addresses our survival. The only way
to ensure [Israel's survival] and to commemorate the deaths of the
657 people killed since the signing of the Oslo agreement is to see
Oslo to the grave."
Many on the left, however, downplayed the importance of the rally. "I
am surprised that they had less than 100,000," said Peace Now
spokesman Didi Remez. "As an absolute show of strength it was pretty
small." He predicted that the return of the Israeli government to
pre-Oslo policies of confrontation with the Palestinians would
galvanize Israel's floundering left. "Most people see us sliding down
a slippery path to another Lebanon, and that is what we must
prevent," he said.
Morton Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of
America, placed Mr. Giuliani's speech in line with his support for
Israel and dismissed any connection between the mayor and the issue
of population transfer.
"The issue of transfer is an issue for the government of Israel and
the people of Israel to discuss, not for the mayor of New York City,"
Mr. Klein said.
Mr. Foxman, while agreeing that "our responsibility is not to respond
to demonstrations and people in the street," said that American
Jewish groups need to respond if the issue of population transfer is
The rally showed the anger many Israelis feel in the wake of the
Ze'evi assassination. As demonstrators held a sign declaring "Muslims
are Nazis," Mr. Elon criticized Prime Minister Sharon for sending a
message to Washington that Mr. Arafat is Israel's partner, while
declaring in Israel that he is the enemy.
Mr. Olmert, for his part, devoted his speech to expressions of
unreserved support for the settler movement. He called the settlers
the "commandos of Israel, the very foundation of Israel's strength,"
who act as Israel's defensive outpost against those who oppose its
right to exist "both within and without."
He ended his speech by declaring that Israel will "never leave any
part of Jerusalem."
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