Now we know why President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Not because it’s been the law for some 20 years and he refused to further delay its implementation through waivers. Not because it is Israel’s capital. Not because nations have the right to designate their own capitals.
It’s because the president was following the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, which monitors, translates and comments on publications from the region, Hashem Al-Fakharani made the claim in an article headlined “From the ‘Spring Plots’ to ‘The Buying of the White House’ – the Protocols of the Elders of Zion Are Realizing Their Goals after 100 years.”
Writing in the Egyptian government daily Al-Yawm Al-Sabi, Fakharani said the “unilateral American recognition [of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital], which ignored the warnings of the international community about its implications, was not sudden.”
“Rather, it was part of the Zionist plot that the Jews of Europe started to weave, like a spider’s web, in the year 1901, by means of the document ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,’ which includes 24 protocols. [These protocols comprise a plan] to take over the world by appointing [the Jews’] henchmen to sensitive positions among decision-makers, and by establishing lobby groups – [collectively] known as the Zionist lobby – that tyrannically control the fates of the nations.”
While the Egyptian publication doesn’t provide background on the “Protocols,” the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum does.
“If ever a piece of writing could produce mass hatred, it is this one,” wrote Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel. “This book is about lies and slander.”
The museum described “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” as “the most notorious and widely distributed anti-Semitic publication of modern times.”
“Its lies about Jews, which have been repeatedly discredited, continue to circulate today, especially on the internet. The individuals and groups who have used the ‘Protocols’ are all linked by a common purpose: to spread hatred of Jews.”
“Protocols” is “a work of fiction,” the museum said, “intentionally written to blame Jews for a variety of ills.”
“Those who distribute it claim that it documents a Jewish conspiracy to dominate the world. The conspiracy and its alleged leaders, the so-called Elders of Zion, never existed.”
Written by mystic Sergei Nilus, it first was published in Russia in 1905 as “The Great in the Small: The Coming of the Anti-Christ and the Rule of Satan on Earth.”
The London Times shortly later exposed it as a clumsy plagiarism, copied mostly from a political satire from France that “never mentioned Jews,” the museum said.
The French satire was Maurice Joly’s “Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Monetsquieu,” from 1864.
Nevertheless, Henry Ford’s newspaper, The Dearborn Independent, published articles based in part on the “Protocols,” and later both Adolf Hitler and Josef Goebbels praised him for it.
Hitler referred to the “Protocols” in his propaganda rants, and throughout his career “he exploited the myth that ‘Jewish-Bolshevists’ were conspiring to control the world,” the museum said.
A trial in Switzerland in 1935 ruled the “Protocols” “libelous,” “obvious forgeries” and “ridiculous nonsense,” and the U.S. Senate issued a determination that it was “gibberish.” The U.S. Department of State warned that the “clear purpose of the [Protocols is] to incite hatred of Jews and Israel.”
Many textbooks for Arab and Islamic students still teach it as fact.
The museum said “it remains the most influential anti-Semitic text of the past one hundred years, and it continues to appeal to a variety of anti-Semitic individuals and groups.”
Fakharani also claimed in his article that Israel “extorted the Balfour Declaration from Britain.”
He said the “rabbinic council of the Jews developed the protocols with the goal of destroying the Christian hegemony in the world.”
“Thus, after the [First Zionist] Congress – which took place in Basel, Switzerland, and was organized in 1897 by Theodor Herzl, the leader of the Zionist movement – the group of European rabbis amended the Protocols with the objective of establishing a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine.”
And he said an “examination of the Seventh Protocol in The Protocols [of the Elders of Zion] reveals that it stresses the need to wear down every country that stands in the way of those plans, by creating internal crises that lead to wars, and by causing world wars.”
“In order to actualize these protocols, Israel worked diligently to ignite the flames of the so-called Arab Spring, which undermined the [Arab] peoples in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Libya. By means of this [Seventh] Protocol, Israel succeeded in weakening the capabilities of these countries’ armies, while the Egyptian army managed to stand firm against this diabolical plot.”